South-facing pool, NO rear neighbors, 2 master suites each with king beds/baths.
About Shelley LaRose
Our family of 4 (plus 1 cat) lives in a small town in Manitoba, Canada (about 2 hours north of Fargo, ND). Moving from the city to the country had been an interesting transition, but now we wouldn't have it any other way. We love to travel, and Florida is our favourite destination! Our most-loved parks are Magic Kingdom, Islands of Adventure, and Discovery Cove. We also like to spend a day at Clearwater Beach (about 90 minutes west from our home) just to relax, play in the ocean, and pick up some fun souvenirs! We purchased our own vacation home in 2009 to enjoy and share with other people who also love Orlando and all it has to offer! My favourite thing to do when we visit our vacation home is read the Guest Book. I love reading my guests' comments, and especially love looking at the drawings and notes the children write! Their excitement is contagious and gives me great pleasure knowing I helped even just a little to help make their stay memorable.
Shelley LaRose purchased this Villa in 2009
Why Shelley LaRose chose Kissimmee
We decided to purchase our own home in the Disney area after we rented a home to attend a wedding at Disney's Wedding Pavilion. We visited the Disney parks and SeaWorld that visit, and had the most amazing family experience. We were impressed with the beauty and convenient location of Emerald Island Resort. We had no idea we'd be owners and renting our own home the very next year! Call it Disney love at first site!
What makes this Villa unique
Our home's check list was a long one. Our 'must-haves' included a south-facing pool, no rear neighbours, a covered lanai, a 24-hour guard-gated community, and be within minutes to the parks! It took over a year searching for accessories for the different theme rooms, and when we update the rooms, the process starts all over again, and I'm constantly on the look-out for treasures that make our house a home. I love it when our guests write to me after their stay saying how much fun they had staying in our home. Their excitement and happiness is contagious, and a big part of why we've been renting our home for almost 10 years!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Plenty of room outside!
Owner has allergies.
Please clean baby gear after use.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:10 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
No more than 4 vehicles per registered guest. No parking for RVs, campers, motor homes, or trailers. Please ask owner for alternate, off-site parking.
NO firearms brought into the home, regardless of permits issued to renter or guests. Doing so may result in the loss of damage deposit.
Owner to email rental confirmation, agreement, guest register. Documents must be signed by primary renter to stay. Rental Agreement available to view.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Even better than the pictures online!!
We had such a magical experience staying at this property. The owners thought of every detail. I've never stayed at a vacation home that had so many well thought out details. Loved everything about it!! Highly recommend!!
Everything about our stay was fabulous! The house was wonderful; the photos on the site do not do it justice! Our littles loved the costumes in the Frozen room, as well as playing with the buttons on the wall of the Star Wars room. Our teenager loved the Aristocats room. Hubs loved being able to soak in the hot tub. We all loved being able to cool off in the pool every day. Shelley was very accessible and responsive for our entire trip. I cannot recommend this place enough!
Beautiful home with lots of Disney touches!
We had a fantastic stay! Home is clean and located south of Disney's Animal Kingdom, so getting to the parks via the "shortcut" Shelley told us about was fast and easy. We went back to the house for a break from the parks most days to swim. The extra privacy in the pool area was nice as there is no neighboring house backing up to it. We barbecued meals almost every day poolside. Shelley provided lots of info beforehand so we knew exactly what to expect. Will definitely stay again! Thank you Shelley!
We really enjoyed our stay. The Disney themed decor made it extra fun for our kids. Shelley went above and beyond to make sure that we were happy and enjoying our stay! While we enjoyed the parks, one of the best parts was coming home at the end of the day and going for a swim. We found it to be conveniently located to the parks. We would stay here again if we returned!
Good home, very responsive owner
We had some issues booking our stay, Shelley was very responsive and helpful to get everything resolved. She always answered questions promptly. The home is nice. A bit smaller than it appears in pictures but very clean and well kept. We had a few issues making the hot tub work during our stay, but I understand this is being fixed. Overall, would stay again.
Thank you for your review! I'm glad I was able to help with HomeAway's online booking system that had a few glitches. Now that the payment process is entirely online, it shouldn't happen again. And yes, our spa has been repaired! We encourage our guests to let us know when anything fails or is lacking so we can address the issue right away. I realize some folks don't want to be a bother, but we really do want our guests to enjoy their stay. I look forward to hosting your family again!
3 week trip in Orlando!
I would highly recommend this rental if anyone is looking for a nice clean and accommodating house in the Orlando area. The owner is very easy and pleasant to work with and the house is “stocked” with all the little extras one may need on vacation. I have rented a few different properties over the years when we comes to Orlando. Now that I have found this property it will be the first place I book in my future vacations back to Disney!
Thanks Shelley !!!
Thanks for the great review, Colin! We've been visiting Disney with kids, grandparents, and friends, for 10 years, so we know what the average family needs for a hectic day at the parks, a relaxing day at the beach, or a to be entertained at the house on a rainy day! I look forward to hearing from you for your next visit to Orlando!
Pirate & Princess Palace is close to Disney, Universal Studios, Sea World, and numerous outlet shopping malls with top name brands. World class golf courses abound, and the coastal beaches are just over an hour's drive. Busch Gardens is about 1.25 hours away. Kennedy Space Center is not much further and an educational wonder. Family-friendly restaurants are plenty and a good value for your vacation dollar.
Other Activities: sand volleyball on-site