"Mid-March through Mid-May, 2016, we lived in Dina's "Cute Hideaway" in Algiers Point -- and we loved it. We have 3 little dogs and made some special arrangements with Dina for their accommodation, but once we were settled in, had zero issues related to the pups. In fact, the neighbors took a shine to our dogs and liked to visit with us, (er...with the dogs!) for a while when they brought over our mail. We enjoyed getting to know both Holly and Jason.
Algiers Point has got to be one of the quietest neighborhoods we have ever lived in. Besides the birds (which apparently sing around the clock) the most noise we heard was from the calliope on the Natchez steamboat, which moors directly across the Mississippi from Algiers. The ferry is within easy walking distance (about 2.5 blocks), runs on the hour from Algiers, and the quarter hour from the foot of Canal. It's two dollars each way which is a very small price to pay for essentially door to door transportation from the "Hideaway" to the French Quarter. We had our car with us as well, and so were able to drive whenever we wanted -- but keep in mind the rush hour traffic over the Mississippi bridge will set you back at least 30 minutes, so plan accordingly.
During our stay the weather fluctuated from nippy -- in the 40's, to balmy/humid -- in the 80's, and we were truly delighted to have the central heating/cooling system keeping us comfortable. That's the sort of thing you take for granted, but believe me, having relied on, let's just say -- less than central HVAC in the past -- Dina's central HVAC rocks.
We highly recommend Dina's "Hideaway." The neighborhood is safe, and quiet. It's really easy to take the ferry across to the Aquarium, River Walk, Quarter, and the foot of Canal. The neighbors are friendly. The HVAC works! And, Dina is responsive, generous, and flexible about "special needs." Stay here, you won't be sorry."
Guest: Michael C.
Date of Stay: March 2016
Review Submitted: June 15, 2016