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13 Bedrooms, 11 Bathrooms, 10 Very Private Lakefront Acres

Bedrooms 13
Separate WCs1
Space 6,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Movie Theater! Human Bowling! Lazy River! Sports Courts! Arcade! Karaoke!

***IF YOU CAN'T FIND AVAILABLE DATES FOR THIS ESTATE, CHECK OUT LISTING # 4848227 - It's the NEW Great Escape 2.0 (Parkside)-- a 15 bedroom version of this one !!***

As seen on Fox News -- As shown in The Guinness Book of World Records-

The Great Escape Lakeside is perfect for family reunions, vacations, weddings, and corporate retreats.

Up to 45 people can sleep comfortably at this 10 acre lakefront estate home.

The Great Escape Lakeside is luxurious fun for ALL ages, & designed with incredible attention to every detail. There are 13 bedrooms. 8 have ensuite bathrooms, 4 share Jack-N-Jill bathrooms, and 1 uses a 1/2 bathroom across the hall.

EVERYthing is “game” themed at The Great Escape! Walk in and play on the giant formal chessboard built into the living room floor… Unravel the mystery message spelled in tiles in the Scrabble bedroom… Solve an interactive “escape room” mystery in the two Clue game bedrooms… Practice your international spy skills navigating the world's first residential LASER MAZE....Enjoy classic Atari (and other) games in the Pac-Man bedroom…. Write on the walls of the Pictionary bedroom….

The 40,000 gallon “go fish” pool, giant waterslide, kiddy waterslide, & multi-speed lazy river also features an outdoor kitchen and entertainment center. There’s fishing, kayaking, canoeing, outdoor TV, a Jumanji themed movie theater, family game show themed arcade w/ actual game show booths, a giant LITE BRITE wall, giant Operation game wall, a candidate wall for Guinness Book’s “World Largest Word Search record,” an in-floor piano, carnival games, disco light w/ karaoke, the world’s first residential laser maze, arcade games, HUMAN BOWLING (Google it!), human foosball (Google that too!), basketball court, tetherball, volleyball, outdoor giant checkers/chess, soccer billiards (another one to Google), and so much more!


1. How Does The Great Escape Lakeside Sleep 45 People In 13 Bedrooms?

Check out the house's website for a floor plan to understand the basic layout of the King/Queen/Twin/Bunk beds in our 13 bedrooms. The beds you see on the floor plan accommodate the first 34 guests. Additionally, the estate has 6 twin rollaway beds and 2 twin sleeper sofa beds. There's also 1 futon and at least additional 2 people usually sleep comfortably in the Jumanji theater where the luxury seats recline fully like beds. (Teens & young adults LOVE falling asleep in the theater while watching movies on the giant screen). In sum, our permanent beds sleep 34, and you can get 11 more in our sleeper sofas, rollaways, etc; Plus, there are 2 pack-n-play cribs!

2. How Much Does It Cost?

Homeaway will provide you with correct rates for any dates you choose Nightly rates vary from $1295-$1645/night (a bit more for the weeks of Xmas, New Year's, Thanksgiving, etc;). Departure cleaning is $888 and taxes are 11%.

3. Can The Rates Be Negotiated?

Nope, sorry! To keep our prices fair to all, the rates we advertise are the actual, final prices that everyone pays. Remember: It's usually far more cost effective to rent The Great Escape Lakeside than it is to rent a comparable number of nice hotel rooms.... When you consider the abundance of luxury & entertainment amenities at The Great Escape, you're sure to agree that our rates are more than fair.

4. What's The Cancellation Policy?

You can cancel your reservation at The Great Escape up to 90 calendar days prior to your scheduled check-in date. The only penalty for doing so is a $175 cancellation fee (and any credit card fees if you used a card to make your deposit). If you cancel with 90 or fewer days until check-in, your deposit and any additional money paid would be forfeited.

5. How Do I Reserve The Great Escape?

You do it right here on Homeaway You can pay your deposit by any major credit card, check, or direct deposit. We'll also email you a rental agreement to initial, sign, and return to us--finalizing your reservation!

6. Do you allow weddings or other events on site ?

Absolutely! We can even help refer experienced local caterers, photographers, table/chair rentals, and more! Our own website has a section dedicated to weddings--along w/ some photos from past events.

7. Can I book only 1 night or 2 nights --rather than the 3 night minimum?

The only time this is possible --- is when we have a 1 or a 2 night GAP in our calendar. If, for example, one guest leaves on Friday...and another guest is scheduled to arrive on Sunday... THEN, you can book THAT Friday-Sunday to fill the 2 night gap. Some sites may still not allow you to select fewer than 3 nights online-- If you experience trouble filling a 2 night gap, email us or call us for assistance!

8. Is The Estate Pet Friendly?

It's case-by-case! Definitely* no cats-- Usually.. only dogs... At minimum, your dogs will need to be hypoallergenic and potty-trained. There is a $29/day fee for pets.

More Details

Property Manager
Andrew Greenstein
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2018

About Andrew Greenstein

I also own The Ever After Estate (Homeaway #281061) featured on HGTV's "Most Outrageous Homes in America" and The Sweet Escape (Homeaway #925448)--featured on other TV shows!

Andrew Greenstein purchased this house in 2016

Why Andrew Greenstein chose Clermont

Aside from having 13 bedrooms and being on 10 private lakefront acres, there's NOTHING else like it! The home is ALL ABOUT FUN! There's a laser maze (no other home in the WORLD has one!), an arcade, a jumanji-themed movie theater, an interactive "escape room" mystery, a casino games "Vegas" room w/ round bed, a giant lite brite wall, a giant Operation game room, an 80s' video game room, billiards, karaoke, family game show lounge, human foosball, soccer billiards, human bowling, a 40000 gallon pool with waterslide and multi-speed lazy river, outdoor kitchen, campfire pit, and so much more!

What makes this house unique

--The World's First Residential LASER MAZE!

--Guinness Book of World Records Current Candidate for "World's Largest Word Search"

--Giant In-Floor Piano (reminiscent of the classic 80s film "BIG")

--Commercial Arcade Games

--X-Box, Playstation, Wii

--Giant Lite Brite Wall

--Giant Operation Game

--Pictionary Room


--Family Game Show Booth


--2 Bedroom Interactive "Escape" Room Puzzle Game

--Chessboard Floor Game

--Formal Dining Indoor

--Casual Dining Outdoors

--Human Bowling

--Human Foosball

--Soccer Billiards

--Basketball Court

--Giant Outdoor Games

--Huge Pool with Spa, Waterslide, and Multi-Speed Lazy River


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Clermont in Lake County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 45
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • The "Water Works" Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jack-n-Jill between the Monopoly & Scrabble bedrooms
    The "Tunnel Of Love" Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite Master bath for the "Carnival Games" bedroom
    The "Royal Flush" Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite for "Casino Games" Master Bedroom
    The "Backgammon" Bathroom - Toilet
    The "Red Cross" Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Ensuite for the "Operation Game" bedroom
    The "CLUEless" Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jack-n-Jill for the "Get A CLUE" and "CLUE Me In" bedrooms
    "The Drawing Board" bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Ensuite for the "Pictionary/Drawing Games" Bedroom
    The "Laser" Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Ensuite for the "Laser Games" bedroom
    The "Video Game" Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Ensuite to the Pac-Man/"80's Video Game Bedroom"
    Rubik's Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Ensuite for the "Mind Games" bedroom
    The "Battleship" Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Ensuite for the "War Games" bedroom
  • Each bathroom is intricately designed and carries over the theme of its adjacent/ensuite bedroom(s)
  • 13 Bedrooms, Sleeps 45
  • The Scrabble Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , *One twin rollaway bed can be added
    The Monopoly Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    The Carnival Games Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , *A twin rollaway can be added to this room
    The "Get A CLUE!" Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , *A twin rollaway can be added to this room
    The "CLUE Me In" Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , *A twin rollaway can be added to this room
    The Vegas Casino Games Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    The Pictionary/Drawing Games Bedroom - 6 Single Bed
    The Operation Game Bedroom - 6 Single Bed
    The 1980's Video Game/Pac-Man Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    The Laser Games Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    The Mind Games Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    The War Games Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Dungeons & Dragons - 3 Single Bed , Designed for teens/pre-teens
  • The Scrabble Bedroom features a Queen bed, TV/DVD combo, and shares a Jack-In-Jill bathroom with the Monopoly bedroom. Around the room are variations of the popular board game Scrabble (and similar games) for play-- There's even a puzzle around the room on the walls--made from giant Scrabble tiles-- Descramble the entire message to win a prize! The Two CLUE Bedrooms feature an interactive "escape room" mystery puzzle to solve in 60 minutes or less. The LASER GAMES bedroom features laser tag, laser racquetball, and the world's first residential laser maze. The Carnival Games bedroom has a Zoltaire machine, Prize wheel, Tip the Troll game, and more. The Vegas Casino bedroom has slots, gaming table, and more.. The 80's Video Game bedroom has a multicade Pac-Man machine The Mind Games bedroom has brain teasers, intricate puzzles, and more. The War Games bedroom has remote controlled tank, games, and more...
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
There's nothing else like it! All the bedrooms & bathrooms you need-- in an intensely private waterfront nature setting-- with over-the-top amenities available nowhere else-- Human Bowling! Human Foosball! Soccer Billiards! A Laser Maze!, Arcade, Movie Theater, Karaoke booth, so much more...!


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13 Bedrooms, 11 Bathrooms, 10 Very Private Lakefront Acres
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Utterly Fantastic in Every Way

  • 5 of 5

The ultimate family reunion spot this is!

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unbelievably awesome

  • 5 of 5

I don't think anything else like this exists in the world......From the moment we first arrived, we were in board game wonderland...Loved the fast waterslide, lazy river, movie theater, human bowling , human foosball, laser maze, giant word search ...and quiet time in the kyaks or hanging out by the firepit

Met the super nice owner

Place was very clean

Will be back for sure

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fun place for a company trip.

  • 5 of 5

We had our company trip there. So much to do for adults, teenagers & toddlers. The only downfall was the oven was very dirty so when the Caterer cooked breakfast on our last full day there it smoked up the whole house. We had to open all the doors to get smoke out. The prior days we had it catered they brought the food in already made & just had to set it up. That was the only hiccup to our trip.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Atlanta, Georgia


  • 5 of 5

Amazing, Amazing, Amazing. Wish we had more time. The human foosball was a trip! And our family really love the soccer billiards. Totally love the casino room and the escape rooms. So perfect.

Would recommend for any family.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boca Raton

Amazing house! So much fun. The staff was very accommodating!

  • 5 of 5

Can’t say enough how amazing the property is! We had a group of 28 adults and there was room to spare. There is something for everyone. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So many things to do!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very large group with us and everyone had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 2


Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Orlando International (MCO)
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Florida Turnpike
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Waterski School Cafe, Red Wing Restaurant
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Centrally Located Between East & West Coasts
Car: recommended

The biggest attractions are obviously Orlando's major theme parks but there's plenty more to do. Nearby is the Clermont chain of lakes with restaurants, boating, fishing, etc; There's also the Lake Ridge Winery, President's Wax Museum, fruit picking farms, small quaint towns, history, nature, suburbia, cinema, bowling, live theater, and more!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £668.58
Pet Fee £21.83

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.