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Sticks And Stones - Unique Bayou Front Retreat And Short Drive To New Orleans

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday estate in Slidell - Sticks and Stones

4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bathroom Peaceful Waterfront Home Driving Distance To New Orleans

Sticks and Stones is a luxury bayou estate hidden away in a wildlife sanctuary 30 miles north of New Orleans. The house is nestled off of the historic Bayou LIberty on Bayou Narcisse. This place is truly one of a kind and has been featured on Discovery Channel's Ultimate Homes.

The back of the house is all glass, providing endless swamp views. The house itself is a work of art, full of comfortable furniture, antiques, fine art, beams, hardwood floors, and custom stonework - including a massive fireplace. It's truly unlike any other bayou home.

Freshwater fishing is available right from the backyard, or saltwater fishing is only a short boat ride away on Lake Pontchartrain (which is available upon request). Pontoon boat tours and evening wine cruises are also available to you.

If you'd like to bring your own boat, we have a private boat launch with plenty of docking. We also have kayaks, a canoe, and paddle boat on site.

The property also has a very large swimming pool, pool house, and separate bathroom outside. There are intimate seating areas located around the property including the pool area and back patio, as well as a table outside.

The kitchen is a chef's dream. It has an eight burner Viking stove with a four blower vent hood, a triple commercial sink with sprayer, stocked pantry, and a 25ft concrete island that comfortably seats 12.

The master bedroom has a top of the line king size Sterns & Foster mattress completed with a hand-carved Indonesian headboard. From the bedroom, you have spectacular bayou views. You can spot wildlife, seasonally, including alligators, bobcats, otter, deer, eagles, ducks, woodpeckers, and much more!

The master bath has a large soaking tub, a separate shower, two sinks, endless hot water, and a walk-in closet.

Upstairs, there's a second master suite with a queen bed and full bathroom. Across the breezeway, there are two more bedrooms, each with a queen sized bed, and another full bathroom. A single bed can be added to these, if requested.

Each bedroom comes equipped with a flat screen TV, and there are also two additional TVs downstairs, one in the kitchen and one in the living room.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Greg McSwain
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2016
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based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

Sticks And Stones - Unique Bayou Front Retreat And Short Drive To New Orleans
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Bachelorette weekend

  • 5 of 5

There were 13 of us and 1 baby, we thoroughly enjoyed this property. It was close enough to New Orleans that we could go in for 1 day of Mardis Gras. The property is very clean and comfortable and the property owner/manager was very helpful. It is a very spacious home with a lot of different sleeping configurations so that everyone was comfortable. Would rent it again if the opportunity presented.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable, interesting house with gorgeous views

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience here over Thanksgiving weekend. The views of the bayou are great from all of the downstairs rooms. Nice patio area, as well as a nice pool area. The owner was helpful in recommending local restaurants and in his overall coordination of our visit. Master bedroom and master bath are very nice. Upstairs rooms are fine, though not as spacious. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, ya'll are always welcome, Greg.
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Best Setting for a Wedding

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect setting for our daughters wedding. I am the father of the bride so I wanted it to be perfect and it was. Greg was clear on the expectations and size limits of the wedding. After a tour of the property, my daughter who lives close by was convinced it was the right place. With a guest in every bed each of the 3 nights, we enjoyed the house and getting to know our new extended family. Everyone enjoyed themselves including those that stayed in the local hotels. As for the wedding, is was outside on a cool fall evening , along the bayou at sunset. Yes it was perfect and Sticks and Stones made us all feel welcome.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was better then the pictures!

  • 5 of 5

What can I say it was just amazing! Greg was the best even took us for a boat ride. You can just fall into the beds, kitchen was great, pool was great even left some pool toys behind for other guests. Greg was easy to work with, prompt responses. The house is a gem, close to everything! 25 mins to Nola. Can't wait to come stay again! Waking up looking out on to the water every morning was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommend- clean, spacious, just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Communication with the owner was very straightforward and helpful prior to our arrival. Greg took the time to show us around the house and answer our questions. The house and grounds are even nicer than the pictures show- beautifully decorated, very clean, and top of the line amenities. The location is amazing - right on the bayou (the owner took us on a pontoon boat ride) and only a short drive to New Orleans. I highly recommend this house, you will be more than pleased.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Guys, it was great having you, I will look forward to seeing you in the future, Greg.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Louis Armstrong
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Olde Towne
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
New Orleans
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Royal Golf Club
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Bay St. Louis
Car: necessary

This is a beautiful property situated on the bayou and only 30 short miles from New Orleans. Boating, fishing, and swamp tours are some activities guests will enjoy in rural Slidell. New Orleans is only a short drive away to experience city life: the famous French Quarter, carriage rides, bars, shopping, Mardi Gras, and countless restaurants with world famous food.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday estate in Slidell, Louisiana

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3 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

cleaning £123
Refundable Damage Deposit £822

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Slidell, USA

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , On suite with walk in closet and double sinks
    Master Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , On suite bathroom
    Upstairs bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Downstairs half bathroom - Toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Suite 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , On suite bathroom
    Master Suite 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , On suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Top of the line mattresses TVs with cable
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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