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Waterfront Cottage-- Highly rated. One of a Kind.

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 60 nights


About the property

Easy Terms. Month to Month Long Term. Non Flood Location

Ideal for transitioners and vacationers.

This is a private rental for light move in's- and adults only.

This is a fabulous unique space and setting designed to put you into a tranquility state, on high grounds up on a hill.

This offers you a retreat or getaway, well hidden, yet easy to get to. This spectacular panorama view of a private 55 acre lake is in a semi-remote area called Hidden Hills Lake Community. The cottage is under umbrellas of shade and is of a tranquil ambiance.This is a suitable resort style cottage for those who like a 'peaceful setting'. This is a custom-built and home art gallery of a recycle historical materials. It is equipped basic modern needs and fully furnished. It is a comfortable country living and not plush-slick, but a cool structure.The sanctuary is in a rustic, quiet residential area, tranquil & friendly neighborhood. It is secured with a gated community yet secluded from everyone around. La. This cottage suites guests who likes to be in something different and want real peace and quiet.

'The Sanctuary' is ideal for creative & nature lovers with all the tranquility you need.

It is very spacious with unique diversity of rooms, non conventional. It is considered as a

rustic-semi modern resort/ camp/home with lots of exotic features. It has been such a popular rental for guests from all over the world.

This video says it all.

Youtube; Bayou Lake Sanctuary by Kenny Mouton--Arnaudville

More Details

kathleen whitehurst
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 30, 2017

About kathleen whitehurst

Country Road Magazine featured Sanctuary, check online for Jan. 2015 issue.

View a video on You Tube; Bayou Lake Sanctuary Rental Arnaudville by Kenny Mouton.

kathleen whitehurst purchased this cottage in 1985

Why kathleen whitehurst chose Arnaudville

The Sanctuary is sacred and secluded. It is ideal for vacationer or renters that need a place to live while in transition, downtime with the tranquility ambiance.

It is the only eco-balance lake in the whole acadiana parish with total privacy and security from the public. You are secluded with a secured remote gate. there is no traffic or people around, so you are hidden in the hills, but just minutes from all activities in our area.

What makes this cottage unique

for: Long or Short Term for transitions, snowbirds,

vacationers, career location, all accessories included.

Walk a trail in the woods around the lake and throughout the community.

It is an artist home/gallery with hospitality all around.

Safe & gated

Guestbook comments from the owner

From Kathleen, the owner; For reviews, there are NUMBERS of reviews from my guests on site www. rental name is Femmes Guesthouse/Arnaudville, LA. - acitve

rooms for rent or whole house category... you can put in the date and I can

decline it, just state that you are VRBO inquiry. I will decline your request

as it is just communication first.
Apr 2014
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Arnaudville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , toiet and lavatory
  • two showers three toilets i tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , with full bathroom and walkin closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , it has 1/2 bath - lav. & toilet
  • The 2nd bedroom is on the 2nd floor. Both bedrooms have spectacular views of the water and woods.
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • kayaking
The fee for $1200 is for up to a 2 tenant with occassional guests If requesting 3-4 tenants, there is an additional fee of $200. Pet considered- depends on the pet. Water & garbage & wifi is included Electricity is NOT included, will be discussed. Deposits for security, damage & pet will be discussed with other negotiations. Cleaning fee is added depending on the situation. This is a resort/cottage in a rustic setting. It is NOT a conventional modern style, only for those who are tune to a safe clean country living.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews


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To try and put into words my experience is near impossible. I was needing a place to decompress, to recharge my inner self, and was blessed with finding this beautiful home. As soon as I drove up, I immediately went to the back deck and just sat in awe at the beauty. I didn't unpack until an hour later. The smell of the wood, the air, the warmth, cannot be described. I was at home with myself. This place is truly a treasure. And there are two wonderful towns to explore during the day, very near, with wonderful coffee, gourmet salads, and antiques. Looking forward to returning soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
several cajun restuarants
Car: necessary

This location is the only clean water lake surrounded by protected woods. It is secluded, safe, and breathtaking. It is located geographically in middle of many attractions that feeds the mind, body and soul, an experience you would enjoy.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 8.0%

If rented for 3 months or more, there is a discount of $120 a month (10%)
Utilities are not included, will be discussed.
Water, garbage and lake access, canoe are included.
Cleaning fee and insurance will be discussed, based on situation.

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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