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French Creole Cottage

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

This 1850's French Creole cottage has been completely restored and offers you all of the comforts and privacy of home. It is located only one block from downtown historic Natchitoches as well as the Natchitoches Events Center and the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.

The home has original double French doors and windows on the galley front porch, where you may relax in a swing or a plantation rocking chair. One half of the home features a cozy living room with fireplace, a dining room, and a fully equipped kitchen with new appliances. The other half of the house comprises a bedroom with queen size bed and bath, a second bedroom with king size bed and bath and an adjoining sitting room/library. The ceilings are high and there are ceiling fans in every room. Luxury mattresses and linens as well as down duvets are provided. Off street parking behind home.

Enjoy the covered back patio with comfortable furniture. Bring your own wine and relax!

Natchitoches is the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase territory (1714) four years older than New Orleans in fact. There are car tours to several antebellum homes down the River Road, as well as horse and buggy tours of the Landmark Historic District. There is easy access to Cane River Lake as well as Red River. Natchitoches is known for its festivals and there are many to choose from. Live entertainment is provided at several of the downtown restaurants and bars, and in the summer the Green Market is held every Saturday on the riverbank.

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More Details

Owner
Carrie Lou & Pat
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Carrie Lou & Pat

This property has been in my family for about 50 years. One of my close friends really wanted to open a bed and breakfast and she approached me about buying into my property and doing a guest house together. We have worked very hard to make this home something to be proud of and comfortable for people to enjoy and use. We have had many comments in our journal and guests truly seem to appreciate our efforts. This Cottage is really a home away from home! Natchitoches is a lovely place to visit and explore.

Carrie and Pat

Carrie Lou & Pat purchased this cottage in 1960

Why Carrie Lou & Pat chose Downtown Historic

Natchitoches has so much to offer to visitors and it's surprising how many people have moved here after one visit. There is also a very active artist community and there's certainly plenty of material to foster creativity. Northwestern State University has a wonderful music department and throughout the year has many concerts. The drama department also features plays on a pretty regular basis. Many people come here to research their genealogy either at the college library or the Old Courthouse where many records are kept.

What makes this cottage unique

This property is unique because it is so close to locations of interest within the city. It is located one block behind Kaffie Frederick General Mercantile, the oldest store in the state of Louisiana. You won't want to miss a visit! The Natchitoches Events Center is about a block away. The Parish Courthouse is about two blocks away and the downtown area and restaurants are all within short walking distance.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you VERY much for everything! We had a wonderful time--very relaxing and special. Your cottage is charming. Please call when you have time--we'd like to make reservations for next December.
Dec 2009
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Amenities

Downtown Historic Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 private bathrooms; one with shower only & one with tub/shower combination.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Close walking distance to historic downtown Natchitoches, the Events Center, the Parish Courthouse. Close proximity to Cane River Lake and boat launch, five miles to Red River boat launch.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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French Creole Cottage
average rating of 4.826087 based on 29 reviews
5

Clean and well kept

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time. Everything was as promised. Will be back

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much--we try hard to please. You were indeed great guests and hope you'll return.
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5

Charming, inviting, spacious, and perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Aroma from fresh flowers in living room, fresh cranberries and walnut bread are just two of the details that welcomed us to this charming cottage.

Location is perfect! We went to Natchitoches to a wedding at the Minor Basilica if the Immaculate Conception which was three blocks away. Reception was the Natchitoches Events Center which was a parking lot away. It was perfect!

We walked to eat breakfast, walked to eat lunch and walked for exercise all over the historic district.

One evening we sat in the back porch and drank some wine. One afternoon sat on the rockers in front porch and watched the rain. The place is adorable and it has the perfect location.

We did not cook because we preferred to eat out to try the local cuisine but the kitchen seemed to be equipped with everything.

Loved our stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Garland, TX
5

Wonderful Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here Labor Day Weekend & enjoyed every minute of it. Nice patio in the back to relax on & enjoy the scenery. It's close enough to Front Street that we could walk to everything we needed. We will definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Girls' Get Away

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here many times - wonderful cottage!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin TX
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Everything was amazing during our stay at the cottage. The place is very charming and comfortable. We walked everywhere. I will definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome Cottage in Walking Distance to Front Street!

  • 5 of 5

Great little 2 bed/2 bath cottage one block from Front Street. We came for our High School's 20th reunion and it was the perfect location. We loved the front porch and sat there each morning enjoying our cup of coffee. If you're expecting modern furnishings, this isn't the cottage for you. The decor was cute and rustic, perfect for a cottage. We didn't use the kitchen with the exception of making coffee and storing items in the fridge, but they had everything you would need to fix meals. Beds were comfortable and we all slept nice and soundly each night. We never heard any loud noises at night and the area is pretty quiet. This cottage is in the perfect location and when I'm back for my 25th, we'll be making another reservation!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Shreveport or Alexandria

Northwestern State University, the Louisiana School for Math, Science & the Arts, Genealogy & Historical Assoc., National Park Service, antebellum plantations and historic homes, horse and buggy rides, wonderful restaurants and shopping, alligator farm.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $55
Cancellation policy $35
Tax Rate 13.5%

We have higher rates during the Christmas season mid-November through Jan. 1. Every weekend is a different rate so you will have to call for the weekend you're interested in. Also the $159 rate is for the use of one bedroom. Use of two bedrooms is $189 per night Monday-Thursday.

You will have to call 318-352-8744 or 318-471-3330 to reserve. We take Visa, Discover, and MasterCard

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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