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, **On Saturdays, when I participate in a local farmer's market I leave homemade granola, fresh fruit and yogurt. Regarding bookings on WEEKENDS I do request a minimum 2 night so either a FRIDAY-SATURDAY OR SATURDAY-SUNDAY. 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 4 persons. There is a den, a bedroom and a bathroom. The den has a mini kitchen with a dorm sized refrigerator, a coffee pot and a small food prep area.. The den also has a fold out futon and bedding to sleep 2 additional persons. 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, most Saturday mornings I'm selling at the local farmer's market. A small light breakast is available to be prepared by guests in the room. ALSO 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.
Great place to stay in Lafayette. Leslie is a wonderful hostess. Her breakfasts were over the top. She is a talented creole cook. The unit was clean and cozy, great for a couple or with an additional kid. Leslie lives next door and provided excellent information about local music and food. She turned us onto the creole breakfast in Breux Bridge and the informal music jam at Vermillion. Her place is convenient and DIY decorated. Bed was comfortable and everything worked out very well. An excellent spot to stay in the Lafayette area.
My wife and mother-in-law had an awesome time staying and visiting with Leslie. The apartment was perfect! So much better than a hotel!
This place was just great! Leslie was super welcoming, the perfect host, telling us not to hesitate to contact her about anything. She provided us with a bottle of wine and an appetizer upon our arrival and the most amazing eggs benedict in the morning! She was also very knowledgeable as a tour guide, suggesting activities for us to check out in the local area. The apartment was clean and comfortable, very well-decorated with some of Leslie's art. We slept great and very much enjoyed our stay. Thank you!
Leslie was very welcoming and warm-hearted. She made us great breakfasts - beautifully presented and delicious. She also greeted us with a bottle of wine and some nibblies. The bed was very comfortable and when we needed heat (the weather turned very cold), she told us about the ceramic heater that saved the day. We had to drive to everything pretty much, but Lafayette is a very spread out city.
Leslie was amazing! My husband and I arrived very late to Leslie's home due to a very long drive from Philadelphia. We stayed at Leslie's for 4 nights while we waited to close on our new home in Lafayette. We had a very comfortable stay and the breakfast she made was delicious! Leslie was also very sweet to our dog and talked to my husband about gardening. I am a travel agent and would highly recommend staying here. Thanks again, Leslie!
Leslie a été très accueillante, ses petits déjeuners sont bons et copieux. Elle nous a bien conseillé pour notre séjour.
L'appartement est très bien : propre, calme, simple.
Leslie was a wonderful hostess. The house was just as described. Comfortable bed, small kitchen, close to everything we needed to get to. We had two small dogs with us and the set-up was perfect. Wood floors and plenty of space for two humans and two dogs. The breakfasts were far better than you'd expect at an airbnb place. It was like a top notch bed and breakfast. We hope to stay here again.
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.