Winter Park, USA


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3 bedrooms single-family house with pool in WINTER PARK (ORLANDO) , FLORIDA USA

Enjoy the tranquility of Winter Park including its quiet neighborhoods, lakes, old oak tree green canopy, parks and green spaces, exceptional security, fine local restaurants and a unique village shopping district, well known to Floridians and international travelers.  Winter Park is very proximate to all of Orlando's major recreation attractions including SeaWorld, Universal Studios, Disney World and 2 super large discount/outlet malls (Premium Outlet Malls).  In less than 40 minutes the car is parked and the family is entering its favorite Orlando theme park.  Gulf coast beaches (Tampa, Clearwater, Sarasota, St. Petersburg) are 1.5 - 2 hours away and East coast beaches (Cocoa Beach, Melbourne, New Smyrna Beach, and Daytona Beach) and NASA Space Center are approximately 1 -1.25 hours from our home.  Be sure to add St. Augustine to your travel agenda, the oldest city in the USA (approx. 1.75 hours travel time)
Our house is 2km to Baldwin Park main area and 4km from the Park Avenue central district of Winter Park, easily within walking or bicycle distance to get some ice cream & frozen yogurt, coffee & tea, bakery goodies, or a meal at one of the sidewalk restaurants. Big oak trees provide plenty of canopy shade over yard and immediate neighborhood. Private pool and patio area for all day enjoyment, with pool temperature at approx 30 C degrees in summer. You can also use the outside gas-fired barbeque grill, bicycles, Acura RDX 2019 - 4 doors FIAT 500C convertible, WiFi computer network, full channel cable Tv/Apple TV systems, Netflix, Amazon Prime...all the features and digital connections you would expect in your own home.  The home has complete air condition services to keep you cool day and night.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 2 Exchanges made


  • Chief Financial Officer

Our Home

  • House Type: Single storey home
  • Floor: 1
  • Environment: In the suburbs
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6
  • Living Area: 240 m2


In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange


  • Free internet access
  • Hot tub or jacuzzi
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Guitar


  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • BBQ
  • Garage
  • Private swimming pool
  • Bicycles: 2


  • No smoking
  • Suitable for disabled people
  • Car necessary
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Pet care wanted

Our Destination Wish List

  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Netherlands
  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Eastern Europe
  • Switzerland
  • Ireland
  • Northern Europe
  • Croatia
  • Scotland, UK

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Português


  • Chief Financial Officer


  • No children will be traveling with us.


  • very friendly female cat

About Our Family

We, Lilia and Paul, have bought this lovely and comfortable single-family house in January 2017, and we have lived in the Winter Park neighborhood since we originally arrived in Orlando in 2007.  The house is quite comfortable and spacious for a family of 5 - 6 people, featuring three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms.  We enjoy the integration and combination of indoor-outdoor living areas, and the large enclosed patio-pool and surrounding garden offers privacy, variety, tranquility, and greenery throughout the year.

Combined, Paul and Lilia have lived in major USA cities such as New York City, San Francisco, Anapolis-Washington D.C. area, Sao Paulo and Fortaleza Brazil. They have also traveled in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and SE Asia.

We have three adult sons (all over 35 years old) that manage their own lives.  It is possible that one of our sons may join us on our vacations, including a home exchange holiday. 

Our local Florida activities include nature and landscape photography, bird-watching, gardening & plants, SUP paddle-boarding, walks and bicycle rides, car trips within Florida and enjoying life and each other.
And the cat - Lady Gata. The cat care situation will be tailored to your situation--outside boarding or stay home, it is up to you!


Central Florida lifestyle is very casual and informal.  Come as you are and leave the formal clothes, neckties and sweaters at home!  Nearly all restaurants allow casual dress, day and nite.  Several restaurants around Winter Park, downtown Orlando and Baldwin Park (planned mixed-use community in Orlando, 2 km) feature casual outdoor dining for families.  Or just enjoy our spacious kitchen-dining arrangement and gas BBQ grill and prepare the family meals for eating inside or outside in the rear patio area.

Here are the basics- 23 miles (37 km) to Disney World, 15 miles (25 km) to Universal Studios, and Seaworld in between.

In the summer we go very early to the Atlantic Ocean to catch the sunrise, nature photography, morning swim and body surfing, miles of beach walking, and mid-afternoon lunch at the waterside restaurants; but be sure to use hats, sunglasses and sunblock protection!  All of our beach equipment is ready for your use - beach chairs, towels, umbrellas, food paks and drink coolers, just pack your drinks/food and go!  At sunset, stroll around Baldwin Park (near to Winter Park) or Lake Eola (downtown Orlando fountain park) while people watching, planning your next day excursion, and catching the evening breeze.  Or take yourself and the kids and zip over to Downtown Disney (including House of Blues and Cirque du Soleil) and CityWalk (Universal Studios) for a complete evening entertainment package of restaurants, niteclubs, musical performances, movie theatres and people watching.  Interested to see alligators in the wild? - then go where the aligators live via Midway AIrboat Rides. Dad or mom, are you interested in golfing or fishing in Central Florida? Well we have golf clubs, golf balls, fly fishing and bait fishing equipment for your use.  Fishing permits may be required in certain locations. Winter Park features a well-maintained 9-hole golf course at very affordable rates.

Three very special St. John river/watershed locations that feature natural spring-fed swimming areas and boat rentals for river exploration:  Wekiwa Springs, Blue Springs, and DeLeon Springs State Parks.

And just in case you want to fly away for a few days to some big USA city like New York City, Boston, Washington DC, or Chicago, then Orlando International Airport is a world class airport with many airlines serving nearly all major USA cities with direct flights and offering competitive airfares.  Most Northeastern USA cities are within 3 hours flight time from Orlando.  Coming direct from Great Britain or northern Europe? Then Orlando airport features direct flights to/from Dublin, Glascow, Manchester, London, Frankfurt and Paris.  Orlando airport is 11 miles (18 kilometers) from our home and a taxi-cab or Uber delivers you at our home in less than 25 minutes.

So don't you think it is time to start making plans to come to Central Florida where there are so many activities for active families?  We will help you plan your vacation in Florida and the greater USA!


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