Hip Bywater Guest House - New Orleans on a Budget!
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Living space||1800 square feet|
Suitable for childrenAsk
Suitable for the elderlyAsk
|Theme||Budget, Historic, Romantic, City, Downtown|
Description from the owner
The guest house is centrally located in the trendy, hip Bywater neighborhood, primarily artsy and residential. The location allows easy access by car, streetcar, taxi or bus to the Convention Center, Riverwalk and Aquarium, Jackson Square, Cafe Du Monde, river cruises, ghost and graveyard tours. Free on-street parking. House is within walking distance to The Joint, Bacchanal, Jack Dempsey's, and Elizabeth's restaurants.
One of the many offerings for visitors is a two hour relaxed bike tour that takes you through the historic neighborhoods of New Orleans for a close up view of the unique influences of Spanish/French and Caribbean archit...Read more
Hip Bywater Guest House - New Orleans on a Budget!
New Orleans, Louisiana
Additional Location Information
Location Type City, Downtown
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$149 - $350||$150||$0||$0||3 nights|
|Apr. 6 2013 - Apr. 24 2013
|Apr. 25 2013 - Apr. 29 2013
|Apr. 30 2013 - Apr. 30 2014
|All Other Dates||$150||$150||-||-||3 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Cleaning fee - $100 / stay - Other
Additional notes from owner
Standard rate of $149/night may not apply to special events. Please inquire as to special rates.
No pets allowed. Smoking permitted in the garden area. Children over 12 considered.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 21, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Twin Falls, Id
New Orleans on a budget
What caught my interest was a 3 bedroom place that for all practical purposes could house us, our kids, and grand-children cheaper than a hotel. We arrived late afternoon, and gps'ed our way to the place. Be prepared for a rough looking nieghborhood. Katrina evidence is all around you. I mean right around you. I wasnt prepared for it, but grew accustomed to it. Its everywhere, besides...its a old town.I'm from the northwest, we are infants compared to the age of this area. Well, behold, in the middle of chaos is this little cottage that is cute as a button. landscaped, painted, just a total rose in a dandylion field. Inside it just got better. Clean, beautifully decorated. Virtually almost all new. 3 bedrooms decorated wonderfully, and the master bedroom has this canopy bed just to cool. Memo..shower in master bath has a trick, the mouth of the spout has a small almost not visible ring you must pull down to make the shower work. Stood there for 15 minutes trying everything but that, finally had the wife come rescue me. Eat at Jack Dempseys, jusr a few blocks down the street, and just around the corner about another 8 blocks is Elizabeths. Please trust me when I say they are both worth it!!! The smoked pork chops for breakfast @ Elizabethes goes down as one of those memorable meals for a life time.Bottom line, If this place was dirty, it was outside in the flower beds, Value? Best money I've spent on a vacation hotel or bed, The experience was interesting, but trust me, we never felt threatened, its just us outsiders have no idea what suffering these people endured and survived, and then got on with it. Trust Kate. Great gal
Difficult to deal with!!!
I had booked this property and something came up to prevent us from going to enjoy New Orleans as we normally do! I spoke with the owner about this and was told I would be receiving a refund in a couple of days. She was very sincere about the situation. It has been almost 2 weeks and she has not yet sent my money to me. I also told her I would see if someone else coming wanted my booking. I called her a few times to get her in contact with someone who wanted it and was unsuccessful. So I have had to get PayPal involved. I guess seeing noone has stayed here since May should have to me something. So if you book make sure that you will make the trip!!
Response from Katherine Koons - 11/03/2012
I'm sorry I wasn't available to answer Ashley's calls since I was out of town. I don't believe she had my cell phone number. If she had emailed me about booking a friend in her place, that would have been a win/win situation.
I have since refunded the money for her deposit. Ashley was very cooperative. And to make up for the inconvenience she experienced, I would like to offer her a free weekend as my special guest at The Bywater Guest House.
Mebane, North Carolina
Spent 3 hours cleaning this place so we could live there for 5 days. Bywater is actually the 9th ward. Room air conditioners filled with mold. Very very noisy street, on the edge of industrial area. No wifi, spotty internet service.
Response from Katherine Koons - 12/17/2012
The house is spotlessly clean, from the curtains to the baseboards. I've had no complaints from other guests who have stayed here. The A/C units have been totally cleaned today. The location of the guest house IS in the historic 200 year old Bywater neighborhood. The house was built in the 1920s, and has been totally renovated with new plumbing and electrical. Passing fire trucks and ambulances are a part of city life. The thick insulation of windows/doors renders the house virtually soundproof inside. The Bywater is NOT a bucolic setting. Wifi is free, and the signal is strong. If guests have never been to New Orleans, please don't judge its decrepitness--that's part of the charm. One just has to get a little dirty--in a good way!
Jazz Fest stay in Bywater
My husband, I and a couple friend of our's stayed at the Bywater guest house over second weekend of Jazz Fest 2012. We could not have asked for better accommodations! There was more than enough room for the 4 of us. The guest house was very comfortable & had everything we needed. The Bywater area is very cool & we felt safe walking (although I would reccommend a cab after dark, the longest we had to wait for a cab was 15 mins, Saturday night. With a good tip, $15 to the French Quarter). There are some really cool restaurants walking distance, and we went to see Kermit Ruffins & his band Thursday night at Vaughan's Lounge (easy walk from the house). Be sure to have dinner at Elizabeth's. It was fantastic!!! Kate was so so nice & informative. We can't wait to come back. Thank you Kate for sharing your guest house with us during our stay! We will reccommend the guest house to everyone!!!
When the four of us arrived, we were looking forward to spending time in the French Quarter and Garden District. We did all that, but we were really surprised at how many days and evenings we spent in Bywater. We ate, we walked and we played, all within walking distance of the house.
The owner, Kate, got us settled in, found an open restaurant for us, then left us to enjoy her house and the neighborhood. We spent 6 nights there, and truly enjoyed coming back there after long days of having fun. It was handy to have a full kitchen, complete with everything we needed to cook for ourselves when we wanted. We already miss the Bywater neighborhood (be sure to visit Dr. Bob's studio on Chartres) and New Orleans, the city where art is everywhere.
Homey and Inviting
We rented the Bywater Guest House for Mardi Gras along with some friends. Kate went out of her way to make us feel comfortable. It was so nice to come back to a cozy comfortable home after standing for hours watching parades and walking around. Her nice big round table was perfect for a relaxing game of cards when the rain kept us in. We enjoyed our stay very much.
Christina in Seattle
Wonderful Southern Hospitality
This rental was just wonderful! The home was just beautiful! It was much better than staying in a hotel. You have all the comforts of home including a full kitchen, living room, tv and dvd player, closet, back porch, full bathroom and nice robes, and very comfortable beds. Everything was also very clean.
Kate is a wonderful hostess, she knew all best Mardi Gras parades to attend, the history behind the parades and krewes, and the best places to eat, shop and sight-see. There is a lot do in New Orleans and Kate knew just where to go!
While you can take local transportation from the house into the French Quarter, my friends and I walked. It was surprisingly close, taking only about 20 minutes or so. Getting around Nola was not a problem.
I would absolutely stay at the Bywater Guest House again. I felt at home, like family and completely welcome!
Response from Katherine Koons - 03/22/2012
Christina was a guest for Mardi Gras 2011. I don't host the guest house anymore. Prospective guests will have the entire house to themselves, not a shared space.