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Melissa Myers

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Casabianca: Casual Elegance in Historic Magazine Row

40 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Lower Garden District Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Spacious one bedroom apartment, comfortable for a group of four.

Located on famous Magazine Street and surrounded by restaurants, boutiques, antique shops, art galleries, bespoke clothiers, artisan jewelers, potters, coffee shops and more, this 1850's property has been updated for modern living while its charm and architecture have been maintained. Join the activity on the street, view it while sipping/grilling/dining on your spacious balcony, or retreat to your quiet, comfortable apartment with high ceilings, hardwood floors, 12-foot windows, central air/heat, comfortable king-size bed with luxury cotton linens, well-appointed cook's kitchen, full bath with soaking tub/shower and fluffy cotton towels. Amenities include gas grill; washer/dryer; satellite dish TVs; stereo system, and WiFi. Property was designed for the owners, an interior designer and an etched glass artist, and contains art glass and paintings throughout. The apartment home is designed to sleep two but will sleep four.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Melissa Myers (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Melissa Myers

Gerry, an etched glass artist, and Melissa, an interior designer, purchased this 'building no one wanted' and our relationship to this historic property has been a longstanding love affair. We enjoy sharing it with others and have met a lot of fun and interesting people doing just that.

Melissa Myers purchased this apartment in 1996

Why Melissa Myers chose Central City/Garden District

Gerry had his Architectural Etched Glass business in this building for over twenty years.

What makes this apartment unique

Our location is like the old French Quarter with similar architecture, hidden courtyards, and very creative people living and working here. It has a village feel that we love.


based on 40 traveler reviews

Casabianca: Casual Elegance in Historic Magazine Row
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews
Denver, Co


  • 5 of 5

The Casabianca was a truly lovely experience. A beautiful oasis at the end of the fun, busy and noisy days in the city. The apartment was stunning and spacious. The balcony was our favorite enjoying our morning coffee and afternoon cocktails. I would give it 12 stars if I could!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed Casabianca so much. And is with humility that we accept your gracious "12-Star" rating. Tell the world! It was delightful to meet you and to see your excitement at being in New Orleans for the first time. If you ever return, come back and see us again.
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We Absolutely Love the Apartment on Magazine

  • 5 of 5

We love coming to visit New Orleans because of the apartment on Magazine. After a day exploring the city, we come home to graciously appointed rooms, filled with light from the floor to ceiling windows, listen to music and enjoy a glass a wine of the balcony - watching as the city comes to life at night. This is our third trip to New Orleans and we hope to go back soon. Truly one of our favorite spots!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, thank you, thank you for your generous review. We are looking forward to your return. And thank you for the delicious Rose' too! Melissa and Gerry
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Elegant Respite in Garden District

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location, beautifully decorated, super spacious, fully stocked one bedroom. Photos in listing are very accurate. Private terrace a real plus. Couldn't recommend Casabianca any more highly. Thanks for a great experience in New Orleans!!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review - thank you! Y'all were a breeze to have here and I know it was great for you to be able to see your New Orleans relatives. We look forward to your return!
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Spacious, well equipped, great location!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time to rent via VRBO and we were pleasantly surprised! My first impression was how spacious this apartment was-large rooms with very high ceilings and the balcony overlooking Magazine Street was large as well. The kitchen was very well equipped, down to a full spice rack. The location was awesome - we walked to several restaurants, the best being Square Root just 2 blocks away. I highly recommend visiting that establishment! The only information we wish was in the Casabianca handbook would be a heads up on the parking. We never had trouble finding a space, but we got a parking ticket for "not parking at least 20 ft. from an intersection." There were no signs indicating this law, so that would have been helpful. Otherwise, we would highly recommend Casabianca and plan to return in the future! Thanks Melissa and Gerry! Great job!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, charming and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely, well appointed and comfortable apartment with a fantastic location overlooking Magazine St. for exploring the local areas of the Garden District and beyond and away from the chaos of Bourbon St., yet conveniently close to all of the tourist areas as well. The hosts were lovely and accommodating, and the décor completely done perfectly to fit with the surroundings. The access to the apartment is rather old along an interior hallway, adding to the charm and true to New Orleans feel of the late 1800's era apartment. Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write your review of Casabianca....we loved having you here. That old staircase you reference is often photographed and has kept us fit over the years, too. If your travels bring you back this way, we'd love to have you with us again.
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Perfect place for first time visit to New Orleans!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in this charming 2nd story apartment was enjoyable. Beautiful spacious rooms perfectly decorated, situated, and secure. Melissa and Gerry could not have been more helpful, welcoming or kind. It was a pleasure to sit on the balcony and watch the daily life of the city unfold. Down a block one day we were able to watch a crew film a new FedEx ad in front of one of the cute shops in this area because the place is located on the quaint historical Magazine Street. We could walk and see all of the sights, or use the cable car when our legs needed a rest. Well stocked with more than necessary for our brief trip. Wishing to stay longer and already planning to return next fall with friends. Thank you for sharing your place with us!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so welcome and thank you for your kind and helpful review. We love when our guests discover Casabianca is a great place to share with friends and we really look forward to your return.
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Car: not necessary

This part of Magazine Street was once called 'The Hippest Neighborhood in North America' by the Utne Reader. And being in the midst of the burgeoning movie industry has only added to the unique character. Historic Magazine Row, the 19th Century architectural jewel, is home to very unique businesses and residences. Nearby is Audubon Park, Zoo, & Golf Course; St.Charles Avenue Mansions and the architecture and gardens of our area,The Garden District; the French Quarter; the Mighty Mississippi River; Mardi Gras Parades, Mardi Gras World where the magic happens; WWII Museum; Coliseum Square Park; Ogden Museum of Southern Art; Aquarium of the Americas; The Insectarium; Riverboat Excursions; Convention Center; and the National Shrine of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, Contemporary Art Center; Julia Street Art District intersects with the Magazine Street Art District. Transportation is readily available by Streetcar, Bus, or Taxi.


Rates & Availability

Lower Garden District Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mardi Gras 2017
Feb 23 2017 - Mar 1 2017
6 night minimum stay
Jazz Fest 2017
Apr 28 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jazz Fest 2017
May 4 2017 - May 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125

Rates are subject to change until reservation is complete.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Lower Garden District Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , combination tub is a large soaking tub
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King-size bed in bedroom with down mattress topper and down & foam pilows; Daybed in living room which converts into two singles or one king-size bed with all cotton bedding and down pillows
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • sailing

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