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A Memorable Stay In Beautiful Madisonville, Louisiana

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom Sleeps 6

Experience true southern hospitality in our charming and comfortable cottage which is located on the beautiful Tchefuncte River in historic Madisonville, Louisiana. We are just steps away from relaxing riverfront cafes and southern style waterfront dining, along with parks, playgrounds, a beautiful library, and even our own Madisonville Maritime Museum.

Enjoy a relaxing stroll along the charming riverfront, a refreshing swim at the marina pool, a special treat at "Cool Breeze Snowballs", a sumptuous meal at one of several restaurants within walking distance, or check out our own Madisonville Maritime Museum for some interesting local history.

The cities of Mandeville and Covington are also just minutes away offering antique shopping, lakefront views of Lake Pontchatrain, and wonderful local restaurants. In addition it is only a 40 minute drive to New Orleans and the Historic French Quarter. Also in New Orleans are The Audubon Zoo, The Aquarium of the Americas, The Insectarium, The World War ll Museum, The Children's Museum, City Park Amusement Park and Museum of Moden Art, The French Market, and of course New Orleans World Famous Restaurants! There is truly "something for everyone" to enjoy on your visit. Your host will be more than happy to help you plan an enjoyable New Orleans adventure!

Looking for some excitement? We offer discounts on boating excursions and watersports such as waterskiing, tubing, kneebording, wakeboarding, and swimming. Fun for all ages and available through our own Tchefuncte River Water Adventures. The Tchefuncte River is a beautiful fresh water river offering scenic views of Louisiana cypress and a host of natural wildlife. Spending a day out on the water is fun for the whole family and a memorable experience everyone will enjoy. Bring the kids and make it a wonderful family vacation! We are very kid friendly ! Check us out on Facebook at Tchefuncte River Water Adventures !!

Our cottage is newly renovated and our rental unit consists of two comfortable bedrooms both with queen beds and flat screen TV'S, and there is one shared bathroom. The living area is a beautiful space with a queen size pull out sofa-bed, a large screen TV, a river view dining area, and a refreshment bar with a mini-fridge, microwave, toaster oven, and a coffee maker. Enjoy cable TV and complimentary wireless internet.

Your comfort and enjoyment is our goal. If you have any special needs or requests please let us know and we will make every effort to make your stay a unique and memorable experience.

More Details

Stephen Carter
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 March, 2017

About Stephen Carter

Born and raised in New Orleans, recently moved to Madisonville and loving every minute of it ! Madisonville is a "hidden gem" of southern charm and hospitality and the Tchefuncte River is breathtakingly beautiful and lots of fun.

Why Stephen Carter chose Louisiana

Location, Location, Location. Right on the Tchefuncte River !

What makes this cottage unique

Boating right from the front yard and steps away from wonderful restaurants, parks, tennis, swimming, a beautiful library, and the Madisonville Maritime Museum. Just 40 minutes from New Orleans and all of the attractions and the historic French Quarter.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Madisonville in St. Tammany Parish

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Queen sofa bed in living room.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • 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
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
From a romantic getaway to an exciting family vacation, our comfortable cottage on the beautiful Tchefuncte River in historic Madisonville, Louisiana is the perfect place to get away and enjoy true southern hospitality.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

A Memorable Stay In Beautiful Madisonville, Louisiana
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews
Hammond, Louisiana

best is location, worse is owner lives in rear

  • 1 of 5

Location is described as a cottage, however owner lives in rear behind locked Door, with renters able to hear occupants and their dog

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I do rent a separate front portion of my home for guests and I do live in the rear. There is usually no issue with noise but on this particular weekend I had a family with children staying with me because they were having issues with their own home and had no other place to go. I was not aware of the disturbance to my guests. Very sorry for the disturbance of your stay. I appreciate the feedback and will certainly be sure to be more careful to make sure this issue will not be a problem in the future. Stephen
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  • 5 of 5

Stephen has a perfect spot with the best location possible! Will def return!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baton Rouge, LA

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a magnificent time at the boat festival. The unit can't be beat for its location. Clean and comfortable. Stephen is the perfect owner/host. Highly recommend for a relaxing time.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Keith and Margaret, Enjoyed having you stay with us again and so glad you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to having you again. Stephen
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Wonderful location with a great host!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this property for my parents so they could visit my brother in Mandeville. They are elderly (with some health problems) and were traveling from Wisconsin to Louisiana. It was very important to me that they had a “home away from home” to rest in after their long trip and for the week they were there. I also wanted it to be in a good location so that they did not have to go far for food, coffee shops, shopping and sightseeing.

The owner was very willing to communicate with me in regards to my concerns and went above and beyond to make sure their stay was exactly what I needed for them. An arrangement was made for my sister-in-law to visit the home prior to their arrival, which also satisfied a lot of my concerns. The home is clean and decorated quite nicely. The location was perfect for convenience as well as the view of the river. There were a few things that were not what I had hoped for, but in the end, made little difference.

First, the owner does live in the back of the property. He has divided the home in a manner in which his entrance is separate from guest entrance. Also, there is not a full sized kitchen. The home has a small bar sink with a very small “hotel style” refrigerator. And there is no laundry room. These few things were what I was looking for and what distinguished a “home” from a hotel room, so I was disappointed these things were not more obvious when I was looking at the property. My parents had hoped to eat more meals in, wash their clothes and have a bit more privacy. But all that being said, everything turned out great. Steven definitely has his guests best interest at heart. He works hard to make sure he can accommodate any situation and is very willing to work with guests (and their families!). My parents arrived home with nothing but good to say about the whole trip. Mission accomplished!! We would definitely rent this home again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house in the heart of Madisonville, LA Highly Recommended!

  • 5 of 5

Stephen Carter was extremely helpful. The house is immaculately neat and clean located right in the middle of town on the river surrounded by a few great choices to eat drink and do some boating. We will surely consider renting again when we return to Louisiana.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay. The location on the riverfront was beautiful and enjoyed being able to walk to waterfront dining and coffee shop just down the street. Took advantage of boating on the river with their own Tchefuncte River Water Adventures and the whole family had fun swimming and tubing. The river is beautiful. The house was very comfotable and clean. Stephen was a great host and made sure we had everything we needed. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greg, Enjoyed having you and your family and glad you all had a good time. Will look forward to you staying with us again. Stephen
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Madisonville is a charming southern historic town located on the banks of the Tchefuncte River. Being on the river and in close proximity to Historic New Orleans, it is an ideal setting for a romantic couples getaway or a wonderful and adventurous family vacation!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Madisonville, USA

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
New Orleans Jazz Festival
24 Apr 2017 - 7 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £60
Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Property Damage Protection £47
Tax Rate 8.75%

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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