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So Close To Disney You Can See The Fireworks! Private 4 Br Pool Home

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,990 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

4 BR (two masters), 3 BA, Sleeps 8, Backs to private wooded area.

You will love our four bedroom luxury home just three miles from Disney in the gated Emerald Island Resort. The moment you see our resort you will know that you are going to have the best vacation that you have ever had. As soon as you enter our home, your children will fall in love with the themed decor and you will feel like you belong there.

Our home is an easy walk, less than one block, to the resort clubhouse. The clubhouse offers basketball, tennis, a gym, sauna, jacuzzi, bar, game room and pool. More importantly, our front door is less than three miles from the front gate of Disney!

Our pool is one of the most private ones in Emerald Island. We back up to some of the protected areas so the main thing that you see as you enjoy yourself in the pool and on the deck is nature. The house to one side of us has a hedge along their screen room that adds to our privacy. The pool deck and pool are perfect for relaxing after a day at the parks or for just enjoying a day home.

We have themed rooms that your children will love. My son wanted a Star Wars room, so one of the rooms has a double/single bunk bed and a style that helps kids sense the 'force'. :) The mural has various characters from "The Force Awakens" with a bright light saber that seems to glow. The comforters and pillow cases star Kylo Ren.

My youngest daughter chose the theme for the next room, which also has a double/single bunk. She loves Frozen. We have heard "Let It Go" so many times.... The mural has Princess Anna, Queen Elsa, and Olaf. We also have them on the beds as well as stuffed dolls to sleep with.

One of my older sons wanted the jungle theme of the next Master. You will feel like you are at Animal Kingdom, except with air conditioning. The queen bed and private bath maintain this theme.

My wife chose the King Master theme. For our 30th anniversary we went to Europe, and one of the places we visited was Cinque Terra along the Italian coast. The painting reminded her of that dreamscape. The soft colors are soothing and calming...which mothers of many children often need. :)

Having two master suites makes this perfect for two families sharing a vacation and/or for older children. We can comfortably sleep 10.

Our pool table is tournament sized and inside rather than in a hot garage. Those not playing pool can enjoy our Wii games on the large flatscreen. Our house has full wi-fi throughout, a television in every bedroom, and two more televisions in the house--one in the living room and one more in the entertainment room. Our heated swimming pool is surrounded by top of the line, comfortable patio furniture.

We have recently (fall 2013) installed a real 6 person hot tub that gets hot. Not like the 'spas' that are attached to pools that are only warm. Come home from the parks, hop in the hot tub, enjoy the stars and let your stress fad away.

Our location is fantastic for everything that the Orlando area has to offer. We are minutes from Disney. We are actually the closest gated community to WDW that is no on Disney property. It is almost like being on Disney property without being locked into a total Disney holiday. If you feel like going to Universal or Sea World, hop in your car and you can be there in about 20 minutes.

If you want to enjoy a night eating out instead of cooking in our beautiful kitchen, we are literally minutes away from every ethnic food you can imagine. Our location puts you within miles of any fast food, medium or expensive restaurants. We were there for a few months in 2016, so we decided to eat at a different place every 'date night'. For our entire marriage we have gone out at least one night a week on a date. In four months, we never ate at the same place twice and never had to drive more than 20 minutes. The location is so fantastic.

If you are a shopper, there are outlet malls, strip malls and normal shopping malls all an easy drive away.

We love the beach. My son and daughter in law live in Clearwater Beach so when we are in the States we visit them often. Just take I-4 west and you are there in a little over an hour, enjoying the calm waves and white sands of what was voted Florida's Number One Beach in 2016. If you like more adventure, then head to Port Canaveral to the east. It is slightly closer and offers surfing and wind-surfing. We are close to Universal and Sea World, and easy drive to water parks and tons of shopping opportunities.

Our home is full of features that will serve your family well.

Beautiful, lush vegetation and woods right behind our house.

We are only a half a block, easy walking, from the clubhouse.

Free us of all the amenities of the resort such as a sauna, fitness center, Tiki bar, 2 heated pools, spa, volleyball, tennis courts, playgrounds, and more.

Our house backs up to the 11 acre nature walking trail

Upgraded stainless steel kitchen appliances and granite countertops.

Upgraded tile and hardwood floors

Open floor plan with high ceilings

Free local calls

Two master suites

Three full baths, one with a corner, garden soaking tub and a separate walk-in shower

Washer and dryer

Fully equipped kitchen including electric tea kettle, coffee maker, blender, food mixer, etc.

Hair dryer in every bathroom

All linens included (towels, sheets, etc)

Strollers for use in the park

Flatscreen televisions in every bedroom, the living room and the entertainment room.

Free Cable

Free high speed Wi-fi

Wii entertainment system with Epic Mickey 2, Super Mario Smashbrawl, and Super Mario Bros Wii

You will love the fact that our secure, gated community is the closest resort to Disney.

Free maid service

Free wifi

Free use of the clubhouse/resort facilities

Free use of our umbrella stroller

In a growing part of Kissimmee with new restaurants, shopping, etc., all around us

Less than 10 minutes to several grocery stores, Super Target, all kinds of fast food including Taco Bell, McDonalds, Chick-Fil-A, Panera Bread, and Pizza Hut just to name a few.

Restaurants incude staples such as Outback Steakhouse, Red Lobster, Buffalo Wild Wings, TGI Fridays, Chuy's Mexican, Texas Roadhouse, Carraba's, Macaroni Grill, Cracker Barrel, and Sweet Tomatoes.

Less than 10 miles to Premium Outlet Mall.

Honestly there is too much to list. My wife and I did this off of the top of our heads. You are in the center of it all.

Let me close by saying that we are not your typical vacation home owners. We purchased this home because we love making memories with our children here. We are committed to your loving the time that you stay here, and will do what we can to make this the absolute best vacation that you ever have. Our goal is to have the people who stay with us become our friends and repeat guests.

More Details

Property Manager
Joe and Denise Holman
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Joe and Denise Holman

Hello! Thank you for considering our home! We are a little different from most of the owners in this area because this really is our only home, not a second or third property. This is it. That is why everywhere you look you will see tender, loving care.

So, who are we? We are a normal, fun-loving couple with 11 kids...yes, you read that correctly. We have 11 children. That is why we know what kids like, and why we love Disney.

My job required that my family move out of the USA, so we packed up our bags and moved to South America where we rent a small home way up high in the Andes Mountains.

We purchased this home in Emerald Island so that we can have an anchor. It is our connection to 'home' in the States. We vacation here. Our older children who now live in the States (WV, DC, and FL) can also vacation here.

In a nutshell, we know the importance of a great vacation, probably more than most. Every two and a half years we come back to the States with the entire family, and this is the home we come to. Disney in our backyard, fun all around us, and memories to be made.

I know that you will love our home because we sincerely want to do whatever it takes to make this vacation your best one ever. Your children deserve the memories.

Joe and Denise Holman purchased this house in 2013

Why Joe and Denise Holman chose Disney / Orlando

We have been coming to WDW since 1992. I honestly do not know how many times we have been here. Until this year, 2013, we always rented. We discovered a few little 'secrets' to having a great time.

First of all, staying close to the property, but not on the property. Being close means that you don't spend precious vacation time on the road every day, yet being off property gives you tremendous freedom in food and other choices.

That is another key to having a great time. We wanted a place that was close to shopping (Target is a few minutes away) and an easy drive to multiple food choices.

A third reason that we chose this property was the resort itself. We wanted activities for everyone to be able to participate in on those 'non-Disney' days. Our resort has a beautiful hiking/jogging trail, gym, pool, hot tub, game room, tennis, basketball, volleyball, and a sauna...and that is just the beginning. Emerald Island is also uber-safe with 24/7 guards and its one-way in/out access.

The final reason...just look around. It is beautiful.

What makes this house unique

When we were looking for a property, being close to Disney was a huge bonus, but not the only thing. We wanted privacy as well. That is why we chose a home that backs up to the woods. Even when the resort is full, you feel like you are in your own little resort when you open the back door and sit by the pool.

We also wanted a place that 'felt' like home--but had the pizazz of Disney. You will agree that the soft colors, the paintings, furniture and rugs all give our home the feel of a 'home' not of an institution or even a museum. In order to get the pizazz, we asked our kids how they would like their rooms decorated. That led us to the pirate, princess and jungle themes of the bedrooms.

Our central location also makes it an easy and fun drive to the beach. If you want waves, head east one hour for Cocoa Beach. If your children are younger and you want calmer waters with a family beach, head west to Clearwater, about an hour and a half away.


Kissimmee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1990 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath 1 - toilet , tub , shower , A relaxing corner soaking tub and a walk in shower.
    Hall Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Our Mickey bathroom for the kids.
    Master Bath 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , The jungle theme of the bedroom continues.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master 1 - 1 king , The master is decorated in a soft blue and brown.
    Master 2 - 1 queen , The second master is decorated with a jungle theme.
    Pirates - 2 double , Your boys will love the pirate theme.
    Princess - 2 double , Our girls made a special request for this decor.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Deck / Patio
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

So Close To Disney You Can See The Fireworks! Private 4 Br Pool Home
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 23 reviews

Clean and everything that was promised and more!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic home managed by a uber friendly couple.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your vacation time in our home. We love it when our guests have a wonderful time. We hope you will return and stay in Mickey´s Hideaway again soon. Joe and Denise
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Brilliant homebase for all things Orlando

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Denise and Joe's Mickey's Hideaway was fantastic. As a group of 8 (ranging from 16years and up) coming from 3 corners of the world, it was great to arrive & simply feel at home. Everything was top shape & very clean. The kitchen was well stocked for even the number of people we had, the multiple living areas were spacious enough that no one ever felt on top of one another, the bedrooms & bathrooms were great & stocked with enough towels for everyone, & the garage with the washer & dryer was perfect, as well as the bikes & Christmas tree! Also, the pool & hot tub backing on to woodlands were the ideal spot to unwind at the end of the day & were both great temps & well cared for. It's obvious that Denise & Joe ensure the property is on top of its game for all visitors, & they are SUPER responsive to any questions you may have.

So speaking of Denise & Joe, let me talk a little bit about them. When we booked our holiday we had contacted a number of properties. The Holmans were absolutely brilliant--before we'd even booked with them. They were helpful about the area, about properties in general, & any other question we threw their way (which were a ton). Ultimately, it was their friendliness, knowledge of the area, & openness that made our decision easy for us. We really felt that we were staying not only somewhere that meant something to the owners, but that WE as guests were important to them, as well! They were head & shoulders above anyone else with whom we had been in contact, & that was certainly borne out throughout our stay as well.

As for proximity to attractions in the area, we visited both Universal & Disney, the outlets & other shopping. Universal was an easy drive or Uber away, & Disney was SO close & easy to get to. Shopping for food & the like is literally a bike ride away, & restaurants in the area are plenty--though again, the kitchen was so well stocked & the house so comfortable, we opted more often than not to stay in. The airport was an easy drive as well. Also the Emerald Island clubhouse was so close to the property that often we'd wander down there to the big pool & tiki bar for some afternoon fun.

We would absolutely come again to this same property, would feel utterly confident in recommending it, & would not hesitate to book any other property that Joe & Denise may have. Both Mickey's Hideaway & the Holmans made our Christmas holiday an even greater joy...many, many thanks!!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: J.P., Thank you so much for taking the time to write the kind and informative review. We love it when our guests have a wonderful vacation, so we are thrilled that you enjoyed your time at Mickey's Hideaway. Thank you for sharing about how great the location is....both the proximity to the local attractions and the privacy of the pool/hot tub. That's one of the main reasons we bought the house. Also, I'm glad you enjoyed the bikes and the Christmas tree. We just added those this year. We are always looking for ways to make our guests' stay more enjoyable. We look forward to having you stay at Mickey's Hideaway in the future.
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Hayward WI

Home away from Home

  • 4 of 5

This is a very nice property and would recommend this to anyone looking to visit the Orlando area. This is our second time visiting Orlando and renting a home, but the first time renting this property. You will not be disappointed. We had a total of 7 people in our party, 4 adults and 3 children and there was more than enough room for all of us to have our space. The kids loved the pool and the water was very nice and warm so they were able to swim even on the cooler days. The hot tub was wonderful to soak in after the long days at the park. It is an actual hot tub and not a spa, so you are able to control the water temperature, unlike a spa. There was a separate living room area for the kids to watch Netflix or play the WII, giving the adults their space for the other living room area. The beds were comfortable and there were more than enough linens for everyone. There is a washer and dryer available giving the ability to pack on the lighter side. The kitchen is complete to do any type of cooking that you may wish to do. The unit was very clean upon arrival and the check in process was very simple. The owners, Joe and Denise make it a very simple process for your arrival and make sure that you have everything you need to make your arrival a smooth transaction. It is very worry free. The Emerald Island Resort is also beautiful and in a gated community with a clubhouse and pool if you do not chose to hand out at the house. This property made our vacation feel as close to feeling like we were at home as it could be and I would without a doubt return to this property when visiting the Orlando area. It is only a hop, skip and a jump to the Disney parks. You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janet, We are so happy that you had a great time! We love it when people love it! Thank you for your kind words.
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Bismarck, ND

Perfect for our family!

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect stay at Mickeys Hideaway! The property was very clean, comfortable, well equipped and close to what ever you want to do! The resort is well maintained and very secure. I loved that the property backed against a wooded area, it felt very private! The pool was perfectly warm (highly recommend paying for the pool heating) and the hot tub was relaxing after a long day at the parks. On our off days, just hanging out, we loved relaxing on the pool deck soaking up the warm FL sun. Having 2 master bedrooms and 2 kid rooms were perfect for us. Everyone had their own space. This property is all its described felt like home!

Our stay....3 kids (13, 12, 10), 3 adults - Nov 21-Dec 1, 2016

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! That made my day! I am so happy that you enjoyed your time in our home. Thank you for letting others know about it. We truly love, love, love it when people make wonderful memories and we are able to be a part of it.
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing. It was clean and comfortable. My family enjoyed having a kitchen to cook our meals, separate bedrooms, a washer and dryer, and the pool. The kitchen was very well stocked! The beds were comfortable. The house was close to shopping and tourist attractions. We spent two days at Legoland-which was easy to get to and not too far away. I recommend getting groceries at the Super Target during peak season. It wasn't too crowded; however, we attempted a quick trip to Walmart and it was packed. There is also a little grocery store at the end of the road for anything you need to restock. I am very thankful the house had fans. Our bodies are used to a little cooler sleeping weather. The thermostat was locked at 74 degrees. It was okay during the day, but a little warm in the bedrooms at night. Thanks for such an amazing stay. I highly recommend this place and the owners. We are looking forward to staying here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! When you come back, remind me about the thermostat and I will have the management company lower it to 70 for you! :) I am happy that you had a wonderful time.
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Very nice property

  • 5 of 5

Joe and Denise,

Thank you for sharing your home with us. We appreciate you being so accommodating and answering our questions so promptly. This was our first time staying off Disney property and the experience was nice. The house was very close to all the Disney parks. I felt safe in this gated community. The house provided all the amenities we needed. We liked using the pool and hot tub when we came home from the parks. My 16 year old daughter enjoyed having her own bedroom and bathroom, that was very nice!

If you are looking to stay in the area, I would highly recommend this house. It was clean and very spacious.

As far as the area, there is a Panera and Target close by. Lots of food options. Can be very busy though in the morning as it is a very touristy area. Keep that in mind if you are in a time crunch.

Thank you again,

Michelle Klecka

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We LOVE it when people have fun and get to create memories. Good reviews not only help us accomplish that, it also makes us happy. :) Joe
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Walt Disney World Resort
Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Orlando International Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mystic Dunes Golf Course
Nearest Beach
73 Miles
Coco Beach
Car: necessary

Our location is fantastic for everything that the Orlando area has to offer. We are minutes from Disney, close to Universal and Sea World, and easy drive to water parks and tons of shopping opportunities.


Rates & Availability

Kissimmee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Spring
Apr 23 2017 - Jun 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jun 4 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Fall
Sep 3 2017 - Nov 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
Mid Season Fall
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Peak Thanksgivng/Christmas
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
Low Winter
Jan 3 2018 - Feb 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
Winter Break
Feb 3 2018 - Mar 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 3 2018 - Apr 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
Low Spring
Apr 2 2018 - Jun 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
Jun 4 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

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Tax Rate 13.0%

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