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Connie Glockner

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

**Beautiful Waterfront Home in the Heart of a Wildlife Refuge**

34 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

***Location, Location, Location!!***

Welcome to our beautiful vacation property, Glockner's Homeport! This unique property is located on scenic Bayou Lacombe in the heart of Big Branch National Wildlife Refuge and right off Lake Pontchartrain. Come see why Louisiana is known as the 'Sportsman's Paradise'! From the breathtaking Waterfront views to the abundance of outdoor fun, you are sure to have a vacation you will not soon forget! Surrounding Glockner's Homeport is the Big Branch National Wildlife Refuge comprised of 19,000 acres of pristine waterways, marshlands and piney woods. It is the largest undeveloped natural area on Lake Pontchartrain's northern shore. Popular activities include Fishing, Crabbing, Boating, Swimming, Kayaking, Biking, Hiking, Birdwatching, Wildlife Viewing, Hunting and many more. Birdwatchers will be amazed at the volume of songbirds, water fowl and resident birds of prey that frequent this area. Whether you are an avid fisherman or just looking to have some fun with the family, you will not be disappointed!

Glockner's Homeport offers 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with plenty of room to spread out! The master bedroom offers a King bed and private bathroom with jetted jacuzzi bath tub. The second bedroom also has a King bed and the third bedroom has a Full size bed. Off the rear of the house is an amazing Sunroom surrounded by floor to ceiling windows with expansive views of the Wildlife Refuge and Bayou Lacombe. You will also have a fully equipped kitchen for cooking all the fish you will catch! Front and back porches have views of the sunrise and sunset that will leave you awe struck. Since this home is elevated, there is a large covered area under the home with a BBQ pit and tables to enjoy the outdoors and relaxing on the water. Two boat docks are available for your exclusive use. Large boats are welcome at the dock and Bayou Lacombe can handle a draft of approximately 8 feet. A public boat launch is one block away.

Located in Lacombe, Louisiana, there is plenty of local culture and cuisine nearby. You don’t have to leave our quaint town for fabulous restaurants offering real Creole and Cajun food including the world famous Chef Besh's La Provence. Fontainebleau State park and it’s majestic oaks, picnic areas and sandy beach is only 10 minutes from Homeport. Large shopping centers are available within a 20 minute drive. New Orleans is less than an hour away making it perfect for day trips and sight seeing. Bayou Adventures is just 3 miles away and offers kayak and bicycle rentals as well as all the fishing supplies you will need. Another hidden gem in this area is the St. Tammany Trace, a 31-mile paved trail that winds through beautiful parks and historic towns.

We hope that you consider Glockner’s Homeport for your next vacation destination!

Keywords: Waterfront Vacation Rental, Deep Water Access on Bayou Lacombe, Located in Big Branch National Wildlife Refuge, Near New Orleans, Spectacular Scenery and Views

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Connie Glockner (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Connie Glockner

Glockner's Homeport has been home to commercial fishers Cliff & Connie Glockner for most of their lives. They earned their living and raised their family here on the banks of Bayou Lacombe. Recognizing the importance of outdoor life and the ecosystem that make it enjoyable, they were instrumental in the Save Our Lake movement to clean up Lake Pontchartrain, and were awarded the National Wetlands Award for their efforts. With St. Tammany being the fastest growing parish in the country, they realized that something had to be done to preserve some of our natural ecosystems for future generations. They initiated the movement to form the Big Branch National Wildlife Refuge and drew together a diverse coalition to make it a reality.


based on 34 traveler reviews

**Beautiful Waterfront Home in the Heart of a Wildlife Refuge**
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 34 reviews

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful relaxing trip. Caught all the fish and crabs we needed. Will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We will be back, its a great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

We had a blast!!! This place is so clean and nice. Its all by itself on the water and the fishing and crabbing are great. If you have a boat the nearby beach's are awesome. We crabbed of the pier and at the beach. We caught plenty of crabs for a crab boil and Glockners has the perfect place the have a boil. Under the patio it has a nice breeze with picnic tables, water and plenty of room to move around. This is our second time and we will be back again!!! Oh and the property owner is a sweetheart !!!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Bayou Home

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Glockner's Homeport was incredible! The view is beautiful and the home is so comfortable and has everything you need. We took advantage of crabbing season. Our boys caught dozens of them from the docks with dead fish a local gave us for bait and crab cages they found around the docks and property and rigged them for use. The home is secluded near the end of a gravel rd to Lake Ponchartrain. There are stores within a few minutes in Lacombe for supplies/food. This is in the middle of a wildlife refuge so there are gators and bugs, the cranes will let you get relatively close and the sunrise is vibrant! I have been taking photos for a long time and some of my best are from this trip. The Glockner's played a big part in preserving Lake Ponchartrain, Bayou Lacombe and the two surrounding wildlife refuges for the people who make their living there. It was an honor to stay in this lovely home.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great family get away

  • 5 of 5

This is a great location to visit with friends & family. The house is nicely furnished & stocked with the essentials. By no means will you find modern decor or wifi here, but that was the beauty of it. We put down technology & picked up the crab nets. We had a great time & can't wait to visit again. Connie was very responsive during the entire process.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful visit!

  • 5 of 5

WOW - what a wonderful place! Beautiful views, very clean rental with all the amenities needed, and right off Lake Pontchartrain! We had a fabulous time! Also had the opportunity to chat with Connie before we left to plan the NEXT visit - so sweet!! Yep, we are coming back! Thanks Connie!!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always glad to hear my guests are happy !
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Loved everything about it!

  • 5 of 5

I have always been fascinated what it's like to live in the bayou and this place gave my family and I that experience. The home is very comfortable and its unique location in the middle of the wildlife refuge and marshland presented gorgeous views Surrounding the property. We did crabbing for the first time right off the dock at the back of the house and we caught 4 dozen crabs , enough to have a crab boil. That was so much fun. We saw thunderstorm come in and experienced how the water changes the landscape in the bayou. We walked down Lake road every evening to enjoy the views of lake ponchatrain. We truly enjoyed the home, the tranquillity, the close proximity to the store and the outdoors adventure of the location. It gave our family the quality downtime we were looking for.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am always delighted to hear that my guests enjoyed their stay and their vacation was wonderful !!
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Nearest Point of Interest
Big Branch Wildlife Refuge
Nearest Point of Interest
Bayou Lacombe
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Pontchartrain



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Lacombe House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

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cleaning fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $300

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Lacombe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2) Master Bedroom and 2nd Bedroom both have King size Beds, Double Beds (1) 3rd bedroom offers a Double bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
2 Boat Docks, Boat Launch located 2 minutes away, Large Covered Outdoor Area on first floor,

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