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An Affordable Home with a View...and Only Minutes from Disney!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • children welcome


About the property

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

EMERALD ISLAND RETREAT - A superb 3 bedroom Townhouse on the prestigous Emerald Island Resort. Less than 3 miles from Disney's Animal Kingdom, Emerald Island Resort is located just off the 192, and is also ideally placed for shops and restaurants.

Why pay hotel room prices? Why pay higher prices when realistically most guests spend the days at the theme parks and the nights resting for the next day? Why pay for something you are not really going to get the benefit of? All guests enjoy the FREE use of the resorts facilities such as the two community heated pools (no hidden pool heat costs!), spa, fitness center, sauna and volleyball court. There are also nature trails, a picnic area and a kid's play area. FREE WiFi internet access is available from the comfort of our home or if you wish, a Cyber Cafe is also available (small fee payable locally) to catch up on all the e-mails!! Floodlit tennis courts are also available minutes from our home, and we provide 2 raquets with balls for your use.

Are you a light sleeper? Can you be sure of the location of your home if booked through an agency? Our townhome boasts a wonderful waterfront that only a very few on this resort can offer!

Located close enough to enjoy the resorts facilities, but far enough away to ensure you are not disturbed by them, especially when you are trying to sleep!

Fully air-conditioned, our house is fully furnished, including items such as a refrigerator-freezer with ice maker, dishwasher, oven and microwave, washer and dryer, not to mention all bed linens and towels (including 6 pool towels). Cable TV is provided, with TV's located in the lounge and ALL bedrooms. Ceiling fans have recently been added for your additional comfort to the lounge and all bedrooms.

A DVD player is provided should you be unable to find anything on the numerous channels, or alternatively, you may wish to challenge the children (no age limit!!) with our Playstation 2, complete with two games and controllers. If not, then perhaps a chilled drink relaxing after a day at the theme parks relaxing whilst admiring the view across the lake watching the numerous birds that frequent it and conservation area to the rear.

Maintained by our small local management company; no keys to worry about collecting or dropping off. View our website and guest book, and we look forward to hear from you.

Keywords: Townhouse

More Details

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2017

About The Owner

Our names are Andrew & Rosemary and we have two children, Chloe and Mark. We live in the seaside town of Broadstairs located in the county of Kent in England, UK.

The Owner purchased this townhome in 2004

Why The Owner chose Disney / Orlando

When we flew out in October 2003 to view various homes and resorts, Emerald Island Resort had already sold all of their townhomes and were not being marketed. However, we decided to find the resort just to view it and to see what all the 'hype' was about as it was receiving such good reviews. Wow! As soon as we turned into the resort we knew why. Luckily for us a townhome sale had fallen through and the rest is history!

What makes this townhome unique

Watching an early morning sunrise over the retention pond with hot air balloons floating silently across! The resorts location is great as it allows you to go to the Disney reorts in the morning when they first open to avoid the crowds, returning for lunch and a swim...when the parks are 'heaving'. Then you can just return to the parks late afternoon when the crowds start to go home!

Guestbook comments from the owner

I want to thank both of you for sharing your home with us. We had a wonderful time and the weather was great. The location of Emerald Island is great -- it is so convenient and close to everything. I agree that your villa is located in a very nice spot. Two mornings were watched two red fox play less that 20 yards from the rear door….Again, thank you. I will certainly contact you for our next visit to Orlando.
Feb 2004
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Kissimmee Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) Master bedroom, Double Beds (1) Bedroom 2, Twin or Single Beds (2) Bedroom 3, Baby Cribs (1) Collapsable cot available
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • swimming
  • tennis
Ceiling fans, TV's to all bedrooms, Hairdrier, Pool Towels, Ceramic Tiled Ground Floor, Assortment of pool / outdoor games, 2 Tennis racquets with balls, Patio table and 4 chairs, table and 2 padded chairs to balcony, Games Room, Floodlit tennis courts, volleyball court


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

An Affordable Home with a View...and Only Minutes from Disney!
average rating of 4.860465 based on 44 reviews
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Canada

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed in the Spain's rental property in March 2007. What a wonderful experience. It was so nice for the children to have their own room rather than staying in a hotel. We were able to sit up at night and visit, watch TV and relax. We also enjoyed being able to sit out on the patio with the view of the water and watch the kids run on the grass. At first we were a little nervous about renting online ... but have recommended this option to our friends. The accommodations were very affordable and the Spain's very helpful and accommodating along the way. Thank you for sharing your home with us, we hope to visit again.


  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2007
  • Stayed: Aug 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I stayed with my family for 3 weeks on the property. The house is great, everything works very well, the condominium is super nice. We were imediate atention when there was a problem with the house key.

We will be Back for sure.

I indicate to everyone.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for a family!

  • 4 of 5

Condo was clean, comfortable, secure, and well stocked. Only 10-15 minutes to Disney and a good value for our family's needs.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good property, not upscale, for small families

  • 3 of 5

The property is ok for small families. Rooms and beds are small, and main room bed is a double size. Kitchen only has minimum things. Stairway has a lot of noises. Tvs on upstairs rooms are 14". Good property but not upscale one. Cleaning fee too high for nothing, no soap or shampoo in showers.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very cute and welcoming!

  • 5 of 5

The property backed out onto the pond. It was very peaceful and quiet! We got to see a good variety of wildlife. It was Awesome!! Loved that all the bedrooms were upstairs, the master had a little balcony attached that u can sit out and eat and relax. The townhouse has all the amenities that u would need for a family of 5! It's very reasonably priced! If we get to come back next year, we are definitely staying at this same house!!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jill, Thanks for your review and glad you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to welcome you back next year. Andrew.
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Earlville, IL

Winter Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Emerald Island Retreat has been our winter "home away" for two years now from January 15th to March 15th. The location is great for the Disney parks, other Orlando attractions, restaurants, and shopping. Our children and grandchildren love to visit and enjoy the pool and clubhouse. The townhouse is very clean, comfortable and affordable. Along with being close to all the action, it is quiet, safe and secluded, especially when relaxing on the patio and balcony with a view of the lake. The owners, Andrew and Rosemary Spain are easily contacted and very accommodating. We have already booked Emerald Island Retreat for the same dates in 2017.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review and look forward to welcome you back in 2017. Andrew
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Rates & Availability

Kissimmee Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 9 2017 - Apr 23 2017
6 night minimum stay
Dec 21 - Jan 2
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $80 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 13.0%

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