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Family Friendly-NO PER-PERSON UPCHARGE HERE!!! Only 4 minutes to Ark Encounter!

People10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,450 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps up to TEN! Geared toward FAMILY TOGETHERNESS and away from distraction.

'My Old Kentucky Home' is a charming 100+ year old cottage in historic Williamstown, Kentucky. Williamstown is home to the Ark Encounter and is approximately 45 minutes from the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky. Although we offer a DVD library, games and children's book assortment, and wireless internet, our goal in offering our cottage to you is that your family will come here and actually INTERACT as a family! WE PURPOSELY DO NOT OFFER CABLE OR BROADCAST TELEVISION. If you're looking for mindless entertainment so your family can ignore one another, PLEASE LOOK ELSEWHERE! Our Old Kentucky Home is set up to be your family retreat for study and devotions, intimate but comfortable togetherness, and creative play both indoors and out. Your little ones will love the "Ark Room" upstairs with stuffed animals, original artwork, and bedding for a crew of 8! Our cottage was described by a recent guest as "Overtly Christian". We accept that as a high compliment. We sincerely hope that you enjoy your stay, but more than that... we pray that your family is refreshed and encouraged through your visit here!

The inviting front porch welcomes you as you enter your home-away-from-home. Master bedroom sleeps 2 with a queen bed and roomy closet. Dining room (Bedroom 2) has seating for up to 8, kitchen island seats 4 on bar stools, and a high-chair is available for your convenience. Family bathroom has tub/shower combination and hall access to maintain bedroom privacy. Upstairs (Bedroom 3) is a roomy rendition of Noah's Ark. (Your kids will love it!) Ark room comfortably accommodates a crew of up to 8 on twin mattresses which are stacked out of the way for optimum play area. (the Ark room includes fitted sheets, pillows,and 8 Twin size blankets. Flat sheets are not provided for twin beds.) The Living Room offers a full size futon, not a main bedding option, but sheets and blankets are available. Well-equipped kitchen has full-sized range/oven, microwave, 18 cubic foot refrigerator/freezer, double sink, dishwasher, coffee maker, and adequate cookware, utensils, and place settings for up to 12. Laundry area has large capacity washer and dryer, small sink/mirror to help optimize bathroom availability, iron and small ironing board.

Our desire is to offer a comfortable place for families to enjoy quality time together as they visit our area. We provide a few children's books , toys, games, DVDs, TV monitor, DVD player, and internet for use on your device. We do NOT offer cable.

Distance to:

Ark Encounter 2.5 miles

Creation Museum 45 miles

Wal Mart 7 miles

Dollar General Store 2 miles

Cincinnati Zoo 45 miles

Great American Ballpark (Cincinnati Reds) 40 miles

Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati Bengals) 40 miles

Rupp Arena (Univ of KY Basketball) 45 miles

Perfect North Slopes (skiing) 52 miles

Kentucky Speedway (NASCAR) 30 miles

The property damage protection fee is a per-stay fee, so the longer you stay, the lower your rate. You may also choose to pay the $1500 deposit in place of the property damage protection. The deposit option may be chosen when payment is made and is NOT 100% refundable. There is a $59 fee for using the deposit option plus the cost of any damages. Refunds are normally issued within two weeks and are sent in the same manner they are received. We understand it cost the same for both options thus we greatly encourage our guests to purchase the property damage protection.

Tax rate of 10% is added (6% Kentucky sales tax + KY 'transient room' taxes)

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Reservation is complete when payment is approved and you receive confirmation email.

Check-in 4pm

Check-out 11am

Large Family Lodging

More Details

Owner
Barry and Angella Poff
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

About Barry and Angella Poff

We are the Poff family...Dad, Mom, and 7 beautiful children (ages 2 to 24).

Barry and Angella Poff purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Barry and Angella Poff chose Williamstown

We love the old farmhouse feel and the quiet atmosphere of the neighborhood.

What makes this cottage unique

Although we offer a DVD library, games and children's book assortment, and wireless internet, our goal in offering our cottage to you is that your family will come here and actually INTERACT as a family! WE PURPOSELY DO NOT OFFER CABLE OR BROADCAST TELEVISION. If you're looking for mindless entertainment so your family can ignore one another, PLEASE LOOK ELSEWHERE! Our Old Kentucky Home is set up to be your family retreat for study and devotions, intimate but comfortable togetherness, and creative play both indoors and out. Your little ones will love the "Ark Room" upstairs with stuffed animals, original artwork, and bedding for a crew of 8! Our cottage was described by a recent guest as "Overtly Christian". We accept that as a high compliment. We sincerely hope that you enjoy your stay, but more than that... we pray that your family is refreshed and encouraged through your visit here!

Guestbook comments from the owner

What an amazing family oriented faith filled home. It was perfect! We spent time together as a family. We toured the Kentucky Horse Park, Louisville Slugger Factory, Churchill Downs and the Ark Encounter. Each experience special and memories created by the family. We also had the pleasure of meeting the neighbors...Gracious people. ~taken from house journal
Jun 2017
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Williamstown in Grant County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • hair dryer provided 12 bath towels 12 wash cloths 3 hand towels 1 rug up to 2 rolls of toilet paper ***Extra supplies not provided. One laundry pod provided per stay for washing towels and wash cloths. White towels and wash cloths should never be washed with other colors and do best with hot water.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Sleeps 2 adults (Room for portacrib - not provided)
    Bedroom 2 - This room is being used as a dining room.
    Bedroom 3 "Ark Room" - 8 Single Bed , Mattresses are stacked for max. play area when not in use.
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Full Size Futon can sleep two but is not main bed option.
  • Sheets and pillows provided for all beds including futon. 10 blankets available for Ark room and/or futon. All bedding provided for queen bed. Bedding provided for twin beds include ONLY Fitted sheets, blankets, and pillows. Pillows, blankets, pillow cases, and futon sheets are all located in master bedroom closet and labeled accordingly. We keep our 8 twin mattresses stacked between guests to allow extra play area for smaller groups. We ask that you only pull down the number of beds your group needs. Twin mattresses are NOT to be removed from the upstairs "Ark Room".
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Notes:
Our home is a vacation rental which provides a comfortable place for families to spend quality time together. We offer play space, children's books, games, toys, DVDs, TV Monitor, DVD player, and internet for use on your device. We do not offer cable. Vacation rentals are different from hotels. Whereas hotels offer daily cleanings, fresh towels and wash cloths, a vacation rental offers clean supplies per stay. Daily clean up, extra supplies and any extra washing of towels during your stay is your responsibility. Please contact us if you experience any problems during you stay. We are happy to help you. It is the responsibility of each guests to review our website for available accommodations as well as all instructions sent through email.

Reviews

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Family Friendly-NO PER-PERSON UPCHARGE HERE!!! Only 4 minutes to Ark Encounter!
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5

Perfect family house away from home.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for a family to stay. Our main goal was to visit Creation Museum and Ark Encounter. Work out very well.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay.
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The cottage is cute and well cared for.

  • 3 of 5

We had a nice time at the cottage. It's very cute and more geared towards families. They have a creative Ark theme upstairs and it's fairly well stocked with what you would need to cook and plenty of towels and blankets.

I do have to say that the garbage outside was overflowing and some animal had gotten into it , it was a big mes.We picked it up so it wouldn't be on us.

Also, there are no top sheets to go with the mattresses upstairs, so if your kids like to sleep with a top sheet, bring your own. My friend who was along on the trip was a little weirded out by the cemetery across the street and asked that I mention that in case that would be an issue for future guests.

The only reason I don't give it a 4 star is because, when they redid this house, they didn't fix the foundation, so you feel like you are leaning downhill all the time. Though, that might not bother any one else. I think that if you are going to charge what they do, you could at least have flat floors.

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very close to the Ark Encounter

  • 5 of 5

This little house actually had plenty of room and all the comforts of home!

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice town. Ideal house for a big family with young kids.

  • 5 of 5

Location (4 stars): 6 minutes from the Ark Encounter. 5 stars.

Too close to the road for me to be comfortable with my kids in the front yard. 3 stars

Quiet neighborhood across the road from a large cemetery. Nice place to walk. 4 stars

Not too much shopping/eating available nearby, but not completely isolated. If you need more options, 20 minutes drive. 3.5 Stars.

Home itself (5 stars): lots of open space and seating. Lots of mattresses in upstairs room, great for a gaggle of kids! One adult couple got the bedroom, one couple had to camp out in the living room, so not great there, but is a more efficient use of limited space. House was very CLEAN!!!

***NOTE: This is a very overtly Christian house, with Bible verses everywhere and some overt moral suggestions about TV & internet use. Not a big deal to me, but something to be aware of if you're easily offended by religious devotion or fundamentalism. Again, not a big deal, and not too surprising considering probably 95% of people are here for the Bark Encounter. Just noteworthy.

The owners are friendly, clear & prompt communicators!! 5 stars! Thank you!

Price: 4 stars. Better than average.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Overtly Christian home...Thank you! What a precious compliment.
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5

Easy, accommodating, family-friendly atmosphere.

  • 5 of 5

Well-kept, beautiful and simple. Plenty of seating and space for 9 of us.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We hope you can come again.
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5

A wonderful home to enjoy time with family

  • 5 of 5

The home was very clean and orderly. The home is comfortable, extremely reasonably priced and in a perfect location to the Ark. Our family, 2 adult couples, and 2 children (6 people) enjoyed this space as it provided a place to cook, eat, and be together. The owners have made this space vey simple with little frills. I would definitely stay here again and give good reference for this place.

There is only 1 bedroom. The upstairs space is large with 8 twin mattresses. This worked fine for us, but we expected to have two separate bedrooms plus the large space upstairs. However, we later discovered that we overlooked the picture posted depicting the layout- indicating the 2nd bedroom is now the dining room. There were fitted sheets, but no flat sheets for the twin mattresses.

Overall- we are very pleased with the price and accommodations.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport
Car: necessary

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Additional pricing information

Damage Insurance £43.81

--We offer a one night rental (Monday - Thursday only) at $224 plus taxes and property damage protection.
Please email for availability and quote.
We provide limited amounts of supplies to get you started (such as toilet paper, paper towels, laundry pod,dish soap and trash bags). EXTRA SUPPLIES ARE NOT PROVIDED.
-- Many of our guests are hypersensitive to allergens, so we strictly maintain a pet-free, tobacco-free home.

-- Folding canvas chairs are provided for your convenience and may be used on the porch or in the yard.
-- Ark Room has been designed for creative play and it is our desire that you and your children enjoy it. It is however important to remind all guests to please not allow children to play with wall decorations or deface wall painting.
-Guests are required to load/start dishwasher, stage soiled linens in laundry area, place all used blankets on queen bed for inspection, place trash in outside receptacle, put things back where you found it, turn off lights, close all blinds/curtains, and lock all outside doors prior to checkout.
--All check-in and check-out information as well as exact property address is sent one day prior to your reservation.
--We do not offer cable. Our property offers DVDs, TV monitor, DVD player, and internet for use on your device.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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