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Bright & Airy Modern Cottage in Heart of Town, Walk everywhere, pet friendly

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,950 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Walk to everything,room for guests,lake access,pet freindly,'homey' & charming!

This totally updated charming bungalow has it all! This cottage is pet friendly and SMOKE FREE. Outdoor patio, private screened porch, huge master suite with king bed and flatscreen, 2nd bedroom has King size bed also, perfect spacious bedroom for your guests, storage galore, huge family room with dining area, fully appointed kitchen, separate office, covered parking, 1 block to the lake with boat dock, two blocks to downtown with galleries, farmer's market, fine dining, Amtrack station. Attractions nearby...easy access to airport. You will not find this rental on any other website, it is only available through VRBO.

Property Manager
Margie Bridges
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2018

About Margie Bridges

Garrett and Laura moved to Winter Park shortly after they were married and both found employment in the Central Florida area. They were immediately taken with the charm of Winter Park, especially the historic College Quarters area surrounding Rollins College, as it is nestled among tall oak trees with views of Lake Virginia. They found their dream home, a 1925 bungalow, and over time welcomed 4 children into their family. As their family grew, so did their need for a larger home. Unwilling to say goodbye to their first home and their wonderful neighbors, Garrett and Laura decided to enter the world of vacation rentals until they can one day return to the house they love so much. Their hope is that you too will find this bungalow and this neighborhood to be a special place to stay!

Margie Bridges purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Margie Bridges chose Winter Park

Only two blocks from Park Avenue, this historic bungalow home is perfectly situated for all of your vacation needs! Stroll the Avenue and its unique boutiques, dine al fresco at one of the many delicious restaurants, relax in Central Park, take a ride on the Scenic Boat Tour, shop the Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings, or enjoy a night of entertainment at the local Cineplex or playhouse. Visitors to Rollins College will enjoy the convenient one block walk to campus. This home is also conveniently located to Downtown Orlando, the brand new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Amway Center, and Citrus Bowl. If theme parks are your thing, you can be to Sea World, Universal, and Disney within 30 - 45 minutes. Beach lovers will appreciate the proximity to New Smyrna and Cocoa Beaches.

What makes this cottage unique

This charming home has been renovated with all the modern conveniences but still maintains its historic charm. It is located on a quaint street that runs into beautiful Lake Virginia, part of the Winter Park Chain of Lakes. Walk down to the lake to take in a glorious sunrise! The surrounding neighborhood is perfect for long walks and runs. At dusk, let the screened in front porch call your name to enjoy a glass of wine or head out to the side patio and fire up the grill for dinner. On cold nights, light a fire in the fire pit and enjoy the stars above as you snuggle up with your special someone.


Winter Park Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1950 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Resort
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , master bath is spacious and en suite. Tile, large shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • This hall bath accomodates guests. It has charm and authenticity of the bungalow period, yet it is updated. It has a tub and shower combination.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Master bedroom is spacious and airy and bright. All of the finest ammenities are there, the flatscreen tv, multiple closets, bookcase, storage for luggage. The bahama shutters provide privacy. The hardwood floors are beautiful, the charming furnishings welcome you.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(24 traveler reviews)

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Bright & Airy Modern Cottage in Heart of Town, Walk everywhere, pet friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Beautiful Winter Park house

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed staying here. Very spacious, beautiful rooms. Extremely clean.

Kitchen is perfect. Loved having coffee from the beautiful white cups.

Great location. Close drive to Wekiva Springs, Universal Studios. Nice neighborhood.

Margie (owner) was welcoming. Never had to call her though - everything worked perfectly well.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, beautifully appointed!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely home! Lovely, bright, and cheerful. Management was attentive and helpful! We felt like we were being spoiled.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location...Will return!

  • 5 of 5

This "cottage" has more storage than most homes! It's laid out nicely and both bedrooms have a king bed. Margie has provided everything you could want: foil, every type of kitchen gadget, more towels than you could ever use, etc. You can walk just about anywhere from this house (The Ravenous Pig is so close)! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely bungalow

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our stay in Winter Park. It was centrally located for our family wedding plans. The house itself was clean, comfortable and well appointed. Margie was very nice and helpful. We would definitely recommend this place and would stay again, if the need arose.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rehoboth beach, Delaware

This home is wonderful and very comfortable. The beds and linens are devine! Highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this lovely home for our sons graduation from Full Sail University. We really enjoyed our stay and wanted a home close to downtown winter park. We brought our bikes and road downtown to restaurants and around the lake in the evening. This home is very comfortable, equipped and in a quiet area! We hope to be back someday! Enjoy!!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming and restorative!

  • 5 of 5

We traveled to Florida to find a few days of respite and renewal following my battle with breast cancer, and that is precisely what we found in this charming and well-appointed bungalow! From the moment we arrived, greeted by Margie's warmth and kindness, to the moment we left we felt truly at home. Winter Park is a remarkable destination if you appreciate experiencing the "real" life of Florida. You can amble along and feel like a local for a few days, but we were happy to relax at the house (coffee on the screen porch was a ritual) and just unwind. We will absolutely be back, and with lots of friends who enjoy a more "grown up" approach to Florida vacations, we will recommend this home (in fact, we already have!!) Thanks for helping us make a special time all the more special!!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13.5 Miles
Orlando International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Cask and Larder, 310 Park Ave
Nearest Golf
1.2 Miles
Winter Park Country Club
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Amtrack and Sunrail
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
American, Sushi, Mexican, Italian, French, Turkish
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
New Smyrna Beach
Car: not necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

A small dog is permissable if the guest has notified the property manager at the time of the reservation. Only one small dog is allowed. All guests are to pick up after their dog on the property, as well as when the dog is being walked in the neighborhood. City code requires that the dog be on a leash.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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