Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon

The Porch House - Relax and Unwind!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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

Member since: 2003
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 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
  • 1 of 15


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Slidell

Property Type:
  • house
  • 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 ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , This bedroom has an attached bathroom.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double bed
    Loft - 2 single bed , 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)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
There is a boat slip in Chamale' Marina available for guests.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(34 traveller reviews)

73% Complete
17% Complete
5% Complete
2% Complete
0% Complete
The Porch House - Relax and Unwind!
average rating of 4.617647 based on 49 reviews
Spring, Texas

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.

  • Review Submitted: 06/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: 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.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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.

  • Review Submitted: 06/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Upper Peninsula of Michigan

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.

  • Review Submitted: 25/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: 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.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

The perfect house

  • 5 of 5

This house had everything and the porch swing and hammock were so relaxing. Plenty of room for family since we were there for a wedding and my kids and grandkids had plenty of room.

  • Review Submitted: 17/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Property was exactly what we needed to make our stay as comfortable as possible.

  • 5 of 5

We were extremely satisfied with this home for our needs, We had 10 people from 4 families coming together and we had plenty of room. 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, as well as a hammock and couch gave plenty of room for all. The large screen in porch with views of many birds was wonderful. The home is toward the end of a dead end road, so there was peace and quiet, we never saw another person the 3 days we were there. The wind chimes sounded like beautiful music. The kitchen and baths were filled with plenty of supplies, which made our grocery shopping so much easier. The yard was large and plenty of room for parking as we had 3 vehicles of our own and then 2 more that visited us from relatives living in town. There was a large selection of books, and games, as well as a TV if wanted, I would highly recommend this home for a nice place to stay

  • Review Submitted: 24/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Porch House visit

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay - though being there in the snow we weren't able to make use of the nice big porch! The house is well sealed and we were toasty warm. The only down side is the heater is quite loud. We'd stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 14/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and letting me know about the noisy heater. My A. C. man lives down the street and he'll be checking it out today. I appreciate you letting me know. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. I bet the snow was beautiful. Thank you again, Joni
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Slidell

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$26 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Linen fee AU$92.49
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$132.13
Cleaning fee - AU$92.49
Pet Fee AU$66.06

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 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.
Contact Owner

Other Holiday Properties