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Lovely Houseboat In The Louisiana Bayous In Atchafalaya National Heritage Area

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Free Wifi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hot Tub

Overview

About the property

Houseboat Sleeps Up To 10, With 3 Bedroom, 2 Baths. Located In Heart Of Bayou

Our spacious houseboat is moored in the Atchafalaya Basin. You can explore the swamps with the kayaks and canoe provided, or rent the attached pontoon boat. The houseboat 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

•Fishing

•Boating

•Swamp Tours

•Bird Watching

•Photography

•Canoeing

•Zydeco / Cajun Music

•Zydeco / Cajun Dancing

•Cajun Cooking

•Casinos

•Golf

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

Mardi Gras

French Quarter Fest

Voodoo Festival

New Orleans Food & Wine Expo

New Orleans Film Fest

Fringe Fest

Tennessee Williams Festival

Fiesta Hispanica

Po Boy Festival

Essence Music Festival

Treme Creole Gumbo Festival

Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival

New Orleans Seafood Festival

Lafayette Vicinity

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)

Festivals Acadiens

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.

More Details

Owner
Linda Hoagland
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 15, 2017

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 to the USA after working abroad for 14 years.

Linda Hoagland purchased this house boat in 2013

Why Linda Hoagland chose Louisiana

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 its Cajun ties. This area of Louisiana boasts of frequent festivals celebrating all that life has to offer.

Amenities

Napoleonville House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , attached to Master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • There are two full bathrooms. The master bath off the master bedroom is full with tub and shower. The main bathroom is a full bathroom with shower only, no tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , with attached bathroom and private patio
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • There are three bedrooms. The master bedroom sleeps two in a queen size bed with full bath (shower/tub combo) attached. Second bedroom has one full size bed and a bunk twin bed, as does the third bedroom. Across the hall is the second bathroom. For more than 8 people, the sofa in the living room pulls out into a bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
Notes:
Due to its large size and due to concerns regarding your safety in driving a houseboat, the houseboat must stay moored. However, the pontoon boat, two kayaks and a canoe are available for those who wish to explore.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Lovely Houseboat In The Louisiana Bayous In Atchafalaya National Heritage Area
average rating of 4.740741 based on 27 reviews
4

april 20-24 2017

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time! Spent most of our time on the pontoon boat. The wildlife on the bayou is great. Spotted many alligators and bald eagles. The house boat was clean but not very fancy. Linda was always just a phone call away and very nice to deal with. We would love to visit again!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your bayou experience, and glad you had the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of this area! Hope to see you again in the future.
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4

A very relaxing stay.

  • 4 of 5

This houseboat has everything that you need for a comfortable stay. One of the highlights was a trip on the pontoon boat. We saw lots of wildlife and caught many fish. The hosts are great people.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Snowbird fun on a houseboat on the bayou

  • 5 of 5

We rented the houseboat for the months of February and March. We were met by the owners who explained the ins and outs of houseboat living. They also provided information about the area. We enjoyed the peace and quiet the winter months provided. We saw no one for two weeks. The weekends can be more active but the new people provided us with more ideas of things to do. The green egg grill is a must try. The pontoon boat was so much fun to take out on the bayou. Animals abound on the bayou from blue herons, owls, turtles, frogs, egrets, snakes, and many, many, eagles and alligators. The owners were gracious in upgrading DISH network to include all the ESPN stations to accommodate these basketball crazy Hoosiers. The only problem we had was the hot tub broke at five weeks and was not fixed but the owners gave us compensation for it. It was a great experience for us living on a houseboat and learning about the culture of Cajun country.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good time. You were perfect guests! I again apologize for the hot tub glitch--the part FINALLY arrived and is now up and running for your next visit:-)
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4

Enjoyed our stay!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great trip and enjoyed our stay. We booked this trip for my husbands 50th and went with our son and another couple. Everything was just as we expected with the exception of the weather. Unfortunately we had not paid much attention to the forecast and temperature hit record lows for Louisiana. We made the most of it, bundled up and took out the pontoon boat! Did some fishing and visited the local "Mosquito Bar"! We really enjoyed ourselves and would love to do it again in a little warmer climate to enjoy the upstairs outdoor living space and hot tub. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed the houseboat and your stay. I must admit that I felt bad you had booked on what was one of the coldest days (and subsequently nights!) in the past few years. You guys were troopers! Hope to see you again in the future
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5

Perfect for us

  • 5 of 5

We loved the boat!

There is everything you need. Upper deck with grill, jacuzzi, bar and table with chairs for everyone.

We rent it in the end of December and had no trouble with mosquitoes. Perfect evenings in the jacuzzi watching the stars.

We enjoyed to rent the ponton boat to explore the bajou, spot a few crocs and got some cat fishes with the fishing rods that were provided.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tomas, so glad that you and your friends enjoyed your visit! Hope to host you again in the future.
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5

Perfect Escape

  • 5 of 5

We live in Missouri and met family from Texas at the houseboat. We had planned a quiet, lazy weekend. It was perfect. Just what we needed. Ran into Morgan City the first night and ate dinner. Then we hit the grocery store and stocked up and did not leave the bayou til it was time to head home. The houseboat was much more "stable" and comfortable than expected. We loved the hot tub and grill up on the top deck. We took the pontoon boat out most of the day Saturday and took a cooler of stuff to make sandwiches. We saw a few gators, a lot of bald eagles, and got LOTS of pictures. Thank you. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gary, so glad that you and your family had a good time! I look forward to hosting you again in the future!
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Map

Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Mosquito Bar
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Idlewood Atchafalaya Course, Patterson
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
LA 70
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Too many to count! Both fancy and casual
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Lake End Park Morgan City
Car: necessary

Our spacious houseboat is moored in the Atchafalaya Basin in Bayou Long. It sleeps up to 10. Relax in the quiet scenic beauty of the Louisiana bayou. Enjoy the beauty of nature with this moored houseboat 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, kingfishers, ducks, geese and much much more to feast the eyes on.

Summer Time is moored at a private marina. Free parking onsite is available for guests.

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, oven, 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 small 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 marina is located about a 90 minute drive from the jazz music and historic beauty of New Orleans 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:

Marina Area Activities

•?Fishing

•?Boating

•?Swamp Tours

•?Bird Watching

•?Photography

•?Canoeing

•?•?Cajun Cooking

•?Casinos

•?Golf

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

Mardi Gras

French Quarter Fest

Voodoo Festival

New Orleans Food & Wine Expo

New Orleans Film Fest

Fringe Fest

Tennessee Williams Festival

Fiesta Hispanica

Po Boy Festival

Essence Music Festival

Treme Creole Gumbo Festival

Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival

New Orleans Seafood Festival

Lafayette Vicinity

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)

Festivals Acadiens

Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival

Breaux Bridge Saturday morning Zydeco Breakfast

A pontoon boat is available for further exploration of the bayou for an additional fee. 4 fishing rods are included. Pets are allowed with an additional $200 refundable damage deposit. Two kayaks and a canoe are also available for adventurous folks!

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.

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Rates & Availability

Napoleonville House Boat Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Sat,Sun
$1,100
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

housecleaning $60

Additional one-time cleaning fee of $50. Extra $20/person for groups of over 5 people.

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