About the property
- House1996 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay6 nights
4Bed/3Bath,2 Master Cal-King enSuites, all beds comfy,100mbps, HomeTheater Bose
Check out our Home-Away approved video: http://www.youtube.com/embed/ari3vJPuxas
You're going on a magical vacation--Stay in a very magical place! We combine the the magic of DisneyWorld with the comfort and convenience of award-winning Tropical Retreat to ensure each and every guest has the best vacation experience of their lives. We provide our guests with a great place to stay and tips, tricks, and suggestions that can make your vacation even more magical.
Please note that we book primarily Saturday to Saturday in the peak seasons.
For most inquiries, we respond within an hour.
Tropical Retreat's game room was named as 1 of 10 vacation rentals offering the best amenities in US! Since then, we have added a Simpsons Pinball and Shuffle Alley!
VRBO 5 Stars HomeAway 5 Stars
Winner 2010 Top Vacation Rental, Kissimmee
Winner 2011 Top Vacation Rental, Kissimmee
Rated 2012 EXCELLENCE
Rated 2013 EXCELLENCE
Rated 2014 EXCELLENCE
Rated 2015 EXCELLENCE
NEW: 4K-UHD TV, 100 mbps fast WiFi, Laser Printer
Please note that we book Saturday to Saturday.
NO CHARGE for Pool/Spa Heat
NO CHARGE for our 100mbps WiFi speed
NO CHARGE for our laser printer and computer
NO CHARGE for Our Simpsons Pinball
NO CHARGE for our new Shuffle Alley
NO CHARGE for LP gas for the BBQ Grill
NO CHARGE for our Keurig Coffee Bar
NO CHARGE for any of Our Game Room Games
NO CHARGE for Cleaning Fees
New high-end stainless steel appliances and new cookware in kitchen!
Our beds are the most comfortable you can find. 2 California King bedroom suites (one of which is fully adjustable mattress), all beds have Memory Foam.
Terms & Conditions:
1. Rental fee does not include 13% tax as required by the state and county.
2. Unlike most vacation homes who nickle and dime their guests, we have no additional or hidden charges:
No Charge for pool heat
No Charge for spa heat
No Charge for LP gas for the BBQ
No Charge for broadband
No Charge for either of our 2 arcade games
No Charge for cleaning fees.
A non-refundable deposit of 25% is required to reserve your stay. This is not an extra charge--it is subtracted from the total for your reservation.
3. Nightly Rate is based on a Saturday to Saturday rental--7 nights. Shorter or longer stays may be available.
4. Florida law limits occupancy in this home to 10 people (including children).
5. Check in after 4pm, check out no later than 10am.
6. A $500 damage deposit will be placed on a credit card before final papers are sent. This security deposit will be released within 48 hours of departure with no damage to the home.
7. Absolutely No Smoking and No Pets.
8. No motor homes , trailers, or commercial vehicles are allowed to park in Emerald Island Resort.
9. We do own this home—we are not a management company, and unfortunately, we do not have any other rental properties.
10. Treat our home with your utmost respect; other people including ourselves do want to enjoy its facilities.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 20, 2018
About Terry Puffer
As retiring teachers, we purchased this property in beautiful Emerald Island Resort. As parents we visited DisneyWorld every 2 years with our 2 children, and we wanted to offer a great opportunity to others to enjoy our experiences. I wish vacation homes were as popular then as they are now! We are just 3 miles to Animal Kingdom parking lot, 4 miles to Disney's Main Gate, and 20 minutes to Universal and SeaWorld.
Terry Puffer purchased this House in 2004
Why Terry Puffer chose Four Corners
Emerald Island Resort is central Florida's premier vacation home destination. This is a gated and guarded community with night patrols throughout the resort. Recent improvements such as valet trash and recycle service, RF entrance cards, and enhanced security have made Emerald Island Resort one of the safest and most guest-friendly resort communities in the area. A noted travel website published an article that listed our game room as "One of the Best 10 Vacation Home amenities in the US." Since then, we have added more games. We decorated our walls with historical memorabilia of Walt and Mickey through the years. We planted a lot of tropical foliage around our pool and spa to make the area more private for our guests. Our beds are second to none. All have memory foam toppers to make the beds as comfortable as possible for our guests. One CalKing bed has a Comforaire adjustable mattress so guests can make their side of the bed as hard or soft as they want. As a retired HomeEc teacher, we upgraded our kitchen with granite, top-of-the-line appliances, free Keurig coffee, and just about every kitchen accessory you could want.
What makes this House unique
1. Game Room-- published that our game room was one of ten top vacation home amenities in the US. Since that award, we have added a Simpson's Pinball and a Shuffle Alley. Our Arcade machine plays over 1000 games, our driving game races around Alcatraz, our Shuffle Alley is awesome, our Simpsons Pinball Party is great fun, our Wii has games for the entire family, and our Pop-a-Shot will make you feel like Lebron. ALL games are set to FREE PLAY. 2. Pool and Spa with dual heating of solar and over-sized heat pump 3. Comfortable beds--memory foam in each and every bed to make for comfy sleeping 4. Endless hot water with our solar hot water system 5. 65' curved 4K-UHD TV Home Theater with Bose 6. 100mbps WiFi 7. Computer and Laser printer for business and boarding passes 8. PS2 or PS3, DVD Player, and LED TV in both twin bedrooms 9. 2 master bedrooms with ensuite, LED TV, DVD player 10. Vertical Cellular blinds--no more vertical blinds No worries about shopping, grocery stores, drug stores, restaurants--there is a bounty of these very close. There are also lots of activities close by including but not limited to the parks,
Pool / Spa
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This is our second stay with Tropical Retreat expect our family grew it was kid friendly for us extra strollers for the park and booster too. Great pool and spa kids loved the theme rooms and also spacious well decorated for Disney. It was quiet and can not compare to any Hotel if you want privacy with your family. We will be back soon!
Just as fabulous as our first stay!
Our second stay at Tropical Retreat 2 years after our first and we were not disappointed - all the standards that we expected after our previous stay were met. Any snags we had were ironed out very quickly. The property is immaculate and full of all the modern conveniences one could wish for - we made more use of the pool this time which was great. Highly recommended.
Just wish it was our house!!!
We've had the pleasure of staying at a different house on the Emerald Isle Resort before and didn't think we'd find a better property, however that was before staying at the Tropical Retreat!
The house is just incredible! The attention to detail is second to none, from the subtle yet pleasing Disney / Tropical theme running through every room, fantastic quality furnishings and appliances to the ultimate games room; you have to see it to believe it!
We had the pleasure of staying here for 2 weeks over Christmas and our only regret is not being able to stay longer. There is massive amounts of storage (important, as we don't travel light and tend to add to our wardrobes whilst on holiday), a great kitchen for when you fancy making a home cooked meal, a lovely (warm) pool and comfy seating area outside (perfect for unwinding after a long hectic day at Disney) and cosy lounge with the most impressive entertainment system we have ever experienced!
During our stay we did have a couple of small items crop up (nothing to get upset about, but worth notifying Terry (the owner) about) and the response was second to none. Reply to our email within a day and then the items addressed by a very polite and helpful maintenance man the very next day!
The location is second to none, 5-10 mins to Disney, easy access to several good supermarkets (2 Walmarts and 2 Publix within 5-10 mins drive) but sufficiently secluded that you don't feel you're in a busy tourist area; we did the Emerald Isle nature walk several times, whilst walking to the club house and you really do feel like you're in the 'wild' rather than in a gated community.
The bottom line is you know you've chosen the right place for a holiday, when you're kids say, 'I wish this was our house' and you need to offer them incentives to visit a theme park!
If you're looking for a holiday rental that is close to all the big attractions, but offers enough entertainment onsite so that you don't feel you need to be going out everyday, then this is the place to stay. We really can't recommend the Tropical Retreat highly enough and we're already saving and planning for our next trip.
Thank you for the review. We are always happy to hear another guest had a great vacation at Tropical Retreat. We look forward to your return.
Great vacation house.
This house was very clean, well-appointed and decorated very nicely with lots of Disney touches. This owner has the best instructions about the house of any property I have rented and light switches etc. are even marked in the house. The location is very convenient to 192, restaurants and Disney - and the fun game room and the heated pool are big hits. Nice gated community and someone even takes your garbage and recyclable cans out for you and puts them back. Would rent again.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is much appreciated. We love hearing that another family had a great vacation at our home. We look forward to your return. Terry
Another great vacation at Tropical Retreat
This is the third time in 10 years that we have stayed at Puff's Tropical Retreat. We stay for two weeks. We would probably come more often but we live in New Jersey and we have to save up for all of the attractions we do. This house is fantastic. I come with 8 people from my family and everyone loves it. The adults and my 9 year old grandson have fun in the game room and we all love the pool and hot tub. Terry (the owner) is wonderful. He sends lots of information for the area and is readily available to answer any questions.
Thank you for the review. It is always great to hear that you once again had a great vacation. We eagerly await your return to Tropical Retreat.
As advertised awesome
House and community are great. The game room is definitely my favorite along with the pool. Location is only 10 minutes from Disney parks and about 20 from universal. Everything in house is labeled and easily accessible,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us. I am so glad to hear you and your family had a great vacation. We look forward to your return. Terry
AWARDS: Tropical Retreat game room was named as one of ten best vacation home amenities in the US! Since that award, we have added a Simpsons Pinball and a Shuffle Alley! 65' Curved 4K-UHD TV in Living Room 100mbps WiFi Laser printer for business and boarding passes Winner 2010 Top Vacation Rental, Kissimmee Winner 2012 Top Vacation Rental, Kissimmee Rated EXCELLENT You're going on a magical vacation--Don't you really want to stay in a very magical place! We combine the the magic of DisneyWorld with the comfort and convenience of Tropical Retreat to ensure each and every guest has the best vacation experience of their lives. Tropical Retreat is just 2.6 miles from DisneyWorld in Emerald Island Resort. We want our guests to experience the very best a vacation home has to offer. We provide an awesome game room, pool, spa, comfortable beds--really comfortable beds, 2 masters with ensuite baths, 2 bedrooms with 2 twin beds highly themed to delight every child. Our philosophy is simple: We do everything we can to ensure our guests have a great vacation. We gladly answer your questions, reply promptly to your emails, and respond to your phone calls. We not only provide our guests with a great place to stay, but we also provide our guests with tips, tricks, and money-saving suggestions that can make your vacation even more magical. NO CHARGE: for pool heat (some charge $30+ extra per night) for spa heat (some charge extra for spa heat) for BBQ propane (Some charge extra for propane) for WiFi (Some charge extra for WiFi…if they have it) for our desktop computer (Most do not offer a desktop computer) for arcade games (Others may not even have a game room) for cleaning fees (Others may charge an extra $70-$100) for our Simpsons Pinball Party for our Computer for our Keurig Coffee Bar with K-Kups for our in-house safe for our laser printer We invite you to checkout the features, comfort, conveniences, fun, security, and excitement we provide our guests. Just look at the amenities we offer our guests: New 4K-Ultra High Def TV 100mbps WiFi New Simpsons Pinball Party--set on Free Play New Shuffle Alley--set on free play New Pop-a-Shot basketball game Billiards Tropical Retreat Arcade--over 1000 arcade games set for Free Play Our SF Rush sit-down Arcade Driving Game set for Free Play All new high-end appliances and new cookware in kitchen! Pool/Spa State-of-the-Art Heater hybrid system with Solar Color-Themed Carpeting in all bedrooms (100% recycled materials) LED LCD TV's in all bedrooms Frieze Carpeting in the Living & Dining Rooms (100% recycled materials) Ceramic Tile in Nook, Hall, Kitchen, and Baths Granite kitchen countertops Leather Sectional with Full-sized Sofa Bed and Reclining Love Seats Tropical Coffee Table and media stand in Living Room Tropical Retreat’s Keurig Coffee Bar with Your Favorite Gourmet Coffees Solar Hot Water System (to better protect our environment and provide more hot water for our guests) Solar Pool Heating System (to better protect our environment and provide our guests with a warmer pool and spa) Intelliflo High-Efficiency Pool Pump Space-Saver High Chairs Color Video Baby Monitoring Systems--Interference-Free Top 10 Vacation Home Amenities in the US (Game Room) Joovy Ultralight Caboose Sit & Stand Stroller Joovy Cboose Stroller Visco Memory Foam Mattress Toppers on Every Bed—Even the SofaBed Free Local, State, National, and International Long Distance Improved activities in the clubhouse--even massage! Our Mission is to provide a safe, convenient, comfortable vacation home with luxurious features and unequaled amenities so that our guests have the best vacation of their lives, they return, and they tell their friends.We take pride in providing our guests with the highest value for their vacation dollar. Our home, named Tropical Retreat for its lavish tropical decorations, is located in the prestigious resort community of Emerald Island Resort. You're going to have a great vacation!
Additional information about rental rates
We book Saturday to Saturday with the possible exception in late August and all of September.