Lofted Treehouse Cabin in the Woods

Treehouse - Entire home/apt · Hwy, Covington, LA 70435, United States

The Artist-owned Treehouse, as seen on the cover of Anthology Magazine and featured in the Anthropologie artist video. Nestled in the wild woods of South Louisiana, providing mystery, seclusion and romance.

Your host, Rebecca
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The Artist-owned Treehouse, as seen on the cover of Anthology Magazine and featured in the Anthropologie artist video. Nestled in the wild woods of South Louisiana, providing mystery, seclusion and romance.

The Space

Unfortunately, I have made the very difficult decision to suspend the rental of my treehouse for 6 months in order to make some much needed repairs. Unfortunately it will take me some time. But when its done, the house should be even more awesome for my guests. I do hope you'll check back in November to see what winter availability I have.

3 Story raised Cabin in the woods with Lofted Bedroom on second floor and cot on 3rd floor. Floating kitchen and dining table on first floor with soaring windows facing Northwest. The cabin is secluded and surrounded by trees, with a little frog pond in front. Provides privacy, while still just 7 miles from the nearest 24 hr Walgreens and grocery stores and coffeeshops.
This is my getaway cabin and art studio, just one hour north of New Orleans, near Abita Springs and Covington, LA.

1 bedroom
1 1/2 bath

Bedroom has Queen Keetsa Eco Bed (amazingly comfortable and firm), with high-quality sheets and down comforter with linen duvet. 3rd floor has a small camping style cot with Anthropologie Bedding. There is a balcony on the third floor which provides a nice view of the woods (but currently has a beehive so I'm sorry but is out of order). There is also a deck by the front door with a small table and two chairs. This is a nice place for morning coffee with the birds and gentle sun rising from behind the house.
I provide clean towels and sheets and professional cleaning between guests.
Next to the house is a patio with a fire pit and picnic table. You will see a cottage also, which is my art studio and not part of the rental.
In season, there is a great number of fireflies in the woods surrounding the patio. When the moon is full, it illuminates the whole area. You can expect to see a sky full of stars on a clear night.
This house is perfect for anyone traveling to Covington, Abita or Mandeville, looking for secluded and extremely charming and unique accommodations. It provides peace and quiet, perfect for any writer or overworked professional. My hope is that the house will play host to the great writers, artists, photographers, musicians, philosophers, architects, theorists, poets, actors and entrepreneurs of our time.

Just a few miles from the Abita Brew Pub, the Tammany Trace, Abita Mystery House and downtown old Covington. Short drive to John Besh's "La Provence" restaurant in Lacombe.

House is set back off the highway. Easy parking under the house or in the gravel driveway.

Heat/Air Conditioning (window units)
Electric Cooktop
Electric Coffeemaker
Full size Fridge/Freezer
Roku with Netflix and Hulu Plus
Beautiful Light

Please Note:
While this house provides all the comforts of modern living with the novelty of a treehouse, it does not have an oven or dishwasher. No bathtub (shower only), and the bedroom loft and 3rd floor are accessed by spiral staircase. The 3rd floor has an opening to view down to 1st floor and access the pulley system, but this opening may require caution with children accessing the 3rd floor. While you can expect peace and privacy, it is not entirely quiet because you can hear the occasional truck traveling down the highway. (I just point this out in case you are looking for something more rural)
While it is magical and comfortable, it is still a cabin in the woods. It's drafty, and the temperature can be difficult to regulate (it's hot in the summer and cold in the winter) and there are the occasional bugs, lizards, etc that make their way inside. If you are renting this house, I trust that you are comfortable with a somewhat rustic woods experience. Once you step out the door, it's the forest, so you cannot leave food unattended outside or the raccoons or other animals will get into it. And when walking through the woods, you should be responsible for your own safety against snakes or any other potential danger found in the great outdoors. :)

Cabin has a tin roof which is wonderful during a thunderstorm.
Water is provided by well on the property, accessing the Abita Springs Aquifer. It is clear, clean and delicious. There is a hot water heater so you can expect to take hot showers with no problem.

I am always available in case of any problems. I know this house backwards and forwards and have fixed most things on it myself. That said, it is a work in progress and I am always improving it. I appreciate any feedback from your stay. I want my guests to be enchanted with their experience here.
Privacy is important to me and I will be extremely cautious when approving guests for stay at my Treehouse. If you are interested, please tell me something about yourself and your travel plans with your inquiry. This house is a result of the people who occupy it and together we are adding to the historical record of this time and place. It is a place of story and mystery and most of all, a complete jewel in the rough of the bottomlands of Louisiana. When approving guests, I'm looking for a cast of characters that will add something to the story. Thank you.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1200 /week
Monthly Price: $4500 /month
Cleaning Fee: $95
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Rebecca's treehouse is the most magical place I've ever stayed in. It made our first trip to Louisiana perfect. A nice getaway from NOLA if you plan to explore beyond the city.

    February 2014
  • The treehouse is a magical place! Rebecca has created a sanctuary, filled with beautiful art and nestled in nature. It's wonderful that she opens up her home to others, so that we can share this experience. Thank you!

    January 2014
  • From the tin roof to the fire pit outdoors, this place was the perfect way to spend my wife and I's anniversary. Rebecca has everything you will need technology-wise while still maintaining the peace and tranquility of the camp. Her artwork is awesome and her beds very comfortable. It's just a really cool place to spend a weekend outside of New Orleans. Rebecca was an excellent host and gave us plenty of privacy. So glad we found this gem and we'll definitely be back!

    December 2013
  • A beautiful house, a sanctuary, and and a wonderful host. The place is magic.

    December 2013
  • Rebecca's place was perfect as usual. It was particularly nice to explore the surrounding towns this time. I'll definitely be back!

    November 2013
  • We loved our weekend in the Treehouse. It is a beautiful forest house among the trees. We did notice some very young baby poison ivy plants along the forest path, which caused us to turn back from that path. We could tell the path must have been tended well, since they were all very young plants. In fact, the whole place seemed very well tended. Yet also...relaxed. And we ended up exploring some surrounding country roads which were lovely.
    Also, the surprise resident bunny was much enjoyed by our whole family! Thank you Rebecca for a wonderful visit!

    August 2013
  • What can be said that hadn't been already? They treehouse is stunning and feels so much further away than an hour from new Orleans. Far enough, indeed, that our short trip felt like a proper vacation. I will be back often when I need some peace and quiet, or to get some serious work accomplished!

    August 2013
  • My 14-year old and I were looking for a retreat away from New Orleans while she attended what was billed as an organic farming camp in Folsom. The camp was a bust, but the treehouse more than compensated for her disappointment. Rebecca's idyll is just what you'd expect from her photographs: spacious, cozy, practical, so pleasing to the eye on myriad levels. The wide of the treehouse facing the woods is tall glass that looks out over a tussle of beautiful greenery. There are birds galore; the crickets at night were a joy to listen to. We visited during New Orleans's annual rainy season; the rain on the roof is one of my all-time favorite sounds and one that's practically disappeared from the South of my youth. So much more to say: comfy beds, clean linens, fantastic kitchen, great books and Rebecca's own art. I can't recommend the treehouse (website hidden): Wi-fi super-fast even though one might think otherwise going in due to location.

    July 2013
  • Rebecca's place was even more wonderful the second time around. It's so peaceful. The perfect environment to relax, work, read or whatever you'd like. Rebecca is also a great host who makes sure things are taken care of and that all your needs are met. Ill definitely be back! :)

    July 2013
  • Thank you again so very much for letting us use your Treehouse. We had an amazingly peaceful weekend. With personal touches at every corner. Very inviting and peaceful. I highly recommend for peace and quiet and a wonderful host!

    June 2013
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