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Luxury Waterfront Home On Scenic Bayou. 25 minutes from N.O.

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms with large scenic views, sleeps 6, 2 &1/2 Bathrooms

Casa del Sol is an elegant Mediterranean style home located on a secluded island at the edge of the city of Slidell. Historic Olde Town, fine restaurants, theaters, and shopping are minutes away, yet it feels as though you have escaped to a distant island far from it all.

Whatever your pleasure, be it canoeing, kayaking, waterskiing , fishing or just doing a little crabing, you can do it right behind our 230' dock. Bring your own boat or rent a pontoon boat up the bayou and park it in our private boat slip. It's a 10 minute scenic boat ride down Bayou Bonfouca to Lake Pontchartrain . Along the way you may encounter wildlife such as osprey, owl, pelican, duck, nutria, gator and on occasion manatee. A canoe & paddle boat along with life jackets and paddles are provided for your pleasure. If you just want to unwind and relax in private, the veranda is that perfect spot to sit back, perhaps read a good book and enjoy the sunset.

The den, dining room and kitchen are an open floor plan with large screen tv, stereo surround sound and an all glass view of the bayou. The master suite is completely private with a California King Tempur-pedic, stereo surround sound and private balcony over looking the water. The master bath has a sunken whirlpool tub and walk-in shower. The serene 2nd bedroom has a queen bed and sliding glass door for direct access to the veranda. The 3rd fun bedroom/office is complete with a trundle bed that converts to twin or king, desk and a view of the courtyard. The two bedrooms are connected with a Hollywood Bath. Each bedroom is furnished with a large screen tv and luxury linens.

We welcome you to our little piece of paradise we call Casa del Sol. As it says at our front door:


Mi Casa Es Su Casa

More Details

Wendell and Sharon Lewko
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 April, 2017

About Wendell and Sharon Lewko

Sharon and Luke met on a dive trip many years ago. We designed and built Casa del Sol after traveling extensively in the Carribean. Bayou Bonfouca is perfect for so many of our interests:kayaking, canoeing, fishing, crabbing, boating, seaplane flying and watching the sun set.

Our love of travel is the reason we want to share this special home with you. While we are away our son Eric manages the property. He will be more then happy to assist you in your booking and can answer any questions you might have.

We sincerely hope you love our home, bayou and town as much as we do.

Wendell and Sharon Lewko purchased this house in 1990

Why Wendell and Sharon Lewko chose Louisiana

While only 25 minutes from New Orleans and the Gulf Coast casinos and beaches, Slidell has become an exciting, quaint destination. Casa del Sol is on a small secluded island at the city's edge, ensuring your privacy. Olde Town is minutes away with its festivals , restaurants and bars. Our guestbook will direct you to our favorites.

What makes this house unique

Complimentary canoe and paddle boat with paddles and life jackets. Private boat slip. Adjacent to home we have a large shaded area for leisure fun activities. Parking available in drive for up to 45' motor coach with 50amp electric and water hookup. The same RV electrical panel will also accommodate rapid charging for Tesla or comparable electric vehicles. There is also a private seaplane water landing strip and parking ramp in back designated La 38 on the aeronautical charts. Fly-ins are welcomed.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Slidell in St. Tammany Parish

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • 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
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Hollywood bath connects bedrooms 2&3
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • Bedrooms 2&3 are connected by a Hollywood bath where each bedroom has its on private vanity and mirror makeup area
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - Trundle bed converts from twin to King
    Bedroom 1 - One California King with Tempur-pedic mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Has its own private vanity, mirror, make-up area
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Only registered guest can stay overnight, but a few friends are welcomed to visit.


5/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

Luxury Waterfront Home On Scenic Bayou. 25 minutes from N.O.
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Perfect. Like a tropical oasis.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. Being from Chicago it was like a tropical oasis. The location was perfect. Quiet and beautiful but within 5 minutes of restaurants and stores and Lake Pontchartrain. And not a bad drive to New Orleans. The house was nicely decorated and landscaped but also very warm and comfortable. It was the best stocked house we've ever vacationed at. Our hosts were great. Very responsive and helpful. Gave us suggestions for local restaurants. Nathan's was our favorite. It was so good we went back a second time.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your wonderful review! We are glad that you chose us and we look forward to having you again.
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Beautiful place for a quiet country vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house and property are as great in real life as the photos! The home is spacious yet cozy and comfortable, elegantly decorated throughout. The backyard is a real gem, with beautiful views over the bayou, and especially majestic at sunset. Our favorite times were spent grilling in the backyard or out on the water canoeing. And the owners are thoughtful hosts, very hospitable and welcoming (with a bottle of wine!), and very responsive and prompt if any issues pop up. I would strongly recommend a stay for those seeking some quiet country time. And New Orleans is 40 minutes away if you need city time!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate you staying with us and hop you come back. New Orleans is a very short drive away and obviously a great stop. On your next visit, you can even take a hop over to the Mississippi Gulf Coast beaches and casinos...less than a 30minute drive and your toes are in the sand! Hope to see you again soon.
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A safe, spiritual, peaceful and beautiful home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

A property that invites children, teenagers and adult to celebrate life together; as well as allowing each guest to privately enjoy solitude.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. We're glad you had time to stay with us and relax a bit!
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Flagstaff, Arizona

Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This home is a true gem! We stayed for 10 days and could not have been more comfortable. It was as represented in the VRBO listing. Very clean and welcoming made it easy to relax and enjoy the surroundings. The property was a good central location for all the activities we had planned in the area as well as access to stores and restaurants. Back yard and patio area was beautiful and comfortable which made that our go to spot while we were there. Kitchen well stocked with cooking utensils, dishes and pans, only thing lacking there was a full size coffeemaker. The property manager was great to work with, answering all questions and concerns in a timely manner when we were booking and available if needed while we were there. Was very helpful with directions and suggestions for things we requested. We enjoyed an unforgettable time for our first trip to Louisiana at this beautiful home on the scenic Bayou! This is a VRBO listing not to be missed!! Five Stars for sure!

Jack and Jan Moody

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: If you need another 10 days...we're just a few clicks away and would love to have you back. Thanks for the great review, we enjoyed having you visit Casa Del Sol.
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Beautiful property on the water with all the conveniences as you would expect.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a weekend and had two family gatherings. The kitchen is perfect for entertaining. Received a lot of compliments for the beautiful patio and views. The children did some bass fishing which kept them entertained. No thru traffic which makes the area very safe. Nothing but good things to say about our experience with the property.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our home for your stay. We were happy to have you. The Cul De Sac and small island the area homes sit on is very secluded, safe, and relaxing. Please consider us again for your next visit to our area.
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Slidell airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nathan's restaurant/bar
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Oak Harbor golf course
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Slidell train station
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nathan's restaurant
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Gulf coast
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Slidell, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
2 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
July 4th
30 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

One time Cleaning fee £96.63
Refundable Damage Deposit £154.61
Property Damage Protection £76.53
Tax Rate 8.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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