This spacious Emerald Island estate home is the largest that's offered, and has enough space (and beds) to sleep up to 16 guests in comfort.
* 2 Master bedroom suites with king-size beds
* 2 Master bedroom suites with queen-size beds
* 1 Additional bedroom with queen-size bed
* 1 Double bunk bedroom (sleeps 4)
* 1 Bunk bedroom
* Sleeps 16 max
* Pool with raised, bubbling spa, sun deck with lake/conservation view and shaded lanai
* Elegant furnishings and decor
* Family movie room
* Full family kitchen with all appliances and quartz counters and breakfast bar
* Laundry with washer and dryer
* Family games room with pool table, darts board and table soccer game
* Resort clubhouse with pool, hot tub and tiki bar, games room and video arcade, fitness and IT centers, kids playground and sports courts
* WiFi high speed internet provided FREE
* Local and long-distance (US) calls FREE
* Digital entry/lock system with unique, private code for each guest stay
* Inspected by Walt Disney World under the Vacation Rental Home Connection program
* Professionally managed, inspected and cleaned by VillaDirect Vacation Homes
* VillaDirect is rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau
* Welcome amenities pack and starter toiletries included
* Local 7 day/365 Welcome Center with guest services staff available 24 hours
* Authorized Disney & Universal Studios discount ticket center
This fabulous home-away-from-home offers a delightful games room, your own movie theater, am extended, sun-drenched pool deck and a sparkling clear pool with relaxing, bubbling spa pool and cushioned deck loungers and chairs.
Inside, this family pool home offers luxurious and open plan living space and large, quiet and comfortable bedrooms to relax in after a fun-filled day at the nearby Walt Disney WorldÂ® Resort theme parks. Or take a tour around the resort...
The Emerald Island resort surrounds an exclusive, fully featured resort clubhouse with many amenities for guests to enjoy. There's also a secondary resort pool, spa and cabana for the exclusive use of guests staying in the town homes (those guests can use the main clubhouse if they wish).
As you enter you immediately find yourself in a luscious sub-tropical resort, with driveway that stretches toward a manned security gate house and through to the stunning entrance rotunda with a Dolphin Fountain at the center, sweeping around to the Emerald Island resort clubhouse and facilities. The club house has a reception area which sells newspapers and sundries and provides information for guests staying at the resort.
There's a guest lounge where you can meet other families visiting Orlando and staying in Emerald Island. The kids can enjoy themselves in the games room, or on the video arcade games provided, and you can "keep in touch" while on vacation with the IT center that provides high-speed internet access for guests.
Choose to relax under the Florida sun at the Emerald Island resort pool with gazebos and a Tiki Bar, luscious landscaping and comfortable deck loungers. Or sit in the bubbling community hot-tub and chat with other guests staying at Emerald Island vacation homes.
Additional amenities include: pool table, game room, in-home theater, coffee maker, free use of community/resort amenities, spa (optional electric heating), shaded lanai, darts board, free starter pack, bedrooms carpeted, deck loungers, securepass lock, window treatments, ceramic tiled floors, kitchenware, hairdryer(s), table soccer game, child pool safety fence, roman tub, leather sofas, big screen projection TV, movie theatre, sunset view, range/cooker, free long distance calls, iron and board, large screen TV (36-inch plus)....Read more
Left on 07/13/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 13, 2011Stayed Apr 2011
The property was exactly as described by Villa Direct and more, I would definately recommend Villa Direct services to family and friends, the team went above and beyond for our large group and accomodated us in every detail possible. It was a great place to stay and our family loved it! We all wish we could have stayed longer, We made a great decision by choosing Villa Direct. Many great memories were made by all, it was a home away from home for sure, we loved the security of a gated community and the friendliness of the staff at the Floridian resort. The grandchildren have said that "They miss their Florida House"! Read more
Thanks for your review of Floridian Retreat following your stay in April 2011.
We're delighted that you and the family had such a wonderful time at this grand Emerald Island estate home. We were also happy to read that you took home so many good memories of your vacation here. We hope that you'll be coming back again soon!
"A Great Experience!"
Left on 03/05/2011 for a stay in January 2011 | TerriReviewed Mar 5, 2011Stayed Jan 2011
We are frequent Disney vacationers. This was the first time we decided to rent a home instead of staying on Disney property. We absolutely loved it!!! The children loved it too. We will certainly do this again. The house is beautiful with lots for the kids to do. It was a wonderful experience for the entire family! Read more
Thank you for your review of Floridian Retreat following your stay in January 2011.
We're delighted that you chose VillaDirect for your first vacation home when visiting Disney. It's great to read that the home was so perfect for your needs and that you'll be staying in a vacation home again (much better than a cramped hotel room!). We hope that you plan to come back again soon and we look forward to offering you a warm welcome on your return.
"fabulous, quality, fun time at a super fantastic home"
Left on 11/21/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | Covington FamilyReviewed Nov 21, 2010Stayed Aug 2010
We have rented from Villa Direct for several years. It is a tremendous experience that we are able to choose the type of home we want to spend our time on our family vacation. Our stay in august of 2010 was extraordinary. The house was just as displayed in the virtual tour. This was a 7-bedroom house that served our family's vacation needs in every way. The grandchildren lived in the pool. One of my sons lived in the media room. We all had great interaction with each other while in the house. We would not think of rented from any other company. Read more
Thank you for your review of Floridian Retreat following your fourth stay with VillaDirect in August 2010.
We were delighted to read that you enjoyed this visit even more than the last and that the family had such a great time in this 7 bedroom home at Emerald Island.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
Left on 10/05/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 5, 2010Stayed Jul 2010
We arrived late and found the office for check in just as they were getting ready to close. The staff were very helpful and friendly. They got us checked in and on our way in no time. We arrived at the home and were amazed at how nice it was. After staying in several othe homes over the past seven years, this is the first one that was actually as nice as the pictures / information viewed on the internet. It had everything you could want and then some. The location was great, near the theme parks and resturants, yet quiet when you wanted to relax. My kids and grandkids enjoyed the pool the most. I enjoyed watching them have a good time. Three months later they are still talking about the fun they had, and asking to go back to their "other" house. Read more
Thank you for your review of Floridian Retreat following your stay in July 2010.
We are delighted that our staff and the office were able to help you on your arrival - and that the home was "as nice as it appeared on the internet" when you arrived. We try hard to make sure that we set your expectations and then exceed them with our hospitality wherever we can and we're very happy when a guest confirms this to us.
We hope that you are already planning a return visit and look forward to welcoming you and your family back to Orlando soon.
R Garrett and family
Left on 09/14/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | R Garrett and familyReviewed Sep 14, 2010Stayed Jun 2010
Our stay at the "Floridian retreat" was extremely wonderful. The home was absolutely gorgeous and way more than we expected. We had to make ourselves leave the house because the home itself can be considered as a vacation getaway!!! The guest service staff was really awesome and very friendly. I really loved the fact that we were so close to all the attractions in orlando "even though it made it a little harder for us to decide which park to visit". I have to say our overall experience was truly amazing!!! Can't wait to see you next year! Read more
Thank you for your review of the Floridian Retreat, following your visit in June 2010.
We can't wait to see you all next year when you come back again! We were very happy to read that the whole family enjoyed their stay so much.
"Floridian Retreat Review"
Left on 06/22/2009 for a stay in October 2008 | franCastaReviewed Jun 22, 2009Stayed Oct 2008
Upon arrival we found the staff very pleasant, courteous and helpful. The house was fantastic, beyond our wildest dreams. We enjoyed the privacy and the back view, especially the pond. The House was very clean, bright and spacious. Both and children and adults alike really enjoyed the theater room and playroom. We really like the idea
of being so close to Disney World. All said, the Castagne family had a wonderful time and look forward to coming back this year where we will be staying at the Royal Floridian.
Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to enjoy such a wonderful home. Read more
Dear Fran and the Castagne family
Thanks for your review of "Floridian Retreat" at Emerald Island.
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much that you booked again for this year at the Royal Floridian. We hope that you will create even more wonderful memories on this next trip as you did on your last.
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