"Dory's Magic" is our Emerald Island Resort 7 bed/5.5 bath vacation home offering a fully air-conditioned games-room in addition to a south-facing pool/spa and multiple living areas. It offers several complimentary amenities such as BBQ grill, strollers, high-chairs for babies and more. It is located 3 miles from Disney World in the Emerald Island Resort.
I live in Michigan with my wife and two beautiful kids. We started owning and renting vacation homes in tropical Emerald Island Resort in Kissimmee Florida in 2007. We enjoy visiting the many attractions in Florida while staying in our vacation homes. When I am not busy, I enjoy cooking and doing BBQ.
Why we chose Emerald Island Resort in Kissimmee: We stayed in hotels and vacation homes before we bought our first vacation home. During that time we rented homes that were marketed as 'Minutes from Disney" only to learn that it could mean as much as 59 minutes! So, when we started looking to buy our first vacation home in Disney World area, our first criteria was that it must be "within 5 minutes to Disney". We found our charming 3 bed townhome now called "Mickey's Magic" in Emerald Island Resort which is less than 3 miles to Disney. We actually drove to confirm that it takes less than 5 minutes to Disney before we bought the house. Over the years we bought additional properties in the same community.
It gives me great pleasure to accurately represent our homes and interacting and providing useful information to guests. Many guests are surprised as to how quickly I tend to respond to their queries, and I jokingly tell them that you will get the same quick responses from me unless I am dead or dying :-) Another key aspect of my philosophy is to refund the guest's damage deposit within 48 hours of departure. Some guests got their deposits even before they reached home.
I hope you will choose one of our vacation homes in Emerald Island for your next Disney World vacation. Even if you don't please feel free to ask e any questions about Disney area vacations, attractions and activities. If I don't have the answers, I will find out for you.
Emerald Island Rentals
|Address: 8565 La Isla Dr, Kissimmee, FL 34747, USA|
|Zip Code: 34747|
|Nearest Airport||Orlando, MCO||30 miles|
|Nearest Bar||Many to choose from||2 miles|
|Nearest Beach||Cocoa Beach||50 miles|
|Nearest Golf||Many to choose from||3 miles|
|Nearest Restaurant||Many to choose from||2 miles|
Emerald Island Resort is a gated resort community with community features accessible to all guests. The community is close to Disney World (3 miles, 5 minutes drive) and many restaurants, shops and grocery stores.
3 Miles to Disney in Emerald Island Resort
7 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms
Accommodates 16 guests
Large private south-facing pool with conservation view
Private home theater 120" screen
Flat screens TVs in all bedrooms
Towels and linens are provided
Fully air-conditioned including the theater/game-room
Fully equipped kitchen
Full size washer and dryer
Blu-ray and DVD players
Free Wi-Fi, just bring your laptop
Surround sound system
Full size clothes washer and dryer
Crib, Pack 'n play/High chair
|-||Nightly rate||Weekly rate||Monthly rate||Min. Stay||Change-over|
|Rate summary||$209 - $285||-||-||1 Nights||-|
|Please inquire for rates 01-Mar-2019 - 02-Mar-2021||$249||-||-||-||1 Nights||-|
|Cleaning fee for less than a week stay||Optional / Seasonal||$165||One time|
|Optional pool and spa heat||Optional / Seasonal||$35||Daily|
|State and county taxes||Required||$13.50||One time|
We were a family of 12 who had a blast in this villa. Plenty of room for even more. Pool area was big and had the shaded area (unlike some villas we rented before). Kids had a blast in the game room while adults enjoyed the spacious living areas. We cooked most of the days and kitchen had all tools needed to make food. We BBQed a few times and when we ran out of propane, even found a spare tank. That was very thoughtful of the owners. We will certainly be coming back to this villa and highly recommend.
Stayed September, 2018
After looking at many villas on many sites we booked this villa for our vacation. We were 4 families and 16 in total and this was a perfect villa. It had a spacious pool and we used it everyday after the parks. Later at nights, the kids enjoyed the games in the game room that was done quite well from a regular garage. Kitchen had everything and we BBQed twice. Overall very impressed and we will come back to rent this house in about 2 years for our next vacation.
Stayed July, 2018
We had the opportunity to stay Disney Magic earlier for our Disney vacation. Having stayed at many rentals, we know what we were expecting. This villa exceeded our expectations. Amenities were great and the villa was kept very clean, and super quick response from Sri was greatly appreciated . Definitely this villa will become my first go to place in Kissimmee
Stayed May, 2018
This home away from home was perfect for my entire family. The 7 bedroom Disney Magic home had all the best amenities. I will always rent from Sri Gogineni who was was always there to answer any questions we had (being a large family we had so many questions). Thank you Sri for making our vacation magical.
Stayed March, 2018
House was everything we hoped for. Bedroom accommodations great. Kids enjoyed pool and game room. Location provided quick access to Disney parks and needed shopping. All necessary requirements for a good stay (e.g., appliances) provided and worked very well.
Stayed June, 2018
We have been going to Orlando almost every year for the last 10 years. We have stayed at many villas, hotels and even in Disney on-site. Everyone in the party agreed that this is the best experience we had with our stay. The owner was easy to work with and always available no matter what time of the day we call or email. he was very prompt (usually 10 minutes!) with our emails. The villa is well maintained and clean. Keyless system was great. Game-room was a hit with the kids.
Watch-out Sri! we are coming back next year :)
Stayed October, 2015
This a fantastic villa that provides a relaxing home when not at Disney Parks yet within 15-20 minutes you can be at the gates to one of them. Everything we needed and more was within the villa with modern conveniences and new home feel throughout. Very spacious both inside and out. Resort clubhouse had a very laid back environment promoting a bit of a family feel and secure place for kids. An ideal base for exploring Orlando or theme parks.
Stayed June, 2015
We were quite impressed with this villa, the community and the owner who handled everything for us. We stayed in this community many times before but everyone of the family members agreed to give this home a 10/10. This is the villa we will be renting going forward.
Stayed May, 2015
We loved this home from the moment we saw it online and kids were super excited about the trip as they planned to spend time in this lovely home. The reservation process was super easy with the owner who answered all our questions. Kids had a good time in the game-room and the pool was great as well. Best of all, owner told us the back route to Disney which took us only 5 minutes to be in Disney, that was very slick way to go. We are already planning for next year in this house. Thanks to the owner for sharing his lovely home.
Stayed May, 2015
We were a group of 8 guys on a golf trip...perfect place..spacious, well furnished, play room with pool table, etc...hot tub, covered swimming pool. Also perfect for families..we are planning a trip with 3 other families later this year and I will look this one up again..it has plenty of room and location is quite central. Owner very accommodating, responsive and friendly..And fairly priced...highly recommended
Stayed April, 2015