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Victorian Manor in the Heart of Cajun Country. 20 min North of Lafayette

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Space 3,250 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

A place for the whole family or the right place for a special event

Bellevue Manor predominately offers short term rentals, BUT we offer discounted monthly or long term rentals or leasing (inquire within). The home is 141 years old furnished with original rare New Orleans antiques. I've personally owned the home since 2006, my extended family lived here since 1874. It is located on nearly 3.7 acres of land with several miniature horses and small barn on the property. The home has 12 foot ceilings, a little over 3,000 square ft. The house has 5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a library/study, dining room and kitchen. The house sleeps 10 people comfortably, 12 if you choose to use our queen size air mattress per request. The DOWNSTAIRS has 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, study/library, living room, dining room and kitchen. The UPSTAIRS has 3 bedrooms, a sitting area and one full bath/shower. Outside has a BBQ and 900 sq.-ft. covered patio area. Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino is less than 5 minutes away. The house works out great for folks who don't want to rent several hotel rooms and prefer the option to have family and friend under one roof, like to cook or BBQ with family or friends privately. I've hosted guests who have come to Opelousas for local weddings, bridal groups who need a space to get ready or honeymoon suite, overseas tourists, private parities or used venue rental (priced separately). The home has several miniature ponies on the property, which are a hit with children. At time ponies are removed for breeding. The west side of the property that is fenced can support ample parking for large events (about 2 acres). The photos describe which bedrooms are upstairs and downstairs. If you wish to learn more on the history of Bellevue Manor & it's builder you internet search the builder: Rudolph Adelbert Sebastian Mayor or google his name. He was an accomplished composer, musician, founder of one of the first all woman's brass ensemble in the South, inventor of one of the first pre-civil war breech-loading rifles and inventor of one the first from of color photography, among other things.

SPECIAL EVENTS: The home is ideal for photo shoots, special events, brides venue to get ready, private parties, corporate events and wedding receptions are separate pricing and considered a VENUE RENTAL. WEDDINGS, RECEPTIONS, VOW RENEWALS, PRIVATE PARTYS, WORK EVENTS ARE CONSIDERED A "SPECIAL EVENT" therefore the RATE is SEPARATE CONSIDERING it is VENUE RENTAL and approved per inquiry ONLY since the price needs to be adjusted on my calendar prior to booking. The VENUE rental rate is $1,800 for the day of the event, which INCLUDES the overnight accommodations for 10-12. If you don't know if your group is falls into the special event, ask please. It's based on the number of people attending. Special events include such events as weddings, receptions, private parties, family reunions, graduation parties, bridal showers, etc. For SPECIAL EVENTS/RECEPTIONS we welcome the option to bring in your own caterer and beverages. Decorating, table rentals, outdoor lighting, candles, etc. optional. If you need recommendations, please inquire. Holiday rates apply during the year, but are quoted on your inquiry. Rates may change with guests at during seasonal times.

RENTAL EXCEPTION: If a bride has already chosen a wedding venue or reception venue elsewhere, BUT the bridal party needs a place for herself and her bridesmaids to get ready and take some photos, we treat this as a standard nightly rental rate, NOT a special event rate, but a TWO-night minimum still applies. We work with any custom package deal pricing, so try us. Please inquire via email if you have questions. Keep in mind, website does no show your phone numbers or personal email address on booking inquiries, so unfortunately initial inquiries have to me discussed via email.

House Rules no smoking inside and eating is contained in kitchen and patio areas. Due to the age of the indoor furniture, please do not move the furniture, unless by special request.

The grey curtains in living room and downstairs guest bedroom (grey rooms), the curtains are ornamental and do not close. Sheers/shades can be used in the rooms. Closet doors are locked for private storage. Armoires and dressers are free came for you clothing.

We encourage quest to read, study and enjoy the antique artifacts, but please avoid handling them as we've had a few accidents. (i.e. photo collection, statuettes, figurines, etc.) It's common sense to treat this as if it were your own home. We still use this as a private family home. Thank you for understanding.

More Details

Jonathan Sebastien
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 July, 2018

About Jonathan Sebastien

I work in the entertainment industry as a television/entertainment producer. My wife is a registered nurse, who is originally from London, England. We both lived in Los Angeles, London, Chicago and Louisiana.

Jonathan Sebastien purchased this house in 2006

Why Jonathan Sebastien chose Opelousas

This property is a great alternative to renting several hotel rooms and having the family under one roof. It also can serve as Special Events venue for family reunions, weddings, receptions, special party, Special events are a separate price when over 10 people apply.

What makes this house unique

The house is history time capsule for the Mayer family who built the home in 1874. It houses lots of local history and antique furniture unique to Louisiana and Cajun French culture.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Opelousas in St. Landry Parish

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Parties or Special Events are 20 or more people. This is considered a "Special Event" which is an $1,800 flat-rate fee the day of the event.
  • Even for special events in the day or evening, no more than 10-12 people are allowed to sleep on the property unless approved.
  • No smoking inside. Smoking outside ok. Food is to be contained in the kitchen, dining and carport areas. Please do not move the antique furniture.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Hand held shower head
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • The upstairs bathroom is a shower/tub combo. Downstairs is a claw foot tub, with handheld shower hose
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed , w/trundle
  • There is a queen size master BR, three full/double size rooms, one single day bed, with a trundle that sleeps another. I queen size air mattress is available upon request.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
I have access to private chefs, caterers and an event rental company for tables, chairs, out door tents, etc.


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Victorian Manor in the Heart of Cajun Country. 20 min North of Lafayette
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

A wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house with lots of ambience. The gorgeous antique furniture takes you back in time. If you don’t mind the unique features of an old house (squeaky floors, minimal outlets, sharing the shower), then you will totally enjoy your stay. The house was conveniently located near all the cities we were visiting, was in a nice, quiet neighborhood (OK, except for the railroad whistle), and had a great entertaining patio. Our host was wonderfully accommodating and friendly. We would come stay here again - and that says it all!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys were terrific and fun to meet. I was glad we could play a part in your experience and we hope to have you back! Thank you for all the great suggestions that will improve the future of Bellevue Manor and our plan is to implement them ASAP! Safe travels come again!
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This Manor is a beautiful place to stay. I recommend it for the groom and his family or the groomsmen. We had pre-wedding pictures taken here with all the bridal party which turned out beautiful. The manor is an old home and filled with a unique charm. The beds are antique and high off the floor. There is lots of room inside and the outside is just as charming. The owner is happy to please you and easy to work with. Thanks for the great memories of this beautiful charming place for our son's wedding weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you guys!
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  • 4 of 5

Nice antiques, lots of history

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The location was really intimate and relaxing. Jonathan was very personable and gave me helpful information about the home and surrounding area. I would definitely recommend this location anyone. I was so impressed that I plan on returning if I'm in the area in the future!!!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a great house! Lots of history inside to enjoy. Our group of 7 had plenty of space even enjoying breakfast outside. Neighborhood was quiet and lots of friendly people saying hi while on our walks seeing the town. Jonathan was great to work with. He met us at the house and gave us a tour, explaining some of the history of his family home. He was always available, even recommending Pizza Shack for great pizza (and he was right!). Even though an hour away from Baton Rouge, I highly recommend this house for anyone's getaway.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you guys!!
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Perfect Venue for a Family Stay

  • 5 of 5

This historic manor was the perfect setting for an extended family stay to prep for my son's wedding. The house is an eclectic marriage of antiques and modern upgrades to make it very confortable but also make you feel as if you have been transported back into time. We were able to host a large gathering on the outdoor patio which is very convenient to the kitchen area and allow a flow of guests inside the home to tour the home. This home would make a great venue for a corporate or church gathering or special events. It has 5 large bedrooms and makes for privacy if multiple families share it. The drawing room or library is especially well done and contains numerous art work, period photos, newspaper clippings, old books, etc. The owner is in particular extremely helpful and motivated to make one's stay memorable, living nearby to answer any questions one might have. He also allowed us to visit the home twice to tour it in order to finalize wedding plans. Very accommodating, reflecting south Louisiana hospitality. We feel as if we hit the jackpot with this rental and made for a very magical and successful wedding experience - one that my son and new daughter-in-law will never forget! I highly recommend this home!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Simply put, you guys were terrific!
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Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Evangeline Downs Casino
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 49
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Frank's Bar
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Opelousas, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
21 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
21 Dec 2018 - 25 Dec 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Mardi Gras Final week
1 Feb 2019 - 6 Feb 2019
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £38 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £45.33
Cleaning fee £76.83

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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