"I'm a native New Orleanian who moved away years ago. I wanted to have a vacation back home with my husband and kids, and this was the perfect place for it. For me, the best thing about the condo was the location. It's right on the lake (that being Lake Pontchartrain), in Bucktown, a good hometown neighborhood just over the Orleans parish line (meaning right on the edge of the city limits). There are some really good local seafood restaurants and markets in the neighborhood (R&O's, Deanie's), and within a 5-10 minute drive of the condo (Landry's, The Blue Crab). There are also walking and bike paths right across the street, as well as Lakeshore Drive and the marina just a few minutes away- perfect for a sunset drive, walk or sail on the lake. The condo itself has lovely garden landscaping with palm trees and native plants, as well as a pool, so you can relax and beat the New Orleans summer heat. There is also a grill and a cabana house for guests' use. You feel like you can really get away from it all and be in a relaxing setting, but you're also close to it all: First off, there are all the amenities you could wish for in the neighborhood: grocery stores, drug stores, restaurants, etc. Secondly, you're just off Pontchartrain Blvd/ West End Blvd which takes you to I-10 and to most major sites and parade routes in 15-20 minutes. So you have the best of both worlds: a retreat on the lake and a convenient location.
The condo has a gated covered parking area and is in a safe neighborhood. It's clean, comfortable and very tastefully decorated. The balcony has a lovely view of the pool and landscaping and a bit of the lake. The owner went to great lengths to make sure we had everything we needed to feel at home. He greeted us personally and helped us get settled in. That was real hospitality!
We are a family of four, and our two children- elementary school age- slept comfortably on the large sofas and chaise lounge in the living room.
We enjoyed our time here so much, and we'll definitely make this our home away from home whenever we're back 'home' in New Orleans!"
Guest: Rachel T.
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: August 26, 2016