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Uptown Zen Retreat - Great area off Magazine St., walk to Whole Foods

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath In The Heart Of Uptown, great natural light, porch and yard

The moment you enter this lovely unit, the calm will wash over you. Decorated with a collection of eclectic Buddha and Indian art, this 1 bedroom unit will be your peaceful retreat from the fun and bustle of the Big Easy. There is great natural light! FourOneFive two 3five thirty-threeninety.

The bedroom has a memory foam King Bed with super fine high thread count sheets. An antique Indian furniture collection complements modern amenities including full kitchen with gas stove, microwave and toaster over.

The living room is comfortable enough for relaxing or eating with a couple of friends. There is cable TV and WiFi.

In fact there are 4 units - Zen 1-4. Zen 1,2&4 are 1 bedroom/1 bath and Zen 3 is 2 bedroom/1 bath. The upper units - Zen 1&2 have a pass thru door between them, so you can rent both for a spacious 2 bedroom/ 2 bath experience.

If you have a group of 10+, you can rent all four and be under 1 roof and with privacy!

The neighborhood is nice and quiet. You are a short walk to coffee shops and Magazine St retail boutiques. Whole Foods is a few minutes away.

Public transit is 1 block away.

There is a large back yard with a BBQ and patio furniture. Also there are porches front and back.

This apartment is unique in its decor. You will feel at home with beautiful art beside modern conveniences. The location can't be beat.

Your host is also a great source of suggestions on things to do and places to see not to be missed in the culturally rich city of New Orleans.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Gary

Gary is a Native New Orleanian who has lived in San Francisco and travelled the world, only to return home to NOLA! Having returned to marry the girl next door just a few months before Katrina, he has played his part in rebuilding this wonderful city through various real estate projects and other entrepreneurial ventures. And now he's never leaving!

Gary purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Gary chose New Orleans

This building was falling down after 'The Storm,' as we call it. When the chance came up to buy it from an out of town investor who was unable to recover from storm damages, we jumped at it.

The moment the neighbors saw that we were fining the place up and getting good people living there, they were really happy to see the neighborhood improving, one property at a time.

We are proud owners and Proud New Orleanians!

What makes this apartment unique

We decided to make your visit as comfy and soothing with the help of some of our vast collection of Indian and Asian art. Amassed from various world travels, the art is collectively known as Meditation Art. We sell much of the art and decorative items through

If you stay here and love something that is on the walls or shelves and want to take it home with you, we offer a Friends & Family special discount.


Uptown-Carrollton Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Brand new king bed with 1000 thread count sheets.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Let us know your special needs and we will do what we can to meet them. Native locals with vast knowledge of New Orleans will make your stay extra special. Please inquire about extras and lagniappe.


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Uptown Zen Retreat - Great area off Magazine St., walk to Whole Foods
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews

Great Uptown home-base

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable beds, plenty of room, peaceful retreat. Provided a great home base for prepping my kids for move-in at nearby Tulane, and Gary was so helpful & hospitable. Full-sized kitchen useful if you're not going to eat out all the time (but it's New Orleans! Plenty of room for leftovers in the fridge!) We'll be back when visiting the kids or moving them in/out!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words, Robyn! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and will be our regular guests for Tulane visits. If we can be a resource for your kids, we're happy to help. Please keep us posted on your plans and refer your friends!
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Worked great for us

  • 5 of 5

Nice location, nice apartment. A/C worked great. Very good mattress/bed. We didn't use the kitchen much, but it looked fine. We used the street cars rather than having a rental car. That worked out great. It was a few block walk from the apartment to the street car stop, but that was no problem. The surrounding neighborhoods are beautiful and we loved walking different routes back and forth.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mount Joy, PA, USA

Nice Respite

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed here while visiting our daughter at Tulane. Close by to the college and quiet nice area.

Gary was great to talk to and available at all times. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location off Magazine

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this property for 3 days at the end of our vacation. We had been staying in the French Quarter, but decided to check out this area of New Orleans and we are really glad we did. The location was great, very close to Magazine St. We were even able to walk to the zoo and the street car on St Charles.

The apt. had everything we needed. The kitchen is rather small, so I would not recommend cooking a big meal. But who wants to cook when there are so many nice places to eat! We found Surrey's great for breakfast, and is only a few minutes walk away.

Overall, a very nice place to say in a quiet residential neighborhood. There are many stairs going to the apt., so I would not recommend this property for anyone with mobility issues, but other than that, we found the area very convenient and safe.

Gary is great to deal with. Very quick to respond to any question! Thanks Gary!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Clean, Easy access

  • 4 of 5

Very clean and you can park right out front. Close to everything without the crowds.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Manchester, New Hampshire

Nice quiet space in a busy city!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this property for a couple of days after I attended a convention in the Central Business District. This property fit the bill of being in a nice quiet neighborhood. The apartment is very nice, in fact it is exactly as pictured. The location was great for walking and having more of a local experience. Gary made the check-in and check-out process very easy and although we didn't need to contact him while there he made himself available and I know if we had called he would have been helpful. If you are looking for a quiet, yet convenient place to stay this one fits the bill. Namaste.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to have y'all Stephanie! Glad you had a nice visit. See you again next time!!
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Henry's Bar
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Audubon Golf Club
Car: not necessary

You are in the heart of Uptown New Orleans, walking distance from Whole Foods and other grocery stores, antique and other retail and coffee shops. There are a few neighborhood bars within a few blocks. There are more than a few world class New Orleans neighborhood restaurants within 10 minute drive.

Public transit is as close as 1 block away.

World famous Audubon Park and Audubon Zoo are a short walk as well.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Additional Guest Fee $35 per person per night
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $150

Rate is for 2 guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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