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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:
April 29, 2017

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 Kentucky

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!


Petersburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , tub , Claw foot tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • The Nook - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper sofa for two
    Crew's Quarters - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , The futon in this room does not open, but it will sleep one.
    Eagle's Nest - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Kids LOVE this loft room with sloping ceilings.
    First Mates Bedroom - 1 queen , 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


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

The Captain's Quarters - Historic guest home for the whole family!
average rating of 4.6190476 based on 42 reviews

The house layout is disingenuous.

  • 2 of 5

First of all , the bedrooms in the house should be 4 enclosed bedroom . The loft is not a bedroom because it is accessed only by going through one of the bedrooms. However, it is a good sleeping area for children Although we had to drape the railings of the loft with sheets for privacy.

Secondly, there is only one shower and it is found in the master bedroom . Therefore , everyone who wants a shower has to go through someone's bedroom. The other bathroom which is the main bathroom only has a tub . The first night we ran out of hot water . Someone must have came the next day and turned up the temperature on the hot water heater because it remained hot afterwards

Third of all the kitchen and bathrooms were not cleaned . We spent a good two hours cleaning up those areas especially the stove , oven ,fridge and counter top . I do believe it should have been cleaned before our arrival . The owner needs to have a professional cleaning service and not friends or family doing the job inadequately .

With all that out of the way , let's talk about the good things. The place was huge . A full living room, large dining room with three tables in it without it being crowded. Plus there was an additional dining room area with another table in it . Even the kitchen had a table in it . It was nice to have dedicated parking spots . The bedrooms were large except for a tiny one upstairs with sleeping for one . The house had a nice old colonial feel .

Brian G

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: While most of our guests are the kindest people in the world, there are guests that make you want to close your doors and change your phone number. "The house layout is disingenuous." Disingenuous? Defined as not candid or sincere? I'm not sure how a house can be candid or sincere. We do provide floor plans in advance so that guests may see the layout of the home prior to arrival and decide if it works for your group. Our website listing is very thorough and includes a description of the bathrooms and their amenities. We are very clear about the loft area and our listing includes photos. As for the hot water, when the guest called us late that night they indicated that several people took showers, plus used the bathtub, and ran the dishwasher. That's a lot for any water heater to handle in such a short period of time. No one adjusted the thermostat at any point during their stay. Regarding the cleaning, it was rushed because the guest arrived several hours prior to check-in time and insisted on being given access immediately. All of the beds were made, the house was cleaned, and one of the owners of the home (my mother) even gave the guest a personal walk-through. If something was out of order, we would gladly have cleaned it at that time. It was clear that this guest was unhappy from the moment they arrived. We offered to refund their money and let them move to a hotel, but they said that everything was fine and not to worry about it. We work very hard to meet the expectations of all of our guests, but it's often clear that this is an impossible task. We encourage all of guests to read through our property description thoroughly and let us know if you have any questions.
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Very very pleased with the house and the community.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying at.the house. .It suited all our needs. Our 4 grandsons really liked the idea of being able to stay in the same room upstairs. The back porch was wonderful. The whole community was wonderful, we all had lunch at the local store/restaurant. Would do the whole trip over again. Thank you...

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, Linda! I'm glad that your family had a wonderful time.
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Spring Break Vaca with Family & Friends

  • 4 of 5

Hello Tara,

This is a short note to let you know how much we appreciate you letting us stay in your home while we visited in the Cincinnati area. For our group your home worked well. The Historical aspects of the house and other nearby buildings made it a special trip for us all. The location over looking the river is so very nice & peaceful. With all the tables & chairs it made it possible for us to eat together & play board games when the weather wasn't cooperating. I would recommend slippers or 2-3 pairs of socks for the cool tile floors and another shower and/or bathroom when you have over 10 people staying would also be a huge PLUS. Would I stay again in your house....absolutely! I have given your info to 3 people already for future trips to Kentucky. Thanks again Tara. Sincerely, Karen White Wamego Kansas.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It was very clean and spacious. A great place for a fsmily get away. Lovely location.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

We were disappointed about the condition of the vacation home to say the least. The lovely claw-foot bathtub faucet leaked all over the floor so that you couldn't use it, several of the beds, the "king" on the second floor was thin foam so that you could feel the slats in the base of the bed, I had to sleep on a twin bed instead, the thin foam mattress on the bunk bed both bottom and top were very uncomfortable, and my sister had to sleep on the couch instead. There is a hole in the floor up-stairs, the shower faucet handle fell off in my hand, the hot water wasn't working in the bathroom sink, and for the cherry on the cake, and details do matter to guests, the frying pans were so cheep that everything you fried burned and stuck to the pan. What was most amazing, is that the visitors book was full of nice comments, not one negative one was to be found. It appeared that pages had been ripped from the book, likely from the negative comments guests left. I'm guessing that my comment page was ripped from it too. For the price you pay, it was not worth it!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I would recommend this as a great place to stay! It's just like the pictures show!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 enjoyed 3 nights at the Captains Quarters. We had breakfast there every morning and supper twice. The kitchen was well stocked for cooking, there was even coffee in the cupboard ! We made use of the crockpot too and had hot food waiting for us when we got back from our sightseeing. The place is around 45 minutes to the Ark, and about 15 from the Creation Museum. There is only one store in Petersburg, though so if you arrive late , make sure you pick up what you need before you get was colder there than we southerners were used to but the heater kept the house cozy! We even managed with only 2 bathrooms although we had to stagger our hot water usage so we wouldn't run out! Overall it was a perfect place for our family Christmas and Tara was so kind as to keep in touch. I'm sure if we would've had problems, she would've been prompt to help!

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: 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

Petersburg House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter Discount 2017
Jan 7 2017 - May 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall Discount 2017
Sep 11 2017 - Nov 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter Discount 2018
Jan 3 2018 - May 4 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.3%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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