Fantastic location with private pool! Close to Park Ave, Rollins and Full Sail. Cady Way trail is 500 yards away. Use our bikes to cycle to Baldwin Park, Starbucks or the mall! Golf two blocks away, Universal 30 min, Disney 40 min, beach 1 hour.
Guests will enjoy a large bedroom space, beautifully decorated with queen size bed, with small table and chairs and private bathroom., TV and free wifi is included. We don't have cable, but have about 10 tv channels available, as well as a great selection of dvd's. PRIVATE ENTRANCE to the room is through the shower room. Electric kettle in room as well as tea/coffee, biscuits and refrigerator on patio. Towels are provided. The outdoor pool is not heated is probably a little too cool for most in the Winter from late October through mid March, although it's usually great weather to relax and enjoy the perfect winter temperatures on the sun loungers!
Guests will have their own private patio, sitting area in the back of the house facing the pool. It has a comfortable sofa and loveseat, and dining table. We have a magazine rack stacked full publications for you to enjoy. There is also an outside dining table and bar b que in a quiet garden area by the pool, and sun loungers
Interaction with Guests
We will be on property during your stay. We respect your privacy and live in a separate area of the house. We will provide breakfast every morning on the enclosed patio, including cereal, bagels, toast and jelly, cream cheese, fruit, yogurt, orange juice, tea and coffee. There is also a small fridge and toaster in the patio area. It is private, and used just by our guests.
Winter Park is a GREAT place to visit, and is full of history. We live a short drive or bike ride from Park Avenue which has many festivals and events throughout the year, along with great dining choices and shopping. There are many lakes around our area, providing a great backdrop for the perfect sunset. We are two blocks from Winter Pines golf course, which has great rates. We love Cady Way trail which runs through our street, and is 6.5 miles long. It also links to other trails. It is used by bikers and walkers, and winds through Baldwin Park, and ends up at the Fashion Square Mall. Our guests are very welcome to use our bikes. Within a mile there are tennis courts, a movie/dining theater, Starbucks, Wholefoods, bowling alley and large ymca outdoor pool.
Downtown Orlando 15 minutes
Universal/SeaWorld 30 minutes
Wekiva Springs 30 minutes
Disney 40 minutes
Cocoa/New Smyrna/Daytona Beach 1 hour
Miami 3.5 hours
Kennedy Space Center 1 hour
We would probably recommend renting a car during your stay. There is a public bus nearby that will take you to the Fashion Square mall, UCF and downtown Orlando, and will link to other bus routes. Public transportation usually takes a long time, and makes many stops around town.
Winter Park train station is about a five minute drive and has a commuter route that will take you to downtown Orlando and beyond. Downtown Orlando is a 15 minute drive and OIA or Sanford airports 30 minutes.
Other Things to Note
Free parking on property. Please park in the driveway.
We are respectful, and would expect the same from our guests. We have a small rescue dog (Brussels Griffon) who is very friendly, and two cats. Smoking is allowed outside.
Julie was a warm and welcoming host. She made sure our preferred breakfast items were there upon arrival, provided a bike for our use, and made sure we were warm in the unusual Florida weather. The room was large
and had all the basics we needed. Too bad it was too cold to use the pool. We both appreciated the quiet, well kept neighborhood.
Julie was an excellent host and the accommodations were perfect. Having our own private entrance was an unexpected plus. She is conveniently located close to Cady Way bike trail plus other places to ride, only minutes to downtown Winter Park. I would highly recommend this airbnb.
We had a great stay with Julie. She was such a kind host and had a wonderful room ready for us. We loved the fresh fruit, the big room, the pool, the excellent neighborhood, the breakfast, and the conversation. Every morning we spoke with Julie for 30 minutes or so to plan our day. She is a great conversationalist and a perfect day planner. We didn't have time to try out the pool but it looked so nice and refreshing. When we left we felt we made a new friend which is the magic of Airbnb.
We loved staying with Julie!
She was so friendly, warm and helpful: She supplied all that we needed for our day to the beach, including a beach umbrella, chairs and a cooler. For our next day, she supplied a backpack for our visit to the theme parks.
She gave us a wide array of choices for breakfast and had it waiting for us at the time that we needed.
We liked the space. It was nice to have our own entrance and our own screened patio to dine and hang out in.
The downtown of Winter Park is very near and we would have ridden her bikes there if we had more time.
Very nice lady! Very nice space!
My time at Julie's place was absolutely perfect! This was the first time I've stayed in a room vs. renting out an entire home and quite honestly, it felt like my own little apartment. Julie's home is located in a great Winter Park neighbourhood, the entrance is private and the room itself is exactly as in her pictures. It smelled amazing and she had a beautiful fruit basket, mini fridge with fresh orange juice and milk, a coffee maker with lots of tea bags, sugar, coffee filters and little snacks, and the private bathroom was fully stocked with shampoo, conditioner, hand lotion, shower gel, listerine and fresh towels. She was extremely accommodating with check-in and check-out and was even nice enough to prepare a late breakfast one of the mornings. I highly recommend staying in this little haven if you're looking for a nice neighbourhood to call home while visiting Orlando. Although the weather was rainy, there's a great pool and even bikes to go for rides in the area. Thanks for being such a warm and welcoming host
Julie is a very nice person and tries to make you feel at home. Very charming and quiet neighborhood.
Very private space with separate entrance. Julie was very accommodating. Enjoyed my stay and conversations with the host.
I grew up in England where bed and breakfasts are very popular! I have travelled extensively, and love meeting people from all over the world. We recently had a 16 year old German Exchange student stay with us for six months and had a lot of fun showing her around.
I know the Winter Park/Orlando area very well, and worked for many years as a Concierge/tour guide for a large travel firm here. I can give all sorts of advice on great restaurants, best beaches, and tips for the theme parks! There is so much to experience in Florida, from great scenic day trips to some of the best theme parks in the world. I also have plenty of local travel guides and brochures on property. If you have any questions please call or e. mail and I will respond the same day.