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Bayou Guest House - Upper Level Privacy with Water Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 4 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 BMW 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

~ Private parking lot for guests

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

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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Bayou Guest House - Upper Level Privacy with Water Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Great place for a NOLA getaway

  • 5 of 5

Having lived in New Orleans before Katrina for many years, we knew the area and attractions, but to be here at the Bayou Guest House in the middle of it again was just awesome - Strolling up the bayou in the late morning to Esplanade and/or down Grand Route St John, a glass of wine and a cheese plate at Swirl, a race at the Fairgrounds, brunch at Cafe Degas, a drive thru City Park to see the Christmas "Festival of Lights"...easy and cheap Uber rides Uptown for a special dinner at Clancy's (Sean Payton was sitting the next table over from us), and downtown to take my 82 yr old veteran dad to the WWII museum and through the French Quarter, picking up a Monsoon at Port of Call on the way - a streetcar ride back Uptown to Audubon Park and then to Cooter Browns for some cold oysters and the Saints game, and back to this beautiful property to relax, grill on the porch, watch a movie...We never did get to visit the Parkway Tavern right across the street but we'll put that on the list for next time.

The property was pleasant, secure, comfortable, and nicely appointed. The coffee, pastries, and fresh juice were great to have for our 1st morning. It's like bringing home along with you on your trip.

My wife and I, my sister and her husband, and our Dad had a great time and we thank Kristi and the Bayou Guest House for being a big part of it!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you want in a vacation home

  • 5 of 5

This vacation home was fabulous. Everything we needed and more and in an awesome location. The owner was a pleasure to work with as well. She left extra treats that let us know that they were really treating us like "family". The next time we come we will definitely be staying at the Bayou Guest House. The only negative is that we couldn't stay longer.

Jones' from Dallas,Tx

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to stay. Well appointed, comfortable, good location

  • 5 of 5

There were 6 of us. The apartment was spacious, with plenty of private space if you needed it. Clean and well maintained; clearly owners who care. The outdoor balcony was very pleasant. Great kitchen. Lovely regional art work throughout the apartment. Good location -across from the famous Parkway Bakery. Well insulated., street noise non existent. Well appointed. About 10 min. From I-10 , close to City Park (art museum, botanical garden, great open space), walkable to trolley. About 20 min. Driving to the French Quarter. Helpful owners. Highly recommend.


  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

First off communication prior to the visit was great. Kristi send us a packet with details of every aspect of the unit that we could want. Upon arrival it was just as expected, easy arrival and everything was in perfect order. We were pleasantly surprised to see fresh muffins and rolls awaiting us. Next we see that is organic creamer and coffee beans for our morning coffee which saved us a trip to the store. The kitchen is well stocked and we cooked some shrimp that we had gotten from the local farmers market not 3 blocks from the unit just across the canal. The beds were very comfortable and the furnishings were five star including a lot of local original art. We truly felt like guests in Kristi's home. We even got a call half way through to make sure everything was going well. Really felt like this was a top notch stay and would highly recommend and would definitely return. And did I mention parkway and the po boys right across the street.....

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Wonderful vacation for 3 couples!

  • 5 of 5

Right from the beginning our Bayou Guest House experience was great. Kristi was very helpful during the booking process, quick to respond and answering every question. Her quick response continued throughout our stay. The rental was perfect for 3 couples to share - each had our own bedroom and full bath. Plenty of room for six adults to spread out or gather together. The rental was beautiful, clean, and well stocked with everything we needed. The beds and pillows were very comfortable. Evenings on the balcony relaxing and playing cards were great. The property is just as lovely as the pictures show it to be. We loved the keyless entry - never worrying about who had the key and each couple free to come and go separately. We found the neighborhood to be very friendly. Parkway being right across the street was convenient and oh, so good! We found the 4 block walk to the Canal Street streetcar an easy and safe walk. We did enjoy sunny days for all seven of our days in New Orleans, this of course made the walk enjoyable. $3.00 for a 24 hour pass to ride the streetcars and buses as much as we wanted was great! The easy access to the attractions of New Orleans from the streetcar was a definite advantage. We only needed to use our vehicle twice - to visit 2 plantations (Oak Alley and Laura - highly recommend) and to get to Willie Mae's for fried chicken (perhaps the best meal of the trip, caution they close at 5:00pm and are closed on Sundays). We all enjoyed a relaxing and fun filled vacation at the Bayou Guest House in New Orleans. We would not hesitate to recommend this property to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Bayou Guest House is a very pleasant place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

The owners of Bayou Guest House are very welcoming and helpful. The apartment has many amenities, is well located, and is convenient for walking to many locations and events. Countless hours were spent on the second story porch enjoying the breezes, the views of the bayou, and grilling with friends and family.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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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

Bayou St. John Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Carnival 2017
Feb 17 2017 - Mar 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 10.0%

Booking guest must be at least 30 years old & provide identification. The names of everyone in the booking party are also required for our records.

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.
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Bayou St. 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.
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
  • 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 ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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
  • 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
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • tennis

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