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Luxury Florida Villa in Gated Golf Community Close to Disney

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

What better way than to spend your long waited-for vacation, than to spend it at a Florida villa. Our beautiful villa is set in lovely tranquil surroundings, situated on the gated golf community of Southern Dunes. While away hours on this stunning Steve Smyers designed par-72 course where each of the 18 holes proves a unique challenge to golfers of all levels.

If it's excitement you're after then we are well situated for the many theme and water parks with the new Legoland just 15mins away, not to mention Disney which is 20mins away and Universal and Seaworld which are approximately 25mins away. Busch gardens is a favourite with us and is 45mins away. We are also ideally situated for visting some of Florida's wonderful beaches such as Clearwater and St Petersburg on the white sands of the Gulf coast and Daytona and Cocoa beaches on the wilder Atlantic coast all are about 1hrs drive away, as is Kennedy Space Center.

Take advantage of shopping for top brands at the Florida mall, Orlando's largest mall. There are also lots of other malls and outlet villages off International Drive where you could shop 'til you drop.

For foodies there are loads of places to eat, many within walking distance. All major fast-food outlets and many great restaurants, the most popular of which is Manny's Chophouse are nearby. There is a super Walmart and Winn Dixie supermarket at the entrance to Southern Dunes for all your needs.

At the end of a busy day there is nothing better than returning to your home from home. When you walk through the door you walk into the cool tiled lounge and dining area. Rest your weary legs on one of the sofas where you can catch up on your favourite TV show on the 42' flat screen HDTV or watch a movie on the dvd player. You will find our villa to be very comfortable for your vacation and the 3-seater sofa also converts to an additional double sofa bed for extra guests. The kitchen is fully fitted-out for all your dining needs with a microwave, oven & hob, toaster, coffee maker, kettle, pans and all kitchen utensils. The cupboards are well stocked with tableware. The dining area seats six and there is additional seating for four in the breakfast nook.

Our villa has 4 large bedrooms. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet, a tv with cable and an ensuite bathroom which also has a door onto the patio/pool. The second master also has an ensuite bathroom and a tv with dvd and cable. There are a further two twin bedrooms for your children to chill-out and they have their own family bathroom.

All bed linen, towels, tea towels and beach towels are provided so no need to use-up vital space in your suitcase bringing these. We also provide a highchair for younger members of your family.

The kids can cool off in the pool which is screened and has an additional optional safety screen for young children. This gives peace of mind knowing that if your young child goes outside to the pool area without you knowing then they will be prevented from coming to any harm by either getting outside the screened area or falling into the pool.

Southern Dunes has an additional 4 community pools, tennis courts, play area, fishing lake, gym and library. Tennis rackets are provided in the villa and court use is free. We recommend paying a visit to the lovely clubhouse, especially on a Sunday morning when the delicious Sunday breakfast buffet is enjoyed by people from miles around.

If you are all theme-parked out and fancy a night in then why not chill-out in our games room where we have a full-size pool table where many a family tournament has taken place. There is also table football (Foosball) and an electronic dartboard. For the gamers of the family there is a PS2 with a large selection of games and numerous board games.

If you want to see what's happening elsewhere and to keep you connected and let the kids check their Facebook, we have free wired and wireless internet. We have free local and National telephone calls within USA, Canada and Puerto Rico. International calls can be made very cheaply from the villa either using Skype or with a telephone calling card available at all major outlets.

At the end of the day when the kids have gone to bed, sit out and relax and enjoy a cool beer or glass of wine by the screened pool and plan another day.

Keywords: villa, golf, pool, tennis, games room, 4-bed, 3-bath, Southern Dunes, Disney, Legoland, Florida, Orlando, beach, beaches, Universal, Seaworld, shopping, private pool

More Details

Dave & Karen McCormack
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Dave & Karen McCormack

We are Dave & Karen McCormack and with our three children, we live in Wirral which is close to the cities of Chester and Liverpool in the United Kingdom.

Dave & Karen McCormack purchased this villa in 2012

Why Dave & Karen McCormack chose Southern Dunes

We have been coming to Florida with our three children for many years and we fell in love with Southern Dunes as it provided a beautiful home that was close to all the Orlando action but was on a beautifully manicured and gated golf community where you can return at the end of a long day at the parks or beaches and relax


Southern Dunes Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , En-Suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , En-Suite
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
beach towels provided, cable tv in both master suites, hairdryers, foot spa, highchair, stroller/pushchair


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average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

excellent property

  • 4 of 5

house was very nice only drawback is it can use new a new mattress in master bed and living room furniture could also use an upgrade the rest was just great

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My stay at this home was very good.

  • 4 of 5

The home was more than we has expected. It has everything that we needed. We had the feeling that we really was at home. The color of the house gives us a relax environment. There are many stores near the resort. It was also quietly around the house and in the resort.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property was exactly as described. The owners were a pleasure to rent from.

  • 5 of 5

Although we could not stay at Dave and Karen's place due to the air conditioner breaking down unexpectedly the night before we arrived. Dave called me personally to say that he had another home already lined up for us to stay in before we arrived. The accommodations were very similar and everything worked out great. I would definitely rent from them again because I know if there is any type of problem I will be able to get in touch with them and they will get right back to me with a answer. Although I was already familiar with the area they provide you with a 3 three page information packet including places to eat, places to shop, and information about the surrounding area. I feel it is nice to have some local knowledge to make the most out of you time while on vacation. The gated golf course community is very well kept and very quiet. It is also very easy to get to and from all the attractions or just to get some groceries or a bite to eat right outside the front gate. Lastly you can't beat the price! Why would you want to stay in a hotel room for the same price as you could rent a whole house for? Not to mention you have your own private pool. I am looking forward to renting from them again here in the near future.

Thanks Again!


  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent 4 day get away!

  • 5 of 5

My son and I went for a 4 day golf weekend. Dave was great to deal with for booking, paying, extra information on the area etc. The house was perfect. Southern Dunes golf course was amazing. Close to restaurants and shopping. We would definitely go back!


Burlington, Ontario, Canada

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4 bed villa with 3 bathrooms, outdoor pool and even a games room!

  • 5 of 5

The villa was in excellent condition, suited all our needs and more! Lovely area, very quiet and relaxing. Felt secure as pass required to get in and out of the estate.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Winter Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We spent five days in Florida to be close to family and visit Legoland. We could not have asked for a better location. Not a long drive from the Orlando parks or from Legoland. The gated community was great and near many stores and restraunts. The heated pool was a great added bonus! Four generations under one roof and never once did we feel in each other's way, not even on our "stay in" days. Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
39 Miles
Orlando International (MCO)
Nearest Barpub
Tavern on the Dunes
Nearest Golf
Southern Dunes
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Manny's Chophouse
Nearest Beach
81 Miles
Clearwater (Gulf Coast)
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $138.49
Cleaning $90.02

No Pets, No smoking Indoors

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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