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Acadian Style Home - 3.5 Miles From Downtown Breaux Bridge.

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in St. Martinville - La Petite Voie De St. Therese

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home In A Quiet Rural Area Shaded By Oak And Pecan Trees

Unique Cajun Country getaway in a fully restored Acadian built house in a pastoral setting not far from Lafayette and St. Martinville. A perfect place to experience the food, music, culture, faith and 'Joie de Vivre' (Joy of Living) of the Cajun people.

'La Petite Voie de St. Therese' is situated on 2.5 acres of ancestral farmland near Bayou Teche in the heart of Acadiana. A large wrap-around porch with a swing and rocking chairs provides the ideal setting for enjoying outdoor pleasures, such as a large outdoor patio with grill, pecan, oak, cypress, and magnolia trees, azaleas, sugar cane fields, horses, birds, and squirrels. Guests will experience peace, serenity, tranquility, and southern hospitality in the heart of Cajun Country.

'La Petite Voie de St. Therese' is a fully restored l935 Acadian Home with 3 bedrooms, two full

baths, a modern kitchen, dining room, parlor/sitting room, and a music/entertainment room. The 'St. Therese' bedroom features an antique full size bed with matching vanity and armoire. It also has a connecting bathroom with antique tub and a separate full sized shower. The 'St. Mary' bedroom has a mahogany queen size bed with armoire and vanity with connecting full bath with antique tub/shower. The 'Evangeline' bedroom features a white iron single bed with vanity and armoire.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Emmaline Thibodeaux
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 November, 2016
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About Emmaline Thibodeaux

I am a direct descendant of the original Acadian people. My ancestors were deported from Nova Scotia to France. The Spanish government transported Acadian exiles from France to Louisiana on the ship 'Le Saint Remi,' and it arrived in Louisiana on September 9, 1785. I was raised in a family of seven children . Since I was the oldest girl I helped my parents with the younger children, and helped in the

family business. In high school I was a cheerleader, a band member, and in l960 I was crowned the 1st Crawfish Queen. I love music, cooking, gardening, and flower arranging.

I have four beautiful children and twelve grandchildren. I love speaking in French, and

meeting people.

Emmaline Thibodeaux purchased this house in 1985

Why Emmaline Thibodeaux chose Louisiana

In June 1986, my Mother gave me two and a half acres of property that belonged to her grandfather, Renee Chauffe, Sr. It was through the grace of God that I stumbled onto an old house built by Andre' Boudreaux in 1935. I was taken by surprise when in the house there was a picture of Christ as the High Priest holding the Chalice and the Eucharist and it said,'Christ Wants Your Heart.' I knew instantly that this house was very special, and in 1989 I began remodeling it with the understanding that one day I would love to tell my story of 'La Petite Voie'.

I am so proud of my Acadian heritage and so thankful that my mother and father gave me a piece of history and today it is my privilege to invite guest to feel the peace and tranquility of 'La Petite Voie de St.Therese.'

What makes this house unique

It is with true devotion that I invite you to 'La Petite Voie' de St. Therese knowing full well that you will feel the Spirit of Peace, Love, and Understanding. The home accommodates 5 people comfortably with a precious full kitchen, and a lovely dining area. The living area,

bedrooms, and bath are enhanced with antique furnishings and allows one to feel that they are taken back in history. A small box of Coty powder is placed on the bedroom vanity exactly like I remember it in the Chauffe Plantation House. The foyer and the living area is really quite charming and there you will enjoy satellite TV, music video, and books to read. Guest will definitely feel comfortable on the outdoor wrap around porch with a swing, cypress rockers, and sofa sitting areas. A unique cypress piece is the outside cistern that preserves water for watering the plants.

There is statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus that comes from the Convent in Grand Coteau and a statue of St. Therese, my patron saint, was given to me by my RCIA class. The azalea bushes in the springtime are beautiful and the live oak trees are so stately and are always bursting with beauty. There are pecan, golden rain, red tip maple, magnolia, and Bradford pears trees that are waiting to greet you when you come to visit. It will be a pleasure to welcome you into my home with heartfelt gratitude.

Come share an experience of Cajun Country hospitality.

and a retreat away from home.

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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(68 traveller reviews)

Acadian Style Home - 3.5 Miles From Downtown Breaux Bridge.
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 68 reviews
5

We were Thankful for this beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on the first Saturday of Thanksgiving week. Emmaline's son greeted us, as Mr. and Mrs. Thibadeux were away for a few days. The sun was setting, the surrounding cane fields were tall and green and the yard was aglow with the late afternoon fall light.

We made our way into the house, through the kitchen of course! Our granddaughter chose the sweet, brightly decorated room next to the kitchen. We made our way through the house, admiring it's timeless beauty and old fashioned decor and finally landed in the back bedroom with a full bath attached.

The kitchen and the living rooms were the primary rooms we enjoyed while we were inside, but it was outside where we really spent most of our time. Coffee and cocktails were enjoyed on the decks that wrapped around three sides of the house. We rocked, we swung, we sat in the sun reading. Then the miniature donkey would bray, and we would grab some carrots from the fridge and head over to visit him and his three miniature horse companions (or should I say nemesis). Then we would walk the length of the cane field, until one morning we woke to it being harvested, opening up the vista to yet more cane fields beyond. The next day the field was being burned by the farmer. This was a fascinating process to see up close for these native Californians.

Emmaline's hospitality and generosity meant leaving the fridge stocked with water, coke, cake (delicious!) and carrots for the animals. There were also fresh Satsumas and local sweet potatoes - included in our Thanksgiving feast. She also graciously fed us local boudin, cracklings and corn bread with local cane syrup. We felt so cared for.

We couldn't have chosen a better home to spend the week in.

Thank you, Emmaline for all your care in making our stay in your home as enjoyable as it possibly could be.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow!! What an absolutely beautiful review from Amy, Greg, and granddaughter Jrydan. I really was taken in when Greg began asking questions about sugarcane, and he was so interested in the harvesting of this important industry in our community. I told him that at one time (1933) this land was called "The Chauffe Plantation and for miles and miles, all you could see was sugarcane. It was wonderful to meet such nice people, and to know that they enjoy our rich Cajun and Creole History. Thank you for coming to "La Petite Voie de St. Therese," and to grace my home with your presence.
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5

Amazing...Group, familly environment this is it.

  • 5 of 5

This was an amazing trip. We took a chance, folks coming from Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Arizona and Dallas for a "get together" and boy did we pick the right place. Emmaline is the best "Welcome to Home" that Lafayette offers. An amazing wrap around porch with a gorgeous sitting area, wonderful history and a home away from home environment. We've have rented several VRBOs and this is one of the VERY best.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Today I arrived at "La Petite Voie" and the donkeys were hee-hawing for apples. I couldn't help but think of how much Sue loved feeding the donkeys. Thank you Pennsylvania, Dallas, South Carolina, and Arizona for such a wonderful review. Thanks to Kelly, Karen, Bill, Sue, Gary, and the CONLON 's. I miss you folks. Bien Merci!!!!!
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5

Wonderful Stay & Property

  • 5 of 5

This country house is amazing!!! The location is amazing to lots of local fun, food and entertainment. The kitchen is capable of preparing meals with new pans, knives, etc. But both my wife & I think the best part of the house are the 3 porches. We had coffee each morning & wine each night while we just wound down in between playing. We are already planning our next visit early next year (2017).

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fun, laughter, and great conversations were shared with my extended family Rose Anne and Ed. Truly a beautiful couple that brightened my kitchen with new pots and knives. We enjoyed playing the Cajun card game called Bourre' (Boo-ray), and as we Cajuns say, "we passed a good time." Thank you for brightening Charlie and my life with your zest for living. Hopefully I will see you next year!!!
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It was quaint and full of surprises everywhere you looked. Very relaxing. Great food in area.

  • 4 of 5

Lots of history to learn about the area. Emmiline had extensive knowledge of where to go to find delicious food. She was friendly and welcoming. We had 3 couples and accommodations were great. The house had lots of character and antiques. All of us were very comfortable. This was our first experience with VRBO and I will do it again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was my privilege to meet all of you and to share my Cajun Heritage and, the places I love here in St. Martin Parish. I hope you all had an enjoyable stay!! Thank you for your nice comments, and I miss you already!! Take care and God bless.
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5

Beautiful and charming - felt at home!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely home. We stayed five nights in "La Petite Voie de St. Therese." We like staying in a home where we can cook, relax, enjoy each other's company. This house did not disappoint. You can sense the love that went into restoring and improving this home. It has beautiful wood throughout, is tastefully decorated, clean and situated in a quiet location, yet minutes from Breaux Bridge, St. Martinville and Lafayette. Emmaline was a superb host, meeting us at the home the first day, stocking the refrigerator, and even having us over for some Louisana beans and rice. Even record rainfalls (over 20" in two days!) could not "dampen" our stay. If you are looking for a fully functional home with charm and beauty, look no further!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, St. Therese sent your beautiful family to experience Cajun Hospitality to "La Petite Voie - The Little Way of St. Therese." Just to think that your Rose Bedspread (yellow and red) is exactly like the one in the St. Therese Bedroom. It was simply wonderful to have you over for a meal and to share your family. As I write to you I am looking at your family picture (smiling). It was very sweet of you to have a mass said for my intentions at the Carmelite Monastery. I will always remember your smiles, and I will stay in touch with your lovely family. May God keep all of you safe!! God Bless your family!!!!
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Fantastique accueil / Fantastic welcome

  • 5 of 5

Emmaline est une hôtesse pleine d'attentions, adorable, elle nous a offert de délicieuses spécialités cajun, nous a conseillés sur les visites, s'est rendue très disponible. La maison est conforme aux photos, très bien située pour visiter la région des bayous, nous avons passé un excellent séjour. Merci Emmaline, de la part de toute la famille !

Emmaline is a very thoughtful and friendly host. We arrived to a delicious carrot cake that she had baked and she brought us some local cajun specialties (boudin!) for our departure. She also gave us lots of tips on where to visit in the area and was always available to answer any questions. The house looks just like in the photos, is right near everything we wanted to visit, and was a perfect home away from home for our vacation. Thank you Emmaline from the whole family!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Valerie et la famille, Bien Merci pour le belle ecriture et je tres heureux de rencontrer la famille. le temps passer vite et le temps avec la famille c etait merveilleux. Thank you so much for the lovely writing, and it was my pleasure to meet your family. The time passed very fast; however, the time spent with your family was wonderful. I enjoyed speaking Cajun French with you, and I hope one day you can come back to enjoy our Cajun Festivities. I miss you - tu me manques
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Location

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
LAFAYETTE REGIONAL AIRPORT
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
FARM D'ALLIE
Nearest Train
12 Miles
LAFAYETTE AMTRACK TRAIN DEPOT
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
CAFE DES AMIS RESTAURANT
Car: necessary

SHOP OUR HISTORIC DOWNTOWN AREAS AND DISCOVER A WONDERFUL SELECTION OF ANTIQUES, ARTS, Bayou Town Flea Market, AND UNIQUE BOUTIQUE. VISIT MUSEUMS OF CAJUN AND CREOLE HISTORY LOCATED IN ST. MARTINVILLE, THE HOME OF LONGFELLOW'S EVANGELINE. TASTE AUTHENTIC CAJUN AND CREOLE CUISINE IN OUR MANY FAMILY OWNED RESTUARANTS AND CAFES, FEATURING LIVE CAJUN & ZYDECO MUSIC; ESPECIALLY ON SATURDAY MORNINGS AT CAFE DES AMIS LOCATED IN DOWNTOWN BREAUX BRIDGE, AND VOTED ACADIANA'S BEST BURGER IS ANGELLE'S RESTAURANT LOCATED ON BRIDGE STREET. OTHER POPULAR RESTAURANTS INCLUDE PONT BREAUX'S CAJUN RESTAURANT, CRAZY 'BOUT CRAWFISH, MAIN STREET PIZZA, JOIE DE VIVRE, BUCK AND JOHNNY'S PIZZA. MUST DO ACTIVITIES INCLUDE LAKE MARTIN BIRD SANCTUARY AND SWAMP TOURS. TRAVEL TO HENDERSON - THE GATEWAY TO THE ATCHAFALAYA BASIN, WHOSE ATTRACTIONS INCLUDE McGEE'S AND WHISKEY RIVER LANDING. ON SATURDAY NIGHTS

VISIT LA POUSSIERE (DUST) FOR CAJUN DANCING.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in St. Martinville, Louisiana

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£426
for 3 nights
From
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£772
£1,281
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning £59
Tax Rate 3.5%

CLEANING FEES
One couple - No Fees
Two couples - $50.00
Three couples - $75.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in St. Martinville, USA

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • St. Therese, St. Mary,& Evangeline - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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