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Affordable Penthouse, Amazing balcony, near Quarter

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, + queen mattress in living room-sleeps 6 max

WOW-excellent location--FRCH QTR FEST AND JAZZFEST OPEN! Welcome to our Penthouse Suite without Penthouse prices..located in Historic Faubourg Marigny, a lovely area 10 blks to the French Quarter, and only 8 blks to fun Frenchmen Street for live music. This 1830's creole corner building with private wrap-around balcony is divine. It's the entire 2nd floor 1300 sq ft unit with a view of 3 old church steeples from every corner. Everything you need is here--24 hr open grocery, restaurants, coffee shops, bars, yoga-- people walk & ride bikes all over this area. This brick building has 14' ceilings, wood floors, full kitchen, 2 queen beds +queen mattress in living (3 beds total, 2 private bedrms), 2 baths (2nd bath is small and only has a tub, no shower), Washer/Dryer, TV/DVD/stereo with IPOD & CD player, WIFI. Never had flooding here-this is higher ground. Treat yourself! We also have a fabulous large Unit downstairs you can rent; has a courtyard & grill- if you have a large group, rent both #256427! Each unit sleeps max 6 people. Lower unit is 1600 sf, 2 bedrms, 1 bath. Price goes down if you stay 3+ nights. I also have a small studio unit next door #504978. This is a residential area: Sorry no parties, or batchelor parties. WE ARE STRICT ABOUT NO NOISE AFTER 10PM, SO IF YOU'RE A WILD GROUP, THIS ISNT A GOOD ONE FOR YOU. Everyone must be over 25 yrs of age to rent here unless a parent is present.

If this is booked, I have several other places VRBO #256427,850189, 432617, 504978, 476331, 445937

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2017

About Carrie

I have several properties that are vacation rentals- several here, in Austin and Wimberley TX. I am a former Realtor- I love this business. I remodel older homes for a living--restoring homes is very important to me; there are plenty here in New Orleans.

Carrie purchased this house in 2008

Why Carrie chose Downtown

LOCATION LOCATION, and its simply gorgeous.....As soon as I walked in, I said, oh yeah, I'm getting this property!!!

What makes this house unique

walk to FQ, ride bikes all over


Bywater House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • River ...
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
  • 1 bathroom has a shower only, and the 2nd bathroom has a clawfoot tub only.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , loft
    extra - 1 queen , extra mattress
    extra - 1 sleep sofa /futon , futon
  • We have 2 bedrooms, and in the living room we have a double futon and extra queen mattress if needed. Bedroom 2 is in the loft on the 3rd floor. I allow 6 people maximum. Unit downstairs has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, and courtyard.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • swimming
  • tennis
This unit is located on the 2nd and 3rd floors. bed and bath on floor 2, 1 bed and bath on floor 3. You can rent the downstairs unit also for larger groups--has HUGE living room, 2 bedrms, 1 bath #256427, or studio next door #504978


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

Affordable Penthouse, Amazing balcony, near Quarter
average rating of 4.8863635 based on 44 reviews

Amazing Place and Location.

  • 5 of 5

The Penthouse was awesome. Spacious and clean with everything you need provided for your stay. Carrie made everything easy and smooth.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun times in New Orleans

  • 4 of 5

This house is the perfect location for exploring New Orleans if you want to stay out of the French Quaretr, but close enough to walk to. Also, this is a great neighborhood to explore with many great places to eat and lots of fabulous music near by. The loft is spacious and comfy. Only issue is the bathroom on the second floor. Very hard for a medium or taller person to stand up in.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I had a great time in this apartment in New Orleans for New Year's Eve. It's very spacious, decorated so nicely, and has plenty of the things you don't want to carry when you travel (linens/towels, trash bags, etc.) Carrie was very responsive to any questions prior to our stay and gave a lot of great guidance and suggestions. We chose to uber most places as walking seemed a little ambitious with the rainy weather we had but could certainly be done.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Francisco

A real New Orleans stay

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time I've stayed at this property: the first time I stayed downstairs in the Gypsy House (with a giant crawfish marking the front door), the second time in the Penthouse with a Spanish-style balcony overlooking the eerie church (now a theater/event space) next door. Carrie is a great hostess and, although the house is over 100 years old and quirky, she's added all the right touches. I am totally comfortable in these places. It's also convenient to great restaurants and bars. One of my favorites.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Olathe KS

Open Concet Penthouse that is walkable to French Quarter

  • 5 of 5

Carrie has made a great penthouse apartment in Bywater. We never had a problem parking our large SUV right in front of the building. The area is quiet. Trains do come through at night but after the first night they don't keep you up. The loft does not hear them as much.

The penthouse is open concept with plenty of seating on two sofas and two dining tables. There is a filtered Brita Water pitcher in the fridge. We did go out on the balcony once. It is a great view. Only the loft has total privacy with AC, but with three of us over 6'0" we could not stand up in the bathroom. It was very doable for our tweens. There is lots of clothes hanging piping with provided hangers as well as dressers in both bedrooms. The beds are soft and comfortable. The lines were better than most hotels. If you read Carrie's information sheets you should have no frustrations. Print it out and Read It before you arrive. The property manager lives next door. He notified us when we left a window down on our vehicle. He is very kind.

We walked with our kids to and from the French Quarter day and night (after 11:00pm). Walk past the church to Royal. That takes you to Frenchman Street which has great music. Snug Harbor and The Maison are venues for our tweens and teenagers to enjoy. There is a brass band nightly in the street at Dat Dog. Frenchman Street takes you to the French Quarter. It is maybe a 15 min walk from the property. Cake Cafe Bakery on Chartres is great for breakfast.

Overall, I would recommend this space to stay while in NOLA. It is not a scary area. Be friendly and kind as if you were in your own neighborhood. They will be friendly and kind in return.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, PA

Home away!

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing apartment that really feels like a home away from home. The neighborhood is both quiet and happening, with lots of great restaurants, stores and shops. The apartment and the neighborhood are so charming, and we simply loved our time here. You can easily walk to the French Quarter or have a night in and enjoy the epic balcony. The property manager and care taker are extremely kind and responsive, and the place is clean and has excellent amenities. Highly recommended!!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
New Orleans International
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
2 blocks away
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Ferry across Mississippi
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
1/2 mile to IH-10
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
2 blocks away
Car: not necessary

Faubourg Marigny is a wonderful eclectic historical neighborhood located only 10 blks from the French Quarter. This area is set up to be able to walk or ride a bike to many restaurants, grocery, and bars. It has a lovely European feel to it. Yoga studio is 2 blks away, fun vintage shops a few blks away......Frenchman St. is my favorite area to listen to live music- 8 blks away.

Other Activities: French Quarter shopping, cemetery tour, swamp tour, plantation tour


Rates & Availability

Bywater House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 5 2017 - May 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Jun 15 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
July 4th holiday
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Oct 27 2017 - Oct 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
winter 2016-17
Dec 1 2017 - Feb 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $110 + Tax
Tax Rate 3.0%

275 per night, 250 for 3+ nights for up to 4 people.
Discount for 3+ nights, or week or monthly rate, $110 1 time maid fee,
6 max per unit
Holiday rate $350 a night for 4 people, 3 nt minimum,
Festival $595 a night, 3 nt minimum,
max 6 people at this location
3% credit card fee included. If you pay by e-check, the 3% fee is returned
to you appx 10 days after your stay, along with your $350 damage deposit.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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