Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1.5 Baths (See Deborah's Guesthouses for more)
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.)
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Perfect Family Getaway
The property was very clean and contained all the essentials we needed. The kids had a great time exploring the cottage, and there was ample room to gather for meals and games. Thank you Debbie!
We were pleasantly surprised that there were two half baths so that helped with getting ready. It was all good.
Our favorite rental so far!
We stayed in one of Deborah's rentals a few years ago and LOVED it, so when we were returning to the area, she was the first place we checked. This Cottage is probably our favorite rental so far of all of our Homeaway/VRBO/Airbnb rentals. It's an adorable cottage from the outside with adequate parking and well kept lawn and landscaping. The home seems so much bigger on the inside and Deborah thinks of every comfort to make this a home away from home. This particular home has such fun, unique, quirks and features that it is worth going to the area just to stay here. The furniture was all very comfortable. The sunroom is a beautiful feature that makes you feel like a princess staying in a secret garden! Every turn has a new discovery from the small kids' play area in the back and under the stairs, to the fun loft upstairs. There is a patio above the garage where you can sit in the evening.
The kitchen is completely stocked with any kitchen gadget you would need (crockpot, griddle, pots/pans, dishes, stove, fridge, etc.) The dining table will easily seat 6-8 people and there is a picnic table just outside. There is a firepit area where you can sit in the evenings as well. The river is a short walk from the cottage and makes a fun after dinner outing.
There is a washer and dryer and ironing board if needed. There are 2 bathrooms, one full and one half. Then there is an additional sink/vanity area in the sunroom bedroom. Plenty of space to get ready for your day.
My children want to take the trip across the country again just to stay in this house. Thank you Deborah for another successful stay!
Beautiful home and friendly neighborhood
The moment we walked in the door we were pleased. We arrived late at night and lights were left on for us. It was very inviting. The house was more spacious then we thought. All 9 of us fit quite comfortably. The kitchen was well equipped. The neighborhood was so friendly. Playground and baseball field at the end of the block. Great neighborhood to go for walks and a beautiful sunset over the Ohio River. I have recommended this home to friends for upcoming visits to the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum.
Just right for our family
We enjoyed the cottage and had a wonderful time exploring Petersburg, the Creation Museum, the Ark and Smale Park. Deborah’s cottage was delightful. It provided a sweet and charming place to stay and all we needed on the days we were out or chose to stay “home” and enjoy Petersburg and one another. From the moment we came through the front door, we felt welcome and at home. We vacationed with our daughter, her husband and 6 grands, 12 and under. Thank you Deborah and Wanda for a place to make memories.
Such a cute place to stay. Wish we had brought grandchildren because they would have loved the little nooks and crannies. There were only 3 adults. Could have slept about 8 more! Not your new, same old same old, sterile, boring place to stay. Vintage house with vintage furnishings. Everything we needed. Loved it and want to come back with the whole crew another time.
Located 3 blocks from Ohio River access, 5 miles from Creation Museum.
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