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Large Family Holiday Villa In Emerald Island UK Football Channels

Bedrooms 7
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Emerald Island, Kissimmee, Florida, USA - Luxury Holiday Home With Unique 360 Degree Pool, Prism TV

See the dolphin statues as you drive into the gated Emerald Island resort is located only 5 minutes drive to Walt Disney World. Arrive at your holiday home to find a welcome pack of groceries waiting and all the amenities you would need and your holiday begins. Comfortably accommodating up to 14 guests, our home provides both central heating and air-conditioning. The villa has a unique 360 degree access fully screened pool and spa with alarmed pool door which is bathed in sunshine throughout the day. For those who wish relax in the shade there is an lanai area. In the evening the swimming pool and lanai are both fully illuminated and with the option of heating available in both the swimming pool and Jacuzzi spa if required. Free high speed wireless internet ! In addition there is a security alarm system, iPod docking station, PS2, and 9 TVs including one in the large games room. This year we added Prism TV with HBO movies and a record box so tape your programmes when out at the parks.

Caroline Taylor
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
17 November, 2017

About Caroline Taylor

Hi I bought my home as a holiday home for my family to use and have had some memorable family holidays there. When buying it I researched it to make sure that the estate was gated and to a high standard and most importantly was close to the Disney road network but also felt private too so I could have the best of both worlds. Ask me any questions you like, feel free.

Every trip we try to make a change I want you to feel it is your holiday home not mine. A lot of people have come back for the second or even third time or in the case of a certain loads of golfers sixth !! I like that as I want them to be totally relaxed it it your holiday.

We recently added a TIVO record box for your use so you can tape any programmes you wish to watch for playback when you can forward the adverts !!

Caroline Taylor purchased this villa in 2005

Why Caroline Taylor chose Kissimmee

I had four kids and have a large family so we wanted to a base for us all to have family holidays together but for us to have space as well so we did not feel cramped.

I loved the fact that Emerald Island was gated and had a luxury feel. As my kids have got older they walk down to the tennis courts or use the volleyball court.

What makes this villa unique

I love the fact that I am so close to everything and also that once I go through the security gates I feel as if I am removed. The nature trail and pavements in Emerald Island are ideal for a run and my husband not me!!! goes running most mornings whilst on holiday. It is difficult to walk up and down in Florida so I love to walk the clubhouse at night for a change now and then, they serve drinks and you can also have a bite to eat.

The Buffalo Wild Wings Restaruant is a favourite for us as it shows all the Uk sports although to be fair the now show in the house but then I don't need to cook

Guestbook comments from the owner

This September will be my third stay so that says it all !! G Reddie , May 07, June 09, Sept 11 and again in May 13

Just wanted to say thank you for the use of your Florida home. The house great and location perfect. N. Ford April 11
Apr 2011
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Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

there are so many things to do that the list is endless contact me for any hints tips etc. Over the years I have travelled with them all friends ,families , babies, youngsters, teenagers the elderly I have loads of tip and I am happy to share.


You are about an hour and 15 mins to either St Pete's or to Cocoa Beach you can visit the kennedy Space Centre and then head to Cocoa Beach for a walk down the beach. Many people do a dual centre holiday, this year I am staying in Miami first and then driving up. All the kids are completing their padi qualification !


You can book shuttle buses and taxi's so being a driver is not essential but I would recommend a car. You can fly into Orlando International, Sanford or Tampa airports. I have flown into all of them. This year I fly into Miami and out from Tampa


5 miles from Disney World with Animal Kingdom and Blizzard Beach being the closest. If you use the Disney road network you are about 20 mins to Universal

Further Details:

A welcome pack of start up groceries will greet you on your arrival but there is a supermarket less than 5 mins drive away together with restaraunts ,Subway etc. We have walked home after a few drinks at the Outback restaraunt but not with the kids! The Emerald Island clubhouse is good for a nice night, the pool side Ticki bar and entertainment are great for a few drinks out of the house while the kids play in the pool or games arcade.


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

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • children welcome
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 two en-suite bathrooms, two family bathrooms and a separate WC in the utility area. We provide all towels and linens together with pool towels to help with your packing.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14/16 (7 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: There are two king sized bedrooms in the home, both featuring en-suites and walk in wardrobes with tv and prism channels. There are two Queen sized bedrooms which share a bathroom and three rwin rooms , sharing the 4th bathroom. All have cable TV
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: Barbecue for hire for $45 a week with gas. All rooms decorated with care to ensure that they are up to date. New wood flooring in all of the upstairs bedrooms , new lcd tv's on the wall. I renew all the time to keep it fresh !! Outside: For those days relaxing by the unique 360 degree access pool there is a jacuzzi spa ample sun loungers and with younger guests in mind we have added safety fencing to the front of the pool together with fully alarmed pool doors. There are also two patio dining table and chairs for those who would like the option to dine by the pool. We even provide extra beach towels for the pool and spa which you are free to take to the water parks – this home has all you need for a perfect magical vacation. Pool and spa heating can be added for £195 per week. Utility Room: Leading into the games room, the utility room contains a large washing machine and separate tumble dryer. For your convenience, the villa is also equipped with the essentials for toddlers including a highchair and travel cot. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided. Together with pool towels for your ue Other: The large games room has a pool table, basketball machine and fuseball table. It has a bar table and sound system for games nights . It also has a tv for watching the game whilst you play !!


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Large Family Holiday Villa In Emerald Island UK Football Channels
average rating of 4.266667 based on 16 reviews

Fantastic family holiday in Florida

  • 5 of 5

We were a family group of 9, with ages ranging from 5 to 68! The villa was lovely-and just as described and shown in the photos. It had everything we needed, and there was a supermarket near by so we could stock up on provisions. The kids loved the pool and Jacuzzi and sometimes it was hard to get them out of there to go to the theme parks! The house really did feel like a home from home and the location of Emerald Island is great. You are nearest to Disney, literally a few minutes away, then a bit further on Universal & Islands of Adventure. We liked being out all day at the parks, then stopping off for something to eat on the way home on International Drive or one of the many restaurants off the 192. The owner was very helpful with advice on things to do and see there and made us feel very welcome. If we were to go back to Florida in a large group, I would definitely like to rent this villa again- it gave us a fabulous holiday with great memories.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much we would always be happy to welcome you back.
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House wasn’t in great shape. Good area. Nice community. Needs updating.

  • 2 of 5

House wasn’t overly clean. Found chips and crackers all over the couch. Bathroom grout was molding. Pool was dirty. Owner was very helpful and tried to accommodate us as best possible but since she wasn’t in the country we had to keep talking to and dealing with a property management team. If the house was updated I would definitely stay again. Otherwise I would ask for a big discount

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi I am sorry that you felt like that . I went in to the house after you and there were issues with the pool deck as since the hurricane two of the panels were out in the screen. This meant that lots of things kept blowing in . Unfortunately pool screen repair men were at full capacity across Florida as some people had lost all of their screens. We painted the deck so it is now in tip top condition. And my husband fixed the two panels. I spoke to the cleaning company about your concerns and have a new management company
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Had fun

  • 5 of 5

Pool was great and th house is nice

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Loved the house it was big and had lots of space for us.Would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous Florida Villa in Emerald Island

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay in 3 years at the villa and can throughly recommend it as it is ideally situated for all of the attractions in Orlando and further afield.

The villa itself is modern, clean and complete with all of the comforts of home plus of course the pool and jacuzzi out back. There is a well equipped kitchen which we made good use of on the couple of occasions we stayed in and cooked, along of course with a large fridge and integral ice maker. There is also cable TV with a massive selection channels (including the sports channels showing live English and Scottish Premier League football) along with free wi-fi throughout. All of the bedrooms are comfortable and have televisions with cable channels.

The owner uses a local management company whom we met when we were there, and they are easily contactable and very helpful in responding to a couple of minor questions that we had.

Emerald Island itself is a lovely, well maintained development with the communal pool, gym room and Tiki Bar where we particularly enjoyed the happy hour and alcohol slushies ! The estate is gated so you need to pay a $10 deposit to get a card to open the barrier when you arrive, however this is refunded when you return the card on departure. The nearest supermarket (Winn Dixie) is about a 5 minute drive away and stocks just about everything you could need. There are also a selection of restaurants next to it including an Outback Steakhouse, Giordianos and Subway with an Olive Garden a bit further west down Highway 192. We also visited the IHOP which is east on Highway 192 and good for breakfast pancakes plus a choice of evening meals as well.

The nearest Disney park (Animal Kingdom) is around a 15 minute drive with the others not too far beyond that. A good tip if you want to visit multiple parks in a day is that Disney run free buses between the parks, so you can jump on at pretty much any time to get around.

The main I-4 motorway is east along the 192 and gives easy access to the other attractions so Universal, International Drive etc and further afield to the airports and Kennedy Space Centre. Note that the 192 and I-4 can get very busy at peak times !

In summary I would thoroughly recommend this property if you are travelling in a larger group, and are looking for somewhere comfortable to stay in Florida with all of the home comforts.

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Golf Trip 2017

  • 5 of 5

Well appointed and clean! Pool was great w/sun until late afternoon. We've stayed at Emerald Island in the past and this is one of the nicest homes we have stayed in. Nice "start up" items:bread,butter,eggs,milk and paper products.

Will consider staying here in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review and for being great guests the house was left lovely and clean. Hopefully see you again soon
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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
Nightly Rate
16 Nov 2017 - 18 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Nightly Rate
26 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Nightly Rate
7 Jan 2018 - 29 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £227.28
Pet Fee £151.52 + Tax
Short Stay Cleaning £98.49
Tax Rate 13.0%

Booking Notes:
Bookings taken via phone or email. Deposit of 20% of your stay is required to book the villa. Security Deposit of £200/$350 required at the time full payment is taken.

The full balance is due six weeks before your stay

Changeover Day:
Changeover day flexible, check in 4pm, check out 10.30.

Notes on prices:
Please contact owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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