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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

24 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Davenport Villa Rental Photos and Description

Offering all a Guest could wish for Golf View Wifi Games Room TVs/DVDs all rooms

Please note that this golf course villa, detailed below, is almost fully booked until September 2016, but we do have another villa, 5 bedrooms and located just 15 minutes from Disney, which does have more availability. It is property ID 97064...please take a look and let me know you have linked from this villa and I will look at the price for you

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
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Joy Bryan-Smith (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

About Joy Bryan-Smith

Simon and I have owned this villa since 20002, and own another 5 bedroom villa just 10 minutes away at Watersong. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service, resulting in many repeat bookings and our 5* reviews

We live in a 4 storey mews property overlooking the River Avon at Evesham on the border of the Cotswolds just 15 miles from Stratford on Avon here in the UK. We are both from a professional background prior to our retirement from the Corporate World, when we set up our business Worldwide Dreams, advising people who would like to buy a property in Florida

We understand the high standard that guests require in their holiday accommodation. We employ a first class Property Manager, but ensure that we personally stay at least twice a year to make enhancements, add new touches and replace any worn items.

We able to pass you details of past guests who are more than happy to discuss their stay at our villa with you....nothing is too much trouble.... just ask

Joy Bryan-Smith purchased this villa in 2002

Why Joy Bryan-Smith chose Davenport

We fell in love with this plot of land when it was just sand with a stake in the ground with the plot number on. We thought the outlook would be fabulous and both we and our guests were not disappointed

We choose the villa off plan as it was the first one to be built by Park Square of this model, so it was a delight to see it finished and we have loved it ever since.

The location, with the nearby amenities is second to non. So many rental communities are just lines of villas, but Southern Dunes feels like it has a heart and I think that is why so many of our guests return year after year

What makes this villa unique

The stunning views, both from the pool deck and from the front of the villa make it feel so open and not overlooked

The open plan layout downstairs is great for family time, yet the bedrooms are all a generous size, especially the Master. The 3 bathrooms are a great asset with a family all trying to get ready for the parks in the mornings

Lots of guests comment on the little things...the added touches, Netflix, a PC, Pool Towels, Hairdryers in all 3 bathrooms...that homely feel.

We have upgraded all our furniture, lamps, pictures bedding and towels so that this villa doesn't just feel like so many others you may have looked at.

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

use.



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

again.



Many thanks to Joy and Simon
Mar 2014
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Reviews

5
based on 24 traveler reviews

Amazing Golf Course Views From Our Fabulous 4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom Pool Villa
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 25 reviews
5

Excellent, peaceful relaxing surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable and relaxing holiday in the villa. From booking to arriving at the villa Joy was excellent in quick replies to any query and information given was spot on.

The Villa was spotless and everything that was advertised was there. The patio is ideal we used this every day for breakfast and great for sitting under when you don't want to be under the sun. We used the pool every day too , peaceful and relaxing and enough loungers around the poolside to enjoy the all day sun. We did not go to parks this visit but golfed a lot and found plenty of great courses within a short drive no more than 30 minutes away. (Unfortunately Southern Dunes was closed for refurbishment). Would highly recommend Florida Dreams as a place to stay, we would have booked again for next year but sadly it is already booked for our dates of travel. Thanks to Joy and Simon for making this visit an easy process.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from our 10 day golf vacation, Joy was excellent to work with very helpful. I’ve stayed at Southern Dunes community before and this was the best house we have rented. Everything was as advertised, loved the pool area with the covered area for the table and chairs. The rest of the house was very nice as well. Very clean and the beds were very comfortable.

Thank you Joy for helping to make our vacation a success.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Paradise Away From Home !!!!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely amazing to say the least !! This is our 3rd year at Joy and Simon,s beautiful villa on Hemingway Avenue in Southern Dunes In Florida. The gated community is very safe and gorgeous. You can actually sit on the enclosed patio next to the lovely pool and watch the golfers teeing off to the par 3 .If you wish you can sit by the front door entrance and watch the golfers on the beautiful 2nd green. This home is very clean immaculate and has anything and everything you could ask for. A beautiful kitchen with all utensils and cooking supplies with no exceptions. A beautiful living room with a large flat screen and a real nice comfy couch. A large bedroom and washroom on the main floor which is just great.

The upstairs has 3 bedrooms and 2 washrooms which serves our purposes just fine, they are updated and very comfortable. We can not wait to return next year and take in a very relaxing vacation. The Owners Joy and Simon are very accommodating and always call to make certain that we are comfortable and all is what we expected. It does not get any better than that !!!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Felt right at home!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed in Joy and Simon's lovely home for over three weeks. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The home is extremely clean and the pool area is simply amazing! We spent EVERY DAY by the pool and we appreciate that Joy and Simon include pool heat with the cost of stay (something that is VERY rare). Southern Dunes is a great area. My husband played golf there twice and was impressed by the course and how well it was maintained. We are avid Disney people (Annual Passholders) and even with traffic, we felt that the distance to the parks was manageable. We also LOVED the Posner Park shopping area nearby in Davenport. Joy is so wonderful to work with; she kept us informed and was VERY prompt with responding to emails. We hope to stay here again in the future, but it's easy to see why there are TONS of bookings for this rental. If you can stay here, I HIGHLY recommend it. Thanks again, Joy and Simon!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Everything we hoped for

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Joy and Simon's home to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary with our family. Since this was our first experience renting someone else's vacation home, I was skeptical but it was wonderful working with Joy. She always responded to my emails and phone calls promptly. Our grandsons had a great time in the pool and we used the fireplace nearly every night since it was cool and rainy most of the days we spent in Florida. When we called the property manager one evening when the boys said the pool was too cold, he was very polite and stopped by the next morning and turned it up two degrees. That did it; they were in the pool at least twice a day for the rest of the week!! The first evening we went to WalMart (how handy!) and bought groceries which allowed us to enjoy breakfast and most evening meals at the villa. Since our entire family was not always together during the day, it was nice to come together in the mornings and evenings to enjoy each others' company in such a comfortable setting. I would encourage others to rent from Joy and Simon and thank them for sharing their property.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Super villa, everything you could possibly need!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 12 nights in this lovely villa. Very comfortable, it had everything we needed and more, even an extra pram for our 4 year old as the walking you do round Disney is unbelievable. The cot was set up for when we arrived and all the communication with Joy was easy, clear and always prompt. Having a Wallmart on the doorstep was super convenient, especially with two children and the bonus of Netflix was great as the adverts in the US are like marathons!! I'd definitely recommend to friends, I don't think the pictures do this lovely villa justice!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Haines City Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$654
 
 
Autumn 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 19 2016
7 night minimum stay
$589
 
 
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$654
 
 
Winter 2016
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
$523
 
 
Christmas/New Year 2016/17
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$654
 
 
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$523
 
 
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$589
 
 
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$654
 
 
Autumn 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
$589
 
 
Winter 2017
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
$523
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$589
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Davenport Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Resort
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • 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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