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Mariner Cay Villa at Southern Dunes Golf and Country Club

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Southern Dunes, Florida, USA - Peaceful Lake View location

Welcome! We would like to introduce you to our beautiful

3 bedroom lake-view villa at Southern Dunes golf and country club which is available for you and your family to rent. Once you have experienced a luxury villa vacation we feel sure you won’t want to go back to a cramped hotel – especially when the price you pay is for the villa – not per person! This home with private pool benefits from an outstanding plot overlooking a lake in this secure, gated golf estate close to Disney and all the central Florida attractions. Shops and restaurants are close by and there is a 24 hour Walmart within walking distance from the main gates. New free wireless broadband internet access included. Southern Dunes - A great golfing holiday location close to Disney. Southern Dunes is situated on highway 27, close to interstate 4 and highway 192. We are close to shops, restaurants and of course the theme parks. The beautiful gulf coast beaches are only 90 minutes drive away.

Simon Weld
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
12 April, 2018

About Simon Weld

I live in England with my wife, our daughter and our pet labrador. For many years we have enjoyed visiting Florida so we decided to buy our own villa there. We try to visit as often as we can (not often enough!) and the rest of the time we rent out the villa.

Simon Weld purchased this villa in 2006

Why Simon Weld chose Southern Dunes

We stayed at Southern Dunes one time and loved the location and ambience. The golf course is picturesque and there is a nice feel about the place. So we decided to buy a villa on the estate and we opted to pay for a premium location with a lake view from the pool as we prefer not to be overlooked.

The location is great for us because it is close enough to the attractions so that they are easy to reach and yet you feel you have escaped the crowds when you reach Southern Dunes.

What makes this villa unique

Of course we love the pool and the location with the view over the lake. We enjoy nothing better than sitting out in the morning or the evening enjoying the views - and the weather (usually!).

Its nice to go for walks around the golf course or visit the clubhouse and you can wander over to Walmart if you need anything.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Beth Neilsen 14/1/2013-14/4/2013 Hi Simon: Well we are just sitting outside around the pool enjoying the last couple of days. We have had a great winter and can't believe it is time to leave. Thanks for the use of your home. We have enjoyed our stay.

Gary Foulds 23/10/2012 - 6/11/201: Hi Simon,Just wanted to say thankyou for letting us stay in your villa. Everything went very smooth and the villa was great and in a beautiful spot. Thanks again.

Dave & Maureen Beck 10-17 June 2011 - We had a wonderful time in your villa, everything was as you described. It was very nice to sit around the pool and take in the views. The golf course, club house and facilities are first class. We will return and recommend to friends. Thank you.

Ron Klipple 01 Jan-28 Feb 2011 Hi Simon, we had a wonderful stay in your villa, the weather was just great. Southern Dunes is a lovely development and the golf course is exceptional. We traveled up to Disney and/or the Orlando area almost every day! Thank you.
May 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Southern Dunes in Sud-Est Department

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake
  • waterfront
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath/shower over, wc, sink, mirror, cupboard space and hair dryer. Bathroom 2 - bath/shower over, wc, sink, mirror and cupboard space.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - King size bed, cable TV, en-suite bathroom, walk-in wardrobe. Sliding doorway leading out to the pool and the lake view. Bedroom 2 - Queen bed, large wardrobe, plenty of storage space Bedroom 3 - Twin beds, large wardrobe and storage space
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Cots, high chairs and barbeque can be provided for an additional cost. Southern Dunes facilities include large communal pool, tennis courts, children's playground, clubhouse restaurant, bar and exercise facilities. Outside: Private pool overlooks lake and is south west facing so ideal for sunsets. Pool heating is available at an additional cost. The pool area is fully screened with safety fence. Pool area includes table and 4 chairs with 2 sun loungers. Landscaped lawns surround the villa. Utility Room: The garage contains a pool table in case you need a break from the sun and the pool! There is also a washer and dryer for your convenience together with iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath and pool towels are included. Bedding linens and blankets are included. The property is fully cleaned between each rental. Additional cleans can be arranged during a booking for an additional fee. Other: Free wireless broadband internet access is available.


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Mariner Cay Villa at Southern Dunes Golf and Country Club
average rating of 4.0 based on 9 reviews

Excellent accommodation.

  • 5 of 5

Would strongly recommend to anyone thinking of visiting this area in Florida.


  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property is great.

  • 3 of 5

It's a bit further away from the disney resorts so there arnt hundreds of tourists here. He resort is lovely clean and feels safe. A great base for orlando.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nice Gated Community

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for a week as a base for a trip to Disney with family. The house was clean with all the amenities as described. We enjoyed house and looked forward to the quiet after busy days. The kids loved the pool and we also rented the barbeque to enjoy dinners at home. My one suggestion would be to update the matrasses in bedrooms 2 and 3. They were very uncomfortable. All in all, this was a great spot and we would not hesitate to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We have now bought 2 new mattresses for bedroom 3. Many thanks for your helpful feedback. Simon
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Brilliant villa, ideal location

  • 5 of 5

My family and i stayed in this villa in september last year. We booked it through thomas cook. All i can say is that it felt like home. All the amenities needed for a family of four, on holiday from england. Villa was very clean on arrival, lovely position right next to the little lake. Short drives to the attractions. As i said it really felt like home for 2 weeks. Would highly recommend and would definately book through owners direct next time. 5*

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely villa in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Sorry it has taken me a while to write our review, we stayed at this property in September 2016 and was the first time we were doing a villa as usually we choose to stay at a hotel on i'drive or disney.

We chose a villa as we were travelling with a 6 year old and a toddler so thought it would be nice that they could go to bed at night and we could sit up have a glass of wine by the pool or watch a movie without all being confined to the same hotel room.

Well we will not be going back to hotels, what a relaxing laid back holiday you get with a villa, it was clean, the pool was lovely, it faces a lake so you are not overlooked, and the theme parks are not too far away. There is also a huge walmart or an Aldi store nearby.

The only complaint is that we had to leave!

We were allocated your villa through Thomas cook but we are definitely considering re booking through owners direct to guarantee we get the same villa.

Jade & William

  • Review Submitted: 09-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great villa

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I stayed here the first 2 weeks in November. We were very impressed with the cleanliness & facilities. We enjoyed visiting the theme parks, playing golf & then sometimes just chilling by the pool. The villa overlooks a lake, perfect for those warm summer evenings enjoying a meal & glass or 2 of wine by the pool. We would definitely return. Thankyou, Simon !

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


The villa is 90 minutes drive from the gulf coast beaches of St Petes and Clearwater and is 75 minutes drive to the Atlantic coast and Cape Canaveral.


Southern Dunes is 45 minutes drive from Orlando International airport (MCO). A car is essential whilst staying at the villa.


The villa is within a short walk of shops, restaurants and bars just outside the main gates.

The villa is a 20 minute drive to Disney and Legoland Florida and 45 minutes to Universal Studios.

Further Details:

Southern Dunes has a 24 hour manned security gate. Just outside the main gates is a 24 hour Walmart with gas station.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Southern Dunes, Disney / Orlando

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
21 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
Bookings are arranged directly with the owner or by online card payments through this website
For online card payments through this website payment terms are as set out on the website. The initial deposit is non-refundable. The booking can be cancelled or amended by agreement with the owner prior to the second and final payment. Once the final payment is made there are no refunds for cancellation.
For other bookings agreed directly with the owner, once availability is confirmed and a price agreed, the renter completes a booking form and sends this to the owner together with the initial deposit of 10% or minimum $250 (£150) as down payment on the rental. This payment is non refundable. The balance of the holiday is payable 8 weeks before the holiday starts. Once full payment is made no refunds can be provided.. The owner will provide detailed driving instructions and key access information.

Changeover Day:
Check in time is 4pm.
Check out time is 10am.

Notes on prices:
Contact the owner for further details and discounts on longer stays and special deals.
Sales Tax is included within the price quoted

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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