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richard n prell

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

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

54 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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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 full sized bed. We also have a new leather couch and deluxe twin and deluxe queen size comfort air mattress with electric pump 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
richard n prell (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Why richard n prell chose Lakeview

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.


based on 54 traveler reviews

Don't Just Visit... LIVE in New Orleans!
average rating of 4.5740743 based on 54 reviews

Poor Management

  • 1 of 5

Owner cancelled 2 weeks before arrival. Luckily, Uptown Belfast Studio was awesome and the new go-to!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well actually we canceled 5 days after she booked and 18 days before arrival. Better she found something charming (which she says she did) than stay in an apt that had some plumbing issues that had to be addressed and street repairs that affected plumbing. (no waste lines) When one is traveling, any road is the right road to take.
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Fort Worth

Very cute apartment in quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved everything about this stay. Julia was so sweet and showed us around the property and was able to help us find what we needed - even a fairly late night run for crawfish. The location was close to everything we wanted to do in New Orleans, and was only a 10 min drive max from most locations. Uber was able to pick us up and take us home no problem.

Easy breakfast and ground coffee was provided which made waking up easier after one night on Bourban Street.

For 4 adults its wasn't so bad, and we were able to get around fairly in the apartment. (We've stayed in worse in other countries with 4 people!)

I want to say that I would HIGHLY recommend this place, it's safe, comfortable, and has the nicest person able to help you when you need it.

This is a place that we will probably bookmark as a go-to to stay at in New Orleans!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bath, NH

Great property, and the BEST host!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for five nights with my dad and his girlfriend in the week leading up to Jazz Fest. Apartment is nice, clean, with private entrance and patio, full kitchen, working A/C, and tastefully decorated inside and out with local art. Sofa bed wasn't functional, but not an issue as we were a group of 3, and there were clean linens for couch and an air mattress. For the the price we were quite happy with the value. There is some outside noise from the neighborhood, which didn't bother us, and some very friendly pets (adorable chihuahuas and cats) living next door, which was a plus for us. I'd give the property four stars, and the host six. What really set our visit apart was the hospitality, both of the city in general and Julia (the host/assistant to owners) specifically! I would love to list all the little things she did to help us or make our stay more enjoyable, like loaning us folding chairs, helping us receive certified mail for a lost travel doc., etc. but there's not enough room here. Suffice to say she is a wonderful person and we were pretty needy guests! We walked to City Park (about a mile) for a free symphony performance, and walked about half that to Jazz Fest. This was a major plus as driving/parking/transport looked like an expensive and long proposition. Uber and Lyft only $6-$8 off-peak to the French Quarter, or $10+ tip for a taxi. Great breakfast spot a few blocks away, and a selection of corner stores and restaurants on Broad street for snacks and drinks. Julia was super helpful with recommendations nearby. Some cool stores nearby on Bayou St. (record store, junk/consignment, a cookbook store, etc.). Good communication prior to trip. Would happily stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrible communication!!

  • 1 of 5

We attempted to call the owner but both the home and cell numbers provided were disconnected. Overall, our stay was manageable and we had a lovely time in New Orleans. However, there were a few inconveniences with the home that we would have liked to address during our stay.

1. Zero communication with the owner during our stay. We tried contacting him multiple times through VRBO for a month after our trip with no response.

2. There were not sufficient clean linens and towels for all guests. The additional linens we did find were haphazardly thrown in the closets, and we felt the need to wash everything before using.

3. Air conditioner in the main room did not work and blinds did not open.

4. Front door was not able to be double-locked from the outside.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Owners wife died suddenly and was in seclusion; however I Live 6 feet from them in other part of house and was available anytime they had issues if they wanted to bring them up The only comment made was they considered apt was further away from things than was advertised. (we are 1.5 miles from quarter. There are 2 bus lines nearby) We usually unplug air conditioner during winter if not in use but would gladly plug it in if requested or it could have been by them as plug is right in front; also there is a reset button on plug that should be reset Once again they could have inquired with me. We wash all linens and once again they should bring it to my attention if they feel they were inadequate. Door to apt has 2 locks. One locks all the time. The other lock is for extra security at night on the inside. door can be single locked anytime which was shown to them, Apt is also in a gated secure garden entry area for extra protection Julia Johns Assistant
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Hidden gem in New Orleans

  • 4 of 5

I rented this little apartment with a friend of mine while in town for the Rock n Roll Marathon weekend. We wanted to be close to things but not too close. The location was perfect being just 2 miles from French Quarter, a quick drive over or 20 min or so walk in. We generally parked within a mile of where we wanted to visit and it was great.

Just myself and my friend, this was just the right size! Paid way less for more room and privacy that would have been much more expensive at a hotel. There was a Whole Foods not even 5 minutes down the road which was great! Very comfortable, had a few random visitors with the neighbor's cats. Only thing keeping me from rating it 5 stars was that whoever cleaned the house before we arrived left the coffee pot on, so it smelled like burnt coffee and we had only 1 towel for the bathroom until Saturday evening. It worked out, as we really needed the towels that we did receive after the race Sunday.

Overall pleasant stay! There was OJ and English muffins waiting for us in the fridge. Was perfect for our race weekend getaway!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Valentine getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I just stayed here for 3 nights & had the best time! Julia is super sweet & had lots of recommendations for us. The space was perfect for just me & my husband. Walking distance from lots of different places & safe to do so. Would definitely recommend this place & will be back in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

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Bayou St. John House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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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