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Come relax at a quiet camp near Spring Bayou in Marksville

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

This is a 3/br 2/bath property sitting on 0.5 acres overlooking the beautiful Little River near the Spring Bayou Wildlife Management Area. The property has a fishing dock and ample parking for vehicles and boats. If you are looking for a quiet getaway with plenty of good fishing, this place will not disappoint. There are tons of great restaurants nearby and the Paragon Casino is only ten minutes away! Note: The property is located off the beaten path and there are gravel roads on the way. While these gravel roads are well maintained, your vehicle may get a bit dusty or muddy, depending on the weather.

We expect our guests to behave with the civility and trustworthiness of a family friend. Sorry, no smoking. House is not child-proofed! Parents agree to mind their children vigilantly inside (art, antiques, family heirlooms abound!) and outdoors (there are pets & domesticated animals, snakes, stinging insects, and assorted other wild critters out here in the country!).

More Details

Jason Poret
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 October, 2017

About Jason Poret

My name is Jason. I grew up in Avoyelles Parish, fishing and hunting in and around the Spring Bayou area. Beginning with my grandfather, my family has owned a camp in this area and have kept the tradition going. I currently live in South Louisiana but visit "home" often.

Jason Poret purchased this cabin in 2011


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Marksville in Avoyelles Parish

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • water skiing


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Come relax at a quiet camp near Spring Bayou in Marksville
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 29 reviews

Great time

  • 5 of 5

The house was very nice and the setting of the property was great;

we loved the back porch and the deck over the water made the visit!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Laplace, Louisiana

Perfect get away... Beautiful and quiet!

  • 5 of 5

Seek and you shall find.... Everything we were looking for here... Quiet beauty of the swamp, fishing on a private pier. Nature and the sounds that make you forget about city life... Thanks for sharing your little treasure.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!!!

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for a quiet, relaxing weekend getaway close to home. This place was wonderful! Myself and a few close family members had a very enjoyable weekend. The place was very well kept with beautiful scenery. My mom had a great time fishing from the dock, catching several fish. The owner was very quick to respond to questions and requests. I have rented many times from the VRBO site and this has been one of the best experiences, and so close to home. Me and my family will definitely keep this in our favorites list for future getaways.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lewisville, TX

Away from it all, but with all the conveniences of home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for three nights in August 2017 and LOVED it.

Pros: The cabin was clean and well-maintained, with plenty of room to sleep six comfortably (and maybe a couple more if you don't mind close quarters). The linens were beautiful, the furniture was comfortable, and the kitchen was pretty well stocked with the basics, such as plates and glasses and silverware. We greatly appreciated having many conveniences such as a microwave, several TVs including two with DirectTV, a small library of DVDs to watch, a washer and dryer, and a coffee pot. The fire pit had a bunch of trash in it for some reason (the last guest??) but there was also plenty of kindling and wood, so we were able to enjoy roasting marshmallows. Very good seating by the fire, several benches. There is a nice porch upstairs, overlooking the water, with a table and a couple of chairs to sit and sip coffee, and a swing below the house, in addition to the fishing deck (which looked brand new). Lots of places to relax outside. The town is maybe a ten minute drive, and there are several fun restaurants. I can recommend Maglieaux's in the downtown area for a romantic evening or slightly more upscale family dining, and Crispy Chicken on Philo St for a casual and kid-friendly place. Drive just a little farther toward the casino and there's a Wal-Mart and a number of the usual chain fast food places. We didn't visit the casino - this was a mom-and-kids trip - but if you enjoy gambling, it is close by and looked nice.

Cons: not many. The only thing we really didn't like was the rough drive out. It's about a mile and a half or so from the main paved road to the cabin, and while the road IS well maintained - you won't get lost or stuck or anything - it's dirt/gravel and you get a LOT of vibration and bounce. Drive slow!! We had also hoped to see more wildlife, but it was mostly a variety of birds (a blue heron visited the fishing deck one morning), lots of bugs and a couple frogs. Brought a fishing pole, didn't catch anything, but my kids aren't particularly patient :/

All in all, I highly recommend this as a great place to stay. The owner provides plenty of info and responds quickly to communications, if you happen to need anything.

Last tip - don't bother visiting the nearby "wildlife management area" around the south side of the bayou. Hard to find, rough drive, and not much there that you don't already have right at the cabin.

Happy vacationing!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Our family had a great time! We caught lots of fish. Very cozy and well furnished. Air conditioning was in excellent repair providing a very comfortable environment.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very relaxing and close to nature!

  • 5 of 5

Hands down one of the best places we've stayed at. The amount of wildlife seen and heard (~38 species of birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, inverts) was astounding. So peaceful to sit on the porch or on the deck while fishing. Caught a bunch of bluegill sunfish as well. Truly a gem and so nice to be so close to the Spring Bayou Wildlife Management area. Bring your Peterson field guides to id critters and enjoy the occasional sighting of the alligator. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Marksville, USA

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per property
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £44.73
Cleaning Fee £53.07
Pet Fee £18.96

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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