About this rental
This incredible estate was featured on Fox News and in The Guinness Book of World Records! Situated on 10 privately gated acres, EVERYthing is “game” themed at The Great Escape Lakeside Retreat! Walk in and play on the giant formal chessboard built into the floor… Live your Wheel of Fortune fantasy in the interactive TV game show booth....Unravel the mystery message spelled in tiles in the Scrabble bedroom… Walk across a giant floor piano....Solve an interactive “escape room” mystery in the two Clue game bedrooms… Enjoy classic Atari (and other) games in the Pac-Man bedroom…. Write on the walls in the Pictionary bedroom….
The 35,000 gallon “go fish” pool & multi-speed lazy river also features an outdoor kitchen and entertainment center. There’s fishing, kayaking, canoeing, outdoor TV, a Jumanji themed movie theater, a giant LITE BRITE wall, giant Operation game wall, a wall w/ our very own “World Largest Word Search,”—FEATURED IN THE GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS!--- carnival booth, disco light w/ karaoke, the world’s first residential laser maze, arcade games, HUMAN BOWLING (Google it!), human foosball (Google that too!), basketball court, tetherball, volleyball, outdoor giant checkers/chess, soccer billiards (another one to Google), and so much more!
A laser maze
A Hotel-sized pool w/ a lazy river, hot tub, and super fast waterslide
Fishing, boating, Kayaking
Interactive TV Game show studio booth
Giant Lite Brite
an actual Laser Maze
a Fully playable Escape Room game
Why Kids Love It
all of the above!
Just minutes from suburban shopping but with the feel of completely serene wooden land on acreage! Clermont FL is filled with hills and freshwater lakes-- just over 1/2 hour north of the Disney area...
Favorite Places To Eat
Minneola Grill & Tiki Bar
The Southern on 8th in Clermont
Root & Branch in Clermont
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Dec 15 2022 - Feb 10 2023
Jan 02 - Feb 07 2023
Feb 07 - Apr 30 2023
Apr 30 - May 24 2023
Aug 04 2023 - Sep 30 2025
Departure Cleaning: $888
Tax Rate: 11%
Last updated January 26, 2023
Hosted by Andrew Greenstein
Member since 2017
Year Purchased: 2016
About the owner: I love travelling the world and sampling all sorts of accomodations.
I designed mine to be incredibly unique and to reflect the best of my own global experiences with a touch of something no one else has. These aren't just homes to sleep in, they're destinations unto themselves-- Each of my homes is a vacation experience!
Frequently Asked Questions
We're An All Adults Group. Is This Place For Us?
Absolutely! The Great Escape Lakeside is a high-end 13 bedroom lakefront home with superior finishes and extremely comfortable bedding. The 40,000 gallon pool is huge and provides limitless opportunities for extreme relaxation. We often rent to adults-only groups who choose The Great Escape for company retreats, SuperBowl events, milestone birthdays, etc; Our adult clientele LOVES the waterfront, fishing, canoeing, the outdoor kitchen, the deluxe movie theater, etc; Most adults also are emphatic about the giant word search wall, the CLUE Escape room game, and the TV Game Show Studio. After all, who doesn't like competing to be first to hit the buzzers in a high-intensity game of Jeopardy or Family Feud? Human Foosball is another fun team builder in which adults have to work together to compete against like-minded opponents. In short, there's absolutely nothing at The Great Escape that fails to "wow" adults-only groups...whether you're looking to just hold meetings in the formal areas, spend your days alternating between poolside loungers and the lazy river, do some boating, or even enjoy some of our larger-than-life games & activities, you'll find that everyone in your group absolutely LOVES The Great Escape Lakeside--regardless of their age.
Will Small Children Like This? How About Grade Schoolers?
Simply put: Children will have an unforgettable time and experience something fun, wonderful, and even inspiring. We receive reports all the time from clients who tell us that they asked their kids mid-stay if they'd prefer to stay "home" at Great Escape or go to Disney...and the kids choose Great Escape...every time. From small toddlers to grade schoolers, younger guests will find themselves surrounded by activities and "wow" areas that capture their full attention and imagination. They'll spend hours trying their hands at our giant OPERATION game, creating works of art on our giant LITE BRITE wall, competing in Pictionary, participating in events at the TV Game Show Studio, swimming in the lazy river, using the kiddy waterslide, trying to move our giant teak chess pieces, watching family movies in the Jumanji theater, going out on our 5 person pedal boat, scoring better in our laser maze than the older kids (because they're so small they can walk right under more of the lasers without much effort!), playing video games, singing karaoke, and so much more...
Will Teenagers Like This?
Your teenagers will be posting non-stop photos and information via social media (The Great Escape has great wi-fi!)--bragging about where they are to their friends & followers. Teens LOVE the pool, go nuts over the giant waterslide, can't get enough of the multi-speed lazy river, adore human bowling, enjoy soccer billiards, go ga-ga over human foosball, competitively play our other sporting activities, chillax with our abundance of video games, test their skills at the laser maze, attempt to make it through the CLUE Escape Room Game, get themselves VERY into the TV game show studio, spend time in Trivia Hall...sing their hearts out at karaoke, try in vain to complete the world's largest word search.... and they usually have to be pulled out of the Jumanji movie theater. They can even Bluetooth their music to any of our sound systems so your whole family can hear all of their favorite songs! Like everyone else in your group, teenagers never seen anything like The Great Escape (because it doesn't exist anywhere else!)--and they'll have dropped jaws from the moment they first arrive.
Is The Kitchen Stocked With Appliances and Cookware?
Yes! It's a fully stocked kitchen!-- We have all common appliances you'd expect to find in the kitchen of an upscale home plus a few extras. There's also a coffee maker and a Keurig, as well as silverware & service for dozens and dozens and dozens of people. There's even a second/spare refrigerator in the garage for additional food storage. Additionally, our outdoor kitchen has service for many dozens of people AND has an extra dishwasher and even an ice machine!
What Time Are Check-In and Check-Out?
Standard check-in is 4pm and standard check-out is 10am. We often have same-day guest transitions and our housekeeping, pool, & maintenance crews definitely need every minute of those 6 hours to prepare The Great Escape for your arrival. When we do not have a same-day transition, we may be able to accommodate an early check-in and/or a late check-out for an additional fee---but we often cannot know for sure if this will be possible until a week or two prior to your arrival.
What's The Cancellation Policy?
You can cancel your reservation at The Great Escape Lakeside up to 120 calendar days prior to your scheduled check-in date. The only penalty for doing so is a $285 cancellation fee (and any credit card fees if you used a card to make your deposit). If you cancel with 120 or fewer days until check-in, your deposit and any additional money paid would be forfeited. In most cases, purchasing a travel insurance policy will protect your deposit in the unlikely event that you get sick and need to cancel at the last minute.
How Far To Stores, Restaurants, Airports, etc;?
There are plenty of stores and restaurants within an easy 5-10 minute drive (and two restaurants within a 2-3 minute drive or a fairly short power walk!). The Great Escape is located right outside the sprawling Orlando suburb of Clermont which has a Super Target, Kohl's, Wal-Mart, etc;--even a BJ's Warehouse! (CostCo and Sam's Club are further though--roughly a half an hour from the Estate). It's only about 35 minutes from the gates of The Great Escape to the main gate of Walt Disney World. Orlando International Airport (MCO) is about 45 minutes by car.
Is The Property Dog-Friendly?
On a case-by-case basis, we do allow guests to bring hypoallergenic, potty-trained dogs. (In short, this means nearly any dog CAN come!) Guests are required to have their pets pre-approved. There is a $49 fee per pet per day.
Can I Do Laundry On Site?
Yes! Two washing machines & two dryers!
Hosted by Andrew Greenstein