About this listing
This tranquil space has a spectacular view of the lake. Natural lights glows through windows and a breeze flows off from the water through the umbrella of trees. You have a private bathroom and entry. Share kitchen often just one guest or none. The space is in an ambiance of jungle vibes with both lake & bayou.
Beach like lawn chairs for you to read your book, sunbathe, or just CHILL.
We have great little cafe's around to eat out......Come & relax!
This camp style offers a sacred & safe environment to be in, all in an artsy atmosphere, very private.
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
Relaxation in the hammock, grass lounging, bonfire at night, nature trail on the bayou levee, bird watching, ideal book reading on lounge chairs with a view, canoeing and have your wine in the boat and float!
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!
Look for the cottage video on YOUTUBE;
called Hidden Hills, Arnaudville, La 2014
We offer a clean natural lake for canoeing, swimming, 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 guests, not strangers. Though sometimes there are one or two other guests or none.
Interacting brings connection among a good relations from all over with like minded travelers. Your room is totally private with lots of space. Lounge area, decking, and kitchen are shared. Each has its own bathroom facility.
Everyone is cool, quiet and in the distance. You really don’t see nor hear them. The neighborhood is very safe.
walk or canoe
Other Things to Note
*Code at gate
*The door is left unlocked. This is a safe community. Make yourself at home once you have entered.
*Cathedral room is downstairs, Zydeco room is up the spiral staircase.
*Bring your groceries, full kitchen for light cooking. no greasy meats & mess.
*Noise levels must be kept to a minimum & cell phones used in private
*Respect the neighbors and drive slow
*This rental is only for shared housing, but you have the privacy of a full bedroom with no or few other guests.
*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.
This is a private home with country comfort; neatness & respectful behavior is appreciated. No loud partying but to enjoy!
*No kind of perfumes or air sprays allowed within the spaces, as they can be highly allergic substances to many of us. Natural essential oils are perfectly fine.
*No smoking inside or on any of the decks near the house.
*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 around.
*Kitchen is shared and must remain clean. No baking nor frying, minimum light cooking. Part usage of refrig is ok. Minimize and bring your own ice chest as back up.
About the Host, Kathleen
FYI At the moment I am in Mexico at a yoga retreat. For the months of June, July, and perhaps August my caretakers Monica (from Los Angeles) and Love (from Sweden) will be in charge of correspondence, making sure your arrival is smooth, and helping you with anything you may need during your stay at the Sanctuary Lakehouse. They are a friendly and lovely couple, and have been here since April.
I am an professional multi-talented artist with skills for a balanced lifestyle. The cottage is 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 5 moon 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: being caring & joyful, so WELCOME, if this suites your interest. LBGT friendly with open arms.
If you would like to see a FILM that captures the magnificence of this space, please search Hidden Hills Lake Cottage Rental on Youtube.