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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 8-12)

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
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Calendar last updated:
24 July, 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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Slidell in St. Tammany Parish

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
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 ...
  • Hob ...
  • 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 ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • 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 5.0 based on 37 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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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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New Orleans

Jabberwocky provided the perfect convenient setting for an extended family staycation!

  • 5 of 5

Outside is serene, private and typical of south Louisiana....offering beautiful opportunities to swim, fish, kayak, and commune with nature.

Inside is graciously furnished with everything you could need and decorated with a beautiful eclectic style! My extended family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! I hope you make it your annual family retreat, and happy birthday, once again, to your mother!
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AZLE, Texas

What a wonderful and Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

This House is perfect from a family getaway to a gathering of friends. We did both on our stay and had such a great time. Words can't really describe the house, property and location. With so much to discover, you just have to experience it for yourself. I wish I could give more stars! Beth was the perfect host, take care and well wishes. Hope to come back soon. Thanks again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. Loved having y'all. Come back anytime!
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New Orleans

Beautiful location - perfect country fix.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. Everything we were hoping for and fantastic weather thrown in for a great bonus. Beth was great to work with in every way.

This house has a very special location on a small inlet off Bayou Liberty. Lots of turtles, birds and fish to watch. We even saw a Great Blue Heron, amazing to see it fly by a number of times.

The house was very well equipped for entertaining. It has a huge pool. We used the supplied kayaks and went kayaking down Bayou Liberty and that was bliss.

The house has stunning artwork and fantastic crystal, serving pieces and china. It was really a wonderful oasis and a pleasure to be there.

I truly hope to go back. I really needed a fix of the country and this place was perfect.

That said, the house could use a little TLC and has a few needs like stuck doors and missing screens the pluses far and away overcome those.

My only regret is I didn't pay the $75. so that I did not have to run the laundry. It took about three hours to get through only two bedrooms worth of laundry and clean up. My mistake!!

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jabberwocky - Perfect Louisiana Bayou Family Vacation Experience!

  • 5 of 5

This property was amazing and exactly what our family needed! Lots of space in the home. We traveled with kids, grandkids, a grandparent, siblings, etc and were more than comfortable. The layout of the house is so unique with its 2 separate kitchens, balconies overlooking the bayou waterway, handicap access bathroom and ramp into the house. The kids and grown 'kids' enjoyed the wi-fi and TV access. I personally enjoyed the early morning breeze, the sunny kitchen area on the first floor and the privacy of the spacious property. The pool was a fantastic plus for the kids! The grounds are beautiful with the cypress trees, water features, wonderful wind chime, deck seating, hammock, and grilling area. Plenty of wildlife, too including an alligator, herons, and turtles.

The location is ideal. We shopped for groceries and found several wonderful seafood markets within minutes of the house. We were able to get to the Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans in less than 45 minutes. I appreciated the distance from the city! Definitely a retreat type property with all of the amenities of a big city house!

We definitely want to return and would highly recommend this property!

Thanks Beth!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will make it your annual retreat!
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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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Slidell, USA

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £230.82

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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