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Don't Just Visit... LIVE in New Orleans!

richard n prell

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

richard n prell

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2015
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Bayou St John House Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom; sleeps 2-4

Our charmingly cozy 1-bedroom / 1-bathroom Garden Apartment with its private, gated side-garden entrance is exquisitely furnished with a full kitchen, cable television, remote controlled heat and air conditioning, as well as a fireplace in the living room, wireless Internet access, clothes washer and dryer, contemporary appointments and its own secluded and intimate breakfast nook back deck.

Curbside parking is readily available on the street in front of the apartment. The apartment is located in a lovely venerable home within New Orleans' historic Esplanade Ridge / Mid-City neighborhoods near the city's sprawling City Park (which includes the New Orleans Museum of Art, Botanical Gardens and the Sculpture Garden, a natural forest and arboretum (great for bird watching!) and some great fishing spots. Being not far from both the Fair Grounds & Slots (home of the Louisiana Derby) and, of course, the infamous French Quarter, convenient public transit to all areas of the 'Crescent City'area is readily available via city bus, taxicab, streetcar, and even free river ferry!

The home is situated on a lovely tree-lined street with several popular restaurants nearby. Curb-side street parking is readily available, and the apartment itself has recently undergone a Spring freshening up with a new bed and a newly acquired sleeper-sofa with a high-quality memory foam mattress. The apartment can sleep a maximum of 4 people.

With a 3- to 5-day minimum stay requirement, and market-driven nightly rates... please inquire regarding Special Event dates, as to length of stay requirements and discounts, deposit payments, and cancellation policies.

Our neighborhood has a variety of quality restaurants and convenient shops and markets close by.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
richard n prell (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2015

Why richard n prell chose Bayou St John

This home is in a unique historic neighborhood and is relatively close to New Orleans' famous French Quarter. The house dates back to the 1870's and is a typical, but lovely, example of the old craftsman style of the period and region.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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Reviews

4.6
based on 31 traveler reviews

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average rating of 4.612903 based on 31 reviews

Great value; cute place.

  • of 5

We enjoyed just about everything about our stay in New Orleans. The place was very cute and comfy and the fireplace kept it warm and cozy.

Our host greeted us upon our arrival and was very hospitable. She even had snacks for us in the fridge and great suggestions about local eateries to try.

The rental was close to many attractions in the city and generally not more than an 11 dollar cab ride away.

Although we felt very safe behind the security fence, we were warned not to walk around at night in the neighborhood near the rental. I guess this is something to consider if you scare easily.

This place has great value and is a good option for the bargain hunter.

What I would improve:

I could tell the place had been cleaned, but it really does need a professional cleaning every few times. We found ourselves cleaning/wiping surfaces often.

There was a power surge on the wall near the main couch that damaged my laptop (my fault for travelling without a surge protector, but worth noting).

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I wish to thank the guest for their kind review. As she stated we do clean and try to be thorough We do do a "spring cleaning periodically As to wiping surfaces periodically I am at a loss as that would indicate maybe a windy day and dust in the air. I shall try to remedy this. As to a power surge that would be the utility company and is outside our control but the guest does make a good reminder about a surge protector.. The remark of the neighborhood being unsafe is a misnomer; we caution anyone about nighttime strolls through any area of the city.. Crime can happen anywhere and our area is certainly safer at night than the French Quarter. But one must always be aware of their surroundings.

Visitors from California

  • of 5

Caveat, this was the first time we have used a Home Away, or any other such sharing economy property, so we do not have a basis of comparison.

Highlights:

Nice neighborhood - in the lake side of N Broad St that is. Easy walking distance to locals dominated eateries. 30 yard walk to a bus line.

Excellent greeting. We arrived on what had to be the coldest night of the year in New Orleans. The gas fireplace was already running - much appreciated.

For two people anyway, accommodations were spacious. We had plenty of room in a quaint setting.

Areas for improvement:

Fixtures, bathroom and kitchen, could use some comprehensive maintenance. They worked OK, but could use screw tightening etc, by someone with appropriate skills.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Iowa City, Iowa, USA
5

A Warm Welcome

  • 5 of 5

Our train arrived just as the Saints game across the street ended--so our arrival was much delayed. When our taxi arrived after midnight, we found that the air conditioning and all the lights had been turned on, and bagels, juice, and coffee were in the refrigerator for our breakfast. It lifted the spirits of two weary travelers immensely!

The whole process went smoothly; the ownerhad sent detailed information about accessing the house and dealing with "old-house quirkiness," including how to operate the antique shower. The caretaker, who lives in the front part of the house, came by to offer suggestions for improving comfort of the sofabed and to tell us about the neighborhood.

As for the house, it's typical of an older New Orleans home in a mid-income neighborhood. Clean, everything a guest needs, but a bit improvised (laundry equipment in a sort of annex on the patio off the bedroom, for example). We found our six-night stay to be very comfortable. There's a convenience store just across the street, and a city bus stop at the corner. We bought Jazzy Passes, which offer unlimited bus and streetcar rides for $3/day.

I'd certainly recommend the house to a friend or relative. A couple of caveats: there are steps to access the door, so not handicapped-accessible. And someone who doesn't find old houses charming would probably be happier in a modern hotel.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Rockwall, Tx
5

Nola Visit

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time, the little apartment was charming! True Nola feel. The hot water never ran out (with two female guest, that is a feat in itself), and the shower was divine. The young caretaker was so sweet and had genuine concern for us, she came over when an impromptu shower occurred and the tin roof can make it sound worse than it is, to ensure we were okay. She also offered great local advice to enhance our stay, all while being sick mind you. For the cost of this stay it was well worth it. An added treat was Mr. Meowington.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Awesome stay!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for 3 nights with my husband and 11 year old son. We had a great stay! Place was clean and there were breakfast foods for us in the fridge, which was really thoughtful. It was a nice opportunity to experience NOLA as a local. We had our little puppy with us and didn't have to worry about her disturbing hotel guests. The lady who lives in the front part of the house was really nice and helpful regarding the area. We never moved our car once and took the bus and trolleys everywhere and did just fine without getting lost. Really great location and rates! The tub/shower was mentioned in other reviews. There's a learning curve the first night you use it; make sure the shower curtain isn't blocking the drain or it will fill up as you shower- also we learned that you keep warm water longer, you start with cold water on and then add hot water as needed, not the other way around. It worked! This was one of the best family vacations we've ever had! Really recommend staying here! We miss it and think about it often.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Not too Big--Not too small--Just the right size

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this wonderful Esplanade Ridge apartment in March. The hosts were extremely accomodating and the rental had everything we needed. We really appreciated the washer and dryer and the cosy gas fireplace. Our son joined us for two days and found the sofa bed very comfy.

If you watch the bus schedule you will find the trip into the French Quarter easy to manage. Take the bus the other way and make sure you enjoy City Park. It is a real treat. I think the beignets there are better than Cafe du Monde!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Car: not necessary

City Park Area

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Rates & Availability

From $85 Per night

Bayou St John House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
jazz fest
Apr 23 2015 - May 3 2015
5 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
essence fest
Jul 2 2015 - Jul 6 2015
4 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
voodoo fest
Oct 30 2015 - Nov 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$450
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$85
$560
$2,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $20

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Bayou St John House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking

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