5 su novembre 04, 2013
Loved staying here.Great job in creating an at home relaxed feeling. Russell was available and helpful. The grounds and home are lovely. Breakfast at Chez Jacqueline was delicious. Would happily stay here again. Good Value, great atmosphere.
5 su ottobre 31, 2013
Stayed in room 1 and loved it. Enjoyed the bathrobes, wonderful cajun coffee in the common room, and reading my book by the river in the morning. The breakfast was sensational at Jaqueline's. Great place to stay!
4,2 su ottobre 30, 2013
Clean rooms, as private as a B&B gets and the includes breakfast nearby was outstanding
4,2 su ottobre 29, 2013
Great place to re-connect. Wonderful rooms, great service, and beautiful surroundings. My third stay, and it won't be my last.
4,6 su ottobre 23, 2013
It was charming and Russell, the housekeeper, is wonderful.
4,2 su ottobre 15, 2013
The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The breakfast was marvelous. The room lovely. The only complaint we had was that there was someone in a room nearby and we could hear snoring like they were in the room with us.
4,6 su settembre 23, 2013
wonderful B&B in the heart of Breau Bridge. Even though there is no personal contact, our key & directions were in a envelope easily accessible. Beautiful grounds and a gazebo to sit on and view bayou Tech. Good breakfast at Des Amis rrstaurant.
3,4 su settembre 04, 2013
This was a nice B&B in a cute small town. We received a very warm greeting from the housekeeper upon our arrival. It did lack the typical bed and breakfast experience, as they do not serve breakfast on property. Instead, we received vouchers for the Cafe de Amis, just across the street and the food was great. If you enjoy a nice quiet stay and don't like the interact with other guests, this is your place.
5 su giugno 29, 2013
Maison Des Amis is charming B & B in a lovingly restored home. Rooms are tastefully appointed; bathrooms have beautiful claw foot tubs. A sweet little kitchen offers teas, coffee and a fridge stocked with complementary cold drinks. A gazebo in the back garden invites you to have a nightcap by the water and listen to the resplendent sounds of summer. Breakfast was provided for us at Chez Jacqueline, where the proprietor/chef served up the best sweet potato pancake I've had in my life. If only she would part with the recipe (which she laughingly refused to do). We can't wait for our return visit.
4,8 su giugno 16, 2013
We absolutely loved our two stays here. Loved the claw-foot bathtubs, furniture, and gazebo. Loved the quietness, short walk to antiques, and super -friendly people. We wished that the flowers and grounds would be a little more tended and the tv maybe a smidget bigger. :) We adored the cats and even named them Meeney, Miney, and Moe.
3,2 su maggio 26, 2013
This experience comes on the heels of having visited Breax bridge and Des Ami Cafe; however, this is our first stay over. The Maison Des Amis is a truly unique and special experience. Built around 1800 and falling into near collapse, the owners have resurrected a vital piece of history from forever being lost. The house is rich in period construction and detail, is superbly rebuilt and gives the chance to step back into time. As with any structure - and experience - with a historic relic there are idiosyncrasies: none of which come remotely to compromising a very special and treasured opportunity to lodge in such a wonderful Maison. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
5 su maggio 20, 2013
I have stayed at Masion des Amis no 3 times. I always choose this place when I come to Breaux Bridge because I feel so at home here. It is charming and close to everything in town. I can't say enough about Cafe des Amis, such good food and great decor. The staff is friendly too. Had a wonderful time this visit. I brought my family and they enjoyed themselves too. We loved just hanging out by Bayou Teche having wine and cheese. So relaxing! Thanks again for a wonderful stay!
5 su aprile 21, 2013
Everything was great with our stay, except Cafe des Amis was closed for dinner! Russell came by to check on us and advised us where to part our truck, saved us a ticket.
3,8 su aprile 16, 2013
I recently stayed here with my mother and five-year-old daughter, and we all loved it. The room was beautiful, as was the garden. If I return (and I hope I will!), I'll be sure to bring a bottle of wine so that I can enjoy a glass in the gazebo overlooking the Bayou Teche. This place is perfect if you're not that interested in the communal dining aspect of bed & breakfasts, as you eat at one of two local restaurants rather than in a dining room with fellow guests. The restaurants were great (we actually tried both). Café des Amis has tons of local flavor without feeling really touristy, as I'd feared it might, and the sweet potato pancakes at Chez Jacqueline are fantastic, as is the friendly service. I recommend this place wholeheartedly.
4,0 su aprile 08, 2013
Very Clean - enjoyed our stay, very quite and comfy, didn't see anyone!
4,4 su marzo 20, 2013
Our stay at the house was fantastic. We could only get a room with bathroom down the hall wasn't sure we would like that! But the closed in porch sitting area was beautiful and the walk down the hall was not unpleasant at all.
4,6 su marzo 17, 2013
We spent 3 nights here and loved it. Brenda and Russell were wonderful and took care of our every need. Breakfast is provided at local restaurants and it was delicious. If you are there on Saturday, don't miss the Zydeco Breakfast--but, be sure to get there by 8 or 8:30. Breaux Bridge is a nice town and has a number of shops to visit and is centrally located for touring the Cajun/Zydeco part of Louisiana. We plan to visit again!
4,6 su gennaio 28, 2013
We took Fodor's recommendation and looked into Maison Des Amis and loved the look of the rooms on-line. The innkeeper is not on site, however Brenda and Russell Louviere the hosts seemed like they were only a step away and were very gracious and helpful. I loved our room - #2 (Lemelle). The furnishings were wonderful and loved the 4 poster bed. The breakfast at Cafe Des Amis was fantastic. Schmoozing with other guests is not always the first thing I want to do in the morning, so being on our own was just fine. The grounds were lovely, however given the recent rain, the gazebo had been flooded - but that's nature!
3,4 su dicembre 30, 2012
Maison des Amis is a charming historical property in the heart of TRUE Cajun country. It is a great getaway. Thanks to the woman who left the tip in the porch journal re: using the duvet on a hard mattress.
1,4 su novembre 19, 2012
Not a 'real' B&B. There is an absentee owner and the cleaning people leave a key and a charge slip to sign. NO charming cooked breakfast and meeting other guests. No common area except a kitchen with a refrig. Drapes didn't work in the room and there were lights outside that made it hard to sleep (Room 1). No lights to read with. No parking-- had to move car from visitor's center by 8am. Not a satisfactor experience at all.
Risposta del proprietario
As the owner does not live in Breaux Bridge, the Maison Des Amis staff - Brenda and Russell - meets the Maison’s guests and meet/exceed our guest’s needs (as stated in past reviews). We ask our guests to call Russell in advance so he and/or Brenda can be at the house upon our guests’ arrival and if they cannot be there at the arrival time, Russell provides the needed information and meets the guests at another time. Brenda and Russell are born and raised in Breaux Bridge and provide guests with the flavor of the town. The Maison was reconstructed based on the original design and is on the National Registry of Historic Homes; 1800 homes had no kitchens. Depending on what night guests stay, breakfast is served at either Café Des Amis or Chez Jacqueline. Guests can have breakfast at their leisure, choose their entrée based on their dietary needs, and experience the local cuisine. This information is posted on the Maison Des Amis web site, conveyed when guests make reservations via the phone, and stated in the confirmation and welcome letters. Guests are provided with the owner’s and the caretakers phone numbers during the reservation process, in the pre-arrival email, and during their stay; we tell our guests to call us 24/7. Unfortunately, we cannot remedy a situation if we are not contacted (as was in this situation); the drapes could have easily been fixed and extended parking at the Tourist Center could have been arranged. We will look into the feasibility of placing reading lights by the bed. We do our billing at an off-site location and provide our guests with their receipt upon arrival; this way, our guests are able to arrive and leave at their leisure.
4,0 su novembre 14, 2012
This was our 2nd time staying here. I really like that all the rooms lead onto the wraparound porch and you have your own private entrance to the rooms. The keep the kitchen stocked with everything you need for tea, cofee, hot chocolate. They also keep fruit juices and waters in the fridge. The fridge always comes in handy as we always seem to have leftovers that we bring back or dessert to put into the freezer. Defiantly will stay again!
5 su novembre 14, 2012
This place gave my wife one of the best and most peaceful vacation getaway weekends that we have ever had. The free breakfast vouchers were an unexpected bonus that we totally didn't expect. It gave us a free treat when we were able to go to the Saturday morning Zydeco breakfast at the Cafe Des Amis, which was SO much fun! The caretakers, Russell and Brenda, were absolutely the best. We felt at home from beginning to end. The location is also perfect because you can walk to all of the main restaurants, and antique & gift shops right around the corner. We will definitely be back for a return trip very soon!
4,0 su ottobre 09, 2012
We often stop here to break up the trip between Houston and New Orleans. I am a fan of Maison des Amis for the lovely room with a large private bath. The crazy fun Zydeco breakfast on the weekends at Cafe des Amis (included with your room). The wonderful owners/staff who are so flexible and accommodating and gracious. I think it would be fun to rent the whole place out with family or good friends too.
4,2 su settembre 25, 2012
We enjoyed our short stay in the beautiful home. Thanks, Kevin and Holly Broussard
3,8 su agosto 17, 2012
What a great renovation story to go along with this historical home. Amazing that the original owners cared enough about this property to save it, rather than tearing it down. My only disappointment was in not meeting the owner, as visiting with B & B owners and hearing their stories is a favorite part of any visit I make to a B & B. Good location; can walk to many restaurants and shops. And pretty property, along the bayou.
3,4 su agosto 03, 2012
We stayed here 3 nights. The area is very quiet although you keep hearing the cars driving over the Breaux Bridge. Beautiful garden and cosy gazebo. There were no other guests so we had the whole space to our own. We could make local calls with the house phone. Breakfast is in an adjacent cafe. You get vouchers in the B&B and you can eat up to 10$.
4,6 su agosto 01, 2012
The service and atmosphere at Maison des Amis were fantastic. The backyard is beautifully landscaped, the outdoor porch is lovely and the decor is well done. Rooms 1 and 2 have attached bathrooms; 3 and 4 do not! Don't miss the restaurant Chez Jacqueline down the street for fantastic home cooked French/Cajun dining!
4,4 su luglio 06, 2012
The Maison Des Amis is a gem! We've stayed here 3 times and this continues to be a favored destination on our way to or from New Orleans. This B&B has everything you need thanks to Brenda & Russell, the caretakers. We've stayed in Rooms 1 & 2 and they are both excellent. The wraparound covered porch features chairs and a bench. A brick patio holds a large glass table & chairs for dining alfresco but the big + for us is the gazebo, complete with rocking chairs, on the bayou Teche. This trip we watched the otters.
3,2 su giugno 30, 2012
We needed to travel from a late stay in Baton Rouge to Morgan City, which was going to be too much for us, so we stayed overnight in Breaux Bridge at Maison des Amis. That made our trip easier, and we were able to eat at a nearby restaurant for a late-night dinner. We stayed in room #1. The room was fine and we were able to walk out to the gazebo before it got too dark. The bayou was scenic.
5 su giugno 12, 2012
I always enjoy staying at B&B but Maison Des Amis was better than usual. Group of girls stayed and we enjoyed every minute. So relaxing and breakfast at Cafe Des Amis is something everyone should experience. Russell and Brenda were the perfect host and made you feel right at home. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful bed and breakfast
5 su giugno 05, 2012
The bed and breakfast was beautiful with all antique furniture. Topped off with a beautiful claw foot tub. It was the perfect place to spend our wedding night and we will definitely be back for our anniversary!
4,0 su maggio 27, 2012
Russell and Brenda are super hosts and can't do enough to make you feel at home. The rooms are decorated in a bohemian yet relaxed style and are cool and comfortable. The garden is a lovely place to while away a hot afternoon and Breaux Bridge itself is a charming and unique place. Thank you.
5 su maggio 15, 2012
This was our second stay. It is such a nice place. It is so clean, well maintained, and tastefully done. I loved the cats that hang out on the porch! The only complaint I have is that the bed was too small for us...but that is a personal preference.
5 su maggio 02, 2012
We had a lovely stay at the Maison Des Amis this past weekend. Our room was decorated tastefully and refreshments were available around the clock. The best part, however, was the absolutely gorgeous back yard and gazebo with rocking chairs overlooking Bayou Teche. We spent each night rocking and listening to the sounds of the bayou. The complimentary breakfast at Cafe des Amis is also lovely - the Saturday morning Zydeco brunch can't be missed! Get there early! Also be sure to visit Lake Martin while you're out there - it's gorgeous and the bird and alligator watching is to die for. One thing to be aware of is that two rooms (#3 and #4) do not have attached bathrooms. Private bathrooms for each room are down the hall. We look forward to many future weekends away from New Orleans at Cafe Des Amis!
4,0 su aprile 30, 2012
The restaored cottage right on Bayou Teche was very comfortable, but the best thing was the couple who caretake, a husband and wife team. They were not at all put out when I had to call them because I had locke myself out when taking a shower. Did not want to rate the food as there is no restaurant on the property. The breakfast at Chez Jaqueline was fine enough and Madame ofcourse a hoot. Pont Breaux, the local "Cajun" place, to be avoided at all costs, just another tourist trap.
5 su aprile 29, 2012
4,6 su aprile 16, 2012
A comfortable place to stay, great garden on the bayou to relax in, coupon for breakfast at the excellent cafe des amies. Would love to return.
4,2 su aprile 10, 2012
The Maison Des Amis was charming and scrupulously clean. The staff was warm and friendly. Our idea of a perfect day would be an afternoon swamp boat tour with Norbert Lablanc at Lake Martin, check in to the comfortable Maison Des Amis, dinner at Jaclyn's just down the street, cool wine at the Maison's gazebo before bed, and an early breakfast (7:30) at the Cafe Des Amis for hearty food and wonderful zydeco music and dancing. It hardly gets better than that! Sally and Keith Wicks
4,2 su marzo 23, 2012
We very much enjoyed our night at Maison Des Amis. We arrived on a stormy night and the staff could not have beeen friendlier. We found our room charming, and enjoyed having breakfast in the very quant town of Breaux Bridge. We definetly would like to come back!
3,4 su marzo 08, 2012
The B&B was very convenient and very near the two designated breakfast cafes. The food at the cafes was excellent. The room could use some updating such as a new toilet seat and putting the drapes back on all of the hooks. The place was very clean and we would stay there again.
Risposta del proprietario
We are glad you enjoyed the cafes and the cleanliness of our establishment. When damage occurs to a room, repairs have to be scheduled with our maintenance supervisor. Unfortunately, repairs were not able to be made before your stay. As we only have four rooms, when they are occupied we are not able to move guests to other rooms. We have replaced the drapes, the drape fittings and toilet seat.
4,4 su febbraio 24, 2012
We were made to feel very much at home by the caretakers, Brenda and Russell who were responsive and available to any request. We spent 5 wonderful days in this little B&B which is lovingly furnished w/antiques. The breakfast is provided at one of the local cafes a short walk away. We loved it!!
4,4 su febbraio 23, 2012
I highly recommend the Maison Des Amis. Brenda and Russel, the people that run the place, are wonderful. They made our stay feel like we were staying at a loving relative's home. This was the first time I had ever stayed in a B&B. It's far beyond what a regular hotel experience is like.
3,2 su febbraio 10, 2012
Friendly and prompt service and the B & B is in a great central position - right on a pretty bayou and very close to all the tourist attractions. It has a lovely outdoor area and gardens, but the linen needs updating.
Risposta del proprietario
We are glad you had great service and enjoyed our gardens. We are sorry that your stayed with us before our shipment of Comphy sheets arrived. We hope you will come back and try them out.
3,8 su novembre 21, 2011
Breaux Bridge is beautiful, quiet town. Maison des Amis is a perfect petite B&B, with only 4 rooms. We had 3 of them. There is a lovely gazebo by the bayou, a few kitties saying hello, and a back porch with coffee, ice, etc. It was very clean and the housekeeper and her husband were always available on the phone.
3,2 su novembre 10, 2011
We spent 4 days at Maison Des Amis; we never met the caretakers, but everything was ready for us. the house is beautiful and our room was very nice. It was very nice to discover that there is a communal frig/kitchen area with snacks and sodas. The gazebo overlooking Bayou Teche is a wonderful place to relax with a beer. The comp. breakfast is excellent. Chez Jacqueline will also honor the breakfast vouchers. chez Jacqueline and Cafe Des Amis are both excellent places to eat; the pizza spot is nice, too, and it is open on Sunday. Everyone in town was extremely friendly; we would like to come back!
5 su ottobre 20, 2011
We timed our visit to coincide with the Cafe des Amis Saturday Zydeco breakfast--great fun! Wonderful music and dancing and people--we passed a great time--
4,8 su ottobre 19, 2011
I was traveling for business and had to be somewhere super early the next morning, so I was completely missing breakfast at Cafe des Amis. However, I visited the restaurant for dinner and they gave me a $10 discount (the value of the complimentary breakfast that I would have had if I was able to go). I hope to go back on the weekend sometime so I can see the zydeco dancing!
5 su ottobre 12, 2011
Walking distance from the antique and shopping areas of Breaux Bridge, yet all the country atmosphere and rural feel once could hope for in a B&B. Our room was stunning - comfortable and generously appointed. Coffee in the garden and a glass of wine in the gazebo really made our stay special. This trip simply could not have been better and we can't wait to go back.
3,8 su ottobre 03, 2011
Breaux Bridge is a quaint little town in the heart of Cajun Country. A special highlight was ther beautiful landscaped garden and the gazebo on the Bayou Teche. The Maison does not actually provide breakfast - you will get coupons for local cafes so this is not quite as convenient as a regular B&B.
4,0 su ottobre 02, 2011
We stayed in Room 2. It was beautiful and very comfortable. I highly recommend this room.
4,0 su settembre 07, 2011
Relaxing, convienent, quiet, comfortable, beautiful, $ reasonable
4,0 su giugno 20, 2011
We loved our stay enough to book another night. Breaux Bridge is a charming town and the Maison is comfy and accomodating. The gardens on Bayou Teche are lovely and serene for evening walks. Breakfasts at Jacqueline's Cafe (we recommend her delicious Eggs Benedict) and Cafe Des Amis (rec. Eggs Begnaud) were great. Be sure to hit the Cafe for Sat. Zydeco b'fast or Wed. evening for a Zydeco band and make room for the white choc. bread pudding!
3,8 su giugno 10, 2011
Innkeeper does not live on site. Met us and provided excellent service.
3,8 su giugno 08, 2011
The room at Maison Des Amis was charming and had everything we needed for a restful stay. The gardens in the back are lovely and the gazebo by the river very peaceful. We would come back in a heart beat.
4,2 su giugno 01, 2011
This inn was great for us because we like the independence of a hotel with the atmosphere of a b&b. We were very comfortable at Maison des Amis. The room was roomy and beautiful, bed comfortable, grounds lovely. The experience of breakfast at local restaurants that is included in the price was wonderful and also met our need for independence. The caretakers of the property were kind and helpful when we encountered them. I felt we could call them if we needed anything or had a problem, but we did not need to. Admittedly, we did have a little trouble figuring out which restaurant to go to on which day, as another reviewer mentioned, but it was not a bad experience in any way. We just needed to re-read the info given to us and clarify with the caretakers. Certainly not anything to change our minds about how much we enjoyed the inn. Thank you!
4,8 su maggio 29, 2011
The staff were very helpful and the rooms were very comfortable and convenient.
3,8 su maggio 18, 2011
Lyne Turgeon from montreal it was very comfortable, large porch at the back, drink and snacks, ground very nice and sitting chair by the river. possibility of having our cloths cleaned.
4,0 su aprile 26, 2011
A short distance of IH-10 puts you in a historic house right on the banks of Bayou Teche in quiet downtown Breaux Bridge. Lots of antiques and charm. Great dining choices featuring Cajun and French food. The qrounds exceed expectations with a lovely gazebo with rocking chairs right on the bank of the Bayou. A great place to spend a night or use as a base for exploring Cajun country over several days. Outstanding value.
5 su aprile 21, 2011
We had a fantastic stay, and hope to some day come back. We enjoyed both the room, and the outdoors. The garden is wonderfull. Nice to sit both by the bayou and on the porch. We appreciated the refreshments in the refridgerator, and the possibility to make coffee. We recommend this to others! Greetings from visitors living in Norway.
4,8 su aprile 14, 2011
Beautifully restored Cajun cabin in a lovely setting. CLEAN!!!!! And Brenda and Russell are excellent staff. I'm coming back my next trip to LA.
3,0 su aprile 11, 2011
4 smallish but well appointed rooms on a riverfront parcel off the main drag. 2 of the rooms share a bath via a shared hallway. There is no dining on site so breakfast is a gift certificate to one of the local dining spots within walking distance of Maison. Also the innkeeper does NOT live in the area so it's very much a DIY affair. The caretaker lives locally however and was very responsive and friendly. A bit of an unconventional B&B experience but one I would unhesitatingly do again.
Risposta del proprietario
The owner is the contact person for all reservations whether the guest makes a reservation via the telephone or online. Guests have 24/7 access to the owner via telephone or email and have 24/7 access to the caretaker and housekeeper via telephone. Guests are encouraged to call us if issues arise whether the situation relates to the B&B or personal services are needed. The Maison Des Amis on site staff has been rated in this review as responsive and friendly and in other reviews as excellent, plus they speak french and have lived in Breaux Bridge their entire lives. The tourist information center is next door to the Maison and is open Monday-Saturday. Guests can talk to the center's staff as well as talk to the owner for tour information. At the time the Maison was built(1860s), kitchens were outside. As the Maison was restored as originally built, breakfast is served at the local cafes. Guests can order their food preference and if they stay on a Friday night can experience the Zydeco breakfast at the Cafe Des Amis. The Maison is located on Bayou Teche. It has 4 rooms and 4 private bathrooms; 2 bathrooms are attached to the room and 2 bathrooms are located near the rooms.
5 su aprile 09, 2011
I loved this B&B. I usually prefer this type of lodging that is basically serve yourself. The room was just as pictured. We reserved room #1 and it had a private bathroom with a large claw foot tub. There is a wraparound deck that goes around the porch and also a gazeebo that is great for sitting at the water. The fridge was stocked with waters and juices and someone had put a pot of coffee on the next morning. Everything is there that you needed. We used the food coupons towards lunch at Chez Amez ( If I remember the spelling right) was delicious! Will defiantly return to Breaux Bridge and stay here again.
4,8 su marzo 31, 2011
This is the second time I have stayed here I feel that it gave me a real feel for Louisiana. The rooms are cute and comfotable. The place is very quaint. I'll stay again when I return to LA.
4,0 su novembre 19, 2010
My wife and I highly recommend Maison Des Amis in Breaux Bridge, La. Everything was as advertized on their web-site. The manager and the caretaker we met were pleasant and helpful. The grounds are well kept and in a lovely spot by the river. Cafe Des Amis is also a unique eatery with excellent food.
4,0 su novembre 15, 2010
Wonderful historic house in quaint little town. Great get away for an over-night excursion. Real friendly hosts and the back yard on the river was very relaxing.
3,4 su luglio 02, 2009
enjoyed the plesant surroundings, the room was awsome, the extras were wonderful. Thanks for a great 49th wedding anniversary. We plan to return at a later date. Brenda & Buddy Burge
4,6 su agosto 15, 2008
We had a wonderful stay. The room was very comfortable. It was nice to have a supply of drinks & snacks on hand, and a refrigerator for my fresh fruit. The decor was relaxing but interesting. Everything was very quiet and relaxing, except the Zydeco breakfast on Saturday. Cafe Des Amis is a "Must Do" for anyone passing through Breaux Bridge. (Try the "Big Hat" Omelette - topped with crawfish au gratin - unless you live in terror of your cardiologist.) The music and atmosphere of the Saturday breakfast is wonderful. The B&B is so close to the restaurant and the antique shops that we didn't need to get in the car very often. If you are looking for a place to eat at night, try Chez Jacqueline (a real French bistro). The food is great but visiting with Jacqueline made it special. It was like eating at Grandma's, if Grandma were a French chef.
4,8 su settembre 29, 2007
We've returned the Maison annually for about 8 years and have never been disappointed. The staff is great, rooms are comfy, very clean. It's a great location to use as a base for exploring Cajun country.
4,6 su settembre 13, 2007
We had a very nice stay at Maison Des Amis – staff was friendly, room was comfortable. It was a relaxing, romantic anniversary weekend.