The experience with Terri and her son Stephen was the best AirBnB stay my husband and I have ever booked! A few things to note that we learned during our time at their beautiful home in New Orleans :
This listing boasts a “shotgun style” house close to City Park and is on the outskirts of the Mid-City neighborhood.
a) Absolutely no worries about the “shotgun style” house… there are certainly no shotguns and it’s not your standard narrow shotgun home where you have to walk through every room to get to the back… The hosts have their own sleeping quarters completely separate from where you walk through the house.
b) The street the house is located on was quite possibly the safest street we visited our entire trip to New Orleans! It’s quaint, well kept, plenty of parking, and features lots of gorgeous homes. We fell in love with the Mid-City neighborhood!
It’s not your own private place - you share it with 2 truly incredible New Orleans residents and Stephen’s lovely little dog Buddy and a caged cockatiel named Bird Bird!
a) Coffee was made and available upon waking every morning! Where are you going to get this type of 5 star service elsewhere, especially staying in a private non-hosted AirBnB??
b) The hosts were extremely polite in conversation when inquiring what we were keeping busy with and places we were visiting so that they could provide helpful recommendations. The conversations and tips we received were priceless!
c) Getting to learn about their lives as New Orleans residents was equally as enthralling!
d) Communication and arrangements were handled perfectly.
e) The pets were non intrusive, well kept and the house smelled very clean.
Bed was comfy, fridge was cold, microwave worked perfectly, shower pressure was on point, towels were soft, fluffy and smelled good - Terri has this AirBnB thing figured out expertly!
If you’re hesitating for any reason, please let me be the review that changes your mind! Yes, it’s not the closest to the French Quarter, but if you have your own vehicle or are renting a vehicle, everything felt like a quick drive. The street car line is extremely close. Uber/Lift fares shouldn’t break the bank getting downtown (depending on what events are happening that might cause price surges). There are commercial train tracks at the end of the street, but the entire time we were there, we never heard a train whistle. Heck, we barely even heard the train rolling down the tracks on the rare occasion we saw a train while we were standing outside!
Would we stay with Terri again? In a heartbeat! We loved her and Stephen so much that we would absolutely open our own home to them, should they ever decide to visit deep in the heart of Texas!
Much love to our lovely “new” New Orleans friends, and best of luck fellow travelers! This one’s a winner :)