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Beautiful Thornton Park Carraige house, Historic District Downtown Orlando,

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq ft
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Caraige house 2-story Loft, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (sleeps 1-3)

Renovated from the original carriage house. This rustic 2-story loft-like guesthouse is detached from the main house and sits off a fully enclosed courtyard with gate. 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, Fresh Market, and downtown Orlando. Walk or bike everywhere!

It has an open kitchen to the great room and bedroom upstairs with full washer and dryer in the closet. Wood floors upstairs and concrete floors downstairs, stocked with fresh 800tc white linens and white towels.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2018

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 explore original walking communities.

Margaret purchased this guest house in 2004

Why Margaret chose Thornton Park

Orlando is a great city. I grew up here. Whenever I leave Orlando, 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 guest house unique

Great local neighborhood vibe! Walk to dining, shopping, boutiques, and Sunday farmer's market. Enjoy the close proximity to Lake Eola, Downtown Orlando, Amway center, Performing Arts Center & movie theaters. 30-45 minutes to the Beach, Disney Area & Theme Parks & Convention Center.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation guest house rental in Thornton Park, Florida

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Tub & shower, crisp white towels, MARBLE floor, Waterpic shower head with great water pressure. We installed and Instahot water heater that never runs out of hot water.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Wood floors, Beautiful Queen bed frame w/ grey ultrasuede, Tempurpedic Mattress, 800tc Egyptian cotton sheets, down alternative pillows and comforter. With lots of large cumfy down Euro size pillows.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Walking distance to dining, Starbucks, Publix grocery store, parks and Downtown Orlando. Historic tree-lined pedestrian sidewalks and brick streets.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Thornton Park Carraige house, Historic District Downtown Orlando,
average rating of 4.736842 based on 19 reviews

Hard to find Gem in great location.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 13 days at this location. The house was perfect for the two of us. Walking distance to great food, groceries and eclectic area. Given the location the property is still very private and quiet. The bed was the most comfortable mattress we had ever slept on, even asked for the brand so we could purchase the same mattress.

The owner Margaret was very prompt with any questions or needs we had. We hope to stay here annually.

  • Submitted: 20-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, you are always welcome.
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Great location and super comfy mattress!

  • 4 of 5

This was a very reasonably priced, wonderful location. It was centrally located to get to business locations all around the city. It's also central to restaurants, a lake, and amenities, so I didn't need a car once I finished work for the day. I have to say the mattress was so wonderfully comfortable, which I really appreciated. It was very comfortable and cute. I never saw or interacted with the owner, but had no issues, so I didn't need to contact her.

The only problem was that there were two roaches in the kitchen area during a week long stay. One was dead, and the other was dying, and there were traps around, so I know the owner knows about the problem and seems to be trying to manage it. I also understand that it's Florida (I am from Louisiana so no stranger to roaches). But it really was disgusting and it seems like it's time to fumigate professionally. I am very clean and didn't leave any food or dishes out, so it's something I think needs addressed.

  • Submitted: 31-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I chose Margaret's place for my work trip to Orlando and I'm so glad that I did! The place is exactly how it looks in the pictures. It was so nice to be able to bring my dog and have a safe, comfortable place for both of us to stay. It's a very dog-friendly, lovely neighborhood within walking distance to parks and restaurants with outdoor seating. Not to mention Lake Eola, which is just a straight shot down the road and a beautiful place to walk around. Margaret allowed me to do my own thing while also making herself available for questions. No problems at all. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: 10-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York

A Great Winter Retreat

  • 5 of 5

I spent a warm comfortable winter in this great carriage house. It is very cozy. I had everything I needed. The back patio was wonderful! I spent many afternoons and evenings sitting back there reading. There are many local little parks to walk around. I was able to choose between cooking and enjoying the many local restaurants. Margaret is always amazing about meeting any needs and answering questions. I highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: 26-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: awe, thank you, thank you
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Marietta, Georgia

Wonderful location!

  • 4 of 5

A lovely and quiet neighborhood; walking/biking distance to lovely lakes and quaint restaurants. I had never experienced Orlando this way.

The apartment is great for two people - in the end I was glad that a 3rd family member had not joined us (it would have been a tight fit as we are all tall people). The galley kitchen is modern and spacious. I had hoped to enjoy a long soak in a bathtub... but the stopper didn't work, so it required showering instead. Margaret was helpful trying to solve the problem; hopefully that can be resolved for future guests.

  • Submitted: 3-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy and central location, perfect for two

  • 5 of 5

The property is cozy and very central if wanting to stay near downtown Orlando. The neighborhood is very nice and close to restaurants, cafes and shops. Also very close to Lake Eola where one can go for a walk or exercise.

  • Submitted: 13-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Orlando Executive Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 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
0.25 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.

Take the rickshaws/ uber to Amway Arena, Downtown.

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


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation guest house rental in Thornton Park, Florida

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

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$65.73
Refundable Damage Deposit C$394.35

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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