Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon

Beautiful "Victorian", near the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 BR, 3 ba. Upper and lower decks w/ Ohio River view. (Deborah's Guesthouses)

This graceful Queen Anne-style home sits directly on the Ohio River. The curving front porch invites you to 'sit a spell' and enjoy the river breezes. The back deck overlooks the river directly below, and stunning sunsets over the water melt your worries away.

Downstairs: The master bedroom has a queen-size bed, a full-sized futon, and an attached bath.

The second bedroom sleeps 5 in bunk beds and a futon.

Another full bath is down the hall.

The dining room is large, as is the kitchen overlooking the back deck and the Ohio River.

The laundry room is off the kitchen, and includes an iron and ironing board. Bring your own liquid detergent if you want to get some laundry taken care of during your stay.

Upstairs: Two bedrooms, one full bath, kitchenette with stove and double-oven, sink, plus a fridge in the 3-season room overlooking the river.

Bedroom #1 upstairs has a queen bed, plus a daybed with trundle. Off this bedroom is the laundry room closet, plus a queen mattress on the floor.

Bedroom #2 upstairs has a queen bed plus a daybed with a trundle.

Check-in: 4 pm EST. Check-out: 11 am EST (lock box)

Items provided in each apartment: Sheets, wash cloths and towels, toilet tissue, some paper towels, hairdryer, pots and pans, dishes, coffee maker, toaster, dish soap and detergent.

Items to bring along: Soap and shampoo, liquid laundry detergent (no powder please, clogs up septic system :), extra paper towels, napkins, coffee filters, foil and cling wrap, baggies, Kleenex, drinking water (The Victorian uses a well--perfectly fine for cooking and laundry and even drinking, but some prefer bottled)

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

About Deborah

While I was living in The Cottage (VRBO 384587) I noticed The Victorian three blocks away was in foreclosure. I love old houses! After seeing the monumental overhaul it needed, saying a few prayers, and talking to family and friends, I bought it...and was instantly overwhelmed!

First project: Put in a huge deck in back--the beautiful views kept me inspired during the long rehab. And now it's all finished and worth every bit of the TLC it required. Hopefully it blesses my guests as well!

Deborah purchased this house in 2007

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much! We enjoyed our stay! It was so nice to have a family-friendly place. The accommodations were great--fully furnished w/ laundry included! :)

(from guestbook)
Jun 2013
  • 1 of 4


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Petersburg

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main bath - toilet , bath with shower
    Bath off master bedroom - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , Upstairs apt has one full bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Master bedroom has small bath attached
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sofa bed/futon , 2 bunk bed , This bedroom has two upper bunks, one trundle, and 1 futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , Upstairs apt bedroom #1: 1 Qn bed, 1 Qn (floor), 1 Tw sofa
    Bedroom 4 - 4 single bed , Upstairs apt bedroom #2: 2 daybeds w/ trundles, 1 couch
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • museums
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(101 traveller reviews)

79% Complete
19% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Beautiful "Victorian", near the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter
average rating of 4.7821784 based on 105 reviews
Neosho, MO

Wonderful program! Just discovered VRBO a few months ago and have stayed at 2 properties-Love it!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Victorian Home! Highly recommend this house for a large family or group. We took our sons and their families and our 9 grandchildren had such a wonderful time.

Lots of barges to watch from the deck or the upstairs sunroom and they loved the little town! Went to the park and baseball field several times and got to ride scooters everywhere. So many wonderful memories! Having 2 kitchens was nice too! Thanks Deborah, for sharing your home with us!!!

  • Review Submitted: 28/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Cassopolis, MI

Beautiful, Clean, Spacious and convenient for visiting Creation Museum and Ark Encounter

  • 5 of 5

Would love to return to the Victorian for our next visit to Kentucky. It was entertaining watching the barges going down the Ohio River. Appreciated Wanda’s help as our schedule needed readjusted a couple times prior to our visit.

  • Review Submitted: 26/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

A ladies group from our church spent two nights here this weekend and we were very pleased with this home. It was very comfortable with everything that we needed for our stay. It had a beautiful view of the river and was so close to the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter. Thank you for a lovely retreat!

  • Review Submitted: 18/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great vacation house for large families!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect vacation home for our group and a convenient location to visit the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter. With the ability to sleep so many along with 2 kitchens and 3 bathrooms, we had the ability to spread out when we needed to and be together when we wanted. Our 3 families included 6 adults and 9 children ranging in ages from 12 mos to 17 years and we were quite comfortable. The owner provided a playyard for our little one to sleep in and there is a booster seat available in each kitchen. We made dinner in the home each night of our stay and found the kitchen to be well stocked for meal preparation. Everyone enjoyed seeing the tugboats push the barges up the river. This is an enjoyable property to vacation at!

  • Review Submitted: 16/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect accommodation for our school trip to Kentucky - we took 15 teenagers to the Ark Encounter and the Creation Museum - the location and amenities were terrific

  • Review Submitted: 24/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Reminds me of home.

  • 4 of 5

I grew up in a Victorian style home and this reminded me of my childhood. I loved the house, the layout was very nice and well thought out. We came up for two days to ski at Perfect North and we really enjoyed ourselves. We were far enough away from everything to have a quiet stay and close enough that it didn't take forever to get what we needed. The sleeping arrangement was good. We had 13 people and it fit our needs well. The little area was quiet and we had no problems other than a racoon that got in the garbage and we had to pick that up.

The view was pretty neat. My children loved watching the barges go up and down the river day and night.

The only downside to this house was trying to get the temperature regulated in each room. The bedrooms were very toasty while the kitchen and living area was a little cooler. It is hard to get it regulated when it is 28 degrees outside but in a old house it can be near impossible. So I really don't count this against her. I just wanted to give full disclosure that a older house does have some challenges.

  • Review Submitted: 07/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport
Nearest Motorway
5.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
16 Miles
Perfect North Ski Slopes

5 miles from the Creation Museum.

16 miles from Perfect North Slopes.


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$166.46

Please include your cell# when booking your reservation.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Reservation is confirmed when I receive your deposit.
Tax rate of 12.36% is added.
Kentucky sales tax 6.00%
Kentucky transient room tax 1.06%
Northern Kentucky transient room tax 5.30%
Total 12.36%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.

Other Holiday Properties