Airbnb Florida Reviews

Sunshine State Retreat

Orlando, Florida can have moments where spending money on a hotel doesn’t seem too ideal. With all the theme parks in the area hotels can really run you a great deal of money especially in peak times. After doing a little searching I found this cute home to stay in that was attached to the owners home.

Sunshine State Retreat www.hollydayz.com ©2016 HollyDayz

Location

The sunshine retreat was located in a nice community in Kissimmee. There were so many nice homes in the area. The drive from the airport wasn’t too long. You certainly need a car for the area. Even going to the store, such as Walmart, a car was needed. Besides that it s a great location and quiet. It is centrally located to many attractions and doesn’t take much time to get there.

Sunshine Retreat

There are actually 2 homes or little apartments attached to the main home. So there were some other people staying on the other side, but I never saw them. The owners allow you to park in their driveway and just walk through a gated door to get to the apartment area. As soon as I walked up to the door I saw my name in chalk. I thought that was a nice personally touch and cute.

My name in chalk ©2016 HollyDayz
My name in chalk ©2016 HollyDayz
Hallway ©2016 HollyDayz
Hallway ©2016 HollyDayz

Upon walking inside there was a long hallway. To the left was a bedroom. It was a nice size with a ceiling fan. There was a chair to relax in and a television. Walking down the hallway further was a nice sized bathroom with all the towels and wash cloths you could need. The shower also had gel, shampoo, and conditioner dispensers. There was also ample counter space.

First bedroom ©2016 HollyDayz
First bedroom ©2016 HollyDayz
Sitting area and TV in 1st bedroom ©2016 HollyDayz
Sitting area and TV in 1st bedroom ©2016 HollyDayz
Bathroom Area ©2016 HollyDayz
Bathroom Area ©2016 HollyDayz

The last room on the left was another bedroom. This room had a high table and chairs, a toaster, and also had a television. Although there was no cable they did have Netflix, Hulu, and more. Next to the back bedroom was an efficiency kitchen area. I couldn’t cook anything, but there was a microwave.  There was also cups, plates, and flatware. A mini fridge was also below the sink.

Second Bedroom ©2016 HollyDayz
Second Bedroom ©2016 HollyDayz
High table, chairs, and TV ©2016 HollyDayz
High table, chairs, and TV ©2016 HollyDayz

The Extras

Outside in the backyard were plenty of sitting areas and a hammock. There was also a nice size inclosed pool and jacuzzi. It was a little chilly so I didn’t use the pool. On the other side of the pool was a fire pit and a grill. I tried out the fire pit, but it didn’t last long as I ran out of sticks. So I took my happy self back inside. There was also wifi and the connection was great so I was very happy about that.

Inclosed Pool Area ©2016 HollyDayz
Inclosed Pool Area ©2016 HollyDayz
Fire pit ©2016 HollyDayz
Fire pit ©2016 HollyDayz

An Overview

I enjoyed my brief stay at my Sunshine State Retreat. It was really nice and rejuvenating to relax. I loved how the backyard lit up at night. I wish there was a stove, but I got by with the toaster and microwave. I would have loved to gotten into the pool, but I believe there is always a next time. There was also a book left in one of the rooms that had notes from past travelers who stayed there. I loved reading the book and added to it myself!

If you are ever in the area here is a link to this nice Sunshine State Retreat. You can use this link to get $35 off your first Airbnb stay!

40 Comments

  • Indya

    Great way to save some coin and relax. Sometimes I love low-key vacations.

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    • Holly Dayz

      Sometimes that is what you need!

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  • Donna Shana

    Cute. I’ve got to get the courage soon to try and airbnb. The price is too great not to give it a shot.

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    • Holly Dayz

      Airbnb is great. There are so many great options

      Reply
  • Camesha | Mama Motivator

    We haven’t tried Airbnb yet. Gotta give it a shot. This looks like a cool place to stay. I agree, the name on the chalk board was a cute touch.

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    • Holly Dayz

      I really liked that touch. Made is so much more personal.

      Reply
  • Jo

    This looks really nice. I’m staying in central Florida this summer, but we rented a full house. This would be really good for a solo getaway.

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    • Holly Dayz

      Yea or a couple of people since there are 2 bedrooms.

      Reply
  • heyitskaysways

    I’m always down to save some coins, that’s a nice option for those travelering solo for sure!

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    • Holly Dayz

      Saving coins is always a plus.

      Reply
  • staciesayzso

    Looks like a cozy way to enjoy Florida. Sometimes you need something that’s a little quite.

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    • Holly Dayz

      It is really important to get that time sometimes and enjoy.

      Reply
  • mimicutelips

    As I was reading this I had a totally different vision in mind. Once I saw the pictures I was surprised at how nice it was. The fir pit looks really cool, and nice touch with the name.

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    • Holly Dayz

      It was really nice. I enjoyed my little time there.

      Reply
  • tyra

    This place looks super spacious! And it looks nice and clean. I love that chalkboard with your name on it.

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    • Holly Dayz

      It was all of the above. I loved my name on the chalkboard too!

      Reply
  • Starkey

    That’s a nice place! I loved the “homey” type feeling of the place. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Holly Dayz

      It was. I would stay there again.

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  • T. Espi (@TheStyleMedic)

    I’m all about saving a coin but I’ve never used Air bnb. I’ll definitely have to keep it in my for my next trip.

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    • Holly Dayz

      Airbnb has some great places to stay. I love it.

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  • Valerie Robinson

    Looks so cozy and like the perfect place for a quick and quiet getaway. I can see myself there just chilling’ and writing!

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    • Holly Dayz

      It was a great spot for a getaway. So many areas for you to sit and write. I def got some work done.

      Reply
  • MrsTee

    What a cozy and unique destination. I love how they made your stay personal…I’ve never been to a B&B but this definitely has me interested.

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    • Holly Dayz

      I hope you try airbnb soon they have some great options. I have enjoyed my stays.

      Reply
  • Prateek

    Having lived in Florida for nearly 3 years, not to far from Orlando I frequented the area often on weekends. This write up brings back good memories!

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    • Holly Dayz

      I am glad it brought back some great memories for you. I can see why, it is a nice area.

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  • Lauren / Knead to Dough

    What a lovely little find – especially the outdoor space I love the jacuzzi and lights arrangement!

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    • Holly Dayz

      The outdoor space was really nice. If it wasn’t so chilly I would have enjoyed it even more.

      Reply
  • Rosemary

    What a great gem you found. Sounds like the perfect place for a little R&R. I’m a big fan of Airbnb and it’s always great to see what different types of accommodations are available.

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    • Holly Dayz

      It was a great place to get some R&R. It was very much needed. I love Airbnb.

      Reply
  • Laura

    That looks like the perfect little place to retreat to. It is a nice touch to put your name on the chalkboard. It’s the extra things that make it special

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    • Holly Dayz

      I loved the chalkboard with my name on it. The little things always go a long way.

      Reply
  • Eileen | The Food Avenue

    I love Air BNB! Definitely going to make use of it when I go to the US next year.

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    • Holly Dayz

      Me too. Make use of it anywhere you travel. There are so many great places.

      Reply
  • elizabeth

    I love AirBnB – we use it all the time! You find some great places usually cheaper, nicer and with more room than a hotel.

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    • Holly Dayz

      I do too. You can find some great stuff on there.

      Reply
  • fivebeansfood

    Some of those little places can be much more interesting than the bigger ones. And with a name like Kissimmee, it sounds like an interesting place!

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    • Holly Dayz

      They are. It was a great place to relax a bit.

      Reply
  • Anna @ shenANNAgans

    I have a voucher or 3 for airbnb, I really must have a whirl at staying in one. I am all for staying in places that are smaller, not chains, often they are the places that you get the very best memories from.

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  • ramblingtart

    How nice to have such a good getaway. 🙂

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