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Executive Villa With Private Pool And Spectacular Golf Views

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club, Orlando, Florida, USA - Free Solar Pool Heating

Gulfvue Villa is a spacious, luxury villa located at the end of a cul-de-sac, providing a secluded location for you to enjoy the stunning views over the golf course. It benefits from many new additions and improvements, such as a Games Room, swing seat, new patio furniture and ceiling fans. The villa’s versatile accommodation makes it ideal for any party, with a Master Suite, Double Bedroom and 2 Twin Bedrooms. Southern Dunes can provide you with an ideal base for visiting all the local major attractions along with some excellent golf!

Mrs Julie Wickman
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2017

About Mrs Julie Wickman

We first visited Southern Dunes on a "once in a lifetime" holiday with friends during Easter 2011. By the end of June that year, we were fortunate to have found and bought the villa. We chose Gulfvue Villa because of its location, size and facilities, but also because we like a bit of luxury - which we think we have found. Since then, we've enjoyed amazing family holidays at various times of year, always finding something new or different to do.

Mrs Julie Wickman purchased this villa in 2011

Why Mrs Julie Wickman chose Davenport

Florida is a fantastic place for a holiday with loads to see and do (not just the parks) and great shopping too!

As well as being a great golf course, Southern Dunes is also conveniently located for the parks and Florida attractions. As a perfect place to get away from the crowds and mayhem, it is ideal. It also has excellent facilities just outside, such as supermarkets and restaurants.

What makes this villa unique

We fell in love with Gulfvue villa because of its location and space. It offers excellent views across the golf course but is set back so that the patio area is not overlooked. Neighbouring properties are also far enough away and separated by trees and hedges so as not to impose on privacy. The extended patio and large internal area allows everyone to find their own space if necessary. Clearly we're biased, but we think there is nowhere else to stay in Florida!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Southern Dunes in Disney / Orlando

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • resort
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Master Suite: Large corner bath, large walk-in shower, double basin vanity unit, separate wc room, hair dryer, direct access to pool. Bathrooms 1/2: Bath with shower over, WC, basin, vanity unit, hair dryer. All towels provided, including pool towels.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , HDTV/DVD with Golf Channel, walk-in closet, ceiling fan
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , HD TV/DVD with Golf Channel, walk-in closet, ceiling fan.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Walk-in closet, PS3 with games
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Walk-in closet
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: A cot, travel cot/play pen, high chair and two strollers are provided for your use free of charge. There are soft toys, puzzles, games, and books. We have recently installed a PS3 with games in one of the twin bedrooms. There are alarms to all external doors to the pool. The pool and grounds are maintained once a week. Our local management company will be happy to assist you should you experience any difficulties during your stay. Outside: Benefit from one of the largest enclosed patio areas on Southern Dunes in a private location with fantastic views across the golf course onto the 17th Green and 11th Tee. Fully screened to allow the sun in whilst keeping the insects out! There is plenty of seating to choose from either in the sun or shade, with 7 sun loungers, a swing seat, dining table with seating for 8 and a small table with seating for 4. The large private pool is an unusual shape and provides a swimming length of 30 feet across its longest point, ideal for those who like to keep fit with an early morning swim, and benefits from convenient, direct access to the master bathroom. The pool is heated via solar panels which can be boosted during winter months with electrical heating if required. Utility Room: A full size washing machine, tumble dryer, washing line, airer, iron and ironing board are provided in the utility area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Use of towels and linen is included. The property is cleaned prior to your arrival, and an end of stay clean is included for stays of 7 nights or longer. If you require additional cleaning during your stay, there will be a charge. Other: Games Room with pool table and table football.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)


Great location, amazing golf course view. Perfect property for families

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for the month of Jan 17. Great property on private cul-de-sac with awesome view of 17 green. 3 distinct bedroom areas; each with their own bathroom for privacy within the house. Pool area is great with many sitting areas which provide sun or shade as required all day.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review Bill. You've described the house layout perfectly... We look forward to welcoming you again next time you're in Florida. Julie
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  • 5 of 5

This is one of the best vacation rentals I've ever stayed in, it's got everything you need for a perfect holiday.

The location is ideal you are not overlooked by your neighbours and it is in a cul-de-sac so is very quiet, highly recommended. The views over the golf corse only add to the experience.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paul, thank you for your great review. We love the views too... All the best Julie
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Great property, ideal for a large family. A great location for Disney and shopping. Ideally located.

  • 5 of 5

Great holiday location with the pool area overlooking the golf course.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your positive review Michael. We're delighted that you all had a great vacation in Florida. All the best Julie
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Great base to visit Central Florida.

  • 5 of 5

What a great villa. From the minute we walked through the door we felt it was like a home from home except our normal home doesn't come with a great outdoor pool with golf course views.

We booked this villa as a base for visiting Disney whilst also providing us the opportunity for some rest and relaxation. It was an inspired choice.

The villa itself is on a gated community about 40 miles south of Orlando International Airport and 20 miles south of Disney. However with the journey made up of the 3 lane I-4 followed by the 3 lane Highway 27 the journey to Disney never felt that much of a problem and with the exception of rush hour and an unfortunate accident, was never more than 30 minutes away. We did not book due to the golf course location but this did look impressive (albeit closed at the time of our visit). We have stayed at an Orlando Villa location previously and felt overlooked due to location. This was not the case here with great views from the rear of the property overlooking the golf course. The pool was excellent with plenty of sun loungers. This with the views meant we were able to partake in plenty of rest and relaxation when we weren't visiting the parks.

We only dined occasionally close to the Villa. Manny's Chophouse (2 minutes from the estate) was visited 3 times and well worth a visit. Better cooked Steaks than (for example) Outback. Papa John's Pizza is also located close to the estate entrance and provided us with a very tasty takeaway. Walmart within walking distance which provides everything you could possibly need for the holiday.

The Villa was well appointed and had everything we needed. Cable TV and wireless throughout. Air Conditioning with ceiling fans in the main rooms. Kitchen had all mod cons. The Villa was clean and well looked after. There were some nice touches - we particular liked the sat nav for use which came in very useful. We could not fault the villa, its location or amenities. Contact with management company and owner superb and courteous. We would definitely recommend and stay again if looking to stay in the region.

We also took the opportunity to take an Airboat Ride (Alligator Cove - Lake Wales about 30 miles south) which was an excellent way to see the other side of Central Florida and its wildlife. Well worth a visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your detailed review Jon. We're delighted that you all had a great vacation in Florida. The newly renovated golf course is now open again and is looking better than ever! All the best Julie
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Super Villa

  • 5 of 5

Property lived up to expectation. House was excellent and the pool was well used, the kids loved it. Outdoor space great as was the view

The young ones enjoyed a few days at the parks, while the grandparents made use of the golf clubs(thanks).

Would certainly recommend this great family property - enjoyed a night at Mannys Chop House.

Thanks Julie.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you all had such a great holiday and that you enjoyed the pool and extended outside space. Please do get in touch the next time you're planning a trip to Florida. Julie
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Wonderful base for a Florida golfing Holiday.

  • 4 of 5

Our party of six golfers were very impressed with the villa, having travelled to Florida to play golf for the last ten years we were apprehensive as to whether the switch from Hotels to a property on a golf complex would work.

Our first impressions of the property were Wow!!!! It more than lives up to the Photos on the website. The place was spotlessly clean on arrival and the air conditioning had cooled the rooms to a comfortable temperature much appreciated by weary travellers.

The villa is extremely spacious, tastefully decorated and very comfortable. It affords lots of features and home comforts not available in most hotels. Nothing is missing from the list of facilities provided, Cable TV in all rooms, DVD and music players in the lounges and Local Phone calls and Wi-Fi that works well.

On the domestic front every cooking appliance necessary for those wishing to self-cater is available; the laundry in the Garage will prove very useful for families as will the games equipment.

What is noticeable is that everything is well maintained.

The pool facilities are great with an excellent outlook and total privacy, just the job for a lazy day away from the theme parks or Golf courses.

Southern Dunes is a good base for a Family or Golfing holiday its proximity to some fine golf courses up and down the I27, the Orlando theme parks that can be reached by car within half an hour with Busch gardens and the gulf beaches just an hour and ninety minutes away. The other bonus is the huge supermarket a few minutes away and couple of excellent restaurants on the way into Haines City.

We were impressed by the Owners Direct website and stress free booking and payment arrangements, we would not hesitate in recommending or booking this property again!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anthony, Thank you for your comprehensive and detailed review! It's clear that you and your party enjoyed the golf, the villa and the area. We're delighted that the villa exceeded your expectations and had everything you needed. It's important to us to keep the villa clean and well maintained - our project for December is to replace the bedroom carpets, but hoping to get some Christmas sunshine too! Please do get in touch the next time you're thinking of visiting Florida. All the best Julie
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate 10
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
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Rate 11
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
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Rate 12
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
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Rate 13
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
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Rate 14
1 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
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Rate 15
1 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
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Rate 16
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
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Rate 17
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
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Rate 18
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
Bookings are made direct with the owner. Please use ENQUIRE NOW for initial enquiries (under Request to Book).
We also accept payment by bank transfer and cheque.
Payment of 25% of total price non-refundable deposit with booking, along with completion of booking form.
Balance due 50 days prior to arrival date. £150 (refundable) security deposit is added to all bookings. Access details and exact location provided close to arrival date. Provisional bookings will be held for 7 days until the deposit and completed booking form have been received.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible.

Notes on prices:
All Florida Taxes included. Solar pool heating is free. Electrical top up is £50 per week, if required. This can be switched on at any time during the rental period.

Golf clubs are available for hire at the villa, upon request.

Cleaning charge (short stays, mid-stay) is £65.

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