Living Spaces

Absolutely Awesome Game Room

When Walt Disney lost rights to Oswald the Rabbit, he created a friendly, mischievous rodent originally named “Mortimer.” Walt’s wife thought the name Mortimer sounded too aristocratic, so Walt quickly changed the name to “Mickey.” The rest is history. We’ve tried to honor the original name of Mickey Mouse with “Mortimer’s Game Room,” a comfortable, fully air-conditioned game room with:

  • 8′ Billiard Table with Quality Cues, Balls, and Accessories
  • Arcade-style Pop-A-Shot Basketball with electronic scoring
  • Tropical Retreat Arcade loaded with over 1000 of your favorite classic games
  • Atari sit-down driving/racing game “San Francisco Rush: The Rock,”
  • Simpsons Pinball Party
  • Shuffle Bowling Alley
  • Wii game system with Wii library
  • 32 inch HDTV with cable
  • 4 In-House Tennis Racquets for the Courts near the Clubhouse
  • Over 100 Disney Memorabilia, Posters, and Historical Reprints
  • “Walt’s Wall” Pays Special Tribute to Walt Disney
  • Carpeted and Climate-Controlled with Central Air Conditioning!

All of our games are set to FREE PLAY!  With over 100 posters and Disney memorabilia, our goal is to provide a festive museum atmosphere where guests can experience a wide range of nostalgia from the historical to the hysterical. We think our game room could be the very best game room in…well anywhere!

Pool, Spa, and Lanai

We wanted to offer our guests FREE POOL HEAT so choosing an over-sized electric heat pump instead of gas was an easy decision. Not so easy was trying to understand how to manually turn the levers and valves and thermostats of some spas just to get the darn thing operational, so we insisted that our spa have a simple timer and all that manual nonsense must be automatic. We also offer our guests extra pool lounges and chairs so no one has to take turns soaking up that Florida sun. Professional landscaping surrounding the pool provides beauty and privacy for our guests.

  • Professional Landscaping Surrounding the Poo/Lanai Provides Beauty and Privacy Screen
  • Under Water Lighting in Pool and Spa with Timer
  • Pool Blanket with Roller
  • Simple Spa Heat Controls–Just Set the Timer
  • Free Pool Heat
  • Safety Fence for Pool/Spa
  • Direct Entrance to Family Bathroom, Bathroom, and Master Bedroom from Pool Area
  • 4 Chaise Lounges and 4 Chairs and Table
  • Weber gas BBQ grill
  • West-Facing Pool Allows You to Soak Up Florida Sun 10:00am to Dusk
  • Spa Rail for Easy Entrance and Exit

2 Master Bedrooms

After a busy day (or two or three) of park-hopping, you need to wind down, to relax, and to sleep. As a matter of fact, it has been our experience that a good night’s sleep is the single most important key to an enjoyable Florida vacation. Comfortable mattresses are usually not considered in vacation planning, but not so long ago our family was victim of some very miserable mattresses, and our Disney vacation suffered. We vowed we would never allow such discomfort to occur to guests in our home. To this end we have chosen to provide high-quality mattresses, relaxing furniture, and a lush tropical setting.

  • California King Bed with Individually-Adjustable Comfortaire Mattress with Visco Memory Foam
  • LCD Flat Panel TV with Cable, HBO, DVD
  • Tropical Ceiling Fan with Light
  • Quality Linens (400+ Thread Count)
  • Ensuite Full Bath with Shower. Oil Paintings, and Hair Dryer
  • Direct Bedroom Access to Pool/Spa/Lanai
  • Sliding Glass Doors to Pool Area and Lanai
  • Business Center with Fax/Phone/Copier, Desktop Computer, Wireless Broadband
  • California King Bed with Original Mattress Factory OrthoPedic Luxury Mattress
  • Visco Memory Foam Toppers for Even More Comfort
  • LCD Flat Panel TV with Cable, HBO, DVD
  • Tropical Ceiling Fan with Light
  • Quality Linens (300+ Thread Count)
  • Ensuite Full Bath with Shower, Oil paintings, and Hair Dryer

2 Twin Bedrooms

Our twin bedrooms are named “Living Seas” and “Animal Kingdom.” Each bedroom has 2 twin beds with comfortable mattresses and soft sheets…and LCD Flat Panel TV with Cable, HBO, DVD…and a Playstation 2 with Eye-Toy…and a library of PS2 games.

Animal Kingdom

•    2 Twin Beds Each with Original Mattress Factory Luxury Mattress
•    Visco Memory Foam Toppers for even more comfort
•    Bed Rails Available
•    LCD Flat Panel TV with Cable, HBO, DVD, PS3 
and PS3 library
•    Jungle-themed ceiling fan with light
•    Animal Kingdom Themed Prints, Comforter, Draperies, and Authentic African Masks
•    Quality Linens (300+ Thread Count)
•    Shared Full Bath with Shower, Flamingo Theme, and Hair Dryer

Living Seas

•    2 Twin Beds Each with Original Mattress Factory Luxury Mattress
•    Visco Memory Foam Toppers for Even More Comfort
•    Bed Rails Available
•    LCD Flat Panel TV with Cable, HBO, DVD
•    PS2 with PS2 library
•    Nemo Ceiling Fan with Light
•    Dolphin Oil Paintings, Fish Wall Decor, Comforter, Draperies, and Lamp
•    Quality Linens (300+ Thread Count)
Shared Full Bath with Shower, Flamingo Theme, and Hair Dryer

Dining Room

There are 2 distinct dining areas in Tropical Retreat: the dining room seats 6 adults comfortably and the breakfast nook seats 4. The tiled dining room table is ehnanced by tropical paintings of parrots and herons and a tropical Tiffany lamp. The nook table is lighted by another tropical Tiffany lamp and is adjacent to our 10-foot Phoenix palm tree and 8-foot bamboo palm overlooking the pool. The nook table is perfect for a separate children’s eating area or an evening card game. There are 2 barstools provided for counter chat with the cook.


The kitchen area is perfect for preparing a quick snack or a gourmet meal. With updated range, microwave, refrigerator, and dishwasher, and granite countertops, you will feel like a chef in Tropical Retreat’s kitchen.  Top-of-the-line Cookware and utensils for the microwave, range top, and oven are provided. Dishware includes Cinnabar Fiestaware, poolside plasticware, bar glasses, and frozen pilsner glasses and mugs. There is even a Mickey Mouse waffle maker and sandwich press for the kid in all of us.
•    Juice, Wine, and Large Beverage Glasses
•    Fiestaware Including Cereal Bowls, Salad, and Desert Plates
•    Plasticware Featuring Beverage Glasses, Dishes, and Bowls
•    Serving Bowls and Serving Utensils
•    Coffee Maker and Tea Kettle
•    Toaster
•    Blender
•    Hand Mixer
•    Mickey Mouse Popcorn Maker
•    XL George Foreman Grill
•    Mickey Mouse Waffler
•    Mixing Bowls and Measuring Utensils
•    Baking Sheet and Pans
•    Skillets, Saucepans in Various Sizes
•    Pasta Strainer
•    Casserole Dishes for Microwave or Oven
•    Plastic Storageware
•    Knives, Spatulas, Tongs, Scrapers, and Spoons
•    Stainless Steel Knives, Forks, and Spoons
•    BBQ Utensils

Great Room

We would like to think our great room is the most relaxing place in Emerald Island Resort. When we shopped for our sectional, our checklist included features like “high back”, “overstuffed”, “reclining love seat”, and “glove-soft fabric.” We searched through a lot of stores, catalogs, and websites until we found the perfect sectional—and our guest have given us feedback that our selection was successful. Of course, as long as you are relaxing, why not have some entertainment. We offer our guests a wonderful home theater system—just perfect for your favorite TV programs, BluRay player, or CD. We have provided an extensive library of DVD’s so there is a favorite for every member of your family.

65″ Samsung Curved 4K-UHD TV
•    DirecTV HD, DVD, CD player
Bose 5.1 Surround Sound Speakers
•    100mbps WiFi
•    Receiver with BluRay player and CD Player
Extensive Library of DVD’s
Sliding Glass Doors with Tinted Film to Pool/Spa and Lanai
•    Vertical cellular blinds
•    Overstuffed Sectional with High Back and Reclining Love Seat
•    Tropical Themed Draperies, Plantings, Palm Trees, Lamps, and Tables
•    Tropical Ceiling Fan with Light


Washer, Dryer, Iron, and Ironing Board are provided for guest use.

Environment Friendly

We have a hybrid pool/spa heating system with Solar and oversized heat pump
•    High Efficiency Heat Pump for Pool/Spa Heat
•    Solar Panels for Pool/Spa Heat
•    Solar Hot Water
High Efficiency HVAC for year-round air comfort
Solar Attic Exhaust Fan
Radiant Barrier and Fiberglass Insulation
•    Energy efficient light bulbs

Baby Friendly

•    Visco Foam Mattress Toppers
•    Pack N Play with Linens
•    2 High Chairs
•    Removable Bed Rails
•    2 Audio/Video Baby Monitoring Systems
•    Joovy Caboose Ultralight Stroller
•    Joovy Car Scooter Stroller
•    Bottle
•    Warmer
•    Step Stool to reach the sink
•    Potty Ring

Emerald Island Resort

Nestled within a protected wetland, EMERALD ISLAND RESORT is truly a tropical oasis located just 2.6 miles from Disney World. A beautiful resort community of homes specifically designed for the perfect Disney vacation. Emerald Island Resort is a “land island” with gated and guarded 24/7 security.

Safety and Security

For your family¹s security, Emerald Island Resort is gated and guarded 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We have placed safety and security above all other considerations in furnishing our vacation home for your family. To provide a softer landing area for toddlers, we chose carpet rather than tile. We have replaced any glass coverings with plexiglass. For the convenience of the parents and the comfort of the younger set, we provide a Pack N Play, high chair, baby monitoring system, and InStep jogging stroller (made for jogging but perfect for park-hopping).

•    Gated and Guarded 24/7 Security
•    Safety Fence Separating Pool and Spa from Lanai
•    Double Locks on All Sliding Glass Doors
•    Tinted Film on All Sliding Glass Doors as Protection from Breakage and Glare
•    Tinted Film on Front Master Bedroom Window
•    Double Locks on Front Door
•    All Framed Art Covered with Plexiglass–No Glass
•    Rounded Plexiglass covers on Great Room Tables
•    Smoke Detectors
•    Rounded Corners on Great Room Tables
•    Sectional with Padding on All Corners
•    Motorola 5-Mile two-radios with rechargeable batteries for park-hopping communication


A beautiful resort community of homes specifically designed for the perfect Disney vacation, Emerald Island Resort has all the amenities you expect from a 5 star resort including concierge, clubhouse, Tiki bar, game room, fitness center, tennis courts, play area, and much more.

•    Grand Entrance with Dolphin Fountains
•    Clubhouse
•    Concierge
•    Meeting Room
•    Fitness Center
•    Broadband Internet Access
•    Wireless Hot Spot
•    Sauna and Steam Room
•    Tennis Courts
•    Arcade
•    Towel Service
•    Tiki Bar
•    Sand Volleyball
•    Picnic Tables
•    Large Heated Community Pool
•    Children’s Play Area
•    Nature Trail for Hiking or Biking

What’s Close

A helpful staff member at Emerald Island Resort will be happy to assist you with dinner reservations, attraction tickets, and transportation. Formosa Gardens Shopping Plaza is minutes away with supermarket, post office, medical and pharmacy facilities, bank, ATM, liquor store, and a wide variety of dining choices.

Just 2 miles west of Emerald Island on 192 is Orange Lake Shopping Center with a Publix supermarket. Five miles west and a quarter mile north on 27 is a new Wal-Mart Super Center. Of course, we provide our guests with maps to all of these.

Distances to area’s major attractions:
• Walt Disney World: 3 min.
• Universal Studios: 15 min.
• Sea World: 15 min.
• Orlando Airport (MCO): 30 min.(20mi)
• Tampa Airport (TPA): 75 min.
• Kennedy Space Center: 70 min.
• Belz Factory Outlets: 15 min.
• Florida Mall: 20 min.
• A myriad of golf courses within a 15 minute drive.