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Spacious Waterfront Accommodations, Venice Louisiana

People18
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Standard Rates include any 2 bedrooms. See rate notes for more details.

INSTANT QUOTE assumes that you only want to book the minimum number of rooms. Additional rooms can be added at a rate of $50 per night when calling to book your stay. Just mention the bedrooms you will require access codes for.

Once booked, you have exclusive rights to the entire property though you will only be granted the access codes to the rooms you have rented. Again, this is not a shared type of property so any unbooked rooms will simply stay locked and go unoccupied.

Continue reading for complete information or call to speak to Cliff or another Fishy Alibi representative.

MAXIMUM CAPACITY:

2 BEDROOMS SLEEP 6 TO 8 GUESTS

3 BEDROOMS SLEEP 10 TO 12 GUESTS

4 BEDROOMS SLEEP 14 TO 18 GUESTS

In an attempt to make the house boat a great value to any size of group, all bedroom doors have been equipped with digital locks. With the locks I can create a smaller, 2 bedroom houseboat, out of a 4 bedroom houseboat and rent to a larger market.

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.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!!

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, leather couches for 12 and a beverage cooler.

The dock has a 500 lbs 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.

DAILY, WEEKLY RENTALS

FULLY STOCKED KITCHEN

MICROWAVE

DISHWASHER

42’ HDTV

BEVERAGE FRIDGE

BAIT FREEZER

GAS GRILL

SEAFOOD BOILER

FISH FRYER

CLEANING TABLE

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

Property Manager
Cliff Robison
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
23 July, 2017

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 Louisiana

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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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house boat
Meals:
  • 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 ...
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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. Once booked, you have exclusive rights to the property though you will only granted access codes to the rooms you have rented. We did this to allow this property to be affordable to smaller groups. This property rents by the room with a minimum of 2 rooms (there is a minimum of 3 rooms during Tuna Season). Start by picking any two rooms for the base price noted under the tab labeled Rates. Additional rooms can be added at a rate of $50-$60 per night when calling to book your stay. Just mention the bedrooms you will require access codes for. Again, this is not a shared type of property so any unbooked rooms will simply stay locked and go unoccupied.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Spacious Waterfront Accommodations, Venice Louisiana
average rating of 4.75 based on 14 reviews
5

Fun in Venice

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 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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4

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: Jul 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

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: Jun 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, Texas
5

Perfect for us.

  • 5 of 5

Clean and spacious and well equipped. Backed the car right up to the dockside door for very easy unloading. Our fishing guide brought his boat right up to the front deck to pick us up. So very convenient. The marina cafe was about 225 feet distant with good food. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It makes me glad to know that others are enjoying the place when my family and I cannot. We maintain a good working houseboat for all. The ice machine just had a tune up and now we are in the process of replacing both showers. I reward repeat guests with a free night for every 6 paid and I am definitely looking forward to having you and your guests back, so till next time.
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4

Very good place for a group to stay.

  • 4 of 5

Was clean and the beds were comfortable. The kitchen was stocked well and the grill on the deck was nice to have. We were really glad to have a big ice machine on board. Would stay there again on another trip.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fred, I am so glad you and your guests enjoyed themselves. I look forward to talking with you again soon.
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5

Super Duper as usual!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at the Fishy Alibi 3 or 4 times now and each time is always great. Starting with the response to our request to book being almost immediate and always a pleasant conversation every time. They always work with our need to book last minute. The instructions for check-in, check-out and in general are complete and easy to follow. We absolutely love the accommodations. Clean and neat with all the amenities. Top of the list is the ice machine so very close to the boat. Nice big area to tie up. More than enough room for our 32' boat. Easy access right next to parking lot so no lugging all your gear down the dock. Comfy beds and plenty of fluffy towels with good hot water. No need to bring your own charcoal for the grill - it's gas. What more could you want? If the weather would have cooperated, we'd never want to leave!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Robin. It's always a pleasure to work with you.
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Location

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.

4 BDRMs TO CHOOSE FROM

2 FULL BATHROOMS

SLEEPS UP TO 18

WASHER/DRYER

ICE MAKER

BOAT DOCK

DAILY, WEEKLY RENTALS

FULLY STOCKED KITCHEN

MICROWAVE

DISHWASHER

42’ HDTV

DISH SPORTS PACKAGE

BEVERAGE FRIDGE

BAIT FREEZER

GAS GRILL

SEAFOOD BOILER

FISH FRYER

CLEANING TABLE

MUCH MORE..

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house boat in Venice, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
FAUX PAUS TOUR (Any 3 Rooms)
26 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£555
for 2 nights
From
£249
£1,679
 
 
TUNA SEASON (Any 3 Rooms)
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£555
for 2 nights
From
£249
£1,679
£7,007
 
 
Standard pricing
2 night minimum stay
£469
for 2 nights
From
£206
£1,345
£5,634
 

Additional pricing information

Minimum Weekly Cleaning £57.71
Tax Rate 11.5%

Additional rooms are an additional $50/night.
Any rooms not rented simply stay locked up.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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