We loved Emerald Island. The property is a short drive to to Disney Parks which is where we spent most of our time. The community is gated and we felt very safe. The home is well taken care of and clean. The kitchen is well stocked with cooking utensils-we did most of our cooking from "home". There are grocery stores close by. We traveled with small children and the home is definitely not "baby proof" but we were able to move a couple things to make it safer for the little ones. The pool is wonderful, a relaxing way to end the day.
We traveled with 14 people (5 families) and everyone had a bed to sleep in. The rooms were not sound proof and sound traveled thru the home, but I think that is the nature of traveling with 5 children under 5 as opposed to a flaw in the home.
Our only complaint was that the bed mattresses need to be replaced as well as some of the towels. However, I know Julie is in the process of replacing them.
Julie was fabulous to work with, she truly wants you to feel at home and enjoy your time in the Villa. She was very prompt in returning emails and even provided a crock pot for us upon our request. And as mentioned above she is quick to respond to ways she can improve the home.
Thank You Julie, we had a wonderful stay!