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Vacation rental houses in New Orleans

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Top-rated houses in New Orleans

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Bywater Beauty - Historic Renovation Featured on Hgtv
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Entire residential home · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Bywater Beauty - Historic Renovation Featured on HgtvSoak up the modern and Victorian historic charm of this Hgtv renovation as seen on New Orleans Reno in 2017. Louisa Street is perfect to relax outside on the large front porch or enjoy the spacious chic interior with its 12.5” ceilings. #20-OSTR-01340

Creole Cottage Suite by the Streetcar
SUPERHOST
Entire residential home · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Creole Cottage Suite by the StreetcarYou'll love the feel of our newly built private studio suite. Like a hotel but with more comfortable and cozy amenities including a king-size bed, spa-like bathroom, and washer and dryer. Just a block away from the N. Rampart Streetcar and Frenchman Street and a short walk to the French Quarter. Perfect for a couple who needs a quiet space to return to after a long day exploring. Entry to and from the suite

Creole Cottage Suite- Close to Magazine Street
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Entire residential home · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Creole Cottage Suite- Close to Magazine StreetUnwind and enjoy this private boutique rental suite in a Lower Garden District location close to Magazine Street. This newly renovated classic Creole cottage boasts airy 14 foot ceilings, heart pine flooring, seriously comfortable King size bed, furniture and art collected from all over the world and original brick fireplaces, with a feeling of modern chic throughout. Perfect for couples and solo travelers to New Orleans who want to experience the city in a more local and luxurious way.

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Popular house amenities in New Orleans

  • Pool
  • Air conditioning
  • Wifi
  • Kitchen
  • Hot tub

Where to stay in New Orleans

Locals share their top neighborhood recommendations to help you find the one to call home for your trip.

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Garden District
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City Park
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French Quarter
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Bayou St. John
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Marigny
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Fairgrounds

Stay near New Orleans's top sights

Jackson Square
Plaza · 161 locals recommend
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Go see all the history and enjoy all the local artists and performers that populate this age-old city square where New Orleans meets the river!

Sean
Sean· New Orleans, LA
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    1. Entire residential home
    2. New Orleans
    DIXIE! Unique and original New Orleans Home!!
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    1. Private room
    2. New Orleans
    Frenchmen House "Red Room"
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    1. Private room
    2. New Orleans
    1912 Dauphine
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    1. Private room
    2. New Orleans
    Loft Retreat Just a Half-Block to the Quarter
French Quarter
Neighborhood · 291 locals recommend
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History and mystery, the French Quarter is filled with a million details you have to visit multiple times to even get a glimpse of. If you must see Bourbon Street, walk down one block then return to the more civilized areas like Chartres, Royal, or Decatur Streets.

Star
Star· New Orleans, LA
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    1. Private room
    2. New Orleans
    Artsy Treme Guesthouse (Chill Room)
    1. Entire guest suite
    2. New Orleans
    Lovely Private Studio in New Orleans
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    1. Entire rental unit
    2. New Orleans
    Hip Marigny Guesthouse
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    1. Private room
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    Crescent City Guest House
Bourbon Street
Cocktail Bar · 27 locals recommend
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This is where the party never ends in New Orleans. It gets very crowded on weekends and even more so on holidays and Mardi Gras. A lot of drunk people. And a lot of weird things happen here. Be safe, and always have a buddy system.

Manny
Manny· New Orleans, LA
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    1. Entire residential home
    2. New Orleans
    Discover Frenchmen’s Jazz from a Marigny Triangle Home
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    1. Entire rental unit
    2. New Orleans
    Renovated Marigny Home One Block from the French Quarter
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    1. Entire rental unit
    2. New Orleans
    Bright 1BR Apt I Walk to Bourbon Street
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    1. Entire rental unit
    2. New Orleans
    On Esplanade Avenue-French Quarter

Top-rated things to do in New Orleans

Unique activities hosted by local experts vetted for quality

  • Haunted AF French Quarter Tour!★
    This is the one that's fun! Expect a few laughs, a few chills, and a little morbidity. HauntedAFTours A walking tour of no more than 12 guests. We’ll get to know each other at the top of the tour--where everybody is from, what other tours they’ve been on, interests, and such. Your host will customize a walk to include everyone’s interests, ghostly, morbid, or historical. Once underway, we will walk about 1.25 miles (2 km) along the sidewalks of the French Quarter. It won’t be like a death march -- there will be plenty of stopping as we share the stories of the homes, businesses, galleries, and alleyways along the way. Along this walk your host will share legends of ghosts, werewolves, vampires, Voodoo, witchcraft, pirates, serial killers, and whatever else comes to mind. We always sneak in some history, architecture, and such -- you won't even know it happened. There will be a 10 minute break with bathrooms and available cocktails halfway through this two hour experience. You won't miss a word as your host will be on microphone and you will have a wireless receiver and earphones. Your satisfaction is guaranteed 100%. Just book it. We look forward to meeting you and sharing our city though our storytelling.
    From Price:€38 / person
  • French Quarter Photo Shoot
    We'll meet at the French Quarter and then walk around the neighborhood to find great spots to take photos. We will guide you through this stunning part of New Orleans and tell everything we learned and read about its history. St. Louis Cathedral, Bourbon and Royal Street will be our must. It will be a relaxed walk while we snap some amazing photos of you in some great New Orleans locations. You'll have the recognizable city as your background for the shoot, and we'll help you find the right poses to capture your best looks. We will make sure you have great pictures to take home—a unique souvenir of your time in New Orleans. This experience is not private. Group size is a maximum of 4 to keep this experience as personal as possible. We'll send you 15-20 photos edited by professional digitally in 5-10 days after the session. Other things to note We advise to have comfortable shoes
    From Price:€47 / person
  • French Quarter Food Tour Thru My Eyes
    Please note: itinerary may Change a due to COVID- Your culinary tour of New Orleans starts where it all began — the banks of the Mississippi River. From here, you’ll witness the lifeblood of this region. To wake up your taste buds, we’ll indulge in New Orleans’ most iconic pastry. Just make sure you watch the direction of the wind or else you might find yourself covered in powdered, sugary goodness!  We will also head to The French Market, the site of America’s oldest public market. We’ll be sure to stop for a local bite and get to know some of the personalities who call this city home.  From the French Market, you’ll embark on the picturesque streets of the French Quarter where your guide will take you to some of their favorite palate-pleasing spots. You’ll sample both a classic New Orleans dish, as well as a delicacy that you’ve probably never seen outside Cajun country. With a fertile eco-system within the bayou and a history of spice trading, you’ll begin to realize why everything here tastes so good.  On this tour, you’ll have the chance to try a dish that sparks controversy amongst chefs and cooks in New Orleans: gumbo. Learn how hundreds of years of history has shaped this recipe and how it can vary from restaurant to restaurant.  Finally, we will try a sweet treat made from locally grown ingredients and the region’s abundant harvest.
    From Price:€63 / person
  • Spooky Family Ghost Tour
    All ages of chill-seekers will love this guided tour of the French Quarter, a neighborhood brimming with eerie secrets and supernatural activity. As you walk to some of the most haunted locations in the city, experience spooky stories and unexplained events—all made appropriate for adults and kids alike. Taking the whole family on vacation to New Orleans? Our charming city isn’t just for adults! We offer a kid-friendly and just-scary-enough Ghost Tour of NOLA that the whole family can enjoy. Other things to note Children must be accompanied by an adult. Check in is 15 minutes prior to start. For everyone’s courtesy, tours leave on time. Your tour guide will contact via text before tour to help you locate them
    From Price:€26 / person
  • Frenchmen Street Live Music Pub Crawl
    Get ready to PARTY!! My 3-hour private tour will take you beyond Bourbon Street to the music clubs, and cocktail bars of Frenchmen Street, the live music capital of New Orleans. Frenchmen Street has been featured in many films and shows such as HBO's Treme, The Simpsons, and the hit movie Girl's Trip. Drake also shot a large portion of his video for 'In My Feelings' on Frenchmen Street. Your tour will take you to hear some of the best live music at Frenchmen Street's hottest clubs, and will give you an overview of the area's colorful history. You'll hear several French Quarter ghost stories and tales of musical New Orleans from 1718-until now. At each venue, we will take the time to listen to live bands. At our first bar, a Bartender will show you how to make a premium Louisiana cocktail, such as a "Sazerac" or "Pimm's Cup". You'll even get to try the famous BOOTY SHAKER SHOT while you experience the Frenchmen Street scene. We'll definitely get to meet some new friends! If you like eclectic and unique art, we will visit the Frenchmen Street Art Market as well. I will help you be in the right place at the right time to see Jazz, brass bands, latin, funk, electronic, rock, blues, americana, zydeco, EDM, hip hop, DJs. Inside the 20+ bars and clubs on the street you will find just about every style of music. Bring your Camera and Dancing shoes!
    From Price:€42 / person

Tips from New Orleans locals

Get advice about the city from the people who know it best. Local hosts share their tips and recommendations for travelers like you.

What should I pack?

Bring solid walking shoes! Our streets and sidewalks are old - our entire infrastructure is old! if you're spending time walking around, i highly suggest sturdy tennis shoes rather than flip flops or anything dressy.

Natalie
NatalieLives in New Orleans

What's the best way to get around?

Lyft is my transportation of choice, especially when heading to the quarter. We have every mode of transportation that a typical city has, from rental bikes to buses and street cars.

Natalie
NatalieLives in New Orleans

Take the bus The subway is also very easy but it gets crowded during rush hour.

Gil
GilLives in New Orleans

Lyft is my transportation of choice, especially when heading to the quarter. We have every mode of transportation that a typical city has, from rental bikes to buses and street cars.

Natalie
NatalieLives in New Orleans

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Your guide to New Orleans

All About New Orleans

New Orleans offers a round-the-clock festive spirit 12 months a year. Live music, particularly jazz, rings through streets lined with buildings dating back to the early 1800s. That’s when the city’s trademark Creole architecture, a mix of influences from the French, Spanish, and Caribbean was developed, adding a distinctly New Orleans touch. While the lively French Quarter gets all the attention, also explore the Marigny and Bywater, which have a more artsy vibe, and Audubon — surrounding Audubon Park — which is known as the University District thanks to Tulane and Loyola Universities. If you’re looking to visit more of the New Orleans metro area, Metairie is just to the northwest, Chalmette about 10 miles east, and Slidell about 34 miles northeast.


How do I get around New Orleans?

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is a rare airport where you’ll actually want to spend extra time because of the live entertainment on offer for passengers awaiting flights. Over a dozen airlines servicing numerous domestic destinations and some international cities land here, so finding a flight to New Orleans should be easy. Taxis, shuttles, rental cars, rideshares, and buses are available for the 14-mile trip into the city. Alternatively, this Mississippi River city has a cruise port, as well as long-haul bus and train service from select cities. Once in town, the transportation options are plentiful, including streetcars, ferries, pedicabs, bikeshares, taxis, and rideshares, but if you’re staying in the city center, you may not need any of these options, as many essential sites are within walking distance.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in New Orleans?

February through May is prime time to visit NoLA, when highs are in the mid-60s to mid-80s Fahrenheit and lows hover between the 50s to 70s — it’s also perfectly timed to celebrations such as Mardi Gras and the French Quarter Festival. December and January are also pleasant months — with the bonus of fewer crowds — when highs are in the 60s and lows typically don't fall below the mid-40s. Summer and fall can be more challenging, as stifling heat, mixed with humidity, reaches the 90s. June usually has the highest precipitation, and hurricane season lasts from June through November.


What are the top things to do in New Orleans?

French Quarter

The legendary Bourbon Street is the most popular street in this historic neighborhood, and indulgence is a way of life here. But the district is also known for its majestic Jackson Square (where local artisans often display their work in an open-air market), jazz clubs, steamboat cruises, and fresh beignets with chicory coffee.

Garden District

A streetcar ride away from the French Quarter is a visual juxtaposition to the French Quarter — a chill suburban neighborhood dominated by grand mansions. Also stop at Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, which houses the tombs of early settlers from Ireland and Germany, or opt for one of the city’s cemetery tours to learn more about the history of this great city.

Mardi Gras World

Experience New Orleans’ most famous festival any time of year at this facility, where 80 percent of the Mardi Gras floats are built.

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