This home-away-from-home isn't just for the holidays - but all year round!Holiday Escape has 7 large bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms for the family to enjoy and sleeps up to 16 guests.
* 2 Master bedroom suites with king-size beds
* 2 Additional bedrooms with queen-size beds
* 3 Double twin bedroom
* 1 Queen sleeper/sofa
* Sleeps 16 max
* Pool with raised, bubbling spa, sun deck, shaded lanai and parkland view
* Family friendly furnishings and decor
* Full, family sized kitchen with all appliances
* Laundry room with washer and dryer
* Family games room with pool table 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
Book and stay with your extended family into this spacious and elegant vacation pool home that's located on the fabulous Emerald Island resort - less than 4 miles from Walt Disney WorldÂ® Resort in Orlando Florida. You'll also be close to all the other water parks, theme parks, attractions, shops and restaurants of Orlando and Kissimmee.
This spacious home offers so much space and privacy, for a fraction of the cost of a similarly equipped hotel - allowing you and your family to budget even more to enjoying your stay while seeing all the parks and attractions.
When you stay - be sure to check-out Emerald Island. 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, games, game room, security system, table soccer game, coffee maker, free long distance calls, iron and board, free use of community/resort amenities, child pool safety fence, shaded lanai, window treatments, 42-inch led/lcd flat screen HDTV, ceramic tiled floors, park land views, free starter pack, bedrooms carpeted, range/cooker, deck loungers, flat-screen TVs in bedroom, kitchenware, spa (un-heated), hairdryer(s)....Read more
"First time that I'm disappointed with this community"
Left on 07/09/2014 for a stay in July 2014 | 1Ms_ChaChaReviewed Jul 9, 2014Stayed Jul 2014
Whenever my family and I go to Florida we always stay at a Villa Direct property. This was the first time in the many years that we've been absolutely disappointed. The first issue that we had was with the guards at the entrance of the property. Instead of taking the time to explain that the property recommends that guests obtain an access card for easier entry into the property the particular one on duty was very rude and condescending. The cards are not mandatory and they require a $10 refundable fee to obtain one but that was not explained. He only shoved a paper in my face and told me to go to the center.
All of the furniture in the house is very worn. We had a group of 12 and the seating in the "living room" really was not adequate. The pool area has two tables with a total of four chairs and two chaise lounges. Overall the house itself was clean but we did find roaches in the kitchen and garage on the first night. The wifi didn't work and two rooms had cable tv issues.
I called at about 6 to the Villa Direct office to inform them of the problem. The agent that answered the telephone was very pleasant and professional and noted all of my concerns on a work order told me that a worker would be by the next day. Later we saw that the refrigerator was not cooling our food.
The next day the repair person came by and addressed and fixed the issues and told me that they would have someone from pest control to come out. I don't know if they did or not.
The following day the AC went out on the bottom level of the house. The next day someone came out to repair that. That night the fire alarm beeped all night. The next day the repairman replaced the batteries in the fire alarms.
I would definitely not recommend this particular property to anyone. There a other wonderful properties that we've stayed in but this is definitely the worst one that we have come across.
Left on 09/30/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | dwalkerReviewed Sep 30, 2011Stayed Jul 2011
Although it was a pretty nice home, the furnishings were old and outdated. There wasn't enough silverware, there were no pool towels, there were not even enough bath towels, the "game" room was a disgrace (non-regular sized pool table was crooked, other table's scoring mechanism didn't work)...all okay, except I wish I had been told beforehand so that we could have planned ahead to bring our own stuff. I understand people steal things, that's why there's a thing called a deposit. Prior to our arrival, the staff at Villa Direct were exceptional. Once I got there and had questions, some were downright flippant - not appreciated by myself or my family. All in all, it turned out to be a great vacation as we were all together. I'd recommend, with instructions to ask a ton of questions beforehand. Read more
We're very sorry to read that you had such an experience when staying at one of the homes that we manage. This particular home is in need of refurbishment and this is reflected in the grading, the photographs and in the pricing of the unit (being our cheapest 7 bedroom resort home).
However, none of that should have caused any of our staff to be "flippant" with you and we are very sorry if you weren't treated with the utmost respect and courtesy during your stay with us. We hope that this problem didn't spoil your vacation and that you'll give us the opportunity to rectify this on a future stay.
Left on 06/24/2009 for a stay in March 2008 | Mary KayReviewed Jun 24, 2009Stayed Mar 2008
We traveled with six children ranging in ages from 17 - 4. The house was beautiful and had so much room. Not just in the bedrooms, but living space. The kitchen was well equipped for our needs. The pool area was very nice, unfortunately we didn't leave ourselves enough time to enjoy it as much as we should have! The drive to the Disney Parks took longer than we expected on the way to the parks, but on the way home with less traffic it didn't take as much time to get back. I would definately recommend this house to any family! Read more
Dear Mary Kay, Rick and family
Thanks for your review of "Holiday Escape" pool home at Emerald Island resort.
We are very happy that you enjoyed the home and found that it met your needs so well. Sorry about the amount of traffic that you encountered. During Spring Break and the other high seasons the traffic on the main highway in to Disney can get choked and slows everyone down.
We hope that you enjoyed yourselves so much that you are already planning a return trip to the area and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
Left on 06/22/2009 for a stay in June 2006 | S. DayReviewed Jun 22, 2009Stayed Jun 2006
This was my family first vacation in flordia. It was wonderful. The house was very nice and in an excellent location. It had all the amenities of home and more. I especially like the having your own private pool. I would recommend this to a friend or relative. Read more
Dear Stephanie and family
Thanks for your review of "Holiday Escape" in Emerald Island resort.
We were so very happy to read that you enjoyed your first Florida vacation so much. We are glad that the home amenities - and especially the pool were so good for you and your family. We hope that you plan to come to the Disney area for a second trip and that you'll book with VillaDirect again soon. We look forward to welcoming you back.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
"Poor Customer Service"
Left on 06/10/2009 for a stay in March 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 10, 2009Stayed Mar 2009
The house was fine but the pool heat did not work. When I asked VillaDirect to have it fixed they could not get it working and refused to refund the money paid for pool heat. I will never use VillaDirect again. Read more
Thanks for your feedback following your satay in March 2009.
Looking at our reservation records, we see that you have stayed with VillaDirect 4 times in the past. We are concerned and confused by your account of the pool heat issue, as this differs from the notes on record for the reservation. We are sure that there must have been some misunderstanding and will write to you to clarify this problem further and try to resolve it. VillaDirect has a standard, defined and published policy to refund pool heat charges where pool heat is not provided.
The Atwater Family
"Beautiful Home and Community - Great for Walking"
Left on 06/10/2009 for a stay in March 2009 | The Atwater FamilyReviewed Jun 10, 2009Stayed Mar 2009
The beautiful home we had was a complete joy - clean, spacious, quiet, and very pleasant. The accommodations were outstanding in our home, heated pool, game room, pool table and a barbecue grill. What a perfect fit for our family while we were on vacation. We are still joking and laughing about the great times we shared in our vacation home in Florida. Disney World was only four miles away. And, we had lots of laughs and fun on the community volleyball court. We can not wait until next year so that we can rent the same home again. We will see you there! Read more
Thanks for your delightful review of "Holiday Escape".
The team at VillaDirect are so happy that you found the home such a joy and that the accommodation met and even exceeded your expectations.
We hope that you're already planning your next trip and coming to stay with VillaDirect again soon!
Left on 06/09/2009 for a stay in August 2008 | Shetonia WilliamsReviewed Jun 9, 2009Stayed Aug 2008
Our stay at the Emerald Island Resort - Holiday Escape(Home) in Orlando FL. Was the best decision we made and we had a wonderful time. This was
the first time that we stayed in a vacation rental home instead of a hotel -- and it was GREAT for our family. The
house was close enough to the parks without the congestion and far enough without all the fuse of getting back to your hotel (waiting inline for a shuttle or boat) room in the area. There are lots of shops in the area (grocery store/shopping) and several restaurants. The house had a pool, a game room and a big area for the family to gather to play game. The resort also had a play area for the small kids which was great when we didn?t want to go to the parks that day. The house had everything you would need in a home, fully equipped kitchen (plus pans, silverware and glasses), washier/dryer, towels, etc., The staff was very professional. I would never stay in a hotel again. Vacation Home Rentals are the way to go! The only issue I had was that some of the drawers were broken and the carpet on the stair weren?t shampooed. But that?s minor compared to the large benefit of staying in a house were all your family can be together. We had such a good time some of the other family members were so impressed, We are going again in 2009 and bring more people (we will need two houses this time) Read more
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