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Your home away from home.

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 bdrm. 3 1/2 baths wrap around porch close to everything.

Beautifully decorated bedroom 3 1/2 bath home on acerage, plenty of room to entertain and not bother anyone. The house sleeps up to 10 comfortably. All the rooms come with flat screens, Netflix, and wi-fi. The master has wood floors, large flat screen, and a king size spring free very comfortable bed. The master bath has double sinks, a 6' jaccuzi tub, a walk in shower, as well as a bidet. It also has a large walk in closet. The second bedroom has wood floors, double closets, and twin beds. The 3rd bedroom has a full size bed with wood floors, flat screen, and a large walk in closet. The suite on the other side of the garage has travertine floors, a king size bed, a flat screen tv, and wi-fi, a private bath with jaccuzi tub and high ceilings. The room has the feel of a little retreat could also be a master. The family room is my favorite next to the kitchen. It has a large flat screen tv in a beautiful wall unit, gas fireplace, 3 sets of french doors leading out to the porch, with beautiful silk dark drapes for great darkening for movies. Very comfortable furniture. The kitchen has a large 48' fridge, every appliance that you need to prepare any dish that you wish. It has a nook in the bay window over looking the property. It also has a pot rack over the island in the center. You will love cooking in this kitchen. I love this house. Come see for yourself. Enjoy!

A little story about Robert Downey Jr.

His trip through Sanford,

That's how we roll!

SANFORD, Florida – During a radio interview this morning, Hollywood actor Robert Downey Jr took a moment to praise Sanford, Florida residents who had helped him with a mechanical issue with his rental car as he passed through the city recently:

“We were just leaving the city limits of Sanford, Florida when the damn car overheated or something so I pulled it over to the side of the road and within just a minute or two there were a couple of cars that pulled over to help me out. I told them that I was on the phone with the rental car company but one of them had a brother who owned a tow truck and a few minutes later it was there and he towed it to a place nearby to get fixed.

So then the one guy finds out that I’m not from there and offers to take me in to get lunch while my car is getting fixed and I’m thinking, ‘Sure, what the hell.’ So we drove to probably the finest dining spot in Sanford – some place called Christo’s – and got a burger. Great freakin’ burger too. These guys had no idea who I was either which made my day, honestly. I’m telling you, these people in Sanford are the real deal. I’m going to move there after I retire,” Downey Jr said with a laugh.

Downey Jr added later, “You have to understand, this is something that would’ve never happened in L.A.! So yeah, that’s my story about Sanford, Florida. It’s nice to know there are still places like this in America.”

More Details

Property Manager
Dana Keen
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Dana Keen

I have lived in the house for over 25 years raised my 2 children here, and have loved every minute of it. You will too. I grew up in the Orlando area most of my life. I love the area, I guess that's why I am still here. I am not ready to let go of the house just yet. So I thought I would let other people enjoy it as much as I have. I am close by if you should need any thing a phone call away. I work in the area about 20 minutes away.

Dana Keen purchased this house in 1995

Why Dana Keen chose Sanford

It has such a peaceful feel here. Everyone that comes here says the same thing. I love the feel of this house. I do too! The wrap around porch, and the quiet surroundings it is just delightful. Like I said it seems like you are far away, but close to every thing. You can go either direction and be at the beach or antiqe shopping, restaurants, malls, cinema's, golf, what ever your heart desires. Your going to love it.

What makes this house unique

One of the things I love about this house is the porch. The swing on the front over looks the whole property with another swing hanging from tall trees where my children used to swing and all their cousins, and friends. We also have an historical well that the trains used to use to fill their steam engines many years ago. It is laid out very nice for entertaining. The downstairs is the entertainment area, and the bedrooms are all upstairs, and a private room on the other side of the garage, very private. I hope you enjoy your stay, and tell your friends about it.


Sanford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • master bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
  • I also have an air mattress.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Check in time 4:00 p.m. Check out time 11:00 a.m.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

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Your home away from home.
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews

Wow...what a quiet and awesome place. Secluded and off the busy highways and byways. Must stay here

  • 5 of 5

This home is hard to describe because it so beautiful. The outside is plain but the interior is unbelievable. Antiques and decor galore with plenty of everything; we hung out most of the time on the huge outside covered porches....lots of them. Central to Sanford area for everything and great restaurants abound all around. We visited this town for the first time with other family members for a college graduation and everyone loved the place. Highly recommend and will stay there next vist as well. Great owner with pride in her lovely home we were glad to experience it.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. It warms my heart that other people are enjoying my home as much as I have over the years. I love that house. You are welcome any time to come back and stay in my house. My doors are open. I will stop in, and say hello. Thanks again!
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Beautiful Victorian Style Home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with lots of room in and out to accommodate many people of all ages. Loved the rocking chairs outside amd was even treated one night to firework show.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was big in a great location and clean

  • 5 of 5

This home was just perfect for our vacation. Everyone in the family loved it . We felt like we were home the kids really enjoyed their selfs running around that big yard we celebrated our 4th if July their and it was just a perfect place . The home it self is absolutely Gorgeous and well kept and supplied. We're already planning to come back. Thanks Dana!!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Cape Canaveral

Photos Don't Do It Justice

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely property! We love the Sanford area and always thought it would be fun to share our preferred adventures there with a few of our closest friends so I rented this house for my husband's birthday weekend and invited three couples as our guests. The home was incredibly spacious and very well equipped in the kitchen. It was also remote from other properties so an evening in with a taco bar, margaritas and "Cards Against Humanity" had no noise limitations. We were very comfortable in the large master suite and enjoyed the oversized jacuzzi tub. The property is pet-friendly which was an added bonus. We highly recommend this property and visiting the Sanford area to enjoy Blue Springs, boating on the river and the excellent downtown restaurants like Hollerbach's. If your life is fast-paced, this is a wonderful break to a slow things down for a bit. Thank you to Dana for her wonderful hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We rented this because our son was getting married in Sanford. The home and property are wonderful. We had the rehearsal dinner at the house and everyone loved it. It is beautifully decorated and was a pleasure to stay at.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable Economic Clean Convenient

  • 5 of 5

This home was wonderfully relaxing after a day of work at a conference for our group of female professionals. We each had ample, well designed and very clean space to ourselves, as well as comfortable spots to come together inside and outside the home to decompress and discuss. This was the perfect solution for us--economical, clean, comfortable and convenient to our downtown Orlando (20-30 minute morning drive) meeting.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Orlando/Sanford International airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Downtown Sanford Riverwalk
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Mayfair golf
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Sunrail, Amtrack auto train
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 17-92
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Fishbones, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, Outback steak
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
St. Johns River
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
New Smyrna beach, Daytona beach
Car: recommended

Thank you for choosing my home. You will love this house. Very quiet. Just a few minutes from historical downtown Sanford. About 30 minutes from downtown Mt. Dora another great historical city, great restaurants and shopping. Beaches just minutes away. The location is great. You will want to come back year after year.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $199
Pet Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 12.0%

Lock box on right side of garage.
Internet password is elegantcream618
Trash pick up days are Monday & Thursday a.m.
Recycle pick up day is Thursday a.m. early

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.