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The Captain's Quarters - Historic guest home for the whole family!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Sleeps 14 to 18

Beautifully restored, guest home in Petersburg, Kentucky overlooking the majestic Ohio River. Built in the 1850's this was once the home of riverboat captain Perry McNeely. The house is conveniently located just 10 minutes from the Creation Museum and only 30 miles from Cincinnati, Ohio. Our home is ideal for extended families that want to spend their vacation time together. Relax and enjoy each other's company!


- No smoking

- No pets allowed

- No events, parties or large gatherings

- Must be at least 25 years of age to book

- Additional taxes and fees apply

More Details

Tara Bentley
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
14 July, 2018

About Tara Bentley

Greetings! I'm the mother of two girls, both homeschool graduates. The Creation Museum has played a big part in our lives over the years and our oldest daughter was married there in 2013! We enjoy hosting families as they come together from different parts of the country to visit the museum and spend time together. I look forward to helping you make your stay in Petersburg a cherished memory for your own family!



Tara Bentley purchased this house in 2014

Why Tara Bentley chose Petersburg

This spacious and historic home is the perfect resting spot for your family's visit to the Creation Museum.

What makes this house unique

This quaint, historic house was once the home to Captain Perry McNeely and his family. The Captain and his wife had 12 children and all four boys went on to be Captains as well. Their home faces the beautiful Ohio River and you can imagine wifey and the children watching the river for Captain to return home. You family will love spending time together in this home. With open space flowing between the living room, dining room, and nook space… you'll have room to gather together for meals, games and late night conversations. The loft room is perfect for children to play together!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Petersburg

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Claw foot tub in the main room, separate shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • The Nook - 1 sofa bed/futon , Sleeper sofa for two
    Crew's Quarters - 1 double bed , 2 single bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , The futon in this room does not open, but it will sleep one.
    Eagle's Nest - 1 extra lg. double bed , 2 single bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Kids LOVE this loft room with sloping ceilings.
    First Mates Bedroom - 1 large double bed , 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed with twin on top, full on bottom.
  • Plenty of room for the whole family! This older home is full of character that you are sure to love. Due to a narrow staircase and sloping ceilings, the second story bedrooms are best for teens and children.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • museums
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries


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The Captain's Quarters - Historic guest home for the whole family!
average rating of 4.7285714 based on 70 reviews

Great place for a family reunion

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed staying here for our family reunion. We had 10 people and had more than enough room for our family. Excellent proximity to the Creation Museum and not far from the Ark Encounter.

  • Review Submitted: 08/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us Vicki! I'm so glad that your family had a great time.
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Mount Judea, AR

Great house! Great location! Perfectly quaint town!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 6 and we vacationed with a family of 7. This house was perfect for us and we could have comfortably fit another family as well! That’s not easy to do with our bunch :) They provided toilet paper, paper towels, laundry soap, dishwasher soap, plenty of towels, and many more items that I have always had to bring with me to other places! We replaced what we used because we were so appreciative! Wonderful yard for the kids to play in, electric grill to use, beautiful view of the Ohio River at sunset. Less than an hour from The Ark Encounter, right down the road from the Creation Museum, and less than an hour from Cincinnati Zoo, the location can’t be beat! Highly recommend this house to any large family or group wanting to visit the area.

Also, we had an issue with the air conditioning late at night and told the owners no rush, they had someone there first thing the next morning and issue resolved, even on a Sunday!! Perfectly wonderful owner, perfectly wonderful vacation! Thank you again!

  • Review Submitted: 18/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Columbus, IN


  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! We had plenty of room. The home was neat and tidy but most of all clean!

We sat out out and watched the river boats go by every evening and every morning. The people we met were very nice. The little store was handy. We love history so, we checked out the library. Petersburg has a lot of interesting history.

It is close to both the Creation Museum and the Ark.

  • Review Submitted: 14/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great for large family vacations

  • 5 of 5

We had three different families stay here together quite comfortably. Was quiet and close to creation museum and a managable drive to the ark. Well supplied kitchen for cooking for a crew and plenty of places for everyone to sit and eat. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 13/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. We made a family reunion out of our sons wedding. The home is quite large. Good for families with kids. Nice & quite

  • Review Submitted: 04/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The house had plenty of room and lots of character. It was close to everything in Cincinnati we went to and closer than we'd planed on to the Ark Experience. Our family had six adults and three small kids and never felt on top of each other. Great experience and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 25/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
16 Miles
Perfect North Slopes
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$114.56

Tax rate of 12.36% is added (6% Kentucky sales tax, 6.36% Kentucky transient room taxes)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.