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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Stunning 3 BR Executive Home - private south facing pool overlooking golf course

Take 20% off our published rates for remaining available dates in 2017.

Backing on the Southern Dunes Championship Golf Course, you will enjoy the many features and upgrades that this beautiful villa has to offer.

Located only 15 minutes from LEGOLAND and 20 minutes from all WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORTS and THEME PARKS, Southern Dunes is a gated golf community that prides itself on the quality of its golf course and the security and beauty of its homes.

Southern Dunes Golf and Country Club is consistently ranked among the top golf courses in the country and Golf Digest ranked this Steve Smyers masterpiece #6 on its list of 'Best Golf Courses in the State of Florida'. Accolades for our course can be found in Golf Week's 'top 100 modern courses' and Links Magazine 'top 10 courses built in America 1987-1997'. In addition to our course, the site features a beautiful club house with restaurant, bar and a golf shop.

Our beautiful villa was fully renovated in June 2013 with brand new upgraded furniture, electronics, mattresses and flooring. A very inviting private south facing heated and screened pool and patio overlooking the 2nd hole of the Southern Dunes Golf Course is the perfect place to relax after a busy day at the parks. Our fully furnished patio, complete with retractable awning and barbeque, provides a great place to enjoy your meals, drinks and the sun.

The gated community of Southern Dunes with 24/7 entrance security, also features community pools, tennis courts, fitness center, lake, children's play area and library that our holiday guests can enjoy.

Our beautiful villa was fully renovated in June 2013 with brand new upgraded furniture, electronics, mattresses and flooring:

- 3 superb bedrooms with new Euro Top pillow mattresses so you can sleep comfortably after a busy day at the parks

- Sleeps 6 comfortably with 2 Queen beds and 2 Twin beds

- 2 full bathrooms include a master bedroom ensuite and family bathroom

- Master bedroom has a large walk-in closet and other bedrooms have large closets and plenty of storage space

- Fully air conditioned and central heating

- 55” LED Flat Screen High Definition TV in family room

- 32” LED Flat Screen High Definition TV in master bedroom

- Free WiFi Internet

- Free North America long-distance telephone

- Fully equipped kitchen

- Washer, dryer, dishwasher, fridge / freezer, stove, microwave, iron and ironing board

- Dining table seats 6 plus a nook with 2 chairs

- All linen and towels are provided

- Hair dryers

- Barbeque

- In-ground pool with and underwater lighting

- Pool and patio area is south facing so you have sun all day

- Pool / patio is screened and overlooks the 2nd tee of the Southern Dunes Championship Golf Course, very private

- Retractable awning to enhance your outdoor pleasure

- Table, chairs, loungers and beach towels provided

More Details

Danielle and Kevin Deveau
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2017

About Danielle and Kevin Deveau

Kevin and Danielle are excited to be able to offer you a relaxing vacation in their lovely newly renovated villa. With their 3 daughters all enrolled in University, they are definitely looking forward to the day when they will be able to head down to Florida and enjoy this lovely home, leaving the cold Nova Scotia winters behind. For now, they want to make your time in Florida a wonderful vacation memory.

Danielle and Kevin Deveau purchased this house in 2013

Why Danielle and Kevin Deveau chose Southern Dunes

Southern Dunes Golf and Country Estates is the perfect spot for vacationers. You can relax in the quiet, safe, gated community while being 20 minutes away from the Disney theme parks. Florida has so much to offer and having a vacation home centrally located between both coasts, really enables the vacationer to play golf, play at the amusement parks and play under the sun.

What makes this house unique

The backyard, with the in-ground southern exposure pool, looks onto to the No. 2 hole of the beautiful Southern Dunes Golf Course. This is the ideal place to return to after a busy day enjoying Florida's many theme parks. The quiet, safe neighbourhood, recharges you for your next day's adventures. There is a 24 hr Walmart directly outside the gates for al your needs and many dining opportunities' within a short drive. If it is a relaxing night you are looking for the Southern Dunes Clubhouse is relaxing walk away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Danielle and Kevin,

I hope that all is going well with you.

The house is great and so clean and comfortable. We went golfing yesterday and came back and jumped in the pool. Amazing!

We wondered if it would be possible to extend our time for next year. The dates we wanted appear open on your calendar.

Take care,

Mary Anne G
Mar 2015
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Orlando Internation Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Southern Dunes Club House
Nearest Golf
Southern Dunes Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Highway 27
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Southern Dunes Club House
Nearest Beach
85 Miles
Either East Coast or West Coast
Car: recommended

“Play Under the Palms” villa is located in the gated, 24 hour security, Southern Dunes Golf Community, which is 8 miles south of Inter-State 4 on Highway 27.

Located in the greater Orlando area, Southern Dunes is only minutes away from all Central Florida destinations.

Only 15 minutes from Legoland

Only 20 minutes from all Walt Disney World Resorts and Theme parks and Sea World

Less than 30 minutes from all Universal Theme Parks

40 minutes to the Orlando International Airport

Only 1 hour from Cocoa Beach, Busch Gardens and Clearwater

Just outside the Southern Dunes gates are a 24 hour Walmart Superstore and Winn-Dixie, which have everything you need in food, pharmacy, clothes, etc. Many other stores, shops, restaurants and fast food outlets are within easy reach of the main gate.


Southern Dunes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Ensuite - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , Relaxing Queen Bedroom with new Eurotop mattress
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 2 Twin Beds - New Eurotop matresses - 2013
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , New Eurotop mattress - 2013 - 32 ' LCD TV - Ensuite
  • Bedrooms are tastefully decorated and feature hardwood laminate flooring.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis


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average rating of 4.7272725 based on 14 reviews

Clean and cozy

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time! Kevin & Danielle
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  • 5 of 5

Hope to be there in December..

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ben, We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to have you back for another stay soon. Kevin and Danielle
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Property was better than described.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Danielle and Kevin. We totally enjoyed our stay. Neighborhood was quiet and very well kept. The home was immaculate. The only compaint I have is that you can not adjust the thermostat lower than 74 so when we cooked it got a little hot in the house. Other than that everything was perfect. Close to all the attractions and area beaches. Looking forward to our next stay- hopefully February .

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tracy, we are very glad you had a wonderful vacation and enjoyed your stay in our home. Thanks for your suggestion, we appreciate hearing how we can provide the best experience for our guests!
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Great Home for Disneyworld vacation

  • 4 of 5

This was a family vacation to Disneyworld with our 4 children ages ranging from 5-13 and this house was perfect for our family of 6! The kids could hardly wait to return from the parks to take a swim in the pool. I recommend having it heated if your heading to Florida in the winter months. We felt very safe in the neighborhood and a Walmart was close by for groceries. The drive to Disney was about 25 minutes which was perfect for the kids to unwind after a busy day. The house was very clean and had all the amenities we were looking for. Thanks for helping to make our trip to Florida so enjoyable!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very glad to hear you and your children had a great vacation.
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Wonderful, clean and comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

This was our families first visit to Florida. As we have three children it took a while to save so that we could take them on a trip of a life time within our budget. The Villa was immaculately clean and presented beautifully with the table set, rooms neat and nicely furnished to accommodate a family of five.

We had debated staying on the Disney resort, however we also wanted to have our own space and to make meals when we chose. This home was able to give us both. We barbecued, were able to swim when it was too hot for the parks and then it was close enough that we could return in the evening when it was cooler. Having the ability to do laundry on site was also great as it meant not bringing home piles of laundry to have to do after our vacation. We thoroughly enjoyed staying in this home it was affordable, comfortable, roomy and gave everyone privacy with the bonus of two washrooms. Our girls enjoyed going to Disney and Universal they are at a great age to stay out a bit later, come home jump in the pool and go to bed and get ready for the next day!

We have already suggested your home to other friends who are thinking of a Disney Vacation!

Thank you very much

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear you had a wonderful vacation and enjoyed your stay in our villa. We agree that our Southern Dunes home offers Florida vacationers the best of both worlds - access to world class theme parks and a beautiful, relaxing place to come back to. Thank you for the wonderful review, Kevin and Danielle Deveau
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Great place, great rental experience

  • 5 of 5

This was our first HomeAway/VRBO rental and the experience was fantastic. We had a different rental inquiry fall through, and when I began communicating with the owners about this property, it instantly felt more professional and comfortable--things noticeably missing with my other inquiry. The house was exactly as described and the check-in process was also exactly what we were told to expect. The furniture and beds were comfortable and clean, and the decorations were simple, making it a good house for families with small children (like us) who don't want to be worrying constantly that their kids will break something. The weather was decently warm for April when we were there, so we were able to enjoy the pool in the evenings. We had one small hiccup during our stay, which was a smoke detector that began to chirp for a new battery. We left a message for the property managers, and by the time we returned from our day's excursion, the problem had been fixed.

While we stayed there, we took the kids on a long-awaited trip to Legoland. We took a couple other days to explore some things in the area, and really enjoyed Bok Tower Gardens. Another excursion we did that was a real hidden gem was Polk's Nature Discovery Center. If you want to see real Florida wildlife in a not-too-wild setting, this is great. We followed one of the trails (which our 8 and 5yo boys handled walking) and had a 'gator spotting contest. (We found eleven.) And after seeing lots of other reviews about it, yes, we had to try Manny's. Yes, it's that good. Tons of really great food, great service, and they have a "kids eat free" night, which is a wonderful bonus when traveling with three hungry boys.

So overall, we are very happy with our stay at Play Under the Palms Villa. Highly recommended and if we ever travel back to the area, we will definitely look into it again.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nicole, We are so glad you to hear that you enjoyed your vacation at Southern Dunes. We also love the fact our home is close to many interesting natural sites as well the major theme parks and attractions. We hope to have you back soon as our guest. Kevin and Danielle
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

Receive a 5% discount on rental rates for any booking of 2 weeks.
Receive a 10% discount on rental rates for any booking of 3 weeks or more.
Optional pool heat is $20.00 per day and is recommended from October to April.
Taxes are included in rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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