Bayou Guest House is located in Mid-City on the historic Bayou St. John. This private second floor residence overlooks the Boogaloo festival in May and is a walk or short bike ride to City Park, Jazz Fest, Endymion, restaurants, cafes, bars, and the streetcar line. In the building awarded the “Golden Hammer” award by the Mayor of New Orleans for its beautiful West Indies architectural design, Bayou Guest House offers a fresh, elegant atmosphere to visitors seeking gratifying accommodations.
The property includes:
-Waterfront views, Bahama shutters, 12' ceilings, original local art, hardwood floors
-Gated & secured doorway entrances - both with keypad technology. Interior stairs (reserved only for guests) that open to the entire second level floor. No keys necessary.
- 3 Bedrooms, 3 private baths - One King suite and two Queens. Beds have memory foam mattresses & topper, 100% cotton linens, allergen covers, televisions with cable, custom drapery, and ample closet & drawer space. Complimentary Aveda bath amenities as well as local favorite "Sweet Olive Soap Works" soaps.
- Living area with a leather sectional sofa, high definition 55" plasma television, receiver, cable (with HBO), DVD player, surround sound with Bose speakers
-Kitchen has a commercial Dacor oven, dishwasher, reverse osmosis water filtration system, plenty of cookware, & a television; security camera monitor displays the back gate entrance (the entire building parameters are secured with cameras as well).
- Complimentary organic coffee, half-n-half, raw sugar, grinder; Spice cabinet.
- Formal Dining for 6
- Game room with Pool Table, Foosball Table, Wet Bar, Wine Cooler; surround sound with B&W speaker system
- Large balcony/porch with seating, Sunbrella drapery that provides 99% UV protection. A great space for sharing meals, drinks, reading, or just relaxing.
- Children’s play castle (dollhouse size), piano, picnic table sandbox on porch
-High efficiency Washer & Dryer
- A 35 kilowatt generator on standby so the residence will never lose power; a rare amenity that is invaluable in our subtropical weather
- Modern plumbing & high capacity hot water heaters allow for positive water pressure & continuous use of kitchen, washer, & shower facilities without running out of hot water.
- Private parking lot for guests
- Fire extinguishers, smoke, fire, & carbon monoxide detectors
The Area: Centrally located in the middle of New Orleans, Mid-City offers a special convenience to accessing all the city has to offer without walking, biking, or driving very far. It makes visiting feel quite advantageous when dashing out to various places in town. A short trip up the bayou is historic Esplanade Avenue, City Park, New Orleans Museum of Art, & the Lakefront with great dining & recreational options on Lake Pontchartrain - The Lafitte Greenway biking & jogging trail begins a street over from the guest house. As well, the biomedical corridor is close by.
With Bayou Guest House as your base, you can stroll around the bayou, bike the corridor, rent a kayak or paddle board...Ride a bike to Jazz Fest....Enjoy Bayou Boogaloo festival from the balcony...Walk across the street for po'boys, or down the street for beer & wine...Visit nearby City Park for the Museum of Art, Botanical Gardens, Storyland, Carousel Gardens, exploring the Couturie Forest, bird-watching, or rent a gondola and glide through the park's waterways...Sail on Lake Pontchartrain or catch a charter fishing boat into the Gulf for a day...Ride the streetcar down to the French Quarter or along St. Charles Avenue for a unique touring experience that no other city can offer...
The Guest House is 4 blocks from the Canal Street streetcar line that will connect guests to the French Quarter or Downtown and from there to Uptown, or up to the historic cemeteries, as well as City Park.
If traveling without a vehicle, taxis frequent the area, and Uber/Lyft is also a very popular way to catch transport.
To Scale it, Bayou Guest House is:
1 mile to City Park & Jazz Fest (scenic walking/biking route along Bayou St. John)
2 miles to the French Quarter
4 miles to the Lake (scenic biking route)
4 miles to the Garden District
4.7 miles to Audubon Zoo