Historic Mrs. Ory Patout House
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
New Iberia chateau / country house description
If you would like to experience Bayou Teche, Cajun Country, and stay in a historic family home, this is the perfect opportunity for you. About an hour and a half east of the New Orleans Louis Armstrong International Airport and a half hour from Lafayette, the Mrs. Ory Patout House sits in the middle of a sugar plantation that has been in this family since the 1829. This masonry Mediterranean style villa with Colonial Revival and Arts & Crafts influence was built about 1925 and probably designed by noted New Orleans architect William Nolan. This 3000 square feet house has been recently restored and is luxuriously furnished with many original family antiques. It has 3 bedrooms (3 full and 4 single beds – will sleep 7 people comfortably), 1 bath, a large living room, dining room, a fully furnished kitchen, laundry room, and a screened in sitting porch with magical views of sunrises and sunsets overlooking vast, verdant sugar cane fields. The house boasts wooden floors, 5 fireplaces, and vintage ceiling fans that hang from 10 foot ceilings throughout the house. The house is surrounded by an acre of quiet, secluded gardens with many historic pass-along plants, including old roses, gingers, clerodendrons, jasmines, salvias, crinum lilies, and heirloom blue ribbon sugarcane. This is an ideal place for nature's lovers, hunters, and fishermen. The Gulf of Mexico, deep basins and mysterious bayous abound. Many towns have gorgeous architecture and great little shops. The music, food and warm hospitality are unique to South Louisiana and will fill your stay with wonderful memories. Please enjoy smoking on the porch.
These three things and more are a short drive from the Mrs. Ory Patout House:
Avery Island, where the Tabasco Company produces its famous hot sauce, is about 7 miles away.
Shadows-of-the-Teche House & Gardens, owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, resides in historic downtown New Iberia, 7 miles away.
Rip Van Winkle House & Gardens on Jefferson Island is another close attraction.
No doubt you will want to experience the authentic cuisine of the Teche country and that is but a short drive from the Mrs. Ory Patout House. Conveniently located on Main Street in the historic district of New Iberia, these 3 restaurants are known for their local Cajun/Creole fare:
You will want to experience the historic Yellow Bowl restaurant, an excellent place to dine. Founded in 1927, it is one of the oldest restaurants in Louisiana. It’s now run by the Roberts family and is the first place where fried crawfish were ever served.
Please enjoy this beautiful historic home and the great culture that the surrounding environs offer.
Keywords: Cajun Country, Historic house, Mediterranean style, Villa, Shadows-on-the-Teche, Avery Island, Tabasco, historic garden, plantation, sugarcane, Creole, south Louisiana, Gulf Coast
- Chateau / Country House
- Vacation Rental
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Smoking Allowed
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7
- Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Washing Machine
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Parking Off Street
- Has beautiful views of the vast sugarcane fields of south Louisiana.
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Water Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Fitness Center
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
Elegant, comfortable, will definitely return!!
Elegant, comfortable, will definitely return!!
My boyfriend and I stayed for a long weekend in Patoutville, and loved its seclusion. It was incredibly quiet at night, with miles of sugarcane fields all around, and the stars were incredible. The house is GORGEOUS. The owner is an antiques dealer so it is furnished with the most beautiful things...you feel like you're in the French countryside. We slept with the windows open, lounged and ate on the screened in front porch, and sipped cocktails watching the sun set over the cane fields. It was heavenly. Next time I think we'll bring a crew. There were three big bedrooms and a huge living room and kitchen, so it will be an amazing house for entertaining. It really was an idealic weekend...we picked up produce from farmer's stands on teh side of the road and cooked in the darling kitchen (with an amazing vintage stove, which still works like a charm!), visited New Iberia, which was beautiful, and Franklin, also charming. We didn't make it to Avery Island, but maybe next time. The was the perfect getaway for us. We live in New Orleans and wanted a secluded country spot to relax, but with some good food and historic things to see nearby. The owner Peter has done a lovely job of decorating and maintaining the beautiful home and property. I can't wait to return!
- Guest Sandy (New Orleans, LA)
- Date of stay 07/02/11
- Review Submitted 08/19/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: dear sandy, do glad you enjoyed your stay at the mrs. ory patout.please come again anytime. all the best, peter
visitor from Georgia
visitor from Georgia
My recent visit to the Ory Patout house was very pleasant and educational. This location is very unique in that it is on the plantation of eighth generation sugar farmers with the largest sugar mill in the south east on the property. It is a very educational experience for people who are unfamiliar with rural south Louisiana and its sugar industry. Not only is this location interesting, but there are many "world class" attractions near by. New Iberia with historic sites such as the National Trust property "The Shadows" is about 9 miles away. Avery Island with its Tabasco industry is also within a very short distance.. Franklin, La. has many historic structures and house museums. Exceptional restaurants such as "The Yellowbowl" with its delicious seafood is with a very short driving distance. This property is very well maintained. It has a huge kitchen for cooking great meals. The front porch is wonderful for having coffee in the morning and drinks in the evening with a constant breeze blowing off the bay about 10 miles away. This area provides a very unique and educational experience for families with children. South Louisiana still has its own distinctive culture and flavor that should not be missed.
- Guest Georgia Peach (Washington, Georgia)
- Date of stay 05/26/11
- Review Submitted 06/16/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
$1250/week Oct-Jun 15 ..... $225-$325/night (2 night min), discount for extended stay Jun 16-Sep 30 .. $150-$225/night (2 night min) Please keep in mind: Hurricane Season is from Jun to Dec 01. $350 refundable security deposit. $75 cleaning fee. Payment by wire transfer - check- cashier check and cash only Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 1925
About the owner: I am an antiques dealer who lives in the French Quarter in New Orleans. This house has been in my family since it was built by my grandparents and is where my father and his sisters grew up. I have many happy memories of visiting my grandmother, meals, and listening to family stories around the kitchen table. My family has been in Louisiana for over 300 years and is of French, Spanish, and German Creole and Acadian descent. My nephew is an eigth-generation sugarcane farmer.
Why the Owner Chose New Iberia:
The house is about an hour and a half from New Orleans' Louis Armstrong International Airport and half an hour from the Lafayette Airport.
The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
Sunrises and sunsets on the porch and lawn. Sharing meals with family and friends. Minutes away from restaurants, grocery, and historic sites.
- Primary: 504 481 4790
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