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Award-Winning Game Room,4/3,Pool,Spa,Fast WiFi,2 Masters,65' 4KTV, Great Reviews

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 1,996 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Overview

About the property

4Bed/3Bath,2 Master Cal-King enSuites, all beds comfy,100mbps, HomeTheater Bose

Check out our Home-Away approved video: http://www.youtube.com/embed/ari3vJPuxas

You're going on a magical vacation--Stay in a very magical place! We combine the the magic of DisneyWorld with the comfort and convenience of award-winning Tropical Retreat to ensure each and every guest has the best vacation experience of their lives. We provide our guests with a great place to stay and tips, tricks, and suggestions that can make your vacation even more magical.

Please note that we book primarily Saturday to Saturday in the peak seasons.

For most inquiries, we respond within an hour.

AWARDS:

Tropical Retreat's game room was named as 1 of 10 vacation rentals offering the best amenities in US! Since then, we have added a Simpsons Pinball and Shuffle Alley!

VRBO 5 Stars HomeAway 5 Stars

Winner 2010 Top Vacation Rental, Kissimmee

Winner 2011 Top Vacation Rental, Kissimmee

Rated 2012 EXCELLENCE

Rated 2013 EXCELLENCE

Rated 2014 EXCELLENCE

Rated 2015 EXCELLENCE

NEW: 4K-UHD TV, 100 mbps fast WiFi, Laser Printer

Please note that we book Saturday to Saturday.

NO CHARGE for Pool/Spa Heat

NO CHARGE for our 100mbps WiFi speed

NO CHARGE for our laser printer and computer

NO CHARGE for Our Simpsons Pinball

NO CHARGE for our new Shuffle Alley

NO CHARGE for LP gas for the BBQ Grill

NO CHARGE for our Keurig Coffee Bar

NO CHARGE for any of Our Game Room Games

NO CHARGE for Cleaning Fees

New high-end stainless steel appliances and new cookware in kitchen!

Our beds are the most comfortable you can find. 2 California King bedroom suites (one of which is fully adjustable mattress), all beds have Memory Foam.

Terms & Conditions:

1. Rental fee does not include 13% tax as required by the state and county.

2. Unlike most vacation homes who nickle and dime their guests, we have no additional or hidden charges:

No Charge for pool heat

No Charge for spa heat

No Charge for LP gas for the BBQ

No Charge for broadband

No Charge for either of our 2 arcade games

No Charge for cleaning fees.

A non-refundable deposit of 25% is required to reserve your stay. This is not an extra charge--it is subtracted from the total for your reservation.

3. Nightly Rate is based on a Saturday to Saturday rental--7 nights. Shorter or longer stays may be available.

4. Florida law limits occupancy in this home to 10 people (including children).

5. Check in after 4pm, check out no later than 10am.

6. A $500 damage deposit will be placed on a credit card before final papers are sent. This security deposit will be released within 48 hours of departure with no damage to the home.

7. Absolutely No Smoking and No Pets.

8. No motor homes , trailers, or commercial vehicles are allowed to park in Emerald Island Resort.

9. We do own this home—we are not a management company, and unfortunately, we do not have any other rental properties.

10. Treat our home with your utmost respect; other people including ourselves do want to enjoy its facilities.

More Details

Owner
Terry Puffer
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2018

About Terry Puffer

As retiring teachers, we purchased this property in beautiful Emerald Island Resort. As parents we visited DisneyWorld every 2 years with our 2 children, and we wanted to offer a great opportunity to others to enjoy our experiences. I wish vacation homes were as popular then as they are now! We are just 3 miles to Animal Kingdom parking lot, 4 miles to Disney's Main Gate, and 20 minutes to Universal and SeaWorld.

Terry Puffer purchased this house in 2004

Why Terry Puffer chose Kissimmee

Emerald Island Resort is central Florida's premier vacation home destination. This is a gated and guarded community with night patrols throughout the resort. Recent improvements such as valet trash and recycle service, RF entrance cards, and enhanced security have made Emerald Island Resort one of the safest and most guest-friendly resort communities in the area.

A noted travel website published an article that listed our game room as "One of the Best 10 Vacation Home amenities in the US." Since then, we have added more games. We decorated our walls with historical memorabilia of Walt and Mickey through the years. We planted a lot of tropical foliage around our pool and spa to make the area more private for our guests. Our beds are second to none. All have memory foam toppers to make the beds as comfortable as possible for our guests. One CalKing bed has a Comforaire adjustable mattress so guests can make their side of the bed as hard or soft as they want. As a retired HomeEc teacher, we upgraded our kitchen with granite, top-of-the-line appliances, free Keurig coffee, and just about every kitchen accessory you could want.

What makes this house unique

1. Game Room-- published that our game room was one of ten top vacation home amenities in the US. Since that award, we have added a Simpson's Pinball and a Shuffle Alley. Our Arcade machine plays over 1000 games, our driving game races around Alcatraz, our Shuffle Alley is awesome, our Simpsons Pinball Party is great fun, our Wii has games for the entire family, and our Pop-a-Shot will make you feel like Lebron. ALL games are set to FREE PLAY.

2. Pool and Spa with dual heating of solar and over-sized heat pump

3. Comfortable beds--memory foam in each and every bed to make for comfy sleeping

4. Endless hot water with our solar hot water system

5. 65' curved 4K-UHD TV Home Theater with Bose

6. 100mbps WiFi

7. Computer and Laser printer for business and boarding passes

8. PS2 or PS3, DVD Player, and LED TV in both twin bedrooms

9. 2 master bedrooms with ensuite, LED TV, DVD player

10. Vertical Cellular blinds--no more vertical blinds

No worries about shopping, grocery stores, drug stores, restaurants--there is a bounty of these very close.

There are also lots of activities close by including but not limited to the parks,

Guestbook comments from the owner

Terry,







I wanted to thank you again for sharing your home with us this past week. It was without a doubt our best vacation ever!! The kids are already asking when we can go back to our Florida house. I think your house has ruined me from ever staying in a hotel for an extended vacation. If you don’t go to a theme park everyday, I don’t know how families keep from driving one another nuts in a hotel room all day. I am not sure what the kids enjoyed more the pool, the game room or the Ps2 (my son has informed me that he would like one for Christmas) but whatever it was it was enough of a diversion that the adults were able to sit in the hot tub or watch tv in peace and quiet. You truly have thought of everything when you open this house up to families like mine. So, thank you. I am glad that when we were looking for places to stay we found your website. With all that said, I was wondering if you had started booking for 2008? We are planning on coming back to Florida for Presidents week in February. I received an email today for the [security] deposit [refund], thank you that was extremely fast!! Well back to reality tomorrow. Thanks for a great vacation!!
Oct 2008
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1996 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • resort
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Both master bedrooms have ensuite baths
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Nemo Twin - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Lion King - 2 Single Bed
    Master with Bath - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Comfortaire with Visco Memory Foam
    Master with Bath - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Visco Memory Foam added
    Sleep Sofa - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Full Size with Visco Memory Foam
  • AWARDS: Tropical Retreat's game room was recently selected by TripAdvisor as one of ten vacation rentals from across the U.S. offering the best amenities! Winner 2010 Top Vacation Rental, Kissimmee Rated EXCELLENT by vacation rental sites We have 2 master bedrooms with Cal King mattresses and ensuite baths. One of the mattresses is a fully and individually adjustable Comfortaire mattress with memory foam; the second is a top-of-the-line conventional mattress with memory foam topper. Both masters have a 26 inch LED TV with cable, DVD, and DVD library. The 2 twin bedrooms each have a wall-mounted 23' LED TV with cable, DVD, PS2 or PS3, and PS2 or PS3 games. Both bedrooms are highly themed Nemo or Lion King. All twin beds have a memory foam topper for our guests' comfort. A full-size sofa bed with memory foam topper for comfort For the younger set, we have 2 strollers, 2 high chairs, Pack n Play
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda
  • Conservatory
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
100 mbps fast WiFi secured and laser printer 4K UHD TV in Living Room Bose Award-Winning Game Room - Pop-a-Hot Basketbball - Air Hockey - NEW Shuffle Alley -- NEW Simpsons Pinball Party! on free Play - Tropical Retreat Arcade with over 1000 games on Free Play - Sit-down driving game on free Play - New High-End Kitchen Appliances - Granite Kitchen Countertops - State of the Art Heat Pump Pool Heater and Solar for a Hybrid pool heating system - Solar Hot Water System - New carpeting throughout the house - Leather Sectional with Full-sized Sofa Bed and Reclining Love Seat -- New Tropical blinds throughout the house-- Tropical Retreat’s Keurig Coffee Bar with Your Favorite Coffees -- 2 Space-Saver High Chairs -- 2 Color Video Baby Monitoring Systems--Interference-Free -- Additional Will Games -- New Joovy Ultralight Caboose Sit & Stand Stroller -- Visco Memory Foam Mattress Toppers on Every Bed -- LED TV in all bedrooms Additional Baby Items

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 88 reviews
5

Just wish it was our house!!!

  • 5 of 5

We've had the pleasure of staying at a different house on the Emerald Isle Resort before and didn't think we'd find a better property, however that was before staying at the Tropical Retreat!

The house is just incredible! The attention to detail is second to none, from the subtle yet pleasing Disney / Tropical theme running through every room, fantastic quality furnishings and appliances to the ultimate games room; you have to see it to believe it!

We had the pleasure of staying here for 2 weeks over Christmas and our only regret is not being able to stay longer. There is massive amounts of storage (important, as we don't travel light and tend to add to our wardrobes whilst on holiday), a great kitchen for when you fancy making a home cooked meal, a lovely (warm) pool and comfy seating area outside (perfect for unwinding after a long hectic day at Disney) and cosy lounge with the most impressive entertainment system we have ever experienced!

During our stay we did have a couple of small items crop up (nothing to get upset about, but worth notifying Terry (the owner) about) and the response was second to none. Reply to our email within a day and then the items addressed by a very polite and helpful maintenance man the very next day!

The location is second to none, 5-10 mins to Disney, easy access to several good supermarkets (2 Walmarts and 2 Publix within 5-10 mins drive) but sufficiently secluded that you don't feel you're in a busy tourist area; we did the Emerald Isle nature walk several times, whilst walking to the club house and you really do feel like you're in the 'wild' rather than in a gated community.

The bottom line is you know you've chosen the right place for a holiday, when you're kids say, 'I wish this was our house' and you need to offer them incentives to visit a theme park!

If you're looking for a holiday rental that is close to all the big attractions, but offers enough entertainment onsite so that you don't feel you need to be going out everyday, then this is the place to stay. We really can't recommend the Tropical Retreat highly enough and we're already saving and planning for our next trip.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. We are always happy to hear another guest had a great vacation at Tropical Retreat. We look forward to your return.
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5

Second stay

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay with Tropical Retreat expect our family grew it was kid friendly for us extra strollers for the park and booster too. Great pool and spa kids loved the theme rooms and also spacious well decorated for Disney. It was quiet and can not compare to any Hotel if you want privacy with your family. We will be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Suffolk
5

Just as fabulous as our first stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay at Tropical Retreat 2 years after our first and we were not disappointed - all the standards that we expected after our previous stay were met. Any snags we had were ironed out very quickly. The property is immaculate and full of all the modern conveniences one could wish for - we made more use of the pool this time which was great. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Leavenworth, KS
5

Great vacation house.

  • 5 of 5

This house was very clean, well-appointed and decorated very nicely with lots of Disney touches. This owner has the best instructions about the house of any property I have rented and light switches etc. are even marked in the house. The location is very convenient to 192, restaurants and Disney - and the fun game room and the heated pool are big hits. Nice gated community and someone even takes your garbage and recyclable cans out for you and puts them back. Would rent again.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is much appreciated. We love hearing that another family had a great vacation at our home. We look forward to your return. Terry
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Hopatcong, NJ
5

Another great vacation at Tropical Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time in 10 years that we have stayed at Puff's Tropical Retreat. We stay for two weeks. We would probably come more often but we live in New Jersey and we have to save up for all of the attractions we do. This house is fantastic. I come with 8 people from my family and everyone loves it. The adults and my 9 year old grandson have fun in the game room and we all love the pool and hot tub. Terry (the owner) is wonderful. He sends lots of information for the area and is readily available to answer any questions.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. It is always great to hear that you once again had a great vacation. We eagerly await your return to Tropical Retreat.
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5

As advertised awesome

  • 5 of 5

House and community are great. The game room is definitely my favorite along with the pool. Location is only 10 minutes from Disney parks and about 20 from universal. Everything in house is labeled and easily accessible,

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us. I am so glad to hear you and your family had a great vacation. We look forward to your return. Terry
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Location

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
MCO Orlando International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Several
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Several
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
I-4 & 192
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Several
Car: recommended

AWARDS:

Tropical Retreat game room was named as one of ten best vacation home amenities in the US! Since that award, we have added a Simpsons Pinball and a Shuffle Alley!

65' Curved 4K-UHD TV in Living Room

100mbps WiFi

Laser printer for business and boarding passes

Winner 2010 Top Vacation Rental, Kissimmee

Winner 2012 Top Vacation Rental, Kissimmee

Rated EXCELLENT

You're going on a magical vacation--Don't you really want to stay in a very magical place! We combine the the magic of DisneyWorld with the comfort and convenience of Tropical Retreat to ensure each and every guest has the best vacation experience of their lives.

Tropical Retreat is just 2.6 miles from DisneyWorld in Emerald Island Resort. We want our guests to experience the very best a vacation home has to offer. We provide an awesome game room, pool, spa, comfortable beds--really comfortable beds, 2 masters with ensuite baths, 2 bedrooms with 2 twin beds highly themed to delight every child.

Our philosophy is simple: We do everything we can to ensure our guests have a great vacation. We gladly answer your questions, reply promptly to your emails, and respond to your phone calls. We not only provide our guests with a great place to stay, but we also provide our guests with tips, tricks, and money-saving suggestions that can make your vacation even more magical.

NO CHARGE:

for pool heat (some charge $30+ extra per night)

for spa heat (some charge extra for spa heat)

for BBQ propane (Some charge extra for propane)

for WiFi (Some charge extra for WiFi…if they have it)

for our desktop computer (Most do not offer a desktop computer)

for arcade games (Others may not even have a game room)

for cleaning fees (Others may charge an extra $70-$100)

for our Simpsons Pinball Party

for our Computer

for our Keurig Coffee Bar with K-Kups

for our in-house safe

for our laser printer

We invite you to checkout the features, comfort, conveniences, fun, security, and excitement we provide our guests.

Just look at the amenities we offer our guests:

New 4K-Ultra High Def TV

100mbps WiFi

New Simpsons Pinball Party--set on Free Play

New Shuffle Alley--set on free play

New Pop-a-Shot basketball game

Billiards

Tropical Retreat Arcade--over 1000 arcade games set for Free Play

Our SF Rush sit-down Arcade Driving Game set for Free Play

All new high-end appliances and new cookware in kitchen!

Pool/Spa State-of-the-Art Heater hybrid system with Solar

Color-Themed Carpeting in all bedrooms (100% recycled materials)

LED LCD TV's in all bedrooms

Frieze Carpeting in the Living & Dining Rooms (100% recycled materials)

Ceramic Tile in Nook, Hall, Kitchen, and Baths

Granite kitchen countertops

Leather Sectional with Full-sized Sofa Bed and Reclining Love Seats

Tropical Coffee Table and media stand in Living Room

Tropical Retreat’s Keurig Coffee Bar with Your Favorite Gourmet Coffees

Solar Hot Water System (to better protect our environment and provide more hot water for our guests)

Solar Pool Heating System (to better protect our environment and provide our guests with a warmer pool and spa)

Intelliflo High-Efficiency Pool Pump

Space-Saver High Chairs

Color Video Baby Monitoring Systems--Interference-Free

Top 10 Vacation Home Amenities in the US (Game Room)

Joovy Ultralight Caboose Sit & Stand Stroller

Joovy Cboose Stroller

Visco Memory Foam Mattress Toppers on Every Bed—Even the SofaBed

Free Local, State, National, and International Long Distance

Improved activities in the clubhouse--even massage!

Our Mission is to provide a safe, convenient, comfortable vacation home with luxurious features and unequaled amenities so that our guests have the best vacation of their lives, they return, and they tell their friends.We take pride in providing our guests with the highest value for their vacation dollar. Our home, named Tropical Retreat for its lavish tropical decorations, is located in the prestigious resort community of Emerald Island Resort.

You're going to have a great vacation!

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £358.85
Tax Rate 13.5%

We book Saturday to Saturday with the possible exception in late August and all of September.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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