|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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***** BOOK WITH US AND WE'LL PAY THE TAX ***** Our Florida villa is located in a quiet, secure, award winning community only 20 minutes from the Disney attractions. The smartly furnished and highly upgraded villa has an excellent uninterrupted view across the 16th fairway of the nationally rated Southern Dunes Golf Course. The open plan interior of the villa is enhanced by high, vaulted ceilings and stylish decoration, while the private screened pool, spa and patio deck benefit from those beautiful Florida sunsets. Whether visiting the Disney Parks, playing golf, or just for relaxing by the pool, this villa will be a great base for your next vacation. Our 'home' is something special!
Let us make your holiday in Florida's Sunshine State one that you'll always remember for all the right reasons. Please read our reviews to get a real feel for how past guests have enjoyed their stay. Now offered with FREE SOLAR POOL HEATING, WiFi, a GAS BBQ, 2 STROLLERS and a GAMES TABLE.
The villa is conveniently located within a 20 minute drive of all the Disney attractions and just 15 minutes drive from Legoland. A bank, petrol station, various restaurants and 2 large supermarkets are situated just outside the security gate and 2 major shopping malls are located only a short drive away. On-site facilities include the Championship golf course, a golf clubhouse that provides bar and dining services to golfers and non-golfers alike, basketball and tennis courts, a children's play area and a larger community pool. A nearby fitness suite which has a small multi-gym and cycling and walking machines, etc. is also available to our guests at NO CHARGE. Furthermore, as the community is now fully built and 'sold out' we can guarantee that there will be no noise from any building construction located near our villa - unlike some newer communities!
To ensure that the villa is maintained to a very high standard we regularly visit the home ourselves. It was recently redecorated throughout to provide a clean and fresh look for our guests. Also, there's a 50' Plasma TV and Home Theatre system in the lounge for you to enjoy on those more relaxing evenings. And for the children, there's even a games table to keep them occupied when they're not enjoying the pool.
A visitors' book comment by the Miller family from Delaware, USA says it all: 'We have been to Southern Dunes four times and this was the superior home. Loved the decor. Being a golfer this villa on the 16th hole was sensational.'
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS:
HOW OFTEN DO YOU VISIT THE HOME TO CHECK IT'S CONDITION? We visit at least twice a year to carry out additional maintenance and upgrading that's necessary. When absent we have an excellent management company on hand to take care of any unexpected occurrence.
HOW OLD IS THE VILLA? The villa was built in 1998 and has been lovingly cared for by us since then. Over the period the villa has been maintained to a high standard and is in as good a condition now as when it was built - if not better. Over time the appliances and furnishings have all been replaced and it's been redecorated regularly to keep it looking fresh.
ARE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS CURRENT? We update our photos regularly to show a true representation of the property that you'll stay in.
WHICH DIRECTION DOES THE POOL FACE? It faces south-west and gets the sun from mid morning thro' to sunset.
IS THERE ANY BUILDING NOISE? No, the community is now fully developed.
IS IT SECURE? Yes, it is gated and patrolled 24/7.
WHERE ARE THE NEAREST SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS? A large Walmart & a WinDixie are located just outside the main entrance, together with a gas station and a bank. There's everything that you need within a short walk. There are also fast food and full-service restaurants located closeby.
HOW WELL DOES THE SOLAR POOL HEATING WORK? We have installed more than the recommended number of panels for the size of the pool. It's only in the winter months (Dec. thro' Feb/Mar.) that we would recommend that you consider electric pool heating. At all other times the pool operates at a temperature about 5-6 degrees warmer than a similar non-heated pool. In the winter we also provide a solar blanket to retain the heat overnight.
ARE THERE ANY UNEXPECTED EXTRAS? No, absolutely not. We are completely open about our pricing and the price we quote is the price you pay?
WHAT IS YOUR POLICY ON ANY DAMAGE CAUSED DURING OUR STAY? We strive to ensure that the property is maintained to the same good standard for all our guests. If you were to break a glass, or something similar, then we would put that down to fair wear & tear and there would be no charge to you. If say, the games table cloth was torn or a lamp was smashed then we'd consider that as unacceptable damage. We'd repair or replace it and charge you the cost of doing so. We're as fair as we can be and would always advise you of our findings first.
Hi Allyn and Jenny,
You are very lucky to have such a wonderful home. Thank you for sharing it.
I think your management team/cleaning team appear to do a wonderful job. The villa was impeccably clean. We do not have any complaints/issues indeed on the contrary. I have worked in Customer Service all my life and know that honest feedback is invaluable.
SUPER home and we have had the BEST of times out there. Communication with you has been easy, replies prompt and explanatory and we feel more like we have shared a friends Villa than hired one. We would have no trouble recommending it to anyone.
Thank you again for our family holiday of a lifetime.
There was an error in dates when booking online; contacted owners within an hour of noticing to get refund or change dates. Owners would not refund our money due to "my mistake". Renters beware!
This was our first visit to Florida and renting a villa. The booking process was easy and had regular contact via E mail with the owners prior to our holiday. Jenny and Allyn provided extensive pre holiday info on arriving at the villa, the local amenities and top tips for the USA, including driving do's/dont's.
The villa met and exceeded our expectations. It is nicely decorated, in a comfortable style. On arrival it was immaculate and clean. It is very well equipped for a family's daily needs. Haines is an ideal location for all the major Walt Disney theme parks, taking approx 20-30 mins to reach on the highways. Southern Dunes is an immaculate, quiet community and ideal to come back to at the end of busy park days allowing for peaceful evenings. For those who wish to eat out it is situated in close proximity to diners and restaurants. and a massive! Wal-Mart is at the entrance to Southern Dunes . The pool was fanastic to use at the end of the day and was in full sun till sunset, ideal for gentle swims or for the children to play in.The patio area is sufficient for an end of the day drinkie watching the sun set over the pretty views of the golf course
A lovely touch was a phonecall from Jenny when we arrived to ensure all was OK , this gave this rental a very personal touch.We would not hesitate to use this villa again and would highly recommend it to all.
It was our first trip to Florida and this house was everything we were hoping for. My family enjoyed the decor and all of the living space. The pool and spa were enjoyed greatly during the heat wave. It was only about a 20 to 25 minute drive away from Walt Disney World and local outlet mall shopping. The neighbourhood itself was peaceful and beautiful and very safe. We were told about a local restaurant called Manny's Chophouse and it was the best steak and ribs that we had all ever had. My family highly recommends it. The house itself was well maintained and clean. Having 3 bathrooms was a plus and got us on our way early every day. We enjoyed the BBQ and the home theatre system. Everything was better than described. We would highly suggest this property for any family coming to Florida to go to Walt Disney World or Universal studios. We loved it and we know that anyone else would too. Thank you to Allyn and Jenny for a wonderful stay. Hope to see rent your home again next year. Thanks again.
The Bucholtz Family from Napanee, Ontario Canada.
We had an absolutely fabulous vacation at this beautiful condo! Wonderful location, in a private, gated community- very quiet, people seemed very friendly... The condo was emaculate, nicely decorated, and fulfilled our every need. Close to Disney and Seaworld (15-20"), Datona Beach (an hour), and Busch Gardens (an hour, 10"). Didn't finish doing everything on our wish list- the airboat ride, Universal, round of golf, and MGM will have to happen on another trip(and we were there for over a week!). We swam with the dolphins at Discovery Cove- not to be missed. Anyway, the owners were fabulous to work with and I would recommend this vacation in a heartbeat. Thank you!
Second year we have visited this villa, the pool is to die for no matter what time of day as it is always warm/hot. main thing about being at this place is that you can leave the car behind and a 15 to 20 mins walk you can be in a bar, wallmart, chinese restaurant and many more, also about 25 mins walk or couple of mins in the car is the best steak house in florida called Manny's on the us27.
The best thing also is the golf course staff are down to earth welcoming and obliging also the club house serve great meals and reasonable drinks and its only 10 mins walk from the villa. The home is fully equipped with tv,internet, dvd,video surround sound and all home comforts. Also across the road is a communal pool if you want to bake in the hot sun without the pool screen over you and you can have a really good swim as the pool is a good size and there is a small gym if you are really keen, and its all free. Overall a lovely place nice and quiet with good security and feeling safe. Forgot to mention that the villa was spotlessly clean as been the last two years. If you have the time drive to Bradantan Beach near Sarasota the sea was so warm and relaxing it is a fair drive but worth it, we normally go to daytona but you get choked with fumes and the sea is much colder than than the gulf.
Invest in a sat nav takes a lot of pressure off your first visit.
The Southern Dunes estate is a secure gated golf course community only 6 miles south of Interstate 4 (junction 55) on Hwy 27 South. The private development is located on your left hand side, adjacent to the Walmart superstore, just prior to entering Haines City at the city limit. It is 45 minutes drive from Orlando International Airport, 1 hour from the beaches, only 20 minutes from the Disney main gate and within walking distance of the golf Pro-shop, restaurant and community centre fitness room. Legoland is only 10 minutes away and now has a waterpark.
Golf: Southern Dunes is a 'must play' course for anyone visiting Central Florida. The rolling layout features huge, fast, undulating greens and wide fairways flanked by more than 180 bunkers of all sizes and shapes. The dunes are planted in scrub, grasses and ornamentals - in many ways a round of golf at Southern Dunes is reminiscent of inland links golf in the British Isles. The greens were relaid in the summer of 2010 and now provide some of the best and fastest surfaces in the area.
Other courses within 20 minutes drive include: Disney (x 5), Orange Lake with 54 holes (9 Floodlit), Diamondback, Orange County National (36 holes) and Champions Gate (x36). Details of many other good local courses are available on request.
The clubhouse provides a Pro-shop and a large restaurant. The restaurant provides excellent meals throughout the day and on selected evenings to both golfers and non-golfers alike.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$169|
|Cleaning charge||$75 + Tax|
ALL TAXES ARE INCLUDED IN THE RATES QUOTED.