About This Listing
Experience Orlando and see the city as a local. The neighborhood is College Park, it's completely safe and easy to walk to restaurants, grocery store and easy access to I4 to take you anywhere in the city for shopping and theme parks
NOV. 4 - 15, NOV. 25-29 & JAN 13-18: THIS WILL BE AN ENTIRE HOME RENTAL. THE CLEANING FEE IS $75 DURING THIS TIME FRAME.
Want to experience Orlando as a local? Come to our home!
You and your guests will enjoy 2 private bedrooms and a private bathroom. This is perfect for 2 couples traveling together.
Room #1 Enjoy a private bedroom, the room is set with a queen size pillow top mattress, 2 night stands, 1 lamp, ceiling fan, luggage rack and waste basket.
Room #2 is set with a queen size tempur-pedic bed, 2 tempur-pedic pillows and 1000 count thread sheets, 32" LED Samsung TV with Apple TV / FREE NETFLIX, 4 drawers under the bed for storage, a night stand with lamp, ceiling fan, closet space, a luggage rack and a waste basket.
Bed 3 is an air mattress, we can place in the living room with fresh linens perfect for 1 additional guests total 5 guests.
The home was built in '79 but fully remodeled in 2009. Its 2,098 sq ft home with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom an attached garage and private pool. We use the master bedroom and bathroom in the back of the home and it will be locked during your stay. There is a full kitchen available, outdoor grill, and home entertainment system in the living room available for your use. As for safety the home comes with secured monitoring alarm system and you will be given a personal code upon arrival.
Our home is very accommodating and you'll enjoy it just as much as us. Come stay at our home!
The place includes:
- Complimentary WIFI - up to 30 mbps
- Complimentary laundry facilities: washer / dryer / iron
Full kitchen / oven / microwave / refrigerator / dishwasher
Coffee maker / toaster / vitamix for great smoothies /
- Complimentary Direct TV in living room with home entertainment system includes Netflix.
- Fresh linens and toiletries
Help yourself to coffee and tea in the kitchen we have as complimentary.
Interaction with Guests
You can contact us with any questions through the airbnb messaging. We are only a message away.
The home is nestled in College Park. You are walking distance from various restaurants, Starbucks, Publix, parks and lakes. Edgewater Drive is the main street with all the bars/restaurants. On Thursdays we have a farmers market with food truck in front of Infusion Tea, all walking distance from the home. 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 time here in Orlando. The home is located by the following popular areas:
2 minutes from I-4 (main highway through the city)
5 minutes from Florida hospital / Dubsdread Golf Course
6 minutes from downtown Orlando / Amyway Arena / Church st / Lake Eola / Citrus Bowl (Florida Classic)
10 minutes to Altamonte Springs
11 minutes to Rollins College
15 minutes to Millenia Mall
19 minutes to Universal Studios / Halloween Horror Nights / Mardi Gras / Harry Potter
21 minutes to Orlando Convention Center
24 minutes to 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
39 minutes to 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 in the driveway or 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.
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 lives in the home, but will be gone during your stay and traveling with us however her hair dander might be laying around. Are you ok with this?
- did you review the house rules and are you ok with them?
- Have you verified your ID through airbnb with uploading a government ID or with an offline ID? It's required for this reservation.
- the bathroom you see in the pictures is shared between the two bedrooms you will be renting. Not to worry we tidy up before and after each guest checks-in / out 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 bedroom 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 and tempurpedic bed with high sheet thread counts.
5. Expertise on the city to help make your experience memorable- we have over 12 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.
7. Flexible check in and check out, just let us know so we can coordinate with our cleaning crew.
House rules are:
- No smoking inside the home, outside only
- Only registered renters are allowed in the home, no house parties.
- Shoes off when inside the home, to protect wood floors
- Carry luggage into the room, please do not roll the luggage in.
- Turn on house alarm if you are leaving the home
- Leave the front door locked when leaving the home.
- Turn off TV when leaving
- Place dirty dishes in the dish washer and before checking out please run the dishwasher.
- Home has wood floors, please no stomping or dropping heavy items on the floors, examples: drop keys on floor, drop luggage on floor, ladies sorry no high heels. Appreciate you understanding ;)
- Please empty the trash can if it's filled during your stay. The trash can is outside to the left side of the home. The black can is trash and the purple can is the recycle can.
- please note the checking after 4pm and checkout by 10am. If you have any issues with this please let us know so we can coordinate with our cleaners.
- Ask any questions, no question is a silly question!
First off, the house is bigger than it looks in the photos. Tons of space. Most of the home is updated with nice tech features like their NEST system, surround system, various video game consoles. I programmed my entire stay at the conditions I found comfortable. The pool was great, and the beds were super comfortable. I was considering staying at the Ritz or Waldorf Astoria for my brief stay in Orlando, and I'm extremely satisfied with choosing to stay at Javier & Muriel's home. The area by the way is in a great upscale location of Orlando tucked in between Winter Park and Downtown Orlando.
As far as the host, they were great! The response time was within the hour. Javier & Muriel laid out very detailed instructions, a local area workbook for dining and site seeing. J&M are as professional as it gets in my opinion.
To recap, I would stay here again in a heartbeat when we visit the Orlando area.
Our stay was fantastic. The house was as described and lovely. Muriel and Javier were great leading up to our stay and throughout, checking in on us on occasion to make sure we had what we needed. The instructions provided were easy to understand and everything went so smooth, which was great since we were on a tight schedule the day we arrived. The binder of information about the neighborhood was super helpful. We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend this home to others if you're in the Orlando area. It's always a plus when you find a hassle-free place to stay on any vacation.
It's an awesome trip with wonderful accommodation which is full of advanced appliance. Thank you for your home that lets us feel as our own house when we travel from faraway. I hope I have already clean up, and reserve our wild impressive for you. Also, we leave a present for you hope you can feel our hospitality.
We really like J&M's house as well as their personality. The house is at a very convenient location, 5 minutes to I-4 freeway, 10 minutes to downtown Orlando, 30 minutes to Disneyland as well as Universal studio. Also there are several lakes around the house, amazing view.
As for the kitchen, this is the best kitchen I have ever seen before. All the device and equipment are super good and brand new, I like cooking, and really enjoy staying at kitchen and cook for my family.
Talk about J&M, they are so kind. They always reply emails very quick and always answer all my tiresome questions by very detailed information. They prepared a very detailed manual about bars, restaurants, sightseeing, attractive spots at the neighbourhood. They even left a very nice chocolate and champagne to welcome us to share their house, what a wonderful couple!
I will definitely share J&M's house if I go to Orlando again, and highly recommend you to have J&M's house to start your pleasant journey.
All the best to J&M,
Michael, Jenny and Cindy
We hade a very nice time at Javiers and Muriels place. The home was very clean and in great condition! Javier and Muriel were very helpful and gave us lots of tips on things to do in Orlando. They were also very quick to respond to our questions.
The moment we entered the home, my two friends and I were amazed. It is a beautiful and clean space that instantly made us feel welcome. A little note and some chocolates in the kitchen greeted us as well. Very nice touches. We were already amazed by the photos in the listing, but seeing the place in person is just astounding. We took great care in making sure to not disturb the home too much; we took off our shoes at the door and carried our bags instead of wheeling them around. The neighborhood is just as beautiful. One of my friends is a runner and felt safe and definitely loved the scenic area.
There was plenty of space for the three of us. The kitchen is roomy and well equipped. We cooked some pizzas when we weren't out eating. The washer and dryer in the garage are god-sends as well. The living room was a perfect place for us to unwind as well. We watched some TV while also playing some Minecraft on our laptops together, thanks to the wifi.
Our main goal of our vacation was to go to Harry Potter World at Universal. The location is great, about a 15 min drive through route 4.
Javier was always in touch, making sure we had all the information we needed. He even provided a much appreciated tip that we get the ticket for the Hogwarts Express Train that travels between the parks at Universal! I never felt badgered at all. In fact, I felt even more relaxed knowing that our host was readily available.
We loved our stay at Javier and Muriel's home. We absolutely recommend it for anyone who wants a very relaxing home away from home near downtown Orlando and the parks.
Javier and Muriel own a lovely property in a great neighbourhood. The accommodation matched our expectations completely. The decor is fresh, contemporary and extremely well maintained. During our stay everything was kept clean and tidy. The beds are very comfortable - in fact, when I am back in the UK, I will be buying the same pillows. Javier and Muriel are welcoming, friendly and extremely caring. This truly felt like home-from-home. By the way - Mia, the dog, is adorable. Great hosts, fantastic accommodation, superb neighbourhood. Highly recommended.
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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
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