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Riverbend Gem in Historic Carrollton Uptown New Orleans

Riverfront vacation home with kitchen, near Tulane University

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New Orleans, LA, United States of America
  • Thanks Wendy. You’ve thought of everything to make our stay comfortable.

    Oct. 30, 2018

  • The home was clean and neat as a pin! It had EVERY amenity you need! We enjoyed our stay…

    Mar. 6, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • gap period enforced between guest stays24 hours
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • 6 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 5 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Bathtub
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Dining area
  • Hair dryer

What’s around

  • In Carrollton
  • Tulane University - 6 min walk
  • Loyola University New Orleans - 19 min walk
  • Audubon Zoo - 37 min walk
  • Audubon Park - 18 min walk
  • Ochsner Baptist - 28 min walk

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 2

1 King Bed

Bedroom 3

1 King Bed

Bedroom 4

2 Double Futons

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About this home

Book with confidence in our city-licensed vacation rental! Spacious apartment features fresh, modern appointments w/ original vintage details in our lovely Craftsman-era home. This is a full-time, dedicated vacation rental. Located in the heart of a quiet, tree-lined residential neighborhood, while conveniently close to the action. 4 blocks to St. Charles streetcar and walking distance to all the amazing restaurants, music clubs, & shopping that St Charles Ave, Oak St, Maple St and Carrollton Ave have to offer! Near Tulane U, Loyola U & Audubon Park.

We only accept bookings from guests who have an excellent review history and are Owner Recommended. Due to previous experience, we are not accepting reservations from guests who have no review history. Please include in your booking request an introduction including the nature of your trip, and with whom you will be traveling.

**UPDATE: Please note that due to COVID-19, all DECORATIVE pillows in the photos have been removed from this property because they cannot be sanitized. Both the dishwasher and the washer (laundry) feature "sanitizer" cycles. My VRBO calendar is set up so that there is a minimum of 28 hours between each check-out and check-in so that proper cleaning and sanitizing procedures can be performed. Please contact me if you have any specific concerns...

It's important to me to create a space that is inviting, comfortable, and convenient for my guests, at the same in keeping with the original architectural details of my 100 year old house, and drawing from inspiration the colorful palette and vintage decor from this inimitable 300 year old city.

Setting up the house for your convenience while traveling is NOT an afterthought for me--it's the focus of my hospitality and my careful consideration. Whether you're in New Orleans for pleasure, for work, or to visit family, my goal is to provide an experience that is effortless so that you can focus on time well spent here...

Key to a good night's sleep are our new, comfortable beds. We also just replaced the washer and dryer with a new smart Samsung set in January 2020. In addition to our DirecTV subscription including HBO, two of the 3 TVs are smart TVs, so you can stream Netflix, Amazon, etc if you prefer. I also have a some games in the console in the living room: dominoes, playing cards, chess/checkers/backgammon set, and Cards Against Humanity.

The kitchen is well stocked with pots and pans, cooking utensils, knives, and many basics that you'd need to prepare a meal. In addition to the new dishwasher, toaster oven, microwave, and coffee pot, we also supply a crock pot and a blender. The kitchen pantry regularly features items like coffee, coffee filters, tea bags, sugar honey, Splenda, olive oil, salt, pepper, spices, paper towels and plates, plastic reusable Mardi Gras cups, ziploc bags, trash bags, dishwasher pods and dish soap. And snacks, of course!

The bathrooms always feature plush towels, soaps, shampoo, conditioner, lotions, shaving cream, sunblock, first aid kit, toilet paper, kleenex, Q-tips, and cotton balls. Detergent for the clothes washer is on hand for your convenience too.

I am a native New Orleanian, with French Louisiana heritage that dates back to 1720--that's before the Louisiana Purchase! I have lived here my entire life, except for a few years when I lived in San Francisco and when I worked in national parks. My love for this city runs

deep--there's truly nowhere else like it. My hometown's unique culture, art, and architecture is a rich source of inspiration for me as a designer.

My fiancé Tom made New Orleans his home 21 years ago, and around here that qualifies him as a "local." Tom is the owner/creative director of one of the most authentic live local music clubs in New Orleans, called D.B.A., which is located on world-famous Frenchmen St. If you love experiencing live local and regional music, you should definitely check out D.B.A.

We both love music, art, and food, and we love celebrating the unique cultures and traditions of New Orleans and Louisiana. Did I mention FOOD?! New Orleans has world-class cuisine at every price level. Just let us know what you're looking for, and we'll be happy to offer suggestions, as we strive to make your visit to New Orleans an unforgettable one!

What’s around


  • In Carrollton
  • Tulane University - 6 min walk
  • Loyola University New Orleans - 19 min walk
  • Audubon Zoo - 37 min walk
  • Audubon Park - 18 min walk
  • Ochsner Baptist - 28 min walk
  • Magazine Street - 31 min walk
  • Xavier University of New Orleans - 37 min walk
  • Prytania Theatre - 40 min walk
  • Touro Infirmary Hospital - 2.9 mi / 4.6 km
  • Lafayette Cemetery - 3.1 mi / 5 km

Getting around

  • Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl. Airport (MSY) - 24 min drive
  • New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal - 13 min drive
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The home

Key facts

  • Vacation home (1500 sq ft)
  • Onsite parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Washing machine


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bedroom one - 1 queen bed
  • Bedroom two - 1 king bed
  • Bedroom three -1 king bed
  • Other sleeping area one - 2 sleep sofas/futons
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Full bathroom one - 1 shower/tub combination and 1 toilet
  • Full bathroom two - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Children's dinnerware


  • Separate dining area
  • Dining table

Entertainment and recreation

  • Smart TV with cable/satellite channels
  • Games
  • Fishing nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Zoo nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Basketball nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Health or beauty spa nearby
  • Casino nearby


  • Porch or lanai
  • Outdoor furniture

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets not allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 6
  • Minimum check-in age: 23

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 3:00 PM
  • Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 23

Travelling with others

  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pets not allowed


  • This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business.

    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock on site.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Contactless check-in is available.

    The property is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between guest stays.

  • This property is licensed under an applicable law.Property registration number 20-RSTR-0869,+20-OSTR-0869


  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 3:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-in is available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Snake & Jake's Christmas Lounge (4-min walk), Lebanon's Cafe (6-min walk), and Boucherie (7-min walk).
  • Have fun with activities like cycling, fishing, and kayaking, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes basketball and casino gaming.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Exceptional accommodations! Great location & friendly, helpful host.

    The apartment is decorated so cute with very comfy furniture. Kitchen & baths were equipped with lots of extras that made our stay so pleasant. Our host even left breakfast for us in the fridge! Great location within short walking distance to the streetcars. There is also a little grocery store in the next block, which is so convenient. The apartment fit 4 adults & 3 kids very comfortably and the owners were super nice & easy to communicate with. We are already planning our next trip and will definitel stay again!

    Laurie W., Other trip, Mar. 23, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very Pleasant Stay

    We stayed a month, and enjoyed it tremendously. The home is spacious, comfortable, and quiet. Owners were gracious and very helpful (not that we had any major issues). We will definitely consider staying here again when we next visit New Orleans!

    R. B., Other trip, Mar. 11, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely Home in Charming Neighborhood

    We truly enjoyed our stay in this lovely home. Uber clean, comfortable and well appointed. From the high quality linens to the well stocked kitchen, we felt right at home. Wendy was very easy to work with and is an excellent hostess! We will definitely be back!

    Lisa S., Other trip, Aug. 4, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wonderful site for a family stay

    This lovely little one-floor home away from home is in a quiet neighborhood with live oaks, cardinals, and gracious neighbors. Wendy is a perfect, responsive host and the house is thoughtfully arranged and even provisioned with necessary spices, honey, ketchup, etc. There is a a little bodega for chips and beer one block away and full-sized grocery stores within walking distance. Excellent access to the St. Charles streetcar line is a short walk away, assuring full access to downtown. We did not rent a car and didn't miss one. Don't try to roll a suitcase or wheelchair along some connecting streets where the sidewalks have been thrown into disarray by oak roots.

    Thomas I., Other trip, May 5, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great house for three couples

    This was a perfect house for a Jazz Fest weekend with friends. All three bedrooms are nice and big, with real king or queen beds, so no one felt like they got the short straw, room-wise. Two real bathrooms, too, and you don't have to walk through anyone else's bedroom to get to them (an issue with some places we looked at). Nice screen porch, nice kitchen (stocked with coffee, bananas, etc—thanks, Wendy!), lovely dining and living spaces. Very quiet neighborhood, pretty far uptown, but a fairly quick shot down St. Charles or Claiborne to get most places. Adams St. Grocery and their famous po-boys are a block away, renowned drinking shack Snake and Jake's is two blocks, and the Maple Leaf bar and whole Oak Street scene are easy walking distance. The owners also own the d.b.a. nightclub on Frenchman, and we got comped! It's been yeeeeears since I merited the guest list at a cool club! Anyway, hightly recommended house. Great trip.

    Phil C., Other trip, Apr. 30, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great rental and owner!

    The property was super convenient for a weekend visit to Tulane. Everything was spotless and Wendy the owner was really helpful and very easy to work with. She gave us great restaurant recommendations and even left us some breakfast essentials in the fridge. I would highly recommend!

    Sheila C., Other trip, Nov. 15, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Loved it!

    This property was perfect. Perfectly clean, perfectly comfortable for my family of 5, and perfectly located for easily walkable access to Tulane area and Oak street shopping area which is maybe second to Magazine as the coolest area to shop and eat in Uptown. It is also a quiet area where one can relax in a residential neighborhood before heading out to other New Orleans hot spots. We will look to book the Riverbend Gem for future trips to NOLA.

    Ian P., Other trip, Mar. 28, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful and comfortable

    This home is very comfortable and had everything we needed. The location was great, and street parking was never a problem. Wendy was a gracious host who stocked the kitchen with snacks and essentials. I hope we get to stay here again some day.

    Ingrid R., Other trip, Jan. 30, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Family trip

    This is an excellent vacation home. Wendy is very welcoming and is always available for any needs or questions during your stay. It made the trip a great experience.

    Tammy B., Other trip, Jul. 20, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Best place in NOLA!

    This place was fantastic! Beautifully furnished, clean, comfortable, convenient location, and really nice hosts!!! Loved the snack and breakfast goodies left for us! I would highly recommend this place, and we will stay here again!

    Judith C., Other trip, Feb. 18, 2020

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