Destination guide

Metairie is on the doorstep of New Orleans

Metairie vacation rentals offer a place to stay in a quiet, charming corner of Louisiana's big city. Butting up to the sloshing waters of Lake Pontchartrain, the area is packed with timber-clad cottages and homey little condos that are perfect for a family group. What's more, they all sit less than a 30-minute drive from the attractions of New Orleans proper, where the bustling French Quarter, the big band jazz bars, the spice-scented Creole cookhouses, the classic Mississippi riverboats, and all the other big, bold attractions of The Big Easy await.

Things to do

Metairie has all the joys of New Orleans

Metairie is a sleepy and lived-in corner of New Orleans, which means all the iconic attractions of The Big Easy sit just a short hop over the blocks to the east. It should take around 30 minutes to reach the handsome mansions and townhouses of the French Quarter from you Metairie vacation rental, while the acclaimed Aquarium of the Americas and its all-animal exhibits beckons there too – expect sharks next to Asian elephants, jaguars, and sea lions. Even closer, the Mississippi River has docks and elegant steamers on its courses.


Get adventurous in Metairie

Choosing Metairie vacation rentals over the more popular spots in downtown New Orleans can open up a much more adventurous set of activities for the whole family. Closer to the swamps of Maurepas, and just one long causeway away from Big Branch Marsh, you could easily launch boating tours of the brackish creeks and wetlands from here. What's more, historic pioneer towns beckon from across Lake Pontchartrain, while all the joys of New Orleans itself – French Quarter walking tours, voodoo museums, jazz clubs – are only a short jaunt to the east.


Metairie is all about Mardi Gras season

Metairie follows the same seasonal pattern as New Orleans as a whole, which means the top times to head down are during the winter and spring festival season. That goes from January all the way through to March, and sees the whole town erupt with Mardi Gras parades and ad hoc jazz shows. However, pleasant weather also dominates in December, when fewer travelers are hitting The Big Easy, and when Metairie vacation rentals are even easier to come by.

Natural features

Be wedged between the swamps in Metairie

Metairie is a great jump-off point for exploring the famous Louisiana wetlands and swamps. It's sandwiched between the vast waters of Lake Pontchartrain and the Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area to the west, which means airboating tours through the brackish creeks and waterways are a must. Be sure to take the camera along, because the submerged red maple forests, the bulrush thickets, the hulking water oak, and the elegant snowy egrets are all a wonder to behold.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Metairie

Fly into New Orleans, LA (MSY-Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl.), the closest airport, located 6.5 mi (10.4 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Metairie, LA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 2,113 vacation rentals around Metairie. From 817 house rentals to 1,026 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Metairie?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Metairie:

  • Bonnabel Place: 18 vacation rentals
  • Central Business District: 1,142 vacation rentals
  • French Quarter: 954 vacation rentals
  • Marigny: 413 vacation rentals
  • Lower Garden District: 1,112 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Metairie?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Metairie. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children: 2,167 vacation rentals
  • Clearview Mall: 2,163 vacation rentals
  • Lakeside Shopping Center: 2,165 vacation rentals
  • Lafreniere Park: 2,165 vacation rentals
  • Continental Plaza Shopping Center: 2,165 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Metairie listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Metairie?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 817 Houses in Metairie. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Metairie include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,026 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 56 rentals available
  • Studios: 695 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Metairie?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 407 vacation rentals with pool available in Metairie. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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