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Emerald Island 7 Bed Exec Villa, South-Facing Water & Woodland from $192 night!

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 3,100 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 7 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 18) - 10 mins Disney

The 'Arabella' seven bedroom, five and a half bath villa home on Emerald Island Resort is a beautiful, executive, chateau-style villa with a fabulous south-facing pool overlooking lake and conservation; affording great views and spectacular sunsets! *** Unlimited High Speed Internet & Wi-FI *** + Games Room (Pool, Basket-hoops & Air Hockey). UPDATE: This home has been completely refreshed throughout and looks even more spectacular than before - new pictures taken Dec 23 2015. New carpets, new flooring (Master and upstairs), all newly refurbished bedrooms, additional large screen LCD TVs, completely new game room and much more! *** Pool & Spa heat included ***.

Located on the exclusive resort of Emerald Island on the enclave, this beautifully appointed and spacious villa will sleep 16 (up to 18) and has seven bedrooms, six bathrooms, and upgraded interior designer furnishings. The amazing south-facing views can be enjoyed from the extended deck and covered lanai or from the over-sized pool with adjoining heated spa. A full width child safety fence - across the pool - is also included (not shown in the pictures). *** There are now 8 patio sun loungers across the sun deck ***

This exquisitely-styled and furnished home is equipped with everything the discerning vacationer should require. From top of the range upgraded kitchen appliances to lavish four poster and king-size beds in the five master bedrooms. In addition, there are also two further twin bedrooms (one is a quad bunk). All bedrooms are equipped with HD LCD TV and the main gathering room is equipped with large 52' screen LCD/LED HD TV and Blu-Ray/DVD player.

The gated resort-style community of Emerald Island is an attraction itself. The clubhouse has a pool, hot tub, sauna, fitness room, cyber Internet room, and a video arcade. There is even a Tiki bar outside on the pool deck, children's playground, a sand volleyball court, tennis center, and a nature trail to enjoy.

Area Attractions close by include Disney (4.8 miles, 10 mins), Universal Studios, Sea World, Discovery Cove, Busch Gardens, Cape Kennedy Space Center (one hour), Gatorland, along with Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Beaches each within an hours drive.

The aptly named Emerald Island Resort is an absolute jewel in the vacation home market. It features an excellent range of facilities (volley ball, 2 community swimming pools, tiki bar, sauna, fitness center, nature walk, etc.) for all ages and tastes, yet is just minutes from the Walt Disney World attractions. It is therefore suitable for families or groups of friends who are seeking affordable luxury in an idyllic central location with the added peace of mind of 24 hour gate guard security.

A stay at this villa will guarantee a luxurious home away from home, an abundance of free local activities within a beautiful setting and easy access to the many local Orlando attractions,

The calendar is always 100% accurate - book with confidence. If the dates are available, they can be yours. Calendar is usually updated daily.

IMPORTANT: This home is one of the most popular homes on Emerald Island Resort - the closest gated secure resort to Disney. Book early to avoid missing out on this sensational vacation home. Your reservation will be accepted almost immediately - just click on 'Book It' and you're done! Inquiries are always answered within minutes and my twelve years experience providing luxury homes to vacationers and travelers ensures you get all the essential information you need in respect of your vacation accommodation. I look forward to welcoming you, thanks for reading.

More Details

Andrew Sweetenham
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, german, czech, polish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Andrew Sweetenham

I've been operating this home since 2004. I am originally from the UK, but have resided in Florida since 2010. My wife and I provide 24 x 7 support with our dedicated management service and ensure the home is always beautifully and meticulously prepared prior to your arrival.

Andrew Sweetenham purchased this villa in 2004

Why Andrew Sweetenham chose Disney / Orlando

It's on Emerald Island Resort and forms part of the exclusive 'Harbor Collection' on the 'Enclave' The home is located on an oversize south facing lot (150 ft x 120 ft) with superb views across conservation and the retention lake. Great sunsets, superb tranquil location and still just a short drive to Disney!

What makes this villa unique

Fantastic views across the lake and conservation. Spectacular sunsets - yet just a short drive to all the Disney theme parks.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you again for a wonderful vacation! Thank you Erika for going the extra mile to make sure we had a pleasant stay! It was so nice to meet you. My guest all had such a wonderful time and felt at home. The Arabella is truly the home to vacation in for a large family. Thank you for sharing your home with us. God Bless you and your home.
Jul 2012
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Kissimmee Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • King size beds (5), Queen size Beds (0), Double Beds (0), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (4)
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Digital Cable TV in all rooms, Fully Fitted Kitchen, Upgraded Kitchen Appliances including, Smooth Top Range, All Linens & Towels provided, Washer & Dryer in separate laundry room, Games Room, Master Suite with King 4 Poster with ensuite bathroom, 2 King Suites with ensuite bathroom, 2 King Suites with adjoining bathroom, 1 Twin Room with adjoining bathroom, 1 x 2 Sets of Bunks Room with adjoining bathroom, All bathrooms have cultured marble basins - with master suite having twin basins, Pull out sleeper sofa


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Emerald Island 7 Bed Exec Villa, South-Facing Water & Woodland from $192 night!
average rating of 4.714286 based on 39 reviews
St. John, Indiana

A great place!

  • 4 of 5

Just left after a great 5 day vacation with our children and grandchildren. 18 of us in all, which included a 2 month old. The house was spacious enough, the kids had a blast in the game room and the pool. Everything was clean and comfortable. Just a couple things you should know. Lots of rules. Don't turn the thermostat below 75. Turn it up to 78 when you leave each day. It was in the 90's this week. Upstairs was pretty warm for everyone. Thank heavens for the ceiling fans. It wasn't until Thursday, our last night, that I found a separate paper in the folder which said the air could be turned down to 73 upstairs if needed. This was not consistent with the other papers in the notebook or what I had to print out before the trip. With what I paid to stay here I feel we should be in control of the temperature in the house to our discretion. If there's something wrong with the air conditioner then it should be fixed.

Some of the rules are vague and confusing. It's really a lot to read! I was afraid I would fail and lose my security deposit because it was so lengthy that I would forget something!

All in all, we had a great time!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house! Spacious and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

I loved this property. It was clean, spacious, fit all 18 of us comfortably. The pool and patio furniture was nice and clean and everything worked properly which was great. The only thing I wasn't super thrilled with was the upstairs thermostat setting (management didn't want it below 75) which was super warm considering how hot it got on a 90 degree day in Orlando. The ceiling fans upstairs were not enough to keep us cool at night. We all slept on top of the sheets instead of under them.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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clean beautifull and spacious

  • 4 of 5

overall a very well looked after property with plenty of room for our trip, we had a party of 12 living in the house and had room for all without any huge issues.

only big issue we had was with the pool heat repeatedly the entire stay, kids got a chill before we noticed the temp was so low, however the management company responded very quickly, aparantly there was an issue with the heater, problem happened several times over the 3 weeks we were there and each time the "pool guy" came out and reset the error.

also the "instuction's email" makes the stay a bit daunting at first as there are a very long list of rules and "restrictions", which when looked at do make sense in general, but makes for extra stress when you worry about every little thing you do in the house.

games machine is mentioned in the description, but does not exist, owner indicated it had been removed previously. not a big issue for us as we had a few tablets for the kids to play on luckily but should be removed from the description.

anyway, the house was beautifull and plenty of room as mentioned previously, also quite well looked after and we enjoyed our trip overall.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ottawa, Ont. Canada

Wonderful Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We spent 16 days in this beautiful pool home. It is nicely furnished, very clean, fully equipped and well maintained. The location facing south backing on the conservation area was perfect as it offered privacy and all day sun on the pool area. It was a very comfortable and enjoyable home base for our vacationing family of 13.

Andrew was easy to work with and the booking/check in procedures were well organized and went smoothly. We recommend this property and we would be quite happy to book it again in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arabella was the best!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Arabella from December 31st until January 14th. We had a fabulous time. We had 5 runners in the Disney races and the pool and hot tub were a welcome respite at the end of the day. High end appliances with a dishwasher that was so quiet we had to check to see if it was actually running. Kitchen was well stocked with tons of glasses and plates as well as silverware. There was an outdoor grill. Publix grocery store is 5 minutes away and Sweet Tomatoes was a favorite place to eat. Andrew was so helpful and was so quick if we had a question. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, organized and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

After four years of planning and saving, our extended family of 12 met in Kissimmee to take in Disney and create lasting memories. The Emerald Island home was an amazing part of our vacation, we were all able to stay in one location and enjoy those special moments together. For example breakfast together before journeying out in different directions on some days. At night, we would reconvene and share memories and laughs around the hot tub and pool. The luxury of each adult couple having their own bathroom away from the kids was so relaxing and calming after busy park hopping days. The owners thought of everything and the recreation room with pool table and air hockey were great for entertaining our nieces and nephews as they waited for the adults to plan out the day. The Emerald Island resort security and clubhouse staff were friendly and always available if we had any questions. The home was so close to Disney, it only took us 10 minutes at the most to reach the entrance to each park. Andrew answered all my questions quickly and was very helpful as we planned our trip. We highly recommend this home for your next stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Walt Disney's Animal Kingdom
Nearest Point of Interest
Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure
Nearest Point of Interest
Walt Disney's Magic Kingdom


Rates & Availability

Kissimmee Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017L
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
Halloween Season 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 17 2017 - Dec 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas / New Year 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Feb 1 2018 - Mar 24 2018
4 night minimum stay
Easter 2018
Mar 25 2018 - Apr 7 2018
6 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Apr 8 2018 - May 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 24 2018
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2018L
Aug 25 2018 - Sep 7 2018
4 night minimum stay
Halloween 2018
Oct 1 2018 - Nov 5 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225

Please see terms and conditions of rental at Terms and conditions are deemed to be accepted at time of reservation. IMPORTANT: $500 Security Bond is required. This is held by the owner in a suspense account and paid 14 days prior to arrival. The security deposit is then refunded upon departure. *** Pool & Spa Heat is included with every reservation ***.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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