questions & answers
Will I get the whole property to myself or do I have to share it?
During your stay, the entire Sweet Escape will be entirely yours! You'll have full unrestricted private access to 11 bedrooms, 5 acres, 2 buildings with 2 huge kitchens, 3 living rooms, the "desserted" dining room, porches, decks, the ice cream pool, grill, splash park, slide, sports courts, mini golf course, playgrounds, the discotheque, indoor & outdoor movie theaters, game rooms, and more...Check out the video below for a glimpse at what you get when you stay at Sweet Escape!
What makes The Sweet Escape different from hotels and vacation rentals?
The Sweet Escape is a celebrity-level mansion on 5 private gated acres with incredible amenities that will keep your entire group entertained for days and days regardless of their age or activity preferences. Everything else for rent in the Orlando area are just ordinary houses. Other than Sweet Escape (and our sister properties, The Great Escape Lakeside, The Great Escape Parkside & The Ever After Estate), Orlando area homes tend to be just 2-3,000 square foot "cookie cutter" homes in overbuilt subdivisions with traffic, noise issues, and lots of rules. They are often so close to the neighbors that you can reach out your window and shake hands with them while they are still inside of their houses! The pools in those ordinary vacation homes are tiny. Their level of service is close to non-existent. No one even meets you on site when you check-in! With the exception of 2 or 3 rooms (at most), the decor at any other home is extraordinarily basic. ANY OTHER ORLANDO AREA HOTEL OR VACATION HOME IS *JUST* a place to sleep and then forget about. In contrast, Sweet Escape IS a vacation resort/experience itself. It is a place you will never want to leave. It is an estate you will be trying in vain to describe to your friends & family back home. It is a vacation experience that you will want to return to year after year and that everyone in your group will be talking about for months and years to come. At Sweet Escape, you will sleep in comfort, swim in our enormous themed pool, soak in our splash park, slide down sugar rush mountain, play mini golf, volleyball, tetherball, laser tag, pinball, arcade games...lounge in hammocks under palm trees, sing and dance in our 1200+ square foot karaoke night club, enjoy outdoor AND indoor movies...and so much more... Perhaps most importantly, you'll be alone in our 5 acres of natural privacy with plenty of porches and decks to enjoy the silence...Of course, Sweet Escape also has all the amenities of a modern luxury home including granite counter tops, gorgeous woodwork & cabinetry, luxury flooring, etc; Put simply: Other vacation rentals are just run-of-the-mill "nice" homes.. Sweet Escape is a multi-million dollar themed estate property. Click here to read news articles about The Sweet Escape or Click HERE to read TripAdvisor Reviews Of Sweet Escape.
Our group is comprised only of adults-- Will we enjoy Sweet Escape??
ABSOLUTELY! A good number of our regular clients are professional business groups, corporations, church leadership, etc; Of course, children absolutely LOVE The Sweet Escape and never want to leave (In fact, parents often remark that they "wasted" money on Orlando theme park tickets because their children only wanted to play at Sweet Escape and NOT at Disney/Universal/SeaWorld!) BUT adults find the quiet, relaxing environment perfect for them as well. We are set on 5 beautiful and natural acres with plenty to do for the young, the young-at-heart, and even the admittedly not-so-young. Sweet Escape is the perfect blend of youthful whimsicality and mature luxury. SmartMeetings.com even recommends us for corporate retreats...Click here to see! Remember: This is a LUXURY home with a spa bedroom featuring an indoor sauna, casino gaming table, high-tech VR, a gorgeous spa by the pool & outdoor movie screen, sports courts, and more! It's not only great for team building, it's also very swanky and romantic!
Check out this Sweet Escape
celebrity guest giving his own personal tour of the main house!
And here's another video 'partying like rock stars' at Sweet Escape:
Are the video game machines free of charge?
Absolutely! No quarters or dollar bills are needed. Just press to the "START" button and play any one of dozens of hit games. The only exceptions would be our CANDY CRANE (players control a crane that drops, picks up, and delivers a handful of candy through a chute) and our GUMBALL PINBALL machines; These require quarters and give out candy prizes almost every time.
Does the rental include linens, kitchenware, etc;?
Yes: EVERYTHING you need to enjoy The Sweet Escape as a home...is absolutely included! We have plenty of kitchenware, state-of-the-art appliances, an enormous inventory of towels, linens, etc; When it comes to replaceable items such as toilet paper, we provide one roll per bathroom and when guests run out, they generally re-stock for themselves. If there is anything you need to make your stay more enjoyable---and it is something you're concerned we might not have---let us know and we'll definitely work something out!
Can someone who has limited mobility access bedrooms at The Sweet Escape?
Yes! NINE of our eleven bedrooms are at ground level. There are two concrete steps outside to the "Lemonade Front Porch." Anyone who can make those two steps will actually have access to NINE of our eleven bedrooms!
How much does it cost and what are your payment terms?
The Sweet Escape varies from about $900 to $1,875 per night. There is a one-time departure cleaning fee of $888. Taxes are 11%. An amenities fee of $288 is included in each reservation covering periodically replaced items such as linens, sporting equipment, pool toys, etc; If you pay by cash or check, a refundable security deposit of $1500 is required. Alternatively, you can leave a credit card on-file for incidentals-- just like when you check into a hotel. At the time of booking, we take a 30% deposit by your choice of Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Cash, Wire Transfer, or Personal Check. For more about pricing, please visit our rates page.
Can I have my wedding or other event at The Sweet Escape?
Absolutely! Sweet 16's, Quincinieras, and weddings are quite popular! As long as you are primarily using The Sweet Escape for a vacation rental of 3 or more nights, you can create your dream wedding outdoors and invite guests! On the day of your actual wedding, everything outdoors needs to be taken down and silence restored beyond 9 pm. There is a $2495 event fee in conjunction with getting owner approval for such an event. If you intend to have a huge number of guests or would like a little more leeway with the time, we recommend using one of our larger sister properties, The Ever After Estate or The Great Escape Lakeside instead. Alternatively, you can stay at Sweet Escape but have your wedding just a few steps away at Bridlewood Ranch. For more information about weddings at Sweet Escape, please see our rates page.
Is there high speed internet or Wifi available at The Sweet Escape?
Yes. We provide Wifi to all of our guests at no additional charge.
Do you have pots, pans, towels, laundry rooms, etc;?
Yes! The Sweet Escape has ALL the features of a luxury, celebrity-level home and more. We have plenty of pool towels, kitchen appliances, utilities, silverware, 2 laundry rooms, and more.
Do you allow pets ? / Is The Sweet Escape pet-friendly?
Yes! On a case-by-case basis, we allow small hypoallergenic dogs, birds, and various other animals. Please let us know what kind(s) of pet(s) you'd like to bring to The Sweet Escape and we'll reply promptly!
Can you help book additional services such as massage, private
chef, etc; ?
Absolutely! We routinely book top chefs, massage therapists, personal trainers, & other services for our clients. One of our most popular referrals is Hawaiian Luau dinner party poolside! Whether you'd like grocery shopping done in advance of your arrival or you'd like a helicopter to pick you up at the airport and fly you directly to Sweet Escape, we'd be happy to help! Just let us know what you'd like!
Is there a lake or are there any water activities nearby?
We're actually located in LAKE COUNTY, Florida which features countless freshwater lakes within minutes of our property. In fact, our neighbor estate, "Bridlewood" is a waterfront wedding venue whereSweet Escape guests can visit on day passes mid-week! Passes are usually only $10/person and include access to the ground, fishing, kyaking, and more! Bridlewood is literally within steps of Sweet Escape. To learn more about their venue or to contact them, visit their website here.
How close are you to stores, restaurants, the Orlando attractions. etc?
The Sweet Escape is barely 10 minutes from Clermont, a sprawling suburb of Orlando filed with strip malls, chain stores, grocery markets, restaurants, etc; There are also a number of tourist attractions and entertainment venues in Clermont as well. These include fishing, bowling, laser tag, winery tours, cinema, the Citrus Tower landmark, indoor trampoline parks, paintball, hang gliding, a gorgeous chain of lakes, boating, etc; Orlando's theme park attractions are just over 35 easy minutes away. Guests of Sweet Escape LOVE our location: It's close enough to stargaze while hearing the "boom" of the Disney fireworks at night---yet far enough to have your own private oasis with a secluded hot tub and outdoor movie screen under the stars...a paradise to return to after a day at the theme parks exhausts you. You will LOVE our PERFECT easy-to-find location and its proximity...and distance...from everywhere you want to be!