|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Come out to our place and forget about life's worries! In the winter months we have skiing, snowboarding and tubing just 9 short miles away at Perfect North Slopes in Lawrenceburg. This home away is our 'Dream Aurora' home, secluded on 5 acres in a park like setting overlooking a picturesque pond. In the summer the pond is full of thriving catfish, bass and bluegill, so bring your pole or use one of ours to catch your next meal. Or choose to unwind with a book in one of our 2 cheerful sunrooms overlooking the pond while watching the kids' paddleboat around enjoying the ducks and viewing nature. Later in the evening grill out by the front deck and have a nice leisure meal viewing beautiful trees and another picturesque pond. Close the night by sitting around an open firepit roasting marshmallows and enjoying the night air.
The chateau has two-levels: The Main Level includes a fully furnished kitchen, dining room, eating bar, tv room, living room with a gas fireplace and an attached sunroom overlooking the pond. The bedrooms on the main level consist of 1 Master Suite and 1 bedroom with 1.5 baths. The main level master suite called the 'Tuscan Suite' has a king bed with doors leading outside to a balcony with table and chairs to enjoy your morning coffee. The Master Bath has a large walk-in shower and a whirlpool tub. The 2nd bedroom has a queen bed and a bath adjacent to the bedroom.
The Lower Level has a media room, sports bar area with sink, and a sunroom overlooking the picturesque pond. There are 2 Master Suites and half bath. The largest of the two Master Suites we call the 'Family Suite' has a king bed and a seperate children's room named the 'Kids and Toys' room within the suite for those families with little ones or big ones. The 'Kids and Toys' room, done in pastels, has a single bunk bed over a full size bed with toys to play with and a large chalkboard to entertain. This Family Suite also comes with an oversized jetted garden tub, seperate shower, two seperate vanity areas and a window overlooking the pond. The other Master Suite we call the 'Safari Suite' has a queen bed in a large bedroom with a unique bathroom that continues the safari theme. So when you awake in the morning grab a cup of coffee and make yourself comfortable in the sunroom just around the corner and watch nature come to life. Or step out onto the patio and breathe in the morning air while watching the fog lift off the pond. The Media Room has theater seats, a 55 inch flat screen tv, fireplace and a half bath off the side. The Retro Bar is ecclectic and unique in design. Not your typical sports bar to say the least!
We have a small paddleboat that may be used by renters on the pond. Any individual using the paddleboat is required to wear a safety flotation vest (provided) at all times. We DO NOT ALLOW SWIMMING in the pond. Use of the pond is strictly at your own risk. We cannot be held liable for any accident causing injury or death due to use or misuse of this property. By renting from us you agree that you are in charge of your own safety and the safety of those in your party.
THE BIG RULES:
The pond is ideal for fishing and small boating. Please be well aware that WE DO NOT ALLOW SWIMMING as it is very deep in some parts, with a treacherous mud and rock bottom that poses risk of injury. A special eye should be kept on children at all times near the water to ensure their safety.
Keywords: Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Airport, Creation Museum and Kentucky Speedway. Dream Aurora, Family Retreat Home.
Hi, my name is Tom! I am married to a lovely lady named Anita. We recently retired, so we decided to relocate closer to family which brought us here to Hoosier Country. When we aren't spending time with family we are gardening, canning or working with our local church being Christ's hands and feet.
And oh yes! We do have a special dog named Sasha! Outside dog of course, but we take her with us when we go anywhere. So if you are cruising around town, be on the lookout for a blonde shephard smiling ear to ear riding in the back of a pickup truck......know that she's in her glory! So give a honk and a wave if you see her!
So come on in and make our home your home while your away on vacation or whatever brings you to our corner of the world, kick back, relax and share in the peacefulness that surrounds our home. See you soon! Tom and Anita
Tom & Anita Wedding purchased this chateau / country house in 2011
We rented Tom and Anita's house for the weekend of our wedding. My husband insisted that his groomsmen stay at our house, so all the bridesmaids stayed at Tom and Anita's, and it worked out great! The house was perfect in every way! We had so much room to relax, lounge and spread out. There ended up being 13 of us that stayed in the house and we had plenty of room to spare. We spent Friday night out on the patio all night talking (and even got into the trampoline at one point), on Saturday we had our makeup done at the house and our wedding photographer got some great pictures of the bridal party getting ready throughout the house and on the property. The lawn was lush and green and the lake made for some great pictures. Our only wish was that we could've spent more time at the house. After going back to my own house on Sunday, I wished I was still at Tom and Anita's. It was truly fantastic and even better than the pictures. Money well spent!
The house was fantastic--gorgeous, clean, warm and welcoming! We had three couples with 6 kids total and we all lived happily and comfortably through the weekend. We plan to return again and again--thank you for the perfect weekend getaway!
Our family members were looking forward to our first weekend together in over three years. Four families met to celebrate two 16 year old birthdays. Although the weather wasn't conducive for us to go tubing at Perfect North Slopes, having a family atmosphere home made our stay extremely enjoyable. All families were impressed with the property and were excited to be together for a couple of days. The owners (Anita and Tom) are extremely professional and friendly and went far above and beyond the ordinary to make sure we were very comfortable. The home is beautifully decorated. We are already talking about making plans to visit again and stay at the same property. We definitely will recommend the property to everyone we know who will be visiting the area.
This was the perfect place for our cousins annual long weekend gathering this year. There were 13 of us from 8 different states. The setting was so peaceful, including the deer in the front yard looking at us one morning. The accommodations were perfect with the number of bedrooms and baths and plenty of area to sit and reminisce. The home is immaculate and just as described. The warm hospitality of Tom and Anita were awesome from beginning to end. They met our every need. The recommendations for restaurants were great. We were met with such fun and interesting waiters and waitress. They were very kind to put us where we could enjoy ourselves and not disturb other patrons. We would recommend you without hesitation to others looking in your area. Our cousin from South Dakota made the following comments: I really enjoyed the area, the lake with the ducks, fall trees etc. The house had a real homey feeling, made me feel very comfortable. I loved the Bible scriptures on the walls, & the cards on the table.
The house was awesome big enough for our group of 10 adults. We will definitely stay at this property again. Anita and Tom were great. Our entire group had a blast. The pictures and description are all right on. Stores are close and easy to get to.
This past weekend, I took my men's leadership team to Dream Aurora for a planning retreat. This house was the perfect setting for our retreat. We had plenty of room for 11 men and we all slept comfortably. The house is in an unbelievably relaxing setting that allowed us to get a ton accomplished and also recharge. We were blessed to meet Tom and Anita a few minutes before departing and we look forward to working with them again. Tom and Anita were great hosts and were great about communicating all the details we needed and answering questions we had prior to arriving. I'm hoping to use the house again for future retreats and I think several of the guys on my team would consider coming back on their own to bring their families. Probably 3 families (depending on size) could easily share the house with space to spare and it would cost less than separate rooms in a hotel. I would recommend this property to anyone! I can't wait to get back! Thanks Tom and Anita!
Paddleboat for use on the pond. Dearborn Country Club Golf Course (2 min), Sparta Kentucky Speedway (50 min), Casinos: Hollywood (10 min), Rising Star (20 min). Belterra & Resort (45 min), Nearby parks and museums: Newport Aquarium (40 min), Creation Museum(20 min), Cincinnati Children's Museum or Zoo (45 min), Cincinnati Reds and Bengals (45 min), Winter Attraction : Perfect Slopes Ski Resort (10 min), Cincinnati-Covington Airport (30 min)
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.