|Space||1,800 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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.
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
Emmaline Thibodeaux purchased this house in 1985
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.'
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.
My husband and I spent 5 weeks at this lovely Acadian style French country home. The azaleas were in full bloom and simply gorgeous. The home is very comfortable and has everything you could possibly want or need. We spent many evenings on the wrap around porch watching the mule and Shetland pony in their little ecosystem of farm animals across the field. Emmaline greeted us with chicken salad sandwiches and soup and kept us full with her delightful cakes and Cajun specialties throughout our visit. The home is close to all the Cajun creole / zydeco hot spots. Without a doubt the best part of the trip was getting to know Emmaline. My husband and I both feel we have a new friend for life. We will definitely return to St Therese on our next trip to Acadiana. We love you Emmaline and miss you already!!!
In our 15 years of coming to "cajun country", this unique home is definitely the best! It is warm, charming and authentic and reflects the 30+ years Emmaline has spent restoring and furnishing it. The wrap-around porch is great.The countryside location is very peaceful and quiet. It has a good central location for day-trips in the area. This will be our new "base" for future trips to Louisiana!
I have been traveling to Louisiana for the past 18 years and this was by far my best experience. Emmaline is a delight and she had the house prepared and ready for me and my 4 other friends perfectly. I highly recommend her and her lovely living space. Marty Bisch
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.
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.
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).
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.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest|
One couple - No Fees
Two couples - $50.00
Three couples - $75.00
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.