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Acadian Style Home - 3.5 Miles From Downtown Breaux Bridge.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home In A Quiet Rural Area Shaded By Oak And Pecan Trees

Unique Cajun Country getaway in a fully restored Acadian built house in a pastoral setting not far from Breaux Bridge, Lafayette and St. Martinville. A perfect place to experience the food, music, culture, faith and 'Joie de Vivre' (Joy of Living) of the Cajun people.

'La Petite Voie de St. Therese' is situated on 2.5 acres of ancestral farmland near Bayou Teche in the heart of Acadiana. A large wrap-around porch with a swing and rocking chairs provides the ideal setting for enjoying outdoor pleasures, such as a large outdoor patio with grill, pecan, oak, cypress, and magnolia trees, azaleas, sugar cane fields, horses, birds, and squirrels. Guests will experience peace, serenity, tranquility, and southern hospitality in the heart of Cajun Country.

'La Petite Voie de St. Therese' is a fully restored l935 Acadian Home with 3 bedrooms, two full

baths, a modern kitchen, dining room, parlor/sitting room, and a music/entertainment room. The 'St. Therese' bedroom features an antique full size bed with matching vanity and Birdseye Maple Armoire. It also has a connecting bathroom with antique tub and a separate full sized shower. The 'St. Mary' bedroom has a mahogany queen size bed with Mahogany Amoire and vanity with connecting full bath with antique tub/shower. The 'Evangeline' bedroom features a white iron single bed with vanity and armoire.

More Details

Owner
Emmaline Thibodeaux
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Emmaline Thibodeaux

I am a direct descendant of the original Acadian people. My ancestors were deported from Nova Scotia to France. The Spanish government transported Acadian exiles from France to Louisiana on the ship 'Le Saint Remi,' and it arrived in Louisiana on September 9, 1785. I was raised in a family of seven children . Since I was the oldest girl I helped my parents with the younger children, and helped in the family business. In high school I was a cheerleader, a band member, and in l960 I was crowned the 1st Crawfish Queen. I love music, cooking, gardening, and flower arranging.

I have four beautiful children and twelve grandchildren. I love speaking in French, and

meeting people.

Emmaline Thibodeaux purchased this house in 1985

Why Emmaline Thibodeaux chose Saint Martinville

In June 1986, my Mother gave me two and a half acres of property that belonged to her grandfather, Renee Chauffe, Sr. It was through the grace of God that I stumbled onto an old house built by Andre' Boudreaux in 1935. I was taken by surprise when in the house there was a picture of Christ as the High Priest holding "the Chalice and the Eucharist" and it said,'"Christ Wants Your Heart.'" I knew instantly that this house was very special, and in 1989 I began remodeling it with the understanding that one day I would love to tell my story of 'La Petite Voie'.

I am so proud of my Acadian heritage and so thankful that my mother and father gave me a piece of history and today it is my privilege to invite guest to feel the peace and tranquility of 'La Petite Voie de St.Therese.'

What makes this house unique

It is with true devotion that I invite you to 'La Petite Voie' de St. Therese knowing full well that you will feel the Spirit of Peace, Love, and Understanding. The home accommodates 6 people comfortably with a precious full kitchen, and a lovely dining area. The living area,

bedrooms, and bath are enhanced with antique furnishings and allows one to feel that they are taken back in history. A small box of Coty Powder is placed on the bedroom vanity exactly like I remember it in the Chauffe Plantation House. The foyer and the living area is really quite charming and there you will enjoy satellite TV, Wifi, music video, and books to read. Guest will definitely feel comfortable on the outdoor wrap around porch with a swing, cypress rockers, and sofa sitting areas. A unique cypress piece is the outside cistern that preserves water for watering the plants.

There is statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus that comes from the Convent in Grand Coteau and a statue of St. Therese, my patron saint, from my RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) class. The azalea bushes in the springtime are beautiful and the live oak trees are so stately and are always bursting with beauty. There are pecan, golden rain, red tip maple, magnolia, red bud, dogwood, and Bradford pears trees that are waiting to greet you when you come to visit. It will be a pleasure to welcome you into my home with heartfelt gratitude.

Come share an experience of Cajun Country hospitality.

and a retreat away from home.

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Amenities

Saint Martinville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • 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 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • St. Therese, St. Mary,& Evangeline - 1 queen , 2 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 double
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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Acadian Style Home - 3.5 Miles From Downtown Breaux Bridge.
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 92 reviews
5

Loved everything about it!!!! Absolutely beautiful and we loved Emmaline!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place! We loved everything about this home. The property is peaceful and relaxing. The home itself is spacious and so inviting. Absolutely perfect in every way! But I think the best attribute of this home is the host, sweet Emmaline! So thankful to now call her our friend and to have meet such a lovely lady. She spoiled us to say the least! Thankful beyond words for the precious hospitality and kindness. We wouldn't want to stay anywhere else if we ever find ourselves back in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Truly it was my delight to meet such beautiful young ladies busily working towards being the best ballet teachers. Also, it was great meeting Whitney who has such a wonderful personality. Yet the crème of la crème was her granddaughter "Joy". Thank you so much for your terrific review, and you'll please come back to our "Joie de Vivre" in Cajun Country.
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5

It was an amazing property

  • 5 of 5

Everyone that came to visit simply loved the property. The way the home is set up reminded us of revisiting our younger days. Miss Emmaline is the best hostess. She has everything setup so you feel right at home. The property is located so you are close to some of the best Cajun foods around. Again we enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning again in the future. Thank you Miss Emmaline!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I cherish the memories of my Chauffe Family that had a beautiful large two story house with a swing on the back porch. I also remember playing under the house with my cousins. So happy that the Clark Family enjoyed immensely the "La Petite Voie de St. Therese" with a large porch and rockers. Mary Kay never stopped smiling; it made me very happy. Hopefully they thoroughly enjoyed my Cajun Hospitality, and I will see them again. Have a wonderful summer!!
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5

Great home in a cute town

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time staying here. The house is beautiful and our kids enjoyed playing kickball in the big yard and eating watermelon on the front porch. Loved all the antique furniture and decor. Plus, we really loved the chocolate cake and french toast!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I enjoyed meeting the Gorton Family, and I believe they had a very good time in Cajun Country. One early morning I fixed Pain Perdue (French Toast) and hurriedly brought it the family before they left for the baseball tournament. I hope they will come back to Louisiana, and I am really "thankful" for their stay in "La Petite Voie de St. Therese."
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5

A great,peaceful,and lovely place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

This place is lovely and very clean. The antiques are beatiful. The owner is the perfect southern hostess and makes you feel so welcome. I will certainly look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so rewarding to hear that you truly enjoyed coming to Cajun Country, and perhaps you will return to sit on those cypress rocking chairs and swing. When I drove up to meet both of you, it as though you were at home enjoying the country side with sugarcane fields, pecan trees, and my favorite, the live oak trees. It was truly my pleasure to have you come to "La Petite Voie de St. Therese," and to enjoy eating at Jaclyn's, with Creole music at Buck & Johnnie's on Saturday morning, and a Cajun Jam Session at Joie de Vivre. Hope to see you again and God Bless you!!
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5

Wonderful Setting and Hospitality!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit here and we intend come back again next year. Emmaline is the perfect hostess. Not only is her home beautiful and completely furnished with everything, the setting is peaceful. She baked us a cake that was delicious. When we arrived there was some hot Boudan on the dining room table. Perfect! Especially after a long trip.

Thankyou Emmaline for everything!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming to the 58th Annual Crawfish Festival. I saw those pictures that was taken of all of you'll with our new Crawfish Queen. (Wonderful). It was my delight to sit with you the dining room table eating boudin from Charlie T"s, hot French bread from Hebert's, and Steen's syrup from the kitchen; yet, listening to you speak of your Italian Culture was my favorite One of our favorite Cajun saying is ,"Laisser les bon temps rouler," or "Let the good times roll. I believe you did pass a good time!!
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5

'La Petite Voie de St. Therese' !

  • 5 of 5

My brother and I had a fantastic stay at your home. You have put a lot of love and time restoring the home and making it so comfortable. Everything we could have wanted was provided. Wish we had more than 4 days so we could have visited more. Emmaline, you are a sweetheart ! Loved the lagniappe (delicious carrot cake and chicken salad sandwiches). Your home was by far the best VRBO I have ever stayed in and I hope to be back for another visit.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I miss you two already, and I really thank the Lord every day for you and all of my guests. It is such a privilege to meet such warm, kind, and lovable people from close to home and across the USA. I know this was Bob's first trip to our Acadian Lands, and I know that together you enjoyed our Acadian culture - faith, food, and music. Hopefully, I will get to see both of you again. May this coming weekend of Pentecost bring to you and your families added blessings of the Holy Spirit. J'aimerais te revoir!! I would like to see you again! Emmaline
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
LAFAYETTE REGIONAL AIRPORT
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
FARM D'ALLIE
Nearest Train
12 Miles
LAFAYETTE AMTRACK TRAIN DEPOT
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
CAFE DES AMIS RESTAURANT
Car: necessary

SHOP OUR HISTORIC DOWNTOWN AREAS AND DISCOVER A WONDERFUL SELECTION OF ANTIQUES, ARTS, Bayou Town Flea Market, AND UNIQUE BOUTIQUE. VISIT MUSEUMS OF CAJUN AND CREOLE HISTORY LOCATED IN ST. MARTINVILLE, THE HOME OF LONGFELLOW'S EVANGELINE. TASTE AUTHENTIC CAJUN AND CREOLE CUISINE IN OUR MANY FAMILY OWNED RESTUARANTS AND CAFES, FEATURING LIVE CAJUN & ZYDECO MUSIC; ESPECIALLY ON SATURDAY MORNINGS AT CAFE DES AMIS LOCATED IN DOWNTOWN BREAUX BRIDGE, AND VOTED ACADIANA'S BEST BURGER IS ANGELLE'S RESTAURANT LOCATED ON BRIDGE STREET. OTHER POPULAR RESTAURANTS INCLUDE PONT BREAUX'S CAJUN RESTAURANT, CRAZY 'BOUT CRAWFISH, MAIN STREET PIZZA, JOIE DE VIVRE, BUCK AND JOHNNY'S PIZZA. MUST DO ACTIVITIES INCLUDE LAKE MARTIN BIRD SANCTUARY AND SWAMP TOURS. TRAVEL TO HENDERSON - THE GATEWAY TO THE ATCHAFALAYA BASIN, WHOSE ATTRACTIONS INCLUDE McGEE'S AND WHISKEY RIVER LANDING. ON SATURDAY NIGHTS

VISIT LA POUSSIERE (DUST) FOR CAJUN DANCING.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $80

CLEANING FEES
One couple - No Fees
Two couples - $50.00
Three couples - $75.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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