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Spacious Waterfront Accommodations, Venice Louisiana

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

This property has 4 bedrooms and 2 baths just a stones throw from the fish board

No questions asked, full cash-back is provided within 72 hours of booking to allow for us to make sure this is right for your trip. You can read the cancelation policy for any problems we might have after 72 hours.

MAXIMUM CAPACITY: 14 beds, 4 beds are queen size and 8 are twins. There are also 2 couches large enough to stretch out on.

This is no longer rented in 2 or 3 room configurations.

For the simplicity that VRBO requires, you will receive access to all rooms.

Under-promising and over-delivering are keys to a great business. With that in mind you will not be able to book your stay online. With rate specials and incentives for returning guests; I can only assure you that you are getting the right price and the best price for your group when you call. I return most calls within 30 minutes if I cannot answer right away.


It is moored just 70 yards south of the Venice Marina Restaurant and Fish Board against the parking lot but yet it allows for easy access to all Mississippi River Passes and all hot spots for fishing, hunting or diving.

Our House Boat is freshly updated with 4 Bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. Holding a total of 14 beds (some twin and some queen size) it can sleep 18 in beds and a couple more on the couches.

The kitchen has 2 coffee makers, a microwave, fish fryer, 2 sets of pots and pans with matching dish-ware, glasses for the whole family and a dishwasher to help with it all.

The living room has a chest freezer, washer and dryer hidden away around the corner from the surround sound, satellite TV, 65" TV and a 40" television on opposing sides of the bar.

The dock has a 250 pound Commercial Ice Maker on an 800 lb ice chest, Gas Grill, Propane Seafood Boiler, Cleaning Station and Bench Seating and Folding Chairs to sit back and relax.

The place is well equipped but bring your own toilet paper and paper towels to be safe. I don't stock paper products and I only stock up to 10 trash bags per guest.





42" TV

65" TV






My housekeeper keeps the place very clean. She needs exclusive use of it on change-over days between 12 noon and 4 p.m to do so. If the cleaning ladies are done with it prior to 4 p.m. the guest will be notified of an early check-in availability. No late check-outs are allowed without a manager's approval out of respect to the housekeeper's schedule.

More Details


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house boat in Venice in Plaquemines Parish

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 100% refund for "acts of god". Contact owner for these details or read all about it on the attachment "Refund and Credit Policy".
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Women's Room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Men's Room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Emergency First Aid Kit
  • GUESTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN TOILET PAPER. We do not want to be responsible for accidentally mis-leading you so add it to your grocery list along with the paper towels. Both bathrooms are available to every group no matter the number of bedrooms you request keys for.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • The 'Reds' Room - 4 Single Bed , 2 Bunk Bed , This room sleeps 4 between the 2 bunk beds (4 twin beds)
    The 'Yellow Fin' Room - 2 Large Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , This room sleeps 4 in the 1 bunk. There are 2 queen beds.
    The 'Flounder' Room - 4 Single Bed , 2 Bunk Bed , This room sleeps 4 between the 2 bunks (4 twin beds)
    The 'Wahoo' Room - 2 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 2 Bunk Bed , The room sleeps 6 between the 2 bunks. 2 twin & 2 queen beds
  • All bedrooms are well appointed with one or more luggage racks, fishing rod holders and shelving to stow your bags under.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
The southern edge of the Delta National Wildlife Refuge begins approximately where Tiger Pass meets the Mississippi River, within 5 miles of Venice Sports Marina. A Loutre State Wildlife Management Area covers an area east of the South Pass.


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Spacious Waterfront Accommodations, Venice Louisiana
average rating of 4.8 based on 17 reviews

Fun in Venice

  • 5 of 5

Very Nice House Boat had a Great time again....Hope to come back soon...Thanku

  • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My staff and I strive to make every stay an enjoyable one. I am so glad that you were able to come down and spend some time at the place. It is nice to work with you and your crew.
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Real Nice

  • 5 of 5

The owner was Great.

The place is big and spacious .

Very thing you would need

We will come back.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

great location and plenty of room

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houseboat was clean and well stocked.

  • 5 of 5

12 of us guys and kids from church had a great weekend. We caught a lot of red snapper and a few redfish. The place was clean and well stocked. The ice machine on the front porch was definitely a plus. Parking was a little hectic with our four vehicles and boats but we managed just fine. I would recommend the Fishy Alibi to others who need the extra room for a big group.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris, I am so glad everyone enjoyed themselves. Thank you for your kind words. I look forward to having you back for another great adventure.
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Very nice the bed room A/C didn't get cool till earlymorning

  • 4 of 5

My over all it was very clean spacious. Very,very covient , to dock to meet charter boat about 100 feet. Love it will do again.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. I am glad that you enjoyed yourselves. I pride myself in offering a well kept lodge for my guests. Any issues like the central A/C and I call for the repair ASAP. This is not a normal occurrence however things happen which is why I keep 2 other redundant window A/Cs installed along with a fan. I do apologize that it happened and look forward to making it up to you the next time you visit my place. P.S. It was just a dead battery in the wall thermostat. The thermostat simply stopped talking to the control unit.
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Location, Location, Location.

  • 4 of 5

We have stayed at this house boat twice, and would stay there again. Great location, close to Venice Marina.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property Manager

Cliff Robison
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 February, 2018

About Cliff Robison

I have been fortunate to have been introduced to fishing Venice by friends and have been coming here since 2011.

My father and I have been avid sportsmen our whole lives. When he told me that he was selling his business and that he would like my help to find a place on the water, I knew just where to take him.

Cliff Robison purchased this house boat in 2014

Why Cliff Robison chose Venice

This may seem strange to some of you (especially if you haven't experienced it) but renting smaller house boats located along the main thorough fare of the marina may give you the feeling that you are on a boat. The location of the Fishy Alibi property has less exposure to the wake put off by the other boats coming and going. I would contribute the solid feeling of it to it's sheer size as well but, whatever it is, I don't feel like I am still out on the water when I am staying in the Fishy Alibi.

No more hauling the wagon back and forth! That haul takes time and energy that is better used settling in with a drink my friend. The Fishy Alibi's position against the parking lot has many other advantages as well like walking to and from the store, bar and restaurant are easy, short trips. Get your fish on the board, walk home to get what you need and back to the bar in 7 minutes.

I like the number of rooms and guests have said that having 2 bathrooms alleviates a lot of issues with larger groups in the morning trying to get out fishing.

What makes this house boat unique

Here in Venice you can fish year round, 24/7, a great place to shoot ducks, geese, rabbits, wild hogs and even deer. You can fish for bass, red fish, speckled trout, tuna, marlin, dolphin and you never know what you might see on your way out. It's common to see Manta Rays, Whale Sharks, Mola Mola, Turtle and Sperm Whales.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This is getting to be home away from home. Thanks again for your generosity. It really made it great for us. I tried to text you some pictures but they didn't go through. We limited all 3 days. Great trip!!
Apr 2017
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Nearest Airport
95 Miles
New Orleans, LA (MSY)
Nearest Barpub
70 Metres
Craw Gator's
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Belle Chase, LA
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
US 23
Nearest Restaurant
70 Metres
Craw Gator's
Nearest Beach
130 Miles
Gulf Port, MS
Car: necessary

Sportsman's Paradise, Tuna Town USA and Redfish Capital of the World. Any of these descriptions of Venice, Louisiana hold true, and barely touch the surface of the majestic beauty of this estuary. Venice offers visitors some of the most fertile fishing and hunting areas the country or the world has to offer. Venice is non-stop action whether you’re looking for big game fishing in the beautiful offshore waters, or the action of the Mississippi River Delta, you won’t be disappointed. Venice, Louisiana truly is a 'Sportsman's Paradise.'

Cypress Cove Marina is around the corner. They offer another restaurant and bar, hotel, general store and fuel.

Fort Jackson and the Fort Jackson Museum is located approximately 40 minutes up the road from Venice. It was established in 1832. It has been built by the union, used by the confederates, equipped for the Spanish American War, used for training, as a prison and even owned by an individual at one time. There is a lot of interesting and valuable history to share with you. Located along the Mississippi River it is worth the time to stop and look around. I suggest 30 minutes for the fort and 30 minutes for the museum. It is free to visitors but call ahead for hours of operation.

Big Game Lodge, LLC acquired the houseboat known as the Wildcat Lodge in 2014 because of it’s convenient moored location against the parking lot just 70 yards down from the fish board in the Venice Marina.

The Wildcat Lodge was quickly renamed

The Fishy Alibi by my wife.











42’ HDTV










Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £53.71
Additional Guest Fee £9.31

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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