The Windward house was perfect! The description of the home prior to booking is accurate, and Lisa was very thorough with expectations and recommendations. We had a total of 8... read more guests during our stay and we couldn’t have asked for a better retreat. The home was spotless, the kitchen had everything we needed to prepare our meals at home, no one ever ran out of hot water, and we especially liked the heaters in the bathrooms. The pool and deck area are gorgeous, and so tranquil just to sit out there and enjoy some time outside (unfortunately it was a little chilly during our stay, so we opted not to use the pool, but we so wanted to!). There was plenty of room, inside and out, to spend lots of time together, but also plenty of opportunity to have our own space and downtime apart from the rest of the group. We loved the location of this home too, because we had easy access to New Orleans/French Quarter, Airport, but also Slidell, the local swamps/lakes/bayous, as well as Mississippi and its beautiful white sandy beaches.
As far as other reviews had mentioned: we had zero issues with any neighbors (or signs), and the driveway was no issue for a full-size SUV nor a sedan.
I would highly recommend this home away from home, and would love to visit again someday!
This is a great property! It was large enough for our group of 12 and no one felt cramped. Everyone was able to move about the home with freedom and... read more enjoy different sections of the property in peace. Access to a deck and water with fishing was a bonus. It was another great opportunity to spend time with those you're traveling with. Even if you don't fish, sitting outside was relaxing and the neighborhood is quiet. Communication with the property point of contact was quick and easy. All of our inquiries were addressed. I definitely recommend this property.
This house is very nice. Well appointed and a nice layout for a large group. The back porch was wonderful.
One thing to note, the driveway is... read more very steep. While there is level parking for 2 minivans. You will scrape both the front and back getting in and out.
This place was great! Clean and as pictured. Plenty of room for a large family to enjoy time together. We loved the dock for fishing, the grill for barbecue and... read more the patio to hangout together. Plenty of kitchenware and tools for making meals. Host responds quickly to questions we have. Would stay here again!
The place was nice and clean. It was very relaxing and the kids enjoyed fishing right off the dock. It was nice and peaceful.
My girl friends and I stayed at Lisa’s place and we loved it. Lisa is quick to respond, helpful, and the home is absolutely gorgeous. I would recommend this stay... read more to everyone!
Wow! It really sums it up. I wanted a get away for my family that lives locally. They host all of us every time we come into town and I... read more wanted to make it a vacation for them as well. This home gave us exactly that! The amenities were perfect. We really loved just being there all together! Location is close to everything. What a beautiful property!
A very clean, comfortable, and quiet place to relax with easy access to New Orleans. Lots of outdoor living space, and the pool is a huge bonus if you are... read more traveling with kids… or not. We stayed with two families and had plenty of room to come together inside and out. The host was very detailed and clear in communication; we would definitely stay again.
Great communication with the host from booking to check-out.
House location is great- quiet neighborhood and truly beautiful views of the lake from the windows and especially from... read more the back deck, dock, and pool. Quick boat ride to the new Blue Crab and Phil’s Marina Cafe- two favorites in Slidell. Beds are comfortable with great, clean and soft bedding. Decor is lovely. Kitchen well stocked with cups, plates, etc.
Great space for families or group of friends. Highly Recommend!!
Beautiful home, right on the water, and close to everything. 20-25 minute drive to NOLA. We had a really fun time fishing out on the dock behind the home, and... read more grilling what we caught! I definitely recommend staying here, you will not regret it.
The accommodations were okay. The trash and refrigerator had not been emptied/cleaned. A few water stains on the ceiling. The outer exterior trim, eaves, and gutters are in need... read more of cleaning and/or painting.
Communication was less than desirable.
Listing the rules once, with a required acknowledgement and agreement was sufficient. However, the number of times the rules were communicated, in addition to being posted in the home was a little excessive.
There were more than twenty-five directives and/or rules. Specific and detailed (i.e. don't take make-up off with towels, no consumption of red juice, use of markers or crayons, all things that have the potential of staining the white linen). In addition to letting the exterior umbrella down and keeping the exterior furniture cushions under the covered deck, due to concern of care and specific interior temputure settings.
I asked more than three times about one specific item, the complimentary kayak that was listed as available. I went on to mention that this was the deciding factor in booking the home.
It would seem only appropriate to be as detailed and meticulous regarding communication about the condition of the kayak.
This item was dirty. There was stagnate water and slime everywhere. It was covered in algae. It had not been properly stored and was not in any condition to be used.
There is only dock access, no latter. Anyone using the kayak would have to launch from the dock. This is definitely not suitable for small children and tricky. In addition, the kayak that was provided was not long enough to be tied between the dock posts with what was left as rope.
We ended up purchasing inflatable kayaks.
Mostly roses and maybe a couple thorns. Overall it was a lovely stay and property, and we would totally book again. This is really a 4.5 rating and can... read more easily be a 5 for other guests if host decides to address the thorns.
1. Loved the laminated checkout guidelines that were easy to find and follow.
2. Loved the decor.
3. Loved the patio design and generous outdoor seating.
4. Good entertainment options and apps on the smart TVs.
5. Overall great location. Excellent access to highway.
6. Appreciate that there were multiple games for guests to choose from.
7. Well equipped kitchen for guests who are serious about cooking dishes like gumbo.
8. Loved the laundry and that there was a mop sink.
9. Not many fish in the waterway, but having a fishing pole was a nice touch (smile :)
10. Would absolutely book again in the future, and recommend it to family and friends.
1. Light in upstairs bedroom closet.
2. Garbage disposal is essential and needed in kitchen where there will be lots of cooking
3. Toilet paper holder in upstairs bathroom was loose.
4. Reverse one of the bunk beds such that the ladders do not face each other. The current configuration forces use of only one ladder at a time which makes it tough for guests when that room is fully occupied.
Cozy home on the water. Great for fishing and kayaking! Kitchen had everything we needed to cook full meals. Beds are very comfortable. Upstairs shower has amazing water pressure! Don’t... read more hesitate to book!
Beautiful and peaceful house with all you need. We had a great family time and the kids enjoyed fishing and playing in the water. We will totally be back again.
If all you care about is location definitely go for it! But the place needs lots of upgrades and something bads wrong with the pool broke us all out with... read more something
The house was amazing and had an amazing view. We unfortunately had to leave early due to hurricane Ida and Lisa was very understanding about the situation!
My wife and I recently stayed in one of Lisa’s properties. This was our first time renting with Airbnb. In light of the pandemic, we thought this was... read more a cleaner, safer option for us. The home was very well appointed and extremely clean. There are two bedrooms downstairs and three upstairs. Since it was just the two of us, we opted to stay downstairs. We had three major issues with our stay. Two hours prior to our arrival (one hour after our check-in time) we were contacted by Lisa. She wanted to let me know that the downstairs portion of the home was found to be warmer than normal and she was having an air conditioning company come out to assess the unit. When we arrived at 6 pm, the air conditioner repairman was at home. The house was extremely warm. After conversing with the repairman, we were made aware that the units in the home were old. He stated that “we should not have an issue, but to just contact him if it goes out again.” This concerned us to the point that we contacted Lisa to find out if a plan B existed. The best she could offer us is to maybe put us in another home that was still needing to be cleaned. Thankfully, the unit held up during our three-day stay. The next issue we had with the home was the following day. We were visiting for a funeral. The next day we were contacted by Lisa. She wanted to let us know that the owner wanted to pick up his trailer that was residing in the driveway. We told Lisa we would be gone after 5 pm due to the funeral. At 3:30 pm the doorbell rang. Two workers were at the door wanting us to move our vehicle so they could get the trailer. When I explained to them that we were getting ready for a funeral and would be leaving soon, they acted very put out when we asked them to give us a few minutes to finish getting dressed. About 15 minutes later another knock on the door. The gentleman said he was in a hurry and was trying to rush us out of the way. We left the home at 4:30 to attend the funeral. Lastly, at night we had a scare. When we set up in the room downstairs, we noticed that the air vent was closed. Well with the heat in the house, we opened up the vent. Apparently, the air vents make a high-pitched noise. We literally thought there was a wild animal in the house. Sounded like a possum in distress.
I want to address some of the other concerns noted by other reviewers. The home does feature a very steep driveway. We were in a Subaru Outback and did not have any issues but if you aren’t used to driving on steep areas it could be an issue. Also, the neighbors are NOT a fan of (Hidden by Airbnb) /Airbnb renters and they have made this known with two big signs located in the backyard of the property. When you set on the deck at night, there is a sign that says “ (Hidden by Airbnb) Renters Not Welcome”. Also, don’t plan on grilling. The grill was small and not clean.
You would think for $400 dollars a night, we would not have to worry about the air conditioner and working around the owner’s schedule. Other than that, the house was very quiet, clean and we had a good stay.
I would rent again with Lisa, but I would not rent that house again.
This house was everything. It had enough bedrooms that everybody wasn’t on top of each other. Being able to rent the boat was an extra bonus. I would definitely recommend... read more this house I will be back.
We enjoyed our stay here. The location was beautiful. the house was clean and roomy and had everything we needed.
This was the perfect gathering place for our family and grandchildren. The mornings and evenings on the deck overlooking the water were precious. This is a lovely home... read more with a spacious interior, well-maintained and clean. We were very pleased with the hospitality and accommodations.
Fantastic. If there were a word better, I'll use it. The experience was phenomenal.n Beautiful and very clean home!
The host responded quickly when contacted. The house is like the pictures. My only issue is that host wanted extreme care with her white towels but had no towels for... read more pool or boating. House was not stocked so bring all what you need. I had to buy pitchers and paper products.
There are bugs but host said it was the south. Maybe so.
Ok place to stay. Family had a good time.
We had a wonderful time here during Mardi Gras!! Felt right at home and had everything we needed. Clean and very spacious for our family. Home host Lisa was always... read more available and extremely easy to talk to. Definitely recommend the neighborhood and so close to everything.
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