Jabberwocky's Bayou Home with Pool!
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- Minimum stay:Contact owner
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Slidell house description
If you enjoy nature and want to experience the uniqueness of life on the bayou, this is the perfect vacation home. Located on seven acres this rustic home on a cypress swamp. It is a prime area for birding and wild life. You can fish from your back porch. The style of the house is reminiscent of the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, complete with a rainwater-fed pond underneath the deck that adjoins the two separate wings of the lower level. It is located on seven acres with natural foliage with a wooden pathway to the dock that is on Bayou Liberty. The front of the cedar home is covered in vines and faces the pool, the back of the home faces the bayou. Lake Pontchartrain is a short boat ride away where speckled trout is the desired catch of the day. Bring your boat and use the boat house, or use the flat boat to troll down the canal which leads to the bayou.
The home is located on two levels. The lower level is handicap accessible via a ramp . The lower level is divided into two wings by the walkway over the pond and stairs to the upper level. There is a Corinthian wind chime hanging from the stairs near a large fountain in the pond.
The north wing has one queen sized bedroom with a private balcony, and a small second bedroom with a double bed. This wing also has a full bathroom. The south wing has one queen size bed, living room with a fireplace, large handicap accessible bathroom and fully furnished kitchen on the glass porch. This level has the quickest access to the pool. The pool is surrounded by hedges on one side and the home on the other. The water pool is shaded by an oak tree, and remains cool throughout the summer. Each level has a washer and dryer.
The spacious master bedroom on the upper level has a king size memory foam bed, walk in closet,and full sized bathroom. and private balcony overlooking the bayou.This bedroom also has a 42' HDTV with most of the movie channels.
The living room has three sofas (one a futon), a wood burning fireplace, a 61 inch HDTV, and a large balcony overlooking the bayou, perfect for sunsets, or coffee in the mornings. It is also a great place from which to birdwatch. Blue Herons, Egrets, Osprey, woodpeckers, eagles, and migratory ducks are just a few of the birds which have been sited here. On this level, all the windows face the bayou. Adjacent to the kitchen and living room is a formal dining room.
The home is close enough to visit New Orleans or just stay at home and enjoy the serenity of the bayou and pool. It is the perfect place for family reunions or getting together with a few friends..girls getaway...or a relaxing rendezvous for a fishing trip. For larger parties, please see the listing for the Marsh House which is just down the road, or just down the bayou depending on how you travel.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Children Welcome
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Living Room seats 0:
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Washing Machine:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Parking Off Street
- Linens Provided
- Covered Parking
- Towels Provided
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Free Long Distance
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Jet Skiing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
Great place to rent
Great place to rent
We went to Slidell with a group for my son's wedding. This house was great. Plenty of room for everyone. Great view and plenty of outdoors space and seating. Not far from New Orleans.
- Guest pam e.
- Date of stay 11/09/13
- Review Submitted 11/19/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers.
Perfect Family Weekend!
Perfect Family Weekend!
First thoughts when pulling in to property was "Wow!" Such a beautiful retreat! Took the kids and grandkids for a weekend to end the summer. Enough space for everyone to find a spot and the husband and I had the upstairs pretty much to ourselves for some relaxation. The pool is wonderful, beautiful oak tree shades the hot evening sun, numerous decks and balconies to relax and take in the bayou scenery. Kids enjoyed the turtles, fish and Al E. Gator that call Jabberwocky home. Well stocked, did not want or need a thing. Kitchens on both levels made life much easier. House was clean and comfortable. It feels so secluded but really is close to interstate and stores. Great location easy to get to. Family spent days fishing and walking trails, evenings until past midnight in the pool. Relaxing for all. The pictures were great but do not do this house it's full justice. It is spacious and comfortable. The master bed was a dream to sleep on. Enough bathrooms and bedrooms to keep everyone from feeling crowded. The owner was easily accessible and great to work with. He even offer to allow us to stay a while past check out time which we did. My husband and I walked the property and wished we did not have to return to regular world activities. Our younger grandson (9 yr) asked if there was a school close by. When we replied probably he asked his mother if they could call the owner and ask if they could stay at Jabberwocky! We would recommend this spot for families or even a couple looking to find peace and serentity in a beautiful natural location. We were so taken with the house and grounds, the entire crew never left for anything. We can't wait to schedule our next trip back. Thanks for a great family destination.
- Guest Deane,Steve&Cocoa (Westwego, LA)
- Date of stay 08/23/13
- Review Submitted 09/04/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, people with disabilities, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, pet owners, romantic getaway.
We booked our family vacation here. There were (3) families with a total of (10) people. The first response from all was WOW! We were not disappointed at all. This was a great place with private space for each family. Everyone enjoyed the pool and fishing from the dock, especially the grandkids. The owner was very gracious and accommadating, he even took us for a boat tour of the river. It was only a few minutes from town and about 30 minutes from downtown New Orleans, an easy drive on I-10. It's location is very private. It is as if you are the only house around. If you are looking for a fantastic place to enjoy the area this is it.
- Guest Le'Roy (Beaufort, South carolina)
- Date of stay 07/27/13
- Review Submitted 08/11/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway.
Our Family "Staycation"
Our Family "Staycation"
My family and extended family just arrived home yesterday from our second week staying at Jabberwocky in the last year and a half. We stayed last February and just loved our time out there! We live here in Slidell and loved it so much, that we chose to spend this years vacation at Jabberwocky again, right here in our own back yard! It is very secluded and yet so close to everything. Even though we live here, there was still a group that ventured out to New Orleans mid week. We launched our boat with ease at the launch just down the street and enjoyed being able to cruise the Bayou. We fished from both the dock out back and from the boat and there were two boats already at the house ( canoe & flat boat) that also were used. The Louisiana wild life did not disappoint and we even had a guest alligator that calls that area home! There were 8 of us who comfortably slept at the house and minimum of 11 people during the day. Having two kitchens is wonderful and made life a lot easier. The way the house is set up, everyone has their own private space which makes it nice to be able to take some time for yourself to read or take a nap or just to have some quiet time. The pool was a big hit as well, very refreshing! Our only disappointment was leaving! We will probably make this an annual family gathering spot!
- Guest Extremely Blessed (Slidell, LA)
- Date of stay 07/15/13
- Review Submitted 07/22/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, people with disabilities, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, pet owners.
Owner response: Carla thanks so much for the glowing review! I'm glad that your family passed a good time. I'm thinking that if I ever need a marketing director I will give you first shot. Thanks again and thanks for leaving the house so clean when you left. You're welcome back anytime.
We just arrived from a six night stay at the Jabberwocky house. We chose this home for the simple fact that it was the only one we could find in the area, that was handicap accessible. We were bringing my father on vacation and he is in a wheelchair. When we arrived, we were not disappointed. There were four of us. Myself, my husband, my father, and his caretaker. The layout could not have been better for all of us to be together, but to also have privacy. We didn't realize upon reading the description, that we all had SEPARATE wings. At first, we were nervous, as we didn't know how my father could reach his caretaker, since she was in a completely different wing. No worries though, the telephone has an intercom system. Very easy to use. The bayou is filled with turtles and we even had our own alligator, that we fed almost daily. The only thing I would say, that was slightly negative, is that this house has lived thru Hurricane Katrina. The house does show some signs of this, like in the upstairs bathroom. The shower/tub enclosure was a mess. It was moldy and I didn't like that at all. The owner, has done a lot of work on the place, and continues to keep it up. That being said, it was perfect for our group and we loved every minute of it. My father, 81, was able to fish off the back porch and really loved being outdoors there and marveling at the nature. We were a quick drive, 35 minutes, to New Orleans, and the trip is very easy. If we every head back, we will definitely keep our fingers crossed that the Jabberwocky House will be available.
- Guest Cathy (Riverside, CA)
- Date of stay 04/28/13
- Review Submitted 05/05/13
Recommended for: People with disabilities, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers.
More than expected
More than expected
My husband and I wanted a vacation spot readily accessible to ourselves and our grandchildren. We selected this home based solely on photos. When we arrived, we were surprised by how lovely the home and the surroundings were. The photos did not do it justice. Our family has decided that this will be our destination in the future and we are all looking forward to another stay.
- Guest GB (Jacksonville, Florida)
- Date of stay 07/20/12
- Review Submitted 07/30/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.
WOW!!! WOW!!! WOW!!!
WOW!!! WOW!!! WOW!!!
My family (Mom, Sister, best friend, 2 teens girls, 4 kids) and myself just got home from a week at Jabberwocky. We miss it already. It was more than we expected. We each had our own area to be alone if needed and had the pool and patios to join in family fun. The home needed nothing as far as kitchen items. I wish my kitchen had such things!!! My 6 year old perfected his back dive in the pool. The pool was amazing, it was perfect for our 4 kids. They all had a wonderful time in it!!! The highlight of my 6 year olds trip was the gator that seems to call this part of the bayou home. We took trips to New Orleans daily and spent some time in Covington at the Insta-Gator Ranch. This trip was fabulous and the home made it percect!!!
- Guest saltwater soul (White Deer, TX)
- Date of stay 07/13/12
- Review Submitted 07/24/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, people with disabilities, sightseeing, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.
Everything We had hoped for and more...
Everything We had hoped for and more...
My family and I spent a week at the Jabberwocky in early June. It was everything we had hoped for and more. It's a great headquarters for traveling to other destinations in Louisiana, and only a half of an hour from New Orleans. But it's difficult to want to travel when you're staying at this place. The house is right on the bayou and there is so much nature to enjoy all around you. There 's a family of big turtles living out back and from the deck you can see fish in the water. We even got to see a small alligator one morning. The design of the house was perfect for us, as my brother was traveling with us and the downstairs had an entire wing for him to use with all the amenities of a separate apartment. The pool was wonderful. The area was very safe. I would highly recommend the Jabberwocky for anyone that wants to really experience Louisiana life on the bayou while still enjoying all the comforts of home (and then some.)
- Guest Amy (Aliquippa, PA)
- Date of stay 06/10/12
- Review Submitted 06/27/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, people with disabilities, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.
We got away for a perfect quiet weekend in a beautiful, luscious setting. The house is unique, a great party setting, with separate living quarters that make it ideal for couples or extended family to have privacy as well as having a large area upstairs to eat and socialize. It was clean, well furnished, decorated stylishly with local artifacts and books. All of the furniture was comfortable and the bedding yummy. We watched the turtles, fish, alligators and ducks on the bayou, and there's a nature walk to the island out on to part of the property. We also spent lots of time at the pool, BBQing, cocktailing and having a great time. We were also lucky enough to have good friends on the Northshoretook us on a great boat ride up the bayou to show us the beauty of the area. It was a wonderful weekend, I'd recommend it to anyone.
- Guest Smith (New Orleans)
- Date of stay 05/26/12
- Review Submitted 05/30/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway.
We were a group of 9 people from Seattle who came as volunteers to work for a week on Habitat for Humanity houses in St. Taminy Parish. Jabberwocky was the perfect place for us to return to and relax each evening after a hard day's work. The setting of the house gives you a great appreciation for the bayou landscape. You are surrounded by beautiful trees and water with no other development in sight once you come through the gate. The house is unique....rustic, modern..with lots of different indoor and outdoor spaces for everyone. The pool is large and very inviting. There is a boathouse and dock right at the house and a trail across the swamp to a dock on the larger bayou. The pictures do not fully capture the beauty of the setting and the uniqueness of the house. Everyone in our group was delighted with their stay.
- Guest Doug (Seattle, WA)
- Date of stay 04/14/12
- Review Submitted 05/02/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers.
Owner response: Thanks Doug, I'm glad that you had a good stay. From myself and everyone who lives in South Louisiana thanks for your work!
High Season- (March thru September) $450/night; $2,100/week; $5,800/month Low Season- (October thru February) $400/night; $1,900/week; $5,000/month Three night minimum. Jazz Fest/Mardi Gras/Christmas/ Thanksgiving/ New Years $450 night $2,200 week 3% charge for using credit cards. Cleaning and damage fee - $300.00. Refunded if left clean. Elec. provided up to 500.00 for monthly rentals. Deposit to be received within one week of reservation.
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Year Purchased: 2005
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Upper deck facing bayou
Upstairs dining area
upper back porch
barbeque pit gas and charcoal
view from back yard dock
upstairs kitchen with professional stove
downstairs living room
downstairs back porch
Downstairs master bedroom
view from back yard
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