5 Louisiana Vacation Rentals You Should Visit This Summer

Family vacations are a summer staple for many Americans. For some that means flights and for others cruises. In 2021, Louisiana state parks welcomed more than 1.4 million visitors, with July being the most popular month to visit a park. The state reported more than 31 million travelers in 2020, enough to fill Tiger Stadium more than 300 times. In 2020, the three most popular reasons for travel were: culinary experiences, visiting friends and relatives and shopping

If you’re looking to take an old-fashioned road trip, here are five unique and beautiful rental properties in Louisiana.

tower of dreams

If you love architecture, you have to check out this cool townhouse in New Iberia.

Located near Bayou Teche, this property will fulfill your dreams of a cool apartment in Manhattan. The house has a colorful interior, a beautiful spiral staircase and a balcony facing the bayou for entertaining. The townhouse has one bedroom with a king bed and a sleeper sofa in the living room. It can comfortably accommodate up to four people. There is a bath and a half. This stay is Instagram worthy and will make you feel like an uptown star even if it’s only a weekend. This rental is listed on Airbnb for $191 per night with a 10% discount if you book at least three days and 25% discount if you book 7. Pets are not welcome at this property.

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If you’re looking for things to do on your vacation, try visiting Jane’s Seafood or Duffy’s Diner for local cuisine. If you want to cool off, stop by Caribbean Ice Company for a Louisiana-style Snoball. You can also learn about the area’s history at one of its many museums, including the recently reopened Bayou Teche Museum.

Located near Bayou Teche, this property will fulfill your dreams of a cool apartment in Manhattan.  The house has a colorful interior, a beautiful spiral staircase and a balcony facing the bayou for entertaining.

farm fantasy

Want to get away from the city for a bit?  Spend time at this quaint Airbnb goat farm in Keatchi, Louisiana.  This holiday will give you a full country living experience

Want to get away from the city for a bit? Spend time at this quaint goat farm in Keatchi. This holiday will give you the full experience of country living. The interior features wooden bunk beds built into a studio-style layout.

Want to get away from the city for a bit?  Spend time at this quaint Airbnb goat farm in Keatchi, Louisiana.  This holiday will give you the full experience of country living.

The house sleeps up to five people and has some features you would only see in Keatchie, including a rain shower head with a watering can. The house is located near the water in case you want to catch fish or kayak. Other amenities include a swimming pool, tree swing and on-site goats.

The town of Keatchi is approximately 30 minutes from Shreveport and Bossier City. There is ample space to run with the family and immerse yourself in nature. The area has no shortage of places to fish and hike.

This rental is listed on Airbnb for $140 a night. Contact the owner for permission of the animal.

river paradise

This three-story forest getaway will take your breath away. Located in Folsom, this home has three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms and can comfortably sleep up to six people.

This three-story riverside paradise is a great vacation rental for entertaining.  Located in Folsom, this home has three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms and can comfortably sleep up to six people.

The property features a gazebo and fire pit perfect for entertaining and sits on seven acres of land giving you a private piece of paradise. The house also has a wrap-around terrace to enjoy the sun.

If you want to do something off property, Folsom has a wildlife center where you can see over 4,000 exotic or endangered animals. They offer guided tours of the animal center. The village also has an art gallery and food.

This rental is listed on Airbnb for $209 a night and pets are welcome.

This three-story riverside paradise is a great vacation rental for entertaining.  Located in Folsom, this home has three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms and can comfortably sleep up to six people.

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Wine lodges

Relax with locally produced wine at one of West Monroe’s two quaint cottages. These perfect fortwo getaways are set directly on the Landry Vineyard property and offer a cozy stay full of plush pillows and crunchy drinks. The Grape Escape Cottages have one bedroom and one bath with plenty of space to relax during your stay.

Relax with locally produced wine at one of West Monroe's two quaint cottages.  These perfect getaways for two are set directly on the Landry Vineyard property

“Landry Vineyards has so much to enjoy and offer,” says Libby Landry, owner of Landry Wines. “Wine tastings take place Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Customers can sample over 20 different wines, all handcrafted at Vignobles Landry.

“In spring and fall, guests can enjoy a late afternoon outdoor music concert while sitting on the hill with family and friends. Talented local musicians play their songs favorites that everyone can dance to.”

These rental cabins are listed on Airbnb for $130 a night each and pets are not welcome.

Learn more about Vignoble Landry at landryvineyards.com

Old fashioned log cabin

Hoping to get by in the woods? Maybe this cabin on Bayou Petite Anse is the perfect vacation spot for you and your family.

This cabin near Bayou Petite Anse sleeps six comfortably, has a spacious kitchen, and a full bathroom.  The property has bayou access, kayaks, and plenty of room to play.

The cabin on Bayou Petite Anse sleeps six comfortably, a spacious kitchen, and a full bathroom. The property has bayou access, kayaks, and plenty of room to play. With local interior touches, including a Tabasco-themed room, this vacation destination is fun for travelers and locals alike.

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You can kayak the bayou to the Tabasco factory. If you hope to be at one with nature, take a bike ride through Jungle Gardens and visit the bird sanctuary. Being in the heart of Acadiana, there is plenty to eat within a few miles of the cabin

This stay is listed on Vrbo for $165 per night and pets are allowed.

This cabin near Bayou Petite Anse sleeps six comfortably, has a spacious kitchen, and a full bathroom.  The property has bayou access, kayaks, and plenty of room to play.

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