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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 Kingsize 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 boatdock, two blocks to downtown with galleries, farmer's market, fine dining, Amtrack station. Attractions closeby..easy access to ariport.

Property Manager
Margie Bridges
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2017

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 Central/Disney/Orlando Area

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
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Bright & Airy Modern Cottage in Heart of Town, Walk everywhere, pet friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
Kalamazoo, MI

Modern amenities, sweet cottage in Winter Park

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed a wonderful long weekend in this adorable Cottage with all the modern conveniences. It's the perfect location; an easy walk to town. Large comfortable bedrooms, two great seating areas to congregate inside and a cozy, screened front porch. The kitchen was well appointed, everything we needed was provided. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Wonderful place in a perfect location. Short walk to the shops and restaurants on Park Avenue!

  • 5 of 5

Starting with a "welcome" visit from property manager Margie, and through the entire visit, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Fully stocked house. Can cook gourmet-style "in" if you choose, or a just take a very short, pleasant, and safe walk to the dozens of places in Winter Park. Unless you are going to Disney or one of the other parks, no car is needed here! (We "Uber-ed" back to the house from the grocery store.) There were just two of us, but the place has two king beds, two full baths, and plenty of space for kids to sleep on couches or on sleeping bags. Fast internet. Clear instructions on how to use everything was extra helpful.

We will be back again for sure!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Perfect! No complaints only Praise!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, beautiful, had needed supplies, latest technology with smart tvs. Short Walking distance to park ave shops and restaurants. Margie quickly responded to any questions. My husband and I stayed and my sister joined us for a couple days. This worked out well with the 2 king size bedrooms. We will definitely stay again when visiting my parents.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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As soon as we saw the photos online we knew this was the place we wanted to stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place to stay in Winter Park, that was not a hotel and that was close to Rollins College because we planned on staying for several days after dropping our son off at school. The pictures do not do this home justice!!! It was immaculate and so homey feeling. It has all of the comforts of home plus all of the quaintness and character that a home like this would be expected to have in the heart of Winter Park and literally just a few minute walk to Rollins College campus. We thoroughly enjoyed the location and all that Winter Park has to offer. We spent several evenings walking the neighborhood, enjoying the beautiful homes as we strolled along the beautiful Lake Virginia. This home is perfectly located to get to everything such as great restaurants and shopping. My son is a student athlete, playing baseball at Rollins, so we plan on making this home, our "home away from home" when we frequent the area to watch his games. The owners were a pleasure to deal with and they made it convenient to check in and out. We will certainly be back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

If i have to go back to Winter Park I will sure stay in this same cottage.

We were Three and perfectly can be use for 4.

Margie was so helpful and caring.

Thank you so much for everything!!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love the Home

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about the home from the location, to the gourmet kitchen stove and over sized beds. The home was very clean inside and out which made the visit even nicer. Marge has the home decorated in a comfy fashion that makes you feel like this is your home. It is not over the top and done in good taste.

If there was a negative and it wasn't by much we were instructed not to turn the air below 75 as it might freeze up and at night it got a little warm in the master bedroom. I'm looking forward to my next stay in this awesome place.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • 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


Rates & Availability

Winter Park Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

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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