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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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2017

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • 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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Enjoy 'Big Easy Fest Nest"
average rating of 4.904762 based on 63 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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  • 5 of 5

Great and safe location. Everything you need within walking distance. Having a car was nice but we did use the streetcars and uber. Kitchen was well stocked. Very clean and enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Real New Orleans Experience!!

  • 5 of 5

We came here for a REAL NOLA experience and staying at the Fest Nest was the perfect place to make that happen!! It was an easy walk to the Canal St Streetcar, and on the walk you pass several local restaurants and the beautiful St. Louis Cemetery No. 3 as you walk under tall oaks in a beautiful neighborhood. The streetcar is at the entrance to the NO Museum of Art, City Park, and the beginning of the bayou - make sure you walk the park - (there is also a 24 hour place in there where you can get beignets). If you prefer to Uber, you can get a car within 5 minutes anytime night or day, and you will only pay $7 - $11 to get to any location in the area. The house is wonderful!! Everything is in great shape, the A/C is cold, the bed is comfortable, the kitchen has everything you will need and is clean, the towels are plush, the shower is hot, and the decor will immerse you into the New Orleans Mardi Gras and Jazz groove (tune the stereo to WWOZ 90.7 and get into it!) Don't forget to take some time to sit on the front porch under the ceiling fan with some beignets and watch the world go by - this is the Big Easy after all! Thank you Kate! We will be back . . . again and again!! Beth & John

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay and our wonderful city. We look forward to your return. Thank you for such kind remarks. Kate
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What a Gem!

  • 5 of 5

It doesn't get any better than the "Fest Nest". This perfectly located, quaint and cozy little property is the perfect pick for a stay in NOLA. The interior is very well maintained and decorated and gives you a true NOLA feel. My husband and I both agreed that staying here was so much better than staying at a hotel! Kudos to the owner Kate, she really thinks of all of the details to make her guests stay enjoyable. We LOVED and can't wait to get back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Terra, So glad you came and enjoyed your time at the Fest Nest. Let us know when you return to New Orleans. Cheers
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Comfy Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This apartment had everything I could possibly need for an enjoyable stay. The king size bed was extremely comfortable with soft pillows, large bathroom, and fully stocked kitchen. There was a storm expected and Kate called to alert us. I would recommend this place for anyone that is a regular visitor to NOLA.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a great stay!

  • 5 of 5

The property is exactly like advertised. Very clean, beautiful decor, quiet and comfortable.

We loved sitting on the porch and being able to walk to several coffee shops and many restaurants. It is a very walkable area with the Bayou and City Park only a 15 minute walk away. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from 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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.