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Lovely Lake Home, fishing, swimming, crabbing, sleeps 14

Diana Ullo

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Lovely Lake Home, fishing, swimming, crabbing, sleeps 14

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Lake Catherine House Rental Photos and Description

5 BdRm, 5 1/2 BthRms, WaterFrnt, 25 minutes to New Orleans, beautiful home

There's always a reason to party in New Orleans; be it Mardi Gras, St. Patrick's Day, Christmas, or just because it's Tuesday. Luckily for you (and for us!), our summer home is only a quick 25 minute drive to the Big Easy!

If you've never been to New Orleans, here's an example of how amazing our city and people are. Here are some of our police officers dancing during Mardi Gras 2014:



Whether you want to live it up and see the beautiful city of New Orleans, or enjoy a quiet lake view at our summer home, we have what you want!

In addition to this, our home is the perfect place to create wonderful memories. It is located between Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Borgne on the famous Chef Menteur waterway. This is salt water with dolphins swimming right by the dock! It is a 2-story raised home.

We decorate for each Holiday. We transform the inside into a lovely Christmas Holiday Home. This is a special place to spend a Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday.

Our vacation home has a private dock that is ready for swimming, fishing and crabbing. There are two boat slips, so bring your boat and jet skis! The dock also has a jumping platform that the kids & adults really enjoy!

Everyone can enjoy the dock, there are swings in a shaded area or plenty of area to sun bathe or fish! The fishing is great, especially in October and November. **You will need to bring your own fishing gear, or you can hire a fishing guide/charter who has his own gear. Red fish and trout!

There are 4 sinks with running water located on the dock to clean your hands or clean your catch! Crab traps provided!

There are plenty of 'night' lights on the dock. You can fish all night! The lights shine right on the water to attract bait fish, so night fishing is really great! There is a half-bath located in the garage area, no need to go upstairs for a bathroom!!

We recommend and provide life jackets for all swimming activities. Please check with us to see if we have the size and number of jackets you may need.

The house is over 3,600 square feet of living area; the view of the water is lovely! We have wood floors, stainless steel appliances, washer and dryer and so much space. The floor plan on the first level is open to the kitchen, dining, and living area.

There is a dining table to seat up to 10, a card/game table (with cover can seat 8 people as dining area), a foosball table and board games. The entire back wall of the living area is windows; you can see the water where ever you are on the main floor. A television with satellite and DVR are located in the living area.

There are 5 bedrooms and 5 1/2 bathrooms! There are 3 bedrooms (3 queens and 2 kings) on the the first level, each has it's own full-size bathroom; each bedroom on the first level has a a sitting area. On the second level, there are two bedrooms with queen-size beds and a shared bathroom. We also have bunk-beds and a queen blow-up mattress in the upstairs loft area. This is the perfect place for the kids or 2-3 couples. All bedrooms have Satellite T.V.

The back porch is 440 square feet. There are two swings to sit and enjoy the beautiful view. You can watch the shrimp and crab boats pass, dolphins swim and watch your friends & family on the dock.

The lower level (covered garage area) is the perfect area to boil your seafood or use the stainless steel propane grill. You will need to provide the propane for the grill. We provide the propane burner, boiling pot and cooking utensils for boiling or frying your seafood! There are plenty of lights in this 2,000 square feet-covered area! The half bath is located in this garage area.

If you want to bring your boat and/or jet skis, there are two boat launches within a mile. We have two slips for your private use located on our private dock.

We take a lot of pride in making our home, your home! We provide the linens, towels. Our home is clean, beautiful and has lots of room for fun.

*Our summer home sleeps 14 (two people on bunk beds and two people on a queen mattress across from the bunk beds), however, we do charge $30 per day, per person for a group larger than 12 people.


4561 Veronese St

New Orleans, LA 70129

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Diana Ullo (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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About Diana Ullo


My name is Diana M. Ullo and I am the manager of renting out this beautiful home! I was born and raised in the suburbs outside of New Orleans. I love this city so much that I attended both high school and college here!

My grandfather, Raymond, who was blessed with a large family, built this home so that it could accommodate our whole family. It's like a second home to me, and I know it will be a second home to you, as well!

Diana Ullo purchased this house in 2003

Why Diana Ullo chose Lake Catherine

As soon as you see the water, the house, the dock, the bedrooms, the kitchen, you'll know you have arrived at a special place. This is a lovely home for creating a long-lasting memory. Perfect place for a group to gather with so much space and entertainment from mother nature and a hostess that loves to decorate and entertain!

This location is the best of both worlds; New Orleans and the water! It's so simple to drive into New Orleans even into Mississippi.

What makes this house unique

Our lake home is easy to love. Come see why. Winter Spring Summer and Fall.

Why HomeAway

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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based on 29 traveler reviews

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Lovely Lake Home, fishing, swimming, crabbing, sleeps 14
average rating of 4.724138 based on 29 reviews
Toledo, Ohio

New Orleans Visit

  • 4 of 5

Our group of ten reenactors were in town for the Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial. It was a two day trip and we didn't want to camp. The house was just as beautiful as the pictures. The beds were comfortable. Our only complaint was the lack of cable and wifi. We were warned ahead of time that the wifi would be out because they were changing companies, but didn't stop to think that meant the cable too. Otherwise everything was great. We would definitely rent this house if we visited the area again.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, It would have been beneficial if you told me during the stay that the cable was out. I would have called the cable provider to try to resolve the issue. We had DirecTV during your stay, which is less than reliable at times. When it rains or is windy, the satellite is usually effected. I have purchased a reliable WIFI and Cable provider since your stay (Cox Communications), which does not use satellite dishes. They use an underground cable which is unaffected by weather. As an apology, I will give you a discount on your next stay. Have a great day, Diana Ullo

Family Vacation...!

  • of 5

Oup Stay consisted of a total of 14 people and we slept comfortable. The home was as advertised with very beautiful views. The children really enjoyed seeing the dolphins. If we were to ever take another trip to Louisiana we will definitely love to stay at this home again...

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Scott, La.

Nice Getaway

  • 4 of 5

We four couples get together twice each year for relaxation. The Slidell house was the perfect spot for our enjoyment. The boat dock and slip served us well in spite of it needing some tender loving care. The house is located on the river off of highway 90 with beautiful scenery from the rear porch/deck. We all agreed to return in the future.

We were disappointed the queen size beds were not all available as advertised. However, we are hopeful this will be addressed prior to our return.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Dallas, Texas

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The listing description accurately described the location. The photos were very accurate as to appearance and amenities. The property was even better than promised. The property was very clean and well-maintained. The owner left us detailed information about the property and the surrounding activities, restaurants, things to do for all ages and interests. We would definitely (and have) recommended this property to our friends and relatives. The property was beautiful and comfortable. The porches/decks/swings/ view, etc. were all perfect. The wi-fi was a big hit with all. The elevator also was great for loading up the luggage and groceries and getting them upstairs from the car. Could not have asked for more beautiful or comfortable accommodations. The kitchen and pantry were as well stocked as if we were at home. There was milk and various supplies in the refrigerator and ice cream in the freezer. You are 25-30 minutes away from New Orleans and all it has to offer. We had 7 adults and 6 grandchildren ages 2-14 and everyone loved it. We did the children's museum in New Orleans and the downtown. We did a splash pad and a swamp tour. We fished. We jumped off the dive platform and generally relaxed and had a wonderful family trip. Would recommend for families; girls or guys get-aways; romantic couples trips... all.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Stayed for Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

Part of our family that was staying in the house (14 of us) arrived on Thursday, but the entire family was coming over Sunday for a BBQ and fellowship. Everyone got to see what we had already experience the 3 days previous...this place was AWESOME! Most of the family stayed in New Orleans Garden District, so they had a bit of a drive to get here, but when they did. They loved it. We had some family members with some partial disabilities, so walking the spiral staircase without any railings was bit of a inconvenience, but we managed. The house had box TV's instead of flat screens, but that wasn't enough to lower my star rating (we didn't watch much TV anyway). I spoke to Diane before our arrival and told her that we were certainly going to do some fishing, and upon arrival, she already had fish and crab (at no extra charge) waiting on us. Her hospitality was A+. All in all, everything was top notch and Diane exceeded our expectations. Thanks Diane.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Southern California

Great time! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and plan on returning.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this Lakehouse for 17 days and our guest ranged in age from 8 - 75 years old. We had a couple of crawfish and crab boils and everything we needed was provided. We fished from the dock and caught lots of catfish, but not much else. I caught 1 nice redfish and a couple of sheepshead. We did see lots of redfish, but couldn't really get them to bite. We did catch lots of crabs from the dock, most of which were really good size. The teenage kids and adults had fun jumping from the platform on the dock. The only criticism I have is that cosmetically the lake house could use some sprucing up (staircase) , the furniture inside was pretty dated and a nice flatscreen TV would be nice. All in all we had an awesome time and would definitely consider returning. Highly recommend!


  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
31.8 Miles
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
Car: recommended

We are just a 25 minute drive to New Orleans and the French Quarter. Deep water fishing is 10-15 miles away by boat. Garden District, Museums, Super Dome, Restaurants, Convention Center, Zoo are all within an easy commute. One of the city's best bakeries is a five minute drive away. Historic Fort Pike is minutes away. Crab bait, live bait are both available and very close. Fishing charters are available and will pick you up at our dock! Only a 20 minute scenic drive to Slidell. You'll pass Fort Pike, stop and look. Biloxi is just 45 minutes away. We have a guide to local (and famous) places to eat...there are so many!


Rates & Availability

From $375 Per night

Lake Catherine House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 30 2015 - Apr 11 2015
4 night minimum stay
Vacation Season 2015
May 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
Nov 16 2015 - Dec 7 2015
4 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 14 2015 - Jan 8 2016
4 night minimum stay
Mardi Gras Season '16
Jan 11 2016 - Feb 12 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $69
Cleaning $225
Notes For holidays (Christmas, Easter, Mardi Gras, etc.), our cleaning fee is increased to $300.
We now have a queen sized mattress on the loft. Due to this, we can sleep 14 people. However, we do charge $30 per day per person over 12 people.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Lake Catherine House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 17 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 - On ground floor.
  • We have 5 and 1/2 bathrooms. We provide soap, shampoo and conditioner in all 5 bathrooms that have a shower and/or bath tub.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , large bedroom with bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , on 2nd level shared bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , on second level, shared bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , large bedroom with bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , very large bedroom with sitting area and very large bathroom
    Loft - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , this area has bunkbeds and one queen sized bed.
  • King size beds (2) [Master Suite has king-sized bed and private bathroom.], Queen size Beds (5) [Total of 3 bedrooms with queen sized beds.], Baby Cribs (2), and Twin sized Bunk Beds (1) [Bunk Beds and queen sized bed on loft on second level].
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
If you have a special occasion or an event and would like some assistance, please let us know! We are available to help make your vacation/event special and complete.

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