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Bayou View- Private Deck View of Bayou Saint John & Downtown NOLA City Skyline

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Gorgeous 1 BR King Studio, Full Pullout Leather Sofa, Lg Spa Bath, Deck View

Named for its covered deck just off the MBR with a view of Bayou St. John and the NOLA skyline — it’s a gorgeous space, private entrance/exit, with beautiful furnishings, eclectic/ORIGINAL art, king bed, large tiled spa-bath and double sinks, well-done kitchenette with a Keurig coffeemaker, wine storage, walk-in closet, sound system in/out, raised bistro dining, all designed with style and comfort in mind. It’s SAFE, established Mid-City neighborhood is the IDEAL LOCATION for walking to Jazz Fest, Voodoo Fest (too many Fests to list), Mardi Gras routes, the Farmer’s Market (Thursday’s), wine bar, coffeehouse, restaurants, the streetcar lines, our world-class City Park, NOMA, 24-hour beignets, and more....!

Guest Access

You’ll have total privacy with keys to your private entry & exit; this is not a traditional B&B shared space setting. I live on-site (and available if needed) but emphasis on total respect for your privacy. If you do need me, I’m there! My philosophy is mutual respect for privacy while remaining available for needs or recommendations. In your room, you will have a guide to just about everything, but as a local (and a foodie) I’m happy to recommend my favorite stuff to do!


In the bedroom:

King pillow-top bed

Leather sofa with pull-out full bed (optional topper for added comfort)

Luxury 800 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets

Huge walk-in closet

Locking safe

Luggage rack

Iron & Ironing board

In the kitchenette:

Medium-sized refrigerator (stocked with basics on arrival)

Microwave (snacks provided)

Keurig coffeemaker & condiments

Temperature-controlled wine storage

Hot-plate & Toaster Oven (for longer stays)

High Quality flatware and dining for 4 (*along with full plastic-ware and chairs & blankets "to go" for waterfront picnicking steps away)

In the bathroom:

HUGE, clean white and spa-like bathroom with subway tile throughout

Large tub & jets with candelabra above

Oversized separate shower (for 1 or 2)

Egyptian cotton towels

Double sinks

Embroidered Robes

Hair dryer, full length mirrors, magnified make-up mirror, toiletry replacements as needed

On the deck:

Comfortable furniture for gathering with a view


Sound system and/or enjoy the relaxing sounds of the fountains

General throughout:

Sound system in & out


Multiple surge protectors with USB ports

Smart HD Television & DVD player



OGH @ 3608 Elaine Place in historic "Mid-City, NOLA:

1-Bayou View; Listing #595672

2-The Crescent; Listing #595669

3-Foundation Room; Listing #875528

More Details

Wendy Smith
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2018

About Wendy Smith

Hi There!

I’m Wendy and this is Graham. We are not only your hosts at OGH but we live here, too! I am honored and excited that you’re considering or have chosen my home and Guest House for your trip to NOLA. I was born and raised in New Orleans and genuinely love everything about this city… from it’s eclectic culture, cuisine, and history to my amazing neighborhood, neighbors, and small piece of the most unique city in America! I hope you become a regular at OGH. My job is to provide you with a safe, comfortable, and fun environment to stay in. Your job (besides remembering the do’s and don’ts) is to get really excited and prepare to have a great and memorable stay.


Wendy Smith

Wendy Smith purchased this studio in 2013

Why Wendy Smith chose City Park

Safety, Style ,Luxury, Location...Location...Location!

OGH not only sits in one of the most sought after and popular parts of town, it provides safety and style. This charming guest house is just steps away from the streetcar line, waterfront picnicking, exercise both on and around Bayou St. John, as well as activities throughout City Park. Rent a kayak or canoe and row up Bayou Saint John or go for a short walk to City Park… 7 square miles of historic oaks, 24-hour coffee and beignets, NOMA, festivals, equestrian, walking/jogging paths, a dog park, amusement park, botanical gardens, world-class museum and outdoor sculpture garden, tennis, 4 golf courses, and much, much more.

What makes this studio unique


Charm, a beautiful view, private covered balcony and sound-system, spa-type, clean white subway-tiled bath, beautiful furnishings and original art. It’s the smaller of the 3 units at OGH but big on style and view of Bayou Saint John AND the NOLA skyline! Don’t miss the photographs. This is a really special place!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Brandi and her family, especially her precious 2 yr old (maybe 3?) were a delight to have. They were very respectful and friendly and are welcomed back to OGH anytime! Also, I believe they left Bayou View as clean as the day they arrived...spotless. Not quite sure how you do that with a young child in tow, but they did. Delightful family that I hope will return to BV!
Sep 2014
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation studio rental in City Park, Louisiana

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , beautiful spa bath
  • The bathroom is HUGE and wonderful with deep jetted tub, candelabra above, also large shower (for 2), tiled walls, glass blocked, double sinks, thick white Egyptian cotton towels and embroidered robes (also for sale, the robes, that is!)... TIME TO RELAX... THIS SPA BATH IS GORGEOUS!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Ideal for 2 adults: 4 w/pull-out sofa (best for +2 kids)
  • King sleeps 2, Leather sofa w/ full pullout (best suited for add'l kids, not >2 adults) This may technically be a "one BR" but don't be fooled, its huge, private, great details, original art, sound system, lockable safe, walk-in closet, too many details to list. Wait until you see the size and quality of the spa-like bath with candelabra above jetted tub...Embroidered white cotton robes also! Bayou View is stylish, comfortable, private and safe. It is a very special place in perfect location to enjoy your NOLA stay in luxury and comfort! Because it is one very large open space, from a "personal" privacy perspective, it offers little adult privacy and may be better suited for 2 Adults and 2 children max. Unless, of course, 4 adults that don't require full privacy. Add'l charge for >2 adults
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • long term renters welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Upon request, I can customize any additional services you may require, or simply enjoy! Longer stays welcomed (29 days), and monthly rates are available. YOU'LL LOVE IT HERE- just ask any of our regular-return guests!


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Bayou View- Private Deck View of Bayou Saint John & Downtown NOLA City Skyline
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Wonderful accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Bayou View exceeded our expectations. The photos are an accurate reflection of the attractiveness of the property, but the space felt even larger in person than we anticipated from the description. Our host was wonderful. She really cared about us and our stay. She was attentive to all of our needs, and provided great advice about the neighborhood, restaurants, activities, etc. We couldn't have asked for more. We really enjoyed the setting and the surrounding area. We enthusiastically recommend this property without hesitation, and look forward to a return visit.

  • Submitted: 17-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I so enjoyed their stay. From a host perspective, they were the best... delightful in every way. Friendly, responsible, very considerate of the space, the neighbors, just all-around great couple who were a pleasure to host! Plus, I now consider them new friends and hope they will be returning for many future stays!
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Amazing place! Highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

Unfortunalty we had a relatively short stay here, we wish we could have been in NOLA much longer. This property was fantastic and the owner was so helpful and friendly. Great location that is a short Uber ride from anywhere you want to go. Close to the largest park in NOLA which was great for running. The owner was very helpful as this was our first time in the NOLA. We didn’t spend a lot of time in the property, we were out and about most of the time, but it is beautiful and has everything you need. An amazing bathroom, beautifully decorated, a sound system, great bed and a really nice outdoor seating area. I would highly recommend the Bayou View!

  • Submitted: 13-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Such wonderful guests are a pleasure to host! If you get a request from Bob to book a stay, do not hesitate. They were very kind, considerate, and clean- all, of course, are ideal guest qualities to have from an "owner" perspective. Beyond that, though, they were just good, quality people who I so enjoyed hosting. My only request is, that if Bob returns to NOLA, that OGH (which is also my home!) is where they will stay.
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Beautiful and wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was very beautiful and well equipped. I was amazed by canal view from the room and balcony. The balcony was very spacious and there was a light and fun for hot days and nights. Feels like you have one more room. There were nice restaurants and grocery stores in walking distance. Wendy was very nice and kind. Easy to talk. I really loved my stay.

  • Submitted: 16-May-2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Absolutely lovely guest! She was a delight to have and always welcomed to return!
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San Antonio, TX

Amazing getaway

  • 5 of 5

Wendy's place is just perfect. She is such a thoughtful host and Bayou View is a fabulous spot. We stayed there for Jazzfest - it was an easy 15 minute walk to the fairgrounds. The surrounding neighborhood has a ton of character and fantastic spots to eat. We loved sitting on the patio and looking out over the Bayou. The bathroom is gorgeous and the artwork on the walls is so New Orleans. We can't wait to go back, not just for the fantastic spot, but to spend time with Wendy and her two dogs again.

  • Submitted: 30-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Such awesome guests. I so enjoyed their stay, and would love to host a NOLA stay for lovely Gracie and her parents anytime!!
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Amazingly beautiful and so close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing visit! Wendy is just a delight, so sweet and helpful, and she made sure our trip was perfect! City Park just up the road was fabulous, we spent a day there just walking around and enjoying all it had to offer. Uber rides to French Quarter were well under $10, super quick and convenient. Wendy had great reccomendartions of what to see and where to eat. The room itself was beautifully decorated, and we loved having coffee there in the morning or on the porch enjoying the views of the river. The bathroom was amazing!! Highly recommend, we are excited to book our next visit here!!!

  • Submitted: 19-Feb-2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely couple and it was my pleasure to host their stay. They are ALWAYS welcomed back and I hope they become regulars at OGH! Great people.
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Huntsville, AL

The best spot in New Orleans!

  • 5 of 5

We loved Bayou View. Wendy is a fantastic host and everything was perfect. The location was exactly what we wanted, quiet and convenient but not in the craziness of the French Quarter. We walked to breakfast every morning - Wakin Bakin and Morning Call in City Park were both fantastic. We spent the days exploring the city, walking the French Quarter and visiting the WWII Museum. Wendy recommended Bacchanal Wine for an evening spot - we enjoyed it so much that we spent 2 of our evenings there, it was perfect.

We will certainly be back. What a wonderful place!

  • Submitted: 1-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a pleasure hosting your stay- happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay as much as I enjoyed hosting it! I hope you will become a regular!
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Louis Armstrong International (MSY)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Swirl Wine/ Pearl Wine Company couple of blks
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Mississippi River Car & Pedestrian Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
City Park- 4 major course- walk along bayou
Nearest Train
0.25 Miles
Streetcar Line 5blocks/main NOLA Train Stn 1.25mi
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Metropolitan City surrounded by major streets
Car: not necessary

Orleans Guest House is located in one of the best locations in all of New Orleans. Close to the famous and infamous parts of the entire city- As you will see below, there are many ways to get around NOLA, simply because of our ideal location!

Walking Distance from OGH:

Walk it. Bike it. Scoot it. Row it. Transportation around OGH is easy and fun! OGH is a special place in the perfect location. Within minutes you can walk to Jazz Fest, VooDoo Fest or a Mardi Gras parade like Endymion or even the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA). You can catch the Carrollton streetcar for an adventure anywhere around New Orleans, dine at some of the best NOLA restaurants, grab fresh produce at the farmer’s market, and more. In City Park alone there’s the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), a sculpture garden, a golf course and driving range, tennis courts, a dog park, golf, equestrian, amusement park, jogging paths, historic oaks, and even 24-hour coffee and beignets.

A short cab ride — business or pleasure!

If the French Quarter is your destination, Downtown, Uptown, Garden District, Warehouse District, Business District, Morial Convention Center, Shopping the Riverwalk, or leaving dockside on a cruise, its all about a mile-and-a-half cab ride away.

Our nearby historic neighborhoods are fun to bike or rent a scooter. Faubourg Marigny and the Bywater offer daytime activities and festivals, as well as an active nightlife with famous (and “not-so-famous”) restaurants, bars, and music clubs! Whether you prefer tours, or living like a local, the possibilities are endless. Then, to top it off, you get to come home to Orleans Guest House. Stay once, and you will surely become a regular! This studio space offers a raised, direct view of Bayou St. John and the New Orleans city skyline and sleeps 2-4 guests. Bayou View is outfitted with a king bed, and pull-out full sofa with gel-top add-on, sound system in and out, a large covered deck, large spa-type shower and bath, embroidered robes, luxury furnishings, beautiful original art, kitchenette with all the essentials- Keurig with full coffee accessories, Fridge, Microwave, plus temperature-controlled wine storage, multiple USB charging ports, free WiFi, a walk-in closet including a safe for valuables and luggage racks, and much more....

OGH is filled with tons of detail - practical detail, beautiful detail, and totally unexpected detail- its what makes it comfortable, stylish, and such a unique place to enjoy a unique city!


OGH @ 3608 Elaine Place in historic "Mid-City, NOLA:

1-Bayou View; Listing #595672

2-The Crescent; Listing #595669

3-Foundation Room; Listing #875528

OGH in "The Bywater" @ 3929 Royal! Historic neighborhood near FQ!

4-The Corner Store; Listing #875527 (AMAZING 2200 sq ft home!)


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation studio rental in City Park, Louisiana

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$44 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection C$74.5
Professional Cleaning C$189.41 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%


I am honored that you are considering Orleans Guest House for your trip to NOLA. I was born & raised in New Orleans and genuinely love everything about it… It’s eclectic neighborhoods, unrivaled cuisine, rich history of culture, hospitality, diversity, architecture, music (even at our funerals!) and the arts... NOLA has an almost indescribable uniqueness - It is no doubt one of America's gems! Such a unique and wonderful place deserves to be enjoyed from unique and wonderful surroundings... Stay once and I hope you will become a regular here at OGH like so many of our awesome guests!

You will notice that throughout the year, I do not rate fluctuate. The prices are constant, the fun is constant, and the level of detail and quality accommodations remains constant. Its a great recipe for happy guests, enjoyable stays, and return trips! As a general rule, I also don't price negotiate- the reason is simple- the detail, luxury and personalized accommodations far exceed the reasonable pricing structure. New Orleans never has an "off" season, and, I do not engage in price gouging for events such as Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, Essence Fest, FQF (the festivals and events are endless!) Just stay once to understand.. you will surely return for what OGH is all about... luxury, privacy, safety & the BEST LOCATION, the heart of "Mid-City". NOLA is a special place- you deserve to see it from a truly special place.

FAQs are available @, or, feel free to call me personally for more information! I'm happy to take your call and answer any questions you may have.

Wendy Smith (owner, manager, saints fan, and life-long New Orleanian!) 504-606-4047 (8am-7pm CST)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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