OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

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

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


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.

Barry Jiggins/Ian Guest
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
26 October, 2017

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.



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).


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


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday in Southern Dunes in Haines City

House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • resort
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 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
  • 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
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
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


3.7/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

0% Complete
85% Complete
0% Complete
14% Complete
0% Complete
Fantastic 4 Bed Private Pool Executive House on Southern Dunes Golf Resort
average rating of 3.7142856 based on 7 reviews

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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
San Antonio/Jerusalem/Paris/Rome/Manila

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
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

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
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Great for our Family size..

  • 4 of 5

The house was just what we needed to accommodate our entire family. Everyone was able to spread everything around the house and really relax. There were a few things that were broken and/or not working that needed to be fixed or looked at but the management company would not send anyone out to fix it. *The DVD player was broken and would not play videos.

*The wifi would not work/connect

*The window in the master bedroom was leaking badly onto the carpet when it rained.

*The upstairs bathroom would clog as soon as you started the shower. It was like you were taking a bath with water up to your shins.

*One of the burners on the left side of the stove didnt heat up which made cooking on it impossible when it took us 40mins to figure out why our chicken wasn't cooking.

From previous reviews we saw before our stay, we had no issues with any bugs and the master bed had been repaired.

This house was more then I had expected and really made our trip a great time to relax and enjoy our Florida stay. I would definitely recommend this home for future rentals to my friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Wonderful large home in great gated community!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed staying in this large family home in a great gated community in Southern Dunes, Haines City Florida. Everything from the corner lot to the high ceilings and large driveway enhanced our stay. There were a few items needing attending upon our arrival, and the owner and the property manager, attended to them in more than a satisfactory level. The owner ensures upkeep to the property, examples new paint and carpet. A few of the carpets are yet to be replaced and a few of the sinks are also in need of replacing. However, I understand that this will be done in the coming months. My only negative on the home were the roaches we encountered in the house were big and creepy. Other than that a wonderfully enjoyable stay. We have already booked a future stay.

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Central location, huge house, nice pool

  • 4 of 5

The good

The house was very big worked great for our family lots of room and the pool was great I was happy we paid for pool heat the pool was relaxing in the evening and comfortable for the kids in the evening

The central location of the house made it a great location to get to theme parks or the beach. The neighborhood was peaceful and quiet and we felt very safe.

The house is listed as 4 bedrooms could actually be 5 if you use the play station room as a bedroom

The game room in the garage is a great outlet for the kids to play as well

The bad

The house could use some updates the carpet is worn in the bedrooms and shows signs of hard use. The bath towels are getting thin. The house is not perfect so if your looking for luxury accommodations this isn't for you

We did encounter a couple bugs I'm guessing it was the kids fault leaving the doors open and it's Florida every where I have stayed we have seen bugs.

I would rent this house again as it fit all our needs and is a great value

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday in Southern Dunes, Disney / Orlando

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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.
Ask Owner a Question