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SO CLOSE TO DISNEY YOU CAN SEE THE FIREWORKS! PRIVATE 4 BR POOL HOME

Joe and Denise Holman

Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

Joe and Denise Holman

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2014
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SO CLOSE TO DISNEY YOU CAN SEE THE FIREWORKS! PRIVATE 4 BR POOL HOME

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

Overview

Emerald Island House Rental Photos and Description

4 BR (two masters), 3 BA, Sleeps 8, Backs to private wooded area.

You will love our four bedroom luxury home just three miles from Disney in the gated Emerald Island Resort. The moment you see our resort you will know that you are in the right place. As soon as you enter our home, your children will fall in love with the themed decor and you will feel like you belong there.

Our home is less than one block from the resort clubhouse. The clubhouse offers basketball, tennis, a gym, sauna, jacuzzi, bar, game room and pool. More importantly, our front door is less than three miles from the front gate of Disney! Our home away from home is not only private, but it is conveniently located so that you are minutes away from Target and other shopping and surrounded by new restaurants.

The two master suites are perfect for two families sharing a vacation or for older kids. One suite is decorated in a soft blue while the other has a Jungle theme. The other bedrooms have a Disney Princess theme and a Pirate theme. Both of these kids rooms have two twin beds. We designed the rooms around what we know our children like, therefore we are certain that yours will love them also. We can comfortably sleep 8 guests.

Our pool table is tournament sized and inside rather than in a hot garage. Those not playing pool can enjoy our Wii games on the large flatscreen. Our house has full wi-fi throughout, a television in every bedroom, and two more televisions in the house--one in the living room and one more in the entertainment room. Our heated swimming pool is surrounded by top of the line, comfortable patio furniture.

We have recently (fall 2013) installed a real 6 person hot tub that gets hot. Not like the 'spas' that are attached to pools that are only warm. Come home from the parks, hop in the hot tub, enjoy the stars and let your stress fad away.

Our home is full of features that will serve your family well.

Beautiful, lush vegetation and woods right behind our house.

We are only a half a block, easy walking, from the clubhouse.

Free us of all the amenities of the resort such as a sauna, fitness center, Tiki bar, 2 heated pools, spa, volleyball, tennis courts, playgrounds, and more.

Our house backs up to the 11 acre nature walking trail

Upgraded stainless steel kitchen appliances and granite countertops.

Upgraded tile and hardwood floors

Open floor plan with high ceilings

Free local calls

Two master suites

Three full baths, one with a corner, garden soaking tub and a separate walk-in shower

Washer and dryer

Fully equipped kitchen including electric tea kettle, coffee maker, blender, food mixer, etc.

Hair dryer in every bathroom

All linens included (towels, sheets, etc)

Strollers for use in the park

Flatscreen televisions in every bedroom, the living room and the entertainment room.

Free Cable

Free high speed Wi-fi

Wii entertainment system with Epic Mickey 2, Super Mario Smashbrawl, and Super Mario Bros Wii

You will love the fact that our secure, gated community is the closest resort to Disney.

Free maid service

Free wifi

Free use of the clubhouse/resort facilities

Free use of our umbrella stroller

In a growing part of Kissimmee with new restaurants, shopping, etc., all around us

Less than 10 minutes to several grocery stores, Super Target, all kinds of fast food including Taco Bell, McDonalds, Chick-Fil-A, Panera Bread, and Pizza Hut just to name a few.

Restaurants incude staples such as Outback Steakhouse, Red Lobster, Buffalo Wild Wings, TGI Fridays, Chuy's Mexican, Texas Roadhouse, Carraba's, Macaroni Grill, Cracker Barrel, and Sweet Tomatoes.

Less than 10 miles to Premium Outlet Mall.

Honestly there is too much to list. My wife and I did this off of the top of our heads. You are in the center of it all.

Let me close by saying that we are not your typical vacation home owners. We purchased this home because we love making memories with our children here. We are committed to your loving the time that you stay here, and will do what we can to make this the absolute best vacation that you ever have. Our goal is to have the people who stay with us become our friends and repeat guests.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Joe and Denise Holman (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2013
Call Manager
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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2014

About Joe and Denise Holman

Hello! Thank you for considering our home! We are a little different from most of the owners in this area because this really is our only home, not a second or third property. This is it. That is why everywhere you look you will see tender, loving care.

So, who are we? We are a normal, fun-loving couple with 11 kids...yes, you read that correctly. We have 11 children. That is why we know what kids like, and why we love Disney.

My job required that my family move out of the USA, so we packed up our bags and moved to South America where we rent a small home way up high in the Andes Mountains.

We purchased this home in Emerald Island so that we can have an anchor. It is our connection to 'home' in the States. We vacation here. Our older children who now live in the States (WV, DC, and FL) can also vacation here.

In a nutshell, we know the importance of a great vacation, probably more than most. Every two and a half years we come back to the States with the entire family, and this is the home we come to. Disney in our backyard, fun all around us, and memories to be made.

I know that you will love our home because we sincerely want to do whatever it takes to make this vacation your best one ever. Your children deserve the memories.

Joe and Denise Holman purchased this house in 2013

Why Joe and Denise Holman chose Emerald Island

We have been coming to WDW since 1992. I honestly do not know how many times we have been here. Until this year, 2013, we always rented. We discovered a few little 'secrets' to having a great time.

First of all, staying close to the property, but not on the property. Being close means that you don't spend precious vacation time on the road every day, yet being off property gives you tremendous freedom in food and other choices.

That is another key to having a great time. We wanted a place that was close to shopping (Target is a few minutes away) and an easy drive to multiple food choices.

A third reason that we chose this property was the resort itself. We wanted activities for everyone to be able to participate in on those 'non-Disney' days. Our resort has a beautiful hiking/jogging trail, gym, pool, hot tub, game room, tennis, basketball, volleyball, and a sauna...and that is just the beginning. Emerald Island is also uber-safe with 24/7 guards and its one-way in/out access.

The final reason...just look around. It is beautiful.

What makes this house unique

When we were looking for a property, being close to Disney was a huge bonus, but not the only thing. We wanted privacy as well. That is why we chose a home that backs up to the woods. Even when the resort is full, you feel like you are in your own little resort when you open the back door and sit by the pool.

We also wanted a place that 'felt' like home--but had the pizazz of Disney. You will agree that the soft colors, the paintings, furniture and rugs all give our home the feel of a 'home' not of an institution or even a museum. In order to get the pizazz, we asked our kids how they would like their rooms decorated. That led us to the pirate, princess and jungle themes of the bedrooms.

Our central location also makes it an easy and fun drive to the beach. If you want waves, head east one hour for Cocoa Beach. If your children are younger and you want calmer waters with a family beach, head west to Clearwater, about an hour and a half away.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book 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.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 12 traveler reviews

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So Close To Disney You Can See The Fireworks! Private 4 Br Pool Home
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
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So Close To Disney You Can See The Fireworks! Private 4 Br Pool Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p478106vb
-571-293-2499
Emerald Island Kissimmee Area
5

Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5
5th time vacationers at Emerald Island Villas... first time at this Villa. Very nice property with every amenity you could ever need, and then some. Separate Hot Tub was fantastic to sit in after a long day on your feet at the parks. Game room was lots of fun and bedrooms very comfortable. These Property Owners do a GREAT job of taking care of their customers. Their communication and assistance was fantastic!
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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So Close To Disney You Can See The Fireworks! Private 4 Br Pool Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p478106vb
-571-293-2499
Emerald Island Kissimmee Area
Hockessin, DE
5

Clean, close to parks and the pool is amazing.

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful vacation at this vacation home. It is literally 3 minutes from the park using back roads and we avoided all of the traffic. We also were able to cook some meals at home and swimming in our own, quiet, pool was just awesome. We will surely recommend for friends and family and plan to return again.
  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Jennifer,
Thank you so much for your kind review of Mickey's Hideaway. I am so glad that you enjoyed your time there. We love going that back way to the Disney parks as well since it's faster and has less traffic. And you are right, a refreshing swim in the middle of the day is perfect. We look forward to welcoming your friends and family and welcoming you back again.
Denise
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So Close To Disney You Can See The Fireworks! Private 4 Br Pool Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p478106vb
-571-293-2499
Emerald Island Kissimmee Area
5

Family of four

  • 5 of 5
This house was perfect! Great location to the parks, restaurants , shopping. The house was lovely and clean . The kitchen had everything one could need.
My little girl loved the princess room and my little boy love the pirate room , everyone happy!
The pool and hot tub were so nice to enjoy throughout the day or after a long day at the parks! The pool was really nice because there was woods in the back not another house nice for privacy.
This house met all our needs and I hope we can come back next year! Next year we may bring my parents, certainly plenty of room!
The photos on the website were exactly what were there!
Thank you for sharing your home!
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Carrie,
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are thrilled that your kids loved the rooms and that you enjoyed the pool and the hot tub. We like taking a break from the parks as well and it's nice being so close to be able to do that. We also love the privacy of the house. That, and it's location close to the club house, are two of the reasons we choose this property. We hope you get to come back and enjoy it soon.
Sincerely,
Denise
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So Close To Disney You Can See The Fireworks! Private 4 Br Pool Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p478106vb
-571-293-2499
Emerald Island Kissimmee Area
Ontario, Canada
5

Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from a wonderful vacation at your place. The resort community itself is great, and is located close to everything you could ask for in the Orlando/Kissimmee area. We spent many lazy days in the pool and hot tub and both were heated to a temperature that allowed us to enjoy them even during the cooler nights. The house is well equipped with all the comforts of home, and the master bedroom (king size bed) has the best mattress I have ever slept on. My family thoroughly enjoyed staying here and we would definitely recommend it to others. The owners, property management and resort were excellent to work with, and were helpful and professional in every way. Thanks for sharing your home with us. We will definitely be back!
  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Jim,
I am so happy that you had a wonderful time! Our goal is exactly that. We want all of our guests to be glad that they came and want to come back.

I hope that we see you again, in the words of Mickey, "See Ya Real Soon!"

Joe
business
So Close To Disney You Can See The Fireworks! Private 4 Br Pool Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p478106vb
-571-293-2499
Emerald Island Kissimmee Area
5

Owners were wonderful to work with

  • 5 of 5
The owners of this property were extremely kind and professional with us. They treated us like friends, instead of like Internet customers they had never met. I would recommend dealing with them to any of my friends or family.
  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
So Close To Disney You Can See The Fireworks! Private 4 Br Pool Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p478106vb
-571-293-2499
Emerald Island Kissimmee Area
4

Good

  • 4 of 5
The only reason I am not giving this an excellent review is because the house was not clean when we arrived. It is a beautiful home with a lot of great amenities. We paid a $95.00 cleaning fee as I am sure the people before us did as well. I had to sweep the floors in order to walk on them and the ceiling fans had fuzzy dirt hanging off of them. It was hard not to think that the rest of the house (bathrooms and bedding) were dirty as well. I did complain to the management company who said they would address it. Otherwise, it is a beautiful home and we loved the location which is close to shopping and restaurants.
  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Pam,
I am sorry that the house was not cleaned. There is no excuse. We contacted the management company as well. The homes are supposed to be professionally cleaned AND INSPECTED by the management company. That did not happen with you. We are using your feedback, and even have made the decision to change management companies in order to keep this from happening again. Thank you for staying with us.
Sincerely,
Joe

Map

Walt Disney World
Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Orlando International Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mystic Dunes Golf Course
Nearest Beach
73 Miles
Coco Beach
Car: necessary

Our location is fantastic for everything that the Orlando area has to offer. We are minutes from Disney, close to Universal and Sea World, and easy drive to water parks and tons of shopping opportunities.

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Rates & Availability

From $169 Per night

Emerald Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Christmas
Dec 14 2014 - Jan 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$239
 
 
Low January
Jan 5 2015 - Jan 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$169
 
 
Mid Season February
Feb 1 2015 - Mar 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
$199
 
 
Peak Spring Break
Mar 15 2015 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$239
 
 
Low Spring
May 1 2015 - May 24 2015
7 night minimum stay
$169
 
 
Summer
May 25 2015 - Sep 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
$249
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
$169
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

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Amenities

Emerald Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1990 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath 1 - toilet , tub , shower , A relaxing corner soaking tub and a walk in shower.
    Hall Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Our Mickey bathroom for the kids.
    Master Bath 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , The jungle theme of the bedroom continues.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master 1 - 1 king , The master is decorated in a soft blue and brown.
    Master 2 - 1 queen , The second master is decorated with a jungle theme.
    Pirates - 2 double , Your boys will love the pirate theme.
    Princess - 2 double , Our girls made a special request for this decor.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • tennis

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