When we decided to look for a second home, we looked no further than NOLA. My husband is from the area, we had our first date here, and were married here 6 years later. We wanted a neighborhood that had close proximity to all the city had to offer, that was safer than the French Quarter and where we would have a true New Orleans experience. So if that sounds like what you're looking for- look no further. Our home was completely renovated and completed in Oct. We have worked tirelessly to create a home where we love to visit and you will too. You can walk to City Park, Jazz and Voodoo fest from our house along with Whole Foods, Cafe Degas,Swirl Wine Bar and much more. There is a Streetcar 4 blocks away on Canal, you can rent bikes and use the LaFitte Greenway, or the French Quarter is a quick 5-7 min. Uber ride. Our home is great for singles, couples, groups , or families. There are 3 bedrooms ( 2 with Queen beds and 1 with a king, an airmattress, a couch, and a pack n play for babies and toddlers.) We welcome short or long term stays. If you are visiting for a special occasion or have any special needs we are happy to do our best to accommodate you. We love Nola and hope you will too!
- House2000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Modern, new fully renovated home in Mid-City. Close to it all!
Cara and Nick Smith
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 18, 2018
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We were a party of seven and stayed at NOLA GEM for four nights. The house was immaculately clean and well decorated. It provided all the accommodations that a family would possibly need for cooking, resting, entertaining, and relaxation. It was so close to everywhere we’d like to visit yet offered a sanctuary from busy and loud city life. Kitchen was well equipped with all the appliances for preparing a gourmet meal. Bathrooms were so modernized that having a cool shower or a warm bath either before or after a busy day truly revitalize your body and soul. No more toss and turn at night when snuggled in soft and comfy bed beneath 12ft high ceiling with state-of-the-art air conditioning system and woke up in every morning completely rejuvenated. Drenching in warm morning sun or cool evening breeze while sipping French coffee or tea under the enormous oak tree on the fenced back yard, all we could hear was chirping of birds. NOLA GEM was indeed a gem embedded in a city full of life and fantasies. Cara was so quick to response and truly kept us worry free throughout the entire trip. Kids left iPad in one of bedroom drawers and Cara immediately made arrangement for shipment. There was so much that city of New Orleans and NOLA GEM could offer and we would be back. Cara, thank you so much for everything!
Great house in a convenient location.
The pictures of this house online don't do it justice. When we opened the front door we were surprised at the size of all the rooms, all the great artwork and the wonderful backyard area.
This house couldn't have a better location. Close to City Park, where we went for a walk or run each morning. I used to live in New Orleans and was pleasantly surprised at all the upgrades to this park. Close enough to walk to the French Quarter on the Lafite Greenway, or an easy, fun Canal Street streetcar ride away. Not too far from the airport. We loved the neighborhood and the fact that you can find parking is a big plus over other, more crowded areas of New Orleans.
Having Whole Foods and Winn Dixie in walking distance are other perks of this location. We found the neighbors welcoming and enjoyed our interactions with them.
This house has plenty of space for three couples to stay together and still have privacy. A large well equipped kitchen and full size dining room give you the option of eating at home. We have stayed in many rental houses, and this is one of our favorites.
Beautiful home in great neighborhood!
My family stayed at Cara & Nick’s home for a week while exploring New Orleans and we loved their place! It’s beautifully decorated, cozy, was large/spacious enough for my family and well-stocked with essentials. Every morning we walked to City Park, were able to walk to Willie Mays chicken, Dooky Chase, Bayou beer garden and just strolled around the scenic neighborhood. We walked to French quarter one day, took about 30mins, but house is also close to the streetcar for access to bourbon st, costs $1.25.. We felt safe and comfortable in the neighborhood, even at night. Friendly, helpful neighbors. Would definitely stay there again, perfect place to be off the beaten tourist path in order to experience a more authentic New Orleans!
Great stay and would do again.
This was a terrific property and we enjoyed the stay. All check in plans went as described. I would say technically this house is walking distance to the French Quarter it is not realistic. I will say it is very affordable to Uber back and forth though.
Great location for NOLA visit
Our stay was Feb.17th to the 23rd. The property was everything we had hoped for and expected. The house was clean, the beds were very comfortable, and there was more than ample linen. The kitchen was well equipped and everything worked well. We can highly recommend the location which was situated in a quiet residential area. The house is conveniently located within a couple of minutes walking distance from 2 bus routes that will take you to the French Quarter. The area appears to be undergoing a continuing process of renovation and recovery from the flooding. We found local people to be friendly and helpful when we asked questions about shopping and attractions to see in NOLA.
Cara and Nick were always responsive and helpful to our inquiries.
Great house- lots of space
This is a great house in a very nice location for seeing NOLA. The house is very roomy and has great appliances. The backyard is very nice with a big live oak tree. The neighborhood is a little rough but in transition. Neighbors were very nice.