About this listing
The Sanctuary is a low key guesthouse. CATHEDRAL private room 2.
A tranquil environment & space for your private retreat/getaway. This is designed for all conscious likeminds that appreciates elements of the water and natural woods. You will experience beautiful exotic sounds in the night while in tranquil with the night.
Also you yogi ladies, this is a unique artsy sanctuary, soak in rejuvenating energy, canoe & walk trail. All adults can enjoy this waterfront camp/resort setting, just CHILL.
The CATHEDRAL QUARTERS is part of large private guesthouse with another private room on the upper level. This space is very quaint and the energy is soothing, nothing but good vibes.
This rustic cottage space is specially unique and offers a sacred & safe environment to retreat. The whole setting is in an green atmosphere, embedded with all sorts of birds and squirrels. It is very private to the surrounding yet you are in a gated community. All you see is woods and water, it is a fabulous view.
This cottage is a rustic, custom-built cottage and private art gallery, built in the 1980s by the owner Kathleen with the help of friends. The antique building materials used have lots of unique features. Most of the recycled wood, antique church windows, etc., are all of value. All materials were salvaged by hand from the historical grounds and structures of south Louisiana.
Each of the quarters is comfortable with a spectacular view of a private lake, refreshing to the core. The ambient setting is tranquil and offers a natural healing that cannot be expressed through words. It is ideal for nature lovers.
The “Cathedral Quarters” is a private room, wrapped with windows for a panorama view. This is a unique healing nest, offers a tranquil experience and often a breeze comes off the lake. It has its own bathroom and private entrance. Cozy, 14’ by 16
Relax by the water side, in the grass in lounging chairs, bonfire at night, nature trail on the bayou levee, bird watching, ideal book reading on in several areas with chairs with a view. Canoe and have your wine or beer while you float! Why not!
You will truly enjoy the view and hospitality of this sacred place. The sounds of nature at night have a jungle feeling that will soothe your ears while you rest peacefully in the unique sleeping quarters. Although the squirrels & birds will be the first to wake up, so this you will experience; must early rise!
Sanctuary video on YOUTUBE;
Bayou Lake Sanctuary Arnaudville, La 2014
Spaces; lobby, kitchen, full bathroom, decks.
We offer a clean natural lake for canoeing, nature trails, bird watching & lounging in a hammock or beach chairs. You can have a bonfire, observe star lights and experience an awakening, listen to the sounds of nature. Early risers can benefit from the beautiful nature walking path, birding and tranquil vibration. This is a sanctuary. There are several fabulous spots to eat out on the water, picnic style or on the pier. Yet, you are not far from many small towns to explore and soak in culture.
Interaction with guests
The SANCTUARY is a family of like minds. If you are 4, an air mattress is provided with a fee.
The owner will or will not be visible but lives on the premises at times.
Eurpoeans: Interacting with other guest of like is welcome as you are most flexible in "sharing" kitchen and lobby.
Your room is totally private with lots of space. Lounge area, decking, and kitchen are shared, yet lots of space for your own self.
Other things to note
*Code at gate will be given to you..make sure you have it on hand.
*The door will be unlocked. This is a safe community and make yourself at home.
*Cathedral room is downstairs, come light with luggage and where your bathing suit or like, it is that private.
*This rental is shared with owner. You have the privacy of a full bedroom and usually no other guests on the premises.
*RATES are subject to change due to: FESTIVAL TIME, holidays seasons. Rates will be DISCUSSED prior to the reservation, even though the existing rate remains as is on the description. GROUP RATES are to be discussed.
* NOTE: if you have high allergy issues, this is not the place for you. The main house remains open to all nature and trees, pollen and dust is in the air, even with screens.
If you are scared of little predators, lizards, webs, our typical Louisiana bugs do appear in the surroundings, would not be the place for you.
We are in the woods, under the trees and on the water so
these are our natural environmental supporters that sometimes just shows up unexpected. That is why it is classified as a CAMP> but it is clean.
All guest please read the rules prior to reservation:
*Neatness & respectful behavior is appreciated.
*No loud partying but to enjoy, to respect the other guests if any.
*No types of perfumes or hair sprays allowed in any part of the bathroom
and spaces. It triggers allergy reactions. Natural essential oils are perfectly
*No Smoking inside nor on the decks.
*No shoe policy. Bring house slippers or socks, flip flops, you'll need them
anyway for canoeing.
*Cell phones must be used in the room or in the distance on the premises,
if anyone is here
*Kitchen is shared and must remain clean after use.
*No baking or frying, no cooking meats, only light or prepared food is
*Minimum space in refrig. provided or bring a little ice chest as back up.
*Noise levels must be kept to a minimum when others around.
*Respect the community road, drive slow.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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I am a professional multi-talented artist with many other skills for a balanced and independent lifestyle. The cottage was designed and constructed with 75% recycle materials. This awesome sanctuary is hidden in a semi-remote wooded community on a 55 acre private lake. This living space is architecturally unique with antique features and has spectacular views of the lake throughout the whole structure. The property holds a perfect setting for HEALING, BIRD WATCHING, HIKING, YOGA, KAYAKING, WRITING, CREATING, LISTENING. A serene sanctuary just minutes away from the cultural experiences of Acadiana. This place is a camp/resort for those who like the country vibration & natural sounds. A very soothing atmosphere. I have been hosting guests for many years from all angles of the globe. I truly enjoy connecting with guests. I also respect your need for privacy and silence, if that is what you desire. I can surely assist with directions and suggestions towards activities or sights in the surrounding areas. I am proud of our friendly culture known for its warming hospitality and this is what we are about, so WELCOME, if this off the beaten path suites your interest. My home is open you with open arms.
Kathleen’s Bio; was recently in the Country Road Magazine-Baton Rouge Editon—Jan. 2015
Video shows this magnificence sanctuary all created by Kathleen.
You Tube; Lake Bayou Rental, Arnaudville La. by Kenny Mouton.