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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.

LARGER PHOTOS: Scroll down to the bottom of the page.

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 slide-out platform bed underneath.

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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2017

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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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.


Petersburg House Accommodation and Amenities

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 , combination tub/shower
    Bath off master bedroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs apt has one full bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Master bedroom has small bath attached
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 bunk bed , This bedroom has two upper bunks, one trundle, and 1 futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upstairs apt bedroom #1: 1 Qn bed, 1 Qn (floor), 1 Tw sofa
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single , 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
average rating of 4.769231 based on 95 reviews
Beaufort, SC

Great house; great service; not so great neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

First, let me say that the owner and property manager were amazing and attended to our needs quickly and professionally, and it was a pleasure interacting with them. We stayed in this house for a three-day visit to the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter. Creation Museum is about 20 minutes away, and Ark Encounter is about 50 minutes away. As the person who booked the house, I knew what to expect as far as the neighborhood because I had researched it. However, not all the children and adults had done that and I didn't communicate to them what it would be like. It is an old town with pretty much nothing in it but old homes, but there was nothing dangerous about it. The owner assured us that she had had good relationships with her neighbors when she had lived there and there is virtually zero crime. Just looks a little sketchy, so warn the people who are going with you that they will not be driving into a luxury resort. This house is perfect for a large family or even two or three large families. It is adequate but not luxurious or upscale. There were 10 of us and we could have slept many more in all the beds provided. Plenty of room to stretch out, along with 2 kitchens. Hot water might be an issue if you have people filling all the beds. We had to stagger our showers. If you stay here, plan on either cooking your meals or driving 30 minutes to go out to eat.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family get away overlooking the river

  • 5 of 5

Want to return when weather is warm so we can use the deck and fire pit outside.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Milwaukee, WI

Spacious and clean

  • 5 of 5

Two separate spacious living areas make a two family retreat enjoyable and luxurious. The house boasts separate heating and AC units. Overlooking the Ohio river there is plenty to see with the barges and other river traffic. The house is ten minutes away from the Creation Museum and less than an hour from the Ark.

The lovely Victorian home evokes feelings of years ago in another era seemingly on a different planet. But step inside and you have all the modern amenities. Fully equipped kitchens on each floor make for a comfortable and affordable stay.

The trip in and out of Petersburg presents an adventure. Be extremely careful at the last curve going in and watch out for the dump trucks! We could not have had a better stay.

If you can book this house, don't hesitate. You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect retreat for Creation Museum & Ark Visitors

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent time at the Victorian Guesthouse. We had a total of 16 people in our party and we had plenty of space. There is a nice view of the river in back with a deck to enjoy the view.

The community of Petersburg is a very quiet and peaceful place; a perfect spot for us to rest between visits to the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter. The house is tucked into the back of the community, which also had a nice park for the kids to play in and plenty of scenery to take in (including deer, foxes and other wildlife).

Wanda, the property manager, and Vince, the property maintenance man, were both very kind and made sure we had everything we needed during our stay.

Thank you, Deborah, for providing such a great place for our families to enjoy!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home for families to enjoy time together with easy access to Creation Museum, Ark & Aquarium!

  • 4 of 5

The set up was great. We had 6 adults and 10 children 6&under. We all slept well and loved having two kitchen areas! It’s a fun Victoria house but with that you have the wood floors (easily hear kids running and dropping toys upstairs) and loud doors 😂. The view of the river was fabulous, the deck and backyard is all securely blocked and fenced from going down the hill. The kids were able to play and have so much fun. Used the fire pit the last night! Plenty of kitchen supplies for cooking. Great stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place. We loved it.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Loved being on the river. The house was beautiful and very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.36%

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 canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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