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Magnolia Bluff - Beautiful, Updated Home on Secluded River

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Beautiful, completely updated waterfront home in the heart of Covington on the North Shore of New Orleans. Enjoy the modern, upscale interior and quiet, wooded setting on the scenic Tchefuncta River. Minutes from downtown Covington, antique shops, great restaurants and all the amenities of this popular destination. Just 40 minutes from downtown New Orleans and all the city has to offer. 2 miles from the trailhead of the Tammany Trace cycling trail.

Beautiful antique pine floors throughout with cypress beams and high ceilings in the open great room and kitchen. Master and one other bedroom are downstairs with three more bedrooms upstairs. King size bed in the Master and a Queen bedroom downstairs. Upstairs has three bedrooms including one with a King plus a Twin, one with a Queen plus a Twin and the last one has a Full plus a Twin.

There are TV sets in each bedroom plus a 42' LCD in the Living Room. Each TV has cable and wireless Internet service is also provided. Fully equipped kitchen has all utensils and serving items you need to prepare meals in the island kitchen with granite counters and upscale stainless appliances. Seating for 6 at the dining table with room up to 4 more at the granite bar next to the table.

Large raised deck overlooking the river is a great place to drink your morning coffee and watch for wildlife. Large screen porch off the kitchen and dining room is especially nice for relaxing outside in the evenings where you can enjoy the breeze from the river.

Bed linens, towels, toilet paper, paper towels, soap, shampoo, coffee / supplies and trash bags are provided during your stay. House has a selection of board games, videos, puzzles and books for all ages. Laundry room with full size washer and dryer are available for your use during your stay. The river is navigable and a public boat launch is available about 5 minutes away.

Keywords: Covington, North Shore, New Orleans, Mandeville, Slidell, Hammond, St Tammany

More Details

owner/property manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2018

Why owner/property manager chose Covington

This is the home my wife grew up in and then we ended up buying it in 2001. We held it as a yearly rental property but decided in 2011 to renovate it completely and use it as a second home and vacation rental. We went down to the studs and completely redid the interior with all new windows, plumbing, electrical, cabinets, 2 central AC units and refinished the antique wood floors. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

What makes this house unique

The downstairs is set up with the kitchen, dining and living room serving as a great room with a double-sided fireplace. You'll love the large new deck overlooking the river. The house is situated on an acre with lots of trees, bamboo and azaleas. There are neighbors on each side but they are not that close to our house and the lush foliage and trees will make you feel very secluded. All the amenities of the North Shore are just minutes away or drive to New Orleans in about 45 minutes.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Covington

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Master bath downstairs has tub/shower plus vanity seating area. 2nd Bath down has walk-in shower and is located near 2nd Bedroom. It also serves as the Guest Bath off the Living Area. 3rd Bath upstairs has tub/shower plus vanity seating area.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Master Bedroom (Downstairs) - 1 extra lg. double bed
    2nd Bedroom (Downstairs) - 1 large double bed
    3rd Bedroom (Upstairs / River-View) - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 single bed
    4th Bedroom (Upstairs / River-View) - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed
    5th Bedroom (Upstairs) - 1 double bed , 1 single bed
  • House is ideally set up for families with kids or up to 4 or 5 couples with a capacity of up to 13 guests total. Two king size bedrooms including Master down and another upstairs. Two queen size bedrooms, one upstairs and one down. The 5th bedroom upstairs has a full size bed. Each upstairs bedroom also has a twin bed as well. A port-a-crib is available upon request for a nominal fee.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
River Front Home


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Magnolia Bluff - Beautiful, Updated Home on Secluded River
average rating of 4.857143 based on 42 reviews

Perfect. Just what we needed.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and quiet. Close to everything. Big enough for the group to all visit in different areas of the house.. Deck was nice and river relaxing. Entry down the driveway added to the seclusion and feeling of privacy. Owners were awesome making sure our stay was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 17/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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I would definitely stay again

  • 5 of 5

8 of us were in Covington for a golf event. The accommodations were very nice. Everyone had comfortable beds and all the appliances worked great. Very well kept and clean.

  • Review Submitted: 15/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was great

  • 4 of 5

We would definitely stay in this house again. The photos don't do it justice. The deck looks out over a river and the surroundings were very peaceful. Out of 5 bedrooms, 4 were big with great beds- especially the master bedroom. The 5th bedroom had a small double bed and a small twin bed. Fine for kids but we had all adults so that room was a bit tight. From a woman's perspective, the lighting in the bathrooms wasn't great for applying makeup.

  • Review Submitted: 29/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved the house! I would rent it again. Perfect amount of space for 8 people.

  • 4 of 5

Our stay took place during a rainy and cold week so I can’t comment on the outdoor accommodations, and we were worried about our cars getting scratched from all of the low hanging bamboo. That needs to be cut back. Other than the lack of insulation in the flooring, the house was wonderful. The kitchen is nicely stocked and the furniture is comfy. We had enough room to do whatever we needed to do. The location was perfect for our needs.

  • Review Submitted: 07/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback Debra. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay but sorry to hear everything was not perfect. The lawn guy normally keeps the bamboo cut back but he has not been there since October so we will be sure to address it right away. The downstairs floors do have spray foam insulation underneath but, with a raised, crawlspace foundation, it can still be pretty cold under the house when the temps are in the teens and low 20's as it was during your stay. We seldom have this type of bitter cold weather so I am sorry that the floors were cold for your stay. Thanks again for your feedback and hope to host you again in the future. -Ray
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good value, suitable for large family gathering

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Location was perfect for our family gathering for a nephews wedding, was convenient to events in Mandeville and Covington. The house allowed grandparents, children and grandchildren to stay and eat several meals together daily. Large dining room table, kitchen adequate to prepare meals. Beds were comfortable. Owner was very accommodating when he discovered we (grandparents) would arrive early. Property is a little difficult to find initially (we arrived late at night), but the owners instructions were adequate. GPS also helped. I noticed that at least one previous review complained about the humidity...this property is in Louisiana!! I did not notice any excessive humidity problems when compared to other stays in hotels in this area. We would happily stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 04/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location but very bad indoor climate.

  • 2 of 5

The house was very damped, we where not able to air out on the first floor, since the windows couldn't open.

It felt like nobody had been there for a long time. 1 person in our party is allergic to fungus and she reacted immediately. We had to find a hotel for her same night. The deck wasn't swept, again, nobody had been there to get the house ready.

  • Review Submitted: 19/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kevin - Sorry to hear that your stay was not excellent as we strive to achieve. It is disappointing to be hearing of these issues a month after your stay. For our future guests - please consider the other 35 and counting reviews rating us as 5-stars. The house sustained damage from these guests (stair railing was broken away from the wall) and I had to mobilize quickly for an urgent repair before guests arrived two days later. I withheld only $85 of their $500 deposit but I presume they were upset by this to give us a 2-star rating. $85 for the repair certainly did not cover my time and expense. Additional information... Louisiana experienced exceptional flooding and heavy rains this summer as seen on the news. The wooded area around the house and along the river does not dry out quickly so I can see foreign travelers (as these guests were) having issues with the mold and mildew in general during the unusually wet weather period but this is the first report of any mold issues in the house. We had guests in about a week and a half prior with no issues reported as well as 2 days after. The windows are not secured to prevent opening (just standard locks) and there are 5 exterior doors in the downstairs which could have been opened to "air out the house". Hope this helps relieve any concerns you may have about choosing Magnolia Bluff for your stay. Thank you.
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Covington

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$671.95
Std Cleaning & Linens AU$201.58

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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