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About Shelley Theaux
Ray and Shelley have been married for 20 years and have four daughters. They have resided in Breaux Bridge for the past 19 years. Originally from Texas and Mississippi, Ray and Shelley followed their family roots to Acadiana and fell in love with Breaux Bridge..... You will too!
Shelley Theaux purchased this Cottage in 2017
Why Shelley Theaux chose Breaux Bridge
LaTortue is a special property to us as it weaves together our shared Cajun heritage, our love for nature, and the vibrancy of downtown living.
What makes this Cottage unique
We were able to not only choose the property, but also remodel the cottage to have comforts of home with modern design touches while bringing the outside in with sets of sliding glass doors and wrap around porches. We even added a dock to get one step closer. Our favorite touch is the 7 ft wide bridge which leads our guests to the cottage. It features a lighted waterfall beneath and overlooks a beautiful fountain.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Loved it ❤️
We loved our stay at La Tortuga! The property is just as nice or better than the pictures! I LOVED pulling up at night and seeing the cute cottage with patio lights strung across the porch and the bridge with it's spotlight on a rainfall fountain underneath the bridge. I was in love at first sight! Shelley and Ray, were spot on with every detail...all you need is a toothbrush and your clothes! I have never stayed someplace where anything you needed was right in the spot you would expect it. There was a nice reference binder that we were constantly looking at that helped us with everything from the cottage and places to eat and do there. I think we are at everyplace in the book. The bed was very comfortable which is important to us! The people of Breaux Bridge were the nicest people we have ever met! We especially enjoyed meeting Tina and Marel at the Beaux Bridge Tourism office. They, like everyone we met there, were the nicest people in the country. We have traveled all over. Thanks Shelly and Ray for helping make our vacation perfect! We would definitely love to visit again!
Peace on the Bayou
In a word..... Perfect!!! We enjoyed the quiet solitude of the property, yet we could walk to town to eat, shop and play. A lovely retreat. The property owners are very accommodating and in tune with your every need.
Thank you, Sally and David, for your kind words and for staying with us at LaTortue. It was a lovely to meet you both, and we’re so glad you enjoyed your stay!
My husband and I enjoyed our stay. The rental was perfect for the amount of time we used it for. It was clean and had everything we needed.
We loved the small town of Breaux Bridge and the people were all so welcoming!
Beautiful inside and out! Totally convenient location. Clean, comfortable and unique! Loved falling asleep to the sounds of frogs and lounging on the porch enjoying nature. Owners friendly and helpful. Definitely hope to return!
Thank you, Kelsey, for choosing LaTortue! We so enjoyed meeting you and Sean! My girls give names to the turtles (not that they can tell them apart), but we’re going to call one of them “Idaho” from now on. We hope to see you both again for a return visit! Thanks again!
We loved this place. It's within easy walking distance to downtown. It was quiet, however the bullfrogs serenaded us at night, which we loved. We certainty recommend this place!
Thank you Tim, and thank you for choosing La Tortue!
Cajun country getaway
Fantastic cabin on a large property in middle of Breaux Bridge.
Access across pond via wooden bridge.
Came here for Crawfish Festival weekend, was the perfect peaceful place for downtime away from the festival. All the amenities you could ask for.
Very close to restaurants and cafes in BB.
Personalized welcome sign from the owner was a nice touch.
Thank you, Eric and Tammy, for your complimentary review! We’re so glad you enjoyed the cabin and your stay in Breaux Bridge! Please come back anytime!!
We're located only 500 yards to Downtown Breaux Bridge, featuring World Famous Zydeco Breakfast at Buck and Johnny's, live Cajun music at Joie de Vivre Cafe, fabulous dining at Cafe Sydnie Mae's with award winning chef, Bonnie Breaux. Enjoy shopping at gift shops, antique shops, including Lagniappe, a 17,000 square foot antique mall! No tour would be complete without stopping by our newly dedicated Veteran's park honouring all branches of our military, as well as a quiet rest under the shade of the giant live oaks on Bayou Teche, followed by a swamp tour in Lake Martin. Top off the evening with dancing at La Poussiere, the famous Cajun Dance Hall or Pont Breaux's Restaurant!
Breaux Bridge is only 10 miles from Lafayette Regional Airport as well as the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, home of the Ragin' Cajuns! Take in a concert at Acadiana Center for the Arts, visit George Rodrigue Studio to see the Blue Dogs, and take a trip back in time to Vermilionville Historic Village! If historical sites are on your agenda, New Orleans is only 2 hours away for an exciting day trip!