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The wash room.Towards the kitchen.
The Wanderlust Retreat, Wifi & Parking
The Wanderlust Retreat, Wifi & Parking
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

A clean sofa to crash on in the historic Riverbend area of Uptown! Just a short 2 block walk from a scenic streetcar ride that takes you directly to the French Quarter/Downtown area via the charming and infamous St. Charles Streetcar line. Musician, artist and writer household. Off location recording studio access available for those inclined. Pet friendly house with available closed in backyard. Wi-Fi & off street parking available. Great vibes and great times!

The space

For stays over 2 weeks and over, ask me about the discount. Be prepared to text me. The area is perfect for getting a real underground feel of the city and living like a local. It's comfortable, worry free and safe. There is a street car line less than 3 blocks away that takes you on a scenic ride down historic St. Charles Ave. to the French Quarter/Downtown section of town. It's also ideally located for Mardi Gras and it's festivities when it's that time of year as well. I know lots of places that are popular amongst the locals and myself to aid in the "feel like you live here" experience. It is pet friendly within discussion. The place is perfect for anyone and everyone in any travel, however, traveling musicians, writers, artists, journalists, bloggers etc. may find it an adventure. The following is a quick note for accuracy's sake. This room (as seen in the photos) is also my recording studio room. However, since the pictures were taken, I've acquired a new lockout space when my recording studio now resides. For the room this means that it is now more spacious as it's not shared with a cluster of instruments and gear. Artists, writers and musicians are welcome to a accompany me the studio anytime upon request (granted that I'm free) and if the vibe is right let's make some music tonight!

Also important. This is a one guest only room. If you are looking to book for 2 or more people, I have 2 other private rooms as well, ask me about them.

Guest access

For expectations sake, this is a shared room for the fact that while no one else stays in this room but you, it is also a thoroughfare to the bathroom and kitchen. You will be provided with a key and the side door will be your entry and exit. You will have access to a fully equipped Kitchen and Bathroom (shared), Wi-fi internet, TV, Bed linens, bath towels, wash cloths, soap, shampoo, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, etc. are also provided. Coffee is provided as well and is usually kept in the freezer. The next room is also an airbnb room which may or may not be occupied. With that in mind if you are staying just be respectful of the other person, I have no doubts. There is a private driveway for convenient parking if you're traveling by car and front patio for smoking and leisure.

Interaction with guests

I can be company or invisible, it's up to the guest.

Other things to note

This is not a hotel, but my home. Like so many of the homes in New Orleans that give it it's allure, it's an old house. It is lived in and well maintained, but it's not perfect and it will always have it's flaws. From the sometimes creaky original wood floors to the occasional appearance of Palmetto bugs inside during the summer. Imperfection is part of life here in the south and the culture. I think that's what people seek though and in comparison to all the great thing about my city, the flaws are negligible. It's not fake gentrified perfect cookie cutter suburban living from a transplant that has lived here for less than a year.. it's real. I'm born and raised here and I'm here to tell you that this is the city. I do however keep my place the cleanest and the most orderly as is possible. My place is comprised of 4 rooms which all are listed. I always book people that I get excellent vibes from and decline people I sense sketchiness from to the best of my intuition. I've never had any problems regarding that. I've had guests become friends with one another in fact as well as myself. My neighborhood is comprised of mostly people from here and has for the majority, not been vastly gentrified and the fabric of the community still remains and is securely in tact. I know all of my neighbors and they know me and we all get along and watch out for each other. We're all from here, the community is strong.

During the summer I have air conditioning that you may set on whatever you want! During the winters I have space heaters that get the job done very well to keep the place warm and I have many extra blankets and pillows for the guests upon request.

I may have things here that you are considering bringing that you may not need to bring just in case you'd want to save space in luggage on a plane perhaps such as a hairdryer, iron or anything else you may possibly need in general.. ask me!

License or registration number

City registration pending
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Pets allowed
Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Cleaning Fee $30 NZD
Weekend Price $67 NZD / night
Always communicate through Airbnb
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 couch
House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Please read before you Instant Book!!

Booking though Instant Book constitutes an agreement of all of the following. If you choose to Instant Book, there is a 3 night minimum. If you need less days it's possible but you need to contact me first and book the with me the traditional way. There's no booking for someone else on your account. If you book it must be you, not someone else. If you're booking on the same day at the last minute then check-in time will be determined by me at that time for obvious reasons. Pets count as an extra guest ($20 a night) and must not be destroy or cause any damage. Agreeing to Instant Book makes guest and guests pet(s) responsible for all damages, security deposit or not. Myself and other guest also occupy the space as well so be considerate by being traceless and not leaving any mess. This is most important in the common areas such as the bathroom and the kitchen as other people may or may not be using these areas also. There is to be no guests in the house other than booked guests, no strangers. Asking me first is the only way that there may possibly be an exception to this rule. You and your party are responsible for any damage incurred to my place, security deposit or not. The heater, air-conditioner, oven, stove, lights and any other appliances must be turned off when you leave the house and the door must be locked. This goes without saying but just be respectful of the house, property and the neighbors. If you have a car, do not park in the driveway unless you've cleared it with me first. It's a single lane drive way I use and I need to be able to come and go. There is always parking right in front of the house. I'll mention again that if you have pets, whatever the circumstance is, we need to talk about that before I can book you or your party. I'm not opposed to the possibility, I just like to familiar myself with the situation. If you will be bringing your pet, he/she needs to be included as a guest (i.e. you and your dog equals 2 guests). If you smoke cigarettes, they must be outside. If there is anything else you may be uncertain about, don't hesitate to ask!

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - I have a chocolate lab names Sampson. Impossible not to love.
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

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Fran User Profile
November 2017
The real New Orleans house! Taylor is a nice guy with very cool house . Art, music and peace breath inside this house! All services ( restaurants, street cars, etc ) is a walking distance , all people around to Jeannette Street are very cool , i love this place. Visit this house if you like the real good deal! Frank

Natasha User Profile
November 2017
Had a great time meeting Taylor and the other airbnb guests at the house. One of a kind New Orleans experience:)

Aamir User Profile
October 2017
When the cockroaches in the bathroom made their way into the living area where you sleep, I moved out and booked a hotel. The sofa is a bench with thin cushions. Taylor didn't respond when asking for recommendations. I went prepared for something a bit rough as it was cheap, but I couldn't stay any longer. This place should be removed from airbnb.
Taylor User Profile
Response from Taylor:
It's not really nice spread falsehoods and make ugly comments about someones home after they opened it up to you, it says something about you. I don't have cockroaches but it is possible that they are attracted to you and came with you on the plane because I haven't seen one before nor after your arrival, I feel bad for the hotel. The only pest I ever saw in my house was you. My sofa is not a bench. You must lack I.Q. or be a habitual liar as it is clearly a sofa, I guess I just assumed you were smarter than that. You never asked for recommendations. You left without a word. You left my side door wide open, broke my door lock (I have pictures) in the process and you never returned my key. You are an absolute disgrace, liability and hazard for any door opening host to have in their home. As far as your last comment, I feel projected on and I agree with you that you should be removed from airbnb. You should do yourself a favor and never come back, you don't understand our culture. Let the hate out of your heart and you might be able to live a better life.
October 2017

Sam User Profile
October 2017
Nice clean room, kind of a small couch of you like to stetch out. Taylor's cool, easy going guy. Close by streetcar and some cool local bars

Kort User Profile
October 2017
Simple place to crash if your in the area, local fooderies just down the street. Quiet neighborhood and parking as well.

Jesus User Profile
October 2017
Taylor's place is quintessential New Orleans musician's lair. The minute you walk into the space you're transported to something that you'd only find in some obscure Dogme 95 film. The room in which I stayed only furthered the vibe of the home. Eclectic hangings and touches of previous occupants as well as Taylor's decorum while introducing the room make you feel RIGHT at home. You feel like a local sleeping on a friend's couch after a great night out. The couch is situated next to the A/C unit which is perfect for the warm New Orleans days and nights. The couch by the naked eye might turn you away, but once you set your things down and take in the room it's something you perfectly slip into. It fits the room like a glove, and serves as a gratifying headquarters to lay your head. The room can keep you occupied for hours alone books, records, radio. You have to listen to WTUL New Orleans 91.5 while you get ready for a NOLA day it will set the vibe just right. I could go on and on. Sam, Taylor's dog, is also an amazing addition to the stay. Friendly, enthusiastic, and great company. Thank you Taylor for opening up your door to me. It just wouldn't have been New Orleans without a stay at The Wanderlust.

Aslan User Profile
September 2017
Cool place next to the trolley downtown would recommend.

New Orleans, Louisiana, United StatesJoined in June 2014
Taylor User Profile

I'm Taylor. I am a native of New Orleans and have been here my whole life. I love meeting new people as long as they're good people. My place used to be a home/recording studio where I write and record my own music as well as others. I now have my studio at a separate location. I have a chocolate lab named Sam who is very friendly and playful. He's a gatherer of stares and smiles. I'm pretty laid back and get along with just about anyone. I take pride in preparing and making sure everything is in order for my guests and ensure comfort and satisfaction.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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