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Epic game-themed Florida home opens to the public

It may not be Disney World, but one man’s fantastic Florida estate is taking the public’s breath away with its epic game-themed concept. 

The Great Escape Lakeside in Clermont, Florida is the brainchild of former online entrepreneur Andrew Greenstein, who wanted to give lodgers an opportunity to reconnect with some of their fondest childhood activities. 

‘I love sharing it,’ Greenstein told the Orlando Sentinel in an interview this week. 

The Great Escape Lakeside in Clermont, Florida is the brainchild of former online entrepreneur Andrew Greenstein

Situated at the end of a dirt road near a cow pasture in rural Florida, visitors are first greeted with a Monopoly Man hanging from the roof

Situated at the end of a dirt road near a cow pasture in rural Florida, visitors are first greeted with a Monopoly Man hanging from the roof

To the right is the Jumanji movie theater, which is fully engulfed in vines and hand painted portraits of the movie's favorite characters

To the right is the Jumanji movie theater, which is fully engulfed in vines and hand painted portraits of the movie’s favorite characters

Current rate for a room run you about $1,365 to $1,450 per night depending on the time of the year

Current rate for a room run you about $1,365 to $1,450 per night depending on the time of the year

As guests move past the entertainment facilities, they encounter amazing, real-life renditions of their favorite childhood board games: Scrabble, Monopoly, Clue and an infirmary made to look like Operation

As guests move past the entertainment facilities, they encounter amazing, real-life renditions of their favorite childhood board games: Scrabble, Monopoly, Clue and an infirmary made to look like Operation

Earning his fortune during the Internet boom of the 90s and early 2000s, Greenstein’s home features 13 themed bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a 40,000 gallon pool along with a river hundreds of other amazing luxuries. 

Situated at the end of a dirt road near a cow pasture in rural Florida, visitors are first greeted with a Monopoly Man hanging from the roof and a giant UNO card fixed above a window. 

Through the front door, a life size chessboard and giant floor piano await new arrivals. 

To the right is the Jumanji movie theater, which is fully engulfed in vines and hand painted portraits of the movie’s favorite characters, according to the Sentinel.  

As guests move past the entertainment facilities, they encounter amazing, real-life renditions of their favorite childhood board games: Scrabble, Monopoly, Clue and an infirmary made to look like Operation.   

‘I wanted to create it like you’re in the board,’ said Greenstein. 

Once you head upstairs using the Donkey Kong themed stairway, you reach the game show themed den.

Pinball machines, a Plinko board, pool table, air hockey, and a giant Lite Brite fill the space dedicated to game shows, according to The Sentinel.  

A carnival room is filled with fair favorites including Zoltar the fortuneteller and a knock over troll game

A carnival room is filled with fair favorites including Zoltar the fortuneteller and a knock over troll game

For guests 21 or older, a Las Vegas room can be rented, where participants can have fun on a slot machine or blackjack table with a view of the strip

For guests 21 or older, a Las Vegas room can be rented, where participants can have fun on a slot machine or blackjack table with a view of the strip

Once you head upstairs using the Donkey Kong themed stairway, you reach the game show themed den

Once you head upstairs using the Donkey Kong themed stairway, you reach the game show themed den

The current rate for a room will run you about $1,365 to $1,450 per night depending on the time of the year

The current rate for a room will run you about $1,365 to $1,450 per night depending on the time of the year

As shown in The Guinness Book of World Records- The Great Escape Lakeside is perfect for family reunions, vacations, weddings, and corporate retreats

As shown in The Guinness Book of World Records- The Great Escape Lakeside is perfect for family reunions, vacations, weddings, and corporate retreats

The house also contains an escape room, with an app specifically crafted for participants that offer hints and clues

The house also contains an escape room, with an app specifically crafted for participants that offer hints and clues

‘Guests can sing karaoke or play Family Feud,’ the 48-year-old said.

A carnival room is filled with fair favorites including Zoltar the fortuneteller and a knock over troll game.

For guests 21 or older, a Las Vegas room can be rented, where participants can have fun on a slot machine or blackjack table with a view of the strip. Greenstein notes, however, that ‘you can play casino games but not for actual prizes.’

The house also contains an escape room, with an app specifically crafted for participants that offer hints and clues.

‘My family and I have played in escape rooms across the world and wanted to bring that idea here,’ said Greenstein.   

The house can sleep up to 45 people and includes a host of outdoor activities including giant foosball, human bowling and a variety of water sports.

‘A one-of-a-kind estate home featuring giant waterslide, lazy river, fishing, boating, an actual escape room game, a real laser maze, escape room, theater, human bowling, human foosball, soccer billiards, outdoor TV, and more,” the house’s Airbnb advert states.    

Renting out the property, according to Airbnb, will run you about $1,365 to $1,450 per night depending on the time of the year. 

The house can sleep up to 45 people and includes a host of outdoor activities including giant foosball, human bowling and a variety of water sports

The house can sleep up to 45 people and includes a host of outdoor activities including giant foosball, human bowling and a variety of water sports

The Great Escape Lakeside is luxurious fun for ALL ages, & designed with incredible attention to every detail

The Great Escape Lakeside is luxurious fun for ALL ages, & designed with incredible attention to every detail

A one-of-a-kind estate home featuring giant waterslide, lazy river, fishing, boating, an actual escape room game, a real laser maze, escape room, theater... and more, an advert on Airbnb states

A one-of-a-kind estate home featuring giant waterslide, lazy river, fishing, boating, an actual escape room game, a real laser maze, escape room, theater… and more, an advert on Airbnb states

It may not be Disney World, but one man's fantastic Florida estate is taking the public's breath away with its epic game-themed concept

It may not be Disney World, but one man’s fantastic Florida estate is taking the public’s breath away with its epic game-themed concept

The Great Escape Lakeside is perfect for family reunions, vacations, weddings, and corporate retreats

The Great Escape Lakeside is perfect for family reunions, vacations, weddings, and corporate retreats

 

 

 



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