The SpaceOur property is 1 acre landscaped with fruit trees, flowers, cypress trees as well as 4 100 yr live oaks with beautiful Spanish moss draped branches overlooking the Bayou Teche. We are in the heart of Cajun Country, where Cajun and Zydeco music are world famous. There is so much to do here we recommend a minimum of 2 days to get a taste of the culture.
Our bungalow offers privacy as it is a separate building to our home that stands at the end of a beautiful architectural carport. It is the size of and offers similar amenities of a standard size 375 sq foot hotel room. Although it does not overlook the bayou directly it does have its own private side yard and all guests are invited to use and enjoy all of the property. Kayaks with direct access to the water (at no additional cost), beautiful landscaping and hammocks by the pool and bayou are a few of the things that make this a magical space. Also, for your pleasure, is our beautiful 60 foot salt water lap swimming pool with pergola and outdoor shower that is like an instant trip to the beach. Because we live in the semi tropics, swimming can be good from April thru October.
The cottage is appointed with a queen size bed, good sized work desk/dinning table, love seat, kitchenette w refrigerator, convection oven and coffee and tea makers. There is also a CD player/radio, wifi and cable TV w Netflix and Hulu. There are photos on our site of our travels around the world as well as our massage room that is used for those guests that choose to receive a massage for an added fee.
Continental breakfast fixings provided.
Breaux Bridge is a quiet town of about about 7,500 on the outskirts of and just 7 miles away from the city of Lafayette Louisiana. Lafayette has Downtown Live on Fridays spring thru fall and there is an Art walk on the second Saturday of the month in downtown Lafayette. Randall's, Pont Breaux, Cafe des Amis, La Poussiere, Whiskey River and Vermillionviile are a few of the many venues available for music and dance.
Many antique and junk shops We are a sweet quiet 1/2 mile walk away in downtown Breaux Bridge:
Cafe des Amis: People come from all over the world to dance to live music on Saturday mornings at 8:30 AM at the famous Zydeco breakfast.
Joie de Vivre Coffee and Culture Cafe offers a cajun jam every Saturday afternoon after the Cafe des Amis zydeco breakfast. Their lunch is fresh and homemade deliciousness. Check out their website for special events.
Other activities include downtown Breaux Bridge antique shops, Avery Island (home of Tabasco 20 minutes way), Longfellow's Evangeline Oak (inspired his poem), Jean Lafitte film of the cajuns, Lake Martin's egrets, herons, alligators, roseate spoonbills and/or a Plantation Tour.
Washer and Dryer available upon request.
Enjoy a weekend getaway. Come see for yourself!
Owners are Nationally certified and LA state licensed massage therapists Swedish and deep tissue available upon request for an added fee. Polarity Therapy and ELAN Lights and/or Gong sonic massage are also available upon request. Call to schedule or ask about this service upon arrival.
Enjoy! Guest Accessall outdoor spaces are available for our guests' pleasure including the gardens, outdoor sitting areas, deck overlooking the bayou, pergola, swimming pool, swing, kayaks and hammock by the bayou and our latest addition of an outdoor shower w warm water for those that enjoy the delight of showering with complete privacy in the sunshine or moonlight. Please note that the massage room is in our home and available for those that choose to schedule a massage for an added reasonable fee. Interaction with GuestsWe like to give our guests their privacy but are available to visit with our guests and share stories about travels and interests with one another if they want and we are available to assist or recommend places to go or where to eat. The NeighborhoodWe love being by the water and having neighbors that don't fence off their properties which only gives one a sense of greater expansion as if we have more acreage. The neighborhood is quiet with large lots up to an acre and the area was once a plantation called Paradise Oaks so as one looks around the neighborhood one can see these oaks scattered throughout the neighboring yards. The neighbors are friendly but keep to themselves unless one needed assistance....a quiet place to live and visit. Getting AroundBreaux Bridge is a small town so downtown is a lovely 1/2 mile walk away. Most guests have a car to get themselves around the area to get to local music, restaurants and other tours and activities.
We recommend car rental if you do not have your car as taxi's are not easy to get and can be expensive. We do not have Uber yet in the area.
Breaux Bridge is quaint for a 2 day stay. We recommend a car to see other sights such as plantation homes, Avery Island, St Martinville, New Iberia and more. Lafayette is only 7 miles away. That is where there is more music and variety of restaurants and a large mall for shopping for the area. Other Things to NoteWe offer a Continental Breakfast which includes Coffee, tea, milk, juice, filtered water, granola, biscotti or muffins and fruit.
We do not offer a full kitchen but we do have a small refrigerator for storage and a convection oven in the cottage for cooking or warming up leftovers. with dishes and glass wear for your use along with a coffee pot and teapot. The basic amenities found in a hotel room.
Our newest addition is a wonderful outdoor shower.