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Jazz Fest Availability! Bayou Guest House - Private Second Floor """

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

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

More Details

Bayou Guest House
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018


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.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • tennis


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average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews

Bayou Guest House was great

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Location , Amazing Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

The Bayou Guest House is a great place to stay in New Orleans and experience life like a local - only a 5-10 minute walk to great restaurants, bars, and grocery stores, and only a $10-$15 Uber ride to the FQ, CBD, and Uptown. Accommodations were very clean, super well-appointed and perfect for 5 friends spending the weekend together. The wrap-around porch overlooking the Bayou and gourmet kitchen were our favorite parts of the guest house. Katie was wonderful; very quick to respond to all of our questions prior to our stay and making sure we had everything we would need ahead of our arrival. Highly recommend in all regards.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Signal Hill, California

Best House For Relaxing with Style

  • 5 of 5

I can’t say enough about this wonderfully elegant home on the St John Bayou. Sorry to be redundant, but it really did exceed my very high expectations too.

Being an owner of a hospitality business, I am very picky and see all the finer details. The Bayou home has tons!

The outside area from the street looked a little sketchy, with a used car lot with barb wire next door, but once we walked up the stairs (yes, steep stairs. Not too good for handicapped) we were all blown away by the large Open space, exquisite decor and comfortable furnishings.

The pictures do not do it justice. Everything was just amazing. 3 beautifully appointed and decorated bedrooms, each with their own bathroom, a large rec room with a mini bar, pool table and foosball. Another living room with large tv and huge comfortable leather couch. A beautifully set up formal dining room that was so pretty we didn’t want to use it. Very interesting and well thought out art work and decorations and large beautiful kitchen.

Out side is a wrap around patio looking over the Bayou where we spent a lot of time enjoying being on the water.

We took Uber down to the French quarter and downtown several times which was around $8-10. But the bus and cable car is a short 5 min walk to canal street which is $3 to ride all day.

Parkway bakery and cafe/bar is directly accross the street. Every Uber driver knew the place, famous for the best Poboys in town. We ate there several times. They weren’t kidding. Yum. Also very good within a short walk is Neyow's and a bit farther is Katie’s, a Guy Feritti approved eatery. Both excellent and fun places to eat.

For 3 couples who like to be pampered and like the finer things in life... this house was a hit and perfect fit! Y’all did an amazing job on this place. Thank You!! 👍?😁?

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newton, MA

I'd give six stars if I could

  • 5 of 5

This place exceeded our already high expectations. We stayed here for Christmas week with our two grown children and their significant others. It was great that the Bayou Guest House has full baths to go with each bedroom. We played foozball and pool, we watched "It's a Wonderful Life" (we brought the DVD) on the large screen in the living room on Christmas night, we got Po-boys at the Parkway (literally across the small street. Tell Uber and Lyft drivers to pick you up there). We walked up to City Park and enjoyed the sculpture museum and beignets at the cafe. We walked down Lafitte Parkway, in the other direction, down towards the French Quarter. We took the Canal Street cable car, just for fun, from the French Quarter to near the guest house. We shopped at Canseco's on Esplanade and the Whole Foods, both within walking distance.

For us, it was easiest and cheapest to just Lyft everywhere, although the guest house has parking space. We had great meals at NOLA's fabulous restaurants but, honestly, the dinner we made and ate at the Bayou Guest House will be the most memorable for me. We had a CD from Fritzels playing on the stereo, cloth napkins, Prosecco in champagne glasses, and sat chatting in the stunning Bayou Guest House dining room for hours. Followed by a competitive game of pool.

Katy was super communicative throughout. Comfortable beds, thick towels, fancy local soaps, screens in most rooms (if you want them!) , washer/drier, dishwasher, very very spacious (my son is 6'7" and commented on this!). The irony is, it happened to be super cold this week so we didn't even use the beautiful porch! Next time.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the Bayou Guest House

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at this home. It exceeded our expectations. The home is spacious and nicely appointed. They were accommodating and flexible on our check-in time. We especially enjoyed the large dining room table and game room on our recent family trip. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 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
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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 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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $700

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

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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