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Large Family Holiday Villa In Emerald Island UK Football Channels

Overview

Property

Updated: 23-May-2017
  • Sleeps 16
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Caroline Taylor
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 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 Disney / Orlando

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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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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12 Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

5

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: Jan 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 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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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: May 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

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: Apr 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 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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The home was beautiful

  • 4 of 5

We had an amazing time. There were a couple of small issues that were attended to promptly. We would definitely refer to friends and family. Can't wait for our next trip. Thank you Caroline.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kelly. I am glad that you had a great time. Thank you for taking such good care of our home. Looking forward to having you back.
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5

Great house for a large family!

  • 5 of 5

We had 7 adults and 4 children with us and there was plenty of room for everyone with s large living room for all to gather. Everything was very clean, and had easy access to all the parks. Would definitely recommend this to our friends

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great stay, plenty of space and no problem with beds

  • 5 of 5

House was awesome, we didn't spend much time there, we were in the parks from open to close during our stay but the house is in a great location, the pool looked great though we didn't use it. The only issue was that there were flies inside the house, nothing crazy, mostly in/around the kitchen. Thoroughly enjoyable stay and great house, the owner was very pleasant to work with!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi thank you so much for taking good care of my home. I have never had flies inside the house as the screens keep them away. I will get the management company to check if there is a small tear anywhere.
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Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

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.

Coast/Beach:

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 !

Travel:

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

Distances:

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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£694
for 4 nights
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£148
 

Additional pricing information

Short Stay Cleaning £100.49
Pet Fee £154.61 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £231.91
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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Facilities

From the Owner

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

Property Type

  • villa

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • resort

Bathrooms

  • 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.

Bedrooms

  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Bedroom 7
  • 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

Outside

  • Golf ...

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • children welcome

Notes:

  • 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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