Villa Southern Dunes
Villa with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, private pool and golf nearby in Southern Dunes, Florida
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Villa to rent in Southern Dunes, Florida
4-bedroom 2 ensuite, 3rd shared bath. Includes air con, WIFI, gas/charcoal grills, games room with 8ft pool table. All close to theme parks, Walmart at communityentrance, short walk to golf club
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Villa overview - owner's description
Almost 2000 square feet of Disney-themed vacation home with 4 bedrooms (2 ensuite, 1 shared bathroom) can be found in a quiet cul-de-sac location and will comfortably sleep up to ten so is perfect for multi-generational families or maybe two families sharing and all this can be yours for a fraction of the cost of multiple hotel rooms.
The large Great Room has seating for ten on large leather sofas (one converts to a double sofa bed). There is a 58" SMART digital cable TV with soundbar, alongside a DVD player. A ceiling fan is overhead which can assist the air conditioning to reduce temperatures in warm weather. The dining area has a large, extendable wooden table, providing seating for the entire party all together!
The second lounge is a little less formal, with a 48" cable TV, DVD player, extensive DVDs collection for all members of the family. The bookshelves offer a range of novels for all ages and tastes, travel guides, activity and colouring books and crayons. This room overlooks the pool deck which can be accessed via an alarmed (for child-safety) sliding door. Overhead there is a ceiling fan.
Our west-facing private pool is 26 feet x 12 feet in size. The pool is screened to keep out the bugs and block some UV light. The large pool deck has a covered lanai for shade, with two tables with ten chairs so everyone can sit and eat outside if they wish. We also have four loungers. The pool can be heated for an additional fee. The pool deck and pool are lit for an evening swim after a hard day at the parks. A security fence is supplied to protect young children from accessing the pool without supervision and all door and windows that access the pool from the villa are alarmed. The pool area is surrounded on all three sides by a privacy hedge. We now have an extra-long pool blanket reel across the back of the pool, so the blanket is pulled out just along the short length of the pool covering with just 3 to 4 turns. Simple and helps keep it warm when you've paid for pool heat!
We also supply both charcoal and gas grills/barbeques for your use, free of charge, during your stay (guests need to supply their own fuel – a gas bottle is supplied). All we ask is you clean it before you leave.
Our fully equipped kitchen has all the stainless steel appliances you need to feel at home. We have a large electric stove with ceramic hob, a microwave, dishwasher, side-by-side American-style fridge-freezer with ice and iced water dispenser, regular coffee maker, Aeropress coffee maker, manual and electric burr grinders, 4-slice toaster, Mickey Mouse pancake/waffle iron, electric kettle, electric can-opener and blender. We supply a range of good quality multiclad aluminum pans to feed a family and also a cast iron skillet. We also supply enough crockery, cutlery and glassware for all members of the party. For eating and drinking out on the pool deck, we supply melamine plates, dishes, cups, as required by Florida law. There is a further breakfast area alongside the kitchen which will seat 6 to 8 comfortably. A radio can be found here, with facility to charge your iPhone gizmos and this can be used to play your own music too. There's an international multi-outlet/socket for charging all those devices including USB chargers.
In the garage, we have our Disney Cars games room. There is an 8-foot slate pool table, with balls for billiards/pool and snooker, pool cues of 3 lengths, with the rules to pool published on the wall. The ESPN 5.5 foot air hockey table is glow in the dark, although we're not sure we'd recommend it! The foosball/table football table has 'real' players rather than the robots you seem to get more and more these days. We have a dartboard with soft-tip darts, for safety. For toddlers there's a Toy Story rocking horse.
If outdoor play is more your thing, we have tennis rackets and balls and a fishing rod. When it's not your turn, we have a table and chairs and have now added cable TV to keep up on your sports (or soaps). For our younger guests, we've provided a toy box, crammed full of cars, dolls and stuffed toys. There's even a Disney Cars table and chairs (which can be taken out to the pool deck if you wish). In the closet you'll find more jigsaws and board games than you'll have time to play and a vast selection of dress-up clothes for boys and girls.
We also have the laundry facility in the garage/games room, with US-style top-loading washer/washing machine and tumble dryer. A washing basket, clothes airer, iron and ironing board are also available for your use.
Our driveway is wide enough for two cars to be parked off the road. The community's regulations do not permit parking on the roadway.
We also provide a mailbox, which may be of use to longer stay guests and snowbirds.
The first of two master suites, the Mickey Master, has a king-size bed with pillow-top mattress, 42" cable television and DVD player, cordless telephone, a table and two chairs, alarm clock radio with USB charger, additional power outlets/sockets and plenty of storage in bedside tables and a large chest of drawers. This bedroom also has a ceiling fan. The bedroom has an alarmed sliding door which allows access to the pool deck. Accessed from the bedroom is the large ensuite bathroom with shower, two-person bath, vanity sink with mirror over, separate WC and large walk-in closet.
The second master suite is the Donald Master. This has a queen-size bed with pillow-top mattress, 26” cable television and dvd player, chests of drawers, double closet, table with two chairs, alarm clock and cordless telephone. Accessed from the bedroom is a full bath with shower over, mirrored vanity sink and WC.
Our third and fourth bedrooms have two twin beds each and are decorated with a Disney-theme. The Simba Room overlooks the swimming pool and has a 19” cable television, large closet, chest of drawers and alarm clock. The Nemo room looks out to the side of the villa and has a 19” cable television, large closet, chest of drawers and alarm clock. Both rooms now have additional power outlets/sockets with USB for more device charging. If required, either or both of the twin rooms can be converted to king-size beds on request. The twin rooms share the Little Mermaid-themed family bathroom, which has full bath with shower over, mirrored vanity sink and WC. There is a closet in this bathroom which contains extra towels and pool towels.
Southern Dunes and Beyond
The Southern Dunes Golf and Country Club community is a secure gated community (manned 24-hours) in the Haines City area south of Orlando on US-27. From Orlando Airport it’s a straightforward journey on just three highways.
The award-winning Southern Dunes Golf Course offers a challenging round on the undulating, fast course. Golf pros are available for lessons, or you can check out the driving range. A golf shop can also be found at the club house. There are five tees at each hole for different skill levels. Tee times can be booked online and discounts are offered on their website. Ask for details if you want more information. The club house has a restaurant serving breakfast and lunch daily. The community also has public swimming pools, tennis courts, childrens play area, a gym and library.
At the entrance to the community is a huge Super Walmart which is open 24-7, except for Christmas Day. You can get almost anything here, from phone cards, tea bags, clothes, even car tyres! Walmart also has a gas station. There is also a Dollar Tree (everything’s a dollar), Winn-Dixie, Pizza Hut/Taco Bell, a Chinese restaurant and a bank. Across the US-27, you’ll find a couple of family restaurants (Dora's Pizza, Beef O’Brady’s, Papa Johns, Sonny's BBQ, All Star Grill, Wendy's and Denny's), fast food chains (McDonalds, Burger King, Subway, Dairy Queen) and more.
Just 10 minutes north of Southern Dunes on the US-27 (just before the I-4 entrance) is Posner Park Mall. This has stores such as JC Penney, Ross, Best Buy, Books-A-Million, Michaels, Dicks Sporting Goods and more with tons of free parking. These stores are generally open into the evening. The recently opened IMAX and regular movie theater offers gourmet food and drinks, including alcohol. There is a Japanese restaurant here and also an Italian. The Davenport Ale House can be found here. Across the US-27 from here is a Chinese restaurant, Perkins restaurant and more. There is also another gas station, a western outfitters and also a visitors center with free guidebooks and discount vouchers. The Ovation Bistro just before you get to Posner Park (on the right, going North) is a place not to be missed.
A further 10 minutes north-east on the I-4 will take you to the 192 (W Irlo Johnson Highway) and International Drive. Here you’ll find dozens of restaurants and malls to suit all tastes and pockets.
The Disney, Universal and SeaWorld parks can all be reached within 30 minutes via easy-to-drive and well-signposted multi-lane highways. South of the villa you will find Legoland Florida, with many rides, gardens, water-ski show and displays of Lego cities. A variety of smaller attractions (Gatorland, horse riding, Old Town Kissimmee, air boat rides, museums, parks, lakes) are also available locally.
If you’re a golfer and Southern Dunes Golf Course is not enough for you, Orlando hosts over a hundred courses in the surrounding area within an easy drive.
This villa has 3 verified reviews.
3 out of 3 people recommend staying here
Beautiful home, no surprises when we arrived, the unit was as advertised & more! Lots of toys for the kids & plenty of room for the adults.
Would have liked to have better control over A/C as the lowest setting was 74 degrees however I understand there must be a large utiltiy cost associated.
I have rent houses in Southern Dunes since 1993 and it is the first time we have rent a house where the pool side is in the shadow until the afternoon. It would have been nice to know that before we booked the house. We have 2 children who like the pool from the early morning. All other things in this house is great - clean and functionally.
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Outside this villa in Southern Dunes, FloridaThis villa is near the golf. It has a pool, a shared pool, a barbecue, outside lighting and a garden. Car hire is necessary as the renter will need a car to get about for shopping, eating out and the beach; however parking is available if required.
Prices and availability
Updated 7 July 2018
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Changeover days and minimum stays
- 18 July - 14 December 2018: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
- 15 December 2018 - 4 January 2019: the minimum stay is 10 nights.
- 5 January - 12 April 2019: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
- 13 April - 14 December 2019: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
- 15 December 2019 - 4 January 2020: the minimum stay is 10 nights.
- 5 January - 10 April 2020: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
- 11 April - 17 December 2020: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
- 18 December 2020 - 8 January 2021: the minimum stay is 10 nights.
- 9 January - 12 April 2021: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
- 13 April - 5 July 2021: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
Early booking discounts
- Receive 5% off if the booking is made 365 days before the arrival date.
Long stay discounts
- Receive 5% off if the booking is for 28 days or more.
If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.
Manual (self-drive large wheel) wheelchair hire
£25.00 per week, paid with booking
£20.00 per night, paid with booking
4 bedrooms, Sleeps 10:
- 1 king size bed and en suite
- 1 double bed and en suite
- 2 single beds
- 2 single beds
There is also 1 double sofa bed in Front Lounge Area, 2 cots
3 bathrooms including 2 en suites, 3 Separate WC's
Private pool with electric heating, Size 8m x 3.6m, Depth 1m to 1.6m
DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi, Radio, Telephone, TV Languages in English, Spanish, Local, Satellite / cable
Living area seats 10, Dining area seats 10, Air conditioning throughout property, Central heating, Clothes drier, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire essential
Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster
Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden
Snooker / pool table
Children, Infants, Restricted mobility
FREE WPA secured wi-fi internet access throughout the villa FREE local, national and international telephone calls (excluding mobile/cellular phones in some countries including the UK and premium numbers). FREE Gas & charcoal BBQs supplied, excludes fuel. Games room with 8 foot slate pool table, air hockey, table football/foosball, electronic darts, toy box with cars, dolls, stuffed animals, dressing up clothes, lego, Disney china teaset, Toy Story Bullseye rocking horse (max weight child 40lbs) Crib/cot (wooden portable and pack n play), high chair, strollers, Disney baby bathrobes, pool security fence and door alarms for babies and toddlers. Pool toys, board games, books and puzzles for all ages. TVs in all of the bedrooms, DVDs in two lounges and two master bedrooms. FREE access to safe. FREE access to GPS/SatNav FREE access to Printer/Scanner/Copier
Private Owner From Oldbury, United Kingdom Member since Jul 2010
We became villa owners in 2008 having taken holidays in Orlando. We use our villa ourselves several times a year, mostly to ensure the villa is maintained to a high standard, but also to get some sun and fun. We endeavour to deliver to our customers a real home away from home and we are always adding little touches towards that goal.
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