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Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 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:
May 25, 2017

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 Davenport

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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 -
(12 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.9166665 based on 13 reviews

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: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: Jan 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 being of service to you again should you visit Florida in the future. Kind Regards, Mick and Lisa Terkowski
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The Perfect location for a Family Florida holiday

  • 5 of 5

Candy Cane villa is the Perfect location for a Florida holiday. Very easy to get to from the airport and even easier for the parks that are about a 30 minute drive away. Tampa and Clearwater is about an hour and a half away, same for the west coast.

We visited in mid-July and was our first stay in Florida. we were undecided on accommodation between hotel or villa for our holiday but after finally deciding on a villa this was one was definitely the right choice. we’ve had several villa holidays previously, all in Europe and all of which were great, but they didn’t compare to this one. The villa is in beautiful quiet and peaceful surroundings on a large and immaculately kept private gated golf complex with 24Hr security (not my thing but the golf course looked fantastic also)

Just outside the complex and all within walking distance are all the amenities you could need, several supermarkets including a large 24Hr Wal-Mart, numerous fast food outlets and restaurants, (I can recommend Egg City as a great place for breakfast)

The Villa itself was wonderful, spotlessly clean, air conditioned and very well equipped with Wi-Fi, (Ideal for teenage sons that like to spend their holiday locked in their bedroom on the internet) phone and cable TV. Everything you could need in the kitchen, a utilities room with washing/drying machines and very comfortable and large bedrooms all with TV's. A great games room with pool table, Darts, Xbox etc.

The pool/Patio area was lovely with a gas BBQ, and favourite for our 7 year old daughter was the pool where she would spend most of her time when at the villa day or night.

The villa was spacious and very comfortable and offers everything for a very relaxing and stress free holiday and a welcome retreat from main Orlando

I would recommend Candy Cane to anyone and would definitely stay again on a return visit to Florida

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. We are happy to hear you had a stressed free, relaxing Vacation. I will have to try Egg City for breakfast! It's a new one to me. I would recommend Mannys Chop House located on US27. Five minutes away for a smashing steak.
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Bainton, England

Amazing home

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing home, very clean and tidy and every room has lovely detail to it. Beds and sofa extremely comfy I even wanted to bring them home. We had an amazing time will definitely be using this villa again. Many thanks

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments and we look forward to welcoming you back to Candycane Villa in the future.
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Cherry Hill, NJ

Great Family Vacation Home

  • 4 of 5

My family stayed in this vacation home in the beginning of July. The house was very comfortable for a family of 7. Location was fantastic. Walmart was right at the entrance of Southern Dunes for food shopping and items you might have forgotten to bring. Right across were pizza and burger places.

After a long and brutally hot day at the parks, the adults just relaxed and watched cable TV in the living room while my grandson goes night swimming at the pool. Having the laundry room was very convenient too, Wifi signal was strong which made my son happy. There were ample dishes and kitchen stuff. However, we did have to get used to the water. There was a faint odor which I was told was due to chlorination. We used bottled water for drinking and cooking. The game room was equipped with pool table and Xbox although it got hot in there because there was no air conditioning. In spite of the heat, my grandson did spend a lot of time in there.

Lisa and Michael responded to all my emails promptly and they've been very helpful.

I will definitely recommend CandyCane Lane and will surely return. It is a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. Sorry to hear about the water taking some getting use to. It's something which we have never noticed. I must admit we always use bottled water for drinking purposes. Since your visit we have installed new white goods in the kitchen. This includes a new fridge, freezer which includes a fresh filtered water dispenser located within the fridge. We look forward to welcoming you back to Candycane Villa when you visit Orlando again
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Stylish, Functional, & Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 was in Florida for a high school baseball tournament in Auburndale. We wanted a house in Southern Dunes, being nicely located near inexpensive stores & restaurants and within easy distance to the ballpark. Candycane Villa fit the bill. It was well kept and nicely furnished with comfortable beds and nice looking and cozy couches. We purchased the pool heat and had no problems. The temperature of the house was pleasant during the day and for the most part at night. The only room that was a little warm at night was the first room at the top of the stairs which is closest to the unconditioned garage and laundry room. It was very quiet (great for sleeping). Our boys enjoyed the games in the garage, swimming in the pool, and watching TV. It was nice that there was a Lego movie for our 4 year old. This house was also within walking distance to the community playground. I would have given 4 1/2 stars instead of 5 for a couple of reasons. First, the stove and fridge are older and had a couple of issues. The owners were very easy to communicate with and informed me they had been planning to replace them when they visit in August from the UK. Second, in a previous house we had stayed at there were single use laundry & dish detergent pacs and an extra garbage bag in order to meet checkout requirements along with extra toilet paper, tissues, and paper towels. It would have been great if this house had had these. However, these small issues were not worth taking off a whole star. Just as a heads up, we had conversion fees with our credit card because of having to pay in pounds instead of dollars, but this didn't affect our stay in this lovely house or our interaction with the friendly owners.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. Since your visit we have purchased new white goods. ( cooker, fridge freezer, microwave & dishwasher) We are happy to hear that our guests enjoy the DVDs. We are always adding to our collection. We look forward to welcoming you back to Candycane Villa when visiting 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

Southern Dunes Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 24 2017 - Jun 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 21 2017 - Sep 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jan 8 2018 - Mar 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
Mar 29 2018 - Apr 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
Apr 16 2018 - Jun 20 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jun 21 2018 - Sep 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2018 - Oct 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2018 - Dec 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2018 - Dec 7 2019
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $258.72
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.
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