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Realize your Disney dream from a perfectly furnished & located villa

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 2,881 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Luxurious and spacious 7 BR/4.5BA with South-facing heated pool/spa

The villa, an exquisitely furnished property offers 2881 s.f. of air-conditioned flexible living & play space for up to 16 people, is located in the prestigious Emerald Island Resort, the closest gated vacation community to Disney world (3 miles). it is also close to Sea World, Epcot and a myriad of many other premium tourist attractions in Orlando.

There are two master bedrooms with King size beds and en-suit bathrooms; two bedrooms with Queen size beds; three bedrooms with twin size beds. Each room is distinctively redecorated. Amenities include cable TVs, free WiFi, free US phone calls, game tables and gas-grill for BBQ. High chair, stroller and crib are also available. In addition, it is equipped with laundry machine, dryer and dishwasher.

For golfers in your party, the fabulous Mystic Dunes Golf Club is just a few minutes away. There are many other world-renowned golf courses designed by Golf Greats within 30 minutes drive, such as Grand Cypress Golf Club (Jack Nicklaus); Orange County National Golf; Orange Lake Country Club (Arnold Palmer/Ed Seay); Walt Disney World Golf Course (Pete Dye, Tom Fazio, Joeseph L. Lee); Celebration Golf Club (Robe Trent Jones); Champions Gate Golf Resort (Greg Norman), etc.

For 'shopaholics', if the stores in nearby Highway 192 is not enough, the Orlando Premium Outlet will certainly satisfy your desire. It is located at 4951 International Drive, only 19 miles away.

Guests have full use of the Club House which has two large heated-pools, spa, sauna & Tiki Hut Bar, High speed internet, video arcade, gymnasium, tennis & volleyball courts, children playgrounds, concierge service and walking trails through the natural woodland in the resort.

The Emerald Island Resort is nestled within an area of protected wetland and is located off Highway 192 West at Mile Marker 4. The grocery stores, restaurants (TGI Friday, Red Lobster, and The Outback Steakhouse, etc.) and Formosa Gardens Shopping Mall are all within one mile. You can come back for a nap every day and go back to the Disney parks again till late night. If you prefer not to drive, the resort provides shuttle bus service from the club house to Disney Theme Parks, Sea World, and Universal Studios.

More Details

James or Aina
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, Chinese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2017

About James or Aina

Health care professional with caring and perfectionist personality

James or Aina purchased this villa in 2013


Kissimmee Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2881 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1. An en-suit bathroom on the first floor. 2. A half bathroom on the first floor 3. An en-suit bathroom on the second floor. 4. Two shared full bathrooms on the second floor
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • 1. 1st floor master BR: king bed, en-suit bathroom, walk-in closet 2. 2nd floor master BR: king bed, en-suit bathroom, walk-in closet 3. 2nd floor two bedrooms with queen bed 4. 2nd floor three bedrooms with two twin beds
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • tennis


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  • 1 of 5

Review #19283362 “Realize your Disney dream from a perfectly furnished & located villa”

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After over 30 years of rentals in Florida this was the first one we've had problems with. There were safety issues (barbecue burners switched on still but out of gas, smoke alarm with no battery, wires hanging out of walls (live?)); hygiene issues (filthy stair carpet, uncleaned floors, dirty sun loungers [and only two for villa sleeping 14??], stained bathroom surfaces and toilet seats looked horrible, decking had been hosed down but broken chair and detritus not removed [weeds too] and old wooden dinning table and chairs had also been soaked with the hosedown and were unhygienic and inappropriate for such use anyway).

The barbecue was filthy with grease oozing out of it and dripping all over gas bottle/dirty floor mat etc; the interior was tatty and ageing badly - especially the squeaky divan bases on beds which were universally so noisy they would have kept you awake.

There were broken blinds, the second bedroom wardrobe was half filled with a spare bed and there was another plus an old cooker stored in the decidedly-grimy "games room."

It took 1.5hrs for agent to turn up, totally disinterested with the only solution offered being "do you want me to send the cleaning team in again tomorrow?"

HomeAway were 'interested' in the feedback but, once it was clear that the owner had bypassed them by asking for direct payment from us to their bank account, their warranty was void - Lesson here for all users to HomeAway too. Cant believe they have done any follow up other than seek to get owner to communicate with us - and they still have this property on the books!! .

Emerald Isle office team just shrugged when we returned for our gate key deposit less than two hours after arriving.

To cap it all the owner won't respond to any mails posted to him and hasn't even returned our deposit let alone offered compensation for the inadequacies of the property or his managing agent.

So beware of Property #3529859 on HomeAway- at Emerald Island Resort _ a "Disney Dream Villa" it isn't - more like Nightmare.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Really nice place with lots of room.

  • 4 of 5

Looking through listings for our desired dates, I came across this place. It looked really nice, and was priced reasonably. I wondered what the difference was between this place and place that were ~50% more expensive.

The location is great. Emerald Island is very close to Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios (~12 minute drive) . My son and nephews visited the gym at the clubhouse, and said it was pretty small, but adequate (and 18+). We didn't do the community pool.

The house was quite spacious. I loved that everyone in our party of 11 had their own bed. I also didn't hear any complaints about the beds, and mine was pretty comfortable. The "game room" in the garage is just a pretty beat-up pool table, old couches, and some stuff they have in storage. If this aspect is REALLY important to you, this is probably a difference between this level of property and the more expensive places.

The kitchen wasn't all that well stocked, either. The pots and pans were cheap Walmart crap that had all the nonstick worn out. I also needed a Pyrex dish to do scrambled eggs in the oven (cooking for 11). No dice there, either. So, after settling in, I did a quick inventory, and bought cheap pans and a Pyrex at Walmart. I figured that since this place was ~$100/night cheaper than others this size, that I could spend $25 at Walmart for basics that I needed. I left the stuff behind, thinking I'd pay it forward. We stayed for 10 nights, so the one time inconvenience of $25 is a small price to pay vs a $1000 savings. My advice to to do a quick inspection of the cooking materials, and buy whatever is missing/inadequate.

Also, just a heads up. The master bath looks like a whirlpool tub from the photos, but it is not. So, if you want a warm whirlpool soak, pay for the pool heat. The jacuzzi doesn't have separate heat from the pool. And the pool area was adequate for our needs. The grill was a large, newer cheap big box model, and worked well for our needs.

Now, I'm not sure that those "higher-end" pricier places would have those issues or not. With where this place was priced, I expected some of these coming in. I'm glad I looked before I had to run to the store a second time.

Overall, this place is a good value, and I would recommend it to others. Just don't expect high-end luxury, but a comfortable place wit plenty of space.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Large house, okay accomodations

  • 3 of 5

Overall the house worked very well for our group of 16. A few things that weren't good include: we killed 6 cockroaches while there, 2 of the beds box springs squeaked every time you moved waking up the person sleeping on them, the main floor master bedroom and bathroom were much warmer than the rest of the main floor, there were 2 extra mattresses but no sheets for them (I needed to use one as the main floor bed is extremely soft and I have back problems) and 2 patio chairs had legs falling off. We did enjoy ourselves, but the accommodations need a little upkeep.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feed back. In warm climate like Florida, if a door is left open, then cockroaches and other pests could easily get into the house. We pay professionals monthly to control pests, so this type of incident is very rare. Have immediately asked the property manager to address all the issues mentioned in the review.
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Great spacious Villa in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Can't speak highly enough of Aina or James, very quick to come back to queries and probably the most accommodating owners we've ever rented from.

The house itself was great, very specious with loads of bathrooms and large rooms, the best quality of bed sheets we have ever experienced in Florida. The 2 kings suited our party perfectly as did having independant air con for both upstairs and downstairs. The location great for everything being central on the 192, we got to disney in about 10 minutes one day which is amazing. Plenty places to eat etc locally too.

Only down side would be the pool furniture needs to be renewed at the wooden table and chairs is not suitable and some of the plastic furniture needs updating.

What more can i say, would definitely book this villa again!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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My Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

I have rented this home for three consecutive years. I can't wait to return next year. The owner and management company are extremely helpful. The house is very well maintained and the pool and hot tub are temperatured just right. It's the perfect vacation home.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house is exactly as described on the site.

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay in this house. There were no surprises and it was exactly what I expected. The location was good also. The house is in easy driving distance of lots of stuff to do and within walking distance of the resort club house and pool! The pool at the house was great and perfect temperature. Owners respond quickly to emails and are open to any suggestions you might have to make their home better for your stay. I definitely recommend this house and will consider staying here again if the opportunity comes about.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Orlando International Airport (MCO)
Nearest Golf
7.8 Miles
Celebration Golf Club
Nearest Train
24 Miles
Orlando Amtrak Train Station
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Highway 192
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Red Lobster
Car: recommended

Emerald Island Resort is the closest gated vocational community to Disney World (3 miles). In addition, it is also close to Sea World, Epcot and many other premium tourist attractions in Orlando.

It is a dream location for golfers as myriad of world class courses, such as Celebration, Disney Oak Trail, Disney Ospery Ridge, Waldrof Astoria golf course are all a few miles away from the villa.

For 'shopaholics', if the stores in nearby Highway 192 is not enough, the Orlando Premium Outlet will certainly satisfy your desire. it is located at 4951 International Drive, only 19 miles away.

For daily convenience, grocery stores, restaurants (TGI Friday, Red Lobster, and The Outback Steakhouse, etc.) and Formosa Gardens Shopping Mall are all within one mile.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 13.0%

1. All rates shown above are the minimum rate for the period and subject to change without notice.
2. Please contact owner for current rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.