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Eco-conscious solar powered home in quiet neighborhood only 6 miles from LSU

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Experience a family and pedestrian friendly neighborhood

Stay at our home to experience the Baton Rouge Santa Rosa neighborhood, located only ~2.4 miles from Baton Rouge's upscale Perkins Rowe residential-business area with major medical facilities like Our Lady of the Lakes. Easily access Louisiana State University's Student Union in a short ~6 mile drive via the oak-lined historic Highland Road, or visit the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center only ~3 miles away. The neighborhood offers more than 0.5 miles of sidewalk for leisurely walks or jogging. The Baton Rouge Airport ~16 miles away is readily accessible via nearby Interstate 10, 12, and 110 Highways.

Two of our three bedrooms have queen-size beds, with ample space in the third bedroom for any portable beds brought by guests. The master bedroom offers an expansive view of the courtyard, while its attached bathroom with whirlpool tub, shower cubicle, double vanities, and walk-in closet offer views of the nature-filled backyard (including wild strawberry, raspberry, and banana plants!) and the wooded area adjoining the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center. A smooth-top double-oven electric range; 4-door chill room, freezer, and fridge combination; garbage disposer; and dishwasher complete the kitchen. Touch-operated dead-bolt front door ensures easy, yet secure, access for guests. The tech-inclined will also appreciate the Delta Touch2O faucet in the guest bathroom, humidity monitoring automatic bathroom fans, and automated thermostat. The spacious kitchen island offers ample room to socialize while cooking. The gas-powered fireplace offers a romantic setting during cooler winter and spring days. The electric washer and drier are in a spacious laundry room. Up to two cars can park off-street in the driveway.

Ours is one of the few ecologically conscious homes with ~80% of energy provided by solar power in this safe, child-friendly neighborhood. The connected solar energy storage system also works as a pollution-free silent generator for the master bedroom and key kitchen appliances even during power outages. You can further reduce the ecological impact of your business or vacation stay with our bidet-equipped toilets, compostable trash bags, recycled paper towels, and pesticide-herbicide free courtyard garden. Nature lovers will enjoy the sight of crickets, bees, butterflies and the occasional humming bird visiting the varied native and exotic plants in our automatically irrigated front yard and courtyard, populated by potted LSU-fig cultivar, grape vines, magnolia, blueberry, persimmon, pomegranate, and other plants. The walkway to the backyard is even lined with herbal edible plants, complete with a backyard composting area.

Our home is best suited for business travelers, couples, families with infants, and families with teenage children. Placing cleaned recyclables in the recycling bin will earn guests a 2% discount. Given the quiet residential neighborhood, our home is unavailable for celebrations or parties. Pets may be accommodated only on an individual basis.

More Details

Suniti Karunatillake
Member since: 2018
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, Dutch, Greek, Arabic, Turkish, Mandarin, Native English speaker; rest via Google translate
Calendar last updated:
24 August, 2018

About Suniti Karunatillake

Planetary scientist and geosciences professor at LSU; spouse is a plant molecular biologist and professor at LSU. We enjoy exploring ecosystems, Mars-analog geologic sites, diverse cultures, and cuisines. Baking, fermenting, and cooking complement our life in science.

Suniti Karunatillake purchased this house in 2014

Why Suniti Karunatillake chose South Baton Rouge

An exceptional opportunity for vacation or business lodging at a property powered 80% by the sun with back-up solar power. We also use ecological controls instead of pesticides and herbicides to support local fauna and flora, including migratory species in the adjacent nature preserve.

What makes this house unique

Easy access to major research, education, and medical centers in Baton Rouge. Equally convenient proximity to nature preserves and historical museums.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the South Baton Rouge around the Baton Rouge

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Pets and outdoor cooking prohibited without prior permission Park only in the driveway
  • Immediately send photo of any spills (water, food, etc.), singeing, or fires affecting an area larger than 4 inches across to the owner and clean area
  • Close main water valve immediately during a water leak, and send photo of leak to the owner
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Manual bidet
    Master bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet , Electric bidet with seat-warmer; humidity-sensing fan
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - Will accomodate queen size inflatable or portable beds
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Suited for business travelers, and medical visitors


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Nearest Airport
15.6 Miles
Baton Rouge Metropolitan BTR
Nearest Golf
6.2 Miles
LSU Golf Course
Nearest Train
77.3 Miles
New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 10
Nearest Restaurant
2.4 Miles
Perkins Rowe Restaurants
Nearest Beach
264 Miles
Pensacola Beach, Florida
Car: recommended

Local attractions: Louisiana State University; Bluebonnet Swamp and Nature Center with live exhibits and undisturbed swamp wilderness; LSU rural life museum with gardens, historical dwellings, and arboretum; Perkins Rowe residential-business area; YMCA with pools, tennis courts, and indoor fitness facilities.

Shopping: Costco, Wholefoods, Trader Joe's, Walmart

Weekend shopping: Downtown farmer's market


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £114.16
Property Damage Insurance £75.35

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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