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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.

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Last updated: 12/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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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Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Not Suitable For Children
              • Pets Not Allowed:

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

              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

              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

                  • Books:

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

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player:

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

                  • Music Library:

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

                  • Stereo:

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

                  • Television:

                    Television with local channels....moreless

                  • Video Library:

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

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Historic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Kayaking
                  • Tennis

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

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

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 2 people

                  General

                  • 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

                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Covered Parking
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

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

                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    100% cotton linens...moreless

                  • Living Room
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Telephone:

                    Land line for local calls....moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Wifi...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker:

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

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

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

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen:

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

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items:

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

                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Cottage organic herb garden....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                   

                  Reviews

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                  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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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 12/18/2014
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                  Location

                  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.

                   

                  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.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                  Links to more information:

                   

                  Photos

                  • 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 - Thursday, December 18, 2014

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

                  View calendar: Updated 12/18/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated: 12/18/2014
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