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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:
19 May, 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
  • 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 4.709677 based on 62 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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Totally enchanting!!

  • 5 of 5

This was one of my favorite places I have ever stayed!! It was historic and old and yet super clean and comfortable! There was everything we needed and our kids had a BLAST exploring and playing there. Thanks!!

  • Review Submitted: 29/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great place when visiting the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time! The house was just right for our youth group of 15. We had one minor problem and the homeowners took care of it immediately. It was a pleasure to get to meet them. It's close to the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter. We enjoyed cooking some of our meals there, so that really cut down on the cost of our trip. The kitchen was well equipped for our needs. We would definitely recommend this house.

  • Review Submitted: 14/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Attentive to our Guests' needs

  • 5 of 5

Unexpectedly evacuating from Florida due to a hurricane, our hosts were extremely attentive to our needs, and quickly responded to all of our on-site requests. Having such courteous and timely assistance made our original purpose - providing lodging for extended family and international friends attending our daughter's wedding- a truly trouble free event. We also noticed your earlier response to other guests comments; adding an additional a/c unit for the upstairs, and surprising us by having added a walk-in shower to the bathroom which your website previously showed ohly the classic claw-foot bathtub. Thank you for your great customer service.

  • Review Submitted: 18/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome house!

  • 5 of 5

It was nice to stay in one place as opposed to multiple hotel rooms. We found it to be clean and roomy!

  • Review Submitted: 23/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pleasant vacation.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Captain's Quarters. For our family configuration it worked out perfectly. We enjoyed watching the barges on the river & also the quiet & unique town of Petersburg. Nice to walk & jog in b/c almost no traffic. The beds we used (8) were very comfortable & we appreciated the convenient hooks and shelves (not adequate in many rentals). Kitchen was well equipped & there was plenty of table space for meals, games & crafts. We all (2 children, 3 adults & 3 seniors) enjoyed the Creation Museum & Ark Encounter and pleasant down time at the Captain's Quarters in Petersburg. Thanks much.

  • Review Submitted: 11/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from 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$113.19

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.