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 :)
Without any doubt, Javier is an excellent super host! I feel so lucky to live in his beautiful and clean house. It's also a wise choice to live in his house in Downtown area instead of living in Disney circle as so I can feel deeply the real peace and real natural face ( the lake view) of Orlando. Javier and Muriel are very thoughtful and make everything perfect! Their stuffs for guest are even with Airbnb logo which this makes us feel they are very professional and are dedicated in Airbnb business. I must state here ONE thing very important and makes me feel moved and highly appreciated is that everything they provide you are the best one. Best material for the mattress and bedding! Best furnishings! Best Everything you may use in their house!!!! They treat guests like their good friends or families not strangers or clients only. Thanks so much for so kind Airbnb Super Host! They are a proud of Airbnb! They are really a sample for all of other Airbnb hosts! The location is great and safe that close to lakes and many restaurants and I really really love the Supermarket!!!!!! Pleasant living experience! Good learning experience!
It was a nice stay at Javier and Muriel. They were really helpful with their advices about the parks. The room was beautiful. The house is perfectly located for going to the parks by car. In like 5 minutes, you will reach the highway already. It is a great place if you are going to the parks. One minor detail: we had to share the bathroom with other people.
Thanks for the review Iris. We love the home too and agreed the location is clutch as well! As for the detail, it's listed in the listing description the bathroom is shared with other potential renters. Next time when you're doing an instant booking make sure to read the entire listing in detail. Airbnb is all about transparency so we try to manage expectations with our guests by noting that detail in the listing. Thanks again for staying with us and enjoy the rest of your holiday.
Our experience here was great. The room was clean and the bed was super comfy. Javier and Muriel were really nice and provided great tips for sight seeing and dining. Would defiantly stay again when in Orlando.
This place is great. Real airbnb masters! The room was great and the bed super comfy. I highly recommend it to everyone.
We are road trip from Miami to Orlando. Their house is actually awesome! They're so thoughtful, and put all the tips around the stuff you may use. As they mentioned, the snacks and fruits are shareable I the kitchen. Thanks for that! We actually enjoy our stay!
Javier and Muriel offer resort accommodation. They were very friendly and helpful, Javier gave us great advices and tips about the tourist places we wanted to visit. The guest welcome book is a bonus! Thank You fir having us.
We were lucky to stay at Javiers & Muriels house. They were so friendly and carring. The room was big and we liked the pool in the garden. For going to the beach we could rent their beach-chairs. We can really recommend this place!
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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!