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The Great Escape Lakeside, Sleeps Up to 45

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'Go Fish' Pool, Lazy River, Giant Waterslide, Kiddy Slide, Hot Tub
Privately gated 10 acres
1 of 35'Go Fish' Pool, Lazy River, Giant Waterslide, Kiddy Slide, Hot Tub
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Overview
13 bedrooms
11 bathrooms
45 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Featured on Fox TV (Google 'Great Escape Lakeside's Fox TV appearance!') and in the Guinness Book of World Records for the World's Largest Word Search, The Great Escape has a 40,000 gallon 'Go Fish' pool, spa, and multi-speed lazy river plus 2 story waterslide AND a kiddy waterslide too! There's also human bowling, human foosball, a basketball court, a soccer billiards court, fishing, kyaking, canoeing, and more--all on 10 privately gated acres. Indoors, EVERYthing is about GAMES families have loved for generations--young & old! There's a giant in-floor piano, huge teak chess set, life-sized Operation Game, an interactive CLUE themed escape room, the world's first residential laser maze, TV family game show studio, commercial arcade games, movie theater, giant lite brite, and so much mo...Featured on Fox TV (Google 'Great Escape Lakeside's Fox TV appearance!') and in the Guinness Book of World Records for the World's Largest Word Search, The Great Escape has a 40,000 gallon 'Go Fish' pool, spa, and multi-speed lazy river plus 2 story waterslide AND a kiddy waterslide too! There's also human bowling, human foosball, a basketball court, a soccer billiards court, fishing, kyaking, canoeing, and more--all on 10 privately gated acres. Indoors, EVERYthing is about GAMES families have loved for generations--young & old! There's a giant in-floor piano, huge teak chess set, life-sized Operation Game, an interactive CLUE themed escape room, the world's first residential laser maze, TV family game show studio, commercial arcade games, movie theater, giant lite brite, and so much more... Bring 2 people---or bring 45 --- and you'll have a reunion, get together, meeting, or vacation...that the whole group will be talking excitedly about...for years to come! We have three very unique properties and this -- The Great Escape Lakeside--is the newest and most custom-built. The first one, Ever After Estate was on HGTV's 'Most Outrageous Homes' and Travel & Leisure Magazine called our Sweet Escape 'More fun than Disney..' but Great Escape outdoes them both! ***ANSWERS TO SOME COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS*** 1. How Can We Sleep 45 People In 13 Bedrooms? ---The Great Escape's main website has a floor plan illustrating the layout of the beds we have in the 13 rooms. Assuming each King & Queen bed has 2 people in it, then the 13 bedrooms sleep 34 people. Additionally, The Great Escape has 6 twin rollaways, 2 twin sleeper sofas (couches w/ pullout beds), and 1 futon. There are also 2-3 pack-n-play cribs and several luxury seats in the Jumanji theater...that recline fully like beds. 2. Are The Rates Negotiable? ---Our own website has the most up-to-date rates. Sorry, but they are not adjustable. You will find, however, that the $1295-$1645 (+tax/cleaning) we typically get per night is a much better deal than trying to sleep 15-45 people in a hotel-- plus, obviously, The Great Escape Lakeside is FAR more unforgettably fun & exciting! 3. Is There Any Way Around The 3 Night Minimum ? ---Only if there's a 1-2 night gap between two guests. If, for example, one guest is leaving on Wednesday and another guest is arriving that same Friday...*then* you CAN rent those 2 nights from Wednesday to Friday. If you can't find any short gaps during the time of year you'd like to stay....consider just going ahead and renting the full 3 nights! Even if you don't sleepover on the 3rd night, you'll still get to checkout as late as you want since you would have technically booked through the following morning!! 4. Can I Have My Wedding At The Great Escape Lakeside? --Absolutely! Our main site actually has an entire section devoted to weddings, rentals for weddings, photos of past weddings, etc;. If you plan to have more than 125 through 140 people at your wedding, you'll need to use a larger 'wow' property we manage: The Ever After Estate 62 acre marsh island. 5. Can I Bring My Pets? ---Goldfish? No problem! That side, there's a $25/day fee for potty-trained, hypoallergenic dogs-- allowed on a case-by-case basis (almost always allowed, that is!) Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 47-2477581More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 8 Attached (ensuite), 2 Full baths
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Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2010
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Reviewed 17 April 2020

The Great Escape Lakeside was a phenomenal venue for our wedding. Our family and friends had an outstanding time with all the games and rooms. The pool slide is amazingly addictive. Andrew and Belinda are fantastic hosts with almost immediate responses to all of our...More

Date of stay: March 2020
Thank 709seane
Reviewed 8 February 2020

We were looking for a good place to hold a team offsite and when I selected this home it exceeded all of our expectations. The amenities are incredible and with so many activities we always seemed to find new things in every nook and cranny...More

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank lancefiveland
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Reviewed 16 January 2020

Came here for a friend's wedding and it was a dream. Lots of space, full amenities, a wonderful property fully immersed in nature. This place was so much fun! I especially enjoyed the pool and hot tub, perfect for Floridan weather. But there's two things...More

Date of stay: January 2020
Thank cindynP1771UB
Journey664339, VR Owner at The Great Escape Lakeside, Sleeps Up to 45, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2020

Thanks so much for your stay...and for your review! The pinball machine has a power switch at the bottom! Guests can turn it on/off at any time and/or unplug it from the power strip. Wish I would've known it was bugging you during your stay--...More

Reviewed 15 January 2020

My (new!) husband and I chose this place to get all our friends and family together for an extremely nontraditional wedding, and I purposefully didn't look too hard at the pictures or reviews because the premise sounded amazing and I didn't want to build up...More

Date of stay: January 2020
Thank magistrasa
Reviewed 29 October 2019

My fiance & I hosted our combined bachelor/bachelorette party at the Great Escape Lakeside and let me tell you - we have never had so much fun in our lives. We gathered 28 of our closest friends for a long weekend. The house fit 30...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank katiegoll
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Grill
Boat Available
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
Children's Pool
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Garage
Internet Access
Iron
Hot Tub
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Patio
Pool Table
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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10 privately gated acres !
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Most guests rent cars-- Some taxi-uber etc;
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