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House Boat in South Louisiana! Solar Powered / Self Propelled

Bedrooms Studio
Space 288 sq ft
Property type house boat


About the property

Explore Lake Verret and the surrounding bayous! A new way to camp...

Life unplugged...

Welcome to a new home away from home, where getting away from it all doesn’t mean giving it all up. Come stay with us on the "Swamp Tuna" and get back to nature. Experience a calm peaceful atmosphere in the best South Louisiana has to offer on Lake Verret and the surrounding bayous. Create your own adventure or stay in soaking up the silence. Our unique house boat is solar powered for efficiency witch means there are no noisy generators on board. The "Swamp Tuna" uses conventional propulsion so even a beginner can get around with ease. It sleeps four (1-full size bed, 1- full size futon). Some amenities include: a full-size bathroom with a full-size tub and shower, a three burner gas interior cook top, a 5.8 cu. ft. chest refrigerator, dining table seats four, deck burner, deck grill, two kayaks and two deck rockers to name a few. FUEL INCLUDED!

Property Manager
Amaris O'Dell
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About Amaris O'Dell

Having spent our entire lives in what we consider to be the most beautiful place on earth, we were determined to create a new way to enjoy it. My father owned many houseboats through the years. Although they were useful they were somewhat inconvenient. The generator always had to be maintained and constantly refueled (and was noisy). Getting around in them were a huge hassle too. This is why we're SO excited to introduce The Swamp Tuna. Convenience and comfort are now both on the move! Our solar powered houseboats (with a "water fixer" on board) are the new way to enjoy the best nature has to offer. No more noisy generator, no more living from an ice chest, no more cold baths. Many of the comforts of home... on the move! Super easy to pilot and can be rented for a family day on the lake or extended stay. We also custom build to order for sale.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house boat in Pierre Part in Assumption Parish

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 288 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Waiver and Release of Liability must be signed by each passenger prior to boarding.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , *Waterless Toilet, by Separett
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Sleeping Area - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Open floor plan
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • Kayaking


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(7 traveller reviews)

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House Boat in South Louisiana! Solar Powered / Self Propelled
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, myself, my sister and her husband thoroughly enjoyed our four nights on the Swamp Tuna. It was a perfect balance of rest and recuperation while not ever getting bored. We enjoyed coffee on the porch in our rockers listening to the birds serenading us. The boys took the kayaks out to go fishing, sometimes until midnight. We cooked the fish fresh right on the boat. We also took an evening drive to the lake to watch the sunset. It was absolutely gorgeous! A must-do! We thought we liked riding on a party barge but this takes the cake. So much beauty taking a ride through the bayous of Louisiana!

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

My sister was visiting from NY, so we decided to invite a couple of friends and do a girl's weekend on the Swamp Tuna. It was a perfect, relaxing getaway. We had a great time exploring with the Kayaks, lounging on the houseboat, and playing games. Amaris and her father were so accommodating. When I mentioned a campfire, they found us a nice spot where we could pull the boat up to land and get out to explore and build a fire to roast marshmallows.

The bed was comfortable, and everything was super clean. We were impressed at how well stocked the house boat was....they thought of everything, from coffee, to bug spray, to games. For a rainy day, there is even a TV with a variety of movies to chose from.

If you like the outdoors, you'll love the Swamp Tuna!

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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great time, super houseboat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 3 nights on the "Swamp Tuna". The hosts were charming and so easy to work with. The boat had everything that we needed....really comfortable. It was easy to drive; we navigated via googlemaps. The host stocked the houseboat with food; I suggest checking with them so you don't duplicate.

And the swamp and bayous were so beautiful. Calm and peaceful.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unbelievable Getaway! Ultimate Relaxation!!

  • 5 of 5

The entire experience, from the reservation to the time we had to return was exceptional! Our hosts were extremely accommodating and thought of absolutely everything! The boat was stocked with snacks,food staples, bottled water, and miscellaneous personal and bathroom items. Much nicer than the finest hotels! The houseboat was just perfect! The area was teeming with beautiful wildlife, great fishing, and exploring the waterways. The best activity, however, was relaxing in the amazing Louisiana swamp! We could not have been more relaxed. Amaris and her family have created a wonderful getaway experience that we will want to do again soon! Could not recommend any higher! You need to do this!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect relaxing adventure!

  • 5 of 5

The houseboat was absolutely perfect! The lake was beautiful. The accommodations were comfortable and stocked with anything you could possibly need. The owners did everything they could to make our vacation enjoyable. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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For a good time in Louisianna!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and my parents all enjoyed our 2 night stay on the Swamp Tuna. My husband felt that it was easy to operate and we felt safe while simultaneously independent and on an adventure. Our main goal was to see the bayous and swamps and get some fishing in--all goals were met with ease and we will definitely be back. Amaris and her father are sweet and clever people who have thought of EVERYTHING. We brought some food, but the boat was also well stocked. The bathroom is clean and there are so many unexpected amenities--it is quite impressive. I cannot recommend this high enough. If you stay here you will feel like you are part of something special. We loved it!!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The vessel can be driven anywhere in Assumption parish.


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Damage Insurance £43.81

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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