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Super-Close to Disney, Luxury Villa in the Prestigious Emerald Island

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 2,880 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Grand Opening Special

An extremely popular vacation home Located less than three miles from Walt Disney World, 3000+ sq ft spacious living space, 7 bedrooms & 4.5 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen & laundry, beautifully decorated living & dining area and a game room, Disney Sunshine is the perfect place for vacation, reunion or simply a peaceful heaven to get away.

Sleeping accommodation includes:

1-King(Master suite, Downstairs)

1-King(Master suite, Upstairs)


2-Twins(Upstairs) Princess room

2-Twins(Upstairs) Prince room

Baby equipment: 1 crib/1 playpen, high chair,folding stroller

the top-quality quilts are provided to maximize the comfort of your stay.

Free Unlimited nationwide and local phone service, cable TV and internet(wire and wireless) service. Luxurious Outdoor Island Gas BBQ Grill. Resort gated community with clubhouse (games room, internet pc's, tennis courts, playground, volleyball court and gym).

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Check-in no sooner than 4pm and check-out no later than 10 am. No pets or smoking inside the house.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Mandi

This vacation home is family owned, and we use it at least once a year for our own vacation. We live in NJ and we have one daughter who absolutely love vacationing in Florida and visiting the theme parks. We have property managers who will help you in any way they can to ensure that your vacation is worry free!

Mandi purchased this villa in 2012

Why Mandi chose Kissimmee

It's close to all major Disney theme parks, The ability to go to the parks in the morning, then come back to the villa for lunch and a nap, and go back to the parks for the second half of the day.

What makes this villa unique

An extremely popular vacation home Located less than three miles from Walt Disney World, Disney Sunshine is the perfect place for vacation, reunion or simply a peaceful heaven to get away.


Kissimmee Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2880 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.5
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1, Master, Downstairs - 1 king
    Bedroom 2, Master, Upstairs - 1 king
    Bedroom 3, Upstairs - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4, Upstairs - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5, Upstairs - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6, Upstairs - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7, Upstairs - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (4), 2 folding beds ( can be moved to any room), 1 baby crib/playpen
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Super-Close to Disney, Luxury Villa in the Prestigious Emerald Island
average rating of 4.767857 based on 56 reviews

Great rental pick!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here was wonderful! Everything listed in the description was spot on. It is close to both Disney World and Universal allowing us to sleep in a little longer before heading to the park. This home is also conveniently located close to shopping centers and restaurants. Clean and neat is a good way to describe this home but not too formal that you feel you can't touch anything. Spacious, even for a family of 10 with a nice pool and game room to keep everyone occupied while not at the parks.

We would recommend this home to all family and friends. Dealing with the Mandi made the experience even easier. Next trip to Orlando we will be reaching out to Mandi for availability.

Thanks for sharing your wonderful home!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very welcoming.....clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We had eight golfers there and found the house to be very clean and comfortable. Did not have one complaint or concern from any of my fellow travelers. I hope to use Mandi's house again the future. Also had a chance to talk to Chris, who manages the property for Mandi, and found him to be delightful! He had called to ask if a previous guest had left an item in the house, which they had. We quickly got the item back to the previous guest.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jim, Chris really enjoyed chatting with you guys and really great to hear that my Management company looks after my house really well. When you decide to come back golfing again, please do consider my house again, you are more than welcome :). Kind regards Mandi
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Fantastic location great villa

  • 4 of 5

Upon arrival at The Emerald Isle resort community gates it instantly felt safe and secure and the staff were very plesent at both gate and in the tiki bar. First impressions of the villa.... fab looked great from outside and just as great inside, although took a while to get in as we went to the wrong villa first haha but we got there eventually! The villa had everything you would need except for hairdryers so if travelling from another country then don’t bother taking one as it probably won’t work with the voltage difference we got one from the local supermarket for $9. The pool area in the villa was lovely and the villa was very clean and tidy. Some of the beds may need changing soon as they were terribly squeaky but that tierd by the end of the day nobody was too bothered. Overall the villa was everything we needed for our vacation and so close to all the major Disney parks. Will definitely book again if we go back to Florida.

Thank you

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Terri, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Sorry to hear you went to the wrong villa, but you were able to found ours pretty quickly. :) We try our best to make our villa a home from home and your comments are very welcomed. I will ask my management company to check the beds as no-one has mentioned this before. We would love to have your family come back and stay with us again, we really appreciate families that return to our villa.
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Luxury Lie

  • 1 of 5

The property was definitely not as described in VBRO.  It was not luxury nor were the responses from the management team done in timely manner nor to satisfaction.  We had issues with the following:

1. moldy washer that wouldn't spin (error code E20 appeared);

2. broken dryer which was definite fire hazard.  Clothes didn't dry at all.  Dryer itself was extremely hot to touch.  Dryer wouldn't dry on any setting.  Dryer door was ready to fall off;

3. a bottle of Tide detergent was left by either cleaning personnel or previous renter; it was not HE detergent which washer states is needed inside of detergent tray. 

4. electrical hazard in girls bedroom with two twin beds (the TV outlet)

5. towels were moldy smelling and in very poor shape

6. no wash clothes

7. the entire house was filthy - long black hair on floors, counters, bed linen.  Floors were dusty with visible dust bunnies and dirt.  Dirty dishes found in cupboards.  Vents were moldy and covered in dust.  Baseboards were dusty and dirty.  The same long black hair was found in clumps floating in pool.  Our family that stayed on the premises does not have long, black hair. 

8. Pillows and mattresses in very poor condition.  None of them with the possible exception of the twin mattresses need replaced.

9. Bed linen in poor condition,  Stained, pilled, and VISIBLE blood on them.  VISIBLE blood on pillows too.

10. Live cockroaches

11. And although this didn't affect our stay, the landscaping is in very poor condition with what looks like a dead or dying tree that appears to be in jeopardy of falling.  All the landscaping is overgrown.

12. the pool was cleaned/chemicals added during our stay on Friday (our last full day) and we couldn't use it.  This should have been done check out day.

13. the majority of the above issues were found on day 1 before we settled into the house. 

We contacted Gemini management as listed on check in day; left many voicemails. They didn't get back with us until Wednesday. Gave us a lot of talk, run around. Brought clean towels on Wednesday. "Cleaning" was done and by that I mean they used a mop and pushed the hair and dirt from one location to another.

We received our cleaning deposit back from the owner. I didn't feel that was enough after all our unresolved issues. I will not stay here again. I'd rate zero stars but the computer won't let me select that.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sending your review 1.Thank you for reporting this at the end of your stay, following your departure we did indeed have to replace the washer, so we appreciative your valid comments. 2. We tested the dryer several times and our cleaners also used the dryer frequently. As of yet we have not received any other reports of this. However, we have informed our cleaners, if they have suspicions of any malfunction to notify us immediately 3.You are absolutely right about the washer running more efficiently on HE detergent. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. 4.When we were made aware of this by yourselves, our maintenance went ahead have replaced the outlet casing. 5. We always take pride in the presentation of our home and we were concerned to hear this, as this was the first time any guest had advised us about the towels in this way. The management company responded very promptly and rewashed every towel for you at their home and returned them to you the same day. 6. We normally do not provide wash cloths for hygienic reasons. 7. The home was inspected thoroughly prior to your arrival by our management company and the cleaners inspector. We normally ask the guests to inspect We do try and replace pillows when they are in need of replacing. 8. Thank you for letting us know about the pillows, we have addressed this and replaced the pillows in question. This is first time a guest has mentioned the mattresses, I did request for these to tested, removed and replaced if necessary. 9.The Queen sheet was removed and a replacement queen sheet set was delivered to the home during your stay. 10. As soon as you notified us about the cockroaches the pest control service visited the home 11.For the time you were here, Orlando was in state of drought. The HOA had restrictions on watering. 12. I did check this with my management company and they advised, that you had contacted them about the pool turning green. They contacted the pool tech who then treated the pool.When chemicals are added, for safety reasons the pool should not be used. We appreciate your constructive comments and as you requested we did compensate you for the cleaning cost and added a complementary villa clean, as well as the additional pool services we provided. Again, we are very sorry our villa did not meet your expectations and we honestly feel we did everything we could to resolve the above issues in a timely manner.
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Really unbelievable!!

  • 5 of 5

The house is very spacious. Very, very comfortable!!

Everything working fine. Second time staying in Emerald Island and the resort and condo is really pretty good!! Very beautiful space, areas, etc.

The house is really full furnished, every little corner is beautiful!! The pool is really comfortable. The kitchen is ready to do all you want to cook.

The bedrooms is REALLY a very comfortable space!! Maggie limits to 15 people in the house but, believe me, the house is spacious for 18 or 20. Really great space!!

Every pic you see in HomeAway is real. Everything is there as you see in the pics.

Really great experience!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Julio, Thank you for your review and we are so pleased that you found our home so accommodating. We want our guests to have a great experience and we are glad, based on your review, that we were able to achieved that. We hope you will consider booking with us again. Kindest regards Maggie.
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We will renting this house again!

  • 5 of 5

We had an enjoyable stay at this house and it exceeded our expectations. The process of renting from Maggie could not have gone better and her communication was fantastic, making it easy to check in. While the house shows minor signs of wear here and there as it is a rental, it's obvious the property management company and the homeowner work to keep things up to date. We loved the pool and Jacuzzi and used it multiple times per day. The outdoor kitchen, which included a grill, refrigerator, griddle/burner, and sink, was a nice upgrade over what most of the other houses have, which is just a propane grill. The bedrooms were well appointed and everyone in our party of 11 found the beds comfortable. Even with 11, there was plenty of hot water to go around for showers and at no time did we ever feel cramped or wanting more space. Like another renter, we did discover an empty propane tank that a previous renter did not fill, but that was fixed with a quick exchange at Lowe's. There are very few other houses in this price range that compare to this one. The house is fantastic, the resort is great, and we will be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Emerald Island, a guard-gated prestigious resort community, is just minutes off Hwy 192 West at Mile Maker 4. The Resort Club House offers an array of complimentary amenities to all of our guests, including state-of-the-art fitness center, computer terminals, video arcade, tennis, basketball, volleyball courts, playground and heated community pool/spa. Shuttle bus services are available from club house to Disney Theme Parks, Sea World and Universal Studios. For golf lovers, the fabulous Mystic Dunes Golf Club is just a few minutes away. Formosa Gardens Shopping Mall is one mile away with a great selection of restaurants and stores, such as TGI Friday, The Outback Steakhouse, Red Lobster, Buffalo Wild Wings, Super Target.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $145 + Tax
Pool heating $199 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 13.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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