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The Place Where Memories Are Made

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, in the heart of Bywater

Your clean, comfortable, quiet shotgun-style home located on the best block in the Bywater neighborhood. Within an easy two blocks of many bars, restaurants and the beautiful new Crescent Park and a quick drive to Frenchmen Street and the French Quarter, this historic house has 12 ft ceilings, hardwood floors, and marble kitchen and bathroom. If it's Southern Hospitality you're looking for you've come home.

A spacious 1000 square feet total, there are two bedrooms with California king beds that will sleep 4. The front living room can be used as a bedroom with air mattresses that we provide and will accommodate up to two extra guests. Our linens are 100% cotton and we have plenty of extra pillows and blankets. The bathroom with clawfoot tub/shower and full laundry facilities have been designed for your comfort and convenience. There is a fully equipped kitchen making it easy for you to prepare your meals should you decide to eat at home.

Guests have access to the entire side of the shotgun. We live on the other side. There is a shared yard in the back with plenty of shade.

We provide neighborhood recommendations in a book that is located in the front room. We seek to make your stay as comfortable and pleasurable as possible. If you want other recommendations for things to see/do in New Orleans, we enjoy sharing our favorite spots. We live on the other side of the shotgun and are available should you need anything.

The house is in a thriving neighborhood with many bars and restaurants - Cafe Henri, Satsuma, Pizza Delicious, Markey's Bar, Bud Rip's, the Country Club (where you can pay a cover fee to use the pool, hot tub or sauna), all within 1-2 blocks from our doorstep. There are additional bars and restaurants not much further away: Paladar 511, Elizabeth's, Bacchanal, Jack Dempsey's, and others, all within walking distance.

The French Quarter is a 5 to 10 minute drive, a 15 minute bike ride, or a 20 minute walk from the house.

The RTA #5 bus stop is at our corner and will take you there as well.

If you're driving there's on-street parking.

More Details

Jeff & Melissa
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017

About Jeff & Melissa

Jeff has lived in our lovely home since late 1996 when he accidentally became a citizen of new orleans after a lengthy tour in a rock band. He now owns and operates a vintage movie theater in the neighborhood, showcasing live theater, movies, special events, et cetera. Melissa is the proud mother of a twelve year old baseball star. She daily practices mysore-style ashtanga yoga and is a budding lingerie design entrepreneur.

Jeff & Melissa purchased this house in 1996

Why Jeff & Melissa chose Downtown

We bought this because it is centrally located and surrounded by beautiful people.

What makes this house unique

Part of why we live in New Orleans is because the city is in constant celebration. We can come home to our quiet sanctuary to escape the chaos if we wish.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bywater in New Orleans

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • See main description
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Cal king. Antique armoire.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Cal King. Antique armoire.
  • Quiet. Comfortable. Inviting.
  • wheelchair inaccessible


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

The Place Where Memories Are Made
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Great location, comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

The location is really wonderful. In the day we walked to the French Quarter and at night we ubered everywhere. Really great bars at the corner, the Country Club and Markeys. There were 4 of us, my husband and our 2 adult kids, one of whom slept on the inflatable mattress. The beds were big and comfortable, the rooms attractive and pleasant. There is no tv which was a bit inconvenient. The kitchen was pretty sparse: coffee, no tea, only 3 cups and a folding card table and chairs. No common coveniences like paper towels, napkins, pot holders, and oddest of all, no microwave. There are full size washer and dryer available. Hosts were accommodating and considerate. We would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautifully Updated & Most Comfortable Beds EVER

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully updated interior - just what you want from a classic NOLA double shotgun. Really cool art inside. The most gorgeous bathroom I've ever seen and a great kitchen set up.

Plus, the most comfortable beds we've ever found in a rental. Awesome place!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place, nice neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Had there been anything to comment or complain about, I'm sure we'd have found it during our very long stay. There isn't.

Owners next door keep a respectful yet friendly distance, but are there when you need them.

Three good restaurants, one daytime and two evening, are mere seconds away. Crescent Park is at the foot of Piety, don't forget to pay a visit.

The honking of the trains at the nearby (five blocks) crossings took some getting used to, and the wifi might be a bit slow--but only if you're uploading backups of photograpy like me, otherwise you're good.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely property. It was very clean and comfortable. There is a full washer and dryer which was just great with the rain we had during our stay we got soaked a couple of times! The neighbourhood is interesting with restaurants and bars within easy walking distance. If you use Crescent Park you will be at the French Market in about 15 minutes or Chartres Street takes you to Frenchmen Street in about the same time. There is also a bus route just on the corner which will take you to Canal Street but it only goes to 7 pm. The house is huge with lots of room for 3 adults and just lovely with lots of sunshine and comfortable beds. There is a full stove and frig which is so nice. There are gorgeous antiques in the house and it was just so cool to stay in a shotgun house in New Orleans. The only thing is the front entrance does not look like the picture posted so don't be shocked - open the door and beauty will greet you!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weekend trip with 6 people

  • 5 of 5

We all had an amazing experience at this house. Jeff and Melissa were very accommodating and quickly responded to every one of our questions. The house was beautifully decorated, clean and comfortably fit our group. They also suggest places to eat and drink nearby which was greatly appreciated. The neighborhood is quirky and easy to walk to any area in New Orleans, especially Frenchman St! Overall we all had a great stay and really appreciated all of the owners help. Would recommend anyone to stay here for a weekend trip with family or friends!

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Year's in the Bywater

  • 5 of 5

We have nothing but praise for this charming house and our time in the Bywater. Beautiful, CLEAN, comfortable accommodations. After talking to friends about some of their unpleasant experiences with bugs, and shady neighborhoods in N.O., we were anxious about what we would find. Could not have been happier. Never worried for our safety for a moment and never saw a bug!! The funky neighborhood is in a great location to access New Orleans and especially Frenchman St. and its bars and Jazz Clubs. We enjoyed some of the wonderful restaurants and bars in the neighborhood that were easy walking distance for us and our two teenage daughters. Had an awesome breakfast at Elizabeth's, that truly was one of our highlights in an event-packed 5 day stay. Walked to Cresent Park for New Year's fireworks display over the N.O. Riverfront. Met Jeff and Melissa and they quickly responded by text to any questions we had. Thanks for a most memorable stay!! Would love to return and highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Louis Armstrong International Airport
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Bywater, New Orleans

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
early summer
6 Jul 2017 - 29 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
labor day
1 Sep 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
27 Oct 2017 - 1 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £57.98
Property Damage Protection £45.61

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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