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Executive Family Home With Private Swimming Pool And Games Room

Bedrooms 7
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Holiday Home in Emerald Island Resort, Orlando - Located On The Prestigious Emerald Island Resort, Just 3 Miles From Disney

Our home is furnished to a very high standard to ensure our guests can relax in comfort and make the most of their holiday.

The downstairs is open plan and airy incorporating a formal lounge, dining area, fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar, family lounge, laundry room, games room and the first master bedroom suite.

A further 6 bedrooms, including a second master suite, are located upstairs. All bedrooms have TVs, built-in wardrobes and storage.

The home's private heated pool and hot tub offer hours of fun and the large, furnished patio area offers plenty of space to enjoy the Florida sun and as well as shade.

Emerald Island Resort is a prestigious gated & guarded community. Surrounded by a conservation area, it encompasses over 300 acres with 11 heavily wooded acres right in the middle of the resort. Guests can utilize the facilities provided within the resort, including the clubhouse sauna, fitness centre, arcade, Internet cafe, Tiki-bar, heated resort pool, volleyball and tennis courts.

More Details

Jonathan Cook
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
13 January, 2018

About Jonathan Cook

We live in SE England. I work for a natural resources company. Our children are aged 15, 13 and 12 and we have been holidaying in Orlando since 2005 and we still all look forward to our times together there!

Jonathan Cook purchased this villa in 2008

Why Jonathan Cook chose Kissimmee

We are a family with three children. We started holidaying in Orlando in summer 2005, renting a villa at Sunset Lakes. The following year we rented at Emerald Island and haven't looked back since! We really appreciated the fact that Emerald Island is modern, secure and very well looked after, peaceful and yet so close to the Disney parks. In 2008 we were fortunate to have the opportunity to purchase our own home at Emerald Island and after redecorating throughout and refurnishing in early 2009, we now have a wonderful holiday home to enjoy!

What makes this villa unique

What we enjoy most about staying at our home is we get the best of both worlds: we can spend a lazy, quiet day in our pool one day then being so close to Disney, Seaworld and Universal have a day out at the parks the next. Quite often we will spend a few hours in the park then head back home for a quiet afternoon around the pool before venturing out for dinner and then an evening show! Being around an hour from the coast means as well we enjoy a few days out either at the beach (Clearwater, Indian Rocks, Cocoa or Daytona) or exploring further afield, for example St. Augustine.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Kissimmee in Osceola County

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • resort
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • There are 4.5 bathrooms in total. En-suite bathroom to Bedroom 1 with bath, separate shower, wc. En-suite bathroom to Bedroom 2 with bath/shower, wc. 2 additional bathrooms upstairs with bath/shower, wc. WC downstairs.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 15 (7 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, Master King bed. Bedroom 2, Master Queen bed. Bedroom 3, Queen bed. Bedroom 4, Double bed Bedroom 5, Two Single/Twin beds Bedroom 6, Two Single/Twin beds. Bedroom 7, Double + Single bunk beds. A travel cot/crib is also available.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: Our home is fully air-conditioned/heated. A highchair, travel cot/crib and pushchair (stroller) are available for those travelling with young children. The home is fitted with an intruder alarm for your piece of mind. Complimentary wi-fi is available for all guests. A welcome pack containing basic provisions such as bread, milk, butter and fruit juice is included. We have a local management company that are available to respond to any enquiries you may encounter during your stay. Ideally located just off H192. Just 3 miles to Walt Disney World. 20 minutes to Seaworld, Discovery Cove, Orlando Premium Outlets Discount Mall. 30 minutes to Universal, Islands of Adventure, International Drive, Millenia Mall, Wet 'n' Wild. 35-40 minutes from Orlando International Airport. 70 minutes to Atlantic coast (Cocoa Beach), Kennedy Space Center. 75 minutes to Gulf Coast (Tampa, Clearwater). Outside: The villa has its own private pool and tub/jacuzzi. Whilst not necessary in the summer months, the pool can be heated on request. Plenty of comfortable patio furniture is provided including chaise loungers, sun loungers and an outside table and chairs for alfresco dining. For the safety of our guests, especially children, the pool has a safety fence which runs the length of the pool area. The entire pool/patio area is screened to keep the insects out. Guests have use of a gas grill / barbecue. Utility Room: The laundry room houses a large washer and separate dryer, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linens are provided. Other: A games room provides a pool table, table tennis, air hockey and table football. Free high speed wi-fi is included with all rentals.


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Executive Family Home With Private Swimming Pool And Games Room
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Stafford, England

Photo's do not do this Villa justice! Absolutely fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

We have just come home after spending nearly 3 weeks in this fabulous villa! Can't thank Jonathan and his family enough, we all had a fantastic time. The villa exceeded our expectations in all ways and photo's definately do not do it justice. We were a family of 11 adults celebrating my 50th, there was plenty of room and we never felt we were on top of each other at all. The key coded door was a great idea and gave us all the freedom of coming and going as we wanted without the worry of losing keys. Good clear communication between the owner Jonathan, thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very quiet and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Very nice

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Florida Vacation 2017

  • 4 of 5

We booked this villa for part of our vacation in June 2017.

The villa is based in an ideal location of Emerald Island resort which is close to lots of shops restaurants and bars.

The villa itself is well located within the large estate of Emerald island is well stocked with everything you would need for a vacation. Fresh towels and the welcome pack are a nice touch which I have not seen before in 19 years of visiting various villas over the Kissimmee area.

We did have a problem on the first night which was dealt with quickly by Jonathan and his management team.

The remote key pad and alarm system are also an advantage has it gives piece of mind and no need to mess about with keys etc.

Overall a good villa at a great price in an ideal location.


William & Family.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the positive comments. When issues do occur we aim to have them resolved swiftly and am glad our local team responded in this way. We hope you will come back to us soon!
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Great Stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and will definitely recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 4 of 5

From the start I knew we had picked the right place to stay. Jonathan was great to work with and very accommodating. Instructions for access were sent prior including directions. information about the villa, the local area and attractions. Unfortunately two of my boys got sick and we had to find a Dr., but the instructions including information about a local urgent care facility which we used. The unit was spacious for my family, my sister family and my parents. In all we were 6 adults, 2 teens and 3 children and had plenty of space. Since the kids were sick part of the time we were happy the villa was well stocked with the game room as well as DVD's, games, puzzles, etc. Having the pool out back is a great bonus and the kids loved it. My parents liked the fact that the patio sitting area is covered to give some protection from the sun and the ceiling fans made it so pleasant. The villa was super close to the playground which my kids enjoyed and we also used the one near the clubhouse. Overall a great vacation was had by all.

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback and we are delighted you all had a great stay. Looking forward to welcoming you back!
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Security Deposit not returned

  • 1 of 5

We have tried several times to get our security deposit back the owner will not return our e-mails we have rented Florida homes for many years and have never had a problem We are clean careful people we take care of the rental like it was our own we make sure all is right upon departure there is absolutely no reason for this owner to ignore our request and keep the deposit it is unfortunate the owner has chosen to act this way we know he is receiving the e-mails we use the VRBO site to send e-mails and we always get a response saying THE OWNER HAS RECEIVED YOU REQUEST AND WILL RESPOND SHORTLY We also send to 2 other e-mail addresses the owner had provided unfortunately several e-mails sent no response and NO DEPOSIT RETURNED

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I would like to reassure that security deposits are returned as promptly as possible after each guest departs and when any issues have been investigated, usually within 14 days of the day of departure.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Orlando International
Nearest Barpub
Tiki bar on resort
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mystic Dunes
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Interstate 4
Nearest Beach
70 Miles
Cocoa Beach
Car: recommended


Our home is ideally located to enjoy both the Space (Atlantic) and Gulf (of Mexico) coasts.

Atlantic coast beach resorts:

Cocoa Beach approx 60 minute drive.

Daytona, Melbourne approx 90 minutes drive.

Gulf coast beach resorts:

Tampa approx 60 minutes drive.

Clearwater approx 80 minutes drive.

St Pete's approx 100 minutes drive.


The nearest international airport is Orlando International (MCO) airport which is just 35 minutes drive.

Sanford and Tampa airports are also easily accessible, both being around 60/90 minutes drive respectively.

Miami is an approximate 4 hour drive.

Daytona airport is 80-90 minutes drive.

We strongly recommend car hire which is easily available from the local airports. The major car hire companies also have pick-up locations within 1-5 miles of the villa.


Entrance to the Disney resorts featuring Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom together with the two Disney water parks Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon is just 3 miles drive.

The Seaworld parks (Seaworld, Discovery Cove and Aquatica) are an easy 20 minute drive.

Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and Wet 'n' Wild are around 30 minutes drive.

Further Details:

Supermarkets - nearest supermarket is 1 mile away and there are other stores such as Walmart, Target and Publix within 2-3 miles.

Shopping - there is a fantastic choice of retail opportunities close-by from big brand discount stores at Orlando Premium Outlets (20 minutes drive) and Orlando Prime Outlets (30 minutes drive) to upmarket malls such as Millenia Mall and Florida Mall (both 30 minutes drive).

Eating out - Formosa Gardens, just 1 mile away, offers a good choice of restaurants including Houlihans, Outback Steakhouse, TGI Fridays, Red Lobster and Giordino's. A number of good value buffet/budget restaurants are within 5-6 minutes drive including Golden Coral, Ponderosa, Bob Evans as well as the usual take-outs such as McDonalds, KFC, Burger King, Dominos Pizza and Wendy's. A little further afield (15 minute drive) is the Downtown Disney complex offering a good choice of restaurants including Wolfgang Puck, Rainforest Cafe, Planet Hollywood, House of Blues and Fulton's Crab House.

Nightlife - Disney, Seaworld and Universal have a variety of firework displays and nighttime shows. Alternatively why not book a dinner show such as Arabian Nights or Capone's? Or visit Disney's Boardwalk complex for a drink where you can also view the Epcot fireworks display? There are also a number of night clubs and live music bars in the Orlando area including Universal Citiwalk where you can also book to see Blue Man Group.

Other attractions close-by:

There is much more to Orlando than just theme parks, here are a few alternative suggestions, all within easy reach of our home:

Hot air ballooning, horse riding, visit a spa, experience the thrill of NASCAR racing at Richard Petty Driving Experience, airboat rides, helicopter trips, up close with alligators at Gatorland, visit the opera or ballet, enjoy the thrills of skydiving at Sky Venture, hangliding, become an astronaut at Kennedy Space Centre, interact with dolphins and other animals at Discovery Cove.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Kissimmee, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Winter 2018
2 Jan 2018 - 24 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Easter 2018
25 Mar 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Spring 2018
8 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
1. Contact us to confirm availability (see availability calendar on this site)
2. A deposit of £200 and completed booking form secures a booking.
3. Balance is payable 8 weeks before arrival.
4. A security deposit of £200 will be taken (returned within 14 days of departure providing no damage, tampering etc.).

Changeover Day:
Changeover days is flexible.

Home will be ready from 4pm on day of arrival and must be vacated by 11am on day of departure (may be extended on request).

Notes on prices:
Prices include pool heating, linens, towels, air-conditioning/heating and welcome grocery pack.
Payments, made in UK Pounds, can be by cheque, bank transfer or debit/credit card via PayPal (+1.75% surcharge).
Stays of 4 nights or less incur a cleaning charge of £80.
Prices subject to change.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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