The Porch House - Family Friendly - a Step Back in Time

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Last updated: 08/01/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

If you are looking for a quiet place to get away, this is it. The 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 and barbeque pit.

The house is spacious enough to accommodate family reunions or a group of friends getting together. There are other homes of various sizes if other homes are needed for large groups. 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. 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 activites 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 July. 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 and boat slip a few miles away.

There is 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 take advantage of kneeboarding, etc.

Chamale' Tennis and Social Club is a short distance away. It has four tennis courts, a large swimming pool and a friendly Clubhouse. The guest fee is $5.00 per person, per day. If staying for the month, there is also a monthly rate. 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.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outside only....moreless

  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • A guest membership to Chamale' Tennis and Social Club, which has a pool, 4 tennis courts and a clubhouse. It is located at 90 Chamale' Cove West, Slidell, LA 70460. There is also a boat slip in Chamale' Marina available for guests....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    Sorry, but no access to water....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


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  • Pet Fee $50
  • Cleaning fee $120
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200


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Last updated: 08/01/2016
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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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: I am a retired teacher and have been doing vacation rentals since 2005. I grew up in Mississippi on a farm and since retiring, have moved back to the farm. It is a peaceful place to be, but I get to go back to Slidell to manage the property when needed. My heart is split between both places....Slidell is a great place to live, or visit and Mississippi is too. I am very grateful to have a home in both places and be able to share it with others.

Why the Owner Chose Slidell, LA, USA:
The Porch House is very special to me. My dear friend and neighbor owned the house and when she and her son decided to move back to her home place and sell it, we bought the house. My son and her son spent many hours and days on the bayou. We shared an elderly baby sitter who would write a daily journal about what the boys got into while we were at work. There were a couple of entries about falling in the bayou that weren't entered in the journal, but the wet, muddy clothes in the mop sinks told the story. Those were great times. The neighborhood was safe, and still is, thankfully.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Slidell has grown quite a bit since this home was built, but living on the bayou and in the neighborhoods around the bayou were special. It remains so to this day. It's not far if you have to go to the grocery, but it's like being in the country....You'll want to stock up so you never have to leave home. As a vacation rental, it has really been great for families to meet in a central place and be able to visit together or go into New Orleans and do the tourist thing.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • The Porch House - 
View from driveway.

    The Porch House - View from driveway.

  • The Front Porch in the summertime.  Nice and Quiet.

    The Front Porch in the summertime. Nice and Quiet.

  • Upstairs bathroom

    Upstairs bathroom

  • queen size bed in 2nd bedroom of 4.

    queen size bed in 2nd bedroom of 4.

  • Queen size bed.  Third bedroom, upstairs.  This bedroom has a desk and tv.

    Queen size bed. Third bedroom, upstairs. This bedroom has a desk and tv.

  • View of front lawn

    View of front lawn

  • Back yard

    Back yard

  • Life in the slow lane.....

    Life in the slow lane.....

  • Front yard view

    Front yard view

  • Master bedroom with king size bed.

    Master bedroom with king size bed.

  • View from deck

    View from deck

  • Second bathroom downstairs

    Second bathroom downstairs

  • 4th bedroom.  One queen size and one full.

    4th bedroom. One queen size and one full.

  • View of kitchen

    View of kitchen

  • Deck on East side of house.

    Deck on East side of house.

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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