A delightful, clean home, in the heart of Winter Park, is your vacation getaway!
Tom and Nell Hartley
About Tom and Nell Hartley
Live in Sewickley, PA. Retired Architect. Enjoy the sunshine and spending time at the beach when we visit Florida.
Tom and Nell Hartley purchased this House in 2000
Why Tom and Nell Hartley chose Winter Park
Purchased this home when I was working in Orlando and our adult son was caught up in an eight year cancer battle. After his death and my return to Pa., we listed our home on VRBO as a way to help out-of-town people who needed to be in Winter Park. Whether they were dealing with illnesses, joyful college visits and graduations , visiting the local colleges / universities or simply coming home to visit family without needing to all stay under the same roof. We recognize the need for people to have an affordable option once the Lankford and Best Western were torn down. Selfishly, our family enjoys coming to visit Winter Park, where we have fond memories and local friends. Staying in our home when others don't need it keeps our visits to Winter Park affordable.
What makes this House unique
The floor plan, brick-paved patio, beautiful fenced-in backyard,and master bedroom porch are among our favorite aspects of the home. The bedrooms and bathrooms are on either side of the large living area.The unique floor plan provides privacy for couples traveling together and or parents and children. The arrangement and furnishings support entertaining.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
The home is located in a wonderful and very safe neighborhood. It is well equipped- especially the kitchen (there is even an ice cream maker!) and hosts are responsive to communications.
The appliances are a bit outdated (fridge door doesn't lock well) and there was no hand-held showerhead (which made it a bit more challenging to wash our kids).
Other than the above, we enjoyed the home and our stay and had everything we needed to feel comfortable. Highly recommended!
Barbra the host could not have been any sweeter or accommodating. She literally made our stay Faboulous and wayyy beyond our expectations. Home is clean and has everything you could possibly need. Home is large, WiFi is great, cable tv, Netflix, hot tub, ac, and great pressure in the showers. I couldn’t have had a better home for our stay or a better host. Thank you so much Barbra will definitely be making this home our stay anytime I am in Orlando!!
We loved our 2019 New Years Visit & Stay!
We had a great time staying at this Winter Park home. From the very start, the communication was excellent with the owners as well as subsequently with the onsite property manager. The home was really perfect for our family of four. All of the home supplies you would have in your own home were all provided in this home - great coffee maker, cork screw, plenty of bath towels, note paper, etc. We loved the hot-tub and the outdoor fire pit when we chilling out in the evenings. With two college aged boys, a good TV as well as a good selection of cable channels are important and this family room was set up great for that.
Lastly, the Winter Park area is beautiful. This home is situated in a awesome neighborhood that's fun just to drive around in and look at the various home. Close to tons of restaurants and shopping makes the location here just perfect.
Perfect Florida home away from the theme parks!
This home is a wonderful oasis located in an area replete with arts, shopping, culture & cuisine! The house itself is a classic Florida home, exceptionally well stocked for a VRBO, with modern amenities like broadband and on-demand television. It was literally a home away from home for us as we spent time with area family during the 2018 Christmas season. We loved staying in Winter Park and Nell & Barbara were wonderful to interact with!
With all the great food in the area, I only cooked one meal, but cooking for 4 in the kitchen was easy. My osso bucco over spinach/cheese ravioli with a side of deep sautéed butter mushrooms came out exactly as if in our own home. There was even a cast iron pan for proper cooking; a relative rarity in a VRBO due to many people being unfamiliar with how to properly care for it. We took the scenic boat tour on the Winter Park lakes, ate at Hot Dog Heaven for natural casing hot dogs, Beefy King (check out the steam tables they use!), Tibby’s New Orleans, Bosphorous, the Briarpatch, Keke’s & other wonderful dining choices.
Whether you want to look at the amazing homes, shop in world-class boutiques, enjoy nature, wine & dine, admire art and visit the theme park areas, this gem of a home in Winter Park is a great respite from corporate chain hotels. We would certainly stay here again when visiting the greater Orlando region!
This house was perfect! The hosts, Tom and Nell Hartley, were amazing. They went above and beyond to make sure that our experience was great. We will be back!
Perfect fit in Winter Park, Florida
This home is typical of the Winter Park/Orlando area that I grew up in. It is a charming cottage conveniently located to shopping, restaurants, entertainment, and Florida Hospital Winter Park. The one story home with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths was the ideal spot for our family! I would rent it again!
Wholefoods Grocery, Starbucks and Walgreens all within walking distance