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Bayou Guest House - Upper Level Privacy on Bayou St. John

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Upper Level Privacy on the Bayou

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.

~ 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 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

More Details

Bayou Guest House
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2017


Bayou Saint John Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 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.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , memory foam mattress topper, tv, armoire, closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Memory foam mattress, tv, closet, marble top dresser
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Memory foam mattress, tv, dresser, closet
  • All Beds & Pillows are encased with allergen covers.
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • tennis


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Bayou Guest House - Upper Level Privacy on Bayou St. John
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Great spacious and quite home. Overlooking a canal and park. Really wonderful to come home to after a day in the quarter. Will be returning for sure!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Rental

  • 5 of 5

BGH is a great rental. Safe location close to City Park. Easy walk to Canal St. to catch the trolly to head downtown. East communication with the property manager. Great porch for hanging out, pool table and foos table. Plenty of space and each bedroom has its own bathroom. Will definitely check out there availability next time we head to New Orleans.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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White Bear Lake, MN

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in NOLA at the Bayou Guest House. It was conveniently located and just a short trolley ride or Uber away from the quarter. The house was well suited for our three couples and very comfortable right across from the Bayou. The upper deck is where we spent a lot of time enjoying the park and water. I would stay here again in a heart beat.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house is beautiful. Plenty of space! Clean! Location is perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We would definitely stay here again. Kristi was wonderful! She made us feel like family. So accommodating ! The house is beautiful and we felt at home right away. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

I knew we picked a winner when we booked the Bayou Guest House 3 months before we arrived. Immediately upon making our reservation, Kristi was in touch and very helpful right up until check-in, providing information about our first trip to NOVA. Upon our arrival, Paul met us at the house and gave us the tour before we settled in. Kristi made sure we had a few basics, providing coffee beans, half & half, fresh made juice and an apple pie! The place itself was the nicest VRBO we've ever rented and we will stay again on our next trip to the Big Easy. And best of all, because no one was checking out the first day of our stay, we were able to check in a few hours early upon arrival from the airport. We shared the house with our 2 adult daughters and their husbands and the 3 master suite bedrooms, common area, kitchen and game room provided us with all the space we needed. And on a humid weekend, the tenant controlled air conditioning system allowed us to adjust the house temperature to the perfect comfort level. Finally, its Mid City location is far enough away from the hubbub of downtown when it's time to relax and walking distance to a street car stop which gets you downtown in a flash for $1.25. Look no further than the Bayou Guest House for your next visit to NO.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Petal, MS

Loved Bayou Guest House!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved staying at Bayou Guest House while we were in New Orleans for a family wedding. Not only was the home beautiful, but it was clean and so convenient to everything. My favorite part of the trip was drinking coffee on the porch every morning. Within 24 hours from returning home my daughter was calling asking for the link to share Bayou Guest House with a friend. Can't wait until our next visit!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Bayou Beer Garden
Parkway Bakery & Tavern
"Right across the street"
Neyow's Creole Cafe
"best fried chicken of your life. seriously."
Rosalie Apothecary
"A quaint little herb shop - essential oils, salts, etc."
Bayou Boogaloo Mid-City Festival 2011
american can company
Katie's Restaurant & Bar
Minh Cafe
Canal Street Bistro
New Orleans Museum Of Art
Pandora's -- CLOSED
Cafe Degas
Santa Fe -- CLOSED
Venezia Restaurant
Liuzza's Restaurant & Bar
Yummy Yummy
Little Tokyo
The Ruby Slipper Cafe
New Orleans City Park
Landry's Seafood
The Lake Front
Rouses Market
Dr. Wagner's Honey Island Swamp Tours
"covered boats, funny boat captains, relaxing, & no mosquitoes!"
Pal's Lounge
The velvet Cactus
"Our favorite Mexican restaurant in town..5 stars for food, atmosphere, & drinks"
El Gato Negro Mexican Restaurant
"cilantro margarita"
Audubon Zoo
Audubon Aquarium
Blue Bayou Water Park
Creole Queen
Bayou St John
"rent kayaks, paddle boards; tours"
"covington is a lovely historic town with quaint shops, restaurants...nice 4th of July celebr..."
"A pretty historic town with a nice market along the river and good restaurants...yachting co..."
Longue Vue House & Gardens
"Beautiful grounds & home to tour"
Nearest Airport
13.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
2.8 Miles
Car: recommended

This is a historically fascinating neighborhood on the Bayou St. John. Originally named Bayouk Choupic by the Native Americans settled here, nearly everything from voodoo ceremonies to coffee importing have taken place over the last 300 years. These days, the neighborhood is mixed with both businesses & homes, and everyone gets along well (and their dogs too).

Demographics include young professionals, generations-long NOLA families, weekend-visiting homeowners, earthy folks who appreciate green-living, & retirees.

The surrounding neighborhood around Bayou Guest House is active during the day, especially with the popular po'boy restaurant across the street, kayakers on the bayou, dog walking, and the young "Lafitte Corridor," a bike & jog pathway that connects us to the French Quarter!

In the evening, the area is nice & quiet.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $700
Tax Rate 10.0%

Booking guest must be at least 30 years old & provide identification.
Check In: 2:00 p.m. Check Out: 11:00 a.m.

Bayou Guest House is an approved vacation rental property by the City of New Orleans. We comply with tax requirements and are pleased to offer permitted lodging accommodations for travelers.

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.

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