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Discover, Create or just Be at our Rentals way down in Louisiana

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Main House, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

We invite everyone to come and nurture the art of life at Bonne Terre. Get away from it all and connect to Louisiana's Cajun and Creole countryside right outside of Lafayette, Louisiana. Our peaceful farm is a great 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 Week, or More and experience Bonne Terre.

Last minute inquires are welcome!

*All guests must be 21 or older. No Smoking. No Children or Pets. NO EXCEPTIONS

* Bookings no more than six months in advance, please.

More Details

Owner
Jennifer Gray
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 11, 2017

About Jennifer Gray

We’re organic gardeners, naturalists and music lovers. Our lovely hundred year-old Main House, Cedar Studio and passive-solar Cottage, are retreats/rentals for anyone looking for a place to rest, discover, create or just be.

Our 10 acre country farm is located at Poché Bridge, just north of Breaux Bridge and just right outside Lafayette.

Jennifer Gray purchased this farmhouse in 1982

Why Jennifer Gray chose Breaux Bridge

The Main House at Bonne Terre was built in New Iberia, Louisiana around 1914 and still carries in it the quiet of that earlier time. Pine and cypress throughout, with eleven foot ceilings, it made the slow, thirty-two mile journey from New Iberia to Poche Bridge in 1998 when it was just over 90 years old.

When you set your suitcase down at Bonne Terre, it feels like home – without the distractions. Here is a place to breathe; to slow down; to nourish your roots.

We love south Louisiana and think you will love it too!

What makes this farmhouse unique

Bonne Terre is in Poché Bridge, 10 minutes from Breaux Bridge and just outside Lafayette.

We’re a tranquil space in the center of south Louisiana’s vibrant cultures and breathtaking natural environment. Our incredible cuisine, amazing local music and one-of-a-kind attractions make our home a very special corner of the universe.

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 central AC/Heat pump, 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.

Map

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Lafayette

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.

Amenities

Breaux Bridge Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No Smoking inside house. Plenty of outside areas with ashtrays. No pets of any kind. No Children.
  • Cooking, yes! Frying, outside only. We do not, however, allow frying inside the Main House or Studio. A fryer for outside can be provided by host.
  • Guests may be tempted to invite friends over, but No Guests of Guests allowed. Only guests on contract allowed on premises. Thanks!
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
  • Our guests are treated to soaps and sprays created by local artisans.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Our linens are 100% cotton.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • tennis
Notes:
Lovely glass porch, 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. (Everything needed to create a home-cooked meal.) Other Main House amenities include hair dryer, iron/ironing board, chest of drawers, and plenty of closet hanging space.

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average rating of 5.0 based on 51 reviews
5

Beautiful place with beautiful people.

  • 5 of 5

Stevie Nicks and Roger Miller's character in Robin Hood, live here! That alone should make you want to stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible Bonne Terre!

  • 5 of 5

We were back to for a planned/return trip, because we've experienced/enjoyed past visits there, and now it's our ONLY choice when we become "snowbirds" for a few months at a time! We've even been there in late Spring or early Fall ~ every trip has been one to write about! We much prefer Louisiana over Texas, Arizona or Florida! We're at home HERE, and so thankful to have found Bonne Terre - Breaux Bridge, LA!!!

Miss Jen is the ultimate hostess, making us feel welcomed, and offering whatever anyone staying there would desire! Her unique style of decor would put her on the front cover of Better Homes & Gardens, but it's her nature, and she's done it as so, to please her intended visitors! The personal laundry and cooking opportunities are very convenient, with top-of-the-line kitchen, bathing, sleeping and entertainment perks included! Her charming farm is part of the area, with barred owls calling out in the woods, relaxing evenings by the fire pit, and the perfect peaceful country atmosphere! A bonus is that she became a family friend in no time! A true example of the warm, friendly Louisiana people!

Local amenities are not far away, be it music, dancing, eating, specialty shoppes and antiques, including enjoyable camaraderie with local folks!

Miss Jen is willing to help her guests find possible, entertaining choices for anyone who might be a first-time, or return traveler to this bountiful, south-central area! A stay at Bonne Terre is something anyone should consider in their future!

Sincerely,

Lynnda & John from Minnesota

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

VERY nice getaway for rest & relaxation

  • 5 of 5

This was a quick getaway for our 16th wedding anniversary and we couldn't have chosen a better place, or area, for a quiet place out in the country, but still close to the most amazing place in America for foodies like us! We decided against Hot Springs, AR, and decided to go south, instead. We had one very high expectation, though, and that was some good coffee, which was provided by Jen there at the house. We made a cup not long after arriving and used the handy milk frother. I sat down on the little sofa in the sunroom, took a sip and my cares immediately slipped away. The house was just beautiful, clean, & had plenty of room. The kitchen had everything we needed and I especially enjoyed the library of books. The local places we recommend, and enjoyed ourselves, are Joie de Vivre, Café des Amis, The Blue Dog Café, Prejean's & Reve (since we needed to go there to purchase more of the delicious coffee Jen had introduced us to). We took a morning swamp tour on Sunday, had brunch afterwards in town, & took a long peaceful nap at the house before leaving town. Bliss. Jen was a remarkable host, very sweet & thoughtful. I can't say enough how happy my husband & I are to have stumbled upon this quiet place to retreat to as often as we get the chance. ~ James & Crystal

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing destination for relaxing, great food, rest, and inspiration

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed for a weekend not too long ago and Bonne Terre Cottage is still on our minds. We found rest, relaxation, fellowship, and a rejuvenated spirit. The house is very spacious with many sitting areas. The bathrooms are very nice. Super clean house. Country-living landscape with several farm animals big and small seen in the short distance. The host, Jennifer Gray, is just about the sweetest person we have ever met. Super accommodating and more than willing to make sure our stay was the absolute best it could be. We definitely plan to make many more trips to Breaux Bridge and stay again. It's a destination I very highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Perfect Artist Retreat

  • 5 of 5

A friend and I stayed for 3 days as an end of school art retreat. Jen is a perfect hostess. She checked with us everyday to see if we needed anything. The house was completely stocked with anything we needed. It was like being at home. The front porch was my favorite place to be and create art. The view of sweet Mathilda made it perfect!

I will definitely be going back! Thanks Jen!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A great bridal shower venue!

  • 5 of 5

The house and grounds provided a perfect back drop for an elegant bridal shower. Jen is so warm and welcoming. She has such a beautiful home that has been beautifully appointed with vintage antiques. This truly made a perfect back drop for our bridal shower. I was able to comfortably serve 35 - 40 people. The kitchen layout was open and had an island perfect for our mimosa bar. The refrigerator was large enough to keep everything cool until serving, including a 2 tier cake. Dining room area had large dinning table and side board perfect for all the food and deserts. This room also had a lovely fireplace which made a perfect back drop for pictures. The Bride and her guest loved the venue because it was so welcoming and tenderly cared for by Jen. Along with hosting the bridal shower, my mother and I also stayed two nights in the cottage. Both bedrooms were spacious and comfortable with some amazing views of the property. Thanks again for everything, Jen!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

We only accept books Six months in Advance.
Up to four guests permitted. $800.00 per week for TWO people,
Add $100.00 Per Person for week's stay (Maximum FOUR people);
$2300.00 per month.
Minimum stay - one week required;
A 50% deposit confirms your reservation hold.
No credit cards accepted. Personal checks only.
*All guests must be 24 or older.
No Smoking inside house, No Children or Pets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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