About this listing
Bottom Bunk - Double Bed - 1 or 2 persons
This room is located just 10 blocks (approximately 1 mile) or a 15 minute walk from downtown Lafayette, Louisiana. Downtown Lafayette is in the heart of Acadiana, center of Cajun culture and nightlife. The area has many restaurants, music venues, bars, and night clubs. Free high speed wireless internet and cable TV.
The Bottom Bunk is a full size or double bed suitable for two people. This is a shared room that opens up into the dining room. There are two shared bathrooms in the house, one with an antique claw foot bathtub (no shower) and another in the front of the house with a shower that can be used any time they are not occupied by myself or other guests in the house. You will also have access to a full-service kitchen and clothes washer and dryer that will be shared with myslef and/or other guests that may be staying in the house.
Please check rates for SPECIFIC DATES as I discount rates regularly!!! There will be rate increases for Festival International, Festival Acadien, Mardi Gras, Gulf Brew, Blackpot Festival, and the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival. The entire home is available while I am traveling which is usually about 4 times per year including most of every Summer.The listing and additional pictures of the house can be seen here https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/986771.
Mardi Gras - Feb 13 - Feb 17 - 2015
Festival International - April 22- 26 - 2015
Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival - May 2,3,4 - 2014
Festival Acadiens - October 10,11,12 - 2014
Gulf Brew - October 18 - 2014
Blackpot Festival - October 24- 25 - 2014
I have bikes with locks that will be available for your use.
I also rent out my 2007 Jeep Wrangler through a website similar to airbnb called Relay Rides. If you interested are have any questions just send me a message.
Interaction with Guests
If I am in town, I usually interact quite a bit with my guests, at their discretion of course. I travel during the Summer and Winter months and often take weekend trips to New Orleans so I may not interact much at all during these times. I am ALWAYS available by phone or text if I am traveling.
The neighborhood is very quiet, however, downtown Lafayette has many restaurants (Japanese sushi, French, Lebanese, Mexican, Burgers), music venues, night clubs, and bars and is only 10 blocks (approx 1 mile/1.6 km) or a 15 minute walk away. The house is located 3.4 miles (5.5 km) from the Lafayette airport and 1 mile away from the Amtrak Train Station and Greyhound Bus Station which are both Downtown.
Close to bus stop, city taxi available, and FREE BIKES!
There is no smoking indoors. Smoking is allowed anywhere outside the home. I have a very large, covered driveway in case of poor weather.
On weekends I am typically out late watching living music or working one of my own events. I have a separate entrances on each side of the house so depending on how many guests are in the house, noise is usually not a problem. The kitchen is right next to the private master bedroom, so, I ask that it be used only when others are sleeping in the evening if possible. Lafayette has plenty of late night food choices. I am usually up early in the mornings, even on weekends so if you want to cook breakfast before checking out that is not a problem.
If you choose to use the bikes you will be responsible for any damage other than normal wear and tear (flat tires, etc.). Bike locks are provided so you will also be responsible for cases of theft at $75 per bike.
About the Host, Toby
I am a full-time University Professor of Athletic Training and Sports Medicine. I also teach tennis part-time and own a company that promotes live music events. I was born and raised in Opelousas, Louisiana but I have been living in Lafayette most of my life and enjoy giving suggestions about what to do and where to go in the area.
I also enjoy cooking, running, lifting weights, yoga, Tae Kwon Do, and most of all attending live music events.
One of my latest goals is to travel as much as possible. I have backpacked 10 countries in Europe staying mostly in hostels and I most recently traveled for 2 months across the Western United States staying in over a dozen airbnb homes including an RV, a tepee, and a completely solar-powered dome shelter in the Texas desert!
My latest adventure took place this Christmas Break as I toured 3 countries in South America, including Uruguay, Argentina, and Brazil.
I also enjoy talking about and showing off the area where I live ... Acadiana.