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Elegant Bywater Shotgun with Bikes & Backyard
Elegant Bywater Shotgun with Bikes & Backyard
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Beautifully restored 1870's shotgun on the best street in the Bywater. Rock skipping distance from great restaurants, parks, coffee shops and galleries, and only a short bicycle ride to the French Quarter.

The space

We've lived in this 1870's vintage shotgun "doublewide" for over 15 years. We LOVE our house! It's got hardwood floors, high ceilings, fireplaces and fans in every room, large windows and working shutters, modern furnishings, original artwork and modern appliances. It's simple but elegant.

Guest access

2 Bikes (and plenty of adventures!)


Interaction with guests

Unfortunately, my wife and I have demanding day jobs. With that said, we do love having guests. If and when we can steal away, we'd be happy to share insiders' tips on the Big Queasy!

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Wireless Internet
Cable TV

Cleaning Fee £38
Security Deposit £229
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)

This apartment accommodates only 2 people and this is a strict policy as place is best for a couple since there is one queen bed and the sofa is not for sleeping. If there are more than 2 people, there will be an additional charge of $100 a night per person.
No smoking.
No pets


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

75 Reviews

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Denis User Profile
September 2017
Folwell and Lucia's place was amazing. The property was outstanding with a really cool interior. The location in the Bywater was great, plenty of really hip places nearby (with some great recommendations from Folwell). We used the bikes a lot too, as it really helps getting around and seeing the sights of New Orleans. Thanks for a great stay, we loved your place and your city.

George User Profile
August 2017
This was my second time staying at Folwell's place. Just as good as the first visit. Great place, great host. Highly recommend.

Christine User Profile
July 2017
We had a lovely time staying here. The bikes are wonderful to get around the city, and there are several nice places to eat in the area. The separation from the French Quarter is quite nice and only a quick bike ride away when you want to go. The home is quite large with lovely attention to detail --- an extra bike helmet, umbrella, blow dryer, cold water, coffee, etc waiting when you arrive. Hosts were also very lovely and helpful with check in! Would absolutely stay here again and recommend to others! Thank you again!

George User Profile
July 2017
I've stayed at other AIRbnbs in the Bywater neighborhood several times before, but Folwell's is by far my favorite. The place is beautiful. It's even better than the pictures. A traditional New Orleans shotgun renovated in the traditional style, then appointed with contemporary furnishings. Fantastic! Folwell met us as soon as we arrived and showed us the house and property. The neighborhood/street is fantastic. It's close to great restaurants and bars. I give Follwell's place 5 stars. Highly recommend! I'd love to stay there the next time I'm in New Orleans.

Robin User Profile
July 2017
This is an amazing flat for one or two people. Gorgeous and comfortable with soaring ceilings, great light, and elegant decor. Everything you need is there, and nothing that you don't. The neighborhood is really fun with bars, restaurants and shops close by, and easy access to transit, or use the complimentary bikes. Folwell and Lucia were thoughtful hosts and everything about the experience from booking to checkout was flawless. Highly recommend!

Kate User Profile
June 2017
Folwell and Lucia's home is absolutely gorgeous and was a great home base for our trip. It is in a great location with easy access to Crescent Park, great bars and restaurants and a nice walk to other parts of the city if you're trying to atone for what you have eaten or had to drink. Folwell was a very considerate host and even held a parking space for us (parking isn't that bad we were just arriving during Friday happy hour).

Lyle User Profile
May 2017
Great hosts! The house was exactly as described in their Ad. The location is within walking distance of quite a few great places to get food and drinks. They provide bikes which are perfect for a 5 minute bike ride to the french market. House was very nice and clean with anything we needed for our stay. Highly recommend.

New Orleans, Louisiana, United StatesJoined in April 2015
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Folwell Dunbar: An Abridged (and slightly fictitious) Autobiography

Fol·well \ fόl-wel \ n, pl. Folwells [from the Cajun Faux and Weeeeeee] This highly endangered and elusive species (folwellius dunbarian, estimated population: 1. Common names include Foz, Fu, Fuzzy, Foly and Fu-Bear) was first discovered in the mid 1960s along the creosote shores of Bayou Bonfuca. Genetic research has shown that it was first conceived in Mexico, carried north by a band of Olmec nomads and finally deposited beneath a bald cypress tree in the Honey Island Swamp. Legend has it that an osprey had landed there with a cottonmouth in its talons. The young child was then placed in a pirogue and set adrift. He was soon discovered by a den of aquatic reptilian royalty and nursed to maturity by a particularly handsome, nine-foot she-gator. Once weaned, the young Folwell began feeding on “nutra rats,” water hyacinth and other vile, invasive species. Eventually, the young hominid left its adopted home and sojourned northward to the glaciated reaches of Massachusetts for some good, wholesome Puritanical book learnin. After four frostbitten years of preppy, intellectual enlightenment, Folwell carpetbagged it back south to the gothic tobacco barns of Durham, North Carolina. After another “cough, cough,” four years of higher order thinking and lower order wrestling at Duke University, he ventured to the hinterlands of South America. In Zhumar, Ecuador (pop. 54 on a good day!), he culled rogue sheep, raised rainbow trout in earthen ponds, cooked guinea pigs over an open fire, kept “killer” bees, and drank lots of spittle-tainted chicha and kerosene-toxic trago. Once again though, after almost three years of Andean bliss and Atawalpa’s revenge, the wander-lustful neotropical migrant set off. He trekked along the Ruta Maya, past the land of United Fruit and through the fields of the Zapatistas, until he finally settled in the true “Banana Republic” of Louisiana. In the Big Queasy, he taught Ancient, US and World History, Spanish and First Grade. He studied at Tulane and juggled on Decatur Street, until, once again, he took flight. Landing in the virtual reality of the Research Triangle Park, he helped found a school for techno-savvy cyber children, coached wrestling, and visited countless, generic shopping malls. After only two years in CARY (Concentrated Area of Relocated Yankees), he was drawn back to the Big Queasy by the ethereal beat of Satchmo, Sidney Bichet, and of course Professor Longhair. There, he set out on a quest for comprehensive whole-school reform, a.k.a. Peace Corps with a paycheck. He scooped and delivered dollops of PD, scribbled reams of educational, jargon-infused drivel, and beat the drum loudly for improved teaching and learning. Folwell, his wife Lucia, and their shaggy and occasionally obedient black dog live in an ancient and decrepit shotgun doublewide, two blocks from Desire (of Streetcar fame), a levee away from Old Man River, and a hop, a skip and a short stagger from the Vieux Carre’. They can be found fighting the stupids, social working, and generally barking around…

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