We rented this house last week for a family reunion (CA & AL). We were so impressed from the day we entered the house. Everything was so clean and the rooms are decorated beautifully, down to towels were folded as swans in bedroom and bathroom. Certainly can't be more welcoming than this. Our kids enjoy the pool everyday. We played Volleyball at the Community White Sand Volley Ball court. The house is located not too far from Disney Parks, everything is within 15-20 minutes away. We definitely recommend this house to everyone with families and friends. Kitchen is fully equipped with so many plates and utensils, plenty of room to move around.
There were some issues with this house. Garbage overflowing when we arrived flies everywhere. Holes in the screen around the pool, hot pot dirty.
Our family vacation was wonderful. The house was so spacious. There were 13 of us including 3 little ones. The seven bedrooms and six bathrooms gave plenty of room to spread out. The little girls loved their princess room. We spent many hours outside by the covered pool and patio area. The removable fence around the pool gave us an added sense of security when the kiddos were not in the pool. We would definitely recommend this home and Emerald Island resort to all our friends.
Very happy vacationers from St. Louis
THANK YOU KATHY....you are the Best and so is your home!
Every few of years my wife and I fly our entire family of 14 to Orlando for a Disney Vacation. We have stayed in many places... the park, at Orange Lake Vacation Villas, and in Emerald Isle. Hands down this was the best accommodations ever!!! The home was big, clean, well taken care of and outfitted with everything you need. Also working with Kathy was wonderful. Ask her a question and you got a answer FAST! The pool was heated perfectly and the kids were in it every morning at 7am. The hot tub actually worked like a hot tub should and got to 102 if you wanted, many places we stayed had the combo pool / hot tub that really never got hot only warm. If you ask our kids what was there favorite part of the vacation it was the Pool and Hot tub.
I could go on and on but I'll leave it at this.......I would rent this home on my next trip without looking any where else.
Thanks again Kathy
John, Peggie and our 12 Family Members
This property was exactly as described in the pictures and the listing. The kitchen was well stocked with all the necessary items for cooking for a large family. It was clean and there were adequate pillows, sheets and blankets. You will need to provide your own toilet paper, paper towels soap, etc beyond the initial ones left. We were there the 2nd week in January and we paid extra to have the pool and hot tub heated and it was worth it as the temperatures dropped at night down to the low 50's and even upper 40's. But if we kept the pool and hot tub covered as instructed it kept the heat in nicely and we could always swim and make use of the hot tub. It was great having 2 large screen TV's plus smaller ones in each room (except the bunk bed room). Having 2 large rooms to gather family works very well, plus another large room without a TV just for conversation. The game room was great too - pool table, air hockey and more! We used the high chair and porta-crib and they worked well. However, the strollers are older and not so sturdy so you may want to bring your own. When a few things did arise the management company was responsive.
Our family and friends enjoyed this 7 bedroom home in the Disney area for the Christmas/New Year holiday week. Each room looks exactly as you see in the pictures. We enjoyed the pool and spa every day & night, cooked in the fully equipt kitchen multiple times a day, and enjoyed many of the Disney parks close by in the area. The young guys loved Disney Water park and we all enjoyed Disney Springs (no high priced ticket cost). This was a wonderful way to vacation! Thank you Kathy & Peter
Our family party consisted of 14 people including our three children and their spouses, each having two children 4 years old and under as well as my wife and I. This was a long planned for and much anticipated Disney vacation. We stayed in this property for eight nights in October. The location is ideal for all the Disney parks and the house worked out perfectly. Each of our children's families had two bedrooms and a private bath upstairs and my wife and I had the master suite downstairs. It couldn't have worked out better. The grandchildren loved the pool while our adult children thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub. Due to the ages of the grandchildren, the pool fence added much security and peace of mind around the pool. This house provided a lot of open space to allow the adults to relax and visit when the kids went to bed after a long day at the parks. The house is very clean, well maintained and well equipped. Our family enjoyed breakfast and dinner at the house. A very pleasant surprise was that the dining room table was very large and could accommodate our party when needed. We did not use the game room much but it certainly would have been utilized much more if there were older children in our party, even though it is not air conditioned like the rest of the house. I started communicating with Kathy more than a year ahead of our visit. She was always positive, responsive, efficient and most importantly caring. Thank you Kathy for putting up with my many questions during the process and for helping to make this a family vacation we will remember for years to come. It is unanimous in our family in that we all wish we could go back!
Kathy and Peter's home was delightful from the beginning - it is exactly as presented in the photos and was exceptionally clean and inviting from the moment we walked in. There were 8 adults, 4 children and 1 baby on our family dream trip and we had plenty of "together" room and also plenty of "alone" space as well. We did not use the barbeque grill but we did cook breakfast every day. And having the washer/dryer was wonderful - something you don't have in a hotel. The game room, pool and hot tub were favorites - especially as our one family of early risers had the downstairs to themselves while those who slept late could be upstairs. And the child-proof fence around the pool was a fabulous amenity. So, so happy to have had the opportunity to stay here for our dream vacation with the grandkids to Disney and Univeral. (We were very excited for the close proximity to both parks.) Thank you, Kathy, for being such a gracious hostess and for staying in touch with me before and during our stay in your home.
Staying at Kathy and Peters home was just delightful, there was 14 of us and with 6 bathrooms and a half bath in Kitchen made for easy time getting ready in morning to go sightseeing
I want you to know how much we enjoyed the house. There were 16 of us that made it and the rooms worked out perfectly for our group. Everyone was so happy with your home and had a great time!
We did not use the barbecue because we were gone so much. We loved the convenient location and all that was available in the house. I will recommend this property to anyone I know that is looking for a place to stay.
Thanks again for all of your emails with useful information and how helpful you were with everything.
This home was no short of perfect for our large family. Super spacious, bright, open, beautifully decorated yet still homey and most importantly, CLEAN!
The bedrooms and ensuites were spacious with great linens (a guilty pleasure of mine). There was plenty of sunshine in the pool area but refeshingly shaded on the lanai. The pool was our favorite place and it was well taken care of. The kitchen was big and bright with great stainless steel appliances and fully stocked. One of the upstairs bathroom sinks needed a quick repair and the property management company were super quick to respond!
We traveled with three other families, a total of thirty-three, but there were only 9 of us in this home. However, we could have brought ten more people and still had enough room! We had teenage boys in our group and they absolutley lovvved the upstairs media room! It became a great common area for the children in our group.
The home exceeded our expectations. This was our second trip to Emerald Island. Although our first trip was great, thisvilla, its location on the resort, the resort itself and the many attractions (Disney is less than five minutes away), restaurants and shopping areas (Premium Outlets!!!) made us fall in love with Kissimmee/Florida all over again.
Already making plans to return,
I would stay here again! The house was even better in person! Very spacious and plenty of room for everyone! My kids loved Disney but they loved this house even better! Great location! Great house!
We all had a great stay so much to do so close to everything! Everything in the house was just as great as shown in the pictures on the Internet. I will tell everyone here about how wonderful it was. We would definitely stay there again. THANK YOU KATHY.
This is my 2nd stay in this gorgeous villa. Compared to our first stay in 2012, we saw a lot of major changes/upgrades this time. To name a few: beautiful custom-made window treatments throughout, new Granite count-tops, new stainless steel GE kitchen appliances, and new painting in many areas. Furthermore, the family room has changed a lot too: old fashion of furniture has been replaced by 60” smart TV, new sofa & love seat and etc. All the upgrades have lifted the villa to a totally different level. I truly believe it is one of the few best villas with up-to-date amenities in Emerald Island Resort.
We enjoyed every day of our stay. It was very clean and well kept. The property manager and the owner were easily reachable and very friendly. If we come to Disney again, we will definitely stay in this villa. We would also very much recommend this home.
We absolutely loved the house! My extended family celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary in Orlando. The house suited our needs perfectly. Everyone had their own space and the communal space was great too. The house was decorated wonderfully, and there were a lot of new upgrades: custom window treatments, stainless steel kitchen appliances, granite counter-tops and more. Nothing was overlooked, and there were plenty of towels and dishes.
After a long day at the theme parks it was great to come home to our own "home". We really enjoyed the pool and spa right in the backyard and the game room was a plus. The kids were never bored. We grilled some fabulous food on the big grill provided. All in all we enjoyed the house immensely and hated to leave. Our security deposit was refunded in 3 days after the departure.
We have been planning our family reunion for over 2 years and it was important to have a place where each family could have their own privacy. The moment we walked in to Kathy’s Villa, we knew we hit the jackpot. The whole process of renting the Villa was stress-free. Her correspondence of what to expect at the Villa was insightful and prepared us for a more enjoyable reunion. As we walked into the Villa, you can see how spacious and accommodating it was. My 12 grandkids enjoyed the pool, the game room and the many flat screen TVs throughout the Villa. For seven days five families enjoyed a Villa that provided their slice of heaven. We highly recommend this Villa as the only place to stay when visiting Disney/Universal parks.
This home is amazing. Our family fit it perfectly. We had 14 total an everyone had their own space an bathroom privacy. The pool was great. The location was about 3 miles to Disney park gates and 20 minutes to Universal. There are plenty of places to shop close by. My family especially appreciated the security an safety the Main Gate offers. I do plan to use it again at some point. Thanks to Kathy an Peter for providing my family with this gorgeous home.
We rented this home recently and had 9 adults and 7 children ranging in ages from 6 months to 10 years old. The home had plenty of room for us all and we never felt like we running out of space. The home was well equipped, had a great pool and spa, plenty of TV's for everyone when they wanted some down time after long days at the theme parks. This home is also located in a very nice gated community in what seemed like a really great area of Kissimmee and we were only minutes to the parks and many other great attractions. Kathy, the owner was also fabulous to work with, from the minute I contacted her for rates until the minute we left if I had any questions she responded almost instantly to any questions or concerns and made it her #1 priority to make sure we were satisfied with our stay. I would definitely recommend this home to anyone looking for a great vacation home with plenty of space for larger groups, tons of amenities that is close to Disney among other great attractions and shopping, and for those looking for great customer service and peace of mind while on vacation, we had a truly unforgettable vacation. Thanks Kathy for everything!
Our group of 14 adults/kids had an excellent time in this villa. We can't say enough about how wonderful our stay was in this beautiful house. It was recently upgraded/renovated and had all the amenities one would need. Each room was spacious and beautifully decorated, and the kitchen was fabulous. The kids absolutely loved the game room, not to mention 2 big screen HDTVs in two separate rooms!
It was great to swim in the pool, play in the game room or watch movies on big screen HDTVs after a long day in the parks. It will be hard to ever stay in Disney Resort or any hotel again after renting this wonderful home! We look forward to coming back to FL and renting it again in the future!
We three families really enjoyed our stay at the Emerald Island Resort and at the home. We had great time there and everyone was happy. This home is beautiful, very spacious, clean and well maintained, and it has it all for our needs! There was plenty of room for our children and their families. The media room, swimming pool/SPA and game room were great and enjoyed by everyone. The location is convenient to stores and Orlando attractions in a quiet and safe community.
The owner was extremely helpful and communication was great. Also, we’d like to thank the local property manager Don for his excellent work and prompt response to our request. I would definitely recommend this property.
We rented Peter and Kathy's as a group of 15 including 4 families. We all had plenty of room and were by no means in each others' way. We all enjoyed our own "corner of the house" with bathrooms and privacy. The house was huge and inviting. We cooked on the BBQ every night watching our children swim in the pool or relax in the hot tub. Peter and Kathy's house topped off the magic of Disney. They were fantastic to deal with and very quick to answer any questions or concerns. We would recommend this house to any families wanting to relax in luxury after experiencing all that Florida has to offer in a day.
My experience was honestly delightful. The owners really went over and beyond to make my vacation a dream come true. The rental process was very easy and the owners were very trustful. The house was as expected and more beautiful than the pictures could ever show. The house was very clean and the pool was beautiful.
The next vacation that I take to Flordia, I will be renting this home again. I did not want to leave and go back home. I felt too comfortable and felt right at home.
I would recommend this home to anyone family who is looking for beauty, comfort, and cleaniness.
Every year my brother rents several houses in Florida to play in the Men's Adult Softball tournament at Disney. During our stay I can't tell you how many times I heard the guys say what a great job I did choosing a house. I want to tell you how impressed we were with your property. I could not have asked for a better experience. Your home is beautifully decorated and was extremely comfortable and immaculate. This was by far the most relaxing vacation I have experienced. I would highly recommend this home to anyone visiting the area. I am sure I will be renting from you again.
My co-worker and I led an assisted travel vacation for 11 adults with developmental disabilities. Our participants saved for over a year and a half for this trip. For majority of them, this was their first visit to Florida and likely their trip of a lifetime!
The villa was as beautiful as it is in the pictures. The house was well maintained and there was plenty of space for everyone. We especially enjoyed the upstairs Media Room, and our daily dips in the pool and hot tub. The location was incredibly convenient to the theme parks, restaurants and shopping. Overall, staying in the villa made the trip extra-special for our group and allowed us to make many wonderful memories that will be treasured for a long time to come.
Huge thanks to Kathy and Peter for making the entire rental process so efficient and problem-free. We dream of a return trip in the future and look forward to staying at this gorgeous villa again!
We had 4 different families who stayed at this villa. There was never a feeling of being crowded. This is a perfect villa. Has a decent sized pool, large deck area, good size kitchen, lots of room to just relax and the rooms were wonderful and comfortable. Wi Fi was easily accessed to keep in touch with friends and family back at home. Close to everything you need. We will definitely book this one again.
I personally enjoyed this vacation home for week of 4/17/11 to 4/24/11. The pictures were exact. All bedrooms came equipped with 13 inch tv. The kids love the pool and hot tub. We were able to come back from a long day of theme parks, to a comfortable beautiful home. If I could change anything would about the house would be to upgrade the game room equipment but i know how hard kids can be on games rooms. We able to sit out lanai area enjoy a frozen treat and watch the kids enjoy the pool. The house was equipped with everything. They have a onsite clubhouse that has entertainment or events for the kids. They have happy hour. Also there are tennis/basketball courts. I would recommend this property to a friend.The owners and I had constant email communcation. This property is within 3-4 miles from walmart and publix grocery store. All attractions are within a 15 to 20 minutes. Use save alot more money staying at a vacation home than most 4 star hotels. Thanks Peter and Kathy.
My extended family of 16 people stayed at this beautiful villa and all of us really loved it. The house was very clean, spacious and tastefully decorated. There were various living/play areas, including living room, family room, media area upstairs and game room. It seems the house was newly renovated and refurnished: newly painted wall, new decoration and a lot of new things.
The home's description was very accurate, and it was bigger than we expected. It was really nice that there were 2 large screen (over 50”) TVs, red WII console, blue-ray disc player and DVD players in additional to digital TV’s in bedrooms. Therefore everyone had plenty of things to do, play or watch.
The owners and property management company were patient and helpful. They responded quickly to any questions. We were pleased with the home, its owners and the management company.
This is a great house! It was exactly as described and pictured. It really is comfortable, beautifully decorated and as welcoming as the photos and detailed description. It was nice to come "home" after a long day at the parks. We received outstanding services from both the villa owner and the management company. It was a great location, very close to the theme parks, restaurants, grocery store, drug store, Target and Wal-Mart. There was no need to be any closer to Disney.
Our party was two parents, three young children and two grand parents. We were able to sleep on opposite sides of the house and not hear each other at night. The layout upstairs allows for multi-families easily.
We stayed at this villa from 2/12/11 - 2/19/11.
We had a great time at this villa and will definitely come back on our next Florida vacation! Highly recommended.