About this listing
We are in the heart of world famous Cajun and Zydeco music, food and culture. Our place is in a beautiful relaxing setting with 1 acre on the Bayou Teche. We have a hammock by the water, kayaks, and a 60 foot saltwater swimming pool for you to enjoy.
We are in the heart of Cajun Country, where Cajun and Zydeco music are world famous. There is so much to do here we recommend a minimum of 2 days to get a taste of the culture.
Our cottage is a separate building to large home on 1 acre with 4 100 yr live oaks with beautiful spanish moss draped on its branches overlooking the Bayou Teche. It is appointed with a queen size bed, good sized work desk/dinning table, love seat, kitchenette w refrigerator, convection oven and coffee and tea makers. There is also a CD player/radio, wifi and cable TV w Netflix. We have direct access for kayaking. Kayaks at no additional cost, beautiful landscaping and a hammock by the water are just a few of the things that make this a magical space. Also, for your pleasure, is our beautiful 60 foot salt water lap swimming pool with pergola and outdoor shower that is like an instant trip to the beach or Bali. Because we live in the semi tropics, swimming can be good from April thru October. There are photos on our site of our travels around the world as well as our massage room that is used for those guests that choose to receive a massage for an added fee.
Continental breakfast fixings provided.
Breaux Bridge is a quiet town of about 7,500 on the outskirts of and just 7 miles away from the city of Lafayette Louisiana. Lafayette has Downtown Live on Fridays spring thru fall and there is an Art walk on the second Saturday of the month in downtown Lafayette. Randall's, Pont Breaux, Cafe des Amis, La Poussiere, Whiskey River and Vermillionviile are a few of the many venues available for music and dance.
Many antique and junk shops We are a sweet quiet 1/2 mile walk away in downtown Breaux Bridge:
Cafe des Amis: People come from all over the world to dance to live music on Saturday mornings at 8:30 AM at the famous Zydeco breakfast.
Joie de Vivre Coffee and Culture Cafe offers a cajun jam every Saturday afternoon after the Cafe des Amis zydeco breakfast. Their lunch is fresh and homemade deliciousness. Check out their website for special events.
Other activities include downtown Breaux Bridge antique shops, Avery Island (home of Tabasco 20 minutes way), Longfellow's Evangeline Oak (inspired his poem), Jean Lafitte film of the cajuns, Lake Martin's egrets, herons, alligators, roseate spoonbills and/or a Plantation Tour.
Washer and Dryer available upon request.
Enjoy a weekend getaway. Come see for yourself!
Owners are Nationally certified and LA state licensed massage therapists Swedish and deep tissue available upon request for an added fee. Polarity Therapy and Elan Lights and/or Gong sonic massage are also available upon request. Call to schedule or ask about this service upon arrival.
all outdoor spaces are available for our guests' pleasure including the gardens, outdoor furniture, pergola, swimming pool, deck overlooking the water, kayaks and hammock by the bayou and our latest addition of an outdoor shower w warm water for those that enjoy the delight of showering with complete privacy in the sunshine or moonlight. Please note that the massage room is in our home for those that choose to schedule a massage for an added fee.
Interaction with Guests
We like to give our guests their privacy but are available to visit with our guests and share stories about travels and interests with one another if they want and we are available to assist or recommend places to go or where to eat.
We love being by the water and having neighbors that don't fence off their properties which only gives one a sense of greater expansion as if we have more acreage. The neighborhood is quiet with large lots up to an acre and the area was once a plantation called Paradise Oaks so as one looks around the neighborhood one can see these oaks scattered around the neighboring yards. The neighbors are friendly but keep to themselves unless one needed assistance....a quiet place to live and visit.
Breaux Bridge is a small town so downtown is a lovely 1/2 mile walk away. Most guests have a car to get themselves around the area to get to local music, restaurants and other tours and activities.
Other Things to Note
We offer a Continental Breakfast which includes Coffee, tea, milk, juice, filtered water, granola or muffins and fruit.
We now have a convection oven in the cottage for cooking or warming up leftovers.
Our newest addition is a wonderful outdoor shower.
No smoking in the cottage. No pets.
This is located in a quiet neighborhood setting, so please no loud voices or music late at night.
Kayaks are available for local use on the bayou on the property and not to be taken off the property elsewhere.
Washer and Dryer available upon request.
All areas of the property are available for your enjoyment including swimming pool the hammock and furniture by the bayou's edge. No glass containers in the pool area and, for safety's sake, please do not swim alone.
About the Host, Linni
I am a people person that also loves the great outdoors. Traveling, kayaking, sailing, swimming, Tai Chi, yoga, giving and receiving massages, and dancing are few of our favorite things to do..
We enjoy meeting new people and sharing our beautiful place on the Bayou Teche with travelers.
T is a scientist and LA licensed massage therapist. I am an artist and am a LA licensed massage therapist too.
T and I just built a saltwater lap pool that is wonderful! We are pleased to share this lovely pool with our visitors.