Living RoomFirst Bedroom
Hillary Gardens Uptown/University
Hosted by Melinda
Melinda is the host.
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
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Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Quaint and quiet 2 bedroom 1 bath shotgun double has all the charm of its 90 years, yet all the modern conveniences, including fully equipped kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 1 full baths, and is very tastefully decorated. Located in Carrollton/University Area.

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Fully Furnished quaint and quiet 2 bedroom 1 bath shotgun double has all the charm of its 120 years, yet all the modern conveniences, including fully equipped kitchen, 2 bedrooms (queen beds), 1 full baths, and is very tastefully decorated. Located in the historic, quiet, and charming Uptown neighborhood of University/Carrollton, 4 blocks from Tulane University, 5 blocks from the streetcar line and 20 minutes to the French Quarter. The University/Carrollton neighborhood has the wonderful Maple Street corridor and the eclectic-hip Oak Streets all within walking distance or a bike ride!! Both offer dozens of wonderful restaurants, bars, coffeehouses and boutique shopping. Just minutes to Audubon Park, the Universities, Downtown or the French Quarter by streetcar or bus. Offstreet Parking for 1 car is available.

Master bedroom has 2 large built out closets, and a queen size bed. The second bedroom has a queen size bed as well. Internet, WiFi, and cable TV for your convenience and entertainment. All-White high thread-count fine linens and towels. High-end super comfortable mattresses with extra-comfort protective washable covers and duvets. Fully stocked modern kitchen with fridge, coffeemaker, microwave, dinnerware, single all stainless sink, dishwasher and professional series appliances, & gas range. Dining/Breakfast area adjacent to the kitchen.

The unit is 1,100 square feet fully furnished. Tradition holds that the name "shotgun" derives from the notion of firing bird shot through the front door and out the rear without touching a wall. The term itself postdates the shotgun's late-19th-century heyday, not appearing in print until the early 20th century. Since you have to walk through one room to get to another, the home is not completely private from one bedroom to the next, but more semi-private. Doors cannot be shut off as it hinders the flow of the central A/C system.

The laundry room is stocked outside in rear shared yard with high-efficiency full size washer and dryer.

Owner lives on premises and prefers quiet, mature guests. 4 people max (no exceptions), no pets, no smoking inside. $120.00 per cleaning fee.

Guest access

My home is your home so feel free to sit outside on the front porch bench and watch the goings on or my back gardens at the table and have a little barbecue.

Interaction with guests

I live in the unit next door and can help with anything you need.

Other things to note

Having worked in the hospitality industry in New Orleans for 18 years, I can lend a hand and guide you with all the hidden secrets that we locals prefer. There is a binder with a guide of restaurants and night life by neighborhood. Hope you enjoy your stay!

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Free parking on premises

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Make yourself at home and when you are ready to check out of my wonderful home, place soiled linens in the laundry basket by the washer/dryer. Also, please take a few minutes to leave a review of your stay. Reviews are very important to me and critical to my success?
This is a shotgun double and I live in the other unit so I ask that you be respectful of noise levels and walking around with high heel shoes. No parties or late night music. No smoking in the unit (can smoke outside in the backyard). 1 parking place in the driveway.


4 Reviews

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Jackie User Profile
January 2017
Melinda is a wonderful host! The place was spotless, the beds incredibly comfortable, and Melinda is so friendly. We really had a great time!

Linda User Profile
May 2016
We had a wonderful stay at Melinda's adorable shotgun home in Uptown! It was beautifully decorated, all the amenities for a relaxing 5 night stay. Melinda was very helpful and gave us a warm greeting when we arrived. She also gave us helpful safety tips. She also has a lovely back garden area. Very quiet location and perfect for Tulane parents visiting. Just 4-5 blocks to the LBC! We will rent again if she'll have us!

Emily User Profile
December 2015
Melinda was a gracious and responsive host. She was proactive in arranging check-in, helpful in meeting with my parents before I arrived, and friendly and accommodating throughout our stay. Her recommendations for restaurants and places to go where great. The property was as pictured, clean, and in a quiet and safe neighborhood.
Melinda User Profile
Response from Melinda:
Thank you Emily for your suggestions and I do agree and do not want to falsely advertise. I have updated my description to reflect a more detailed account of a "shotgun" and it's true nature of semi-privacy. I will also communicate this during my emails with future guest. One thing I have learned in starting a new business venture is there is always room for improvement and I rely on my guest to give me honest feedback so to that I say "Thank You"!! It is much appreciated. Feel free to keep my information if you every make it back this way or if you have any friends wanting to visit. Take care and Happy New Year!
December 2015

Jules User Profile
November 2015
Melinda met my daughter at the bnb when we were delayed by car trouble. She was very helpful and made my daughter right at home. She offered to help us find a mechanic during the week of Thanksgiving. She was there when needed, otherwise out of the way. We had a great visit. The half-shotgun is such a great New Orleans style home. All of the rooms are connected from front door to rear. Tall ceilings and wooded floors make the place so comfortable. The beds were also very comfortable. The neighborhood is great. We walked to Maple street for breakfast and bakery each morning. If you are there the last weekend of the month, there is an Art Festival at Palmer Park, within walking distance.

New Orleans, Louisiana, United StatesJoined in October 2015
Melinda User Profile
True professional NAWLINS woman born and raised! Having worked in the hospitality industry as an Event Planner for over 15 years, I know all the secrets our city has to offer. I like to take it easy and enjoy all the music sounding everywhere, the food, and the beautiful archit…
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