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A Relaxing "Home Away From Home" in a Gated, Golf Community, Near Disney!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,130 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 bath villa with screened-in pool, in a guard-gated, golf community

Find your "home away from home" in Southern Dunes! Our beautiful, comfortable 3 bedroom, 2 bath, private pool home in a peaceful, quiet, gated community is sure to please. Come enjoy our recently renovated place!

Southern Dunes is only 20 minutes from Legoland, and less than 30 from Disney! In addition to that, all of the popular theme parks are a reasonable distance from our place including Universal, SeaWorld, and Bush Gardens. Most can be reached in well under an hour.

Our place has a fully screened-in pool area to enjoy after a day at the theme parks, a round of golf, or anytime! Cool off in the summer with a quick dip, or enjoyed it heated during the winter months (optional heating available at additional cost). The screened area allows you to lounge in the sun, or swim comfortably.

Our home has all you will need for a wonderful stay. We provide WIFI, flat screen TV's in every room, cable service, and even phone service with calling to the USA. The living room, has a 43" flat screen TV. We also provide a DVD player, with family oriented movies, for your enjoyment.

The villa is well suited for families. We have a high chair available, and pack and play, if needed, for little ones. The kids will love our "Mickey room" with twin beds. There is a nice master bedroom, with a queen size bed, 40" flat screen TV, and a full private bathroom. The third bedroom has a comfortable queen bed with a 32" flat screen TV.

Our newly remodeled kitchen, with granite counters and stainless appliances, provides the opportunity to "cook at home," if you would like. The open kitchen area is well stocked with basic cooking utensils, and has plenty of cups, plates, and dishes for dining. Just outside the gated community you will find a number of restaurants with a variety of dining options, if you prefer to eat out. You might check out the bar-b-que at Sonny's, take in breakfast at Denny's, or enjoy a meal at the popular Manny's restaurant just outside Southern Dunes. There are plenty of choices to make!

Whether you are seeking the excitement of the theme parks, the night life in Orlando, or just long for a peaceful, restful, getaway in a delightful community, you will find it all within reach at our place.

Linens are provided, along with bath towels, and pool towels. We even have a full size washer and dryer for your use.

Special features in the Southern Dunes community include the 18-hole championship golf course, a private neighborhood park, tennis courts, community pools, preservation areas, and a landscaped lake.

The beauty of it all is that, while being able to relax in a private home with a pool, in a beautiful community, you are only a short distance down I-4 from Disney's main gate and central Florida's many attractions. The best of both worlds! Looking for provisions? There is a Wal-Mart, Dollar Tree, or Winn Dixie just outside the main entrance, and a Big Lots across the street. Just down the road at the intersection of I-4 there is a large shopping center with a Target, and other stores. Eagle Ridge Mall is about 20 minutes south on Highway 27.

Approximate Travel Times (depending on the time of day and vacation season):

Disney Parks - 30 min

Disney Springs - 32 min

Sea World - 40 min

Wet and Wild - 43 min

Universal Studios - 44 min

Legoland - 20 min

Bush Gardens - 58 min

Orlando Inter Airport - 50 min

Tampa Inter Airport - 60 min

Kennedy Space Center - 70 min

Gulf coast beach - 65 min

More Details

Steve Schwanke
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

Why Steve Schwanke chose Southern Dunes

We really enjoy Florida! Our family has vacationed in the Disney area for a number of years visiting the various theme parks, and relaxing in the warm weather. We wanted to have a place for the entire family to enjoy in an area that has so much to offer. When we found this open floor plan, three bedroom villa in beautiful Southern Dunes we felt like this was a great place for a "home away from home." The location is great! Southern Dunes is a wonderful community to live in, and yet it is conveniently located near I-4 and all that Orlando has available. The drive to Disney on the interstate is reasonable, and avoids some of the serious traffic congestion on Highway 192 by the parks. We think you will find it a perfect place for your family as well.

What makes this house unique

We love the quiet, peaceful, beautiful neighborhood and also appreciate the guard-gated security. The villa offers all the comforts of home with a nice pool for the family to enjoy. In addition to all this, the added benefit of a well-manicured, championship golf course, community pool, and tennis courts only add to the appeal!

We are seeking to improve our place all the time and numerous renovations have been has been completed this year. Tile flooring and kitchen cabinets with granite counter tops we completed for the summer guests. Ceiling fans were added to the living areas and the home has been painted inside and out!


Southern Dunes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1130 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Full bath with tub/shower unit
    Main Bathroom - Full Bath with tub/shower unit
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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A Relaxing "Home Away From Home" in a Gated, Golf Community, Near Disney!
average rating of 4.5333333 based on 15 reviews

Lovely Home. Convenient and Comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 5 weeks in this lovely home. It was clean, comfortable and well stocked with all the necessities for a pleasant stay. Enjoyed the pool. It is conveniently located to shopping with several choices- Walmart, Aldi's, Winn Dixie, and Publix. Several decent restaurants close by...Manny's and Egg City were good. It is close to many Central Florida Lakes where we enjoyed fishing and kayaking. Traffic was considerably better than surrounding locations, easy to access Interstate, yet also also easy to travel less popular roads which is usually our preference. Gated community increased security- guards were polite and accommodating. Super nice friendly neighbors. Neighbors are very close but community was very quiet. Golf course appeared very well maintained- we do not play so cannot comment further. Our only complaint was the limited parking. There was adequate room for our vehicle in the driveway but when friends and family visited the street parking was quite a challenge. Owner was quickly responsive to any request or question. Would certainly recommend this property without hesitation. Thanks for sharing your lovely home with us!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I loved the home its was a home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

This is a great thing to be part of. The places are great and they make you feel welcome. A very peaceful atmosphere. I loved it and can't wait to plan another trip thank you all.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Florida Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed four days in this lovely home. It was a wonderful place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the days activities and spend some time with family. The home was clean and so comfortable. We especially enjoyed sitting on the screened back patio. This house gives alot of bang for the buck. Thank you so much for letting us stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place, wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time in Florida. Loved the home. Pool was great.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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The home was just as pictured. Clean and comfortable. A great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The guard at the gated entrance was friendly, the neighborhood was quiet, the golf course was wonderful, and the home was just right for our family vacation. Having a Walmart and other stores right outside the front gate was convenient. Will definitely make plans to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time in Florida and the Southern Dunes villa was part of the reason. The home was beautiful, clean, inviting, and perfect for our family vacation. The pool was refreshing. The price was reasonable. Will definitely make plans to stay here again next trip to Florida!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Orlando International (MCO)
Nearest Golf
Southern Dunes
Nearest Restaurant
Southern Dunes
Nearest Beach
86 Miles
Cocoa Beach (East) Clearwater Beach (Gulf Coast)
Car: necessary

Southern Dunes Amenities:

18 hole Championship Golf Course

24/7 Security

Clubhouse Restaurant

Community Pool

Children's Play Area


Guard Gated Community

Gold Pro Shop

Tennis Court

The Villa is located minutes from I-4 and just a short drive to all the major attractions.

Approx. travel times:

Disney's Magic Kingdom - 21 min

Epcot - 25 min

Animal Kingdom - 23 min

Hollywood Studios - 23 min

Disney Springs - 27 min

Sea World - 27 min

Wet and Wild - 35 min

Universal Studios - 35 min

Legoland - 22 min

Orlando Inter Airport - 40 min

Tampa Inter Airport - 55 min

Kennedy Space Center - 70 min

Bush Gardens - 55 min


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Damage Deposit $250

Pool heat is available by request for $150 for any stay 3-7 days. Every week thereafter is $100 per week added to the price. The fee must be paid at time of final payment (45 days before stay) and paid through PayPal to the owner. Pool heat is strongly suggested during fall and winter months (October-March).

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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