Festive Caribbean colors, lots of natural light and clean, modern décor make this newly renovated studio apartment a luxurious getaway in the historic Bywater neighborhood. Perfect for singles, couples or parents with small kids. People of all backgrounds are welcome.
Our guest house is a very newly renovated one-bedroom studio apartment with a luxury master bath - with a two-person jacuzzi tub and a walk-in rain shower. Both the bedroom and bathroom are quite spacious.
It has a kitchenette with a Keurig coffee maker, electric kettle, microwave oven and mini-fridge.
There is a large, comfortable desk for using a laptop.
And there is a large, flat-panel TV (with cable) for your use.
Although there is only one bed in the bedroom, we can provide up to two cots for parents traveling with children up to age 12.
The guest house has a private, lockable entrance. To access the property, enter through the large iron gate that closes the property from the street. Once you come in the gate, go down the driveway and into the courtyard (the courtyard is space shared with the hosts). The guest house is at the back of the courtyard. You can access the guest house privately anytime you like. Of course, please note that if you are coming in late we will most likely be asleep upstairs, so please maintain a reasonable level of quiet while entering (or exiting) the property.
Outdoor Living Room
One thing that makes the guest house enjoyable is that it fronts on a large, brick courtyard that serves as our outdoor living room. Our guests are most welcome to enjoy this space, with the understanding that our family uses this space as well.
Another feature of our property is a newly built outdoor shower, decorated in Caribbean colors. Open on two sides to the sky, the outdoor shower gives the feeling of total freedom with complete privacy. Our guests are welcome to use the outdoor shower as they please.
We encourage our guests to go out and enjoy the many dining options in New Orleans. Still, we should note that our property also includes a large outdoor kitchen with a gas grill and concrete serving counters. Due to fire hazards and other concerns, we would make this available to our guests under certain circumstances. We use the outdoor kitchen frequently, so guests shouldn't be surprised if they see my husband grilling dinner for our family.
We park on the street in front of our house - or, if for some reason a space right in front of the house isn't available, in the neighborhood nearby. We encourage our guests with cars to do the same.
On weekdays during the day, my husband and I both work and our kids are in school. We are generally home during the evenings and on weekends. We are generally available to assist with any issues that may arise.
There is a neighborhood bar around the corner from our house called BJ's Lounge. A couple of times a month the bar hosts a live band. The bass notes are quite audible in the guest house, and not much can be done to prevent this. We apologize for any inconvenience and will be happy to supply earplugs. We consider it one of those quirky aspects of living in New Orleans.
We accept singles, couples and parents with up to two children up to 12 years old.