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13 Bedrooms, 11 Bathrooms, 10 Very Private Lakefront Acres

Bedrooms 13
Half Baths1
Space 6,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Movie Theater! Human Bowling! Lazy River! Sports Courts! Arcade! Karaoke!

As seen on Fox News -- As shown in The Guinness Book of World Records-

Perfect for family reunions, vacations, weddings, and corporate retreats.

Up to 45 people can sleep comfortably at this 10 acre lakefront estate home.

The Great Escape Lakeside is luxurious, fun for ALL ages, & designed with incredible attention to every detail. There are 13 bedrooms. 8 have ensuite bathrooms, 4 share Jack-N-Jill bathrooms, and 1 uses a 1/2 bathroom across the hall.

EVERYthing is “game” themed at The Great Escape! Walk in and play on the giant formal chessboard built into the living room floor… Unravel the mystery message spelled in tiles in the Scrabble bedroom… Solve an interactive “escape room” mystery in the two Clue game bedrooms… Practice your international spy skills navigating the world's first residential LASER MAZE....Enjoy classic Atari (and other) games in the Pac-Man bedroom…. Write on the walls of the Pictionary bedroom….

The 40,000 gallon “go fish” pool, giant waterslide, kiddy waterslide, & multi-speed lazy river also features an outdoor kitchen and entertainment center. There’s fishing, kayaking, canoeing, outdoor TV, a Jumanji themed movie theater, family game show themed arcade w/ actual game show booths, a giant LITE BRITE wall, giant Operation game wall, a candidate wall for Guinness Book’s “World Largest Word Search record,” an in-floor piano, carnival games, disco light w/ karaoke, the world’s first residential laser maze, arcade games, HUMAN BOWLING (Google it!), human foosball (Google that too!), basketball court, tetherball, volleyball, outdoor giant checkers/chess, soccer billiards (another one to Google), and so much more!


1. How Does The Great Escape Lakeside Sleep 45 People In 13 Bedrooms?

Check out the house's website for a floor plan to understand the basic layout of the King/Queen/Twin/Bunk beds in our 13 bedrooms. The beds you see on the floor plan accommodate the first 34 guests. Additionally, the estate has 6 twin rollaway beds and 2 twin sleeper sofa beds. There's also 1 futon and at least additional 2 people usually sleep comfortably in the Jumanji theater where the luxury seats recline fully like beds. (Teens & young adults LOVE falling asleep in the theater while watching movies on the giant screen). In sum, our permanent beds sleep 34, and you can get 11 more in our sleeper sofas, rollaways, etc; Plus, there are 2 pack-n-play cribs!

2. How Much Does It Cost?

Homeaway will provide you with correct rates for any dates you choose or you can use the RATE CALCULATOR found on The Great Escape Lakeside's own/main website. Nightly rates vary from $1295-$1645/night (a bit more for the weeks of Xmas, New Year's, Thanksgiving, etc;). Departure cleaning is $888 and taxes are 11%.

3. Can The Rates Be Negotiated?

Nope, sorry! To keep our prices fair to all, the rates we advertise are the actual, final prices that everyone pays. Remember: It's usually far more cost effective to rent The Great Escape Lakeside than it is to rent a comparable number of nice hotel rooms.... When you consider the abundance of luxury & entertainment amenities at The Great Escape, you're sure to agree that our rates are more than fair.

4. What's The Cancellation Policy?

You'll be able to cancel your reservation at The Great Escape without penalty up to 90 calendar days prior to your scheduled check-in date. If you cancel less than 90 days prior to check-in, then your deposit will be forfeited.

5. How Do I Reserve The Great Escape?

You can either do it right here on Homeaway or on our main website or by calling us! You can pay your deposit by any major credit card, check, or direct deposit. We'll also email you a rental agreement to initial, sign, and return to us--finalizing your reservation!

6. Do you allow weddings or other events on site ?

Absolutely! We can even help refer experienced local caterers, photographers, table/chair rentals, and more! Our own website has a section dedicated to weddings--along w/ some photos from past events.

7. Can I book only 1 night or 2 nights --rather than the 3 night minimum?

The only time this is possible --- is when we have a 1 or a 2 night GAP in our calendar. If, for example, one guest leaves on Friday...and another guest is scheduled to arrive on Sunday... THEN, you can book THAT Friday-Sunday to fill the 2 night gap. Some sites may still not allow you to select fewer than 3 nights online-- If you experience trouble filling a 2 night gap, email us or call us for assistance!

8. Is The Estate Pet Friendly?

It's case-by-case! Definitely* no cats-- Usually.. only dogs... At minimum, your dogs will need to be hypoallergenic and potty-trained. There is a $25/day fee for pets.

More Details

Property Manager
Andrew Greenstein
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About Andrew Greenstein

I also own The Ever After Estate (Homeaway #281061) featured on HGTV's "Most Outrageous Homes in America" and The Sweet Escape (Homeaway #925448)--featured on other TV shows! see:,, and

Andrew Greenstein purchased this house in 2016

Why Andrew Greenstein chose Central Florida

Aside from having 13 bedrooms and being on 10 private lakefront acres, there's NOTHING else like it! The home is ALL ABOUT FUN! There's a laser maze (no other home in the WORLD has one!), an arcade, a jumanji-themed movie theater, an interactive "escape room" mystery, a casino games "Vegas" room w/ round bed, a giant lite brite wall, a giant Operation game room, an 80s' video game room, billiards, karaoke, family game show lounge, human foosball, soccer billiards, human bowling, a 40000 gallon pool with waterslide and multi-speed lazy river, outdoor kitchen, campfire pit, and so much more!

What makes this house unique

--The World's First Residential LASER MAZE!

--Guinness Book of World Records Current Candidate for "World's Largest Word Search"

--Giant In-Floor Piano (reminiscent of the classic 80s film "BIG")

--Commercial Arcade Games

--X-Box, Playstation, Wii

--Giant Lite Brite Wall

--Giant Operation Game

--Pictionary Room


--Family Game Show Booth


--2 Bedroom Interactive "Escape" Room Puzzle Game

--Chessboard Floor Game

--Formal Dining Indoor

--Casual Dining Outdoors

--Human Bowling

--Human Foosball

--Soccer Billiards

--Basketball Court

--Giant Outdoor Games

--Huge Pool with Spa, Waterslide, and Multi-Speed Lazy River


Groveland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 45
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • The "Water Works" Bathroom - toilet , shower , Jack-n-Jill between the Monopoly & Scrabble bedrooms
    The "Tunnel Of Love" Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Ensuite Master bath for the "Carnival Games" bedroom
    The "Royal Flush" Bathroom - toilet , shower , Ensuite for "Casino Games" Master Bedroom
    The "Backgammon" Bathroom - toilet
    The "Red Cross" Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ensuite for the "Operation Game" bedroom
    The "CLUEless" Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Jack-n-Jill for the "Get A CLUE" and "CLUE Me In" bedrooms
    "The Drawing Board" bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ensuite for the "Pictionary/Drawing Games" Bedroom
    The "Laser" Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ensuite for the "Laser Games" bedroom
    The "Video Game" Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ensuite to the Pac-Man/"80's Video Game Bedroom"
    Rubik's Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ensuite for the "Mind Games" bedroom
    The "Battleship" Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ensuite for the "War Games" bedroom
  • Each bathroom is intricately designed and carries over the theme of its adjacent/ensuite bedroom(s)
  • 13 Bedrooms, Sleeps 45
  • The Scrabble Bedroom - 1 queen , *One twin rollaway bed can be added
    The Monopoly Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    The Carnival Games Bedroom - 1 king , *A twin rollaway can be added to this room
    The "Get A CLUE!" Bedroom - 1 queen , *A twin rollaway can be added to this room
    The "CLUE Me In" Bedroom - 1 queen , *A twin rollaway can be added to this room
    The Vegas Casino Games Bedroom - 1 king
    The Pictionary/Drawing Games Bedroom - 6 twin/ single
    The Operation Game Bedroom - 6 twin/ single
    The 1980's Video Game/Pac-Man Bedroom - 1 queen
    The Laser Games Bedroom - 1 king
    The Mind Games Bedroom - 1 king
    The War Games Bedroom - 1 king
    Dungeons & Dragons - 3 twin/ single , Designed for teens/pre-teens
  • The Scrabble Bedroom features a Queen bed, TV/DVD combo, and shares a Jack-In-Jill bathroom with the Monopoly bedroom. Around the room are variations of the popular board game Scrabble (and similar games) for play-- There's even a puzzle around the room on the walls--made from giant Scrabble tiles-- Descramble the entire message to win a prize! The Two CLUE Bedrooms feature an interactive "escape room" mystery puzzle to solve in 60 minutes or less. The LASER GAMES bedroom features laser tag, laser racquetball, and the world's first residential laser maze. The Carnival Games bedroom has a Zoltaire machine, Prize wheel, Tip the Troll game, and more. The Vegas Casino bedroom has slots, gaming table, and more.. The 80's Video Game bedroom has a multicade Pac-Man machine The Mind Games bedroom has brain teasers, intricate puzzles, and more. The War Games bedroom has remote controlled tank, games, and more...
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
There's nothing else like it! All the bedrooms & bathrooms you need-- in an intensely private waterfront nature setting-- with over-the-top amenities available nowhere else-- Human Bowling! Human Foosball! Soccer Billiards! A Laser Maze!, Arcade, Movie Theater, Karaoke booth, so much more...!

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

13 Bedrooms, 11 Bathrooms, 10 Very Private Lakefront Acres
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

The perfect place for a special celebration!

  • 5 of 5

I choose the Great Escape to celebrate my 60th Birthday and my daughters 30th Birthday. Here's what some of the 36 guests had to say.

Our Birthday celebration was fantastic. Trying to accommodate a large group is a challenge but the Great Escape handled that task fabulously. My favorite moment was flying down the water slide at midnight as I turned 60 years old. Wonderful Memories were being made with the people I love!!! Thanks for building such an awesome space to share! - Harold

The Great Escape was the perfect place to celebrate my birthday with all my friends from around the country. My favorite part was being secluded -- we didn't have to worry too much about waking up the neighbors on such a big, beautiful property! And the water slide was sooo great. I felt like I was 10 years old again back at the waterpark! Hope to go back for 40 - 70, 50 - 80, and 60 - 90 birthday celebrations! :) - Hannah L

Whether I wanted to relax by the pool, sing karaoke upstairs, go kayaking at sunset, or play human foosball (or more!), there was always something to do for everyone at any time of the day. It was clear that the owners paid attention to every detail - I'm sure there were more treasures that I missed. I guess that just means that I will have to come back! Coming from rainy Seattle to sunny Orlando truly was a Great Escape - thank you! - Mandy

Kayaking/canoeing the lake was peaceful and beautiful! The house was a great space for group activities, inside and out, and the grounds were super well maintained. Obviously, everyone loved the pool, hot tub, and lazy river. The attention to detail with all the themed rooms and small "game-like" touches around the house was incredible! It's clear that this property was created and maintained with the utmost care. Definitely not just a money-making venture! The TVs/ gaming systems/ karaoke set up were refreshingly easy to operate and trouble shoot! - Hannah T

Trying to describe my experience at The Great Escape is like reading the back cover of an epic adventure novel! I dodged lasers and solved murder mysteries. I surfed the raging river and relaxed in the fish eye hot springs. I sang sweet melodies from the rooftops and paddled the smooth lake waters. I balled like King James and bent it like Beckham. But most importantly, I made memories and stories that my ancestors will sing songs about for generations to come!" - Davis L

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for our wedding weekend. EVERYONE HAD A BLAST - adults and kids. There was never a dull moment, the kids were always active and never bored - same with the adults. The property is a great size for the amount of people it can hold - you never felt cramped. Everyone still talks about the house and wanting to go back.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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A lifetime of memories will be created here!

  • 5 of 5

What a fun, unforgettable experience spending time with loved ones at this amazing property! The fun is endless and you will never tire of finding something "new" down every hallway that you missed the first time, or second or third! This place is magical and because of that deserves to be spent with your closest friends and family! We will be back without question so we can contine to create a lifetime of memories! The owner was on call and available for anything we needed--which happened to be very little! 6 stars! MG

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Fun, Fun and More Fun

  • 5 of 5

We just finished a family reunion at Great Escape and it was.....AWESOME!!! We had a large group of 45 people from 5yr to 85yrs and everyone had plenty, plenty to do.

Its hard to remember just how many activities we did there, but the favorites were the Human bowling, Human fooseball, Canoeing, Pool, Game Show and outdoor kitchen.

Our host, Ginger, was incredibly helpful, constantly checking in on us, and ready to pop in for any technical assistance to get something going. Real world class customer service. Thank you Ginger!

My only hesitation in recommending this place to others, is that it will make it that much harder for me to rent this place as it may be booked ;-)

Fun, Fun & More Fun

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Spectacular private getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The Great Escape Lakeside is the most amazing place I have ever stayed! Andrew was amazing at accommodating us on short notice and helped make our stay one we will never forget! The long scenic entry opened up to perfectly manicured lawn and gorgeous lake view! My husband and I played the laser maze too many times to count and had our first experience doing an "Escape Room". We felt like we were actually IN a game of CLUE. It was tricky but with a little help from your partners and few hints we were only a few answers away from escaping! I can not describe just how amazing this home is! It is an incredible work of art and ingenuity. EVERY room is themed and meticulously thought out from top to bottom! The craftsmanship is well done and well maintained. We can not wait to visit with more friends and family in the near future!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Fantastic place and very well done!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed the Great Escape Lakeside. It was our first visit and we hope to return, but need to stay longer to take advantage of all of the great games and fun. Our weather was unseasonably cool so we couldn't enjoy the pool and outdoor activities as much as we wanted, but it didn't matter... We were thoroughly entertained with all of the activities inside. We especially enjoyed the upstairs game room with karaoke and the Family Feud game.

Our concierge Ginger was most hospitable and did a good job with her orientation, grocery shopping in advance and helping us understand the electronics. We highly recommend this house of fun and adventure for families with children of all ages. Thank you Andrew Greenstein for providing our family with such a wonderful Florida vacation!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Orlando International (MCO)
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Florida Turnpike
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Waterski School Cafe, Red Wing Restaurant
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Centrally Located Between East & West Coasts
Car: recommended

The biggest attractions are obviously Orlando's major theme parks but there's plenty more to do. Nearby is the Clermont chain of lakes with restaurants, boating, fishing, etc; There's also the Lake Ridge Winery, President's Wax Museum, fruit picking farms, small quaint towns, history, nature, suburbia, cinema, bowling, live theater, and more!


Rates & Availability

Groveland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
mid season 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Aug 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Xmas 2017
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
midseason 18
Feb 8 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
May 25 2018 - Aug 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 18 2018 - Nov 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
Xmas 2018
Dec 23 2018 - Jan 1 2019
3 night minimum stay
Feb 7 2019 - Apr 29 2019
3 night minimum stay
May 24 2019 - Aug 19 2019
3 night minimum stay
Nov 24 2019 - Dec 1 2019
3 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2019 - Jan 2 2020
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning $888 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Amenities Fee $188 + Tax
Pet Fee $29 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.88%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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