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So Close to Disney You Can See the Fireworks! Private 4 BR Pool Home

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Last updated: 03/29/2017
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

4 BR (two masters), 3 BA, Sleeps 8, Backs to private wooded area.

You will love our four bedroom luxury home just three miles from Disney in the gated Emerald Island Resort. The moment you see our resort you will know that you are going to have the best vacation that you have ever had. As soon as you enter our home, your children will fall in love with the themed decor and you will feel like you belong there.

Our home is an easy walk, less than one block, to the resort clubhouse. The clubhouse offers basketball, tennis, a gym, sauna, jacuzzi, bar, game room and pool. More importantly, our front door is less than three miles from the front gate of Disney!

Our pool is one of the most private ones in Emerald Island. We back up to some of the protected areas so the main thing that you see as you enjoy yourself in the pool and on the deck is nature. The house to one side of us has a hedge along their screen room that adds to our privacy. The pool deck and pool are perfect for relaxing after a day at the parks or for just enjoying a day home.

We have themed rooms that your children will love. My son wanted a Star Wars room, so one of the rooms has a double/single bunk bed and a style that helps kids sense the 'force'. :) The mural has various characters from "The Force Awakens" with a bright light saber that seems to glow. The comforters and pillow cases star Kylo Ren.

My youngest daughter chose the theme for the next room, which also has a double/single bunk. She loves Frozen. We have heard "Let It Go" so many times.... The mural has Princess Anna, Queen Elsa, and Olaf. We also have them on the beds as well as stuffed dolls to sleep with.

One of my older sons wanted the jungle theme of the next Master. You will feel like you are at Animal Kingdom, except with air conditioning. The queen bed and private bath maintain this theme.

My wife chose the King Master theme. For our 30th anniversary we went to Europe, and one of the places we visited was Cinque Terra along the Italian coast. The painting reminded her of that dreamscape. The soft colors are soothing and calming...which mothers of many children often need. :)

Having two master suites makes this perfect for two families sharing a vacation and/or for older children. We can comfortably sleep 10.

Our pool table is tournament sized and inside rather than in a hot garage. Those not playing pool can enjoy our Wii games on the large flatscreen. Our house has full wi-fi throughout, a television in every bedroom, and two more televisions in the house--one in the living room and one more in the entertainment room. Our heated swimming pool is surrounded by top of the line, comfortable patio furniture.

We have recently (fall 2013) installed a real 6 person hot tub that gets hot. Not like the 'spas' that are attached to pools that are only warm. Come home from the parks, hop in the hot tub, enjoy the stars and let your stress fad away.

Our location is fantastic for everything that the Orlando area has to offer. We are minutes from Disney. We are actually the closest gated community to WDW that is no on Disney property. It is almost like being on Disney property without being locked into a total Disney holiday. If you feel like going to Universal or Sea World, hop in your car and you can be there in about 20 minutes.

If you want to enjoy a night eating out instead of cooking in our beautiful kitchen, we are literally minutes away from every ethnic food you can imagine. Our location puts you within miles of any fast food, medium or expensive restaurants. We were there for a few months in 2016, so we decided to eat at a different place every 'date night'. For our entire marriage we have gone out at least one night a week on a date. In four months, we never ate at the same place twice and never had to drive more than 20 minutes. The location is so fantastic.

If you are a shopper, there are outlet malls, strip malls and normal shopping malls all an easy drive away.

We love the beach. My son and daughter in law live in Clearwater Beach so when we are in the States we visit them often. Just take I-4 west and you are there in a little over an hour, enjoying the calm waves and white sands of what was voted Florida's Number One Beach in 2016. If you like more adventure, then head to Port Canaveral to the east. It is slightly closer and offers surfing and wind-surfing. We are close to Universal and Sea World, and easy drive to water parks and tons of shopping opportunities.

Our home is full of features that will serve your family well.

Beautiful, lush vegetation and woods right behind our house.

We are only a half a block, easy walking, from the clubhouse.

Free us of all the amenities of the resort such as a sauna, fitness center, Tiki bar, 2 heated pools, spa, volleyball, tennis courts, playgrounds, and more.

Our house backs up to the 11 acre nature walking trail

Upgraded stainless steel kitchen appliances and granite countertops.

Upgraded tile and hardwood floors

Open floor plan with high ceilings

Free local calls

Two master suites

Three full baths, one with a corner, garden soaking tub and a separate walk-in shower

Washer and dryer

Fully equipped kitchen including electric tea kettle, coffee maker, blender, food mixer, etc.

Hair dryer in every bathroom

All linens included (towels, sheets, etc)

Strollers for use in the park

Flatscreen televisions in every bedroom, the living room and the entertainment room.

Free Cable

Free high speed Wi-fi

Wii entertainment system with Epic Mickey 2, Super Mario Smashbrawl, and Super Mario Bros Wii

You will love the fact that our secure, gated community is the closest resort to Disney.

Free maid service

Free wifi

Free use of the clubhouse/resort facilities

Free use of our umbrella stroller

In a growing part of Kissimmee with new restaurants, shopping, etc., all around us

Less than 10 minutes to several grocery stores, Super Target, all kinds of fast food including Taco Bell, McDonalds, Chick-Fil-A, Panera Bread, and Pizza Hut just to name a few.

Restaurants incude staples such as Outback Steakhouse, Red Lobster, Buffalo Wild Wings, TGI Fridays, Chuy's Mexican, Texas Roadhouse, Carraba's, Macaroni Grill, Cracker Barrel, and Sweet Tomatoes.

Less than 10 miles to Premium Outlet Mall.

Honestly there is too much to list. My wife and I did this off of the top of our heads. You are in the center of it all.

Let me close by saying that we are not your typical vacation home owners. We purchased this home because we love making memories with our children here. We are committed to your loving the time that you stay here, and will do what we can to make this the absolute best vacation that you ever have. Our goal is to have the people who stay with us become our friends and repeat guests.
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/29/2017

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 1990 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Our home and the resort is geared towards families or family groups. The minimum age of renters is 25 years old....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Kids will love our themed bedrooms and private pool....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    My wife and children have severe pet allergies. Please do not attempt to violate or circumvent this policy. Pets are absolutely not allowed....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Master 1: 1 king

    The master is decorated in a soft blue and brown....moreless

  • Master 2: 1 queen

    The second master is decorated with a jungle theme....moreless

  • Pirates: 2 double

    Your boys will love the pirate theme....moreless

  • Princess: 2 double

    Our girls made a special request for this decor....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Master Bath 1: toilet, tub, shower

    A relaxing corner soaking tub and a walk in shower....moreless

  • Hall Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Our Mickey bathroom for the kids....moreless

  • Master Bath 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    The jungle theme of the bedroom continues....moreless


  • Pool Table:

    A large, top dollar pool table inside the house....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    A TV in every bedroom, one in the living room and one in the entertainment room....moreless

  • Video Games


  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Resort:

    Emerald Island is a beautiful gated community less than three miles from the front gate of Disney. Surrounded by lush Florida vegetation with 24/7 security, community pool, hot tub and clubhouse....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Our hoa does not allow campers or trailers of any kind to be parked at our house....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free local calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped for 8 guests....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Upgraded counter tops and appliances....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Two heated pools located just 1/2 block away at the community center....moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool


Write a review 4.8
from 23 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Break
Mar 12 - Apr 22, 2017
7 night min stay
Low Spring
Apr 23 - Jun 3, 2017
5 night min stay
Jun 4 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay
Low Fall
Sep 3 - Nov 17, 2017
5 night min stay
Mid Season Fall
Nov 18 - Dec 15, 2017
5 night min stay
Peak Thanksgivng/Christmas
Dec 16 - Jan 2, 2018
7 night min stay
Low Winter
Jan 3 - Feb 2, 2018
5 night min stay
Winter Break
Feb 3 - Mar 2, 2018
5 night min stay
Spring Break
Mar 3 - Apr 1, 2018
7 night min stay
Low Spring
Apr 2 - Jun 3, 2018
5 night min stay
Jun 4 - Aug 31, 2018
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay

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  • Tax Rate 13%

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Last updated: 03/29/2017
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24 Miles
Nearest Airport
Orlando International Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mystic Dunes Golf Course
73 Miles
Nearest Beach
Coco Beach

Car: Necessary

Our location is fantastic for everything that the Orlando area has to offer. We are minutes from Disney, close to Universal and Sea World, and easy drive to water parks and tons of shopping opportunities.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2013

About: Hello! Thank you for considering our home! We are a little different from most of the owners in this area because this really is our only home, not a second or third property. This is it. That is why everywhere you look you will see tender, loving care. So, who are we? We are a normal, fun-loving couple with 11 kids...yes, you read that correctly. We have 11 children. That is why we know what kids like, and why we love Disney. My job required that my family move out of the USA, so we packed up our bags and moved to South America where we rent a small home way up high in the Andes Mountains. We purchased this home in Emerald Island so that we can have an anchor. It is our connection to 'home' in the States. We vacation here. Our older children who now live in the States (WV, DC, and FL) can also vacation here. In a nutshell, we know the importance of a great vacation, probably more than most. Every two and a half years we come back to the States with the entire family, and this is the home we come to. Disney in our backyard, fun all around us, and memories to be made. I know that you will love our home because we sincerely want to do whatever it takes to make this vacation your best one ever. Your children deserve the memories.

Why Kissimmee, FL, USA:
We have been coming to WDW since 1992. I honestly do not know how many times we have been here. Until this year, 2013, we always rented. We discovered a few little 'secrets' to having a great time. First of all, staying close to the property, but not on the property. Being close means that you don't spend precious vacation time on the road every day, yet being off property gives you tremendous freedom in food and other choices. That is another key to having a great time. We wanted a place that was close to shopping (Target is a few minutes away) and an easy drive to multiple food choices. A third reason that we chose this property was the resort itself. We wanted activities for everyone to be able to participate in on those 'non-Disney' days. Our resort has a beautiful hiking/jogging trail, gym, pool, hot tub, game room, tennis, basketball, volleyball, and a sauna...and that is just the beginning. Emerald Island is also uber-safe with 24/7 guards and its one-way in/out access. The final reason...just look around. It is beautiful.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
When we were looking for a property, being close to Disney was a huge bonus, but not the only thing. We wanted privacy as well. That is why we chose a home that backs up to the woods. Even when the resort is full, you feel like you are in your own little resort when you open the back door and sit by the pool. We also wanted a place that 'felt' like home--but had the pizazz of Disney. You will agree that the soft colors, the paintings, furniture and rugs all give our home the feel of a 'home' not of an institution or even a museum. In order to get the pizazz, we asked our kids how they would like their rooms decorated. That led us to the pirate, princess and jungle themes of the bedrooms. Our central location also makes it an easy and fun drive to the beach. If you want waves, head east one hour for Cocoa Beach. If your children are younger and you want calmer waters with a family beach, head west to Clearwater, about an hour and a half away.

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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/29/2017

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  • We improved by painting the left wall and there is now a round table.

    We improved by painting the left wall and there is now a round table.

  • Outside dining and our seven person hot tub for those days you stay at home

    Outside dining and our seven person hot tub for those days you stay at home

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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