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Bayou Waterfront Getaway in Luxury- 25 Min to New Orleans

Slidell, LA, USA
  • House2995 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps24
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

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.

Keywords: Home, 2 Story, Luxury, Spacious, Large, Roomy, New, Newer, Parking, Patio, Florida Room, Water Front, deck, dock, boat dock, family, family gathering, crawfish boil.


Nick Deslonde

Member Since 2010
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 14, 2018
About Nick 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.

Nick Deslonde purchased this House in 2005

Why Nick Deslonde chose St. Tammany Parish

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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Sleeper Sofa is a Queen and Sleeps 2 very Comfortably
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, 2 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
      • 4th Bedroom Suite/Studio
        1 queen, 1 double, 1 twin/ single, 2 sleep sofa /futon, Newly renovated studio suite sleeps 7-8
      • King size beds (1) Includes New Thick Memory Foam Topper!, Queen size Beds (3) Both are Brand New Beds. Full Beds (1), Twin Beds (4) Sleeper Sofa's (3), Futons (2). 3 beds and 3 sleeper sofas are upstairs along with 3 Twin Mattresses and 1 queen mattress located in closets for use on the ground if needed. The Downstairs studio has 1 queen bed, 1 full bed with 1 Twin Trundle bed and 2 futons. 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!


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
        • 2.5

        Location Type

          • Lake
          • Near The Ocean
          • Town
          • Water View
            Beautifull view down the Bayou
          • Waterfront
          • Waterfront
            Our home is nestled right on the beautiful bayous of Lake Ponchartrain.


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Internet
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Covered Parking
                      • Fireplace
                      • Garage
                      • Gas Fireplace
                      • Heating
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Parking
                        Parking could allow up to 12 Cars Packed in including garage. However 6-8 comfortably.
                      • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                        For Short Stays this is available for free. However if electrical and or sewage hookup is required, additional fees will apply
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • Kitchen
                            There is an additional small Refrigerator/ cooler in the game room on bottom level for drinks and small items.
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Most everything you would need to make your favorite foods.
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Catering Available
                            Please call for details but we use local restaurants and give you there number for the catering events.
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                            Gas Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Foosball
                                  • Game Room
                                    Currently our garage has been converted into a game room with Ping Pong, Foosball, and a dartboard. Plenty of seating is available there as well.
                                  • Ping Pong Table
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    All Rooms but 1 have a TV
                                  • Television
                                    We have a 42' Screen in the main living room and will be adding a 46' LCD Screen to the Game room in September
                                  • Video Library
                                    If movies are rented on Cable Satellite On Demand Channel they will be applied to your bill with a 5.00 additional processing fee.


                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Very Large Acre of Land with tons of space for outdoor dining, games, fishing, football, volleyball or whatever else you want to do.
                                      • Balcony
                                        Screened in balcony/porch is located on the second floor of the home.
                                      • Boat Dock
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Golf
                                        Slidell, is a great location for Golf. Many Local Excellent Golf Courses or a short drive from the home.
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        Within Walking Distance is a great new little bait shop and boat launch. They will be adding Kayak's and or Canoes and possibly some Jet ski's. See our website for more info and recommendations.
                                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      • Boat
                                        Boat Rentals are available within 3 miles of the home.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Patio
                                      • Porch / Veranda
                                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                      • Water Sports Gear
                                        Within Walking Distance is a great new little bait shop and boat launch. They will be adding Kayak's and or Canoes and possibly some Jet ski's
                                      • Wood Deck


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • jetted tub


                                                  • marina
                                                  • bay/sound
                                                  • churches
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • coin laundry
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • library
                                                  • live theater
                                                  • botanical garden
                                                  • museums
                                                  • playground
                                                  • pond
                                                  • recreation center
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • theme parks
                                                  • winery tours
                                                  • zoo

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • outlet shopping
                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • boating
                                                      • eco tourism
                                                      • gambling casinos
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • horseshoes
                                                      • miniature golf
                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • 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

                                                              • pier fishing
                                                              • basketball court
                                                              • deepsea fishing
                                                              • equestrian events
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • freshwater fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • golf privileges optional
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • hunting
                                                              • jet skiing
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • 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. Check for availability

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 4:30 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 10:30 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                    38 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Pictures don't do justice!!!

                                                                    Irene G.

                                                                    This house is absolutely beautiful! Located right on the bayou with scenic views and beautiful sounds of nature in the morning and at night! When we checked in, I was wishing I was MOVING IN lol! The house is clean, well maintained, has wifi and cable, far enough out to feel comfortably secluded but actually really close to restaurants and other attractions. Nick allowed us to host an event that was actually part of our wedding day here which was a blessing because I was needing to fill time between our ceremony at Saint Genevieve Church right down the street from the house and the reception at Palmettos on the Bayou approx. 9 miles away from the house. Nick was very accommodating to our request to have our wedding guests at the house, he even did a few updates especially for our event which was so kind and generous of him! Easy to communicate with, very easy-going. He provided a thorough and clear check out to-do list to help prevent any additional charges or fees. Definitely recommend this place! We'll more than likely stay again!!!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    We always love to hear our clients very positive reviews and thank you very much for this. We strive to keep the property at the very best it can be so are really happy when we see great responses like this. We hope all will enjoy it as much as you did.

                                                                    Thanks for the great feedback!


                                                                    Beautiful views down the bayou

                                                                    Sandie M.

                                                                    We had a very good relaxing week in the house which was perfect for our 2 families. The comfortable living space and kitchen with a lovely outlook were the star attractions. The 4 bedrooms were a good size and the beds comfortable. Perhaps a few more homely touches such as lamps and curtains would have made it even better as the lighting was quite harsh in 3 of the bedrooms. Nick was a great owner and very quick to respond to any questions.

                                                                    Snow at the Bijou on the Bayou

                                                                    Jerry P.Texas

                                                                    We were able to sleep 12 people at this home on the bayou and other than the back storm door broken. We had no other problems with the rental. The home was a very short drive to the wedding venue at Palmettos on the Bayou and was perfect location for our party.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    We certainly appreciate all feedback and are glad to hear when renters enjoyed there time at our rental and any positive information they give. We strive to always get 5 star reviews which are 95% of our reviews. However, we understand that sometimes a renter may have a small concern that causes a negative review such as this case with the broken screen door that got damaged by the renter that left the day before they arrived. We, of course, try to always keep the house at tip top shape but sometimes it may be a week or so before a small item like this is able to be fixed. However, if there were an item that would interfere in anyway with our clients stay we promptly handle it within the same or next day.

                                                                    We always look forward to hearing from our guests and hope we can continue to make improvements to our property to make it the best vacation for all our renters.

                                                                    Wonderful property, secluded and yet so close to many attractions

                                                                    Daniel C.

                                                                    Only really 2 slightly negative things to say, the WiFi reception while reading as full was seemingly worthless with a number of different devices and carriers. That being said there is an excessive number of outlets around the house to support charging electronics.

                                                                    The back yard seemed to flood every morning but the walkway helped and it usually receded by mid day.

                                                                    Fully accommodated kitchen, fresh abundant linens, clean simple atmosphere. At close inspection it is a noticeable rental home but quite easily one of the nicest by comparison.

                                                                    Great for family and friends

                                                                    Brandi S.

                                                                    Stayed here for my sorority's 10 year reunion. Nick was extremely accommodating and responsive. The Bijou is also great for kids, but we didn't get to go outside because there was an alligator spotting so we got a little scared.

                                                                    One minor negative is that we had some issues with opening the front door using Tre keypad. It often jammed from the inside and outside. Other than that minor issue this was a great location and awesome stay!

                                                                    great for large groups and easy access to local activities

                                                                    Shaloma R.

                                                                    We had 10 people staying there for a family wedding, and it was great! The location is perfect for staying away from the city but being close enough to come in for events and tourist activities


                                                                    Slidell, LA, USA

                                                                    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

                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                                    Cleaning Fee
                                                                    Pet Fee
                                                                    Additional Guest Fee

                                                                    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.

                                                                    38 Reviews
                                                                    Excellent 4.5/5
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