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Martin Ridge Ohio River View

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,842 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedroom 2 1/2 story home with plenty of glass to view thousands of acres

Our guest house has 4 bed rooms. The master bed room has a California king bed the others have queen size beds. There are air beds for the smaller people with a fight to see who gets to sleep in the coveted Crows Nest. We can easily sleep 20. The kitchen in stocked with the usual pots, pans, dishes and the apliances linens provided. Outside patio has wood and a fire pit. Deck just out the patio doors in the kitchen has a grill with charcoal in the garage. This home was built by our son in 2002. it is one of 3 homes on our 200 acre farm. It sets at the very end of Martin Ridge in the center of the farm. The closest house is to the rear of the guest house 1/8 mile away. The only thing beyond this dead end road is the remaining part of the farm, a herd of beef cattle, a 6 mile river view, miles and miles of hills and hollows, starry nights ,moon and sun rises and sets, and lots of natures wild southern Indiana critters. The name of our farm is Peaceful Hills, come stay with us and you will come to appreciate the meaning....


Owner
Joann Etienne (HN)
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2017

About Joann Etienne (HN)

We were born and raised right here in Perry county. I was raised on a dairy farm and my husband, Phil was raised on a hog farm. We purchased this farm in 1972 and have lived here ever since. We raised 4 children here. My Great-Great-Great Grandfather, Mason Carter came to Perry County in 1813 from Kentucky. Phil's Great-Great-Great Grandfather, Jules Etienne came here from Florenville, Belguim in 1850. Perry County has been our family home for generations. We have made our livings on the land as farmers and woodsmen. We have a deep love for this area and an equally deep dedication to the natural resources that sustain rural life and provide such a unique atmosphere.

Joann Etienne (HN) purchased this house in 2014

Why Joann Etienne (HN) chose Indiana

Our son Robin built this home in 2002 with the intention of raising his family on his boyhood farm. Opportunity called them elsewhere and we bought his home. We have visitors here often to paint or just admire the view. It seemed like a no brainer to freshen the house up a little and use it as a guesthouse. Located in Perry county we have the same hilly landscape as Brown County but not the crowds.

What makes this house unique

Besides the unbelievable view if you have never experienced the utter joy of living high above the rest of the world on the very end of a ridge, with the only light at night from the sky and the only sounds coming from nature and you are in for a treat. If you are familiar with scenic Brown County you will fall in love with Perry County. The same beautiful landscape less the crowds plus the Ohio River.

Amenities

Derby House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2842 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Linens and bathroom tissue provided. The upper level has a large bathroom that has an over-sized shower. It contains a washer and dryer and is accessible from the master bedroom as well as the living room. The lower level has a bathroom with a tub/shower combination. It is accessible from 2 of the 3 bedrooms downstairs as well as the family room.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • The master bedroom has a California king bed. It adjoins a large bathroom on one side and the living area on the other. It is a corner room with windows facing down river on one side and across fields and hollows on the other side. There are 3 bedrooms on the lower level which opens up to an equally breath taking view of the Ohio River and fields as well. These are equipped with queen sized beds. In the crow's nest at the very top of the house is a sleeping area for the little fellows that is equipped with 2 full sized air beds. There is plenty of floor space in the house for extra air beds and we can easily sleep a total of 20 people with plenty of elbow room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming

Reviews

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average rating of 4.9310346 based on 29 reviews
5

Still the best!

  • 5 of 5

This was our family's second year staying at Martin Ridge. Joann and Phil are wonderful hosts, and the home was perfect for our large group! We will be back next year! 😊?

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Great Quiet Retreat

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful home with a great view. if you want a place just to get away from it all, this is a great place. It is quiet and relaxing. You are pretty much left to yourself to enjoy the atmosphere and the scenry.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Best place to relax and reconnect with the family.

  • 5 of 5

The house is great and had everything we needed. I would definitely recommend to stay in is house.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Best time ever!

  • 5 of 5

Was great! Accommodations are wonderful!! Our group will definitely be back next year to enjoy the view & the hospitality!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Celina Oh
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 11 adults and 9 grandchildren 5 years old to 2 months old enjoyed a delightful stay at Martin Ridge. The house was attractive and comfortable. The children enjoyed pouncing on the youngest uncle, who slept in the loft. The view of the Ohio River was stunning, especially in the morning when fog collected in the lower areas. The pool was a welcome diversion - well-maintained and lots of floating devices for the kids. Joann was a model hostess - asking about our needs, offering ideas, then allowing us plenty of privacy. Our 4-day stay ended all too soon. We would love to return.

The Keith Heindel family, Northwest Ohio

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Arnold family reunion

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time. All 18 of us fit. (Could have used another bathroom.) The views were magnificent. (Our one country boy son-in-law was in heaven) The privacy was exceptional.

Joann was super. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
73 Miles
Louisville International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
Derby
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
State Road 66
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
Derby
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Several recreation lakes on Hoosier Forest
Car: necessary

Wild life abounds on this end of the farm. A pair of eagles nest 1/4 mile away. Sightings are fairly common until February at nesting time and on thru the summer when several daily sightings can be expected. Deer are in the fields morning and evening. Coyotes are seen often in the fields below the house hunting mice. Bird watching in pretty interesting as the hawks also hunt the fields. Since we are at the very end of Martin Ridge it feels like you are almost in the sky at night. With no interference from artificial lighting star gazing is pretty unbelievable. As you stare at the vastness of the night sky it is pretty well a guarantee that you will be serenated with the night sounds if owls and coyotes. Don't forget your binoculars and zoom lenses. If you are somewhat of a nature lover you will surly fall in love with Martin Ridge.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $13 per person per night
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $300

The rate is based on double occupancy, $12.50 per person is added to the daily rate for extra guests. Sorry but no pets please. There is a sales tax in Indiana of 7% as well as a Perry County innkeepers tax of 5%. The damage deposit will be refunded as quickly as the house is cleaned.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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