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the lily pad- heart of the bywater

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Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
1 - 4 nights


Bywater House Rental Photos and Description

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!

More Details
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Erin Black
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2016
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(54 traveler reviews)

the lily pad- heart of the bywater
average rating of 4.9074073 based on 54 reviews

Cozy charm

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Lily Pad. The bywater is a charming up-and-coming neighborhood and the lily pad is just as adorable in person as it is in the pictures :)

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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  • 5 of 5

This was the second time I stayed in the Lily Pad, and it was every bit as wonderful as the first time. It's perfect for anyone who wants a comfortable, convenient and stylish temporary home in New Orleans - and as a bonus there is the generosity and friendliness of Travis and Erin. I could not recommend the Lily Pad with more enthusiasm!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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  • 5 of 5

A neatly kept escape within perfect distance to all attractions and ran by hospitable and generous owners with great communication. We loved the Lily Pad and will definitely be staying here in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Great Base for Experiencing New Orleans

  • 5 of 5

The Lily Pad was as adorable inside and out as it looks in the photos. It was very comfortable for a couple; the bed was very comfortable, the bathroom large and functional and the little kitchen area fine for getting drinks and snacks. We enjoyed walking around the Bywater and the Marigny neighborhoods which are pretty and very hip. Erin left recommendations for restaurants, coffee shops and groceries which we appreciated. The side yard was a lovely place to sit in the morning or evening with coffee or a drink.

We enjoyed walking to the WWII museum and making our way back through the French Quarter. Parking at the house was easy which is appreciated in a big city.

We were only staying for two nights but wish it could have been longer. Hope to be back soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Loved The Lily Pad

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at The Lily Pad. A beautiful little gem in the Bywater near all of our favorites - Elizabeth's, Dr. Bob's, Orange Couch Coffee, and more. It didn't lack in anything. It even came with a sweet turntable and a great little collection of vinyl.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Sweet pied-a-terre in New Orleans

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of four adults: Mom, Dad, son and daughter-in-law. Lily Pad is a shotgun house (no halls) with two sleeping rooms--bedroom and living room, attached to owners' living quarters in the rear. Both the queen bed and sofa bed were firm and very comfortable. Bathroom was nice.There's also an Airstream trailer for rent in the rear, although we never saw it, nor any other occupants, while we were visiting.There's a microwave, mini-fridge, basic dishes and utensils. This worked fine for us. We were out and about a lot, and didn't really eat in much. This shotgun house is on a larger parcel, so it has extra space around it with great light. On one side, the open feeling is because it's next to train tracks. A lot of switching activity here, so beware if noise would be a problem. We slept with earplugs (proprietors supplied a generous amount) and we slept fine. The house is recently renovated, clean, and has a good balance of personality vs. clutter. We enjoyed using the record player and iPod dock. The framed pictures, fabrics, and various objects are eye candy.

The Bywater location is in a charming neighborhood, very convenient. We rented a car for our stay, and used it a lot. You can easily walk to Frenchmen Street or the French Quarter, but your travel radius would probably be smaller if you're walking or using Uber.

Highly recommended for two, or for four people who are close.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
mardi gras
Feb 22 2017 - Mar 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
french quarter fest
Apr 6 2017 - Apr 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
jazz fest first weekend
Apr 28 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
jazz fest week
May 1 2017 - May 3 2017
1 night minimum stay
jazz fest second weekend
May 4 2017 - May 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
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

Refundable damage deposit $150
cleaning $45

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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Bywater House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • 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
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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