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Bayou Waterfront Getaway in Luxury- 25 Min to New Orleans

Sleeps24
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,995 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

This Home is a perfect place for weddings or a small get together with its scenic views and large spacious areas as well as party deck soon to be added. Rentals for Parties and gatherings for more than the people listed to stay there are available at additional cost and Catering is available as well. Rentals of Extra chairs and Tables are available as well as Projectors and screens for Presentations and are home movies, event needs.

Keywords: Home, 2 Story, Luxury, Spacious, Large, Roomy, New, Newer, Parking, Patio, Florida Room, Water Front

More Details

Owner
Nick Deslonde
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

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 Louisiana

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed our stay at your rental house.



The kids enjoyed staying in the house, as we did not even have to leave the house to see excitement!



We met a lot of interesting people, while visiting the area. We met some locals at the Wildlife Refuge who invited us to go "Crabbing" with them. Our daughter had a blast trying to catch crabs, we had a hard time tearing her away! We then went to a restaurant in Madisonville (upon their suggestion) and enjoyed a huge platter of seafood!



The house was wonderful and had everything we needed. We really enjoyed our stay, it is a lovely home. It was located very conveniently to the places we wanted to go and shopping.
Aug 2013
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Amenities

Slidell House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2995 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper Sofa is a Queen and Sleeps 2 very Comfortably
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Trundle Bed Under Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon for 1 or 2 and Trundle bed for 1
    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!
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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

Reviews

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5

Pictures don't do justice!!!

  • 5 of 5

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!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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! Bijou
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Great for family and friends

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

great for large groups and easy access to local activities

  • 4 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, GA.
4

Bayou vacation

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much, the grandchildren loved being able to fish right in the back yard. The house was large and very open for the whole family. I would recommend putting in a shower in the half bathroom on the lower level.We hope to stay here again when we come back to the area.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for a great positive review. We definitely understand the desire some of our guests have for another shower on the lower level so that is currently in the works. Thanks again!
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It was a great place to vacation, we saw the alligators (1-3ft and one quite large)!!

  • 4 of 5

Overall it was great!! The mattresses were pretty uncomfortable but we managed just fine-everything else was great! Everyone enjoyed themselves and loved the home. Would definitely stay again ( even with the uncomfortable mattresses!)

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always appreciate a great review so thank you. We were disappointed to hear about the mattresses however. It's a first to hear of this and in fact we often get complimented for their comfort. However, sadly the pull out mattresses (Sofa Beds) might be the ones in question here. We will take that into consideration and purchase memory foam toppers to alleviate that concern for future renters. While Alligators can occasionally be seen, its a rarity. Of course, living on any bayou along the gulf coast has the potential of seeing them but I'ts always great to hear a client that enjoyed spotting one.
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5

Perfect location, quiet and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Thanks so much for sharing your home with us. Your home was just as you described. We thoroughly enjoyed the outside space as well as the meticulously maintained inside. We especially enjoyed catching fish right from the dock. We were able to take full advantage of what Slidell had to offer- not tom mention we enjoyed the scenic drive across the lake into New Orleans.

Thanks again for sharing you home with us. We would love to stay at your home again.

Steve

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Heidelberg's
Nearest Ferry
4.1 Miles
Harvey Jones Vessel Agents
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Oak Harbor Golf Club
Nearest Train
4.3 Miles
Slidell Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy 433 and Hwy 11
Nearest Restaurant
3.1 Miles
Nathan's Restaurant
Nearest Beach
8.9 Miles
Northshore Beach
Car: recommended

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Pet Fee $350
Damage Deposit $500

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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