|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
This shotgun house,(meaning 'no halls, one room after another'. You could shoot a shotgun from the front door out the backdoor, but please don't) is in one of the oldest residential neighborhoods outside of the French Quarter (the original city of New Orleans). Many of the people that originally lived in the Bywater were craftsmen, so the houses are not fancy, but have character.
My husband and I are retired educators who left New Orleans post-Katrina for a warm, dry place to spend our 'golden years'. After 2 1/2 years in Phoenix (which is a lovely place), we miss New Orleans terribly and hope to return as often as possible. There is no place like it in the world.
Debbie Khoury purchased this house in 2000
This was a rental house until we renovated this house for our use when we return to New Orleans for frequent visits (a must). It is not glamorous, (nor are we), but very clean, cute, comfortable and convenient.
New Orleans is a city of 'neighborhoods' and this one is a diverse and unpretenious neighborhood of real working New Orleanians, but close enough to enjoy all that the French Quarter and Downtown have to offer. The house has old-world charm in it high ceilings, pine floors and pocket doors. It has a fenced yard for privacy, but notice how the neighbors 'porch-sit' and everyone speaks to everyone.
The house is very drafty and uncomfortably cold at night (it was in the low 40s during our stay). The shotgun layout makes this a good choice for couples, but not for more than 2 people otherwise someone is going to wake up everyone else getting to the bathroom. The house is clean and comfortable (other than being very cold at night). The location is very convenient but only if you have a car. This is not a neighborhood you should walk around in at night.
The house was amazing! My friends and I enjoyed our stay here and would even book again. The city is absolutely amazing, good location. Only 7 dollar uber from the French quarter and 10 to bourbon and Frenchmen. There is a cute market down the street with great food. It was one of the best trips we have ever taken. The house was very clean, Debbie and her husband were super helpful and answered any of our questions!
My friends and I loved staying in this house. The pictures don't do justice to how cute and spacious it is inside, and the owner was super responsive. The house is just a couple blocks from the 88 bus, which goes into the French Quarter and meets up with the streetcar. You can also walk to the French Quarter if you like long walks. There are a bunch of fun places in the neighborhood including the Shake Sugary bakery and the Sneaky Pickle, which have tons of vegetarian and vegan options. There are also neighborhood roosters, chickens, and cats, which hang around being adorable.
We loved this house! Adorable shotgun, nicely decorated, lots of room. Especially loved the back yard patio for enjoying coffee in the morning and wine in the evening. Also appreciated the driveway with a locked gate. We had a rental car and it felt safe locking it up at night. Nice neighborhood. Talked with several friendly neighbors while sitting on front porch. Thought it might be noisy on the weekend, but it was quieter than my own neighborhood on a warm Sat. night. Close to French Quarter also. Loved that there were many eateries in the neighborhood, so that we didn't have to drive downtown and pay to park. A few blocks away is St. Roch's Market - an eclectic marketplace with many vendors to choose from. You could eat there every night and have something different! Desserts, Asian, Mexican, seafood, wine, etc. Elizabeth's, a few blocks away, was also good eating. And if you're vegetarian, The Sneaky Pickle on St. Claude. Looks like a "dive" on the outside, but food was great! Also ate at Cafe Dauphine, food was good, but service was slow and they got our order wrong, which made the wait even longer. All in all, I think we made a great choice picking this rental!
From the pictures, I understood the layout of a shotgun house, but the pictures do not do justice to how large the rooms are or how the decor gives this home a local flavor. The backyard was great for relaxing and having coffe during the mornings, and a little bonus was it was on a two-way street ( which is not the norm in NOLA). Another bonus was that Uber was always $8 or less to and from Bourbon ST and the French Market, and the one night after the Krewe of Nix parade ended and we took a taxi back it was $14, which should give you a hint to this homes awesome location. If you do get a chance to stay here, there is an awesome little bistro just down the street called "the Cheezy Cajun" I would definitely recommend. The St. Vincent cemetery is a short walk away, and if you have young children the city park is also fairly close.
We totally enjoyed are stay at Deborah's place. House was very clean and comfortable and tastefully decorated. Nice backyard to relax in. Great Bywater location right off St. Claude. We rented bikes from Gerken's Bike Shop on St. Claude and used them to get around to all the Bywater restaurants, Frenchman Street and the French Quarter. Would highly recommend staying here and plan to do so again.
In a Historic residential neighborhood, with local restaurants, bars and local characters. Only about 1 1/2 miles from Frenchmen St. a great place for entertainment, and the French Quarter with not only food and music, but the Aquarium, Insectarium, carriage rides and paddlewheel tours of the Mississpippi. About 2 mi. from Harrah's Casino or the Superdome. About 3 miles to the WW II Museum and the historic Uptown, which can be reached by the streetcar. City Park and the Art Museum are a couples of miles North. Outside of the city. Visit plantations or take a swamp tour.
|cleaning 1-3 people||$100|
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.