Buckles the mini dachshund lives here!
Beautiful, very safe walkable n’hood, lots to do.
French Qtr 2 mi Uber $7-10
Large lovely, quiet home w/original features
Great central AC & WiFi
Private room, 2.5 baths Common areas mainly yours
1 blk: Bayou St John, serene water w/grassy banks
3 blks: tree-lined Esplanade Ave Restaurants, wine bar, coffee shop, grocery,bikes
City Park-Street car stop Sculpture garden, NOMA, Beignets
Ours is a large 2 story classic Nola style home that’s well maintained and sits high on an elevated mound. It has a modern interior feel while having maintained much of the original details.
The screened-in front porch is great for napping, having wine and chatting, or people watching folks going to and from festivals or the bayou. There's a small fridge with waters, feel free to add your beverages of choice.
It's on a lovely, quiet street yet only a few blocks away from so much to do, hence it’s a highly desirable neighborhood! High walk ability factor with friendly neighbors.
The entrance to the home and living spaces is on the 2nd floor.
*You walk up a handsome set of steps and enter the porch through a decorative wrought iron door. It's and adds extra security.
Ours in an extremely safe neighborhood yet we've added a security system
3 bedrooms. 2.5 bath, 2 with original tile and features.
*Your bedroom is completely private.
The bathroom situation is interesting- a door from your room leads to a Private hallway -sort of like a Jack and Jill set up-only there is a Full bathroom here, and also a separate 1/2 bath.
These are both mainly for your use, I mostly use the full bathroom downstairs which is available to you also.
Occasionally we may have guests staying in the bedroom at the opposite end of the bathroom hallway. So 1.5 bathrooms would be shared.
(And use of the full bathroom downstairs).
Each bedroom has a pocket door that closes to the hallway for complete privacy.
A modern kitchen, comfy living room, lots of light, large dining room with a gorgeous chandelier.
Large back yard with shade tree, a patio and sitting area.
A second patio with a new shallow cooling & misting pool!
Amazing central Ac
Great water pressure!
Large solar-powered locking gate to the driveway. Free parking here, also free street parking.
The first floor of the home is a multi-use area.
A staircase in the kitchen leads down to a huge charming but unfinished ‘basement’ type space, most all of which you may use.
The sauna area is here, a sitting area, a washer and dryer, a full bathroom, a full sized fridge mostly empty for your use, and the door to the back yard and patio.
The Bayou St John neighborhood, and more specifically we are near the Fairgrounds neighborhood, really is one of the most sought after areas in town due its close proximity to several main attractions in New Orleans.
Bayou St John is 1 block away with it's calm, serene water and grassy banks, kayak and paddle board rentals, people walking their dogs, jogging, or picnicking.
We have a kayak you can borrow, possibly two. Please check with me ahead of time.
It's a hidden gem used mostly by locals and has a charming walking bridge (no cars), which is amazing for watching the sunset with a bottle of wine.
It's another spot that's perfect for people watching before and after Jazz Fest since many people walk across the pedestrian bridge.
There is no swimming allowed, except for dogs.
Jazz Fest!!! -
a lovely 5-10 minute walk past house parties, music, and excited festive people! You'll walk 2 blocks toAccess to all areas except other 2 bedrooms.
One is mine, one is a roommate. You may not see him, he is a sweet, quiet comic who works nights. beautiful Esplanade Ave where all the hoopla begins!
Be sure and wear your coolest hat, have sunscreen, and you’re allowed to bring in 1 bottle of unopened water.
They will look in your bag and don’t allow any alcohol brought in.
A brass pass for all 7 days can be shared, and allows you to exit and enter as you like! Makes it great to walk home and nap or recharge.
It is always held the last weekend of April and first weekend of May, which can get in the 80’s during the day.
You can also buy 1 weekend tickets, or daily tickets online or at the gate )a bit higher).
The Fairgrounds Racetrack and Slots - where Jazz Fest is held, the racetrack has it's big opening Thanksgiving day, where locals dress up in their best creative, funky, fancy, or original outfits and hats. (It is not the Kentucky Derby!). There are also zebra and llama races (yes), with live music on occasion.
2020 Mardi Gras is
Tuesday, February 25.
There are parades leading up to it for a few weekends before.
Mardi Gras parade locales-
there is a smart phone app to check parade schedules or checking online sites, you'll see most parade routes are Uptown, extending horizontally across the city, south of us, along St Charles Avenue. These will go down parts of Canal St, near the French Quarter. A good distance on foot from here.
One large (best) one is here right by our home, Endymion.
Mardi Gras day -
getting to the French Quarter and Frenchman St early is great to see all the amazing costumes! Before they start to...fall apart. Best to take an Uber or Lyft.
Plan your bathroom needs and intake carefully, therefore your costume! There can be long lines, and public urination is a big no-no.
The party all ends at midnight on Bourbon Street, this street closes. Obey the police always.
Endymion Parade -
a 15 walk to the biggest Mid City Mardi Gras celebration, and one of the best parades of the season!
A great, fun day right here. Food, drink, bathroom, and fun. Perfect!
Always parades the Saturday right before Mardi Gras Tuesday.
There are festivities all day long along the parade route; a few stages and live music, house parties, and people hanging out. It is for all ages!
They are very generous with their throws! You can bring a chair (I have a few to loan), find a spot, and sit and people watch if you like! And you have a home base here nearby.
There is also a smart phone app to find toilets for 'rent' along the parade routes should you get in a jam!
This can be a very important concern; plan ahead and pace your intake! Lines can be long, some places require a purchase to use the facility.
Voodoo Fest -
City Park is about 10 minute walk! The fest is within the park. Wear a costume or accessorize up and down! And there are lots of Halloween activities around town.
City Park -
is a 10 min walk to the entrance, and is huge!
The famous Cafe du Monde for cafe au lait and beignets is there, maybe 15 min walk. The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) and the awesome Sculpture Garden are a must see, set in moss covered-trees and little bridges over the waterway running through the park. Feeding the ducks and swans is allowed.
Many other activities here; their website has more details.
Canoe, kayak, paddle boat, a gondola, and multi-person bike rentals.
A lake, frisbee golf, putt putt golf, spring and fall outdoor concerts, outdoor exercise gym and walking paths, stables, great tennis courts, soccer fields, a dog park, and a neat hiking forest.
Bayou Boogaloo -
held in the spring along the banks of Bayou St John, this amazing live music, arts, and food festival has grown larger every year!
It is still free to the public, and you'll see the bayou filled with creative boats, flotation devices, and a few man-made temporary islands!
5-10 min walk to the beginning of the bayou, about a 10-15 min scenic walk from here to the festival grounds and stages.
Several restaurants and eclectic coffee shops, a wine shop/bar, two local friendly grocery shops, an upscale salon and bike rentals are 2-3 blocks away.
A bit further are many more restaurants, an iconic ice-cream parlor, snow-ball stand, laundromat, more grocery, post office, urgent care, and more, all nearby.
Several great neighborhood bars to watch sports or enjoy trivia nights.
Audubon Park and Zoo -
Uptown, 4.5 miles from here, 35 mins by bike. 18 mins by car.
Is a wonderful zoo with animals in natural-themed habitats. Great Cajun and alligator/swamp exhibit!
The park is huge and absolutely beautiful, and has a large golf course.
Is near the university campuses, Tulane and Loyola.
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