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

Bedrooms 4
Space 185 m²
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:
21 March, 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
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Petersburg

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 185 m²
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


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Beautiful "Victorian", near the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter
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  • 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
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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
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Perfect for our family gathering!

  • 5 of 5

Clean and well stocked! The boys loved watching the river traffic. Would have been even better in warmer weather.

  • Review Submitted: 13/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well maintained and equipped for large families

  • 5 of 5

Home was very spacious with plenty of sleeping room for 4 adults and 11 children in our party. It felt like we were getting together in someone's home for the week.

  • Review Submitted: 11/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Love everything about it!

  • Review Submitted: 17/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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River view Victorian by Tom

  • 5 of 5

Great house with awesome view of the river.

Would recommend to anyone wanting to

escape the city while touring the area.

Plan to stay here again someday.

  • Review Submitted: 27/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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$159.29

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.

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