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Villa With Private, screened Pool On Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club



Updated: 28-Nov-2016
Villa in Southern Dunes, Haines City, Orlando, Florida, USA - Peaceful Location, Not Overlooked. 15 Mins To Disney And Legoland

Immaculately furnished our Southern Dunes villa is your home away from home. We have everything that you need to make your stay in Orlando as comfortable as can be. From a private, screened pool to flat screen TV's we know you will have a fabulous holiday in our villa. After a busy day at the parks or on the golf course finish the day with a relaxing dip in our pool. The pool is not overlooked and has a lovely view of the gardens. Walmart is located at the entrance of the community and is 24 hour. Also located within walking distance are numerous restaurants, takeaways and shops. Southern Dunes is a Championship Golf Course and is suitable for all abilities, with excellent practice facilities and a wonderful clubhouse. There are numerous other courses located in the area so you will never look far for a round! The community itself offers you a full sized swimming pool, fitness room, children's play area, tennis.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We live in England with our two children and our dog, Toby. After many enjoyable holidays in Florida we decided to take the plunge and buy our own villa.

We've owned our villa since 2012 and have had some fantastic comments from our guests, about both the villa and our service. All of them agree that the villa is in a fantastic location, is extremely clean and very comfortable.

We were delighted to have found our villa on Mariner Cay Drive as it has everything we want in a great holiday. Our only problem is we can't spend all our time there! We do try and go as often as possible and that allows us to ensure the villa maintains its high standard.

We've loved our experience over the last few years and we hope to continue helping to make our guest's holidays special.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We will undoubtedly return to Orlando in the next couple of years and would love to stay at the villa again. I will also recommend your villa to friends and family.

Just a quick email to say how much we enjoyed your villa and we would certainly come to you in future.

Hi Joanne, got back this morning, just wanted to say we enjoyed our stay at the villa, it was very nice in a good location. would defo use again. Will certainly recommend to friends / colleagues.


The Websters
May 2012
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14 Reviews

based on 14 holidaymaker reviews


Perfect for our family

  • 5 of 5

The villa was light and airy with everything you need home from home.

We made use of the table tennis table in the garage and of the pool which was very welcome in the heat.

A straight forward journey to all the parks and a Walmart on the door step.

Couldnt fault it, would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on the monday afternoon at Southern Dunes. a LARGE Walmart shopping center is just outside the gate to Southern Dunes,an sells everything you would ever need.

The gate gard was very helpfull an also all of the fellas on the gate have

good local knowledge if you need a gide to any where.

The villa was fantastic..Clean an cool for are arival, an as it was in the 90s,was very welcom. The pool was lovely, 5 foot at deep end an faces the east so gets the sun all day.There are chairs an loungers by the pool as well as safty netting around pool.

There was internet an tv in sitting room an tv in main bedroom that also had a on suite. Kitchen had everything you need from cooker to waste disposer,also a fridge with a very usefull ice maker,pluss all the plates cutlery an glasses cups you should need.

The washing mashine an dryer are a little diff to english ones,but not hard to work out.There was detergent an sofener under sink along with washing up tablets for dishwasher,also some bin bags. But if you need more,as i said,Walmart is right outside gate.

Cant speak highly enough about villa,it was are Home from Home.

On the only occasion we called for help(The dryer door switch packed in) the maintanance man an service woman were there very quickly an fixed the problem. Nice people to talk to as well.

Southern Dunes has a lovely golf cause, an a equally good club house. Lego land is not far away and Eagal Mall is also near by with shops,an cinima and bowling..

its 20 to 25 min to Disney parks an only a few more mins to Orlando an International Drive, Sea World ,water parks etc.

Now,as for food near S.Ds ... If you like Stake,then you HAVE TO GO TO Manneys..! its a must,an only 2 min drive from main gate.(its to die for) There are lots of eateries near by,from Buerger King to a Chinese take away,SubWay an all main shopping centers,Walmart,Publics etc have great food making depatments.

In all,Southern Dunes is a little further away from the main attractions that we know about.. BUT it is so worth it being there for all the outher sights an attractions you wont see on busy International Drive. We loved every second,an hope to stay there again as soon as we can.

Thanks Neil an Jo Fletcher for letting us stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the excellent review. We are pleased you had a great holiday. Neil & Jo
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Perfect place to stay with a young family

  • 5 of 5

The villa more than met our needs-it was comfortable, clean and had everything we needed for our stay with the addition of pool toys which my little girl loved! Travelling with a 2 year old and 9 month old is stressful enough so it was great to know that the villa had the equipment we needed for our stay. It was perfectly located with easy access to the parks and it was so handy having a supermarket down the road. We felt safe and secure in the villa and would love to come back again soon! My little girl asks every day if we can go back to the holiday house. Thanks for letting us stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very pleased you enjoyed your stay at our villa and that you found everything you needed. We hope to welcome you back in the future.
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5

We have holidayed at Southern Dunes four times now. This was our 1st time at 1105 Mariner Cay. The people at Southern Dunes are very welcoming and helpful. The villa was immaculate, had everything we needed. Very comfortable. We didn't want to leave! It was exactly as described on the website and the owners, Jo and Neil emailed us to enquire if everything was OK when we arrived which was unexpected but nice. We felt that we could email them anytime if there was a problem. One of the smoke alarms started bleeping. I 'phoned the management company and they sorted it right away. No hassle .

Walmart is within walking distance of the villa . Ideal . They sell everything. Brilliant for self catering. Southern Dunes is about 30 miles from Orlando,25 miles from Disney,80 miles from Tampa Bay and same distance from Kennady Space centre. We've done them all in the past including a three day drive to Miami, Miami Beach and Key West. Staying two nights in a motel. Worth the effort. We did Universal this year for the first time...not impressed... Won't do it again. Our opinion is that it wasn't as welcoming or clean as Disney and the attractions where badly organised. Disney is a dream. My only complaint is the parking charge. $20 this year per car per day. And $3.50 for a small bottle of water. You can buy 28 for $2.98 in Walmart.

We never felt ripped off in Disney before ( up to 5 years ago), but this year yes. I bet Walt is turning in his grave! That apart we will be going back to the villa as soon as we can. By the way- Jo and Neil emailed us to ask if we got home ok. Thanks Jo and Neil.

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the lovely comments regarding the villa and service you received. It makes all the hardwork by ourselves and our Management Company worthwhile. It is worth noting the distance to Disney is covered quickly due to the excellent road network and location of the villa away from the busy highway 192.
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Amazing villa, perfect base for a great holiday

  • 5 of 5

I can say with complete honesty that this villa was just perfect for us and made an ideal base for our holiday. We are a family of 4 and there was more than enough space for us to relax and feel at home. Everything is beautifully presented to a high standard with all the equipment you could ask for and more besides (not many places come with their own table tennis table!).

The owners were so helpful throughout booking and had left loads of really useful information in the villa when we arrived. In addition the staff on site were very knowledgeable and keen to help.

Orlando is an amazing place with so much to do and this villa is in an ideal location with easy transport links for whatever your holiday has in store. We spent our time mostly at Disney and Universal but this villa is a great base no matter whether you're planning to tire out the kids at the parks or relax and take a slower pace. Sadly we didn't make full use of the facilities on site but when we return we will rectify that as everything looked really well presented and inviting.

I've already passed the details of this villa over to some friends who are looking for a place to stay next year and will recommend again if I have the opportunity. We're even thinking about our next visit to Orlando already and I have no doubt that we'll be staying here.

We couldn't have asked for a nicer place to stay with great facilities on site and all you could wish for in easy reach. I would highly recommend this villa to anyone looking for a place to stay and hope your holiday is as amazing as ours was.

  • 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're so glad you had a such a great time. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Enjoy the warm FL sunshine from the pool

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. It truly felt like home and had everything we needed. The pool was wonderful (we paid extra for pool heat and it felt great even on the chilly March days). There was more than enough room for all of us and it was just a short drive to Orlando's activities (30-40min). We were also close to Legoland (20-25min). The villa was very clean and neat and we would love to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the excellent comments. We work hard alongside our management company to ensure the villa is presented to a high standard and its very pleasing when our guests enjoy the villa as much as we do.
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From the Owner

We love Southern Dunes because it is a great base to explore all the Orlando has to offer. The golf is fab and affordable and we love the tennis courts. Numerous other golf courses are a very short drive away. Disney and the other theme parks are a short drive away. We are probably the closest rental community to the new Legoland theme and water parks. The beaches of the Gulf and Atlantic coast are within easy reach as are many other attractions.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Orlando at 35 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Various at 500 Metres Nearest Golf : Southern Dunes at 500 Metres Nearest Restaurant : Various at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Clearwater at 95 Kilometres Car: necessary


The villa is easily accessible to both the Gulf and Atlantic coast. There are stunning beaches at Clearwater and Cocoa.


Orlando airport is a 30 min drive away and Sanford Orlando airport 40 mins drive. A car is essential.

Further Details:

Within a short walk from Southern Dunes are a large number of restaurants, bars and shops. Manny's Chophouse is well worth a visit, be warned people come from miles around to eat here so make sure you book or arrive early. They have lots of offers such as happy hour and 2 for 1 deals. The food is always excellent and the restaurant has a fantastic atmosphere. There are many more restaurants in the area and also fast food outlets.

Just down the road is the Posner Centre with arguably the largest sports store I have ever seen, Dicks. Also at Posner is a new IMAX cinema. There are many more shops, including Target, and restaurants to be found here.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 11
1 Nov 2016 - 10 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 12
11 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 13
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Easter/Spring Break
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Mid Season
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Mid Season
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Low Season
1 Nov 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High Season
15 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Please see our website link for details.

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner.

Notes on prices:
7% Sales Tax is charged in addition to rental amount.
A cleaning fee may be charged on stays of eleven nights or less.
Pool heat can be arranged as an optional extra at £15 per day.
Special rates available for snowbirders and longer term lets.
Quotes also available in dollars.
All durations considered of five nights or more.

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From the Owner

Having visited Florida many times before we were aware that some villas were quite isolated. However this is not the case on Southern Dunes where we enjoy walking to local shops and restaurants. A night out at nearby Mannys is a must, especially if you happen to be there for Happy Hour! The pool gets the sunshine all day so a couple of pool days relaxing away from the crowds is essential. As is a short walk to the Southern Dunes club house where drinks and meals can be enjoyed. We have a full sized table tennis table and tennis equipment for use at the nearby courts.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • resort


  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • En-suite to bedroom1 with bath/shower over, wc Family bathroom with bath/shower over, wc.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with queen size bed, flat screen TV and en suite, Bedroom 2 with double bed and Bedroom 3 with twin beds.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Outside: Private, heated swimming pool in screened Lanai. Large seating area around the pool with sun loungers and table and chairs. There is child proof screening around the pool. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linens, towels and beach towels are included.

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