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Bonne Terre Cottage: Louisiana Cajun Country Artists' Retreat

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Welcome to Bonne Terre Cottage: Louisiana Cajun Country Artists' Retreat. Our Kitchen is equipped with everything needed to prepare a home-cooked meal. Breakfast nook w/ view of cottage yard. Cottage amenities include washer/dryer. Living Room with cathedral ceiling. Wi-fi, TV w/ local channels and more. We provide guests with access to books, music and DVDs by Louisiana artists. Stairs to Bedroom Loft. Comfy futon in LR if accessing loft is a concern. Full size bed in Loft. Loft offers lovely views of cottage yard and farm. View of yard from loft window. Outdoor BBQ area and fire pit in background. Take a bubble bath in our claw-foot tub. Soaps are made locally for our guests. Bathroom with access to walk-in closet with lots of hanging space and drawers. Cottage phone - yes, it really works for local calls. Experience outdoor dining with great views. View of farm from cottage porch. We are a certified wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. Two happy little bluebirds sitting on fence near cottage porch. Upcycled bird feeder from a favorite guest. Our organic garden at Bonne Terre. Copper birdbath plow. Copper bowl created by artist Beryl Wells Hamilton. Wrap-around porch is a perfect place to enjoy the sunrise with a cup of coffee. South porch is a great place for bird watching. Our little organic kitchen herb garden in cottage yard. Cottage has covered parking and a private yard. Vintage sugar kettle/fish bowl near cottage door. Come visit for a weekend, week or more.

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Last updated: 04/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Lafayette cottage description

'A lovely respite in the countryside' – The Advocate, Baton Rouge, La., August 17, 2012
Get away from it all and connect to Louisiana's Cajun and Creole countryside right outside of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. Our peaceful cottage is a great artists' retreat – excellent for the fine art of relaxing - with lots of natural light and many amenities. Our setting is pastoral and we're within easy reach of so much of south Louisiana's great food, music and culture. Come stay for a weekend, week, or more and experience Bonne Terre Cottage.

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We hope to see you soon. Merci!



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Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                Sorry, no pets of any kind allowed....moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                All renters must be 25 or older....moreless

              • Not Suitable For Children
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Double Beds (1) Bedroom loft offers lovely views and is accessed by a staircase with railing and upstairs landing., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Very comfortable Futon downstairs. Our linens are 100% cotton....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1

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              • Bathroom has claw-foot tub perfect for bubble baths. Redwood walls and a custom mirror accent our cottage bathroom. Our guests are treated to soaps and sprays created by local artisans. Walk-in closet with chest of drawers, shelves & plenty of hanging space....moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

                Our cozy breakfast nook has a table with seating for two and a old-barn reclaimed cypress wood bar with stools....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                We provide our guests with an assortment non-disposable dishes, glasses, utensils and cloth napkins....moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Our kitchen is equipped with everything needed to prepare a home cooked meal. ...moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                Cottage is equipped with French press, K-cup coffee brewer and coffee maker....moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Guests are served Organic Fair Trade coffee & a selection of organic teas....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                2...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Toaster
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Dishwasher
              • Refrigerator

              Amenities

              • Air Conditioning:

                Bonne Terre Cottage contributes to a healthier planet by utilizing green household products such as an Energy Star-rated air conditioner with a programmable thermostat....moreless

              • Heating:

                Energy Star-rated air conditioner/heater with a programmable thermostat....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                100% cotton linens...moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Living Room
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Covered Parking
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Washing Machine

              Other Amenities

                  • Loft bedroom with lovely views, antique clawfoot tub, wraparound porch with swing, lots of nice, shaded outdoor sitting areas for bird-watching, etc. Kitchen amenities include coffee maker, coffee grinder, blender, citrus juicer and a wide assortment of dishes, glassware, pots, pans, and utensils. Other cottage amenities include hair dryer, iron/ironing board, and a large walk-in closet with full length mirror, chest of drawers, shelves and plenty of hanging space....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • DVD Player:

                    We provide our guests access to books, music and DVDs by Louisiana artists....moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    We provide our guests access to books, music and DVDs by Louisiana artists....moreless

                  • Stereo:

                    Listen to Louisiana music on our old time record player or ipod dock. ...moreless

                  • Books:

                    We have a wide assortment of books and magazines for our guests....moreless

                  • Music Library:

                    iPod dock/CD Player/Tuner with remote control...moreless

                  • Television:

                    Television with local channels....moreless

                  • CD Player

                  Communications

                  • Internet
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Cottage organic herb garden....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Deck / Patio

                  Theme

                  • Tourist Attractions
                  • Historic
                  • Away From It All

                  Activities

                  • Medical Services
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Cycling
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Tennis
                  • Hunting
                  • Kayaking
                  • Golf
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Zoo
                  • Cinemas
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Live Theater
                  • Boating
                  • Shopping
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Antiquing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Sight Seeing

                  Other Activities

                      • We're in the heart of Cajun and Creole country in Poché Bridge, very close to Breaux Bridge's Café des Amis, Poché's Market & Restaurant, antiques shops and annual Crawfish Festival. We're also very near Lafayette, Arnaudville, St. Martinville, New Iberia, the Atchafalaya Basin, Lake Martin, Lake Fausse Pointe, Avery Island, etc., and the area's many great restaurants, dancehalls, festivals, and natural and man-made tourist attractions. Baton Rouge airport (BTR) is one hour away; the New Orleans airport (MSY) is two hours away....moreless
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Peaceful spot in Bayou Country

                        Peaceful spot in Bayou Country

                        • Guest Bill & Mary Jo M.
                        • Date of stay 01/23/14
                        • Review Submitted 02/11/14
                        We really enjoyed our stay at Bonne Terre, even though the weather did not cooperate (record low temps). Jen & Todd were gracious hosts and we enjoyed life on their farm with the horses, goat and chickens. The cottage was quite comfortable and had everything we needed. The location was in the country, but easy driving distance to Lafayette and smaller towns in the area. Easy day-trip to the Baton Rouge area for plantation visits. Lots of great food and music in the area. We hope to return when the weather is warmer! Thanks, Jen!

                        Recommended for: Sightseeing.

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                      • Peaceful cottage

                        Peaceful cottage

                        • Guest Eve P.
                        • Date of stay 01/13/14
                        • Review Submitted 01/24/14
                        This cottage is a peaceful retreat and it's perfect for anyone who needs some quality time relaxing. The cottage is fully equiped and we even had gratefruit, yogourt and granola for breakfast. Jen is very warm and welcoming. We had a nice time and I wish we could have stayed longer. I would definitely stay there again.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, girls getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

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                      • A Perfect Nature Place

                        A Perfect Nature Place

                        • Guest Stephanie B.
                        • Date of stay 12/10/13
                        • Review Submitted 01/09/14
                        Bonne Terre Cottage is the spot for people who love natural surroundings, a rural environment, birds, and a beautiful cottage not far from a big woods. From every window you can keep an eye on 17 birdfeeders in the lovely yard and horses and chickens nearby. On warm December days we ate all 3 meals on the fabulous porch with its comfortable furniture and dining table! The friendly and generous owner has coffee and treats in the frig for your arrival and local herbal soaps and lotions by that great clawfoot tub. She could not be more helpful and accommodating. For morning walks, the countryside beckons from the cottage carport. It was hard for us to head back North after our 3-week stay.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

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                      • Absolutely Fabulous!

                        Absolutely Fabulous!

                        • Guest Vic (Hastings UK)
                        • Date of stay 10/01/13
                        • Review Submitted 10/22/13
                        Trying to find the words to describe our stay at Bonne Terre Cottage is easy. Idylic, peaceful, restful are all appropriate but staying here is the only way to experience and appreciate this lovely cottage in rural southwest Louisiana. Everything needed for self catering is present in the cottage and our kind and caring hosts went out of their way to make us feel at home. For us, this is the only way to experience Cajun Country and will be coming back again. In one word, faultless!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • Le PETIT PARADIS de Louisiane !!!

                        Le PETIT PARADIS de Louisiane !!!

                        • Guest Nicolas B. (Nice, france)
                        • Date of stay 09/17/13
                        • Review Submitted 09/30/13
                        Nous sommes enchanté des moments passés chez Jen & Todd à Bonne Terre Cottage ! La maison était très propre (very clean...!!!) Il y avait tout pour cuisiner (cooking) !! Les oiseaux et "the little lover cat" ont été notre cadre de vie pendant ces 4 jours passés à Bonne Terre ! Thank you very much Jen & Todd pour votre acceuil, votre gentillesse.....;-)) We're come back again.....you're best friend !! ? Peace Nicolas & Bruno from Nice, FRANCE

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car.

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                      • Brining in a New Decade of My Life!

                        Brining in a New Decade of My Life!

                        • Guest Bec (Lafayette, Louisiana)
                        • Date of stay 09/23/13
                        • Review Submitted 09/27/13
                        Life is grand and no better way to bring in a new decade of life but at Bonne Terre Cottage! My youngest daughter decided to give me a beautiful gift of serenity for my 60th Birthday. We arrived very early the day before my birthday and was welcomed with not only a beautiful fall day, but also the peace and serenity that Bonne Terre Cottage fills your heart with. It amazes me at the incredible details owners Jen and Todd lay out to make sure your stay is not just welcoming but makes you feel like you've been there for years. I love the feeling of "stepping back in time". Hummingbirds were so plentiful, the squirrels frolicked in freedom, horses and goats so adorable to watch. It was like one big SIGH in my heart and a wonderful anticipation of waking up the following morning to a beautiful sunrise. As the sun rose the next morning I walked out on the porch and enjoyed morning coffee with my daughter. Sitting on the porch is like time standing still. When you walk away from the busy schedules that we all seem to get wrapped up in, it's so nice to be able to have uninterrupted time to reflect on what "was" and what "is" and what "is to come" For me, visions were renewed, ideas confirmed, excitement rekindled for what's to come. I am so grateful for the beautiful gift I received of my stay at the cottage, and grateful for people like Jen who pour heart and soul into the comforts and peace of the cottage. Going to the cottage is not your typical vacation where you return home NEEDING a vacation. No, instead when you go the Cottage, you return home ready to take on more dreams and move forward in life's journey! So very grateful for Bonne Terre Cottage! I have adopted it as my favorite place to go.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing.

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                      • Great Place for Writing Retreat!

                        Great Place for Writing Retreat!

                        • Guest Stephanie (New Iberia, LA)
                        • Date of stay 07/05/13
                        • Review Submitted 08/20/13
                        Some friends and I spent a delightful day at Bonne Terre Cottage for relaxation and writing. Having never been (though highly recommended), I hoped the cottage would live up to my expectations and let inspiration flow. I had no idea it would exceed my expectations. Tucked in a quiet, country setting, I ensconced myself in the cozy loft with my laptop and a skylight view of sunshine, then wrote and wrote . . . and wrote. When a storm blew in, the pattering of rain only deepened my appreciation for this setting in which to find inspiration. After lunch and sharing pieces of our work with my writing friends, the day continued in quiet bliss, where I accomplished so much for my work in progress. I could not describe this day as anything else but lovely. I didn't want to leave, and I can't wait to go back! :)

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, girls getaway, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • Buffalo, NY retired travelers

                        Buffalo, NY retired travelers

                        • Guest Buffalonian (Buffalo, NY)
                        • Date of stay 10/16/12
                        • Review Submitted 05/29/13
                        This property was wonderful. It was a whole house separated from the owner's home by a large pasture with donkeys and chickens. It had originally been the owner's home which they had built and lived in. It was beautifully maintained. The area was quiet and tranquil. We spent more time there than we usually do when we travel because we enjoyed the house so much. The owner was one of the most hospitable people we have ever met. She checked on us and our needs. She gave us suggestions for buying food or eating out. She had stocked the kitchen with many items for our stay including coffee, juice, water, and local bakery products. The washer and dryer were in the house and easy to use. We would go back again if we were in the area and would recommend it to others enthusiastically.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

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                      • Louisiana Country Heaven!

                        Louisiana Country Heaven!

                        • Guest dogmama (Williamsport, TN, USA)
                        • Date of stay 04/26/13
                        • Review Submitted 05/02/13
                        My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at Jen and Todd's little gem of a cottage for four blissful days. We were down for the Festival International in La Fayette and boy, did we need the quiet and serene surroundings of Bonne Terre after a day of festival revelry! Horses in the beautiful pasture, goats and chickens too - right outside our window. It couldn't have been more relaxing - we felt our bones and muscles relax just minutes after we'd get "home" each afternoon. Jen was an incredible hostess (and very sweet!), and made sure we wanted for nothing. We will be back!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

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                      • Perfection, as advertised.

                        Perfection, as advertised.

                        • Guest dj (Alameda, Ca)
                        • Date of stay 03/29/13
                        • Review Submitted 04/18/13
                        We use VRBO quite a bit and there is a large range in acurracy of the descriptions and reviews. Bonne Terre was exactly as advertised and reviewed. The setting was superb. The cottage was fabulous. We had absolutely everything we needed and so much more. My favorite moment had to be the first morning when I sat out on the porch in my pajamas drinking coffee and watching and listening to the birds. I could feel my body decompressing and relaxing. Thank you Jen for providing the perfect getaway. We will be back.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $125
                      $600

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Property Damage Protection $89
                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      2 people $125.00 per night - $50.00 added for an extra person

                      Two-night minimum stay required; A 50% deposit confirms your reservation hold

                      $135.00 per night during festival periods and holidays - $50.00 added extra person

                      $600.00-$750.00 per week with discounts for extended stays

                      Sorry - No credit cards accepted. *All guests must be 25 or older.


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                      Last updated: 04/19/2014
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                      Location

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                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1982

                      About the owner: Actually Poché Bridge, just north of Breaux Bridge and just outside Lafayette. We're organic gardeners, naturalists and music lovers. We built and lived in this lovely cottage for many years before we outgrew it, and now it's our retreat too.

                      Why the Owner Chose Lafayette:
                      We built our passive-solar home here because we wanted to be in the heart of Cajun and Creole country. We love south Louisiana and think you will love it too!

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      Bonne Terre Cottage contributes to a healthier planet by utilizing green household products such as energy efficient light bulbs, a programmable thermostat, an Energy Star-rated air conditioner, ceiling fans, energy-efficient windows and eco-friendly cleaning products and laundry detergent. We cultivate an organic garden, tend a small orchard and a flock of free range chickens. Our 10-acre homestead, which includes a two-acre woodlot, is a National Wildlife Federation certified wildlife habitat. We provide our guests with, recycling bins, a kitchen compost pail for organic waste, 100% cotton linens, natural soaps and sprays created by local artisans, Organic and Fair Trade Certified food products, cloth napkins and non-disposable dishes, access to books, music and DVDs by Louisiana artists and a non-smoking environment.


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                      • Welcome to Bonne Terre Cottage: Louisiana Cajun Country Artists' Retreat.

                        Welcome to Bonne Terre Cottage: Louisiana Cajun Country Artists' Retreat.

                      • Breakfast nook w/ view of cottage yard. Cottage amenities include washer/dryer.

                        Breakfast nook w/ view of cottage yard. Cottage amenities include washer/dryer.

                      • We provide guests with access to books, music and DVDs by Louisiana artists.

                        We provide guests with access to books, music and DVDs by Louisiana artists.

                      • Full size bed in Loft. Loft offers lovely views of cottage yard and farm.

                        Full size bed in Loft. Loft offers lovely views of cottage yard and farm.

                      • Take a bubble bath in our claw-foot tub. Soaps are made locally for our guests.

                        Take a bubble bath in our claw-foot tub. Soaps are made locally for our guests.

                      • Cottage phone - yes, it really works for local calls.

                        Cottage phone - yes, it really works for local calls.

                      • View of farm from cottage porch.

                        View of farm from cottage porch.

                      • Two happy little bluebirds sitting on fence near cottage porch.

                        Two happy little bluebirds sitting on fence near cottage porch.

                      • Our organic garden at Bonne Terre.

                        Our organic garden at Bonne Terre.

                      • Wrap-around porch is a perfect place to enjoy the sunrise with a cup of coffee.

                        Wrap-around porch is a perfect place to enjoy the sunrise with a cup of coffee.

                      • Our little organic kitchen herb garden in cottage yard.

                        Our little organic kitchen herb garden in cottage yard.

                      • Vintage sugar kettle/fish bowl near cottage door.

                        Vintage sugar kettle/fish bowl near cottage door.

                      • Our Kitchen is equipped with everything needed to prepare a home-cooked meal.

                        Our Kitchen is equipped with everything needed to prepare a home-cooked meal.

                      • Living Room with cathedral ceiling. Wi-fi, TV w/ local channels and more.

                        Living Room with cathedral ceiling. Wi-fi, TV w/ local channels and more.

                      • Stairs to Bedroom Loft. Comfy futon in LR if accessing loft is a concern.

                        Stairs to Bedroom Loft. Comfy futon in LR if accessing loft is a concern.

                      • View of yard from loft window. Outdoor BBQ area and fire pit in background.

                        View of yard from loft window. Outdoor BBQ area and fire pit in background.

                      • Bathroom with access to walk-in closet with lots of hanging space and drawers.

                        Bathroom with access to walk-in closet with lots of hanging space and drawers.

                      • Experience outdoor dining with great views.

                        Experience outdoor dining with great views.

                      • We are a certified wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.

                        We are a certified wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.

                      • Upcycled bird feeder from a favorite guest.

                        Upcycled bird feeder from a favorite guest.

                      • Copper birdbath plow. Copper bowl created by artist Beryl Wells Hamilton.

                        Copper birdbath plow. Copper bowl created by artist Beryl Wells Hamilton.

                      • South porch is a great place for bird watching.

                        South porch is a great place for bird watching.

                      • Cottage has covered parking and a private yard.

                        Cottage has covered parking and a private yard.

                      • Come visit for a weekend, week or more.

                        Come visit for a weekend, week or more.

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Friday, April 11, 2014

                      $125 per night (USD)
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                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 2

                      View calendar: Updated 04/19/14
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