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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 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2017

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 Louisiana

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

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(76 traveler reviews)

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Acadian Style Home - 3.5 Miles From Downtown Breaux Bridge.
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 76 reviews
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: Jun 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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Abita Springs,LA
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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Huntsville, Alabama
5

Lovely home, very comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this home. The owner contacted us before arrival and we met her the day we left. We arrived late on a Friday night and were pleasantly surprised to have chicken salad and a carrot cake waiting on us. The beds were comfortable and the house is spacious. The wraparound porch was great for relaxing in the early morning with a cup of coffee. A note for future travelers; the master bedroom is large with a private bath, but the bed is only a full size. The queen bed is in another bedroom. The third bedroom has a full size bed also. We will definitely be returning in the future.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, I was so glad to meet your family and "thank you" for having the house so clean and picked up. When you return it will be my pleasure to make those chicken salad sandwiches that your husband liked so much. Again, it is my delight that you gave "La Petite Voie de St. Therese" such a great review. Bien Merci!!
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The WoodlandsTexas
5

Very nice home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful grounds, very peaceful, very nice olace to stay

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for coming again to "La Petite Voie de St. Therese, and enjoying the serenity of the place. I hope your family enjoyed being together in Cajun Country. Have a wonderful summer!!
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San Diego
5

Mama Emmaline's Cajun Country Chateau

  • 5 of 5

My third stay at Mama Emmaline's La Petite Voie de St Therese. An authentic Cajun Country house in the heart of Acadiana. All I can say is 5 days was way too short. Emmaline will take such good care of you that you will not want to leave, ever. She's the real deal. An actual descendant of one of two brothers from France that settled in Nova Scotia in the 1600s. Roots run deep in this country and it is all about faith and family. Just visit one of the cemetery's and you will see it first hand. The French Cajun people stay together in life and even death does not part them. And boy do they know how to enjoy life and live each moment to the fullest!

This time my trip was split between a stay in New Iberia and a stay at Emmaline's place. Only because her place was not available for the whole time period. Saw some great stuff, ate some great food, met some nice people, and heard some good music. We even had an outdoor barbecue on the last night and it was fantastic. Looking forward to doing it again next year.

See my July 9, 2014 review for more details on this place. Nothing has changed. It's as good or better than before. There's a good reason the owner has 70 five star reviews but you need to book a stay to find out for yourself. Don't wait. As the locals there say, "lock it in", now.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I call James my adopted son from California. He has been so helpful, kind, humorous, and I just love his barbeque. The second year he came down, he surprised me with a raccoon that was bought in Mississippi and that same year, my son Michael, husband Charles, and James made the Boudin Trail. This year with traveled to New Iberia and enjoyed visiting the Bayou Teche Museum , that features the works of James Lee Burke and George Rodrigue, all of these wonderful happenings occurred because of James. Since we are descendants of the two Hebert brothers (Antoine and Etienne), we certainly enjoy talking about our families. Hopefully, next year he will come down to Cajun Country for a Swamp Pop Party. "Laisser les bon temps rouler." (Let the good times roll)
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Bellevue, Washington
5

BEST ACADIAN COUNTRY HOME

  • 5 of 5

In our 15 years of coming to "cajun country", this unique home is definitely the best! It is warm, charming and authentic and reflects the 30+ years Emmaline has spent restoring and furnishing it. The wrap-around porch is great.The countryside location is very peaceful and quiet. It has a good central location for day-trips in the area. This will be our new "base" for future trips to Louisiana!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your presents at "La Petite Voie de St. Therese" was so very much welcomed by your beautiful smiles and grace. It was a treat to have you keep the humming birds happy and also for watering the plants. I just wish that I will be able to have you both come back because I miss you already. Have a Blessed Easter and a wonderful summer.
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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

Available
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night

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.

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