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Southern Pool With Spa, Gated Community, Harry Potter And Star Wars Rooms!!!

People15
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Separate WCs1
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

7 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, Sleeps 15, Southern Pool And Spa, Gated Community, Clean!

Movie Magic House is a beautiful vacation rental home 5 minutes from Walt Disney World in Kissimmee, Florida. It has 7 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms and a powder room including 2 master suites and 3 themed children’s rooms. This spacious villa sleeps 15 people in total comfort. The functional floorplan boasts a bright, open living room which is open to the second floor, a sitting room, a separate dining area and a kitchen with a large eat-at island. The southern facing swimming pool with attached spa sits on a huge pool deck surrounded by a screen enclosure and hedges and overlooked by a lanai which runs the length of the house. No vacation home is complete without a game room and this one is no exception, featuring a pool table, a ping pong table (table tennis), a foosball table and a dedicated beverage fridge. Let’s explore all the amenities in more detail!

For many park goers, location is one of the most important factors, and you can’t beat this location! Movie Magic House is in the most beautiful gated community of Emerald Island, which is less than 3 miles from the Walt Disney World property, or about a 5-minute drive. Many properties claim this, but map it for yourself and see! Emerald Island is one of the closest communities to Disney World. Emerald Island is about a 20-minute drive to both Universal Studios and Sea World. Below are the driving times to other destinations:

Distances to Common Attractions and Amenities (plotted on Google Maps)

• Disney World - 5 minutes

• Universal Studios - 20 minutes

• SeaWorld Orlando - 20 minutes

• Gatorland - 22 minutes

• LEGOLAND - 45 minutes

• Busch Gardens Tampa - 1 hour 5 minutes

• Kennedy Space Center - 1 hour 10 minutes

• Cocoa Beach - 1 hour 20 minutes

• Clearwater Beach - 1 hour 45 minutes

• Closest Grocery Store - 4 minutes

• Closest Restaurant - 4 minutes

• Dozens of other restaurants within 5 minutes

• Closest Walmart (open 24 hours) - 15 minutes

In addition to a great location, Emerald Island is a beautifully landscaped, tropical oasis nestled in a protected wetland. The community clubhouse sits on one of the two heated community pools with spa. The clubhouse boasts a poolside Tiki Bar with food and drinks, a fitness room and video arcade among other things. Emerald Island residents also have access to 3 children’s play areas, a sand volleyball area, lighted tennis courts and basketball court, and a nature trail. All are free for residents to use.

After location, one of the most commonly prized amenities is the pool, and Movie Magic House has a great one! This truly oversized pool deck offers plenty of room to relax around this southern facing pool with attached spa. No walking out of the house and falling into the pool here! Don’t take our word for it, check it out on Google Earth and see the size and orientation compared to other houses. A southern facing pool is desirable for the most sunshine on the pool throughout the day, but if it gets too hot, sip on a drink at one of the two table and chairs sets located in the covered lanai which runs the length of the house. Make use of our ample wall-mounted bathing suit and towel hangers located in the covered lanai, so your wet swimwear and towels can stay outside even if it rains. The screen enclosure covering the pool deck keeps out the bugs and lizards, while the newly planted hedges will offer some privacy from the neighbors. If you have little ones, the pool alarms on all doors and the removable toddler fence provide a safer and more relaxing experience for all. If you are visiting in the cooler months, pool and/or spa heat are available for an additional charge of $25 per day.

The inside of this villa is just as spectacular as the outside. Upon entering the villa, you pass the lovely, and quiet sitting room on your right and the stairway leading upstairs on the left. The sitting room is the perfect place to escape the noise of TV’s or video games and relax with a book. After the sitting room, you pass the formal dining room on your right. The dining room provides a separated area for eating, with seating for 6 at the table. Opposite the dining room, there is a small table with a wireless printer which works with NFC and Wi-Fi, so you can print those boarding passes or maps right from your smart phone or tablet! From the dining room, you emerge into the open living room and eat-in kitchen area. The living room is open to the second floor for that spacious feel and the sliding glass doors to the pool deck and large second story window above provide plenty of light. The living room boasts a 55-inch flat screen TV with free cable and HBO, a Microsoft Xbox One and a collection of movies and games to enjoy. Of course, there is also complimentary high speed wireless internet. The eat-in kitchen has seating for 6 and is fully equipped with all stainless-steel appliances, including a dishwasher, microwave, 14-cup coffee maker, 4-slice toaster and side-by-side fridge with filtered water and an ice maker. All the cookware, dishes and utensils you need are there including plastic dishes and glasses if you want to eat or enjoy a drink on the lanai.

The hallway off the living room leads to the powder room, laundry area and game room. In the laundry area, you will not only find the washer and dryer, but in the storage nook opposite the washer and dryer are the pack-n-play, high-chair and stroller. We love families and children, so if there is something missing that you need for your baby, toddler, children or family, let us know and chances are we will purchase it for the house. Through the doorway past the laundry area is the Movie Magic House game room! The game room features a pool table, a ping pong table (table tennis), a foosball table and dedicated beverage fridge. Take a look in the freezer of the beverage fridge and you’ll find our frozen plastic beer mugs, which are perfect for the pool on a hot day. The game room is decorated with movie posters from some of our favorite family classics.

The first of the 7 bedrooms, is the spacious king suite, which is located on the first floor, off the living room. The king suite has a king bed, a walk-in closet with a hotel style safe, a wall mounted 32-inch flat screen TV and a huge private bathroom, featuring a shower and garden tub. The other 6 bedrooms are upstairs. On the right side of the second floor, you will find the queen suite, the Mickey Mouse twin room, a shared full bath and the Harry Potter twin room. The queen suite features a queen bed, a walk-in closet, a wall mounted 32-inch flat screen TV and a private bathroom, with a tub shower combo. The Mickey Mouse room has beautiful Mickey décor, two twin beds, a wall mounted 24-inch flat screen TV and a closet organizer with drawers. Between the Mickey Mouse Room and the Harry Potter Room is one of the shared full baths with a tub shower combo. The Harry Potter Room has lovely Harry Potter décor, two twin beds, a wall mounted 24-inch flat screen TV and a closet organizer with drawers. On the left side of the second floor, you will find two more queen rooms, another shared full bath and the Star Wars room. The two queen rooms both feature a queen bed and wall mounted 24-inch flat screen TV. The shared bath has a tub shower combo. The Star Wars room has awesome Star Wars décor, a twin over full bunk bed and a wall mounted 24-inch flat screen TV. That’s right, every bedroom has a wall mounted flat screen TV!

The final amenity of the Movie Magic House villa that you should consider, is the dedicated new ownership! We purchased this lovely home in November of 2016. It was in need of a bit of TLC, but we are dedicated to making it great again! The values we prize are cleanliness, a well maintained house, a bright and cheery feeling and of course, fun! Below is a list of some of the upgrades we have done since taking over.

Winter of 2016-2017

• Replaced all kitchen appliances with new stainless steel Samsung appliances

• Added new cookware, silverware, cutlery, 14-cup coffee maker and 4-slice toaster

• Added wireless printer

• Replaced living room TV with new 55-inch Samsung TV and matching Samsung sound bar with subwoofer

• Added new Xbox One Game console

• Added hotel style safe to master closet

• Added 14 oversized pool towels

• Replaced old TV’s in bedrooms with wall-mounted flat screen Samsung TV’s in every bedroom

• Added more loungers and seating outside along with storage box and pool toys

• Added many outdoor hanging options for towels and bathing suits

• Had hedges and palms planted around the pool enclosure for added privacy

• Redecorated game room and added ping pong table, framed movie posters and beverage fridge complete with freezer mugs

• Replaced furniture in queen suite and one other queen bedroom with brand new furniture

• Installed Wi-Fi electronic locks and thermostats

• Redecorated 3 bedrooms to make awesome themed kids bedrooms!!!

• Added brand new pack n play, high chair and stroller

• Replaced pool heater with a brand new oversized unit

• Added a pool cover

We hope you like our house and enjoy a wonderful stay there! We also hope you see that we are dedicated owners who want to create and maintain a beautiful vacation home, not just for our family but for our guests as well. Try Movie Magic House for your next vacation!!!

More Details

Owner
Gerry Leco
Member since: 2016
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Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Gerry Leco

My wife and I live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We have two wonderful boys (currently age 8 and 11). We love to travel and have been all over the United States and a good bit of Europe with our two boys. They are veteran travelers! I have had the opportunity to travel around the US for business and have frequently taken my family. My mother is from the lovely country of Luxembourg, and still has close relatives there, so we have had the opportunity to explore many of the neighboring areas throughout Belgium, France and Germany. I can speak a little bit of French and a tiny bit of German. My brother spent about 8 years in England and I was fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to visit him in this most beautiful of countries on several occasions. Our family would rarely travel to the same destination repeatedly with the exception of Orlando (there is just so much to do!). A few years ago we traveled to Disney World with our family and 3 grand-parents (7 of us total). My wife had the brilliant idea to rent a vacation home and we all enjoyed it so much, we decided to look into purchasing our own. We did so well with our first vacation property, that this is our main business now. Our family usually enjoys one or two trips to our beautiful homes in Orlando each year, and the rest of the year we rent it out for others to enjoy.

Gerry Leco purchased this villa in 2016

Why Gerry Leco chose Kissimmee

Our experience with our first vacation villa helped us to really target the features we value the most in a vacation home when identifying our second villa. The two criteria we absolutely require to even consider a home are close proximity to Disney and a southern facing pool. We see the listings for houses in Davenport and Clermont and even Champions Gate where they all claim they are five minutes from Disney, but it simply is not true! Emerald Island is one of the four or five short-term rental communities which are less than 3 miles from the Disney property, and Emerald Island is by far the nicest. It is the only community which has the beautiful feel of a Disney resort showing in its statuary and landscaping. The southern facing pool was a must have as well. When we looked at houses in the late afternoon that did not have southern facing pools, and we saw the pool and patio draped in shadow and we knew we would not want that and neither would our guests.

Some of the less obvious necessities can be just as important, though they may be harder to recognize. This house exhibits that bright and open feeling that just makes you happy as you enter it and begin to look around. We also need our be extremely clean. Tile floors in a light color in the main living areas help keep things bright and clean. The final thing which drew us to this particular house, is the lanai which runs the full length of the back of the house. When you have a house that will fit this many people in it, you need a large pool area, and having a large covered area near the pool is so wonderful when the hot Florida sun is out! We hope you find this villa as lovely as we do!

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • King Bath - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Queen Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shared Bath Right - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shared Bath Left - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Powder Room - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • King Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Queen Suite - 1 Large Double Bed
    Queen Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Queen Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Mickey Mouse Room - 2 Single Bed
    Harry Potter Room - 2 Single Bed
    Star Wars Room - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , This room has a twin over double bunk bed.
  • All bedrooms have a wall mounted Samsung flat screen TV.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • Miniature golf
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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5

Awesome house! Fabulous location!

  • 5 of 5

Could not have asked for anything more. The house (and pool) were great. Tons of space, which is really good for a big, family vacation. Close to Disney, Universal and any store/restaurant you can think of.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Loved this villa

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a 2 weeks stay at this villa and we had a brilliant time. There were 10 of us and we had plenty of room and the house was equipped with everything you could possibly need. The outside space was brilliant with a large undercover area there’s plenty of room if you wanted to keep out of the sun or rain. Ideally located for all the parks, we would definitely recommend movie magic villa.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Samantha for the very kind words. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay! We would love it if you came back again!
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5

Perfect villa with all good quality furnishings and up to date facilities. Ideal for young families

  • 5 of 5

This was the first trip to the attractions for my grandchildren. The villa had everything they dreamed of from XBOX computer games to table-tennis and pool tables. Beautifully decorated. We were so sorry to leave. Believe me I mean this having been a property owner and stayed in many villas in the region. This property is by far the best.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words Howard! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our villa. Please come back again and try one of our other 3 villas! They are all unique but kept to the same high standards!
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Utah
5

Our family LOVED this home!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! (Where do I begin?)!!! These owners have thought of everything! The home is warm & welcoming (beautifully decorated)! It truly felt like “being home”! My grandkids were so excited to see the Star Wars, Mickey Mouse & Harry Potter rooms! (They are adorable!). We had 9 adults & 5 kids and NEVER felt crowded at all! Plenty of room & lots of things for everyone to do! Kids of all ages loved the game room! (Movies, video games, swimming pool). The only thing I would suggest to anyone who stays here.....STAY THERE! We put so many days in at the parks, my family just wanted a day to enjoy the house! Guess we will have to go back! The location is PERFECT though to get to Disney! Didn’t take us long to acquainted with the area and all it has to offer! All I can say is you will LOVE this home! (But take good care of it, cause I want to go back!!!!).

  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for that awesome review! We are so happy to hear that you liked the house. I will be there next week myself, and I am going to redo the smallest queen bedroom with a Pirates of the Caribbean theme, though subtle so it will be suitable for adults and kids. Stop back and look for new pictures soon!
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Kingston, NH
5

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this home for your vacation. Impeccably clean, beautiful pool with baby/protection gate, movie magic bedrooms for the kids, and the most wonderful patio anyone could want! There were 9 of us and there was certainly more than enough room. This home is in a very safe gated community so it is very secure. I had groceries delivered our first night without a hitch. Just a short ride to all the attractions, while stores are only a mile or two away. I have used HomeAway before, but this was certainly the best pick so far! Enjoy your stay at the Movie Magic House everyone!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review Sara! We are glad to hear you had a great time. We now have 4 houses in the area, and they are all kept up to the same standards. We hope you come back again!
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Delmar,DE USA
5

Relax and enjoy!

  • 5 of 5

I stay all sorts of different places and this home was definitely the easiest and most accommodating!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Robin! We hope you come back again someday!
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Cleaning Fee £132.13
Damage Insurance £44.55

Our house was decorated with families in mind. Three of the 7 bedrooms are kids rooms, with kids beds. We put a lot of time, money and love into these kids rooms. We do not want adults sleeping in these rooms and potentially breaking the furniture, so WE WILL NOT ACCEPT RESERVATIONS FROM PARTIES WITH MORE THAN 10 ADULTS. If you instant book with more than 10 adults, or if we find out your party has more than 10 adults at any time (even after your arrival), then you are in breech of our rules and we may cancel the reservation.

Please treat our home as you would want us to treat yours. This is my family's vacation home too. You will make two young children very sad if you mess it up!

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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