The Camellia House B&B is a gracious old "Raised Louisiana Cottage" located in the heart of Covington's downtown historic district. Step off our porch and walk the town, browse our wonderful shops and art galleries, dine at our fine restaurants, enjoy our many street fairs and festivals, walk or ride the Tammany Trace, and then - come home. Come home to swing on the porch, float in the POOL, sit fireside in the garden, relax in the outdoor HOT TUB, and then nestle into a luxurious bed. Each suite is fully private and self contained and has its own PRIVATE ENTRANCE from one of our lovely porches. Each has PRIVATE BATH, WIRELESS INTERNET,cable tv, microwave, coffee service and fully stocked refrigerator. Continental 'plus' breakfast is setup in the privacy of you suite the evening before so that you may have breakfast at your leisure. Each suite is furnished with antiques and local architectural accent pieces. Our suites are extremely comfortable, have a wonderful historic eclectic flavor yet are thoroughly modern and are not fussy or overdone. We invite you to come and enjoy our B&B and experience a touch of southern "Covington" hospitality.
5 on October 15, 2015
My wife and I absolutely enjoyed our stay at the Camellia. Linda and Don are the nicest people you will ever meet. The service was beyond our expectations and would recommend this to anyone looking for a quite get a way. I would recommend this B and B to everyone you will not be disappointed.
5 on August 16, 2015
We had the most wonderful experience at the Camellia House! My husband and I were looking for a quiet, relaxing weekend before our baby comes in 2 months. This was just the place! Linda and Don are the nicest people you will ever meet, and they are VERY good at what they do! They have thought of every single detail to make your stay comfortable, enjoyable, and memorable. We ate wonderful breakfasts out on our comfortable porch, lounged by the pool, strolled the streets of charming Covington, ate at some AMAZING restaurants, and visited the local breweries and farmers market. It was the perfect weekend! The Camellia House is charming, private, quiet, clean, comfortable, and unique. We highly recommend it, and we will be back very soon!
5 on October 21, 2014
Camellia house is a little slice of heaven on earth! From the moment we got there we were treated like family. Don and Linda are very gracious hosts, you will not want to leave! The rooms are very spacious and the grounds are gorgeous! My favorite was the private balcony to sit and drink coffee in the morning. We had a wonderful 1st Anniversary there and will definitely be back! Thanks for a great stay!!!
5 on September 28, 2014
What a nice surprise in the heart of the Covingtons historic district. The room was very charming and the porch, enchanting. We had a very relaxing weekend and enjoyed the tranquil light show at night. The private breakfast , delicious quiche, oj and fresh fruit in fridge, was a pleasant surprise. We also enjoyed Linda's recommendations of local restaurants.
4.8 on November 01, 2013
This B&B is awesome. The house is beautiful, it's a block down from the main street in town, and the hosts are extremely friendly and helpful. I booked my room last minute (day before), and Linda was very accommodating. I got the small room, because I'm a student and trying to save on money, and it's perfect. The room is very small, but extremely comfortable. There is a twin bed (veryyy comfy), a tv, microwave, fridge (stocked water, food, soda, etc.), a small table and chairs, and the bathroom is stocked with everything you could need. It literally feels like my bedroom back home! She even has movies and books on the shelves above the bed. Each room is secluded, and has it's own entrance off of the porch. There are a couple of rocking chairs and blankets on the porch in front of my door, and the surrounding streets are very cute as well. Linda gave me a marked up map of Covington, with all of her restaurant recommendations, and local activities like live music and the farmer's market. She was very helpful, and showed me plenty of great ways to spend my weekend here. Everything is also in walking distance from the house, which is awesome. The wifi was fast, which I really appreciate being a student and having work to do. This place is AWESOME. I highly recommend it, and already plan on staying here again when I want a little getaway. Absolutely no complaints, no hesitation to return.
5 on September 24, 2013
My wife and I absolutely enjoyed our stay at the Camellia House. One the best parts was breakfast in our room (or bed) since our lovely hostess there were already pastries and quiche in the fridge. As for other notes: the bed was comfortable, the decor was refined, and they have a nice pool on property. I can't wait to stay there again.
5 on September 17, 2013
We recently celebrated our wedding anniversary and couldn't have picked a nicer place to stay, and only an hour's drive from home. Mrs Linda made our stay welcome, in more ways than one, and we couldn't have needed or wanted any better! Lots of things to see in the local historical district, just a few miles drive and you could take a stroll along Lakeshore Dr at Lake Ponchatrain, We love it and Mrs Linda your crabmeat queche is to die for....lol. We'll be back again.
5 on September 09, 2013
My husband and I biked up from Mandeville on the trace and stayed for the weekend. We had a wonderful time & couldn't be more pleased with our little adventure! The proprietress is an absolutely angel & couldn't be more delightful or accomadating. She's thought of absolutely everything & takes care of your needs while still maintaining your privacy. We're unable to get out of town very often, but this was close by but felt a world away, and allowed us to relax and enjoy our time together. We would certainly echo all of the accolades this lovely B&B so deservedly receives from other reviewers, and will highly recommend it to our family and friends. We were able to enjoy its many amenities like the hot tub and pool right in the middle of beautiful old Covington, and still get out to several of the wonderful nightclubs and fine restaurants that are within walking distance, and also very much enjoyed the sweet little consignment shops all around the area too. Thank you very, very much Lynda and Don! It was so nice to have met you! We'll definitely be back!
5 on July 08, 2013
We thought we were staying at the Shady Rest in Hooterville. Linda and Don were excellent host. The service was beyond our expectations and would recommend this to anyone looking for a quite get a way.
5 on June 18, 2013
My mom, daughter and I stayed at Camellia House while we were in town attending a horse show in Folsom. Linda and her husband were so wonderful to us. We loved our room and especially loved the pool after a hot day in the sun. Covington is a beautiful little town. We home to go back soon, and we will definitely stay at the Camellia House.
Our Master Suite has its own private entrance from the front porch. Suite has bedroom, sunporch/sitting room and private bath. Bedroom has king bed, desk and small ambiance fireplace. Sunporch/sitting room has twin bed (add'l twin beds can be added), dining table and chairs, coffee service, microwave, refrigerator, cable tv, dvd/vcr and wireless internet. Step out your door onto the porch and relax in your own sitting area with porch swing and chairs. For more than double occupancy or if an add'l twin beds are add there is a $30.00 per night per extra person/bed charge. Call for any discount
Nightly Rate: $155 - $205
King Poolside Suite has its own private entrance from a lovely porch that overlooks pool and consists of large bedroom and private bath. This suite has king size bed (a twin bed can be added), desk, small ambiance fireplace, dining table and chairs, coffee service, microwave, refrigerator, cable tv, dvd/vcr and wireless internet. Step out your door onto a wonderful porch with your own sitting area with wicker rockers and an antique chest to put your feet up on. For more than double occupancy or if twin bed is added there is a $30.00 per night per extra person/bed charge. Call for any discounts
Nightly Rate: $155 - $205
Queen Poolside Suite (NOW HAS KING BED) has its own private entrance from a lovely porch that overlooks the pool. Suite consists of bedroom and private bath. There is a KING BED (a twin bed can be added), dining table and chairs, coffee service, microwave, refrigerator, cable tv, dvd/vcr and wireless internet. Step out your door to your own porch sitting area with daybed and wicker chairs. For more than double occupancy or if a twin bed is added there is a $30.00 per night per extra person/bed charge. Call for any discounts.
Nightly Rate: $155 - $195
Petite Suite has its own private entrance from the front porch. Consists of small bedroom (petite) with queen bed and private bath. - this suite is very small but very charming. Can accommodate a couple and is most economical for the business traveler or the single traveler looking for a retreat. Suite has queen bed, dining table and chairs, coffee service, microwave, refrigerator, cable tv, dvd/vcr and wireless internet. Step out your door onto the front porch to your own sitting area with rockers and chairs.
Nightly Rate: $115 - $155
City w / Small Town Feel, Downtown Historic District
New Orleans, LA (MSY) 40 miles
Exit off I-12 at Covington/Madisonville (HWY 21) - go north - at 3rd red light past I-12 intersection (St Tammany Hospital is at this red light) take right on 8th Street - go till 8th Street ends - take left at Jahncke Ave - stay on Jahncke (mile to mile half) til get to intersection at Rutland Street- 4 way stop sign - look across intersection to left corner - you are here - be mindful of speed limit on 8th street and Jahncke Ave - these are neighborhood streets and have reduced speed aave - neighborhood streets
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, St Tammany Trace, Swamp Tours, Alligator Farm, New Orleans, Global Wildlife , Mississippi Gulf Coast, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo
Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Spa , WIRELESS INTERNET, SWIMMING POOL & HOT TUB/SPA, COURTYARD GARDENS W/ OUTDOOR FIREPITS, BIKES FOR GUESTS USE, PORCH SWING, OUTDOOR HOT TUB/SPA
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Hiking trails, Farmers Market, Local Fairs & Festivals, St. Tammany Trace ( 31 miles long bike/hike trail, art galleries and antique shopping, porch sitting, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming
Linda Whitsett Chambless and Don Chambless
Dogs , our dogs are small dogs
Linda and Don are native New Orleanians who escaped the big city 20 years ago to experience the sense of community and small town feel that Covington offers. Their lives changed - they opened their own business - a lawn and landscape maintenance business - and then a bed and breakfast. They are living their dreams. Don loves to work outside, exercise and live healthy. Linda loves to garden (La. Master Gardener class of 1998), collect antiques and architectural salvage, and renovate old homes