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The Porch House - Relax and Unwind!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 167 m²
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 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
10 August, 2017

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 facilities for this holiday house rental in Slidell

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 167 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
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 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)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • video player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
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 4.6153846 based on 41 reviews
Memphis, New Orleans
5

Epitomizes life on the bayou :)

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were on an emergency trip for family member at Tulane hospital in the city so no time to book with hotels with parking, reserve boarding for dogs (one with cancer who needed to remain by my side) so we found The Porch House! Elegantly casual, laid back living on the bayou with a beautiful view from the side decking (coffee spot!). Dogs happy with the smells and resident rabbits, board games, books, BBQ grill, made it a perfect spot to relax from the city, hotel elevators, parking fees, kennel boarding fees, etc. What a deal but most important...what a true kicked back experience on the bayou!!! :D Will go again :)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great place in Slidell!

  • 4 of 5

100% hassle free stay at the porch house. Worked out perfectly for my family to stay here for a nearby wedding. Clean, roomy, and comfortable home! Also really enjoyed the big yard and deck!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Clean great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We always enjoy staying at the porch house it's always very clean lots of room and has all the supplies we need during our stay

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful family home

  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing stay at this home. Very roomy and the porch is so peaceful and beautiful. The owner was very communicative and made checking in and out simple and easy. Highly recommend this property and owner!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice & clean house, responsive and helpful host

  • 5 of 5

Very nice & clean house, responsive and helpful host

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

We thoroughly enjoyed our vacation.

  • 4 of 5

The Porch House is not perfect, but it met our family's needs quite nicely. We loved the screened in porch!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$201.92
Additional Guest Fee A$25.24 per person per night
Pet Fee A$63.1
Damage Deposit A$252.4

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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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