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Casabianca: Casual Elegance in Historic Magazine Row

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Spacious one bedroom apartment, comfortable for a group of four.

Located on famous Magazine Street and surrounded by restaurants, boutiques, antique shops, art galleries, bespoke clothiers, artisan jewelers, potters, coffee shops and more, this 1850's property has been updated for modern living while its charm and architecture have been maintained. Join the activity on the street, view it while sipping/grilling/dining on your spacious balcony, or retreat to your quiet, comfortable apartment with high ceilings, hardwood floors, 12-foot windows, central air/heat, comfortable king-size bed with luxury cotton linens, well-appointed cook's kitchen, full bath with soaking tub/shower and fluffy cotton towels. Amenities include gas grill; washer/dryer; satellite dish TVs; stereo system, and WiFi. Property was designed for the owners, an interior designer and an etched glass artist, and contains art glass and paintings throughout. The apartment home is designed to sleep two but will sleep four.

Melissa Myers
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

About Melissa Myers

Gerry, an etched glass artist, and Melissa, an interior designer, purchased this 'building no one wanted' and our relationship to this historic property has been a longstanding love affair. We enjoy sharing it with others and have met a lot of fun and interesting people doing just that.

Melissa Myers purchased this apartment in 1996

Why Melissa Myers chose Garden District

Gerry had his Architectural Etched Glass business in this building for over twenty years.

What makes this apartment unique

Our location is like the old French Quarter with similar architecture, hidden courtyards, and very creative people living and working here. It has a village feel that we love.


Garden District Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , combination tub is a large soaking tub
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King-size bed in bedroom with down mattress topper and down & foam pilows; Daybed in living room which converts into two singles or one king-size bed with all cotton bedding and down pillows
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • sailing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(55 traveler reviews)

Casabianca: Casual Elegance in Historic Magazine Row
average rating of 5.0 based on 55 reviews
Denver, CO

Even better than it looks!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do justice to the space. It is HUGE, open, airy and bright. The apartment is beautifully decorated, stocked with everything you could need and very clean. The location just can't be beat. And the patio is also bigger than it looks - just perfect for people watching and relaxing. Don't hesitate - book this property!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, thank you, thank you. We greatly appreciate your comments!
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Worth every penny & more!

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic experience thanks to this gorgeous property! My husband and I love to use vrbos to get an opportunity to experience a bit more of the culture of the area; Casabianca checked every one of our boxes in terms of this! So close to amazing restaurants, beautiful historic buildings, gorgeous architecture and more. Not to mention it was very clean with all the necessities to make our trip a pleasant one. Would recommend this property to anyone!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your gracious review...we hope to see you again at Casabianca! Melissa
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Fabo location and beautiful space.

  • 5 of 5

Will stay again for sure.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Of course we would love to have you back. Thanks...
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Westfield, IN

Absolutely Perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

Casabianca was perfect!!! It was great having so much room. Sitting on the balcony watching the world go by was fabulous. With he bedroom being in the rear, allowed for a quiet peaceful nights sleep. Parking was a breeze. The access to everything was great. We were able to meet Gerry and he was a great host. We would definitely stay here again on our next visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review Casabianca. As you say, it is an easy place to stay with parking a breeze. And, I agree that my Gerry is a great host. We look forward to your return! Melissa
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Lovely Place to Stay When in New Orleans

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed at Casabianca several times over the past years and absolutely love it. A classic New Orleans feel. Very clean and comfortable and great location. The owners, Melissa and Gerry are wonderful, and couldn't be more accommodating. We hope to stay there again soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this nice review! We always love having you at Casabianca and look forward to your return. Melissa
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Stunningly Magical!

  • 5 of 5

I searched for a property for Mardi Gras that would have the following characteristics:

1) be close enough to the excitement but far enough away for peaceful sleeps

2) access to an outdoor space with a grill

3) have a bath-tub to soak in after long days

4) have a king bed

5) super wifi

This property nailed all of that and SO MUCH MORE! Fully equipped - everything you could possibly want, need, or desire was at our fingertips. The bed was super comfortable and the location was absolutely perfect! Both Gerry and Melissa were outstanding hosts - they gave us enough privacy, but engaged with us when we were up for that too. I would not hesitate to stay here again (or move in!)...a spectacularly decorated-true-to-nola-history-gem. This is the place you need to experience... it is perfection!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh my... your review touched us both. It is lovely to know that the things we hold dear were just the things you found important. Please stay with us any time!
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Car: not necessary

This part of Magazine Street was once called 'The Hippest Neighborhood in North America' by the Utne Reader. And being in the midst of the burgeoning movie industry has only added to the unique character. Historic Magazine Row, the 19th Century architectural jewel, is home to very unique businesses and residences. Nearby is Audubon Park, Zoo, & Golf Course; St.Charles Avenue Mansions and the architecture and gardens of our area,The Garden District; the French Quarter; the Mighty Mississippi River; Mardi Gras Parades, Mardi Gras World where the magic happens; WWII Museum; Coliseum Square Park; Ogden Museum of Southern Art; Aquarium of the Americas; The Insectarium; Riverboat Excursions; Convention Center; and the National Shrine of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, Contemporary Art Center; Julia Street Art District intersects with the Magazine Street Art District. Transportation is readily available by Streetcar, Bus, or Taxi.


Rates & Availability

Garden District Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jazz Fest 2017
Apr 28 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jazz Fest 2017
May 4 2017 - May 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
Mardi Gras 2018
Feb 3 2018 - Feb 13 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125

Rates are subject to change until reservation is complete.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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