About this listing
The space available is a loft above the kayak shop in the heart of Cajun country. The shop sits on the banks of the Bayou Teche in historic downtown Breaux Bridge, the Crawfish Capitol of the World. (No, seriously, it is.) The bedroom that overlooks the slow-moving bayou (that used to be the Mississippi River some 5,000 years ago), is furnished with a queen-size bed, plenty of closet space, and a private bath with walk-in shower. Also available to visitors are a shared washer and dryer, and an equipped kitchen. Everything is in walking distance: Café des Amis (known for its Saturday morning Zydeco Breakfast), La Poussiere (an historic Cajun dancehall), a coffee shop that hosts Cajun music jams, antique shops, and grocery stores (where boudin can be found).
Cory is the operator of the kayak shop. He lives downstairs when he’s not paddling the Teche or the nearby swamp, Lake Martin.
Local highlights include the annual Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival (first full weekend in May), Festival International de Louisiane (last weekend in April), Festival Acadiens et Créoles (second weekend of October), country Mardi Gras (Courir de Mardi Gras), and Avery Island, home of Tabasco and Jungle Gardens.
The nearest airport is Lafayette (LFT) with a 20-minute drive. If you choose to visit us from New Orleans, it’s a 2 ½ hour drive. If coming from Baton Rouge (BTR), it’s an hour drive. Bienvenue a Pont Breaux!
Corey was a great host! He let me know of all the neat happenings around town that weekend. The room and bathroom were great. It overlooked Bayou Teche and was just exquisite in the morning light. Overall wonderful experience! I will definitely be staying here again!
Meget hyggeligt sted og værten var meget hjælpsom og imødekommende og hjalp os til at få en rigtig dejlig dag i Breaux bridge. Rent, ryddet og dejlig værelse. Vi havde det hele for os selv. Vil virkelig anbefale dette stedet til alle!!! En god oplevelse!
The loft is amazing! It has everything you need, and everything is extremely clean and comfortable! Cory is amazing, he's very knowledgable and can answer any questions you have about anything at all! The location is perfect for walking to a few local restaurants with some pretty great boudin. We also enjoyed the convince of renting a canoe from Corey, our host. I'm positive if you stayed here you're experience will be just as wonderful!
I really enjoyed staying with Cory in Breaux Bridge. He was very welcoming and eager to ashore that my stay was as comfortable as possible. The place and location is absolutely gorgeous and situated right in Downtown Breaux Bridge. An added bonus was being able to take advantage of Cory's Kayaking service and hire.
Our stay at the cabin was great! Our host was generous and informed, making us feel right at home and giving us the tools to really explore the area. We were allowed access to the refrigerator to store fresh fish we'd caught and we used the porch for evening conversations. The room is well appointed and comfortable, with all the amenities of a nice hotel--the only caveat I'd add is that those who prefer a firm mattress may find the bed a bit soft.
We took advantage of the opportunity to kayak (Lake Martin at sunset) and it was a truly spectacular experience. And using our host's recommendations we learned a lot about the food, music and culture in the area. I would recommend this spot to anyone looking for a unique, affordable South Louisiana experience.
What more can be said about this gem that hasn't already been said? Pont Beaux is a magical place filled with history and charm, and staying at Ingo and Cory's place really puts you at the heart of it. The room was lovely, and Cory is super-friendly and welcoming, while also sharing his wealth of knowledge about Cajun Louisiana's richness and uniqueness. Highly recommended!
About the Host, Ingo
I live in the entertainment capital of the world Los Angeles, California, as well in the crawfish capital of the world Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.