(website hidden) Likes:
FringeNYC - The New York International Fringe Festival, Red Chair Project, Blue Starr, Yow Dance, Orlando Magic, Petite Musician, Enzian Theater
The location was very nice, and the accommodations where all that could be asked for. Overall our stay in the little Cottage on the lake was a positive one and I would definitely do it again. Do not be put off by the area or the state of things outside the cottage, the inside is nice and the outside will get better as Sam improves upon it.
Sam was very easy to communicate with and the cottage was sweet. He made sure that I was okay with his current building project going on outside the place before I showed up and was helpful while I was there.
We had a really good time staying with Sam. He was very friendly and helpful. The cottage was nice and clean and had everything we needed. We also really enjoyed using the volleyball field in his backyard!
Sam's place is really nice and cosy! It's a pretty short drive to the Universal studios (15min) and convenient as well. Walmart's round the corner from his place and plenty of food around too! Sam also stayed with me on the phone as I was reaching his place to make sure that I could find my way to his place. Would definitely stay at Sam's place again!
We really enjoyed our time in Orlando . . . Sam is a wonderful host & was so helpful in responding to all our questions and needs and was a pleasure to work with. His property is a quaint little spot of tranquility and, although a work in progress, it was more than adequate for our group of 6. Sam worked with us to book both the efficiency and the cottage so we could spread out, and this gave the added benefit of 2 bathrooms. If you enjoy a laid back setting, we'd highly recommend Sam's place.
we were a family of six staying for a week. the place is comfortable and well laid out. It is well provisioned and has lots of storage place. it has a rustic charrm. the location is wonderful , right next to a lake and there is a volleyball court. Geographically located really well. 20 minute drive from the airport, from universal studios and disney land and Winter park in the other direction. Shopping facilities are also very close, ( walmarts within 10 minute walk). Sam, the host, was extremely helpful and friendly. Very willing to answer the many questions we had and very importantly was happy to lend us his canoe which really made my daughter (7) and my day. if the weather is bad the DVD collection is excellent and eclectic. and my sister enjoyed running in the area.
Overall, I have a very happy and comfortable stay at Sam's place.
The studio has a password lock, which is safe. It is not very spacious inside, but it is definitely enough for two or three people. It is very quiet at night. There is walmart 4-5 minutes driving away.
The only weakness of this studio is it is too dark outside.
Sam greeted us, and he is very helpful.
Sam's place was just right for my stay. Every day, I sat next to the lake just 20 yards from the cottage. The hammock was a nice touch, too. For being just 6 miles from downtown Orlando, it felt very much like a nature vacation. Basic, clean, comfortable. Perfect for my needs. Sam was a responsive host, kind, gracious and ready to help. Would go back, without a doubt.
We had a comfortable stay in the lakeside cottage after our initial disappointment. It sounded sounded more romantic then reality. But the cottage is comfortable, Sam is friendly and willing to help out. It was clean and we enjoyed watching movies after tiring trip from Miami. Its close anought to all the Parcs and we had a very nice time in Orlando.
Sam's place was located very well for my trip in that it was centered between downtown, the airport, and a conference I was attending. His place is on a larger property with other units and is set back a little from the lake.
He also was gracious enough to have the AC going 24/7, which made the place nice and cool when I checked in. The shower hot water was very hot, and the pressure was OK.
The sleeping loft is up and inclined ladder and was a nice temperature even though it was higher off the ground, and I did not make use of the kitchen while I was there, I mostly just slept. I think the place is maybe big enough for 2 people comfortably, though I think it sleeps 4.
Sam is very nice and affable, he even took delivery of my lost luggage and put it in the efficiency when the airline dropped it off when I was at my conference. Overall a good experience.
Meredith was visiting with a group from FL to participate in the Rock & Roll Marathon! She was a great guest...independent & interesting to talk with...I'd welcome her back any time
Meredith and Sam are wonderful guests. Very friendly, easy-going, likeable, and fun to chat with. Great people--highly recommended.
We thoroughly enjoyed hosting Meredith and Sam. They have great humour and we enjoyed their company.
Meridith and Sam were super cool and friendly folks! They were busy hitting up all the Fringe Festival events - but the time we spent together was really nice! I also thought it was great that Meredith always called me Mattie :-)
Hope to see you both again next time you are in NYC!!
Meredith and Sam are wonderful, fun, and resourceful people. If you're coming to Orlando, then it would be a shame not to see it through their eyes. Whether you're here for business or leisure they've got enough connections to recommend the perfect setting, bar, restaurant, club, theater, event, performance, or theme park. They are genuine and easily portray a sense of comfort and ease. They are open minded eccentrics, and seem to be friends with all that inhabit the city beautiful: Orlando, FL.
Meredith and Sam are excellent, reliable individuals. They stay clear of people's personal lives, gossip and drama and have a clear respect for all walks of life making them hospitable, trustworthy and life long friends.