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Family Golf Resort 'Villa Bonita' Southern Dunes Florida

35 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Southern Dunes 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 neighborhood twenty 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, tiled floor, 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 walk-in shower with a rainshoweheadr, 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 twenty five 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 will have the best of both worlds... Inside Southern Dunes you will 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
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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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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based on 35 traveler reviews

Family Golf Resort 'Villa Bonita' Southern Dunes Florida
average rating of 4.6571426 based on 40 reviews

Fun Time

  • 4 of 5

Front walkway could use a good pressure washing was a bit slippery and stained. Pool was nice and clean and we enjoyed swimming. Home could use a larger television as the set-up of furniture is a bit far from the small tv set in the main room. Couch was a bit hard, loveseat was better. Home is dated but acceptable and suited our needs. Accommodated our family and dogs nicely. We were able to walk each day around the neighborhood, nice scenery and safe. Easy access to shopping and restaurants. AC was not on when we arrived (82 degrees in home) and was hot and stuffy, but we lowed AC and it cooled off quickly. Good time!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad that you had a good time at our Villa Bonita. I apologize for the fact that our property caretaker forgot to lower the AC before your arrival. Our guests must be confident that we will deliver what we promise.
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Great place to enjoy family!

  • 4 of 5

This was our second visit to "Vila Bonita". We loved how they remodeled the place since our last stay. We did have some issues with the guest bathroom, and I was a little disappointed that I got no response / no one came to fix the issue when I contacted the owner. However, even with those issues, we still enjoyed our stay. The pool area was great, and it was a perfect after a long day in the Disney Parks. Only a 30 minute drive to Disney. Will plan on staying there again!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We were so happy with our stay!!!! No problems and everything was exactly as we expected! Loved being so close to shopping and grandchildren practically lived in the pool!!! We felt very safe renting in a gated community also. We plan on coming back next year!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home

  • 5 of 5

I was so happy I chose this wonderful home, well locate, easy to find, with all the amenities we needed. Close to stores only 20 minutes to Magic Kingdom, clean safe place. My family and I love it, the Owners thought of everything, from small detail to large details...This home feels like your home away from home comfortable and clean.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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South Buffalo, NY

Spacious lovely Villa and dog friendly

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful Villa with all of the amenities needed in a beautiful gated community. Very spacious and accommodated all of us comfortably including Dale, our fur baby. Convenient to shopping, restaurants and all of the parks. Don't know why you would stay in a hotel when you can have the conveniences of home right here. Wilhelm was very quick to respond prior to our arrival as well as when I asked if the Villa was available for another week. We enjoyed our stay so much that we will be back every year. Thank you Wilhelm for allowing us Northerners a wonderful and relaxing time away from the snow and cold in your lovely Villa. Kudos to you for being such a wonderful host.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Great for family and dogs

  • 5 of 5

My husband, teenage daughter, myself and our dog stayed at this house for 5 nights. We were in Orlando for a dog show at the Orange County Conv. Center. The house was just what we were looking for. There was plenty of room for us to settle in for the week. The pool was WONDERFUL. The neighborhood beautiful and quiet. The house had all the amenities we were looking for, the ice maker was a bonus! The location of the house is great with grocery stores, restaurants, etc. close by, but completely separate from the housing community. I know the owner isn't responsible for the weather, but picture perfect Florida weather is always appreciated by a Minnesotan in December. The rent is reasonably priced because the house isn't glamorous. It's a practical place where you can unwind, relax, have the comforts of home like a washer and dryer while being on vacation. Thank you to the owner, we hope to be back next year.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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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

Southern Dunes Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Pool heat season
Oct 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Warm season
Apr 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $65
Tax Rate 15.0%

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. The monthly rate is based upon a stay of 30 nights. You will receive a credit card authorization form to be filled in. The filled in credit card authorization form is the security deposit for the damage protection.

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Southern Dunes 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 , mechanical ventilated
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , rain showerhead
  • In the master bathroom Large walk-in shower. A 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 and high chair on request.
  • 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. In the pool heat season the pool is heated. The neighborhood Southern Dunes has an olympic size pool. This pool is not heated during the pool heat season. 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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