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Family-Friendly Cottage Only 5min from the Ark Encounter! Large Families Welcome

(48 Reviews)

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Main View of our 100 year old farmhouse.

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Last updated: 05/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Living Room, 1 Bath (Sleeps 10)

'My Old Kentucky Home' is a charming 100 year old cottage in historic Williamstown, Kentucky. Williamstown is home to the Ark Encounter and is approximately 45 minutes from the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky. Williamstown is known for its quiet neighborhoods and proximity to Cincinnati and Lexington. The convenient location of the cottage allows easy access to Interstate 75, the Ark Encounter, Shopping, and Williamstown Lake (fishing, boating, and a full-service marina available).

The inviting front porch welcomes you as you enter your home-away-from-home. Master bedroom sleeps 2 with a queen bed and roomy closet. Living room features a comfy futon/full bed which sleeps two. Dining room (Bedroom 2) has seating for up to 8, kitchen island seats 4 on bar stools, and a high-chair is available for your convenience. Family bathroom has tub/shower combination and hall access to maintain bedroom privacy. Upstairs(Bedroom 3) is a roomy rendition of Noah's Ark. (Your kids will love it!) Ark room comfortably accommodates a crew of up to 8 on twin mattresses which are stacked out of the way for optimum play area. (the Ark room/futon beds includes sheets, pillows, 6 adult size and 4 child size blankets) Well-equipped kitchen has full-sized range/oven, microwave, 18 cubic foot refrigerator/freezer, double sink, dishwasher, coffee maker, and adequate cookware, utensils, and place settings for up to 12. Laundry area has large capacity washer and dryer, iron and small ironing board.

Distance to:
Ark Encounter 2.5 miles
Creation Museum 45 miles
Wal Mart 7 miles
Dollar General Store 2 miles
Cincinnati Zoo 45 miles
Great American Ballpark (Cincinnati Reds) 40 miles
Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati Bengals) 40 miles
Rupp Arena (Univ of KY Basketball) 45 miles
Perfect North Slopes (skiing) 52 miles
Kentucky Speedway (NASCAR) 30 miles

The property damage protection fee is a per-stay fee, so the longer you stay, the lower your rate. You may also choose to pay the $1500 deposit in place of the property damage protection. The deposit option may be chosen when payment is made and is 99% refundable after property had been inspected for damage. Refunds are normally issued within two weeks and are sent in the same manner they are received.

Tax rate of 10.24% is added (6% Kentucky sales tax + KY 'transient room' taxes)

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Reservation is complete when payment is approved and you receive confirmation email.

Check-in 4pm
Check-out 11am

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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/28/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1450 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Main renter must be at least 18 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Your little people will love the relaxing and fun atmosphere of this home! Our Ark room encourages creative play... Parents are asked to instruct children to play kindly, and to be respectful of property and decor. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking allowed on any part of the property....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Pet boarding is available within 4 miles of this property. No pets of any kind are allowed in the home....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Sleeps 2 adults (Room for portacrib - not provided)...moreless

  • Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Futon sleeps 2 adults...moreless

  • Bedroom 2

    This room is being used as a dining room. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3 "Ark Room": 8 twin/ single

    Mattresses are stacked for max. play area when not in use....moreless

  • Sheets and pillows provided for all beds including futon. 6 adult blankets and 4 child size blankets available for Ark room and/or futon. All bedding provided for queen bed. Pillows, blankets, pillow cases, and futon sheets are all located in master bedroom closet and labeled accordingly. We keep our 8 twin mattresses stacked between guests to allow extra play area for smaller groups. We ask that you only pull down the number of beds your group needs....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • hair dryer provided 12 bath towels 12 wash cloths 3 hand towels 1 rug up to 2 rolls of toilet paper ***Extra supplies not provided. One laundry pods provided per stay for washing towels and wash cloths. White towels and wash cloths should never be washed with other colors and do best with hot water....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Our home is a vacation rental which provides a comfortable place for families to spend quality time together. Vacation rentals are different from hotels. Whereas hotels offer daily cleanings, fresh towels and wash cloths, a vacation rental offers clean supplies per stay. Daily clean up, extra supplies and any extra washing of towels during your stay is your responsibility. Please contact us if you experience any problems during you stay. We are happy to help you. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Games:

    Several family games located in master bedroom closet. ...moreless

  • Television:

    TV monitor with HDMI connections -no cable/satellite/antenna -wifi internet service is available...moreless

  • Toys:

    Stuffed animals in the Ark Room...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Several family-friendly movies and videos are available for your use. Please care for and leave our movies for future guests....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Our new dining area has seating for 8. Four stools located at kitchen bar. Two matching table cloths are located inside the tall kitchen cabinet. Table cloths available and located in kitchen....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air with an added upstairs window unit for the summer months....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    We are not responsible for anything left in the dryer. Guests should check dryer before using....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heat with upstairs vent fan which can be turned on when needed. For winter months we have a small oil-filled radiant heater for the laundry room only. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bedroom 1- complete queen set Living Room Futon -sheets & pillows. "Ark Room" - fitted sheets and pillows. All beds have waterproof mattress covers. 4 adult size and 4 child size blankets....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Our living room has comfortable seating as wells as children's books, games, and family-friendly movies. Movies are property of our family not to be removed....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking is located at left of house under the Kentucky Star Quilt Block...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Mobile service in the area....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    12 bath towels 12 wash cloths 3 hand towels 1 rug ***Extra towels, wash cloths etc. not provided per stay. One laundry pod provided per stay for washing towels and wash cloths. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    We provide one laundry detergent pod per stay located on top of washer for towels....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    12 cup coffee maker ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    settings for 12 12 plates, bowls, coffee cups, forks, spoons, knives 24 glass drinking jars...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Filtered water One roll of paper towels 12 plates, coffee cups, silverware 24 glass drinking jars 2 dishwasher pods dish soap kitchen towels/dishrags pots/pans roaster oven large griddle blender...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Often we or other guests will leave less-perishable items such as coffee, hot chocolate, salt and pepper, etc. Please use what you need and leave the remainder for future guests....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    18 cubic foot refrigerator/freezer (w/ice trays)...moreless

  • Stove:

    Full-size oven/range...moreless

  • Toaster:

    2 slice toaster...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Small deck leading to back yard...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

4.7
from 48 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$149 $159
Fri, Sat
$894

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 10.24%

Notes:

--We offer a one night rental (Monday - Thursday only) at $224 plus taxes and property damage protection.

Please email for availability and quote.

We provide limited amounts of supplies to get you started (such as toilet paper, paper towels, laundry pod,dish soap and trash bags). EXTRA SUPPLIES ARE NOT PROVIDED.

-- Many of our guests are hypersensitive to allergens, so we strictly maintain a pet-free, tobacco-free home.

-- Folding canvas chairs are provided for your convenience and may be used on the porch or in the yard.

-- Ark Room has been designed for creative play and it is our desire that you and your children enjoy it. It is however important to remind all guests to please not allow children to play with wall decorations or deface wall painting.

-Guests will be required to load/start dishwasher, stage soiled linens in laundry area, and place trash in outside receptacle prior to checkout.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 05/28/2017
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Location

29 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: We are the Poff family...Dad, Mom, and 7 beautiful children (ages 1 to 23).


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/28/2017

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Photos

  • Main View of our 100 year old farmhouse.

    Main View of our 100 year old farmhouse.

  • Just inside the front door.
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    Just inside the front door. .

  • Please join our wall of pictures.  It is nice to see others who have stayed.

    Please join our wall of pictures. It is nice to see others who have stayed.

  • Full size fridge/freezer, microwave, pots, pans, roaster oven, toaster, etc....

    Full size fridge/freezer, microwave, pots, pans, roaster oven, toaster, etc....

  • Private Master bedroom with closet, dresser and ceiling fan.

    Private Master bedroom with closet, dresser and ceiling fan.

  • One bathroom with shower/tub. 12 towels, wash clothes, hand towels &  bath mats

    One bathroom with shower/tub. 12 towels, wash clothes, hand towels & bath mats

  • Guests from 7 countries and 31 US states (including 2 missionaries) so far.

    Guests from 7 countries and 31 US states (including 2 missionaries) so far.

  • Hand-painted art work and decorations for this sleep/play area.play.

    Hand-painted art work and decorations for this sleep/play area.play.

  • Art work in our "Ark Room"  hand-painted by Ashley Poff.

    Art work in our "Ark Room" hand-painted by Ashley Poff.

  • Approximate layout--not to scale.  Bedroom 2 is now the dining room.

    Approximate layout--not to scale. Bedroom 2 is now the dining room.

  • Two parking spaces located on the left of house under Kentucky star quilt block.

    Two parking spaces located on the left of house under Kentucky star quilt block.

  • Back yard

    Back yard

  • Front porch with hand-painted church pew.
Now with a second church pew to enjoy.

    Front porch with hand-painted church pew. Now with a second church pew to enjoy.

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
Full size stove, refridgerator and dishwasher.

    Fully Equipped Kitchen Full size stove, refridgerator and dishwasher.

  • Dining Room...previously bedroom 2

    Dining Room...previously bedroom 2

  • Family-friendly 100 year old home with character.

    Family-friendly 100 year old home with character.

  • Maps are marked in area codes of past guests.  Marked by owners only.

    Maps are marked in area codes of past guests. Marked by owners only.

  • Ark Room with 8 twin stacked when you arrive.  Use as many as needed.

    Ark Room with 8 twin stacked when you arrive. Use as many as needed.

  • Arrange beds any way you like.  Can be stacked for play time.

    Arrange beds any way you like. Can be stacked for play time.

  • Ark Room art work hand-painted by Ashley Poff.

    Ark Room art work hand-painted by Ashley Poff.

  • Take an evening walk in the beautiful Williamstown Cemetery.

    Take an evening walk in the beautiful Williamstown Cemetery.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 28, 2017

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