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Emerald Island Luxury Villa Discounted weeks Sept. Oct 18 Available

Bedrooms 7
Separate WCs1
Space 2,881 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 nights


About the property

Villa in Emerald Island, Kissimmee, Florida, USA - Luxury Holiday Home With Unique 360 Degree Pool, Prism TV

See the dolphin statues as you drive into the gated Emerald Island resort is located only 5 minutes drive to Walt Disney World. Arrive at your holiday home to find a welcome pack of groceries waiting and all the amenities you would need and your holiday begins. Comfortably accommodating up to 14 guests, our home provides both central heating and air-conditioning. The villa has a unique 360 degree access fully screened pool and spa with alarmed pool door which is bathed in sunshine throughout the day. For those who wish relax in the shade there is an lanai area. In the evening the swimming pool and lanai are both fully illuminated and with the option of heating available in both the swimming pool and Jacuzzi spa if required. Free high speed wireless internet ! In addition there is a security alarm system, iPod docking station, PS2, and 9 TVs including one in the large games room. This year we added Prism TV with HBO movies and a record box so tape your programmes when out at the parks.

Caroline Taylor
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 July, 2018

About Caroline Taylor

Hi I bought my home as a holiday home for my family to use and have had some memorable family holidays there. When buying it I researched it to make sure that the estate was gated and to a high standard and most importantly was close to the Disney road network but also felt private too so I could have the best of both worlds. Ask me any questions you like, feel free.

Every trip we try to make a change I want you to feel it is your holiday home not mine. A lot of people have come back for the second or even third time or in the case of a certain loads of golfers sixth !! I like that as I want them to be totally relaxed it it your holiday.

We recently added a TIVO record box for your use so you can tape any programmes you wish to watch for playback when you can forward the adverts !!

Caroline Taylor purchased this villa in 2005

Why Caroline Taylor chose Kissimmee

I had four kids and have a large family so we wanted to a base for us all to have family holidays together but for us to have space as well so we did not feel cramped.

I loved the fact that Emerald Island was gated and had a luxury feel. As my kids have got older they walk down to the tennis courts or use the volleyball court.

What makes this villa unique

I love the fact that I am so close to everything and also that once I go through the security gates I feel as if I am removed. The nature trail and pavements in Emerald Island are ideal for a run and my husband not me!!! goes running most mornings whilst on holiday. It is difficult to walk up and down in Florida so I love to walk the clubhouse at night for a change now and then, they serve drinks and you can also have a bite to eat.

The Buffalo Wild Wings Restaruant is a favourite for us as it shows all the Uk sports although to be fair the now show in the house but then I don't need to cook

Guestbook comments from the owner

This September will be my third stay so that says it all !! G Reddie , May 07, June 09, Sept 11 and again in May 13

Just wanted to say thank you for the use of your Florida home. The house great and location perfect. N. Ford April 11
Apr 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Kissimmee in Osceola County

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2881 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • resort
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • There are two en-suite bathrooms, two family bathrooms and a separate WC in the utility area. We provide all towels and linens together with pool towels to help with your packing.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14/16 (7 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: There are two king sized bedrooms in the home, both featuring en-suites and walk in wardrobes with tv and prism channels. There are two Queen sized bedrooms which share a bathroom and three rwin rooms , sharing the 4th bathroom. All have cable TV
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: Barbecue for hire for $45 a week with gas. All rooms decorated with care to ensure that they are up to date. New wood flooring in all of the upstairs bedrooms , new lcd tv's on the wall. I renew all the time to keep it fresh !! Outside: For those days relaxing by the unique 360 degree access pool there is a jacuzzi spa ample sun loungers and with younger guests in mind we have added safety fencing to the front of the pool together with fully alarmed pool doors. There are also two patio dining table and chairs for those who would like the option to dine by the pool. We even provide extra beach towels for the pool and spa which you are free to take to the water parks – this home has all you need for a perfect magical vacation. Pool and spa heating can be added for £195 per week. Utility Room: Leading into the games room, the utility room contains a large washing machine and separate tumble dryer. For your convenience, the villa is also equipped with the essentials for toddlers including a highchair and travel cot. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided. Together with pool towels for your ue Other: The large games room has a pool table, basketball machine and fuseball table. It has a bar table and sound system for games nights . It also has a tv for watching the game whilst you play !!


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

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Fantastic family holiday in Florida

  • 5 of 5

We were a family group of 9, with ages ranging from 5 to 68! The villa was lovely-and just as described and shown in the photos. It had everything we needed, and there was a supermarket near by so we could stock up on provisions. The kids loved the pool and Jacuzzi and sometimes it was hard to get them out of there to go to the theme parks! The house really did feel like a home from home and the location of Emerald Island is great. You are nearest to Disney, literally a few minutes away, then a bit further on Universal & Islands of Adventure. We liked being out all day at the parks, then stopping off for something to eat on the way home on International Drive or one of the many restaurants off the 192. The owner was very helpful with advice on things to do and see there and made us feel very welcome. If we were to go back to Florida in a large group, I would definitely like to rent this villa again- it gave us a fabulous holiday with great memories.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much we would always be happy to welcome you back.
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Perfect house in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here recently as a family group of 10. The house was clean, comfortable, well presented and had everything we needed for a fantastic holiday in Orlando.

The swimming pool and games room were well used by everyone when we were relaxing at the house.

The close proximity to the Disney parks made it perfect for visiting them in the morning, relaxing and recharging our batteries for a few hours in the afternoon then returning to the parks at night time. It also didn't take long to get to the Universal parks.

We have stayed in this house before and wouldn't hesitate to stay in it again or indeed to recommend it to anyone else.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very spacious and a beautiful property

  • 2 of 5

My initial impression was WOW! What a beautiful home and such a thoughtful “Welcome Package “. My family and I would surely enjoy our time together. Then...the ball dropped. This beautiful home was nasty, absolutely filthy,bathrooms in particular. The toilet bowls had the little “I’ve been cleaned “ strips across them but they were far from being truthful. So off to Walmart we go, in search of cleaning supplies. Underneath the rims of the bowls and streaking down was black mole or something. So we had a house cleaning event. There were only two (2) wash clothes available. The towels that was there were very “musty” and hard.

One of the other things that I found so disappointing was that the netting around the pool area was torn away. There was no protection from the bugs and mosquitoes. My granddaughter was not able to use the pool. Roaches in the house, some were dead and under the bed, I think they were the ones that BIG lizard was looking for.. So we cleaned the house and washed all the Bath towels with Tide, Bleach and Snuggle. This was my first experience at a vacation rental home and did not know what exactly to expect, It was a good week, it rained all week and we enjoyed each other. Such a beautiful home, we left it in a far better condition than we found it.. Thank you for this opportunity .

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for submitting a review for my home although I must stress I disagree with the content especially the mention of roaches . I take the cleanliness and standard of my holiday home very seriously and last year changed Management companies as they were not up to standard. If you have any issues with the home on arrival you should phone the Management company who will rectify at once. No calls were logged , The large 30 foot pool has a large screen with around 30 panels when kids play ball at the pool occasionally you do get a tear in a panel which is easily fixed by the management company . Ideally I would always advise that you phone if you have any issues when you are in my home. Bugs in Florida are a part of life but the homes are sprayed by Pest Control so any entering usually under the garage door die. In 13 years I have never heard of dead ones being found under the beds . Thank you for saying that you loved my home and in our recent correspondence for stressing how you would love to stay again although if you had truly found the house in the state you say I wonder why you would ?.
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Pompano Beach

It was a great vacation

  • 5 of 5

I recommend this house! My family and I had a great time!!

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Waldina I really appreciated that you guys were great guests and I would love to have you to stay again.
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Golf Vacation

  • 5 of 5

House was clean and comfortable! Pool was great with sun till late afternoon. Welcome package with some food necessitiesis a great idea!

Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice place

  • 4 of 5

Close to Disney attractions. Clean. The only down side is that 4 rooms shared one bathroom.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

there are so many things to do that the list is endless contact me for any hints tips etc. Over the years I have travelled with them all friends ,families , babies, youngsters, teenagers the elderly I have loads of tip and I am happy to share.


You are about an hour and 15 mins to either St Pete's or to Cocoa Beach you can visit the kennedy Space Centre and then head to Cocoa Beach for a walk down the beach. Many people do a dual centre holiday, this year I am staying in Miami first and then driving up. All the kids are completing their padi qualification !


You can book shuttle buses and taxi's so being a driver is not essential but I would recommend a car. You can fly into Orlando International, Sanford or Tampa airports. I have flown into all of them. This year I fly into Miami and out from Tampa


5 miles from Disney World with Animal Kingdom and Blizzard Beach being the closest. If you use the Disney road network you are about 20 mins to Universal

Further Details:

A welcome pack of start up groceries will greet you on your arrival but there is a supermarket less than 5 mins drive away together with restaraunts ,Subway etc. We have walked home after a few drinks at the Outback restaraunt but not with the kids! The Emerald Island clubhouse is good for a nice night, the pool side Ticki bar and entertainment are great for a few drinks out of the house while the kids play in the pool or games arcade.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £98.98
Pet Fee £152.28
Refundable Damage Deposit £228.42

Booking Notes:
Bookings taken via phone or email. Deposit of 20% of your stay is required to book the villa. Security Deposit of £200/$350 required at the time full payment is taken.

The full balance is due six weeks before your stay

Changeover Day:
Changeover day flexible, check in 4pm, check out 10.30.

Notes on prices:
Please contact owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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