About this listing
Let's just say, everyday starts with breakfast. So when you're considering your stay here in Lafayette, remember that a first class breakfast is part of the package. This tranquil space is in the heart of Lafayette, close to anything you want to see, hear, or experience in Cajun country. In a quiet older neighborhood, this centrally located apartment is attached to a home but is completely private with your own entrance and private space for up to 2 persons. There is a den, a bedroom and a bathroom. The den has seating, a mini kitchen with a dorm sized refrigerator, a coffee pot and a small food prep area. The bedroom has a queen sized bed and the bathroom is located off the bedroom. Guests must pass through the bedroom to access the bathroom. A warm savory breakfast is delivered each morning along with fruit and juice in the room. Wander the organic garden year round, maybe make a mosaic in the art studio (small additional fee) or just enjoy the peace and quiet. Cajun dancing, music and food are never far. Free internet access. Pets are welcomed as long as they are 15 pounds or less and well behaved, ADVANCE NOTICE REQUESTED.
Happy to do Vegan if requested.
ROKU tv setup for Netflix and many other choices as well as Pandora so movies and Netflix shows are available and music to suit your tastes.
Welcome glass of wine and "un tit gout", "little taste" hors d'oeuvre await you upon arrival
The neighborhood is great for walking and biking. I have bikes available to borrow.
Good restaurants and grocery stores with many prepared food options are less than two minutes drive. Sushi, pizza, Cajun, Mexican, deli, and many others to choose from.
Antique shops, local art galleries, movie theatres and a growing variety of local talent theatre productions are available by short drive as well.
Please note, during Festivals Acadiens and Festival International and Crawfish festival a 2 night minimum stay is requested.
I have an organic vegetable garden on site that you're welcome to enjoy, as well as citrus trees, blueberries and flowers.
Love walking the beautiful tree lined paths and streets in my neighborhood.
Somewhat convenient public transit
Other Things to Note
PETS REQUIRE PREAPPROVAL
PETS UNDER 15 LBS ONLY
Enjoy the areas provided. No smoking in the house. Clean up after your pet.
Petit appartement original avec beaucoup d'oeuvres artistiques, trės bon petit dejeuner fait maison, hote agréable
We actually ended up arriving three hours later than we had a expected due to traffic but Leslie was a great hostess and greeted us happily when we finally arrived, she gave us the tour of the place and even had a bottle of wine and some homemade jalapeno jelly and crackers waiting for us ! They place is super adorable and quirky, we loved it very much. It is bright and airy! My favorite part was the beautiful mosaic tile shower. We enjoyed our stay at Leslie's and would definitely stay again :-)We even left with a extra family member too! (rescued an old blind poodle wandering Leslie's neighborhood - nobody would claim) Poo Poo Broussard!!
Leslie is a kind and generous host with a wealth of information about the area. She greeted us as we arrived and had prepared a welcoming snack for us. The space was just as described, a very homey feel to the cozy little apartment. The location is close to sights and shopping yet private. Lafayette serves a the perfect base to explore Acadian Country.
Leslie and her apartment embodied everything I love about AirBnB -- a warm host that makes you feel like you're staying with a friend and who shares her enthusiasm for her neighborhood, and a comfortable place to use as a home base while you explore an area through a local perspective. The apartment was exactly as described, and the bed was especially comfy and shower especially nice. Leslie gladly answered our questions about the area, and her home cooking was a sweet treat after eating heavy meals on the road. We would definitely want to stay with Leslie again, and highly recommend her to others!
We stayed 3 nights at Leslie's apartment.
We had the chance to meet Leslie at our arrival, it was a great welcoming.
Everything is as describe and clean.
Very good breakfasts.
The only thing is that you cannot cook in the apartment.
We definitively recommend staying at Leslie's place.
The flat was really pretty and comfortable, Leslie was friendly and helpful and cooked us an amazing breakfast! Would definitely recommend.
This was such a unique and comfortable place to stay. Leslie is awesome. She is bubbly and makes you feel at home immediately. The separate apartment was very homey with so many artsy touches. The welcome bottle of wine and olive salad over cheese was so delightful after traveling all day. The bed and futon were both very comfortable, with plenty of linens to go around. The bathroom had a funky, artsy flair; which was fun to wake up to. The apartment has a small apartment size refrigerator, coffee pot with coffee and a brita water filter pitcher. The whole apartment was very clean. We were unable to enjoy the garden due to all the rain. We traveled with a 16 month old who was able to explore the apartment without us worrying about him breaking anything or getting hurt. BREAKFAST WAS AMAZING. We had eggs bendict with hollandaise, fresh fruit and fresh squeezed OJ. It was delivered to our door at the time we requested. I would highly recommend you stay here. I will come back again when I visit the area again. Thanks Leslie for opening your wonderful home.
About the Host, Leslie
Native Lafayette resident who can throw down with the best of them. I've got the culinary skills and the Cajun joie de vivre that makes living in Louisiana truly an art form.
I'm a traveler with some European desinations I call home. I make gumbo for my family in Italy and Sweden and Germany. My latest most favorite enjoyment has been travel to India where I got to sit in the kitchen and watch the magic that is Indian cuisine from a home advantage point of view.
I grow a kick a** organic garden and you'll often see something from my garden on your breakfast plate.
I'm a selling artist, which means I am making part of my living from selling my art. I have work in homes in Japan, Germany, Italy, France and Canada, and probably a few places I don't know. I speak a little French and am working very diligently to learn more. I also enjoy trying my hand at Italian..and well, Spanish would be a fun one to learn as well.
I wrote a book called The Dog and the Hurricane when I volunteered after Katrina to help with the animals at Lamar Dixon Center. I'm a dedicated animal rescuer and love animals.
I had a bed and breakfast for years before airbnb and am still very much in contact with many of my former bed and breakfast guests, now lifelong friends. I have another book on Kindle called STONE GUMBO that pretty much gives a picture of that experience along with a fictional story.
And for the outrageous..yes I have been on a reality show, there were no duck calls or swamps involved.
I've got good advice on food and music and a great Cajun good time. Come see y'all.