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Individual suites, private baths, pool, hot tub in the hippest part of NOLA!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

4 Suites + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 1-12, sharing beds)

This stunning and eclectic inn is available as either a full rental OR individual suites. It is the perfect accommodation for a couple getaway, family vacation/reunion, ladies weekends and for a convenient Staycation. Parties are welcome, including bachelor and bachelorette. Please contact us with information on your group and we will also provide you with the house rules and conditions.

Located in the funky Bywater neighborhood, this owner occupied nn is just far enough off the beaten track to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of New Orleans without the commotion of Bourbon Street. The Lookout has four whimsically themed spacious suites, each with their own generous private bathrooms.

Suites are complete with complimentary wifi, Directv, coffee makers and mini refrigerators.

There is NO kitchen OR indoor common area space, such as a living room or great room. The 4 suites are arranged so they can each be rented independently.

Inground saltwater pool, hot tub, BBQ and seating cabana are located in the lush outdoor, common area space. The hot tub is available seasonally and is closed from June to September.

Guests have the choice of 4 individually themed rooms: Mardi Gras, Bollywood, Elvis and Mission. Describing each in detail would ruin any surprise or fun! Each suite is complete with a queen sized bed; 3 of the 4 suites also include sleeper sofas.

Enjoy a laid back, peaceful atmosphere filled with character and charm in this beautiful, historic New Orleans neighborhood. Our location is approximately 2 miles from the edge of the French Quarter and is the perfect distance to a ride a bike into town or take the No. 5 bus which picks up half a block away. Driving? No problem and street parking is available right outside The Lookout. Should you decide to rent a bicycle, we're happy to help you arrange this service.

Nearby you can experience some great bars, live music and terrific eats and many will find some great conversation with the locals.

There is simply no better place to enjoy New Orleans zest for living than The Lookout.

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Bywater House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • HUGE private bathrooms complete with historic claw foot bathtubs and showers.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 1 queen sized bed per suite 3 suites have sleeper sofas in addition to the queen sized bed.
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Outdoor kitchenette cabana includes mid-size fridge, microwave, toaster oven, water cooler, single serve coffee maker with coffee inserts, sink and beach towels. 3 piece bathroom is also available in the cabana.


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Individual suites, private baths, pool, hot tub in the hippest part of NOLA!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 15 reviews

Fantastic place!

  • 5 of 5

The suites are very well done and very private. This is a must see the backyard oasis is wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Bywater oasis

  • 5 of 5

This inn is incredible. It will be your own little oasis to come back to every day. Kelly was helpful and responsive and helped make our trip great. The character of the different suites is such a unique touch that adds fun and whimsy but beyond that they are also large and luxurious with high ceilings. I hope we are able to return in the summer when it’s warm enough to use the salt water pool!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great weekend

  • 5 of 5

This place by far exceeded my expectations. I met my friends for s guys weekend and could not have been happier with the accommodations. Cold refreshments waiting in the fridge for us. Short can ride to Harrahs casino. Great breakfast place, Elizabeth's, try the praline bacon. Owner recommended a bbq place for dinner after our day lounging at the pool. The Joint had great bbq. Another short can ride to Bourbon street. We are already planning our next trip and even some with our wives!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and Charming, very NOLA!

  • 4 of 5

We were 12 people and booked the whole Inn! We were in New Orleans for the July 4th weekend, and got a chance to stay at this very charming inn. We cooled off by the pool, every night and it was great, we could play music as the small sit out by the pool had a stereo. The room were clean and had a lot of furniture for all of us to sleep comfortably. The decor in the rooms was very interesting! Kelly was very nice and prompt, one of us forgot stuff at the Inn and she offered to mail it.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jazz Fest 2014!

  • 5 of 5

Our group arrived on Wednesday for the 2nd week of Jazz Fest and were quickly greeted with a warm reception by Kelly, Mark and Percival Winston (their pup)! Everything was setup for a great start including a nice cooler filled with refreshments! Kelly stopped by each day to check in to see how our trip had been going and offered up great suggestions to the neighborhood and NOLA in general. We also enjoyed the neighborhood...there are many little restaurants, bars and local music vensues in walking distance. Each room was very clean, warm and inviting. We were so pleased with our stay and hope to return next year!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better than ever expected.

  • 5 of 5

We booked with the old owners who didn't tell us they were in the middle of a sale so when we found out we were scared! Turns out the new owner is incredible and she was very attentive to our needs. We had a group of 13 and it wasn't crowded at all! I am planning another large trip for next year and we all decided we don't want to find a new place, this place exceeded our expectations! (the only complaint was the bugs, but since I lived in Texas for 6 years I know the large flying bugs are all over the south) lol crazy mid-west people!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

About Kelly

My name is Kelly Rayner and I am beginning my new adventure in life by owning my very own inn, The Lookout, located in New Orleans, My heart and soul are poured into this beautiful guest house and I am dedicated to making every guests experience comfortable, enjoyable and memorable. Outside of my time at the inn, you can catch me and my husband at new local restaurants, snowball stands in the summer and at the dog park with our beloved French Bulldog, Percival Winston.

Kelly purchased this house in 2013

Why Kelly chose Bywater

I love the 4 themes of the suites: Mardi Gras, Bollywood, Elvis and Mission. I’ve always wanted to listen to Hound Dog on a Fat Tuesday in Bollywood before I burn down the Mission.

What makes this house unique

This is an owner occupied property. My husband and I live in the front half of the inn and are available should you need anything at all. We are also completely legal and licensed to operate this inn.

Guestbook comments from the owner

From the moment you see the front of the house to the pool immediately know your in the Big Easy. We rented the entire house and will do it again next year. Each room has a neat theme! Hot tub was down (seasonal), but no need due to the HEAT. Pool made up for it......Thanks!
Aug 2012
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Located in the eclectic Bywater neighborhood, the inn is just far enough off the beaten path to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of New Orleans without the commotion of Bourbon Street. We are located about 2 miles from the edge of the French Quarter.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

Hi there!
The rental rates outlined above are for all 4 suites.
If you are just looking for ONE of the 4 suites during your stay, the cost is $99 a night, Sun-Thursday and $175 a night on Friday and Saturday. These costs are based on 2 person occupancy. Add $25 for each additional guest after the second guest (not to exceed 4 persons).
***Increased rates for over special events. Please inquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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