Isla Bonita--Perfect!!

Discussion in 'Hotel & Accommodations Reviews' started by newtowdw1, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. newtowdw1

    newtowdw1 DIS Veteran

    Aug 16, 2003
    I stayed at Isla Bonita, in Emerald Island resort from 3/20-3/24. The house is very conveniently located to WDW. We left the house at 7:45 am, and were at the entrance gates of AK, MGM and MK by 8:00. A grocery store/plaza is at the intersection, less than a mile away.

    The house was 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. Perfectly ready for us to move in when we arrived at 11:15 am (we had permission to check in early). The folks at the gate and clubhouse were remarkably efficient and very friendly and helpful. The resort was VERY quiet!

    My family and I chaperoned a Disney YES trip with 9 teenagers, 2 elementary schoolers, and 3 adult chaperones stayed here comfortably. Although the #1 rule was no drama, I think I would have heard if anything was wrong. In fact, we all wandered around saying, "I can't believe how wonderful this is!":cloud9:

    A rollaway bed was requested, and provided. More than enough linens, towels, bathrobes (YES! Bathrobes!!!) were provided. Beach towels were above the laundry area.

    The washer and dryer worked perfectly. We used the dishwasher frequently, as I hate having dishes pile up. However, more than enough dishes are provided to last you all week without running and emptying the dishwasher. We cooked twice, and had plenty of utensils and pots/pans/serving dishes. The grill worked great!

    We opened the sliding door to the lanai (screened in pool) and had a huge family room. Everyone really had a fun time hanging out in the pool. There are tons of pool toys, even a volleyball net and basketball hoops over the pool! We were grateful for the boundary of the hot tub while the extreme basketball games went on! And 6 people really can fit into the hot tub (even more can, but I wasn't supposed to know about that). The pool was large enough for all 11 kids, 2 chaperones, and innumerable pool toys at one time.

    I loved staying here. I hope to stay here again in summer 2008 If you have any questions, I'll try to answer.
  2. jen54321

    jen54321 Mouseketeer

    Apr 2, 2006
    Thanks so much for your review.....I will be at the Isla Bonita in two days - can't wait!!:banana:
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  4. Mainebound

    Mainebound DIS Veteran

    Jul 24, 2002
    We also loved the Bonita, esp. the decor. Very simple, serene, and beachy. What is it with the gewgaws and trinkets people spread all over the rental homes? Does more fake greenery equal a better trip?

    Hope you are having a great trip Jen!
  5. isla bonita

    isla bonita DIS Veteran

    Oct 18, 2004
    Thank you all for your kind words. We try.

    We have also had some of the nicest guests stay in our home. I cry every time I read our guest book. There are such wonderful compliments and stories of how our home has added to their vacation pleasure.

    Jen I hope you are having a great vacation.
  6. loriandmatt

    loriandmatt DIS Veteran

    Jul 24, 2000
    i have done a web search for Isla bonita and can't find any info.

    can you point me to a site where i can get rental info for this place? it sounds great and the 6 bedroom/5 bathroom config sounds ideal for our group of 5 Adults, 3 teens (two of which are girls and would die at the thought of sharing a room with anyone - even on vacation) and 1 toddler.

    - lori
  7. sympatico

    sympatico DIS Veteran

    Feb 18, 2006
    Hi Lori,
    I sent you a private message with the info you requested.
  8. Callie

    Callie Always Dreaming of Disney Magic

    Mar 31, 2005
    Could someone send me the link as well
  9. Disfan3

    Disfan3 DIS Veteran

    Jun 12, 2006
    me too please

    I am looking into a HUGE family trip in March...

  10. Mainebound

    Mainebound DIS Veteran

    Jul 24, 2002

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