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Old 11-19-2013, 09:42 PM   #1
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Staying at EMERALD ISLAND RESORT. Any Experiences?

I will be staying in a house in the Emerald Island Resort in a few weeks. Does anyone have any experience with the community?

Any tips or recommendations?
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Old 11-19-2013, 09:47 PM   #2
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Also, is anyone aware of a shuttle to/from the resort?
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You'll find more info on the Orlando Hotels board here.


Or the Non-Disney Hotel and Accommodations Reviews board here.

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Old 11-19-2013, 09:52 PM   #4
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I don't have any knowledge of Emerald Island as a visitor, but have also been looking for feedback on it. My first stay at EI will be in May. It seems to have everything we are looking for. Hope you have a wonderful stay.
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Old 11-20-2013, 04:10 PM   #5
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I've stayed in a house in EI and we loved it. If there is a shuttle, I couldn't tell you...It is close to Disney property and easy to get around. We enjoy the idea of a gated community for security.

The real key to renting from an owner in one of these communities is the owner and their property manager. Make sure you have read through reviews to understand how the house is kept up and how they've treated previous guests.
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Old 11-20-2013, 04:46 PM   #6
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Ei is lovely.

We've stayed there 6 times!

There is a shuttle,but we use hire car,so I've no idea of times etc.
When you first arrive-go to the clubhouse reception and they'll advise you.
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Old 11-21-2013, 12:47 PM   #7
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I love Emerald Island.

There is a shuttle, you can find the current pick up/drop off times and order tickets from the clubhouse. (Tickets do need to be ordered in advance) Its operated by Maingate Transportation and you can find the latest rates here: http://maingatetaxi.com/shuttles.htm

For larger groups (maybe more than 4 people) it may work out cheaper and more convenient to get a private charter from them. The regular schedule depends on the theme park opening/closing times and anticipated demand.

EI is close to the 192 and restaurants, but realistically you should have a car to get around to pick up groceries or perhaps head out to dinner in the evening.


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September 2013: Windsor Palms Resort, 23rd July: Disney Fantasy Western Caribbean, 2nd Jan 2011: The Manor at Emerald Island, Disney Wonder Panama Canal Repositioning Cruise, Worldmark Anaheim / Sep 12th 2009 DCL Eastern with Tortola Sep 5th 2009 One week at Avalon at Windsor Palms, April 12th 2009 One week at Disneyland, California / Aug 28th 2008 5 nights at Disneyland, California / Jan 26th 2008 Windsor Palms Resort (Avalon) / Jan 19th 2008 DCL Eastern / Jan 16th 2008 Emerald Island Resort (The Manor) / Apr 4th 2007 One night at CBR then 2 weeks at Emerald Island Resort (The Manor) / Aug 16th 2006 Emerald Island Resort (The Manor)
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