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

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

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

More Details

Connie Glockner
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 January, 2017

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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveller reviews)

**Beautiful Waterfront Home in the Heart of a Wildlife Refuge**
average rating of 4.868421 based on 38 reviews

Beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

Home had all the things we needed. Kids had fun crabbing off of the docks. The owner was super nice and accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The View was Spectacular!

  • 4 of 5

Although not really far from restaurants, the location feels very remote. We all enjoyed watching the wildlife and boat traffic. The pier was perfect for late afternoon fishing and, luckily, our granddaughter was the only one to catch a fish. She was so excited.

The home is roomy & adequately furnished. We were a bit disappointed the television was old & there was no DVR player. The kitchen was well equipped.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As always, glad to hear my guests enjoyed their stay. I will be adding flat screen tv after the 1st of the year. There are two dvd and cd players with each tv as well as a cd player with speakers in the sunroom. Hope to have you all back again. Thanks, Connie
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High traffic, but relaxing getaway.

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughy enjoyed our stay at the camp. Ms Connie was very nice and accomodating. Great views! We fished and crabbed and caught enough crabs to have crabs boils on two separate days during our 3 night stay. Because of the very close proximity of the bayou to the camp there were lots of critters to contend with (snakes, alligators, stingrays, rodents, etc.); All outside ofcourse! The interior was clean, neat, comfortable, and charming. Our only 2 complaints were 1) the well water: it had an extremely strong sulfur odor--almost gaging--and had many black particles that prevented us from running baths, thus forcing us to use the showers; and 2) the enormous amount of traffic up & down the road all day long until late in the night. However, neither of these would prevent us from visiting again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome awesome

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time caught lots of fish an crabs. The place is beautiful as advitized. The only problem was had to leave it, wish I was still there.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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 !!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Big Branch Wildlife Refuge
Nearest Point of Interest
Bayou Lacombe
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Pontchartrain



Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £61
Refundable Damage Deposit £243

Rates are subject to change until confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lacombe, USA

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
  • Terrace
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • 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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