7 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14. Lake and woodland conservation views.
About Craig Strangward
Our family first visited Florida in 1995 and have made it a regular holiday destination ever since. After our first few visits we discovered Emerald Island Resort and continued to rent villas there as it is superbly located and all the villas are of outstanding quality. We enjoyed Florida so much over the years that we decided to buy two villas in Emerald Island Resort and would like to welcome you into one of our homes for a wonderful vacation.
Craig Strangward purchased this Villa in 2009
Why Craig Strangward chose Kissimmee
The Emerald Island Resort is superbly located on the US192, just 3 miles (10 minutes drive) from Disney World yet secluded in a gated community surrounded by a conservation area for those relaxing evenings.
What makes this Villa unique
Our villa is so close to Disney World that we can visit the theme parks in the morning, come back during the evening to relax and cool off in the pool and have a bite to eat then return for more fun and fireworks at the theme parks! The south facing pool overlooks a lake and conservation area, perfect to enjoy the Floridian sunsets. Our villa isn't just close to Disney World; Universal Studios and Sea World are within a 25 minute drive to! There is a large supermarket just over 1 mile from the villa and superb restaurants are all located within a couple miles. Even on the days when we relax at the villa there is plenty to do, the games room with top of the range pool table, air hockey and foosball keeps the family entertained for hours!
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Vermont to Orlando
Everyone had a wonderful time. The home was everything promised and more! Thank you!
Perfect home and location
My group loved it. Everything was clean and everything worked perfectly. Property manager responded quickly to one question and came by, was very helpful and friendly. Great location with no rear neighbours made it very relaxing! Stress free and ideal. Thanks so much!
Big, clean, roomy beds were a little hard, well stocked kitchen and loved the breakfast items left f
We loved our stay!
The house was perfect. Plenty of room, and well maintained. The breakfast goodies were an added surprise. We enjoyed grilling and spending time together and the subdivision was beautiful
The property was very nice.
The property was very nice. But things need to be done for the next family that will rent this property. The stove is need of an upgrade. Two burners do not work and the oven works part-time. The Mickey room TV does not work. Your cleaning crew needs to do a better job taking care of this property. There is mold in each bathroom(pictures were taken of the restrooms).
Hi Johnny, I am sorry to hear there were some concerns with the property. I'm disappointed these were not notified to us or our management company upon being noticed during your stay as they would have been rectified immediately. We have very high standards for our properties and don't accept anything but the best for our guests which our other reviews show.
I would very much like to see the photos you have taken of the restrooms and will show these to our management company for review. Again, I am unsure as to why you have not offered to show us these photos until after you have vacated the property when any concerns would have been rectified immediately.
I hope these matters did not alter what I hope was an otherwise enjoyable stay.
Stayed for a girls get together at Disney, 9 people in all, the house was great; clean and comfortable with a great pool and hot tub. Added bonus was breakfast ready for our first morning there. Beds were all very comfortable and the house had plenty of room for us all to spread out, I would highly recommend staying here if you are going to Disney, its only at 10 minute drive away. The club house was very nice too!
Wilderness lodge is perfectly located for all local amenities and attractions, the choice is absolutely amazing.
• Restaurants, shops and super market – 1.5 miles, 5 minutes
• Walt Disney World - 3 miles, 10 minutes
• Sea World – 12.5 miles, 20 minutes,
• Universal Studios – 16 miles, 25 minutes
• Orlando International Airport - 25 miles, 30 minutes
• The Florida Mall – 20 miles, 30 minutes
• High quality golf courses within 2 miles
Other Activities: biking, hot air ballooning, mini-golf, shopping
Golf: Orlando and Kissimmee are home to over 30 golf courses, making Wilderness Lodge the perfect place for a golfing holiday. As well as the 5 high quality golf courses in Walt Disney World, there are golf courses all within a short drive from the villa.
Mystic Dunes Golf Club
The course was designed by Champions Tour professional and NBC golf analyst, Gary Koch. Challenging yet fun, this course consists of two distinctly different layouts that take advantage of the unique topography, offering the golfer a fantastic and memorable experience.
Celebration Golf Club
Co-designed by the renowned masters of golf course architecture, Robert Trent Jones Senior and Junior, they created a course unlike any other in the nation. It’s lush, almost like a natural park with undulating swells and topography, a course reflective of the very best of every course they have created around the world.
ChampionsGate Golf Club
ChampionsGate Golf Club features two premier 18-hole championship golf courses designed by accomplished architect and golfer, Greg Norman. ChampionsGate resort offers an un-matched golf facility and is regarded as one of the top courses nation wide.
Highlands Reserve Golf Club
Highlands Reserve sits atop one of the highest areas of Florida and offers remarkable scenery along with a course designed for hot golf. Large, fast, undulating greens make this course challenging and fun for all levels of golfers.