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Beautiful Thornton Park Carraige house, Historic District Downtown Orlando,

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Caraige house 2-story Loft, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (sleeps 1-3)

Renovated from the original carriage house. This rustic 2-story loft-like guesthouse is detached from the main house and sits off a fully enclosed courtyard with gate. 3 blocks to dining, shopping, outdoor cafes, & Starbucks and Sunday farmer's market. 5 blocks from lake Eola park. And less than a mile to the courthouse, Publix, Fresh Market, and downtown Orlando. Walk or bike everywhere!

It has an open kitchen to the great room and bedroom upstairs with full washer and dryer in the closet. Wood floors upstairs and concrete floors downstairs, stocked with fresh 800tc white linens and white towels.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 August, 2017

About Margaret

I am an Interior designer/ architect and I love to travel. I have lived in many great cities (NYC, Aspen, Miami, and LA) and I always come back here. I use VRBO wherever I go. It's the greatest way to really get to know how the locals live, find the best restaurants, and explore original walking communities.

Margaret purchased this guest house in 2004

Why Margaret chose Northeast

Orlando is a great city. I grew up here. Whenever I leave Orlando, I am reminded of the great weather and ease of living here. I can walk everywhere and there is always something interesting going on.

What makes this guest house unique

Great local neighborhood vibe! Walk to dining, shopping, boutiques, and Sunday farmer's market. Enjoy the close proximity to Lake Eola, Downtown Orlando, Amway center, Performing Arts Center & movie theaters. 30-45 minutes to the Beach, Disney Area & Theme Parks & Convention Center.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday guest house in Thornton Park in Orlando

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Tub & shower, crisp white towels, MARBLE floor, Waterpic shower head with great water pressure. We installed and Instahot water heater that never runs out of hot water.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Wood floors, Beautiful Queen bed frame w/ grey ultrasuede, Tempurpedic Mattress, 800tc Egyptian cotton sheets, down alternative pillows and comforter. With lots of large cumfy down Euro size pillows.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Walking distance to dining, Starbucks, Publix grocery store, parks and Downtown Orlando. Historic tree-lined pedestrian sidewalks and brick streets.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful Thornton Park Carraige house, Historic District Downtown Orlando,
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Hard to find Gem in great location.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 13 days at this location. The house was perfect for the two of us. Walking distance to great food, groceries and eclectic area. Given the location the property is still very private and quiet. The bed was the most comfortable mattress we had ever slept on, even asked for the brand so we could purchase the same mattress.

The owner Margaret was very prompt with any questions or needs we had. We hope to stay here annually.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, you are always welcome.
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Great small space-ideal for two.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful neighborhood-attentive host

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York

A Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for the month March. It is a very comfortable house. The view from upstairs is like being in a tree house. I enjoyed the courtyard fr reading and visiting with friends. Margaret is amazing. She is very knowledgeable about the area and can help with every need. The location is great for walking. I will stay here next year.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, so happy to have you here!
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Great house!!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the house for the month of February 2017 and loved it. The location was just perfect, the house was very nice and the owner is a very nice lady. I would love to go back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You and please come back, you are always welcome!
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Toluca Lake

Exactly as Expected.

  • 5 of 5

The owner of the property was easy to communicate with, and the pictures are a good representation of the place.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Allegan, MI

Perfect Location - No Car Needed!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed 3 nights in this VRBO. We were looking to get a way from the Michigan Snow and Cold - wanted something where we did not need to get a car. Used Orlando Limo Tour from the airport about 13 miles from this house. The place is cute, bed was comfy, good hot shower, location cannot be beat! We did not cook any meals here, just bought some snacks - did make use of the refrigerator. We are not hard to please people, but a few things worth mentioning; would have been nice to have more lighting in the driveway - walking back at night, it was dark. Also, we had to buy paper towel (there was none) and toilet paper (there was not enough toilet paper provided). That being said, I am sure if we contacted Margaret, she would have provided these items. The other thing that was a bit disappointing was the table and chairs in the little courtyard looked like they had not been cleaned is a long long time - it would have been nice to be able to sit out there and enjoy the weather & play cards, etc.... It has a nice TV and comfy couch to sit on. Needed to use the air conditioning upstairs on the last night - the air conditioning in the downstairs did not work (would not power on). Also, like others have said, if you have any mobility issues, the winding stairs inside are hard to maneuver; we used the outside stairs the most, which is a nice alternative.

We walked everywhere! All around Thornton Park, Lake Eola and Downtown Orlando. We ate at Shari Sushi, Graffiti Junktion (nachos come out on a huge pizza pan!), Anthony's, Lake Eola Wine Company, World of Beer (WOB), Gringo's Locos, we even ate at Panera (had a yummy quiche!), Starbucks and even 7-Eleven for a frozen Coke. We went to Sak Comedy Lab - that was GREAT - very good show! We did a sculpture tour on our own - took pictures of all 8 sculptures around Lake Eola; also the fountain in the middle was very cool! Still had the huge Christmas Tree up - which was beautiful, and had a light & music show a few times during the evening hours. A very cute little area and a good place to get a way for a few days, neighborhood felt safe and everyone was friendly.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Orlando Executive Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Dexter's, Wildside BBQ, Iza Tapas Bar
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Country Club of Orlando
Nearest Train
2 Miles
AmTrak Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
408/ I-4
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Dexter's, Wildside BBQ, Iza Tapas Bar, Benjamin's
Nearest Ski
7.4 Miles
Orlando Watersports Complex
Nearest Beach
43 Miles
New Smyrna Beach, Cocoa Beach
Car: not necessary

2 blocks from restaurants, shopping, Starbucks, Lake Eola, outdoor cafes.

Take the rickshaws/ uber to Amway Arena, Downtown.

Near I-4/ and the 408 expressway. Easy driving to all the attractions, but I recommend staying in Thornton Park.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday guest house in Thornton Park, Orlando

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £38.84
Damage Deposit £233.04

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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