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The Villa For A Luxury Holiday. Less than 10 minutes from Disney.

Bedrooms 7
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

7 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14. Lake and woodland conservation views.

Wilderness Lodge is a large premier villa located in the beautiful Emerald Island Resort. It has a south facing private pool plus spa with amazing views over a beautiful lake and woodland conservation area. The Emerald Island Resort is one of the closest to Disney World, yet secluded enough to enjoy quiet evenings and spectacular Floridian sunsets. Featuring 7 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms the villa can accommodate up to 14 people for a truly magical holiday experience. Free pool and spa heating. South facing private pool with uninterrupted views over a beautiful lake and woodland conservation area. One of the closest to Disney World. 2 king size en suite master bedrooms. High spec BBQ with outdoor dining furniture. Nintendo Wii games console. Games room with pool, air hockey and foosball. Free wireless internet. Free local and national phone calls. Fully air conditioned. Travel cot, high chair and buggy. Express check in, no need to collect keys.

Craig Strangward
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
7 December, 2017

About Craig Strangward

Our family first visited Florida in 1995 and have made it a regular holiday destination ever since. After our first few visits we discovered Emerald Island Resort and continued to rent villas there as it is superbly located and all the villas are of outstanding quality. We enjoyed Florida so much over the years that we decided to buy two villas in Emerald Island Resort and would like to welcome you into one of our homes for a wonderful vacation.

Craig Strangward purchased this villa in 2009

Why Craig Strangward chose Kissimmee

The Emerald Island Resort is superbly located on the US192, just 3 miles (10 minutes drive) from Disney World yet secluded in a gated community surrounded by a conservation area for those relaxing evenings.

What makes this villa unique

Our villa is so close to Disney World that we can visit the theme parks in the morning, come back during the evening to relax and cool off in the pool and have a bite to eat then return for more fun and fireworks at the theme parks! The south facing pool overlooks a lake and conservation area, perfect to enjoy the Floridian sunsets. Our villa isn't just close to Disney World; Universal Studios and Sea World are within a 25 minute drive to! There is a large supermarket just over 1 mile from the villa and superb restaurants are all located within a couple miles. Even on the days when we relax at the villa there is plenty to do, the games room with top of the range pool table, air hockey and foosball keeps the family entertained for hours!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We selected Wilderness lodge for the price and size of the house. It was well worth it. The amenities were excellent. It is a beautifully decorated house that felt like home away from home. The owners provided excellent communication with me regarding any questions/concerns I had. They even provided us with our first mornings breakfast (goodie basket). I would highly recommend this property to others."

"13 of us enjoyed a fabulous week at this villa. We were greeted with a welcome pack of groceries which was well appreciated. The villa was clean, tidy and spacious. Rooms were decorated adequately with good furnishings and decor. Directions and arrangements to enter the villa were simple and precise and emailed to us two weeks in advance. Payment was simple and deposit returned promptly on our arrival back to England into our account. I would definately recommend this villa and its owners to anyone wanting to explore the Disney Parks (a ten minute drive away) and downtown Orlando."
Jun 2009
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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: 14
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • lake
  • resort
  • Air Conditioning
  • 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 all tastefully decorated with flowers and supplied with towels, soaps and toilet rolls upon your arrival. All feature hairdryers and a set of hair straighteners are provided.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14 (7 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: There are 2 master bedrooms with king size beds and en-suite bathrooms, a queen size bedroom and 4 twin bedrooms. All bedrooms are luxuriously furnished and feature cable TV.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Notes on accommodation: A travel cot, buggy and high chair are provided free of charge. Outside: The pool area features a south facing heated pool with spa which captures the sun from sunrise to sunset. Surrounded by a large pool deck with lots of loungers, seats and tables there is plenty of room should you choose to cool off in the pool or sit back, relax and enjoy the tranquil lake and surrounding conservation area. A large, high spec gas BBQ will give you the perfect excuse to eat “al fresco” in the picturesque surroundings of the lake. The pool area has a child safety fence and alarm on the patio door giving you peace of mind if you have young children with you. If the sun gets too hot you can always cool off under the lanai or inside the villa which is fully air-conditioned. Utility Room: A washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board are provided in the utility room. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The villa is cleaned and supplied with fresh towels, linen and basic toiletries upon arrival. Other: With a top of the range slate bed pool table, air hockey and foosball hours of fun are to be had by both adults and children of all ages.


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The Villa For A Luxury Holiday. Less than 10 minutes from Disney.
average rating of 4.5 based on 3 reviews

Wilderness Lodge 8589 La Isla Drive, Emerald Island, Kissimmee, Florida, 34747

  • 5 of 5

While my family stayed here we were pleased with the overall condition and quality of the equipment provided and nothing untoward occurred during our stay. The location was good and faced south. The management of the property was good, reliable and prompt. We have previously rented properties in this area and this was the best of the three we rented. The club is also good and an asset. The welcome pack was also a welcome addition and not expected. The location is great for getting to the Disney parks. The only downside was the pool was a little smaller than we expected for a seven bed villa but we would have booked even if we had realized. PS good BBQ and the gas spare bottle provided was appreciated

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Irvine Ayrshire Scotland UK

Great location well equipped villa

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday here in this villa it is well maintained and very well equipped for large groups, the location within the resort is great with no one over looking the pool area, the house has everything you need well stocked kitchen and plenty of crockery ,cutlery and cooking utensils ,the house is very spacious and can accomadate large groups, the 4 twin rooms a Geat bonus if you have kids in your party,all bedrooms have plenty of storage and are very well equipped their were plenty of towels and beach towels for pool area ,the pool area is great very well equipped with table and chairs and plenty sun loungers for everyone it gets the sun all day ,the location of the resort is great very close to all Disney parks and local amenities some good eating places near by , shopping stores also close by, the owners were very helpful with directions and information regarding the resort, the only negitive issues I have is that their was no mid stay clean and the safe did not work although we did contact the maintance team they did not fix it, but this did not have any impact on our stay,I would recommend this villa and resort to my friends and family and hope to return in the future with my family

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Orlando International Airport - 25 miles, 30 minutes drive

A car is considered essential for a villa holiday.


Wilderness Lodge is perfectly located for all local amenities and attractions; the choice is absolutely amazing (times given are by car). Restaurants, shops and super market – 1.5 miles, 5 minutes. Walt Disney World - 3 miles, 10 minutes. Sea World – 12.5 miles, 20 minutes. Universal Studios – 16 miles, 25 minutes. Orlando International Airport - 25 miles, 30 minutes. The Florida Mall – 20 miles, 30 minutes. High quality golf courses within 2 miles.

Further Details:

Emerald Island itself boasts many features, apart from being one of the most sought after and closest resorts to Disney World it has;

24 hr manned gated entrance

Landscaped entrance with dolphin fountains

Clubhouse with concierge service, cyber café, arcade, tiki bar, meeting room, gym and seasonal events.

Communal pool, spa and sauna.

11 acre nature walk

Floodlit tennis courts and a volley ball court

2 play areas

Sundry shop


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Kissimmee, Florida

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
4 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
16 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £373.6

Booking Notes:
Free pool and spa heating. Booking deposit is $500. Security deposit is $500.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices include all taxes, cleaning charges and use of the resorts premier facilities.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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