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Welcome to Historic Cardinal's Rest

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1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Welcome to Historic Cardinal's Rest

Entire home

Welcome to Historic Cardinal's Rest


5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Outdoor space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 72-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Abita Springs, LA

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationAbita Brewing Company3 min drive
  • Popular LocationCovington Trailhead7 min drive
  • Popular LocationEgan Health Care-North Shore9 min drive
  • AirportNew Orleans, LA (NEW-Lakefront)57 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
42 sq m
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Common area
    1 single bed
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Welcome to Historic Cardinal's Rest

Family-friendly cottage in Abita Springs
Abita’s Cardinal's Rest is one of the few remaining historic hotel cottages from the golden era of hotels and spas in Abita Springs. Once part of the New Abita Springs Hotel, it is now a cozy cottage on a quiet street just a short walk to all the best things Abita Springs has to offer. The 31 mile Tammany Trace is just a block away. Our porch is secure storage for bicycles. Check out our restaurant listings, all exceptional and nearby. Spend some time bird watching from the comfort of the front porch. Cardinal’s do rest here! Our town has abundant wooded areas, the Abita River and creeks provide a birders paradise. The many parks and scenic waterways of beautiful St Tammany Parish are nearby. Visit other charming historic towns in the area such as Covington, Mandeville, and Madisonville. The heart of the New Orleans French Quarter is but an hour away over the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. The rooms have wooden floors and high ceilings with ceiling fans and wooden blinds. A newly renovated half of a duplex with a private entrance, it has a living room with dining or work area and a large comfortable couch. I also have a cot with a 5.5" mattress. The bedroom has a queen bed, roomy closet, and dresser; also a private bath includes a tub/shower. It does not have a kitchen. See other amenities such as refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker.
No Parties please. I do allow small, well behaved dogs up to 25 lbs. Please talk to me about your dog before booking. There is a $30.00 pet fee which I will add at time of booking. We all love our pets!

Air-conditioned accommodation at this cottage offers a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges, microwaves and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Car not required

Family friendly

  • Children's games
  • Children's books

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Paper towels
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster
  • Spices
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Dining table


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Hairdryer


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Games
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Porch or lanai
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Near a laundromat


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • On the river
  • In the city centre
  • In a rural location
  • Near a hospital
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Cycling nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 450 sq ft (42 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 12:00 PM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is not required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Welcome Historic Cardinal's Rest House Abita Springs
Welcome Historic Cardinal's Rest Abita Springs
Welcome Historic Cardinal's Rest
Welcome Historic Carnal's Res
Welcome to Historic Cardinal's Rest Cottage
Welcome to Historic Cardinal's Rest Abita Springs
Welcome to Historic Cardinal's Rest Cottage Abita Springs

About this area

Abita Springs

Located in Abita Springs, this cottage is in the city centre and on a river. Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge and Fairview-Riverside State Park reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Abita Brewing Company and Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Abita Brewing Company - 3 min drive
  • Covington Trailhead - 7 min drive
  • Egan Health Care-North Shore - 9 min drive
  • Lakeview Regional Medical Center - 13 min drive
  • Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum - 19 min drive


  • Mama D's Pizza & More - 6 min walk
  • Abita Brew Pub - 6 min walk
  • Coffee Rani - 6 min drive
  • The Chimes Restaurant and Dock - 7 min drive
  • St. John's Coffee House - 7 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 36 out of 37 reviews
5 - Excellent 97%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 37 reviews
4 - Good 3%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 37 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 37 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 37 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Nice spot for combining work and play
Mary was a wonderful host and the property was clean, cozy and convenient.

5/5 Excellent

Lovely stay in Abita Springs!
My famiy of four travelled to Abita Springs to visit family and enjoyed our stay here. Very comfortable and charming. A quick walk to the trace and downtown.

5/5 Excellent

Cardinal’s Rest
Wonderfully serene, quiet and relaxing. Just the getaway we were hoping for!

5/5 Excellent

Very nice stay
We spent a very nice stay at Cardinal's Rest. The neighborhood is quiet and situated in the heart of the town. Inside was very clean, comfortable and nicely decorated. The bed and bedding were comfortable as was the living room. I took a picture of the sofa in the hope that we might find one to buy in our area. The bathroom was also very clean. There were more than enough towels and wash clothes. Coffee and water were provided as well as plates and plastic silverware. We watched Netflix in the evening and used the WiFi to check the weather. Both worked very well. Mary answered our questions by text quickly. We look forward to staying at Cardinal's Rest in the future.

5/5 Excellent

Excellent location, property and host
This was by far the most homely and satisfying rental I've ever had thru VRBO. Many great amenities within a short walk away in downtown Abita Springs.