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Stunning 6 bed villa on Southern Dunes Golf and Country Club. Recently renovated

Overview

Property

Updated: 01-Dec-2016
6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 12. Large pool with spa. Overlooking 6th hole

Our vacation home is a spacious 6 bedroomed, 2 storey house incorporating cathedral ceilings and a large, modern living area. The villa is fully air conditioned throughout and features a screened pool, with spa, offering secluded views over the 6th hole.

The main master bedroom is on the ground floor and features direct access onto the pool deck. The modern - open plan - living room offers a large, comfortable seating area as well as facilities for dining. The brand new kitchen is fully equipped with all appliances and also includes a breakfast area.

Also included on the ground floor is our fully-equipped games room, w/c and utility room.

Our large pool with spa, is fully screened with a covered porch and for evening swims provides underwater lighting. Solar pool heating is provided free of charge, additional heating for the winter months is available upon request.

The further five bedrooms - one with en suite - are located on the first floor. Three have twin beds and there is one double and one king size bed.

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I currently live in the UK with my family and this is our holiday home which we love dearly, however it makes no sense for it to be vacant for long periods of time therefore we agreed to rent it out - initially for friends and family only - but now exclusively on this website. We have developed relationships with a number of guests who we welcome back year after year and the villa is managed in our absence by a small family run management company, thereby continually ensuring a friendly, personal service.

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the manager

These views were submitted by the guests themselves on an alternate advertising website
Jul 2012
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28 Reviews

4.8
based on 28 holidaymaker reviews

4

Excellent Stay

  • 4 of 5

Just returned from 5 days at this villa. This was our 6th year staying in the Southern Dunes area and our second time at this particular villa. Since our last stay there were quite a few upgrades to the property. The Unit has everything you would need and is in a very convenient location for Golf, Disney and the Tampa area. I would highly recommend and would return again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic villa

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a three week stay at this fantastic villa , had all mod cons included , we had the pleasure of staying in a family home with all our family who also loved this villa , we can't thank Yvette and Alan enough for allowing us to spend time in not just a villa but had the feel of a home and we truly had a great time , I would recommend this villa as we have stayed at a number of villas in southern dunes previously and this is by far the best ...... Alan and Liz Glasgow

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was truly a pleasure to accommodate you and your family, and we look forward to hopefully welcoming you back again in the future.
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The villa is a little tired and could do with some repainting on the exterior, some more kitchen equ

  • 4 of 5

equipment, pans, bigger saucepans, wine glasses, cooking utensils (eg wooden spoon). The beds upstairs are also very low quality and should be replaced. The pool alarm we think was also faulty and drove us mad pressing the button on exit AND entry with only short time to do so.

We were also a little dissapointed we couldnt play golf due to maintenance up till end of Aug - would have useful to know in advance

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm sorry that you did not contact us during your stay as more kitchen items could have been purchased for you and I wasn't aware that our exterior paintwork was in need of maintenance? Our Home Owners Association is very strict and if any home is deemed below standard you are given a written warning and a timescale during which the remedial work has to be undertaken. This I have not received. All the mattresses were replaced about 18 months ago so I'm sorry you found them uncomfortable. It is difficult to cater for everyone's different mattress taste. I agree that the pool alarm can be a pain but I'm afraid that it is a legal requirement. It is there for safety and must not be removed or tampered with under any circumstance. When the door is opened it does not sense on which side the person is standing and you do have to press the button immediately - no matter which side you are standing - to stop the alarm from sounding, as it would take no time at all for a small child to run out and fall into the pool. I'm sorry that I did not know that Southern Dunes golf course was still closed and could not forewarn you. It is run as a completely separate entity to the surrounding housing estate and we homeowners do not receive notification as to what is happening. I am glad to now hear that you had a lovely time, and thank you for the feedback.
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RIP OFF !!!!!!!!!

  • 1 of 5

We have just recently returned from our annual 3 week’s holiday in sunny Florida which has been our favourite destination for the last 11 years.

This year we chose to stay at Yvette’s villa located on Mallory Circle at Southern Dunes.

The villa was perfect in terms of size and location overlooking Southern Dunes Golf Course.

However, the standard of the villa did not reflect the price we paid. Although we are a family of four and the villa is advertised as sleeping 12 there was a distinct lack of towels and what were available was in need of replacing as was the bed linen.

Recently renovated, in our opinion only applied to the kitchen units which were modern.

On our arrival the patio door handle to the pool area was hanging off which made the sliding of the door extremely difficult. I promptly brought this to the attention of the management company. They responded to inform us that the owner knew about this, use another door and we would be kept informed. The door handle never received any attention and was still hanging on by one screw when we left, no further feedback was ever given back to us from the management company or the owner.

My son received a sickening greeting of dirty bed linen on turning back the covers of bedroom 3.

Pictures were taken prior to laundering and sent to the owner without any form of acknowledgement or response. I decided to wash all the bed linen we were using and the water was grey, not something you need after a 12 hour journey.

I take note from other reviews that Yvette is very prompt to answer any questions that visitors do have and that the property management team were quick to respond????????

Taking all this into account you then begin to examine closely just what you are getting for your money.

Throws neatly placed over the back of the settees disguised lengthy cuts in the fabric held together with masking tape. Threadbare towels and bed linen, sticky floors not to mention unwanted hair from previous guests. There was a hole in the ceiling of the downstairs master bedroom, the games room equipped in the garage was uninviting. The A/C upstairs was inadequate and the house alarm was inoperable at the request of the owner and if valuables were required to be locked away as a result of this, there was a daily charge for the safe in the master bedroom.

THE OVERALL STANDARD OF THE VILLA BY NO MEANS BARES ANY RESEMBLENSE TO THE RENTAL PRICE.

RIP OFF!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: UPDATE: It has now been over two weeks since this guest posted this review and two months since they have had any contact with me - email or otherwise - which was one month before their actual stay. I have made repeated requests for clarification of their points, and have never received anything back - not even the photographs of the alleged 'dirty bed linen'. I can therefore only assume that these do not exist. No contact was ever made with regard to lack of towels, and even though I emailed them attempting to explain the door situation no reply was ever received therefore I assumed that they did not want to be disturbed during their holiday. Instead the repair was made following their departure. I spent over a thousand dollars replacing all the bed linen in the house in June so it most certainly does not need replacing. Grey water when washing is, I'm afraid, a reflection of the water quality in Florida, and the 'masking tape' mentioned is in fact professional upholstery tape which repaired a split in the settee which appeared as a result of guests sitting on the seat back. There is no hole in the ceiling of the master bedroom - only a previous repair - and the A/C works on the house a whole, not on individual rooms as in a hotel. Air therefore must be allowed to circulate, as it has to in every house in Florida, in order for the air to cool. The house alarm is never made available to guests - Southern Dunes is a 24 hour gated community - and the safe is provided by a separate company for guests to use if they so wish, for which there is a one-off standard charge for the duration of their stay. I am also not sure how my games room is "uninviting"? My villa costs are very competitive - especially considering I can accommodate 12 people - therefore I most certainly do not consider my home a "rip off" as is stated. I am extremely upset that someone can post comments that are simply not true. The points made in this review are unsubstantiated and very hurtful as I take a great pride in my family's second home and always try to go above and beyond to make my guests feel welcome and supported.
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5

Fantastic Holiday, Fantastic Villa!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a fortnight stay at Yvette's villa at Southern Dunes. Right from the moment of booking, Yvette was always on hand to answer any questions we may have and was extremely helpful and friendly. The villa itself is fantastic and everything you'll need for an amazing stay in Florida. The villa was clean, tidy and modern with a lovely pool (much better than others we have stayed in in the area). The location is also perfect, with a short drive to Disney and Universal and also ideally located for travel to further locations such as Tampa or Cape Canaveral. We would definitely highly recommend both the villa and the owner and hope to visit again soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely to have you staying with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
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5

Great Place To Stay Outside of Orlando

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a place to stay away from the busy part of Orlando, then this is the place for you. Yvette is very prompt to answer any questions you may have. The property management team were also quick to respond if you have any questions during your stay. The home is lovely! You have everything you need to enjoy your stay. If you cook, you have the utensils and cookware to use. This was nice as we all love to cook in our family. The property is gated so you feel safe and secure in the community. There are fresh fish markets in the area, we recommend RKY Seafood in Winter Haven. The Winn Dixie grocery store was our go to place for items we needed. I know there is a Wal Mart - but I am not a fan as it was so crowded and you had to wait in the long lines. Go to Winn Dixie. Better service and shorter lines. Local favorite restaurants - Manny's Chop House was excellent! Their homemade Sangria was tops and the steaks are cooked perfect and delicious. There is also a great Mexican restaurant in the area - La Fiesta Mexicana. If you are looking for something special to do with your family, Discovery Cove is a great family place to go - you need to book in advance as it is only takes a certain number of people per day. We also visited the Silver Springs state park that provides the Glass Bottom boat rides. You can find the information online by searching Silver Springs Glass Bottom Boat rides. The drive was a little long but beautiful with very little traffic. You will encounter a toll coming and going. total toll fee was $3. The state park charges $11 to park per car but well worth it. Alot of history. Enjoy your visit in Florida, so much to do and staying in Yvette's home is the perfect place to return and unwind.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow - thank you so much for all your hints and tips, we ourselves will definitely be checking out the fish market!! Thank you
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Location

From the Owner

The golf course is fantastic!! (my husband is a keen golfer), but the house is also only 15 minutes from the Disney gates for the kids and 30 minutes from International Drive. Local restaurants and amenities are walking distance away, including a massive Walmart and the ever popular 'Manny's Chop House' -not to be missed! Having stayed in a few resorts in Orlando in the past we wanted to have a 'home from 'home' where we could come and relax after a day at the parks. We immediately fell in love with this house with its high ceilings and sense of space. Unfortunately it was in quite a sorry state when we bought it, but is now in a beautiful state of repair and we are continually renewing and upgrading: a brand new kitchen was installed in July 2013 as well as new outdoor seating.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : at 35 Miles Nearest Barpub : at 0.5 Miles Nearest Golf : at 0.1 Miles Nearest Motorway : at 0.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : at 0.5 Miles

The Steading at Southern Dunes is located on an 18 hole PGA Championship Golf Course which is ranked in the top 100 courses in the USA, and in the top 6 in Florida. The greens were updated to championship standard during the middle of 2010. At the entrance to Southern Dunes is a 24 hour Walmart supermarket, as well as many other shops, banks, restaurants and fast food outlets. Southern Dunes is located just south of Orlando and is only an hours drive from either coast.

The Walt Disney entrance is a 20 minute drive away, as is Legoland Florida. Seaworld, Aquatica and International Drive are approximately 30 minutes away.

Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Tax Rate 12.0%

Solar Pool Heating is included. Additional heating is an extra £100 per week.

Golf clubs are available for hire upon request for £50 per week.

Bookings will be confirmed upon receipt of the required deposit payment (£150/week) and the signed booking form.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

From the Owner

Every time I come out to our home I cannot wait to sit on the lanai whilst dipping my feet in the pool, glass in hand, watching the golfers travel past. We are right on the golf course but have an unusual element of privacy being in an elevated position which shields us from view. I especially love the view from upstairs, just outside the children's bedrooms where I can see our lovely comfortable sitting area, the pool, spa and lanai as well as the green of the golf course behind. It was in that spot that I decided we just had to buy this house!

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

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

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool

Suitability

  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • resort
  • rural

Attractions

  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Floor Area

  • 2606 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 is situated on the ground floor, adjacent to the utility room. All bathrooms are fully floor tiled. All towels are provided.

Bedrooms

  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 and bedroom 2 have en suite facilities. The master bedroom features a 32' flat screen TV A child travel cot is also available for use Cable TV is available in every room and bedrooms 4, 5 and 6 have DVD players. A full change of bed linen is provided in every room.

Outside

  • Beach Towels
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Our family area features a 60' HD flat screen cable TV. The games room contains a 46' tv with cable, pool table, darts, ps2 + many games. House rental includes free wireless internet access (high speed) and access to a printer. The utility room contains a large washer and dryer, as well as an iron and ironing board. For our younger guests we have a high chair, two buggies, two car seats and a cot (including bedding). Golf clubs are available for hire in the villa, upon request. Local telephone calls are free. A Walmart, bank ATM and many food outlets are within a short walk To ensure there are no accidents in the pool area, all doors leading to the pool area are alarmed. Southern Dunes benefits from being gated for extra security. Please note that for the safety and convenience of all our guests this is a strictly non-smoking and no pet home. When staying at our villa you can rest assured that our management company will take great care of you.

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