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Andrew Sweetenham

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english, german, czech, polish

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

27 Reviews
Sleeps18
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Kissimmee Villa Rental Photos and Description

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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Andrew Sweetenham (Owner)
Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english, german, czech, polish

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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Reviews

4.7
based on 27 traveler reviews

Emerald Island 7 Bed Exec Villa, South-Facing Water & Woodland from $192 night!
average rating of 4.740741 based on 31 reviews
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Fantastic property in great location

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th stay on Emerald Island Resort, although first stay in one of Andrew's properties. Emerald Island is a beautifully kept resort in a brilliant location. Via Sherberth Road, you are in Disneyworld within ca. 8 minutes of leaving Emerald Island.

Arabella was wonderfully presented, and exceeded all the needs and expectations of our party of 4 adults and 5 children. The pool was heavily used by our group, as was the games room. I would recommend this property whole-heartedly, and the service and responsiveness from Andrew was second-to-none. It is a very small point, but the only thing I would have liked in the property which was missing was an ipod/iphone dock in the main-room/kitchen, but this is nit-picking. If you are looking for somewhere foe a fantastic holiday for a big group, then look no further.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Property

  • 4 of 5

We arrived at the property hungry having to purchase bags of groceries. We all waited with great anticipation as my husband began to ready the outdoor grill for our feast but, the grill wouldn't light; the igniter did not function and the control knobs were stripped and would not turn the burner valves. Fortunately, we found a pair of pliers in a kitchen drawer and together and together with a guest's lighter , our carne asada feast was rescued. It was after dinner we realized the furnished grill was not even the grill shown in the brochure. During our after-dinner relaxation session in the gathering room, we realized the ceiling fan also did not function. We notified the manager of these two issues and we were informed there was not enough time to have these items repaired prior to our arrival. There was also no attempt to repair these items during out stay. If you need air mattresses, you had best invest in good quality ones from a local merchant; the ones provided did not hold air.

Aside from these few issues, the property is beautiful; well taken care of, well furnished with amenities and secure. The pool and Jacuzzi are clean and serviced weekly. The property was fairly close to our desired destinations. Our family enjoy our stay very much. Our family reunion was a success.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Clara for taking the time to post a review summarising your stay at the Arabella. I sincerely apologize that repairs to the grill and ceiling fan were not made during your stay. Unfortunately, because scaffolding has to be erected to undertake replacement/repair of the ceiling fan (due to the ceiling in the gathering area being 20 feet high), none of our maintenance contractors are unable to undertake the work until we have an opening in between reservations. The grill was replaced on your day of departure and was ordered when we received the message from Craig. Unfortunately, I did not realise the grill was needed during your stay, else I would have arranged for a pre-built grill to be delivered to you the next day. BBQ grills are replaced typically every 6 months. Due to changing designs and specification, the same grill type is rarely used twice. Again, I am very sorry that you experienced these issues. I am very pleased to read that you otherwise enjoyed your stay. Thank you again for choosing the Arabella with VRBO.com
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Wonderful Home

  • 4 of 5

The Emerald Island 7 Bed Exec Villas was a beautiful home away from home for our family vacation. The amenities were outstanding and back facing woods made it feel very private. The complex offers much enjoyment and relaxation after busy days at the amusement parks.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kim, thank for posting a review of the Arabella at Emerald Island Resort. I am very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay. Thanks again for choosing the Arabella with VRBO.com
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Great Disney location

  • 4 of 5

The Arabella is a great house for Disney. We traveled with 3 families and had plenty of space. The pool was great for after the park and the layout was great. We were very close to the park for driving to and from each day.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Shelley, thank you for leaving a review and for choosing the Arabella with VRBO.com. I'm very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and that you found the home so conveniently located. I hope to welcome you all again in the future. Regards, Andrew
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Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We learned of the VRBO website and facilities from a friend and this was the first time staying at the Emerald Islnds Resort in Orlando. We stayed at this home for a week while we were vacationing at Disney with kids and grandkids and had a wonderful time. The home exceeded our expectations. We had a problem with the clothes iron not working and the owner replaced it immediately. Great service. We will definitely return to this facility in our future ventures to Disney.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dennis, many thanks for taking the time to post a review of your stay at the Arabella on Emerald Island Resort. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and I hope we can welcome you again to one of our homes via VRBO in the future. Regards, Andrew
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Wonderful vacation location!

  • 5 of 5

Arabella had everything we needed and more! Andrew was responsive, understanding and helpful. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Joann, thank you for your review and for leaving the home in such great shape when you left. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and I very much hope to welcome you again in the future. Thanks again for choosing the 'Arabella' at Emerald Island Resort. Regards, Andrew
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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

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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
 
Late Aug 2016
Aug 22 2016 - Sep 1 2016
4 night minimum stay
$195
$1,355
 
 
Halloween
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 5 2016
4 night minimum stay
$233
$1,620
$6,450
 
 
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 18 2016 - Dec 3 2016
6 night minimum stay
$258
$1,795
$7,160
 
 
Christmas 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,950
$11,760
 
 
Winter 2017
Feb 1 2017 - Apr 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
$230
$1,611
$6,444
 
 
Easter 2017
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,938
$11,754
 
 
Spring 2017
Apr 25 2017 - Jun 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
$230
$1,611
$6,444
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 5 2017 - Aug 18 2017
4 night minimum stay
$255
$1,788
$7,152
 
 
Summer 2017L
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
$230
$1,611
$6,444
 
 
Halloween Season 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
$232
$1,620
$6,450
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 17 2017 - Dec 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,792
$7,152
 
 
Christmas / New Year 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,115
 
 
Winter 2018
Feb 1 2018 - Mar 24 2018
4 night minimum stay
$235
$1,625
 
 
Easter 2018
Mar 25 2018 - Apr 7 2018
6 night minimum stay
$425
$2,965
 
 
Spring 2018
Apr 8 2018 - May 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
$235
$1,625
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$192
$1,345
$5,382
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee (per stay) $225 + Tax
Booking Fee (per stay) $195 + Tax
Pool Heat (included) $0
Tax Rate 13.0%

Please see terms and conditions of rental at www.villaexec.com/terms.htm. 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

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Amenities

Kissimmee Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
Bedrooms:
  • 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)
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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