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13 Coolest Airbnbs in New Orleans

It’s a shame to stay in a boring hotel during a trip to New Orleans, also known as one of the coolest cities in America. Therefore, travelers heading to the ‘Big Easy’ should consider booking one of these cool Airbnbs instead. Historic spaces, trendy decor and luxurious accommodations make up these cool Airbnbs in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Stylish Home

Guests wanting to stay near the French Quarter should consider this eclectic Airbnb property. Operating out of a 150-year-old cottage, this cozy accommodation is just as Instagrammable as it is livable. With hardwood floors, 12-foot ceilings and impeccable decor, this stylish home in New Orleans is the perfect place to rest your head after a long day exploring the Crescent City. Browsing the area by foot is always a great option, however, this one-bedroom Airbnb does come with two cruiser bikes for guests to enjoy.

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Amazing Condo

This amazing condo Airbnb in New Orleans blends modern decor with historic charm. Four guests can stay in this two-bedroom and two-bathroom property. Aside from the charming architectural elements, like the 150-year-old hardwood floors and the two private balconies, this condo also comes with some great amenities too. Guests staying at this Airbnb will enjoy access to a pool, hot tub, and 24-hour concierge service.

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River House

This New Orleans River House has many of the elements that evoke a cool vibe, such as a boho aesthetic featuring antiques and lively foliage. Another one-bedroom Airbnb, this River House is found in the historic Faubourg Marigny district of the Big Easy. Guests can enjoy the eclectic space and added amenities, such as breakfast and an outdoor pool. Both the indoor and outdoor spaces in this New Orleans Airbnb are photo-worthy.

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Historic Mansion With Courtyard

Built in 1820, this historic mansion has stunning design elements that will make any guest swoon. Exposed brick, 200-year-old wooden floors, exposed wooden beam ceilings and a sparkling chandelier draw the eye immediately upon entering this cool Airbnb in New Orleans. This two-bedroom space, which can sleep up to eight guests, is found in the heart of the French Quarter, making it a popular option for those looking for chic spots in this NOLA neighborhood.

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Library Room

Book nerds should stay at the Library Room found in the Parks-Bowman Mansion. This New Orleans Airbnb is truly a cool space to stay. If you can draw yourself away from the hundreds of books that line the walls in this room, you should consider exploring the rest of the mansion, which is actually home to two other Airbnb private rooms, the Red Room and the Haunted Bedroom. Found in the Garden District, this cool Airbnb truly offers a unique stay in New Orleans.

Irish Channel Apartment, 1 Block Off Magazine St. Irish Channel Apartment 1 block off Magazine St.
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Irish Channel Apartment, 1 Block Off Magazine St.

Located just a block from Magazine Street close to bars, restaurants and boutiques along with the St. Charles Avenue streetcar and the French Quarter, this historic one-bedroom apartment is part of a house that was first built in 1880 as a traditional New Orleans double shotgun. It offers all the charms of  “old” New Orleans, including cypress doors and trim, three fireplaces, hardwood floors, and 13′ ceilings, with the modern comforts of today, including a full kitchen and laundry facilities. The ultra-comfy bed has a unique headboard made from an old cypress door that’s affixed with thousands of Mardi Gras beads to create a traditional fleur-de-lis pattern.

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Historic Neighborhood, Modern Home & Amazing Pool

Located in the hip Marigny neighborhood just outside of the French Quarter, booking this rental will put you close to it all while enjoying access to a gorgeous saltwater pool in the backyard which has a deck and garden for the total oasis, shared only with the host. Your stay will be in a guest suite located in the restored, original part of the shotgun house which has a private entrance, a full kitchen, TV, Wi-Fi, washer/dryer, and bathroom. Guests rave about the home’s design which was honored at the AIA New Orleans Design Award, noting that it captures the energy of NOLA perfect.

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Cozy One Bedroom NOLA Apartment

Just a short stroll from Magazine Street, this beautiful apartment for two has a front porch overlooking Annunciation Square Park, a butterfly garden, and a bubbling fountain, located in an 1860s home that’s half shotgun. “Little Orange” has all the signature details of traditional New Orleans architecture with hardwood floors, pocket doors, tall shuttered windows, mantels made of cypress, and 13′ ceilings. While it’s close to many of the city’s popular spots and provides convenient access to I-10, it enjoys a quiet setting with the Mississippi River just two blocks away. A full kitchen, cable TV, Wi-Fi, and laundry facilities are all included.

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Casita Gentilly

Enjoy a private studio-size guest space in a historic double shotgun-style home that sits across from the New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course,  especially ideal if you’re coming for Jazz Fest as that’s where it’s held. You’ll have your own private side door to this suite for up to two guests which includes many period touches like the heart of pine floors and a coal-burning fireplace although the modern kitchen and bath were added when the early 1900s home was renovated. It includes a Smart TV and two loaner bicycles with locks included, ideal for exploring the city, with just about everything easily accessed on foot or two wheels.

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New Orleans Tiny House

Calling all solo travelers, this historic tiny house is a converted carriage house that’s attached to a quintessential early 1900s New Orleans home. It sits right behind Saint Roch Market, an easy walk to Marigny, Bywater, Frenchmen Street, and the French Quarter. You’ll have free parking and all the modern essentials with a minimalist design. It includes a small kitchen/living area with a fridge and microwave, a TV with Netflix and Amazon Prime, strong Wi-Fi, and air conditioning throughout. A private outdoor space is accessed from the back door.

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Bohemian Chic in Historic Lower Garden District

Located in a highly walkable area yet away from the noise and chaos of the French Quarter, this two-bedroom rental for up to four guests provides a home away from home for exploring the city. A Victorian flat with contemporary twists that include geometric monochrome tiles, it has a full kitchen with vintage-style appliances, a Smart TV, Wi-Fi, and air conditioning. Plus there’s plenty of street parking available too.

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Private Historic Cottage in Charming Neighborhood

This cozy cottage has a chic look with its white interior design while providing a clean and comfortable stay for two guests in one bedroom with a queen-size bed, cable TV, and en-suite bathroom. A well-stocked kitchen, laundry facilities, unique works of art, antiques, and fabulous decor are all included too. You’ll love the screened-in porch for relaxing while watching the world go by.

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Artist's Mural-Filled Shotgun Home

The quintessential New Orleans retreat, this original 1870 shotgun home isn’t for those who prefer a minimalist look, but if you don’t think you’d ever tire of looking at unique pieces of art, brightly painted murals, quirky decor, and unusual plants, you’ll love it. There’s an outdoor shower, an area for alfresco dining, and hammocks to relax in along with all the necessities from comfortable beds to a full kitchen, washer/dryer, Wi-Fi, and TV. You’ll be close to Magazine Street and many attractions, including local hotspots like HiVolt Coffee and The Ruby Slipper, popular for breakfast.

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