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Bayou Waterfront Getaway in Luxury- 25 Min to New Orleans

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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4 Bedrooms + Other, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 7-15)

Welcome to the Bijou on the Bayou (We named it this because Bijou is French for Jewel which best describes the Beautiful Bayous of Slidell, LA.) This Home is located on the Famous Bayou Liberty and is just minutes drive or minutes boat ride to Lake Pontchartrain. With a gorgeous morning view of Bayou Liberty from your kitchen/ living room (as well as soon to be added deck), your sure to enjoy your morning coffee and breakfast even more. Not to mention Grill outs and get together with friends on the large porches and recently added party deck / boat dock.

Bijou on the Bayou is a 2 Story beautifully furnished home right on the bayou. As you can see from the pictures, it has a beautiful foyer entrance with an Oak staircase going up to the main floor where you will find a very open floor plan of Large Living Room and Large Kitchen with large bay windows in both rooms. The Kitchen is very large with all brand new dishes, pots and pans and all the cooking utensils you need to enjoy a full cooking experience. The Living Room has a brand new couch and Loveseat and stares at a brand new 46' LCD HDTV with New Blu-Ray player for your Theater viewing experience, as well as a comfy gas fireplace.

Then you will walk down the hall to the fully decorated brand newly furnished 3 bedrooms with 2 Queen sized beds, chest of drawers and plenty of room. One of the two extra rooms has a TV and DVD Player. Then you will come to the Beautiful Master Bedroom which has a King Size Bed, and Large Couch as well as Desk built for an office/ entertainment area. This room is equipped with new 36' LCD HDTV Screen, Cable TV, and a new Blu-Ray Player for your enjoyment. The Master Bathroom has tons of Closet space, a stand up Shower as well as a Master Jacuzzi Bathtub. A full Laundry room with full size washer and dryer is located in the hallway. All linens and Bath towels provided.

Travel down below to the newly added game room which features a 50' projection TV, dart board, small bar/game table with 4 chairs, bathroom, small beer cooler (refrigerator), and plenty of room to enjoy an evening with friends. This room is heated and cooled as well so it makes a very nice extra bedroom for the house, and it can be easily converted to become the fourth bedroom, by bringing your own blow-up mattresses or opting to rent them. Extra Blow-up beds are available upon request. Please contact the owner for details. This room also has quick access to the outside porches for grilling and other entertainment. (Note: Large Screens and Projectors are available for rental as well.)

Parking is available for multiple vehicles with a two car garage with locking doors, a covered carport for another car, two spots right in front of the garage doors and plenty of other space on the 1 acre lot right next to the house for RV's and Boat Trailers (additional charges may apply for long term RV Hook and Electrical Hookups. Septic can be provided for this as well.)

If you like Fishing, this is the spot to be. The deck and area around the back yard is perfect for pier fishing and crabbing and is complete with a fish cleaning station and Lanai. Fishing Charters can be arranged and boat rental are available. This location is about 1 minute car and boat ride to the nearest boat launch, 2-3 miles from Northshore Blvd where Northshore Mall, Home Depot, Sams, Walmart, Target, Olive Garden, Chili's, Chucky Cheese, IHOP and a brand new Theater are all right on the one major area. While its close to all the main amenities, its just the perfect amount away to make it seem far away from everything and no noise of a city.

This is a great Home for Family Vacations and Getaways, but is also available for Rentals for Executives and Corporate Rentals where a long term company project may need a perfect place for multiple contractors, or short term contract employees might want to live. Its also a great place for Snowbirds wanting a perfect winter vacation where its warmer climate and waterfront amenities make it a great second home.

This Home is a perfect place for weddings or a small get together with its scenic views and large spacious areas as well as party deck soon to be added. Rentals for Parties and gatherings for more than the people listed to stay there are available at additional cost and Catering is available as well. Rentals of Extra chairs and Tables are available as well as Projectors and screens for Presentations and are home movies, event needs.

Keywords: Home, 2 Story, Luxury, Spacious, Large, Roomy, New, Newer, Parking, Patio, Florida Room, Water Front

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
James Deslonde (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About James Deslonde

I Purchased this home right before Hurricane Katrina, but of course Katrina did a little damage to the down stairs of this home which was completely renovated. During that time I found work in other areas and decided to move to the beach to become a beach boy. I wish I could pick this home and property up and move it to my new location but I cant so I hold it as a great place to stay for a getaway and a place to stay when I do business in New Orleans. The home is protected by a security system as well as local neighbors and friends (not to mention a police officer that lives in plan view of the home across the street) that look after the place and make sure nothing bad happens to it. It is in a very secure area but its nice to know the backup is there while I'm gone.

James Deslonde purchased this house in 2005

Why James Deslonde chose Louisiana

This spot speaks for itself. It was too beaufiful not to pass up. It gave me the feel of being in the islands somewhere since the property is surrounded by bamboo trees and natural growth.

What makes this house unique

The Views, the wildlife, the dock are just a few things that make this house memorable.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed our stay at your rental house.

The kids enjoyed staying in the house, as we did not even have to leave the house to see excitement!

We met a lot of interesting people, while visiting the area. We met some locals at the Wildlife Refuge who invited us to go "Crabbing" with them. Our daughter had a blast trying to catch crabs, we had a hard time tearing her away! We then went to a restaurant in Madisonville (upon their suggestion) and enjoyed a huge platter of seafood!

The house was wonderful and had everything we needed. We really enjoyed our stay, it is a lovely home. It was located very conveniently to the places we wanted to go and shopping.
Aug 2013
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Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)
Bayou Waterfront Getaway in Luxury- 25 Min to New Orleans
average rating of 4.607143 based on 29 reviews

Awesome Vacation Home.....

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Bijou on the Bayou during Christmas was the perfect choice for what we needed. We have done several vacation rentals by owner and this was another great experience. The house has an open floor plan allowing enough room for us all to be together with loads of space. The outside area was fabulous. It had a large dock to fish, a BBQ pit(which we used and it it worked well), and a fire pit. We took full advantage of all the property had to offer and really enjoyed our stay. I had to get in touch with Nick(the owner) a few times and he got back to me immediately, answering all my questions and addressing any issues I had. Overall, it was a wonderful holiday and hope to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We certainly appreciate all feedback but especially positive ones so thank you very much. We work hard to make sure all our renters have a great time and will continue to keep adding new things to our property to make it an enjoyable experience for all.
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Quiet fishing camp

  • 5 of 5

We went for a weekend getaway, the owner was very accommodating! Booked our reservation the same day as our stay and let us check in early. The house was incredibly clean and in a quiet location. We enjoyed the porch rocking chairs and fishing from the pier. We even saw an alligator in the bayou! Great price, close drive from our home, would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a large family group and the home accommodated all of us.

  • 4 of 5

We loved the spacious grounds. Our fellows enjoyed a good game of nerf football. The bayou gave us opportunity to enjoy our kayak. The best part was the first two days we were able to enjoy watching an alligator sunning himself. Of course we stayed a respectable distance. The next day a young alligator was looking for food and we watched him from the deck.

The three bedrooms are nice and spacious.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Get-Away Spot

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful get-away weekend in this house. We were a bit concerned about the severe weather Louisiana had been having but, other than the back yard being swampy the first day, the house was fine. There were 9 of us all together and it never felt crowded. The owner was really nice and great about responding quickly to questions and concerns. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Beautiful vaction home, Exquisite waterfront front views, Sunrise and Sunset are a must see

  • 5 of 5

My family and stayed here and celebrated my wife's birthday . We had a wonderful time and would stay here again in the future for sure. Beautiful vacation home throughout, awesome waterfront property with an awesome dock that I could dock my pontoon boat and use for fishing throughout our entire stay. Fishing was great, accomindations were top notch , clean and the owners were extremely helpful, and anytime you needed anything or had any questions they responed right away. Can't recommend this vaction home enough, it is the perfect get away on the country side but still close enough to the city with lots of resturants and stores.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded Expectations on All Fronts

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed here twice, and will stay here again in the future. Here's why:

The accommodations themselves are absolutely top of the line:

The massive backyard, the dock on the bayou, the back patio area for grilling, the waterfront, flat screen TVs, massive open and modern kitchen, ridiculously comfortable beds, massive jacuzzi, private bedrooms, tons of couches/pullouts for big groups, darts/games on the bottom floor. The value you get at this reasonable price is unreal. Everything was cleaned the same way you'd clean the master suite at the Ritz Carlton. These guys really care about keeping their property operating at the highest level.

Five star customer service by homeowner:

On this particular trip, I was in charge of a massive group (about 17 guys) to NOLA/Slidell. Needless to say, I was dealing with an insane amount of logistical details. Nick, the homeowner, basically took all of that off my plate. Every detail for staying at this place is laid out perfectly. It's a turnkey operation: you pay your money, get the check-in info and then... RELAX!

Outstanding communication between client/homeowner:

I probably spoke with Nick a dozen times before even stepping foot on this property. Nick did an extremely good job giving me every possible detail I needed to know to make my trip run smoothly.

Ease of check-in/out procedures:

The homeowner gives you a simple, reasonable checklist for entering and departing the home. Every detail you need to know about the home is provided before you arrive. There are zero surprises when you show up, and that's extremely important to me as a renter.

This property is great for a ton of different styles, whether you want to relax, get away from Nola, whatever; this place can do that.

Our particular group was fishing. If you are a fisherman, I cannot recommend this property enough. We stayed here Friday night and checked out Saturday morning to catch trout/reds all over the Southern Louisiana brackish (By the way, if you're looking for a fishing guide, call John Haller: 601-799-6193. He's the best.)

Can't really say enough about this place. If you're sitting at the computer waiting to pull the trigger, do yourself a favor and reserve this spot ASAP!

Thanks Nick for running a five star property!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
4.1 Miles
Harvey Jones Vessel Agents
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Oak Harbor Golf Club
Nearest Train
4.3 Miles
Slidell Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy 433 and Hwy 11
Nearest Restaurant
3.1 Miles
Nathan's Restaurant
Nearest Beach
8.9 Miles
Northshore Beach
Car: recommended

Swamp Tours, and Tons of other fishing and picnic activities available. Close to Plantation House Tours, French Quarter, Superdome, Jazz Fest, Mardi Gras, and Convention Center.


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $350

There is a $350 damage deposit for pets; and there is an optional Property Damage Protection is available, per request.

Please choose to pay by the free eCheck service. We do accept Credit Cards, however points programs on cards increase our rates so you will be charged a 3% fee to come out of your refundable deposit after your stay. International Cards will be charged an additional 1.5% fee.

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Louisiana House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2995 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 2.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper Sofa is a Queen and Sleeps 2 very Comfortably
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon for 1 or 2 and Trundle bed for 1
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Trundle Bed Under Queen Bed
    Game Room/ Bedroom - 2 sleep sofa /futon , There are 3 Couches and 2 Futons, so 5-7 people
  • King size beds (1) Includes New Thick Memory Foam Topper!, Queen size Beds (2) Both are Brand New Beds. Just added 3 Brand New Sleeper Sofa's, 3 New Futons, and 2 New Trundle Beds under the two Queens. Also have another 3 Couches Downstairs. Couches Sleep 1 adult each comfortably except for 1 Love Seat which sleeps a child comfortably. Each of the Trundle beds sleeps an adult or child comfortably. Each of the Sleeper Sofas are full size queen beds. Each Futon sleeps an adult or two children comfortably but could possibly fit two adults who really like each other!
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Private boat slip and dock on the water. Newly added Lanai on the party deck and fish cleaning station. Very Beautiful Scenic ride through Bayou Liberty and short 10 min ride to Lake Pontchartrain. Boat launch is available right around the corner from home at Bayou Bonfuca. Other Business Amenities may be provided for Corporate Rentals by request. Pool table to be added by mid summer 2010. Check for availability

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