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The Porch House - Relax and Unwind!

Slidell, LA, USA
  • House1800 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths

If you are looking for a quiet place to get away, this is it. This family friendly 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.

The house is spacious enough to accommodate family gatherings or a group of friends getting together. 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 that can be used in the winter. 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 activities 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 April. 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 a few miles away.

There is also 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 a fun place for kneeboarding, etc.

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.



Member Since 2003
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Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018


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


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, This bedroom has an attached bathroom.
      • Bedroom 3
        2 double
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen
      • Loft
        2 twin/ single, This has no vents for a.c. and is good for snorers.
      • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)


      • 3 Bathrooms
        • 3

        Location Type

          • Water View
            Sorry, but no access to water.


              • Away From It All
              • Family


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Parking
                      • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • Microwave
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Kitchen
                            There is a complete kitchen with all dishes, etc. furnished, including a few spices.
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Oven
                            Gas stove with oven.
                          • Pantry Items
                            Spices and cooking essentials. Coffee and the fixings included.
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                The dining table is in the kitchen/living room area.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Books
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Television
                                    There are three tvs with Direct Tv and a Roku player.
                                  • VCR


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        There is a front lawn for playing croquet and horse shoes.
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • 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


                                                              • There is a boat slip in Chamale' Marina available for guests.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                34 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                So quiet & peaceful; so much space

                                                                Michelle B.Spring, Texas

                                                                We weren't sure how this was going to work out not being right on the water, but we loved our stay at the Porch House. There was so much room that all of us could find a place to relax and not feel crowded. We met extended family in Slidell due to it's proximity to New Orleans and the numerous places to fish, and everyone was comfortable. We had a wonderful time. The house is fully stocked (well above what we normally find when we vrbo) and everything was clean and tidy. My granddaughter loved the hammock on the front porch and my daughter the side porch in the sun. The boat launch was right down the road so there was something for everyone. We did a crawfish boil on Sunday and the big table on the screened in porch was perfect. Joni was easy to communicate with and very timely with responses to the questions that we had. Would definitely recommend the Porch House and would stay again. Great family getaway.

                                                                Family Spring Break

                                                                Gayle R.

                                                                Great house in a very quiet neighborhood. The yard and house were both perfect for our family get away.We will probably use it again.

                                                                Southern Comfortable!

                                                                Johanna O.Upper Peninsula of Michigan

                                                                We stayed at Joni's Porch House for 3 weeks. Plenty of room and comfort for 4 adults, and it would be perfect for a family gathering too! Quiet mixed neighborhood. Well appointed and homelike. Loved the unique artwork, decor that was indicative of the area. We had ample supplies to start us off. The garden, birds and porch were really lovely and enjoyable! A perfect location from which to enjoy southern Louisiana, Mississippi and New Orleans. We would definitely return if ever in the área again.

                                                                Owner's Response:


                                                                Thank you for your wonderful review and taking the time to post. It was my pleasure to share my home with you, and you all were the perfect guests.

                                                                I'm glad you enjoyed the Porch House and were able to explore New Orleans and the Mississippi coast.....two totally different experiences and both enjoyable. The house is

                                                                a good place to rest and get ready for the next adventure.

                                                                Thank you again for taking care of the house and happy travels.

                                                                The perfect house

                                                                Patricia W.

                                                                This house had everything and the porch swing and hammock were so relaxing. Plenty of room for family since we were there for a wedding and my kids and grandkids had plenty of room.

                                                                Property was exactly what we needed to make our stay as comfortable as possible.

                                                                Craig Y.

                                                                We were extremely satisfied with this home for our needs, We had 10 people from 4 families coming together and we had plenty of room. 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, as well as a hammock and couch gave plenty of room for all. The large screen in porch with views of many birds was wonderful. The home is toward the end of a dead end road, so there was peace and quiet, we never saw another person the 3 days we were there. The wind chimes sounded like beautiful music. The kitchen and baths were filled with plenty of supplies, which made our grocery shopping so much easier. The yard was large and plenty of room for parking as we had 3 vehicles of our own and then 2 more that visited us from relatives living in town. There was a large selection of books, and games, as well as a TV if wanted, I would highly recommend this home for a nice place to stay

                                                                Porch House visit

                                                                Daphne C.

                                                                We enjoyed our stay - though being there in the snow we weren't able to make use of the nice big porch! The house is well sealed and we were toasty warm. The only down side is the heater is quite loud. We'd stay there again.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you for your review and letting me know about the noisy heater. My A. C. man lives down the street and he'll be checking it out today. I appreciate you letting me know.

                                                                I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. I bet the snow was beautiful.

                                                                Thank you again,



                                                                Slidell, LA, USA

                                                                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.

                                                                Rates & Availability

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                                                                Please send $200.00 damage deposit by check to address in Application. Email owner to receive the Instructions and Departure checklist.

                                                                34 Reviews
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