We rented this place for my wife's 60th birthday (late December 2014) and it was one of the most amazing weekends of our lives. We wanted to celebrate this event in a very unique way and we were not disappointed. The reviews seemed almost too good to be true, yet they didn't come close to our incredible experience - or the fun had by the 36 people in our group. This place is simply AMAZING - and the owner is too!
Before arrival, our 11-year-old granddaughter said, "What if this is all a joke & we only find a small house with a tiny pool and yard?" Upon arrival, she turned and said "It Is even better than the pictures!" The next day, her 8-year-old brother (been to Disney several times) told us "This is the best day of my life!"
Prior to our visit, we exchanged many emails with the owner - Andrew. We always found him to be FUN, available (answering most emails within 10 minutes) and accommodating. We were welcomed at the house by Andrew's caretaker Felicia who gave us a complete tour of the property. Both she and Andrew said they were available any time of day or night - no question too small, stupid or unnecessary. We contacted them a few times during our stay and they responded immediately and were VERY helpful.
This place is incredible. It held all 36 of us without us tripping over each other. The main house has an incredible kitchen, living room and dining room upstairs and a spacious common room (with disco, arcade) downstairs - 6 bedrooms in the main house and 4 in the guest house. There are also plenty very comfortable non-private sleeping spaces.The 2 houses are very close with a kitchen and plenty of bathrooms in each. It worked out perfectly for our group because several of us need to eat gluten-free and we made one kitchen a gluten-free zone. There is also a great outside cooking and eating area. The weather was so perfect we ate every dinner outside on the patio area.
Our family (4 generations ages 2 through 86) is spread over 6 states and don't get the chance to get together as much as we'd like. We all attended 2 weddings earlier in the year, but stayed in separate rooms or hotels & we felt like we hadn't really had a chance to visit with everyone. Our experience at the Sweet Escape was very different. We'd walk from room to room, finding different groups talking or playing together - having the time of their lives enjoying each other's company. Andrew and his house helped make our dreams come true and we will be forever thankful.