Morgan City House Boat Rental Photos and Description
Houseboat Sleeps Up To 10, With 3 Bedroom, 2 Baths. Located In Heart Of Bayou
Our spacious houseboat is moored in the Atchafalaya Basin. It sleeps up to 10. Relax in the quiet scenic beauty of the Louisiana bayou. Enjoy the beauty of nature, dine and dance to live Zydeco/Cajun/country music on the weekends during summer months. Gaze at the night stars and enjoy!
The Summer Time is a 56 foot houseboat located in the heart of the Atchafalaya Natural Heritage Area, one of southern Louisiana's finest bayous. The Atchafalaya Basin is rich in natural flora and fauna. Activities include bayou sightseeing, fishing and bird watching. (Keep your eyes open for the gators and resident bald eagles and osprey!) There are great blue herons, egrets and kingfishers to feast the eyes on. The Roseate Spoonbills and their magnificent hot pink plumage in the spring are a must to see. Look below the pictures for a complete description of this lovely site!
Summer Time is moored in the Bayou Long off of East Stephensville Road deep in bayou country. You are just steps away from The Mosquito Bar where the locals congregate from Thursday to Sunday to have a cold drink and a chat. Sit outside under the gazebo on the pier to enjoy the exceptional beauty of the bayou at sunset. Also, 4 miles down the road is Gros Marina, which has live music from 1 to 6 pm on weekends during the warmer months of April to October. Drive down to enjoy the entertainment, or hop in the pontoon boat for a lovely 15 minute rxcursion down Long Bayou to the festivities at Gros.
Summer Time has 3 bedrooms and can sleep up to 10 people; There are two full baths, one with shower and one with tub/shower combo. The houseboat is equipped with heating and air conditioning. A full kitchen includes dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, stove, coffee maker and toaster. A dining table for 4 and breakfast bar that seats 4 are off of the kitchen. An entertainment center in the living room includes a color TV with cable , DVD player, radio, and a selection of DVDs, books and games. Free Wi-Fi is available. The upper deck is covered. Under the covered area is a full wet bar that seats 4 and a dining area that seats 6. The upper deck also includes a Green Egg Bar-B-Q grill, hot tub, and selection of lounge chairs for sunbathing. Summer Time is available for daily, weekly or monthly rental.
The houseboat is 85 miles west of New Orleans and its historic beauty and also a 90 minute drive south of Lafayette with its rich Cajun culture! New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette are close enough to visit via day trips and enjoy their many attractions all year round.
There are many area festivities and activities available, including:
Houseboat Area Activities
•Zydeco / Cajun Music
•Zydeco / Cajun Dancing
Events in the Area
Morgan City Vicinity
Bayou BBQ Bash “Morgan City Under the Bridge”
Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival
Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show
Eagle Expo and More
Harvest Moon Festival
Mardi Gras on the Cajun Coast
Patterson Cypress Sawmill Festival
Rhythms on the River
Shrimp and Petroleum Festival
Tour du Teche
Christmas on the Cajun Coast
New Orleans Vicinity
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
French Quarter Fest
New Orleans Food & Wine Expo
New Orleans Film Fest
Tennessee Williams Festival
Po Boy Festival
Essence Music Festival
Treme Creole Gumbo Festival
Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival
New Orleans Seafood Festival
Festival International de Louisiane
Lafayette Mardi Gras
Lafayette Downtown Alive (Friday evenings spring thru fall)
Lafayette Art Walk (second Saturday of the month spring thru fall)
Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival
Breaux Bridge Saturday morning Zydeco Breakfast
A 20 foot pontoon boat is available for further exploration of the bayou for an additional fee of $45/half day or $80/full day.
Lull yourself to sleep to the night sounds of the bayou!
You will be greeted in person by caretaker and introduced to all facilities and services available.
- Events Allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- pets considered
- smoking allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Linda Hoagland
Morris and Linda are current residents of Lafayette Louisiana. Morris grew up in Louisville Kentucky and attended the University of Louisville where he received a Master of Chemical Engineering. Linda grew up in Huron Ohio, and is a graduate of University of Toledo and University of Michigan. She is a retired social worker, and Morris works on projects improving the environment. They have just returned from the USA after working abroad for 14 years.
Linda Hoagland purchased this house boat in 2013
Why Linda Hoagland chose Morgan City
The Louisiana bayous include some of the most gorgeous scenery that this country offers. The wildlife is especially interesting, with some spectacular bird watching opportunities. All along the bayou, Spanish moss drapes old cypress trees, bald eagles drift overhead, and herons stalk their prey on the swampy shores next to you. Sit on the top deck of the houseboat and watch the swamp drift by. Throw in a fishing line and catch dinner! At night relax with a drink at the wet bar and hot tub on the upper deck, and when you tire of stargazing, retreat to the living room with its TV and choices of DVDs, books and board games. A full kitchen invites you to try your hand at Cajun cooking, or if you want to have a real down-home meal, try the delicious home-cooked food at some area restaurants. Internet is wireless and free.
What makes this house boat unique
Weekends are especially fun here! 4 miles down the road from the Summertime, Gros Marina has free live music on weekends, and it is fun watching the locals dancing to Cajun and Zydeco bands. When your feet get tired, you can sit in the patio or retreat to the houseboat to rest up. There are plenty of swamp tours in the area to check out, several museums in Morgan City, lots of casinos and wonderful places for antiquing. Morgan City is located a 90 minute drive to the nightlife of New Orleans and 90 minutes to Lafayette with it Cajun ties. This area of Louisiana boasts of frequent festivals celebrating all that life has to offer.