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Enjoy 'Big Easy Fest Nest"

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible couch, 1 Bath; Sleeps 2

Relax on the porch and enjoy the experience of one of the most popular neighborhoods in New Orleans. We offer access to everything you need within a couple of blocks to make your visit comfortable and memorable. Dine at French, Mexican, Spanish, Italian or local pub/sandwich restaurants. Local Wine store features Friday night tasting with acoustic music and friendly conversation. Enjoy a cup of coffee in either of 2 coffeehouses.

Walk down to one of the oldest historical cemeteries in New Orleans or take the street car downtown, french quarter or the garden district on Historical St. Charles Avenue. Walk to City Park with the New Orleans Museum of Art, Botanical Gardens, Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, golf, fishing, tennis and most importantly just enjoy the beauty of the live oaks. Location means everything and that is what Bayou St. John offers

Keywords: Upstairs apartment, shotgun style with 4 rooms. Total 750 sq. feet

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Kate

We were so lucky to buy this home in the Bayou St. John neighborhood with our friends John and Debra, who live in Ohio. We have done significant renovations to the house that makes it such a comfortable and pleasant place to stay.

Kate purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Kate chose Esplanade Ridge

Bayou St. John is one of the most popular neighborhoods in New Orleans. Everyone wants to live here. We know you will agree after you have stayed with us.

What makes this apartment unique

We enjoy sitting on the porch and enjoying the neighborhood atmosphere. Since there are so many choices of restaurants and things to do, we rarely have to get in the car to go anywhere. If we do go to the quarter or downtown restaurants we can easily get a cab for about $15 or take a leisurely ride on the streetcar.


Esplanade Ridge Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bath includes tub with shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - Sofa bed
  • King size beds (1) California King -Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
The location is outstanding and the comfort is something you have to experience to appreciate. All our guests comment on how much they like the house and positive the experience was. You can't pass up the opportunity to take advantage of the uniqueness of Bayou St. John and staying at the Fest Nest.


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average rating of 4.9130435 based on 69 reviews

Clean, convenient, lovely neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

This is the place to stay like a local. Down the street from a beautiful park, museum, grocer, coffee shop, restaurants, laundromat, trolley and busline. $3.00 a day gets you unlimited access to public transportation. Around the corner, Liuzanne's had THE BEST gumbo. We ate here out first night and their gumbo ruined us for all other gumbo. Those are strong words in a gumbo-filled city! Apt was comfortable and cozy. My husband and I had a terrific time. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind remarks about our place and our city. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Please come back again and share with your friends.
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Rockville, Maryland

Always great!

  • 5 of 5

Fifth time staying at the Fest Nest. Not much changes other than the Jazzfest posters. Always great.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect, roomy apartment with character

  • 5 of 5

This is a shotgun style house, quite roomy and comfortable. Very comfortable bed and linens, wonderful front porch, and with local flair for the decor. Lots of framed artwork from the jazz festivals over many years. The owner was delightful towards us. It’s wonderfully located abt 2 miles from downtown....a good walk if you’re up to it. Also a couple blocks from the horse racing track where you can watch those beautiful creatures being exercised and trained. Highly recommended for a nice place to stay for several days

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brandon, Mississippi

Wonderful place to stay! So convenient to everything!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay when visiting NOLA! We ubered everywhere! Only a 15-20 ride to the French Quarter.

The Fest Nest is beautifully decorated with a New Orleans vibe. Very clean and welcoming. Comfortable bed, full kitchen, cable TV, Internet. Local grocery store within walking distance. Owner available via telephone for questions or restaurant suggestions. Several great restaurants within walking distance. Off street parking. We loved our visit to the Fest Nest!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay, amazing host!

  • 5 of 5

Kate is a wonderful host. She was helpful when we asked to leave our bags in the unit for longer and she let us know that her nephew and his dog would be staying next store in case we heard any noises. The neighborhood has a good coffee shop and some really amazing restaurants (Brown butter for brunch, lola, parkway bakery for po boys and toupes for dinner). It is a car ride away from French quarter and Frenchman street. Be aware that during popular times NoLa will do high surcharges for uber! Place was very nice, well maintained and enjoyable. Thank you for a great weekend

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dearborn, MI

Cozy & Homey

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable & welcoming home (cozy does not mean small). Incredibly clean. Kate has provided every comfort; the night lights in the hall & bathroom were a nice touch. We liked the quiet residential neighborhood feel with three good restaurants (Lola's, Cafe Degas, Nonna Mia's) & grocery a few blocks away. Walk about a half mile north to S. Carrollton to catch the Canal Street streetcar to shopping & west side of French Quarter or take the bus on Esplanade to the east side of FQ. Buy a day pass for $3; seniors ride for 40 cents & transfers are free. A lot to see at City Park. Highly recommend Fest Nest.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Historic cemetery, street car and bus transportation, casino and racetrack, City Park includes wonderful new walking trail, Botanical garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, paddle boats, golf and fishing. Neighborhood has great restaurants around the corner from the house.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Insurance $59

Reservation is not secured until payment is made. 100% refund if cancellation is made 30 days before check in.
50% refund if less than 30 days. No refund if less than 2 weeks.
Additional guests over 2 is $50/guest/ (including children) night; Expect guests to be honest. If not, then deposit will not be returned, if it was required.
Young children are not recommended. The house is raised (2 story with porch), no yard and on a busy street.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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