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Make a holiday rental home or villa in Emerald Island, Florida your home away from home

Emerald Island is located just four miles from the front gates of Orlando’s premium attraction; Walt Disney World. As this location might suggest, Emerald Island is not actually an island, but a conservation in mainland Florida. Not only is it a luxury housing complex, but it is also brimming with excellent leisure facilities and luxury accommodation.

Things to do on holiday in Emerald Island, Florida

Emerald Island villas, Orlando, are so close to Walt Disney Land that you can enjoy the evening firework displays from the patio of your holiday villa, gently sipping a cocktail while you eat. The front gates are only a five minute drive from Emerald Island, meaning that it is the perfect place to stay if you are taking a holiday to Disney Land if you would like to live in a little privacy and peace! The other huge attractions of Orlando, like Universal Studios, Wet and Wild and Seaworld are also within 20 minutes.

In order to enjoy your holiday to an Emerald Island villa in Orlando you do not even have to leave the complex. It is one of the most lavishly designed housing developments in the region with communal swimming pools, spas, saunas, tennis courts, walking and biking trails, gyms and a range of shops, cafes and restaurants.

Being located in the heart of Florida, an Emerald Island villa is within a stones throw of some world class golf courses. The Champion’s Gate golf course, the most famous in the area, is only a short drive away, but there are many other courses in the vicinity too.

If you have rented a hire car from the airport, you can easily reach the Gulf Coast in an hour, and take advantage of some of the best beaches in the whole of the USA. The white, powder soft sand beaches are blissfully tranquil, lapped gently by warm clear waters, and surrounded by beautiful scenery. The rural parts of Florida through which you will travel in order to reach the beaches are teeming with wildlife, especially the mangrove areas, and tours can be arranged on foot, bike, car or boat.

Places to holiday in Emerald Island, Florida

The Southern Dunes Golf and Country Club and Haines City are just 8 miles south of an Emerald Island villa. The country club is based around a very challenging and beautifully landscaped golf course which also boasts great practice facilities and restaurants. The natural lakes which adorn the area mean that fishermen will feel right at home. The network of lakes is also a great base of marine wildlife tours, canoe trips and cycling along their banks.

Weather in Emerald Island, Florida

Emerald Lakes benefits hugely from Florida’s glorious climate. There is no ‘off-peak’ season in Florida as winter temperatures average over 21˚C, and the golf courses, theme parks and natural landscape draw visitors to Emerald Island villas from around the world. In summer, average temperatures reach over 30˚C, meaning the beaches and luxury, private swimming pools which many Emerald Lake villas have, are essential assets.

Flights to Emerald Island, Florida

Orlando International Airport (MCO) is just half an hour from Emerald Island, meaning that a villa here is one of the easiest to reach outside of Orlando. British Airways and BMI both provide regular, direct flights from the UK.

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                                                                                                      Very good Villa for a disney/universal studios holiday. 10 mins from disney, 25 mins from universal.

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                                                                                                      Clean, comfortable villa (on a very well maintained gated/secure estate), two adults and two teenage children loads of room each had own bedroom with ensuite to all rooms a bonus. Pool, bbq and pool table always handy when you just want to relax after a day at the parks. Good to have a kitchen to self cater when you want. Plenty of supermarkets and restaurants 2 minute drive away. No problem in recommending, ideal for the parks, easy to drive to (don't bother with sat nav upgrade on hire car, expensive and everywhere is so easy to get to). Go early on the days to Universal studios to avoid cues, do a couple of big rides first then enjoy Harry Potter world. We left villa at 8.30, in the park at 9.15 and by 10 we'd done the big two new rides (hulk and king kong). At lunchtime the queues were1 1/2 to 2 hours each!! (Fast passes at Universal very expensive and don't cover all rides, so a rip off). We had fast passes at Disney as part of our tickets bought in the Uk, well worth it and you book on your phone app the day before to plan your day. All in all we would stay here again for the same kind of holiday.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                      Lovely villa!

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                                                                                                      This house provides everything needed for a fabulous holiday. When I booked on behalf of the other family staying with us, I was concerned having read the first review. Dee who manages the property was very reassuring. From what I had read I thought we may have to compromise with a property that had insects and that may be a little worse for wear. I couldn't have been more wrong! To my delight, the house was spotlessly clean throughout the kitchen, lounge, bedrooms bathrooms and pool area and my friends said what a lovely villa it was. The linen was clean and the beds were the most comfortable we've slept on any holiday. When not out, we enjoyed spending evenings out on the ample seating area by the pool, a very private, peaceful place overlooking trees and bushes. I'm not sure what the previous visitors did to attract insects, but we were careful to clear up food each time we ate and didn't experience one single cockroach in the kitchen during our whole three week stay! The rooms are so large and roomy, eight of us sharing six bedrooms meant there was potential for the teenagers to use a spare room or additional shower when needed. The cinema room came into it's own to give them their own space as well. Expecting bugs and used to holidays in various countries I'm used to constant insect bites, but didn't get bitten once during the whole stay! With the Disney Parks, Universal, SeaWorld, International Drive, the Outlets, etc a short drive away, we had so much to do within about 20 minute's drive. We highly recommend Marsh Landing Airboat tours to see the Aligators (ask for Chris, he's a brilliant guide - best to do 1.5 hours as it takes a while to get out to the Marsh). If you want to eat al fresco one evening, try Lake Mineola Inn & Tiki Bar in Clermont, a fair drive (about 45 mins), basic home made food, although well worth it sitting by a beautiful lake away from the fairly busy restaurants nearby. Out of all the Orlando resorts and villas we could have stayed in, we realised when there, that many didn't have a clubhouse, sports facilities, or were close to a highway. Emerald Island had everything we needed, with the villa only a short walk from the clubhouse, well-presented, large, clean and comfortable. Dee was helpful and accessible (the site had a powercut one evening and it was reassuring to get through straight away to get help). I would be comfortable recommending it to anyone who is looking for a quality Orlando stay.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                      Nice place

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                                                                                                      This place was nice! There were plenty of linens, the place was clean upon arrival. We especially enjoyed the private pool. The only issue we had was it was extremely hot upstairs, even with the fans going. Overall, we would definitely rent this place again!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2016