About This Listing
After a full day of sightseeing this room is a perfect place to relax and unwind to do it all again the next day. You'll enjoy a comfy and cozy room in a modern updated home that we put a lot of love into over the years. Hope we can host you!
The room is set with a queen size TEMPUR-PEDIC mattress, 2 TEMPUR-PEDIC pillows and 2 regular pillow, 1000 count thread sheets, 4 drawers under the bed for storage, a night stand with lamp, a dresser, 32' Flat Screen Samsung LED TV with Directv, APPLE TV/Netflix for FREE MOVIES/TV SHOWS, a luggage rack, maps/coupon booklet of local attractions and a waste basket. The room size is 121 sq ft (11.24 m2), with closet space and the guest bathroom is shared with our other listing: (website hidden)).
The home was built in '1979 but fully remodeled in 2009. Its a 2,098 sq ft home (194 m2) with 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms, with new central A/C system, attached 2 car garage and private pool. There is a full gourmet kitchen, outdoor grill, and home entertainment system in the living room available for your use. As for safety the home comes with secured monitored alarm system and you will be given your personal code upon arrival.
The home is nestled in "College Park." It's located in an upper end neighborhood of Orlando. It's safe to walk or run around the neighborhood. You'll find million dollar homes in the area as you drive or run around the neighborhood. You are within walking distance from various restaurants, Starbucks, Publix (grocery store), parks and lakes. Edgewater Drive is the main street with all the bars/restaurants in College Park. Checkout the map in the listing below and zoom in to see what's around the neighborhood!
Three things that guests have said they loved about our place:
1 - "super clean and modern home"
2 - "friendly hosts and they have information handy about the area"
3 - "great neighborhood thought Orlando was just about the parks, but there's much more to it! "
Here are 2 things that guests did not like about our place
1 - "not child friendly, felt like my child was going to break things in the home"
2 - "without a car is kinda tricky and takes a while to get to the parks using the public bus"
- Complimentary WIFI throughout the whole house and up to 30 Mbps, really fast !!
- Complimentary laundry facilities: washer / dryer / iron
- Full access to kitchen / oven / microwave / refrigerator / dishwasher / coffee maker & tea / toaster / vitamix for great smoothies
- Complimentary Direct TV in living room with home entertainment system includes Netflix.
- Fresh linens and toiletries
- Complimentary parking in front of the house on our side of the street.
Interaction with Guests
We live in the home, Javier works during the week and sometimes from home but is out most of the time. Muriel and Mia (our dog) are home throughout the week or might be out and about running errands. We are happy to help with any questions while we're home but we also respect your privacy.
The home is nestled in College Park. This is a great neighborhood to see and experience Orlando as a local. You'll be close to downtown but also away from the tourist traps and traffic from the area. You are walking distance from various restaurants, bars/pubs, coffee shops, Publix (our grocery store) parks and lakes. Edgewater Drive is the main street with everything you might need. Checkout the map in the listing below and zoom in to see what's around the neighborhood!
We recommend you rent a car to maximize your limited time here in Orlando. We provide free parking in front of the home on our side of the street. The home is located near the following areas by car:
2 minutes from I-4 (main highway in the city)
5 minutes from Florida hospital / Dubsdread Golf Course
6 minutes from Downtown Orlando / Amyway Arena / Church st / Lake Eola / Citrus Bowl / MEGABUS bus stop
7 minutes to Greyhound bus stop
8 Minutes to Maitland
10 minutes to Altamonte Springs
11 minutes to Winter Park/Park Ave & Rollins College
15 minutes to Millenia Mall & 1st Prime Outlet Mall
19 minutes to Universal Studios/Island of Adventures / Halloween Horror Nights / Mardi Gras / Harry Potter / Transformer
21 minutes to Orlando Convention Center
24 minutes to 2nd Prime Outlet Mall
26 minutes to Orlando International Airport
28 minutes to Seaworld / Aquatica
30 minutes to Epcot
31 minutes to Downtown Disney
34 minutes to Animal Kingdom/Magic Kingdom
45 minutes to Port Canaveral (cruise port) / Coco Beach
1 hr to New Smyrna Beach
1 hr 15 minutes to Kennedy Space Center
1.5 hours to Clearwater Beach
1 hr 45mins to St. Augustine
As you can see we highly recommend a car with your visit to see what the city offers. You can park on the street in front of the house and yes parking is FREE!
If you will not have a car during your stay you can use UBER as your taxi, for first time users we can give you a free credit, simply download the app and enter in promo code "SFJYP"
There is also Lynx which is the Orlando bus system.
Also Super Shuttle is a great and easy way to reach the home if you're flying in without a car.
Or if you're taking the bus into the city check out MEGABUS.
We can provide transportation for a fee upon request and with what our schedule would allow. Inquire for details.
Other Things to Note
If you're interested in booking this room please answer the following questions below and yes for "Instant Bookers" as well. This will speed up the booking process.
- whats the purpose of your visit?
- will you have a car rental during your stay? We have a free parking in the drive way or street parking.
- does anyone have any dog allergies? Mia our dog roams the home but does not enter your bedroom
- did you review the house rules and are you ok with them?
- the bathroom you see in the pictures is a shared bathroom with the other airbnb listing we have. Not to worry we tidy up before and after each guest and have plenty of linens and toiletries to go around. Are you ok with this?
Don't be shy feel free to ask us anything especially if you're new to airbnb ;) This is after all about sharing and feeling comfortable with your hosts!
Our commitment is to provide you:
1. Great Value
2. An impeccably clean room and house
3. A very central location, easy to access everything you want to see in the city.
4. The most comfortable bed. It's a pillow top bed with high sheet thread counts.
5. Expertise on the city to help make your experience memorable- we have over 10 cumulative years in Orlando and very diverse interests. We're here to help!
6. Assistance if you want it and peace and quiet if you don't.
House rules are:
- No smoking inside the home, outside only
- Only registered renters are allowed in the home
- Parking is free, please park directly in front of the home side street (not across the street)
- Carry luggage into room, we can assist if needed, to protect wood floors.
- Turn on house alarm if you are the last one to leave
- Please lock the front door as you leave or when you come back in.
- Place dirty dishes in the dish washer
- Show ID at checkin if you have not verified your airbnb profile.
- Home has wood floors, please no stomping or dropping heavy items on the floors, examples: drop keys on floor, drop luggage on floor. Appreciate you understanding ;)
- If you see any issues during your stay please bring it to our attention right away so we can address it during your stay.
- no question is a silly question please always feel free to ask anything :)
Words are not enough to describe the great experience we had at Javier and Muriel's house. They live in a nice neighborhood, very safe and with many restaurants and services nearby. The whole house is really cute, neat and organized. Our room was very comfortable and we really felt at home. We didin't get to meet Muriel, but Javier is such a great guy! He presented us the place and was very kind to give us directions and suggest places to go. He is very attentive and really nice to chat with. I also loved their dog Mia and the other guests we had the chance to meet. I have already recommended this place for my friends and I will certainly consider staying here again next time I am in Orlando.
No more hotels for me! Javier and Muriel are wonderful hosts and they made me feel right at home. The location was convenient for me, as I came to visit relatives in the neighborhood. The accommodations are first class.
A friend and I only stayed for a night but the house was clean, quiet and the bed was very comfortable! The house was keep a little warmer then id like especially at night but I'm sure I could have turned the air lower if I desired. I would stay here again if going to orlando!
Hi there Harmony! Thanks for the feedback, We missed each other for the most part as you guys were leaving when we were coming in. Yes you could have turned down the AC unit. We have the home equipped with a NEST thermostat so when people are out of the home for a while, it automatically moves to AWAY mode and raises the daily temperature, why cool an empty home, right? However when you're home it automatically drops down to a cooler temperature. Also in your bedroom you have a ceiling fan, not sure if you tried to adjust the speed to a higher level. Also you could have easily sent us a message to cool down the AC we can control it remotely. Next time, never hesitate to ask your host for things to make the experience better. It's all about communication. Keep using airbnb!
Thanks Javier and Muriel. We enjoyed staying a lot! Room was nice and clean and the neighborhood was safe. Definitely recommend this place!
Javier and Muriel are so nice and always here to help and give you great suggestions of things to do in Orlando. They are passionate by people and life and it's always a pleasure to discuss with them. The house had everything we needed and the place was very calm. Our trip was short but perfect and we definitely advise you to stay here if you go to Orlando !
All I have to say is, simply amazing. First time using Airbnb and it was truly an amazing experience. They made me feel like it was my own home, I will most definitely return back to their beautiful home whenever I am back in Florida. Thanks J&M
This host has 157 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews
About the Host, Javier & Muriel
I was born in Lima, Peru but raised in Miami, FL. Grew up in South Florida and in 2006 made the move north and now call Orlando, FL home. Married and now livin the dream. My job is in the travel industry, cruise to be exact. I've been doing it since after college and love what I do.
Muriel is from Colombia and recently moved to Orlando. She has a background in fashion design but is going back to school for ESL. She's a total extrovert of the relationship and loves to entertain. Muriel and I both enjoy to travel and like to experience trips through a locals perspective and meet fun people. We've met several in our travels already. We are simple folks and balance each other out. She's the voice of reason and I'm the dreamer, ha!
Mia our shih-tzu / lhasa apso is the greeter of the home. When guests arrive she must sniff you out for approval. No worries she has yet to not approve any of our guests. Also unlike small dogs, she is not a barker. Instead she's more of a cuddler by your side type of pup. She likes to be taken out 3 times a day and must taste test what you're eating ;) She'll be your new friend while you're here.
We've been to: Italy, France, all around the Caribbean, parts of Canada, Peru, Colombia, Costa Rica, Australia and all around USA. On our bucket list is Tahiti, Spain, Brazil, All over Europe, Japan and the moon!!
We began hosting guests in Oct 2012 it's been a blast! We look forward to hosting guests from different parts of the world. We would share with you tips for shopping, dining and of course the parks. We strive to have your stay with us as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Also while you're here we would show you the "local side" of what Orlando has to offer. You just might be surprised!
We've hosted guests from: Poland, Argentina, US, Belgium, UK, Guyana, Malaysia, Germany, Spain, Costa Rica, Chile, Argentina, China, Delhi, Scotland, Ecuador, Australia, Bolivia, Korea, Japan, Tahiti, Estonia, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, India, Finland, Colombia, Peru, France, Brazil, Canada, Ireland, Israel, Taiwan, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Slovenia and South Africa. Where will our next guests be from?
Life motto for us, we are big believers in karma so in our daily lives we try to put out as much positive energy as possible because, "what goes around, comes around!"
Here are some free credits for taxis, if you've never used the phone app before for Uber or Lyft. Download the app create a new profile and enter these promo codes below for your free credits on your 1st ride.
Uber, $20 promo code: SFJYP
Lyft, $20 promo code: javier424
If you're a newbie to airbnb, welcome!
24 hour convenience store. Walking distance from the home.Edgewater Drive Orlando FL 32804
If youre a vegan and looking something healthy stop in here. Also they have a large selection of herbal teas. Finally Thursdays they have a farmers market with food truck.Edgewater Drive Orlando FL 32804
Everything here is $1, comes in handy from time to time and you can simply walk here!Edgewater Drive Orlando FL 32804
Fun diner with tons of shakers all around. The food is good and its a family owned restaurant. You can walk here from the home.Edgewater Drive Orlando FL 32804
Great neighborhood Italian restaurant. Kevin is a great owner and has an impressive wine list in his restaurant.Edgewater Drive Orlando FL 32804
This is one of several parks in this neighborhood. Great for kids to play or to walk/run around while on your visit.Orlando Florida
Our neighborhood diner with great breakfast option. You can easily walk here from the home.Edgewater Drive Orlando FL 32804
Nothing like your neighborhood Starbucks coffee, its walking distance.Edgewater Drive Orlando FL 32804
Great area to run/walk around and to see the great homes in the neighborhood.Orlando Florida
Quick and easy Chinese restaurant walking distance from the house. We go here monthly.Edgewater Drive Orlando FL 32804
In case you need meds, they have just about everything you might need to fight a cold/bugEdgewater Drive Orlando FL 32804
Good easy Mexican food about 7 blocks from the house to walk too. Tuesday is taco Tuesdays $5 for 2 tacos, chips and soda. A good bargainEdgewater Drive Orlando FL 32804
Seriously a cool and fun coffee place. Has that industrial feel to it. Im a fan!W Smith St Orlando FL 32804
Its our local sports bar and a lot of fun to hang out and walk to from the home.Edgewater Drive Orlando FL 32804
Good Chinese and sushi place near by the home.Edgewater Dr Orlando FL 32804
Awesome restaurant that opened Oct 2014! Its a gastropub with a nice wine list. We highly recommend and you can walk there if you like. Its about 9 blocks.Edgewater Drive Orlando FL 32804
Great pizza and wings!Edgewater Drive Orlando FL 32804
fun spot to people watch, good food and great happy hour. Also after walk around the Ivanhoe village area!North Orange Avenue Orlando FL 32804
A locals favorite, the interior is eclectically decorated the food moderately priced and good! Just watch for parking very limited!North Orange Avenue Orlando FL 32804
For you yoga lovers, great instructors and mins from the house!Edgewater Drive Orlando FL 32804
Broadway musicals come here and also some great concerts. While in town you will want to see whats playing. You might be surprised.West Livingston Street Orlando FL 32801
Main hub for Lynx bus system there is a direct bus to the parks here. Also a stop for MEGABUSNorth Garland Avenue Orlando FL 32801
Sunrail station connects to 3 counties in Orlando. Minutes away from the home!E Rollins St Orlando FL 32804
Another gem of a restuarant tapas style restaurant. Fun happy hour and brunch (sat sun)Virginia Drive Orlando FL 32803
Nearby hospitalOrlando FL
Sunrail station in downtown to move you north or south of the city.North Magnolia Avenue Orlando FL 32801
The heart of Orlando, perfect to talk a walk around, bike around the lake. Also feel free to feed the swans/ducks. On Sundays they have a huge farmers market.North Rosalind Avenue Orlando FL 32801
Huge walmart store about 10 mins from the house in carW Princeton St Orlando Florida 32808
Fun rooftop bar in the Amway center, great ladies night event and always fun to up during a game or event.West Church Street Orlando FL 32805
Home of the Orlando Magic, Orlando Predators, Orlando Solar Bears, variety of concerts / showsWest Church Street Orlando FL 32801
Tapas style restaurant, with a fun happy hour, the sangrias pitchers are awesome and on the weekends they have live flamenco dancers. Recommend reservations on weekend or arrive early for dinner.West Church Street Orlando FL 32801
This is the famous Church St strip filled with bars and restaurants. Has a great night life in Downtown Orlando, its a must see while youre here ..West Church Street Orlando FL 32801
Fun place with 3 different floors of different music. I am always a fan of the roof top bar, great 80s music and ambiance.West Church Street Orlando FL 32801
Home of Capital One Bowl, Florida Classic, Orlando City Soccer, Electric Daisy Carnival, Monster Truck and many more events!West Church Street Orlando FL 32805
Nice area to sightsee the natural gardens here and get some natural pictures.Orlando Florida
This is where Dexter started. Its a fun place with good service and awesome food at reasonable prices.East Washington Street Orlando FL 32801
Probably the best BBQ restaurant in Orlando. Their brisket and ribs are awesome!W Fairbanks Ave Winter Park Florida 32789
If youre a foodie, this is a must! A bit pricey but worth the it, the quality is great. Suggest reservations if coming on a weekend for dinner.Orange Avenue Winter Park FL 32789
Want bargain shopping? you have to hunt here but its a great place for killer buys!E Colonial Dr Orlando FL 32803
Main train station if youre coming in by Amtrak.Sligh Boulevard Orlando FL 32806
ORMC is another hospital south of downtown Orlando. About 12 minutes from the home.Kuhl Avenue Orlando FL 32806
HOLY SMOKES! This place has incredible food, its our top 3 Favs in the city.W Fairbanks Ave Winter Park FL 32789
Just west of Park Ave, great place for a variety of fine dining, designer shopping and gorgeous neighborhood.E Hannibal Square Winter Park FL 32789
Fun wine bar / great beer selection, very different from your normal bar. Highly recommend to check out their happy hour youll enjoy it.North Orlando Avenue Winter Park FL 32789
You can always find something good at Cheesecake one of the 2 chains in Orlando.North Orlando Avenue Winter Park FL 32789
Its every Saturday from 7 am - 1 pm, its a lot of fun and great way to see the locals here in Winter Parks. I highly recommend to check it out and also walk up and down Park Ave!West New England Avenue Winter Park FL 32789
Fun place if youre into wines. They have dozens of wines for your tasting. Just load up your card and order a cheese plate and enjoy!Park Ave S. Winter Park FL 32789
Its Apple, play with everything in the store and buy the latest products!Conroy Road Orlando FL 32839
The best mall in Orlando with the latest trendy stores. You can still find deals, just head to the clearance racks first!Millenia Boulevard Orlando FL 32839
Great place to find high end clothing and accessories at clearance type of prices. We shop here all the time!Eastgate Drive Orlando FL 32839
Closest IMAX movie theater! There are also several shops aroundEast Altamonte Drive Altamonte FL 32701
This is the 2nd site for Outlet shopping. Another area for great deals. Wear comfortable shoes because theres a lot of walking.International Drive Orlando FL 32819
Home of Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and City Walk .. Must see Harry Potter, experience Halloween Horror Nights and check out the concert lineup for Mardi GrasUniversal Boulevard Orlando FL 32819
LOTS to do here, restaurants, bars, shows, mini golf, and etc. Im a fan of groove, Latin Quarter, Coconuts you will have fun here!Universal Boulevard Orlando FL 32819
Want bargain shopping? you have to hunt here but its a great place for killer buys!S Orange Blossom Trail Orlando FL 32809
Fun, awesome Mexican restaurant. Over 100 different tequilas too! Highly recommend!West Sand Lake Road Orlando FL 32819
Healthy and delicious you can never go wrong here. Also nice selection of wine ;)Orlando FL 32819
This place is a lot of fun, loud music, people dancing on tables and great food. Try their pitchers of mojitos it will livin up the night ;) OPA!International Dr Orlando FL 32819
Airport, free wifi tons of car rental options here such as Avis, Budget, Hertz, AlamoJeff Fuqua Boulevard Orlando FL 32827
Our largest convention center in Florida, check out whats going on here while youre visiting might have some fun events for you.International Drive Orlando FL 32819
Probably the best water park in Orlando Fl, enjoy the slides wave pools and the lazy river.Water Play Way Orlando FL 32821
Great state park to nature hike, kayak/canoe, camp or see Mother Nature at her best. There is a fee to enter the park, see here for details (website hidden)E Welch Rd Apopka FL 32712
Great park and probably the best quality valued park if youre looking for a deal.Sea World Drive Orlando FL 32821
Its an outdoor Outlet, great shopping deals. This is 1 of 2 outlets in the city.Vineland Avenue Orlando FL 32821
Its Disney and the happiest place on earth, need I say more?Hotel Plaza Boulevard Lake Buena Vista FL 32830
Lots to see here, several shops, restaurants, movie theater and Cirque de Soleil here. Also free parking here!E Buena Vista Dr Lake Buena Vista FL 32830
Great Cuban food after 10pm turns into a latin club, its a lot of fun!East Buena Vista Drive Lake Buena Vista FL 32830-8422
Sanford airport, its outside of Orlando but can be a better option for flights to get into the city.Red Cleveland Boulevard Sanford FL 32773
This is a fun place to see the historical NASA program. Only 45 mins from the home.State Road 405 Kennedy Space Center Florida 32899
You have Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean, Disney sailing from here! Only 45 minutes from the home.Port Canaveral FL