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

Bedrooms 7
Separate WCs1
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


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!!!

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Gerry Leco
Member since: 2016
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17 August, 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!


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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • 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 ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • 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


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Southern Pool With Spa, Gated Community, Harry Potter And Star Wars Rooms!!!
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 38 reviews

It was totally as promised and provided a super location for an Orlando vacation.

  • 5 of 5

The house was great and provided a super location for an Orlando vacation

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Daniel! We are glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Movie Magic house was an amazing experience.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful stay at this lovely home. When we walked in the house it was very clean and had everything we needed. The owner was very responsive at all times and a pleasure to work with. I would definitely stay in this house again.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words Lakeshia! Sorry for the trouble with the lock, but we got it sorted out quickly. Thanks for your understanding. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. We hope you come again!
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The Best!!

  • 5 of 5

This property was a wonderful stay for our family. We had ten total with 5 being children. It was very well equipped in the kitchen for a night in. We had spaghetti and meatballs and honestly, having traveled quite a bit, this was by far the best kitchen I've been in. Plenty of space for when you need your own space. 😊? the house was immaculately clean and I am very picky. We would definitely hands down book this property again.

Also the owner is super attentive and very proud of his property. He made sure all was in perfect order!!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Daniel for the wonderful feedback! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. Come back again as we are constantly making updates and improvements!
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Roomy and comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay! The many bedrooms, 2 cribs and 2 high chairs, the game room, loads of fun board games, movies, and books, and more made our stay so enjoyable. We highly recommend this house! It's conveniently located and close to all of the parks.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Angela! It makes us happy to hear that you enjoyed the house. Come back again!
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Great property for our family

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our 14 member family. There was a lot of extras, such as: games, a lot of towels, pool toys, pool table, ping pong table, etc. The house was very clean, well maintained and nicely decorated. The community was gated and secure. Be sure to visit the Island Grove Winery close by.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Don for the kind words. I am happy to hear that you liked the house. Please come again!
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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
Owner's Response: Thanks Maggie! Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! Come back again!
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Prices & Availability

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Cleaning Fee £137.27
Property Damage Insurance £46.28

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.