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

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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 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. Two canoes 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:

Bienvenidos

Mi Casa Es Su Casa

More Details

Owner
Wendell and Sharon Lewko
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 January, 2018

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 Slidell

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.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • 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:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Only registered guest can stay overnight, but a few friends are welcomed to visit.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Alexandria, La.
5

A lovely place to gather giving thanks . Quiet, peaceful with beautiful views of God's creation.

  • 5 of 5

Property was well maintained with more than adequate amenities to make a very pleasant stay. Panoramic view from interior, makes for an ideal gathering place even when the weather does not permit venturing out on the beautifully landscaped front and rear grounds.

For the sportsman, the lake was only a 10 minute run through a deep water bayou, and there is more than enough room to keep boat safely moored behind the residence.

We certainly enjoyed our stay and plan to add to our list of" will go again."

  • Review Submitted: 07-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lakewood, California
5

This house is beautiful, very well equipped, neat & clean, perfect place for a relaxing vacation.

  • 5 of 5

We had the most enjoyable stay in your beautifully decorated home, both inside & outside. We appreciated the fully equipped kitchen and the patio furniture, the unique landscape in the back yard where we spent many hours chatting with each other. Our group of 6 very close friends of 50 years, meet once a year at different locations in the US. This house is among the top VRBO homes that we rented. Thank you for the welcoming bottle of wine. We highly recommend this home & would rent it again if we come back to New Orleans. A perfect vacation we all had.

Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baton Rouge
5

Casa del Sol of our Heart!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment you enter the beautiful beveled glass front door, you will be wrapped in the beauty and peacefulness of this home. The den opens to a bank of windows across the back of the house, giving you beautiful and inviting views of Bayou Bonfoca from every room. Every comfort has been thought of by the owners: comfortable furnishings; fully equipped kitchens; snuggly bed, pillows and linens. Did I mention the beautiful decorations and artifacts that adorn each room? This home is truly beautiful...a pro was at work when this home was decorated!! The den opens onto a professionally landscaped terrace, overlooking the bayou, inviting you to linger over coffee or breakfast, or watch the sunrise & sunset over the bayou. Hummingbirds were our constant visitors while we ate breakfast and had our coffee on the terrace. We were a party of 6 women who could not have found a more gracious, inviting or comfortable house for our "girls getaway". The house is conviently located close to New Orleans or Slidell, but after a days' sightseeing, you get to come home to the rest and privacy of this gracious guest house. We loved our 3 nights at the Casa del Sol and highly recommend it to one and all! One of the most beautiful and comfortable places my friends and I have stayed at in our 25+ years of get-aways!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio, Tx
5

AMAZING!!!

  • 5 of 5

All I can say is this home is amazing. The location is great. With the house on the lake was very enjoyable with watching the wildlife daily. Very peaceful and relaxing. About a 30 min. drive to New Orleans. The home has everything you need. It truly is a home away from home. Eric, the property manager was great to work with. He made us feel very welcomed. He was very helpful with information on the area of things to do or places to eat at. I know I will be going back to this same property if I ever go back. I highly recommend this home. You will be completely satisfied.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

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: 03-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 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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5

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: 29-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 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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Location

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

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £90.24
Damage Insurance £71.47
Damage Deposit £144.38

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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