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CASA ESMERALDA BREATHTAKING LAKESIDE VACATION HOME 5 MINS FROM DISNEY

Gareth Jones

Advertiser since: 2005
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Speaks: english
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights

Gareth Jones

Advertiser since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 4, 2015
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CASA ESMERALDA BREATHTAKING LAKESIDE VACATION HOME 5 MINS FROM DISNEY

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights

Overview

Emerald Island House Rental Photos and Description

7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, sleeps 14-16, games room, wi-fi Internet access

Our beautiful seven bedroom / six bathroom home is situated in the exclusive “Enclave” section of Emerald Island, a gated resort community which is within 5 minutes' drive of Disney World.

It is an ideal location for large family groups. Inside, the house is fully equipped to a very high standard to meet all your holiday requirements.

Each bedroom has a TV/DVD combo. The main family area has a 52 inch wide screen “smart” TV with a soundba and Blu-ray DVD player. The second floor den has an additional flat screen TV with PS2 (with a selection of games).

The house is fully air-conditioned and has a games room with a pool table and Foosball table (table football).

The house leads onto a shaded lanai with tables and chairs. Beyond is a screened deck area with a heated south facing 30 foot pool and spa with sun loungers, overlooking a lake and a wooded conservation area. There are alarms on all doors leading to the pool and a child safety fence can be erected if preferred.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Gareth Jones (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2005
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 4, 2015

About Gareth Jones

We are Gareth and Cathie. We first visited Florida with our children in 1997 and have been coming back ever since. What do we love about the Orlando area? The sunshine, the scenery, the theme parks for the children and the opportunity to relax by playing tennis and golf, swimming and visiting beautiful beaches and national parks. Nowhere helps us unwind like Florida.

Gareth Jones purchased this house in 2004

Why Gareth Jones chose Emerald Island

We stayed in a number of different communities in the Orlando area before we decided to buy a house in Central Florida. When we first visited Emerald Island, we knew immediately that this was the resort for us. We set our sights on buying a house with a south facing pool area overlooking one of the lakes. We couldn't believe our luck when Casa Esmeralda became available. Not only was it our dream house, it was also in the perfect location.

What makes this house unique

The peace and quiet and the best possible view from the pool area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for your rental of Casa Esmeralda. The place was great and we had no complaints the entire stay
Apr 2011
  • 1 of 13
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights
Book with confidence
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Reviews

5
based on 20 traveler reviews

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Casa Esmeralda breathtaking lakeside vacation home 5 mins from Disney
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews
Stockport
5

Fabulous Holidayin Florida

  • 5 of 5

We are regulator visitors to Florida and selected this location after a lot of research. The Emerald Island Resort is the best location that we have stayed at so far. It is very close to Disney, especially to Animal Kingdom and Blizzard Beach using the shortcut via Sherberth Road. Also the Intestate 4 is close by offering easy access to Seaworld and Universal.

The house was situated on a well maintained and pleasant road and was a great place to chill out in between going to the theme parks. The beds were comfortable and we had plenty of space and we never felt on top of each other. The pool area was not overlooked at the rear and there was plenty of furniture as we spent a lot of time around the pool, eating our breakfast outside every day and enjoying many an evening drink.

We spent some time by the Clubhouse pool and bar for a change. All the staff that we met were pleasant and helpful and we managed to book on line tickets using the free computers.

We felt very safe at this resort and felt that the security is very good.

The resort feels very select and private but is so close to the 192 and virtually every restaurant franchise that you can of, is within a 5-10 minute drive. There is also a Winn Dixie Supermarket which is really well stocked about a 2 minute drive from the resort.

We all enjoyed our stay at this resort and house and would return here again for a future holiday.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Our spring break vacation

  • 5 of 5

The home is very pretty and the pool area overlooks a creek and lots of trees.

We had very young children in our party and having an entrance to the bathroom area from the pool was a Godsend

The home is spacious and had a den area with its own tv and sitting space. My son in law especially liked this to catch up on business calls.

This resort is just off I92 which is where all the fun stuff is. It is moments from Disney. After a hard day of shopping or visiting Mickey the children would get a last swim in before bedtime. The adults enjoyed the spa when quiet descended.

We never felt crowded. There was room for all. We were met by the management person when we arrived which was a nice touch. We had asked for pool heat and he helped make it perfect.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Fabulous home!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Esmeralda April 13-20, 2013. We brought 3 of our grandchildren, twin girls almost 3 and another granddaughter age 4, along with the other 2 sets of grandparents. This house gave everyone the space they needed and was truly beautiful. It was immaculate, well maintained and had a very large kitchen and beautiful pool and spa. We were able to be at any of the theme parks within 10 minutes. Honestly, just cannot say enough good things about this house and the neighborhood. It is in a beautiful gated community that is close to shopping, restaurants, etc. It is a perfect house for a large family vacation. We would definitely place this house as our top choice for a place to stay when going to Disney!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Harrison Township Michigan
5

Perfect Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

Dear Gareth,

We had the pleasure of staying in your beautiful home and it was an experience we will always treasure! Casa Esmeralda fit all of our needs perfectly!! I was so very pleased to find the home just as it had been described in the listing and appreciated your prompt, friendly answers to all of my questions.

The unique layout of the open floor plan of the main floor affords plenty of space without feeling cutoff. The unique 2nd level floor plan allows for quiet privacy. We loved the way the stairway split the upper level into two sections! Despite being 14 of us (with 5 of those being children aged 3-10) we had more than ample room to spread out, do our own thing and be comfortable as well!

Having a large group made the number of bathrooms offered in your home a major plus for us. The kids made good use of the game room as well as the den upstairs for playing their video games and we all loved the pool and spa and used it every day!! The conservation view from the lanai/pool only added to the already relaxing atmosphere . The beds were all quite comfortable and the entire home very clean. One thing I really appreciated was the two air conditioning units. They kept the home cool and comfortable even when it was hot & humid outside and we were cooking!

We came down for Disney but ended up spending over half our time at the house because we were just so content at the house. Emerald Island Resort with its friendly, guarded front gate and helpful office staff offers too many features to list here and is beautiful, peaceful and well-kept. At your home, we were close to everything we could want or need- Disney World, grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations or gift shops. Anyone looking to rent a home that is clean, comfortable, peaceful, spacious, beautiful, unique and relaxing needs to stay at Casa Esmeralda!

Thank you for an amazing and relaxing vacation home!

Kim

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Awesome Home

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for allowing us to rent your home in Florida! Your home was beautiful, spacious and clean. The beds were extremely comfortable. The desciption of the home matches how it is in real-life. We enjoyed the hot tub and heated pool. The home was extremely comfortable for sitting and gathering with friends. We used the large kitchen for most of our meals and had plenty of room for cooking and eating in the dining room and kitchen. There was also a family room upstairs in the loft. The home is in an area that has a community pool, exercise room, and poolside bar. The area was beautiful. My friends and I spent our time at Epcot and Universal Studios which were close to the house. We would ABSOLUTELY recommend staying here to our family and friends, and would love to return some day! Great customer service too! Gareth was quick to respond to all of my questions. He sent me all of the information that I needed prior to our visit. Everything about our stay was perfect! - Patti, Amy, Christi, Karen, Mark, Mike and Steve

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Casa Esmeralda

  • 5 of 5

Hello Gareth. We wanted you to know what a wonderful time we had at Casa Esmeralda. The house accommodated all 15 of us comfortably. We especially enjoyed the sparkling clean pool and spa. The location was convenient to everything we wanted to do and we appreciated the security of the gated community. We are already planning our next trip!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jerry and Linda, I'm pleased to learn that you enjoyed your stay.

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Orlando International (MCO)
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Mystic Dunes
Car: recommended

Emerald Island is built around a wooded area with a walking/jogging/biking trail. Shuttle services are available to the attractions. There is a large clubhouse with a heated community pool and spa, sauna, fitness centre, clubroom, video games room and computer room with Internet access. Facilities also include an outdoor play area for children, tennis courts and a Tikki Hut. Our house is located two minutes away from Formosa Gardens Plaza which has a large supermarket and several shops and restaurants. For sports enthusiasts, there are several highly regarded golf courses within a very short drive. In addition to Disney World, attractions such as Sea World, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure are easily accessed via the I-4 junction just minutes away from the house. Kennedy Space Centre, Cocoa Beach and Busch Gardens are only about an hour's drive away.

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Rates & Availability

From $314 Per night

Emerald Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Easter
Mar 29 2015 - Apr 11 2015
10 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
Mid
May 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
High
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,600
 
 
Mid
Sep 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
Christmas
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 4 2016
14 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Easter
Mar 13 2016 - Mar 26 2016
10 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
Mid
May 1 2016 - Jun 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$343
$2,400
 
 
High
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,600
 
 
Mid
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
Christmas
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 4 2017
14 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$2,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes All rates quoted INCLUDE all taxes

Pool heat, recommended from October to May, if required is $25 per day

Cleaning fee $160 for short stays of 5 nights or fewer

Deposit is payable at time of booking and is non-refundable.

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Amenities

Emerald Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3964 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Master bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathrooms 1 to 5 are all ensuite Bathroom 6 is a 'Jack and Jill' bathroom shared by the 2 Twin bedrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Master bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single
  • Each bedroom has a TV/DVD combo
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • parasailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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