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Linda Hoagland

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Lovely Houseboat In The Louisiana Bayous In Atchafalaya National Heritage Area

20 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Louisiana 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. 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
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Linda Hoagland (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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.

Reviews

4.8
based on 20 traveler reviews

Lovely Houseboat In The Louisiana Bayous In Atchafalaya National Heritage Area
average rating of 4.8 based on 20 reviews
4

Beautiful bayou experience!

  • 4 of 5

My family stayed on Linda's houseboat the week of May 29. I planned this vacation over a year ago and was anticipating a great adventure! Unfortunately, the pontoon boat was not operational and the canoe had been smashed a few weeks prior, greatly reducing the activities I had planned. This was very disappointing, but we were determined to make the best of things. There were kayaks too, but after seeing the very large gator swim behind the houseboat one morning, I was pretty sure our little girl would not go for that!! (honestly, me neither!!)

The bayou is beautiful and filled with diverse wildlife. Crawfish, snakes, turtles, birds, fish & gators galore!! It rained heavy the last day & night we were there and unbeknown-est to us, that was prime crawfish time! Locals were outside with nets and buckets scooping up tons of crawfish that were flooding the streets and ditches, free food for the taking!! All the people we encountered in Morgan City were very friendly! Rouse's market has everything, rivaled the best markets Springfield, Mo has. We tried Susie's Seafood, got the seafood platter and a dozen crabs. The people at Susie's were very nice and showed us the proper way to eat the crabs, but we were not a fan of how they were prepared. It seems that crawfish and crabs are either cooked in a flavored broth (lemons, onions, seasonings) or as with Susie's, cooked or steamed in water, then a salty seasoning liberally sprinkled over. This is the easiest way, but not the most flavorful. The seafood platter was a little lack luster, nothing special. Rita Mae's got great reviews, but were closed the three times we went there for dinner, so maybe next time...Contrary to popular belief, the mosquitoes were not that bad, only got bit maybe once. Maybe we were just lucky.

Linda and her staff were friendly and available to help with anything. The houseboat is well stocked with everything from pantry items, toiletries, to movies, books and games. The bed was very comfortable and I enjoyed being gently rocked to sleep every night. Internet was pretty spotty, but while on vacation who needs to spend a lot of time doing that? I'd recommend this houseboat to anyone. All in all this was a wonderful experience and has made my family want to move to the bayou, at least part time!!!

Thanks Linda!

Paula R.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paula, I was so sorry that we couldn't get the pontoon working while you were there. Things move veryyyy slowly in bayou country, and although the mechanic promised he would be there Tuesday morning, obviously he didn't make it! All our phone messages and texts were to no avail. If you do ever make it back to bayou country, you get free pontooning! Thanks for your understanding. Hope you went out to the bayou with some of the swamp tours and airboat rides offered in the area. Cheers, Linda Hoagland
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5

Well kept, well organized, beautiful scenery-wished we could have stayed forever!!

  • 5 of 5

The property is well managed and the surrounding area is absolutely stunning and full of wildlife. Such a great stay!!!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good time! Hope that we will welcome you back in the future!
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5

spring break getaway

  • 5 of 5

Wanted a place that my two teen-aged boys could fish and enjoy the outdoors, and this fit the bill. They enjoyed the kayaks, and caught catfish and bream from them as well as from the houseboat. Relaxed in the hot tub in the evenings, and just enjoyed the view. Saw so many gators and bald eagles on our pontoon boat excursions. Boys were ready to pack up and move to the bayou!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Madison, WI
4

March 2016

  • 4 of 5

Unfortunately our time on Summertime was plagued with some terribly bad weather with high winds and torrential rain for 3 days. Watching the storm from the top deck of the boat was an amazing experience. We laughed a lot...the kind of giddy laugh when actually you wonder if you will die by the lightning strikes.

Despite the high winds, the houseboat was very stable and moved very little. The inside was very comfortable for the 4 of us. While it might sleep 10 people, it would be pretty crowded.

We can only imagine what our experience might have been like had we had good weather. We would have especially enjoyed exploring in the pontoon boat and kayaking in the basin.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great house boat on the swamp!

  • 5 of 5

Linda and husband were there to greet us and were helpful and nice! House boat was spacious...even for 4 couples. Enjoyed the hot tub at night. Loved taking out the pontoon. Our best memory of the trip was catching a huge spoonbill catfish off the back on the house boat! Would love to stay again! ;)

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sara, so glad you and your friends had fun! Loved the picture of the fish--couldn't believe how big it was! You are welcome back anytime.
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5

Great time, perfect place

  • 5 of 5

We had a great start on arrival. Linda had some cold beers for us. Great place were we stayed for 4 nights. Every afternoon a visit from the pet Gator. Beautiful area from where you can do good trips. The boat has everything you need for 5 persons. A place to go back to.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! You guys were great fun! Glad you had a good time.
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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

West End House Boat Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Mar 15 2016 - Oct 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,300
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$180
$1,100
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 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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Amenities

Louisiana House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
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
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:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • 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.

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