A 5 Acre Privately Gated Vacation Home Paradise All To Yourselves!
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About Andrew Greenstein
There is NOTHING like The Sweet Escape. Look carefully at the photos of other luxury homes and you will see soul-less marble museums that will make you say 'wow, nice' for 2 moments and your children will be bored. You will not remember much about the other homes, only the rest of your vacation. In contrast, Sweet Escape IS* a vacation spot. You will be talking about it for YEARS to come. There is a DISCOTHEQUE inside with family karaoke. There are MULTIPLE video game arcades--not just a room with 2 game tables like the other homes have. REAL commercial video game machines AND pinball AND juke boxes AND prize redemption machines and MORE.. There is a MOVIE THEATER by the pool AS WELL AS a movie theater indoors. There are 5 acres of privacy, sports courts, your own mini golf course.. There is a HUGE ice cream cone pool. The hot tub is a cherry on top. There's a water SPLASH park.. There's a giant Hershey bottle shooting water onto a chocolate slide that comes down from 'sugar high mountain..' There's a laser tag room, a massage room, a romantic boardwalk/carnival room-- and SO MUCH MORE...
Andrew Greenstein purchased this Estate in 2011
Why Andrew Greenstein chose Minneola
It's close enough to all of the attractions yet far enough to afford lots of private acreage and a sense of retreat. It is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and Florida's only rolling hills---even a small mountain named SUGAR*LOAF-- how appropriate!
What makes this Estate unique
A swimming pool 2.5X larger than most vacation rental homes. A splash park A private DISCOTHEQUE WITH KARAOKE An elaborate video game arcade. Mini golf. Sports courts. Privacy/acreage. Laser tag. 2 enormous kitchens... and more...
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
The Sweet Escape
Overall, we could not have asked for a greater spot to have a family vacation. The ice-cream shaped pool was definitely the crowning jewel and a place all of the family made the most memories. The one down spot we found was the sleeping arrangements. The homes are listed to sleep around 50 people if need be. We had 40, including three babies. We had to buy a pack-and-play and leave it there as there were only two furnished. Also, the main beds were comfortable but the roll-away beds and the couch pull out beds are in terrible condition...the springs missing or sticking out, the mattresses very uncomfortable. I would give this place a triple A rating if they only put a little more attention to all of the beds they advertise as in good condition. They were very easy to work with when a problem arose and tried to work it out quickly. One more bathroom in the main house for as many people as we had would have been perfect....all in all, we were very happy with our stay. The grandchildren loved it!
Absolutely everything about it was flawless!
Perfect pool. Perfect weather. Perfect owners. Perfect staff. Perfect. Perfect. Perfect--and SWEET!
Cute idea. Lots of outdoor space and bedrooms.
The idea is cute but I feel like being sweet Escapes with a candy theme there should be more working candy machines instead of all just decor. The water said harmless but tasted like chlorine so should probably let people know to bring bottle water. Property was clean with lots of bedrooms. Overall a fun time had by all...
Thanks so much for staying and playing at Sweet Escape!
We are actively seeking more ways to provide guests with edible candy but please keep in mind that we DO have six game machines on site that dispense candy: One is the Candy crane in the ice cream social arcade room. It’s set to ensure that each player is given a handful of assorted, wrapped candy. The other is the “Gumball” pinball machine; Hit the Gumball into the one of the prize areas on the playing field and it’s yours to eat! We also have 4 gumball-dispensing machines in the "Candy Shop" living room. They do require a penny but we provide some as well!
The other candy themed decor usually leads to playable/usable attractions. For example, the “hot cocoa” sauna in the Hershey chocolate bedroom is fully usable. Unfortunately, since it’s only a vacation home rental, we couldn’t possibly serve piping hot coca with each use :-) (Although that would be really cool or...really warm lol !)
Re: water—A bit of chlorine in local water is actually a good thing! That means it’s removing the harmless but smelly sulfur that ordinary occurs in wells. All local restaurants, hotels, etc have chlorine in their water. It’s the “norm” for central Florida outside of cities! (I originally moved here from NYC 15 years ago and remember it being something I noticed at first too ...but am now quite used to it!)
We are already talking about ways to introduce more actually edible candy —I know all the candy themed decor & games can certainly make a sweet tooth crave a fix !
Thanks again !
Cute, fun home for large groups
The communication and the response helpfulness and speediness were wonderful - couldn't ask for better. Property has all the things described. For us I would just say that the hardest thing to overcome was that the property didn't meet expectations (which may have been our fault) for the price. I was expecting a luxury property - like a nice hotel but with a cool, fun factor. We have a large family so we always stay at homes versus hotels often and have consistently good experiences. But this property - while lots of stuff to do was like staying at a standard hotel. Great for large groups - would be fun with 3-4 families. Would be nice if instead of fake stuff everywhere there was an option for real stuff - real pies, real candy, etc (maybe they did and I missed it). Would be nice if small things like shampoo/conditioner were like a nicer hotel. We struggled with things like various things not working (though the signs and instructions were wonderful), bugs in beds/rooms, bathing in sulfur water (was fixed on day 2 quickly after we told them), stickers in the yard, etc. Stuff is a little worn down - which makes sense given how often it's booked. So overall - if you have multiple families, little kids, just want a place to chill - I think it's great and can be economical spread across. If you want to take your family on a luxury retreat then not as much. It's not that I wouldn't book one of the homes again (in fact the kids have asked about booking one of the others) I would just have different expectations and a different plan and then all would match and be fine!
Five perfect days for a big family
We had our first and ever family reunion in Sweet Escape, and nobody wanted it to finish.
We are 7 siblings from one side, and 3 from the other, each of us with kids from 6 months up to 21 year old no-so-much-kid, plus grandpa, we were 40+
And everybody was confortable there, every age group had things to do at any time of the day/night
it's a guarantee 24x7 fun place for every single family.
Thank you Salva!!
It was great having you and your family stay! You're welcome at any of our estates in the future!
Amazing! Best Vacation Yet!
I don't know where to begin! We walked in and were blown away. The pictures online don't do justice to the amazing detail and imagination put into this house! As I got the tour from Nicole, I could hear the kids running from room to room screaming "oh my God". We were a group of 13 kids, 10 y/o down to 2, and 11 adults. I don't know who had more fun.The big kids, aka adults, or the little ones. The place has everything. I have taken my family on cruises, Disney, Outer Banks etc. vacations and this place blew them away! We didn't have to leave the house for anything except groceries. The pool was perfect and the main meeting place for everyone every morning. The house has a beeping alarm anytime someone opens a door to the outside. This was great for the parents to be able to relax at dinner upstairs while the kids played in the arcade or movie theater. Also for piece of mind, the doors leading to the pool have a high lock so kids can't reach it. At night we would lock that and sleep easy. The BBQ is top notch and we used it a lot. The BBQ bar area and pool area is the perfect set up. You can cook, hang out and watch the kids from everywhere. The kitchen is stocked with all of the pots and pans type items you can imagine. We all had a blast doing the house scavenger hunt! Challenging but loads of fun. Everyone knows from pictures how beautiful the place is. But what makes any vacation great? Well rested parents! The beds were all very comfortable and we all raved about how well we were able to sleep! I have rented many multi family houses and were disappointed by the night sleep we got. Or should I say didn't get because the beds were uncomfortable. Not the case here at all. I am now looking into the karaoke system they had! It was awesome. None of us can sing a lick but we sang our hearts out with that system! The kids loved it! Singing and dancing under the lights! I can keep going on and on. I guess the best way to let anyone know how much fun we had is by our booking of the Great Escape Lakeside! We will be going there in 10 weeks! We can't get enough! Something tells me the Ever After Estate is in our future as well! One last thing because I need to mention it. Andrew and his crew were there for us every step of the way! More than accommodating! Thank you Andrew and Belinda for our best vacation yet!
This gorgeous 10 bedroom, 5 acre property is located just north of Clermont - Disney World's main suburb! It's the only part of Florida with rolling hills---some of the most gorgeous scenery around. There are plenty of malls, restaurants, and other attractions nearby (movies, bowling, laser tag, arcades, playgrounds, kids' play places, and more!)..There's also plenty of historic downtown areas, landmarks like the Citrus Tower, Lake Ridge Winery, etc;