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Stay in one of the NEWER Houseboats in the heart of Venice Marina Venice, LA

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Bedrooms 2
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday house boat in Venice - REEL Therapy HB#1214

Enjoy one of the newer Houseboats in Venice Marina "AKA TUNA TOWN USA"

Enjoy one of the NEWER houseboats in Venice Marina. Located down just a few short steps down 'B' dock at the Venice Marina. Its great location only a few feet from the parking area allows easy access so you don't have to carry your supplies or gear very far, or up a lot of stairs! It is situated to accommodate several boats along the end and side of the houseboat. Our accommodations offer 8 beds in a 2 bedroom / 1 bath configuration. We decided to use 'family friendly' bunk beds with full sized mattresses on the bottom and twins on the tops. Each bedroom contains two bunk bed units (2 fulls and 2 twins). Enjoy the large commercial ice machine and grill located on the deck for use by our guests.

You will enjoy the large, flat screen TV located in the living area equipped with Dish TV. The living area and large functional kitchen provide an open concept for guest to visit while watching TV, dining and preparing meals in the fully furnished kitchen. There is also a nice serving bar situated next to the dining room table which seats 8 guest. Central heat and air are provided to make your stay comfortable. Prefer to cook outside? How about some grilled fresh catch on the propane grill or prepare a low country boil in the newly added "steam-pot".

In order to accommodate guests we have also added a 48" fish cleaning station.

There are multiple power outlets and water hydrants (with hoses) conveniently located along the front and side decks for charging batteries and washing boats.

The 'mud room', located near the deck, is equipped with a HE washer and dryer. This area also provides a safe place for you to store your rods, reels, tackle, foul weather gear, etc. when necessary.

Launch your boat only once and enjoy pulling up to your home away from home for a break from the fishing, without having to load and haul your boat to a motel.

The Crawgator bar and grill is a short walk up to the marina. It offers a full bar and prepare awesome meals for those days the fish wore you out and you just don't have it in you to cook. Crawgators also offers a 'You Catch it we Cook It" program (for a small fee pp) which is absolutely scrumptious!


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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Amy Morris- REEL Therapy Houseboat Rental
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 October, 2016
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About Amy Morris- REEL Therapy Houseboat Rental

The love of fishing brought us to Venice over 15 years ago. Thru the years we have visited many times while fishing the SKA King Mackerel Circuit as well as the FLW Kingfish Series. In more recent years it has been more pleasure trips than tournaments that has brought us back. Venice has many names - "Fishing Capitol of the World"- "Tuna Town USA" and there is a reason behind this! Venice has come to be known as one of the BEST inshore and offshore saltwater fishing destinations in the USA! The inshore fishing is some of the most productive in the world. Where else can you go almost any day of the year and catch enormous Bull reds Or limit out on trout before lunch? The offshore fishing is "Off the Hook" hooking up with Yellowfin Tuna, Amberjack, Grouper and Cobia less than 15 miles from the dock! Nowhere else in the Gulf of Mexico can you go and catch the size and quantity of fish as Venice, LA. This is why we as avid fisherman had to have a place in this fishing mecca! Come Enjoy and See what this end of the world is all about! Tight Lines, Calm Seas & Fair winds to all.

Amy Morris- REEL Therapy Houseboat Rental purchased this house boat in 2015

Why Amy Morris- REEL Therapy Houseboat Rental chose Louisiana

This houseboat was designed with the guest in mind. This houseboat has something that families can enjoy, as well as a bunch of ole' fishing buddies or even couples! It's affordable, yet nice enough to bring clients and business associates for a weekend fishing adventure. When you consider that the nightly rate is virtually the same price as "2" motel rooms it makes the ideal solution and convenience of the whole group being able to stay together. The ease and convenience of not having to launch your boat each day or the lack of 'hang out' space at a motel, it only makes sense to stay with us. Convenience was definitely an important factor in our decision to locate at Venice Marina. The close proximity to the parking area is a huge plus for the houseboat. Our guest enjoy a short walk to the houseboat. The houseboat faces the east, so our guest can enjoy sitting on the deck in the late afternoons during the summer without the hot sun bearing down on them. Additionally, the houseboat is situated on the inside of the houseboat docks, resulting in little if any wave action from commercial and recreational boat traffic in and out of the marina. By staying with us, you are only a short walk to the marina dock where you can meet your charter captain, if you are going out with one or you can have them stop right outside the front door of the houseboat to pick you up! The marina store is open early enough for you to grab those last minute supplies as well. If you want more information about guided fishing or hunting trips in Venice, don't hesitate to contact us for more information. We will happily recommend some of our favorites to you.

What makes this house boat unique

* New structure, finished in 2015 * Well furnished and supplied * Towels and linens provided * TV, DVD player and satellite dish * Coffee pot * Situated on the inside of the houseboat docks resulting in little, if any wave action from boats. * Boat docking is available along the front AND side of houseboat, allows for multiple boats to be moored. * Convenient to Close by parking * Short walk to marina store, bar and grill, dock and fishing cleaning station * Fish Cleaning Station * BBQ grill & Steam Pot * Commercial Ice Maker* Front deck faces east, cooler evenings spent on deck relaxing or grilling * Charter captain and guide service recommendations available upon request * 1.5 hours from New Orleans


based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

Stay in one of the NEWER Houseboats in the heart of Venice Marina Venice, LA
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
Beaumont, TX


  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay! The owners are even better! They do everything to make certain your stay is as it was promised! Highly suggest you rent this place - except for when I want to use it! Thank you Amy!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jessica, So glad your anniversary trip to Venice was great! You were certainly very understanding during our ice maker issues and we are so thankful for this! We hope that you comeback and visit and bring the triplets one day!!! Thanks, Amy
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Quaint and clean

  • 4 of 5

Great location, clean, breeze while sitting on porch. Owner VERY helpful with any questions or clarifications. Air conditioning works well and commercial ice machine to keep your catch cold. Would stay here again for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Richard, We appreciate your kind words about our property! We look forward to hosting you and your group again in the future! Tight Lines, Amy
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Very nice interior...

  • 4 of 5

The owner was extremely responsive and genuine.

The only thing that I would add is a fish cleaning station.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greg, We are happy to report we are in the process of getting a fish cleaning station put in! We can't wait to have you and your crew back again with us. Amy
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Very clean. Well stocked and maintained.

  • 5 of 5

Ice machine rocks! ...never had to buy ice. Clean . Updated. Excellent houseboat. Easy dockage for boat. Great appliances. Excellent kitchen. Great location. Owner very attentive and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tom, So glad you and your group had a great trip. We aim to please and hope you consider staying with us on your next trip to Venice. (Our ice machine is the BEST!!) Tight Lines, Amy
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  • 5 of 5

Four of us spent 4 days down in Venice to do some fishing; we had a fantastic stay, and could not have asked for a better place to stay. The amenities were outstanding, and everything was set up perfectly for 4 of us "hard tails." This would also be a perfect place to bring a family. Also, Amy was extremely helpful during our stay. Highly recommend this place (just not during the days we wish to stay next year).

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ginger, We are so thrilled your group had a great trip to Venice. We are so happy you found our amenities up to par! We look forward to having you stay with us again :) Tight Lines, Amy
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Everything you need

  • 5 of 5

Reel Therapy has everything you need. It is nice and new with the comforts of home. Check in/out was as easy as unlocking the door and locking it up. When you are inside you would swear you are in a cabin out west. Easy access by boat, Our charter picked us up at the houseboat. Full washer and dryer was nice so you didn't have to pack fishy clothes :). I am a female angler with pretty high standards and I will say this, "even if your female guest is not an angler, she will feel very comfortable in this place"

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kim, Thanks so much for the great review. One thing I wanted when we bought this houseboat was for "ALL" anglers to feel comfortable! Being a female angler myself and having a hubby that has fished all over the world, I have been drug to some places way below par! We strive to keep the cabin as close to first class as possible! We look forward to having you and your group in the future :) Amy
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Louis Armstrong New Orleans
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Crawgators Bar & Grill
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
West Point a La Hache
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Crawgators Bar & Grill
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house boat in Venice, Louisiana

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Regular Season
1 Mar 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £82
Houseboat Cleaning £69
Tax Rate 11.5%

There is a 2 MINIMUM STAY REQUIRED on weekends (Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday) nights. WE STRONGLY URGE RENTERS TO PURCHASE TRIP INSURANCE THRU VRBO.Com. For Weekly/ Monthly rates please email owner and we will happily assist you with these rates.
**Effective 7-1-16 the state of LA is requiring anyone who owns/operates a houseboat to collect Parrish, State and Occupancy tax of 11.50%, unfortunately taxes are out of our control.
** We offer PAYPAL payments to all our loyal customers, this way you can still pay by Credit Card!! Please call me if you have any questions about paying me this way (910)975-0177

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 boat in Venice, USA

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair 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 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bathroom with sink, toilet and walk in shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Bunk Bed , 2 Twin over Full Bunks in each bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Bunk Bed , 2- Twin over Full Bunk Beds in each room
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hunting
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
* New Ice Maker in July 2016 * New Fish Cleaning Station July 2016- no more long lines at the main dock to clean your catch!

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