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Beautiful Villa With South-Facing Pool Overlooking The 5th Green Of Championship Golf Course

Overview

Property

Updated: 30-Nov-2016
Villa on Southern Dunes Golf and Country Club, Haines City, Florida, USA - Perfect For Relaxing On Those Days Away From The Theme Parks And Shopping

Our fully air conditioned, spacious Lakeside Villa sleeps up to 8. It has 3 bedrooms and a bathroom, a shower room and a downstairs toilet / washbasin.

It is located beside the 5th green of the prestigious Southern Dunes Golf and Country Club, with its well-renowned championship golf course rated 4.5 stars by Golf Digest and 6th best in Florida.

There are no villas behind to overlook the pool while you are enjoying the wonderful Florida sunshine!

We have installed a High Speed WiFi connection for guests to keep in touch with work, or friends and family back home. Just bring your own device and use it inside our villa or while you are relaxing by the pool.

We have an upgraded cable TV package showing selected English Premiership football matches (and some European matches) during the football season.

Our beautiful private south facing swimming pool (with optional heating) looks out over the fifth green and the lake beside it, so it is very private from behind. It is screened to keep the insects out but allows the sun in. There are sun loungers for relaxing (with padded cushions), and a table and chairs for eating outside. There is an area under cover if you prefer the shade, which has a fan to help keep guests cool. The pool is illuminated and there are patio lights for relaxing outside in the evening.

The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, cooker, coffee maker, toaster, kettle, blender, microwave, large fridge/freezer with ice maker and all the crockery and cooking utensils you will need.

The family room has a sofa, a double sofa bed, coffee table, cable TV, DVD player, Video, CD, Radio/Cassette and books.

The dining area has a beautiful dining table and 6 chairs.

There is a downstairs toilet and washbasin.

Upstairs….. the master bedroom has a queen-sized bed (5 feet wide), bedside cupboards, dressing table and cable TV. It has an ensuite shower room with shower, WC and vanity unit leading to a dressing room/wardrobe.

Bedroom 2 has a queen-sized bed, cable TV, bedside table, dresser and large built in wardrobe.

Bedroom 3 is themed as a Mickey bedroom. It has two twin beds, a Mickey cable TV, Playstation 2 and a selection of games, children’s board games and large built in wardrobe.

The bathroom has a bath with shower, toilet and vanity unit.

Pack’n’Play Travel Cot, Highchair, Stair Gates, Towels, Pool Towels, Bed Linen and Hairdryers are provided free of charge.

A small Safe is provided for your peace of mind.

A washer, dryer, iron and ironing board are located in the integrated garage.

There are also a Table Football Game, Air Hockey Table and Table Tennis Table in the garage.

4 Mountain Bikes and 4 Tennis Racquets are available for your use free of charge.

No Smoking and No Pets

Our management company is available 24 hours a day for emergencies.

It is a wonderful location for the perfect holiday.

Located on the fantastic Southern Dunes Championship Golf Course, with complimentary use of their leisure facilities including Tennis Courts, Childrens Play Area, Communal Pools, Fitness Centre and Clubhouse with Restaurant and Bar. Within 2 minutes there is a 24 hour Wal-Mart supermarket, shops, restaurants, fast food outlets, fuel, pharmacy and banks. The gate to the community is manned 24 hours a day.

Golf Information- Southern Dunes Golf and Country Club is an ideal location for golfing holidays or for non-golfers to visit Disney and the other major attractions of Florida. Disney World is just 20 minutes away by car. The Gulf coast beaches are within easy reach. Situated just off Highway 27, Southern Dunes golf course was opened in 1993 and is rated 4.5 stars by Golf Digest. The course offers players of all abilities the chance to play one of the most challenging and beautiful courses in Central Florida. It is over 7200 yards long and has become a favourite with both local and visiting golfers. There are five sets of tees to accommodate golfers of varying abilities. It features an elevation change of 100 feet, which is unusual for a Florida golf course, and it is beautifully maintained. There is a pro golf shop and impressive clubhouse and bar. On-course beverages and snacks are available throughout the day from the travelling beverage cart. There are also a great many other top golf courses within a 20 minute drive of Southern Dunes.

PREVIOUS GUESTS COMMENTS

July 2016 : Awesome ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Everything was exactly as discussed with the owner, all codes worked, everything in the house was clean and tidy, and absolute treat to stay there.

June 2016 : it was a really nice place and was perfect for what we needed.

May 2016 : We are now back in the UK after another fantastic visit to Florida and stay at your villa.

February 2016 : We are enjoying our stay at your villa. We especially like the location. We have stayed in Southern Dunes for several years and have found most rentals satisfactory but some not so. We are happy to be at your villa.

September 2015 : Just to let you know that we arrived safely and all is well at the villa :o)

It's a fantastic location and I've seen lots of different wildlife already so I am absolutely loving it. You can't beat sitting by the pool and getting a close up visit from 3 nosy Sandhill Cranes!

August 2015 : Hello from the villa! We are having a great time and the villa is superb thank you again

Everything is perfect :)

May 2015 : We have been having a wonderful time in Florida and the villa is amazing. It not only met expectations but exceeded them. I would have no reservations in wholeheartedly recommending your villa to anyone coming to Florida for a holiday as it provides an idyllic haven from the madness of the parks.

April 2015 : We had a wonderful holiday and your villa is excellent. We would be very happy to recommend it to others and would be happy to stay there again in the future.

December 2014 : Just to let you know that we had a fantastic holiday in your villa again. The boys loved the bikes and as they all play table tennis in school they had great fun using your table.

Everything was perfect.

November 2014 : We are off back home this morning and would just like to thank you and your local management company for looking after us so well during our stay. It has been a great holiday.

October 2014 : This is just a quick e-mail to say thank you for the use of your villa - we had a lovely (although tiring!) time.

We most certainly will consider your villa again and I have already recommended it to some friends.

October 2014 : Just a quick note to let you know we had a fantastic time in Florida.

Thank you for renting your Villa to us, it proved to be a great base for our daily excursions.

July 2014 : A fantastic holiday and was wonderful to stay in a calm, quiet, beautiful location in and around your villa - thank you! An added bonus with the community pool outside:)

June 2014 : We had a great Holiday mainly due to your great Villa.

May 2014 : Got back from Orlando this morning, but not really wanting to come back. We had such a fantastic time and your villa is so lovely and the estate is so peaceful. Great for unwinding after such hectic days. Just a note to thank you for letting us stay there and experience the wonder of it all.

We hope to go back sometime in the near future because we loved it so much.

February 2014 : Just arrived to the villa. Everything is perfect – as usual.

September 2013 : Hi guys, got back yesterday after a fantastic holiday. Villa was really great so thank you very much!

August 2013 : Just thought I would let you know we are having a great time at your villa, everything is fine. Like the cool lamps in the Mickey room!

August 2013 : We had a fabulous holiday. We all loved the pool and the table tennis. The outdoor pool being so close was also a bonus which we had not anticipated. Thank you so much for a wonderful time.

April 2013 : We have arrived yesterday evening and will certainly enjoy our stay. You really have a nice villa! My daughter is already fond of the Mickey Mouse lamps in her room...:-)

March 2013 : Hello from sunnyish Florida, Having a great time in your lovely villa! You really have thought of everything.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Guestbook comments from the owner

June 2016 : it was a really nice place and was perfect for what we needed.



February 2016 : We are enjoying our stay at your villa. We especially like the location. We have stayed in Southern Dunes for several years and have found most rentals satisfactory but some not so. We are happy to be at your villa.



September 2015 : It's a fantastic location and I've seen lots of different wildlife already so I am absolutely loving it. You can't beat sitting by the pool and getting a close up visit from 3 nosy Sandhill Cranes!



August 2015 : Hello from the villa! We are having a great time and the villa is superb thank you again Everything is perfect :)



May 2015 : We have been having a wonderful time in Florida and the villa is amazing. It not only met expectations but exceeded them. I would have no reservations in wholeheartedly recommending your villa to anyone coming to Florida for a holiday as it provides an idyllic haven from the madness of the parks.



April 2015 : We had a wonderful holiday and your villa is excellent. We would be very happy to recommend it to others and would be happy to stay there again in the future.



November 2014 : We are off back home and would just like to thank you and your local management company for looking after us so well during our stay. It has been a great holiday



July 2014 : A fantastic holiday and was wonderful to stay in a calm, quiet, beautiful location in and around your villa - thank you! An added bonus with the community pool outside:)



June 2014 : We had a great Holiday mainly due to your great Villa



May 2014 : Got back from Orlando this morning, but not really wanting to come back. We had such a fantastic time and your villa is so lovely and the estate is so peaceful. Great for unwinding after such hectic days. Just a note to thank you for letting us stay there and experience the wonder of it all.

We hope to go back sometime in the near future because we loved it so much



February 2014 : Just arrived to the villa. Everything is perfect – as usual.



August 2013 - Just thought I would let you know we are having a great time at your villa, everything is fine. Like the cool lamps in the Mickey room!



August 2013 - We had a fabulous holiday. We all loved the pool and the table tennis. The outdoor pool being so close was also a bonus which we had not anticipated. Thank you so much for a wonderful time



December 2012 - We arrived at your villa ok. Its very nice and an amazing location - the views of the course are great
Jun 2016
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4 Reviews

4.8
based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

5

Orlando Hoiday May 2016 - Southern Dunes

  • 5 of 5

Note: This review is late as I forgot to post it upon my return. This is the 2nd time we have stayed at the villa, first time was Sept 2015. Yes, so good we came back and if circumstances allow will be back for a third stay. Both visits were for 2 weeks. Firstly, the villa is superb! Plenty of space, good kitchen, super cool a/c, pool area is excellent - the view to the lake (water hazard on the 5th green) is very interesting. Lots of wildlife to watch and the golfers as well. Neither are intrusive. Just outside the main entrance is a massive Walmart - where you can buy virtually anything imaginable. Except spirits - which you can buy from a great liquor store across the road - next to McDonald's and a Chinese restaurant. Tip: upon arrival dump your suitcases at the villa and go straight to Walmart - load up with essentials to get you through the night and then jump in the pool! The drive to Disney and Universal takes between 30 and 45 minutes, depending on which you are visiting that day. Busch is about 1 hour 15.

We drove to all the major parks during both visits and had no issues with the journeys. The golf course looks great. We have not played, just cycled around it a few times - bicycles are in the garage. Not much more to say really, except thank you to the owners for renting out such a great property.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

Everything was exactly as discussed with the owner, all codes worked, everything in the house was clean and tidy, and absolute treat to stay there.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

The villa was ideally located within a lovely setting. Handy Walmart very close. Great customer service both pre and post holiday. Prompt attendance from management company when heating / air con required attention.

Spacious villa. Well equipped. We enjoyed relaxing here when we were not in the parks.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

What a great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We were really pleased with the villa, it had all the facilities we needed, more than many other villas I had investigated, and all the photos used to advertise the villa were representative of what to expect.the villa is situated in a lovely secure, quiet community and the villa owners were great-regular communication and very helpful indeed (e.g. The information pack sent to us contained everything we needed to know to help us have a great time). The location of the villa was also great, only a short, quick drive to all the main Orlando parks.all in all we had a fantastic time and would definitely revisit the villa again next time! :)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Location

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

Approximately 90 minutes to Daytona Beach or Cocoa Beach (Atlantic)

Approximately 90 minutes to Clearwater Beach and St Petes (Gulf Coast)

Travel:

Unless you are planning to have relaxing holiday at Southern Dunes, and don't intend to see the surrounding area, a car is essential. Driving time from airports:

Orlando International - approx 40 minutes

Tampa International - approx 60 minutes

Sanford - approx 70 minutes

Distances:

20 minute drive to Disney and Legoland.

30 minute drive to Universal and SeaWorld

Shopping malls are a 20 - 30 minute drive

Further Details:

Huge Walmart supermarket (open 24/7) just outside the entrance to Southern Dunes, together with Winn Dixie, Dollar Tree and bank

McDonalds is just over the road

Many other restaurants, fast food outlets, bars etc within a mile of the entrance.

Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid
1 Sep 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£191
for 3 nights
£445
 
 
Peak
16 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
Low
6 Jan 2017 - 31 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£184
for 3 nights
£430
 
 
Mid
1 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£193
for 3 nights
£450
 
 
Peak
31 Mar 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
Mid
24 Apr 2017 - 17 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£191
for 3 nights
£445
 
 
High
18 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
6 night minimum stay
£429
for 6 nights
£500
 
 
Mid
1 Sep 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£191
for 3 nights
£445
 
 
Peak
15 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Tax Rate 12.0%

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible.
Check-in after 4pm, check-out before 10am.

RATES :
2016
01/09/16 - 15/12/16 £445 / $695
16/12/16 - 05/01/17 £525 / $820
2017
06/01/17 - 31/01/17 £430 / $670
01/02/17 - 30/03/17 £450 / $700
31/03/17 - 23/04/17 £525 / $820
24/04/17 - 17/06/17 £445 / $695
18/06/17 - 31/08/17 £500 / $780
01/09/17 - 14/12/17 £445 / $695
15/12/17 - 05/01/18 £525 / $820

Booking Notes:
A non-refundable deposit of £100 / $170 per week is payable on booking, with the balance due 8 weeks before the arrival day. We will hold dates for 3 days pending confirmation of travel arrangements and the deposit payment.
A £200 / $300 security deposit is payable with the balance payment. This is fully refundable as soon as our management company confirms that the villa and its contents are intact following departure.
We accept cheques / bank transfers or payments by PayPal (subject to a 4% administration fee)

Notes on prices:
Rates are for the whole villa per week and include all taxes, utilities, towels, pool towels, bed linen and the final cleaning fee.
Please add a cleaning fee of £45 / $70 for stays of less than 7 nights.
At Easter / Christmas / New Year there is a minimum stay of 7 nights
All our rates include 12% tax and are subject to change until a booking is confirmed.
Pool heating is available by pre-booking at a cost of £100 / $170 per week (minimum charge £60 / $100).
BBQ hire is available at a rate of £45 / $70 per week which includes gas bottle.
Pack'n'Play travel cot, highchair and stair gates are available free of charge (please mention if you will require them, when booking)
WiFi is free of charge
Bed linen, towels and pool towels are free of charge
Use of bikes and tennis racquets are free of charge

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

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

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Attractions

  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Ensuite to Master bedroom
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Downstairs toilet and washbasin
  • En-suite shower room to Bedroom 1, with walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin. Family bathroom containing a bath with shower over, wash basin and toilet. Downstairs toilet and wash basin.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, US Queen size bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, US Queen size bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, 2 single beds
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom - US queen size(5 feet wide) bed and TV. En-suite shower room, walk-in dressing room/wardrobe, safe Bedroom 2 - US queen size bed, TV and wardrobe Bedroom 3 - 'Mickey' themed bedroom with two twin beds, Mickey TV, Playstation 2, wardrobe. Double sofa bed for 2 people in the lounge

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The property is fully air conditioned. Free wireless internet access in the house and pool area (bring your own laptop / tablet / phone). The private pool can be heated for an additional fee (recommended Oct - April). The use of small safe, travel cot, high chair, stair gates, 4 mountain bikes, and 4 tennis racquets is all free of charge. There is a washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board in the garage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen: Towels, pool towels, bed linen and hair dryers are included. Villa cleaned before arrival and after departure. Final cleaning fee is included in rental price. Mid-stay cleans are available, but are chargeable at our management company's prevailing rate. There is also a communal pool approximately 50 yards from our villa, and communal tennis courts which are available free of charge on a first come, first served basis.

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