Grand Coteau, LA, United States Accommodations

Accommodations in Grand Coteau

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Excellent
72 reviews
1br Home/Apartment
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  • Breakfast
The SpacePrivate self contained, detached holiday cottage in the wooded grounds of the historic Frozard Plantation Farmhouse (c1845). Beautiful, peaceful country side setting surrounded by pecan, walnut, oak, pine, magnolia and azalia trees and more. Acres of mature gardens for you to explore. Not overlooked or over heard! Great for musicians/everyone! Lounge/dining area with fully equipped kitchen. Separate shower room/toilet. Separate queen bedoom with fabulous wooded view. Wi-Fi access, CD/radio/ipod dock/ AC; use of laundry room in friendly main house. No smoking inside. Located in the center of Acadiana. 20 minutes to Lafayette, Opelousas.
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The SpaceStonewood Plantation is at the center of the Cajun and Creole culture, minutes away from the prairie lands to the Atchafalaya basin and beyond. First, please check with us about availability before you try to book because we live near the "Happiest City" in the United States; and, don't forget to check our other listings: 1966 Fireball Camper - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4831435 Whirlybird Honky Tonk Bedroom - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4744585 Stonewood Plantation #2- https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2228472 The Whirlybird Barn #2 - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2617349 Our Red Room has a crystal chandelier and antiques from the Far East - see photo. There is one queen-sized bed. 12 foot high ceilings, elegant custom drapery, crown molding, original wood floors are all highlights. There is an attached full bathroom, which is usually private. However, on occasion, when the Freida Kahlo Room, which is across the upstairs foyer, is booked at the same time, this bathroom is shared between the two bedrooms. Our guests express what kind of place we try to create, "We have been raving about our stay since we left. They immediately gave us fantastic selections for places to go in the area. They made sure we were happy with our accommodations. They kept in contact while giving us all the privacy we needed." "Jim and Christy are the most wonderful hosts. They are truly ambassadors of the area." "Jim and Christy are warm, welcoming, and love having people over. Their house gorgeous like out of a movie." "Truly why we love airbnb. Locals who show their lives and make you a part of it. One of those never to forget travel experiences. Definitely go and get a deep dive Louisiana experience!" "We like to think Airbnb was created for these kind of accommodations. The location is wonderful but the best part is the hosts. Jim and Christy are amazing people who provide their wary travelers with everything they could hope for. We can advise you this: Go! You will forever remember the experience!" "Jim and Christy are absolute gems. As hosts, they do everything you can ask for and more - they provide you with the true South Louisiana experience. Regardless of if you're staying in the house, the barn, or the Whirlybird, you're in for a treat." RE: The Whirlybird - "a bit like going into a folk art museum-cum-pinball machine in order to shower." "Wonderful outpost to explore the best of Cajun land, or simply rest at home and take in peace and quiet in an inspired and thoughtfully created residence." "To say that Jim and Christy are wonderful people would be an understatement. Their property is beautiful and you can tell they really care about preserving the houses and land." "Jim and Christy are at the core of the local community and are very generous in sharing their time and experiences. You really couldn't hope for better hosts!" "The house and the grounds are magical but the real joy for me was the Whirlybird barn where I was able to write music all day and enjoy the many things it has to offer." Guest AccessWe are relaxed and want our guests to feel at home while they stay with us. We make every effort to make our listings comfortable and to provide access to all the amenities we describe. Interaction with GuestsOur guests - our fellow Airbnb travel club members - are independent. We welcome them into our home, strive to make their stay and local experience memorable and comfortable. We respect their privacy, as we expect them to respect ours. We love to share our adventurous lives in SWLA and have worked hard to create a one-of-a-kind environment for creative thinking, artistic inspiration, relaxation, quiet reflection. The NeighborhoodStonewood is a modest agricultural plantation built in the late 1800's by one of two brothers who founded a local hospital. It was originally over 200 acres of agricultural land. Maison Stonewood was separated on 5 acres and the agricultural property was sold - but the 200 acres of agricultural land is still part of a working farm with vegetable production and cattle. All the original farm land surrounds Stonewood, protecting the rural atmosphere. The house, made of architectural stone, is set way back off the small country highway, so it is very quiet. We live in an area that is highly populated by artists and we love having many artists as neighbors. Also, a big plus - The Whirlybird - described in the June 2011 Issue of Southern Living Magazine - is just across the garden on the property. Valerie Luesse says, "Jim decided he didn't have the right gathering space for his circle of music-loving friends, so he bought an old Texaco distribution center & moved it to a secret location." We are in the countryside of historic St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. We are the perfect outpost - a cultural crossroad - between Austin/Houston/Dallas and New Orleans. Stonewood and The Whirlybird compound is set way back off a small country highway and surrounded by farmland, so it is often very quiet - except for the birds, the occasional cow bellow, farm equipment - or when The Honky Tonk is in full tilt mode. The countryside we live in is highly populated by artists and we love that we have many artists as neighbors. We have many artists come up from New Orleans to get away and experience rural Acadiana and its inspiring creative energy. Getting AroundWe are off a small country highway that is 4 miles from I-49. Lafayette is 20 minutes to the South and Opelousas is 10 minutes to the North. Our highway (a portion of it was once called The Old Spanish Trail) has a bike lane and we have had at least one guest who rode her bicycle to Lafayette and back on a regular basis. Other Things to Note2016-17 - here is the tip of the fun iceberg: - Festivals Acadiens et Creoles - Octob(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) - Experience Louisiana Festival - Octob(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) - Blackpot Festival - Octob(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) - Steampunk & Makers Fair - Nov 5&6, 2016 - Mardi Gras, like Christmas, is a whole season - not just one day. Fat Tuesday is Feb. 28, 2017 - Festival International - April 26-30, 2017 - Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival - May 5-7, 2017
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The SpaceThe Pecan Grove Bedroom rental includes the large private bedroom with a full bed and a cot, private entrance and access to all the shared amenities - livingroom, kitchen, patio and full bath (private when no other guests are in Folk Art Barn) - check with us. • Great food • dancing • live music • nature • weddings • parties • antique shopping • art and craft shopping • cultural events • crawfish boils • Mardi Gras. Book now for an authentic cultural experience. Stonewood is at the center of the Cajun and Creole culture, minutes away from the prairie lands to the Atchafalaya basin and beyond. You may may also want to check our other listings: 1966 Fireball Camper - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4831435 Whirlybird Honky Tonk Bedroom - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4744585 Stonewood Plantation #1 - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2022225 Stonewood Plantation #2- https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2228472 Check ahead, because we live near the "Happiest City" in the United States - that is, Lafayette, Louisiana (for folks who haven't seen this famous study.) This listing is for the Pecan Grove bedroom in the Folk Art Barn, which is a large, complete living space. We can add a cot for a third person for short stays - a bed for longer stays over a week. The full kitchen and full bath in the barn are shared when other guests are in the other bedroom. A utility room with a washer and dryer, a utility sink and toilet is attached to The Pecan Grove bedroom and is shared with other guests upon agreement for appropriate times. The Folk Art Barn is funky, elegant and spacious - the perfect place for individuals to retreat or groups of friends to stay and enjoy South Louisiana together. Sitting directly across from the barn is "The Whirlybird" - our underground dancehall and honky tonk featured in Southern Living Magazine June 2011 - making the Folk Art Barn GROUND ZERO FOR FUN. Our guests express what kind of place we try to create, "We have been raving about our stay since we left. They immediately gave us fantastic selections for places to go in the area. They made sure we were happy with our accommodations. They kept in contact while giving us all the privacy we needed." "Jim and Christy are the most wonderful hosts. They are truly ambassadors of the area." "Jim and Christy are warm, welcoming, and love having people over. Their house gorgeous like out of a movie." "Truly why we love airbnb. Locals who show their lives and make you a part of it. One of those never to forget travel experiences. Definitely go and get a deep dive Louisiana experience!" "We like to think Airbnb was created for these kind of accommodations. The location is wonderful but the best part is the hosts. Jim and Christy are amazing people who provide their wary travelers with everything they could hope for. We can advise you this: Go! You will forever remember the experience!" "Jim and Christy are absolute gems. As hosts, they do everything you can ask for and more - they provide you with the true South Louisiana experience. Regardless of if you're staying in the house, the barn, or the Whirlybird, you're in for a treat." RE: The Whirlybird - "a bit like going into a folk art museum-cum-pinball machine in order to shower." "Wonderful outpost to explore the best of Cajun land, or simply rest at home and take in peace and quiet in an inspired and thoughtfully created residence." "To say that Jim and Christy are wonderful people would be an understatement. Their property is beautiful and you can tell they really care about preserving the houses and land." "Jim and Christy are at the core of the local community and are very generous in sharing their time and experiences. You really couldn't hope for better hosts!" "The house and the grounds are magical but the real joy for me was the Whirlybird barn where I was able to write music all day and enjoy the many things it has to offer." The #2 (Pecan Grove) Bedroom rental does include the private bedroom and access to all the amenities - the bathroom, the kitchen, the living room, utility room and the patio. However, the amenities are shared with other guests, who may be in the other private bedroom, the Cypress bedroom. The Folk Art Barn is available here on Airbnb for full private rental of the entire facility with exclusive use of the amenities with a 2 night minimum. You will find that listing here: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/10311936 Stonewood is a modest agricultural plantation built in the late 1800's by one of two brothers who founded a local hospital. It was originally over 200 acres of agricultural land. Maison Stonewood was separated on 5 acres and the agricultural property was sold - but the 200 acres of agricultural land is still part of a working farm with vegetable production and cattle. All the original farm land surrounds Stonewood, protecting the rural atmosphere. The house, made of architectural stone, is set way back off the small country highway, so it is very quiet. We live in an area that is highly populated by artists and we love having many artists as neighbors. Also, a big plus - The Whirlybird - described in the June 2011 Issue of Southern Living Magazine - is just across the garden on the property. Valerie Luesse says, "Jim decided he didn't have the right gathering space for his circle of music-loving friends, so he bought an old Texaco distribution center & moved it to a secret location." We are in the countryside of historic St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. We are the perfect outpost - a cultural crossroad - between Austin/Houston/Dallas and New Orleans. Stonewood and The Whirlybird compound is set way back off a small country highway and surrounded by farmland, so it is often very quiet - except for the birds, the occasional cow bellow, farm equipment - or when The Honky Tonk is in full tilt mode. The countryside we live in is highly populated by artists and we love that we have many artists as neighbors. We have many artists come up from New Orleans to get away and experience rural Acadiana and its inspiring creative energy. Stonewood is a modest agricultural plantation built in the late 1800's by one of two brothers who founded a local hospital. It was originally over 200 acres of agricultural land. Maison Stonewood was separated on 5 acres and the agricultural property was sold - but the 200 acres of agricultural land is still part of a working farm with vegetable production and cattle. All the original farm land surrounds Stonewood, protecting the rural atmosphere. The house, made of architectural stone, is set way back off the small country highway, so it is very quiet. We live in an area that is highly populated by artists and we love having many artists as neighbors. Also, a big plus - The Whirlybird - described in the June 2011 Issue of Southern Living Magazine - is just across the garden on the property. Valerie Luesse says, "Jim decided he didn't have the right gathering space for his circle of music-loving friends, so he bought an old Texaco distribution center & moved it to a secret location." We are in the countryside of historic St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. We are the perfect outpost - a cultural crossroad - between Austin/Houston/Dallas and New Orleans. Stonewood and The Whirlybird compound is set way back off a small country highway and surrounded by farmland, so it is often very quiet - except for the birds, the occasional cow bellow, farm equipment - or when The Honky Tonk is in full tilt mode. The countryside we live in is highly populated by artists and we love that we have many artists as neighbors. We have many artists come up from New Orleans to get away and experience rural Acadiana and its inspiring creative energy. We are off a small country highway that is 4 miles from I-49. Lafayette is 20 minutes to the South and Opelousas is 10 minutes to the North. Our highway (a portion of it was once called The Old Spanish Trail) has a bike lane and we have had at least one guest who rode her bicycle to Lafayette and back on a regular basis. 2016-17 - here is the tip of the fun iceberg: - Festivals Acadiens et Creoles - Octob(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) - Experience Louisiana Festival - Octob(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) - Blackpot Festival - Octob(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) - Steampunk & Makers Fair - Nov 5&6, 2016 - Mardi Gras, like Christmas, is a whole season - not just one day. Fat Tuesday is Feb. 28, 2017 - Festival International - April 26-30, 2017 - Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival - May 5-7, 2017 Guest AccessWe are relaxed and want our guests to feel at home while they stay with us. We make every effort to make our home, the Whirlybird and Whirlybird Barn common space accessible. Interaction with GuestsStonewood is a modest agricultural plantation built in the late 1800's by one of two brothers who founded a local hospital. It was originally over 200 acres of agricultural land. Maison Stonewood was separated on 5 acres and the agricultural property was sold - but the 200 acres of agricultural land is still part of a working farm with vegetable production and cattle. All the original farm land surrounds Stonewood, protecting the rural atmosphere. The house, made of architectural stone, is set way back off the small country highway, so it is very quiet. We live in an area that is highly populated by artists and we love having many artists as neighbors. Also, a big plus - The Whirlybird - described in the June 2011 Issue of Southern Living Magazine - is just across the garden on the property. Valerie Luesse says, "Jim decided he didn't have the right gathering space for his circle of music-loving friends, so he bought an old Texaco distribution center & moved it to a secret location." We are in the countryside of historic St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. We are the perfect outpost - a cultural crossroad - between Austin/Houston/Dallas and New Orleans. Stonewood and The Whirlybird compound is set way back off a small country highway and surrounded by farmland, so it is often very quiet - except for the birds, the occasional cow bellow, farm equipment - or when The Honky Tonk is in full tilt mode. The countryside we live in is highly populated by artists and we love that we have many artists as neighbors. We have many artists come up from New Orleans to get away and experience rural Acadiana and its inspiring creative energy. The NeighborhoodStonewood is a modest agricultural plantation built in the late 1800's by one of two brothers who founded a local hospital. It was originally over 200 acres of agricultural land. Maison Stonewood was separated on 5 acres and the agricultural property was sold - but the 200 acres of agricultural land is still part of a working farm with vegetable production and cattle. All the original farm land surrounds Stonewood, protecting the rural atmosphere. The house, made of architectural stone, is set way back off the small country highway, so it is very quiet. We live in an area that is highly populated by artists and we love having many artists as neighbors. Also, a big plus - The Whirlybird - described in the June 2011 Issue of Southern Living Magazine - is just across the garden on the property. Valerie Luesse says, "Jim decided he didn't have the right gathering space for his circle of music-loving friends, so he bought an old Texaco distribution center & moved it to a secret location." We are in the countryside of historic St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. We are the perfect outpost - a cultural crossroad - between Austin/Houston/Dallas and New Orleans. Stonewood and The Whirlybird compound is set way back off a small country highway and surrounded by farmland, so it is often very quiet - except for the birds, the occasional cow bellow, farm equipment - or when The Honky Tonk is in full tilt mode. The countryside we live in is highly populated by artists and we love that we have many artists as neighbors. We have many artists come up from New Orleans to get away and experience rural Acadiana and its inspiring creative energy. Getting AroundWe are off a small country highway that is 4 miles from I-49. Lafayette is 20 minutes to the South and Opelousas is 10 minutes to the North. Our highway (a portion of it was once called The Old Spanish Trail) has a bike lane and we have had at least one guest who rode her bicycle to Lafayette and back on a regular basis. Other Things to Note2016-17 - here is the tip of the fun iceberg: - Festivals Acadiens et Creoles - Octob(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) - Experience Louisiana Festival - Octob(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) - Blackpot Festival - Octob(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) - Steampunk & Makers Fair - Nov 5&6, 2016 - Mardi Gras, like Christmas, is a whole season - not just one day. Fat Tuesday is Feb. 28, 2017 - Festival International - April 26-30, 2017 - Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival - May 5-7, 2017
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14 reviews
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Casita Azul Guest House is located in Grand Coteau, Louisiana, within walking distance of historical sites, shopping and restaurants.
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The SpaceThis listing is for our vintage 1966 Fireball, which sits just outside the Folk Art Honky Tonk. First, we are giving a heads up to 6-footers - the bed doesn't allow stretching out much - otherwise, the bed in the trailer is great for snuggling or deep sleep. Our guests express what kind of place we try to create, "We have been raving about our stay since we left. They immediately gave us fantastic selections for places to go in the area. They made sure we were happy with our accommodations. They kept in contact while giving us all the privacy we needed." "Jim and Christy are the most wonderful hosts. They are truly ambassadors of the area." "Jim and Christy are warm, welcoming, and love having people over. Their house gorgeous like out of a movie." "Truly why we love airbnb. Locals who show their lives and make you a part of it. One of those never to forget travel experiences. Definitely go and get a deep dive Louisiana experience!" "We like to think Airbnb was created for these kind of accommodations. The location is wonderful but the best part is the hosts. Jim and Christy are amazing people who provide their wary travelers with everything they could hope for. We can advise you this: Go! You will forever remember the experience!" "Jim and Christy are absolute gems. As hosts, they do everything you can ask for and more - they provide you with the true South Louisiana experience. Regardless of if you're staying in the house, the barn, or the Whirlybird, you're in for a treat." RE: The Whirlybird - "a bit like going into a folk art museum-cum-pinball machine in order to shower." "Wonderful outpost to explore the best of Cajun land, or simply rest at home and take in peace and quiet in an inspired and thoughtfully created residence." "To say that Jim and Christy are wonderful people would be an understatement. Their property is beautiful and you can tell they really care about preserving the houses and land." "Jim and Christy are at the core of the local community and are very generous in sharing their time and experiences. You really couldn't hope for better hosts!" "The house and the grounds are magical but the real joy for me was the Whirlybird barn where I was able to write music all day and enjoy the many things it has to offer." Guest Access1966 Fireball Camper guests have use of a full bathroom and a kitchen - all just a few steps away. Welcome. We are relaxed and want our guests to feel at home while they stay with us. We make every effort to make our guests feel comfortable. Interaction with GuestsOur guests - our fellow Airbnb travel club members - are independent. We welcome them into our home, strive to make their stay and local experience memorable and comfortable. We respect their privacy, as we expect them to respect ours. We love to share our adventurous lives in SWLA and have worked hard to create a one-of-a-kind environment for creative thinking, artistic inspiration, relaxation, quiet reflection - or - storytelling, let your hair down celebration, good food and libations, music, dancing, laughing and meaningful conversation. The NeighborhoodStonewood is a modest agricultural plantation built in the late 1800's by one of two brothers who founded a local hospital. It was originally over 200 acres of agricultural land. Maison Stonewood was separated on 5 acres and the agricultural property was sold - but the 200 acres of agricultural land is still part of a working farm with vegetable production and cattle. All the original farm land surrounds Stonewood, protecting the rural atmosphere. The house, made of architectural stone, is set way back off the small country highway, so it is very quiet. We live in an area that is highly populated by artists and we love having many artists as neighbors. Also, a big plus - The Whirlybird - described in the June 2011 Issue of Southern Living Magazine - is just across the garden on the property. Valerie Luesse says, "Jim decided he didn't have the right gathering space for his circle of music-loving friends, so he bought an old Texaco distribution center & moved it to a secret location." We are in the countryside of historic St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. We are the perfect outpost - a cultural crossroad - between Austin/Houston/Dallas and New Orleans. Stonewood and The Whirlybird compound is set way back off a small country highway and surrounded by farmland, so it is often very quiet - except for the birds, the occasional cow bellow, farm equipment - or when The Honky Tonk is in full tilt mode. The countryside we live in is highly populated by artists and we love that we have many artists as neighbors. We have many artists come up from New Orleans to get away and experience rural Acadiana and its inspiring creative energy. Getting AroundWe are 4 miles from I-49. Lafayette is 20 minutes to the South and Opelousas is 10 minutes to the North. Our highway (a portion of it was once called The Old Spanish Trail) has a bike lane and, although we do not recommend it, we have had at least one guest who rode her bicycle to Lafayette and back on a regular basis. Other Things to Note2016-17 - here is the tip of the fun iceberg: - Festivals Acadiens et Creoles - Octob(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) - Experience Louisiana Festival - Octob(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) - Blackpot Festival - Octob(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) - Steampunk & Makers Fair - Nov 5&6, 2016 - Mardi Gras, like Christmas, is a whole season - not just one day. Fat Tuesday is Feb. 28, 2017 - Festival International - April 26-30, 2017 - Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival - May 5-7, 2017
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The SpaceStonewood is at the center of the Cajun and Creole culture, minutes away from the prairie lands to the Atchafalaya basin and beyond. First, please check with us about availability before you try to book; and, don't forget to check our other listings: 1966 Fireball Camper - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4831435 Whirlybird Honky Tonk Bedroom - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4744585 Stonewood Plantation #1 - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2022225 The Whirlybird Barn #2 - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2617349 Check ahead, because we live near the "Happiest City" in the United States - that is, Lafayette, Louisiana (for folks who haven't seen this famous study.) The Freida Kahlo Room has 2 antique iron beds and Mexican and Central American folk art. Also in the Frieda Kahlo room, there are 12 foot high ceilings, elegant custom drapery, crown molding and original wood floors. There is a full bathroom across the upstairs foyer. It is usually private. However, when there are guests in both The Frieda Kahlo Room and The Red Room this bathroom is shared between the two bedrooms. Our guests express what kind of place we try to create, "Jim and Christy are the most wonderful hosts. They are truly ambassadors of the area." "Jim and Christy are warm, welcoming, and love having people over. Their house gorgeous like out of a movie." "Truly why we love airbnb. Locals who show their lives and make you a part of it. One of those never to forget travel experiences. Definitely go and get a deep dive Louisiana experience!" "We have been raving about our stay since we left. They immediately gave us fantastic selections for places to go in the area. They made sure we were happy with our accommodations. They kept in contact while giving us all the privacy we needed." "We like to think Airbnb was created for these kind of accommodations. The location is wonderful but the best part is the hosts. Jim and Christy are amazing people who provide their wary travelers with everything they could hope for. We can advise you this: Go! You will forever remember the experience!" "Jim and Christy are absolute gems. As hosts, they do everything you can ask for and more - they provide you with the true South Louisiana experience. Regardless of if you're staying in the house, the barn, or the Whirlybird, you're in for a treat." RE: The Whirlybird - "a bit like going into a folk art museum-cum-pinball machine in order to shower." "Wonderful outpost to explore the best of Cajun land, or simply rest at home and take in peace and quiet in an inspired and thoughtfully created residence." "To say that Jim and Christy are wonderful people would be an understatement. Their property is beautiful and you can tell they really care about preserving the houses and land." "Jim and Christy are at the core of the local community and are very generous in sharing their time and experiences. You really couldn't hope for better hosts!" "The house and the grounds are magical but the real joy for me was the Whirlybird barn where I was able to write music all day and enjoy the many things it has to offer." Guest AccessWe are relaxed and want our guests to feel at home while they stay with us. We make every effort to make our home, the Whirlybird and Whirlybird Barn common space accessible. Interaction with GuestsOur guests - our fellow Airbnb travel club members - are independent. We welcome them into our home, strive to make their stay and local experience memorable and comfortable. We respect their privacy, as we expect them to respect ours. We love to share our adventurous lives in SWLA and have worked hard to create a one-of-a-kind environment for creative thinking, artistic inspiration, relaxation, quiet reflection. The NeighborhoodStonewood is a modest agricultural plantation built in the late 1800's by one of two brothers who founded a local hospital. It was originally over 200 acres of agricultural land. Maison Stonewood was separated on 5 acres and the agricultural property was sold - but the 200 acres of agricultural land is still part of a working farm with vegetable production and cattle. All the original farm land surrounds Stonewood, protecting the rural atmosphere. The house, made of architectural stone, is set way back off the small country highway, so it is very quiet. We live in an area that is highly populated by artists and we love having many artists as neighbors. Also, a big plus - The Whirlybird - described in the June 2011 Issue of Southern Living Magazine - is just across the garden on the property. Valerie Luesse says, "Jim decided he didn't have the right gathering space for his circle of music-loving friends, so he bought an old Texaco distribution center & moved it to a secret location." We are in the countryside of historic St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. We are the perfect outpost - a cultural crossroad - between Austin/Houston/Dallas and New Orleans. Stonewood and The Whirlybird compound is set way back off a small country highway and surrounded by farmland, so it is often very quiet - except for the birds, the occasional cow bellow, farm equipment - or when The Honky Tonk is in full tilt mode. The countryside we live in is highly populated by artists and we love that we have many artists as neighbors. We have many artists come up from New Orleans to get away and experience rural Acadiana and its inspiring creative energy. Getting AroundWe are off a small country highway that is 4 miles from I-49. Lafayette is 20 minutes to the South and Opelousas is 10 minutes to the North. Our highway (a portion of it was once called The Old Spanish Trail) has a bike lane and we have had at least one guest who rode her bicycle to Lafayette and back on a regular basis. Other Things to Note2016-17 - here is the tip of the fun iceberg: - Festivals Acadiens et Creoles - Octob(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) - Experience Louisiana Festival - Octob(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) - Blackpot Festival - Octob(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) - Steampunk & Makers Fair - Nov 5&6, 2016 - Mardi Gras, like Christmas, is a whole season - not just one day. Fat Tuesday is Feb. 28, 2017 - Festival International - April 26-30, 2017 - Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival - May 5-7, 2017
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The SpaceSWLA's premiere underground HonkyTonk, The Whirlybird. Near Lafayette at Stonewood Plantation, circa 1899 - the heart of SWLA cultural action • Great food • dancing • music • nature • fishing • biking • antique shopping • art and craft shopping • theatre • cultural events • weddings • crawfish boils • parties • You may also want to check our other listings: 2 bdrm resident, Folk Art Barn - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/10311936 or Folk Art Barn #1 Private Bdrm - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2500468 Folk Art Barn #2 Private Bdrm - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2617349 1966 Fireball Camper - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4831435 Stonewood Plantation #1 Private Bedroom - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2022225 Stonewood Plantation #2 Private Bedroom - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2228472 Check ahead, because we live near the "Happiest City" in the United States - that is, Lafayette, Louisiana (for folks who haven't seen this famous study.) We can always add a cot for a third person. We will let our guests have the last say, "Truly why we love airbnb. Locals who show their lives and make you a part of it. One of those never to forget travel experiences. Definitely go and get a deep dive Louisiana experience!" "We like to think Airbnb was created for these kind of accommodations. The location is wonderful but the best part is the hosts. Jim and Christy are amazing people who provide their wary travelers with everything they could hope for. We can advise you this: Go! You will forever remember the experience!" "Jim and Christy are absolute gems. As hosts, they do everything you can ask for and more - they provide you with the true South Louisiana experience. Regardless of if you're staying in the house, the barn, or the Whirlybird, you're in for a treat." RE: The Whirlybird - "a bit like going into a folk art museum-cum-pinball machine in order to shower." "Wonderful outpost to explore the best of Cajun land, or simply rest at home and take in peace and quiet in an inspired and thoughtfully created residence." "To say that Jim and Christy are wonderful people would be an understatement. Their property is beautiful and you can tell they really care about preserving the houses and land." "Jim and Christy are at the core of the local community and are very generous in sharing their time and experiences. You really couldn't hope for better hosts!" "Jim and Christy are warm, welcoming, and love having people over. Their house gorgeous like out of a movie." "The house and the grounds are magical but the real joy for me was the Whirlybird barn where I was able to write music all day and enjoy the many things it has to offer." Guest AccessFolk Art Honky Tonk guests have a private bedroom & library full of folk art. This listing has private use of one full bathroom. The second bathroom, the kitchen and other amenities are shared as common space, should there be other guests in the camper outside. Interaction with GuestsOur guests - our fellow Airbnb travel club members - are independent. We welcome them into our home, strive to make their stay and local experience memorable and comfortable. We respect their privacy, as we expect them to respect ours. We love to share our adventurous lives in SWLA and have worked hard to create a one-of-a-kind environment for creative thinking, artistic inspiration, relaxation, quiet reflection - or - storytelling, let your hair down celebration, good food and libations, music, dancing, laughing and meaningful conversation. The NeighborhoodWe are in the countryside of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. The Whirlybird is privately set way back off a small country highway and surrounded by farmland. It is very quiet - except for the birds and the occasional cow bellow - or - on those occasions when The Honky Tonk is in full tilt party mode. The countryside we live in is highly populated by artists and we love that we have many artists as neighbors and friends. Getting AroundWe are off a small country highway that is 4 miles from I-49. Lafayette is 20 minutes to the South and Opelousas is 10 minutes to the North. Our historic and scenic highway (a portion once called The Old Spanish Trail) has a bike lane and we have had at least one guest who rode her bicycle to Lafayette and back on a regular basis. Other Things to Note2016-17 - here is the tip of the fun iceberg: - Festivals Acadiens et Creoles - Octob(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) - Experience Louisiana Festival - Octob(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) - Blackpot Festival - Octob(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) - Steampunk & Makers Fair - Nov 5&6, 2016 - Mardi Gras, like Christmas, is a whole season - not just one day. Fat Tuesday is Feb. 28, 2017 - Festival International - April 26-30, 2017 - Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival - May 5-7, 2017
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The SpaceFirst, please check about availability before you try to book; and, don't forget to check the other listing(s): https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6141820 This space is a huge, private suite, on the 2nd floor of a beautiful & well furnished 5 BR 4 BA home, on 10 very private acres, bordered on one side by 1/2 mile of frontage on Bayou Bourbeau, a tributary of Bayou Teche, yet only 16 miles north of Downtown Lafayette, LA. There are about 1250 Square Feet of covered porches, and a separate large round deck anchored by a massive, wood-fired, old world pizza and bread oven, with granite counters in which I can make pizza and cut and serve the pies that cook in less than 180 seconds... This space is a large, upstairs bedroom suite, with a view off of your private balcony on the second floor, down to and across the bayou and the woods and fields beyond. It's over 500 SF with a king bed with a private bathroom that includes a shower and a 2-sink vanity. The bedroom is furnished with two occasional chairs and a small leather sofa, an antique roll-top desk, and a private closet for your use. The entire house is also potentially available by special arrangement, with or without catered meals, and can potentially sleep 12, plus another 6 on queen air mattresses that can be placed on the floor of the bedrooms upstairs. If you are potentially interested in the entire house, check ahead, because we live near the "Happiest City" in the United States - that is, Lafayette, Louisiana (for folks who haven't seen this famous study.) If this place is not available, and you need a recommendation of a place nearby, I have some great friends who are very close that I'd love to connect you with. Guest AccessYou'll be at the epicenter of Cajun and Creole culture, minutes away from the "Prairie Parishes" to the west, and the Atchafalaya Basin and the mighty Mississippi River and beyond, to the east. Dancing, music, nature, biking, antique shopping, birding, excellent dining, art and crafts, a great little theatre and one-of-a-kind cultural events including annual festivals for every thing you can imagine, not to mention the culturally authentic celebration of Mardi Gras, the Courir de Mardi Gras. While here, guests can explore the property on nature walks, and are welcomed to use the outside decks, as well as the large downstairs living room. The washer and dryer are also available if needed, as is the kitchen. Private chef, catered, gourmet meals, made just for you, are sometimes available by special request, for a small extra charge. Please inquire about details at booking if interested, and allow at least one week advance notice. Interaction with GuestsMy guests are all fellow AIRBNB members - and most are independent. I welcome them into my home, and strive to make their stay and local experience memorable, comfortable, and FUN!. I respect their privacy, and expect them to respect mine, but I love to share the adventurous lives that are found here in SWLA. I have created a very unique, one-of-a-kind gem, nestled in an environment that spurs creative thinking, artistic inspiration, relaxation, quiet reflection and meaningful conversation.... - OR- they can hear local storytelling, dine on world-class food & enjoy libations, music, dancing, laughing, let-your-hair-down type of celebrating... So, it all depends what guests want., with as much or as little as they desire.... Some guests want to be left alone to do their own thing, while others want more guidance, and like to hear about things to do, places to see, and great food to eat. Sometimes my schedule is laid back and other times I must travel during the day and so it all depends. Guests who need more than usual... whether they want the entire place to themselves, or will need ideas, suggestions, or catered meals.... will need to check with me during booking to see what's possible during the time they will be staying here. The NeighborhoodThe House is a traditional "Acadian Style" of architecture, where the roof overhangs and covers a porch. It was built in the late 1980's, but was constructed using old, reclaimed cypress lumber, and antique, recycled doors, a fireplace mantle, and other such materials in many places. In January 2003, a fire damaged an exterior wall, and inspired a massive remodel and addition of 1500 SF. Coincidentally, following the rebuild, the ensuing decor leaned towards more contemporary styling, and the result became a modern space within a traditional, old antique shell. The house is not visible from the road, but is set way back off of a small country highway, keeping it very quiet. This part of SW LA is an area that is highly populated by musicians, and culinary & visual artists and I love having artists as neighbors. The house was featured as the cover story in the May/June 2008 Issue of Acadiana Living Magazine... see the photographs. Getting AroundThere's not really any regular, reliable public transportation that serves rural areas, so you'll probably want to have your own vehicle.. Once you get into Lafayette, there is public transportation, and if you are here for a big Event like the Festival International or any of the Mardi Gras parades, you might be able to find others to carpool with. Other Things to NoteCheck out the pictures from the May/June 2008 Issue of Acadiana Living Magazine. What to Do in 2015? Here is the tip of the iceberg for fun... depending on when you're here, there will be other things to do & see: - Mardi Gras - Feb 6th - 17th - Festival International - April 22-26 - 2015 - Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival - May 29-31 - Festival Acadiens - October 9-10-11 - Blackpot Festival - October 23- 24 - Steampunk & Makers Fair - mid Nov
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    Cozy small cape-style home located on a hill on acreage. Sun hits the house all day long and a cool breeze comes up every afternoon. The island is known for kayaking and there are many spots on the island to launch a kayak including a spot about a half mile from our house. On the island there are many nature preserves to go hiking and there is a great deal of cultural activity at the Opera House in Stonington at the tip of the island. Maine state room tax Located on Deer Isle about two or three miles from the main causeway. We are one half mile from Deer Isle center.
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    The SpaceThis tranquility space is an elevated level with a spectacular view from this room, breathtaking and ideal for you private massage. This is a great place for adult singles and couples. This upstairs quarter is an artistic, rustic custom-built cottage and art gallery, built in the 1980s by the owner Kathleen with the help of other creative friends. The building materials used to create this cool & artsy “home” come from unique recycled wood, antique church windows, fine wood floors. All materials were salvaged by hand from the historical grounds & structures of south Louisiana. Each of the quarters is so special with a spectacular view of a private lake and a bayou, mentally refreshing. The ambient setting is tranquil and offers a natural healing that cannot be expressed with words. The Pristine Room can offer extra space with an adjoined room called the “Bamboo Room”. The two rooms together can accommodate up to 4 people. The Bamboo Room rate will be quoted upon request or it is listed. FYI: RATES are subject to change due to different seasons, festivals, holidays. Rates will be discussed prior to the reservation date. GROUP rates must inquire. My bio information; *Media News; read online Country Roads Magazine (BR,LA.) *You Tube; Tranquil Waters Sanctuary, Arnaudville-Lake Cottage. 2014 Guest AccessYou have ACCESS to; a clean, refreshing lake for canoeing, nature trail, bird watching & lounging in a hammock or lawn chairs. Rough it and have a bonfire, observe star lights and experience an awakening, or listen to the silence or sounds of nature. Early risers can benefit from the beautiful sunrise, birds and tranquil vibrations. There are several fabulous spots to eat by the water, picnic style or on the deck. Interaction with GuestsThe SANCTUARY only takes in likeminds. You have your privacy. Most of the time it is just you in this beautiful place or/and interacting with others is always a great connection. The NeighborhoodEveryone is quiet and in the distance. You really don’t see nor hear them. The walking path is also very quiet and remote along the bayou, an all tranquil wooded trail to observe. Getting AroundAuto. Other Things to Note*Pristine Room has a half bath, lav and toilet and has access to a full bathroom on the first level. *RATES are subject to change due to: FESTIVAL TIME, holidays seasons. *Gate Code will be sent to you *Pristine room is up on the second level.
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    The SpaceThe CATHEDRAL QUARTERS is part of large private guesthouse with another private room on the upper level. This space is very quaint and the energy is soothing, nothing but good vibes. This rustic cottage space is specially unique and offers a sacred & safe environment to retreat. The whole setting is in an green atmosphere, embedded with all sorts of birds and squirrels. It is very private to the surrounding yet you are in a gated community. All you see is woods and water, it is a fabulous view. This cottage is a rustic, custom-built cottage and private art gallery, built in the 1980s by the owner Kathleen with the help of friends. The antique building materials used have lots of unique features. Most of the recycled wood, antique church windows, etc., are all of value. All materials were salvaged by hand from the historical grounds and structures of south Louisiana. Each of the quarters is comfortable with a spectacular view of a private lake, refreshing to the core. The ambient setting is tranquil and offers a natural healing that cannot be expressed through words. It is ideal for nature lovers. The “Cathedral Quarters” is a private room, wrapped with windows for a panorama view. This is a unique healing nest, offers a tranquil experience and often a breeze comes off the lake. It has its own bathroom and private entrance. Cozy, 14’ by 16 Relax by the water side, in the grass in lounging chairs, bonfire at night, nature trail on the bayou levee, bird watching, ideal book reading on in several areas with chairs with a view. Canoe and have your wine or beer while you float! Why not! You will truly enjoy the view and hospitality of this sacred place. The sounds of nature at night have a jungle feeling that will soothe your ears while you rest peacefully in the unique sleeping quarters. Although the squirrels & birds will be the first to wake up, so this you will experience; must early rise! Sanctuary video on YOUTUBE; Tranquil Waters Sanctuary Arnaudville, La 2014 Guest AccessSpaces; lobby, kitchen, full bathroom, decks. We offer a clean natural lake for canoeing, swimming, nature trails, bird watching & lounging in a hammock or beach chairs. You can have a bonfire, observe star lights and experience an awakening, listen to the sounds of nature. Early risers can benefit from the beautiful nature walking path, birding and tranquil vibration. This is a sanctuary. There are several fabulous spots to eat out on the water, picnic style or on the pier. Yet, you are not far from many small towns to explore and soak in culture. Interaction with GuestsThe SANCTUARY is a family of guests, like minds. Though sometimes there are other guests here but mostly just the owner, myself. Interacting brings connection among a good relations from all over with like minded travelers. Your room is totally private with lots of space. Lounge area, decking, and kitchen are shared. The NeighborhoodEveryone is cool, quiet and in the distance. You really don’t see nor hear them. The neighborhood is very safe. Getting Aroundwalk or canoe Other Things to Note*Code at gate will be given to you.. *The door will be unlocked. This is a safe community and make yourself at home. *Cathedral room is downstairs, come light with luggage and where your bathing suit or like, it is that private. *This rental is only for shared housing, but you have the privacy of a full bedroom with no or few other guests. *RATES are subject to change due to: FESTIVAL TIME, holidays seasons. Rates will be DISCUSSED prior to the reservation, even though the existing rate remains as is on the description. GROUP RATES are to be discussed.
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    The SpaceZydeco Room has an adjoining room called the Bamboo room for extra guests, additional rate per person. This campstyle cottage is a rustic, custom-built structure and a home art gallery, built in the 1980s by the owner Kathleen with the help of friends. The structure has lots of antique features and other unique objects . Most of the recycled wood, church windows, doors are all of historical value. All materials were salvaged by hand from the historical structures of south Louisiana. Each of the quarters is comfortable with a spectacular view of a private lake, refreshing to the core. The ambient setting is tranquil and offers a natural healing that cannot be expressed through words. It is ideal for canoeing, swimming, fishing, nature trails, bird watching & lounging in a hammock or beach chairs, bonfire & star lights; it is special for everyone that enjoys the outdoors. Suited for adults and family with teenagers over 12. Check out YOUTUBE VIDEO: Hidden Hills Lake Arnaudville La. July 2014 Guest AccessLobby, kitchen, full bathroom, deck Interaction with GuestsRandom is both rooms rented a the same time but each quarters is very private. The Neighborhood Quiet, respectful. Getting AroundWalk! Other Things to Note*Code at gate is: must inquired one day before arrival. *The door is left unlocked for you. This is a safe community. No worries locking everything up. Make yourself at home once you have entered. *Cathedral room is downstairs, Zydeco room is up the spiral staircase. *If I am not there and you arrive before me, you can follow the instructions on the wall. The a/c is there but I do not turn them until you arrive just to make sure. This is a very cool camp setting so put on your bathing suites and chill!!
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    The SpaceThe funky & elegant Cypress Bedroom shares the kitchen and full bathroom of the Folk Art Barn, which sits in the heart of cultural action! • Great food • dancing • live music • nature • weddings • parties • antique shopping • art and craft shopping • cultural events - be adventurous or just relax. Book now for an authentic cultural experience. Stonewood is at the center of the Cajun and Creole culture, minutes away from the prairie lands to the Atchafalaya basin and beyond. • Great food • dancing • music • nature • biking • antique shopping • art and craft shopping • theatre • cultural events • You may may also want to check our other listings: Whirlybird Barn Fun#2 - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2617349 1966 Fireball Camper - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4831435 Whirlybird Honky Tonk Bedroom - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4744585 Stonewood Plantation #1 - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2022225 Stonewood Plantation #2- https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2228472 Check ahead, because we live near the "Happiest City" in the United States - that is, Lafayette, Louisiana (for folks who haven't seen this famous study.) This listing is for the Pecan Grove bedroom in the Whirlybird barn, which is a large, complete living space. We can add a cot for a third person for short stays - a bed for longer stays. The full kitchen and full bath in the barn are shared when other guests are in the other bedroom, and, there are also two full bathrooms with showers in The Whirlybird Honky Tonky nearby. A utility room with a washer and dryer, a utility sink and toilet is attached to The Pecan Grove bedroom and is shared by one other guest. The Whirlybird Barn is funky, elegant and spacious - the perfect place for individuals to retreat or groups of friends to stay and enjoy South Louisiana together. Sitting directly across from the barn is "The Whirlybird" - our underground dancehall and honky tonk featured in Southern Living Magazine June 2011 - making the WB barn GROUND ZERO FOR FUN. Our guests express what kind of place we try to create, "We have been raving about our stay since we left. They immediately gave us fantastic selections for places to go in the area. They made sure we were happy with our accommodations. They kept in contact while giving us all the privacy we needed." "Jim and Christy are the most wonderful hosts. They are truly ambassadors of the area." "Jim and Christy are warm, welcoming, and love having people over. Their house gorgeous like out of a movie." "Truly why we love airbnb. Locals who show their lives and make you a part of it. One of those never to forget travel experiences. Definitely go and get a deep dive Louisiana experience!" "We like to think Airbnb was created for these kind of accommodations. The location is wonderful but the best part is the hosts. Jim and Christy are amazing people who provide their wary travelers with everything they could hope for. We can advise you this: Go! You will forever remember the experience!" "Jim and Christy are absolute gems. As hosts, they do everything you can ask for and more - they provide you with the true South Louisiana experience. Regardless of if you're staying in the house, the barn, or the Whirlybird, you're in for a treat." RE: The Whirlybird - "a bit like going into a folk art museum-cum-pinball machine in order to shower." "Wonderful outpost to explore the best of Cajun land, or simply rest at home and take in peace and quiet in an inspired and thoughtfully created residence." "To say that Jim and Christy are wonderful people would be an understatement. Their property is beautiful and you can tell they really care about preserving the houses and land." "Jim and Christy are at the core of the local community and are very generous in sharing their time and experiences. You really couldn't hope for better hosts!" "The house and the grounds are magical but the real joy for me was the Whirlybird barn where I was able to write music all day and enjoy the many things it has to offer." We are relaxed and want our guests to feel at home while they stay with us. We make every effort to make our home, the Whirlybird and Whirlybird Barn common space accessible. Our guests - our fellow Airbnb travel club members - are independent. We welcome them into our home, strive to make their stay and local experience memorable and comfortable. We respect their privacy, as we expect them to respect ours. We love to share our adventurous lives in SWLA and have worked hard to create a one-of-a-kind environment for creative thinking, artistic inspiration, relaxation, quiet reflection - or - storytelling, let your hair down celebration, good food and libations, music, dancing, laughing and meaningful conversation. And, of course, there is plenty of that Way Down Yonder, Yeah You Right, Sho' 'Nuf, turn-out-the-lights-and-call-the-doctor-not-the-law kinda FUN to be had by all. Stonewood is a modest agricultural plantation built in the late 1800's by one of two brothers who founded a local hospital. It was originally over 200 acres of agricultural land. Maison Stonewood was separated on 5 acres and the agricultural property was sold - but the 200 acres of agricultural land is still part of a working farm with vegetable production and cattle. All the original farm land surrounds Stonewood, protecting the rural atmosphere. The house, made of architectural stone, is set way back off the small country highway, so it is very quiet. We live in an area that is highly populated by artists and we love having many artists as neighbors. Also, a big plus - The Whirlybird - described in the June 2011 Issue of Southern Living Magazine - is just across the garden on the property. Valerie Luesse says, "Jim decided he didn't have the right gathering space for his circle of music-loving friends, so he bought an old Texaco distribution center & moved it to a secret location." We are in the countryside of historic St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. We are the perfect outpost - a cultural crossroad - between Austin/Houston/Dallas and New Orleans. Stonewood and The Whirlybird compound is set way back off a small country highway and surrounded by farmland, so it is often very quiet - except for the birds, the occasional cow bellow, farm equipment - or when The Honky Tonk is in full tilt mode. The countryside we live in is highly populated by artists and we love that we have many artists as neighbors. We have many artists come up from New Orleans to get away and experience rural Acadiana and its inspiring creative energy. We are off a small country highway that is 4 miles from I-49. Lafayette is 20 minutes to the South and Opelousas is 10 minutes to the North. Our highway (a portion of it was once called The Old Spanish Trail) has a bike lane and we have had at least one guest who rode her bicycle to Lafayette and back on a regular basis. 2015-16 - here is the tip of the fun iceberg: - Festivals Acadiens et Creoles - Octob(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) - Experience Louisiana Festival - Octob(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) - Blackpot Festival - Octob(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) - Steampunk & Makers Fair - Nov 7, 2015 - Mardi Gras, like Christmas, is a whole season - not just one day. Fat Tuesday is Feb. 9, 2016 - Festival International - April 20-24, 2016 - Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival - May 6-8, 2016 Guest AccessThe #1 (Cypress) Bedroom rental does include the private bedroom and access to all the amenities - the bathroom, the kitchen, the living room, utility room (upon agreeable times with Pecan Grove bedroom guests) and the patio. However, the amenities are shared with other guests, who may be in the other private bedroom, the Pecan Grove bedroom. The Folk Art Barn is available here on Airbnb for full private rental of the entire facility with exclusive use of the amenities with a 2 night minimum. You will find that listing here: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/10311936 Interaction with GuestsOur guests - our fellow Airbnb travel club members - are independent. We welcome them into our home, strive to make their stay and local experience memorable and comfortable. We respect their privacy, as we expect them to respect ours. We love to share our adventurous lives in SWLA and have worked hard to create a one-of-a-kind environment for creative thinking, artistic inspiration, relaxation, quiet reflection - or - storytelling, let your hair down celebration, good food and libations, music, dancing, laughing and meaningful conversation. And, of course, there is plenty of that Way Down Yonder, Yeah You Right, Sho' 'Nuf, turn-out-the-lights-and-call-the-doctor-not-the-law kinda FUN to be had by all. The NeighborhoodStonewood is a modest agricultural plantation built in the late 1800's by one of two brothers who founded a local hospital. It was originally over 200 acres of agricultural land. Maison Stonewood was separated on 5 acres and the agricultural property was sold - but the 200 acres of agricultural land is still part of a working farm with vegetable production and cattle. All the original farm land surrounds Stonewood, protecting the rural atmosphere. The house, made of architectural stone, is set way back off the small country highway, so it is very quiet. We live in an area that is highly populated by artists and we love having many artists as neighbors. Also, a big plus - The Whirlybird - described in the June 2011 Issue of Southern Living Magazine - is just across the garden on the property. Valerie Luesse says, "Jim decided he didn't have the right gathering space for his circle of music-loving friends, so he bought an old Texaco distribution center & moved it to a secret location." We are in the countryside of historic St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. We are the perfect outpost - a cultural crossroad - between Austin/Houston/Dallas and New Orleans. Stonewood and The Whirlybird compound is set way back off a small country highway and surrounded by farmland, so it is often very quiet - except for the birds, the occasional cow bellow, farm equipment - or when The Honky Tonk is in full tilt mode. The countryside we live in is highly populated by artists and we love that we have many artists as neighbors. We have many artists come up from New Orleans to get away and experience rural Acadiana and its inspiring creative energy. Getting AroundWe are off a small country highway that is 4 miles from I-49. Lafayette is 20 minutes to the South and Opelousas is 10 minutes to the North. Our highway (a portion of it was once called The Old Spanish Trail) has a bike lane and we have had at least one guest who rode her bicycle to Lafayette and back on a regular basis. Other Things to Note2016-17 - here is the tip of the fun iceberg: - Festivals Acadiens et Creoles - Octob(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) - Experience Louisiana Festival - Octob(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) - Blackpot Festival - Octob(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) - Steampunk & Makers Fair - Nov 5&6, 2016 - Mardi Gras, like Christmas, is a whole season - not just one day. Fat Tuesday is Feb. 28, 2017 - Festival International - April 26-30, 2017 - Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival - May 5-7, 2017
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    The SpaceAccommodates 4 adults or a family with teenagers and over, suites as a retreat facility, not a party house. This is rustic, comfortable quarters of tranquility & good vibration. Safe, clean, & its an artist/healing environment, so you get the good energy. This a private lake with a canoe, walking path,... hammock, bonfire & chillen. Media News; check out online Country Roads Magazine (BR,LA.) is about this place. This campstyle structure is an artistic, rustic custom-built cottage and art gallery, built in the 1980s by the owner Kathleen with the help of friends. The building materials used to create this cool & artsy “home” come from unique recycled wood, antique church windows, fine wood floors. All materials were salvaged by hand from the historical structures of south Louisiana. Each of the quarters is comfortable with a spectacular view of a private lake, refreshing to the core. The ambient setting is tranquil and offers a natural healing that cannot be expressed through words. I welcome those who are of mindfulness, healthy & fit for stairs and hills. It for those who would appreciate a country tranquil atmosphere. Guest AccessLake and naturewalk path Interaction with Guestsexclusive rental The Neighborhood respectful and quiet Getting AroundWalk... Other Things to Note*Code at gate *The door is left unlocked for you. This is a safe community at all times. *Cathedral room is downstairs, Zydeco room is up the spiral staircase. You Tube; Lake Bayou Rental, Arnaudville, La. by Kenny Mouton. This is an artist studio gallery camp and resort ideal for creative "likeminded" guests/renters.
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    The SpaceFirst, please check about availability before you try to book; and, don't forget to check the other listing(s): https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/5021364 This space is a huge, private suite, on the 2nd floor of a beautiful & well furnished 5 BR 4 BA home, on 10 very private acres, bordered on one side by 1/2 mile of frontage on Bayou Bourbeau, a tributary of Bayou Teche, yet only 16 miles north of Downtown Lafayette, LA. There are about 1250 Square Feet of covered porches, and a separate large round deck anchored by a massive, wood-fired, old world pizza and bread oven, with granite counters on which I can make pizza and cut and serve the pies that cook in less than 180 seconds... This space is a large, upstairs bedroom suite with a private bathroom and separate exercise room. It is almost 700 SF with 3 queen beds, 2 sofas, a pool table and a private bathroom that includes a deep soak tub with shower and a sink. The bedroom is furnished with two occasional chairs and a small leather sofa, an antique roll-top desk, and a small private closet for your use. The entire house is also potentially available by special arrangement, with or without catered meals, and can potentially sleep 12, plus another 6 on queen air mattresses that can be placed on the floor of the bedrooms upstairs. If you are potentially interested in the entire house, check ahead, because we live near the "Happiest City" in the United States - that is, Lafayette, Louisiana (for folks who haven't seen this famous study.) If this place is not available, and you need a recommendation of a place nearby, I have some great friends who are very close that I'd love to connect you with. Guest AccessYou'll be at the epicenter of Cajun and Creole culture, minutes away from the "Prairie Parishes" to the west, and the Atchafalaya Basin and the mighty Mississippi River and beyond, to the east. Dancing, music, nature, biking, antique shopping, birding, excellent dining, art and crafts, a great little theatre and one-of-a-kind cultural events including annual festivals for every thing you can imagine, not to mention the culturally authentic celebration of Mardi Gras, the Courir de Mardi Gras. While here, guests can explore the property on nature walks, and are welcomed to use the outside decks, as well as the large downstairs living room. The washer and dryer are also available if needed, as is the kitchen, and private, catered gourmet meals are sometimes available by special request, for a small extra charge. Please inquire at booking if interested, and allow at least one week advance notice. Interaction with GuestsMy guests are all fellow AIRBNB members - and most are independent. I welcome them into my home, and strive to make their stay and local experience memorable, comfortable, and FUN!. I respect their privacy, and expect them to respect mine, but I love to share the adventurous lives that are found here in SWLA. I have created a very unique, one-of-a-kind gem, nestled in an environment that spurs creative thinking, artistic inspiration, relaxation, quiet reflection and meaningful conversation - OR- they can hear local storytelling, dine on world-class food & enjoy libations, music, dancing, laughing, let-your-hair-down type of celebrating... So, it all depends what guests want., with as much or as little as they desire.... Some guests want to be left alone to do their own thing, while others want more guidance, and like to hear about things to do, places to see, and great food to eat. Sometimes my schedule is laid back and other times I must travel during the day and so it all depends. Guests who need more than usual... whether they want the entire place to themselves, or will need ideas, suggestions, or catered meals.... will need to check with me during booking to see what's possible during the time they will be staying here. The NeighborhoodThe House is a traditional "Acadian Style" of architecture, where the roof overhangs and covers a porch. It was built in the late 1980's, but was constructed using old, reclaimed cypress lumber, and antique, recycled doors, a fireplace mantle, and other such materials in many places. In January 2003, a fire damaged an exterior wall, and inspired a massive remodel and addition of 1500 SF. Coincidentally, following the rebuild, the ensuing decor leaned towards more contemporary styling, and the result became a modern space within a traditional, old antique shell. The house is not visible from the road, but is set way back off of a small country highway, keeping it very quiet. This part of SW LA is an area that is highly populated by musicians, and culinary & visual artists and I love having artists as neighbors. The house was featured as the cover story in the May/June 2008 Issue of Acadiana Living Magazine... see the photographs. Getting AroundThere's not really any regular, reliable public transportation that serves rural areas, so you'll probably want to have your own vehicle.. Once you get into Lafayette, there is public transportation, and if you are here for a big Event like the Festival International or any of the Mardi Gras parades, you might be able to find others to carpool with. Other Things to NoteCheck out the pictures from the May/June 2008 Issue of Acadiana Living Magazine. What to Do while you're here? How long you got? Here's just the tip of the iceberg for fun... depending on when you're here, there will be other things to do & see, and GREAT FOOD to eat, oh my.... MARDI GRAS - This part of the state has the Courir de Mardi Gras, which is closer to the original version of the rural French celebration, a pre-Lenten day of revelry. Mardi Gras Day is always on Tuesday, and it falls anywhere from early February to mid-March. Mardi Gras means "Fat Tuesday" and it's always the day before Ash Wednesday, which is the beginning of Lent, and is always 46 days before Easter, which can fall on any Sunday from March 23 to April 25, with the exact date to coincide with the first Sunday after the full moon following a spring equinox... Yea. Dates for the next 4 years: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) OTHER GREAT REASONS TO COME: - Festival International - Late April - (URL HIDDEN) "Festival" is FREE, and includes hundreds of bands from all over the world, playing on 5 separate stages, that are set up in public parks and other locations in downtown Lafayette. It is usually the week before the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, but there are no $75 daily tickets to buy or long lines to stand in for food, water or bathrooms.... because it's FREE, and you can come and go as you like! - Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival - May - (URL HIDDEN) - Festival Acadiens - October - (URL HIDDEN) - Blackpot Festival - End of October - (URL HIDDEN) - Steampunk-Makers Fair - (URL HIDDEN)
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    2br house
      Converted Barn, full of fun folk art, close to Lafayette on private plantation. This repurposed, reconstructed horse barn sits on the back side of a 5 acre turn-of-the-century plantation - Stonewood Plantation. The design and decor of the barn have one thing in mind - FUN. The barn is a complete 2 bedroom living space with a fully equipped kitchen, 1 and 1/2 baths, and utility room with washer and dryer. And it has a large livingroom/library with a 12 foot high wall of vintage paned windows, outside of which is a very large covered porch with comfortable chairs so you can enjoy the envirnons in any season. Bedroom 1 has a double bed and a cot can be put down as a single. Bedroom 2 has a double and a real twin bed for one guest. And the livingroom has a couch that can be used if necessary. The Barn is funky, elegant and spacious - the perfect place for individuals to retreat or groups of friends to stay and enjoy South Louisiana together. We have also made agreements with guests for creating events while they are staying - weddings, engagement parties, dinners, crawfish boils and bbq's, live music... ask about planning an event. A scenic 15 minute drive to Lafayette, the Barn is located on a traditional South Louisiana by-way, sometimes called The Old Spanish Trail. In the very heart of cultural action - Festivals, Mardi Gras, Dancing, Live Music, Amazing Food, Jams, History, Nature, The Outdoors - NON-STOP ADVENTURE. Or just relax in the Acadian countryside. The countryside we live in is highly populated by artists and we love that we have many artists as neighbors. We have artists come up from New Orleans to get away and experience rural Acadiana and its inspiring creative energy. Also, a big plus - The Whirlybird - a "premiere underground" honky tonk - is just across the Folk Art Barn patio. Described in the June 2011 Issue of Southern Living Magazine by Valerie Luesse, "Jim decided he didn't have the right gathering space for his circle of music-loving friends, so he bought an old Texaco distribution center & moved it to a secret location." The Folk Art Barn is just one of 3 very old buildings that have been repurposed for cultural and educational activities. We are in the countryside of historic St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. We are the perfect outpost - a cultural crossroad - between Austin/Houston/Dallas and St. Louis/Memphis/Shreveport and New Orleans/Biluxi/the Gulf Coast. The Folk Art Barn is set way back off a small country highway and surrounded by farmland, so it is often very quiet - except for the birds, the occasional cow bellow or farm equipment.
      barn
      1br barn
        "What a amazing stay we had with Jim and Christy, who are as warm, charming, inviting and as full of rich character as the accommodations they graciously provided us! With well-collected antiques, funky, fun vintage treasures, colorful local art and decades-old reclaimed materials that they've brilliantly repurposed, Jim and Christy's place is full of heart and soul. Thank you, Jim and Christy, for warming our hearts and lightening our souls during our far too short a stay with you. As we said, your place is a destination all its own, and we hope to make it our destination again soon. - Gratefully, Amy and Mack" This re-purposed, reconstructed train freight depot, The South's premiere underground HonkyTonk, called The Whirlybird, sits on the back side of a 5 acre turn-of-the-century private plantation - Stonewood Plantation. The design and decor of this Honky Tonk have one thing in mind - FUN - in all caps. It is an authentic honky tonk, where music and dancing happens on special occasions throughout the year; however, it is also being offered as a one-of-a-kind complete, private living/rental space. The honky tonk bedroom (1 double bed and a cot can be put down for a 3rd guest - got camping gear? camp on the dance floor) in the arm there is a private library, which is full of culturally-oriented books, a desk and chairs, ready for stimulating artistic explorations or simple relaxation. The bedroom and library are whimsical and comfortable. There is a wall of paned windows overlooking a pecan grove. Down the hall and across from the bar there are 2 full baths, and a fully equipped kitchen. Beyond the 20 foot bar is a stage and a dance floor. If that is not enough, there is a 16 X 16 screened porch through an antique roll door so you can enjoy the environs in any season. The Whirlybird honky tonk is over-the-top funky, elegant and spacious - the perfect place for individuals and couples to retreat, and to enjoy and explore South Louisiana. We think big. Besides our own Folk Art Honky Tonk - The Whirlybird - we have other large Folk Art buildings on our property. We are easy going, love to share and we are easy to find on the world wide web; soooo, besides an overnighter or two, you can also take advantage of how our Folk Art World has been developed for human interaction, and make large group arrangements: get married (Jim is a registered minister), plan a fun party or have a crawfish boil of your own with your friends and family. Sorry to say, but there are just too many choices year round for live music and dancing, theatre and outdoor activities to be listed here. A scenic 15 minute drive to Lafayette, the honky tonk is located on a traditional South Louisiana by-way, sections of which are called The Old Spanish Trail. Hidden in the very heart of cultural action, you have Festivals, Mardi Gras, Dancing, Live Music, Amazing Food, Jams, History, Nature, The Outdoors - NON-STOP ADVENTURE. Or, sometimes you just need to relax in the Acadian countryside. The countryside we live in is highly populated by artists and we love that we have many artists as neighbors. We have artists come up from New Orleans to get away and experience rural Acadiana and its inspiring creative energy. The Whirlybird was described in the June 2011 Issue of Southern Living Magazine by Valerie Luesse, "Jim decided he didn't have the right gathering space for his circle of music-loving friends, so he bought an old Texaco distribution center & moved it to a secret location." The Whirlybird is just one of 3 very old buildings that have been repurposed for cultural, vacation and educational activities. We are the perfect outpost - a cultural crossroad.
        Bedroom
        Excellent
        82 reviews
        Bedroom
        • Wifi
        • Smoking Allowed
        • Pets Allowed
        • Breakfast
        • Parking
        The SpaceThe room is similar to a private, second story apartment, but without a full kitchen. It has its own exterior entrance, bathroom, refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, plates and utensils. It receives a lot of shade from the big live oak tree that grows over it, under which you can swing in the hammock, sit on the front porch or in the garden. There is a small collection of vinyls featuring some classic Zydeco, Cajun and New Orleans musicians, as well as books and guitars for your pleasure. The room has a rustic/funky/southwest feel and is full of homemade or refurbished furniture. Dave is a master carpenter, so if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask. Our property is best suited for guests seeking the peace of the countryside, and a unique look at small town Louisiana life. It is also a convenient hub for exploring Acadiana: Lafayette is 20 minutes away, Mamou and Fred's Lounge is 30, Bayou Teche Brewery is 10, Opelousas is 7, historic Gran Coteau is 5, and of course Sunset is only a bike ride or short walk down the road. We have lived here our whole lives and can recommend interesting places to visit, where to eat, canoe at state parks, take scenic drives, see music (or an alligator!) and more. Guest AccessGuests are welcome to use the whole garden and backyard. There is a fire pit and bbq pit for use as well. There is also access to a laundry room if you need to wash clothes. Interaction with GuestsThis house is quirky as you will find out if you stay with us. It's our lifelong project, one that changes a bit each year. Dave the Welshman can be found in his workshop most days. He's always up for a chat and can offer good insight into the history of the region. Suzanne the Cajun works weekdays and almost always comes home with a good story to tell. Due to the unique layout of the house, guests can have as much or as little interaction as they like. Just ring the bell, cher! The NeighborhoodAs mentioned earlier, Sunset is a small town, but it is growing each year. We have a thriving arts and antique scene with shops like Bayou Some Stuff, Funky Flea and Remember When. There are a few restaurants: the very popular Cafe Josephine, the staple Little Mexico, Cajun Rizz for boiled crawfish and more and the Donut Palace. Just outside the "center" and you can visit the local grocery market or go to Subway. You can walk or ride a bike to Grand Coteau (3 miles), which is a charming town with old cajun houses, beautiful oak alleys, a cafe and a historic girls school, Sacred Heart Academy. Just a little farther and you can grab a drink or watch music at the Bike Barn, grab some boudin at Don's, or head to famous Prejean's for a seafood platter. A little further out, in Arnaudville is the Bayou Teche brewery with award winning micro-brews,tours and tastings Getting AroundOur house is about 1 mile from the town "center" and you can borrow a bike from us or take a leisurely stroll. There is plenty of room for parking on the property. Other Things to NoteThings to do in the area: 1. Canoe with gators at Lake Martin, Chicot State Park or Fausse Point. 2. Take a ride through the country to visit Bayou Teche Brewery and try a local beer. 3. Go to a classic Zydeco club in Opelousas like Slim's Y-Ki-Ki, or a cajun bar like the infamous Fred's Lounge in Mamou. 4. Visit the historic a charming towns of Washington or Grand Coteau. 5. FESTIVALS!: - Mardi Gras - Festival International - Festival Acadian - Boudin Festival - Crawfish Fest - etc. And just ask us about places to eat and where else to listen to live music.
        Home/Apartment
        2br Home/Apartment
        • Wifi
        • Parking
        The SpaceThe Folk Art Honky Tonk is available here on Airbnb for full private rental of the entire facility plus the 1966 Fireball as a second bedroom with exclusive use of all amenities with a 2 night minimum. There is a bedroom and library (a cot is added for the 3rd person), 2 bathrooms with hot showers, a full kitchen, to compliment the 20 ft. bar, dancehall and screen porch. Our Folk Art Honky Tonk - "The Whirlybird" - was featured in Southern Living Magazine June 2011. It is funky, elegant and spacious - full of folk art and antiques - the perfect place for individuals to retreat or friends to stay and enjoy South Louisiana together. The Folk Art Honky Tonk and Stonewood are at the center of Cajun and Creole culture, minutes away from the meaningful fun that awaits you, from the prairie lands and bayous to the Atchafalaya basin and beyond. • Great food • dancing • music • nature • fishing • biking • antique shopping • art and craft shopping • theatre • cultural events • weddings • crawfish boils • parties • You may may also want to check our other listings: Folk Art Barn - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/10311936 The Cypress Bedroom - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2500468 The Pecan Grove Bedroom - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2617349 Stonewood Plantation #1 - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2022225 1966 Fireball Camper - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4831435 Or - stay in the Honky Tonk bedroom and share amenities: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4744585 Check ahead, because we live near the "Happiest City" in the United States - that is, Lafayette, Louisiana (for folks who haven't seen this famous study.) Our guests best express what kind of place we try to create, "We have been raving about our stay since we left. They immediately gave us fantastic selections for places to go in the area. They made sure we were happy with our accommodations. They kept in contact while giving us all the privacy we needed." "Jim and Christy are the most wonderful hosts. They are truly ambassadors of the area." "Jim and Christy are warm, welcoming, and love having people over. Their house gorgeous like out of a movie." "Truly why we love airbnb. Locals who show their lives and make you a part of it. One of those never to forget travel experiences. Definitely go and get a deep dive Louisiana experience!" "We like to think Airbnb was created for these kind of accommodations. The location is wonderful but the best part is the hosts. Jim and Christy are amazing people who provide their wary travelers with everything they could hope for. We can advise you this: Go! You will forever remember the experience!" "Jim and Christy are absolute gems. As hosts, they do everything you can ask for and more - they provide you with the true South Louisiana experience. Regardless of if you're staying in the house, the barn, or the Whirlybird, you're in for a treat." The Whirlybird - "a bit like going into a folk art museum-cum-pinball machine in order to shower." "Wonderful outpost to explore the best of Cajun land, or simply rest at home and take in peace and quiet in an inspired and thoughtfully created residence." "To say that Jim and Christy are wonderful people would be an understatement. Their property is beautiful and you can tell they really care about preserving the houses and land." "Jim and Christy are at the core of the local community and are very generous in sharing their time and experiences. You really couldn't hope for better hosts!" "The house and the grounds are magical but the real joy for me was the Whirlybird barn where I was able to write music all day and enjoy the many things it has to offer." Guest AccessThis rental includes the entire space - the bedroom and library and access and private use to all the amenities - the 2 bathrooms with hot showers, the kitchen, 20 ft bar and dancehall, and the screenporch. We have also made agreements with guests for creating events while they are staying - weddings, engagement parties, dinners, crawfish boils and bbq's... Interaction with GuestsOur guests - our fellow Airbnb travel club members - are independent. We welcome them into our home, strive to make their stay and local experience memorable and comfortable. We respect their privacy, as we expect them to respect ours. We love to share our adventurous lives in SWLA and have worked hard to create a one-of-a-kind environment for creative thinking, artistic inspiration, relaxation, quiet reflection - or - storytelling, let your hair down celebration, good food and libations, music, dancing, laughing and meaningful conversation. And, of course, there is plenty of that Way Down Yonder, Yeah You Right, Sho' 'Nuf, turn-out-the-lights-and-call-the-doctor-not-the-law kinda FUN to be had by all. The NeighborhoodStonewood is a modest agricultural plantation built in the late 1800's by one of two brothers who founded a local hospital. It was originally over 200 acres of agricultural land. Maison Stonewood was separated on 5 acres and the agricultural property was sold - but the 200 acres of agricultural land is still part of a working farm with vegetable production and cattle. All the original farm land surrounds Stonewood, protecting the rural atmosphere. The house, made of architectural stone, is set way back off the small country highway, so it is very quiet. We live in an area that is highly populated by artists and we love having many artists as neighbors. Also, a big plus - The Whirlybird - described in the June 2011 Issue of Southern Living Magazine - is just across the garden on the property. Valerie Luesse says, "Jim decided he didn't have the right gathering space for his circle of music-loving friends, so he bought an old Texaco distribution center & moved it to a secret location." We are in the countryside of historic St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. We are the perfect outpost - a cultural crossroad - between Austin/Houston/Dallas and New Orleans. Stonewood and The Whirlybird compound is set way back off a small country highway and surrounded by farmland, so it is often very quiet - except for the birds, the occasional cow bellow, farm equipment - or when The Honky Tonk is in full tilt mode. The countryside we live in is highly populated by artists and we love that we have many artists as neighbors. We have many artists come up from New Orleans to get away and experience rural Acadiana and its inspiring creative energy. Getting AroundWe are off a small country highway that is 4 miles from I-49. Lafayette is 20 minutes to the South and Opelousas is 10 minutes to the North. Our highway (a portion of it was once called The Old Spanish Trail) has a bike lane and we have had at least one guest who rode her bicycle to Lafayette and back on a regular basis. Other Things to Note2016-17 - here is the tip of the fun iceberg: - Festivals Acadiens et Creoles - Octob(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) - Experience Louisiana Festival - Octob(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) - Blackpot Festival - Octob(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) - Steampunk & Makers Fair - Nov 5&6, 2016 - Mardi Gras, like Christmas, is a whole season - not just one day. Fat Tuesday is Feb. 28, 2017 - Festival International - April 26-30, 2017 - Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival - May 5-7, 2017
        Home/Apartment
        2br Home/Apartment
        • Wifi
        • Parking
        The SpaceThe Folk Art Barn and Stonewood are at the center of Cajun and Creole culture, minutes away from the fun that awaits you in the prairie lands and bayous to the Atchafalaya basin and beyond. • Great food • dancing • music • nature • fishing • biking • antique shopping • art and craft shopping • theatre • cultural events • weddings • crawfish boils • parties • You may may also want to check our other listings: Folk Art Honky Tonk - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/10764969 1966 Fireball Camper - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4831435 Whirlybird Honky Tonk Bedroom - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4744585 Stonewood Plantation #1 - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2022225 Or stay in just one of the bedrooms and share amenities: The Cypress Bedroom - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2500468 The Pecan Grove Bedroom - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2617349 Check ahead, because we live near the "Happiest City" in the United States - that is, Lafayette, Louisiana (for folks who haven't seen this famous study.) The Folk Art Barn is funky, elegant and spacious - the perfect place for individuals to retreat or groups of friends to stay and enjoy South Louisiana together. Sitting directly across from the barn is "The Whirlybird" - our underground dancehall and honky tonk featured in Southern Living Magazine June 2011 - making the Folk Art Barn GROUND ZERO FOR FUN. We will let our guests express their experiences: "We have been raving about our stay since we left. They immediately gave us fantastic selections for places to go in the area. They made sure we were happy with our accommodations. They kept in contact while giving us all the privacy we needed." "Jim and Christy are the most wonderful hosts. They are truly ambassadors of the area." "Jim and Christy are warm, welcoming, and love having people over. Their house gorgeous like out of a movie." "Truly why we love airbnb. Locals who show their lives and make you a part of it. One of those never to forget travel experiences. Definitely go and get a deep dive Louisiana experience!" "We like to think Airbnb was created for these kind of accommodations. The location is wonderful but the best part is the hosts. Jim and Christy are amazing people who provide their wary travelers with everything they could hope for. We can advise you this: Go! You will forever remember the experience!" "Jim and Christy are absolute gems. As hosts, they do everything you can ask for and more - they provide you with the true South Louisiana experience. Regardless of if you're staying in the house, the barn, or the Whirlybird, you're in for a treat." RE: The Whirlybird - "a bit like going into a folk art museum-cum-pinball machine in order to shower." "Wonderful outpost to explore the best of Cajun land, or simply rest at home and take in peace and quiet in an inspired and thoughtfully created residence." "To say that Jim and Christy are wonderful people would be an understatement. Their property is beautiful and you can tell they really care about preserving the houses and land." "Jim and Christy are at the core of the local community and are very generous in sharing their time and experiences. You really couldn't hope for better hosts!" "The house and the grounds are magical but the real joy for me was the Whirlybird barn where I was able to write music all day and enjoy the many things it has to offer." This rental includes the entire space - the 2 bedrooms and access and private use to all the amenities - the 1 and 1/2 bathrooms, the kitchen, the living room, and the utility room with washer and dryer. Our guests - our fellow Airbnb travel club members - are independent. We welcome them into our home, strive to make their stay and local experience memorable and comfortable. We respect their privacy, as we expect them to respect ours. We love to share our adventurous lives in SWLA and have worked hard to create a one-of-a-kind environment for creative thinking, artistic inspiration, relaxation, quiet reflection - or - storytelling, let your hair down celebration, good food and libations, music, dancing, laughing and meaningful conversation. And, of course, there is plenty of that Way Down Yonder, Yeah You Right, Sho' 'Nuf, turn-out-the-lights-and-call-the-doctor-not-the-law kinda FUN to be had by all. Stonewood is a modest agricultural plantation built in the late 1800's by one of two brothers who founded a local hospital. It was originally over 200 acres of agricultural land. Maison Stonewood was separated on 5 acres and the agricultural property was sold - but the 200 acres of agricultural land is still part of a working farm with vegetable production and cattle. All the original farm land surrounds Stonewood, protecting the rural atmosphere. The house, made of architectural stone, is set way back off the small country highway, so it is very quiet. We live in an area that is highly populated by artists and we love having many artists as neighbors. Also, a big plus - The Whirlybird - described in the June 2011 Issue of Southern Living Magazine - is just across the garden on the property. Valerie Luesse says, "Jim decided he didn't have the right gathering space for his circle of music-loving friends, so he bought an old Texaco distribution center & moved it to a secret location." We are in the countryside of historic St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. We are the perfect outpost - a cultural crossroad - between Austin/Houston/Dallas and New Orleans. Stonewood and The Whirlybird compound is set way back off a small country highway and surrounded by farmland, so it is often very quiet - except for the birds, the occasional cow bellow, farm equipment - or when The Honky Tonk is in full tilt mode. The countryside we live in is highly populated by artists and we love that we have many artists as neighbors. We have many artists come up from New Orleans to get away and experience rural Acadiana and its inspiring creative energy. Guest AccessThis rental includes the entire space - the 2 bedrooms (one with a double and a real single bed and the other with a double and a cot that can be added) and access and private use to all the amenities - the 1 and 1/2 bathrooms, the kitchen, the living room (with a couch if needed for extra guest), and the utility room with washer and dryer. Interaction with GuestsOur guests - our fellow Airbnb travel club members - are independent. We welcome them into our home, strive to make their stay and local experience memorable and comfortable. We respect their privacy, as we expect them to respect ours. We love to share our adventurous lives in SWLA and have worked hard to create a one-of-a-kind environment for creative thinking, artistic inspiration, relaxation, quiet reflection - or - storytelling, let your hair down celebration, good food and libations, music, dancing, laughing and meaningful conversation. The NeighborhoodStonewood is a modest agricultural plantation built in the late 1800's by one of two brothers who founded a local hospital. It was originally over 200 acres of agricultural land. Maison Stonewood was separated on 5 acres and the agricultural property was sold - but the 200 acres of agricultural land is still part of a working farm with vegetable production and cattle. All the original farm land surrounds Stonewood, protecting the rural atmosphere. The house, made of architectural stone, is set way back off the small country highway, so it is very quiet. We live in an area that is highly populated by artists and we love having many artists as neighbors. Also, a big plus - The Whirlybird - described in the June 2011 Issue of Southern Living Magazine - is just across the garden on the property. Valerie Luesse says, "Jim decided he didn't have the right gathering space for his circle of music-loving friends, so he bought an old Texaco distribution center & moved it to a secret location." We are in the countryside of historic St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. We are the perfect outpost - a cultural crossroad - between Austin/Houston/Dallas and New Orleans. Stonewood and The Whirlybird compound is set way back off a small country highway and surrounded by farmland, so it is often very quiet - except for the birds, the occasional cow bellow, farm equipment - or when The Honky Tonk is in full tilt mode. The countryside we live in is highly populated by artists and we love that we have many artists as neighbors. We have many artists come up from New Orleans to get away and experience rural Acadiana and its inspiring creative energy. Getting AroundWe are off a small country highway that is 4 miles from I-49. Lafayette is 20 minutes to the South and Opelousas is 10 minutes to the North. Our highway (a portion of it was once called The Old Spanish Trail) has a bike lane and we have had at least one guest who rode her bicycle to Lafayette and back on a regular basis. Other Things to Note2016-17 - here is the tip of the fun iceberg: - Festivals Acadiens et Creoles - Octob(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) - Experience Louisiana Festival - Octob(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) - Blackpot Festival - Octob(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) - Steampunk & Makers Fair - Nov 5&6, 2016 - Mardi Gras, like Christmas, is a whole season - not just one day. Fat Tuesday is Feb. 28, 2017 - Festival International - April 26-30, 2017 - Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival - May 5-7, 2017
        Cottage
        3br Cottage
        • Pets Allowed
        Cozy small cape-style home located on a hill on acreage. Sun hits the house all day long and a cool breeze comes up every afternoon. The island is known for kayaking and there are many spots on the island to launch a kayak including a spot about a half mile from our house. On the island there are many nature preserves to go hiking and there is a great deal of cultural activity at the Opera House in Stonington at the tip of the island.
        Home/Apartment
        2br Home/Apartment
        • Pets Allowed
        Converted Barn, full of fun folk art, close to Lafayette on private plantation. This repurposed, reconstructed horse barn sits on the back side of a 5 acre turn-of-the-century plantation - Stonewood Plantation. The design and decor of the barn have one thing in mind - FUN. The barn is a complete 2 bedroom living space with a fully equipped kitchen, 1 and 1/2 baths, and utility room with washer and dryer. And it has a large livingroom/library with a 12 foot high wall of vintage paned windows, outside of which is a very large covered porch with comfortable chairs so you can enjoy the envirnons in any season. Bedroom 1 has a double bed and a cot can be put down as a single. Bedroom 2 has a double and a real twin bed for one guest. And the livingroom has a couch that can be used if necessary. The Barn is funky, elegant and spacious - the perfect place for individuals to retreat or groups of friends to stay and enjoy South Louisiana together. We have also made agreements with guests for creating events while they are staying - weddings, engagement parties, dinners, crawfish boils and bbq's, live music... ask about planning an event. A scenic 15 minute drive to Lafayette, the Barn is located on a traditional South Louisiana by-way, sometimes called The Old Spanish Trail. In the very heart of cultural action - Festivals, Mardi Gras, Dancing, Live Music, Amazing Food, Jams, History, Nature, The Outdoors - NON-STOP ADVENTURE. Or just relax in the Acadian countryside.
        Farmhouse
        1br Farmhouse
        • Pets Allowed
        "What a amazing stay we had with Jim and Christy, who are as warm, charming, inviting and as full of rich character as the accommodations they graciously provided us! With well-collected antiques, funky, fun vintage treasures, colorful local art and decades-old reclaimed materials that they've brilliantly repurposed, Jim and Christy's place is full of heart and soul. Thank you, Jim and Christy, for warming our hearts and lightening our souls during our far too short a stay with you. As we said, your place is a destination all its own, and we hope to make it our destination again soon. - Gratefully, Amy and Mack" This re-purposed, reconstructed train freight depot, The South's premiere underground HonkyTonk, called The Whirlybird, sits on the back side of a 5 acre turn-of-the-century private plantation - Stonewood Plantation. The design and decor of this Honky Tonk have one thing in mind - FUN - in all caps. It is an authentic honky tonk, where music and dancing happens on special occasions throughout the year; however, it is also being offered as a one-of-a-kind complete, private living/rental space. The honky tonk bedroom (1 double bed and a cot can be put down for a 3rd guest - got camping gear? camp on the dance floor) in the arm there is a private library, which is full of culturally-oriented books, a desk and chairs, ready for stimulating artistic explorations or simple relaxation. The bedroom and library are whimsical and comfortable. There is a wall of paned windows overlooking a pecan grove. Down the hall and across from the bar there are 2 full baths, and a fully equipped kitchen. Beyond the 20 foot bar is a stage and a dance floor. If that is not enough, there is a 16 X 16 screened porch through an antique roll door so you can enjoy the environs in any season. The Whirlybird honky tonk is over-the-top funky, elegant and spacious - the perfect place for individuals and couples to retreat, and to enjoy and explore South Louisiana. We think big. Besides our own Folk Art Honky Tonk - The Whirlybird - we have other large Folk Art buildings on our property. We are easy going, love to share and we are easy to find on the world wide web; soooo, besides an overnighter or two, you can also take advantage of how our Folk Art World has been developed for human interaction, and make large group arrangements: get married (Jim is a registered minister), plan a fun party or have a crawfish boil of your own with your friends and family. Sorry to say, but there are just too many choices year round for live music and dancing, theatre and outdoor activities to be listed here. A scenic 15 minute drive to Lafayette, the honky tonk is located on a traditional South Louisiana by-way, sections of which are called The Old Spanish Trail. Hidden in the very heart of cultural action, you have Festivals, Mardi Gras, Dancing, Live Music, Amazing Food, Jams, History, Nature, The Outdoors - NON-STOP ADVENTURE. Or, sometimes you just need to relax in the Acadian countryside.
        Home/Apartment
        2br Home/Apartment
          A delightful Cajun haven awaits you in the form of this 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom Opelousas vacation rental house which sleeps 5. Offering spectacular amenities and a close proximity to main attractions, this abode will not disappoint!  This repurposed, reconstructed train freight depot, now known as ‘The Folk Art Honky Tonk’ is the ultimate vacation rental for those seeking an unforgettable trip to Louisiana. Whether you come for a wedding, or for the unique culture associated with the Bayou State's famous crawfish boils, prepare to be thoroughly impressed. Settled on 5 acres of lush land, this unique property is surrounded by picturesque scenery, with views of banana trees, elephant ears and flowering plants. Boasting over 2,400 square feet of authentically designed living space, this house is the perfect lodging choice for families, friends or couples looking to begin their next Honky Tonk adventure. Inside, the house is outfitted with unique decor like antique artwork and memorabilia to make for a true art project in the making, plus plenty of space for your entire travel party to spread out and relax.  Additionally, you’ll discover all the comforts you’d expect in a home-away-from-home are provided here, including wireless internet access and air conditioning. Prepare your group’s favorite recipes in the fully equipped kitchen, offering everything you need to create a culinary masterpiece. In the mornings, look forward to sipping your steaming cup of coffee from the home’s spacious screened porch - a perfect place to spend time with loved ones while enjoying nature views. Before heading downtown, consider the amazing entertainment you can have within the walls of this outstanding home. Dance the night away on the properties very own dance floor after preparing drinks at the 20 foot bar. When you’re ready to call it a night, retreat to either of the welcoming bedrooms for a peaceful night’s sleep. Guests will especially love the private library featured in the Honky Tonk bedroom - the ideal location to unwind before gearing up for the next day's activities.  While you may consider spending the duration of your vacation lounging inside this fantastic home, you won’t have to travel far to experience Louisiana's most exciting attractions! In just 15 minutes, visit downtown Lafayette, known as one of the happiest cities in America. From there, head to Atchafalaya Basin, Avery & Jefferson Island or the swamp and prairie lands. You’ll quickly discover there’s plenty of opportunity for fun, whether you’re looking for festivals, live music, cajun food or culture - this area truly has it all. Nature enthusiasts will find endless places to explore, including kayaking, fishing, hiking, biking and even swamp tours! Whether you’re hoping to relax in the stunning Acadian countryside, or ready for a thrilling adventure with loved ones - book this Opelousas vacation rental for a deep dive Louisiana experience! Key Residence Features: - Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, complimentary wireless internet access, 20ft bar, dance floor, stage, private library, charcoal grill and much more! - Air conditioning is available in the bedrooms only - Fantastic location! Close proximity to Lafayette, Atchafalaya Basin, Avery & Jefferson Island, swamp and prairie lands, live music, festivals, shopping, dining, fishing, hiking, biking, swamp tours and much more! Bedroom Configuration: - Master Bedroom (Honky Tonk Bedroom): Full-sized Bed, Twin-sized cot - Bedroom 2 (1966 Fireball Camper): Full-sized Bed Policies: - No smoking - No pets allowed - No events, parties or large gatherings - Folk Art Honky Tonk and its adjoining property, The Folk Art Barn (Evolve listing 317993) can be rented together for private contracted events. Please inquire for more details - Must be at least 25 years old to book - Additional fees and taxes may apply   
          Home/Apartment
          2br Home/Apartment
            Experience the best of Southern living when you stay at this 2-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom vacation rental house which sleeps 6. Featuring unique amenities and a close proximity to the area’s main attractions, this abode is the Cajun dream! Whether you come for a wedding, or for the unique culture associated with the Bayou State's famous crawfish boils, let this unique Opelousas vacation rental house serve as the perfect setting for your next trip to Louisiana. Nestled amongst lush, green landscape to immerse you in gorgeous countryside, this charming and repurposed horse barn offers 1,300 square feet of tastefully appointed living space, making it ideal for families, friends or couples looking to explore all that the area has to offer. Inside, the house is outfitted with carefully selected decor and boasts authentic folk art and antiques, providing an ecletic mix of days past and "Blue Dog" to help you embrace Cajun history. Aditonally, you’ll find all the comforts of home are provided here, including air conditioning and complimentary wireless internet access. In the fully equipped kitchen, prepare your favorite meals before gathering around the spacious dining room table to share laughs and stories on the day’s adventures. You’ll also enjoy kicking up your feet in the spacious living area while you gaze out the sun-filled windows to relish in serene nature views. Overall, this property is a wonderful spot to explore the best of Cajun land, or simply rest at home and take in peace and quiet in an inspired and thoughtfully created residence. While you may consider spending the duration of your vacation lounging inside this one-of-a-kind home, you won’t have to travel far to experience Louisiana's most exciting attractions! In just 15 minutes, visit downtown Lafayette, known as one of the happiest cities in America. From there, head to Atchafalaya Basin, Avery & Jefferson Island or the swamp and prairie lands. You’ll quickly discover there’s plenty of opportunity for fun, whether you’re looking for festivals, live music, cajun food or culture - this area truly has it all. Nature enthusiasts will find endless places to explore, including kayaking, fishing, hiking, biking and even swamp tours! Whether you seek a relaxing retreat to the Acadian countryside, or an adventurous vacation with loved ones, this Opelousas vacation rental is a true work of art! Key Residence Features: - Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, air conditioning, complimentary wireless internet access, fire pit, charcoal grill and much more! - Amazing location! Close proximity to Lafayette, Atchafalaya Basin, Avery & Jefferson Island, swamp and prairie lands, live music, festivals, shopping, dining, fishing, hiking, biking, swamp tours and much more! Bedroom Configuration: - Master Bedroom (Pecan Grove): Full-sized Bed, Twin-sized Cot - Bedroom 2 (The Cypress): Queen-sized Bed, Twin-sized Bed Additional Sleeping: - A Full-sized Bed in the outdoor Steampunk Teardrop Trailer can accomdate 2 extra guests (most suitable for cooler weather) Policies: - No smoking - No pets allowed - No events, parties or large gatherings - Folk Art Barn and its adjoining property, The Folk Art Honky Tonk (Evolve listing 318414) can be rented together for private contracted events. Please inquire for more details - Must be at least 25 years old to book - Additional fees and taxes may apply   
            Bed & Breakfast
            2br Bed & Breakfast
            • Wifi
            • Parking
            This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
            Cabin
            1br Cabin
            • Parking
            • Wifi
            Cajun Pondside Cabin is located in the southwest Louisiana countryside, near Historic Grand Coteau. We are 4 miles north of Lafayette limits. The cabin is set on a serene stocked pond with a gazebo, paddle boat and a small beach for your enjoyment. At night, both the pond's fountain and perimeter have soft lighting. When in season, for your enjoyment, grapes, blueberries, muscadines, figs and various vegetables are at your hands reach. Our chickens will provide you with fresh eggs. Keywords: Bed and Breakfast, cottage, Cabin on water
            Farmhouse
            1br Farmhouse
            • Parking
            • Wifi
            This re-purposed, reconstructed train freight depot, The South's premiere underground HonkyTonk, lovingly called The Whirlybird, sits on the back side of a 5 acre turn-of-the-century private plantation - Stonewood Plantation. The design and decor of this Honky Tonk have one thing in mind - FUN - in all caps. A unique hideaway, ideal for travel & vacation rentals - Also, custom agreements can be made for group events such as weddings, parties, crawfish boils, and family get togethers - our listing title is easy to find on popular social media. It is an authentic honky tonk, where music and dancing happens on special occasions throughout the year; however, it is also being offered as a one-of-a-kind complete, private living/rental space. The honky tonk bedroom (with one double bed and a cot that can be put down for a 3rd person) has a private library, which is full of culturally-oriented books, a desk and chairs, ready for stimulating artistic explorations or simple relaxation. The bedroom and library are whimsical and comfortable. There is a wall of paned windows overlooking a pecan grove. Down the hall and across from the bar there are 2 full baths, and a fully equipped kitchen. Beyond the 20 foot bar is a stage and a dance floor. If that is not enough, there is a 16 X 16 screened porch through an antique roll door so you can enjoy the environs in any season. The Whirlybird honky tonk is over-the-top funky, elegant and spacious - the perfect place for individuals and friends to retreat, and to enjoy and explore South Louisiana. Rental is a 2 night minumum, and we have weekend rates, however, we waive the weekend rate if there is a 3 or more night booking. A scenic 15 minute drive to Lafayette, the honky tonk is located on a traditional South Louisiana by-way, sections of which are called The Old Spanish Trail. Hidden in the very heart of cultural action, you have Festivals, Mardi Gras, Dancing, Live Music, Amazing Food, Jams, History, Nature, The Outdoors - NON-STOP ADVENTURE. Or, sometimes you just need to relax in the Acadian countryside.
            Home/Apartment
            Excellent
            11 reviews
            4br Home/Apartment
            • Parking
            • Pets Allowed
            • Wifi
            • Smoking Allowed
            This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
            Cottage
            3br Cottage
            • Parking
            • Pets Allowed
            • Wifi
            A 'quaint' country cottage located on historic Bayou Teche (Te-Shee) The Palms on the Teche is the Premiere Vacation Rental in the 'Gateway to Acadiana' offering tranquil and beautiful lodging in the heart of Creole and Cajun Country! Conveniently located only minutes from historic sites, tourist attractions, shopping and medical facilities, the Palms offers a great location to enjoy local festivals, enjoy the people, food, and music of Acadiana, or simply relax and unwind. It's a place like no other!
            Farmhouse
            2br Farmhouse
            • Smoking Allowed
            This re-purposed, reconstructed horse barn sleeps 7 and sits on the back side of a 5 acre turn-of-the-century plantation - Stonewood Plantation. The design and decor of the barn have one thing in mind - FUN. The barn is a complete 2 bedroom living space with a fully equipped kitchen, 1 and 1/2 baths, and utility room with washer and dryer. And it has a large livingroom/library with a 12 foot high wall of vintage paned windows, outside of which is a very large covered porch with comfortable chairs so you can enjoy the envirnons in any season. A unique hideaway, ideal for travel & vacation rentals - Also, custom agreements can be made for group events such as weddings, parties, crawfish boils, and family get togethers - our listing title is easy to find on popular social media. Rental is a 2 night minumum, and we have weekend rates, however, we waive the weekend rate if there is a 3 or more night booking. Bedroom 1 has a double bed and a cot can be put down as a single. Bedroom 2 has a double and a real twin bed for one guest. And the living room has a couch that can be used if necessary. The Barn is funky, elegant and spacious - the perfect place for individuals to retreat or groups of friends to stay and enjoy South Louisiana together. A scenic 15 minute drive to Lafayette, the Barn is located on a traditional South Louisiana by-way, sometimes called The Old Spanish Trail. In the very heart of cultural action - Festivals, Mardi Gras, Dancing, Live Music, Amazing Food, Jams, History, Nature, The Outdoors - NON-STOP ADVENTURE. Or just relax in the Acadian countryside.
            Other
            4br Other
            • Smoking Allowed
            Mon logement est parfait pour les couples, les voyageurs d'affaires et les familles (avec enfants).
            Other
            4br Other
            • Smoking Allowed
            Mon logement est parfait pour les couples, les voyageurs d'affaires et les familles (avec enfants).
            Other
            2br Other
            • Parking
            • Swimming Pool
            This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.