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Historic Boutique Shotgun Mid-City Apartment

Bedrooms 2
Space 980 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Historic, charming 2 Bed 1 Bath apartment that is part of a double shotgun house located two blocks from beautiful City Park in Mid-City, the heart of New Orleans. It is five blocks (7 min walk) from the Canal streetcar, which will lead you straight to the French Quarter or allow you to connect to the St. Charles line to visit the also beautiful Garden District of Uptown New Orleans.

Built in the 1920s, this 2 bedroom apartment has one queen sized bed and one full sized bed, accommodating 4 people with ease and comfort. The floor plan (approx. 950 sq. ft.) is a typical style “shotgun” with the original pine hardwood floors, 12’ ceilings, antique doors and mantels. The apartment has many recent renovations and updates with local style and creative décor while keeping the original architectural elements to help you feel like you are living like a local while enjoying your visit!

The front porch private entry doorway opens into the front den and living room including a movie theater style sofa for two, two chairs, two antique libraries, antique fireplace (nonfunctioning), and 40" flat screen smart TV with full cable and WiFi access to ensure you are comfortable while relaxing from your New Orleans adventures. The two precious libraries act as the dividing wall between the den and living room, where you will find a dining table for 4. Down the short hallway you will find a full bath with a shower/bathtub to your right, and a little further down another private entrance/exit via a side door to the house. This hallway then leads to the first private queen bedroom equipped with a large closet, spacious dresser, and 40 inch Smart TV. The next room is a fully equipped, newly renovated kitchen with granite countertops and brand new stainless steel appliances. The last room in the house is the second private bedroom equipped with an open wardrobe and 40" flat screen TV with Google chrome cast. This bedroom has a back door that leads directly outside to the back patio, which includes access to the washer and dryer located in a covered area of the back shed. Note that whoever you have to walk through the queen bedroom to get to the bathroom if you are staying in the full bedroom in the back. Other options are to go out the back door and enter the house through the side door or front door to aces the bathroom with out walking through the queen bedroom.

The house is located at the crossroads of two wonderful neighborhoods referred to as Mid-City and City Park. Mid-City, which is known as the "heart of New Orleans" is a place where locals live as a neighborhood rather than just an area of New Orleans. It is a place filled with a community spirit that resonates with its residents old and new. Mid-City has become the new, revitalized and young neighborhood of New Orleans and is attracting young professionals from all over the country who have recently relocated to New Orleans working in the medical fields. With the nearby addition of shopping centers and restaurants, Whole Foods, expansion of City Park attractions and the construction of the new medical facilities on Tulane Avenue and the Veterans Affairs Hospital to be completed in 2016, Mid-City is the place to be!

Just a couple of blocks away is City Park, one of the nation’s oldest urban parks with 1,300-acres of beautiful grounds, serene water gardens, ancient live oak trees and magical offerings. The park features the New Orleans Museum of Art, putt-putt golf course, regular 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, play grounds, Botanical Gardens, Besthoff Sculpture Garden, Train Garden, City Splash, Pan American Stadium and various music and theatrical productions throughout the year. The park also offers a host of family-friendly activities, including children’s larger-than-life storybook sculptures in “Storyland” and the one-of-a-kind antique wooden carousel in the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park – a hand-carved marvel of “flying horses” that has been a family favorite for nearly 100 years.

Enjoy a beautiful day on the water at “Big Lake” in City Park with paddle boat rentals, gondola rides, fishing, wildlife viewing, kayaking, and canoeing. Walking/jogging trails, biking paths, horse back riding, yoga, bike and surrey rentals, basketball courts, soccer fields, roller blading, and more are just some of the many outdoor activities available in City Park. Spend a lazy afternoon with the ducks, swans and geese on the park’s historic bayous and lagoons, while sipping on a café au lait at Morning Call. City Park is home to the world’s largest stand of mature live ancient oaks, modern art and everything in between .

If you want to party like a local during Mardi Gras, we are in the midst of the Endymion parade route with the comfort of not being directly on it. Just 2 blocks away is the staging of the massive optical floats and where the famous Mardi Gras Endymion parade begins at the City Park Avenue and Orleans intersection on the Saturday before Fat Tuesday. Locals start planting their marks and setting up camp days in advance in preparation for the Mid-City party of the year. You can enjoy the craziness but not be stuck in it as we are tucked away in a convenient section of our block. You can even host your own party living like a local!

We assure that you will feel like you are “living like a local” in our home while you visit New Orleans!

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish, greek, Conversational in Italian and Portugese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018


City Park Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 980 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • tennis


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Historic Boutique Shotgun Mid-City Apartment
average rating of 4.571429 based on 35 reviews
Sheboygan, WI

Charming historic home.

  • 5 of 5

While in NOLA, our family wanted to get as much history as we could. This was the perfect place to stay to get just that! The owners explained everything from check in to check out and we were able to access the home with ease. They also shared fun places to go and how to get around town. Nice, quiet home away from the hustle and bustle of the French Quarter, but a short trip to get back to the action of you want!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!!

  • 5 of 5

House set up was new to us, but we loved the place!! Convenient to everything we went to NOLA for!! Water pressure in the shower could have been stronger - but the place was just amazing!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place near City Park

  • 5 of 5

If you want to have a well rounded NOLA experience, stay near City Park and go to all the attractions there. This house is in a nice neighborhood blocks from biking, kayaking, birding, hiking in the woods, visiting NO Museum of Art and lovely sculpture garden. The house is comfortable, clean and bright, and the hosts are very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasanton, TX

Great house in a quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here. The neighborhood was quiet which is a nice break after spending the day in the Quarter. The streetcar is pretty close but on our second day we chose to drive to and park at the Winn/Dixie near the streetcar stop because the walk was a little tiring with two small kids.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, comfortable house

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our 2-night stay at Bayou St. John. The house was comfortable and very clean. Walking distance to the Canal Street streetcar and City Park was a big plus. All the necessities were provided. Sounds in the neighboring unit were noticeable in the front of the house, but not in the bedrooms, and it was not a problem. After staying near the French Quarter it was nice to spend some time in a neighborhood!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, Ga

Wonderful First VRBO experience

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Home was clean and well maintained and just like photos. One night there were 4 of us. While each bedroom is private, those in back bedroom have to go through middle bedroom to go to bath or living room. We are close so no problem. We had no problems just one question at checkout that was answered immediately. Contact with owner and local agent was quick.

Property is in a nice residential area of mid-city about 20 min drive from French Quarter. Grocery shopping a few blocks away as are some good local restaurants. Street trolley a good 15 minutes away but easy walk. Parking was no problem, was always able to park in front of house.

I must say I really felt comfortable, like I was staying in home of a friend. Towels are provided and kitchen has dishes and other basics. Renovated kitchen and up to date bath. Cute home with a lot of character.

Thank you for a great First VRBO experience!!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Parkway Bakery & Tavern
Great for Fusion Pho Soup & more! Very cool bar!
Bayou Wine Garden
Great for Wine and small plates to snack on. Cool place to meet people!
Bayou Beer Garden New Orleans
Great for beers and meeting people. Cool Courtyard!
Buds Broiler
Fast food burger joint but locally owned try their smoked sauce!
Delicious Breakfast all day, Hot plates, Seafood, Poboys & more!
Ralph's on the Park
Fine Dinning New Orleans Cuisine! Bread Pudding, Shrimp & Grits and more!
The Bean Gallery
Great for coffee!
Second Line Brewing
Craft Beers and food trucks! Cool courtyard
Great for meeting people and great courtyard. great beer choices!
Morning Call
Coffee and Beignets in the City Park
Sculpture Garden
Winn-Dixie New
Nearest Airport
11.8 Miles
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Evangeline Lounge
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
North Course at City Park and Driving Range
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
5.6 Miles
Ponchartrain Beach
Car: not necessary

-Second Line Brewery (Neighborhood microbrewery, 1.5 blocks)

-MoPho Restaurant ( 2014 best new restaurant, 1.5 blocks)

-City Park (2 blocks, 3 min walk)

-New Orleans above ground cemeteries (4 blocks, 5 min walk)

-The Bulldog, Mid City (popular locals bar, several blocks, 7 min walk)

-Evangeline Lounge (Neighborhood bar 3 blocks down the same street)

-City Putt (Mini Golf in City Park)

-Canal Streetcar (5 blocks away or 7 min walk easy access to French Quarter, Garden District, Downtown)

-New Orleans Museum of Art (In City Park - 10 min walk)

-Morning Call (Beignets, coffee, and local food, 8 min walk


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Damage Insurance $59

Reservations during special events like Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, and festivals will be carefully selected and subject to specific fees, rules, and regulations. There will be NO refund for cancellations for these special events and NO toleration for breakage of rules and number of guests. We certainly want our guests to enjoy their stay and our neighbors’ and long-term tenants to be respected and not disturbed with parties, groups, loud noise and such. We appreciate your understanding and complete cooperation for a win-win booking!

Important rules and requests include, but not limited to the following:

We do not allow pets or smoking inside. Please properly dispose of cigarette butts when smoking outdoors.

Fireworks and other hazardous materials shall not be used in or around the Property. Only legally owned and permitted firearms shall be allowed on the Property as permitted by State and local laws. Guest agrees to notify Homeowner and obtain to permission in writing prior to check-in of intention to bring a firearm to the Property.

We are renting our apartment to you and your approved traveling companions ONLY for overnight stay.

This is a residential neighborhood and not a party property, so we ask our guests to be mindful keeping noise levels down particularly in evenings. We respect our neighbors' quality of life and appreciate the same from our guests.

Manager'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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