4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
- english, spanish
I'm born and raised in New Orleans. I currently work in New Orleans but live on the North Shore of New Orleans. My family (three children) grew up in this house until Katrina took it away. 8 years later, the kids are all in college, we live in another house but have just finished bringing this one back. We can't forget the wonderful memories, the great times or the tremendous ambiance of this place. So we use it when we can. But you can use it when we can't!! Don't miss out on the Bayou Moon from the rear porch. It is truly special..
Suzy purchased this Cottage in 1998
Why Suzy chose Slidell
We bought it because it was on the navigable bayou (5 mins to Lake Pontchartrain by boat), we could water ski, boat, fish, crab or just enjoy the awesome wildlife and nature that the bayou affords. We bought it because of the 8 acres (which we cleared and now manicure), and the 30 plus oak trees with Spanish moss, some of which are over 200 years old. We've played many football, soccer, and baseball games in the large fields. Drive a golf ball or fly a kite! We named it Bayou Moon, because for all its splendor, at the end of the day when you sit on the back porch and look up - you see this awesome moon reflecting on the bayou! This area is a historic Creole settlement that dates back into the 1700's. So after we bought it, we got to know our wonderful neighbors, many of whom are ancestors of the original settlers. FYI before we could rebuild this house after Katrina, it needed to be raised and we just completed this 'raise and renovate' six months ago.
What makes this Cottage unique
There are so many unique features of Bayou Moon. The nature, the wildlife, the expanse of the acreage, the oak trees, the privacy, the water frontage, the water sports, the fishing and crabbing, the boat dock, the swimming pool, the house with its incredible views, the porches and decks, the gameroom but most of all the Bayou Moon!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Please make sure garbage is curbside upon your departure. Set both a/c units to 78 degrees upon departure. Set heaters 65 Ask about small parties.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Beautiful Property but missing some basic items
Outstanding property with wonderful views of the countryside. There were some minor items which led to some inconvenience however: only 2 extra roles of toilet paper for a week visit with 7 people; there was liquid soap for bathroom sinks, there was no soap available for showers; only one large spoon for serving meals; no extra rolls of paper towels; no can opener; no Kleenex tissues; very few hangers in closets. There was no welcome or informational brochure to provide suggestions for local attractions or to disclose check-out procedures. There were mouse droppings in several places and several wasps would enter through windows in the kitchen dining area each day.
Numerous food items from previous visits were still onsite when we arrived. Several of the closets had clothing and other items - not sure if these had been accumulating from previous visitors or belonged to the owner. There were two pinball machines in the game room area but neither was functional. The video arcade game did function and was fun to play as was ping pong. One of the toilets would not fill but the property manager was diligent at getting a plumber to quickly repair the toilet reservoir.
Great place for a relaxing family get together.
The pool was an added bonus for family fun.
Great place to vacation
Lovely home, very peaceful, nice place to take a vacation
Lots of land/lovely home
We had a great time. We were there for Mardi Gras 2019 to avoid being in the city with constant traffic. It worked and for the days we didn’t want to attend the parades, it was extremely peaceful staying in the house. The owner contacted me when I arrived to be sure all was well and to give me a contact number if we had any issues.
Pros: Clean, spacious, lovely home not far from Wal Mart/Mall and restaurants.
Cons: Home is a little dated in a few areas and needs upgrading. The closets were full of things. Not much room to store your bags. One room was just a box spring and mattress on the floor. The pics on the site is a little outdated. There is a couch in the living room, but not enough seating for the family to hang out together unless people sit on the floor or pulled chairs from other places in the home. The room with the two beds were extremely cold as if the heat didn’t work in the room. Although the master bedroom bed was comfortable, the rooms overall weren’t as welcoming. The bathroom by the game room didn’t have a shower curtain and caused a mess every shower. The loft area could use some improvement.
Again, the home is lovely, spacious and clean, but it just looked as if the furniture had been there for decades or donated.
Great stay on the Bayou for a long weekend visiting New Orleans and attending the LSU game.