56 foot houseboat with three bedrooms, two full baths, fully stocked kitchen in the Atchafalaya Basin of Louisiana. Enjoy the sights, sounds and beauty of the setting while relaxing on the upper deck, fishing, sunning, hot tubbing and grilling! Includes rentable pontoon boat, two kayaks and 5 fishing poles. Everything provided except for your clothes and food. Cable TV and WIFI available for those who wish to stay connected. Plenty of excellent Cajun restaurants within 10 minute drive.
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.
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, and relaxing! (Keep your eyes open for the gators and resident bald eagles and osprey!)
Summer Time is moored at a marina next to the Mosquito Bar in bayou country. We are within a 10 minute drive of downtown Morgan City, which has some of the best Southern and Cajun cooking around! The Marina is a popular area because of the easy accessibility for fishing and boating, and because of the beautiful pier that is perfect for enjoying the sunset or having a picnic. You are also only 5 miles from Gros Marina, which has live music every weekend during the warmer months. It is easy to hop in the pontoon boat and head down the bayou to join the festivities. 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, 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 channels, 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 Marina 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:
Marina Area Activities
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 pontoon boat is available for further exploration of the bayou for an additional fee. Pets are allowed with an additional $200 refundable damage deposit.
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.
The whole houseboat is reserved for you and your guests, as is the pontoon boat and the kayaks.
We will meet you when you arrive to give you keys and a brief orientation, and then will only be a phone call away during the rest of your stay to answer any questions and to help with any issues that may arise.
Smoking is only allowed on upper decks.
No loud parties after dark.
No swimming off dock or boat allowed. This is bayou country--may be gators!
Any damage done by your pets subject to damage/security deposit.
Louisiana requires fishing license if you decide to fish. Fishing license available at marina.
Infants and small children must be supervised at all times!
My husband and I have recently moved to Louisiana after living overseas for 14 years. We love being back in the bayou country! The beauty of this ecosystem is amazing. My husband works on protecting the environment through his company, and I am recently retired and enjoying not having a schedule. I volunteer for several different non-profit and charitable agencies, and love to read, travel and spend quality time with my rescue dog. We also enjoy golf, diving and watching the Atlanta Braves baseball!