10 Luxury New Orleans Vacation Homes for Your Weekend Staycation


Sometimes you just want to getaway. Right now, with the country widely still on lockdown, and COVID cases not letting up, vacations can seem like a thing of the past. With a little ingenuity, though, we can still take a relaxing weekend “away”.

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Enter staycations. Last summer we saw the rise of RV camping and epic road trips. This winter, it’s all about the staycations. Staying close to home in someone else’s luxury apartment and exploring your town like a tourist. Luckily for all of us, New Orleans doesn’t have any shortage of gorgeous historic homes waiting for you to visit them.

To make your weekend vacation an easy, quick process these homes are all within the city itself. If you live near City Park - why not stay in Tremé? Live in Mid-City? Treat yourself to a luxury stay in the Garden District. You don’t need to travel far in order to have a relaxing weekend.

This Condominium in Storyville with a View

This city-view condo on Canal Street will make you feel like a bougie tourist in your own city. The beds in this two-bedroom feature memory foam mattresses for relaxing evenings. The real winner of this stay is the large terrace with stunning views, but if that doesn’t do it for you the living room also boasts a great panorama of the city. Complete with 1 and a half-baths, plus a modern well-equipped kitchen you’ll want for nothing during your staycation.

This French Quarter Two-Bedroom Near Cafe du Monde

You may live in NOLA, but have you ever had the quintessential New Orleans French Quarter experience? Well, you can this weekend with this gorgeously appointed two-bedroom. On the second floor of this 1830s townhouse, you’ll find your stay complete with a balcony overlooking the French Quarter. Both bedrooms have queen-sized beds, with french doors that lead straight to the balcony. The property also features a lush semi-private courtyard.

This Peak-NOLA Apartment on Esplanade

The most colorful apartment you ever did see! This historic 1872 home has a balcony to relax on, a pool for those days when you need a dip, and a double-head walk-in shower for you and your boo. Talk about romantic!

This second-floor apartment is a one-bedroom one-bath perfect for a couple who wants to get away somewhere a bit funky - and romantic. Plus, for those who are more exercise inclined, the hosts will leave two bikes at your disposal.

This Porchhouse with a Private Pool in Mid-City

Spend your evenings grilling on the front porch or relaxing on the back porch in the private “japoolzzi". Yes, that’s a completely private swim-spa-pool hybrid for you to enjoy at your leisure. The two bedrooms both feature king-sized beds with memory foam toppers, the larger of which has its own sitting area.

There are two full bathrooms - one of which boasts a deep-soaking bath. If that doesn’t have you convinced - the great room features a drop-down projector for the perfect movie night. This place is perfectly decorated to make you feel up-scale, classy, and completely relaxed.

This Expertly Decorated Townhouse Overlooking City Park

With an outdoor space perfectly suited for bird watching on Bayou St. John, this is one relaxing townhouse. Grab an espresso and sit on the two-story deck in the morning. Spend an evening by the fire in the colorful living area.

This townhouse has two full bedrooms and two full bathrooms - perfect for a few friends who want a chill weekend away together. Everything from the fireplace to the rustical decor is designed to help you relax.

This Marina-Front Home with Views of Lake Ponchartrain

This three-bedroom home is perfect for a family reunion, or for a few couples who want to quarantine together. If the two balconies aren’t enough of a view for you, the family room and dining area also have stunning views of Lake Ponchartrain.

With 6 beds and 3 bathrooms, this family getaway can potentially house you and 7 of your closest friends this weekend. Don’t forget to snap a selfie of you in the hammock!

This Charming Studio Near Audubon Park and the Mississippi

This quaint little studio is well-appointed and charming. The queen-bed has a memory foam mattress that you may never want to get off of. The cozy area also features a flat-screen TV, full bath, and a kitchen with everything you could possibly need for your stay.

In fact, there’s even an espresso machine to get you pumped for a day of unwinding. If you’re ridin’ solo this weekend, you’ve found your haven.

This Amazing Tchoupitoulas Apartment with a Garden Feel

This eclectically decorated one bedroom features a full kitchen and a spa-like modern bathroom. The bedroom boasts gorgeous french doors, a queen-sized bed, and a cozy fireplace. The sitting room features a view of the Mississippi.

The semi-private courtyard (shared with guests in the adjacent suite), is a relaxing area shaded with a healthy, robust orange tree. This Host also offers a gorgeous and eclectic one bedroom for rent on the upstairs balcony, if that’s more your style.

This 11th Ward Penthouse Built Inside a Renovated Synagogue

Close to Magazine Street and the French Quarter in case you want to get your party on. The Penthouse includes two king-sized beds, two full baths, and a stocked kitchen. The entire apartment is stylishly decorated with nods towards the place’s religious past.

Plus, the courtyard here looks like a stylish bar had a baby with a jungle. If you’re looking for the most Instagrammable funky vacation home in New Orleans, you might have found it.

This Affordable Getaway in Bywater

This one bedroom, one bath is the perfect affordable getaway for your staycation. From the bright and inviting living room to the dark and sexy bedroom you’ll feel pampered and at home here. The kitchen will please any gourmand, with its spacious design and thoughtful touches.

If the kingsized bed doesn’t give you the perfect night’s sleep, you’re probably already dead. This spot is perfectly designed with all of the thoughtful touches you need to have an amazing weekend getaway.

So do these ten winter City getaways spark your desire to vacation? Each home is a luxury staycation just waiting for you to explore. From cozy and affordable houses in Bywater to upscale living on the shores of Lake Ponchatrain, you’ll find it all on this list! If you want to get away to a quiet studio in the Garden District or if you want to have the quintessential New Orleans weekend steps away from Bourbon Street you can find it here.

So where are you going for your weekend vacation, NOLA?

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