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Diana

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Location And Modern Appeal

9 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Northeast Orlando House Rental Photos and Description

2/2 With Modern Conveniences & Huge Backyard

2 bedroom 2 bath, 1350 sqft detached home

Family friendly layout with master bedroom suite, shared bedroom (2 twin beds), main living room furnished with modern elegance. Kitchen with modern conveniences: all top line stainless steel appliances stove top, oven, dishwasher, fridge. Granite countertops and marble floors. Sunroom set up for a desk and small sitting area. Backyard is huge and perfect for kidsplay or bocce ball and croquet.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Diana (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Diana

Born & raised in Canada, I relocated to Winter Park for a job at an International Company. I have lived in Oakville - Ontario, Philadelphia - Pennsylvania, Winter Park - Florida & most recently, San Francisco, CA. I finished a mechanical engineering degree at the University of Western Ontario and and MBA at Rollins College in Winter Park. I am working in the solar industry and have to leave my beautiful home once again.

Diana purchased this house in 2005

Why Diana chose Orlando

My neighborhood is gorgeous with the massive oak trees and brick lined streets. It is also walking distance to Park Ave, Audobon Park & Baldwin Park. The house needed a complete makeover, and I got my chance to use my engineering skills & add my personal touch.

What makes this house unique

The streets in this area are riddled with beautiful houses of different architectural styles and the house is nestled between two lakes in a quiet neighborhood. The plush greenery and many different plants along the street add to the charm of this neighborhood. The size of the backyard is perfect for outdoor lovers. The house has the original oak floors, and marble tile throughout. It boasts all top of the line kitchen appliances. Both bathrooms have natural light with a skylight in the central bathroom. This house is close to all the action but far enough to enjoy peace and quiet.

Reviews

4.4
based on 9 traveler reviews

Location And Modern Appeal
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 9 reviews
5

Wonderful well equipped home in Winter Park

  • 5 of 5

We just stayed in this wonderful home for a month while traveling with our jobs. The home is in a fantastic neighborhood, and the house has everything you need. There are great high end upgrades all throughout the house, and huge bedrooms. My family and I all really enjoyed the home and our stay, and Diana was so easy to work with. I highly recommend staying here, and if we come back to Winter Park we will stay here again for sure!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Dissapointing

  • 1 of 5

We arrived to a house that was not clean & yard not taken care of for many weeks, also only partially fenced. Deck was full of splinters & only had a small table & 3 rusty chairs. Washer & dryer are in a filthy garage. Kitchen is not equipped with sets of matching plates or flatware, no handle on refrigerator door, no garbage disposal. Living room did not have lamps for reading after dark. Master bedroom is very noisy & second bedroom had very bad mattress for adults. There were no start up supplies & inadequate cleaning equipment.

The house is on a very busy thoroughfare but is an easy walk to town. The area is safe & there are many nice homes but this is one that you will find lacking in care both in & outside. I can not recommend this property. I really question the high reviews & their legitimacy. I write this as the truth because I would not want others to not know what they will find if they choose to rent from Diana.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 1st Offer - Full Refund. They refused. Instead I provided a partial refund, bought a dresser, extra yard work, painted chairs, purchased an umbrella, & much more. My rebuttal, below: Unclean House Upon Arrival: Maid finished cleaning 30min prior. I offered to recall the maid. They said, OH, YES MAID WAS HERE. IT's CLEAN, NO NEED. Yard: My lawn guy did not show for a 2 week cycle. Florida Yard is Bahia grass & much foliage. If you are looking for Kentucky Blue Grass, & "Stepford Neighborhood" this is not the house for you. The yard guy trimmed many more plants than I wanted, to satisfy the master gardener renter. Partially fenced: Listing does not indicate fully fenced. There are two 6' gaps on the sides of the house that you can block with chicken wire. Deck Splinters: Deck replaced 2 yrs ago. It is wood. Small table: There are 2 small tables as shown in the listing pics. 3 rusty chairs: Chairs had rust spots. I repainted the chairs immediately, and went to purchase a 4th chair that was missing. They asked 4 an umbrella: I purchased one. They asked 4 a dresser: I purchased one. WD in filthy garage: A garage is a garage - not filthy not sparkling. Yes the WD are in the garage with carpet leading to the WD as pictures show. Kitchen Plates & Flatware: New matching plates purchased. There is a lot of flatware. No handle on Fridge door: A prior guest broke the door handle. I have not replaced the high end, well functioning fridge due 2 a door handle. Many attempts to fix, but the handle doesn't want to stay. The fridge opens. I will try 2 fix again. No garbage disposal: It is not stated on my listing that there is one. Living room lamps: The pictures show no lamps. There is a light on the wall. Master Bed Noisy: Double Pane Windows. Noisy if you open the windows. Bedroom 2 very bad mattress for adults: Mattresses are 2 yrs old. Twin beds meant 4 kids, not adults. No start up supplies: Basics such as toilet paper, paper towel, soap is waiting. Consumables are guest responsibility Inadequate cleaning equipment: Swifter & Vacuum, Dust Pan, some supplies. House Location: Cars drive 25mph to get from Baldwin Park to Winter Park. Neighborhood is being redeveloped: McMansions on my street vs my renovated 1952 Florida Home. Property Recommendation: Please look at all reviews & consider price & location. I cannot recommend these guests. Reviews legitimacy: Pls refer to VRBO review policy. All reviews are legitimate.
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Comfortable!

  • 4 of 5

All in all we had a lovely time in Winter Park and were very comfortable in house. There are a few things, however, that I found misleading, a few things that I think should be clarified in rental posting.

The posting stresses the upscale brands of the kitchen appliances. So I was surprised to find the house much less luxurious than I expected. Yes, the appliances are expensive brands but clearly they were not new. And to mention that the refrigerator is a Fisher and Paykel when it's dented and is missing a door handle left me bewildered! The floor is marble but with enough scratches, broken tiles and a big gouge that again I wonder why mention it.

There were also things that I read into the posting that I shouldn't have. There's a picture of the yard that captures the fence and one renter mentioned how much her dogs enjoyed the yard. The posting never said that the yard is not fully fenced but it would be an important detail to know when renting to a family with either children or dogs. Particularly, because the street is busy during rush hour.

And there are things that need improvement to keep renters safe and comfortable.

The wood on the deck is old and VERY splintered. I went out in socks one day only to regret my haste. Again, important to know if you have children who are likely to play outside. It's really dangerous.

The house was basically equipped but there appears to be little thought in some areas. It's hard not to compare with other rentals that we've used. The kitchen is has the basics but it's hard to live for a month with bowls of mismatched sizes and shapes especially when many don't appear to be microwave friendly. And 2 teaspoons is not adequate. The last place we rented offered a set of 12 plain white matched Corelle dishes - inexpensive, unbreakable, and microwavable. It made living much more comfortable.

The second bedroom has no dresser and living out of a suitcase for a month is tiring. The filmy curtain in the master bathroom offers no privacy. I had to hang towels over the window.

The walk to Park is not "a short walk" for senior or for anyone wanting a quick bite. I clocked it walking at about 3 miles walking several ways.

Having said all this, we were, as stated, very comfortable in the house. The neighborhood is spectacular. There are stores, restaurants, museums and more a short RIDE away. The dog park is 5 minutes drive and is wonderful! None of what I mention made me regret renting the house.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cute home, great location

  • 5 of 5

For our needs, we couldn't have asked die a better place. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous Short Term Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of spending Thanksgiving and Christmas in Winter Park at this great home. Everything about the stay was wonderful. Diana and Brian were incredibly helpful and flexible throughout our extended stay. We love traveling with our two Labradors and they loved the house, location and yard as much as we did! We would highly recommend this property for your next Winter Park vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House, Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband stayed at this house off and on for several months while being activated with the Army and working out of Orlando. My kids and I lived close enough that we were able to come up for weekends or days off from school. The house is great! Cozy, new appliances, updated bathrooms, cable tv and a great fenced in backyard with a deck. I spent many afternoons sitting on the deck while the kids played safely outside. You couldn't ask any more out of a neighborhood than where this is located in Winter Park. Basically, within five miles in any direction there is everything you need -- excellent restaurants (not chains either!), groceries, health food stores, shopping mall, parks…..and yet when you're at the house you feel like you're in a small town. You get the safety of being in a nice neighborhood with the benefits of everything you could want from a city within a few minutes drive. Nice sidewalks all through the neighborhoods and you rarely look outside and don't see someone jogging or biking. Aside from the property and location being great, the owner is super easy to get in touch with and will help you with anything and everything. Not that we had any issues, but if we had I know she would've had them quickly fixed! I would recommend this house as a rental to anyone! I am already trying to find some dates when we are able to get back up there for long weekend!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Orlando International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Fiddler's Green
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
winterparkcountryclub.com?
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Winter Park Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-4
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cask & Larder, Park Ave Restaurants
Nearest Beach
54 Miles
Daytona Beach, Cocoa Beach
Car: recommended

Property is located on a 1/4 acre plot in desireable, historical winter park...

Walker's paradise: score 98

A short walk to park avenue, rollins college, mead garden, leu gardens, audobon park, blue jacket park, and baldwin park.

Beautiful cobble stone street neighborhood with a variety of architectural housing styles perfect for variety in your walk or jog through the brick laid streets. A 6 mile loop through blue jacket park around lake baldwin relaxes every walker. This property is nestled between lake virginia and lake sue a perfect place to escape and enjoy the view.

Awesome boat tours...

Local food:

From small grocers to wonderful restaurants, this area is a short walk to delicious, fresh food from fish house, meat house and the winter park farmer's market. Restaurants offer a variety of cuisines from irish pubs and gastropubs to fine french dining and everything in-between all within walking distance.

Local entertainment:

Live theatre steps away. Bars in the area such as uptown park wine bar and orlando's 1st champagne bar: 111, irish pubs and karaoke venues for the up and coming singing contestants.

Festivals

An abundance of festivals await....Winter park art festival, film festival: , and the ice cream festival as well as many orange county convention center events.

A short drive to downtown orlando, thornton park and college park gives you a change of pace.

Theme parks

20 minutes from universal, 30 minutes from disney

Shopping

Shopaholics heaven with neighborhood boutiques, antique shops (ivanhoe & mount dora) as well as high end retail shops at mall @ millennia and high end outlets on international drive & buena vista.

Schools:

1 mile from the beautiful campuses of rollins college, 3 miles from full sail university and 10 miles from the university of central florida.

Top rated school district: winter park hs, glenridge middle school and audobon park elementary school.

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Rates & Availability

Northeast Orlando House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter Season
Dec 11 2016 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$300
$1,600
$3,950
 
 
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
$2,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,400
$3,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning Fee $100

Daily @ $300/Night
Weekly @ $1400/Week
Monthly @ $3600/Month

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Northeast Orlando House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Clawfoot tub may be replaced with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Beautiful skylight enhance the relaxation of the shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Suite - 1 queen
    Shared Room - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
In A-Rated school district.

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