USA Gulf Coast Louisiana New Orleans Listing #52768

The Crab Shack - New Orleans, LA

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19 reviews
Max. occupancy: 2 1 Queen Bed, 1 Twin Bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom No pets 
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Eclectic, Two-Level Studio w/ a Patio, AC, & Free WiFi - Near Tulane University!

Lofty and eclectic in its design, this two-level studio is rich with the spirit of New Orleans. As you enter through the courtyard patio, you'll be greeted by an air-conditioned interior that's been uniquely decorated with found and foraged antiques. The sleeping space is on the first floor, as are a TV with Roku streaming capability, a desk that you can use as a vanity or a home workspace, and a full bathroom with a tiled shower. The second level, accessed via a spiral staircase, is an open lounge area, where you can watch the second Roku-equipped TV on the soft leather sofa, grab a cold drink from the minifridge, and sit down at the table to enjoy last night's delicious leftovers or a game of cards.

What's nearby:
This studio is located in the Marlyville-Fontainebleau neighborhood of New Orleans, where you'll enjoy easy access to Tulane University (one mile south), local hospitals, and a host of wonderful restaurants on Carrollton Avenue and Oak Street. You're also only a block-and-a-half from the S. Carrollton + S. Claiborne Streetcar stop. If you time your visit right, be sure to check out nearby Palmer Park for the free, open-air Arts Market New Orleans held on the last Saturday of every month. And if you're looking to get out to explore the Crescent City, it's a quick commute to the Garden District (three miles southeast), the French Quarter, and the National World War II Museum (both are four miles east). Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Things to know:
Kitchenette with a minifridge and microwave
No washer/dryer
This home is two floors with a narrow spiral staircase to get upstairs
This rental sits adjacent to the property where the owners reside; although there will be no interaction with the owners, we ask all guests to respect a policy of no music or loud noise between 11 pm and 8 am
*New ice maker as of summer 2022
This property is managed by Vacasa Louisiana, LLC.

City/town permit number: 20-RSTR-00819
City/town permit number: 20-OSTR-00396

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.




Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

Kitchen & dining






Blu-Ray player

HBO streaming

Netflix streaming


Step-free access

Nearby activities & attractions

Disc golf

Golf nearby





19 reviews

Sharon E. Oct 2022
The decor was phenomenal. We had a long weekend and coming back felt like we were still having the NOLA experience. The bed and furnishings were comfortable and it was clean. The loft area was a great place to eat and relax while watching tv. The owners were very nice. We enjoyed the private patio/courtyard and parking was easy. Husband would give 17 stars but only 5 are available. We will definitely stay again.
Angela L. Sep 2022
This place is decorated to the nines! Every little detail has its own story! The bed is comfy, the rain shower head is just right, and the upstairs loft is perfect for provisions or watching television on the big screen. We love it and would definitely stay again!
Lee N. Sep 2022
The aesthetic of the Crab Shack was perfectly New Orleans & it was just cozy as could be! Slept like a baby every night we were there. We will be happy to stay there again on our next New Orleans getaway.
Kathy H. Jun 2022
This is the perfect place for a in New Orleans. We used Uber and had rides arranged within 5 minutes. The ride to the square was easy. The courtyard was quaint but just too hot to use in June. We enjoyed our stay so much.
Jose M. Jun 2022
Loved how the unit was exactly like pictures. Ac worked, patio was nice for eating outside. Slept perfectly each night. Had an iron, fridge, coffee machine, hair dryer, plates, silverware, toaster! U name it. Conveniently located to Walgreens, and a corner store. Stay was so perfect 10/10 would go back here. Trolley was walking distance and Uber's were cheap to the loud night life.
Greg B. May 2022
Everything about the room was wonderful. If there’s anything that I could’ve changed, it would be that the room was a little difficult to cool down. Not terrible and certainly tolerable. When I go back to New Orleans, I will definitely use this particular place again.
Janice V. Apr 2022
This is the cutest vacation rental. We needed to be close to Tulane and this hit the spot! I spent forever admiring the decor. The only issue we had was parking -- that is not unusual for NOLA so I would never hold it against this darling place. I would definitely stay here again.
Brandy C. Apr 2022
Loved the character and decor of the Crab Shack. It was so unique and really set the tone for our visit to NOLA. You can tell owners really took pride in creating this environment. Quick Uber to town - about 12 minutes or so. The only negatives were no ice/freezer and no instructions on operating the lighting. There are several lamps and light switches, but we weren't able to figure out how to turn the main overhead lighting on until the last day of trip :-/ Regardless, we totally loved this place and would definitely return. One of the most unique places we have ever stayed. Highly recommend!
Manager response:
Brandy, we are delighted that you enjoyed so many aspects of this eclectic two-level studio and appreciate you letting us know how we can improve. We are happy to report the light switches have since been labeled for an easier guest experience. We hope you’ll return to enjoy this improvement!
Kayla C. Mar 2022
The Crabshack is the perfect place for a couple to stay while visiting New Orleans. It is cozy and comfortable and just downright beautiful. The owners took great care in design and decor. Everything in the description is accurate. You will love your stay!
Michelle W. Mar 2022
We absolutely loved our stay in the Crab Shack during Mardi Gras. We especially adored the authentic decor, barn doors, high ceilings, security of the space, and comfortable beds. Because we stayed for 5 nights, there were just a few little things that would have been helpful:

* Fridge with freezer (ice for cocktails)
* Hand soap and more TP
* Full sized coffee pot
* Hot plate
* Black out curtains

The home itself, is located in such a beautiful location, and walking distance to St. Charles street. This made getting around easy. Thank you for a lovely stay!

Robert K. Feb 2022
Cute place, comfortable furnishings, secure...
Laura B. Feb 2022
We loved our stay at The Crab Shack! The atmosphere was amazing and we thought the decor was fabulous. We would stay here again if the opportunity became available.
Darlene D. Jan 2022
Lovely place in a quiet neighborhood. Just a short walk to the St Charles line and all the Uptown restaurants. Short Uber to Mid-City and City Park.
Vicki S. Oct 2021
This place was exactly as described, very clean and loved the eclectic atmosphere. Location was kind of in the middle of everything and wasn’t a very long drive to get to different locations.
Nikki K. Sep 2021
There is nothing I didn't absolutely love about this property. It is dialed to perfection and really makes you feel like you are living the NOLA lifestyle. All of the basics are included, the unit was spotless and the design is spectacular. It is about a 15 min drive to the FQ but also an enjoyable streetcar ride to get there if you are looking to do a little sightseeing(5 min walk to the nearest stop). There's a corner store for easy access to last minute necessities and parking was easy. I would highly recommend this unit to any smaller group looking for a perfect lodging experience in NOLA.
Joshua L. Aug 2021
This place was incredible! We absolutely loved our stay. Check in, check out was a breeze. Thank you for having us!
Marilyn R. Jun 2021
We throughly enjoyed our stay at The Crab Shack. The location is great, less than a block from the St. Charles streetcar line, which makes it very easy to get into the French Quarter without the hassle of finding parking down there. It was very clean, well taken care of & a beautiful place to stay!
David D. Jun 2021
The place is very well decorated - eclectic, open, great relaxing space. Nice bed and bedding. Great outdoor private courtyard space. Owners were wonderful and it is in a perfect location by the St. Charles street car! We loved it! Highly recommended.