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

Bedrooms 3
Space 134 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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.

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

Barry and Angella Poff
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 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.

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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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Williamstown

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 134 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/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.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Sleeps 2 adults (Room for portacrib - not provided)
    Bedroom 2 - This room is being used as a dining room.
    Bedroom 3 "Ark Room" - 8 twin/ single , Mattresses are stacked for max. play area when not in use.
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /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".
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
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.


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

  • Submitted: 1-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay.
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Just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the cottage. It was a much-needed getaway and had all the comforts of home. Thank you for sharing your home away from home with us!

  • Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ark sized fun!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Poff Family for sharing your lovely home with us! We spent two days exploring the Ark Encounter and your home was a comfortable and fun base camp for our adventure! Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: 1-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adorable house and land!

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay here, very convenient location to see the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum. Very blessed trip!

  • Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

Amenities not as advertised;

Rat droppings on linens

  • Submitted: 7-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our amenities are clearly and correctly stated on our site. Most of the amenities listed have a small description which can be seen by placing the cursor over the wording or tapping the wording when using the app. (This is a VRBO design.) If droppings were found during your stay we should have been contacted during your stay to take care of the problem for you and any future guests. Our cleaning staff found no evidence of mice before or after your stay, but we have taken precautions with an exterminator just in case.
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It was ok. Small, very close to noisy street

  • 3 of 5

Small, no TV service of ANY kind. Not even an antenna. VERY close to noisy street. It was close to the Ark.

  • Submitted: 4-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As stated on our website…the cottage is 1450 sq. feet which sleeps up to 10 guests and has one bathroom. Also, in the main description as well as other areas of the site is the following… “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.” It is the responsibility of each guest to read the site’s main description and lists of amenities. Most of the amenities listed have a small description which can be seen by placing the cursor over the wording or tapping the wording when using the app. (VRBO design)
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Williamstown

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection C$75.59
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 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 if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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