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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 an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 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

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Slidell

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 4.6216216 based on 52 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: 25-Apr-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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Van Buren
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: 13-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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As expected....perfect Acadian-style home.

  • 4 of 5

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

  • Submitted: 12-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: 6-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spring, Texas
5

So quiet & peaceful; so much space

  • 5 of 5

We weren't sure how this was going to work out not being right on the water, but we loved our stay at the Porch House. There was so much room that all of us could find a place to relax and not feel crowded. We met extended family in Slidell due to it's proximity to New Orleans and the numerous places to fish, and everyone was comfortable. We had a wonderful time. The house is fully stocked (well above what we normally find when we vrbo) and everything was clean and tidy. My granddaughter loved the hammock on the front porch and my daughter the side porch in the sun. The boat launch was right down the road so there was something for everyone. We did a crawfish boil on Sunday and the big table on the screened in porch was perfect. Joni was easy to communicate with and very timely with responses to the questions that we had. Would definitely recommend the Porch House and would stay again. Great family getaway.

  • Submitted: 6-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Porch House. It sounds like you found plenty of things to do. I hope you were able to catch some prized speckle trout. Thank you for taking such good care of the home and hope you’ll be able to return.
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Upper Peninsula of Michigan
5

Southern Comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Joni's Porch House for 3 weeks. Plenty of room and comfort for 4 adults, and it would be perfect for a family gathering too! Quiet mixed neighborhood. Well appointed and homelike. Loved the unique artwork, decor that was indicative of the area. We had ample supplies to start us off. The garden, birds and porch were really lovely and enjoyable! A perfect location from which to enjoy southern Louisiana, Mississippi and New Orleans. We would definitely return if ever in the área again.

  • Submitted: 25-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Johanna, Thank you for your wonderful review and taking the time to post. It was my pleasure to share my home with you, and you all were the perfect guests. I'm glad you enjoyed the Porch House and were able to explore New Orleans and the Mississippi coast.....two totally different experiences and both enjoyable. The house is a good place to rest and get ready for the next adventure. Thank you again for taking care of the house and happy travels.
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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.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Slidell

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
C$259
From
C$292
Fri,Sat
C$1,622
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$26 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Linen fee C$90.81
Refundable Damage Deposit C$129.73
Cleaning fee - C$90.81
Pet Fee C$64.86

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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