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Casa Esmeralda breathtaking lakeside vacation home 5 mins from Disney

People16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms6
Space 3,964 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights

Overview

About the property

7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, sleeps 14-16, games room, wi-fi Internet access

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.

More Details

Owner
Gareth Jones
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

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 Disney / Orlando

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for your rental of Casa Esmeralda. The place was great and we had no complaints the entire stay
Apr 2011
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Orlando International (MCO)
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Mystic Dunes
Car: recommended

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.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3964 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake
  • Lakefront
  • resort
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Master bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bathrooms 1 to 5 are all ensuite Bathroom 6 is a 'Jack and Jill' bathroom shared by the 2 Twin bedrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Master bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed
  • Each bedroom has a TV/DVD combo
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Conservatory
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Parasailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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Casa Esmeralda breathtaking lakeside vacation home 5 mins from Disney
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 48 reviews
5

Fantastic and perfectly located property

  • 5 of 5

Stayed as a party of 11 more than enough room in this lovely house. All the facilities you need and the south facing pool not overlooked. In a gated community and security is great. Would highly recommend and will return. Lovely restaurants 5 minutes away and idea,location for all the parks. Great customer service from the owner both before the visit and during .

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice property and staff

  • 4 of 5

A bit disappointed that additional charges were required AFTER the reservation was confirmed. Additional surprise charges included $165 cleaning fee and $25 daily pool heating fee. These fees should be discussed prior to reservations being confirmed. Bring your own wash clothes. Over all a very good property.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm please you learn that you liked our house. I also agree that it is disappointing that all applicable fees cannot be included in the rate that is quoted by HomeAway, although they are clearly shown on our listing. This is a fault with the HomeAway rates system which I have raised with them in the past. As these fees only apply to certain bookings they cannot be applied automatically (short stay cleaning fee is only applicable to bookings of 5 nights or less and pool heat fee is only applies when a guest requires pool heat). If they were included as standard they would be charged on all bookings and this would mean that some guests would be overcharged. I will contact HomeAway again to see if they have any plans to fix this issue. In the meantime please accept my apologies for the confusion caused.
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5

Still first rate !

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Spacious and comfortable for the whole family!

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Awesome home

  • 5 of 5

It has been our second time in this home.

Plenty of space and close to all mayor attractions.

Will be back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Kissimmee, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£784
for 3 nights
From
£261
£1,826
 
 
Christmas
18 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
14 night minimum stay
£4,873
for 14 nights
£2,436
 
 
Easter
25 Mar 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
10 night minimum stay
£3,045
for 10 nights
£2,131
 
 
Mid
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£784
for 3 nights
From
£261
£1,826
 
 
High
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,054
for 7 nights
£2,054
 
 
Mid
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£784
for 3 nights
From
£261
£1,826
 
 
Christmas
18 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
14 night minimum stay
£5,328
for 14 nights
£2,664
 
 
Easter
14 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
10 night minimum stay
£3,045
for 10 nights
£2,131
 
 
Mid
1 May 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
£784
for 3 nights
From
£261
£1,826
 
 
High
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
£2,054
for 7 nights
£2,054
 
 
Mid
1 Sep 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
4 night minimum stay
£1,045
for 4 nights
From
£261
£1,826
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£722
for 3 nights
From
£241
£1,676
 

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 13.5%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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