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Family Friendly - a Step Back in Time

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Last updated: 02/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths

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.

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. 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 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.

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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Owner

Member since: 2003

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/21/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    This home is in a quiet neighborhood, and loud partying on the porch is not allowed....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outside only....moreless

  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    This bedroom has an attached bathroom....moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 double

    ...moreless

  • Loft: 2 twin/ single

    This has no vents for a.c. and is good for snorers....moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • There is a boat slip in Chamale' Marina available for guests.

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3)...moreless

  • Television:

    There are three tvs with Direct Tv and a Roku player....moreless

  • VCR

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • 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

Dining

  • Dining:

    The dining table is in the kitchen/living room area....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

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:

    There is a complete kitchen with all dishes, etc. furnished, including a few spices....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Gas stove with oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Spices and cooking essentials. Coffee and the fixings included....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    gas...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    There is a front lawn for playing croquet and horse shoes....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.6
from 21 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mardi Gras
Feb 24 - Mar 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$300
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$250
$1,200 $2,500

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

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

Notes:

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:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

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


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/21/2017

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Photos

  • 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.

VRBO #69596

This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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