You may have heard about vacation pool homes, an increasingly popular option for families traveling to Orlando. There are many vacation home communities close to Walt Disney World, and one of the most popular is Emerald Island Resort. What makes it the sort of place that families return to year after year after trying out one of the vacation pool homes? Here are some highlights:

The accommodations: Maybe you have a large family or you’re traveling with a group of friends or are on a family reunion trip. Perhaps the grandparents are joining you on vacation, or maybe you just like to have more space and amenities than a standard hotel room can offer. In any of these circumstances, Emerald Island Resort has the perfect lodging for you. This upscale resort features town homes and vacation homes with their very own private swimming pools. Not only do you get all the comforts of home, but also a cool blue oasis where the kids can splash and play to their hearts’ content.


The accommodations at Emerald Island Resort all include full kitchens, living areas, and separate bedrooms where your family can spread out and relax. Save money by eating meals in your home, spend some downtime out by the pool, and enjoy the privacy that comes from staying in a house rather than a crowded hotel.

The great thing about booking a vacation pool home at Emerald Island Resort is that the accommodations are very affordable. It might sound expensive to rent your own home while you’re in Orlando, but it’s actually very comparable to a hotel.

The resort amenities: The homes at Emerald Island Resort are all lovely, but the resort itself is also one of the reasons that families choose to come back time and again. There’s a clubhouse, community swimming pool and hot tub, sauna, exercise room, volleyball and tennis courts, and a game room and playgrounds for the kids. You can even go for a hike on a lovely nature trail if you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of the theme parks and spend some quiet time. You also have access to wi-fi and concierge services.

The location: Location is a very important factor because even the nicest vacation pool home community isn’t much use if it’s nowhere near the places you want to visit. Of course, that means Walt Disney World, but many families want close proximity to Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando, too. Emerald Island Resort is just off Highway 192, near the western end of Walt Disney World. You’re right outside the Disney’s Animal Kingdom area, which means you can get to the park and the nearby water park, Blizzard Beach, within minutes. Once you’re on Disney property, the other theme parks are only a short distance away.

Emerald Island Resort also has easy access to the I-4 expressway via 192 or the 429 toll road. I-4 is your gateway to both SeaWorld Orlando and Universal Orlando Resort. While they’re a little farther away than the Disney parks, they’re still only 15 to 20 minutes away.


The location is great for the theme parks, but it’s also handy if you want to explore other attractions, like dinner shows, helicopter rides, Segway tours, go-karts, and miniature golf courses. 192 is a popular place for tourist activities, so just head east and you’ll find a multitude of things to do. You’re close to stores like a Publix grocery store and a Target if you want to shop for groceries or other essentials, and you’ll find just about every restaurant you can imagine, from Logan’s Roadhouse to Applebee’s to Olive Garden and Red Lobster. If you just want to grab something quick, there’s plenty of fast food.

As you can see, Emerald Island Resort has it all, whether you’re talking about accommodations, the resort itself, or the location. If you’re interested in booking a home at this resort, visit or call 1-800-641-4008 to find out your options.