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Emerald Island Resort

closest resort to Walt Disney World

3 miles to Disney

Comments received from guests:-

Excellent Choice for Vacation (Greg. S)

Date of Stay: July 19, 2016

 

Our family of 4 (2 kids, 13 and 15) have just returned from an amazing couple of weeks at Carol's villa. The villa has everything you need for a super vacation - couches to chill on after the parks, internet to satisfy teens being online, pool to cool down and if you want to cook the kitchen is fully decked out. We were too lazy to cook most of the time and made the most of access to some great local restaurants - Long live Long Horn, Chuys, Menchies etc.. The villa is fabulously located - very close to the Disney parks and there are several large supermarkets a short drive away. Also worth mentioning that the pool gets sun in the afternoon - a plus as not all the villas get the sun at that time of day (good for swimming after the parks). Carol was also super responsive and made the whole booking process really easy - now all we have to do is book our next trip!

 Owner very helpful and quick to respond (Veda)

Date of Stay: July 8, 2016

This was my 1st time booking a vacation home. Carol was able to answer all of my questions and walked me through the booking process. I spent my birthday at this property with 3 other girlfriends. This property had more than enough room, modern kitchen appliances, updated electronics, games room, pool and jacuzzi. Grocery stores, restaurants, Walgreens, banks, nail salon are just a short drive away. This home is close to the parks. I look forward to spending my next birthday at your home.

 Fantastic holiday home (Jane)

Date of Stay: Jun 21, 2016  

Our family have just returned from a fantastic two weeks . The villa was a real home from home and we couldn't fault a single thing. Our two boys had an amazing time in the pool and games room , they were so upset to leave . This truly is what you would want from an Orlando villa, we have stayed in several different villas in the past and this was really the exception and Carol herself made all the process so easy, she couldn't do enough to ensure all questions covered . We look forward to returning and will be recommending it to family and friends . Thanks again Carol for an amazing holiday .

 Great home and thank you for all your help (Mendy, NY) 

Date of Stay: Jun 20, 2016

We enjoyed our vacation and would like to thank you for all your help and patience throughout the booking. We have stayed in Orlando a number of times before but this time was a very nice experience. Your villa was clean and nice. We enjoyed your attention to detail and the many amenities that you provided. I wanted to take this opportunity and thank you for providing us with a beautiful place and look forward to another opportunity.

 Fantastic rental property in great resort (Simon W)

Date of Stay: March 19, 2016

This was our first time to America as a family and this property is a true gem. The owner Carol could not have been more helpful from point of booking and always answered our questions quickly. It was great to get a phone call from Carol a few days before we left to check that we had all the information that we needed. The house itself is exactly as is shown in the pictures (and even mostly in our case, the sunshine). We are a family of six and the property was more than big enough. The house is very modern, clean and well decorated. The pool and games room were a real hit with the kids. Emerald Island resort is ideally located for all the parks and yet very quiet and secluded. It is also very close to restaurants and shops, which is really convenient after a long day out! I could not recommend this property enough!

 Excellent Villa for all Florida Theme Parks (Louise C)

Date of Stay: October 23, 2015

We had an excellent holiday in this lovely villa, beautifully appointed, spotlessly clean and in a great location for all the Parks with restaurants and supermarkets nearby too. The kids loved the games room and the pool and it was a haven of peace and tranquillity after each day at one of the Parks for us. We would thoroughly recommend it for families. The Owner provided lots of really useful information including directions to the different Parks and details for flights and for Park tickets before we went, it made all those decisions so much easier ...

Great villa, super location, lovely holiday  (Paul N)

Date of Stay: October 1, 2015

 

Second visit to Orlando; villa and location were perfect for our trip. Close to all the Disney parks and a shortish drive to Universal, the villa's location just south of the 192 is perfect. The villa itself was clean and well appointed, with the kids spending a ton of time in the pool and also making good use of the pool table. Only 5 of us but the villa could have comfortably held more. Owner also exceptionally helpful and friendly. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

 Very clean and well kept (Vanessa, Brazil)

Date of Stay: August 5, 2015

 

We had a wonderful vacation in your house. The house was very clean and well kept. The kids loved the pool and the game room. Kitchen is well stocked and the house had everything necessary to be comfortable and feel at home. We would definitely return to this property and can highly recommend it for a family vacation.

 The house was wonderful and incredibly clean (Terese)

Date of Stay: July 13, 2015

It definitely lived up to expectations. The close proximity of the house to the parks allowed us to take midday breaks from the hustle of the theme parks to cool off and relax in the pool. We had enormous fun in the games room when thunderstorms cancelled our night time plans. The beds were comfortable and there were ample sheets, towels, and kitchenware for our large family. The owners were very prompt in their communication and the check in information packet was all encompassing leaving no questions unanswered. The two weeks we spent at the house were very comfortable and already I'm missing the memories we made there. Thank you so much for renting it to us!

Fantastic Villa for Disney (Amanda S)

Date of Stay: July 9, 2015 

I went to Orlando for the first time with my children 6 and 9 and the house was fantastic!  The boys loved the house and spent loads of time in the pool and fabulous games room. The house was clean well equipped and near shops and restaurants. Really close to Disney and the info provided to us really helped us to have a fantastic holiday. A great place to stay for any family considering a holiday in Orlando. 

Excellent Villa in great location (Mark)

Date of Stay: May 16, 2015 

We have just enjoyed 2 weeks in this villa, which was clean, well equipped and in a great location for Disney/Universal attractions. The booking was easy and the information and help provided by the owner was great. The kids loved the pool, toys and the games room, which were great for down time in between the parks. There are also plenty of restaurants, shops and supermarkets close by. We would certainly stay here again. 

Perfect villa for our first family holiday in Florida! (Claire and Mike)

Date of Stay: April 4, 2015

Fantastic - this luxury villa was perfect for us - exactly what we needed for our first family holiday to Florida! My children (aged 8 and 11) just loved it and want to stay there again. The location is ideal - so close to the Disney Parks. The villa itself is so clean, well presented and maintained. The pool and jacuzzi are great to return to after a hot day at the parks, and are obviously very clean and well looked after. The beds were also very comfortable too. Would definitely stay there again if we return to Florida! 

Great home (Jennifer D, Canada)

Date of Stay: April 23, 2015  

Great home. Maybe return next year and I'll definitely deep you in mind for any friends that are looking for a lovely home!!  

Wonderful property, truly is a home away from home (LB, Canada)

Date of Stay: March 14, 2015 

We just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know how much we enjoyed staying at your vacation property during our recent trip to Florida. It is a wonderful property and truly is a home away from home. We were impressed with the cleanliness of the property, the amenities were great. The pool and spa provided many hours of relaxation and warmth after a taxing Canadian winter. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to rent your property. Our only regret was having to leave. 

3rd visit and your home keeps improving (Steve)

Date of Stay: March 7, 2015  

My family just love your villa and it's so close to the parks and restaurants, the location couldn't be better which is why we keep returning. It's home from home and always clean and kept to very high standards. We love the new porcelain tile floor which makes it look stunning. The new beds were very comfortable. Look forward to our next visit.  

Contact with the owner of the home was exceptional (Alexis D)

Date of Stay: February 23, 2015 

This Emerald Island Resort Home was completely amazing and looks exactly like the pictures. Being in the property management industry and knowing about rental scams, I was quite hesitant about renting a home and paying the full rate and deposit before arriving at the property. My first initial contact with the owner of the home was exceptional from day one. She clearly communicated what was required to rent the home and immediately responded to all of my concerns which allowed me to be at ease. When my family arrived, we immediately felt at "home away from home". I could not have asked for a better experience and I look forward to renting this magnificent home again in the near future! 

Appreciated communicating directly with you (Gayle S)

Date of Stay: February 15, 2015 

Thank you we loved your home and would definitely recommend your villa ... I appreciated being able to directly communicate with you.  

Enjoyed renting your house (Scott S)

Date of Stay: January 23, 2015 

I wanted to let you know we had a great time and enjoyed renting your house last week. All was good. I will keep you in mind for future trips to the Orlando area.  

The house was great (John M, returning guest)

Date of Stay: January 3, 2015 

The house was great and I love your new tiled floor! I like the electric door entry, so much better than keys and having a wall safe did ease my mind a great deal. I found the staff in the estate office very friendly and helpful. Carol if we do ever come back to Orlando we will book you house gain, I can highly recommend you!

 

"Having returned from spending nearly three weeks in Orlando we were all very pleased with our experience, in fact we liked it so much we want to return again and would only choose to stay at this villa which contained absolutely everything we needed - this beautiful villa had four double bedrooms, two en-suite bathrooms and an additional family bathroom.  It was clean, spacious and everything worked.  I have two daughters who played for hours in the swimming pool and jacuzzi and also as a family we spent lots of time in the games room.  The villa was ideally located for restaurants, bars and more importantly the Disney theme parks.  The outlet stores were also easily accessible and very cheap.  The resort was quiet and felt very safe with security on the gate.  The management company were available 24/7 to deal with any issues that may arise and I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this villa to anyone I know and when we return, this is where we will choose to stay again.  There is also a club house on the resort which has its own pool which we used along with the bar that served great cocktails - overall our experience was one we would love to repeat - we had an amazing holiday all helped by where we stayed and what we did".  Boaden family, U.K. (November 2014)

"This is our 4th visit to your home and with each visit your home seems to improve with upgrades.  The new beds were very comfy and the new porcelain tile floor makes your home look stunning.  The villa is even better than the first time we stayed in your new home.  You can tell your home is well loved and cared for with regular upgrades and the investment of replacement towels, linen etc. which make a difference.  Can't wait for our next visit"  Rock family, Middlesex, U.K. (October 2014) returning guest.

"We could not believe our luck when we first walked into the villa.  The layout and decor is beautiful, it is well kept and you really have done everything possible to make it a great place to stay and call home for the holidays.  My son could not believe his luck between the pool and the games room (complete with pool table and air hockey table) and sometimes it was a struggle to persuade him he might actually have as much fun at the theme parks!!  Plus all the extra touches, such as baby buggies and travel cots, kitchen and bathroom essentials, DVDs and games etc are so thoughtful and really useful for the day where your feet just simply can't walk around another theme park!  To add to that, all the support you provided beforehand with directions to local amenities and attractions, car hire and ticket purchase was so helpful.  As for location, it really couldn't be more ideal.  It seemed like we were only a few minutes from any of the parks - and never had a problem with traffic getting there either.  We felt completely safe in the area and the theme parks are simply out of this world.  Fast WiFi in the villa was invaluable.  Completely wonderful and very memorable holiday - thank you so much for all the Loach family" (August 2014).

"We rented this property for our first ever Florida vacation.  We had no issues with arranging our check in.  This gated community had very friendly staff and the owner was a pleasure to deal with.  The property is very clean and well kept.  We thoroughly enjoyed the pool as well.  We would certainly recommend this property to families with young children as well as just adults.  It suits everyone's needs.  We were impressed at how close to Disney it was located as well.  All in all it was a fantastic vacation and we would definitely rent this property again."  M Russell (July 2014).

"What a beautiful home you have here in Florida!  It has exceeded our expectations!  Thank you!" J Dewell (March 2014).

"Your villa was wonderful and so convenient for all the parks.  Our only regret was that we weren't in it long enough to really enjoy the lovely pool and jacuzzi.  Thank you for renting the villa to us and giving us so much info with it!" Hemley family (March 2014).

"We rented this home for two weeks in September and were very impressed.  The home is very clean, great layout for one or two families and so close to the parks and on a beautiful resort.  We had a good time in the pool and jacuzzi and also with the pool table and air hockey.  We plan to return and I have recommended your home to friends".  M Guadreau, U.K. (September 2013).

"Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely home.  A great location and we will return".  Rowson family, U.K. (August 2013).

"We rented this property for our first ever Florida vacation.  We had no issues with arranging our check in.  This gated community had very friendly staff and the owner was a pleasure to deal with.  The property is very clean and well kept.  We thoroughly enjoyed the pool as well.  We would certainly recommend this property to families with young children as well as just adults.  It suits everyone's needs.  We were impressed at how close to Disney it was located as well.  All in all it was a fantastic vacation and we would definitely rent this property again." Melanie Russell, Canada (July 2013).

"Your villa was wonderful and so convenient for all the parks.  Our only regret was that we weren't in it long enough to really enjoy the lovely pool and hot tub!  Thank you for renting the villa to us and giving us so much info. with it!  Alan Hemley, U.K. (July 2013).

You will not be disappointed if you stay in this home, it's great.  It has everything you need and it's clean.  Emerald Island Resort is a great place to stay as it's so central and the concierge desk are very helpful with directions.  Douglas family, Berkshire, U.K. (April 2013).

Our 4th stay in your home was a great as the 1st.  We consider it our second home and love to return.  Fantastic home, great location and the pool and jacuzzi are always welcome.  Libby Thody, U.K. (May 2013) returning guest.

Fantastic and this was our third visit to your home.  M Croft, U.K. (May 2013) returning guest.

Extended our stay by a few extra days as we were very impressed with your home and will return.  Thanks for being so flexible.  V Frampton, Ontario, Canada (March 2013).

We had a lovely stay in your villa.  We would certainly consider using it again next year, thank you.  The weather was great, the parks were fun and we all had a great time!  Thanks for everything.  K Black, U.S.A. (January 2013)

"Thanks once again for letting us stay in your beautiful home.  This was our 4th stay in your home and I can honesty say each visit gets better.  You keep the home in immaculate condition, very clean and it clearly had just been repainted again.  Each visit we notice little extras have been added.  Can't wait for our next holiday in your home."  Linda Rock and family (September 2012) returning guest.

"Thank you for allowing us to stay in your wonderful villa.  It was absolutely perfect for us and suited our needs to a tee!  The kids all loved the pool and would have spent all day every day in it if we had let them, in fact a few days while at Disney they asked to go back to the pool!  We won't hesitate to recommend your villa to others." Kirsty McLeod, Scotland (July 2012).

"Thank you and the villa was lovely and spec as advertised and the management company very responsive.  We have been to Disney several times, stayed on and off property, and this was our best trip by far.  The privacy afforded by the residence was perfect, and the amenities of the home kept 3 kids occupied for eight days.  We will be returning to Disney some day and will be staying here again."  Danny Wade (July 2012).

"Thank you for the use of your home in Orlando.  We had a great time at the Disney parks, Universal and beaches in the area and it was wonderful to come home after a long day and wind down in the pool.  We will certainly recommend your home to family and friends." Alison Grado (April 2012)

"Thank you Carol.  We had a great time and enjoyed the villa once again and we will be back!"  Dan Gizmo (January 2012). 

"We had a wonderful family holiday and managed to fit in most of things we wanted to do.  It was so nice to come 'home' after a long, hot day at the parks - the pool was a huge success and I think we'll find it hard to stay anywhere that doesn't offer the same facilities as your place did!  We were really impressed with the villa - so much space and an amazing amount of linen!  Thank you once again, Lesley, Richard, Rebecca and Matthew Simmons.

"Just returned from our stay in your villa.  We had four great days there and thought your home is great and the grandchildren loved the pool.  Again a BIG thank you to you for all your help! M. Coulter

 "Luxury villa, really clean, lots of extras, private and secure really close to Disney. Fantastic can't fault accommodation. Brilliant value. We will definitely book again."  Clive and Laura Simmons, Surrey, U.K.

"We stayed in this villa. It was spacious, luxurious and very clean. Absolutely beautiful and above our expectations - and we have very high standards! We would rank it very highly as the resort is quiet, clean, friendly and very close to all of the theme parks. We would definitely book this villa again."  Anni McCabe, London, U.K.

"Our three generations of family (6 months to 60 years) found the villa comfortable and perfectly presented, clean and pristine.  The pool, games room, books, TV and internet access kept all of us entertained including my 3 years old granddaughter who particularly liked the pool.  We particularly appreciated the quiet and secure location at Emerald Island and yet how close it was to shops, restaurants and of course the Disney Parks!  I would also like to thank you for the smoothness of the whole booking process, the additional information you gave us and the speed at which you answered any of our queries.  No doubt with the grandchildren we shall return to the parks in the future, and when we do we would like to be able to contact you to stay at the villa again; it did exactly what it said on the tin!"  David Radley, Berkshire, UK.

"This was our first stay in a villa like this. The property was great. It was very clean, and had everything we needed. We had small children, and it was nice to be able to put them to bed, and be able to stay up to watch TV without bothering them. The pool was well maintained. The resort was gated, and felt secure. The resort was also very well maintained. The location was also very good (Disney was close). We would stay here again. Very nice, thanks!" Chicago, IL, USA. 

"Our family of five had a great time staying at this villa. It was nice and clean. It was really to close to Disney. Our friends stayed with us for a few days with their kids and there was plenty of room. The kids loved having our own pool and hot tub. We stayed at a Disney resort during our last visit to Florida. We are so glad we decided to stay off site this time. There was so much more room. It was nice to be able to put the kids to bed and have adult time. I would recommend this house to other families. Recommended for: People with Disabilities, Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, and Girls Getaway."   AKF,   Indianapolis, USA.

"We had a wonderful time in your vacation home.  It was everything we had hoped for and more.  The games room was a huge hit, perfect for a house full of football players.  We could tell you put time and effort in maintaining the house and it was appreciated by all the guests.  Many rentals have broken down games in the game room but yours were well cared for.  I would love to stay in the villa again, and many of the guys would like to book this villa for vacations with their families."  Dan, Buffalo, NY, USA (January 2011) .

"Highly recommended villa, only a short drive away from all of Orlando's main attractions and shopping districts.  The villa is both clean and comes complete with everything that you would need to cater for both family or friends.  A true home away from home.  The villa is situated in a friendly resort, and the security at the gates are friendly and helpful.  I would definitely stay there again, and I have done so three times now." Justin Manuel, Berkshire, U.K. (October 2010) .

"Our third stay in the villa was as great as the first.  Beautifully furnished and very clean and all the parks are virtually on the doorstep!  We once again had great fun in your pool, jacuzzi and games room and look forward to returning again. Rock family, Middlesex, U.K. (September 2010).

"Luxury villa, really clean, lots of extras, private and secure really close to Disney. Fantastic can't fault accommodation. Brilliant value. We will definitely book again."  Clive and Laura Simmons, Surrey, U.K. (August 2010).

Thank you for your kind help in everything and hope to return to this wonderful villa. Salome Oquendo, Ecuador, South America (July 2010).

We had a wonderful time staying at Emerald Island Palms.  This is definitely the best way to see Disney World (our previous visit was at a Disney Resort).  It was so nice to have a place to escape the crowds and craziness! The Nootbaar family, California (June 2010).  

"Just a short note to thank you for letting your home to myself and my family, we all had a great time staying at your villa.  It had everything one could wish for, even down to the toys for the grandchildren to play with (when they were not in the pool).  Emerald Island was also the ideal location for getting to and from Disney with small children.  Please pass my thanks on to your management company for keep your villa ever so clean and tidy for our stay. Steve Mahon, Cheshire, U.K. (June 2010) .

"Orlando is always the first place we think of when trying to choose any holiday and this villa is in a superb location!  My family found the villa to be extremely convenient for the Disney Parks, in fact it was closer to some of the parks than the actual Disney accommodation!  On the days when we just needed to relax, I can't think of a more comfortable, spacious, beautifully clean and fun villa in which I would rather stay while there.  We all adored the pool and could stay in there all day - in fact it sometimes has a greater attraction than the theme parks!!!  Our holiday snaps are on the computer and your villa pops up so frequently and looks so inviting, that we all wish we were back there.  My son summed it up in one word - "Awesome".  Jan Hales, U.K. (May 2010).

"This was our second stay at the villa and just as pleased second time around.  The villa is spacious and always clean.  The villa is situated in a private area and as a result is always nice and peaceful.  Only minutes away from Disney, shops, restaurants, etc. everything you need for the perfect holiday.  Already looking forward to the third booking."  Andrew Buttery, Berkshire, U.K. (November 2009).

"The villa was perfect.  It was clean, delightfully presented with the dining table plated up and the little touches made us feel very welcome.  The amenities were fantastic, the boys loved the games room and the swimming pool.  I would not hesitate in recommending your villa to anyone that was thinking of having a holiday in Florida, in fact I have already passed on your details to 2 different sets of friends.  It was perfectly located close to the Disney parks with a great parade of shops on the doorstep.  We are already talking of returning in a couple of years."  Nicky Kinch, Berkshire, U.K. (June 2009).

"We stayed in this villa. It was spacious, luxurious and very clean. Absolutely beautiful and above our expectations - and we have very high standards! We would rank it very highly as the resort is quiet, clean, friendly and very close to all of the theme parks. We would definitely book this villa again."  Anni McCabe, London, U.K.

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