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Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

The Porch House - Family Friendly - A Step Back in TIme

19 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Louisiana 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. The guest fee is $5.00 per person, per day. If staying for the month, there is also a monthly rate. 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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Owner
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

About The Owner

I am a retired teacher and have been doing vacation rentals since 2005. I grew up in Mississippi on a farm and since retiring, have moved back to the farm. It is a peaceful place to be, but I get to go back to Slidell to manage the property when needed. My heart is split between both places....Slidell is a great place to live, or visit and Mississippi is too. I am very grateful to have a home in both places and be able to share it with others.

The Owner purchased this house in 2002

Why The Owner chose Louisiana

The Porch House is very special to me. My dear friend and neighbor owned the house and when she and her son decided to move back to her home place and sell it, we bought the house. My son and her son spent many hours and days on the bayou. We shared an elderly baby sitter who would write a daily journal about what the boys got into while we were at work. There were a couple of entries about falling in the bayou that weren't entered in the journal, but the wet, muddy clothes in the mop sinks told the story.

Those were great times. The neighborhood was safe, and still is, thankfully.

What makes this house unique

Slidell has grown quite a bit since this home was built, but living on the bayou and in the neighborhoods around the bayou were special. It remains so to this day. It's not far if you have to go to the grocery, but it's like being in the country....You'll want to stock up so you never have to leave home.

As a vacation rental, it has really been great for families to meet in a central place and be able to visit together or go into New Orleans and do the tourist thing.

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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Reviews

4.6
based on 19 traveler reviews

The Porch House - Family Friendly - A Step Back in TIme
average rating of 4.5789475 based on 34 reviews
5

Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The Porch House was a great location for our recent family vacation along the Gulf Coast. There were 7 of us and we ranged in age from 11-70 and there was something for everyone whether to the beach in nearby Biloxi, New Orleans activities or staying at the house quilting. The house was a perfect home base, great space upstairs for all the kids and downstairs so quiet. We all spent time in the porch swing. Thank you for such a comfortable home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Blue Ridge, Georgia
5

Outstanding as usual!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay at The Porch House. Our daughter lives in New Orleans and this house get us convenient to the city but offers a quiet, peaceful setting. We have two cats and they love the spacious porch as does my husband. The house is very welcoming and has everything you need for a pleasant stay. We would highly recommend it - just leave some room for our next stay!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maryland
5

The Porch House is so comfortable and clean!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed our stay. The Porch House is so comfortable and clean! It has everything you need to feel like it's your own place.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming Home

  • 5 of 5

This home had all you would need for your trip plus more. It is located in a quiet neighborhood and it had enough room for all 9 of us. The home was comfortable and it was close to the attraction we wanted to see. I will stay here again when I'm in town.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cornelia, Thank you for taking the time to write the review, and thank you for a great review. The house was left so clean, I began to wonder if anyone had stayed. I certainly appreciate the care you gave the home. Hope you will be able to visit again. Thank you. Joni
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Minneapolis
5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Great location if you want lots of room and a very quiet neighborhood.

I wish I could have stayed longer and will definitely stay here again, given the opportunity.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio, TX
5

Great family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We spent Thanksgiving week here and had a wonderfully comfortable stay. Our family of 8 adults and 3 kids had plenty of room--and our two small dogs were welcome too! The front porch is so nice! It's a great place for large family meals as well as game time. The house is close enough to New Orleans for daily visits--but there is so much close by we only went into town once. We would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Linda, Thank you for taking the time to write a great review. I'm glad you and the family and pooches enjoyed your stay. It was nice to meet you and your family - who came from all directions.... Thank you again. Joni
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Map

LA Pines Cafe
Southside Cafe
Palmettos on the Bayou
Young's Steakhouse
Tammany Trace
Oak Harbor Golf Club
Heritage Park
"Great place to launch the boat and hear outdoor concerts."
The Grand 16 - Slidell
Assunta's Italian Restaurant
Chamale Tennis & Social Club
"Best kept secret in Slidell. Bar is open to the public. Small guest fee for pool and tennis..."

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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Rates & Availability

Slidell House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
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$1,200
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning fee $120
Refundable damage deposit $200

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Amenities

Louisiana House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • 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:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • 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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