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Jabberwocky's Bayou Home with Pool!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

If you enjoy nature and want to experience the uniqueness of life on the bayou, this is the perfect vacation home. Located on seven acres this rustic home on a cypress swamp. It is a prime area for birding and wild life. You can fish from your back porch. The style of the house is reminiscent of the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, complete with a rainwater-fed pond underneath the deck that adjoins the two separate wings of the lower level. It is located on seven acres with natural foliage with a wooden pathway to the dock that is on Bayou Liberty. The front of the cedar home is covered in vines and faces the pool, the back of the home faces the bayou. Lake Pontchartrain is a short boat ride away where speckled trout is the desired catch of the day. Bring your boat and use the boat house, or use the flat boat to troll down the canal which leads to the bayou.

The home is located on two levels. The lower level is handicap accessible via a ramp . The lower level is divided into two wings by the walkway over the pond and stairs to the upper level. There is a Corinthian wind chime hanging from the stairs near a large fountain in the pond.

The north wing has one queen sized bedroom with a private balcony, and a small second bedroom with a double bed. This wing also has a full bathroom. The south wing has one queen size bed, living room with a fireplace, large handicap accessible bathroom and fully furnished kitchen on the glass porch. This level has the quickest access to the pool. The pool is surrounded by hedges on one side and the home on the other. The water pool is shaded by an oak tree, and remains cool throughout the summer. Each level has a washer and dryer.

The spacious master bedroom on the upper level has a king size memory foam bed, walk in closet,and full sized bathroom. and private balcony overlooking the bayou.This bedroom also has a 42' HDTV with most of the movie channels.

The living room has three sofas (one a futon), a wood burning fireplace, a 61 inch HDTV, and a large balcony overlooking the bayou, perfect for sunsets, or coffee in the mornings. It is also a great place from which to birdwatch. Blue Herons, Egrets, Osprey, woodpeckers, eagles, and migratory ducks are just a few of the birds which have been sited here. On this level, all the windows face the bayou. Adjacent to the kitchen and living room is a formal dining room.

The home is close enough to visit New Orleans or just stay at home and enjoy the serenity of the bayou and pool. It is the perfect place for family reunions or getting together with a few friends..girls getaway...or a relaxing rendezvous for a fishing trip. For larger parties, please see the listing for the Marsh House which is just down the road, or just down the bayou depending on how you travel.

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Beth McFarland
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

I'd just like to say that your place was better than advertised. The house was beautiful and felt like a home and not like one of those austere condos. The bayou is exquisite and the views are beyond compare. I stayed there with my family and my brother and his family and it was perfect with the two kitchens and living areas. I only wish that it had been warm enough to go swimming.....but we'll definitely be back....thanks again.
Mar 2011
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Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
bayou liberty marina
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Slidell Marina
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Palmetto's on the Bayou
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Slidell Park
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Winn Dixie Grocery Store
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Kenney's Seafood
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Northshore Mall
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Sam's Wholesale
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Home Depot
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Office Depot
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Olive Garden
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Academy Sports

Honey Island Swamp tours are very popular!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Slidell

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • One of the downstairs bathrooms is handicap accessible with a shower seat
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1) memory foam, Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
The house is six acres in the middle of a prime cypress swamp with boat dock. It is a great place to bird watch and fish.


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Jabberwocky's Bayou Home with Pool!
average rating of 4.9512196 based on 42 reviews

Great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I decided to take a vacation in the New Orleans area. We found this great home about 40 minutes north of New Orleans and what a gem. Beth met us upon arrival and showed us the home. She was amazing. Fresh flowers on the table and she spent about 30 minutes giving us great info on dinner spots and where to go to listen to some live music. She kept in contact with us a couple of times through the week via text to let us know where some terrific jazz bands were playing. She even stopped at one of the jazz bars we were at just to say hello. So many special things about the house and her hospitality that made our trip one of the best we've been on. The pool, the sounds of nature while sitting on the deck in the evening......this place is wonderful if you want to be close to New Orleans but also want some quiet time away from it all. Thanks Beth for all you did to make our vacation so spectacular.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was so glad that y'all had a good time. It's always fun to try and figure out what guests' interests are, so that I can make suggestions. Loved that you were also jazz enthusiasts. Hope to see you again next year!
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Beautiful setting, outstanding setup in a relaxing spot.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, everyone has their own space to relax when needed. The home is well stocked in kitchen supplies & recreational equipment for the pool & for kayaking & canoeing. Brand new grill for cooking outside. Beth was a wonderful host, very helpful on local things to see & attentive to any needs. I can say enough on how much our family enjoyed our week in Jabberwockey. Thank you so much.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad y'all had a good time. I love the opportunity getting to know guests and providing suggestions on what to see and where to eat. As a native New Orleanian, I always enjoy sharing my take on the culture of the area - including its music, food and history. Hope you'll come back - there's always more to explore here.
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San Francisco, CA

Amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

The property is amazing in it's style and location. Though most of the areas in the property need upgrade, the property still give you a unforgettable lifetime memory. The pool is clean and big, and the private island is very cool with 2 docks, one attach to the property and one on the river after a short walk. You got all you need in the house, including inflatable pool toys, fishing and crab catching equipment, and 3 boats that gave a unlimited fun in your stay. Boating at the sunset from dock to dock with fishing and crab catching, it's really fun. The highlight is the alligators, they are coming everyday to the dock area that looks like waiting for feeding. We met 3 different alligators total during the week, sometimes one and sometimes 2 swimming around. At last, we have to mention Bath, the owner, she is very kind to have everything ready for us and tell us where we should to in the local for food and sightseeing. Highly recommend this property for those who love natural.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Natures Retreat

  • 4 of 5

The property is set in a secluded natural setting minutes form the hustle and bustle of Slidell. It has all the features of a South Louisiana retreat with shade trees, a nice lawn, water features all around the house with wildlife abound. The house was built to allow the visitors to take in this natural setting from every porch, walkway, balcony and dock. We enjoyed this setting but found some of the aspects of the home need some TLC. The owner has provided just about everything that you would need in your stay there. We had a relaxing time there.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a family holiday

  • 4 of 5

We were 2 families visiting in july 2017.

Great correspondance before we got there. Easy to find, and owner (Beth) were quick to respond with direction and overall help.

The house was perfectly suited for 2 families (could even work for 3 families!).

Well equipped kitchen, lots of games, books and movies - although we didn't get to use them!

Pool was outstanding, and the ambience of the back porch overseeing the Bayou was magnificent! Conveniently located near stores and highways, made it very easy to plan from day to day!

Only downside was, that the place needed some fixing several places. The deck around the pool had a lot of loose boards and nails, furniture was pretty worn dorn and could do with replacement here and there! Apart from that, the place was nice and we would definately visit again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hammond, La

Perfect getaway for our family and friends!!

  • 5 of 5

The Jabberwocky was an awesome property for our getaway. We had plenty of room for ourselves, 2 children and spouses, and four grandchildren. The pool and surrounding deck was perfect for relaxing and cooling down, as well as, providing more than adequate space for a crab boil. The nearby grilling area was also located for optimum use. We also took advantage of the boat slip, and brought our sport cruiser boat along for trips in the surrounding Bayous of Liberty and Bonfouca, and of course, Lake Pontchartrain. The layout of the house allows for a large gathering as well as, privacy. Multiple balconies let you take in the beautiful surroundings and enjoy the abundant wildlife. The owner Beth was very helpful, and available if needed. Love this place, and plan on coming back!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad y'all enjoyed your stay. Do come back! Loved having y'all.
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Slidell

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
1 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$382.2

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.
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