|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 Breaux Bridge, 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 Birdseye Maple 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 Mahogany Amoire 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 6 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, Wifi, 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, from my RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) 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, red bud, dogwood, 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!!!
We enjoyed our stay at this home. The owner contacted us before arrival and we met her the day we left. We arrived late on a Friday night and were pleasantly surprised to have chicken salad and a carrot cake waiting on us. The beds were comfortable and the house is spacious. The wraparound porch was great for relaxing in the early morning with a cup of coffee. A note for future travelers; the master bedroom is large with a private bath, but the bed is only a full size. The queen bed is in another bedroom. The third bedroom has a full size bed also. We will definitely be returning in the future.
Beautiful grounds, very peaceful, very nice olace to stay
My third stay at Mama Emmaline's La Petite Voie de St Therese. An authentic Cajun Country house in the heart of Acadiana. All I can say is 5 days was way too short. Emmaline will take such good care of you that you will not want to leave, ever. She's the real deal. An actual descendant of one of two brothers from France that settled in Nova Scotia in the 1600s. Roots run deep in this country and it is all about faith and family. Just visit one of the cemetery's and you will see it first hand. The French Cajun people stay together in life and even death does not part them. And boy do they know how to enjoy life and live each moment to the fullest!
This time my trip was split between a stay in New Iberia and a stay at Emmaline's place. Only because her place was not available for the whole time period. Saw some great stuff, ate some great food, met some nice people, and heard some good music. We even had an outdoor barbecue on the last night and it was fantastic. Looking forward to doing it again next year.
See my July 9, 2014 review for more details on this place. Nothing has changed. It's as good or better than before. There's a good reason the owner has 70 five star reviews but you need to book a stay to find out for yourself. Don't wait. As the locals there say, "lock it in", now.
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
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.