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Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Four bed, three bath villa with westerly facing pool located on Southern Dunes.

A luxury four bedroom, three bath room villa located in the beautiful gated Southern Dunes Golf Resort.

The villa consists of a downstairs queen size bedroom, with a bathroom located conveniently next door. This bedroom has patio doors that open out onto the pleasant westerly facing pool area.

What a way to wake up to the glorious Florida sunshine!

As well as the ground floor bedroom and bathroom there is also a well equipped open plan kitchen and dining area, which has patio doors that also lead out onto the alfresco dining area and pool.

The living room includes two comfortable sofas, a large flat screen television and DVD player with a choice of DVD’s for you and the family to enjoy after a day at the theme parks. There is a telephone located in the living room, which enables you to make local phone calls free of charge. There is also the added bonus of Wi-Fi throughout the entire villa.

The ground floor utility room consists of a washer and dryer. This leads into the newly refurbished games room, which has many items for the entire family to enjoy. We have taken the time to ensure that this room is interesting and fun and we believe this has been achieved by the exciting array of signed memorabilia for you to see.

On the second floor there is a large king size bedroom with spacious en-suite and fitted wardrobe / closet with a safe installed for your convenience.

There are a further two bedrooms which consist of twin beds and both share a bathroom. All rooms include cable flat screen televisions.

The outside pool area has a BBQ and outside dining table and chairs. There are also sun loungers for those days when you wish to just chill by the pool and soak up the Florida sun.

More Details

Michael and Lisa Terkowski at Candycane Villa.
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Michael and Lisa Terkowski at Candycane Villa.

My wife and I visited Orlando for the first time in 2007 with our youngest son for a once in a life time holiday. We instantly fell in love with the place and have returned every year since. It has been our dream to buy somewhere in Orlando for a number of years and this dream became reality in 2014 when we purchased our villa on the Southern Dunes Resort. We want you to enjoy our home and have a magical stay whilst in Disney and make many magical memories. If there is anything that we can do to make your stay more enjoyable then please do not hesitate to contact either the management company or myself.

Michael and Lisa Terkowski at Candycane Villa. purchased this villa in 2014

Why Michael and Lisa Terkowski at Candycane Villa. chose Southern Dunes

We chose to buy the property on the Southern Dunes Resort, as it was important for us to have a villa within a gated community. The excellent views of the golf course as you walk through Southern Dunes to the property and Lake Joe were a reason for wanting to buy this beautiful villa.

The size of the villa is a benefit as extended families and friends can travel as well. The villa is also conveniently located to all major attractions and Orlando International airport. Local amenities such as Walmart, a hospital and eateries are located nearby which was of great importance to the both of us.

What makes this villa unique

The views of the estate is what we both fell in love with and found breath taking. The houses are all well maintained and Candycane Villa will be an idyllic setting for your Orlando vacation.

Our belief is that Candycane Villa will bring sweet memories to you and your family!!!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Reviewed 16 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Candy Cane villa really did become a home from home for me, my wife and two teenage children. The villa was very well stocked with everything you could need, from films, to a games room which was a real added bonus to our stay. The pool area was lovely and peaceful, as well as spotlessly clean. Within 20-40 minuets you can be at some of Orlando ' greatest attractions such as universal studios, Disney parks and a wide range of shopping venues. Candy Cane villa helped make our stay thoroughly enjoyable, and we hope to return again.
Jul 2015
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Southern Dunes Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ground floor bathroom located next to bedroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second floor bathroom shared by twin bedrooms.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , Ensuite to the master bedroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Second floor bedroom with en-suite
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Ground floor bedroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Second floor bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Second floor bedroom
  • All bedrooms have flat screen televisions and large closets. The master bedroom is equipped with a safe for your convenience.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • swimming
  • tennis
There is a communal playground for children located within Southern Dunes.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9375 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Lovely villa loved all the personal touches.great location with plenty of shops and restaurants near by

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. It's great when we hear our guests have enjoyed their stay at our home. You and your family are always welcome at Candycane.
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Really spacious comfy home

  • 5 of 5

We were visiting Florida for a wedding and 6 of us stayed at candy cane it was more than big enough and had everything we would need. The owners were attentive and really easy to contact. The house itself was beautifully presented and was a real home from home. We especially loved the Harry Potter room and the huuuge master suite! If we could add anything it would just be we didn't realise there was only a small quantity of loo roll but Walmart is literally at the top of the road so it didn't put us out at all. Really enjoyed our stay will definitely visit again and recommend to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jade for your kind comments. It's great to hear you had a great holiday. What a great place to get married! You and your guests are always welcome back at Candycane.
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Family holiday first time in villa

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay here at Candy Cane Villa with my family. All the home comforts that you need, clean and welcoming. Swimming pool was fab and family had a great laugh as well as enjoying the BBQ area. Felt safe and secure in villa. Very quiet and peaceful area away from the hustle and bustle. So was really nice to come back to after long days at the parks etc. On chill days we enjoyed the games room playing pool and darts as well as enjoying the board games provided.

I would recommend staying in this lovely wee villa. The owners were great to deal with from start to finish and we had no problems what so ever. Thanks again for a pleasant stay.

The Armstrong Family from Scotland.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. We are always happy to hear our guests have had a stress free holiday and enjoyed their vacation at our home. It was a pleasure to have you stay at Candycane and we hope to welcome you back in the future.
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Awesome villa & pool

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at candy cane villa in May 17. Southern dunes is such a fab place to stay as nice and quiet but yet very close to Disney, shopping, etc. There was 8 of us staying 6 adults and two kids yet there was still plenty of space. The boys loved the pool and the games room ( xbox kept them busy). It's also very Handy having Walmart within 5 minutes walking distance at the gate of southern dunes. Dairy Queen opposite is also fab. Thanks for letting us stay at your fantastic house.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. It's nice to hear you found the shops and restaurants served all your needs. I must admit that I have yet to try the Dairy Queen. I will certainly check it out next time. You and your family are always welcome at our home.
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Very Very Clean

  • 5 of 5

The house was great, very clean neat and tidy. Lots of space, everything in woking order. towels and bedding, nice place to stay. No noise from the other houses when we were there super quite. Would we book again, yes?

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. It's great to hear you had a super holiday. You and your family are always welcome at our home.
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Wonderful and clean house

  • 5 of 5

Love the house, very clean and neat. beautiful decorations and relaxing swimming pool. The house is equipped with everything, all you need to bring is shampoo and cleaning detergents. Everything else is supplied. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need for cooking. The manager reply very fast to any questions. We did not have to contact the owner about any problems because there were none with the house or with the stay. The house is located in a very nice and secure neighborhood. We would stay there again if we come back to Florida. Thank you

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable stay at Candycane Villa and look forward to seeing you again when you visit Florida in the future.
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Nearest Airport
39 Miles
Orlando International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Southern Dunes Golf Resort Bar
Nearest Golf
Southern Dunes Golf
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Mannys Original Chop House
Nearest Beach
92 Miles
Daytona Beach ,Cocoa Beach
Car: necessary

This vacation home is set within the idyllic Southern Dunes Golf Resort and Country Club. The award winning golf course consists of 18 holes and welcomes people of all golfing abilities to enjoy a memorable experience.

Haines City has many local amenities including a Walmart for all your everyday essentials and a number of restaurants for you to enjoy if you wish to stay local to the area.

Fantastic attractions for all the family such as Disney and Legoland are located a short drive away from the Southern Dunes Resort.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $279.29
Tax Rate 12.0%

Pool heating is charged at £120.00 per week.

Please note a 25% deposit is required and is non-refundable if the the booking is cancelled
within 2 months of the arrival date. Final payment is required no later than 2 months before arrival date.

Tourism and sales tax (12%) is included in the total cost of the villa rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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