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4,000 sq. ft. Palace near Orlando Disney and Universal

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

7 Bedroom Home. 4.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 18

This 4,000 sq. ft., professionally decorated home features two dining rooms, two large entertainment rooms, each with 55' flat screen TV's, a kitchen seating room, large open kitchen and 4 full bathrooms. Brand new, high end furniture fills the house so that you can enjoy comfort and luxury. Large solar heated and screened in pool is set to 82 degrees of comfort. Enjoy swimming and lounging around this magnificent pool fully furnished for your dining and sunning pleasure.

The large kitchen has new high end appliances such as a large refrigerator with icemaker, flat top stove, microwave, dishwasher, ample small end appliances, new cookware, and new Kitchen utensils. Open kitchen overlooks the Master Dining area, the informal dining area, and the breakfast sitting area.

On the ground, the large master bedroom has a new king size bed, TV, large walk-in closet, high end furniture, and a master bath with two sinks, oval bath, and separate shower. Also enjoy your private access to the back yard pool.

To the rear of our home you will find a private, screened, and heated large pool professionally landscaped to a palm tree theme. Grill and ample lounge/pool furniture provide the perfect barbeque celebrations. The rest of the private back yard flows into a wooded area with the W. Orange Bike Trail and Trout Lake just steps away.

Second floor bedrooms are spacious with ample closet space, extra pillows, ceiling fans, alarm clocks, high end furniture, queen and twin beds, and window treatments. Two full bathrooms upstairs are tiled, very clean, and have hair dryers.

The second entertainment area is found upstairs somewhat isolated from the rest of the house. There you will find two large queen sleeper sofas, 55' HDTV, Netflix streaming movies, Huluplus, Roku video games, and foosball.

Keep connected with free WIFI, free US and Canada calling, free netflix movies, free Roku video games, HuluPlus access to 100's of TV shows, and live TV stations.

A long paver stone driveway and 3 car garage allow ample parking.

For your convenience, we also stock paper towels, bathing soap, toilet paper, dishwasher detergents, trash bags, laundry detergents and cleaning supplies.

More Details

Erik Hedberg
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, greek, czech, danish, norwegian, polish, hungarian, finnish, turkish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018

About Erik Hedberg

Chrysanne and I have 5 children all of whom have graduated college and have started their careers all over the US and Canada. We are now 'empty nesters preparing for next adventure. However, we still have massive educational loans to pay off before we retire.

Erik Hedberg purchased this house in 2012

Why Erik Hedberg chose Orlando

This is our future retirement home. Our grown up children are spread all over the U.S. We can think of no better place to attract our future grand children than Orlando!

What makes this house unique

Our home is very spacious (over 4,000 sq ft) with high ceilings which is a must since we are both over 6 feet tall. Our private and spacious back yard with heated and screened pool abutts a bike path for our running and bicycling addictions. I am looking forward to teaching our grandchildren to fish at Trout Lake which is a few steps away. Also, we hope our grand children will enjoy the Orlando culture.


Orlando House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 18 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , With separate sinks
    Pool Bathroom - toilet , shower , Bathroom is directly off pool deck
    First Floor Powder Room - toilet
    Second Floor Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , With Hair Dryer
    Half Bathroom -
    Second Floor Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , With Hair Dryer
  • Each floor has a separate water heater for simultaneous showering. Towels and soap are provided. Three bathrooms have hair dryers
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Kids bedroom - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , 'Sponge Bob' bunk beds
    Large Loft - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Couches fold out to 2 queen size beds
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Baby Crib is portable to other areas in the house
    Blue Room - 1 queen
    Governors Bedroom - 1 queen
    Governess Bedroom - 1 queen
    Statesman Bedroom - 1 queen
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 9 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Wooded back yard offers privacy and access to the W. Orange Bike path. The bike path leads all the way North to Apopka and all the way south to Winter Garden. Across the wooded berm and within sight is Trout Lake.


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4,000 sq. ft. Palace near Orlando Disney and Universal
average rating of 4.8378377 based on 37 reviews

Amazing spacious home!

  • 5 of 5

My family (of 16) stayed in this home for a week! It was an amazing spacious home with all the accommodations that we needed. If we needed something and looked for it, we found it! The property was clean and very well maintained. The owners made sure we had everything we needed. I would definitely stay in this home again! And highly recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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The property is simply gorgeous and very well maintained!

  • 5 of 5

13 Adult team members stayed in this home in January. The property is so spacious and in a very quiet area. We got a chance to walk on the nearby trail. We played games, danced and had a great time bonding. We will definitely stay here again when in the area. The owner, Mr. Erik was so attentive....calling to make sure everything was okay and that we had everything we needed. Thanks Erik for making our stay outstanding!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Green city, mo

This is a beautiful home.

  • 5 of 5

We came to Orlando for my daughter’s wedding. This house was perfect for 13 family members which included 7 grandchildren. The house was clean, spacious and comfortable. Unfortunately the weather was unseasonably cool, so did not get to enjoy the pool as much as we would have liked. No regrets here. We will definitely consider returning.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marshall, TX

Perfectly large enough!

  • 4 of 5

The house was perfectly large enough for 18 of us (plus two babies). It is nicely situated in the corner with woods and a bike/running trail behind the house. There are houses nearby, but it felt very private. We enjoyed the pool table in the garage and would have enjoyed the heated pool if the weather had been better...very nice pool...larger than expected. The only complaint would be the very worn out and uncomfortable mattresses on the sleeper sofas.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Lisa, Thank you for the email exchange and brainstorming ideas on the sleeper sofa mattresses. I have come to find out that the sleeper sofas we purchased were sold with low quality mattresses. Today, I purchased two high quality "memory foam" mattress replacements. They will be delivered to the house by February 1st. Thanks for your feedback, Erik
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Lovely Spacious Home with Great Landlord.

  • 5 of 5

We have been staying at this lovely property every year for the last four years and have always found it clean and well equipped. The pool is the best we have ever had at a holiday rental (we’ve been coming to Florida since the 1980s) and Erik is the most accommodating and helpful owner/landlord we’ve come across. The location is fantastic, 100 miles of hiking/biking trail that you can access from the back of the house, 15 minutes by car from Lake Apopka with swimming, picnicking,canoeing and bike hire and 10 minutes from Winter Garden which is well worth a visit and also has a bike hire place. All the theme parks are within 30 minutes drive (depending on route) and there are 2 Publix supermarkets just down the road. Altamonte Mall is one of the largest malls in Florida and is 25 minutes away and really great for rainy days.

I can thoroughly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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From far away this place looks great but up close its not worth it.

  • 1 of 5

I’ve spoken to the property owner before we signed up for this rental. He promised a full cleaning crew for the property and when we got there 1 woman was cleaning. She had to clean this big house in 4 hours which is impossible. The prior guest leaves at 11am and the next guest comes in at 3:00 pm. There is no way possible for 1 person to clean this entire house, bathrooms, dust, vacuum, change linens and towels in that amount of time. On top of this the blender had mold growing on it. Didn’t notice until I took lid off which I do have pictures, blinds were broken and missing and no privacy. Since there is a walking path behind the home people would always walk by and you couldn’t close blinds. When I told the homeowner that this property is not maintained as promised he said oh well. Make memories don’t focus on the property. Also he says in ad that the pool is at 82 degrees. It’s not. His pool cleaner came and flat out said the pool water is 72. Huge difference. This place I would NEVER do again. Every sheet for the beds has stains from bleach and things were broken and infested with bugs. Not a vacation more like a dump with a landlord who doesn’t care!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We take our poor reviews very seriously. All my reviews previously have been 5 star reviews and one 4 star review. So, my first 1 star review is of great concern. In response, I hire a cleaning crew of 3 people ( a husband and wife team, plus a helper). I will work harder to make sure that all three cleaners are there from now on. I was not told about the blender, but all his complaints from this review have been forwarded to the cleaning crew for correction. Further, the family came to Florida on one of the coldest climates in Florida history. I asked that they put the pool blanket on at nights because outside temperatures were dipping to 20 degrees (which he complained about). Without a pool blanket, pool temp will go to 72 degrees in the morning. However, I have a solar heating system and an electric system that both work to move 16,000 gallons of water to 82 degrees by noon each day. The bicycle path behind the house is buffered by a 40 ft wooded berm. If you are outside, you can hear voices from people on the bike path, but they can not see you. I did everything in my power to please this person. He texted me at 3 am telling me the house heat was not working. I sent an A/C professional out on a Sunday (the next morning) only to get a report back that the Units were 100% functional. He noted that there was a wasp nest on the second floor exterior eave. I sent our contracted exterminator to take care of it only to get a report back that the nest was empty and taken down. I had to send a pool tech out twice in response to his complaints. The pool was 100% functional both times. A lot of money was spent getting professionals to the house. Despite my best effort, I could not please this person. At the end of his stay, I wrote him a thank you card and sent him back his full $350 deposit. He left the house fairly clean and only slightly damaged one chair. I wonder why he chose to be anonymous? Finally, I do care about my vacationers very much as you can tell by my other reviews. All vacationers get my personal cell phone number and are encouraged to call anytime with issues or questions. Many of my clientele at this house have been returning for 3 years or more. I have another home where clientele have been returning for 15 years or more!!! I would be more than happy to talk about this review to anyone who would like more information. Please feel free to call me. Thanks, Erik & Chrysanne
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Orlando International Airport (MCO)
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Forest Lake Golf Club, 10521 Clarcona Ocoee Rd.
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 429
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Variety of Rstaurants
Nearest Beach
52 Miles
Car: necessary

With a short drive, you can escape the Disney crowds and the sardine can housing within the Disney area. Enjoy a private, spacious home with back yard woods in a quiet neighborhood. With a couple of steps to the bike path you can enjoy miles and miles of trails through the country where you can explore public gardens and area lakes. Within visual distance you can fish at trout lake. Walk to the community playground. Within a short drive you can golf at over 15 golf clubs or visit many local attractions such as Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, Gatorland, Cape Canaveral, and Busch Gardens.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pool Solar Heat Included $0.01
Electrical Pool Heat $150
Use of Gas Grill included $0.01
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 12.5%

I will send you a welcome package with house information, house security codes, final payment reminder and a magazine of area events 6 weeks before your scheduled arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.