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Garden, Off-Street Parking, walkable, Bayou St John, near French Qtr & streetcar


Property Details

Updated: Feb 12, 2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided

About the property

Garden Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8), off street parking, quiet

* (please note that to reserve home, one must call or email us; we do not have online booking to ensure we speak to each guest party)

Sunny, private, peaceful, country cottage-like 3-bedroom, 2 bath apartment on a quarter of a tropically-landscaped acre, hardwood floors, 12-ft ceilings, newly renovated, new central air and heat, new ceiling fans in every room, large custom oak bedroom closets, LG flat screen TVs, dvd, vcr, ipod compatible stereo, cable, wireless internet; granite countertops, LG high-end stainless steel appliances: gas range, side-by-side refrigerator, dishwasher, stackable washer and dryer; marble shower, 2-person bath tub, large antique cypress French windows opening to a banana tree grove above bathtub in bathroom, custom open kitchen oak shelving; bicycle rentals nearby; furnishing are largely comfortable French and other antiques

Safe, quiet, great neighborhood; 1890’s renovated architecturally beautiful home; off-street parking. Apartment is furnished with two high quality queen beds, a white upholstered Pottery Barn sleeper sofa (as well as a quality queen and 3 twin air mattresses), white upholstered armchairs and ottomans, quality linens, down comforters, towels, dishes, stainless steel cookware, country antique furniture, etc; Quarter of an acre landscaped with citrus, fig, papaya, banana grove, palms, ginger, sweet olive, camellia, gardenia, wisteria, angel trumpet, plumeria, roses, herbs, potted plants; Responsible landlord who addresses issues/fixes problems immediately; new electrical, plumbing, appliances, paint, bathroom, kitchen, etc.

Within 5 minute walk to the Jazz Fest, 2 neighborhood coffee shops (Fair Grinds and CCs), Sip wine bar, 5 excellent restaurants/bistros (Café Degas, Lola’s, Nomma Mia, Sante Fe, Liuzza’s by the Track), 2 neighborhood markets (Canesco’s and Terranova’s), Carrolton Ave street car, NO Museum of Art, City Park (including botanical gardens, sculpture garden, tennis courts, golf, country children’s amusement park), Bayou St John, bird watching, kayaking, paddleboarding, biking, fishing. Less than 2 miles to French Quarter, Superdome, Frenchman, Treme, Bywater and Marigny neighborhoods, central business district (CBD), and the I-10; Approximately 5 miles to Uptown, Magazine St, St Charles, Tulane University, Loyola University, Garden District, Audubon Park, and Audubon Zoo; Half a block to bus stop on Esplanade Ave @ CC’s coffee shop; 5 blocks to street car @ Esplanade Ave and Carrollton Ave; Home has never flooded; most BSJ neighborhood homes did not flood during Katrina due to a higher elevation on Esplanade Ridge

Apartment is the back apartment of a renovated 1890’s home, separated into 3 apartments. The two front apartments do not have backyard access or off-street parking; the backyard is only for the back apartment to ensure privacy; Bayou St. John neighborhood listed in Top 10 Neighborhood’s in American in Men’s Journal Magazine “…The winding waterway where picnickers lounge on grassy banks and kayakers paddle their way up to Lake Pontchartrain creates a pastoral backdrop for Bayou St. John’s bungalows. It’s all within shouting distance of NOLA’s top art museum, a huge city park, and the barbecue shrimp po’boy at Liuzza’s By the Track.” – Men’s Journal Magazine

Some favorite food spots: Irene's, Bacchanals, Parkway Bakery, Adolfoes, Cafe Amelie, Liuzza's by the Race Track

Great food spots- Marigny/Bywater: Bacchanals, New Orleans Cake Cafe, Satsuma, Ruby Slipper

Great food spots- Bayou St. John: Parkway Bakery, Liuzza's by the Race Track, Crescent City Steak House, Nomma Mia, Cafe Degas, Lola's, Santa Fe

Great food spots- French Quarter area: Irenes, Port o Call, Cafe Amelie, Louisiana Pizza Kitchen, Maximos, Galatoire's

Great food spots- CBD: Luke's, Herbsaint, Couchon, Rio Mar, La Boca, Root, Delmonico

Great food spots- Uptown: Crepe Nanou, Le Petite Grocery, Lilette, Coquette, Baru, Jacques-Imo's, Surrey's Cafe

Bike rental companies: Greg's Antique's- French Quarter, Decatur St; Bike Nola; Joy Ride

Good music: Bacchanals, DBA, Bullets (Kermit Ruffins on Tuesdays), Spotted Cat, Apple Barrel, Maple Leaf, Frenchman St joints

Keywords: City Park, Bayou St. John, Faubourg St John, Jazz Fest, French Quarter Festival, Apartment, Super Bowl, Mardi Gras, Voodoo Fest, Esplanade Ridge, French Quarter, Marigny, Bywater, Frenchman, CBD, Central Business District, Garden District, Uptown

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About the Owner

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2017

20 Reviews

Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)


Bridge Tournament March 2015

  • 5 of 5

Rather than sharing a room at the Marriott or Sheraton on Canal, my bridge partner and I decided to have separate rooms and baths at this apartment. The accomodations were nice, clean and well appointed. The owners were wonderful to work with. I felt safe taking my run/walk before dawn in this neighborhood, then heading over to the coffee house located very near the apartment. It was less expensive to park the car and take cabs to and from the tournament than pay the going rate for parking at the hotels.

I would recommend this property to anyone and look forward to returning there myself.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We loved meeting you both, glad the rental worked well, & hope you can stay again!
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Better Than a Hotel for Business

  • 5 of 5

Myself and 5 colleagues stayed here for almost a week while attending a conference. Sleeping space was a bit tight with 6 adults, but do-able. The neighborhood was awesome- felt very suburban, quiet, good restaurants around- and it was very easy to get downtown to the convention center. Mya was very easy to communicate and work with throughout the process. The property has tons of character and made me want to stay there forever.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, thanks, Jackie! I am so glad the rental worked out well! I know for 6 individuals (non-couples) that leaves 3 on air beds, but glad it worked out. We also just replaced all of our air beds incase they needed replacing. We hope your chemistry conference was interesting, & so glad you enjoyed our home, neighborhood & city!
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Winter Blahs Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival we weren't sure what to expect. Very first time in the "Big Easy". Turned out to be the best vacation. This rental fit us perfectly. This is and older established home. Great rooms that accommodated us to a tee. Beds were super comfortable. The owners were actually there when we arrived and treated us like family right off the bat. It's in a very quiet neighborhood and safety was never in question. Cute cafe on the corner and local restaurants too. Not far from the French Quarter. We would DEFINITELY recommend this cute home to rent. Thank you Mya for everything. I think the only thing to suggest is for the owner to get a guest book for the house so we could have written something for the owner to look back on from their guests.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, our home & our great neighborhood. Thanks, too, for the great idea to have a guest book, & also a book for outing ideas, etc., from us, & for our guests to contribute to. We hope you can visit again!
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Big Spring, Texas

Spring Break GetAway

  • 5 of 5

Okay pictures don't give this home justice !! My family and I wanted to relax since we travel to New Orleans every year and didn't want a Hotel ;( with 3 small children. It's private and you can't hear anything from the renters up front. The home owner was very sweet and answered all my questions. We will be going back again soon and for 1st time VRBO renters we were so happy with being able to relax and having a private room for my mother and the girls and my husband and I in the other. Lots of closet space! Plenty of linens and utensils in the kitchen. Yes we did cook and found some markets. There is a hutch with letters and notes of recommendations of restaurants and menus was very helpful. Also there's a coffee shop just up the street in walking distance ( did this every morning) perfect. Great place !!! Has a washer and dryer so no more having to go up an elevator and doing laundry for 2- hours !! Yay!! Livingroom looks small but it's very spacious. There was 6 of us and plenty of room dining room was a bit small but didn't care much we just enjoyed it !!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, New York

Worth staying at

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful time staying at Mya's lovely home. We were very impressed with the quality of the accomodations and how well the place was furnished. It looked exactly like the photos...lots of space, well-proportioned rooms, great beds and a comfortable living room. The place definitely reflected excellent taste and maintenance. The kitchen was well-stocked with plenty of dishes, pots and pans, along with cutlery for those who cook or even do a little cooking. We even took advantage of some herbs - thyme, rosemary, tarragon and chives - growing in small pots lined on the porch whenever we cooked. It was so helpful to have on hand so many things, ranging from spices to kitchen garbage bags. The kitchen also came with a wonderful gas range, dish washer and huge refrigerator. Having a washing machine and dryer on the premises was an added bonus. Clearly, there were all the amenities of home! Although we had a car which we parked very easily on the streets, we also did a lot of walking not only in the neighborhood but also to places beyond such as Parkway Bakery and Tavern on Hagan Street, Mandina's on Canal and Angelo Brocato's Italian Pastry Shop on North Carrolton. We are walkers but City Park is within easy walking distance and you can get good coffee and delicious beignets at Port Call, not to mention some good eating at local restaurants within walking distance of the house such as Luizza's by the Track, Santa Fe and The Half Shell. Two local supermarkets on Esplanade, Cansecos and Terrnanova, offer good services. Mya was always available by telephone or email and never failed to keep in touch. I definitely recommend this place highly!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had such a nice stay, Rosie! Thanks for taking the time to write a review!
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Fort Rucker Al

Great Stay. I would recommend!

  • 5 of 5

This place was great. There were little New Orleans touches around the condo (like Anne Rice books and a record player with jazz records) that made it feel like an authentic New Orleans home without being cheesy. The location was perfect, too. Right off a main, beautiful historic street with lots of places to eat and things to do and see. I was able to get to the French Quarter in 10 minutes in my car if I wanted, and it was only a mile from a major museum with beautiful walkways and picture opportunities. The driveway is very tight. I have an Impala and the mirrors almost touched the fence and house on both sides. So if you drive a huge truck I would suggest coming in a different car. The backyard space is small but enough to let a dog go to the restroom or to sit out and drink coffee or have a lunch. The parking is great but you CANNOT fit more than two cars back there, and the puzzle to get them in and out of the tight parking and driveway is a task, but not impossible. Its great just to have the off-street parking. I met some of the neighbors and they were very pleasant. Great neighborhood to walk down with children or a dog to look at the history of the area. Mya was wonderful. I called her several times after booking and she was always pleasant and nice to work with. She answered all my questions and helped me when I needed it. She really made me feel welcome in the condo. The only downside is the living room TV is small and in a very awkward location in the room. But considering we didn’t watch it much it wasn’t a big deal. I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay, Sara! I should have mentioned the grass is hearty enough to drive, park or turn around on, not just the concrete. Thanks so much for your feedback and review!
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Point of Interest : French Quarter Nearest Point of Interest : Neighborhood Cafes, Bistros, Wine Bar, Spa, Coffee House Nearest Point of Interest : Frenchman St: Local Jazz Clubs Nearest Point of Interest : Jazz Fest at Race Track Nearest Point of Interest : Superdome Nearest Point of Interest : City Park & Museum of Art Nearest Point of Interest : Uptown Nearest Point of Interest : Garden District Nearest Point of Interest : Marigny neighborhood Nearest Point of Interest : Bywater neighborhood Nearest Point of Interest : Audubon Park & Golf Course Nearest Point of Interest : Lake Pontchartrain lake walk Nearest Point of Interest : Lower Ninth Ward

paddle boarding in Bayou St John

Rates & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mardi Gras
Feb 22 2017 - Mar 1 2017
1 night minimum stay
Mar 2 2017 - Apr 4 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
French Quarter Fest
Apr 5 2017 - Apr 10 2017
1 night minimum stay
Spring mid
Apr 11 2017 - Apr 26 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Jazz Fest
Apr 27 2017 - May 1 2017
1 night minimum stay
Jazz Fest 2
May 3 2017 - May 8 2017
1 night minimum stay
Bayou Boogaloo
May 18 2017 - May 22 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $90

While we accept stays of less than 3 nights, our standard, holiday & special event rates are based on a stay of 3-4 weekend nights, depending on month and/or special event or holiday;
Rates are variable depending on length of stay, and many other factors which you may inquire about; Rates are estimates & are subject to change until reservation is confirmed
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 for each additional guest
Rates are inclusive; no taxes or fees added to rate except cleaning fee
Cleaning fee is based on up to 4 guests; an additional $5/person added to cleaning fee if greater than 4 guests
Monthly rate is variable depending on month, season, holidays & special events in given month

First 50% due upon securing reservation
Last 50% due 30 days prior to arrival (60 days prior to arrival for special events and holidays)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: Feb 12, 2017


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo


  • children welcome
  • pets considered


  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1300 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon, pottery barn while upholstered quality queen sleep sofa
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa (1) Pottery Barn white upholstered sleeper sofa & quality queen air mattress, and 3 quality twin air mattresses


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals

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