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Fantastic 4 Bed Private Pool Executive House on Southern Dunes Golf Resort

People9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

House in Southern Dunes, Haines City, Florida, USA - 5 Minute Walk To Club House, Fully Refurbished Pool & Deck

Ideal for couples or families with either very young, or mature children. We employ a professional Management Company, available 24/7 in the unlikely event of any problems during your stay. As English owners, we visit at least 3-4 times a year to ensure that our very high standards are maintained and the property is continually maintained as a true family home.


Owner
Barry Jiggins/Ian Guest
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

About Barry Jiggins/Ian Guest

Hi, our house is jointly owned by two families.

First to be introduced is Barry & Kay, we have two boys

Next is Ian & Ellie, we have 3 kids two girls and a boy

We decided to buy in Florida as a great way to

enjoy our extended families when the kids grow up, and fly the nest, at least we can get the grand kids over and re-live our theme park adventures.

We look at our house in Florida as our home in the sun.

We all hope that you enjoy the sun, golf and theme parks as much as we do.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday in Southern Dunes in Sud-Est Department

House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • resort
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En suite to master bedroom with twin sinks a bath and separate shower cubicle Further shower room W/C to ground floor Bathroom & W/C to first floor
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master En-suite to ground floor, first floor comprises a further three bedrooms a king room, a double & a twin all rooms have flat screen TVs with cable
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Fantastic location for all Disney parks, added benefits of a secure location with 24hr security, coupled with one of Florida's best golf courses. A true home from home. Outside: Private pool with heating & Pool furniture & maintained gardens Utility Room: Washer & dryer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: House will be fully cleaned prior to your arrival, all towels & bedding supplied. Other: Kids den with Playstation 2 & DVD player, along with games room with slate bedded pool table. Pool & surrounding pool deck has just been refurbished Dec 12, Florida privacy glass to lanai

Reviews

Good! 3.8/5 -
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Fantastic 4 Bed Private Pool Executive House on Southern Dunes Golf Resort
average rating of 3.8 based on 10 reviews
4

Family Disney vacation

  • 4 of 5

We had a good time and the home was just a perfect fit for me and my family, there was only one problem and that was we seen a couple critters when we first entered the home but I quickly went and bought some Raid and we didn't really have a problem after that I think just one more action but it's expected in Florida but all in all it was a beautiful home and would rent it again but I do suggest maybe a lil up grade on the carpets in the rooms and maybe a lil more effort on getting rid of the critters but definitely a beautiful home and would stay there again

  • Review Submitted: 10-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ok

  • 3 of 5

We chose Southern Dunes as we had stayed previously and it is a beautiful community.

Villa is a little bit tired (i believe work getting done gradually) but certainly comfortable. Everything you could possibly need is supplied in the villa. The owners are really helpful and quick to respond to any problems. The management company on the other hand quite frankly couldn't give a hoot. No one came to maintain the pool as advised in the welcome pack. Bed broke with 5 days to go. We did call management (women was particularly nippy) and their response was to come when we were out and make up a sofa bed that we advised them was already being used. We ended up having to prop up broken bed with books. Not ideal. We had read in previous comments about roaches and ants. We took a plug in ant repellent and had no problems. The roaches on the other hand were a big problem. There was quite a lot. Overall ok.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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orlando getaway

  • 5 of 5

we have stayed at southern dunes 3 times before this was by far the best villa we have stayed in very spacious and comfortable if you read the previous reviews there will always be something to complain about but overall we found everything good , the position was very quiet and there was no traffic noise , the games room was ok I liked it because I won at pool much to the annoyance of my sons ( and no I didn't cheat ) , we find this area a good base for getting about in Florida you need a car definitely and access to the parks is good the roads are easy to drive on as is all of Florida , you can eat in the villa if you like as there is a great Walmart open 24/7 just outside southern dunes which is a another reason we always stay here and if you want to get a takeaway there is a good range within a 5 minute drive or if you choose to eat in the various restaurants locally they really look after you , Manny's is a must if you like a steak (very good ) and good value as all the restaurants are , I would recommend when getting a car ask for the pass plus in case you go on a toll road which you probably will this will save you time and money , if you decide to visit all the parks like busch gardens about a 1 hour drive the villa but well worth it if you have older kids (like us adults who luv a roller coaster!) the best bit about staying at your own place is that you can use your own pool very nice chill out and do your own thing or go to the parks or golf or shopping which is very good there but make sure you go to both malls (Simon mall ) and the premium outlet as you can get a lot of good saving at each , I would recommend the villa to anyone who is looking for either a relaxing holiday and quiet time or a full on theme park shopping experience this is the place to stay thanks to the owners and management team for looking after us as they were only a phone call away if needed , we will definitely stay there again when we next need to top up our theme park buzz !

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at our villa, we look forward to you returning in the future.
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4

Perfect Hosts!!

  • 4 of 5

I have just returned from my two week vacation at this property. Originally booked for the weekend hurricane Irma hit we had to delay our stay, Barry was absolutely fantastic keeping us well informed at all times and allowing us to extend our stay. The property was spacious and clean although lived in.. A perfect place to relax in the evenings.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Wonderful property

  • 4 of 5

For a family with children this is a perfect place to stay. The house has been taken care of and each of the rooms is tailored for whomever is staying there. There was plenty of entertainment whether you like pool, swimming, playing Playstation or swimming outside in the private pool. With televisions in each of the rooms you can relax while enjoying a home away from home. Please understand that the dishes are not the best and the towels are worn...the important thing to know is that everything is clean and they do their best to provide you with everything you need to cook whether outside on the barbecue or inside on the stove. Since insects are indigenous to Florida you can expect to find the occasional bug running around, but, the house is very clean and from a aesthetic viewpoint the owner and management take great pride in catering and addressing your needs or concerns in an expeditious manner. What makes this extra nice is that you are removed from the hustle and bustle of traffic and noise yet close enough to shop at food and retail stores. So, come and enjoy your home away from home. You will not go away disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Looks impressive, But...

  • 2 of 5

Just back after 3 weeks in a villa which has a Roach and Ant problem. Being a seasoned visitor to Florida I always purchase a can of Raid Roach/Ant first thing and spray around external doors and kitchen area as a matter of course and found at least 2 - 3 dead or dying roach each morning. This sorted out the small ants coming in under front door and sliding pool door. However as holiday progressed these small ants were found on worktop between cooker and fridge, on vanity area and in the bath of the master en-suite. The literature in the villa stated that the pool is maintained weekly on Mondays and having arrived on a Monday I was looking forward to a dip in the pool on Tuesday, didn't happen as the net for scooping out insects was badly ripped. Contacted the Management Co re problem with TV and leaking Master bedroom window plus the pool scoop net. TV was sorted and 2 screws tightened at top of interior window frame but no replacement net for pool. The pool jets stopped working on Monday morning 3rd July and as no one came to service it I phoned the Management Co. on Monday afternoon. Tuesday was 4th July so I expected pool to be sorted on Wed 5th. On 6th new pool scoop net arrived and sides of pool were scrubbed by Property managers as algae had started forming.They advised us pool filter needed replacing and that the would have to contact owner for permission to replace it and that they would fit a new one within a couple of days. The algae was now lying on bottom of pool but they said we could use it as long as we didn't drink any pool water. They told me the property had been treated re the roaches prior to my arrival and I confirmed any I had seen had been dead or dying. I then stopped using the Raid only to find that the 2-3 roaches each night from then on were not dead or dying but fully active and lightning fast so back to the Raid. Never did get into the pool as the net would scoop out the insects but the algae just dispersed and returned to the bottom of the pool overnight. I have photos of pool if owner is interested.

The villa is in a choice location and is impressive. The interior is partially refurbished and I understand more work is being carried out in the near future. Had the pool been maintained weekly as stated and no Roach/Ant problem I would have given the villa 4*. I have been visiting Florida for over 25 years and prefer to spend my time lounging in or around the pool sadly the pool was not an option for our party.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Travel:

Our house is approx. 45 minutes drive from Orlando International Airport. Other airports that may be considered are Tampa and Sanford (both around 1 hrs drive).

Distances:

Our house is an easy 20 mins drive to the Disney Parks, 25 mins drive to Universal Studios, Sea World etc. Just 15 minutes to the new Legoland theme park.

Further Details:

There is a huge Walmart Superstore open 24/7 within walking distance just outside the southern Dunes resort are; gas stations, banks, pharmacies and restaurants, with many more of the above within easy driving distance. One of the best nearby restaurants is 'Manneys' only a few minuets drive from the resort

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday in Southern Dunes, Disney / Orlando

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
£2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
£1,800
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250
Tax Rate 5.0%

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 20% is required to confirm your booking. The balance becomes due within 10 weeks of your arrival date.
We can also accept credit and Debit card payments.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are flexible. Check in is after 4.pm and check out is by 10 am.
We can accommodate late checkout subject to follow on bookings for a small charge.

Notes on prices:
There is a £70 cleaning charge for stays of 7 nights or less.
pool heating is £17 per day. 50% discount on pool heating during June/July/August.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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