|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Renovated from the original carriage house. The 2-story rustic 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, freshmarket, and downtown orlando. Walk or bike everywhere!
This guesthouse 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.
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 walking communities.
Margaret purchased this cottage in 2004
Orlando is a great city. I grew up here. When ever I leave the state of Florida, I am reminded of the great weather and ease of living here. I can walk everywhere and there is always something interesting going on.
Great local neighborhood vibe! Walk to dining, shopping, and Sunday farmer's market, and enjoy the close proximity to Lake Eola and Downtown Orlando. 5 minute drive/ rickshaw (10 minute walk) to Amway center & movie theaters. 45 minutes to the Beach. Disney Area & Theme Parks & Convention Center 30 minute drive. 20 minutes from airport. 2 miles from Orlando executive airport.
The owner of the property was easy to communicate with, and the pictures are a good representation of the place.
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.
The stay in Margaret's guest was amazing. We were building a house and needed a place to stay for a few months. Margaret was so hospitable and kind during our whole stay. The house was the perfect size for 2 people and she even let us bring our dog. The staircase was a little funky and took some getting used to. Street parking was never a problem. The house is decorated perfectly and stocked with more than enough amenities. We loved the location and the neighborhood. You will not regret your decision to stay here.
This property was safe and felt very homie. I never had any issues with parking or being disturbed at night. I would rent from here again.
The guest house is very well equiped. Every thing you need, except a hair dryer and a lamp on the bedside table.
Margaret is very welcoming!
Hope to stay there again!
2 blocks from restaurants, shopping, Starbucks, Lake Eola, outdoor cafes.
Take the rickshaws to Amway Arena, Downtown.
Near I-4/ and the 408 expressway. Easy driving to all the attractions, but I recommend staying in Thornton Park.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£244|
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.