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Thornton Park Bungalow, Downtown Orlando, Historic, close to everything

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

walking distance to Lake Eola, Dexters, Graffitti, Starbucks, day spas....

Our home is located in the heart of Downtown Orlando and built in 1925. It is conveniently located within 5-minute walking distance to Lake Eola! If you like a fun and exciting destination filled with unique restaurants, bars, and friendly people, this is the place for you!! Nearby grocery shopping, eclectic surroundings, and mature landscaping makes Lilian's home a unique spot for you to experience Orlando!!

Property Manager
Sabine Chen
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, mandarin, Cantonese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018

About Sabine Chen

A clean and tidy person.

Birth sign : Virgo

I like to do things once, and do it right.

Sabine Chen purchased this house in 2009

Why Sabine Chen chose Downtown

Built in 1925.

Safety and Cleanliness is our first priority.

Super soft 1800 thread count Bedding.

Modern and chic furniture throughout the house.

What makes this house unique

Historical building/home.

Restaurants and bars, Lake Eola.

Young and vibrant.


Downtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • - *Please no shoes in the house. - *Only accept 8 people stay in the room, any additional guests please ask us before you book.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hot air ballooning
  • swimming


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
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Thornton Park Bungalow, Downtown Orlando, Historic, close to everything
average rating of 4.142857 based on 7 reviews

Great house right near everything!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our trip to Orlando, right near a bunch of shop, restaurants, and bars. Only has 2 floor unit swamp coolers that didn't reach the bedrooms so if you don't turn them on early to cool the house the bedrooms stayed a little warm. That was the only downside but everything else was great!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great downtown bungalow

  • 4 of 5

Great house, close to everything downtown, loved our stay. Only complaint is that there wasn't a coffee pot.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location! Very responsive owner

  • 4 of 5

What matters most; Location, cleanliness, safety, owner response. All Great!!

House issues - Front door is funky, doesn't stay shut unless you lock, frustrating. AC needed service (maybe serviced by now), didn't cool well, I think just needs servicing.

Problems mainly with the Ad - ad said Iron/Iron Board and Coffee Pot; there was none. We packed expecting those, disappointing. Parking - house sleeps 8, parking space 1, not good. Should have been clearer in the ad that almost all parking is on the street. Minor comfort things is all. Would rent again and recommend. Thanks

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Good

  • 4 of 5

Great location, nice home.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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One Week in Orlando

  • 4 of 5

Sabine's place was really nice. It was a good size for our group and we liked that the location was close enough to downtown to be able to walk. You could also walk to many neighborhood coffee shops, restaurants, bars, shops, etc., which was very convenient. The porch was nice to relax on and the beds were very comfortable. The only downside was the small kitchen and lack of appliances. The coffee pot (french press) was broken when we got there and the dishwasher was also broken. This was pretty inconvenient since we were traveling with kids and eating in a lot and didn't really want to spend a bunch of time doing dishes. Also, it seems that the owner put in a property damage claim for a broken teapot, which is confusing because I do not recall seeing a teapot, let alone breaking one. If they are referencing the broken french press, it was already broken when we got there.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ashleigh, Thanks for the review. For the dishwasher, we are really sorry about the inconvenience, cause the repair pending, we have to schedule an appointment with the repair company, and it takes time. It's not the coffee pot, it's the teapot. When our cleaning crew cleaned the house before you checked in, the teapot was not broken. And also after you checked out, we found the whole package of toilet paper was taken in the garage, which guests were not allowed to enter the garage. We respect every guest that stays with us, but we report each incident by what we witnessed after the guest's departure.
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Great location great parking older home

  • 3 of 5

This single-family dwelling, constructed in 1925, is located in the Thornton Park neighborhood, a perfect location. Lake Eola is a short walk away. A Publix grocery store is within walking distance along with many restaurants and bars. The neighborhood is very quiet and peaceful. There is a middle school for the arts about a half a block away.

The home is nicely decorated. The beds are comfortable. Parking is at a premium in this neighborhood. The rental includes parking for two cars.

As might be expected with an older home, some problems occur. When we arrived on January 31, the microwave did not work even though the GFI did work. A handyman came to repair this problem a few days after we moved in. The handyman was unable to get the microwave to work; he told my husband that an electrician would have to check for an electrical issue the handyman was not qualified to repair. Since lights were flickering in one of the two bathrooms, the handyman’s assessment made sense.

The electrician repaired the microwave problem the next day and it worked for about a week of our stay. He did leave his cordless drill on the kitchen counter and we had to contact the owner to let her know where the drill was. The bathroom lights seemed to work better.

When we arrived at our rental on January 31, the toilet paper holder in the rear bathroom was hanging off the wall. My husband, who volunteers for Habitat for Humanity in our hometown, made a trip to the hardware store and purchased the screws to reattach the toilet paper holder. He made a second trip to the same hardware store a few days later to purchase the hardware necessary to fix a doorknob that fell off one of the bedroom doors. He repaired both.

Though it would have been appropriate for us to contact the owner about each of these breakdowns, it seemed less of a hassle to fix them ourselves.

The VRBO listing states that an iron and ironing board were included. We could not locate these items. The listing also states that fitness equipment is included. One bicycle was stored near one of the bedrooms and a yoga mat was on a shelf. It would have been necessary to move the bicycle through a hallway, dining room, and living room to get to the front door.

The front door had to be locked to stay closed.

As mentioned earlier, our toddler grand daughters were with us at this property. The home is not toddler friendly.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Orlando International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Burton's Bar
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
port canaveral
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Fore the Players Golf
Nearest Train
3 Miles
LYNX Central Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Graffiti Junktion Thornton Park
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
cocoa beach
Car: not necessary

walking distance to Lake Eola, Dexters, Graffitti, Starbucks, day spas and an array of other sights and destinations. There maybe noises from the bars and restaurants that are nearby.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Property Damage Insurance $59
Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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