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B1 In Historic District Of New Orleans, a short walk from the French Quarter

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom/1 Bath Exquisitely Elegant, Quiet And Comfortable Apartment

This historic home has been carefully designed to provide a very #cozy stay. The independent one bedroom apartment/studio is extremely well equipped for #comfortable modern living, even for long term stays.

The placid neighborhood of Bywater, a destination by itself, is really a dynamic historic district just blocks away from the #FrenchQuarter. Be seduced by the relaxed tone of this quaint, artsy and eclectic neighborhood, it’s fabulous #restaurants & hip art/entertainment scene

Matilde Alberny
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, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2018

About Matilde Alberny

Greetings! We are Matilde and Gustavo, both visual artists. We came in 1999 to #NewOrleans for an exhibit of Gustavo and barely few hours later fell irrevocably in #love with the city.

Gustavo is a well-known artist and regularly shows abroad and other cities of the United States. His work (and mine) are permanently on display at Kezic Gallery in the #FrenchQuarter. You might want to organize a visit to Gustavo’s art studio in the Bywater.

We moved to New Orleans where we found a perfect mélange of village and city life with great entertainment. We are foodies, finding wonderful dining experiences in New Orleans is easy and are plentiful. We stroll while sipping our drinks (it’s “legal” here) and enjoy our architectural treasures in the afternoon, meet friends or chase fabulous #music at the many venues and festivals around the city. And most of it, if not all can be done walking!

We are owners and managers of our property. We like to personally greet our visitors if possible. We are attentive to all of our guests needs and inquiries but understand that we are not part of the planned vacation. We are available if needed.

Matilde Alberny purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Matilde Alberny chose Bywater

We were enamored by the laid back ambiance of the Bywater, a gorgeous and dynamic historic district just blocks away from the French Quarter. We were seduced by the relaxed tone of this quaint, artsy and eclectic neighborhood. So we established our art studio on Dauphine.

The Bywater is the perfect area to enjoy a true local NOLA experience, very close to everything, but far enough to be quiet at night. It is a treasure!

In harmony with the innovative spirit of the residents of the Bywater, restaurants and cafes are gathering attention from around the country, great food is being cooked here! The art and entertainment scene is hip and varied and something amazing is always going on.

As one of our awesome guests said: “Be brave and leave the French Quarter behind!”

What makes this apartment unique

You will enjoy the laziness of the backyard, sitting in the front porch while the interesting characters that live in the Bywater go about their businesses. An stroll through the neighborhood is a wonderful experience.


Bywater Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Tenants must be considerate 24 hours of every day -Not boisterous or disorderly conduct - Not undue noise/disturbance/nuisance - No Smoking
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Single sink, reasonable storage and fluffy cotton towels . It's an old house, so it is not next to the room but all very accessible.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • A 12 x 15 square ft all wood floors and high ceilings. Modern queen mattress with luxury bedding linens. According to the season it will be decorated with a comforter or a delicate cotton throw. Plenty of closet space for hanging and for folding the clothes. A sofa (bed) comfortably organized for those layed back moments of watching tv or reading a book
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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B1 In Historic District Of New Orleans, a short walk from the French Quarter
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Fantastic Stay in Bywater

  • 5 of 5

Matilde and Gustavo are extremely gracious hosts. The accommodations are first rate; The apartment is very clean, beautifully furnished and well equipped for a short or long stay (I stayed a month). The apartment is graced with Gustavo's beautiful art, which makes the rooms feel upscale and serene. The kitchen is fully equipped with refrigerator, gas range, dishwasher, microwave and sink - and all the silverware, dishes, pots and pans to make cooking meals very easy. Gustavo was kind enough to move a larger refrigerator into the kitchen to make my extended stay even more convenient. The bathroom and shower are spotless and easy to use, with plentiful washcloths and towels. The back yard includes a nice shared deck area with seating and a garden umbrella, and a laundry room with full size washer and dryer. The apartment is located in the heart of Bywater with easy access to nearby music venues, restaurants and bars. A car is not necessary; Ubers and taxis are plentiful, and there are several bike share docks within a couple of blocks - take advantage of the app-based ride sharing system (Social Bikes) as this is a cheap, fast and easy way to get around New Orleans. The French Market, Frenchmen Street (music!) and the French Quarter are an eight minute bike ride away! This location provides easy access to the 5 bus on Chartres St., (it goes to the French Market and Canal St) and to the 88 bus on St. Claude, providing a link to the N. Rampart St. street car for easy transfer to the Canal St and St. Charles streetcars. This Bywater location also provides easy access to Espanade Ave, for events at City Park and at the Fairgrounds (Jazz Fest). Crescent Park is just a few blocks away via the Piety Street pedestrian overpass, and this is a great venue for a nice morning stroll that provides great views of the Mississippi River and downtown New Orleans, as well as access to the French Market, the French Quarter and the Riverfront street car line. All in all, this is the perfect place to enjoy the Bywater, Marigny and other wonderful New Orleans sites and scenes!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robe, it was a pleasure to have you! You are a wonderful guest. Nuestra casa will always be tu casa
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Wonderful Stay in Bywater district

  • 4 of 5

I enjoyed my stay in historic Bywater. The house was well appointed and the host was most gracious and was a lovely walk through the neighborhood with stores nearby and to the French Quarter. Staff at Elizabeth's restaurant were friendly especially the bartender and food was delicious!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Nice location, easy access to French Quarter, parking free and easier than expected. Great stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Every neighborhood and home is an adventure. This one was fun!

  • 4 of 5

The niceley decorated one bedroom, kitchen and bath was equipped with necessities. The back yard was a nice surprise. Gustavo, an artist and the landlord, was very gracious and welcoming. We will likely return.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little home in a nice area!

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and ready for us when we arrived. Matilde had everything we could have needed in case we left something at home. She was also very quick and helpful with her responses to any questions we had. I would highly reccomend this house for a stay in NOLA!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is located in the Bywater District. This is being currently developed with lots of cafes, restaurants, etc. Very eclectic streets that showcase beautiful homes with lots of charm.

The apartment was very clean and tastefully decorated. It had a private yard in the back with a deck and some chairs. It was so quiet and peaceful to sit out there. Matilde and Gustavo made sure that every amenity was there so we were able to cook and do laundry without needing anything but some food.

We had lunch at Elizabeth's. This is a local casual restaurant that was very busy - even on a Wednesday! The food was delicious and the service was great; our waitress was very friendly!

Matilde and Gustavo gave us numerous suggestions on where to eat, places to see, etc. This location is awesome, with so many things to do within walking distance. You can walk to the French Market, Royal St., and Frenchman St. Gustavo has an art gallery on Royal St. with amazing pieces of art. We had dinner at Mr. B's Bistro and it was outstanding. We also had dinner on our last night at The Country Club. This is a very unique place that was right around the corner from this apartment. You must go here!

Brunch was at Paladar 511(recommended by Matilde). You must try the lemon ricotta pancakes. They were light, fluffy, and were the best we have ever had!

Matilde and Gustavo are gracious hosts and we look forward to coming back to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Erin, it is such a pleasure to host wonderful people like you and your daughter. The Bywater is different from the rest of New Orleans, has a lot of character and great places to go. It is an opening flower to loving people like you two... and it's best secrets cannot be easily translated, they are in the air, the people, the charm... Looking forward to seeing you here again.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Booty's, Satsumas, Maurepas, Country Club, Mariza
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Canal Street to Algiers
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
City Park
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I 10 - Exit at Claiborne
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Booty's, Satsumas, Maurepas, Country Club, Mariza
Car: not necessary

This exquisitely elegant, quiet and comfortable apartment is located in historic district of Bywater, once considered a bohemian neighborhood now housing a hipster crowd with it's laid back charm.

It is located in Dauphine, between Louise and Clouet surrounded by most of the shops, restaurants, artists shops, bars and coffee places of the neighborhood.

It is very pleasant to stroll down or ride a bike by Dauphine, Royal or Chartres Streets.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70

Tenant(s) must maintain a standard of behavior consistent with the consideration necessary to provide reasonable safety, peace and quiet to the other residents in the building or neighborhood. Tenant(s) should not be boisterous or disorderly, create undue noise, disturbance or nuisance of any nature or kind, engage in any unlawful activities. If a violation occurs Tenant may be declared in default by Landlord and Landlord will demand the rent for the whole unexpired term of the lease which shall at once become due and payable and obtain possession of the premises and may elect any other remedy allowed by law.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.