Our vacation villa is situated in Emerald Island Resort, Kissimmee, which is only 2 miles south west of Disney, Orlando, 1 mile from U.S. 192 and approximately 2 miles from Interstate Highway 4. It takes about 10 minutes to get to the major theme parks Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and the water parks Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach that are all within the 47 square mile Disney property. Sea World is only 14 miles and takes about 20 minutes, Universal Studios which is 18 miles away takes about 25 minutes. There are more than 30 golf courses in the area including the 4 within Disney. There are numerous restaurants in the area and you will be spoiled for choice if you like shopping, as there are numerous shopping malls within a very short drive. The brand new 'Mall at Millenia' has all of the latest designer names. Renowned beaches like Cocoa and Daytona and Kennedy Space Center are a 75 mile drive.
Emerald Island Resort is a special preserve - a land island of 300 acres completely surrounded by a conservation area, yet less than 3 miles from Disney World. Within this haven you can take advantage of the 4000 sq ft clubhouse with its many facilities that are free to residents and guests.
Emerald Island has been designed as a peaceful enclave in one of the most exciting vacation locations in the world. You approach it on a winding, palm-lined road that is a prelude to the community’s grandeur. The colonnaded entrance, complete with a playful dolphin fountain and picturesque rotunda, provides a dramatic sense of arrival. Indigenous plants, decorative flowers and grasses add to Emerald Island Resorts unique impression of place. An 11-acre heavily wooded nature preserve with trails ideal for walking, jogging, or biking sits in the heart of the community. The architecture of the resort and its careful landscaping add to the sense of relaxation and tranquility. Emerald Island Resort is located less than three miles from Disney, making it one of the closest vacation rental home communities to Disney in the Orlando area.
These are some of the benefits of staying at this 5 star resort:
- Secured gated entrance manned 24 hours per day
- Computer room with internet access
- Fitness room/gym
- Video arcade
- 2 lighted tennis courts
- Volleyball court
- 2 children's play areas
- Communal swimming pool with sunloungers
- Tikki bar
- Nature trail for jogging or walking
- Concierge service
- Meeting room with TV and satellite channels