Testimonials

We recently were written up in Community Chronicles.  Read the article.

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Recent reviews of the studio from our airbnb site:

Oh so unique!

We had such a wonderful stay at the Bonne Terre Studio! It is comfortable, fun, clean, spacious, oh so unique! Jennifer is an amazing host with great local knowledge and an amazing spirit. We are already talking about when we can return and stay longer. Do yourself a favor and book an extra long stay here!

Kira

One of the Best airbnb Stays

This was one of the best airbnb stays I have ever had! Jen was a truly welcoming and delightful host and the studio was an extraordinary space. An incredible spot that I really hope to return to.

Tristan

I’d highly recommend visiting

Jen’s place is very relaxing and scenically beautiful. I was amazed at how clean and organized her farm and studio was. All of the animals are so happy and I can understand why. I enjoyed sitting on the deck, playing the guitar with a cup of her signature roast coffee. I’d highly recommend visiting.

Drew

Outstanding!

Our stay at the Studio was outstanding. The farm was quiet and picturesque and gave us the respite we needed in our travels. Jen has added so many unique and personal touches to the studio that make you feel so at home. We ended up staying in and exploring her extensive record collection and had the best time doing so. Would’ve loved to stay longer – one of the best Airbnb experiences I’ve ever had!

Annie

Book this place today!

Book this place today. You can thank me later. The best stay I have ever had by a long shot.

George

A Little Gem

The reviews on here are spot on; this space is everything and more you can ask for! Jen’s attentiveness and attention to detail is unmatched. All the amenities you’d ever need and more are available! She is a gracious and wonderful host, the place is serene, clean, and really just perfect. What a little gem! I will be back!

Leah

Over the years the cottage, and then the main house, were listed at VRBO.  We have gotten  5-star reviews from over 50 guests.  Below is just a sampling.

Bonne Terre Main House

When you turn onto Lawless Tauzin Road, your first sight will be tranquil oak trees draped with Spanish moss. The Bonne Terre main house sits back off of the road nestled in a grove of trees. The house itself is well adorned with everything a vacationer might need. If there’s anything you’ve forgotten or are missing, Jennifer is a quick phone call or text away, happy to help.

The house is a spacious two bedroom, two bath with a dining room and a kitchen pleasing to any home chef. The fridge was stocked with a breakfast items, half n half for our coffee and assorted soft drinks. The beds are comfy and towels are plush. The hardwood floors reminded me of my grandfather’s house, softly creaking as you walk….bringing back loving memories of years gone by. At the front of the house is a sun room with screened windows and a view of animals on the property: horses, goats, chickens and a cow. It’s such a peaceful place to sip your morning coffee (Jennifer brought us fresh coffee beans from a local shop) or afternoon glass of wine. The open back porch has a lovely morning breeze and there is a hammock, tire swing and traditional swing hanging from trees in the back yard.

 

Sue H.

A Perfect Artist Retreat

A friend and I stayed for 3 days as an end of school art retreat. Jen is a perfect hostess. She checked with us everyday to see if we needed anything. The house was completely stocked with anything we needed. It was like being at home. The front porch was my favorite place to be and create art. The view of sweet Mathilda made it perfect!

I will definitely be going back! Thanks Jen!

Marcie

Unbelievably appointed!

I’ve stayed in quite a few rentals found here on VRBO but I’ve never stayed somewhere where I truly felt like I was at a home. The house is filled with personal items, books, DVDs, music, etc… The kitchen has anything and everything you might need as it relates to tools, gadgets, appliances, etc…. If I’m being honest it has more in it than my own (seriously). And I can’t say enough good things about our hostess Jennifer. She greeted us upon arrival and contacted us multiple times during our stay to make sure we had everything we needed. Graciousness at it’s finest. Not a surprise in Louisiana but still to be applauded. Bonne Terre is truly a home away from home although home is never this peaceful.

Dana T

A perfect place for our Honeymoon

My husband and I stayed at Bonne Terre while we were on our honeymoon, and we could not have chosen a more perfect place.  The artistic and homey cottage has such a vital energy to it, no doubt in large part because of the creative energy that radiates from Jen herself.  Every detail is considered, from the thoughtfully stocked kitchen to the record collection featuring local musicians to the welcome basket left for us upon arrival.  As environmental professionals, we appreciated the respect Jen clearly has for the earth and enjoyed spending afternoons watching and interacting with the horses, goats and chickens on the farm.  Bonne Terre was the perfect home base for exploring the region, which is rich with music and Southern culture.  It is truly a magical place, and we hope to return!

Samantha Wittchen

True Southern Hospitality!

The main house at Bonne Terre is an inviting, tranquil and amazingly comfortable home set in the heart of Cajun country.   You’ll enjoy the quiet countryside but be within short driving distance of several wonderful cities offering Cajun culture, fabulous dining, wonderful music and some of the friendliest folks on earth.  Hostess Jen is so hospitable and will assist with anything you need.

If you’re looking for a comfortable, peaceful getaway, this is the perfect spot. And your hostess couldn’t be any nicer.

 

Sue H.

Artistic touches galore!

I highly recommend choosing to stay in this clean and well-maintained cottage in the country. It truly is an artist’s retreat…so many unique collectibles and artistic touches inside and out. My 1 week stay was quiet, comfy, and cozy. Every aspect of what a guest would need or want was well thought out and provided. Owners were respectful of my privacy yet helpful with their delightful southern hospitality to ensure my needs were being met. I felt like I was at my own retreat spa. What a gift it was to wake up to country views…horses cantering around the pond, goats playing together like children, vegetable gardens beautifully designed and maintained, again with many artistic touches. That’s where I first learned about bottle trees! I can’t wait to return for another stay.

Jay’s Mom – Hawaii

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