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Casabianca: Casual Elegance in Historic Magazine Row

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Spacious.balcony apartment comfortable for a group of four.

Located on famous Magazine Street and surrounded by restaurants, boutiques, antique shops, art galleries, bespoke clothiers, artisan jewelers, potters, coffee shops and more, this 1850's property has been updated for modern living while its charm and architecture have been maintained. Join the activity on the street; view it while sipping/grilling/dining on your spacious balcony; or retreat to your quiet, comfortable apartment with high ceilings, hardwood floors, 12-foot windows, central air/heat, comfortable king-size bed with luxury cotton linens, well-appointed cook's kitchen, full bath with soaking tub/shower and fluffy cotton towels. Amenities include gas grill; washer/dryer; DIRECTVs; stereo system; and WiFi. Property was designed by Melissa, an interior designer, for herself and Gerry, an etched glass artist, and contains art glass and paintings throughout. The apartment is designed to sleep two but will sleep four.

Melissa Myers
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

About Melissa Myers

Gerry, an etched glass artist, and Melissa, an interior designer, purchased this 'building no one wanted' and our relationship to this historic property has been a longstanding love affair. We enjoy sharing it with others and have met a lot of fun and interesting people doing just that.

Melissa Myers purchased this apartment in 1996

Why Melissa Myers chose Lower Garden District

Gerry had his Architectural Etched Glass business in this building for over twenty-five years.

What makes this apartment unique

Our location is like the old French Quarter with similar architecture, hidden courtyards, and very creative people living and working here. It has a village feel that we love.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Lower Garden District, Louisiana

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Keep sidewalk entry door locked; Don't bring strangers back to the apartment; Follow our A/C temperature recommendations so as not to overtax the unit
  • Be mindful of those living around you, keep sound levels reasonable. Extinguish any unattended candles. Lower balcony umbrella in windy conditions.
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , combination tub is a large soaking tub
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King-size bed in bedroom with down mattress topper and down & foam pilows; Daybed in living room which converts into two singles or one king-size bed with all cotton bedding and down pillows
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(67 traveller reviews)

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Casabianca: Casual Elegance in Historic Magazine Row
average rating of 5.0 based on 67 reviews
Denver, CO

Even better than it looks!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do justice to the space. It is HUGE, open, airy and bright. The apartment is beautifully decorated, stocked with everything you could need and very clean. The location just can't be beat. And the patio is also bigger than it looks - just perfect for people watching and relaxing. Don't hesitate - book this property!

  • Review Submitted: 21/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, thank you, thank you. We greatly appreciate your comments!
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Casabianca was a great experience.

  • 5 of 5

The living room is huge with seating for a dozen people and the high ceilings and windows make it feel almost palatial. The kitchen was quite nice. The bedroom was spacious with a large walk-in closet and quiet. Couldn't hear any street noise at all.

Magazine street is on the #11 bus line and we didn't have to rent a car. We could take the bus to the WW2 museum and to Canal street and the French Quarter. The unit is within easy walking distance of the Garden District mansions. A number of eateries are just down the street. Our favorites are Juans' Flying Burrito, Down the Hatch and Magazine Po-Boy shop. We're looking forward to staying at Casabianca next time we visit NOLA.

  • Review Submitted: 29/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your taking the time to write a review. AND we are glad you enjoyed Casabianca and look forward to your return. Melissa
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Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

Loved it

  • Review Submitted: 25/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed Casabianca. Come again!
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Chapel Hill, NC

Christmas stay

  • 5 of 5

Huge apartment in a great location. Had a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: 30/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, Sandra. We were delighted to have you at Casabianca at Christmas and would live to have you back.
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  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous-hosts great-well equipped apartment -really transports you ......thanks so much

  • Review Submitted: 18/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to your return!!!
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  • 5 of 5

This is our fourth stay in Casabianca. It is lovely, comfortable and convenient to so many restaurants and good shopping. It feels like our second home and we are already planning our next stay.

  • Review Submitted: 07/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As always, we loved having you at Casabianca and look forward to your return! Melissa
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Car: not necessary

Historic Magazine Row, our 19th Century architectural jewel, is home to very unique businesses and residences. Nearby is Audubon Park, Zoo, & Golf Course; St.Charles Avenue mansions and the architecture and gardens of our area,The Garden District; the French Quarter; the Mighty Mississippi River; Mardi Gras Parades, Mardi Gras World where the magic happens; WWII Museum; Coliseum Square Park; Ogden Museum of Southern Art; Aquarium of the Americas; The Insectarium; Riverboat Excursions; Convention Center; the National Shrine of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos; Contemporary Art Center; Julia Street Art District; and the Magazine Street Art District. Transportation is readily available by Streetcar, Bus, Uber, Lyft, Blue Bikes Rental, Off and On Double Decker Bus, and Taxis. And the French Quarter is accessible by all these methods and is a short ride away.


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$167.99

Rates are subject to change until reservation is complete.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made