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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Charming "Cottage", near the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter

96 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Petersburg Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1.5 Baths (See Deborah's Guesthouses for more)

This cozy cottage was built in the 1800's and recently rehabbed. Quaint but eclectic, this home offers tin ceilings, an exposed brick chimney, original pine floors, art glass windows, and tons of natural light.

The first bedroom has a queen bed with a half bath attached.

The second bedroom is actually a sunroom with a queen-size canopy bed. It has its own sink area, as well as access to the outdoors. Three large skylights welcome the morning sunshine.

Children will love the loft, with its two tented twin beds. Also, there is a queen size sleeper-mattress on the floor for further sleeping, as well as video viewing.

Off the loft is a small screened-in porch that opens onto a 20' x 20' deck.

The kitchen and living room combine to make one large room. Food and fellowship are always a winning combination.

The laundry room is available for your convenience.

  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Deborah (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Deborah

As a flight attendant, I stay in quality hotels almost every week... so cleanliness is very important to me. If you call and my phone is off, I'm probably on the airplane or in Germany--But I will call you back in 1-3 days--or email me, I'm often connected to the internet.

I moved to Petersburg in 1998 for the country setting, which was still only 25 minutes from downtown Cincinnati, and 13 miles from the Cincinnati airport (CVG).

Petersburg has only about 300 residents, not counting the cows at the one end of town. It's not unusual to hear the clop-clop-clop of horses' hooves as they ride down the street.

The first time I drove into town, the winding road reminded me of driving in the Italian Alps. Since I travel for a living, I was delighted to find my own 'Mayberry' with a touch of Italy.

Deborah purchased this cottage in 2003

What makes this cottage unique

The vacation home is located one block from the community center, which has a playground available to all, as well as basketball hoops and a ball diamond. There's a small park on the river's edge, as well as access to the river itself for kayaking, fishing, canoeing, etc. Our tiny post office is 2 blocks from the house, and if you like walking, it's exactly one mile around town.

6 miles away is the historic Dinsmore Homestead, and across from Dinsmore is Middle Creek Park (Boone County), which is great for hiking. About 13 miles away is Rabbit Hash, KY, which has a wonderful old general store. (Google any of these attractions for more info.)


based on 96 traveler reviews

Charming "Cottage", near the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter
average rating of 4.875 based on 96 reviews
St Louis, MO. USA

A Pleasant Surprise

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage may not look like much on the outside, but from the moment you open the front door you will be captivated by all the beauty it holds. From the staircase to the crooked fireplace, this cottage has many quirky attributes to please the eye. There were more than enough comfortable beds to comfortably sleep our family of five. The appliances new and very well maintained. My kids were thrilled with the limited access to Netflicks as well. Conveniently located to the Ark and Creation Museum, this was a great place to stay. Highly Recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Cottage was so picturesque! It was clean, comfortable and very relaxing for our family.

  • 5 of 5

Everything in The Cottage was so tidy and perfect! The beds were comfortable, the house was roomy for us 7 and the house itself was just exquisite to look at. It was a very peaceful stay to say the least. The town of Petersburg is such an excellent backdrop for such a rental home.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasantly surprised!

  • 5 of 5

As we pulled up to the cottage I was looked small. But when we opened the door, we were pleasantly surprised! It was spacious and adorable! We were so thrilled to stay in such a clean, charming little cottage. It was close to the Creation Museum & not too far for our adventure of Ark Encounter!! Our family of 5 and my Mother-in-law all had plenty of room and the kitchen was well supplied, so cooking meals there was easy. We will certainly recommend to friends and quite possibly use again ourselves!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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chaffee, ny

Cute town on the River & close to the Creation Museum

  • 4 of 5

This home was a pleasant stay for a family of 7. It offered all the comforts of home. The home is thoughtfully designed for traveling visitors. We spent a day in the city of Cincinnati, which was 40 minutes away and a day at the Creation Museum, which was 10 minutes away. There is a very nice grocery store 15 minutes away, in a plaza that offers restaurants & other stores. Walking around the town of Petersburg was pleasant for a day or night time walk. We would stay here again on our next trip to the Creation Museum.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and cute

  • 4 of 5

Our stay in this home was fun. We liked the inside of the house, the balcony and the porch on the roof. My children, my husband and I stayed up in the balcony, they loved going up and down the stairs and we liked the feel of it, it had a fun feel up there. The fans helped keep it cool, since the heat seemed to really rise and settle up there. The yard was big enough so that the kids were able to play a bit. It was nice having privacy from the other close houses with the fence. The grill was in bad shape, and if we went there again we would definitely bring our own knives because they were very dull. Especially the steak knives, but there were a few well functioning knives. There was only one garbage bag which just seemed a bit strange since it said there were some below the sink. It was pretty well supplied though for the very reasonable price we paid. Over all it was a great stay, we made some great memories here and really enjoyed the Creation Museum and the Cincinnati Zoo. The neighborhood was a little rough, rough area, but it was nice that there was a gas station right down the road, stocked with most necessities since the closest store seemed to be about 15 to 20 min. drive.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect lodging for a large family

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Cottage for our family vacation, and we are thoroughly impressed. It was clean, comfortable, and inviting when we arrived, and every detail was thought of. Well-equipped kitchen, laundry, wi-fi, coffeemaker, plenty of soft fluffy bath towels, a notebook with information about grocery stores, local attractions, and maps of the area.

The kids loved the loft (as most kids probably do!) and everyone slept well on comfy beds. The home is tastefully decorated for a relaxing atmosphere. The neighbors and the local community were friendly and helpful, too. Thank you so much for giving us a practical option for lodging for our large family. We greatly appreciate the obvious care that goes into your guesthouses.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Cincinnati/NKY International Airport
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
16 Miles
Perfect North Slopes

Located 3 blocks from Ohio River access, 5 miles from Creation Museum.

Perfect North Slopes 16 miles away in Indiana.


Rates & Availability

Petersburg Cottage Rental Rates

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May 27 2016 - Sep 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.3%

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Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Reservation is confirmed when I receive your deposit.
Tax rate of 11.3% is added (6% Kentucky sales tax + 5.3% KY "transient room" taxes)

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Petersburg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • You'll want to bring your own soap and shampoo. Towels and washcloths for 10 are provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , sunroom with canopy bed and its own sink area
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , Besides 2 twin beds, there is a queen sofa mattress on floor
    front room - 1 twin/ single , Besides the twin bed, there is a windowseat (5'6') in here
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , half-bath off this bedroom
  • Queen Bed (2), Twin or Single Beds (3), Queen sleeper sofa mattress on loft floor (1), Window Seat, padded (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
The Cottage has a well--I had it installed when I lived there, and I love well water! Some guests prefer to bring their own drinking water.

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