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Carol Merritt

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

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22 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Disney / Orlando Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)


June 2016 - repainted whole interior with lots of upgrades.

New beds, beautiful porcelain tiling installed, see recent uploaded photos + towels, linen etc regularly replaced.

Unlike most rental villas owned by investors, our family rental home is loved and extremely well cared for and kept to the highest standard .... and it shows.

SE facing, lots of sun and one of the longest lots on Emerald Island and as the home to the rear is on a different level, this offers more privacy by our pool.

Upgraded size heated private pool and jacuzzi. Free WiFi. Games room with full size pool table, 7 foot air hockey. Four bedrooms, three bathrooms, executive style furnishings. Sleeps ten. Large flatscreen TVs, cable, DVD, CD, Playstation and games. A superior villa.

A premier, gated resort and the closest to Disney (three miles).

The resort offers complimentary facilities to its guests; clubhouse with additional pool and jacuzzi, tiki bar, video games room, fitness room, sauna and steam room, tennis and volleyball courts, nature trails, barbecue, children's play area, WiFi, concierge and complimentary coffee.

Our air-conditioned villa is fully equipped and offers everything for you to maximise and enjoy your dream holiday.

MASTER BEDROOM (en suite):

Queen-size bed with walk-in closet, cable flatscreen TV, alarm clock, and hairdryer. Sliding doors lead to where you can relax in the jacuzzi or pool. Separate access also from en suite bathroom directly to the pool for convenient showering.


Queen-size bed with walk-in closet, cable flatscreen TV, alarm clock, and hairdryer. Leads directly to private en suite bathroom (bath and shower).

TWO TWIN BEDDED ROOMS (with family bathroom).


Large, bright, and beautifully appointed with elegant furnishings and sofa beds.


Fully-fitted, well-equipped kitchen with cooker, hob, microwave, refrigerator/freezer/ice maker, dishwasher, etc.


Patio furniture, sun loungers, and pool toys.


Full-size pool table and seven-foot, air hockey table.


Washing machine, dryer, iron, and ironing board. All linen and towels included.


Relax and enjoy our beautiful, built in 2005. Having rented villas before, we know just how important this dream holiday is to you and ensure personal touches within the villa to make sure it is extra special. You will not be disappointed and will want to return.

Emerald Island is only 30 minutes from Orlando Airport, situated off the 192. When you approach the gates you will see the dolphin fountains, clubhouse, and the beauty of the resort comes alive. Restaurants and shops are only a minute's drive and additional parks are only minutes away. DEFINITELY AN UNBEATABLE LOCATION. Enjoy all the facilities to the full.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Carol Merritt (Property Manager)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

About Carol Merritt

We are a family of four who love active, fun vacations and for us you can't beat the thrills and excitement Orlando has to offer (photo taken in Mexican restaurant in Epcot). We have had several memorable vacations in Orlando, each with a different itinerary which is the beauty of Orlando, there is so much to explore and experience. Our children are 26 and 24 and still keen to come us with and I'm sure they will for many years. We have shared these holidays with grandparents, relatives and close friends. Precious memories which will last a lifetime.

Carol Merritt purchased this villa in 2005

Why Carol Merritt chose Disney / Orlando

Our villa is on the closest gated resort to Disney - only 3 miles. You can't get better than that. This is my family holiday home and unlike investors and agents, who run their property as a business and without care, we love our home and take great price in keeping it in top condition with upgrades. We have taken 28 repeat bookings in the short period of time our home was built and 8 families are returning for their third visit, 4 families for their fourth visit. We have very high standards and reinvest in keeping our home in prestine condition, both inside and out. We are looking to attract guests who would like to rent our home with similar high standards and respect for a beautiful home.

What makes this villa unique

Being on a gated resort offers the best of both worlds. It offers so much more than a hotel to have your own space with private pool, jacuzzi and games room, rather than just a hotel room. Emerald Island Resort also has the benefits of the conceige desk at the clubhouse where you can seek advice and guidance re local attractions, together with the facilities on the resort. Our management company are always reliable and close to hand should you have any queries.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We enjoyed our vacation very much and would like to thank you for all your help and patience throughout our first experience with HomeAway and VRBO.

We have stayed in Orlando a number of times before but this time was a very nice experience. Your villa was clean and nice. We enjoyed your attention to detail and the many amenities that you provided.

I wanted to take this opportunity and thank you for providing us with a beautiful place and look forward to another opportunity.
May 2016
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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Luxury villa, really clean, lots of extras, private and secure really close to Disney. Fantastic can't fault accommodation. Brilliant value. We will definitely book again.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2007
  • Stayed: Dec 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday home

  • 5 of 5

Our family have just returned from a fantastic two weeks . The villa was a real home from home and we couldn't fault a single thing . Our two boys had an amazing time in the pool and games room , they were so upset to leave . This truly is what you would want from an Orlando villa , we have stayed in several different villas in the past and this was really the exception and Carol herself made all the process so easy , she couldn't do enough to ensure all questions covered . We look forward to returning and will be recommending it to family and friends .

Thanks again Carol for an amazing holiday .

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jane for your wonderful review. I am thrilled you all had a fabulous stay in our home which means a great deal to me. I love to think other families enjoy and value our home during their stay as much as we do with my family. I look forward to welcoming you again. Kind regards, Carol
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Fantastic rental property in great resort

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time to America as a family and this property is a true gem. The owner Carol could not have been more helpful from point of booking and always answered our questions quickly. It was great to get a phone call from Carol a few days before we left to check that we had all the information that we needed. The house itself is exactly as is shown in the pictures (and even mostly in our case, the sunshine). We are a family of six and the property was more than big enough. The house is very modern, clean and well decorated. The pool and games room were a real hit with the kids.

Emerald Island resort is ideally located for all the parks and yet very quiet and secluded. It is also very close to restaurants and shops, which is really convenient after a long day out!

I could not recommend this property enough!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful, thank you Simon for your great review and I am delighted you all had a fabulous vacation and enjoyed staying in our home. Kind regards, Carol
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Beautiful home and community.

  • 5 of 5

This was my 1st time booking a vacation home. Carol was able to answer all of my questions and walked me the the booking process. I spent my birtday at this property with 3 other girlfrinds. This property had more than enough room, modern kitchen appliances, updated electronics, game room pool and a hot tub. Grocery stores, restaurants, walgreens, banks, nail salon are just a short drive away. This home is close to the parks. I look forward to spending my next birthday at your home.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful, thank you and delighted you enjoyed your birthday in our home and plan to return next year. Kind regards, Carol
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Excellent Villa for all Florida Theme Parks

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent holiday in this lovely villa, beautifully appointed, spotlessly clean and in a great location for all the Parks with restaurants and supermarkets nearby too. The kids loved the games room and the pool and it was a haven of peace and tranquility after each day at one of the Parks for us. We would thoroughly recommend it for families. The Owner provided lots of really useful information including directions to the different Parks and details for flights and for Park tickets before we went, it made all those decisions so much easier ...

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great villa, super location, lovely holiday

  • 5 of 5

Second visit to Orlando; villa and location were perfect for our trip. Close to all the Disney parks and a shortish drive to Universal, the villa's location just south of the 192 is perfect. The villa itself was clean and well appointed, with the kids spending a ton of time in the pool and also making good use of the pool table. Only 5 of us but the villa could have comfortably held more. Owner also exceptionally helpful and friendly. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paul, I'm so grateful for your great review and hope we can welcome you to stay again soon. Kind regards, Carol
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Disney courses + several others
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
192 offers several restaurants
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Cocoa or Daytona
Car: necessary

The closest gated resort to Disney (3 miles) is beautifully landscapped and an oasis, yet so close to restaurants and the theme parks. A touch of paradise, yet all the activities are so close. A premium location.


Rates & Availability

Emerald Island Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 19 2016 - Aug 27 2016
5 night minimum stay
Aug 28 2016 - Dec 17 2016
5 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jan 8 2017 - Jan 14 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jan 15 2017 - Mar 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
Mar 26 2017 - Apr 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
Apr 30 2017 - Jun 10 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jun 11 2017 - Aug 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Aug 27 2017 - Dec 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $475

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All taxes included in the rates.
This is our family holiday home which is loved and kept in fantastic condition, unlike some rental homes. Also, towels and linen regularly replaced.

We take great pride in our beautiful home and you will not be disappointed. We have had over 19 repeat guests, some for their 4th and 5th visits.

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Disney / Orlando Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • A large walk in shower in the Master bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • Air Hockey
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • 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
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Private (upgraded size) Pool and jacuzzi plus Complimentary Use of the Sauna, Fitness Room, and Internet Cafe in the Clubhouse + tennis. Free WiFi in our home. One of the longest lots on Emerald Island, therefore more privacy by the pool/Jacuzzi.

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