About the Property
We have 4 nights open in early March. The cost per night is only $149. Check in on Saturday March 3rd for 4 nights and the total cost would be $826. We also have 6 nights open in mid-March. Check-in on March 18th for 6 nights and the total cost would be $1,165.
The Diamond on the Island is a home built and furnished for the traveler who demands the highest standards. It is located in the exclusive gated resort of Emerald Island which is only 2 miles from Walt Disney World. Two stop signs and two traffic lights separate you from the 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. Following that, you see the dolphin fountain and the very popular Clubhouse. Then as you meander down the street past the preserved park area, you begin to understand you are in a different 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 their lavish décor with private bathrooms allow several couples to have their necessary privacy. The two twin bedrooms are furnished as a boy’s room and a girl’s room.
The owners of this splendid home took every opportunity to give you and your guests the ultimate vacation luxury in your temporary home away from home. 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 an absolutely beautiful Conversational Burgundy Sofa and 46 inch square Cocktail Table in the cozy Living Room. The floor here and throughout all downstairs rooms except the master bedroom is tiled that allows you and your guests to relax. A few steps in and you are at the elegant Dining Room with its Double Pedestal Dining Table and six upholstered chairs. In addition, the Grand Foyer Console with Marble top table provides just the right piece for the hallway going 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 Waverly 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 couches covered with comfortable microfiber cocoa fabric facing the 42 inch TV invite you to relax on their reclining end seats with your drinks kept on the optional pull-down center tables. The fully stocked Kitchen invites you to skip the fuss of going to restaurants and enjoy the pool and house.
You may want go out the door to the Lanai and spend some time soaking up the Florida sun. The covered 10 foot pool deck has ceiling speakers so you can enjoy music from the stereo on the Family Room Entertainment center without disrupting those inside. You could then step into the 15 x 30 foot crystal clear water of the heated pool or really relax in the 100+ 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. Of course you can stay under the covered deck if you already had enough sun. 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 Wood Panel Bed, the Leather Headboard Bed and the two Iron Beds are fitted with high quality bedding sets that make sleeping a true pleasure. The Antiquity Low Post Panel Beds in the twin bedrooms offer maximum comfort for busy children. All bedrooms have TVs varying from 24 inches for the first floor Master Bedroom to 20 inch TVs in the three second floor Master Bedrooms to 13 inch TVs in the Twin bedrooms. All bedrooms as well as the Family Room have ceiling fans to provide the ultimate comfort. For those who need help in waking, each room has a clock radio.
And for the person who must do some work, the Loft has a beautiful credenza/hutch combination and a very comfortable chair where any desk work with or without a computer can be done using the various connectors that include a standard telephone line with PC and power connections.
Last but not least is the Security System that monitors and controls many different actions. If any first floor door or window is opened, a gentle chime is played to alert you. When it’s dark and you walk in the front door, the Foyer light comes on for a few minutes. The lights on the garage exterior come on after dark and stay on for a couple of hours to assist you in locating your home away from home. Several other things are monitored and if any threat occurs, an alarm is sounded and the owner is notified. The house and all of its guests are securely protected against most types of problems.
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 internet access and Video game room. Outside of the Clubhouse are a playground and a volleyball court. Tennis courts are nearby on the Emerald Island Resort property. Across the street from the Clubhouse is the entrance to a walking trail that winds through the resort’s natural woodland setting in the center of the island.
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Mar 03 2018 - Mar 07 2018
Mar 18 2018 - Mar 24 2018
Mar 31 2018 - Apr 06 2018
Apr 07 2018 - Jun 01 2018
Jun 02 2018 - Aug 24 2018
Aug 25 2018 - Nov 16 2018
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 23 2018
Nov 24 2018 - Dec 21 2018
Dec 22 2018 - Dec 28 2018
Dec 29 2018 - Jan 04 2019
Cleaning Fee: $150
Tax Rate: 13.5%
Last updated on Feb 20, 2018
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: I am the father of 7 and grandfather of 9. 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: 02/20/2018
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.
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!