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The Porch House - Relax and Unwind!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2018

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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Amenities

Slidell House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Holidays: 4th of July, Xmas, New Years, Thanksgiving, Mardi Gras Cancellations Must be 30 days fair.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , This bedroom has an attached bathroom.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    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)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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:
There is a boat slip in Chamale' Marina available for guests.

Reviews

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The Porch House - Relax and Unwind!
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 54 reviews
5

Feels like you're in your long time family home.

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay at the home and always enjoy it. We come to cook in a crawfish competition and it's wonderful to feel like "you're coming home" at night. Sitting on the huge screened porch with friends and a glass of wine; nothing could be more relaxing.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. It is like going home....and that glass of wine with friends on the porch sounds very familiar. I'm glad you were able to come to Slidell for the Crawfish Fest. I heard it was quite a success. I hope you'll be able to make it again for the 4th year next year. Thank you again, Joni
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5

Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Very big. Had everything we needed. Definitely would stay again. And would recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was very nice and away from the hustle and bustle of every day life.

  • 4 of 5

Stayed there with another family and we didn’t feel like we were overly crowded. Great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Comfortable,quiet and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

As a return guest I knew what to expect going in but it is still surprising every time how well appointed Joni keeps her home. When you stay here all you need do is show up with your bags and your groceries and you are good to go. My workers and I spend 300 plus days a year traveling and it is always a treat to stay in a place such as this.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

As expected....perfect Acadian-style home.

  • 4 of 5

Charming....well-stocked. Fabulous porch and yard! Plenty of room.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Spring Break

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Linen fee $70
Pet Fee $50
Cleaning fee - $70
Refundable damage deposit $100

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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