Living Room - Dining Room
“ Excellent ”
12 Reviews
8646 La Isla Dr, Kissimmee, FL 34747


Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 4.5
Sleeps: 14
Type: Villa
Per night: $250 - $325
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Kissimmee vacation villa rental
"The Emerald Star" - Awarded "Top Vacation Villa"
Two Years In A Row!

High Speed Internet and WI-FI

Accommodations: Villa - 7 Bedrooms - 4.5 Baths - (Sleeps 14)

The EMERALD STAR has been awarded, for the second year in a row, "Top Vacation Villa" in the Kissimmee Area. Located at the exclusive resort of Emerald Island, this professionally decorated Villa rests next to a conservation area and a colorful children's playground. The sun-filled covered lanai boasts a pool with spa on an extended deck. Spacious and inviting, two master bedrooms featuring en suite and five additional bedrooms are furnished with either one queen or two twin-size beds. All furnishings are top designer pieces, along with top of the line accessories, from the designer linens on your bed to the deluxe cookware in the gourmet kitchen.

The gated resort-style community of Emerald Island is an attraction in and of itself. The clubhouse has a pool, hot tub, sauna, fitness room, Internet room, and video arcade. There is a tiki bar outside on the pool deck, tennis center, and a nature trail to enjoy.
Area Information
The Emerald Star is 2 miles from the Disney Maingate. In the surrounding area you'll find Universal Studios, Seaworld and all sorts of fun places for the family to share good times.

There is nearby golf, tennis courts right at The Emerald Island Resort, and tons of restaurants and shops for every taste.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Feb 02 2015 May 01 2015 $275 $275 - - -
May 01 2015 May 20 2015 $250 $250 - - -
Jun 01 2015 Sep 08 2015 $325 $325 - - -
Jan 01 2016 Feb 01 2016 $250 $250 - - -
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 13%
Deposits: A damage waiver will be signed prior to your stay. If there is any damage, your card will be charged. 30% of rental fee due at booking time. Excessive garbage left at home, $50 fee
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Mastercard, Visa
Other Fees: Pool Heat $35 per day Cleaning Fee $150 for rentals less than one week.


  • Beds

  • 2 King Beds
  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 6 Twin Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Pool Table
  • Beach Chairs
  • High Speed Internet
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Porch
  • Deck
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking Included
  • Private Pool
  • Full Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Patio
  • Screened Porch
  • Game Room
  • Lanai
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Telephone
  • CD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Park
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Bicycling
  • Playground
  • Miniature Golf
    (<1 mile)
  • Water Park
    (1 mile)
  • Children's Pool
  • Pool
  • Movie Theater
    (<1 mile)
  • Theme Park
    (2 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Aquarium
    (5 miles)
  • Hiking
  • Amusement Park
    (<1 mile)

Reviews for this vacation villa rental in Kissimmee, Florida

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Benjamin Babad

Benjamin Babad

Lakewood NJ

Great vacation!

July 28, 2013

The house was wonderful. Beautifully furnished, spacious, and very comfortable. Everyone had plenty of space to spread out and the pool was terrific!

Katherine Salvio

Owner's reply:

Dear Benjamin,
So happy you enjoyed your holiday at The Emerald Star. Please come back to visit us again in the future. Make our home, your home in the Disney Area!

Warm regards,
Katherine Salvio and Lenore Radelich

Margo Sauve

Margo Sauve

Syracuse, NY

Can't wait to go back....

May 7, 2012

Our son, James, was born in 11/11 and had not yet met our family and friends in Florida. We chose The Emerald Star for our "home base" for family and friends to come to meet and spend time with our son, it was a GREAT choice for us. the villa is decorated beautifully and was so homey. There was plenty of space so we weren't tripping over eachother.. The private game room, pool and spa were a HUGE hit with kids both young and old...and so was the playground just steps from the back door! The kitchen and formal dining room were wonderful for our family dinner...all of our family and friends had a great time and loved the Villa..I even heard some talk of others in our group wanting to have their family gatherings there! We never intended to do any "park-hopping" and spent the whole time relaxing there...but NEXT time we will visit some attractions, they are all so close. Thank you for providing the perfect setting for an awesome family memory!

Katherine Salvio

Owner's reply:

Dear Margo,
Both of us are so happy you chose the Emerald Star as your first vacation with your son, James. As he grows, we hope you'll make our home, yours, in the Disney Area. I'm sure
there will be many memories and we so love being a part of them. Thank you for the glowing review.
Warmest regards,

Sherifa Saibu

Sherifa Saibu

New york


August 31, 2011

This house is very beautiful! very warm and feels like home. Management is very helpful and this was just a great house to rent.

Katherine Salvio

Owner's reply:

Dear Sherifa,

Thank you so much for your kind words. We try to make sure everything is just perfect. We prize our home and our valued guests.




Toronto, ON

Perfect in every way!

February 11, 2011

This house was perfect for our family holiday. Although there was supposed to be 6 of us, only 4 of us could make it. My husband and I and our 2 children had the run of a beautiful, large home. My kids spent hours in the pool. The playground next door was a huge bonus. We loved the games room-perfect for ordering a pizza and hanging out for an evening. The layout of the house is ideal for large groups. We will definitely be returning with friends! Everything you need for a comfortable stay is provided. The hi-speed internet was a huge bonus. The amenities located close by are great-lots of restaurants and shops just a couple minutes away. I have already recommended this home to several people and will continue to do so. One last mention-the owners are a pure joy. They truly made our holiday memorable. They were reachable and responded to queries with lightning speed. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Amy Gould Peluso

Amy Gould Peluso

Pittsburgh, PA USA

Excellent! Will come back and refer others!

January 5, 2011

My family (9) stayed at this location for four days in December for the holidays. We were extremely pleased with the location. The house was spacious and very well decorated. There were plenty of linens for all rooms. The kitchen was also fully equipped with plenty of utensils, glassware, stemware, plates and pots and pans. The pool and hot tub were both very enjoyable, together with the game room. We enjoyed relaxing on the back porch, and there was plenty of space to eat, play cards and just enjoy the sun! It is conveniently located to a shopping center with a grocery store, restaurants and other activities, especially Disney and Universal Studios! We would definetly recommend this location to friends, family and others, and we will be returning again for out next vacation!

Katherine Salvio

Owner's reply:

Dear Amy,

Sorry for the tardy thanks, but Vacation Home Rentals just began this feature of feedback. Here's hoping you come back
To enjoy the Emerald Star.

Happy New Year.


Katherine Salvio

Dr Noman

Dr Noman


Great Place

July 29, 2010

Excellent place to stay, Nice and clean. Tasteful decoration, I,ve all the good things to say about the place.

Bruce Griffin

Bruce Griffin

New Orleans, LA USA


June 22, 2009

My family and I had a "BLAST" it was our first time vacationing all under the same roof. The Villa was nice and roomy and the kids and a few of the adults enjoyed the pool each evening for hours. The location was perfect, everything was within minutes of the Resort and the Resort Community was beautiful and nicely maintained. When we come back to Florida, Emerald Island Resort and this Villa will be on the top of our list. I think the adults had more fun than the kids, LOL. It was GREAT.



Naperville, IL USA

Wonderful Vacation Home

March 9, 2009

We really enjoyed our stay at the Florida Star! The living space was very open and easy to hang out in, while the bedrooms all still felt private.



Eldersburg, MD

All-around Fantastic -- no negatives

March 10, 2008

I'll keep it short: Great, roomy house (we had 3 families, 6 kids). Clean & comfy. Close to Disney, food, shopping, etc. Little play set practically on the lot. Co-owner Kathy is super-responsive (no problems... just little questions I had that she responded to personally and quickly). When we go back in few years, we will stay again.





March 10, 2008

I Stayed At This Home With 12 Of My Family And Friends And Had A Outstanding Time,this Home Is Flawless,we Felt Like We Were In A 5 Star Hotel,i Will Definatly Recommend This Home To Everyone,you Will Not Be Disappointed !!!

Mike and Ellen

Mike and Ellen


Disney vacation

February 13, 2008

We took our family of 13 on a Disney Vacation for the first time. We stayed at the Emerald Star which was a perfect place for us. The place was beautiful and had room for everyone. We enjoyed the pool and game room everynight. It was close to the theme parks and was easy to get to restaurants and stores. It helped make our Disney vacation a dream come true.



Cayman Islands

A wonderful home for your Orlando vacation

October 17, 2007

We immensely enjoyed this spacious, elegant and well appointed home on our Orlando vacation. The home is in a great location with several local attractions and restaurants etc nearby. The home itself is elegant yet extremely comfortable. Our daughters loved the theme rooms and enjoyed that each room had its own TV. We had a fabulous stay and would definitely stay in this home again. A couple of minor things that would make this wonderful place even better is 1)having more light and ventilation in the game room, and 2)hi-speed internet (although there is an open wireless in range from the dining table)

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Katherine Salvio

Katherine Salvio


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  • School:

    Pace University
  • Work:

    Retired from NBC
  • About:

    My name is Katherine Salvio, and I'm one of the proud owners of "The Emerald Star". Our 7 Bedroom Home is elegant while being so comfortable for groups up to 14 people. We are so proud that Trip Advisor/FlipKey named our home 2011 Top Vacation Villa in the Kissimmee area, because we work so hard ...
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