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Description from owner

Vaughan Villa really does have the WOW factor as many of our guests have testified to. Built upon THE largest plot in the community at approx 1/3 of an acre and set in beautiful landscaped gardens, this is one of the most sought after and enviable homes you could find. The home itself internally comprises around 3400sq feet. From the moment you walk in, when you will be greeted by the Great Room, a large open plan double storey room you will feel a sense of space and tranquillity. The whole home is superbly furnished to the highest quality. Every upgrade has been added for your comfort and enjoyment. The home has 6 bedrooms, 3 of them with King size beds, 2 twin rooms and a double bunk room. We sleep 14 in comfort. We have 4 full bathrooms and 2 additional toilets; one in the hall and one by the pool. Each bedroom has its own TV, DVD, Telephone and Alarm Clock Radio. The main room has a 51inch LCD HDTV with the Premier cable package providing over 800 channels which includes a full sports and movie program.

For the kids (and adults too!) we have a fully equipped and Air conditioned Games and Fitness room with a Full size Pool Table, Foosball, Electric Air Hockey, Weights bench and Ellipticsal Cross Trainer. The pool table can also be easily converted into Ping Pong. We have FREE high speed Wireless Internet and we also have 2 Ethernet cables for those laptops without wireless capability. There is a PS2 with games and we have a library of DVD's and Books for you to enjoy. We have 2 Wii consoles, each with 2 controllers and a selection of games. We also have the Xbox Kinect with 2 Controllers and games. We benefit from having FREE phone calls locally, nationally and Internationally. We have a crib, high chair, stair gates and a stroller for you to use. We also have 2 full sets of Golf Clubs with bags for you to use FREE of charge.

If you thought inside was superb wait till you see outside. I challenge you not to be amazed when you step out the back of the villa. Set in over 1600sq feet of decked area is our sparkling 32ft by 15ft Pool and Spa with sprays fountains, jets and a waterfall from the spa. This is THE largest Private Pool in the area and again you will feel a sense of space and tranquillity. Bordered by tropical palms and plants, you can sit or lie and relax all around the pool, dine at the tables, and also play on the full size Ping Pong table. This pool area is not overlooked by anyone, either at the back or at the side as we only have 1 neighbour and we have positioned our home away from them and into the corner. Being North facing we get the sun all day as the decked area stretches so far from the house however you have the choice of shade in areas nearer to the house. You really have the best of both worlds ! With 7 pool loungers, 4 side tables as well as 2 Large tables and 12 comfy pool chairs, you will have plenty of options.

Beds: 3 King Beds, 1 Double Bed, 6 Twin Beds, 1 Crib

TripAdvisor Property ID: 4820357

About the area

We have a wonderful lake just 50 yards away within the resort and it has a lovely cooling effect on the community. If fishing takes your fancy then you can take a stroll down to the lake to try and catch some bass. Tower Lake is ideally situated on the US 27 with easy access to all attractions and beaches. As for shopping and dining you are within minutes of Wal-Mart, Publix, and Walgreens 24 hour pharmacy, restaurants, drive thru's and the brand new Heart of Florida Hospital. If you are a golfer then we are next to Southern Dunes Golf Club and just minutes from the world famous Greg Norman Champions Gate. The $500 million Posner Developement is a 5 minute drive away and will encompass shops, restaurants and theaters.

Owner profile

Richard V.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English



  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Linen provided
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Wheelchair users


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Games room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding
  • Pool or snooker table

Reviews (3)

Very Good – based on 3 reviews Very Good
3 reviews

“Beautiful Home! Great For Families!”

Reviewed 4 May 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this gorgeous home! It had everything imaginable available for us and all was of very high quality. We found the place absolutely spotless and enjoyed all of the space available to us especially the six bedrooms and the three king beds. Game room was great and having golf clubs available for our use was very convenient. Excellent privacy but still relatively close to the many attractions. Pool area was very spacious and fantastic for relaxing after long days visiting. We loved everything about this place! Richard, the owner, was very professional, accommodating and helpful. We highly recommend this place!!

“Great place!”

Reviewed 25 Jul 2011

It is great for 3 families with kids. Three king beds - all with their own bathroom. Nice pool with hot tub. We had a little issue with the air conditioning - but they came by right-away and fixed it. About 20 minutes to Disney.

“Paradise Island!”

Reviewed 8 Jul 2010

Emerald Island was a well run community with excellent resources, concierge got us a wheel chair for Grandma, driving directions and restaurant recommendations. The house was worth every penny and exactly as described by owner. The service was great, we called for towels as there were only 5 for 14 of us, but they delivered 14 the very next morning. We had a wonderful reunion & lovely time with the family and found it an excellent,clean home with an adequate pool! There was no Ping Pong or Foosball though, as the tables were broken by last tenants.

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

Good Morning Richard, I just want to thank you so much for allowing me the opportunity to stay in your villa. My friends and family had such a wonderful time and were somewhat sad when we had to depart. Everyone couldn't believe the accommodations were so luxurious. You really have a beautiful place. Once again a special thank you from me and the other guests. Sincerely,
BW, Miami, USA, January 2007

Hi Richard. We had a lovely time at your house. The accommodations were both nicely appointed and very comfortable. Additionally, the ping pong tables and game room were great additions that gave us hours of fun. We hope to come back in the near future and will check availability then. In the meantime continue enjoying and sharing your house. All the best,
JW, Baltimore, USA. February 2007

We very much enjoyed our stay. The house is beautiful and very spacious and space was something we needed for our large group. Everything was wonderful however we all really enjoyed the pool & spa. We hope to return in the future!
HB, USA, February 2007

Hello Richard Your villa must be one of the best if not THE best in Florida when it comes to rental. We were very much at home and lacked for nothing. I was amazed at how perfectly everything was decorated and everything was way above the mark. On a 1 to 10 your place is a 15. The game room was very entertaining and kept the younger part of our group busy when not in the pool, spa or on the go. Your location was as I thought and was just far enough away from attractions to be able to travel but yet close enough so the commute was easy and quick, whether it be the coasts or amusement. Your home location was perfect, for added privacy being a corner lot with only one home next door which happened to be vacant during our stay. Again on behalf of our family we thank you so much for allowing us the privilege to rent and stay at your villa. I would rent from you again without hesitation. You have handled this rental with the finest courtesy, professionalism and response as I have ever experienced. There are many people and businesses which could learn from you. With sincere thanks.
RB, Maine, USA, March 2007

Thanks for the wonderful stay. We had a great time & the kids loved the pool area! I'm sure we will be back in the future. Thank you for letting us use your fantastic home!
GD, Nebraska, USA, March 2007

Hi Richard. Absolutely superb. Everyone thought the villa and all the facilities were super. A good time was had by all. As a large group we found the accommodation spacious and well suited to our needs. The location was ideal as it enabled easy access to all the main attractions and we particularly enjoyed the benefits of the pool after a long day out. I will definitely recommend your villa to any other party that I here from in the future.
PS, Gloucester, UK, April 2007

We had a great time and you have a lovely home. All in all everyone had a wonderful time and we are considering doing this again next year
SS, Florida, USA, May 2007

The swimmers all enjoyed their tour so much and talk about your beautiful home and accommodation constantly. It was wonderful to start off using your facilities, particularly in the heat. They had to be satisfied with small Hotel rooms thereafter! Thanks for such a great facility, we'll be BACK!!!
BE, S Africa, June 2007

I really enjoyed my stay here and I am grateful for the opportunity of staying here, as a teenager I must say I loved the games room.
I enjoyed our stay here, the games room was the biggest attraction.
Thank you for letting us stay in this enormous house, I really loved the stay. It was AWESOME coming from the parks and getting in those huge beds!
Various Swim team members, SA June 2007

What a wonderful house you have here. This is a great dream home for me and my family. We enjoyed the location, the community is very nice and peaceful. Driving distance from here to Disney was great. My family and I had a remarkable time here in Florida and we would love to come back to stay in your home again. I will be recommending others to come and stay as well. We'll be BACK!!!
BK,Alabama, June 2007

Had a great time, the house was really nice - I would recommend this house to whomever comes here for vacation. Beautiful house, I hate to leave it behind. The house was very spacious with wonderful amenities. Our entire group enjoyed our stay THOROUGHLY.
JS,Michigan, June 2007

We all had a great vacation and loved the villa. We all had a wonderful time, love the location of your villa. Thank you very much for all your help and I will recommend your place for a great vacation rental. Thanks again,
KS, Mi, USA, July 2007

Hi Richard, we had a fabulous time in your villa. The BEST we have stayed in Florida. You have excellent taste. The games room was an added bonus and the pool area is amazing. It definitely has the WOW factor. Thank you for allowing us to stay in such a fabulous place. Wonderful holiday, will tell all our friends.
EL,Scotland, July 2007

We all had a marvellous holiday as usual, but your villa was the icing on the cake! It is by far the best we have ever been and is so well equipped. Absolutely Awesome! The pool area was fantastic. The Games room was a big hit and the number of toilets excellent (that is important when there are 4 men!). In fact there was nothing that could be improved upon. Thanks again for sharing your home with us. We really felt we didn't spend enough time in it. Hope to return. Superb.
JL, Scotland, July 2007

Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your fantastic house, what a fabulous place you have. We had a brilliant time, the most popular areas being pool and games room. Andrew (13yrs) and Gareth (18yrs) spent most of their time, when not at the Parks, in either the pool or the games room. I enjoyed sitting by the pool in the mornings having my breakfast. After a tiring day walking round the Parks the first thing we would do when we got back would be to jump into the pool to cool off or just dip our feet in, it was such a relaxing environment.
We found your house very comfortable and spacious (thank goodness for Air Con), the location ideal, just 20 mins at most from the Parks, Busch Gardens a little further away, about 1 hour and, of course, 24 hour Wal Mart just round the corner. The I4 and US27 easily accessible and the traffic always moving (unlike International Drive which seemed to be congested most of the time). Besides the Parks we also spent quite a bit of time and money at the Premium Outlets, never seen the boys or Glen so enthusiastic about spending their money! Between shopping and Parks we also managed to squeeze in a game of golf which was conveniently just around the corner. I thoroughly enjoyed my game but it was soooo very, very hot.
We all agree that we had one of the best holidays we've had and I would like to think that it won't be too long before we are back again for a second instalment of pure luxury, relaxation and enjoyment!
SV, Kent, UK, Aug 2007

Hello Richard, I just wanted to send you a quick note, our time at your villa could not have worked better for our family. My wife and I are talking about doing this in a two years, I hope you are still in the business then. i am sure our children and grandchildren will have fond memories of this trip.
KH, USA Mar 2009

Hi Richard. We had a great time thanks and the house was wonderful. Kids loved the games room and wife loved the pool so everyone happy. Great vacation and nice base from which to enjoy and Southern Dunes Golf is almost for any golfer. Loads of holiday highlights and hopefully we will be back very soon.
JP, UK ,Sep 2007

We really had a great time! We WILL definitely be returning here. We all enjoyed your villa, especially the children. They had endless fun in the pool and games room. If we return to Florida we will definitely use your villa again. Thanks from all of us
SB ATLANTA, Oct 2007

What a wonderful house you have here. This is a great dream home for me and my family. We enjoyed the location, the community is very nice and peaceful. Driving distance from here to Disney was great. My family and i had a remarkable time here in Florida and we would love to come back to stay in your home again. I will be recommending others to come and stay as well. We'll be BACK!!!

Thanks for allowing us to stay in your lovely home! We will definitely use this home again with your permission in the future. HOPEFULLY THE NOT SO DISTANT FUTURE! As a matter of fact, we came home bragging about the place. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. As far as the upstairs section of the home we did tour it on our first day there and never used the stairs again ha! ha! But on our next visit I'm sure we will be using all of your facilities when we plan to return with our teenagers. My daughter especially liked the pool by the way. We had to swim with her every morning when we awoke and every night before we put her to bed. She thinks in her little mind that that is our home ha! ha! She told me yesterday morning that she prefers our house in Florida over this one! Try to explain that one to a three year old! Thanks again for allowing us to stay in your home and we will be sure and book earlier next time!
MB, La, USA Jan 2008

Richard, everything was FANTASTIC!!! I can't thank you enough for sharing your wonderful home with us! We all had a great vacation and Thomas and I have already been throwing around the idea of booking again for next year! The location of the house was great! Very close to everything and easy to get around! We have many friends and family who go to Florida every year, so we will make sure to recommend your home to them.
MH, Ontario, Canada, Feb 2008

Hi Richard. Thank you for sharing your beautiful vacation home with our family. There were thirteen of us; grandparents, children and grandchildren. The house was so big no one got in anybody else's way! The games room was in constant use (we had many pool tournaments) and enjoyed table tennis and the other games. We spent lots of time around the pool having card games etc.
The spa with its waterfall, the fountains and night lights added greatly to the ambience. With all the TV's in the home, ipods and play station, we were never bored for one minute! We also enjoyed walks down to the lake looking for the alligator. The kids swear they saw it one day.
It was a perfect home for us to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary and we were all sad when the time came to leave. Everything we needed was there and it was just a short 15-20 minutes to Disney and the Parks. Our hopes are that we will be able to come back to your gorgeous home again sometime soon.
DD, Ontario, Canada, Mar 2008

Thanks so much for sharing it with us! It did not feel like a rental....everything is top notch....all the furnishings are luxurious as are the linens. The kids were excited by the pool and all the pool toys, the DVD players in every room, and the game room is amazing! What a great way to use that space...and it is not far from the main area so it is not difficult to still supervise the kids. The amount of space we get for our dollar is really unreal....the house is huge! Everyone gets their own space to unwind which was so nice at the end of our vacation! Thanks again for sharing this home and for all the special touches you have put into it! We will definitely visit again!
SL, Me, USA Mar 2008

Richard, At this moment I was reviewing the pictures from our vacation. We had a fabulous time! Worst part about taking a vacation is having to return home We absolutely loved the house!!! We will return in a couple of years and bring more family with us, we were so impressed with it that we want to share the experience next time! We managed to see the infamous alligator at the lake- and have pictures of that as well! I am so appreciative of the home and the experience it afforded our family- there is nothing like waking in the morning to sit by the pool with your coffee and watching the children swim! Best way to wake by far! The house had everything we needed, I cannot discount the convenience of the stroller and the pack and play - having brought my two year old. The pool inspired my fiancé to build one just like it at home, it is laid out so nice. You have done a wonderful job facilitating the renting of the home and your prompt responses and follow up are extremely professional and the icing on the cake for the experience. Thanks again!
AD, In, USA. April 2008

Hello Richard, We just arrived home from beautiful, sunny Florida! First of all, I would like to thank you for renting the villa to us for our stay. We truly did enjoy our stay at your house. After riding through the entire development, we do have to admit that you probably have one of the best, if not the best, lot in the development. We really did enjoy the privacy and the outside of the house looked beautiful and well maintained. The palms and flowers in back of the spa provide beautiful background scenery. We enjoyed the game room and the pool and spa and got quite a bit of use out of them for the week. Again, thank you for the use of your home.
LB, CT USA. April 2008

Hello Richard, I don't know where to begin to tell you how much of a great time we had and how much we are looking forward to coming back next year or the year after. Not one of us wanted to leave and can't stop talking about the most beautiful home we have stayed in. We went to Gatlinburg Tn last year and stayed in a million dollar home and it was a nine bedroom home with three levels and it still did not meet the standards of your home. Thanks your home rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SW, USA. April 2008

Carl and Richard, Thank you for letting us spend time at your villa. Your home was very spacious and so close to Disney! We were able to relax by the pool and take our time going to Disney. It was very relaxing to have a home to come and use the spa. My kids loved it! The photo (above) is of them at the pool. The 2 year old learned to swim with floaties here..what an achievement! They didn't want to leave. We probably need to book next years vacation soon, because you are getting very popular!
MM, TX USA June 2008

Hi Richard, Just wanted to write and thank you for letting us stay in your villa in Florida. We had a wonderful time in your house everything was fabulous plenty of room for the 13 of us. Kids loved the pool and games room and can't wait to go swimming again. My own daughter Megan would like us to get a pool like that at home but I had to try and explain that the weather wouldn't be as nice. Well looking forward to our next trip to Florida in a couple of years and we will certainly recommend you to anyone we know thinking of booking in the future. Once again thanking you from all of us.
RM, Ireland Sep 2008

We all had a fantastic holiday ! The little kids loved the pool and the big kids loved the games room and the table tennis table outside is a great idea ! You have a lovely house, we have stayed in several villas in Florida and yours is definitely the best! Thanks again for the use of your great house !
DW, UK Oct 2008

On behalf of all of us, we would like to say a big thank you for inviting us into such a beautiful place. The facilities were great! And the children really enjoyed having the pool and outdoor area. The games room was a brilliant opportunity for everyone, especially the kids to have lots of fun, spending most night times in there. The house is like no other, with lots of open space giving us lots of room and time to relax after a long tiring day, I'm sure there is lots we could tell you about everything but we would be here all once again a big thank you, we would love to come back sometime in the near future!
SW, UK Nov 2008

What a lovely Vacation! What a treat to find the house even better(!) than it appeared online. The heated pool was our favourite hangout! We have made 10 days of WONDERFUL memories in this house! From ping pong matches to story time around the living room- from fabulous home cooked meals to having sleep-overs with the cousins in the room beside.. I can't say enough good things about this vacation! Thanks again!
P.S. Thanks Richard for your tender care!!
Stonas Family, Crembre Family, Bruggerman Family and the Crembre parents' Family. WA, USA Nov/Dec 2008

Richard you have an incredible home. Shortly after we arrived the kids went in the pool. They had so much fun in the pool that they said they didn't even care if they went to Disney World, they would rather stay at the house and swim. Though we still did go to Disney. I think next time we will probably just sit at the house and relax without having to rush around going places. Thank you very much for letting us spend our time at the house. Thanks again,

Wonderful house, all amenities nearby and only 20 minutes from Disney yet away from all the congestion and franticness of International Drive area!! Beds are comfortable, there's plenty of living space, pool area is wonderful and the games room is a great bonus if you have kids with you. Would definitely recommend to anyone - either single families or groups seeking to share! Cheers. Simon
SF, UK. Christmas, NY 2008/2009

Our family of 13 had the "Time of Our Life" at this grand home - relaxing in the hot tub, swimming in the 'heated' pool and playing games in the games room. What more could anyone ask for. It was no doubt a family vacation with memories that will last a life time! Grandpa had fun beating all the kids at Air Hockey!! Thanks for renting us your dream home in Orlando, and you can be sure we will be in touch should there be a future family vacation in the Disney area.
PL, Ontario, Canada Jan 2009

Hi Richard, Having made the decision to holiday together; the next task was to find a villa suitable for 4 adults, 4 young men (grandsons) ranging from 12-20 years and an 8 year old girl. we found your villa very comfortable and have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. We had a great time thanks, everyone enjoyed the holiday and your villa, which did live up to our expectations. The villa was nice and spacious and very well appointed. The place is great and finished to high standard. The layout is very good and helps give everyone their own space and the pool and games room kept the younger ones well occupied, when us oldies were busy or needing some space of our own.
Your directions to the villa were also very good. We were able to get there without any problems whatsoever. Many thanks for taking the trouble to call us both before our departure and after our arrival at the villa. The basket of information is extremely useful. This was very much appreciated.
TB, UK Feb 2009

Hi Richard, the holiday was great. The house was amazing, everything we expected and more. The kids loved the pool and the fact the house was away from the whole congestion of Disney was actually perfect. It gave the kids winding down time. The cruise was great. It really is all about the kids. We definitely would do it all again soon. I like the idea of going to Disney and then doing the cruise, it breaks up the craziness. We would definitely love to stay at the house again thank you so very much.
NS, NY, USA Mar 2009

Thank you so much for the use of the villa. It was as beautiful as it looked on your web page. The games room was a god send to keep the younger kids busy and happy. The pool area was enjoyed by the adults as much as the kids. I don't think there was more then 10 min of when we were there that the kids weren't in the pool. It was very spacious and even with 13 in our party we often felt like we had our privacy. It is a vacation that will be in our memories forever and would love to come back sometime. Thanks again.
MK, USA Mar 2009

Our family really enjoyed staying in your villa. Even though we had a large group we had sufficient bedrooms/baths for everyone. We especially enjoyed the pool and the ping pong table. We would definitely choose to stay in your home again if we visit Orlando again. Thank you for sharing your home with us.
The Campbell Family, Canada Mar 2009

Well, as you promised, the villa certainly had the Wow Factor, with all our wishes catered for, no mean feat considering our party of 12 included 5 boisterous lads and a toddler. The pool and the games room were well used by all and were the perfect way to relax after spending the day in the Parks. The furniture, decor, entertainment systems, we saw plenty of English football on the huge TV, and the space in general were top notch and the all round feel of the villa is one of luxury. We certainly stumbled on a bargain too as the price was most definitely right. We cannot recommend your home highly enough and it played a big part in us all enjoying a holiday of a lifetime. The location too was ideal, set in a peaceful and quiet estate, yet only 25 minutes from Disney and an hour from Busch Gardens, ideal for anyone coming to do the Parks. To tell the truth, we didn't want to leave. We all agreed Richard that, if we could afford it, we'd visit your place every year
The Pumphrey, Fair and Prendergast Families, Birmingham, England - April 2009.

hi Richard, we had a great time in Florida, it was great staying at your villa. You have a beautiful home and a great pool. The kids loved the pool and the games room. a beautiful place to return to after a long day out at the parks. I would recommend your home to everyone. we loved your home and are looking forward to returning.
DC, Ohio, USA Apr 2009

Your villa is truly above and beyond five stars! A luxurious vacation at its best. My wife got very spoiled the first night and told me she doesn't want me to use the same bathroom as her [you have a gezillion bathrooms!] She wanted her own ! The pool was a true delight. The days we stayed home and relaxed were the highlights of our vacation!
Thank You. Hope to be back soon!
Eli Beim, NY USA May 09

Hi Richard, We had a glorious vacation. The house couldn't be better and the kitchen couldn't be better stocked. The kids even saw a gator in the pond. Is that possible? They were so excited. The weather was perfect and it was so nice to be able to come home and totally relax after a long day at the parks. The only down point of the week was the Celtics/Magic game that we went to on Friday night. The Celtics were terrible! We certainly hope to come back again because everyone agreed it was the best vacation we ever have had.
EH, NH, USA May 09

Hi Richard,
The house was GREAT. My family loved it. We had a fantastic trip, and hope to do that again some day and there was more than enough for us to do. We all loved the pool and game room. We found your poker chips and had a big game one night. The house was lovely and our vacation was perfect
MW, Texas, USA June 2009

Hi Richard,
We have returned home now and I just wanted to thank you again for the use of your beautiful home. I apologize that we did not take a picture. We had so much fun at Universal that I hardly took any pictures! I'm just a kid at heart and just wanted to ride the roller coasters!
Nevertheless, we had a wonderful time and one thing that I forgot to write in the guest book was how I appreciated the layout of the villa so much that I did not even miss not having the use of the Master King Suite on the first floor. I had designated it for my two daughters, one of which uses a wheelchair.
MN, Virginia USA JUNE 2009