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We own 2 acres of partially secluded property on Bayou Manchac. Our place is a genuine Cajun retreat inside and out. We’re operating one campsite and all 3 experience options at this time;. The site is on the Bayou; great for relaxing, bird and turtle watching, kayaking, etc. (There is a public boat launch if needed) Great place for adult only relaxation or for families. Grass
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We own 2 acres of partially secluded property on Bayou Manchac. Our place is a genuine Cajun retreat inside and out. We’re operating one campsite and all 3 experience options at this time;. The site is on the Bayou; great for relaxing, bird and turtle watching, kayaking, etc. (There is a public boat launch if needed) Great place for adult only relaxation or for families. Grassy area with firepit for s’mores, archery equipment, etc. We’re close to Baton Rouge and LSU; also about an hour away from the New Orleans metro area. Authentic Cajun hosts lives in a unique A-frame on the property and can point you to swamp tours and seafood markets. We are lifelong locals with lots of knowledge of the area! We can interact with you as much or as little as you’d like. We love to cook and often share Cajun meals with our guests!. Quiet neighborhood for bike riding and walking.
RV only area
Rv & motorhomes
1 site
Up to 5 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
Sewage hookup available
Generators allowed
No TV hookup
Pull-through site
Max length 30ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: flat
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 7% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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A Bayou is a small slow moving Cajun river. We’re on Bayou Manchac

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Hipcamper Joaquin

A perfect hipcamp experience

Joaquin A.
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January 29th, 2020

Wow! Maria and Timmie are simply perfect hosts. So warm, so kind, so embracing, and so helpful in every way! Their sweet spot along a little bayou is pure Louisiana vibe and while it feels so quiet and rural, you are still so close to all urban amenities. The “Cooks Experience” they offer is pure Cajun magic! Campfire, music and dancing, jambalaya and joy. And Maria even created the most amazing experiences for us in and around NOLA, too. We cannot praise them enough, recommend them enough, or thank them enough.

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Response from Maria &Timmie , the Host, on January 29th, 2020

Thanks, it was our pleasure! We recommend hosting these two awesome people; they were respectful of our property and time. They embraced our family and had a fun loving attitude. Their creativity and talents were such a blessing to us. We welcomed them as strangers but said goodbye as friends! They are welcome back anytime!!!

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Hipcamper Mylisa

Peaceful and quiet right on bayou

Mylisa H.
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September 12th, 2019

We loved our time with Maria and Timmie! The property is beautiful and peaceful at the end of a very nice neighborhood, with the bayou flowing by. We loved swinging on their yard swing right along the water and watching the sky change colors as the sun set. So very peaceful and Maria and Timmie could not be more hospitable. We made a shrimp boil together and she taught us how to make gumbo, and we just loved them. Thank you!

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Response from Maria &Timmie , the Host, on September 12th, 2019

We love to share our Cajun heritage and property here on the Bayou! We enjoyed meeting y’all and getting to hang out.

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Hipcamper Jonathan

Ten stars! amazing.

Jonathan M.
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January 13th, 2020

This was an absolutely incredible experience. Maria and Timmie have been such great communicators and they’re hospitality is unmatched. The location was perfect for our huge RV and full water and electric hook ups were available. We woke to an amazing view of the foggy bayou. This place is Cajun paradise! Highly recommended to all.

Hipcamper Maria &Timmie
Response from Maria &Timmie , the Host, on January 20th, 2020

Thanks Jonathan we enjoyed y’all visit! Safe travels and thanks for the information you shared! Take care of Aubrey and let us know if y’all are ever in our area again!

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Hipcamper Maria &Timmie

Beauty on the bayou !

Maria &Timmie M.
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March 28th, 2019

Beautiful setting, great hosts and hospitality. The Cajun experiences were very genuine and enjoyable. Very family friendly! Quiet place to work or play with strong internet and cell phone signals.

Family friendly activities provided Lots of Bayou wildlife 1 & 1/2 hours from the French Quarter Cajun Retreat property
Hipcamper Jord
Jord T.
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May 28th, 2020

Maria is the best ! . Just passed through wish we had a few more nights to stay and enjoy.

Hipcamper Maria &Timmie
Response from Maria &Timmie , the Host, on May 30th, 2020

Thanks, come back anytime!

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Hipcamper Alex

Great time on the bayou!

Alex K.
recommends this listing.
October 23rd, 2020

The setting at the Cajun retreat was amazing! Very peaceful and private with hardly anyone else around. Taking my conference calls on the comfy chair swing right on the bank of the bayou is something I can get used to.

Maria and Timmie were great hosts and it was clear that they put their heart and soul into insuring their guests both have a great time and learn something (probably many somethings) about the Cajun culture. They both really made us feel like family while we where there. The highlight of our visit was Timmie teaching us how to catch Blue Crabs and Maria then cooking up a true Cajun Crab Boil with our bounty. We all loved it!

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Hipcamper Jerilyn
Jerilyn N.
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January 7th, 2021

If you are looking to experience life on the Bayou with two of the friendliest and kind people you’ll ever meet, this is the spot for you. To me, the hosts make the location. Timmie and Maria are so excited to tell you about their home, their land, and the customs of the area. We were just passing through and sadly were only able to share one meal in town with them, but we plan on returning to enjoy their company and their all encompassing knowledge of Louisiana!

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Hipcamper Tim

Gorgeous bayou spot

Tim R.
recommends this listing.
January 24th, 2021

Gorgeous bayou spot right on the water and Maria and Timmie are excellent hosts!

Hipcamper Peri

Hospitality, peaceful stay in the b

Peri S.
recommends this listing.
March 6th, 2021

We had a perfect, relaxing week in the Bayou and look forward to coming back. This is the place to go if you want to connect with your hosts. Maria & Timmie are so friendly, hospitable and generous. We shared several meals (so delish) and had fun learning about their family and the region.

We parked close to their house and had the run of the yard, which slopes down to a bayou stream. Our kids loved the rocker and hammock. They did remote school and we remotely worked. Internet works best closest to the house and water.

This was a great launching off point to visit the Whitney Plantation (30 min) and New Orleans (1 hr and 15 min). We also visited the Cajun Village in Sorrento (25 m). There isn't a ton else around that we wanted to visit, but wished we had had time to take Timmie up on his offer to do swamp boat tour (1 hr and 15 m away).

Word to the wise ... this neighborhood has dogs every off leash. They mostly keep to their yard, but for this city girl, it felt uncomfortable to take my own two dogs on a walk by myself (which is too bad bc I normally walk more than an hr a day). The dogs also barked throughout the night several of the nights. It didn't ruin the week or anything and certainly isn't the fault of the hosts, but if you are a light sleeper, this could be a challenge without some white noise machine or something.

If you like to keep to yourself while traveling, this place might not be for you. But if you view travel as a cool way to connect with new people, food and experiences, this will be a rich and rewarding place to stop.

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Awards

Best in 2021 Louisiana
1st place
Best of 2019 Louisiana
1st place
Property
Cajun retreat Campsite
State
Louisiana
Country
United States
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