The Ponderosa, an Authentic Family Cottage


Entire cottage hosted by Sophia

6 guests, 2 bedrooms, 5 beds, 2.5 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
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Great location
90% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
The Ponderosa is a unique, renovated 1500+ sq. ft., family cottage. Built around an early 1900s tenant house, in 1966. Downstairs: kitchen, dinning room, m. bedroom, living room, utility room, washer and dryer, half BR, and a full bathroom. Upstairs: full bathroom, a sitting room with a futon, sofa, and TV, a large bedroom with 2 twin beds, a day bed, & a pop up trundle bed. Quiet rural setting. 20 min. to Downtown Lafayette. Small, house trained non-shedding, dog ok, upon pre-approval.

The space
We took the steps to completely renovate and remodel our 1 - 1/2 story cottage. We decided to share it with you. I It is tastefully furnished with many generational pieces of furniture and other items. Family members have contributed their time and talents to furnish and decorate the Ponderosa. We even have on display, a good collection of pre-1966 bottles and jars that were found under the original 12 foot by 30 foot farm house, which was the original structure. In the mid 1960s my father and grandfather built the Ponderosa, as an addition to the original farm house. The original structure served as the kitchen and storage room, until recently. The old wooden floor was removed and replaced with a concrete floor. The original walls and ceiling are now part of the existing structure. The Ponderosa has been a family gathering place for over 50 years. We hope that you consider staying at the Ponderosa!
We love it, and think that you will, as well. It's in a nice quiet location. In the late afternoon, we enjoy sitting out on the rear patio, listening to the birds, and the bullfrogs in the pond. We think that you will, as well.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
4 single beds
Living room
1 couch

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.97 out of 5 stars from 102 reviews


Where you’ll be

Sunset, Louisiana, United States

Quiet rural area.

Hosted by Sophia

  1. Joined in April 2019
  • 102 Reviews
  • Superhost
I love God, Family, Teaching young students, and sincere honest people with a good disposition and sense of humor.


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Sophia is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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Things to know

House rules

Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy