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Casa Esmeralda breathtaking lakeside vacation home 5 mins from Disney

31 Reviews
Bedrooms 7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 14 nights


Kissimmee 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.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Gareth Jones
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2016
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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 Disney / Orlando

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
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based on 31 traveler reviews

Casa Esmeralda breathtaking lakeside vacation home 5 mins from Disney
average rating of 4.935484 based on 44 reviews

Spacious and comfortable for the whole family!

  • 4 of 5

Our family enjoyed our stay here. There was enough room for us to sleep & relax comfortably. Management was efficient and quick responding as well. Most definitely a good vacation home for large families.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Awesome home

  • 5 of 5

It has been our second time in this home.

Plenty of space and close to all mayor attractions.

Will be back soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Great place/Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property for 4 nights for our annual golf trip. The location was perfect for us as it was central to many of the preferred courses in the area. Also very convenient to Rte. 192 and many restaurants, stores etc. The house was in great shape - clean and well furnished and equipped. We have been doing this trip every January for 15 years and this is by far the best place we have stayed. My interaction with the owner was also excellent as he was very responsive and helpful with all my questions. I plan on this being our new standard for our annual trip.

Emmett Lien

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect option

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect. The house is really comfortable and clean. We recommended 100%

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Perfect Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect home for our Thanksgiving vacation with friends. We had plenty of room for the 6 adults and 6 children in our party. The home was spotless, and included everything we needed for an amazing vacation, and then some. Perfect location to go to and from the various Disney parks with ease, and wonderful amenities at the home for our down time. Thanksgiving was perfect with the children swimming, football on the TV, and a turkey in the oven. Highly recommend this home for your family vacation!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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eautiful property

  • 4 of 5

The property was well maintained and very clean. It was conveniently located to the parks and a large variety of restaurants. However, I paid to have the pool heated and this was not accomplished until Thursday afternoon, Oct. 15th.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Barbara, I'm sorry there was a problem with the pool heat. As you are aware this was due to a faulty compressor. To rectify this problem as soon as possible we took the decision to replace the pool heater. As a consequence the heating was restored in the shortest possible time. Gareth
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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.


Rates & Availability

Kissimmee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 4 2017
14 night minimum stay
Apr 9 2017 - Apr 23 2017
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May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
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Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 4 2018
14 night minimum stay
Mar 25 2018 - Apr 7 2018
10 night minimum stay
May 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
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Jul 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
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Sep 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Kissimmee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3964 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Resort
  • Family
  • 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
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • 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
  • 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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