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Lic#17STR-18112 - Uptown Zen Retreat - Off Magazine St.

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 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!

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.

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. This unit can be combined with other properties for larger groups.

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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

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 West Riverside

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.

Please also check out our other listings: 563897, 499689 & 701073 for groups of all sizes.


West Riverside Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • 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.
  • sofa bed folds out to a queen mattress fro 2 additional guests
  • 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. This unit can be combined with other properties for larger groups. Please inquire. Please inquire about extras and lagniappe. Please also check out our other listings: 563897, 499689 & 701073 for groups of all sizes.


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Lic#17STR-18112 - Uptown Zen Retreat - Off Magazine St.
average rating of 4.826087 based on 23 reviews

Quiet retreat

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here while moving my twins into college. Gary was so helpful! The apartment had everything we needed, and was quiet and clean. Lots of local area info provided too! This will be our 'home base' whenever visiting or moving the kids in/out!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location 1 block off Magazine and lots of light.

  • 4 of 5

Zen 1 unit is nice place, good location with all the comforts you need. I liked the upstairs porch with 2 Adirondack chairs to read on and look up and down the street with morning coffee or an afternoon brew. Gary is a nice owner and very attentive. Only setback might be that the amenities are a bit tired (kitchen and bathroom), but everything works fine, including A/C.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Centrally located and very walkable to all Magazine and Uptown has to offer!

  • 5 of 5

Light filled, large and fully equipped to handle a long term stay or quick stopover. Gary is VERY responsive to all inquiries and lives locally. You can tell he takes pride in his business and your comfort. I’d definitrly stay again!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The location was perfect, right by magazine street, walking distance to grocery stores and coffee shops. Inside was clean, with all amenities that we needed and more. Gary was also great, and was prompt to reply if we needed something. I hope to stay here again in the future!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Kristen! We're happy you enjoyed our Zen Retreat. Please come back again soon and refer your friends.
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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: August 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: July 2016
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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.

Please also check out our other listings: 563897, 499689 & 701073 for groups of all sizes.

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

Refundable damage deposit $150
Housekeeping $75 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 15.0%

Rate is for 2 guests.

Please also check out our other listings: 563897, 499689 & 701073 for groups of all sizes.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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