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Amazing Golf Course Views From Our Fabulous 4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom Pool Villa

Joy Bryan-Smith

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Joy Bryan-Smith

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Amazing Golf Course Views From Our Fabulous 4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom Pool Villa

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Haines City Villa Rental Photos and Description

Offering All A Holiday Maker Could Wish For Wifi PC Games Room Tvs All Rooms

This luxury 4 bedroom 3 bathroom (2 en suite) 2-storey, air-conditioned Florida home benefits from upgraded furniture and features, including tiling in all living areas and bathrooms. We have added many extras and personal touches to enhance the property, which include new carpet and furniture throughout, a computer with free high speed internet access, Wi Fi, a Play Station 2 and LCD cable TVs and DVDs in all rooms. A wall mounted 42inch HDTV over a luxury fireplace sets our lounge apart! We even have the sports pack so you don't have to miss that vital game and in addition we have Netflix installed too

Located perfectly - set between the 2nd and 3rd fairways of the award winning golf course Southern Dunes Golf Course - ensures a great outlook, privacy and tranquility. The rear of the house is south/west facing, ensuring the private heated pool benefits not only from the fabulous view, but full sun and the pleasure of being able to sip your ice cold drink, while admiring the famous Florida sunset, on our rocking swivel chairs and loungers. There is also a covered lania with a light and fan to enable you to enjoy year round outside dining. And don't worry if you have little ones, there is also safety pool fencing if you need it.

On the ground floor there is a fully equipped kitchen which offers every convenience, including side by side Refrigerator/Freezer with water dispenser, Dishwasher, and microwave, while there is a washing machine and tumble dryer in the utility room.

The dining nook which has a picture window overlooking the pool and golf course also has patio doors giving direct access to the lania. The telephone here also has an answerphone - just so you don't miss any important calls, and all calls to anywhere in the USA or internationally are free, so no problems booking tables for dinner, checking park opening times or keeping in touch with loved ones back home

The Lounge ensures that after a day at the parks, you can relax, while you take advantage of the wall mounted LCD HDTV, or just unwind to your favourite CD, or watch the cosy fire flicker in the fireplace.

The ground floor queen bedroom with wall mounted LCD cable TV has patio doors which lead directly onto the covered lania and pool. It also has an en suite bathroom, which can also be accessed from the hallway, with bath, shower over, basin and wc. There are full length built in wardrobes and ample drawer space.

Also on the ground floor there is a games room with a pool table darts and small basketball game

On the 1st floor the landing has a large glass Tiffany lamp framed by the picture window overlooking the length of the 2nd fairway. There is a large built in cupboard which houses the computer for your use, with free high speed internet access and a portable phone.

The Master King Bedroom is tastefully decorated, has LCD cable TV and DVD, telephone, a writing desk - ideal for a quiet read of your favourite book or writing those postcards home. The en suite bathroom has a walk-in shower, garden tub, twin sinks and a large walk-in wardrobe.

There are 2 twin rooms on this floor, both with large built in wardrobes, and ample drawer space. These rooms share an additional bathroom with shower, bath sink and wc. In one of the bedrooms you will find the Play Station 2 linked up to the LCD cable TV, and in the other cable TV and DVD player. In addition there is a travel cot, highchair, stroller and stair gate to save the additional expense of hiring items.

Located in the gated community of Southern Dunes Golf and Country Club means that there are many onsite amenities, featuring a Golf Club, restaurant and bar, Pro Shop, Driving Range, Practice Holes, Tennis courts, Lake and Children's' Play area. Shops including a 24x7 Walmart, Winn Dixie, Banks and Restaurants are adjacent to the development, so that you don't have to drive miles for those essentials. There are numerous restaurants including the main chains but the real gem is the famous Mannys Chop House! Just a mile from our villa

Perfectly located south on the 27, Southern Dunes is easily accessible from the I4. Just 20 minutes from Disney Parks and 30 minutes from Universal Studios and only an hour from the coast.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Joy Bryan-Smith (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We have just returned home from the most fabulous 2 week holiday in Florida. We

stayed in what we can only describe as a perfect Villa. From the moment we

arrived to the horrible realisation that we had to pack up leave, this Southern

Dunes Villa not only met, but exceeded our every need. It really was home from

home. I could even watch live premiership football on the 42” widescreen

television (much to the wife’s annoyance)

Firstly, we loved the development. It was secure, friendly and with fantastic

views of the golf course at the rear. Having Walmart, Winn Dixie and Dollar Tree

on the doorstep was a great advantage and only a 10 minute walk. The villa is

also close by to the famous Manny’s chop house. We ate their twice and walked

both times (took about 25 mins) door to door. Tip though, call ahead as it gets

very busy.

The Villa has 4 bedrooms; all very tastefully decorated. The Master bedroom has

a bed that can only be described as incredibly large and incredibly comfortable.

The Living Room has very comfortable Sofas, the Kitchen is very well equipped

and the Swimming Pool was fantastic and the included pool heat a real bonus. The

owners were a real pleasure to deal with at every level; Friendly, punctual at

returning emails and extremely accommodating. This was the best experience we

have had in booking direct with holiday property owners. We traveled with an 18

month old and there was a cot, bedding and high chair all set up and ready to


All in all, I must say it really was a 10/10 experience. From the initial

booking query up to, an including our 2 week stay. Having been home just 24

hours we are already talking about returning to Florida ASAP. When we do, we’ll

be looking no further that this fabulous Southern Dunes Villa as our base


Many thanks to Joy and Simon
Mar 2014
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Amazing Golf Course Views From Our Fabulous 4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom Pool Villa
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Fantastic villa in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I are regular visitors to Orlando and we're lucky to find this fantastic villa on the wonderful southern dunes golf complex.

Very homely villa with everything you could ever need! Lovely pool area to watch the golf.

Would return in a flash!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

The search ends here – let your holiday begin

  • 5 of 5

Let me take a moment to set the scene..

You’ve never driven in the US before, but sat nav gets you to the freeway easily - upon which you discover that the blasted automatic has a faulty gearbox and won’t leave first gear. Everyone is already ill from the flight and coughing like mad, your toddler is screaming, and the car is making a horrendous noise as it revs on the red line. Vrrrrrr. Cough cough, cough cough. ‘Mummy! I want to go home!!’ Vrrrrr. ‘Turn around when possible.’ Cough, cough. ‘Mummy! Mummy!’ Vrrrrrr. You drive for an hour like this – the whole way in first gear!

Then you arrive at the villa –The porch light is on, the faux fire is burning, the cot is ready and waiting, and everything is clean, tidy and welcoming. There are plenty of mugs and teaspoons for that needed cuppa, and you don’t have to wash up because the dishwasher will take care of it. There is even post waiting on the table! The owners have clearly done their best to make this villa a true home from home and you will feel such a sense of relief when you arrive.

It took us months to decide where to book for our first ever trip to Orlando, and this place did not disappoint. Most importantly, Joy has been an absolute star in all our communication with her. I was embarrassed to ask so many questions, but not once did she make me feel like a nuisance for bothering her with questions such as how long to Disney? Is the pool safe for a toddler? Can you walk to the shops? Is there a cot? And so on. Whereas other villa owners replied with one-word emails that felt curt and cold, Joy responded to us as though she were emailing an old friend. It may sound irrelevant, but there is nothing worse than the excitement for your holiday being quashed by the mundane replies of someone who has seen it all before.

To allay any fears you may have, trust me when I say that this villa has everything you need - The beds are comfortable, all electricals are in perfect working order, the pool is great, and the Southern Dunes community is just superb – so quiet, clean and peaceful. Driving to and from the parks was a doddle and it’s great to have huge supermarkets within walking distance.

Joy has gone out of her way to be above and beyond helpful, and this turned around our stressful start. Yes, the villa is perfect, but it is the overall experience that has left us with such fond memories. There is nothing more we could have asked for – truly one of our best experiences booking a holiday rental.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Beautiful community, beautiful villa.....

  • 5 of 5

Southern Dunes is our new Community of choice for future visits to Orlando. The entire place is nothing short of immaculate.

This villa exceeded all our expectations, as a family of 3 we had plenty of space, with all the mod-cons you could want.

We especially loved the outdoor area, the pool and the views over the golf course. So peaceful and relaxing.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Fantastic Villa!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from an amazing holiday in Florida. We stayed at this fantastic villa for 16 nights and could not fault it in any way. We are regular visitors to Florida and have stayed in many villa's and this rates as one of the best yet. It is always a little worrying as to exactly what standard to expect when you arrive but this exceeded all our expectations and the descriptions on the website's do not do it justice.

The villa was spacious with open planned lounge and kitchen and there was plenty of comfy seating. The bedrooms were very spacious, especially the master bedroom which was huge.The property was very well equipped with everything that you would require and was spotlessly clean throughout. The pool was amazing and again spotlessly clean and what a view. Where else could you be swimming in a pool directly overlooking an amazing golf course. The 4 sun loungers were very clean and comfy. There was a basket full of towels by the door to the pool area and the utility room with washer and dryer was great with plenty of hanging space for things to dry. The large HD TV in the lounge was linked to DVD player and Netflix which was very handy in the evening and there were good quality TV's in every room. The pool table and dart board in the garage were also very useful, especially when waiting for the 'girls' to get ready!!

The complex itself was awesome. It was immaculate and very pretty and was gated with 24 hour security for extra piece of mind. The communal pool by the condo's was fabulous if you fancied a proper swim in a larger pool and there were also tennis courts and a play area.

The Walmart directly by the entrance to the complex was priceless. You could pop in on your way back from a day out or walk there in minutes from the villa for any essentials or a full shop. We have previously had to make a 40 minute round trip in previous villas.

Finally, the owners were very helpful and quick to answer any queries. They also provided a list of places to visit and we visited a few and were very pleased we did. Mount Dora, Celebration, Manny's Chophouse and Webb's Candy Factory to name a few.

We will look no further than this villa when booking in the future and if you are currently considering booking it, just do it. You will struggle to find anything better and you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Beautiful villa, perfect for every family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay in this villa which was perfect for our needs. The villa provides a great place to relax and unwind after long days at the theme parks as well as being able to relax and spend a whole day in the pool.

The villa was equipped with everything you could need and more! So much so that I have had to buy a coffee machine for my own house now that I am back home as my fiance enjoyed waking up to the smell of fresh coffee every morning!

Every bedroom has spare clean bedding, extra sheets, pillows and blankets. I bought my own towels with me but there were more than enough in the house for everyone to use them for the pool and showers/baths and still be more for the next day.

The villa is clean and decorated/furnished well. We liked the personal touches throughout the house from the owners. We had great contact with the owners prior to our stay and after we returned and they provided great directions from the airport and recommendations of local places to eat. I'd also highly recommend Manny's Chop House (5 mins from the villa), although if you are going there for dinner, have a small lunch!!

The drive to the major parks are not that bad 20 minutes or so to Disney, 35 minutes to Sea World / Aquatica and about 45 minutes to Universal and Islands of Adventure. It is worth mentioning that there are road works on the I4 (major road between the villa and all parks) due to be completed in 2015 so bear in mind as this could add a potential 10 minutes or so on to your journey's - obviously this is no reflection on the villa, just a heads up :-)

The villa is situated in a beautiful location, although golf is not my thing, it was nice to see the regular golfers out in the morning and having a chat with them. What I also love about Southern Dunes is that it is secure, there is a 24 hour guard on duty and you can't get into the vincinity unless you have a permit and there are regular patrols around the complex - great piece of mind when you have young children.

I highly recommend this villa and if you are reading this review, stop looking for other places and book here. We loved it so much that we are considering buying our own villa in Southern Dunes and will definitely stay here again if we don't get to buy our own place.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Florida 2014

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property for our family holiday. Safe location, close to the parks but not too close which allows us to get a break from the madness.

Property is clean and homely. Pool is great and much enjoyed by the children.

Golf course is good and club rental is very easy to organise. good club choice.

Walmart just outside main gate of Southern Dunes - perfect for picking up your food.

I would recommend this property to anyone wishing to visit Florida for the parks or just to be in the area.

Top marks.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Orlando International
Nearest Barpub
Southern Dunes Golf Club
Nearest Golf
Southern Dunes Golf Course
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Haines City
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Interstate 4
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Southern Dunes Golf Club/Mannys Chop House
Nearest Beach
70 Miles
Apollo Beach
Car: recommended

As well as overlooking the golf course both to the front and rear of the villa it is conveniently located within walking distance of Walmart 24x7 supermarket, numerous fast food as well as independent eat in restaurants, including the amazing Manny Chop House.... Yet still within 20 minutes of Disney theme parks


Rates & Availability

From £400 Per week

Haines City Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 3 2015 - Mar 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2015
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2015
Sep 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2015
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving & Christmas
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2016
Jan 3 2016 - Mar 19 2016
7 night minimum stay
Easter 2016
Mar 20 2016 - Apr 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2016
Apr 3 2016 - Jun 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2016
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Booking Conditions:
25% reservation deposit
Balance of payment in full is due 2 months before the arrival date
We do take credit card payments
If the reservation is cancelled within 8 weeks of arrival, the full rental may be forfeited
Credit Card details or cheque held as refundable security deposit
Keys are located at the property.
Management are on call 24x7 for emergencies

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Haines City Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Twin sinks and walk in wardrobe
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , En suite to the queen downstairs bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Family Bathroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Master Bedroom with King Size Bed and en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - Patio doors to the pool and has an en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs twin room sharing family bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Twin room sharing family bathroom
  • Master Bedroom with King Size Bed and en suite bathroom. Walk in shower, garden tub and twin sinks. Walk in wardrobe, telephone and ceiling fan All bedrooms have cable tv and DVD players
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Golf
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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