7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, sleeps 14-16, games room, wi-fi Internet access
About Gareth Jones
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
Why Gareth Jones chose Kissimmee
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.
What makes this House unique
The peace and quiet and the best possible view from the pool area.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
This is my second time stay at this area, this house was a much better house, only thing was it wasn't equip with an out door grill, but the house was great and the area.
Please note a gas BBQ grill can be hired at a rate of $65 per.
My family and I enjoy our stay. The house was amazing. We will be back again next year. 😘🙏🏼💯
Home was clean and represented correctly. Pool was very nice and worked properly our entire 10 day, 9 night stay. Bring your own soap, shampoo as there was very little in the house. Strange, but they only left us 2 garbage bags for our entire 9 night stay, so I guess bring your own garbage bags as well.
Home is located close to all the parks, that is why we came down. Also lots of Resturant's within a couple miles. Gated resort was secure but easy to
get in and out of. Game rom was nice for the kids as well.Would stay in this property again.
Thanks for a great stay.
The Wilcox family
Great house for a family vacation located near all the major attractions
Quiet location in a secure gated community. With lots of space, the house was perfect for a family stay and everyone enjoyed the pool area.
Always convenient and spacious.
We have been recurrent customers of this home. Easy access to Orlando main attractions, very spacious and plenty of bedrooms. Heated pool is always a pleasant option. Will be coming back again.
Needs some serious updates
Casa Esmeralda was spacious and well located. You can tell at one point it was very well decorated and must have been a wonderful house, but move on to present day and almost every thing needs to be replaced: bedding and towels, carpets, furniture, and more. Cleaning was ok but not great, some towels were dirty, pool deck and patio furniture needs pressure washing.
I was very concerned and surprised by the above review. We and our management company pride ourselves on maintaining the house to a high standard especially from a cleaning perspective.
When I traveled to Casa Esmeralda for our Christmas vacation I was apprehensive about the condition in which I would find the house. However, on arrival I was relieved and pleasantly surprised by what I found. I accept that the carpets in some areas needed to be replaced and immediately arranged for the dining area to be tiled.
I also understand that the pool furniture needed cleaning following stormy weather, but this had already been done when we arrived. I only wish Gassen had informed our management company of this when he arrived as they would have been able to resolve this issue immediately.
I am struggling to understand the comments about the bedding and towels as most of these are new.
I did contact Gassen directly to try and understand what he was specifically referring to, but he did not respond.
January 15th, 2019
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.