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Vacation rental houses in New Orleans

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Top-rated houses in New Orleans

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Frenchmen House "Red Room"
SUPERHOST
Private room · 2 guests · 1 bed · 2 shared baths

Frenchmen House "Red Room"Victorian-style 100+ year old house on Frenchmen Street -- home of the best collection of jazz clubs in New Orleans -- and still only blocks from the French Quarter.

Bywater Beauty - Historic Renovation Featured on Hgtv
PLUS
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

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Popular house amenities in New Orleans

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  • Air conditioning
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  • 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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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
  • SUPERHOST
    1. Entire rental unit
    2. New Orleans
    NOLA Central 1BR Apt with Laundry
    R1,117 ZAR per night
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    1. Entire residential home
    2. New Orleans
    DIXIE! Unique and original New Orleans Home!!
    R2,161 ZAR per night
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    1. Private room
    2. New Orleans
    1912 Dauphine
    R1,138 ZAR per night
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    1. Private room
    2. New Orleans
    Loft Retreat Just a Half-Block to the Quarter
    R1,202 ZAR per night
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
    1. Entire guest suite
    2. New Orleans
    Lovely Private Studio in New Orleans
    R1,449 ZAR per night
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    1. Entire guesthouse
    2. New Orleans
    Romantic private apartment for two!
    R998 ZAR per night
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    1. Entire rental unit
    2. New Orleans
    Hip Marigny Guesthouse
    R1,152 ZAR per night
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    1. Private room
    2. New Orleans
    Crescent City Guest House
    R1,179 ZAR per night
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 rental unit
    2. New Orleans
    Renovated Marigny Home One Block from the French Quarter
    R1,519 ZAR per night
  • SUPERHOST
    1. Entire rental unit
    2. New Orleans
    On Esplanade Avenue-French Quarter
    R1,949 ZAR per night
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    1. Entire residential home
    2. New Orleans
    CHARMING TREME COTTAGE
    R1,963 ZAR per night
  • SUPERHOST
    1. Private room
    2. New Orleans
    FABULOUS LOCATION Private bath-living room-parking
    R821 ZAR per night

Top-rated things to do in New Orleans

Unique activities hosted by local experts vetted for quality

  • 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:R793 / person
  • Manchac Magic Kayak Swamp Tour
    Our Manchac Magic Kayak Tour will start with pickup from 732 N Rampart St. Depending on the day, our tours start at 9:00AM, 12:00PM, and 3:00PM. Morning Tour Pickup: 9AM at 732 N Rampart St. New Orleans, LA Afternoon Tour Pickup: 12PM at 732 N Rampart St. New Orleans, LA Evening Tour Pickup: 3PM at 732 N Rampart St. New Orleans, LA The drive to our tour location is 30-40min. When we get to our location you will be able to use the restroom and buy any food or drinks you would like. We will begin our tour through the beautiful and scenic Manchac Swamp. Your guide will tell you all about the wildlife and historical significance of the area. We will stop in scenic locations and take pictures and relax under the cypress trees. The tour will last about 2hrs depending on the skill level of the group. We will return to our launch site, load our boats, use the restroom, and purchase any drinks or other necessities needed. We will then return to 732 N Rampart St. to conclude the trip. Other things to note We still go out in the rain as long as it is not dangerous to guests. Lightning, fire, etc. It is good to bring a raincoat just in case.
    From Price:R1,081 / person
  • 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:R634 / 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:R706 / person
  • New Orleans Street Art & Mural Walk ft. Banksy
    Discover nooks of New Orleans that never made it into commercial travel guides on one of the most colorful tours on Airbnb! We'll meet up in the 9th Ward before setting off on a walk full of towering murals, hidden street art, and underground art history. You'll get an insider's perspective on some of the city's best art, music venues, and restaurants during your time with us—and plenty of great photo ops! We'll explore the largest concentration of street art, murals, and graffiti in New Orleans, painted by world-famous artists like Banksy, Rebeka Skela, Muck Rock, Jeremy Novy, and Laurel True, as well as local artists such as Crude Things, Leluna, Henry Lipkis, and Jay McKay. By the end of the walk, you'll know more about our public art than most locals do! This is a family-friendly experience. Please note that the art walk ends at the edge of the French Quarter and does not return to its starting location. Refunds are issued in the event of severe weather. Private and custom tours are available upon request—just message us!
    From Price:R433 / 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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