|Minimum Stay||3 - 14 nights|
Our beautiful seven bedroom / six bathroom home is situated in the exclusive “Enclave” section of Emerald Island, a gated resort community which is within 5 minutes' drive of Disney World.
It is an ideal location for large family groups. Inside, the house is fully equipped to a very high standard to meet all your holiday requirements.
Each bedroom has a TV/DVD combo. The main family area has a 52 inch wide screen “smart” TV with a soundba and Blu-ray DVD player. The second floor den has an additional flat screen TV with PS2 (with a selection of games).
The house is fully air-conditioned and has a games room with a pool table and Foosball table (table football).
The house leads onto a shaded lanai with tables and chairs. Beyond is a screened deck area with a heated south facing 30 foot pool and spa with sun loungers, overlooking a lake and a wooded conservation area. There are alarms on all doors leading to the pool and a child safety fence can be erected if preferred.
We are Gareth and Cathie. We first visited Florida with our children in 1997 and have been coming back ever since. What do we love about the Orlando area? The sunshine, the scenery, the theme parks for the children and the opportunity to relax by playing tennis and golf, swimming and visiting beautiful beaches and national parks. Nowhere helps us unwind like Florida.
Gareth Jones purchased this house in 2004
We stayed in a number of different communities in the Orlando area before we decided to buy a house in Central Florida. When we first visited Emerald Island, we knew immediately that this was the resort for us. We set our sights on buying a house with a south facing pool area overlooking one of the lakes. We couldn't believe our luck when Casa Esmeralda became available. Not only was it our dream house, it was also in the perfect location.
The peace and quiet and the best possible view from the pool area.
Thank you so much for your rental of Casa Esmeralda. The place was great and we had no complaints the entire stay
This was my fourth stay at Casa Esmeralda, the last one was five years ago. The house is still as well kept as before and has been nicely updated with HD TV's and WIFI. The other 6 golf buddy's who came down with me all raved about the comfort and convenience of the house. The other 5 guys (who stayed somewhere else) were jealous. Gareth is very attentive, responsive and thorough. We will be back!
The home was in excellent condition, very clean, spacious. Exactly as pictured. Our party was satisfied. Neighborhood was beautiful as well and peaceful. Owner was very helpful, understanding and attentive. Will definately stay again.
Our family enjoyed our stay here. There was enough room for us to sleep & relax comfortably. Management was efficient and quick responding as well. Most definitely a good vacation home for large families.
It has been our second time in this home.
Plenty of space and close to all mayor attractions.
Will be back soon.
We stayed at this property for 4 nights for our annual golf trip. The location was perfect for us as it was central to many of the preferred courses in the area. Also very convenient to Rte. 192 and many restaurants, stores etc. The house was in great shape - clean and well furnished and equipped. We have been doing this trip every January for 15 years and this is by far the best place we have stayed. My interaction with the owner was also excellent as he was very responsive and helpful with all my questions. I plan on this being our new standard for our annual trip.
Emerald Island is built around a wooded area with a walking/jogging/biking trail. Shuttle services are available to the attractions. There is a large clubhouse with a heated community pool and spa, sauna, fitness centre, clubroom, video games room and computer room with Internet access. Facilities also include an outdoor play area for children, tennis courts and a Tikki Hut. Our house is located two minutes away from Formosa Gardens Plaza which has a large supermarket and several shops and restaurants. For sports enthusiasts, there are several highly regarded golf courses within a very short drive. In addition to Disney World, attractions such as Sea World, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure are easily accessed via the I-4 junction just minutes away from the house. Kennedy Space Centre, Cocoa Beach and Busch Gardens are only about an hour's drive away.
Pool heat, recommended from October to May, if required is $25 per day
Cleaning fee $160 for short stays of 5 nights or fewer
Deposit is payable at time of booking and is non-refundable.