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The Place Where Memories Are Made

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, in the heart of Bywater

Your clean, comfortable, quiet shotgun-style home located on the best block in the Bywater neighborhood. Within an easy two blocks of many bars, restaurants and the beautiful new Crescent Park and a quick drive to Frenchmen Street and the French Quarter, this historic house has 12 ft ceilings, hardwood floors, and marble kitchen and bathroom. If it's Southern Hospitality you're looking for you've come home.

A spacious 1000 square feet total, there are two bedrooms with California king beds that will sleep 4. The front living room can be used as a bedroom with air mattresses that we provide and will accommodate up to two extra guests. Our linens are 100% cotton and we have plenty of extra pillows and blankets. The bathroom with clawfoot tub/shower and full laundry facilities have been designed for your comfort and convenience. There is a fully equipped kitchen making it easy for you to prepare your meals should you decide to eat at home.

Guests have access to the entire side of the shotgun. We live on the other side. There is a shared yard in the back with plenty of shade.

We provide neighborhood recommendations in a book that is located in the front room. We seek to make your stay as comfortable and pleasurable as possible. If you want other recommendations for things to see/do in New Orleans, we enjoy sharing our favorite spots. We live on the other side of the shotgun and are available should you need anything.

The house is in a thriving neighborhood with many bars and restaurants - Cafe Henri, Satsuma, Pizza Delicious, Markey's Bar, Bud Rip's, the Country Club (where you can pay a cover fee to use the pool, hot tub or sauna), all within 1-2 blocks from our doorstep. There are additional bars and restaurants not much further away: Paladar 511, Elizabeth's, Bacchanal, Jack Dempsey's, and others, all within walking distance.

The French Quarter is a 5 to 10 minute drive, a 15 minute bike ride, or a 20 minute walk from the house.

The RTA #5 bus stop is at our corner and will take you there as well.

If you're driving there's on-street parking.

More Details

Jeff & Melissa
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Jeff & Melissa

Jeff has lived in our lovely home since late 1996 when he accidentally became a citizen of new orleans after a lengthy tour in a rock band. He now owns and operates a vintage movie theater in the neighborhood, showcasing live theater, movies, special events, et cetera. Melissa is the proud mother of a twelve year old baseball star. She daily practices mysore-style ashtanga yoga and is a budding lingerie design entrepreneur.

Jeff & Melissa purchased this house in 1996

Why Jeff & Melissa chose Bywater

We bought this because it is centrally located and surrounded by beautiful people.

What makes this house unique

Part of why we live in New Orleans is because the city is in constant celebration. We can come home to our quiet sanctuary to escape the chaos if we wish.


Bywater House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • See main description
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Cal king. Antique armoire.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Cal King. Antique armoire.
  • Quiet. Comfortable. Inviting.
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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The Place Where Memories Are Made
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews

Excellent Property

  • 5 of 5

The house was Amazing!! Very comfortable beds, pillows, and linens. A great place to relax, and an outstanding price. One thing I would suggest is a few more small tables to put your belongings on. The neighborhood is relatively quiet, there is a club that is close by along with a bar, but the noise is kept down so you don't notice it. The only thing I would say as a slight negative is the street parking, because of the traffic at the club. It was difficult to find a spot some nights. Other than that I would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

This was my first Home Away experience!!

Pros: Despite the "appearance" of the neighborhood to my friends I found it to be fine and conveniently located to most places we were going. The huge beds were probably some of the most comfortable I have ever slept on. The pillows too! The bathroom and kitchen were cute and clean. There were a few pots and pans to use as well! Overall the artwork and decor was eccentric with lots of character. Many colorful NOLA houses around great for photo opts. Cute cafe/coffee shop around the corner. Many other restaurants near by as well. French Quarter wasnt very far if one wanted to walk. Definitely big and spacious compared to a standard hotel room.

Cons: Parking wasnt a huge hurdle but there were a couple times we werent able to park in front of the residence because all spots were taken. We ended up parking around the corner a couple times. One night we encountered a huge furry brown spider the size of a adult hand in the bathroom (completely out of the norm for us). There were 3 of us, just ladies, and we were horrified and unsuccessful in our attempt to kill it(It got away :-( ). We had to spend the remainder of our stay worried that it would come back out. In a hotel situation I would have requested strongly to be moved to another room. The owners, who live next door, txtd me to tell me we were being loud and to ask if everything was ok and when i responded with what was happening they offered no words of reassurance or help of any kind. It was late but we were very scared. There were a couple of other bugs but that was not as big of a deal with it being an older home.

I would use Home Away again especially if traveling in a big group as it is a cost effective option, and can be a more adventurous of course!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet spot in Bywater

  • 5 of 5

Kind of hidden and blends in with the trees. Very nice inside. Welcomed us with some cookies. Owners respond very quickly to emails. Would highly recommend because of reasonable rates.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

The location is really wonderful. In the day we walked to the French Quarter and at night we ubered everywhere. Really great bars at the corner, the Country Club and Markeys. There were 4 of us, my husband and our 2 adult kids, one of whom slept on the inflatable mattress. The beds were big and comfortable, the rooms attractive and pleasant. There is no tv which was a bit inconvenient. The kitchen was pretty sparse: coffee, no tea, only 3 cups and a folding card table and chairs. No common coveniences like paper towels, napkins, pot holders, and oddest of all, no microwave. There are full size washer and dryer available. Hosts were accommodating and considerate. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautifully Updated & Most Comfortable Beds EVER

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully updated interior - just what you want from a classic NOLA double shotgun. Really cool art inside. The most gorgeous bathroom I've ever seen and a great kitchen set up.

Plus, the most comfortable beds we've ever found in a rental. Awesome place!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place, nice neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Had there been anything to comment or complain about, I'm sure we'd have found it during our very long stay. There isn't.

Owners next door keep a respectful yet friendly distance, but are there when you need them.

Three good restaurants, one daytime and two evening, are mere seconds away. Crescent Park is at the foot of Piety, don't forget to pay a visit.

The honking of the trains at the nearby (five blocks) crossings took some getting used to, and the wifi might be a bit slow--but only if you're uploading backups of photograpy like me, otherwise you're good.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Louis Armstrong International Airport
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $75

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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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