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

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,450 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

'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

Large Family Lodging

More Details

Owner
Barry and Angella Poff
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

About Barry and Angella Poff

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

Barry and Angella Poff purchased this cottage in 2014

Amenities

Williamstown Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Sleeps 2 adults (Room for portacrib - not provided)
    Bedroom 2 - This room is being used as a dining room.
    Bedroom 3 "Ark Room" - 8 twin/ single , Mattresses are stacked for max. play area when not in use.
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full Size Futon can sleep two but is not main bed option.
  • 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. Twin mattresses are NOT to be removed from the upstairs "Ark Room".
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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

Perfect for larger families!

  • 5 of 5

We have teens, both boys and girls, steps & adopted. It helps if we can have boys in one room and girls in another. This place was perfect. We had boys downstairs and girls upstairs. A stack of twin mattresses moved easily between rooms. Way simpler than two or three hotel rooms. Also loved the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family focused fun!

  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful time staying at the cottage and visiting the Ark. Our grandchildren were so excited about the Ark room upstairs that they didn't want to leave at the end of our stay. The price was reasonable for this special outing. The only negative was the uncomfortable futon bed, however we solved that by bringing two twin mattresses down so the other two adults could sleep on them.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We have updated the description of our futon as it was originally placed as a bedding option when we allowed up to 12 guests. Due to rezoning in our city we have a limit of 10 guests per stay. The full size futon, which may be used as a bed, in not a main bedding option and this should be taking into account before booking. Many guests, including our family, find the futon comfortable and a benefit. The master bedroom sleeps two in a queen bed and the upstairs sleeps eight on twin mattresses. Twin mattresses are to be used in the upstairs room only. Removing them is against policy. If you have any comfort problems please let us know as we would be happy to try and help you.
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4

Nice place lots of room for kids. We had a great time.

  • 4 of 5

Nice property a little close to the road. House was nice and clean. Bed just okay for me. It was great to be able to use the kitchen for meals. I would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Since this is the second time a guest has mentioned closeness to the road we wanted to point out.. -property is on a corner lot -property is located on the same street that leads to the lake -closeness is relative (while one says it is to close another told us how they loved the country setting so much they laid in the grass in the front yard) -there are homes on three sides of the property -Williams town Cemetery is in front of the house and is maintained by the city.
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5

Fun at the cute cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the cottage. It was perfect for our family. The kids loved the ark room.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun for the whole family

  • 4 of 5

This home was perfect for our group of 3 adults and 4 children, all family. We came to see the life-size Noah's Ark (which is totally worth the trip!). It was nice to have a home to cook meals in and plenty of space to play games and enjoy time together. The kids loved the upstairs loft, it was perfect for them. They also enjoyed the tire swing, but sometimes would hit the tree since the tire swing was so close to it. My sister slept on the futon in the living room. Her only complaint was that the blinds did not keep out the street light at night, maybe some curtains in the living room would help with that. Only one bathroom for 7 of us was a stretch, but we managed just fine. The rooms were all very spacious and my kids say they hope to come back again sometime!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We are so thankful for being able to stay at the cottage while down to visit the Ark - it was perfect for spending time with our family in a wholesome setting. The cottage was clean, homey and so close to the Ark. We loved walking through the cemetary across the street.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

--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 if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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