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An Affordable Home with a View...and Only Minutes from Disney!

(43 Reviews)

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Welcome to Emerald Island Retreat


Last updated: 04/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Townhome
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

EMERALD ISLAND RETREAT - A superb 3 bedroom Townhouse on the prestigous Emerald Island Resort. Less than 3 miles from Disney's Animal Kingdom, Emerald Island Resort is located just off the 192, and is also ideally placed for shops and restaurants.

Why pay hotel room prices? Why pay higher prices when realistically most guests spend the days at the theme parks and the nights resting for the next day? Why pay for something you are not really going to get the benefit of? All guests enjoy the FREE use of the resorts facilities such as the two community heated pools (no hidden pool heat costs!), spa, fitness center, sauna and volleyball court. There are also nature trails, a picnic area and a kid's play area. FREE WiFi internet access is available from the comfort of our home or if you wish, a Cyber Cafe is also available (small fee payable locally) to catch up on all the e-mails!! Floodlit tennis courts are also available minutes from our home, and we provide 2 raquets with balls for your use.

Are you a light sleeper? Can you be sure of the location of your home if booked through an agency? Our townhome boasts a wonderful waterfront that only a very few on this resort can offer!

Located close enough to enjoy the resorts facilities, but far enough away to ensure you are not disturbed by them, especially when you are trying to sleep!

Fully air-conditioned, our house is fully furnished, including items such as a refrigerator-freezer with ice maker, dishwasher, oven and microwave, washer and dryer, not to mention all bed linens and towels (including 6 pool towels). Cable TV is provided, with TV's located in the lounge and ALL bedrooms. Ceiling fans have recently been added for your additional comfort to the lounge and all bedrooms.

A DVD player is provided should you be unable to find anything on the numerous channels, or alternatively, you may wish to challenge the children (no age limit!!) with our Playstation 2, complete with two games and controllers. If not, then perhaps a chilled drink relaxing after a day at the theme parks relaxing whilst admiring the view across the lake watching the numerous birds that frequent it and conservation area to the rear.

Maintained by our small local management company; no keys to worry about collecting or dropping off. View our website and guest book, and we look forward to hear from you.

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Member since: 2003

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

Property Type

  • Townhome

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Ceiling fans, TV's to all bedrooms, Hairdrier, Pool Towels, Ceramic Tiled Ground Floor, Assortment of pool / outdoor games, 2 Tennis racquets with balls, Patio table and 4 chairs, table and 2 padded chairs to balcony, Games Room, Floodlit tennis courts, volleyball court...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo


  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Waterfront:

    Man made water retention pond located to rear of home...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access:

    Located in clubhouse...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    located in utility room...moreless

  • Computer Available:

    (3) Located in clubhouse Cyber cafe'...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    (2) Limited free calls available - 1 phone in master bed / 1 phone with answer facility located in kitchen...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine:

    located in utility room...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free access from our home - just bring your laptop!...moreless


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Balcony:

    Off master bedroom complete with two cushioned chairs and a small table overlooking the pond...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    2 communal heated pools and 2 heated Spa's on site...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 43 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 21 - Jan 2
6 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$495 $1,650
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning $80 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 13%


A booking form will be submitted upon request of making a reservation and is to be completed and returned along with payment to confirm reservation.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Our names are Andrew & Rosemary and we have two children, Chloe and Mark. We live in the seaside town of Broadstairs located in the county of Kent in England, UK.

Why the Owner Chose Kissimmee, FL, USA:
When we flew out in October 2003 to view various homes and resorts, Emerald Island Resort had already sold all of their townhomes and were not being marketed. However, we decided to find the resort just to view it and to see what all the 'hype' was about as it was receiving such good reviews. Wow! As soon as we turned into the resort we knew why. Luckily for us a townhome sale had fallen through and the rest is history!

The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
Watching an early morning sunrise over the retention pond with hot air balloons floating silently across! The resorts location is great as it allows you to go to the Disney reorts in the morning when they first open to avoid the crowds, returning for lunch and a swim...when the parks are 'heaving'. Then you can just return to the parks late afternoon when the crowds start to go home!

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Welcome to Emerald Island Retreat

    Welcome to Emerald Island Retreat

  • View Looking Back onto the Rear of your Vacation Home

    View Looking Back onto the Rear of your Vacation Home

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Dining Area and Fully Equipped Kitchen

    Dining Area and Fully Equipped Kitchen

  • Local communal pool and spa

    Local communal pool and spa

  • Bathroom


  • Relax and view the numerous species of birds..

    Relax and view the numerous species of birds..

  • Will you see the hot air balloons drifting across early morning?

    Will you see the hot air balloons drifting across early morning?

  • Anyone for tennis?

    Anyone for tennis?

  • Ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower

    Ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower

VRBO #31930

This listing was first published here in 2003.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017

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