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Only $129 per night, 6 bedrooms, 5 star house less than 4 miles to Disney

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 2,881 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

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

SUPER Sale Prices for Selected Dates****

Check-in on August 26th for a week and save hundreds. The nightly rate of $159 produces a weekly rate of only $1,113. The total cost with ALL taxes and fees is $1,413 for the week vs. the usual price of $1,852... a savings of $439. OR check-in on September 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd or 30th for a week and save hundreds. The nightly rate of $129 produces a weekly rate of only $903. The total cost with ALL taxes and fees is $1,175 for the week vs. the usual price of $1,585... a savings of $410. Promotional Certificates are not valid on these reduced prices.

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.

If you arrive at Emerald Island Resort before your 4:00 pm check-in, you have several options. The Clubhouse opens at 8:00 am and has: a community pool, a spa, a Tiki Bar with snacks and drinks, a playground, an exercise room, restrooms, a TV/Game/Sitting room, an arcade and a Concierge Staff. All of these amenities are available to you at NO COST other than what you buy at the Tiki Bar. Also after you check-out at 10 am, these amenities are available until 10 pm.

Upon receipt of your full payment, I will send you a document providing the code for the key-less lock on the front door, two pages to complete prior to arrival that you will hand to the security guard showing you are authorized to be on the Emerald Island Resort, a map of the grounds and numerous other things to make your visit as pleasant as possible.

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 energetic 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

John Beck
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

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 Disney / Orlando

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. Animal Kingdom is 10 minutes away, Disney Studios is 15 minutes and the Magic Kingdom is 20 minutes away. Some say the landscaping at the resort 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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Kissimmee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2881 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Family
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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
    Bathroom 7 - shower , Hot and cold water
  • Hot and cold water shower on the Lanai.
  • 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
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • In Ground Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(86 traveler reviews)

Only $129 per night, 6 bedrooms, 5 star house less than 4 miles to Disney
average rating of 4.9651165 based on 93 reviews
Bridgewater, NJ

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!
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Excellent Property

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property. Very spacious home, well laid out, and very clean & tidy. Easily accommodated 14 people without tripping over one another. Pool area and hot pool were great and very safe for the kids. Easy access to all the Disney parks. Owner was very helpful when we left behind a child's prized toy and had to have them find and return it to us. Would definitely consider this home again.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house for large family

  • 5 of 5

The house is very well maintained and the owner is extremely responsive to any issues. The room set up was ideal for multiple sets of adults and children. We will definitely be thinking abut renting again in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Gorgeous Home

  • 5 of 5

The house was absolutely beautiful. The owner John was great throughout the entire experience, from booking to checking in upon arrival to ensure everything was good as well as a check throughout the week. The house was very clean, well decorated, and very spacious. I have stayed in many houses/condos and this one tops them all. My family will most certainly return to this one again!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We aim to please and it looks like we did it again!
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Family stay in Florida

  • 5 of 5

Great stay! Owner keep in contact with us which made it easy for us. Home was great size we had 16 of us and pently of room. About to book again for next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Grandkids vacation to Disney

  • 5 of 5

My husband and i took our adult children and 10 grandkids all under the age of 9. John the owner was so friendly and informative.He made sure we were well taken care of. The house is very beautiful and comfortable. The bedrooms having their own bathrooms it was like everyone had their own space.It was very close to Disney which was very nice when leaving Disney late you don't have very far to drive with tired children.We had a very nice time not far from stores and other attractions. My grandchilren loved the pool. Anywhere we went including Disney,they couldn't wait to get back to swim.I worried about sall children in this beautiful house but it was so nice there were no problems at all.18 people in this house and there was still plenty of room. We had a 5 onth old baby and John had everything there you needed .From the crib,stroller,changing table. There was nothing else we needed. We will defenitely rent this house again. Thank you John for allowing us to use your home. We sure made some memories for all of us.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Kissimmee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Oct 21 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
Mar 3 2018 - Mar 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
Mar 31 2018 - Apr 6 2018
4 night minimum stay
Apr 7 2018 - Jun 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
Jun 2 2018 - Aug 24 2018
4 night minimum stay
Aug 25 2018 - Nov 16 2018
4 night minimum stay
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 23 2018
4 night minimum stay
Nov 24 2018 - Dec 21 2018
4 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 4 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 13.5%

All reservations are subject to a 13.5% State/County tax and a $150 cleaning fee.

Pool Water Heating fees are separate from each other and vary by month.

We offer two discounts.
1. Saturday to Saturday reservations during Regular and High Season periods qualify for a 30% 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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