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NEW ORLEANS AT IT'S BEST - CHARMING STUDIO, GREAT LOCATION!

Herb Horil

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NEW ORLEANS AT IT'S BEST - CHARMING STUDIO, GREAT LOCATION!

People3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this holiday apartment in Bayou St John - The Lagniappe Suite

Studio, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Experience this charming vacation or business executive private studio apartment in our 1880's fully restored Victorian home. Our location for Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest is IDEAL - 5 minute walk to Jazz Fest at the Fair Grounds Race Track - most venues are within walking distance. Bicycling is the best way to travel long distances during Mardi Gras. Walk to grocery stores, restaurants, Bayou St. John & City Park. Relax and BBQ in the completely landscaped lush and tropical backyard. Plenty of street parking. All the comforts of home, just pack your bags and make your way over!

New Orleans has so much to offer! Start your day with Mimosa's, coffee, eggs benedict or beignets. Enjoy a leisurely walk in the Quarter or Garden District, a Steamboat Ride on the River, or cocktails on the balcony before dancing the night away on Bourbon Street. If Bourbon isn't your cup of tea, relax while listening to some of the country's best Jazz Musicians at clubs within blocks of the unit. The City is one of America's Jewels, don't blame us when you want to return to her again and again and again!

When it's time to take a break, this studio comes complete with a 42' flat-screen TV with full cable to keep you amused and informed during your stay, along with a full kitchen - gas range and oven, microwave, coffee maker, and toaster-oven provide all the basics for snacking or cooking a full meal. The king bed can convert into 2 twin beds along with a pull out twin-size couch for a third guest!

Come be a part of the party in New Orleans and 'Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler'!

Keywords: Bed & Breakfast, Studio, Cottage, B&B

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Herb Horil (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 January, 2015

About Herb Horil

A true born and raised New Orleanian who loves to share the history, architecture, music, art/sculpture, cuisine/recipes, parades, festivals, sporting events, and the wonderful and one-of-a-kind, cross-cultural joie de vivre that we've lived here for centuries - rich, beautiful and outright fun !!!

Herb Horil purchased this apartment in 1982

Why Herb Horil chose Bayou St John

Lagniappe - something extra that's unexpected, a little extra; best concierge/host in town!; relaxing landscape, patios and garden room; great décor and amenities

By the time you depart, we hope to have imparted a sense of why New Orleans is called The Big Easy, the Crescent City and The City That Care Forgot....

What makes this apartment unique

Location - close to everything you need by public transit, taxi or concierge chauffeur service - when available.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Herb's Home was perfect for our NOLA vacation. The house is located in a picturesque New Orleans neighborhood walking distance to most places, including restaurants, grocery stores, coffee shops AND just a 5 min. walk to Jazz Fest which was amazing to be so close to all of the action. We took short taxi's rides to all of our favorite Music Halls, hung out in the back yard and really enjoyed the place!!! Getting to know Herb was awesome too, he knows everything about the city and it was really helpful to have some local advice.
May 2010
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5
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New Orleans at it's Best - Charming Studio, Great Location!
average rating of 4.978261 based on 47 reviews
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New Orleans at it's Best - Charming Studio, Great Location!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p355526vb
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Bayou St John Lakeview
Baltimore Md
5

Christmas in New Orleans

  • 5 out of 5
We have enjoyed using VRBO to book several properties during visits across the US, usually for longer stays. We highly recommend this property; it is in a wonderful neighborhood, and offers a great value, especially when you consider that the posted nightly rate includes taxes, and cleaning fee. This was our first time visiting New Orleans. Herb’s place proved to be the perfect spot for our introduction to this wonderful city. As others have stated Herb is the perfect host, helpful, yet unobtrusive. He was generous in providing a lift to a nearby Winn Dixie grocery store when we arrived too late to shop at the local market. He also provided wonderful tips on places to visit dine and enjoy some world class entertainment. The apartment was well equipped, clean and cozy. During our trip in late December the weather on a few evenings dipped into the 30’s, this combined with the high humidity made for penetrating cold temps. No worries as the apartment’s heater provided ample warmth indoors. Beyond the heater, everything in the space functioned perfectly. We enjoyed the Wifi, cable TV and kitchen. Each morning we cooked breakfast and also prepared a few evening meals during our stay. With two local markets within walking distance and the #91 bus stop across the street it was not necessary to have a car while visiting. Despite this we ended up renting a car when we came across a great deal for the weekend. The car ended up saving us some time during our side trips to Rock-n-Bowl and the Garden District. One word of caution, don’t bother driving into the French Quarter, parking is currently $35 per 4hrs in the city lots and spots are hard to come by on the weekends. The bus in contrast offers a clean 10min trip and runs $1.25 each way, or $3.00 for a day pass (purchased from bus driver). We purchased the day pass, took the bus into the French Quarter then hopped a cable car to travel into the Garden District. Herb’s suggestion to sample lunch at Commanders Palace during a weekday provided us with a dining experience that we will remember for a long time. All of their rewards and accolades are well deserved. That said you won’t need to travel far for a great meal, Café Degas, Café Lola’s, the Santa Fe Restaurant, CC’s and Fair Grind coffee all provide excellent meals and were a short 10-15 minute walk away. We also took the 20 minute walk up to City Park to enjoy the Modern Art Museum and gardens. Our week was full of wonderful memories and we look forward to a
  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
New Orleans at it's Best - Charming Studio, Great Location!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p355526vb
-(985) 969-5274
Bayou St John Lakeview
Ohio
5

Quite Hideaway in NOLA

  • 5 out of 5
Our second time staying at Herbs rental property. Herb is the quintessential NOLA host! The studio has everything you need to enjoy yourself. It's just a short trip to the quarter by taxi or Herb, but is located in a quite residential neighborhood which is a nice break from the chaos :)

Thanks again for everything Herb. Can't wait to come back in 2015!
  • Review Submitted: 22-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
New Orleans at it's Best - Charming Studio, Great Location!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p355526vb
-(985) 969-5274
Bayou St John Lakeview
BATON ROUGE

Voodoo Birthday Weekend!

  • out of 5
New Orleans is our home away from home. We really lucked out when we came across Herb's rental. It was perfectly located near Voodoo Fest and close to stores and restaurants. We ended up enjoying the place so much, we didn't go to the second day of the festival. We stayed in and enjoyed the tropical garden and sat next to the koi pond. It was so relaxing and a wonderful way to let go of stress and just be in the moment. Herb was a great host. He even brought my husband to the store to get jumper cables so we didn't have to wait for AAA. He made us feel very welcomed like we were home. We will definitely be back soon.
  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always a pleasure to host nearby Louisiana and Mississippi young couples/"millennials" like yourselves. I am so sorry I did not wave the extra charge for a 3rd guest/little sister. My gut said to do it, but I held fast to a business partner's advice to always stick to policy. Next time, I'll listen to my gut.

Now that I know y'all, and you so graciously gave me a 5-Star review anyway, I want to thank y'all. It's "youngsters" like you that give me faith in the future of Louisiana. And Hawaii!

And I'd like to take this opportunity to announce that we are growing!

Beginning ~January 2015, we will have an additional guest bedroom and private bath available only to select repeat guests like yourselves, (or your family or friends). The comfortable Victorian Sycamore Suite will be ideal for the single traveller or a couple, and when rented with The Lagniappe Suite, it's ideal for groups of 3 or 4 persons. Look for photos in December!

And again, thanks to y'all for a great review, great to meet, and look forward to seeing y'all again soon.
business
New Orleans at it's Best - Charming Studio, Great Location!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p355526vb
-(985) 969-5274
Bayou St John Lakeview
5

perfect!

  • 5 out of 5
Wonderful stay! Everything you could possibly need Herb has already thought of! Herb was great and even offered us a ride into the French Quarter. The room was comfortable, and the AC was great. We would definitely stay here again.
  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
business
New Orleans at it's Best - Charming Studio, Great Location!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p355526vb
-(985) 969-5274
Bayou St John Lakeview
4

exploring the big easy

  • 4 out of 5
the location of the place is excellent. not far from city park and close to the french quarters. the place itself was very comfortable, and spacious. Herb is an excellent host who is very informative about the city and will go out of his way to help you out. the only thing i don't recommend, is using the stove. i found it rather dangerous.
  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Wow! After forty-two 5/5 rated reviews, we finally got a 4/5 review! Granted, 4/5 is still "very good"; but we must take exception to the 4-burner gas stove and oven being "rather dangerous". I got the feeling our guest was used to electric, but we all cook with gas in New Orleans. While the stove is probably older than was our valued guest, it was thoroughly checked out by a licensed plumber just five months ago, and it is not dangerous. Besides, seldom do folks visit New Orleans to cook, with all our world-class restaurants and cuisine. We did, however, have a set of parents as guests a few years back, visiting their children and grandchildren here, who cooked Thanksgiving dinner for six on this same stove! All I had to loan the Mom/Grandma/Chef was an extra round glass oven-proof pie dish, a few larger serving dishes and a larger 4-cup measuring cup! Everything else was there - down to Saran Wrap, aluminum foil, Zip-Locs, tea kettle, you-name-it. Same with the bathroom.
Anyway, all comments have some meaning; and, as a result, we are lining the wall/backsplash around the stove with stainless steel, which will aid in cleaning and perhaps give the added feeling of "safe". And cooking and stoves aside, our young guest truly impressed me with such eagerness to explore The Big Easy.
We welcome all feedback, both positive and negative; this allows us to improve. And we appreciate being told if something is not right; and even better yet, if a guest has any thoughts, suggestions or recommendations as to how we may improve. We just added all new beautiful sturdy cast aluminum patio furniture throughout the tropical yard because a plus-sized guest had a "dance" with a "Home-Depot" patio chair earlier this summer. The furniture cost was almost half our annual profit! But the yard looks awesome! Which reminds me, I must upload current photos. So many guests comment that the photos don't begin to do justice to The Lagniappe Suite, the garden room and the large lush tropical garden with a fish pond. Speaking of the lush gardens/patios: many years ago, after checking in and seeing the yard, two guests decided to have their wedding here instead of in a park.It was spectacular! And we have honeymoon, anniversary and birthdayer guests all the time. And now today, more and more parents who come to visit their youngsters who have settled here. If it's not a special event or holiday, we generally extend a discount to repeat guests visiting family here in New Orleans.
business
New Orleans at it's Best - Charming Studio, Great Location!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p355526vb
-(985) 969-5274
Bayou St John Lakeview
5

NOLA Sweet Spot!

  • 5 out of 5
Wonderful location, wonderful host, quaint sweet spot in New Orleans. Near the park or a quick cab ride to the French quarter you just cannot beat this apartment. Take a bath in the clawfoot tub after a day of sight seeing or relax in the garden in back. Herb is terrific, he tells you the best ideas and where to go for anything and everything. For the price and location you just cannot beat this place. We love it there and would gladly stay again!!!
  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Location

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
Nearest Train
1.7 Miles
Amtrak Train Station New Orleans
Nearest Point of Interest
City Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots
Nearest Point of Interest
Canal St. Streetcar Line
Nearest Point of Interest
CC's Coffee House
Nearest Point of Interest
Bayou St. John
Nearest Point of Interest
Parkway Bakery and Tavern
Nearest Point of Interest
Frenchmen St.
Nearest Point of Interest
Cafe Degas Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Canseco's Esplanade Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Terranova's Super Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Nona Mia Cafe & Pizzeria
Nearest Point of Interest
Swirl Sensational Wines
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Fe Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Lola's Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Liuzza's By The Track
Nearest Point of Interest
De Blanc Pharmacy
Nearest Point of Interest
Fair Grinds Coffeehouse
Nearest Point of Interest
DeSoto Park
Car: not necessary

Walking distance to several New Orleans festivals including the Jazz and Heritage Festival and Voodoo Festival. Also close to City Park which includes the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park & Storyland, boat & bike rentals, the Botanical Gardens, the Bestoff Sculpture Garden, Golf, Tennis, Canoeing, Parkway Tavern Cafe, NOLA City Bark, Equest Farm, New Orleans Museum of Art and the free and awesome Sculpture Garden (a must-see!)

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Rates & Availability

From $135 Nightly

Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Bayou St John, Lakeview

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JazzFest
22 Apr 2015 - 5 May 2015
Changeover Day: Wednesday
5 night minimum stay
$1,700
for 5 nights
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$340
 
 
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3 night minimum stay
$405
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Lagniappe Suite rates subject to change for special events. Rates based upon 2 occupants, 3 maximum - for additional charge. We keep things simple: RATES ARE ALL-INCLUSIVE, so no additional taxes or fees! Lagniappe given gratuitously. Be sure to ask what this means! Please contact me to obtain the most accurate quote, or other options for minimum nights and variables.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Bayou St John in Lakeview

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Large closet. 2 robes, iron, ironing board, hair dryer
  • Antique large claw-foot tub, large mirrors, make-up lights. Large closet, seamless anti-bacterial floor.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , King bed is convertible to 2 twin beds for $50 fee
  • King size beds (1) King bed can be converted to two twin beds for $50.00 fee, Sleep Sofa (1) Pull out sofa bed with extra foam for comfort is size of a twin bed. Third occupant costs extra.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Garden room and lush tropical yard with fish pond. Less than a $10 cab ride to/from the French Quarter. Within walking distance of a CC's coffee house, Terranova's & Canseco's local grocery stores, multiple restaurants, Chase Bank, shopping, a park, the Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots and City Park/Botanical Gardens/Sculpture Garden, Bayou St. John kayaking,canoeing, fishing.

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