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Historic Mid City Home on Streetcar route

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house

Overview

About the property

A 5 bedroom double in the heart of town!

Welcome! The Okra Inn is a renovated Camelback cottage in historic Mid City area on the Canal Street Car line. Enjoy a 10 minute walk to Bayou St John and City Park (home of New Orleans Museum of Art), and a 15 minute street car ride to the Historic New Orleans French Quarter. Around the corner from the famous Angelo Brocato’s and many other restaurant options. Blocks away from many other famous New Orleans restaurants, such as Mandina’s, Liuzza’s, and Katie’s. I also have tons of insider knowledge on exploring the City!

The house is great for groups, but I have neighbors who need to be respected. This house is best for groups who plan to do their partying away from the house.

More Details

Property Manager
Lindsay Pick
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About Lindsay Pick

I am a born and raised seventh generation New Orleanian, and am the co owner of Louisiana Lost Lands Environmental Tours, we provide educational kayak tours of Louisiana's vanishing wetlands primarily by kayak. Prior to owning The Okra Inn, I was the producer and writer for a PBS television series that focused on coastal land loss in Louisiana. I received a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of New Orleans program, where I focused on issues of flood protection and coastal restoration. I believe the survival of our communities is dependent upon public interest and involvement. Being a New Orleans native, I offer an extensive knowledge of the area, and I'm educated in southern charm.

Lindsay Pick purchased this house in 2010

Why Lindsay Pick chose New Orleans

The Okra Inn is a double, so it can be rented as a five bedroom or three bedroom place-both options offering total privacy for your group. (Note, the two sides do not connect through the interior of the house.) I chose this house because I fell in love with it 7 years ago- the stain glass and crown molding are hard to beat.It's a fantastic location in beautiful Mid City, convenient for the French Quarter, CBD, Uptown, City Park, Bayou St John, the Interstate and The Lake. And I'm located right next door and easily available for questions and advice on exploring the town.

What makes this house unique

New Orleans is a City for stoop sitting and chatting with neighbors and passerby's. One of my favorite recommendations is going around the corner to the seafood market and buying a few pounds of crawfish or shrimp and sitting on the porch with some beer. In the evening time they'll be plenty of folks on their way to the popular Venezia's and Angelo Brocato's down the street. It's a great way to people watch and even meet some locals. The New Orleans tradition is to do this in a laid back and respectful way-- the friendly neighbors do react to loud parties.

Amenities

Mid-City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Charming Room - 1 double
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Balcony Room - 1 double , Room
    Balcony Room 2 - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • tennis

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Historic Mid City Home on Streetcar route
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 26 reviews
4

We had a great time!!

  • 4 of 5

Loved the ambiance!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place for a group!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 5 moms and 6 daughters (elementary school ages) who were in town for the Lion King. We were unfamiliar with the exact location when we rented the home. The home is actually a duplex, which I realized after we rented, but it turned out to be okay. We just had to split the group for sleeping, but there was plenty of room on one side for us all to hang out before retiring for bed.

The street in front of the home is in bad shape, with many large potholes. We were able to park off the street in some parking spaces nearby. The house sits one block off of Canal street, with a new Walgreens in front. The Walgreens does not block the view of Canal Street, but it is well lit at night and provides a large parking lot that you can walk through to get to Canal Street and the street car. We were able to catch the street car at a very nearby location. Heading into the CBD, we were one of the first stops, so there were plenty of seats available when we took the street car to the Saenger Theater. On the way back, the street car was much more crowded, and we all had to stand, but it was a fun experience for all. It turns out that this mid-town location offers plenty of dining options within a short walking distance, so once back from the show, we did not have to Uber or take the street car anywhere (we had vehicles, but parking in NOLA is always a hassle.)

Lindsay was very helpful and was generally available by phone when we needed any information. There were no problems with the home, and she was gracious to give us dining suggestions and allowed us to put our luggage in the home before check in time so that it would be there after the performance when we got back.

I would definitely rent here again.

The Italian restaurant, Venezia, was very close and had really good pizza. We had to wait 2 hours to be seated, but they allowed us to go back to the house to wait and called us when our table was being readied.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Littleton, CO
5

Place was perfect for our big group.

  • 5 of 5

The Okra Inn is a great place for large groups. Roomy, comfortable beds, nicely decorated and in a great location. Lindsay is easy to communicate with and very accommodating. She was also very helpful with tips about getting around the city.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, Illinois
5

PERFECT for our large group!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the entire Okra Inn for ourselves and 12 of our wedding guests just this past weekend. We planned a New Orleans destination wedding & needed accommodations for friends located near my sister's home in Mid City.

We were absolutely delighted with our choice to stay at The Okra Inn. The home was spacious, clean, comfortable and in a fantastic Mid City location near 2 street car lines. The Okra Inn also had some awesome local art including some Muses Parade shoe catches & Mardi Gras Bead art!

Having a walgreen's nearby is also a bonus for folks on vacation.

We stayed Friday through Sunday and Lindsay was very kind and flexible with our check-in & check-out.

Lindsay was a lovely host with good

communication. We hope to celebrate future anniversaries in New Orleans and stay at The Okra Inn. Thank you for a fantastic weekend Lindsay!!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house in an awesome location! The front porch is great for some NOLA stoop sitting while enjoying a cold beverage and being part of the neighborhood. The house was very clean and comfortable. This mid-city location makes it easy to get to anywhere in the city. Lindsay was a great host and made us feel right at home.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX
5

Lovely NOLA home!

  • 5 of 5

We stopped in NOLA on the way to Destin from TX. I brought a girl scout troop of 10 girls and 5 moms to this cute duplex in Mid City, it was a little tight but we expected that. We loved the beautiful detail and design. It was so easy to get everywhere as the next street (canal) had streetcars. I recommend buying jazzy pass online for this. Lindsay had great recommendations for restaurants and activities. Thank you! I look forward to going to NOLA again!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
12.2 Miles
New Orleans International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Witt's Inn
Nearest Ferry
2.9 Miles
Algiers Ferry
Nearest Golf
3.7 Miles
North Course at City Park
Nearest Train
2.9 Miles
Union Passanger Terminal
Nearest Motorway
1.1 Miles
1-10
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Venezia's Restaurant
Nearest Beach
60.2 Miles
Bay St Louis, MS

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Rates & Availability

Mid-City House Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay
$600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 9.0%

Manager'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.

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