THE PORCH HOUSE

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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THE PORCH HOUSE

Slidell House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

If you are looking for a quiet place to get away, this is it. The house has a rustic feel with a wonderful screened porch which has two tables, chairs, hammock and porch swing. There is usually a breeze blowing through the porch and the sounds of the birds and wind chimes are very relaxing. It's the place where everyone spends the evenings relaxing and listening to nature. There is another deck with a table and chairs and barbeque pit.

The house is spacious enough to accommodate family reunions or a group of friends getting together. There are other homes of various sizes if other homes are needed for large groups. It is close enough to visit New Orleans, and a great place to come home and relax.

The Porch House is a raised, cedar, Acadian style home with a 42 ft. porch and tin roof. It has ceramic tile in the living, dining and kitchen areas. There are four bedrooms and three baths (one pillow top king bed and a queen size bed downstairs and a queen and full upstairs in one bedroom and a queen in the other upstairs bedroom ). There is a loft/nook which has two twin beds, with a desk separating the two beds. The bedrooms have a taupe colored carpet. The kitchen has ash cabinets with an island perfect for entertaining. It is uniquely and comfortably decorated.The Porch House is not new and far from sterile, but it truly sparkles with memories and great energy of those that have visited before.

The Porch House is located near Bayou Liberty on a dead-end street in a secure, private area, yet, it is only two miles away from Olde Town Slidell. Some activites to plan are: The Antique Street Fair in October and April; Arts Evening held in November; Mardi Gras parades (family oriented and begin in Slidell before the New Orleans parades); The Slidell Heritage Festival held in July with fireworks over Bayou Bonfouca, and the Crawfish Cook-Off is in July. Besides the quaint shops in Olde Towne, there are many good restaurants, including Palmettos on the Bayou, La Provence, Assuntas and more casual dining at The Bicycle Shop and Southside, to name a few. A short drive away, on the west side of the parish is Covington, Mandeville and Madisonville. There are many interesting shops and festivals in this area, with the Wooden Boat Festival being highly recommended.

Bay St. Louis and Pass Christian is less than an hour away...where the day can be spent enjoying the sun and sand, or enjoying the arts along the Bay.

If you want to bring your boat, or rent a boat or kayak, and explore Bayou Bonfouca, Bayou Liberty or Lake Pontchartrain, there is a boat launch and boat slip a few miles away.

There is a public boat launch at Heritage Park in the heart of Slidell a few miles away, and a private boat slip available in a waterfront subdivision. There are many different types of fish to catch in the Lake as well as take advantage of kneeboarding, etc.

Chamale' Tennis and Social Club is a short distance away. It has four tennis courts, a large swimming pool and a friendly Clubhouse. A week pass comes with the rental of the home. There are several nearby golf courses - Pinewood, Royal and Oak Harbor. .

Slidell is about 25 miles from Downtown New Orleans, home of the French Quarter and casinos. It is about 30 miles from Bay St. Louis/Waveland area and an hour away from Biloxi/Gulfport area.

The Gulf Coast has many interesting places to visit and has made great progress in rebuilding since Katrina. There are many casinos in Biloxi/Gulfport, but the closest one is near Bay St. Louis.

This home is close enough to New Orleans to be a tourist in the daytime, and come home to relax in a quiet community. It is also centrally located to experience the many little different towns in the surrounding areas. For more information on current events, the Slidell Chamber of Commerce has a website that can give more details.

Keywords: House,Family Get togethers, Girls weekend.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Owner
Advertiser since 2003
Show Phone Number
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Speaks english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great visit! Hot weather...Sal and Judy's in Lacombe is, as always, best place to eat; and the Porch House is the best place to stay!!!
Jul 2012
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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

4.1
based on 7 traveler reviews

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The Porch House
average rating of 4.142857 based on 7 reviews
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The Porch House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p69596vb
9855025664
Slidell Louisiana
Decatur
4

Just show up!

  • 4 of 5
This house is wonderful! Our family had a reunion. There was plenty of room and everything was provided right down to storage bowls! All you have to do is show up!! Be ready for comfort and relaxation.
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
The Porch House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p69596vb
9855025664
Slidell Louisiana
Regina, Canada
5

A charming home

  • 5 of 5
2 dogs, 4 people and a great time. This house was ideal. Joni, the owner, is wonderful and has furnished this gem with excellent bedding, beautiful furniture and everything you need for a great time in Louisiana. I'd like to take this place with me wherever I go for a month long vacation. Thanks again Joni - it was awesome.
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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The Porch House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p69596vb
9855025664
Slidell Louisiana
5

Loved this place

  • 5 of 5
We went to Slidell with a group for my son's wedding. This house was great. Plenty of room for everyone. Not far from New Orleans. Will definitely rent this house again.
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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The Porch House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p69596vb
9855025664
Slidell Louisiana
Plano, TX
5

Excellent for the family with kids

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the porch house. Our teenagers didn't want to leave at the end of the 8 nights we spent there. The rates were fabulous and allowed to stay as a family instead of me having to worry about four teenagers in separate hotel rooms wandering out into the night. The place is secluded near the end of a street off the beaten path. I had no complaints about any of the house. The kids were a little freaked out by the upstairs the first night, but they watch too many horror movies, lol. It was within an hour of the zoo and French Quarter in New Orleans and the beaches in Biloxi/Gulfport. I'm already planning our next vacation to the area and the porch house will be on the top of my list of places to stay!
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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The Porch House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p69596vb
9855025664
Slidell Louisiana
NC
5

NC, TX, OR, FL, PA, LA

  • 5 of 5
Great place to stay! Definitely a family environment! We will be back!
  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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The Porch House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p69596vb
9855025664
Slidell Louisiana
WA
3

Could have been cleaner

  • 3 of 5
Pros: House setting was nice. Mostly peaceful. Has 3 bathrooms, 1 upstairs 2 downstairs. Downstairs bedrooms adequate in size with bath in one. Downstairs beds comfortable. Master downstairs has access to screened porch. Near restaurants and less than 30 minutes to NO. Screened porch is nice and decent size, but needs repairs to screening. Cons: Stayed in downstairs master. Used bar soap left in shower which does not give a "feeling" that it had been cleaned after last use and quite frankly the shower is old and black in color and hard to tell if clean. Countertop in master bath was also not clean on arrival. IMO house would feel crowded with a large group as the main living, dining and kitchen area is not large. Recommend locating the house info sheet in a more visible location as current location is easily missed. When renting a place, whether hotel or vacation home, my main concern is a feeling of "clean" and all the bathrooms in this house need serious updating and cleaning. The bathroom upstairs had mildew in the shower around the door, and the shower curtain downstairs needed cleaning or replacing. I was taken aback that after another person in our party wrote a review that I received a message from someone, didn't tell me their name, apologizing for the soap in shower but stating "it is quite a big house to clean and I have to clean myself. I do the best I can". Really...is this the renters problem? There were other excuses as well I won't go into. Last comment was "Hope you have a good day and enjoy the Karma along the way". I found this statement very strange and was not sure how to take it. I would think VRBO owners would want to get honest constructive criticism on their properties. I have rented through VRBO before. There is no excuse for not being clean IMO especially when to get cleaning refund, house is to be cleaned including all sheets and towels washed and beds remade. I have never experienced this before. Our group cleaned the upstairs and master bath before using.
  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Thank you for your constructive criticism and comments. Not much can be done about remodeling the bathrooms, the design of the living area or size of the bedrooms, but much attention will be spent addressing the cleanliness of the bathrooms, as well as the rest of the house. I agree with you about the black bathroom being difficult to discern if it is actually clean, but it was.
Sorry for overlooking the "used" bar of soap....The tub was cleaned and there was "fresh and new" soap in the cabinet. I have also stayed in other VRBO homes, and if there is a problem or oversight on the owner's part, I leave them a personal note to let them be aware of anything that needs to be corrected.
None of the other families and or groups of friends who have stayed at this house ever complained that it was an inadequate size, or not enough room for them. There are other properties in this area that are much larger and the cost to rent is double. That is why this house is priced as it is.
Again, thank you for the critique. What can be changed will.
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Slidell is centrally located between New Orleans and Mississippi. The Pearl River, which is 20 minutes away, has several Swamp Tours to choose from and if you're a cyclist, the Tammany Trace is very close. Bayou Liberty boat launch is a street away.

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Availability & Rates

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Slidell House Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Property Damage Protection $49
Pet Fee $50
Notes If you opt not to pay the $49.00 damage insurance, a $200.00 check for Damage/Security deposit is required. This is totally refunded if there is no damage or excessive cleaning. Email owner to receive the Rental Application, Instructions and Departure checklist.

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Amenities

Amenities

Slidell House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Computer Available
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • jet skiing
  • tennis
Notes:
A guest membership to Chamale' Tennis and Social Club, which has a pool, 4 tennis courts and a clubhouse. It is located at 90 Chamale' Cove West, Slidell, LA 70460. There is also a boat slip in Chamale' Marina available for guests.
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