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Posted By: Barbara Bonnette, United Country - Bonnette Auctions, Alexandria, Louisiana, United States
(318) 443 - 6614
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Auction Date:
Address: Auction to be held: 38527 Whiskey Island Lane
City: Ponchatoula
County: Tangipahoa
State & Zip: Louisiana, 70454
Property Type: Land
Year Built:
Building Area: sqft
Land Use: Recreational
Land Area: 140.00 Acres
Price: Price not disclosed for auction listing
Contract Status: For Sale
Description: WHISKEY ISLAND PRESERVE--FOR SALE Whiskey Island Preserve is set amidst massive live oaks, sparkling, spring-fed lakes, and vibrant Louisiana flora and fauna. The Preserve is a gated community with a long list of shared amenities such as: Furnished Guest Suites, Heated pool, party and exercise facilities, tennis, nature trails and a 45 Boat Marian that can accommodate up to 70 foot boats. Fish and boat to your heart's contents from your private slip with waterways that connect to Lake Ponchartrain and the Gulf of Mexico. These home sites have everything that nature has to offer. Located just 7 minutes from I-55 and 15 minutes by boat to Lake Maurepas. Tangiphoa Parish 38527 Whiskey Island Lane, Ponchatoula, LA. GPS Cordinates: 30o 24' 59.05"N; 90o 30' 07.27"W. 4 Lots Selling to the highest bidder! Selling by lots or entirety WHISKEY ISLAND PRESERVES UP FOR AUCTION •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. •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 collected 1943-1967 vintage. •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. •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 USDA 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. 1.7 Million conservation easement tax credit available! Live Off-Site Auction Begins: Saturday, May 01, 2010 at 1:00 PM CDT Location: AUCTION TO BE HELD AT:, 38527 Whiskey Island Lane, Pineville, LA 70454 Inspection Begins: Sunday, April 18, 2010 at 10:00 AM EDT Location: AUCTION TO BE HELD AT:, 38527 Whiskey Island Lane, Pineville, LA 70454 TERMS AND CONDITIONS – DEPOSIT: 10% down day of auction. Balance due at closing on or before 30 days. Guaranteed good title. BUYERS PREMIUM: 10% will be added to the final bid price included in total purchase price. BROKER PARTICIPATION: up to 2% of bid price to any licensed broker who registers purchaser no later than 48 hours prior to auction. LIVE INTERNET BIDDING for pre registration info go to FINANCING: Purchasers to obtain their own financing. Purchase Agreements are not subject to financing or qualification. All bidders are encouraged to pre-qualify. DISCLAIMER: All property to be sold “as is, where is”, with any and all faults and no implied warranties by Seller or Auctioneer. Please feel free to have an inspector or contractor look at the property with you. All information and dimensions were derived from sources believed correct but are not guaranteed. Buyers shall rely on their own information, judgement and inspection of the property and records, including, but not limited to, all documents recorded in county or parish where the property is located. All announcements from the auction block will take precedence over any other previously printed material or any other oral statements made. Properties not sold absolute will be offered subject to seller’s confirmation within 2 business days. LA Lic # 818


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