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Family Golf Resort 'Villa Bonita' Southern Dunes Florida

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Owner
Wilhelm Kuster
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

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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Amenities

Southern Dunes Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Resort
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

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Family Golf Resort 'Villa Bonita' Southern Dunes Florida
average rating of 4.7083335 based on 53 reviews
5

Great location and experience

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice location. We were allowed to bring our pup as well which is always a plus. The pool was our favorite feature and it's close enough to Disney without being in the heart of it (which is what we prefer). Recommended.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect locate for travel to Disney or Legoland!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved it. Great location for a party of six.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stay began not as has been expected

  • 3 of 5

The stay began not as expected.

We have found that only 6 beds are in the Villa .

The reservation was for 7 people.

The cleaner even didn't know about it.

After email correspondence they have sent somebody to buy the bed that arrived at 18:00.

Nobody even come to assemble the bed.

My husband dit it himself!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: On our listing our future guest will find a the section DINING seating for six and at the section BEDROOM sleeps 6. As an exception I agreed to the wish to have an extra bunk bed in one of the bedrooms. A the time of the booking there was a rental company were we could rent a bunk bed. When we wanted to rent the bed our property caretaker noticed that there was no rental company anymore. To make sure that we could keep our promise for an extra bunk bed we decided to buy one. The delivery/pick up date and the arrival date were the same date but because the arrival time was 17.00 PM there should not be any problem. The bunk bed is easy to assemble. The other issue was an early arrival. Our policy is clear. When guests arrive earlier at the resort, they are allowed to leave the luggage in the garage and return at 17.00 PM. We the owners communicate with our guests on paper and verbally. When guests arrive at 17.00 PM they will find as all our guests mention in their reviews a very clean villa. The job of the cleaners is to make sure that the villa is clean when our guests enter the villa on or after 17.00 PM. Of course the cleaners are polite when they meet guests who wants to leave the luggage in the garage but the cleaners are not aware of any detail of the contacts between we the owners and the guests. We regret that despite the exchange of more than fifty emails and phone calls we did not succeed in explaining what our guests may expect and whar our guests may not expect. To make sure our guests will have a good time at our Villa Bonita is our main concern and we make every effort possible to make that happen. We learn from the reviews that are less than five stars.
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5

We had such a great time. The house was very comfortable and the neighborhood is very nice!

  • 5 of 5

Nice house very clean and comfortable. The pool was wonderful. Would definitely rent again and refer my friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Villa Bonita and have no complaints. Unlike other rentals we've stayed at, no cleaning or dry food items are provided, but we were made aware of that before we arrived. The bed was comfortable, the home was very clean, the pool was wonderful, and the price was so much cheaper than staying at a resort. We loved the peace and quiet! Our son enjoyed the pool toys provided. Overall, a great experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

The house is very beautiful! We only had a couple small issues that were quickly addressed. The furniture is a little outdated and the tv rather small for the space. After spending hours at the nearby attractions my husband likes to unwind watching some tv. My son loved the pool and was in it daily. I loved the open floor plan. Even while I was cooking dinner, I was able to be apart of everyone in the living room. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Orlando International Airport
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Petersburg
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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.