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Jabberwocky's Bayou Home with Pool!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

If you enjoy nature and want to experience the uniqueness of life on the bayou, this is the perfect vacation home. Located on seven acres this rustic home on a cypress swamp. It is a prime area for birding and wild life. You can fish from your back porch. The style of the house is reminiscent of the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, complete with a rainwater-fed pond underneath the deck that adjoins the two separate wings of the lower level. It is located on seven acres with natural foliage with a wooden pathway to the dock that is on Bayou Liberty. The front of the cedar home is covered in vines and faces the pool, the back of the home faces the bayou. Lake Pontchartrain is a short boat ride away where speckled trout is the desired catch of the day. Bring your boat and use the boat house, or use the flat boat to troll down the canal which leads to the bayou.

The home is located on two levels. The lower level is handicap accessible via a ramp . The lower level is divided into two wings by the walkway over the pond and stairs to the upper level. There is a Corinthian wind chime hanging from the stairs near a large fountain in the pond.

The north wing has one queen sized bedroom with a private balcony, and a small second bedroom with a double bed. This wing also has a full bathroom. The south wing has one queen size bed, living room with a fireplace, large handicap accessible bathroom and fully furnished kitchen on the glass porch. This level has the quickest access to the pool. The pool is surrounded by hedges on one side and the home on the other. The water pool is shaded by an oak tree, and remains cool throughout the summer. Each level has a washer and dryer.

The spacious master bedroom on the upper level has a king size memory foam bed, walk in closet,and full sized bathroom. and private balcony overlooking the bayou.This bedroom also has a 42' HDTV with most of the movie channels.

The living room has three sofas (one a futon), a wood burning fireplace, a 61 inch HDTV, and a large balcony overlooking the bayou, perfect for sunsets, or coffee in the mornings. It is also a great place from which to birdwatch. Blue Herons, Egrets, Osprey, woodpeckers, eagles, and migratory ducks are just a few of the birds which have been sited here. On this level, all the windows face the bayou. Adjacent to the kitchen and living room is a formal dining room.

The home is close enough to visit New Orleans or just stay at home and enjoy the serenity of the bayou and pool. It is the perfect place for family reunions or getting together with a few friends..girls getaway...or a relaxing rendezvous for a fishing trip. For larger parties, please see the listing for the Marsh House which is just down the road, or just down the bayou depending on how you travel.

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More Details

Owner
Beth McFarland
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

I'd just like to say that your place was better than advertised. The house was beautiful and felt like a home and not like one of those austere condos. The bayou is exquisite and the views are beyond compare. I stayed there with my family and my brother and his family and it was perfect with the two kitchens and living areas. I only wish that it had been warm enough to go swimming.....but we'll definitely be back....thanks again.
Mar 2011
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Amenities

Slidell House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • One of the downstairs bathrooms is handicap accessible with a shower seat
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1) memory foam, Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The house is six acres in the middle of a prime cypress swamp with boat dock. It is a great place to bird watch and fish.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Jabberwocky's Bayou Home with Pool!
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews
5

Jabberwocky - Perfect Louisiana Bayou Family Vacation Experience!

  • 5 of 5

This property was amazing and exactly what our family needed! Lots of space in the home. We traveled with kids, grandkids, a grandparent, siblings, etc and were more than comfortable. The layout of the house is so unique with its 2 separate kitchens, balconies overlooking the bayou waterway, handicap access bathroom and ramp into the house. The kids and grown 'kids' enjoyed the wi-fi and TV access. I personally enjoyed the early morning breeze, the sunny kitchen area on the first floor and the privacy of the spacious property. The pool was a fantastic plus for the kids! The grounds are beautiful with the cypress trees, water features, wonderful wind chime, deck seating, hammock, and grilling area. Plenty of wildlife, too including an alligator, herons, and turtles.

The location is ideal. We shopped for groceries and found several wonderful seafood markets within minutes of the house. We were able to get to the Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans in less than 45 minutes. I appreciated the distance from the city! Definitely a retreat type property with all of the amenities of a big city house!

We definitely want to return and would highly recommend this property!

Thanks Beth!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will make it your annual retreat!
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5

Great place to have a reunion with friends

  • 5 of 5

This house has lots of separate spaces for people to relax quietly, as well as open spaces well-designed for people to be together. We had two couples and four singles, and had plenty of room for everybody. We loved the fire-pit and had a delightful time using the kayaks and canoe provided--we even saw the local gator. It was a wonderfully relaxing vacation facilitated by Beth's beautifully appointed house. An added bonus was the most amazingly melodic windchime any one of us had ever encountered.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We try to outfit the property to maximize our guests' relaxation and recreation. Very happy you enjoyed your stay.
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5

Everything we wanted and more!

  • 5 of 5

This is absolutely the perfect property to rent if you have a large family or group! There are 3 separate sleeping spaces so no one got in each other's way, everything was well setup and we had a great time! Great fishing right behind the house and we were perfectly located close to lots of things to do. Beth is a doll and helped us get checked in and gave us a tour. The only thing we would have changed was the weather so we could have used the pool as well. Do yourself a favor and choose this property!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Incredibly beautiful setting on Bayou Liberty and comfy artful home.

  • 5 of 5

Two families of four enjoyed this beautiful house, both for its comfort and access to nature and its great location. We enjoyed time relaxing on the decks, enjoy a bayou view, paddling canoes and kayaks, cooking in two kitchens, playing games and sitting around the fire pit. We also enjoyed quick access to New Orleans, Abita Springs, Covington, etc. for great food, shopping and sight seeing. I would stay here again. Definitely.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just what we were looking for

  • 5 of 5

This home is very unique. It sits right up next to the bayou and gives you a great setting for your stay. The home is divided up into 3 separate living areas while still offering enough space to come together. The pool was large and provided enough room for a big group to cool off. If you're looking for something different and private this is your place. Owner Beth is great and will take care of anything you need.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Gatorlicious

  • 5 of 5

This is the second visit to this house. We love it here. Private, great pool, site seeing haven, also a friendly gator in the bayou. The only thing missing is a chef. Private areas in this unique house. If we could only get our guys to come. Can fish off the deck. This place has it all. So sad to hear of the loss of John. What a loss to Slidell. Beth stepped up to the plate.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
bayou liberty marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Slidell Marina
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Palmetto's on the Bayou
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Slidell Park
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Winn Dixie Grocery Store
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Kenney's Seafood
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Northshore Mall
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Sam's Wholesale
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Walmart
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Home Depot
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Office Depot
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Olive Garden
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Academy Sports

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Rates & Availability

Slidell House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
high
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,150
$7,500
 
 
low
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$400
$1,900
$4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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