|Minimum Stay||6 - 7 nights|
Welcome to Cartref, our home from home. A luxury Chateau styled, fully air conditioned, 7 bedroom home has been designed to accommodate up to 16 guests with room to spare, whether it be an extended family gathering, a business convention or a golfers outing. The capacious living area has been complimented by a wonderful array of fine quality furnishings, carefully selected and supplied through ‘Vanessas’, augmented by their profound yet subtle style of décor.
Large covered lobby with mosaic tiled floor with external lighting for easy night time access. A Fully monitored alarm system with video surveillance has also been installed for our guest's peace of mind.
Formal lounge - Luxuriously light and comfy, cushion clad lounge suite, providing seating for up to six guests complimented by marble topped coffee and side tables. The 3 seat sofa converts easily to a large double bed.
Formal Dining - Beautifully crafted formal dining furniture with an extra large table, designed to accommodate up to 8 guests in comfort with matching wheel back chairs and a complimentary oak server situated beneath the serving hatch to help make the most of the facilities when dining in.
Kitchen - The ‘heart of the home’ has everything you need to ensure that not only is there ample equipment for 16 guests but also that it is of the highest quality. There is a fabulous heavy weight pan set, 80 piece porcelain Dinner set and durable melamine dinner ware set for poolside dining etc.
Laundry room – A washer & dryer are provided, stainless steel steam iron ,large ironing board, vacuum cleaner and a small handy-vac for those little emergencies.
Nook - The informal dining area off the kitchen benefits from a large slate topped wrought iron framed dining suite. The design of the fashionably tall table along with the ‘Bar stool’ style chairs creates the space for up to 8 guests in comfort. The combined dining facility serves up to 16 guests, a feature very welcome if you have a full house.
Family room - Our favorite, ideal for family gatherings, sports nights for lads n dads or simply relaxing after a busy day at the parks. From the moment you enter you realize that the family room is a bit special. With it's vaulted ceiling, feature balconies and patio doors off to the pool area. This room is light and airy and is furnished with a sumptuous lounge suite, hewn out of top grain leathers, solid wood and subtle upholstery trim. There’s a fabulous 52” Phillips LCD Full HD 1080p television with Phillips home theatre surround sound system & a Play-station 3.
Games room - Professionally installed and decorated, the games room benefits from a superb quality slate bed pool table with turned legs and bar lights. Air Hockey and Foosball tables are also provided along with a small card table and stools. There is a HD LCD TV to ensure you don't miss those important games whilst relaxing.
Bedrooms - There are 3 master Bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and large closets attached. Each has a King size double pillow top bed to ensure a good night’s sleep after those long days at the attractions. All are beautifully furnished & complimented with a designer embroidered bedding set. There is a patio door out to the pool area on the ground floor master bedroom Facilities include: A 32” LCD Full HDTV with built in DVD for those who enjoy watching TV whilst relaxing in bed. Other essentials provided include a powerful hair dryer and clock radio.
The 2 Queen bedrooms enjoy Queen size beds with double pillow top mattress, furnished with solid wood suites and complimented and with a high quality bedding set. There is an en suite ‘Jack & Jill’ bath/shower room, along with a large closet. Facilities include: A 32” LCD Full HDTV with built in DVD, hairdryer, clock radio in each bedroom.
The 2 twin bed rooms are fitted with designer bedding, solid wood furniture and share a bathroom with the 2 Queen bedrooms.
Facilities include: A 32” LCD Full HDTV with built in DVD & a clock radio.
Pool and Spa - The extra large lanai covered, extended deck area, the largest available on Emerald Island, benefits from a covered , fan cooled area with ample seating for up to 8 guests to relax or dine in the shade. The pool area also has 8 luxury padded Wicker Lounge beds so that you can make the most of the Florida sun. The large 28’x14’ heated pool benefits from a removable safety screen. The Jacuzzi spa is ideal for winding down after a round of golf or a trip to the mall.
To the rear of the pool and deck area there is a large open area suitable for recreational games.
Emerald Island - Surrounded by a conservation area and located in upscale Formosa Gardens, Emerald Island is one of the most prestigious communities in close proximity to Walt Disney World. Within a mile or so of highway 192, the community is ideally situated for access the Supermarkets, shops, restaurants, the nearby medical facilities and drug store. What's more, it really is only 3 traffic stop Lights from 'World drive' the main entrance to Walt Disney World and just a short drive to other major attractions. On entering Emerald Island, the palm tree lined boulevard guides you to one of the friendly guards at the gate house, who are there for your safety and convenience. The magnificent 4,000 sq ft clubhouse boasts a fitness centre with Sauna, Cyber Cafe with internet access, Video games room and Gathering room. At Reception there is a concierge service for advice, tickets, dinner reservations, shows and Barb-B Que rental. Externally there is a large heated pool and spa along with a Tiki bar for that refreshing drink in the afternoon sun. On site there is 11 acres of conservation for your recreation, with woodland walks, nature trails for walking, jogging and biking. There is a kids play area, Sand volleyball court, Basketball & Tennis Our home is fully licensed and managed locally through a professional company who provide warm and friendly service.
This snap of the family was taken whilst enjoying our recent vacation in Kissimmee. We were there to celebrate our 25th anniversary and what better place to do that than the best holiday destination in the world. The whole family loves to visit Florida because there is something for everyone. My son and I particularly like to spend time golfing and with the excellent selection of courses available there is always a new challenge. My wife loves the wonderful Disney experience and the superb service standards and my daughter just likes to shop until she drops in the huge malls with amazing prices compared the the UK.
The Owner purchased this villa in 2008
Whilst we are originally from Wales, we have lived in Cheshire England for more than 20 years. We have vacationed in Florida 12 years or longer, so we thought it was time to buy our own home from home. We have called it 'Cartref' which is 'Welsh' for home.
To ensure it was our home from home we furnished it to the highest possible standard, so that we would really look forward to staying there. I love the big 52 lcd TV, my son loves the games room and my wife and daughter enjoy relaxing by the pool. The home is so well positioned just a couple of miles from the 192 and 'World drive'.
For only a few dollars more per night than a single, standard hotel room we considered a few miles away, we were able to stay in a seven-bedroom home (including five 'adult' bedrooms) and enjoy an enclosed, private pool and hot tub in a gated community a couple of miles from Disney! When we tell people at home about it, they cannot believe the value and some are even skeptical. The game room, living room, dining room and kitchen all got the job done. We had five couples and one child and we still had one bedroom completely unused.
We did have to remember once or twice this is not a hotel. We had two minor issues and only one was resolved. We also had to do some minor cleaning upon arrival and had to remember to pick up a couple of extra items at the grocery store compared to a hotel stay. But these were so minor that it did not dampen the experience.
Emerald Island is also terrific. Very secure, extremely quiet but yet just a few miles drive to the entire Kissimmee/Disney experience. But this property in in the back of the island, so there is virtually no traffic. Many people rode bikes and walked when we were there.
This is even better than some of the properties because the back of the enclosed pool has a nice grassy area behind it instead of having another property's pool only a few feet away like some of the properties on the island do. The island does have a very short, but nice nature trail and the clubhouse has a nice little exercise room and tiki bar to go along with a shared pool.
Could not have wished for a better place to stay for my first trip to Florida and the Disney Parks. The house itself was beautiful, elegantly decorated with more than enough room for me and the family. On arrival it was spotless and clearly looked after which made it easy to relax after a long day travelling. The pool was just a perfect added bonus and the games room made it ideal to wind down on an evening. The resort itself is only five minutes from a supermarket and group of restaurants and the Disney Parks aren't much further away, making it ideally located. We had everything we needed during our stay and more, I couldn't recommend it enough as somewhere to stay for both families and couples, it's the perfect retreat and I will definitely be returning in the future!
We had a fantastic family holiday at this property ,everything that you need for your stay is at the villa and is provided for and it is at a very high standard .The space and layout of the property allows for the guests to have their privacy even while enjoying a family holiday.The specification of this property was to a very high standard ,decor and furniture, this truly is a "home from home " The pool and hot spa just add to the experience and allow for lazy days in the sun. The property in a beautiful location within the real estate.The entrance and landscapes to this complex are outstanding and are a credit to the owners ,as everywhere you went was to the same standard.
Your location is important to you when booking a holiday in Florida as there is so much to see and usually so little time to do it in,This villa is located ideally whether you wish to spend your time in the parks,which by the way the way are 10 minutes down the the highway or whether you want to shop the malls ,again all within 20 minutes of the villa.There is so much to do,the beauty is you have so much choice including where to eat,there are lots of good restaurant close by if you wish to dine close to the villa,you can choose from a selection that are only 5 minutes away on the main highway,or drive into downtown Disney it is a hive of activity with lots of different restaurants for to choose ,really the choice is yours .The weather was beautiful,so I know know why they call it the sunshine state.
Florida holidays are what memories are made of ,this holiday experience for our family was exceptional, in our "home from home" where we needed for nothing ,and relaxed in these beautiful surroundings
The only downfall ......... Having to come home !
Our family truly enjoyed staying at this home that was 15 minutes from Disney and close to lots of great restaurants and grocery stores. We loved being able to step outside this home and go into the pool anytime of the day. The children could not wait to go in the pool each day. In fact, they would rather stay home in the pool then go to Disney. The home is situated in a beautiful gated community and we felt very safe there as there is a guard at the gate, 24 hours a day. The home was clean and is professionally decorated with beautiful furnishings. Everything you need is there and is well equipped. It has a stroller, playpen, high chair and baby gates. The backyard is open to a large open area where the kids can play and you can see Hot Air balloons go by on the weekend. The game room is fantastic and the kids could play while we prepared lunch. Each bedroom has a bathroom attached to it. Two of the bedrooms share a Jack 'n Jill bath. There is plenty of room for 16 people to stay there. The pool was heated which enabled us to go in the pool first thing in the morning or late at night when the sun was not shinning on us. There is a BBQ grill and lots of patio furniture to hang out on the covered patio. The Master bedroom is huge and the closet is big enough to put a playpen in it! The Master bathtub was great as the kids liked to take a bubble bath in it. A nice washer & dryer was in the Laundry room which is located next to the game room (converted garage). There is a powder room across from the laundry room next to the family room. This house was everything that we could have asked for in a vacation rental home. The owners Steve and Julie were wonderful to work with and they replied quickly to my emails. We had a great vacation and would definitely stay in this home again as the location was tremendous and the home is gorgeous.
As I was searching for a vacation home rental, I came across the one here at Emerald Island. We rented this property for 15 days in the beginning of November 2012. From the first inquiry to the end of the vacation, Steve and Julie have been so comfortable and awesome to deal with. Any questions we had they were quick to respond andd felt we were treated very well. The first thing that hooked me was the price we were given, amazingly good. We found the house easy to find, and after arriving for the first time, each day felt like coming home, no loss of direction. The description, location and cleaniness was accurate to what we imagined from the ad. Location was great for the activities we had planned. Any problems we incurred were addressed swiftly by the maintenance company. We had ample room, enjoyed the floor plan and found the amenities good. We could easily move around without running into each other, and thoroughly enjoyed all the room on the back deck. Loved that there was enough chairs and tables for our needs. The house was everything we expected by seeing the pictures, we were not dissapointed. Thanks so much for the ability to rent this beautiful house, we do hope to be back in about 3 years and hope to stay here again. I have told many of my friends about this property and will freely pass on the info to anyone I know going to Orlando. One of my daughters stayed a day longer than I and went to the Outback restaurant which is very close, they had a fabulous meal there and I regret not going out to try it , but next time it is on my list.
Fabulous house for staying with friends or family as there is plenty of space for all. Location couldn't be better for Parks and shopping, but also the house has fantastic leisure facilties of its own so there's plenty to occupy the kids if you want a day off! Lovely pool and patio area, well equipped separate games room and as there are tvs in every room, you can always escape for a bit of peace if required!
Kitchen extremely well equipped and entire house clean. My stay was not long enough and am looking forward to hopefully return next year.
I would definitely recommend the property to friends and family
|Refundable damage deposit||$350|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.