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Relaxing Lakeside Escape

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 1/2Bath, Master Loft, Wrap Around Decks And Stunning Lake Views!

The Rosebarn is situated on a peninsula shaped lot, on Lake Rosemound, with ample privacy and stunning scenery. There is a master loft with a king size bed and a twin, a private bedroom and half bath on the main floor, in addition to a full bath with a chromatheraphy jetted tub. There are two additional bedrooms on the third level of the home with a jack and jill bathroom including an outdoor shower.

Steve and Cynthia Chauvin
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 May, 2017

About Steve and Cynthia Chauvin

Stephen and Cynthia Chauvin are natives of New Orleans. Stephen practices architecture and is the president of Chauvin Arkhitekton . He is also very active in the organization of Louisiana Landmarks which is an advocacy group for preserving historic landmarks.

Cynthia loves art , music and family.

Steve and Cynthia Chauvin purchased this lodge in 2004

Why Steve and Cynthia Chauvin chose Louisiana

Steve and Cynthia bought the initial property that became the Rosebarn after Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005. This property holds special meaning to them and their family (and dogs!) as it was a safe haven for them during the Katrina aftermath and clean up. There was a tremendous amount of creativity and thought put into the renovation to maintain the character of the building.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge in St Francisville in West Feliciana Parish

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , this en suite is connected to bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Outdoor Shower , this bath connects bedroom 2 and 3 on the ground floor
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , on the main with a chromatherapy jetted tub/shower combo
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , on the lower floor, adjoining a bedroom with bunk beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Bunk Bed , adjoins bedroom 2 with jack and jill bath and outdoor shower
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , on main floor of house with half bath
  • NOTE: there is a large upstairs loft in the home with a king size bed and an additional twin. The loft is accessible by a large spiral staircase and opens up on to a huge second story deck. This is not listed as a bedroom, as it is an open area to the lower floor of the house. This space is very unique, spacious, has lovely views overlooking the indoor fireplace from upstairs and is perfect for a romantic weekend!
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
In addition to the kitchen amenities listed there is also a blender and a George Foreman grill.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

Relaxing Lakeside Escape
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
Jackson, MS

Weekend stay for a wedding

  • 5 of 5

We had 8 adults and the house worked out perfectly. Got there early Friday and everything was like Cynthia said in a phone call with me. There was an issue with a shower being repaired but there were enough facilities for everyone. Kitchen was well stocked and we brought food and cooked big breakfast on Saturday. Went to St Francisville and got excellent BBQ for Saturday lunch before going to wedding. My brother loved the outdoor shower. Location was quiet and scenic on the lake. Would recommend the house.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house on the lake! Great for a group of friends or a family.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. We had a group in town for a bike race in St Francisville. This house was perfect, as it had enough beds and space to accommodate couples & singles and all of our gear. Also plenty of towels and linens were provided.

There is a great outdoor area with a fire pit and pier, but it was a little too cold outside to enjoy during our stay.

The house is a short (20 min) car ride to downtown St Francisville.

The only issue we had was that we didn't have use of one shower during our stay (door had recently been broken) but we made it work as there is also a shower outside.

Cheryl was our contact for the house and she was very helpful and communicated with us regularly to make sure we had everything we needed.

Would definitely stay here again! Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful space in a great, tranquil location. Perfect spot for pastoral repose.

  • 4 of 5

An awesome retreat for a group of friends… can't wait to get back.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting, quirky house, great experience

  • 5 of 5

We had two families, 4 kids and 4 adults. The house is fun with a trap door leading to the two bedrooms downstairs. The fireplace, kitchen and sitting area were all great. The upstairs loft was many degrees warmer than the downstairs bedrooms but it was manageable. The dock and the location on Lake Rosemound is serene and we all loved it. We hike in Tunica Falls and spent some time in St. Francisville. Great location. We had a blast!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Orleans, Louisiana

Family New Year's Eve

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay with our two young sons (3 and 2) who loved exploring the house and grounds. It was such an easy, relaxing vacation for us all especially with how they have everything set up and ready to go: beds made up, tons of towels, kitchen is completely stocked with cooking supplies, washer and dryer are available if you need them, fire pit outside, surround sound inside and out. It was a wonderful getaway for us, and there are a lot of sites (several plantations, Afton Villa Gardens, downtown St. Francisville) all within a short drive. We want to go back soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baton Rouge

Gorgeous and relaxing fall break

  • 5 of 5

This was the most perfect place to simply get away for the weekend. It was quiet and relaxing with an immense amount of space, we absolutely loved. The on the lake dock was perfect for morning coffee and the backyard was great for a relaxing evening.

I will recommend this place for any of my colleagues and friends!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Ryan Airport, Baton Rouge
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
The Francis and the Mag (live music on Fri night!)
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
the Bluff's Golf Course and Beaver Creek
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
South of the Border - excellent food!
Car: necessary

The Rosebarn is located 45 minutes north of Baton Rouge on gorgeous Lake Rosemound. The Rosebarn is the perfect location for relaxing and leaving the work week behind you. It is a great place for bird watching (as it is on a bird sanctuary), biking, taking leisurely walks, spending time with friends and family in a quiet country setting. Come host a girls get away, a biking trip, a board meeting, a crawfish boil or a family reunion; the Rosebarn is spacious and stunning. It was renovated and designed by New Orleans architect, Steve Chauvin; and the house boasts a huge loft, spiral staircase, a gallery of windows and a gourmet kitchen with top of the line appliances. There are wrap around porches, a huge second story deck and a dock situated on the water. It is the perfect location for sharing a glass of wine at dusk, having breakfast while watching the birds or just getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

The home is 20 minutes north of historic St. Francisville and its plantation homes, gardens, restaurants and antique shops. Rosedown plantation boasts a stunning home with gardens designed after the Gardens of Versailles The Myrtles plantation which is considered one of America's most haunted homes offers tours as well as fine dining. Audubon Plantation home is also 20 minutes away and the site where James Audubon, artist/naturalist, was thought to have drawn some of his work.

For the outdoor experience, Tunica Hills offers beautiful hiking with waterfalls and trails and all of the flora and fauna Louisiana is so famous for. Angola Prison's famous rodeo and art show is also a short drive away, as well as the prison museum. The Bluffs Golf Course is 25 minutes away and is an 18 hole golfer's dream! Designed by golf course architect, Arnold Palmer, The Bluffs offers challenging golf holes and open fairways. 10 minutes south of St. Francisville lies Port Hudson Battlefield. It was the home of the longest siege in American history. This is a must see for the history and Civil War enthusiast.

15 minutes north of the home, lies Woodville, MS. It also has many amenities as well as its own fine selection of antique shops. Another 30 minutes north of Woodville and you arrive in historic Natchez with its fine dining, casinos, shopping, museums and shops, as well. Natchez is rich in its Civil War history as well and the antiquing is unsurpassed.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday lodge in St Francisville, USA

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £193.26
Property Damage Protection £45.61
standard cleaning fee £77.3

large groups will be charged additional cleaning fees $100. The house is very large and open and can accommodate air mattresses and additional guests, but there will be additional cleaning fees applied.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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