|Space||1,100 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Beautifully restored bungalow, walk to dining, shopping, outdoor cafes, & Starbucks and Sunday Farmer's Market, Lake Eola Park. And less than a mile to the courthouse, Publix, FreshMarket, and downtown Orlando. Walk or Bike everywhere!
This beautifully restored bungalow has large kitchen, great front porch, romantic dining room and bedrooms. Wood floors throughout, fresh 1000TC white linens.
The property shares and enclosed back courtyard with the rear studio (vrbo 3506144)and the guest house (vrbo 490078). Both of which are available to rent unless owner occupied.
Keywords: bungalow, house, walk to dining & shopping, historical district, tree lined streets.
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 enjoy walking communities.
Margaret purchased this bungalow in 2004
Orlando is a great city. I grew up here. Whenever I leave Orlando, I am reminded of the great weather, interesting people, and ease of living here. You can walk/bike/ uber everywhere and there is always something interesting going on.
Great local neighborhood vibe! Walk to dining, shopping, boutiques, Sunday farmer's market, and events around Lake Eola. With close proximity (5-minute Uber or rickshaw/ 10-minute walk) to Downtown Orlando, Performing Arts Center, Amway Arena, and movie theaters. 30-45 minutes to the Beach, Disney Area & Theme Parks & Convention Center.
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Margaret was a wonderful host, her home is beautiful just like the pictures. The location was PERFECT for us. The beds and pillows were amazing. We will definitely stay here again.
Paul and Renee
The location is perfect! We walked to restaurants and to stores in the area. Also a short walk to Lake Eola and the Farmers Market. A lot of people were out walking their dogs and the atmosphere is just so charming. Our dogs made friends with the dogs next door and they all played in their back yard. It was so much fun! Staying in such a cool old house was a bonus! We will definitely be back!
I went back and forth trying to decide whether to give this place 3 or 4 stars and ultimately decided on 3 stars because my entire party felt as though there should have been more communication from the property owner regarding our stay.
First the positives - the house is gorgeous and in an amazing location! The house was stocked with everything we needed except an iron but once requested, Margaret brought one over. The furnishings and décor are thoughtful and beautiful. The location is unbeatable. And that bathroom...amazing...with a towel warmer (very nice touch).
The negatives - we read that we would share a courtyard with a studio and guest house. It was not communicated that the studio was connected to the house via a door. Though the door was locked, we all felt that renters should know that it's not as private as one might assume. It's also not as quiet as one would assume. I didn't think this was a big deal but others in my party were concerned about it and urged me to include it so other renters would know. Additionally, I wasn't home for this but others in my party complained to me about the noise from the connected back studio on our second day.
This was the BIG issue for me...there was construction going on at 7:00AM on the guest house and it was loud! I'm an early riser but we had all attended a wedding the night before and we would have appreciated knowing that there was going to be loud construction and construction workers yelling right outside our bedroom window that early. I am a property owner too and when I have scheduled workers coming, I don't rent my property during that time. This was not a small job either, they were gutting the entire guest house (I took pictures from bed and sent them to Margaret that morning). She received my texts and asked them to be quiet (I know because I heard the entire conversation) but they weren't quiet...nor could they have been because they were trying to work. We ended up packing and leaving early (at 8:00am) because it was loud and not comfortable.
All in all, it's a gorgeous house in a great location and I believe it was the circumstances that made our stay less than comfortable. I do think if there wouldn't have been the construction, the other small negative would have been easy for us (or at least for me) to overlook.
Our family had a get-together here before Christmas. We arrived late to an unlit house on a dimly lit (romantic) street. It was so dark that even the cab driver had a hard time to find the bungalow. Still, the house looked attractive. We opened the door to a musty smell, and later discovered that the sheets were soaking wet. The owner apologized the next day when I was able to e-mail her from a nearby restaurant (we couldn’t access the home Web site as we had not brought a printout of basic info, like password, from the HomeAway Web site). The house was attractive and in a great location, but it was in need of better humidity control (not the best choice for anyone with allergies), plus a few repairs. There was some activity in a locked room at the back of the bungalow - not a problem, but the first night we thought someone had broken into the house, better for renters to be informed in advance. Despite these glitches, we had a lovely time in Orlando, and would return, though not to this house.
So much downtown charm in this cute bungalow. The location is perfect to walk to restaurants and coffee or taking a nice stroll around Lake Eola or downtown plus an easy commute to main roads and highways. Nice, friendly neighborhood and very quiet at night. Margaret was great and very helpful if I needed anything. Will definitely consider another stay on my next visit.
We loved this place when we were in town to attend a wedding. Beautifully appointed in a quaint historical neighborhood, yet walking distance to restaurants, park, Lake Eola, and downtown Orlando. With family in Orlando, this place is my first choice to stay when we come to visit.
2 blocks from restaurants, shopping, Starbucks, Lake Eola, outdoor cafes.
1 mile to Downtown Orlando, Performing Arts Center
1.8 miles to Amway Arena
Near I-4/ and the 408 expressway. Easy driving to all the attractions, but I recommend staying in Thornton Park.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$400|
Pet fee depends on breed and age of pet
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.