Our Cottage has an Efficiency unit at the back with it's own entrance, bath, and fully functional kitchenette. There is a sleeping loft above with a full size bed and a full futon below. It's a small space, but has everything that you need with two closets, lots of shelves, and a fully equipped kitchen.
Please see our other Orlando listing: "Lakeside Cottage-close to all!" for complete information and pictures of the property including the Efficiency.
PLEASE CONTACT US PRIOR TO ATTEMPTING A BOOKING. Rates and availability may vary. If booking for a US holiday, or anytime in the December-January period, the rates may be substantially higher. We may need specific information from you in order to coordinate reservations. It is best to let us send you an offer with the correct pricing and details to suit your circumstances. Plus, we'd generally like to learn something about you and hear that you have actually read what is written here!
We want to hear something about you and your group to make sure that you will be happy here BEFORE there is a reservation. If you write us and describe your group and plans, we can get back to you promptly. Both host and guest must approve any proposed reservation. We need to hear from you in order to feel comfortable having you as guests. Describe your interest and situation and let us make the offer, please!
The sleeping loft is accessed via a custom ladder. Wireless Internet and video/DVD playback are provided. The Efficiency has a direct view of the volleyball courts and lakefront through the French doors and the window above the breakfast table.
Early Florida lake homes were often oriented facing the water instead of the street. The lake side is where the fun is and the street side is just how you get there! Our property is an extreme example of this philosophy. We are secluded from the street by tree cover and fencing. When you drive into the property you are in a large parking area that is almost entirely hidden from the street. This serves as a buffer for the recreation areas that are beyond the main structures.
On the lake side we have two full-size beach volleyball courts, a covered pavilion area, a double-decker boat house, and a bonfire pit and hammock area down by the water. We are currently working on an outside kitchen set-up so that we can host our volleyball picnics without need to walk up to the house.
Thank you for looking! Again, please contact prior to booking. Specific rates may apply or we may need specific information in order to coordinate reservations.
Thank you for considering staying with us!
-Sam & Meredith
Sam's place was just right for my stay. Every day, I sat next to the lake just 20 yards from the cottage. The hammock was a nice touch, too. For being just 6 miles from downtown Orlando, it felt very much like a nature vacation. Basic, clean, comfortable. Perfect for my needs. Sam was a responsive host, kind, gracious and ready to help. Would go back, without a doubt.
Sam's place was located very well for my trip in that it was centered between downtown, the airport, and a conference I was attending. His place is on a larger property with other units and is set back a little from the lake.
He also was gracious enough to have the AC going 24/7, which made the place nice and cool when I checked in. The shower hot water was very hot, and the pressure was OK.
The sleeping loft is up and inclined ladder and was a nice temperature even though it was higher off the ground, and I did not make use of the kitchen while I was there, I mostly just slept. I think the place is maybe big enough for 2 people comfortably, though I think it sleeps 4.
Sam is very nice and affable, he even took delivery of my lost luggage and put it in the efficiency when the airline dropped it off when I was at my conference. Overall a good experience.
Sam was a very attentive host and checked in with me regularly to make sure that everything was ok. The pictures are accurate and I think do the place justice. It is cute and on the smaller side. Perhaps a bit smaller than the pictures suggest, but it is an efficiency, after all. Many diy projects and repairs evident, which for me added to the charm. Very old Florida. Clean. Low key. Relaxing. Convenient. I had a very good experience and would not hesitate to return.
We were visiting Orlando for a weekend getaway and planned to spend most of our time being tourists. The efficiency was a great home-base for us--the kitchenette was convenient to put together breakfast in the morning and the place was comfortable to relax and rest up at night. It's in a great location that's convenient to the big attractions, but secluded enough to be quiet at night.
As a host Sam was very friendly, made a point to check that things were OK a couple times.
A nice little Appartement clean and quiet. Sam was really friendly and helpful. Had some good days there and enjoyed the stay.
Sam's place was absolutely perfect for us. Simple, cozy, and comfortable. A good place to remember to slow down in life, and Sam makes sure to help accommodate you in the warmest way, really caring fellow. Lots of interesting stuff to look at on property, just about anything that has an engine bay at least and I very much enjoyed looking through that. The lake in the back is absolutely beautiful. Looking forward to stopping by again :-).
Also, the loft is the place to be! Make sure to call dibs on that BEFORE sleeping arrangements are made in your group, it's all sorts of comfortable.
The lakeside efficiency was just what my partner and I needed for a long weekend in Orlando visiting family. While it is tucked away from the high tourist traffic areas, several sides of town (incl. the parks) are easily accessible by car because of its proximity to the major highways. Sam was a laid back yet attentive host; he greeted us upon arrival, showed us the quirks of the place, and was responsive to impromptu requests and queries. The dock overlooking the lake is a great place for enjoying meals, books, and conversation. Definitely recommend!
Sam was very helpful as well as EXTREMELY easy to get in touch with. He greeted us upon arrival and showed us to the space that was exactly like the description. Very cozy, but just what we needed since we were not spending much time hanging out at the cottage.
My stay at Sam's lake house was great! My friend and I were exhausted after hours of driving and decided to spend the night in Orlando. Not only did Sam respond quickly he accommodated our reservation with only a few hours notice. The place itself is quaint but cozy and the bed is comfortable. It's situated on a beautiful lake, my only regret is being too tired to wake up to see the sunrise.
Sam is a really nice guy, helpful, friendly and courteous. However the studio apartment is completely below par, plus overaul the property itself is a complete scrap heap with old wrecks and debris everywhere. Sorry sam but you need to get the place cleaned up big time and refurbish the apartment.