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the lily pad- heart of the bywater

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About the property

1BR , 1BA + Living, Sleeps 2-4, Courtyard And Off Street Parking

Our house is located at the NW corner of the Bywater, one block from the Marigny and five from the Mississippi. We live in the back of the house. The front two rooms and bathroom of this recently renovated 1850's classic New Orleans shotgun make up the private apartment.

There is a mini fridge, microwave and coffee maker, in lieu of a kitchen. French doors open to a gated courtyard where you are welcome to lounge and entertain. The house is on Rampart St at Press St, the border between the Bywater and Marigny, which is an industrial strip with an active, sporadic rail. This means that we are ideally situated in both neighborhoods and also that we hear our lovely train at odd hours. It's charming, but at times loud.

We're a short walk to amazing restaurants, bars, coffee shops, thrift stores, art galleries and parks. Frenchman St is about seven blocks away and the French Quarter is ten. Renting bikes is a great option for seeing the city (we can recommend a good rental place if this is of interest) or if you prefer to rent a car there is always available parking right out front. The Bywater really is a magical place from which to explore the rest of the city. Feel free to send word if you have questions. We'd love to have you!

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Erin Black
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
June 6, 2017


Bywater House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleeper sofa (1)
  • Books
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(65 traveler reviews)

the lily pad- heart of the bywater
average rating of 4.9076924 based on 65 reviews
Winter Park, Fl

Hands Down: My "Go-to" in NOLA

  • 5 of 5

Lily Pad is wonderful. Right close to all the dynamic neighborhood action in NOLA Bywater neighborhood. LP has plenty of cold, cold A/C and hot hot-water. What's not to love?

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Gainesville, FL

Comfy pad in sweet location

  • 5 of 5

Erin and Travis are marvelous hosts. The apartment is clean, tastefully decorated and perfectly located for an authentic NOLA experience. I would traditionally be turned off by a lack of kitchen, but the set up is more than adequate and there is absolutely no need to cook in this scrumptious city. Beautiful food just blocks away. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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got to love the lily pad

  • 5 of 5

this is a sweet spot, great location and fine hosts. there's a small but tasty selection of books and vinyl and a radio to catch some wwoz. its close to new Orleans airlift music box and Saturn bar and bike rental. lily pad has got the soul and spirit for sure. will hopefully be back..

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming home. Charming owners. Love neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived we couldn't figure out the futon and within seconds a friendly face was knocking. I can't figure out if it would be the adorably decorated and surprisingly spacious house we would return to or the St Rochs market/restaurant or the friendly owners. The place ended up nearly paying for itself because with plenty of parking spaces we saved over a hundred while we were on a cruise for a week and just came back on our way out. Loved the yard too. See you soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, Texas

Perfect place very well located for a unique New Orleans experience

  • 5 of 5

The Lily Pad is ideal in practically every way. Perfectly maintained and decorated by Erin and Travis. We look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Lily Pad was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this charming little home in beautiful Bywater. It was spacious, comfortable and spotlessly clean. There were lots of little extras, shampoo and conditioner, wonderful body wash, nice towels and bed linens. The bed and pillows were very comfortable and we slept very well. We knew about the trains and they didn't bother us at all. We either slept through them or woke briefly and fell right back to sleep.

Lily Pad is an easy walk to some great eateries. We enjoyed New Orleans Cake Cafe and Flora's cafe for breakfast and we walked to The Joint one evening for ribs. We also walked to Frenchmen St. And The French Quarter. It was an easy hike and it was fun looking at all the different houses. We also used Uber frequently and it was usually around $6-7 from the house to the Quarter.

One morning we had a big storm and couldn't get an Uber. We were hungry so we poked through the drawer under the coffee maker - oatmeal!!!! Our wonderful hosts thought of everything!!! We made coffee and oatmeal, opened the door into the garden, put some jazz on the turntable and had a fine old time.

If you are coming to New Orleans, do yourself a favor and skip the big hotels in the French Quarter. You can't do better than than the Bywater and the Lily Pad. The REAL New Orleans. We can't wait for our next visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International - MSY
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Lost love Lounge, Mimi's in the Marigny
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Bywater House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $45
Refundable damage deposit $150

please message us for pricing during holidays and special events. also we are happy to divide one payment into several if that is helpful, just let us know at the time of booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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