My three bedroom pool home is centrally located on a quiet street, just minutes from the airport and all the area theme parks and attractions. Across the street from my community is a brand new 24 hour Walmart neighborhood market (Aug 2014).
I have one room available, with private bathroom (has a bath & shower) in my spacious pool home. The room has a full size bed and comfortably sleeps 2 people. The room has a TV with access to Netflix. For your added privacy, the room has a lock and key. Bathroom & Bedroom are next to each other. For your convenience, a hairdryer, iron and ironing board is provided.
All bed linens and towels (including pool towels) are included. I am meticulous about cleanliness!, all bed linens, including comforter are washed after EVERY guest, something many hotels don't do.
Next to your bathroom is the "spare bedroom" which i have converted to a gym. The gym contains a treadmill, an elyptical machine and bench, with weights.
This is a shared home with myself. My room is at the opposite side of the home, to the guest room.
My home is located in the Quail Ridge Community. This Community is a short distance from the Orlando International Airport.
The pool does have a 6. ft. deep end so please be aware of that. Swim at your own risk. The shallow end is 2 ft. The pool, like most private homes with pools, is not heated and therefore from mid-October through April, you may find that the water is too cold. My home is quiet, clean and safe.
Distance from Area Attractions:
- Orlando International Airport - 9 miles (15 mins)
- Orlando Sanford International Airport - 38 miles (45 mins)
- Walt Disney World - 15 miles (25 mins)
- Universal Orlando - 17 miles (23 mins)
- Sea World Orlando - 13 miles (22 mins)
- Kennedy Space Center - 48 miles (58 mins)
Smoking outside permitted on pool deck, no pets .
Please let me know if you have any further questions, i am here to help ensure your visit is a memorable one.
Private bedroom with TV & private bathroom (bath & shower). Guests have full access to kitchen, lounge, dining room, washing machine and dryer & swimming pool
Interaction with Guests
Here for help and advice during your stay, i am extremely approachable & friendly. When home, i tend to spend time in my room and want my guests to enjoy, and have access to my home, as if it were their home.
My neighborhood is very quiet and safe! Great for those who like to walk and jog.
Just 6 miles away (12 minute drive) is "The Loop", 70 stores, 17 Restaurants & 16 screen cinema!
There is a local bus service but this can take forever to get to local parks and attractions. I would therefore recommend that guests have a rental vehicle. Parking is available for your rental vehicle.
Other Things to Note
Help yourself to breakfast, which is included:
Selection of tea's, coffee, hot chocolate, orange/fruit juice, cereals, yogurt, bread, toast, bagels, cream cheese, eggs, sliced ham or turkey, cheese selection & pancakes!
No pets, guests are welcome to smoke outside in the swimming pool area.
My wife and I have stayed at over 50 Airbnb properties and Stephen was the first host to ever contact us ahead of time to see what items we would like for breakfast. He's a very gracious host. The house is in a quiet residential neighborhood away from the crowds which is a relief after a day of touring. I will point out for those very sensitive to cigarette smoke that there was a faint smell of stale cigarette smoke in the house. Since it wasn't fresh smoke it may be from a prior owner that is lingering. But the bedroom appears freshly painted and was fine. The set-up with the bedroom at the end of the hall with its own bath was very private. Overall Stephen is a very professional host who enjoys meeting people and is highly recommended.
Thank you so much for the feedback, which I truly appreciate. I wanted to respond to the comment relating to the smell of smoke as this did concern me as I have never had any comments from the numerous guests I have hosted. I have owned the property for 15 years and do not allow any smoking in the home. The week prior to your arrival, one of the smoke detectors in my home sounded, my first thought was that my Airbnb guests may had burnt toast or been cooking. This was not the case as we all looked around the home and could smell smoke but unable to establish where it was coming from. I turned on the air conditioning and this made the smoke worse so at this point turned the power off to the home and called an AC technician. He found that the emergency heat element in the AC had short circuited causing it to smoke and therefore the smell was extremely strong throughout the home. He replaced the required part and advised that the smell, which was strong, would take time to clear. I had the doors and windows open as much as I could.
This happened approximately 1 hour prior to my guests Anton & his wife from Russia. leaving and I was apologetic for what had happened. They left a wonderful review and in their private feedback to me left the below comment.
What Anton loved about your listing:
Thank you so much for the rest -) And do not worry about the smoke in the morning, we were from Russia -) this does not surprise us -)
I am sorry for the smoke smell Michael, I did not think to mention anything to you on arrival as this had happened the week before and can be the only explanation for the smell as at that point I did not smell it anymore but of course may have got used to it.
All the best
Stephen was very welcoming and showed us around his lovely home. We loved the big bathroom and the distance to the different amusement parks. If we're coming back to Orlando we will definitely stay at Stephens place again!
We were greeted by Steven and instantly felt welcome. The property was very clean and on a quite street. We were in town to watch spring training and the location was perfect. After a day in the sun the pool was a welcome retreat to cool off.
Steven was very quick and professional with responses to any inquiries we had and also provided and emergency contact if he could not be reached.
Many thanks for Stephen for a super holiday! -) Its large and stylish house we liked. The house is very, very clean, Stephen loves cleanliness and order, as we -) Thank you for a large bathroom with a huge mirror -), the bathroom had all the necessary hygiene items. The kitchen is very large and there you can find all that you need, in the fridge was a lot of food for breakfast, everything was very tasty, thanks -) We also enjoyed the sun by the pool -) Near the house there is parking space for cars. The area is very rich and calm, a lot of lakes, ideal for jogging. By the way the house has a gym, which can be used. Stephen, you are very cool and positive person, and now I understand what superhost -) Sorry for my English -)
Our stay was absolutely excellent. Stephen made sure everything was clean, well managed, and easy for us as during our stay. When we walked in Stephen welcomed us warmly and made sure we had all of the information we needed in order for our stay to be as enjoyable and easy going as possible.
Everything was very clean and the house was beautiful. Breakfast was provided and he made sure that we would have access to the breakfast we wanted before we even arrived at the residence. We had plenty of privacy as well throughout our entire stay.
We were staying in Florida and while we didn't really know the area, Stephen was sure to point us in the right direction for everything we were looking for.
Netflix was provided instead of cable, which for us was even better. There is also a gorgeous pool out back.
All in all, I would definitely stay with Stephen again if I ever find myself in Orlando again in the future.
Great experience from start to finish. House is easy to get to from the airport. Stephen stayed up beyond 1am to welcome us after a flight delay. The house is very nice and very very clean, Stephen showed us around and there's a great welcome pack that answers all necessary questions. Bedroom is a decent size for 2 and you have a private full bathroom just next store. There's loads of food provided for breakfast and a late night snack. Wifi is fast. Perfect stay, highly recommended.
The experience at Stephen's residence came exactly as advertised. He's very welcoming and waited for us at the residence to personally check us in on a Saturday after a flight delay. Whether you desire oatmeal, cereal, fruit, or a hearty eggs / bacon / sausage breakfast, he fully stocks the kitchen for your personal enjoyment. Location is great, particularly if you have business in Kissimmee, and you're in close driving distance to a large grocery / retail chain. He even has a pool in the backyard if you want to go swimming!
I am originally from the UK and have lived in the United States since 1997. I have worked in travel since 1989 and am extremely knowledgeable about the area.
I have worked and traveled all over the world and travel is my passion. I know only too well that not everyone wants to stay in a hotel, staying in a home allows you to feel at home, while you're away from home!
I enjoy hosting guests and friends!!