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Mark Dawson

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

Amazing Hollywood Rock & Roll Home, Pool & Spa, 3 Miles Disney, family friendly

107 Reviews
Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights

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Detatched, 7 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 16) private Pool, close to Theme Parks


Do you love Films and Rock music? Congratulations! You’ve discovered one of the most unusual luxury vacation homes anywhere. Our theme is 'The American Dream' and we've tastefully decorated to celebrate our favourite icons, from Heroes of Rock and Roll to Hollywood Stars. 7 bedrooms (sleeps 16) 4.5 bathrooms, South facing (sunny all day) with private Heated Pool and Jacuzzi, at the award winning Emerald Island Gated Resort, Kissimmee.

We're just a few minutes from Disney and very close to most of the famous Theme Parks and numerous Golf courses - you couldn't be better located! Our home is perfect for the larger family or smaller groups of families and friends sharing, and you'll love the unique Rock and Roll / Hollywood fun “vibe”

With over 4,200 square feet (including extended deck) and plenty of loungers and shades for sun worshippers, we've put TVs and DVDs in all the bedrooms. We have Full Air Conditioning, including the Games room where children of all ages will enjoy Air Hockey, Foosball, Table Tennis etc. Take full advantage of free International calls to phone home and tell your friends what a great time you’re having! We have Cable TV, Netflix, a vast open plan Family Room with 55' TV, DVD and Soundbar plus a library of over 100 DVD and Blu-Ray discs. Free Internet Broadband too – just bring your WiFi enabled laptop.

All linen and towels are provided and in the Laundry room you’ll find a Washer, Dryer, Hair Dryers and Ironing facilities. Each bedroom has it’s own unique theme, and includes two private Master en-suites with their own 40” Flatscreen Internet TV so you can surf the net from the comfort of your own bed – very cool!

Our themed bedrooms all have TV's, plus either DVD players or Netflix :

The Hollywood Suite with huge King size bed, plus private en-suite

The Rat Pack Suite with Queen size bed, plus private en-suite (See the Disney fireworks in the distance from this room in the evenings!)

The Superstar Suite with Queen size bed

The Guitar Hero Suite with Queen size bed

The Divas Boudoir with two Twin beds

The Cyber Zone with two Twin beds

Hogwarts Hideaway (Harry Potter themed room) - 4 Bunk beds

And for our youngest guests we have 2 Strollers, 2 Highchairs, 2 Portable Cribs, stair safety gates, intercom and patio door Pool safety alarms.

You'll love the extensively equipped Kitchen with its' own intimate Nook area (which usually turns into a social gathering place as well as an eating area) where you can watch the underwater pool light at night – Magical!

Dine in style in the formal Dining area, eat 'al fresco' round the Pool or just enjoy a well earned glass of wine in the heated Jacuzzi at midnight while you plan the next days’ outings. And after all the excitement of the day if you prefer some peace and quiet, just head for the privacy of the cosy lounge at the front of the house, away from all the action. You'll find amazing original portraits, a unique mural, fascinating pictures and incredible giant sculptures throughout the home.

We usually book a 7 day minimum from Saturday to Saturday, but sometimes in the low seasons a 4 day rental is OK.

Finally, we’re pleased to say that our low season rates apply for a full 8 months of the year - basically all the time except for Summer, Xmas / New Year, Easter & Thanksgiving!

Is this the most fun and unusual vacation home you could ever stay in?

Almost certainly.......

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mark Dawson (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

About Mark Dawson

Our “Hollywood Rock 'n Roll ” home is owned by myself, Mark Dawson and my wife Debbie, and we both live and work in London, England. I work in the Music Business and have played in bands and run a recording studio for more than 35 years (hence the musical theme!) and Debbie is an Antiques Trader specialising in Teddy Bears who is also currently studying for a Law Degree.

I first fell in love with America when I visited it as a teenager on a school trip, and we are very fortunate to have now realised a lifetimes’ ambition by owning our very own vacation home in Orlando. We’d like to share our love of Films and Rock music with our guests, and hope we can welcome you to our home!

Mark Dawson purchased this house in 2005

Why Mark Dawson chose Disney / Orlando

Emerald Island is a beautiful Gated Enclosure complete with Lakes and a Nature Trail, just 5 minutes from Disney and very close to the Theme Parks (Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, Sea World, Discovery Cove, Animal Kingdom, Downtown Disney, etc) - you couldn't be in a better location. The nearby Highway 192 houses Restaurants of all types and we're located so centrally that you're right on top of just about anything you might need, from a Medieval Banquet to Wal Mart!

What makes this house unique

There are many beautiful houses in Orlando but we wanted to try and create a themed home with a difference. We chose a 'Hollywood / Rock and Roll' theme because it's unusual, it's luxurious and most of, it's a lot of fun! We have tastefully decorated with amazing giant sculptures, original paintings and rock 'n roll memorabilia - It's a most unusual home! We look forward to welcoming you as our guests and would love to hear from you if you have any comments or require any further information.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an amazing vacation and we loved your house. My sons hated leaving the pool. Thank you again. Everything was amazing!!

We all thank you,
Jul 2013
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Amazing Hollywood Rock & Roll Home, Pool & Spa, 3 Miles Disney, family friendly
average rating of 4.9345794 based on 110 reviews

Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

This house was great for our family reunion, we had 15 people comfortably there and we weren't stepping on eachother's toes. The pool was great for the kids and the hot tub was perfect for the grown ups. The kitchen was big enough and had enough pots and pans to cook all of our meals. Renting the grill made for a few great cookouts! Close to the theme parks and a good time had by all!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place! Perfect for a family holiday! Kid friendly parent approved!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience at the Hollywood rock n roll house! The owner is very responsive but attentitive as well. The included amenities make you feel like your staying at a resort and not a house but the ambience gives you a sense of homeliness and belonging. No one was eager to leave when it was time to pack up! We really miss it! Hope to do it again soon!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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fabulous holiday

  • 5 of 5

Had a brilliant stay in the Hollywood rock and roll villa. Close to all attractions and a very nice community area. any problems we had were solved immediately. would stay here again in a heartbeat. It catered easily for 12 of us ranging from 60 down to 2years old. A few thing I would update but it did not detract from our pleasurable stay. would highly recommend to families. the pool area got the sun all day. just like home from home

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Fantastic !!! 5 Star

  • 5 of 5

Hats off to Mark and Ian for there efforts in making our stay comfortable and worry free. The house was very clean, the pool and hot tub was great after a hot day of golfing. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good Disney Alternative

  • 5 of 5

Owner was very responsive and accommodating. Great way to save money if going to Disney.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Jennifer Petty

  • 5 of 5

Just got home from the best vacation! Our family of 12 LOVED this house there was plenty of room for everyone very comfortable we cooked had plenty of dishes silverware and pots and pans could use a larger rubber spatula lol The batteries in a few remotes were dead called maintenance they came the same day and replaced couldnt ask for a better experience! I work for a very large travel agency and will definitely be recommending this to our clients! This is our new go to rental for our vacations!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Orlando International
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate Highway 4
Nearest Point of Interest
Disney World
Nearest Point of Interest
Universal / Islands of Adventure
Car: necessary

Here’s how close we are to some of the local attractions (in miles) :

Disney Animal Kingdom : 4

Disney Hollywood Studio : 5

Disney Magic Kingdom : 7

Disney Blizzard Beach : 7

Kissimmee Old Town : 7

Celebration Golf Club : 7

Disney World of Golf : 8

Downtown Disney : 9

Disney Typhoon Lagoon : 9

Disney Epcot : 11

International Drive : 12

Discovery Cove : 13

Sea World : 13

Orange County Convention Centre : 15

Boggy Creek Airboat Rides : 15

Gatorland : 17

Universal Islands of Adventure : 17

Universal Studios : 17 miles :

Wizarding World of Harry Potter : 17

Florida Mall : 19

Mall at Millenia : 20

Orlando Airport : 24

Orlando Science Centre : 27

Legoland : 32

Sanford Airport : 50

Busch Gardens : 64

Kennedy Space Centre : 64

Daytona Beach : 65

Cocoa Beach : 71


Rates & Availability

Emerald Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 4 2016 - Aug 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Aug 28 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
6 night minimum stay
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Year
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 10 2017 - Apr 17 2017
6 night minimum stay
Apr 18 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Aug 26 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
6 night minimum stay
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Year
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 1 2018
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $140 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 13.0%

Pool & Spa heat (optional) : $30 a day
Just Spa heat (optional) : $10 a day
BBQ (optional) : $56 a week
Please add 13% tax for these items.

We usually book vacations either starting or ending on a Saturday - sometimes in low seasons a 3 day rental minimum is OK.

PLEASE NOTE : Because of the way Homeaway generates automatic quotes, optional Poo l& Spa heat, & BBQ hire are not included and are added on separately later.

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Disney / Orlando House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • The Hollywood Suite - 1 king , Private en-suite bathroom & 40' internet TV
    The Rat Pack Suite - 1 queen , Private en-suite bathroom & 40' internet TV
    The Superstar Suite - 1 queen
    The Divas Boudoir - 2 twin/ single
    The Cyber Zone - 2 twin/ single
    Hogwarts Hideaway (Harry Potter themed) - 4 bunk bed
    The Guitar Hero Suite - 1 queen
  • Each bedroom has its' own TV and most have DVD players. King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (2) 2 'Pack n Play' portable cribs, Bunk Beds (4)
  • Air Hockey
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Plenty of loungers and pool furniture plus underwater pool light.

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