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The Villa For A Luxury Holiday. * Amazing View, Only 10 Minutes From Disney *

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Space 3,200 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

7 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14. Lake and woodland conservation views.

Wilderness Lodge is a large premier villa located in the beautiful Emerald Island Resort. It has a south facing private pool plus spa with amazing views over a beautiful lake and woodland conservation area. The Emerald Island Resort is one of the closest to Disney World, yet secluded enough to enjoy quiet evenings and spectacular Floridian sunsets. Featuring 7 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms the villa can accommodate up to 14 people for a truly magical holiday experience.

• Free pool and spa heating

• South facing private pool with uninterrupted views over a beautiful lake and woodland conservation area

• One of the closest to Disney World

• 2 king size en suite master bedrooms

• High spec BBQ with outdoor dining furniture

• Nintendo Wii games console

• Games room with pool, air hockey and foosball

• Free wireless internet

• Free local and national phone calls

• Fully air conditioned

• Travel cot x 2, high chair x 2 and buggy x 2

• Family lounge with large TV, superior sound system and expanded cable TV package

• Express check in, no need to collect keys

Lounge

Wilderness Lodge features a family lounge with a superior entertainment system. Boasting a large TV with cable, Nintendo Wii, DVD player, a high quality sound system, a DVD and book library and board games the entertainment system will keep all of the family entertained for those relaxing evenings.

Games Room

With a top of the range slate bed pool table, air hockey and foosball in the games room hours of fun are to be had by both adults and children of all ages.

Pool Area

The pool area features a south facing heated pool with spa which captures the sun from sunrise to sunset. Surrounded by a large pool deck with lots of loungers, seats and tables there is plenty of room should you choose to cool off in the pool or sit back, relax and enjoy the tranquil lake and surrounding conservation area. A large, high spec gas BBQ will give you the perfect excuse to eat “al fresco” in the picturesque surroundings of the lake. The pool area has a child safety fence and alarm on the patio door giving you peace of mind if you have young children with you. If the sun gets too hot you can always cool off under the lanai or inside the villa which is fully air conditioned.

Bedrooms

There are 2 master bedrooms with king size beds and en suite bathrooms, a queen size bedroom and 4 twin bedrooms. The 2 master bedrooms boast walk in wardrobes while all other bedrooms have built in wardrobes, with carefully selected luxurious furnishings each room has an individual and unique décor. One twin bedroom features bunk beds with a Mickey and Minnie Mouse theme, while the other twin bedrooms have their own unique themes, tropical, beach and boutique. All bedrooms have cable TV.

Bathrooms

There are 4.5 bathrooms all tastefully decorated with flowers and supplied with towels, soaps and toilet rolls upon your arrival. All feature hairdryers.

Kitchen

The kitchen boasts all the amenities one could want and is fully stocked with all cutlery, cups, plates and pots and pans. With an island and spacious counter tops the kitchen is perfect for preparing snacks or large meals for the whole family if you choose not to eat out at one of the many local restaurants. The open plan kitchen also features a breakfast table that looks out upon the conservation area, perfect for preparing yourself for a fun day at Disney while watching the sun rise. The kitchen is supplied with a free grocery starter pack so upon arrival you can make yourself a quick snack and rest after travelling.

Dining Room

Wilderness Lodge features a reception lounge that leads onto the dining area, perfect for eating meals in style and comfort with family and friends.

Internet and phone

There is wireless broadband internet throughout the villa and free local and national calls from the telephone ensuring you can keep in touch with friends and family or conduct business during your stay.

Laundry Facilities

A washing machine, dryer ironing board and iron are provided in the utility room.

Infant Facilities

Travel cot x 2, Buggie x 2 and High chair x 2 are provided free of charge.

Location

Wilderness lodge is perfectly located for all local amenities and attractions, the choice is absolutely amazing (times given are by car).

• Restaurants, shops and super market – 1.5 miles, 5 minutes

• Walt Disney World - 3 miles, 10 minutes

• Sea World – 12.5 miles, 20 minutes

• Universal Studios – 16 miles, 25 minutes

• Orlando International Airport - 25 miles, 30 minutes

• The Florida Mall – 20 miles, 30 minutes

• High quality golf courses within 2 miles

Resort

Emerald Island itself boasts many features, apart from being one of the most sought after and closest resorts to Disney World it has;

• 24 hr manned gated entrance

• Landscaped entrance with dolphin fountains

• Clubhouse with concierge service, cyber café, arcade, tiki bar, meeting room, gym and seasonal events.

• Communal pool, spa and sauna.

• 11 acre nature walk

• Floodlit tennis courts and a volley ball court

• 2 play areas

• Sundry shop

Owned by a family with a good knowledge of the local area, we will do everything we can to make your holiday one to remember!

More Details

Owner
Craig Strangward
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Craig Strangward

Our family first visited Florida in 1995 and have made it a regular holiday destination ever since. After our first few visits we discovered Emerald Island Resort and continued to rent villas there as it is superbly located and all the villas are of outstanding quality. We enjoyed Florida so much over the years that we decided to buy two villas in Emerald Island Resort and would like to welcome you into one of our homes for a wonderful vacation.

Craig Strangward purchased this villa in 2009

Why Craig Strangward chose Kissimmee

The Emerald Island Resort is superbly located on the US192, just 3 miles (10 minutes drive) from Disney World yet secluded in a gated community surrounded by a conservation area for those relaxing evenings.

What makes this villa unique

Our villa is so close to Disney World that we can visit the theme parks in the morning, come back during the evening to relax and cool off in the pool and have a bite to eat then return for more fun and fireworks at the theme parks! The south facing pool overlooks a lake and conservation area, perfect to enjoy the Floridian sunsets. Our villa isn't just close to Disney World; Universal Studios and Sea World are within a 25 minute drive to! There is a large supermarket just over 1 mile from the villa and superb restaurants are all located within a couple miles. Even on the days when we relax at the villa there is plenty to do, the games room with top of the range pool table, air hockey and foosball keeps the family entertained for hours!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 week stay in your villa. We were extremely impressed with the layout, cleanliness and the fact that this is the first villa that did not leave our clothing smelling musty. The air con was set perfect. The pool was amazingly clean and clear. Most importantly - we felt complete peace of mind from the start of our booking. Craig was at the end of the phone at all times and was more than happy to give some very good advice to help with our holiday. We would most definitely recommend to our friends and family. Thank you for allowing us to stay.
Jul 2014
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Amenities

Kissimmee Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , En-Suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , En-Suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Half Bathroom -
  • There are 4.5 bathrooms all tastefully decorated with flowers and supplied with towels, soaps and toilet rolls upon your arrival. All feature hairdryers.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , En-Suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , En-Suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Beach Themed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Boutique Themed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Tropical Themed
    Bedroom 7 - 2 child bed , Disney Themed
  • There are 2 master bedrooms with king size beds and en suite bathrooms, a queen size bedroom and 4 twin bedrooms. The 2 master bedrooms boast walk in wardrobes while all other bedrooms have built in wardrobes, with carefully selected luxurious furnishings each room has an individual and unique décor. One twin bedroom features bunk beds with a Mickey and Minnie Mouse theme, while the other twin bedrooms have their own unique themes, tropical, beach and boutique. All bedrooms have cable TV.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
2 travel cots, 2 buggies and 2 high chairs are provided free of charge. Wilderness Lodge boasts a large South facing heated pool and spa. Guests can enjoy cooling off and relaxing in the pool while enjoying the uninterrupted views of a beautiful lake and woodland conservation area. With lots of sun loungers, seats and tables you can soak up the Floridian sunshine on the large pool deck that is not overlooked by another villa. Should you want to cool off and still enjoy the stunning scenery you can rest under the large lanai. A high spec BBQ sets the scene for you to enjoy sizzling steaks in the tranquillity of the lake view. For peace of mind for those travelling with young children there is a pool safety fence and alarm on the patio door. The Games Room features a top of the range pool table, air hockey and foosball. The formal dining room has seating for 6 while the dining table in the breakfast area has seating for 4

Reviews

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The Villa For A Luxury Holiday. * Amazing View, Only 10 Minutes From Disney *
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 37 reviews
5

Everything as advertised!

  • 5 of 5

Huge sleep capacity and super clean. There was a breakfasts worth of food in the fridge for us when we arrived. Two pack and plays and a stroller that we took to Disney and saved us 75 bucks in stroller rental fees. Garage play room was a super added bonus. Only thing I can point out is the spa was same tempature as pool. This could have been on purpose in which case just know it’s not a hot tub. Or it could have been we didn’t know how to make it warm. In which case a little documentation on how to heat it up. We would absolutely be back. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments and I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. I appreciate your feedback and I will double check the spa heating instructions in the villa guidebook to make sure these are more clearly shown. The spa heating is turned on by using the timer dial on the outside wall next to the pool area doors. I hope you consider us for future trips to Florida and I look forward to welcoming you back to one of our villas.
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Bellevue
4

Overall Great Vacation

  • 4 of 5

The home in Emerald Isle Resort community was as advertised and very comfortable, leading to a very enjoyable vacation for our family. The only thing we would have liked better and would have received a 5 star rating is the heat control for the Jacuzzi/hot tub. Visitors have no control of the heat which turns off in the evening, making the Jacuzzi a bit cool for our desires. Overall great home.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, I'm glad you enjoyed your vacation. I hope you consider us for future stays and if you would like to change the timings of the pool/spa heat please let us know as we will always entertain requests to change the pool/spa heating settings for earlier or later preferences.
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5

Great property and location!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean with great furnishings. Pool is larger than appears on photos. South-facing view means the pool side is warm during the winter. Property exceeding my expectations!!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, clean, spacious house and great location = wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7 adults and 4 children stayed at this amazing home for a Disney vacation. It was perfect - so clean, spacious, comfortable, and beautiful! Easy check-in and a lovely welcome basket greeted us upon arrival. The house is extremely well-maintained and well-stocked, making it a very relaxing place after a busy day at the parks. We even took a "day off" from Disney and stayed at home for one day, where we enjoyed the pool, patio, game room, full kitchen, and walking around the neighborhood/outdoor playground for the kids. The location is perfect - about a 5 min. drive to the main road where there are tons of restaurants, grocery stores, drugstores, souvenir shops, etc., and about 15-20 min. drive to the Disney parks. Everyone loved staying at the house and it made for one of the best family vacations we've had. We definitely recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, comfortable and spacious home from home conviently located for theme parks

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with a family of 11 from age 2 - 73!

Space for everyone,very clean,well supplied,cot for my 2 year old, highchair and pushchair. easy to get to theme parks, interesting wildlife on your doorstep( bring binoculars),close to supermarkets which made self catering after busy days at parks nice and easy.

Definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Property and house was beautiful

  • 4 of 5

Property and house was as amazing as the pictures. The people at the front desk at the club house not so much.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jessica, thank you for your review of our property. I'm sorry there appears to have been an issue with the club house. I have sent you a message regarding this so I can address this with the resort management.
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Orlando International Airport
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Mystic Dunes Golf Course
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Kissimmee
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Interstate 4
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Outback Steakhouse
Nearest Beach
75 Miles
Cocoa Beach
Car: necessary

Wilderness lodge is perfectly located for all local amenities and attractions, the choice is absolutely amazing.

• Restaurants, shops and super market – 1.5 miles, 5 minutes

• Walt Disney World - 3 miles, 10 minutes

• Sea World – 12.5 miles, 20 minutes,

• Universal Studios – 16 miles, 25 minutes

• Orlando International Airport - 25 miles, 30 minutes

• The Florida Mall – 20 miles, 30 minutes

• High quality golf courses within 2 miles

Other Activities: biking, hot air ballooning, mini-golf, shopping

Golf: Orlando and Kissimmee are home to over 30 golf courses, making Wilderness Lodge the perfect place for a golfing holiday. As well as the 5 high quality golf courses in Walt Disney World, there are golf courses all within a short drive from the villa.

Mystic Dunes Golf Club

The course was designed by Champions Tour professional and NBC golf analyst, Gary Koch. Challenging yet fun, this course consists of two distinctly different layouts that take advantage of the unique topography, offering the golfer a fantastic and memorable experience.

Celebration Golf Club

Co-designed by the renowned masters of golf course architecture, Robert Trent Jones Senior and Junior, they created a course unlike any other in the nation. It’s lush, almost like a natural park with undulating swells and topography, a course reflective of the very best of every course they have created around the world.

ChampionsGate Golf Club

ChampionsGate Golf Club features two premier 18-hole championship golf courses designed by accomplished architect and golfer, Greg Norman. ChampionsGate resort offers an un-matched golf facility and is regarded as one of the top courses nation wide.

Highlands Reserve Golf Club

Highlands Reserve sits atop one of the highest areas of Florida and offers remarkable scenery along with a course designed for hot golf. Large, fast, undulating greens make this course challenging and fun for all levels of golfers.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
End Of Stay Clean $215 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.5%

Free pool and spa heating
A booking deposit is required to secure a guests dates.
All bookings require an additional security deposit of $500 which is refundable in accordance with our terms and conditions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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