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Beautiful Thornton Park Bungalow, Downtown Orlando, Historical

Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Bungalow, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-5)

Beautifully restored bungalow, 3 blocks to dining, shopping, outdoor cafes, & Starbucks and Sunday Farmer's Market. 5 blocks from Lake Eola Park. And less than a mile to the courthouse, Publix, FreshMarket, and downtown Orlando. Walk or Bike everywhere!

This beautifully restored bungalow has large kitchen, great front porch, romantic dining room and bedrooms. Wood floors throughout, fresh 1000TC white linens.

The property shares and enclosed back courtyard with the rear studio (vrbo 3506144)and the guest house (vrbo 490078). Both of which are available to rent unless owner occupied.

Keywords: bungalow, house, walk to dining & shopping, historical district, tree lined streets.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 6, 2017

About Margaret

I am an Interior designer/ architect and I love to travel. I have lived in many great cities (NYC, Aspen, Miami, and LA) and I always come back here. I use VRBO wherever I go. It's the greatest way to really get to know how the locals live, find the best restaurants, and walking communities.

Margaret purchased this bungalow in 2004

Why Margaret chose Orlando

Orlando is a great city. I grew up here. When ever I leave the state of Florida, I am reminded of the great weather and ease of living here. I can walk everywhere and there is always something interesting going on.

What makes this bungalow unique

Great local neighborhood vibe! Walk to dining, shopping, and Sunday farmer's market, and enjoy the close proximity to Lake Eola and Downtown Orlando. 5 minute drive/ rickshaw (10 minute walk) to Amway center & movie theaters. 45 minutes to the Beach. Disney Area & Theme Parks & Convention Center 30 minute drive. 20 minutes from airport. 2 miles from Orlando executive airport.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Thornton Park Bungalow, Downtown Orlando, Historical
average rating of 4.888889 based on 27 reviews
Linden, MI


  • 5 of 5
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Margaret was a wonderful host, her home is beautiful just like the pictures. The location was PERFECT for us. The beds and pillows were amazing. We will definitely stay here again.

Paul and Renee

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beware all ye with allergies

  • 3 of 5
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Our family had a get-together here before Christmas. We arrived late to an unlit house on a dimly lit (romantic) street. It was so dark that even the cab driver had a hard time to find the bungalow. Still, the house looked attractive. We opened the door to a musty smell, and later discovered that the sheets were soaking wet. The owner apologized the next day when I was able to e-mail her from a nearby restaurant (we couldn’t access the home Web site as we had not brought a printout of basic info, like password, from the HomeAway Web site). The house was attractive and in a great location, but it was in need of better humidity control (not the best choice for anyone with allergies), plus a few repairs. There was some activity in a locked room at the back of the bungalow - not a problem, but the first night we thought someone had broken into the house, better for renters to be informed in advance. Despite these glitches, we had a lovely time in Orlando, and would return, though not to this house.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is the ONLY negative response we have ever received and are very concerned. In 2016 We installed new HV A/C, roof, and refinished wood floors... and enjoyed the process. We love our house and maintaining it is an honor. I, Margaret, am a hospitalty (hotel) designer, details are my personal passion. Especially when it comes to sheets and beds. Are you sure you have the right house? This is a restored bungalow in a wonderful historical district. We always try to brief people that it is not Disney World. It's real. This may be a reason not to use the INSTANT BOOK and may find that we need to remove this feature. We pride ourselves on the many happy guests and being transparent as far as expectations, very sad and will do everything feasible to address your comments.
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washington, mi

Charm and Location

  • 5 of 5

So much downtown charm in this cute bungalow. The location is perfect to walk to restaurants and coffee or taking a nice stroll around Lake Eola or downtown plus an easy commute to main roads and highways. Nice, friendly neighborhood and very quiet at night. Margaret was great and very helpful if I needed anything. Will definitely consider another stay on my next visit.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5
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We loved this place when we were in town to attend a wedding. Beautifully appointed in a quaint historical neighborhood, yet walking distance to restaurants, park, Lake Eola, and downtown Orlando. With family in Orlando, this place is my first choice to stay when we come to visit.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint, cozy, and relaxing home. Close to restaurants and Lake Eola park.

  • 5 of 5
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Very comfortable home located within walking distance to many restaurants and park.

Spent many evenings relaxing on the front porch. Also enjoyed walking around the lakes and quaint neighborhoods. The house is well equipped and feels like home away from home.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5
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I spent an entire month at Margaret's bungalow. The pictures are spot on and we felt home right from day one. I have to go to Orlando every now and then to take care of my business in town and from this day onwards, there's no other place I'd rent to stay in the city. Thanks so much for such a nice place, Margaret! :)

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Orlando Executive Airport, Orlando Int'l MCO 10m
Nearest Barpub
0.24 Miles
Dexter's, Wildside BBQ, Iza Tapas Bar
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Country Club of Orlando
Nearest Train
2 Miles
AmTrak Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
408/ I-4
Nearest Restaurant
0.24 Miles
Dexter's, Wildside BBQ, Iza Tapas Bar, Benjamin's
Nearest Ski
7.4 Miles
Orlando Watersports Complex
Nearest Beach
43 Miles
New Smyrna Beach, Cocoa Beach
Car: not necessary

2 blocks from restaurants, shopping, Starbucks, Lake Eola, outdoor cafes.

1 mile to Downtown Orlando, Performing Arts Center

1.8 miles to Amway Arena

Near I-4/ and the 408 expressway. Easy driving to all the attractions, but I recommend staying in Thornton Park.


Rates & Availability

Northeast Orlando Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $400
cleaning fee $80

Pet fee depends on breed and age of pet

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Northeast Orlando Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub & shower, towel warmer, crisp white towels, stone floors.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Tempurpedic mattress, 1000tc Egyptian cotton bedding.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1000tc Egyptian cotton sheets.
  • Wood floors, 800tc Egyptian cotton sheets, down alternative pillows and comforter.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
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
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Walking distance to dining, Starbucks, Publix grocery store, parks and Downtown Orlando. Historical tree-lined pedestrain sidewalks and brick streets.

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