3 Master Suites+2BR 2BA Close to Creation Museum(2 Free Tickets) and Cincinnati
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Aurora chateau / country house description
Come out to our place and forget about life's worries! In the winter months we have skiing, snowboarding and tubing just 9 short miles away at Perfect North Slopes in Lawrenceburg. This home away from home is our 'Dream Aurora' home, secluded on 5 acres in a park like setting overlooking a picturesque pond. In the summer the pond is full of thriving catfish, bass and bluegill, so bring your pole or use one of ours to catch your next meal. Or chose to unwind with a book in one of our 2 cheerful sunrooms overlooking the pond while watching the kids' paddleboat around enjoying the ducks and viewing nature. Later in the evening enjoy a cookout on the front deck overlooking another pond and a setting of beautiful trees and a place for the kids to exert their energy on the trampoline with safety net. Close the night by sitting around an open firepit roasting marshmallows and enjoying the night air.
The chateau has two-levels: The Main Level includes a fully furnished kitchen, dining room, eating bar, tv room, living room with a gas fireplace and an attached sunroom overlooking the pond. The bedrooms on the main level consist of 1 Master Suite and 1 bedroom with 1.5 baths. The Master Suite called the 'Tuscan Suite' has a king bed with doors leading outside to a balcony with table and chairs to enjoy your morning coffee. The Master Bath has a large walk-in shower and a whirlpool tub. The 2nd bedroom has a queen bed and a bath adjacent to the bedroom.
The Lower Level has a media room, sports bar area with sink, and a sunroom overlooking the picturesque pond. There are 2 Master Suites, and half bath. The largest of the two Master Suites we call the 'Family Suite' has a king bed and a seperate children's room named the 'Kids and Toys' room within the suite for those families with little ones or big ones. The 'Kids and Toys' room, done in pastels, has a single bunk bed over a full size bed with toys to play with and a large chalkboard to entertain. This Family Suite also comes with an oversized jetted garden tub, seperate shower, two seperate vanity areas and a window overlooking the pond. The other Master Suite we call the 'Safari Suite' has a queen bed in a large bedroom with a unique bathroom that continues the safari theme. So when you awake in the morning grab a cup of coffee and make yourself comfortable in the sunroom just around the corner and watch nature come to life. Or step out onto the patio and breathe in the morning air while watching the fog lift off the pond. The Media Room has theater seats, a 55 inch flat screen tv, fireplace and a half bath off the side. The Retro Bar is ecclectic and unique in design. Not your typical sports bar to say the least!
Outside we have a place to have a large bonfire in the backyard overlooking the pond. If you would like to have a bonfire on one of the nights you stay there is an additional $50 charge and we will have the cottage caretaker present to get the fire started and make sure it is safe and poses no risk to the neighboring woods, trees or houses.
We have a small paddleboat that may be used by renters on the pond. Any individual using the paddleboat is required to wear a safety flotation vest (provided) at all times. We DO NOT ALLOW SWIMMING in the pond. Use of the pond is strictly at your own risk. We cannot be held liable for any accident causing injury or death due to use or misuse of this property. By renting from us you agree that you are in charge of your own safety and the safety of those in your party.
THE BIG RULES:
The pond is ideal for fishing and small boating. Please be well aware that WE DO NOT ALLOW SWIMMING as it is very deep in some parts, with a treacherous mud and rock bottom that poses risk of injury. A special eye should be kept on children at all times near the water to ensure their safety.
Keywords: Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Airport, Creation Museum and Kentucky Speedway. Dream Aurora, Family Retreat Home.
- 4000 sq. ft.
- Chateau / Country House
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 11-12
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms
- 4 Full 2 Half
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Coffee Maker
- Parking Off Street:
- Gas Fireplace:
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Air Conditioning
- Beautiful 5 Acres in a secluded setting for privacy and tranquility. Fishing, trampoline and paddleboating. Take a stroll down our private drive, feed the ducks or just enjoy the outdoors. A small firepit located in the front yard with plenty of seating on the deck and a large area for a bonfire in the lower back yard overlooking the pond. (extra charge and an attendant required for the bonfire)...moreless
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Lake View
- Fitness Center
- Paddle Boating
- Medical Services
- Theme Parks
- Wildlife Viewing
- Gambling Casinos
- Scenic Drives
- Paddleboat for use on the pond. Trampoline, Dearborn Country Club Golf Course (2 min), Sparta Kentucky Speedway (50 min), Casinos: Hollywood (10 min), Rising Star (20 min). Belterra & Resort (45 min), Nearby parks and museums: Newport Aquarium (40 min), Creation Museum(20 min), Cincinnati Children's Museum or Zoo (45 min), Cincinnati Reds and Bengals (45 min), Winter Attraction : Perfect Slopes Ski Resort (10 min), Cincinnati-Covington Airport (30 min)...moreless
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This was our first time renting a vacation home and it was everything we hoped for and more! Everything was just as described on the website (even better in some ways). They added a popcorn machine - which was fun. This was a getaway to celebrate my husbands 50th birthday and retirement. Our 3 grown kids, their spouses and our 2 grandkids and ourselves wanted to find a place that we could all hang out together and enjoy activities both inside and outside. This place did not disappoint us. We had plenty of room to spread out or all be together in the house. We enjoyed fishing (caught and released some nice sized ones too), boated and in the evening, sat around the fire pit. The bedroom/playroom for the kids was extra nice for our granddaughter - she wanted to stay in there the whole time. Tom & Anita went out of their way before we got there with answering all of my questions and continued their helpfulness and friendliness once we arrived. We certainly would recomment this place. Thanks for a wonderful experience for our family.
- Guest Trish (Cincinnati)
- Date of stay 10/18/13
- Review Submitted 11/03/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing, age 55+.
Our family enjoyed spending the Labor Day weekend together in Tom and Anita's beautiful home. Some of us enjoyed the shopping in Cincinnati, others the park in Aurora and some just relaxing on the decks and patios. Our littlest one loved seeing the deer each evening as they wandered across the lawn. Hope to return again next year.
- Guest Susan F. (Indianapolis, IN)
- Date of stay 08/30/13
- Review Submitted 09/05/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
Sue & Gary
Sue & Gary
Perfection! Couldn't have been any better. We loved all of the wildlife, the family of deer that were there every morning and in the evening as well. All of the birds, and catching fish in the pond. The house was just immaculate and just as described and pictured. Tom and Anita are very special people and made us feel so much at home in their home. We will recommend strongly to all of our friends. When we got back to our homes, my sons sent us messages telling us what a great place and great time they had. Kudos to the owners!
- Guest Sue (Plainfield, IN)
- Date of stay 07/26/13
- Review Submitted 08/01/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners.
Already planning our trip for next year!
Already planning our trip for next year!
This was an absolutely wonderful place to stay! We stayed for three nights and enjoyed every single minute. Anita and Tom were very gracious and pleasant hosts. Upon arrival we found that they had even made us a Welcome cake. We stayed there because of a home school convention that was in Cincinnati and we didn't want to cram five adults and four children in a tiny, boring hotel room. It didn't take us long to get to the convention center each day, and it was a relief to come back to a quiet and relaxing home. This will definitely be our first choice each year we attend the convention. We also visited the Creation Museum on our way home and it was a great end to a wonderful weekend. I highly suggest this vacation home, you won't be disappointed! Make sure you swing by the Creation museum while you're in the area also, you might be surprised with what you discover. Thank You Tom and Anita And God Bless
- Guest The Embrey Family (Fredericksburg, IN)
- Date of stay 04/04/13
- Review Submitted 04/09/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+.
Highly Recommend this Place!
Highly Recommend this Place!
We just returned from a fabulous weekend at this property! My 16-year old son and his friends wanted to go skiing and we looked for a place near Perfect North. This could not have been a better place for all of our needs, especially given the warm hospitality of the owners, Tom and Anita, who are my new best friends! They were so gracious and kind to us and pampered us with a pancake breakfast! Since we didn't need the entire house, it felt like we were at an amazing B&B overlooking a duck pond and a beautiful country setting! The house is so spacious and well decorated; the media room was the only place the boys needed, and the quiet and relaxing surroundings made it a perfect weekend! Will definitely come back!
- Guest Emma (Murfreesboro, TN)
- Date of stay 02/15/13
- Review Submitted 02/20/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
Owner response: Thanks for the great review! We also found new friends as well and we look forward to your family visiting us again! So come back soon!
Home Away from Home
Home Away from Home
Our second stay at this home in Aurora was priceless, just like our first! Our first visit was a 10-person college staff retreat; our second was a 14-person family gathering. This is now home away from home. Modern kitchen, perfect hangout areas, pond and paddleboat, fire pit, huge gas grill, spacious bedrooms, three flatscreens, big fireplace, and most of all, the always gracious owners (who've become our friends) to welcome you and meet every need! The personal notes in the signed guestbook testify to every visitors' satisfaction. You won't be disappointed.
- Guest Gunner (Louisville, KY)
- Date of stay 11/21/12
- Review Submitted 11/28/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+.
Owner response: Thank you so much for the kind words!
Fun, relaxing weekend.
Fun, relaxing weekend.
Myself and several friends rented this property for a weekend getaway. We had a fabulous weekend enjoying the home and the property. The house is more beautiful and comfortable than the pictures can show. Tom and Anita were friendly and welcoming. They even baked cookies for our arrival! I would highly recommend this property!
- Guest Nick (Indianapolis)
- Date of stay 10/12/12
- Review Submitted 11/04/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, people with disabilities, age 55+.
Owner response: Thanks for the great comments! Always glad to have good people like your group staying at our rental. Spread the word for a place to stay near Cincy and for a ski weekend at Perfect North Slopes - 15 mins away! Please come again! Tom & Anita
The Perfect Vacation Home
The Perfect Vacation Home
We brought 10 people (6 adults, 4 kids) for our college staff retreat and had an amazing time. The home is beautiful, fresh, and spacious with numerous bedrooms and hangout areas that are situated naturally. We spent time on the paddleboat each day, and the owners responded to at least three specific requests by personally coming immediately to take care of what we needed. We watched the Opening Ceremonies on the bigscreen downstairs sitting in massive leather recliners and everyone kept using the word "perfect" to describe the home, location, and setting. You won't be disappointed!
- Guest Gunner (Louisville, KY)
- Date of stay 07/26/12
- Review Submitted 07/31/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+.
Owner response: Thank you David for those kind words! We are pleased to hear that our home provided a place for your group to escape and relax from the busy world. We hope to see good people like you return again soon! Tom and I are grateful that you were able to enjoy our God given home. God Bless!
The experience surpassed our expectaions!! The pictures on the webstite do not do the home or the grounds justice. The home was beautiful with everything you could want or need, that added to our stay. You can do as much as you want or as little as you want. The views from the sunroom looking out over the pond was simply breathtaking. The wildlife was amazing . On one morning there were 8 deer putting on a show as we had our morning coffee!! We cannot say enough about our stay. Go, see for yourself and you will want to stay just one more night!! Tom and Anita were very helpful in directing us to sites that would interest us. From several wonderful shopping places to beautiful park areas where we enjoyed the river and the barges coming thru. The home is in a wonderful location, seemingly 10 minutes from everything! We can't wait to go back to this wonderful and relaxing place!!!
- Guest Missy (Columbia City, IN)
- Date of stay 05/25/12
- Review Submitted 05/30/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, people with disabilities, sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners.
Heavenly... Eden in Aurora,Indiana. Dispels all the tranquility of Yesteryears with Twenty-First century accommodations. Show Home... newly refurbished with accentions that Spiritually Refreshed yet was combined with Whimsical Modern fun. Landscaping, Pond, Picturesque Views....Fishing, Paddleboating, Marshmallows and Hotdogs under the moonlight and fire glowed sky....Pure JOY and Peace. We will be back and are encouraging our Friends to experience as we are.... a reflection of Heaven here on Earth. Few events exceed my Expectations....this one is Surpassing.....
- Guest Friend of JESUS CHRIST (Henderson County Kentucky (Extreme Western KY))
- Date of stay 05/04/12
- Review Submitted 05/05/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, people with disabilities, sightseeing, age 55+.
Owner response: Thank You for your review Blackie and we look forward to your next visit.
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|My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
- Cleaning Fee: $150
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $500
- Tax Rate 12%
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- Nearest Airport: Covington-Cincinnati International Airport at 20 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Highway 148 at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Hollywood Casino at 5 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Perfect North Slopes Ski Area at 9 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Dearborn Golf Country Club at 2 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Country Club at 2 Miles
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: Hi, my name is Tom! I am married to a lovely lady named Anita. We recently retired, so we decided to relocate closer to family which brought us here to Hoosier Country. When we aren't spending time with family we are gardening, canning or working with our local church being Christ's hands and feet. And oh yes! We do have a special dog named Sasha! Outside dog of course, but we take her with us when we go anywhere. So if you are cruising around town, be on the lookout for a blonde shephard smiling ear to ear riding in the back of a pickup truck......know that she's in her glory! So give a honk and a wave if you see her! So come on in and make our home your home while your away on vacation or whatever brings you to our corner of the world, kick back, relax and share in the peacefulness that surrounds our home. See you soon! Tom and Anita
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View of Dream Aurora
Living Room with gas fireplace.
TV Room on Main Level
View from kitchen and eat-in bar area to living space
Main Level Sunroom-Overlooks Pond
Retro Bar on Lower Level
Tuscan Master Suite
Safari Master Suite
Family Master Suite
Kids & Toys Room connected within the Family Master Suite
Closer view of Dream Aurora.
Living Room (2nd view) with attached sunroom.
Entry way and tv room.
View of Dining Room and Eat-in Bar Area - seats 10-14 persons.
Dining Area next to eat-in bar (Seats 10-14 people)
Upper Level Sunroom just off the Main Living Area overlooking pond.
Media Room with 50" Flatscreen TV
Media Room: Adjoins a sunroom overlooking pond
Tuscan Master Suite Bathroom with walk-in shower and whirlpool tub.
Safari Master Suite Bathroom
Family Master Suite Bath Area with large jetted tub.
Picturesque view from front deck overlooking firepit, trampoline and second pond
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