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Disney Forest Home; Pool/Spa & Resort; 3 Miles to Disney; From $135

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Please see Notes in the Rate section for all pricing. The rate of $135 per night is only for low season and long term stays in non summer/peak/holiday periods (4+ weeks). The rate does not apply for stays less than 7 nights in qualifying periods.

Long Term Rate: $135 ; Regular Rate $150; Summer/Holiday period nightly surcharge over regular rate $25; Peak Period surcharge over regular rate (Easter, Xmas, New Year) $50

All pricing includes pool/spa heat, all cleaning charges, WIFI, long distance calling (USA & Canada)


VRBO also now does not publish home videos or owner contact. You can get further details on my home including a home and community tour at disneyforesthome dot com or by calling me at four one six nine zero three six two one one.

I am set up for VRBO On-Line Booking. However I do not prefer its use as it may cost guests up to 20% more. You may access my website and alternatively reserve and pay through Paypal through my booking system if you wish. See the Rate Notes for more detail.

For VRBO bookings with a North American credit card a 3.5% fee applies. For international credit cards, a 5.5% fee applies.

Our home is located on Secret Key Cv, a private street upon entering the 5 Star Award Winning Emerald Island Resort and only a 4 minute walk to the Resort Clubhouse and 3 Mile drive to Disney. Our home backs onto forest conservation land providing the ultimate level of privacy and serenity. Only a short distance away discover the magic of Disney, golf at the world's premier courses, shop until you drop, or treat yourself to fine cuisine.

Our home starts with an entrance porch leading to a spacious first family and dining room complete with a sofa set,1080P HD LCD Big Screen 47' TV with Blu-Ray Player, and formal dining table set. A well equipped kitchen includes modern stainless steel appliances (fridge with ice maker, stove, microwave oven, garborator, dishwasher) with cutlery and serving dishes for 10, coffee maker, kettle, toster, toaster oven, George Forman Grill, and ice crushing blender. The kitchen has a separate eating area which leads into a second family room that overlooks the pool & spa area. The second family room comes complete with a full leather sofa and love seat set including a queen sized sleeper, a 42' Plasma HDTV, and DVD/CD Player. The second family/kitchen area share a ceiling fan for improved air circulation.

The layout of the home is on a single level with no stairs offering improved access for elderly, handicapped, and wheelchair guests. All common areas are tiled and the bedrooms have new laminate flooring. The entire home has been re-painted with soft earth-tone colors. All common areas have vaulted ceilings.

The patio doors open to the pool and upgraded Whirlpool Jacuzzi spa enclosed in an extended screened deck perfect for sun tanning with a removable security fence for child protection. The whirlpool has upgraded jacuzzi jets with a timer and the pool area is equipped with an outdoor patio set including zero-gravity loungers. The pool area faces south west and enjoys sunshine throughout the day. The combination pool & whirpool spa is one of the larger pools for homes in the community. Where pool heat is selected, the spa heats to temparatures of approximately 98F and the pool to approximately 85F. We also have an outdoor propane BBQ.

Four bedrooms (with 2 Master Bedrooms) offer a new king size bed set, new queen size bed set, a guest room with twin beds, and a chlidren's room with double bunk beds. The rooms are equipped with dressers and night stands. The first master bedroom has a king bed with a ceiling fan and ensuite private bathroom with double sinks, a roman tub and walk-in showers and private toilet. The second master bedroom has a queen bed and a private ensuite bathroom. Both master bedrooms have HD flat screen TVs. All the bedrooms have new linnens and comforters since we purchased the home. All the bedrooms have newly installed laminate flooring for imporved breathability while sleeping. The four bedrooms and queen sleeper sofa comfortably provides sleeping capacity for up to 10 guests.

The home is equipped with cable HDTV in all bedrooms, air conditioning, WIFI internet access, and unlimited long distance calling to the USA and Canada. The 3 bathrooms are equipped with white bath and face towels. The house comes ready with place settings, cutlery, cups, linnens, and towels to accomodate 10 guests.

A double garage houses a washing machine and dryer. The garage has been converted into a games room with a pool table, air hockey, ping pong, couch and pub table for playing cards.

For young children, the home has a highchair, portable folding playpen, and stroller.

We have added a new A/C unit, new pool heater, and new outdoor aluminum patio furniture. We have remodeled the Kitchen, King bedroom, and Queen bedroom with new stainless steel appliances and new bedroom furniture.

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Clyde

My wife Amanda and I purchased our Disney Forest Home at Emerald Island, Kissimmee to enjoy the wonders of Disney with our now four young boys. I am a Canadian Chartered Accountant and my wife is an Insurance Underwriter. Family time is important to us with our children and we hope that those that rent our property will treasure the memories of their Disney family vacations as we do. We take pride in our property ownership and are constantly upgrading the features in our house to create an even greater vacation experience for our guests.

Clyde purchased this house in 2010

Why Clyde chose Kissimmee

We selected Emerald Island for ownership as we preferred a gated and guarded community for safety issues with very close proximity to the Disney resort parks and local Orlando attractions. We wanted an environment where we felt we were on vacation and the luxury at Emerald Island provided exactly that. We have a very short walk to the Resort Clubhouse to enjoy a drink and snack at the community pool/sauna/spa, the nature walk is fabulous and peaceful, we love playing tennis, and the community is surrounded by water making additional development impossible to protect the exclusivity and privacy of the Emerald Island Resort.

What makes this house unique

Our property is unique to other vacation homes in the community as we back onto the conservation forest/nature walk. While other properties face the backyards of homes, have exposure to wind due to open space, or do not have day long sunlight, our backyard is peaceful and private with day long exposure to the sun so you really can relax when taking a swim or enjoying the upgraded Whirlpool Jacuzzi jet spa. Our house has undergone a full painting, replacement of carpet in all common areas with tile or laminate flooring, new leather furniture, new area rugs, two (2) new HD LCD Big Screen TVs one with Blu-Ray player and the other with DVD player, new kitchen furniture, new linnens & towels, new coffee table set, new kitchen small appliances, new kitchen stainless steel appliances; new home pictures and decorations, new pool aluminum patio furniture & pool accessories, new automated pool & spa heater, new AC, and updated landscaping and new outdoor propane BBQ. The AC is a new 4 Ton A/C unit to properly cool the home and new Pool/Spa Heater. Our guests can also enjoy WIFI Internet and Unlimited Long Distance calls to the USA and Canada to keep in touch with relatives or your business affairs at home. Our floor plan offers 1,935 square feet of living space on a single level and with no stairs, improves access for elderly, handicapped, wheelchair guests and provides for a cooler living environment. Our home has only tile and laminate flooring with no carpet in living areas. We are comitted to keepying our home clean and updated for the full enjoyment of our guests.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great experience in your rental. Our expectations were absolutely met. Our family enjoyed the swimming pool and hot tub, the game tables, the bedrooms, and the comfortable setting. We've stayed in Kissimmee and Davenport in previous years, and this was our favorite based on the quality of the home and its location.
Jul 2015
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Kissimmee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • King Bedroom has full ensuite with double sink, soaker tub, separate shower, and private toilet. Queen Bedroom has private ensuite: Shower/tub, vanity sink, toilet. Main Bathroom has vanity sink, shower/tub, toilet.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (2)
  • Air Hockey
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Single Floor Layout Plan for easy room access for Elderly and Handicapped and Wheelchair Guests


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Disney Forest Home; Pool/Spa & Resort; 3 Miles to Disney; From $135
average rating of 4.90625 based on 163 reviews
Big Canoe, GA


  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home, great location for Disney, well maintained, pool, spa. Our 31st VRBO home and would recommend to ALL.

Wi-fi router died and Owner had his girl Friday buy powerful new one and install immediately!


  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic location and accommodation!

  • 5 of 5

I have had the pleasure of staying at this specific Disney Forest Home a number of times! We love the location, close to absolutely everything ie restaurants, Disney and golf courses! The home is very clean and extremely well maintained! Love having the option to swim in the pool at the home or enjoy the beautiful club house pool with all it's amenities! Already booked for 2018!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable and well maintained

  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfortable and well maintained property with all amenities. Property management company very responsive and it was a truly hassle free stay. A home away from home

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Courtice Ontario Canada

Excellant location and property.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the Disney forest home and we will be back in two years. The home has everything you need for a relaxing wonderful vacation, beautiful pool and hot tub after long days at the theme parks which are only 10 mins away (Disney) and 20-30 away (Universal). There are also many restaurants and a 24 hr Target and Wal-mart just a few mins away . Emerald Island is a beautiful gated resort and Clyde the owner is awesome to deal with, Thanks again Clyde for sharing your wonderful home with us, SEE YOU WHEN STAR WARS LAND IS FINISHED LOL. Reg S

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

My family really enjoyed staying on this property. There was plenty of room for us all. We found it a very easy route to and from Walt Disney World. The few issues we had were taken care of promptly by the management team. Love how very quiet it was in the resort also. We also enjoyed the gaming system with games to be a good treat. Will keep this property in mind when planning our next Florida vacation. Felt right and home. Thank you!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you need to have a great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd holiday in Florida and we found the neighborhood very convenient for Disney World (15 minute, simple drive), safe, and well maintained. The home is very spacious and you get exactly what you see in the description, contract, and video provided. There is a grocery store and restaurants within a 5-10 minute drive. We felt right at home here! We were very happy with the layout (plenty of rooms/bathrooms for everyone - 2 parents and 4 teenage girls) and the pool/hot tub area. The forest that backs the pool area was lovely - peaceful and entertaining watching the squirrels, birds and armadillo! We enjoyed all the time we had in the home and especially enjoyed the pool area. We actually wished we had less "park days" and more "home days" to relax and enjoy the pool and neighborhood. The neighborhood pool area/club house and beach volleyball area all looked great even though we didn't use them. The owner was great to deal with and responded very quickly to any e-mails. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Orlando MCO
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
192 and Hwy 4
Car: recommended

Disney Magic Kingdom, Disney Epcot, Disney Hollywood Studios, Disney Animal Kingdom, Universal Studios, Univerals Studios Islands of Adventure, SeaWorld, Waterparks, Kennedy Space Station, Volcano Bay, Busch Gardens, Outlet Shopping Malls


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $99
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 13.5%

Low Season or Long Term stays in 2016 (4 weeks +) is $135US per Night for balance of 2017. Long term rate does not apply for any stay less than 7 nights, or for stays with Monday or Friday arrivals dates, or in summer, golf, and holiday periods including the entire months of November and December.

Base rate is $150US per night (Jan,Feb,April,May). Surcharge over base rate is $25 Per Night for holiday seasons (March Break Month, Memorial Day, Summer Jun-Aug, Labor Day). Surcharge over base rate is $50 Per Night for peak seasons (US Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year).

50% due at reservation; balance due 12 weeks prior to arrival date.

Separate $400 Refundable Damage Deposit also due 12 weeks prior to arrival. This deposit is refunded within 10 days of your departure once our management company verifies no damage has occurred.

Payal accepted for payments (this is the most secure payment processer in the world)

BEWARE OF THE COSTS OF VRBO ON-LINE BOOKING. (I do not prefer use this system for the reasons below.)

If you book a property using VRBO On-Line Booking:

1. You may be charged an automatic fee by VRBO of 4%-9% of your reservation fee
2. The home owner may force you to pay a non-refundable property damage insurance charge between $60-$1,500
3. Cancellation insurance can cost you an additional 5%-10%

I do not perfer use VRBO On-Line Booking! The advantage of booking through email confirmation through my system are as follows:

1. I use Paypal for all payments which is the most secure E Pay system in the World.
2. My damage deposit is fully refundable. I also maintain full house insurance.
3. If you need to cancel, I will carry forward your reservation for up to a 12 month period.
4. You can read my guest reviews for the security of dealing with a personal home owner.
5. Why pay more through On-Line Booking but its your choice?

I accept VRBO on-line bookings with additional 3.5% North America Credit Card Fee, 5.5% International Credit Card Fee

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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