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Waterfront Cottage-- SUMMER only- minimum 2 months

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 60 nights


About the property

Option 1 or 2 BDR - 2 rates. Non Flood Location- very safe.

Ideal for transitioners and vacationers.

This is a private rental for light move in's- and adults only.

This is a fabulous unique space and setting designed to put you into a tranquility state, on high grounds up on a hill.

This offers you a retreat or getaway, well hidden, yet easy to get to. This spectacular panorama view of a private 55 acre lake is in a semi-remote area called Hidden Hills Lake Community. The cottage is under umbrellas of shade and is of a tranquil ambiance.This is a suitable resort style cottage for those who like a 'peaceful setting'. This is a custom-built and home art gallery of a recycle historical materials. It is equipped basic modern needs and fully furnished. It is a comfortable country living and not plush-slick, but a cool structure.The sanctuary is in a rustic, quiet residential area, tranquil & friendly neighborhood. It is secured with a gated community yet secluded from everyone around. La. This cottage suites guests who likes to be in something different and want real peace and quiet.

'The Sanctuary' is ideal for creative & nature lovers with all the tranquility you need.

It is very spacious with unique diversity of rooms, non conventional. It is considered as a

rustic-semi modern resort/ camp/home with lots of exotic features. It has been such a popular rental for guests from all over the world.

This video says it all.

Youtube; Bayou Lake Sanctuary by Kenny Mouton--Arnaudville

More Details

kathleen whitehurst
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About kathleen whitehurst

Country Road Magazine featured Sanctuary, check online for Jan. 2015 issue.

View a video on You Tube; Bayou Lake Sanctuary Rental Arnaudville by Kenny Mouton.

kathleen whitehurst purchased this cottage in 1985

Why kathleen whitehurst chose Arnaudville

The Sanctuary is sacred and secluded. It is ideal for vacationer or renters that need a place to live while in transition, downtime with the tranquility ambiance.

It is the only eco-balance lake in the whole acadiana parish with total privacy and security from the public. You are secluded with a secured remote gate. there is no traffic or people around, so you are hidden in the hills, but just minutes from all activities in our area.

What makes this cottage unique

for: Long or Short Term for transitions, snowbirds,

vacationers, career location, all accessories included.

Walk a trail in the woods around the lake and throughout the community.

It is an artist home/gallery with hospitality all around.

Safe & gated.

Pet is considered, depends and will be discussed. Has to be small and a non barker, no floor, door scratcher, no jumping on furniture. Well managed and leashed. STRICT policy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

From Kathleen, the owner; For reviews, there are NUMBERS of reviews from my guests on site www. rental name is Femmes Guesthouse/Arnaudville, LA. - acitve

rooms for rent or whole house category... you can put in the date and I can

decline it, just state that you are VRBO inquiry. I will decline your request

as it is just communication first.
Apr 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Arnaudville in St. Landry Parish

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , toiet and lavatory
  • two showers i tub outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , with full bathroom and walkin closet
    Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 2 showers
  • The 2nd bedroom is on the 2nd floor. Both bedrooms have spectacular views of the water and woods.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • Kayaking
Rental offers 1 Bedroom- ground level for a lower rate- 1600. OPTION; 2nd BDR is on the second floor for an additional rate of $200. Electricity is NOT included, will be discussed before setting reservation. Usage rates varies widely depending on your usage, will give you details since it is partial passive solar and A/C together. This is a resort/cottage in a rustic setting. It is NOT a conventional modern style, only for those who are tune to a safe clean country living. PETS is consider, depends and can be discussed.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews


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To try and put into words my experience is near impossible. I was needing a place to decompress, to recharge my inner self, and was blessed with finding this beautiful home. As soon as I drove up, I immediately went to the back deck and just sat in awe at the beauty. I didn't unpack until an hour later. The smell of the wood, the air, the warmth, cannot be described. I was at home with myself. This place is truly a treasure. And there are two wonderful towns to explore during the day, very near, with wonderful coffee, gourmet salads, and antiques. Looking forward to returning soon.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
several cajun restuarants
Car: necessary

This location is the only clean water lake surrounded by protected woods. It is secluded, safe, and breathtaking. It is located geographically in middle of many attractions that feeds the mind, body and soul, an experience you would enjoy.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Arnaudville, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
15 Jun 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
60 night minimum stay
for 60 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £59.48
cleaning £150.58 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,355.22
Pet Fee £75.29

Utilities are NOT included and will be discussed before making reservation. The cooling & air ventilation works with a passive solar setting. Your electric usage will depend on how much you require for comfort living.
A deposit will be estimated on the meter usage.
Water, garbage and lake access, canoe are included.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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