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Family-Friendly Cottage only 5min from the Ark Encounter! Large Families Welcome

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

Overview

About the property

'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. Williamstown is known for its quiet neighborhoods and proximity to Cincinnati and Lexington. The convenient location of the cottage allows easy access to Interstate 75, the Ark Encounter, Shopping, and Williamstown Lake.

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.

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:
19 October, 2017

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 Kentucky

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

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 ...
  • Telephone ...
  • 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 pods 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. 6 adult blankets and 4 child size blankets available for Ark room and/or futon. All bedding provided for queen bed. 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 ...
  • Television ...
  • 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. 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.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Family-Friendly Cottage only 5min from the Ark Encounter! Large Families Welcome
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Comfortable. Cozy

  • 4 of 5

Very pleased overall

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Enjoyed talking with you! Glad you enjoyed the house.
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5

Met all our needs

  • 5 of 5

Perfect home away from home for our family!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful​! Peaceful location everything was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The house was in a quiet neighborhood only 3 miles to the Ark Encounter. Very family friendly environment. Kids loved the ark room. We had 7 in our party and had everything we needed for our stay. Even with family of 5 who dropped by for a visit. Family movies were provided which the kids enjoyed. The house was cozy and inviting. Our family appreciated the scripture references throughout the house. We highly recommend staying here especially if going to Ark and Creation Museum. We would definitely rent this location again! Can't say enough wonderful things!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Nice and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Very nice. The owners were super nice. We will definitely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for larger families!

  • 5 of 5

We have teens, both boys and girls, steps & adopted. It helps if we can have boys in one room and girls in another. This place was perfect. We had boys downstairs and girls upstairs. A stack of twin mattresses moved easily between rooms. Way simpler than two or three hotel rooms. Also loved the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family focused fun!

  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful time staying at the cottage and visiting the Ark. Our grandchildren were so excited about the Ark room upstairs that they didn't want to leave at the end of our stay. The price was reasonable for this special outing. The only negative was the uncomfortable futon bed, however we solved that by bringing two twin mattresses down so the other two adults could sleep on them.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We have updated the description of our futon as it was originally placed as a bedding option when we allowed up to 12 guests. Due to rezoning in our city we have a limit of 10 guests per stay. The full size futon, which may be used as a bed, in not a main bedding option and this should be taking into account before booking. Many guests, including our family, find the futon comfortable and a benefit. The master bedroom sleeps two in a queen bed and the upstairs sleeps eight on twin mattresses. Twin mattresses are to be used in the upstairs room only. Removing them is against policy. If you have any comfort problems please let us know as we would be happy to try and help you.
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Location

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

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Williamstown, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£293
for 2 nights
From
£124
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£132
Fri,Sat
£789
 

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £44.67
Tax Rate 10.0%

--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 will be required to load/start dishwasher, stage soiled linens in laundry area, and place trash in outside receptacle prior to checkout.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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