Bellevue Manor predominately offers short term rentals, BUT we offer discounted monthly or long term rentals or leasing (inquire within). The home is 141 years old furnished with original rare New Orleans antiques. I've personally owned the home since 2006, my extended family lived here since 1874. It is located on nearly 3.7 acres of land with several miniature horses and small barn on the property. The home has 12 foot ceilings, a little over 3,000 square ft. The house has 5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a library/study, dining room and kitchen. The house sleeps 10 people comfortably, 12 if you choose to use our queen size air mattress per request. The DOWNSTAIRS has 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, study/library, living room, dining room and kitchen. The UPSTAIRS has 3 bedrooms, a sitting area and one full bath/shower. Outside has a BBQ and 900 sq.-ft. covered patio area. Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino is less than 5 minutes away. The house works out great for folks who don't want to rent several hotel rooms and prefer the option to have family and friend under one roof, like to cook or BBQ with family or friends privately. I've hosted guests who have come to Opelousas for local weddings, bridal groups who need a space to get ready or honeymoon suite, overseas tourists, private parities or used venue rental (priced separately). The home has several miniature ponies on the property, which are a hit with children. At time ponies are removed for breeding. The west side of the property that is fenced can support ample parking for large events (about 2 acres). The photos describe which bedrooms are upstairs and downstairs. If you wish to learn more on the history of Bellevue Manor & it's builder you internet search the builder: Rudolph Adelbert Sebastian Mayor or google his name. He was an accomplished composer, musician, founder of one of the first all woman's brass ensemble in the South, inventor of one of the first pre-civil war breech-loading rifles and inventor of one the first from of color photography, among other things.
SPECIAL EVENTS: The home is ideal for photo shoots, special events, brides venue to get ready, private parties, corporate events and wedding receptions are separate pricing and considered a VENUE RENTAL. WEDDINGS, RECEPTIONS, VOW RENEWALS, PRIVATE PARTYS, WORK EVENTS ARE CONSIDERED A "SPECIAL EVENT" therefore the RATE is SEPARATE CONSIDERING it is VENUE RENTAL and approved per inquiry ONLY since the price needs to be adjusted on my calendar prior to booking. The VENUE rental rate is $1,800 for the day of the event, which INCLUDES the overnight accommodations for 10-12. If you don't know if your group is falls into the special event, ask please. It's based on the number of people attending. Special events include such events as weddings, receptions, private parties, family reunions, graduation parties, bridal showers, etc. For SPECIAL EVENTS/RECEPTIONS we welcome the option to bring in your own caterer and beverages. Decorating, table rentals, outdoor lighting, candles, etc. optional. If you need recommendations, please inquire. Holiday rates apply during the year, but are quoted on your inquiry. Rates may change with guests at during seasonal times.
RENTAL EXCEPTION: If a bride has already chosen a wedding venue or reception venue elsewhere, BUT the bridal party needs a place for herself and her bridesmaids to get ready and take some photos, we treat this as a standard nightly rental rate, NOT a special event rate, but a TWO-night minimum still applies. We work with any custom package deal pricing, so try us. Please inquire via email if you have questions. Keep in mind, website does no show your phone numbers or personal email address on booking inquiries, so unfortunately initial inquiries have to me discussed via email.
House Rules no smoking inside and eating is contained in kitchen and patio areas. Due to the age of the indoor furniture, please do not move the furniture, unless by special request.
The grey curtains in living room and downstairs guest bedroom (grey rooms), the curtains are ornamental and do not close. Sheers/shades can be used in the rooms. Closet doors are locked for private storage. Armoires and dressers are free came for you clothing.
We encourage quest to read, study and enjoy the antique artifacts, but please avoid handling them as we've had a few accidents. (i.e. photo collection, statuettes, figurines, etc.) It's common sense to treat this as if it were your own home. We still use this as a private family home. Thank you for understanding.