6333 Kovac Lane, Mer Rouge, Louisiana, 71261
Nestled between 2 native pecan trees lies this one of a kind log cabin for sale with guest house. This property was once known as the Hideaway Lodge and Resort and besides being a personal home, it was used as a lodge for guided hunts. The remainder of the land has been sold and the most valuable piece which is the beautiful lodge, guest house, and private lake all sitting 28 acres is waiting for you!
As you drive down Kovac Lane it takes you will drift back in time while travelling along the scenic tree line. As you come upon the opening, your first view is a beautiful lake shimmering in the sun. To the left your eyes will be drawn to the one of a kind log home nestled among native pecan trees, mimosa trees and various other pines. Some of the native pecan trees are over 300 years old. Sitting beside the log home is a smaller log cabin for guests, in-laws, or grown children to stay. The approximately 1900 hsf guest log cabin consists of 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a full kitchen, living room, and laundry room. This would also be a nice airbnb or vrbo rental. The property also has 2 covered RV spots with hookups.
The kitchen offers Mexican tile and Arkansas stone flooring. An arrowhead found on the property is laid in the flooring pointing north so you will always know where to look to find the north star in the evenings. Any chef will enjoy the Franklin Chef commercial 6 burner stove, with indoor grill, griddle, and double ovens. This kitchen was set up to cook for a large group or just one person.
The grand den with oak flooring is where you will have plenty of room to display your harvested wildlife, enjoy the wood buck stove, and beautiful views of the lake. The den is open to the kitchen and hosts the staircase going to the second floor. It also has french doors leading to the living room.
The additional living room has pecan, black walnut, and oak flooring with a cedar subfloor that is plumbed for a gas log fireplace for additional entertaining. It opens to the front and back of the home as well.
The master suite has pecan, black walnut, and oak flooring with a cedar subfloor to give it the creaking sound of an old home. It also offers 3 walk-in cedar closets and a large master bath. It has a direct pathway to the in-ground heated saltwater pool with waterfall.
The other side of the home is where your family and guests will rest in the 2 bedrooms and a bath downstairs and 2 bedrooms with a bath upstairs. Additional rooms include an office, laundry room, and storage room that could be converted into a 6th bedroom if needed. The original garage was enclosed as a workshop and an additional 3 car carport was added.
The owners spared no expense in creating this custom log home as it has a 12 inch concrete foundation with 4 foot footings in the trenches and 6 foot footings under the support walls. All the wood on the interior of the home was harvested on the property and milled especially for it.
This approximately 6 acre private lake is stocked with bream, catfish, white perch, bass and some Koi to help with vegetation. Along the West and South side of the property, the Little Bayou Bonne Idee meanders through giving the atmosphere of living on the bayou where alligator gar, catfish and an occasional alligator makes it appearance.
Any window you look out of on this property may offer you views of the native wildlife. All the deer, bobcats, hogs, etc in the pictures shown were harvested when this was a hunting lodge. The first Boon and Crocket deer in Morehouse Parish was harvested on this property. Many times as you sit on the large front porches you observe deer, squirrel, fox, an occasional opossum and raccoon, and various other animals that roam at will.
This place is a little piece of heaven off of the main thorough fare and the noise of the streets and highways beyond are blocked the trees that were strategically placed as a noise barrier. Just add some solar panels and you can be off grid in your own hideaway.
At night you can look up in the sky and see millions of stars that are not obstructed by street lights or tall buildings and then in the distance over the trees you can see thousands of lightning bugs as they flicker in the night and light in unison with the stars above. You are now surrounded by what one would call a hideaway paradise. At night you can also hear the frogs croaking and in the distance the sound of hoot owls.
During the day the abundance of native birds, blue herons and king fishers are seen looking for food fare of the day. Don’t be scared as you see the 4 or 5 fins in the water that look like sharks, they are the Chinese koi eating the vegetation on the Aqua shade colored water on the lake bottom.
This property also consists has fig, Johnny Appleseed, pecan, native pecan, black walnut, mimosa, and Bradford pear trees.
Close your eyes and visualize a wedding taking place with the DJ sitting on the front porch and people dancing around the inground saltwater pool. Then beyond the swimming pool is a pasture that once held to fine horses and the shanty of a stable perfect for those rustic wedding photos.
Then your eyes shift and see paddle boats sitting along the banks edge along with two other boats that are used for entertainment and for fishing in the stocked lake that has an abundance of bass, bream, croppie and catfish.
This could also be a wonderful corporate retreat. A place for bonding, skill learning, and getting in touch with nature.