Welcome to the "Royal Floridian", a luxurious family-friendly vacation pool home that's located in the ever-popular Emerald Island resort, just 3 miles from Walt Disney World® Resort. This home is sure to please with 6 full-size bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, themed bedrooms and upscale amenities that will 'WOW'' your family during their stay.
* 3 King bedroom suites
* 1 Queen bedroom
* 1 Pyramid bunk bedroom
* 1 Double twin bedroom
* Sleeps 13 max
* Extended pool with bubbling spa, parkland views, a sun deck and shaded lanai
* Stylish, contemporary furnishings and decor
* Themed children's bedrooms
* Full kitchen with all appliances
* Laundry with washer and dryer
* Fully air-conditioned games room with gaming console and seats, pool table and air-hockey game
* Resort clubhouse with pool, hot tub, tiki bar, games room, sports courts, fitness center, video arcade and sundry shop
* Flat screen HDTV in every bedroom
* 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 spacious, elegant and well appointed home-away-from-home offers great value and is close to the Emerald Island clubhouse.
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 visting 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.
Additional amenities include: game room, video game console, board games, pool table, games, security system, free use of community/resort amenities, shaded lanai, darts board, free starter pack, bedrooms carpeted, deck loungers, themed kids bedrooms, securepass lock, window treatments, 42-inch led/lcd flat screen HDTV, ceramic tiled floors, park land views, games room - air conditioned, flat-screen TVs in bedroom, kitchenware, spa (un-heated), hairdryer(s), coffee maker, south-facing pool/spa, child pool safety fence, roman tub, cd player, leather sofas, range/cooker, free long distance calls, iron and board, karaoke machine....Read more
Left on 05/11/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | S. MacMillanReviewed May 11, 2012Stayed Mar 2012
A great place to stay with the family. Loads of space, great pool, and plenty of things to do. Very safe area, and support staff were friendly and helpful. Would recommend this house to any family looking for a winter vacation with no hassles. Read more
Thanks for taking the time to write your review of Royal Floridian following your stay in March 2012, and thanks for booking with VillaDirect again this year.
We were delighted to read that you all had such a wonderful stay and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
A FlipKey verified reviewer
Left on 09/01/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 1, 2011Stayed Jun 2011
We took our entire family including our granddaughter for a Disney Vacation. The Villa Direct property was perfect for our large family and it had everything we needed and more. We also rented baby equipment so that we didn't need to pack all of the things that you need to travel with a baby. It was wonderful. We also rented an EVC and it was waiting at the property, fully charged and ready to go. No picking it up from a 3rd party. The safety gate around the pool was great because it gave us a safe place to eat our breakfast outside everyday and have the baby be able to play around while we ate. We have rented from other vacation rentals in the past, but this was by far the best we have ever rented. We will return to Villa Direct every time we go back to Disney! The service by all of the employees, from the front desk to the maintenance employees were all fantastic. Read more
Thanks for taking the time to write a review of Royal Floridian following your stay in June 2011.
We were delighted to read your feedback and that you and your family had such a great time. We were delighted to have been a part of your vacation t the Disney area! We hope you'll be coming again soon and we all look forward to welcoming you back.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
"We really enjoyed our stay at the Royal Floridian."
Left on 08/18/2011 for a stay in May 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 18, 2011Stayed May 2011
Our stay at the Royal Floridian is one that will be talked about for a long time. We enjoyed the close proximity to the parks and recreation as well as the considerate and helpful staff. My children especially enjoyed the game room when we were rained in one day of our visit. I have recommended Villa Direct to all of my family and friends. Read more
Thank you for your review of the Royal Floridian, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and it had all the amenities of home you looked for. Royal Floridian is a wonderful family villa.
We are sorry about the problem you encountered with the pool heat. Unfortunately, that's not how this pool was built.
We look forward to your return visit to the Disney area and to welcoming you and your family back soon.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
British Columbia Canada
"marvelous stay, home away from home!"
Left on 04/14/2010 for a stay in March 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 14, 2010Stayed Mar 2010
Customer service from the start was efficient and helpful. We certainly enjoyed our home. It was beautifully decorated and kitchen well eqipped, beds were very comfortable,kids loved the pool and the games room. Lots of room for everyone in this house and there was 10 of us. The location to disney world was only 15 minutes away lots of good eating places close by as well as grocery stores.We enjoyed our entire trip. Read more
Thank you for your review of "Royal Floridian". We are just thrilled you and your familly enjoyed your stay. We strive to make each villa as comfortable as possible, and provide that home away from home feel you experienced. We are so pleased you took full advantage of the home amenities and we were able to provide you with a family vacation to remember.
We look forward to seeing you again soon.
"This was the best vacation ever!"
Left on 08/16/2009 for a stay in March 2009 | BrinaReviewed Aug 16, 2009Stayed Mar 2009
We absolutely loved staying at the Royal Floridian!! We live in Washington (state) and this was our first trip to Florida. I researched MANY homes, condo's, and hotels online for months before our vacation; and compared amenities, location, and price. This was definately the PERFECT choice!! The home was beautiful and very clean. We were surprised how roomy it was for our large group. There were 4 kids ages 4-10, and 8 adults ages young to retired. The game room was perfect for the kids with a pool table, air hockey, kareoke, a t.v., and other games. The adults enjoyed it too-especially the massage chairs. The temperature of the pool was too cold when we arrived, but we called Villa Direct and they immediately sent someone out to adjust it. Quick service! After that it was great. My 4 yr old loved the Mickey & Minnie room decor and my 10 year old liked having the video games. It was great that each bedroom had televisions and DVD players. The King beds were EXTREMELY comfortable which we loved after hours at Disney! The neighborhood was friendly, and the staff at the cabana and entry gate where helpful and pleasent. We had the hospitality of a resort, with the comforts of home. The location is perfect to get to Disney World, and there are very nice golf courses within minutes. There are plenty of stores and restuarants right down the road. We all rave about the "awesome home we rented in Florida". We stayed for a week but wish we could've stayed for a lifetime!! Read more
Thanks for the glowing review. We're particularly delighted that you7r family found the "Royal Floridian" such a great place from which to base your Disney area vacation.
We're happy to have had you stay as guests and hope that you plan to come back and visit again soon.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
"Beautiful house, great value"
Left on 07/15/2009 for a stay in December 2008 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 15, 2009Stayed Dec 2008
The house was fantastic for all ages. We easily had 15 people / 3 families here and everyone loved it. Plenty of room and nicely decorated....but the best feature was the many activities for the kids. A great vacation value. Read more
Dear Patricia and family
Thanks for your review of "Royal Floridian" vacation pool home in Emerald Island.
We are delighted that everyone in your extended family vacation loved the home. We hope that you plan to visit the Disney area again soon and look forward to welcoming you back to VillaDirect again.
Left on 06/23/2009 for a stay in October 2008 | GuyReviewed Jun 23, 2009Stayed Oct 2008
We stayed for 8 days. Our group included my aunt, parents, sister's family as well as my family. The house was beautiful, clean, well kept and the service was great. Not only would we recomend it, we have already booked another stay in a Villa Direct home for this coming October again!.
Dear Guy and family
Thanks for your review of "Royal Floridian".
We were delighted to read that you all enjoyed the Royal Floridian so much that you've booked another home with us this year. We look forward to welcoming you back in October.
"Great Vacation Get Away"
Left on 06/11/2009 for a stay in April 2007 | KARReviewed Jun 11, 2009Stayed Apr 2007
We had a wonderful time staying at the Royal Floridian. The house was beautiful and the game room was a big hit with the kids!! We could not have asked for a better location, it actually took us less time to drive back to the property than if we were busing to a Disney resort property. I have stayed on Disney property in the past but I will not again. It was great to have a place to unwind and relax at the end of a hectic day. The covered patio and pool were wonderful and gave all the family room enough to gather and talk about their day. I would highly recommend this house to anybody!! Read more
Dear Karen and family
Thanks for your review of "Royal Floridian" at Emerald Island resort.
We were so pleased to read your glowing review of the Royal Floridian and the fun that you and your family had while staying there. We hope that you will be planning your next visit to the Disney area again soon and look forward to welcoming you when you do.
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