About the property
- Apartment2700 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
Private Second Floor on Bayou St. John - 3 Bedroom/3 Bath
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
Bayou Guest House
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect place to chill
Wonderful, spacious house with three nice bedrooms, each with full bath. Nice view over the bayou from the porch. The pool table and foosball table are an added bonus to a lovely spot.
Beautiful, clean, comfortable - all around, a fantastic place to stay in the big easy!
Home away from home in NOLA and more! GREAT PLACE TO STAY!!!
We had a very special trip planned to NOLA for my daughter's 21st birthday and needed a little extra space and room so we decided to book through Home Away instead of a hotel. Don't be worried that it's not right in the middle of downtown. In fact, it's location is a HUGE plus! The street car is just a few blocks away to access anywhere you want to go. It's not super busy or noisy like being on Bourbon street. There is a fun, delicious place to get Po Boys right across the street!
The house itself is honestly the nicest place we have ever rented before. The beds were super comfortable and we all slept like babies. Each room has it's own private bath. The rooms are large and spacious. The game room is a huge plus! The pool table and foosball gave us fun activities to do while at home in the evening. Games are provided as well. The porch is an amazing place to enjoy the outside. Lots of room for everyone!
Katie was super helpful in providing restaurants and things to do. We even had a nice welcome gift waiting on us that was super sweet!
The living room has a nice huge couch that everyone fit comfortably on. The dining table is large and great for a sit down dinner.
I honestly cannot say enough good things about this property. Everything is so well thought out and planned. My husband and I are already planning a trip in the near future with relatives and plan on staying here again. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! You won't be disappointed! We made lasting memories and hope for more in the future!
Excellent Stay and Perfect for Us
The Bayou Guest House was a perfect stay! There were 3 couples/friends meeting for a few days in New Orleans; one from Oregon, one from South Carolina, and one from Texas. We were all very impressed with this home. Not only did each of us have our own bedroom/bathroom, but the living area was most comfortable; the kitchen/dining area was perfect for the meals we prepared there; the game room with the pool table was a fun gathering our first night after travelling; and the outside porch was heavenly for sipping wine in the evenings after long days on our feet in the "city." Another plus for this location was being directly across the street from Parkway Bakery and Tavern, the best poor boys in NOLA! And, all the Uber drivers knew exactly how to get us home! The communication with Katie, the Property Manager, was excellent. She was most welcoming and made the trip exciting to look forward to. We all agree that we would most definitely come back to the Bayou Guest House.
Perfect house for three couples to share
We rented the Bayou Guest House with 2 other couples for 5 days and it was perfect. This house is BIG, well-stocked with everything we needed, and very clean. All 3 bedrooms are thoughtfully furnished and decorated, and we especially appreciated not having to share bathrooms. Enjoyed having coffee/cocktails on the covered porch. There is a fair amount of traffic in the area, especially from nearby construction, but it's quiet inside. We did not rent a car and found it easy to get everywhere we wanted to go. We walked to the park (New Orleans Museum of Art), the local grocery store (Rouse's) and neighborhood eateries (Neyow's, Parkway Bakery & Bayou Beer Garden), took the trolley to the French Quarter and then caught a bus to walk up and down Magazine Street. We used Uber to go to a walking tour of the Garden District & Lafayette Cemetery, to get around after dark and to/from the airport. Would definitely stay here again!
Bayou Guest House was great
The house was very well appointed and comfortable. It had everything we needed and was perfect for three couples. The deck was lovely and including coffee, cream and cookies was a very nice touch. A great location, too--far enough from the French Quarter to be quiet, but easy to get there, downtown and the the Garden District.
This Mid City neighborhood that runs along the Bayou St. John is rooted in the deep cultural history of New Orleans. Originally named Bayouk Choupic by the Native Americans settled here, the bayou has served as grounds for many things from voodoo ceremonies to coffee importing over the last 300 years.
These days, the neighborhood is mixed with both homes & local businesses. It offers a taste of local life away from the busy touristy vibe.
Demographics include young professionals, generations-long Nola families, weekend-visiting homeowners, earthy folks who appreciate green-living, & retirees.
The surrounding streets around the apartment is active during the day with the famous po'boy restaurant across the street, kayakers on the bayou, neighbors walking their dogs, and the Lafitte Corridor - a bike & jog pathway that connects us to the French Quarter.
Every Thursday is a Farmer's Market across the bayou. Within walking distance are several bars & restaurants, a wine garden, & the street car. City Park/Museum of Art & Jazz Fest/Race Track Fairgrounds are a nice 1 mile walk along the bayou & meandering streets.
In the evening, the area is quiet.
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Booking guest must be at least 30 years old & provide identification. Check In: 2:00 p.m. Check Out: 11:00 a.m.