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FALL INTO PARADISE AND UNWIND!

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
People
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Relax and unwind in a peaceful setting

Last year I bought 3 acres on the Bogue Fayala River in Covington, La. My house is river frontage but I also have a lovely cottage up from me. It is beautiful, peaceful and wonderful to unwind. Watch for deer or otter's swimming! Secluded on the Boque Falaya River (Choctaw for 'long river') sits a beautiful raised cottage that feels like a tree house with lots of windows to enjoy 3 acres of lush peaceful woods. Yes, you can unwind here with river walking, bird watching and just walking the 3 acres on the property. So much to take in. It has cathedral ceilings in great room, granite counter tops in the equipped kitchen and bath with a large bedroom and full bath. Get out of Nola for the weekend! Rent a kayak, go horseback riding. The farmers market is 2 miles away and old Covington. Don't forget your bikes for the Tammy Trace! 55 inch TV to sit back and enjoy!


Property Manager
Parris Bailey
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 January, 2017

About Parris Bailey

We are pastor's that have lived in the area for over 35 years. We love the outdoors and want others to enjoy our River House

Parris Bailey purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Parris Bailey chose Louisiana

You can unwind and get renewed looking at the river and listening to wildlife. Close enough to town to enjoy all the special shops and nice eatery in down town Covington. Carmel sits across the river and the nuns ring the bells every morning!

What makes this cottage unique

Riverfront, with the 35 mile Tammany Trace nearby. The Bougue Falaya is shallow and clear to go river walking! I love coming to my property to unwind, star gaze and remove myself from the cares our lives bring.

Reviews

4.3/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

FALL INTO PARADISE AND UNWIND!
average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews
3

The property setting was beautiful with all of the lovely trees around the house.

  • 3 of 5

The property was just lovely, the elevated wooden walkways added charm. We held an impromptu photo secession with my Granddaughter and the pictures turned out great. The house was well suited for our needs, plenty of room for the three of us and it was only 15 minutes away from the family we were visiting in Folsom. Everything seems to work and the proprietor was very accommodating and friendly, She even brought us a little Christmas gift, which was so sweet of her.

I did however, have a few concerns. 1. I felt that is was not as clean as I would have liked. Lots of dust on window sills, a few dirty dishes in the cupboard, dirty under the sink, It just felt like it all needed a good spring scrubbin'. I also would have liked clean blankets for the beds. I assume the comforters are not cleaned after each use, so I felt uneasy covering with them. (I actually borrowed blankets from my family to use) 2) There was only one smoke alarm and it was missing. 3) I think there should be a rubber bathtub mat available. My husband has balance issues due to nerve damage and he felt somewhat uneasy in the shower. I would probably give it another try and stay there one more time , because it is so convenient to Folsom.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ouch! First time I have actually heard this and thank you for giving me a good correction. I did and do wash the bedding so no worries there. But I understand one would bring their own if the can. The window sills look dirty because they are made of cedar and dust sticks to them. I actually gave it a good dusting but the cedar is a pain. Underneath the sink probably needs a good sweep and thank you! . I am sorry about the dirty dishes? This again is a surprise seeing a have a dishwasher. Bathtub-There is a handle in bathtub to grab onto but will get a slip mat for my guests. Thank you again for your suggestions and value your opinion.
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5

Clean, cozy, accessible

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a nice time here for 5 nights. The property was on a second floor, so our view of the trees was nice. Everything was clean and ordered, as described. Everything we needed was nearby.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pennsylvania
4

January 2016

  • 4 of 5

The house is all on one floor above a garage. There are 17 steps plus the landings to get to the front door. Cement/gravel to park. We did not use the garage. Outside water hoses. A charcoal grill in the driveway.

The house consists of a great room, a bedroom a bath.

Great room has the living room, kitchen, dining room all in one big room. Hardwood flooring. Ceiling light with fan. Couch & 2 recliners, flat screen TV. Dining is a round table with 4 chairs & kitchen counter bar with 3 stools. There is a good sized trundle in this area. Couch is not a sleeper sofa.

Kitchen...lots of counter & cupboard space, double sink, micro & stove & side by side refrig/freezer with water/ice. There are wine/water glasses, plates & cereal bowls & coffee cups. Three mixing bowls, a very small colander, pizza pan, 8x12, 8x8, 2 saucepans & an odd assortment of skillets. Coffee maker, blender, toaster & crock pot. There is a Cruisinart griddle.

Internet is ATT & is excellent. Lots of free tv channels. Verizon phones worked well here.

Bedroom is large, carpeted, queen size bed that is very comfortable. Two dressers & a desk, a closet with iron, board, hangars & room fan & the ceiling light has a fan.

Bath is large with stone flooring, combined tub/shower, one sink with large counter/cupboard space, closet, hair dryer, electric towel butler, heat fan & sweeper. Only has 1 plug outlet. Lots of hot water & very good water pressure.

Washer/dryer are small but more than adequate for 2 people. They are located on the covered porch in a closet area. There are also 2 collapsible chairs in the closet as well.

You cannot see the river from the house & in January, it's not what we would call a river. More like a deep sided creek...looks shallow. There is no access from the property...it is at least 5 feet down over the bank so if you bring a kayak, you would have to throw it in and jump after it, or simply take it to Covington Landing about 3 miles away.

House is comfortable & a good size for 2 people. The owner lives on the property, is very nice & accommodating & took care of our minor issues in a timely manner. We would recommend the house to other prospective renters.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northeast US
5

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Had an extended stay here - almost 2 months - and it was very nice. Pictures are very accurate; if anything, it's nicer than it looks online. Very quiet and safe area, but close to restaurants, food shopping and everything else you might need (You will want to have a car, however; though you wouldn't know it once you're inside the cottage, it is off a fairly busy street). The kitchen was very well equipped with all sorts of small appliances to make meal prep easy and convenient. The entire cottage was immaculate when I arrived, and the owners very accomodating. Though they lived in another residence on the property, it felt like I had the whole place to myself. While I didn't make it into New Orleans while there, it`s certainly an easy drive in should you want to do a day trip. Just be aware - while the cottage is all one floor inside, there are a number of steps to reach the front door - so it may not be appropriate for the elderly, handicapped or young children.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
New Orleans, La
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Springs of life
Car: necessary

Covington is a quaint town filled with shops and nice restaurants. Tammany Trace is close which is a 35 mile bike/running path.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £110
Cleaning £41

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Manager'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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Covington, USA

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Full vanity
  • The Master bath is big and roomy with a separate shower from the tub. There is twin vanities with granite counter
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Den - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • There is a Queen in the bedroom and trundle in den.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Great place to unwind, step back and rethink your life!

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