Haines City villa rental - Welcome to our 'Villa Bonita' at Southern Dunes.
Welcome to our 'Villa Bonita' at Southern Dunes.
 
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • 2 Bathrooms
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 wireless internet enabling you to surf the internet and access your email, a 32 inch LCD TV and a 27 inch TV with cable, a DVD player, 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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24 Reviews of Property 205369 in Haines City, Florida

Family Golf Resort 'Villa Bonita' Southern Dunes Florida
average rating of 4.5 based on 24 reviews
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Family Golf Resort 'Villa Bonita' Southern Dunes Florida
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p205369
01131-736312703
Haines City Disney / Orlando
5

Simply Wonderful

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Family Golf Resort 'Villa Bonita' Southern Dunes Florida
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p205369
01131-736312703
Haines City Disney / Orlando
5

Southern Dunes Beauty

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
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.
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Family Golf Resort 'Villa Bonita' Southern Dunes Florida
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p205369
01131-736312703
Haines City Disney / Orlando
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Amazing

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
Happy New Year!! Our experience at Villa Bonita was amazing, thank you very
much. We all had a great time. We hope to repeat such weekend soon.
business
Family Golf Resort 'Villa Bonita' Southern Dunes Florida
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p205369
01131-736312703
Haines City Disney / Orlando
Coral Springs, Florida
1

NOT AT ALL WHAT IS DESCRIBED - VERY DIRTY - ROACHES

  • 1 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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.
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.
Helpful votes: 3/3
business
Family Golf Resort 'Villa Bonita' Southern Dunes Florida
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p205369
01131-736312703
Haines City Disney / Orlando
Pennsylvania
5

Another Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
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.
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Family Golf Resort 'Villa Bonita' Southern Dunes Florida
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p205369
01131-736312703
Haines City Disney / Orlando
Alexandria, LA
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
We traveled with our dogs to the villa in September. It was perfect! We stayed for 10 nights and were so sad to leave. The owner was wonderful to work with and made a great effort to accomodate our requests. We loved the villa so much that we are returning in May for another week! Book this villa for your family vacation-you will not be disappointed!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Family Golf Resort 'Villa Bonita' Southern Dunes Florida
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p205369
01131-736312703
Haines City Disney / Orlando
Milford, Michigan
5

Very relaxing!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
We just returned from spending 8 nights in this lovely home. The pool was wonderful and the home was clean. It was a very safe environment also - day or night. Perhaps new mattresses are in order but you can't have everything! Would love to stay here again.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Lori,
we want our guests to have everything. When we read your comment about the mattress we immediately replaced the mattress in the master bedroom.
Helpful votes: 8/8
business
Family Golf Resort 'Villa Bonita' Southern Dunes Florida
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p205369
01131-736312703
Haines City Disney / Orlando
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Wonderful holiday

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2010
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
For the fourth time we had a wonderful holiday at Villa Bonita and enjoyed our one month stay in Florida.
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Family Golf Resort 'Villa Bonita' Southern Dunes Florida
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p205369
01131-736312703
Haines City Disney / Orlando
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Wonderful time

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
I am writing to let you know what a wonderful time my family had at "Villa Bonita" in Haines City, FL. Our days were full of fun and enjoyment with the close proximity to the theme parks and relaxing at home poolside. I hope to visit the Orlando area again in the future, and will be telling our friends about your place if they ever would like to visit.
Helpful votes: 3/3
business
Family Golf Resort 'Villa Bonita' Southern Dunes Florida
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p205369
01131-736312703
Haines City Disney / Orlando
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
-1

Special vacation

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
I wanted to write you and tell you we have checked out of the home. I wanted to
thank you for your hospitality. We enjoyed our stay at the villa and will
definately be contacting you to stay again in the future.

Thank you again for making our vacation special!