National Geographic has recommended that tourists explore the neighborhoods of New Orleans. Most tourists do not have an opportunity because so few are available to tourists. Audubon Park House is in the Uptown neighborhood of New Orleans where Victorian homes are cherished. This B&B offers the tourist a very unique place to stay in a very unique part of the city. Just recently National Geographic filmed the lagoon located minutes away which is a sanctuary filled with the sounds of wild birds, wild ducks, ibises, egrets, and herons. A streetcar runs at the head of the park which enables tourists to visit the historical French Quarter. At the foot of the park is the Audubon Zoo and at it's back runs the mighty Mississippi River. A swamp exhibit in the zoo captures the true nature of New Orleans before it was established as an urban center. One can experience the history of the city through the eyes of owner Barbara Lefevre Martin, who was born down River on land which was once part of a plantation where the British battled for the control of Louisiana in 1812. She will be happy to share her history with her guests.
4.6 on November 27, 2013
We had a lovely three night stay in November, 2013. The Uptown location was great for us and we felt safe walking around the neighborhood. Several good restaurants are close by and it is also easy to access public transportation. We enjoyed privacy and a comfortable room at the B and B. The innkeeper, Barbara, made us feel at home. We loved her little dog, Chico.
4.8 on January 12, 2013
Audubon Park House is our home away from home. Barbara is not just your owner/proprietor, she is your friend. Located in a beautiful, quiet, residential Uptown neighborhood just a short walk from the St. Charles Avenue streetcar, Audubon Park, Tulane, and Loyola, Barbara and Auduon Park House have hosted my wife and me 15 times for six days or longer between April, 2005 and December 2012. This B&B is comfortable, quiet, and always filled with interesting quests with whom you can kibbutz during breakfast around the dining room table. (No topic is out of bounds.) In short, Audubon Park House and Barbara (and adorable pet pomeranian "Chico") exude personality and serve as wonderful complements to the music, food, sports, people, excitement, and soul of the city of New Orleans.
4.6 on May 01, 2012
I felt welcome and at home the moment I stepped inside this bed and breakfast. The close proximity to the street cars, park and university made my visit so much more enjoyable and possible. There really was no need to call a cab to get to Magazine street or the French Quarter because a short walk through the lovely neighborhood lead me right to the street cars while also letting me take in the view.The relaxed environment allowed me to come and go with ease which was great because the mixture of visiting friends and sight seeing came with unpredictability. The security is very good (each room gets its own key) and the private bathrooms are nicely kept. The price of my stay was way too good to pass up and I will definitely come back again!
4.4 on April 04, 2012
I stayed here for 5 days in March 2012 and found it delightful. Audubon Park, 2 blocks away, is a wonderful place to go for a walk or run. Massive live oaks provide shade. The host is very relaxed and makes you feel at home immediately. The house is full of furniture but I found the room and the attached bath very satisfactory. The neighborhood is very quiet but it's easy to catch a streetcar to downtown or elsewhere. It's in an area of town where there are almost no other guest houses and the rates are reasonable. I'm sure I'll go there on my next trip to the city.
4.0 on March 20, 2012
This place is just fascinating. Old and funky...filled with terrific clutter. Barbara is a gracious hostess who leads her half-dozen eclectic guests through delightful breakfast conversations. Close to everything in a quiet neighborhood, this is a wonderful value.
Uptown Area, University Area, City
New Orleans, LA (MSY)
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo
Homestay, Historic Inn, Urban Inn, Bed and Breakfast
BBQ grill, Bath robes, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, VCR, Washer/dryer
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
Bird watching, Canoeing, Golfing, Cultural Activities Abound, Magazine Street Nearby, Streetcar blocks away,, Walking in Audubon Park, Jazz, History, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Barbara Lefevre Martin
Some Italian, Some French;, Welsh, English
one small pomeranian Others
Harp playing, modern politics, history languages--classical Greek, Latin. Modern French, Italian, Welsh. Of special interest are discussions which zero in on cultural exchanges and differing world views including those influenced by language. Has interest in journalism and writing.