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Garden District Beauty with Space to Spread out and all the Comforts of Home

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Sunny and clean 3 / 2 bath house, two living areas, two car garage, large yard

The Magnolia Cottage is three bedrooms and two baths with two living areas. There are two sleeper sofas and a queen floor matress. House sleeps 11 people. You will have full access to the entire house and garage. We stock the kitchen with coffee, tea and breakfast items and everything you need for cooking. The fully stocked kitchen, dinning and living room are open concept .The family room has a full, and a single sleeper sofa. Each have large Tv's that are loaded with streaming apps, along with cable, including HBO and Showtime. There is a DVD player in the family room also.

The washer and dryer are full sized and modern. We provide detergent and dryer sheets.

You can hang out on the front porch in the rocking chairs and there is a sitting area in the large backyard. It is fenced and has fruit trees and shady areas.

We provide coffee, tea, orange juice, milk, and breakfast items such as, yogurt, eggs, cinnamon rolls and biscuits.(varies sometimes) The kitchen is stocked with pots, pans and small appliances. We also provide oils, seasonings and condiments. There are two bicycles in the garage and a charcoal grill. A highchair is available and there are children's books, puzzles and games. In the bathrooms, we supply towels , shampoo, shower gel and soap.

You will be in the heart of the Charpentier Historical District, where the stately old homes are surrounded by magnolias and Live Oaks. The tree lined streets and sidewalks are wonderful for walking and riding bikes. The Mardi Gras Museum is just a block away. You are a couple of minutes to Downtown and the Lake front. Visit Stellar Beans for delicious coffee and beignets. Both Blue Dog Cafe and Luna have a wonderful Sunday Brunch. Stroll the Lake Front and catch a beautiful sunset or feed the ducks and birds. The kids will have a blast at the splash park and playground. You will make wonderful memories by taking a romantic horse and carriage ride. Good food isn't hard to find nearby. You can walk to Victoria's for delicious tacos, or go to the many restaurants near by. Peking Gardens is a local favorite for Chinese. The Blue Dog Cafe and Luna's have a wonderful Sunday Brunch with live music. And for a fun night out, try Sloppy's Downtown, or Luna Live. It's just a couple of minutes drive or Lyft ride home. The interstate and Isle of Capri Casino are just five minutes away and the Golden Nugget and L'Auberge Casinos are about twelve minutes away. Graywood Plantation Golf course is 20 mins (16miles) away.

Getting around

We have Lyft car service in Lake Charles. (Download the app) It is just like Uber. There are several taxi companies also! WaitR food delivery from most local eateries.

More Details

Michelle Chavez
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

About Michelle Chavez

We love to travel and stay in homes instead of hotels!

Why Michelle Chavez chose Lake Charles

This is a wonderful neighborhood to live in! The garage is a rare luxury in the Downtown area.

What makes this house unique

The two car garage, large yard and wonderful neighborhood! Two living areas and open layout with high ceilings. Spend lazy mornings with coffee on the front porch

Guestbook comments from the owner

Michelle and Mark are one of the best hosts we have ever rented from! The house was wonderful down to every detail. Clean, convenient to most/all locations and plenty of space!! We hope to be back soon!
Jul 2017
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Lake Charles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Park in driveway and garage only. Smoking outside in backyard only.
  • Do not move tvs or furniture
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs between bedrooms 1 and 2
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs off bedroom 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upstairs with full bath. Slanted ceilings.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Two sofa beds, 1 full 1 super single +one Q 6" foam floor
  • All bedrooms have Queen Beds large closets and drawer space. The third bedroom is up a flight of stairs.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...


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Garden District Beauty with Space to Spread out and all the Comforts of Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Lake Charles, Louisiana

Repeat customer!

  • 5 of 5

This house perfectly accommodated my family as we transitioned to Lake Charles from another state. It provided a convenient and comfortable hub as we

began the process of renovating our new home and registering for school. Michelle has been very accommodating and responded to communications quickly! The house is clean, comfortable, and in a beautiful location. Michelle is the perfect hostess and adds small details to the stay like breakfast foods and snacks. The kitchen is well-stocked for any chef and met all our traveling needs. Thank you

Michelle! This place was amazing!!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Beth! You are a pleasure to host!! And welcome to Lake Charles! I hope you and your family will have many happy years to come in your new home!
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We would certainly recommend Magnolia House for a stay in Lake Charles.

  • 5 of 5

Our recent trip to Lake Charles was enhanced by our stay at Magnolia House. It was homey, comfortable and roomy, emacuately clean with everything you might need to make it feel that you are actually at home with a well stocked kitchen that included food and drinks. We particularly enjoyed our time spent on the front porch with morning coffee and breakfast. The neighborhood is quiet and peaceful and we had a good night's sleep in comfortable beds. Michelle was very attentive and made sure our every need was addressed. We'll definitely stay again If we revisit the area.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome experience- everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

Our time in this house was perfect. I've stayed in a lot of VRBO and HomeAway houses and this one was by far our best experience. Not only was it conveniently located and well kept, but it was stocked to the brim. Michelle had eggs, milk, orange juice, frozen waffles, a 6 pack of local beer, in the fridge upon arrival and some snacks out on the counter. Coffee was great and had a lot of extras available. It was that little something extra that really added a lot to the overall stay. She even allowed some flexibility on our departure time. Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review, Ryan! You are always welcome and we hope you will return.
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Great Clean Home

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and very clean home in quiet neighborhood, we look forward to returning later this spring. The little extras throughout the home provided by the owner were very much appreciated and there was plenty of space for our group of six adults.


Cypress, TX

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Glen! You are always welcome to return!
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Great home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cottage. Great location. Michelle keeps a clean beautiful home with plenty of treats and breakfast items to choose from. Quick response to any messages and she was very helpful with suggestions and directions! Love her! Home is spacious; can accommodate many. You will love the attention to detail and beautiful decor.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pam, You and your family were a pleasure to host! We love when people explore what Lake Charles has to offer. Mardi Gras just won't be the same next year if you aren't here! Happy Travels!
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Guys Hunt

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house and location! Weather put damper on our duck hunting but the house and amenities helped! The little touches were very nice! It was just like being at home! And Michelle checking in on us was most appreciated. Definitely will stay here again if in the area.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys were the best kind of guests and the reason we love hosting! I hope you will try out the hunting again next year , and it won't be so icy!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $200

Only number of persons agreed upon may stay over night. Please do not rearrange TVs or large furniture pieces.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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