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Magnolia Bluff - Beautiful, Updated Home on Secluded River

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Beautiful, completely updated waterfront home in the heart of Covington on the North Shore of New Orleans. Enjoy the modern, upscale interior and quiet, wooded setting on the scenic Tchefuncta River. Minutes from downtown Covington, antique shops, great restaurants and all the amenities of this popular destination. Just 40 minutes from downtown New Orleans and all the city has to offer. 2 miles from the trailhead of the Tammany Trace cycling trail.

Beautiful antique pine floors throughout with cypress beams and high ceilings in the open great room and kitchen. Master and one other bedroom are downstairs with three more bedrooms upstairs. King size bed in the Master and a Queen bedroom downstairs. Upstairs has three bedrooms including one with a King plus a Twin, one with a Queen plus a Twin and the last one has a Full plus a Twin.

There are TV sets in each bedroom plus a 42' LCD in the Living Room. Each TV has cable and wireless Internet service is also provided. Fully equipped kitchen has all utensils and serving items you need to prepare meals in the island kitchen with granite counters and upscale stainless appliances. Seating for 6 at the dining table with room up to 4 more at the granite bar next to the table.

Large raised deck overlooking the river is a great place to drink your morning coffee and watch for wildlife. Large screen porch off the kitchen and dining room is especially nice for relaxing outside in the evenings where you can enjoy the breeze from the river.

Bed linens, towels, toilet paper, paper towels, soap, shampoo, coffee / supplies and trash bags are provided during your stay. House has a selection of board games, videos, puzzles and books for all ages. Laundry room with full size washer and dryer are available for your use during your stay. The river is navigable and a public boat launch is available about 5 minutes away.

Keywords: Covington, North Shore, New Orleans, Mandeville, Slidell, Hammond, St Tammany

More Details

owner/property manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

Why owner/property manager chose Louisiana

This is the home my wife grew up in and then we ended up buying it in 2001. We held it as a yearly rental property but decided in 2011 to renovate it completely and use it as a second home and vacation rental. We went down to the studs and completely redid the interior with all new windows, plumbing, electrical, cabinets, 2 central AC units and refinished the antique wood floors. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

What makes this house unique

The downstairs is set up with the kitchen, dining and living room serving as a great room with a double-sided fireplace. You'll love the large new deck overlooking the river. The house is situated on an acre with lots of trees, bamboo and azaleas. There are neighbors on each side but they are not that close to our house and the lush foliage and trees will make you feel very secluded. All the amenities of the North Shore are just minutes away or drive to New Orleans in about 45 minutes.


Covington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Master bath downstairs has tub/shower plus vanity seating area. 2nd Bath down has walk-in shower and is located near 2nd Bedroom. It also serves as the Guest Bath off the Living Area. 3rd Bath upstairs has tub/shower plus vanity seating area.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Master Bedroom (Downstairs) - 1 king
    2nd Bedroom (Downstairs) - 1 queen
    3rd Bedroom (Upstairs / River-View) - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    4th Bedroom (Upstairs / River-View) - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    5th Bedroom (Upstairs) - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • House is ideally set up for families with kids or up to 4 or 5 couples with a capacity of up to 13 guests total. Two king size bedrooms including Master down and another upstairs. Two queen size bedrooms, one upstairs and one down. The 5th bedroom upstairs has a full size bed. Each upstairs bedroom also has a twin bed as well. A port-a-crib is available upon request for a nominal fee.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
River Front Home


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

Magnolia Bluff - Beautiful, Updated Home on Secluded River
average rating of 4.891892 based on 37 reviews

Great location but very bad indoor climate.

  • 2 of 5

The house was very damped, we where not able to air out on the first floor, since the windows couldn't open.

It felt like nobody had been there for a long time. 1 person in our party is allergic to fungus and she reacted immediately. We had to find a hotel for her same night. The deck wasn't swept, again, nobody had been there to get the house ready.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kevin - Sorry to hear that your stay was not excellent as we strive to achieve. It is disappointing to be hearing of these issues a month after your stay. For our future guests - please consider the other 35 and counting reviews rating us as 5-stars. The house sustained damage from these guests (stair railing was broken away from the wall) and I had to mobilize quickly for an urgent repair before guests arrived two days later. I withheld only $85 of their $500 deposit but I presume they were upset by this to give us a 2-star rating. $85 for the repair certainly did not cover my time and expense. Additional information... Louisiana experienced exceptional flooding and heavy rains this summer as seen on the news. The wooded area around the house and along the river does not dry out quickly so I can see foreign travelers (as these guests were) having issues with the mold and mildew in general during the unusually wet weather period but this is the first report of any mold issues in the house. We had guests in about a week and a half prior with no issues reported as well as 2 days after. The windows are not secured to prevent opening (just standard locks) and there are 5 exterior doors in the downstairs which could have been opened to "air out the house". Hope this helps relieve any concerns you may have about choosing Magnolia Bluff for your stay. Thank you.
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Peaceful river retreat

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely, quiet, private stay at Magnolia Bluff. The property is surrounded by beautiful magnolias, cypress, pines, and oaks. We really enjoyed the deck overlooking the river in the mornings for coffee, and the screened in porch for evenings listening to the rain. Everything is clean and comfortable. Good restaurants and antiquing nearby. We all had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. We have had 36 reviews and was sorry to see this is the first which did not receive 5 stars. Thanks for your business and I hope we can exceed your expectations in the future.
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Found It!

  • 5 of 5

Hope to go back for every LA visit.

Very comfortable, roomy, good beds with TV's in every room, lots of hot water, kitchen with everything you'd ever need, plenty of dinnerware plus the Frisby's are super nice & very pleasant to deal with.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Home!!!

  • 5 of 5

We rented Magnolia Bluff for our family celebrating our nephews wedding. The home provided us the space to all feel comfortable in. There are tons of supplies and amenities already there. You will find many games supplied which will keep old and young occupied. We could not have asked for a better location. Thanks so much for allowing us to stay at your home.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place to stay for a family!

  • 5 of 5

My family which included 5 adults and 4 children stayed here for a week in the summer for a family reunion. It was wonderful to be able to stay in Covington so we could be close to our family who lives there but still have all the amenities of a home (vs hotel rooms). Comfortable beds, beautiful kitchen and bathrooms, and great outdoor space. Truly couldn't have asked for a better place to spend time with family on vacation!!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely place to,stay...highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

We held a family gathering here as I was visiting from New Zealand and although I have two sisters who live in Mandeville, there were various family members from other parts of the country coming in as well. The screened porch was perfect for those with little children to play. The spacious living area was perfect for visiting, and the comfortable beds were very welcome indeed. We hope to,repeat the experience in perhaps another two years time, and would definitely try to,stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Covington House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Std Cleaning & Linens $150
Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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