About this listing
Comfy 2BR apt., one side of a shotgun double with a great porch to enjoy the tranquil neighborhood. One block from the Fairgrounds (Jazzfest), Liuzza's, and Bayou St. John amenities, short jaunt to City Park, French Quarter, Marigny, Bywater.
Come stay in a classic New Orleans shotgun house in a classic New Orleans neighborhood!
The place starts with a cute front porch to enjoy the tranquil neighborhood. Enter to a front room with a tv with built-in Roku, then two bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen, and a laundry shed out back. Hardwood floors and wifi throughout.
Front yard, porch, apartment, back yard and shed with free washer & dryer.
Interaction with guests
I'm available any time to help with the apartment or offer suggestions for where to go, what to see, what to eat, what music to hear, etc.
The neighborhood of Bayou St. John is historic and quaint, one of the oldest in New Orleans, which might not exist without its namesake bayou. In the early 1700s when Bienville was looking for the best site for a city on the Mississippi River, he found a nice bit of high ground on a strategically located crescent in the river. But critically, the area also had a back door - a short portage to a bayou that allowed easy access to Lake Pontchartrain and the Gulf of Mexico beyond. This was Bayou St. John, and thus New Orleans was founded in 1718 on the high ground by the river.
It wasn't long before bustling shipping and a neighborhood sprang up around the head of the bayou. The old portage to town became Bayou Road, and in time Esplanade Avenue took over the route and the rest of New Orleans grew up around the Vieux Carre (French Quarter) and Bayou St. John.
Today, the area is classic New Orleans, with diverse architecture and natural attractions yet a lively and friendly neighborhood vibe.
The apartment is just a block from the cluster of restaurants and amenities including Liuzza's by the Track, Fair Grinds Coffeehouse, Cafe Degas, Lola's, Canseco's market, Fortier Park, and more (see my Guidebook for more info).
Just up Esplanade is City Park, which aside from great natural spaces includes the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), Storyland, the Botanical Gardens, and Morning Call coffee shop.
The French Quarter is 1.5 miles down Esplanade, and the Marigny, Treme, Bywater, and CBD are all relatively close and easy to get to. Likewise, as Bayou St. John is a part of Mid-City, Uptown is a straight shot out Broad St. or Carrollton Avenue.
The apartment is perfectly located for Jazzfest, just two blocks from the entrance and right in the middle of the fun and festiveness that fills the area every spring. Other fun nearby events include Bayou Boogaloo in May and Voodoo Fest on Halloween weekend.
And of course, the bayou is still the heart of the neighborhood, a great place to stroll, exercise, kayak, enjoy a sunset, or live out your fantasies of being an 18th century sailor.
Easy access by road from any direction. Ample street parking. We're right off Esplanade Avenue, with a bus stop nearby and streetcar stop just up Esplanade at City Park.
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No smoking inside
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