About the Property
We are taking reservations for available days from June 13, 2020 and into year 2021. By July 15, 2020 most of the usual activities will be available here. Universal’s City Walk and Disney Springs opened last week. Universal Studios will be open on June 5. Disney’s Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom will open on July 11. Then EPCOT and Hollywood Studios will open on July 15. The parks will have some new procedures due to the COVID Virus. Most restaurants are now open with capacity restrictions and some minor changes in processes.
We recently upgraded the pool surface of our private pool at the back of the house to include:
1. A finish of beautiful blue Portland cement with colored quartz aggregate and iridescent glass beads.
2. Mosaics of Dolphins and beach balls throughout the pool with the highlight being the 42 inch square mosaic in the floor of the pool with 3 large Dolphins swimming around a beach ball.
3. We also added a step in the spa for our older or physically handicapped guests for spa egress. So much easier for all!
The new finish combined with the changing colored LED lights make for a unique experience while enjoying the pool at night. The appearance of this pool challenges all other house rental pools for the rating of most beautiful.
Summary of this House’s best features (from 200+ Guest Reviews)
• Less than a 4-mile drive to Disney World’s Animal Kingdom
• Two leather couches and a recliner with a total of 5 power reclining seats
• Privacy on the pool deck with flowering hedge-plants along the perimeter
• A high-quality pool & spa water heating system
• A spa/Jacuzzi next to the house pool with FREE use for 2 hours per day
• A 10-foot roof over the entire width of the 40-foot pool deck (called a Lanai)
• Luxurious wooden furniture throughout the 2900 square foot house
• Professionally made drapes on all the windows
• High quality TV reception on the 7 LED HD Smart TVs
• Over 100+ TV channels including most HBO channels
• High speed Wi-Fi throughout the house and property, even on the Lanai
• A desk with a PC for your personal use as needed
• A gated resort with 24/7 security
• Clubhouse with a beautiful pool/spa, game room, tiki bar, Fitness Center and TV room
Detailed Description of This House
The Diamond on the Island is a house built and furnished for the traveler who demands the highest quality standards. It is located in the exclusive gated resort of Emerald Island. Two stop signs and two traffic lights, a 10-minute drive, separate you from Disney property!
Your Magical Vacation starts when you see the dramatic palm tree-lined entrance with the beautiful foliage leading up to the security gates. Then you see the dolphin fountains and the very popular Clubhouse. As you meander down the street past the preserved park area, you begin to understand you are in a beautiful, elegant and secure world.
The “Diamond on the Island” has 6 bedrooms and 5 ½ bathrooms with a maximum occupancy of 19. The 4 Master Suites with King Size beds and private baths allow several couples to have their necessary privacy. The two 2-twin-bed bedrooms and additional full-bath are furnished for the younger guests of your group, with fun, colorful and playful decor.
The entire house is decorated in an elegant manner with upscale furnishing providing a warm and homey atmosphere for you to enjoy. As you enter the house, you are presented with a beautiful Burgundy Sofa and a Cocktail Table in the cozy Living Room. The floor here and throughout all downstairs rooms is tiled that allows you and your guests to relax, except for the Master Suite that has a high-quality diamond-patterned rug to provide the appropriate elegance for the Master Suite. A few steps in and you are at the stunning Dining Room with its double pedestal dining table and six high-backed upholstered chairs. The Grand Foyer Table with Marble top provides the majestic piece for the hallway leading into the Kitchen and Family Room.
As you enter the Kitchen and Family Room area, you are overcome by the vaulted ceiling in the Family Room with its 18 feet long ceiling to floor drapes professionally made with the beautiful butterfly fabric and the 8 feet wide glass doors out to the pool deck from both the Kitchen and the Family Room. The two full size leather couches facing the 50-inch LED Smart TV invite you to relax on their power-reclining seats. The fully stocked Kitchen invites you to skip the fuss of going to restaurants and instead enjoy the pool and house.
The 40-foot wide roof over the first 10 feet of pool deck (Lanai) provides an outdoor area rain or shine! The two ceiling speakers allow you to enjoy music from the Family Room stereo without disturbing those inside possibly watching TV. You could then step into the 15 x 30-foot crystal clear water of the heated pool or really relax in the 105-degree Jacuzzi, or you can just lay back on one of our comfortable loungers. The pool and lanai are South-facing which give you sun all day long, with the option of staying under the Lanai for shade. The pool has an easily removable safety fence providing extra protection for young children.
Sleeping accommodations at the Diamond on the Island are exceptional. The 4 king-size beds and 4 twin-size beds have extraordinarily comfortable mattresses and are fitted with high quality bedding sets that make sleeping a true pleasure. All bedrooms have Samsung LED HD Smart flat screen TVs. All bedrooms, as well as the Family Room, have ceiling fans to provide the ultimate comfort.
For the person who must do some work while away, the Loft has a beautiful desk and a very comfortable chair where any work, with or without a computer, can be done. Lastly, there is a Security System that monitors and controls many different actions to make your stay more comfortable and most importantly secure.
The exquisite Emerald Island Resort Clubhouse of 4,000 square feet has a heated pool and spa, fitness room, sauna, Tiki Bar, gathering room, computers with free unlimited internet access and a video game room. Outside of the Clubhouse there are two playgrounds onsite, a volleyball court, basketball courts, tennis courts and a nature walking trail.
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Aug 01 2020 - Aug 21 2020
Aug 22 2020 - Nov 20 2020
Nov 21 2020 - Nov 27 2020
Nov 28 2020 - Dec 18 2020
Dec 26 2020 - Jan 02 2021
Tax Rate: 13.5%
We offer two discounts.
1. The Saturday+ Discount Program provides a 40% discount if certain conditions exist as follows: If your reservation starts on a Saturday and extends for at least 7 nights OR your reservation ends on a Saturday and is at least 7 nights, YOU QUALIFY. This program applies during Regular and High Season periods, not Peak Season periods.
2. Saturday to Saturday reservations ALSO qualify for the additional 10% RETURNING GUEST discount.
These discounts can be more than $1,000 off a one-week rental.
Pool Heating fees for use of the PROPANE GAS water heater vary by month based on the actual cost to heat the water. Spa Use is FREE.
Please note: These rates exclude taxes and fees and may vary depending on the length of your stay. Rates are also subject to change at the owner's discretion.
Payment Options: Personal Check, Business Check, Cashier's Check, PayPal
Last updated on June 24, 2020
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: I am the father of 7 and grandfather of 10. Disney trips started in 1976 and continue to this day. It's hard to find a place with more vacation options than the Orlando area. We saw this development being built in 2000 and decided this was the ideal place to own a short-term rental house our children and grandchildren could use while renting it out in between. The Financial Crisis of 2007-8 brought much grief to this community. As Treasurer and President of the Homeowner’s Association, I was able to keep the association’s cash flow at a healthy level and thereby preserved the vital landscaping services. The location is almost perfect at 3 miles from Disney and the landscaping is outstanding. Animal Kingdom is 10 minutes away, Disney Hollywood Studios is 15 minutes and the Magic Kingdom is 20 minutes away. Some say the landscaping at the resort is like an extension of the Disney landscaping. The house provides everything imaginable to have a great vacation experience.
Calendar last updated: June 24, 2020
Guestbook comments from the owner:
My husband and I took all of our kids and Grandkids to Florida and we rented this beautiful home. It is well cared for, has a beautiful pool and hot tub, in a beautiful and secure gated community and just minutes away from all the major attractions as well as in the middle between the Ocean and the Gulf. We all had our own bedroom and private bath. Our little kids could take naps, and the older ones and adults could visit and the kids could all go to bed and it was safe for the adults to use the hot tub and spend time together. We cooked many meals here; it tasted better and saved expense and hassle of eating out with tired small children. You can contact the owner if any questions come up; he is fantastic to deal with. We have used this home twice and have had friends use it as well. There is no better way to stay in the Orlando/Kissimmee area. This lovely home will meet your very highest standard; I would rate it with 10 stars if I could!
We had 17 people that stayed in the house with ages ranging from 2 to 60 and we all had plenty of room with our own privacy. Each king bedroom has its own bath. We were able to cook at the house so that we could save on food expenses. The kids loved the swimming pool and hot tub. They were happy just to stay there and not go do other things. The house is conveniently located to Disney and Old Towne. We stayed in this house last year and this year and we hope to go again next year. The owner takes care of any issues that come up immediately and is easy to work with. I would suggest if you are going to do any serious cooking for a large crowd that
It was a pleasure staying at this house again! This was our second time returning. John is, as always, the best! The first time was with my family several years ago. This time, it was with our friends - All couples. They loved the place and were super impressed. John called after we checked in to make sure that everything went smoothly and all was good with the house. During the week, two of our couples returned to the house earlier than we wanted to and was unable to get into the house after using the keypad. After several attempts, the keypad froze and they couldn't figure how to get back in. Since we were out at Disney Springs, I called John, spoke to his lovely wife. John was out but he called me back within 5 minutes and walked me through with instructions on how they could get back into the house. I couldn't ask for a quicker reply than that. I recommend John's house to anyone considering staying in the WDW area. It's convenient to all the parks and his place has all the comforts of home and then some.
Great house in florida
We rented the house for a week and our host John called back anytime we needed him with in a few minutes. The house was beautiful with lots of space for our large group. Stores and many places to eat very close. Very well maintained and updated home.
Stayed: April 2020Submitted: April 10, 2020
This was a rental without Disney open! These guests enjoyed the house and numerous activities in the area. Much better than being stuck in a home in Michigan! Glad we could provide some other options.
Perfect family time!
John’s home provides a quality experience for any number of guests that are ready to enjoy a well-maintained, well-equipped, clean vacation rental. He truly cares about about the property and it shows. We enjoyed the pool, playing tennis, and hanging out as a family! Great experience. We appreciate visiting again in the near future.
Stayed: March 2020Submitted: March 29, 2020
March Break Family Getaway
We enjoyed a great week at John’s Diamond on the Island. The home was exactly as promised. Everything was neat and clean and there was ample space for our group. We loved playing games and eating dinner in the lanai. The pool was refreshing. Since the air temperature was 90, we never needed to heat the pool. The spa heated up quickly, and since Disney closed, John graciously offered us unlimited spa time. We will definitely be back if it’s available.
Stayed: March 2020Submitted: March 23, 2020
Another HAPPY Guest!!!!!!!
Highly recommend renting this house. John, the owner goes out of his way to make sure you have all the comforts of home. The pool, hot tub and deck are one of the nicest you will find. We have rented homes in the past and nothing is comparable. Absolutely beautiful. Plenty of space for families and close to Disney World parks especially Animal Kingdom. Is also situated in a beautiful gated resort area and a short drive to stores and restaurants.
Stayed: February 2020Submitted: March 10, 2020
What more can I say???????? Glad you had a GREAT stay! And to the future guests, you can expect the same.
Enjoyed the time at the house. Many things to list that made our family happy.
I would recommend this house in a Heart beat. We will be back. Enjoyed our stay that much. The best part was lots of Bathrooms and TVs.
Stayed: February 2020Submitted: February 17, 2020
My calendar is getting filled quickly with MANY returning guests. They know a good thing when they see it!!!!!!
Great idea for a large family gathering
Our host John was very helpful with suggestions about local restaurants that would be suitable with children and tips about navigating Disneyland. He even suggested we bring a lunch with us which turned out to be a wonderful idea. No waiting in line with 9 small children. Close to shopping centers and local attractions. John even called us to make sure we were comfortable and to check if there were any issues with accommodation.
Stayed: December 2019Submitted: January 07, 2020
You would think the words justify a 5-star rating! Gale probably hit the wrong button!
Perfect family rental home for Disney trip
Very comfortable home; close to everything needed; thank you for sharing your home for others vacation
Stayed: December 2019Submitted: December 23, 2019
Another 5 -Star. So happy we can provide a great experience.
Perfect Home for our Disney vacation
We could not have been happier with the home. It was clean and well taken care of. Everyone had their own space and the pool and hot tub were wonderful after a long day at the parks which were all within a few miles from the home. I would absolutely stay here again and would recommend to anyone traveling to Orlando!!
Stayed: November 2019Submitted: November 11, 2019
Once again we pleased our guests.
Great owner, great house, great location!
This home is the perfect destination for a family Disney vacation or just some rest and relaxation and I can’t wait to go back again!John, the owner was quick to respond to my request and provided a great deal of information not only about the house but also things to do in the area. This home was perfect, with lots of room for a large family or a couple of families. The open layout is great, the décor is comfortable and charming and the location is amazing! The house also has state of the art security, lighting and temperature control systems. The Lanai stretches the length of the entire house and was great for morning and evening meals as well as watching the grandkids play in the pool after a long day at the parks. The Spa Jacuzzi was blissful for the adults! The four Master Suites with adjoining ensuites was a very nice touch along with Disney themed rooms for the kids. The Disney and Universal parks are a short drive away as well as shopping, restaurants and entertainment venues.This house was a wonderful find for us and will definitely be our go-to property for all of our Disney vacations!Best regards, Lionel Hodges
Stayed: October 2019Submitted: October 14, 2019
So happy this family had a great time and will be back!
Home away from home!
This house had everything I was hoping to have for our first family vacation to Orlando. Every night after the parks, the hot tub was where I relaxed. Everything was so clean stocked with every kitchen amenity we would need for the week. My biggest regret was there was only 7 of us to enjoy the massive space! The owner, John, anticipated all of our needs and exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend and are already planning our next family vacation back!
Stayed: October 2018Submitted: October 13, 2019
Our objective is to exceed our guests' needs and we did it again!
What I was hoping for!
Nice house in a great location and an owner who cares. Large rooms, all the amenities needed and a cool house for the Florida summer heat. Pool/hot tub was what was needed after hours of WDW and exploring. If we ever get back to Disney we would definitely see if this is available. Mahalo John!
Stayed: September 2019Submitted: October 05, 2019
We really enjoy providing our guests with excellent accommodations. Mahalo back to you Dale. That's thank you in Hawaiian.
The house is beautiful and great for the family. My teenagers loved it. The pool was very relaxing especially with the heated tub. Definitely will be back with my family.
Stayed: September 2019Submitted: September 09, 2019
Another happy guest.
I had a splendid time in the house..
Man I tell you this is our first time renting this house , From the time I said yes to this house ,Mr Beck was like we was like family...we had all that we needed in the house down to shopping and spots to check out ... Am glad I had a chance to stayed . I would be recommending this house again...thank you soo much mr Beck my family and I didn't want to leave... hope to rent it soon.
Stayed: August 2019Submitted: September 09, 2019
We try to anticipate our guests's needs and lead them to good solutions.
First of all the location of the house was great! We had every store we need at no more than a 10 min drive!!! My family really enjoyed being at the house, there is plenty of stuff for babies, kids & adults to keep themselves entertained. The owner of the house was always on top of stuff & making sure we were comfortable at ALL TIME. We made the right choice by choosing this amazing & affordable home! If we ever come back we would love to rent it again!!!
Stayed: August 2019Submitted: September 01, 2019
Another happy guest.
Dealing with John was an enjoyable experience he was very accommodating and always available during the process. Provided us with everything we needed to make our trip memorable and the house was just as described and fully stocked with all that we needed. We will definitely be returning again very soon.
Stayed: August 2019Submitted: August 08, 2019
Just one more happy guest!
Amazing and memorable family vacation
Had a huge family vacation. 14 of us including two infants and we had plenty of space. House was perfect for us. John went out of his way to help us prepare and plan as well. Kids loved the pool and hot tub. Four suites with king size beds and private baths were a definite plus. House had great amenities throughout. Many lifelong memories were created. Thank you John !!!
Stayed: June 2019Submitted: June 25, 2019
Randy, you are so welcome. We love to have happy vacationers.!!!!
Great Experience Beautiful Home!
My family of 19 people booked Mr Becks home for our first family vacation last week and everything was great. The pictures and video were short in describing the beauty of it. Everything was wonderful and the best part was knowing that Mr Beck was only a phone call away of we needed him. My kids enjoyed the the swimming pool to the max. The home was very clean and had a warm welcoming feel to it. I will be using this home for our next visits.
Stayed: June 2019Submitted: June 13, 2019
So glad we were able to contribute to their great vacation.
Beautiful family-friendly pool home!
We had the most wonderful experience with renting John's home. He is such a kind and helpful gentleman and really made the process easy. We had a large group with very young children, teenage children, parents, and grandparents... This place was so well set up, that it worked for all of us! Nothing was left un-thought of, and the home itself was absolutely gorgeous. We would 100% book again for this to be our home away from home if we return to Florida!
Stayed: May 2019Submitted: May 15, 2019
We aim to please and have been doing so for 15 years. So glad we helped to make their trip a success.
John, the owner, is a wonderful owner and host. He is extremely quick to respond and ready to resolve any problems that arise. I have stayed in so many properties and have never experienced such a feeling of concern that everything be right. The house is huge. We had rooms we never used. The kitchen is so well stocked, towels galore, and the pool is sparkling clean. The house is so close to the Disney theme parks, grocery stores, restaurants, and shopping. We will definitely be back!
Stayed: April 2019Submitted: April 14, 2019
Pleased to be able to satisfy our guests.
Very nice house for large family
Very elegant entrance to beautiful community. House met all needs of our family. It is close to many attractions and activities.
Stayed: January 2019Submitted: March 21, 2019
Simple, concise evaluation with 5 star rating. Can't ask for any more! Glad we satisfied your group.
Great Disney Vaca House
Loved this house. Met all our needs. Family with 7 adults, 3 children (5 to 7) and 2 babies. There was plenty of baby equipment available to use - crib, pac'n play, highchair, excersaucer & 4 strollers. Kids enjoyed the pool every day, even after a full day at the parks. Would rent this house again. Owner was on top of things.
Stayed: February 2019Submitted: February 27, 2019
Shari reserved my house more than a year in advance. She knew we had what she wanted and her review indicates she got all she needed and maybe some more. The weather was absolutely wonderful with several days in mid-February with high temps in the low 80's. So happy we could make their trip so enjoyable.
Wonderful Property And Awesome Location
We had a wonderful time and would not hesitate to use this property again. Mr. Beck was very friendly and accommodating, he was always so quick to respond to any question we might have. Location was wonderful and close to anything we wanted to do or see. This was our first time to stay "off property" and we would definitely do it again.
Stayed: February 2019Submitted: February 15, 2019
With over 14 years of renting experience, we know what the guest needs and we are proud to provide it.
Family Disney Vacation
The description of the house was spot on!! Everything was exactly as described. We choose this house because it had the room we needed to house 14 family members on our trip to Disney. The house is less than 4 miles away from Disney and the location was convenient to everything. The house was amazing and very accommodating for our large group. The pool was nice to be able to relax in after a long days at the parks!! The owners was amazing to work with! The owner communicated quickly and thoroughly and we never had to wonder what to do next!! Mr. Beck took the guess work out of everything by providing us ahead of time the places and things to do in and around the area as well as very helpful information about the Disney parks. Hands down one of our best vacations and we would definitely stay here again!!! Thank you Mr. Beck for sharing in the memories of our family Disney vacation.
Stayed: October 2018Submitted: October 15, 2018
We look forward to this group's return and to those groups who want an outstanding experience.
champion worthy stay!
EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE!! We travel to Florida every May for a cheerleading competition with my family and another family. Although we have stayed in the same development in years past, we were lucky enough the find the diamond on the island this year and we know where we will be staying going forward. The communication with John (the owner of the property) was excellent, so I knew before we even arrived that this was going to be a top notch experience and we were not disappointed! The home is BEAUTIFUL! The furnishings are up to date, clean, and comfortable. The area is PERFECT for a Disney adventure or any other local event. The back porch is perfect and I noticed it had a much higher level of privacy compared to surrounding homes due to the strategic landscaping which I really enjoyed during morning coffee. I can't say enough about not only the property but the home owner, he made it simple and easy with no worry and complete confidence! If you are considering this property for your stay there is no need to second guess your decision....call John, book, and sit back and relax knowing that everything will be just as promised!
Stayed: May 2018Submitted: May 23, 2018
So happy we could provide the perfect stay. We welcome Dria and her crew back next year. And we welcome all potential guests to join us for an EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE.
Great property in a great community!
We had a group of 12 coming down, this property proved to be a FANTASTIC spot for all of us. The property was big enough for all, clean and everything was as promised and indicated before we got down there. The property is in a nice gated community and provided a pool for us to hangout at before we could check in and could stay at later into the day on check out.The location was perfect for hitting all the Disney properties, as everything was a 10-20 minute drive depending on traffic/time of day.We would definitely be interested in staying at this property again if and when we head back down to Disney/Orlando area!Owner was great to work with, no issues!
Stayed: April 2018Submitted: May 01, 2018
My neighbor, who lives only 5 miles away from me here in Branchburg, New Jersey, went through the Internet to find me. It sure sounds like they hit the jackpot with a winner of a house for their Disney trip. Also, they get the 10% Returning Guest Discount on their next visit with us. How SWEET it is!!!!!!
I'll stay here every time I come to Orlando
First of all, the owner was great to deal with, very outgoing and excellent on communication. The house is definitely a 5-star rank!! 6 bedrooms of which 4 are King master bedrooms!!! All of the furnishings are up to date and have a nice rich flair to them. There was plenty more room than we needed in the house. The pool and spa were great to relax in after a round or two of golf. The house also offers some nice features such as automatic lighting at night - walk into the kitchen and the lights come on - walk out and they go off. Same with the rear patio. There were plenty of towels, pillows, blankets, etc. Also the kitchen was stocked with more than enough silverware, pots & pans, plates & cups. And finally, the community is a private gated community with 24-hour security. Take the 5 minutes to get a key card from the office and save yourself time later. This is the best!!!!!
Stayed: February 2018Submitted: February 27, 2018
I have no other words. Tom said it all!!!!!!!!!!!
We rented this property instead of a hotel stay. This was by far the best value for this area. The house is perfect for what we needed. We used this ad a place for business meetings and on the downtime plenty of private space for each individual. I would highly recommend this. Owner was very good to work with as well.
Stayed: January 2018Submitted: February 03, 2018
We do all we can to provide an extraordinary experience at an affordable price and we did it again!