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AWARD-WINNING GAME ROOM,4/3,POOL,SPA,100MBPS WIFI,2 MASTERS,65'TV, GREAT REVIEWS

Terry Puffer

Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Terry Puffer

Advertiser since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2014
Call Owner
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Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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AWARD-WINNING GAME ROOM,4/3,POOL,SPA,100MBPS WIFI,2 MASTERS,65'TV, GREAT REVIEWS

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

Emerald Island House Rental Photos and Description

4Bed/3Bath,2 Master Cal-King enSuites, all beds comfy,100mbps, HomeTheater Bose

You're going on a magical vacation--Don't you really want to stay in a very magical place! We combine the the magic of DisneyWorld with the comfort and convenience of award-winning Tropical Retreat to ensure each and every guest has the best vacation experience of their lives. We not only provide our guests with a great place to stay, but we also provide our guests with tips, tricks, and suggestions that can make your vacation even more magical.

AWARDS:

Tropical Retreat's game room was named as 1 of 10 vacation rentals offering the best amenities in US! Since then, we have added a Simpsons Pinball and Shuffle Alley!

VRBO 5 Stars HomeAway 5 Stars

Winner 2010 Top Vacation Rental, Kissimmee

Winner 2011 Top Vacation Rental, Kissimmee

Rated 2014 EXCELLENCE

Winner 2012 Top Vacation Rental, Kissimmee

For most inquiries, response within an hour

NEW for 2015: 4K-UHD TV, 100mbps wifi, Laser Printer

Please note that we book Saturday to Saturday.

NO CHARGE for Pool/Spa Heat

NO CHARGE for our 100mbps WiFi speed

NO CHARGE for our laser printer and computer

NO CHARGE for Our Simpsons Pinball

NO CHARGE for our new Shuffle Alley

NO CHARGE for LP gas for the BBQ Grill

NO CHARGE for our Keurig Coffee Bar

NO CHARGE for any of Our Game Room Games

NO CHARGE for Cleaning Fees

New high-end stainless steel appliances and new cookware in kitchen!

Our beds are the most comfortable you can find. 2 Cal-King suites, all Beds with Memory Foam

Terms & Conditions: 1. Rental fee does not include 13% tax as required by the state and county.

2. Unlike most vacation homes who nickle and dime their guests, we have no additional or hidden charges:

No Charge for pool heat

No Charge for spa heat

No Charge for LP gas for the BBQ

No Charge for broadband

No Charge for either of our 2 arcade games

No Charge for cleaning fees.

A non-refundable deposit of $250 per week is required to reserve your stay. This is not an extra charge--it is subtracted from the total for your reservation.

3. Nightly Rate is based on a Saturday to Saturday rental--7 nights. Shorter or longer stays may be available.

4. Florida law limits occupancy in this home to 10 people (including children).

5. Check in after 4pm, check out no later than 10am.

6. A $500 damage deposit will be placed on a credit card before final papers are sent. This security deposit will be released within 48 hours of departure with no damage to the home.

7. Absolutely No Smoking and No Pets.

8. No motor homes , trailers, or commercial vehicles are allowed to park in Emerald Island Resort

9. We do own this home—we are not a management company, and unfortunately, we do not have any other rental properties.

10. Treat our home with your utmost respect; other people including ourselves do want to enjoy its facilities.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Terry Puffer (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2014

About Terry Puffer

My wife and I have 70 years of teaching between us. Our goal is for each and every guest to have the very best vacation of their lives, to tell their friends, and to return. We enjoy giving guests information and tips that will help them have the very best vacation of their lives.

Terry Puffer purchased this house in 2004

Why Terry Puffer chose Emerald Island

Emerald Island Resort was built for the Disney guest. Emerald Island Resort is central Florida's premier vacation home destination. This is a gated and guarded community with night patrols throughout the resort. Recent improvements such as valet trash and recycle service, RF entrance cards, and enhanced security have made Emerald Island Resort one of the safest and most guest-friendly resort communities in the area.

What makes this house unique

1. Game Room-- published that our game room was one of ten top vacation home amenities in the US. Since that award, we have added a Simpson's Pinball and a Shuffle Alley. Our Arcade machine plays over 1000 games, our driving game races around Alcatraz, our Shuffle Alley is awesome, our Simpsons Pinball Party is great fun, our Wii has games for the entire family, and our Pop-a-Shot will make you feel like Lebron. ALL games are set to FREE PLAY.

2. Pool and Spa with dual heating of solar and over-sized heat pump

3. Comfortable beds--memory foam in each and every bed to make for comfy sleeping

4. Endless hot water with our solar hot water system

5. 65' curved 4K-UHD TV Home Theater with Bose

6. 100mbps WiFi

7. Laser printer for business and boarding passes

8. PS2 or PS3, DVD Player, and LED TV in both twin bedrooms

9. 2 master bedrooms with ensuite, LED TV, DVD player

10. Vertical Cellular blinds--no more vertical blinds

Guestbook comments from the owner

Terry,







I wanted to thank you again for sharing your home with us this past week. It was without a doubt our best vacation ever!! The kids are already asking when we can go back to our Florida house. I think your house has ruined me from ever staying in a hotel for an extended vacation. If you don’t go to a theme park everyday, I don’t know how families keep from driving one another nuts in a hotel room all day. I am not sure what the kids enjoyed more the pool, the game room or the Ps2 (my son has informed me that he would like one for Christmas) but whatever it was it was enough of a diversion that the adults were able to sit in the hot tub or watch tv in peace and quiet. You truly have thought of everything when you open this house up to families like mine. So, thank you. I am glad that when we were looking for places to stay we found your website. With all that said, I was wondering if you had started booking for 2008? We are planning on coming back to Florida for Presidents week in February. I received an email today for the [security] deposit [refund], thank you that was extremely fast!! Well back to reality tomorrow. Thanks for a great vacation!!
Nov 2008
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

5
based on 30 traveler reviews

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Award-Winning Game Room,4/3,Pool,Spa,100mbps WiFi,2 Masters,65'TV, Great Reviews
average rating of 5.0 based on 46 reviews
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Emerald Island Kissimmee Area
Plano, Texas
5

Another great stay...

  • 5 of 5
This was our second stay in 3 years. Someone reserved before us last year otherwise it would have been 3 out of 3 years; hence we have already booked 2015!

Staying at a different house last year made us appreciate Tropical Retreat even more this year. The attention to detail and level of comfort set this house way above the rest. Everything is labeled with great detail to make the home as user friendly as possible. The Game room is a tremendous plus as it adds to the whole experience for kids and adults. The pool and hot tub are always clean and ready and nothing beats a relaxing hot tub after a long day.

Can't say enough good things and look forward to staying again in 2015.
  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so gratifying to hear that you and your family had a great vacation at Tropical Retreat. We look forward to your return. Thanks you so much for the review. We look forward to your return.
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Emerald Island Kissimmee Area
South Sioux City, NE
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5
The house is beautiful, it's clean and well kept and easy to find and to get back and forth from. It's in a gated community so it feels safe and it's comfortable. There are tons of extra blankets, pillows, and towels. But the best part was really Terry, you can tell he takes this seriously, he should be working for Disney or something, from start to finish he communicated with us VERY thoroughly. He put together a little packet for the trip explaining what's near and what's the best way to get places and little crowd calenders and just everything you could think of. I just can't say enough about renting this house, I've been to Disney/Universal a couple times and I always like to try something new and this was the best new find of our last trip and this is where we stay now in Orlando. Thanks Terry!
  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always great to hear that a family who booked our home had a great vacation. That is our mission and goal. We look forward to your return.
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Award-Winning Game Room,4/3,Pool,Spa,100mbps WiFi,2 Masters,65'TV, Great Reviews
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p176693
+1 -3305622247
Emerald Island Kissimmee Area
5

Best home in orlando!!

  • 5 of 5
We took a family vacation back in 2011. We stayed in The tropical retreat and it was wonderful. My kids aged 5and 7 at the time did not want to leave the house. The home was very welcoming and it had everything that one needs to feel at home. The game room was great! The community in which this home is located is very safe and welcoming. We had to come back and I would recommend this home to anyone who is taking a vacation to Florida. Can't wait for our third trip to this amazing home!
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad to hear you and your family had a great vacation. We love returning guests and look forward to your next visit with us.
business
Award-Winning Game Room,4/3,Pool,Spa,100mbps WiFi,2 Masters,65'TV, Great Reviews
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p176693
+1 -3305622247
Emerald Island Kissimmee Area
5

Awesome!!

  • 5 of 5
First off hats off to Terry! He was so helpful with our Disney vacation and communicated with me very well on all other matters. Next the house. What can I say but WOW! The house was very clean and relaxing. The pool and spa were refreshing the entire week. The Weber grill was nice also. Last but not least the game room was AWESOME. My children, me and my father in-law spent a ton of time in there! Very close to all the parks and everything else you will need on your vacation. Thanks again Terry for making our very first Disney vacation a magical one!!

Bob Jelinek
North Ridgeville,Oh
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's great to hear you and your family had a great vacation. We look forward to your return.
business
Award-Winning Game Room,4/3,Pool,Spa,100mbps WiFi,2 Masters,65'TV, Great Reviews
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p176693
+1 -3305622247
Emerald Island Kissimmee Area
5

Fantastic stay at Tropical Retreat!

  • 5 of 5
Tropical Retreat is a perfect location from which to visit Disney and Universal. It offers quick easy drives to all parks, and other Kissimmee/Orlando destinations. The house is perfect, with a very efficient layout with plenty of room to spread out, lots of activities, and privacy for everyone. The pool was a wonderful treat, after a long day of park hopping. The house was clean, modern, and well stocked with all the amenities. We loved the extensive selection of games, DVD's, etc. WIFI was perfect. My teenagers loved the game room, and I had so much fun, I didn't mind getting consistently beaten at pool by my wife and kids. We would stay here again and again.
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad to hear you and your family had a great vacation. We look forward to your return.
Terry
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Award-Winning Game Room,4/3,Pool,Spa,100mbps WiFi,2 Masters,65'TV, Great Reviews
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Emerald Island Kissimmee Area
5

Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5
Tropical Retreat is amazing. It's a beautiful home with outstanding amenities. You can spend a week at the house and be completely entertained. Love that you have your own private pool. My kids loved the game room and when they were not in the pool that's where you would find them. The community is very quiet. Minutes from Disney. It's a wonderful place to spend your vacation. Terry does an outstanding job at making you feel at home and supplying you with supplies, helpful info and tips you need to make your vacation complete.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad to herar you and your family had a great vacation.

Map

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
MCO Orlando International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Several
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Several
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
I-4 & 192
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Several
Nearest Beach
47 Miles
Car: recommended

AWARDS:

Tropical Retreat game room was named as one of ten best vacation home amenities in the US! Since that award, we have added a Simpsons Pinball and a Shuffle Alley!

65' Curved 4K-UHD TV in Living Room

100mbps WiFi

Laser printer for business and boarding passes

Winner 2010 Top Vacation Rental, Kissimmee

Winner 2012 Top Vacation Rental, Kissimmee

Rated EXCELLENT

You're going on a magical vacation--Don't you really want to stay in a very magical place! We combine the the magic of DisneyWorld with the comfort and convenience of Tropical Retreat to ensure each and every guest has the best vacation experience of their lives.

Tropical Retreat is just 2.6 miles from DisneyWorld in Emerald Island Resort. We want our guests to experience the very best a vacation home has to offer. We provide an awesome game room, pool, spa, comfortable beds--really comfortable beds, 2 masters with ensuite baths, 2 bedrooms with 2 twin beds highly themed to delight every child.

Our philosophy is simple: We do everything we can to ensure our guests have a great vacation. We gladly answer your questions, reply promptly to your emails, and respond to your phone calls. We not only provide our guests with a great place to stay, but we also provide our guests with tips, tricks, and money-saving suggestions that can make your vacation even more magical.

NO CHARGE:

for pool heat (some charge $30+ extra per night)

for spa heat (some charge extra for spa heat)

for BBQ propane (Some charge extra for propane)

for WiFi (Some charge extra for WiFi…if they have it)

for our desktop computer (Most do not offer a desktop computer)

for arcade games (Others may not even have a game room)

for cleaning fees (Others may charge an extra $70-$100)

for our Simpsons Pinball Party

for our Computer

for our Keurig Coffee Bar with K-Kups

for our in-house safe

for our laser printer

We invite you to checkout the features, comfort, conveniences, fun, security, and excitement we provide our guests.

Just look at the amenities we offer our guests:

New 4K-Ultra High Def TV

50mbps WiFi

New Simpsons Pinball Party--set on Free Play

New Shuffle Alley--set on free play

Tropical Retreat Arcade--over 1000 arcade games set for Free Play

Our SF Rush sit-down Arcade Driving Game set for Free Play

All new high-end appliances and new cookware in kitchen!

Pool/Spa State-of-the-Art Heater hybrid system with Solar

Color-Themed Carpeting in all bedrooms (100% recycled materials)

LED LCD TV's in all bedrooms

Frieze Carpeting in the Living & Dining Rooms (100% recycled materials)

Ceramic Tile in Nook, Hall, Kitchen, and Baths

Granite kitchen countertops

Leather Sectional with Full-sized Sofa Bed and Reclining Love Seats

Tropical Coffee Table and media stand in Living Room

Tropical Retreat’s Keurig Coffee Bar with Your Favorite Gourmet Coffees

Solar Hot Water System (to better protect our environment and provide more hot water for our guests)

Solar Pool Heating System (to better protect our environment and provide our guests with a warmer pool and spa)

Intelliflo High-Efficiency Pool Pump

Space-Saver High Chairs

Color Video Baby Monitoring Systems--Interference-Free

Top 10 Vacation Home Amenities in the US (Game Room)

Joovy Ultralight Caboose Sit & Stand Stroller

Joovy Cboose Stroller

Visco Memory Foam Mattress Toppers on Every Bed—Even the SofaBed

Free Local, State, National, and International Long Distance

Improved activities in the clubhouse--even massage!

Our Mission is to provide a safe, convenient, comfortable vacation home with luxurious features and unequaled amenities so that our guests have the best vacation of their lives, they return, and they tell their friends.We take pride in providing our guests with the highest value for their vacation dollar. Our home, named Tropical Retreat for its lavish tropical decorations, is located in the prestigious resort community of Emerald Island Resort.

You're going to have a great vacation!

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Rates & Availability

From $179 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
 
Spring Break
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,673
 
 
Christmas
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,673
 
 
Easter
Mar 19 2016 - Apr 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,673
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$179
$1,253
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes We book Saturday to Saturday with the possible exception in late August and all of September.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Emerald Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1996 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both master bedrooms have ensuite baths
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Nemo Twin - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Lion King - 2 twin/ single
    Master with Bath - 1 king , Comfortaire with Visco Memory Foam
    Master with Bath - 1 king , Visco Memory Foam added
    Sleep Sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full Size with Visco Memory Foam
  • AWARDS: Tropical Retreat's game room was recently selected by TripAdvisor as one of ten vacation rentals from across the U.S. offering the best amenities! Winner 2010 Top Vacation Rental, Kissimmee (FlipKey) Rated EXCELLENT by TripAdvisor and FlipKey We have 2 master bedrooms with Cal King mattresses and ensuite baths. One of the mattresses is a fully and individually adjustable Comfortaire mattress with memory foam; the second is a top-of-the-line conventional mattress with memory foam topper. Both masters have a 26 inch LED TV with cable, DVD, and DVD library. The 2 twin bedrooms each have a wall-mounted 23' LED TV with cable, DVD, PS2 or PS3, and PS2 or PS3 games. Both bedrooms are highly themed Nemo or Lion King. All twin beds have a memory foam topper for our guests' comfort. A full-size sofa bed with memory foam topper for comfort For the younger set, we have 2 strollers, 2 high chairs, Pack n Play
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
50 mbps WiFi secured and laser printer 4k_UHD TV in Living Room Bose Award-Winning Game Room - Pop-a-Hot Basketbball - Air Hockey - NEW Shuffle Alley -- NEW Simpsons Pinball Party! on free Play - Tropical Retreat Arcade with over 1000 games on Free Play - Sit-down driving game on free Play - New High-End Kitchen Appliances - Granite Kitchen Countertops - State of the Art Heat Pump Pool Heater and Solar for a Hybrid pool heating system - Solar Hot Water System - New carpeting throughout the house - Leather Sectional with Full-sized Sofa Bed and Reclining Love Seat -- New Tropical blinds throughout the house-- Tropical Retreat’s Keurig Coffee Bar with Your Favorite Coffees -- 2 Space-Saver High Chairs -- 2 Color Video Baby Monitoring Systems--Interference-Free -- Additional Will Games -- New Joovy Ultralight Caboose Sit & Stand Stroller -- Visco Memory Foam Mattress Toppers on Every Bed -- LED TV in all bedrooms Additional Baby Items

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