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Family Golf Resort 'Villa Bonita' Southern Dunes Florida

Wilhelm Kuster

Member since: 2001
Speaks: english, spanish, dutch
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Wilhelm Kuster

Member since: 2001
Speaks: english, spanish, dutch
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Family Golf Resort 'Villa Bonita' Southern Dunes Florida

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Haines City Villa Rental Photos and Description

3BR Golf-Course Vacation Rental Haines City, sleeps six

Villa Bonita is located at Southern Dunes, a quiet, friendly and relaxing neighbourhood fifteen minutes away from Disney World. The community is set on an 18-hole, true gem, Golf Digest 4-star-rated championship golf course. Even if you do not play golf, Southern Dunes is a great place to stay because of its natural beauty. The subdivisions are separated from each other by the fairways of the golf course.

This well-appointed, spacious villa features fast wireless internet enabling you to surf the internet and access your email, a 32 inch LCD HD TV and a 27 inch TV, a DVD player, DVR recorder, expansive volume ceilings, an open and fully-fitted kitchen, and a master bathroom with a garden tub and large walk-in shower. There is an additional bathroom with a bathtub and shower, a living room and a master bedroom with sliding glass doors that lead to a roofed-in porch and a south facing screened-in swimming pool with a furnished deck near the pool. There is a 24 hours guard-gated entrance

Special features around the villa include the Southern Dunes 18-hole championship golf course and the private neighbourhood park with preservation areas and a landscaped lake.

The beauty of Southern Dunes is that, while being able to relax in a 'country club' atmosphere in a beautiful villa, you are only fifteen minutes away from Disney's main gate and central Florida's many attractions (avoiding the traffic jams on the other roads leading to Disney). You'll have the best of both worlds... Inside Southern Dunes you'll have local amenities that include tennis courts, a community swimming pool, a play area and a clubhouse with restaurant and bar. And just minutes away you will find Winn-Dixie supermarket and Wal-Mart at the gate, and Eagle Ridge Mall nearby on Highway 27.

Reactions from guests after their vacation:

'The weather was great and the kids loved the pool. It was a little cool in the evening but it did not stop my kids from swimming. The golf course was great.

The carts had a computer which showed the exact distance to the green no matter where your ball was. Having Wal-Mart in walking distance was very convenient. The driving distance was not to far to the parks and we went to St. Petersburg beach for a day. We had a very enjoyable vacation.'

'We were so happy to get to the villa and we were absolutely thrilled to see how beautiful it was. Very open, bright and spacious. It was very, very clean and neat when we walked in the front door. We were so comfortable and right away it felt like home. Your villa is the perfect place for a family to stay. My grandsons spent hours in the swimming pool, and loved swimming in the night. Our vacation was wonderful and we definitely plan to stay at your villa again on our next trip.'

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More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Wilhelm Kuster (Owner)
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have spent two weeks at Villa Bonita. A wonderful stay. What a luxury to step out of bed and to be able to swim in your own swimming pool. We enjoyed the Disney parks and the shopping very much. It is easy to get from Villa Bonita to everything Florida offers. The contact with the owner went fine, but also with the man on the spot. We can certainly recommend this villa and hope that we will be able to return. Until then we can fortunately see the photo's on the site and look back with warm feelings.
May 2014
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Family Golf Resort 'Villa Bonita' Southern Dunes Florida
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 29 reviews

Gets Better Every Time!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd time staying at this beautiful home and I should of left a review the 1st time. Immediately upon entering the Southern Dunes resort you cant help but notice you are entering such a beautiful well cared community. Our home for the 2nd time had the air conditioning on upon our arrival which helped my family and I settle in quickly. The house was always clean and well maintained and even had the towels folded perfectly.

The house had all the amenities we needed (wifi, 2 tv's, portable gas grill & even pool toys for the kids). it was also equipped with 3 different size strollers for the little ones if needed.

The location was perfect as is it was under 30 mins to just about all the theme parks excluding Busch Gardens that is in Tampa Fl but even that park took about an hour to get to.

The home keeper became quickly available to us when we needed his services at the home & the home owner provided us with all the information we needed to make sure our stay was pleasant at his home. He was also very accommodating & responded quickly to any request or questions we had.

I recommend all to stay at this wonderful when in the Orlando area. You will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Amazing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Excellent house very easy to get to everything was very nice and clean the community is very nice, quite and pretty we had an amazing time there its easy to get to stores and the all the parks are close by; we enjoyed our time there and will definitely stay there again on our next vacation to Florida. I would definitely recommend anyone to rent this property.

P.S. To the owner thank you very much.<3

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Simply Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

My 13 year old son and I staying at Villa Bonita for 6 days and we loved everything about the Villa. The property has everything you would need. I especially loved the fact that we had two full bathrooms. That is a luxuary for someone from NYC. I also enjoyed the fact that the villa was pet friendly and about a 7 minute walk to Walmart, McDonalds, Subway and many other fast food restaurants. I would stay again in a heart beat.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Southern Dunes Beauty

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Villa Bonita for giving my husband and I a wonderful winter vacation from the cold north for the 5th year in a row. This is the second time we have stayed for a 2 month period and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves golfing and cycling. Southern Dunes is the best golf course in the area but we found many courses close by more in line with our budget. The Villa is our home away from home. Every amenity has been taken care of by our owner. We can stay in constant contact with home through Wi Fi and long distance calling provided in the Villa. This home is clean and well looked after with pest control from a reputable company. The pool is terrific and a warm place to unwind after a hard day on the course. We find the large lanai and pool area is the perfect place to entertain our foursome. My grandson has been coming every year during March break and just loves the place. The pool is kept at 85 degrees at all times without any extra charges. The grounds are kept immaculate by the property manager who is always available if needed.

We have rented this Villa for the next year again and hopefully the owners will continue to allow us to come back year after year.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Coral Springs, Florida


  • 1 of 5

Upon arrival inside the home, we were shocked at the condition. The home was far from clean. The entry way tile was filthy. The carpet was stained all over. The furniture was old and stained. The couch was musty and had two slits in it. The slip covers were not clean either. The kitchen was not clean and when we opened the refridgerator there were two dead roaches. Then in the freezer there was a dead roach. By the door leading out to the garage there was a dead roach. The garbage can was full to the top with garbage god only knows how old it was. We proceeded to check the master bedroom which wasnt horrible. There was a big stain in the carpet, but then we saw that the headboard was broken. We checked the master bathroom which had two live baby roaches in it. And the surfaces looked to have leftovers (hair, etc...) from a previous renter. I had a business meeting across town so my husband and daughter stayed at the home and he tried to clean up some things to make it livable. He then found that the remote for the tv didnt have batteries. There was no dish soap for the kitchen. (thank god we brought cleaning supplies as a just in case) Through our stay which we cut short and found other accomodations which obviously cost us more. We had bought laundry detergent and washed the extra sheets to cover the couches to sit on them and wash the sheets so we felt they were clean. Our 16 month old was very limited to play as it just wasnt clean. We continuously had to kill baby roaches. It was gross. The only reason we stayed like we did as I had a lot of business up there and the moment we rolled into our personal vacation time we left. Which wasnt easy with a baby and two dogs. My dogs were limited to where we would let them go as they are very clean dogs. We never wear shoes in the house and this house we felt the need to always keep them on. The care taker Andrew is very nice, but there really isnt anything he can do to make this home comortable. It needs new carpet, furniture, and a good scrubbing. Stains on the walls too. Yuck. The only nice thing about this home is the pool. Which we tried to enjoy while we were there. Whats disturbing is the owner who all contact was with wouldnt/hasnt returned any emails to us with regard to the issues. We only heard from the care taker. I am very dissapointed as I was looking forward to a nice time in thishome. Hopefully the owner takes this into consideration and makes some changes.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We, the owners and our caretaker, did our utmost to solve the problems the guests had during their stay. On the arrival day we offered an extra cleaning and a visit of the pest control company to the guests. We repeated our offer the next day. For several reasons they did not want the extra cleaning and the visit of the pest control company. We changed the way the cleaning company and pest control company work at our villa. When there is a gap between two arrival days there will be an extra cleaning and pest control check before the arrival of the next guest. When they notice anything out of the ordinary they must mention that to the caretaker. We know for sure that by working this way we will never have the same situation the guests encountered during their stay.

Another Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying at Villa Bonita. Thank you for another wonderful stay. The home is perfect for families with children and pets. My husband was also very happy to take in a round of golf while staying there this time. It is very conveniently located within Central Florida to allow for an easy trip to Disney. The pool and lanai area provide an excellent space for rest & relaxation. We are already looking forward to next year's trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Orlando International Airport
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Car: recommended

During your stay you will be able to play golf on one of the best golf courses of Florida. Also, if you wish, you can enjoy dinner at the clubhouse after a well spent day at Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios, Legoland or Busch Gardens. The neighbourhoods of Southern Dunes are surrounded by the golf course. At Lake Wales after a scenery route and an encounter at Spook Hill you will be on your way to Bok Tower a beautiful botanic garden which offers you also concerts. Just beyond the gate of Southern Dunes you will find everything you need for your daily shopping. Within twenty minutes you will find the Lake Wales mall with shops and a cinema.


Rates & Availability

From $65 Per night

Haines City Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Pool heat season
Oct 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $65
Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes The "instant quote" does not include the pool heat, $ 10.00 a day, during the pool heat season. The pool heat is optional. There is a discount for stays longer than seven nights. The amount of the discount depends on the number of nights you stay at Villa Bonita.
$ 250.00 deposit at reservation. The rest of the amount due two months before arrival. A credit card authorization as damage, beyond normal wear and tear, protection. When you stay a month or more at Villa Bonita you will receive a discount of 3% when you pay the amount due with a check.
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Haines City Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • In the master bathroom Large walk-in shower. A garden tub and a walk-in closet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Memory foam layer on innerspring mattresses
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Memory foam layer on innerspring mattresses
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , New, memory foam and innerspring, mattress on a boxspring
  • In the master bedroom you will find the second TV. Baby crib on request.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Our villa has an outdoor screened private pool. As an option the pool can be heated. The neighbourhood Southern Dunes has communal pools. You will be able to make free telephone calls to anyone within the continental US, the territories of the US and Canada.

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