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A beautiful pool side apartment in a wonderful old Winter Park neighborhood.

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

1 BR, 1 Bath pool side apartment that is close to the very best of Winter Park

Flowering purple plumbago and massive oaks great our guests as the pull up to a classic 40's Winter Park home with a walled tropical pool enclave with lanai, outdoor kitchen, beautiful oaks and plenty of deck for sunning. Because Sunflower Cottage is centrally located to both downtown Orlando and the heart of Winter Park, the best of the area’s cultural life is just minutes away - to include the theater and antique districts. It is one block from Mead Gardens and within walking or biking distance of Park Avenue, Hannibal Square, Rollins College, the Winter Park Tennis Club, the Morse Museum, the Orlando Museum of Art, the Planetarium, and the famous scenic boat tour. Walking and/or biking is easy to Park Avenue (with its numerous bars and restaurants from concrete floored southern victuals to 5 star restaurants. Don't leave without experiencing 4 Rivers Bar-B-Que - you won't be sorry. It's a short ten minute drive to the downtown district with the new Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center, the Bob Carr Auditorium, and the Amway Center, home of the Orlando Magic.

Winter Park, one of Florida's finest cities, is legendary for its stately trees, abundant parks, brick-lined streets, spectacular homes, world-class museums, vibrant lakes, and fine shops and dining along Park Avenue and in Hannibal Square. The Saturday Farmers Market is famous for its fruits, vegetables, and other delectable farm fresh foods. Also renowned is the golf course at the Winter Park Country Club, which winds its way through the downtown Winter Park area and provides a challenge to even the most experienced golfer. Their are a multitude of golf courses in central Florida with something for every level of golfer. Winter Park is also host to an annual Bach festival, as well as art and car shows - all right on Park Avenue.

The attractions, such as SeaWorld , Disney, Universal, and Wet ’n Wild are less than 30 minutes away. Several beaches, to include Cocoa Beach, New Smyrna and Daytona, are less than an hour away.

Come and experience the best Central Florida has to offer.

This unit was completely renovated in 2013 and includes a spacious bedroom with a king bed, private bath, a generous living room and a brand new kitchen and appliances with an eat in area. Large windows bring in the outdoors and the sliding glass doors look directly from the living room to the pool and lanai. Complimentary laundry facilities are included.

More Details

Jeff Gibson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Jeff Gibson

I lived on Orlando until I was 6. Then the booming space program called my family to Brevard County. I lived on the Space Coast for 45 years until something (OK, a woman) lured me back to Orange County. I lived downtown in a beautiful old 1925 home until recently making the move to Winter Park to own and manage this property.

Jeff Gibson purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Jeff Gibson chose Northeast Orlando

I fell in love with the pool area as soon as I saw it and I think you will too. I love travelling the Caribbean and the vivid blue walls surrounding the pool immediately brought me back to the Abacos or British Virgin islands. I loved the location, the large lot with oaks and flowering plumbago and the comfortable feel that made this house a home. We completely renovated the unit including a completely new kitchen and then decorated with a clean, comfortable look that retains the feel of Winter Park.

What makes this apartment unique

The most unique aspect of this house is that it feels like a home the minute you walk in the front door. The décor is sophisticated but never stuffy. After just a few minutes you will feel like you have been there from every.

It quickly becomes YOUR Winter Park home!


Northeast Orlando Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • Beautiful mid-century tile work combined with a new solid wood vanity with granite countertops
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Double Bed Air Mattress & Pack 'n Play are available
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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A beautiful pool side apartment in a wonderful old Winter Park neighborhood.
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
Mission Hills, Kansas

Excellent accommodation in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This lovely cottage has a comfortable living room and bedroom, nice bathroom, and well-appointed kitchen. I've stayed at many vacation rentals, and often the supplies are a bit lacking. Who wants to buy plastic wrap or coffee filters for a four-day stay? Not so at the Sunflower Cottage. Everything I needed for cooking meals was at hand. The cottage is very quiet and private, but so close to restaurants, shopping, and parks. I really like this part of Orlando. And Jeff was the perfect host, making sure I was comfortable. This is where I will stay again!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a great time staying at the Sunflower Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

The outside pool area was a bonus and we made use of the grill often. The place was clean & cozy. Jeff was a super host & we would recommend this place to others...

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Cindy! It was great hosting you and Jeff.
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our stay at Sunflower Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We spent the last few days of our vacation at Sunflower Cottage and we both had a very relaxing time. The cottage is very comfortable with all the amenaties available, including Wifi, TV and laundry facilities. Jeff (the owner) was very helpful and a great host. I would recommend the cottage to anyone who wants a quiet and relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Peter, It was great having you and Bertie stay with me. You are fascinating people and I loved your stories about Cypress. You were wonderful guests and I hope you will return again soon! Best Personal Regards, Jeff
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Perfect holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Sunflower Cottage. Everything was spotless and lovely. We were close to all WInter Park activites plus Orlando. Jeff was very nice and made sure we were comfortable. We will be back. Thank you. Bill and Chris Trotz

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Chris and Bill! It was great getting to know you guys. I'm am so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Hurry Back! Jeff
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Loved my stay in Orlando!

  • 5 of 5

I travel 52 weeks a year and am extremely picky about my accommodations. This is a wonderful apartment off the main house (separate entrance through the garage). Easy, Clean, well appointed. The bed is extremely comfortable. Very nice neighborhood. Jeff was a terrific host. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, David! It was great having you. You may have well set the standard for the perfect guest! The seats for Wicked! were awesome and I look forward to seeing you next time you have a production in Orlando.
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Nice place to stay

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable and nice place to stay. We would probably go back again. Enjoyed being able to use the pool with our grandchildren without other people around.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Marylou. It was nice to have you stay with us.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Orlando International
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Park Avenue has a multitude of bars & restaurants
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Too Many to List - it's central Florida!
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Winter Park Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 4
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Hillstone, Carmel, Cask and Larder, Luna, Armandos
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
New Smyrna or Cocoa Beaches
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $250

Prices are subject to change until reservation is accepted.

Longer reservations may require a larger deposit to be paid sooner

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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