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The Diamond on the Island - Elegance at Low, Affordable Rates

John Beck

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english
Sleeps18
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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John Beck

Member since: 2005
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Calendar last updated:
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The Diamond on the Island - Elegance at Low, Affordable Rates

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Emerald Island House Rental Photos and Description

6 Bedroom DisneyWorld Rental House 3 miles from Disney's Animal Kingdom

***************Special Pricing Notice **********************

HALF PRICE SALE Sep. 12 to 26, 2015 50% off Saturday to Saturday.

All other available nights from November 7, 2015 to December 21, 2015 are discounted 40%. A Saturday to Saturday reservation is now ONLY $970.

The Diamond on the Island is a home built and furnished for the traveler who demands the highest standards. It is located in the exclusive gated resort of Emerald Island which is only 3 miles from Walt Disney World. Two stop signs and two traffic lights separate you from the Disney property.

Your magical vacation starts when you see the dramatic palm tree lined entrance with the beautiful foliage leading up to the security gates. Following that, you see the dolphin fountain and the very popular Clubhouse. Then as you meander down the street past the preserved park area, you begin to understand you are in a different world.

The owners of this splendid home took every opportunity to give you and your guests the ultimate vacation luxury in your temporary home away from home. The entire house is decorated in an elegant manner with upscale furnishing providing a warm and homey atmosphere for you to enjoy.

As you enter the house, you are presented with an absolutely beautiful Conversational burgundy sofa and 46 inch square Balustrade cocktail table in the cozy living room. The floor here and throughout all downstairs rooms except the master bedroom is tiled that allows you and your guests to relax. A few steps in and you are at the elegant dining room with its Grande Balustrade Double Pedestal Dining Table and six Marietta Black Pepper upholstered chairs. In addition, the grand foyer console with marble top table provides just the right piece for the hallway going into the kitchen and family room.

As you enter the kitchen and family room area, you are overcome by the vaulted ceiling in the family room with its 18 feet long ceiling to floor drapes professionally made with the beautiful Waverly butterfly fabric and the 8 feet wide glass doors out to the pool deck from both the kitchen and the family room. The two full size couches covered with comfortable microfiber cocoa fabric facing the 40 inch HDTV invite you to relax on their reclining end seats with your drinks kept on the optional pull-down center tables. The fully stocked Kitchen invites you to skip the fuss of going to restaurants and enjoy the pool and house.

You may want go out the door to the Lanai and spend some time soaking up the Florida sun. The covered 10 foot pool deck has ceiling speakers so you can enjoy music from the stereo on the Family Room Entertainment center without disrupting those inside.

You could then step into the 15 x 30 foot crystal clear water of the heated pool or really relax in the 100 degree Jacuzzi® or you can just lie back on one of our comfortable loungers. The pool and lanai are south facing which give you sun all day long. Of course you can stay under the covered deck if you already had enough sun. The pool has an easily removable safety fence providing extra protection for young children.

Sleeping accommodations at the Diamond on the Island are exceptional. The Cabrillo Wood Panel Bed, the Chaparral Sleigh Leather Headboard Bed and the two Montecito Iron Beds are fitted with high quality bedding sets that make sleeping a true pleasure. The Antiquity Low Post Panel Beds in the twin bedrooms offer maximum comfort for busy children. All bedrooms have Sony Trinitron TVs varying from 24 inches for the first floor master bedroom to 20 inch TVs in the three second floor master bedrooms to 13 inch TVs in the twin bedrooms.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
John Beck (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 16, 2015

About John Beck

I am the father of 7 and grandfather of 9. Disney trips started in 1976 and continue to this day. It's hard to find a vacation place with more vacation options than the Orlando area.

John Beck purchased this house in 2004

Why John Beck chose Emerald Island

We saw this development being built in 2000 and decided this was the ideal place to own a short-term rental house our children and grandchildren could use while renting it out in between.

The Financial Crisis of 2007-8 brought much grief to this community. As Treasurer and President of the Homeowner’s Association, I was able to keep the association’s cash flow at a healthy level and thereby preserved the vital landscaping services.

What makes this house unique

The location is almost perfect at 3 miles from Disney and the landscaping is outstanding. Some say the landscaping is like an extension of the Disney landscaping. The house provides everything imaginable to have a great vacation experience.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This home was awesome. I would never again rent a hotel room. The house was spacious, the pool, jacuzzi and lanai area was wonderful. It was close to the major attractions. The Emerald Garden Resort was beautiful and clean and safe. John was great to work with. I have already recommended John's house to friends!
Jun 2010
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 79 traveler reviews

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The Diamond on the Island - Elegance at Low, Affordable Rates
average rating of 4.962025 based on 86 reviews
Bridgewater, NJ
5

The Diamond on the Island is truly a "Gem"

  • 5 of 5

The house was spacious and perfect for our group of 10 (7 adults and 3 children.) None of us ever felt crowded or were in each other's way. Not having been in this area for quite sometime, a lot has changed at the Theme Parks. We wanted to experience everything so we spent 2 days in Universal and 6 days at the WDW parks. Needless to say, we were exhausted every night. Coming back to the house and being able to use the pool and spa was like a slice of heaven! The body and feet were rejuvenated :)

This gem of a house is in a great location. There was no shortage of markets or restaurants to choose from. I only wished we could have tried them all. Everything was close by. We didn't even need to fill up the tank until it was time to return our rental back at MCO.

John was extremely helpful and thoughtful. If I had any questions, he was readily available to answer them either by phone or e-mail. He even contacted me the day before I left home and expressed his concern as we were flying down to FL right about the time Tropical Storm Isaac was approaching the Keys.

I would recommend this house to families that have a large group. I will definitely rent this house again as I plan on returning to FL in 2+ years.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: After renting out our home for more than 7 years, we know what the guest NEEDS and we provide that and MORE!
5

Absolutly beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

There was my 2 daughters my son in law my six grandchildren and myself. We had a great time staying here. We went to Disney a few days went to Hairline went to Clearwater beach and Blue Springs. They were all great fun but I think some of the best memories of our vacation was just being together in that beautiful home. The kids were never put of the pool. Thank you John Beck for letting us use your home.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Fantastic Vacation home and enjoyed the vacation

  • 5 of 5

We were 6 families stayed in the vacation home and well maintained and good location.pertfect home for Orlando,FL vacation. Land lord John Beck is very good and well organized. I would recommend to my friends and families for this vacation home.

Thanks

Ineni

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

A true diamond!

  • 5 of 5

This was truly a home away from home. We were a group of 7. My husband and I (Let's just say we're over 40 years old!) brought our 2 sons to WDW for their 18th and 21st birthday celebration. They brought 3 friends along (in the same age range). The house itself had plenty of room and was furnished with everything we could possibly need (other than food, of course!) It was a pleasure working with the owner. Mr. John was in constant contact with us to make sure we had everything we needed throughout the entire rental process. He had great ideas for places to visit and restaurants to try! The only bad part was having to leave at the end of our vacation! We loved it so much that we didn't want to go home! If I could give this property and the owner 10 stars, I would do so! I would highly recommend this property and hope to visit again one day!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, we thought we saw it all but this review tops all previous reviews on our house or any other house. We actually received a 10 stars rating!!! I guess after 9 years we've learned how to provide the ultimate house. So proud of our work.
5

Magnificent! Simply Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful! It was spacious and lovely. We enjoyed the house greatly! I cooked Christmas dinner with no problems! We comfortable stayed in the house and everyone had their own restrooms. We enjoyed the club house pool and basketball court. We went walking on the nature trail and played volleyball. We loved our stay at Emerald Island! The house and amenities were just as they were described on listing! Not only have I recommended it to friends, I have already booked again for 2016!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Excellent for our extended family

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the house back in June, The house is as described and great for our extended family of 10. We were able to uss the pool in the afternoons when we needed a break from Disney and hot florida sun. We had a small non-locking door issue which was promptly looked into.

John was very helpful and prompt in all his email communications. We wanted to extended our stay for a day at the last minute and he was very gracious about it.

Overall, the house made the difference between a good vacation and a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Orlando International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Outback Steakhouse
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 192
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Outback Steakhouse
Nearest Beach
85 Miles
Clearwater Beach
Car: necessary

All bedrooms as well as the family room have ceiling fans to provide the ultimate comfort. For those who need help in waking, each room has a clock radio.

And for the person who must do some work, the Loft has a beautiful credenza/hutch combination and a very comfortable chair where any desk work with the provided computer can be done. Or you can use your laptop with the wireless Internet access.

Last but not least is the security system that monitors and controls many different actions. If any first floor door or window is opened, a gentle chime is played to alert you. When it's dark and you walk in the front door, the Foyer light comes on for a few minutes. Kitchen and Lanai lights also come on automatically as you enter them. The lights on the garage exterior come on after dark and stay on for a couple of hours to assist you in locating your home away from home. Several other things are monitored and if any threat occurs, an alarm is sounded and the owner is notified.

The house and all of its guests are securely protected against most types of problems.

The exquisite Emerald Island Resort Clubhouse of 4,000 square feet has a heated pool and spa, fitness room, sauna, Tiki bar, gathering room, computers with free unlimited Internet access and Video game room. Outside of the clubhouse are a playground and a volleyball court. Tennis and basketball courts are nearby on the Emerald Island Resort property. Across the street from the clubhouse is the entrance to a walking trail that winds through the resort's natural woodland setting in the center of the island.

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Rates & Availability

From $116 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
 
Half Price Sale
Sep 12 2015 - Sep 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
$809
 
 
Sale
Nov 7 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
$970
 
 
Peak Season
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
4 night minimum stay
$349
 
 
Regular
Jan 2 2016 - Mar 4 2016
4 night minimum stay
$149
$1,042
 
 
High
Mar 5 2016 - Mar 25 2016
4 night minimum stay
$199
$1,392
 
 
Peak
Mar 26 2016 - Apr 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,653
 
 
Regular
Apr 2 2016 - Apr 15 2016
4 night minimum stay
$149
$1,042
 
 
Peak
Apr 16 2016 - Apr 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,653
 
 
Regular
Apr 30 2016 - Jun 17 2016
4 night minimum stay
$149
$1,042
 
 
High
Jun 18 2016 - Aug 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
$199
$1,392
 
 
Regular
Aug 27 2016 - Nov 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
$149
$1,042
 
 
High
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,142
 
 
Regular
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 16 2016
4 night minimum stay
$149
$1,042
 
 
Peak
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,653
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$125
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes Pool Heating and Spa use fees are separate from each other and vary by month.

Reservations less than 7 nights are usually subject to a $150 cleaning fee.

See http://www.disneyhouserental.com/availability.htm for more rate information.
THE RATES ABOVE ARE AFTER THE DISCOUNTS.
We offer two discounts.
1. Saturday to Saturday reservations during Regular and High Season periods qualify for a 25% discount.
2. Saturday to Saturday reservations during Regular and High Season periods qualify for the ADDITIONAL 10% RETURNING GUEST discount.
These discounts can be more than $500 off a one week rental.
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Amenities

Emerald Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2881 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
  • Hot and cold water shower on the Lanai.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , en-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , en-suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , en-suite
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , en-suite
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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