Emerald Island Resort Kissimmee/Orlando Florida - 2018 Guest Reviews

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Amazing Stay! [Tropical Magic]
Great location and perfect for our family get together. Sri was quick to respond to any questions we had. The game/movie room was definitely a bonus! We would definitely stay there again!
Erica Lawson (Charlotte, NC)
Nov 21, 2018
Great villa. [Tropical Magic]
We had a great stay.
Danielle (Srping Hill, FL)
Nov 05, 2018
Nice villa [Tropical Magic]
Highly recommended!! Great game room. Thanks for being a great host!
Nicholas Fernandez (Miami, FL)
Oct 23, 2018
We will be glad to rent this villa again [Disney Magic]
The home was very nice and clean. It was a pleasure arriving late and find everything perfect for us. We will certainly think of this house again in our future visits to Orlando.
Helle VestergÄrd (Denmark)
Oct 22, 2018
Fantastic location, lovely villa [Tropical Magic]
We rented Tropical Magic as part of our holiday to America. We decided on the villa as it is in a fantastic location and proximity to a lot of shops, restaurants and of course the main attraction, Disney.

This was our 6th visit to Orlando and we have stayed in a variety of locations and always in a villa except the very first time. staying where we did this time saved us a fair bit of travelling and makes you feel like you are staying just outside the thick of it.

Emerald Island itself is a beautiful community. Everything is very well manicured, the streets are tree lined which is a very nice touch (something we have not had in may other communities), the entrance makes you feel a little like a superstar with its dolphin fountains and large arches. The security gates too give you the comfort of safety.

The villa itself was lovely. we chose the 6 bed as we had plans of meeting family from the UK in Orlando and we flew in from Australia. The UK part of the family had issues with visas which meant we had the villa all to ourselves. Four of us. Two boys aged 15 and 12 and my wife and I. My two boys now had the luxury of the King sized bed each and an en suite each too. Something they have never experienced before. The beds were extremely comfortable, the walk in wardrobes were a very good size and the whole house has a very nice feel about it.

We used the cinema room in the garage and set up the projector to watch some movies on the comfy chairs and I know I fell asleep during the movies due to the comfort of the chairs.

There is a lot of space to sit outside by the pool and the house has a bench plastic tub full of pool toys which presumably have been left by other guests. We had lilo races and enjoyed floating around on the pool on the inflatable flamingo and swan ( fell asleep again)

The kitchen has a good feel to it especially with the breakfast bar being so large. We utilized that very often while watching friends on the TV. The coffee machine also came in very handy and was lovely that it makes a full pot. there were actually two kettles in the kitchen, something I could see that would have been used a lot if the house was as full as wed planned so this was good to see.

All in all we had a great time and will definitely consider one of the villas in Emerald Island again when we visit next.
Paterson Family (Halls Head, Australia)
Oct 20, 2018
Expect exactly as advertised [Emerald Magic]
You can expect exactly what it says it has. Very nice, clean and spacious house. The house we stayed at had a big game room, from table games to TV games. The pool and jacuzzi area was clean and nice as well. The host Sri answers very fast and at some point even helped with getting us a bigger house that he thought would fit my group better. Will definitely be staying in his homes again in the future.
Juliette Santos (Miami, FL)
Oct 14, 2018
Beautiful villa! [Nemo's Magic]
The home was absolutely beautiful and management there are great! The beds were extremely comfortable and the home was very clean. All appliances a fully functional, I honestly had no complaints.
Damaris Daniela Cortes (Waterbury, CT)
Sep 20, 2018
Amazing Stay! [Lilo's Magic]
This was my family's second stay at this villa, we rented it in 2016 and couldn't think of a better place to stay for our return Disney vacation. Sri was amazing to work with, prompt and courteous regarding all our concerns. The home was spotless and well maintained. We loved the addition of the game room with pool table and our family enjoyed spending time there. The home had everything we needed and the convenience of having a fully equipped kitchen made traveling with small children so much easier. On top of all of the other great features of the home is the location. We absolutely love the location of Emerald Island Resort. The resort community is gated and quiet but just a short drive from a variety of restaurants,shopping and of course Disney.

I would definitely stay here again and have already recommended to friends and family!
Elisha Jennings (Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands)
Sep 10, 2018
Winderful experience [Florida Magic]
I am writing to say thank you for making this process of reserving a villa with Emerald Island Rentals so easy. My friends and family members had an amazing time and have since recommended your villas and resort to many who have commented or asked about where we stayed. I will be sure to leave a positive review about our stay!
Jaime F (Indianapolis, IN)
Sep 10, 2018
We will return to this villa! [Tropical Magic]
Place was better than expected!! Perfect place perfect location!
G Vignola (Groveland, FL)
Sep 05, 2018
Everything was wonderful!! Amazing house! Will definitely be returning!! [Simba's Magic]
OMG!!! Syri(Sri) was awesome. We arrived earlier than anticipated and couldn't get in because the access is programmed for 4:00 pm. I called Syri and he contacted the manager (to check whether the house was inspected or not) and we were able to check in a little early. There were a few minor problems but he was on it right away. The pics were just like the house, AMAZING!!! My family and I really enjoyed ourselves and will be renting again soon!!! Thanks for an wonderful 3 days!!! Stephanie S
Stephanie Sturdivant (Riverview, FL)
Sep 02, 2018
8 adults on family tour Stayed at this villa [Tropical Magic]
We have just spent a magical fortnight in Orlando - the villa location and amenities were perfect for our family of 8 adults. Easy to get to all disney and universal parks with Walmart store nearby for all your supplies. Lots of space so we were never crowded and instant response to fix a light which wasn't working when we arrived.
Susie Bond (Warrington, Cheshire, UK)
Sep 02, 2018
Enjoyed our first trip to Orlando [Tigger's Magic]
My family of 6 spent 7 days at Tiggers Magic. The home was PERFECT. The house had plenty of space for all of us. It was clean, and bright. Of course the main feature for the kids was the pool. The screened in patio/pool made lounging outside comfortable at all times. Something I really appreciated was the pool being enclosed. I have twin 3 yr olds and they could not get to the pool without an adult. The doors to the back are also equipped with alarms. I would only suggest that the outdoor furniture get a good power wash or bleaching. Overall I would definitely return to Tiggers magic!
Joanne (USA)
Aug 05, 2018
We are humbled to learn that the house was perfect for these guests. The pool area furniture has been completely replaced just a few days after these guests left.
Beautiful time with family [Disney Magic II]
Our home was amazing. We enjoyed our stay and looking forward to next year. The kids enjoyed the pool area.
Kim B (Thibodaux, LA)
Jul 27, 2018
Spacious House [Nemo's Magic]
The house was spacious. Location was ok too and stores where only a few minutes drive. Pool was descent sized and clean.
Beatriz Jimenez (Fort Myers, FL)
Jul 19, 2018
Awesome as always [Mickey's Magic]
This was our 2nd time staying at Emerald Island and the experience was the same. Nothing but perfect from the start till the end. 10 days flew by so fast. Thank you Sri once again for making this possible. See you all soon.
Anouska Holiger (Aruba)
Jul 16, 2018
Disney Magic June 2018 Stay [Disney Magic]
House was everything we hoped for. Bedroom accommodations great. Kids enjoyed pool and game room. Location provided reasonable access to Disney parks and needed shopping. All necessary requirements for a a good stay (e.g., appliances) provided and worked very well.
Larry Merrill (Cinnaminson, NJ)
Jul 06, 2018
Our family of 16 had a great time! [Dory's Magic]
Our summer gathering was a lot of fun! The house was spacious and provided all that was described. Grandkids loved the pool and enjoyed the game/theatre room, as well. Assistance with internet was given quickly. Really appreciated having supplies for the baby. Thank you!
Carl Doozan (Greer, SC)
Jun 18, 2018
What a great time! [Simba's Magic]
My husband and I took our kids and the two granddaughters to Disney World and stayed at Simba's Magic. We were SO VERY HAPPY with the property! The house was well appointed, super comfortable, and the girls totally enjoyed the pool! We would definitely stay here again.
Dr. Cyndi Porter (San Antonio, TX)
Jun 18, 2018
Family Vacation [Tropical Magic]
Our family had a wonderful vacation at tropical magic. The kids and grandkids had more fun at the house than at the parks. The house is well laid out and has planty of different spots for each member to relax on their own. The house was clean on arrival, and everything worked as it should. We felt safe in the community. This is a quiet area without much traffic. We plan to return next year. Thank you for having a magical place for our vacation
James Peeler (Gray Court, SC)
Jun 12, 2018
It was a good family vacation [Mickey's Magic]
Mickey's Magic was everything we needed for our family! The pictures look exactly as the townhome! Sri was very helpful and professional during the rental process! We would rent again! Thanks for the memories!
Tonya Brady (Daphne, AL)
Jun 12, 2018
Nice place [Tigger's Magic]
Emerald island is a great place to stay for a disney vacation. Been there twice and accomadation is to a good standard and location is excellent.

Sri the owner of the villas we stayed at is very helpful and accomadating also very swift with any info or problems.
Clive Bell (Edenbridge, Kent, England)
Jun 08, 2018
Great place to stay [Simba's Magic]
Great place to stay, we had a great time.
Yakov Hill (Miami Beach, FL)
Jun 05, 2018
Wonderful Home [Emerald Magic]
The house was lovely, with lots of room and the kids loved the pool and patio area. We would definitely consider staying here again.
Robyn Judge (Gahanna, OH)
Jun 05, 2018
Nice, Comfortable, Family Accommodation [Timon's Magic]
Had a very memorable experience The rooms were good size and the grandkids have room to play and enjoyed themselves immensely. 100% Recommend.
Patrick O'Tool (Nora Springs, IA)
Jun 03, 2018
Great price and location [Simba's Magic]
We enjoyed it. It's large enough for 2 families, and a very good price for the location....takes about 10 minutes to get to Disney, but easy commute- Would definitely rent it again.....
D. Cameron (Birmingham, AL)
Jun 02, 2018
Awesome Vacation [Pumbaa's Magic]
Always a pleasure it's like a home away from home.
Joan Richards (Noth Lauderdale, FL)
Jun 02, 2018
Disney Perfect [Emerald Magic]
Perfect location. Villa has excellent amenities for a large family holiday and is excellently located for Disney, Golf and all other major Orlando attractions.

Villa pool and barbecue area are ideal, family games room is an added bonus. Management response and attention to any issues is excellent.
Ian Miller (Cairneyhill, Fife, Scotland)
May 20, 2018
I will definitely stay here again! [Timon's Magic]
We recently visited Disney for a 4-day vacation with our two 5-year-old granddaughters, son, and daughter-in-law. We originally booked Shades of Green as we are a military family. However, my son mentioned the Emerald Isle Resort area, staying there before for softball. We booked Timon's Magic and was not disappointed. Although the beds could use some updating, the house was comfortable and afforded all of the comforts of home. The house supplied all linens, plenty of pillows, cookware, etc., so there was nothing we needed to pack or buy other than food! After a full day of park fun, it was nice to come home to a hot shower and comfy bed to crash into. Booking was easy and the resort was safe and secluded from busy resort guests. There are pools and a tiki bar if you want to spend time at the resort itself. I will definitely stay here again!
Sandra Jaranyi (Baltimore, MD)
May 11, 2018
Excellent chocie for our vacation [Disney Magic]
Excellent amenities, kept very clean, and super quick response from host. Definitely will become one of my go to place in Kissimmee
Angel Vazquez (Miami, FL)
May 08, 2018
Another great stay [Baloo's Magic]
Second time visitor, second time happy camper. Sri was great to work with as always. The home was exactly what we were expecting. Looking forward to next year's visit already!
Tim Gallagher (Ohio, US)
May 01, 2018
Wonderful vacation [Emerald Magic]
Large and roomy house, pool and game room lots of fun, well stocked for our stay. Customer service wonderful.
Bridgette Rosek (Pinckney, MI)
May 01, 2018
A Magical Florida Vacation home [Stitch's Magic]
Our family of 10 had a wonderful visit in Disney. Our home's proximity to the Disney's Animal Kingdom, the private pool, community pool and playground worked out beautifully.
Donna Lipresti (Fairfox Station, VA)
Apr 24, 2018
Our Magical Florida Vacation [Emerald Magic]
This was not my first time staying in Emerald Island resort and definitely not my last. Originally I found their add in a Parent's Magazine, thinking if it is in that magazine it has to be a good place and I was not disappointed. The houses look as they do in the pictures, all are decorated beautifully and are equipped with everything you would need. We stayed in a six bedroom home with enough bathrooms for everyone. The private pool was amazing, the kids loved it and we were able to sit on the patio and watch them. Very relaxing, The garage/game room was also a plus. The homes are very clean and well maintained. The owner answered our inquiries promptly. Also, the location is great, only about 10 minutes from the parks, and what a relaxing place to come home to after an exhausting day. I can't say enough, I LOVE it there.
Joe Babyak (Boardman, OH)
Apr 13, 2018
Our Visit to Emerald Island [Rafiki's Magic]
We had a wonderful time at our villa, and so did our children and grandchildren. The villa was very spacious with many bedrooms, bathrooms, a game room, televisions, a dvd player, dvds, books, magazines, games, and a spacious kitchen and dining room.

We frequently used the heated, private pool. Our contact, Sri Gogineni, was extremely helpful and answered any questions immediately, whether we called or emailed. We certainly hope to return in the future.
Rochelle Zweihorn (Flushing, NY)
Apr 13, 2018
Large and comfortable villa [Disney Magic II]
Our stay was great. The house was clean and spacious. It was everything we expected it to be.
Dontay Bennett (Ladson, SC)
Apr 11, 2018
Nice house [Simba's Magic]
It is a nice house and we all liked it.
Jayshri Patel (Hollywood, FL)
Apr 10, 2018
Wonderful Place to Stay [Emerald Magic]
Cannot say enough good things about this house - nice pool and outdoor area, game room has more inside fun, the bedrooms are comfy and spacious. Our entire group really enjoyed the visit and would for sure stay again.
Bridgette Rosek (Michigan, USA)
Apr 04, 2018
Lovely vacation home [Dory's Magic]
I really appreciate the owners allowing my family to stay at this lovely vacation home. I love the prompt responses from Sri, the grounds are well kept and the location was perfect.
Angela Jackson-Lopez (Florida, USA)
Apr 01, 2018
Great family vacation [Mickey's Magic]
I am very happy to write about my stay at Mickeys Magic. We had a great vacation with my grandkids, it is a very good location to visit the theme parks and sports arenas.The management responded to my concerns and I found everything I needed in the villa. I recommend this villa, I would only recommend six people sleeping comfortably because the sofa does not work as an option
Marlene Smith (Lawrencetown, Nova Scotcia, Canada)
Mar 24, 2018
We appreciate the feedback given by Marlene and her family. We are reviewing our options to update the sleeper sofa to make it more comfortbale for future guests.
Awesome stay! [Disney Magic]
This home away from home was perfect for my entire family. The 7 bedroom home had all the best amenities. I will always stay at Emerald Island before seeking out a resort! Thank you making our vacation magical. The Merriewethers
Angela Merriewether (Altamonte Springs, FL)
Mar 24, 2018
Nice villa to come back to! [Nemo's Magic]
Nice area and tons of kid friendly activities in surrounding areas
Shante Bradley (Jacksonville, FL)
Mar 20, 2018
We will rent this villa again! [Nemo's Magic]
We enjoyed ourselves and will highly recommend your property!! We will be back :)
Stewart Hardie (Hammonds Plains, NS, Canada)
Mar 14, 2018
Tropical magic house [Tropical Magic]
The house was exactly as advertised. I would definitely rent this house again. Thank you for renting us your beautiful home.
Bill Drosos (Ohio, USA)
Mar 13, 2018
Emerald Island Resort 7-bed [Disney Magic]
We booked this magnificent house just two days prior to our trip. Sri G the manager of the property was very quick in his responses and answered any and all of the questions I had just as fast. It was a very smooth process and the two families that stayed in the beautiful home had the best time ever with all the amenities it had to offer. I would strongly recommend this home and any of the others that Sri G manages!!!!
Seth Dilocker (Round Lake, IL)
Mar 03, 2018
Excellent Stay [Dory's Magic]
I had 9 people with me visiting the Disney World parks between 2/22/18 and 2/25/18. First for a large group of people you can't beat the price of staying at one of these houses. This particular house had more than enough bedrooms and still cost a fraction of the cost if we booked a hotel inside of Disney. We could of easily fit 2 more families. It is conveniently located within a 10 minute drive of Disney and there are plenty of restaurants and supermarkets close by. The place itself was clean and we didn't have any issues while we were there. The place has security when entering and leaving so you know you're in good hands. The place I stayed had a pool which looked lovely, but I spent most of my times at the park. I highly recommend staying here especially if you are going to Disney with a lot of people and staying multiple days.
Andrew Gaspar (Palm Coast, FL)
Mar 01, 2018
Great villa, pool in a fantastic location [Simba's Magic]
The villa was in a fantastic location only 20 mins from Disney and about 35 mins from universal. The bedrooms were ample for our family of 12 including 7 adults and 5 kids. The pool was warm and clean. Would definitely recommend.
Laura Low-Douse (UK)
Feb 24, 2018
We would like to thank these guests for their stay and for a valuable review. It was a pleasure having them as our guests. It appears that these guests may not have taken the short route to Disney (which we explain in the welcome docs and on the website) that only takes 5 minutes to be in Disney.
Great stay [Nemo's Magic]
We had a great stay. This was the third time we have stay here and we love it. We will definitely be back.
S. Mosely (North Beach, FL)
Feb 13, 2018
Great Orlando vacation home [Pumbaa's Magic]
Great house! Great location! Very helpful staff - highly recommend!
Rochel (Brooklyn, NY)
Feb 05, 2018
Home away from home only more beautiful! [Tropical Magic]
This villa was situated very close to all theme parks and visitor interest sites. The home is well kept and the owner is very willing to make sure all your needs are met. the gated community makes you feel safe and the surrounding gardens are pristine. This will be our rental home for years to come.
Diane Luckhart (Ontario, Canada)
Jan 21, 2018
We really appreciate these guests for taking the time to post this review for their 2017 stay. We are looking forward to welcoming them for their 2018 stay.
All was well except.... [Emerald Magic]
All was very good with the exception of the heating of the water for the hot tub and pool. The instructions were followed explicitly but no heated water came out of the system. To the best of my knowledge, we paid an additional amount for hot water in advance. The last-minute upgrade to a better facility was most appreciated by our entire party. I am very grateful for your attention to detail and I hope to return to Emerald Island again. In addition, I will recommend your resort to all my associates in the Buffalo area as well.
Robert Ernst (Hamburg, NY, USA)
Jan 18, 2018
We appreciate that these guests took the time to write a review and gave us valuable feedback. It really helps us. We did an investigation into what happened as we were not aware of any issues with the pool heat until we saw the review as these guests did not inform us during their stay.

A phone call during their stay would have quickly and easily resolved the pool heat issue for them. As we investigated further, here is what we found: these guests were relocated to the Emerald Magic - 6 bed home as a result of a electric system failure at the 5 bedroom home they originally booked. As a result, we upgraded and moved these guests to this larger home at no additional cost. During this process, our local management company missed to put the pool heat ON. We expressed our regrets for this inconvenience and refunded the pool heat sum to these guests.
Excellent house, great vacation! [Dory's Magic]
Excellent house, great vacation!

My family and I gathered from across the globe and all over the U.S. at this wonderful house. It was very comfortable, spacious and cozy at the same time. Very well kept and well appointed. We had a total of 10 people in our group, the house could accommodate more. Very clean! Most importantly, it was exactly as advertised.
Tizita Fekredengel (Somewhere in NY, USA)
Jan 07, 2018
We are pleased to know that our Dory's Magic villa served well for this family and look forward to welcoming them in the future.
2017 Family Christmas Vacation Homes [Emerald Magic]
We spent our 2017 family Christmas Vacation at the Emerald Magic and Disney Magic II properties. We found the accommodations to be warm and inviting and very family-friendly. Everyone from our 92 year old grandmother to the 20 something young adults enjoyed the stylish decor. The children loved the game room and the Disney themes throughout the properties but the overall winner was the heated pool (complete with water wings and pool toys) and not to mention the colored pool lights for late night swims.

The gated community felt safe and the property management team was very accommodating. We would highly recommend these properties and look forward to visiting them again.
Mary Marrow (Plymouth Meeting, PA)
Jan 05, 2018
This review is applicable to Emerald Magic and Disney Magic II, as these guests rented both homes for their Christmas vacation.
Great time at Emerald Island Rentals [Baloo's Magic]
Thank you Sri for everything, we really had a good time at Emerald Island Rentals.
Gavin Dai (Markham, Canada)
Jan 04, 2018
Very nice vacation homes [Nemo's Magic]
The house is ideal for large family groups for your comfort. We were 3 days and the truth did not have any inconvenience. It was a good choice. Prompt response always from its owner Sri. We would return on another occasion.
Giovanna SH (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)
Jan 04, 2018
Please note this review was translated from Spanish to English using Google Translator.
Great location [Dory's Magic]
We stayed at Sri's Place for couple of nights and we had a lot of fun time there. The place was exactly same as it looks in the pictures. It was clean and tidy and had all we needed . We love the game room and the living room area the most . Sri was quick in responding to our queries . So I would say it was great to be there . And I would definitely like to stay again there and highly recommend his place.
Sachin S (Saint Petersburg, FL)
Jan 04, 2018

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