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Whiskey Island Preserve 500+/-acres

38527 Whiskey Island Lane : Ponchatoula, LA 70421

Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana

500 Acres
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• 500 +/- acres.

• Lodge used extensively by Governor Edwin Edwards during him terms in office for parties, legislation meetings. Documented the only time in history the legislation body had 100% in attendance was at a meeting held at Whiskey Island Lodge.

• Sitting room next to bedroom was a favorite place for Governor Edwards to collect his thoughts during retreats at the lodge. The original rocker he sat in is still there.

• Frequented by Audubon society bird watchers from all over the world, picked as one of their top destinations to bird watch. Whiskey Island Preserve is recognized as one of the 6 IBA’s (Important Bird Areas) in the state of Louisiana by the Audubon Society. It is a Sanctuary for all animals and birds in perpetuity. 80 +/- acres are in this Sanctuary.

• Whiskey Island was named in 1862 from the 8 families that lived on the island on the Ponchatoula River and made bootleg whiskey. Boats passing in the Ponchatoula River regularly took fire from these bootleggers as they passed to close to their stills.

• Matching shutters throughout the lodge and doors dove tailed hand built pre 1820’s.

• Original kitchen 112 years old with subzero appliances.

• Wine collectedvintage.

• Seats 66 for dinner.

• 3 outdoor brick cooking facilities with 3 gas fired ovens and 6 burner range.

• Columns in den hand turned pre 1820.

• Bar in den is copper with built in copper ice chest.

• Blackjack table came out of Flamingo lounge.

• Lodge is built of Pecky and Joyce cypress. Joyce cypress known as black sinker cypress. Only 600 acres known of this type of cypress grown is the US.

• New flood zone elevation for Whiskey Island is 7ft. Most of grounds are at or near 7ft. This enables homes to be constructed on slabs.

• 138 massive live oaks surround the lodge.

• Barn with guest suites (1) 2 bedroom and (1) 3 bedroom

• Walking trails throughout

• Abundant wildlife and great fishing.

• The lodge consisting of 1 bed/7 bath was built for entertaining.

• Architected that designed lodge and grounds was a Harvard graduate world renown John Exely

• Stain glass windows throughout the lodge was designed by renowned artist Paul Dufor. They depict the scenes you see outside of the lodge.

• The harvest table in the lodge was made of Joyce Cypress in 1910 and purchased at a cost of $4,000.00

• Tennis court is USTA certified championship court.

• Field behind the tennis court is a certified regulation football field.

• The swimming pool is a Jacuzzi salt water pool designed to match the shape of the adjacent lake.

• The pool house includes a fitness room, showers, lockers and flat screen tvs.

• 7 artesian wells complement the property.

• The bulk headed marina puts you within 4.5 miles of Lake Marepaus, Lake Pontchatrain and adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico. The marina has 45 boat slips and holds up to 70ft boats. 16 acres of lakes on the common grounds.

• 16 Lakes 6-8 acres 20ft deep

• 10 Minutes from Carter Plantation

• 15 Minutes from Hammond Airport

• 7 Minutes from 12 & I-55

• Ponchatoula School System

• $195 per month association dues

• 10ft MSL levee height

• Underground utilities.

• Engineering and Development approved for an additional (70) 1 acre lots.

• This property would make a great hunting and fishing retreat as the hardwood bottoms abound with deer, turkey, squirrel and wood ducks. The marina is the portal to Lake Ponchatrain and the Gulf of Mexico allowing for a nice in a lifetime opportunity to own the best of both worlds with income potential. This property would also make an ideal church retreat, hunting lodge, camp ground, or corporate retreat.

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