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Lake Bruin Oxbow Lodge

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 2-30), TWO dens, HUGE dock


The ULTIMATE Lake House! The Oxbow boasts 6 bedrooms/ 4 baths + a huge sleeping porch. The house sleeps up to 30 folks!

The upstairs den is an enormous 1200 square feet and opens to a 575 square foot covered balcony with fans. The balcony is 48 feet wide. The Oxbow is an entertainment heaven for family, friends, weddings, business meetings, etc.

This property is very charming and unique....all the walls are either pine or white-washed brick and all the ceilings and counters (kitchen & baths) are aged tin. Antique collections abound.

The new 500 sq ft addition holds a monstrous bathroom/ dressing room with 3 sinks and a huge shower "room" (5x7). The bath is designed like a cabana in that it has a door to the outside so the kids can enter without having to go through the house. The addition also holds a 2nd full-size laundry room and the "Camp Room". The kids LOVE the Camp Room!

The downstairs has another large den, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a 600 sq ft screened sleeping porch with fans. The sleeping porch is cool even in the Summer because the back of the house is built into the earth. The porch sleeps 8 + there are 7 cots (military cots from Cabella's/ hold up to 350 pounds) that can be used on the porch, or inside if you like.

The lake side of the house is all glass upstairs AND downstairs....the views and sunsets are AWESOME! The top floor has a vaulted ceiling that brings the sunset inside. From the upstairs den, you step out to a 48' wide deck.

There is a ramp entrance for handicapped (or lazy!)

You won't believe the DOCK...over 2700 sq. ft of space, boat slip with lift and a swim deck for the little ones. A huge 2nd swim dock (32x16) has been added. The new swim dock has built-in benches for enjoying the sunset and watching the kids. The dock swing is a favorite perch for watching those gorgeous sunsets. There is also a "party room" on the dock. The dock is large enough to hold your party or reception!

And FISH! We had one visitor that caught over 300 "large" white perch off the dock. He said, "For the first time in my life, I'm TIRED of catching fish!"

There's plenty of room inside and out and the property is very private.

The house is very well equipped...plenty of linens, pots & pans, grill, etc.

Across the street is the Lake Bruin Country Club...golf, swim, play tennis! Swimming is $5/person/day and tennis is free. The green fees are $28(week days) and $38 (weekends)...and that includes the cart.

The Oxbow was featured in BAYOU LIFE MAGAZINE in July 2015. If you would like to see more pictures and the article, google:

Bayou Life Magazine/ "Doin' Bruin"



Lake Bruin Oxbow Lodge is an extraordinary venue for your wedding. There is a beautiful sunset for you background.

The grounds and dock provide a different setting for your reception, and there's plenty of parking for your guests. Call or email and we will build your personal wedding package. We have a special package that includes 3 days & 2 nights...location for rehearsal & dinner, wedding & reception, and house your guests for 2 nights...all for $3500.

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Judi Horton
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 March, 2017

About Judi Horton

Robert and Judi Horton...We purchased our first lake property in 1992, decorated it to please and started renting. Our customers marveled at how nice the property was and that we would rent it. It was a hit and turned into a great business. One of our customers just HAD to have it, so we sold, bought another property and have had one weekend open the whole year. Next we bought a condo in Hot Springs, Arkansas on Lake Hamilton. Lake Bruin Oxbow Lodge came next. Lake Bruin is a very popular recreational lake and the Oxbow has become a very popular venue for family reunions, business meetings, retreats, etc.

Judi Horton purchased this house in 2009

Why Judi Horton chose Louisiana

Lake Bruin is a very popular lake for folks from Louisiana (Monroe, Alexandria, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, etc.) and Mississippi (Vicksburg, Jackson, Natchez, etc.), yet lacking in lodging accomodations.

What makes this house unique

To add to the fun, we are located across the street from the country club. Oxbow Lodge has lots of room inside and out that makes it a great place for reunions, weddings, meetings, etc...yet, a romantic spot for just two. Our location boasts a spectacular sunset. The huge decks give you plenty of space for 'oohing & ahhhing'! Another extraordinary feature is the enormous dock with its open air room and boat house with lifts. We have added a very large swim dock with built-in benches for recreation and viewing those gorgeous sunsets.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint Joseph in Tensas Parish

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 30
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • Large bathroom upstairs has 3 sinks, an enormous shower and a door to the outside so that the kids can enter from the balcony.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), military cots / 350# capacity (3) SLEEPING PORCH: 8 twins + 7 more military cots. Cots can be used @ sleeping porch or inside the house.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

Lake Bruin Oxbow Lodge
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Abita Springs, LA

Perfect For All Ages

  • 5 of 5

We had 14 people from the ages 2 and up... and this house was perfect for all of us! We spent our days out on the amazing deck. The kids loved the swimming dock. Every night we gathered around the huge dining table to eat together and play games. When we wanted to spread out, it was very easy to do in this spacious home. We can't wait to return next summer!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raleigh, NC

Family reunion 2016

  • 5 of 5

Wow! Rustic...peaceful....comfortable....safe....this place made the whole gathering possible! A group would be talking and fishing on the pier. A handful of us would be enjoying the spacious bad deck overlooking the lake. Another would be gathered around the table in the great room. Nobody under foot, everybody relaxed and happy surrounded by family.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the house in Sept. for my husband's class reunion. It was an excellent stay,the cost was very reasonable, and there was plenty of room for people to stop by and visit.

In fact, we have already rented it for the next years reunion.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anita - Thank you for your review. Above all, we aim to please our guests, so it's wonderful to hear that you had such a great time! Looking forward to your next visit...Judi H
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South Louisiana

Family Reunion Stay

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from 4 funfilled days and 3 relaxing nights at the Oxbow Lodge! The pictures on the website don't do it justice. We've stayed in many vacation rentals and must say that this was furnished and stocked the best. Only thing you need is your food! The owner called and checked to make sure everything was to our satisfaction which I appreciated and the housekeeper left her phone number also.

We were at Lake Bruin for an annual family reuinion at the State Park on Saturday but came early and stayed a day later to make it a mini vacation. We had 8 adults and 3 children (9, 5, & 1) in our party and had room to spare.

We really enjoyed the pier and were pleased to find the lift in good working condition so we didn't have to worry about our boat. Fish weren't biting until the final evening when our son-in-law caught 15 large mouth bass!

We're looking forward to returning next year...

Thanks for a Great Place!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tee - thanks so much for your recommendation...glad you had so much fun! Looking forward to your return!...Judi H
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Lake Bruin Airport
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Lake Bruin Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Fish Tale

The Oxbow Lodge is located on the "inside" of the lake, or the "island" as locals call it. Oxbow is across from the northern tip of the Lake Bruin Country Club Golf Course.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Saint Joseph, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Mar 2017 - 24 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £41 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
25 May 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £41 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £33 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £543.11
maid fee: 300 to 400+ £232.76
Tax Rate 5.0%

Refundable Damage Deposit: Maid Fee:
$550/ nite + $50/person/nite over 10 ppl (11 to 15 people) / Refundable Damage Deposit: $700/ Maid Fee: $300
$850/ nite for 16 to 20 people / Refundable Damage Deposit $1000/ Maid Fee: $400
$950/ nite for 21 to 25 people/ Refundable Damage Deposit $1500/ Maid Fee: $400
$1100/nite for 26 or more people/ Refundable Damage Deposit $2000/ Maid Fee: $400

SUMMER 2017 HOLIDAY RATES (Memorial Day, July 4 & Labor Day): $1200/nite

Wedding rates start @ $3000 for rehearsal, wedding reception location and lodging for 2 nights.
Monthly rates available upon request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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