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When you think about New Orleans, live jazz, mouthwatering Cajun cuisine, and cultural attractions probably all come to mind. While it’s generally not the kind of place to go and just relax with cocktails poolside and do little else, there are some Airbnbs with pools, perfect for refreshing dips after a day of exploring. Whether you want to be steps from the French Quarter, in the Garden District or further away from the tourist crowds, there are many great options on this list.
This new luxury one-bedroom pool house for two is located in the historic Treme neighborhood, a short walk to the French Quarter while providing a quiet residential setting. There’s no need to get behind the wheel to enjoy live music on Frenchman Street, the bars on Bourbon Street and more. And, you’ll be able to come back and relax in the saltwater pool. The two-story pool house includes a full kitchen and living room downstairs with the bedroom and bath upstairs that has a balcony overlooking the picturesque courtyard. From there, enjoy sipping your morning coffee and enjoying evening cocktails with music streaming in from the city. There’s a TV with Netflix, Hulu, and Sling as well as an area for alfresco dining and sunbathing.
If you’re in need of a large space for a group getaway just a short walk from Bourbon Street, this luxurious condo may be ideal. It includes four bedrooms, accommodating as many as 10 guests comfortably, offering the perfect mix of historic and modern, with 150-year-old hardwood floors and lots of amenities. Each bedroom has its own spa-like bathroom, and it includes a full kitchen, laundry facilities, and a private balcony too. Guests also have access to a 24-hour concierge and a common area with hot tubs, a pool, cabanas and a gourmet BBQ station.
The Library is a private room in the Parks-Bowman Mansion which sits in the heart of the Garden District, surrounded by palm trees and live oak, with deep porches on all three levels for relaxing in the tranquil setting. A carved cypress staircase ascends to the very top of the house, illuminated by stained-glass windows and huge chandeliers. There’s a music room, a formal dining room, a “ladies parlor,” and a fully appointed kitchen that includes complimentary coffee. It also includes a picturesque garden surrounding a back porch and a full-size lap-pool.
The River House’s Gallery Apartment is located on the second-floor of a luxurious antebellum mansion with a really cool, lush aesthetic and boho feel with antiques and lots of greenery. It’s located in the historic Faubourg Marigny district on a tree-lined street just three blocks from the French Quarter, and includes one bedroom, sleeping up to two guests. Enjoy common areas just outside your door, including a balcony with original cast iron and magnificent cityscape views, and a swimming pool with loungers.
Enjoy adults-only fun at the two-bedroom All About That Gumbo, which sleeps four comfortably although it can accommodate groups of up to six. It’s a 10-minute Uber ride from Bourbon Street, providing easy access without the noise, with bikes available for exploring on two wheels. You’ll want to hang out here too, with a big new pool, along with basic cable, Showtime and Netflix for indoor entertainment. The fully stocked kitchen includes coffee, drinks, and snacks.
Just a block from famous St. Charles Avenue and a 5-minute drive from the French Quarter, this luxurious three-bedroom loft-style house accommodates up to six guests. The spacious floor plan includes hardwood floors and impressive modern details, including a full kitchen with high-end appliances and a breakfast bar area. A master bath includes a hot tub ideal for relaxing after a long day of exploring the city, and you’ll have a 65″ TV with over 70 channels. While the outdoor pool isn’t right on-site, it’s less than a minute away on foot at the Residence Du Carondelet by Hosteeva.
Tucked between St Charles Avenue and Magazine Street with streetcars accessed just two blocks away, this Garden District Oasis includes your own urban vineyard with grapevines shading the gated area that leads to the courtyard pool. The apartment accommodates up to four guests with a bedroom for two plus a loft space for another two right above. It includes a kitchen, living room and bath, along with access to the courtyard and pool area plus shared laundry facilities.
Enjoy bayou charms with lots of huge oak trees providing a tranquil setting and shade, while being close to just about everything in New Orleans. It’s just four blocks to the famous Jazz Fest, and a 10-minute bike ride or 30-minute walk to the French Quarter or Frenchman Street, with Lyft available to get there even quicker. Five minutes on foot will bring you to a wine bar, coffee shop, baker, Spanish, French, and Mediterranean restaurants. The first-floor apartment is located in a large, century-old home and includes a handcrafted queen-size sleigh bed plus a kitchenette/dining/living area. Guests also have access to the fenced backyard, BBQ and outdoor table, with the pool, hot tub, deck and pergola available at certain times by mutual advanced arrangement with the hosts.
Just steps to the French Quarter and Frenchman Street, this guest cottage sits in the historic Treme neighborhood and boasts an enclosed courtyard with a fountain and pool. The one-bedroom space was built in 1855, providing a mix of historic and modern amenities overlooking the pool and courtyard. It has high vaulted ceilings for a roomier feel and three French door windows flooding the space with natural light. There’s an adjacent kitchen that includes a Keurig coffeemaker, with coffee and sugar supplied, a bar area and a full bathroom. A Smart TV with a guest Netflix account is included too.