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Emerald Island Resort

Emerald Island Resort

Emerald Island Resort is surrounded by 300 acres of genuine wildlife conservation area (just look on Google Earth and you will see it completely surrounded by green woodland), which includes a large shady woodland area of natural woodland in the centre of the community. Only 3 miles from Walt Disney World and a very short walk or drive to shopping and restaurants, the luxury Emerald Island Resort serves as a relaxing haven from the hustle & bustle, with everything that Central Florida has to offer on it's doorstep.

At the centre of activity for Emerald Island community is the large clubhouse with luxurious heated community swimming pool. Sun loungers and a large deck area are free to use and make it a perfect place for a days sunbathing with alcoholic drinks available from the poolside Tiki Bar.

The well equipped clubhouse caters for everyone including a spa with hot tub, sauna / steam room, an informal meeting room and a cyber cafe. The clubhouse staff are at hand to help with planned resort activities, ground transportation to parks, local restaurant reservations and even attraction tickets. A sundries shop in the clubhouse provides essentials and DVD hire.

The impressively lush landscaped grounds throughout Emerald Island Resort also feature a children's play area. Opposite to the clubhouse is a wooded walking trail for walking, jogging, or cycling that winds through the community's natural woodland surroundings. After a long day at the nearby attractions or shopping, Emerald Island makes the perfect retreat.

The lakes in and around Emerald Island are well stocked with fish and fishing is permitted anywhere on Emerald Island as long as you have your own equipment - word of warning though is keep to the boardwalks and not to wade into the water, otherwise as you will find anywhere, where there is naturally deep freshwater in Florida, you may attract the wrong attention from an alligator.

Emerald Island Resort offers 3 bed townhouses, as well as villas with private pools. The luxury villas range are available with up to 8 bedrooms, allowing groups of up to 16 guests to stay together in one villa reducing vacation costs for all.

The latest trend is to rent a vacation townhouses as they offer the renter a home-away-from-home travel luxury. They have every convenience of a luxury hotel room (i.e. towels, cleaning service, cable TV, clubhouse amenities etc..) plus all the bonus of having your own home, including state of the art kitchen appliances, full dinnerware and glassware sets, cookware, and your very own laundry room for personal use.

Location Location Location

Emerald Island Resort is very close to Walt Disney World, just 3 miles from the entrance to the parks. The location offers easy and fast access to all attractions, shopping malls and restaurants in the area. This enviable location allows you to spend your holiday enjoying yourself, rather than being stuck in traffic on the US192.

Emerald Island Resort is located so close to the Disney World parks that you could visit the parks in the morning, come back for a dip in the pool and be back in the parks for dinner and fireworks.

On arriving at Emerald Island Resort you pass through the 24hr guarded security gate house entrance you will see the impressive dolphin fountain feature in front of you. You then get to the impressive resort clubhouse where you will find a friendly reception area which sells newspapers and sundries and is a great place for guests to find out about the local area and resort activities available for the kids.

The resort is close to all the major theme parks, attractions, numerous golf courses and restaurants, so is conveniently located for all your vacation needs.

If you would rather not drive at all why not use the regular and reliable shuttle service to take you to all of the local attractions. Emerald Island allows you the ultimate flexibility to really enjoy your villa rental holiday.

3 miles to Disney Main Entrance
20 minutes to Universal Studios & Islands of Adventure
20 minutes to Orlando International airport
35 minutes to Sanford International airport
Less than 1 minute to shops, restaurants, golf, banks, etc.

Resort Amenities

As you pass through the entrance in to the exclusive gated vacation rental home of Emerald Island Resort, you'll be transported to a tropical paradise. The clubhouse and tropical pool complex offer first class amenities including;

  • 24 Hour Gated Security
  • Reception & Concierge Services
  • Newspaper & Sundries Sales
  • 2 heated community swimming pools
  • Whirlpool & fully licensed poolside Tiki bar open till late with Karaoke & Live DJ Nights
  • Video arcade games area with air hockey table
  • Equipped with plenty of loungers to relax on and enjoy the Florida sun amidst the palms
  • Fitness centre with state of the art cardio-vascular and weight machines
  • Tennis, half basketball and volleyball sand courts with equipment loan
  • Beautifully landscaped walkways and lakes to enjoy a morning walk or a moonlit stroll
  • 2 Kids playgrounds located within the resort
  • Meeting / Function Room with large flat screen cable TV
  • Cyber Cafe & Wireless Hot Spot
  • Wooded nature walk for a pleasant stroll
  • Well stoked fishing lakes - fishing permitted but exercise with caution
  • Sauna located within clubhouse
  • BBQ, Cribs, Highchairs, Rollaway Bed Rentals
  • All-Day free coffee in clubhouse
  • Theme Parks Shuttle Service (chargeable)

Emerald Island has all the amenities of a 5 star resort, but with the comfort and convenience of your own private villa rental home with pool, townhouse or condo. Emerald Island is fast becoming one of the most sought after resort to rent a luxury villa near Disney.

Organised Resort Activities

Emerald Island Resort offer the following typical activities to keep you and your kids amused either within the clubhouse or on the pool deck:

  • Face Painting & Colouring Time
  • Poolside Super Bingo
  • Arts & Crafts Extravaganza
  • Create you own Ice Cream Sundaes
  • Create you own Souvenir Tie-Dye T-Shirts
  • Organised Pool Games
  • General Trivia Challenge
  • Spa & Beauty Party
  • Movie Night in Meeting Room
  • Aqua Fit Water Aerobics
  • Water Balloon Combat
  • Sand Volleyball Tournament
  • Aerobic / Keep Fit
  • Karaoke & Live DJ Nights
  • And loads more......

Getting Around Without A Rental Car

Florida Transport offer an amazing private transfer service - they can pick you up from the airport and take you to the villa and even stop off for you buy some essential groceries before taking you to your villa.  They also offer a taxi service to take you to theme parks, beaches, shopping, nights out etc....

If you don't want to drive on the day you arrive but want a hire car from the day after, they can also cater for this as well - please click here to view more details of Florida Transport services

Taxis & Shuttles

Alternatively, we also recommend Golden Transportation and MainGate Transportation for taxi and shuttle services. Each company provides great service at an affordable rate for families who do not plan on driving during their vacation.

The prices and destinations vary, but overall each taxi and shuttle company provides transportation to/from Emerald Island Resort, the parks, airports, shopping outlets, and other area attractions.

For more information, please visit the front desk in the clubhouse, or call the taxi and shuttle companies directly. Prices are listed in the PDFs, although these are subject to change (so it’s best to call the company directly).

Golden Transportation   

Contact: 407-301-1619 - check with them for up to date pricing

MainGate Transportation

Contact: 407-390-0000    Visit their website for rates

Disney Parks

1. Turn right leaving Emerald Island Resort onto at Funie Steed Rd/Oak Island Rd
2. Cross Formosa Gardens Blvd crossroads & continue along Funie Steed Road passing Lake Wilson on the left
3. Turn left at next crossroads onto Entry Point Blvd
4. At US-192 intersection go straight across onto Sherberth Rd and follow road passing Disney Casting on right
5. Turn LEFT at Osceola Pkwy crossroads if you are going to Animal Kingdom

OR

6. Turn RIGHT at Osceola Pkwy and follow signs for the rest of the Disney Parks & Water Parks

SeaWorld / Discovery Cove / Aquatica

1. As for Disney, but turn RIGHT on Osceola Pkwy
2. Stay on Osceola Pkwy following signs for I-4 East
3. Merge on I-4 East via the ramp to the left to Orlando
4. Take exit 71 toward SeaWorld
5. Merge onto Central Florida Pkwy
6. Follow the signs to Sea World / Discovery Cove / Aquatica

Universal Studios / Islands of Adventure

1. As for Disney, but turn RIGHT on Osceola Pkwy
2. Stay on Osceola Pkwy following signs for I-4 East
3. Merge on I-4 East via the ramp to the left to Orlando
4. Take exit 74A for Sand Lake Rd/SR-482 toward International Dr
5. Turn left at W Sand Lake Rd/SR-482 W - Continue to follow W Sand Lake Rd
6. Turn right at CR-439 N/Turkey Lake Rd and follow signs to the parks
7. At busy times, watch automated signs directing you to parks by alternative route

NASA / Kennedy Space Center

1. As for Disney, but turn RIGHT on Osceola Pkwy
2. Stay on Osceola Pkwy following signs for Central Florida Greenway 417 Toll
3. Pass under bridge and take exit right to merge on 417 via the ramp to Orlando International Airport
4. Stay on 417 Toll until you reach the exit 26 for 528 Toll Beeline Expressway heading 528 East
5. At exit 37, take the SR-407 exit on the left toward NASA Kennedy Space Center/I-95 N/Titusville
6. Merge onto Challenger Memorial Pkwy/407 N. for approximately 6 miles
7. Turn right onto Columbia Blvd/FL-405 E
8. Follow the Signs to Kennedy Space Center