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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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DeRidder House Rental Photos and Description

There are no bad days at this wonderful lake home. Rest, relax and enjoy the peaceful beauty of this beautiful spot on the lake. Have your breakfast and coffee on the wharf and watch the sun rise, then in the late afternoon bring your coffee to the front porch and watch the sun set. My favorite spot is the master bedroom where you can watch the sunrise from your bed.

For lunch you can fire up the BBQ pit and enjoy a burger by the lake in the swing.After the sun has set you can collect some fire wood and head for the fire pit and enjoy the fire by the lake or you could try a little night fishing on the wharf under the light. You might even take a night time spin in the paddle boat and watch all the lights from the lake.We want you to enjoy everything about our lake home and we will do what ever we can to make your stay the best ever.Our lake front home is only 15 to 20 minutes from the Ouiska Chitto river which has several places you can take canoes out for day trips.You will enjoy the beautiful white sand and clear running water along with the wildlife,you can have a shore lunch,do some fishing,take a dip or just sit back and enjoy the sights. After your river excursion you can continue on for 15 to 20 minutes to the Coushatta Casino Resort and with lots of excitement and plenty of good food and fun, If you want you might even take in a round of golf at Koasati pines golf course.There are 2 more very nice casinos in Lake Charles about 1 hr away. If you like to relax and fish from the bank you can take a trip to the Sunrise Catfish Farm just 10 to 15 minutes away they have poles and bait available with 6 ponds to choose from they also have a small menu and a eating area with ice cream, and if you would like they will clean your fish for you. Just one hour to the north and you will be at Hodges Gardens where you will find some of the most beautiful gardens around this area. Nature trails,cabins,boats,and campgrounds are available, or you can tour in the car if you like.The 225 acre lake and the waterfalls in the garden area make this garden a must see spot for those who love gardens. On your way to Hodges Gardens you might want to stop by and check out the Fort Polk Leesville area the home of our brave soldiers. Looking for a Cajun restaurant Just one hour to the east and you will be in the heart of Cajun country there you will find DI's Cajun Restaurant complete with real Cajun food and a Cajun band with a dance floor built for Cajun dancing, lots of food & fun available there. If you are looking for a New Orleans style restaurant then Cecil's Cajun Kitchen is only 15 to 20 minutes away in DeRidder.They also have live music.Travel to the north west 40 minutes and you can rent tubes and float down the sabine river this can be a great time lots of fun and affordable. If you are looking for a quiet day just grab your pillow and head for the screen porch or the sun room and sit back and watch the herons, loons,and egrets playing around the cypress trees,and you might even see a gator or a pelican if you are lucky,or you could take the paddle boat for a spin. You might even want to pull up a chair and night fish under the light at the end of the wharf.

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Brian Hamilton
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 4, 2016
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About Brian Hamilton

I have been in rentals since 1984. This is my first vacation rental and I am Learning alot. I have tried to make this home as if I were the one who was on vacation and had plans to stay here. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.

Brian Hamilton purchased this house in 1992

Why Brian Hamilton chose Louisiana

This home was our family home which we have enjoyed for a long time. We would like to share the special qualities of our home and hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

What makes this house unique

Lake view, nice garden like setting, large open floor plan, Fire place, two refrigerators, dishwasher, coffee pot, toaster, microwave, convection oven, boat house, wood shed, fire pit, and lots of porch space in front and back of house.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(52 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.923077 based on 52 reviews
Lafayette, LA

"No Bad Days" says it all

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky enough to stay here over the Thanksgiving weekend. My dear wife researched (extensively) all of the similar options in the area and we decided on No Bad Days. After our stay I can definitely say we undoubtedly made the right choice.

Our three young children loved the boats, dock and the spacious backyard. The firepit is a great way to spend the evening. The setting is very peaceful and tailor made for relaxing. The house is also very nice, clean and well kept. The kitchen is fully stocked with utensils, pots, pans etc. We took the kids to the catfish farm (Sunrise Catfish Farm in DeRidder) and had a great time. Also checked out Hodges Gardens, about an hour north of the camp. "No Bad Days" is an apt name for this wonderful lake house. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Matt & Elizabeth thanks so much for staying with us! I am very glad the kids enjoyed the paddle boats and the catfish farm. The fire pit is one of my favorite things to do after dark. I like roasting marshmellows in the fire under the stars. It can be very relaxing! I'm glad y'all enjoyed it! Next time you stay with us plan a canoe trip down the Ouski Chitto river. I think you will have a great time! Hope to see you back again soon! Thanks again! Brian
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in your beautiful home. Enjoyed the paddle boats and the beautiful lake. We had a couple cookouts with family and had plenty of room for everyone; mostly outside. The beds were comfy and we loved how much space we had. We stayed for two weeks and appreciated it that we could stay an additional two nights. Thanks so much. Wish it wasn't so far from home.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Sandie, thanks for all extra things y'all did for us during your stay at the camp! Tell Joe thanks too! We are glad that you enjoyed your cook outs. What a beautiful setting for a family get together and eat & enjoy being with each other by the lake. The paddle boats are always a fun thing to do no matter what time of year it is, and we are happy to hear you enjoyed them too! We hope to see you back again soon! Thanks Brian
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Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your home. We enjoyed our stay tremendously. The lot and house size are very spacious. The home was clean and very accommodating for my wife and I and our children and grandkids. We had a very relaxing time. We did a little fishing, but overall the kids enjoyed the paddled boats more than anything else. Thanks for a great time. We had "No Bad Days" at the camp :) We will definitely stay in the future and recommend to anyone else that may be staying in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Richard, we were glad to have you stay with us! Happy to hear the kids enjoyed the paddle boats. I agree the grounds are spacious & when the azaleas are out in the spring it is beautiful! You might want to plan your next vacation in the spring. We would be glad to have you! Thanks Brian
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The pictures however great, do absolutely no justice to how soacious and open everything is.

  • 5 of 5

Upon driving up and walking around both the home and the grounds, we were so impressed with the size, the space and the beauty that surrounded us. We want on a family vacation with my parents, siblings and their significant others and a few children. There was plenty of room to accommodate all of us. We grilled on the pit there several evenings relishing the glorious sunsets over the water. I was in contact with Brian periodically through our week stay there and he was very receptive in ensuring our stay was great. I recommend this place to anyone who wants to get away and relax and possibly cast a line in the water in attempts to catch. We didn't catch but it was so much fun nonetheless

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for all the nice things you said about our home! We sometimes overlook the size. The lot size and the size of the home make it nice to just get away and relax, sit by the BQ pit and have some fun cooking and watching the sun set! We wish you had caught more fish, but the water temperature in the summer is hot and it makes the fish go to deeper water. If you plan on fishing for your next stay with us, you may want to try the cooler months when the fishing is better. Thanks for staying with us! We hope to see you again for your next "Getaway"! Thanks Brian
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Weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

The home was wonderful you had everything you needed on site. My boys loved the paddle boats and fishing the lake. We went when there were storms going through but the stay was still awesome. You can sit and view the lake from the screened in porch or from the glassed in porch which also is air conditioned. We will definitely do this again next summer

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Susan, I"m glad you and your family had a great time! Even though the storms were moving through. That is why I like the sun porch. When the weather is not so good you can still sit in the sun porch and enjoy the lake in the air conditioning. I hope y'all caught some fish. During the summer months the water gets warm and the fish slow down some. I like the cooler months when the white perch are biting! You may want to plan your next getaway in the fall or spring. We would love to have you stay with us again! Thanks Brian
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you Brian for the opportunity to stay at your lovely home! The boys loved the boats and the fresh catfish we had after fishing at the catfish farm. Unfortunately the river was too high to camping but that gives us another reason to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Angela, thanks for staying with us! The boats are always fun. I'm glad you enjoyed them. Catfish on the grill sitting by the lake, can't get no better than that, I'm glad you caught some! If you book in the fall the river is beautiful that time of year! Thanks again for staying with us Brian
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DeRidder House Rental Rates

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Refundable damage deposit $200
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DeRidder House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (2) Master and 2nd bedroom have queen size beds, Double Beds (3) 3RD Bedroom has 3 Doubles
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • water tubing
3 Bedrooms, 3 double size beds in bedroom 3, 2 Queen size beds in bedroom 1 & 2, 2 Bathrooms with shower stalls, two refrigerators, community water system, trash pickup on fridays with 4 large trash cans.

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