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A Delightful Retreat

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Sanford - A Delitghtful Retreat

4 bdrm. 3 1/2 baths wrap around porch close to everything.

Beautifully decorated 4bedrm 3 1/2 bath home on acerage, plenty of room to entertain and not bother anyone. The house sleeps up to 10 comfortably. All the rooms come with flat screens, Netflix, and wi-fi. The master has wood floors, large flat screen, and a king size spring free very comfortable bed. The master bath has double sinks, a 6' jaccuzi tub, a walk in shower, as well as a bidet. It also has a large walk in closet. The second bedroom has wood floors, double closets, and twin beds. The 3rd bedroom has a full size bed with wood floors, flat screen, and a large walk in closet. The suite on the other side of the garage has travertine floors, a king size bed, a flat screen tv, and wi-fi, a private bath with jaccuzi tub and high ceilings. The room has the feel of a little retreat could also be a master. The family room is my favorite next to the kitchen. It has a large flat screen tv in a beautiful wall unit, gas fireplace, 3 sets of french doors leading out to the porch, with beautiful silk dark drapes for great darkening for movies. Very comfortable furniture. The kitchen has a large 48' fridge, every appliance that you need to prepare any dish that you wish. It has a nook in the bay window over looking the property. It also has a pot rack over the island in the center. You will love cooking in this kitchen. I love this house. Come see for yourself. Enjoy!

  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Dana Keen
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2016
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About Dana Keen

I have lived in the house for over 25 years raised my 2 children here, and have loved every minute of it. You will too. I grew up in the Orlando area most of my life. I love the area, I guess that's why I am still here. I am not ready to let go of the house just yet. My daughter wants to get married here. So I thought I would let other people enjoy it as much as I have. I am close by if you should need any thing a phone call away. I work in the area about 20 minutes away.

Dana Keen purchased this house in 1995

Why Dana Keen chose Central Florida

It has such a peaceful feel here. Everyone that comes here says the same thing. I love the feel of this house. I do too! The wrap around porch, and the quiet surroundings it is just delightful. Like I said it seems like you are far away, but close to every thing. You can go either direction and be at the beach or antiqe shopping, restaurants, malls, cinema's, golf, what ever your heart desires. Your going to love it.

What makes this house unique

One of the things I love about this house is the porch. The swing on the front over looks the whole property with another swing hanging from tall trees where my children used to swing and all their cousins and friends. We also have an historical well that the trains used to use to fill their steam engines many years ago. The county wanted to fence it oftf as a historical site. It is laid out very nice for entertaining. The downstairs is the entertainment area, and the bedrooms are all upstairs, and a private room on the other side of the garage, very private. I hope you enjoy your stay, and tell your friends about it.


based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

A Delightful Retreat
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed in this lovely home for two weeks while we toured universities, visited family, and my son and my niece’s daughter got baptized on Daytona Beach. I could not rave on it more ... it was outstanding in every way. The location was perfect -- close to Orlando airport where we flew in, Disney, Universal studios, Nascar and the beaches. The home was well-stocked and has everything you need to have an awesome stay. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The accommodations were excellent!! Maximum privacy. Very peaceful. Beds were super comfy. The home was very spacious, exceptionally clean and BEAUTIFULLY designed. The owner was amazingly thoughtful. Dana was very responsive to inquiries and provided enough info for us to feel secure in our stay. It was above and beyond what we would expect from a vacation rental. A dream house ... I wanted to cry having to leave it! We will definitely be back and would highly recommend this home to anyone who is visiting!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Michelle for that wonderful review.. I want my guests to feel at home when they come to stay. You were a delight as well. It makes my heart happy to know that your family enjoyed it as much as they did. I know it was a special time for your family. You are welcome back anytime. My home is your home away from home. Dana
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Great home and property!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay and we loved it as much as the first! The home is beautifully appointed and the wrap around porch is amazing. We loved sitting on the porch with our morning coffee, very lovely way to start the day! I highly recommend this home!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. It was such a pleasure having you back again. You are welcome any time. That was my favorite place to go have my coffee as well. That is a very special place to me. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay .
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Great location, space, and privacy!

  • 4 of 5

Dana's home was perfect for our friends and family who joined us in Sanford for our wedding April 2nd! We enjoyed the peaceful setting and spacious rooms and outdoors. We enjoyed all meals here during our stay with the fully equipped kitchen and outdoor gas grill. The in law suite on the other side of the garage was perfect for my mom and grandma, so they were not disturbed by us and our friends and family who enjoyed ourselves on the screened patio late into the night before and after our wedding. I would say the only thing missing is a fire pit! We plan to come back when we come back to visit family in Sanford. Thank you Dana for sharing your beautiful home!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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What an Amazing Home!

  • 5 of 5

To say this place was my home away from home would be an understatement. There were so many nice features that made this home and its setting so comfortable, so relaxing, so peaceful and everyone who visited us while we were there were amazed by its charm and peacefulness. They immediately fell into relaxation mode. We will definitely return and I'm sure you will have many other rentals as a result of us sharing your home with others both out of town & local. Thank you so much for your efforts. It was Awesome!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home on an amazing piece of property!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 5 weeks while our home was under renovation and it felt like a mini vacation. The home is gorgeous and it is situated on a large lot of land which makes you feel like you are in the country yet you are so close to everything you need! There is a 4th bedroom off the garage that is a master suite so perfect privacy for other guests and the other three bedrooms are upstairs so our family was close together (we have three kids under the age of 3). This place is a must stay. Will definitely rent again for our family when they visit us after our house is done being remodeled. Thank you Dana!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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A lovely home and wonderful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay - the house was welcoming, comfortable and big enough to have our whole family. We really enjoyed using the outside porches for our coffee in the mornings and in the afternoon for cocktails. The rooms were spacious and the beds extremely comfortable. An amazing home that we cant wait to stay in again!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Orlando/Sanford International airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Downtown Sanford Riverwalk
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Mayfair golf
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Sunrail, Amtrack auto train
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 17-92
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Fishbones, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, Outback steak
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
St. Johns River
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
New Smyrna beach, Daytona beach
Car: recommended

You feel like you are far away from every thing, but just a few miles from every thing. Very quiet. Just a few minutes from historical downtown Sanford. About 30 minutes from downtown Mt. Dora another great historical city, great restaurants and shopping. Beaches just minutes away. The location is great. You will want to come back year after year.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Sanford, Central Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 1 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £162
Property Damage Protection £64
Pet Fee £122
Tax Rate 12.5%

Lock box on right side of garage.
Internet password is elegantcream618
Trash pick up days are Monday & Thursday a.m.
Recycle pick up day is Thursday a.m. early

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Sanford in Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • 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 ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • master bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Check in time 4:00 p.m. Check out time 11:00 a.m.

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