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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
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 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: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • 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
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

Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(80 traveler reviews)

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Acadian Style Home - 3.5 Miles From Downtown Breaux Bridge.
average rating of 4.95 based on 80 reviews
5

Our 2nd stay was just as lovely

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd time staying at this lovely home in St. Martinville, LA. It was a great choice again. How many vacation rental owners greet you with a hug upon your arrival! It was like seeing family after 2 years! And staying in the home was just like that too. With a large container of chicken salad sandwiches waiting for us in the fridge, a homemade cake, soft drinks, snacks, delicious ginger cookies, teas, fruit, and much more! The home is stocked with everything you will need and more that you didn't know you would end up needing. The place is charming as always, with the lovely antiques and cozy decor. It is also as clean as always! Really impresses me, that a home with so many lovely decorative items, can be maintained so well. Thank you again for such a warm and welcoming environment for our stay in Louisiana this winter vacation!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a beautiful review from a beautiful family. One morning, I enjoyed cooking French Bread (Lost Bread/Pain Perdue) for Jason and his family. Not everybody came; however, Jason and his daughter enjoyed the breakfast with hot Boudin (Cajun Sausage with rice and onion tops)and Cracklings. I did tell Jason that when I was growing up the Boudin and Cracklings were eaten with Steen's Molasses Syrup and hot French Bread. He tried everything that I told him, and I was amazed that he is such a great Dad and a wonderful musician. Also, I was really happy when his three daughters played and named my Homemade Cotton Dolls, Emily, Mary, and Jane. Jason sent me a picture of the dolls laying on the bed in the Evangeline Room. I hope I will see Jason and his lovely family again, since the house seems vacant without them.
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5

Great stay and hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

Our family (4 adults, 2 kids) stayed here two nights, Christmas Eve and Christmas and had a wonderful experience! Emmaline was very kind and her hospitality was amazing! Highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! I really enjoyed meeting you, Josh, your family and your in-laws. Your children are beautiful!! So happy to have the Christmas tree so the family; especially, the boys could enjoy Christmas away from home. Hopefully, you can come back to Cajun Country!! I did call after the family left to "thank you" for your kindness, respect, and now for your charming review. Your family filled the house with "Christmas Love."
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5

beautiful home, peaceful setting.

  • 5 of 5

We were welcomed by the owner and the largest, tastiest carrot cake I have ever seen.

This is a beautiful home from home. The wrap around porch allows you to follow the shade throughout the day as you watch the birds flit around the pecan trees and cane field. Breaux Bridge with cafes and antique shops galore and Lake Martin with its nature reserve, boardwalk and swamp boat tours are both only 5 minutes away by car. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My Cajun background came from both my parents, who always welcomed people in our home. It is a gift to welcome outsiders that want to experience and learn more about Faith, Culture. and Cajun Way of Life. Donna, Linda and Nancy it was my delight to meet you beautiful ladies, and I am happy you enjoyed experiencing our "Joie de Vivre - Joy of Living." I am so thankful I am surrounded by my family and friends; yet, meeting visitors from far and close is for me the opportunity to meet and cherish new friendships. Bien Merci!!
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5

History and Hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

If you are traveling through Cajun Country don't miss this house! Beautiful family antiques....on a beautiful property! The history of the house...and the history of the family is amazing. I know more about crawfish than I ever thought I would. ..The hosts Emmaline and Charlie are wonderful, warm and welcoming. You'll want to talk to them all day! Ms. Emmaline even had snacks in the fridge upon arrival! A welcome sight after a long day of driving. The area boasts good food and good music and the beautiful Bayou Teche . We stayed four nights and I never missed home. We had a great trip! Don't miss this part of the country. ..this beautiful house and The Thibodaux's.....you'll leave better than you came! Aaaaiiiiieeeee!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Charlie and I enjoyed very much visiting with our guest from Illinois. It was delightful to hear them express their love for Cajun and Creole Music; as well as our great food. We were so excited to hear that in Illinois, Tia has her own Creole and Cajun Radio show. Wow! How nice it was of them to bring from home their delicious Bread and Butter Pickles, and we also received an invitation to visit Illinois. Breaux Bridge is known as the Crawfish Capitol of the World; however, Illinois has the very best harvested corn. Do hurry back to visit!!
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5

Warm and gracious southern welcome in a rennovated Vernacular country home.

  • 5 of 5

Warmly welcomed by the gracious owner of this home. Refrigerator generously stocked with homemade items, Owner went out of her way to introduce us to the many delights of this area. We took her advice and had a wonderful time. We are already trying to plan for another visit!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I met three amazing people that traveled all the way from California and Florida to visit our moss covered Live Oak Trees, to sample "hot sauce " at the Tabasco Plant in New Iberia, and to enjoy our Cajun Cuisine: Boudin ( Pork meat and rice casing). Thank you for coming to the Crawfish Capital of the World where our local restaurants serve seafood of all kind; especially, Crawfish Etouffee', Jambalaya, and Boiled Crawfish. Gosh, I really had a wonderful time taking Gayle to visit local places in Henderson and Breaux Bridge. I enjoyed the time we spent together, and I hope they enjoyed my "Pain Perdue" (French Toast) for breakfast. Happy Fourth of July to you and your families!!!
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5

Emmaline's home is beautiful, white glove clean, & more than adequately furnished & supplied,

  • 5 of 5

This is my 3rd stay & I now pretty much consider Emmaline my aunt💗�. In addition to the wonderful accommodations of the beautiful property.... she offers her unmatched southern, Cajun hospitality with seemingly no effort on her part .

The area has so many opportunities to listen to live, genuine Cajun music & lots of good food .

We plan on staying here many, many more times.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I wanted to answer your review as soon as I received it; "thank you " again!! It was so good to see the "LeBlanc Brothers and Wives." I think most importantly is that now I am included in your family as Aunt Emmaline; however, I have a beautiful niece with beautiful blue eyes that come to enjoy my Cajun Hospitality. Just think from the genealogy of Katie, we might be distantly cousins on the Breaux and Hebert side of the family. How interesting to be a part of our Cajun Heritage, and I know I probably have many more distant relatives around the USA. It is amazing to me how fortunate I am to have met your lovely family and every one else that I meet through the VRBO Family. Have a great summer with all your grandchildren and children!!! Love, Aunt 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 $60
Tax Rate 8.5%

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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