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100% Private South-facing Pool, Spa, Huge Unique Exceptional Home on Golf Course

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Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights

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Minimum Stay
5 - 14 nights


Southern Dunes Villa Rental Photos and Description

The Perfect Mix Of Privacy, Luxury And Location

2 self-contained master suites, 2 twin rooms or optional 2nd King Bed set-up if required. 100% private, huge outdoor living area for sunbathing/alfresco dining, romantic lighting. Luxury pool furniture. Superb living room/games area with slate bed billiard table. Comfortable family/dining room with large flat screen cable HD TV, DVD and CD player. Great kitchen with granite worktops. Laundry room. Fully air conditioned and ceiling fans. Over 200 HD TV & music channelsFree Wireless Internet, CDs, books, board games, PS2, local phone calls and a safe. Hairdryers in all bathrooms. On 16th fairway - watch golfers and wildlife. Southern Dunes is a quiet, upmarket golf resort located just 15 miles South of the Disney Parks. 24 hour manned security, excellent amenities inc. a large community pool, superb club house with bar and restaurant. It has the true convenience of a 24 hour Walmart within walking distance, just outside the gates.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Amanda Burrup
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
October 5, 2016
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About Amanda Burrup

Hi, we are Iain and Amanda Burrup. We live in the beautiful Cotswolds area of the UK, and have owned this dream Florida vacation home for several years now. We visit at least 3 times a year, to get our sunshine fix and for Iain to play a little golf. We have 4 grand-daughters, who can't wait visit the Disney parks and the other great child-friendly attractions of the area! Regular visiting also gives us an opportunity to ensure that our home is being maintained and cared for properly by our management company. Each time we go, we always find ourselves upgrading things, and shopping for little extras that we feel will enhance our guests' experience. If you decide to choose our villa for your Florida vacation, we hope you will enjoy it as much as we do! Best wishes, Iain and Amanda.

Amanda Burrup purchased this villa in 2004

Why Amanda Burrup chose Davenport

We chose Southern Dunes for our first property purchase because we were so impressed by the immaculate golf course environment, and the fact that it has a superb club house on site, where you can have a meal or drink and not have to drive to get there.

It is in a convenient location for accessing the theme parks, but well away from the hustle and bustle - and true retreat after a long hot day shopping or golfing.

What makes this villa unique

The Palm is unique in that it has a totally private swimming pool area - we love the fact that you can sunbathe or swim completely out of sight of anyone!

Guestbook comments from the owner

'We have been to many different styles of hotel/apartment/villa etc. (we own some timeshare) but we have never seen anything that comes close to yours. The space was exceptional and the standard of fittings and fixtures was unbelievable...I could go on, but you should be so proud of your investment...we will be recommending your villa to ANYONE who mentions going to Florida to us.' Bill & Nicola, Manchester UK

'A perfect, beautiful, and immaculately clean property! Spacious, very comfortable, and better than anyplace we've ever stayed when traveling describes this vacation property! The pool area being so private is a big plus and every necessity is availed. I can't imagine anyone coming to central Florida and not finding this home to be the perfect vacation accommodation whether for a couple or a family - the Palm is our favorite. We definitely intend to return. Thanks to Amanda & Ian for providing Everything!' John & Margie Anderson, Bartow, Florida
Aug 2007
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100% Private South-facing Pool, Spa, Huge Unique Exceptional Home on Golf Course
average rating of 4.75 based on 9 reviews

Comfortable and relaxing property in very pleasant surroundings.

  • 4 of 5

We primarily hired the property to have easy access to Disney World and Universal. Disney World is about 30 minutes drive and Universal about 45 minutes drive away. The villa is well presented and comfortably fitted out and is close to a large Wal-Mart and a variety of smaller markets and fast food outlets.

The swimming pool and spa are great and a lot of time was spent in them especially by our grandson.

The kitchen was well appointed and the facilities were very good.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Awesome Villa!

  • 5 of 5

Went on a golf trip to Southern Dunes. The Palms Villa was incredible We really enjoyed to pool and hot tub after a long day on the links. Perfect location. Close to everything. Would highly recommend staying here. Can't wait to go back. We will be contacting you again. Thanks.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Simply Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Your accommodation plays such an important role in the success of your holiday and we were not disappointed with The Palms. The villa is situated on a quiet street within the secure grounds of the Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club and less than a 5 minute drive from the Club House. It is beautifully appointed with every convenience you could possibly hope for, we (family of 4) stayed for three weeks and I can honestly say we could not fault the villa in any way. For any golfers Southern Dunes is a beautiful course and the multiple tee locations mean it is a fair challenge golfers of all abilities, the practice facilities are excellent and the staff are very friendly. Just outside the gated entrance is a WalMart so grocery shopping is easy there is also a Bank and other supermarkets as well as Burger King and KFC (if you don’t fancy cooking). We would not hesitate in recommending The Palms to anyone as it certainly made our 2015 Orlando holiday very special indeed.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Fabulous Villa!

  • 5 of 5

Have stayed at Southern Dunes previously but this is the best equipped villa we have stayed at - beautifully furnished, everything you need and more! Would definitely stay again if we ever return to Orlando, didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Could not ask for more

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I along with my son and his partner enjoyed all the comforts The Palm had to offer. From very spacious and comfortable living space to beautiful surroundings within easy reach of 24/7 super convenient Walmart. After a long day at the theme parks out feet/legs ached and craved the soothing warmth of the spa which melted our fatigue away! The Palm was equipped with everything you would need for a hassle free stay. Washing machine and tumble drier was a godsend -will pack lighter when we visit again. The management company were fantastic, had a few minor issues which were reported and all address the following day! Overall 4.5 out of 5 - I did not want to come home 😞

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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16 August 2014

  • 5 of 5

Very excited about visiting Florida and The Palm villa, neither disappointed! The villa was fabulous! And truly is as described, totally private. We had some really good meals at the nearby restaurants, mannys being our favouite! Would recommend using the villa phone to call ahead before going to mannys as it cuts down on waiting time. Loved our time in Florida and really hope to return another year.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Nearest Airport
39 Miles
Orlando International (MCO)
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
The Tavern at the Dunes
Nearest Golf
On site
Nearest Motorway
0.8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
The Tavern at the Dunes
Nearest Beach
83 Miles
Clearwater Beach
Car: recommended


Southern Dunes is just over 1 hour's drive to the Gulf or Atlantic beaches.


The villa is approx. 45 minutes drive from Orlando International Airport. Other airports that may be considered are Tampa and Sanford (both around 1 hrs drive).


The villa is an easy 20 mins drive to the Disney Parks, 25 mins drive to Universal Studios, Sea World etc. Just 15 minutes to the new Legoland theme park.

Further Details:

There is a huge Walmart Superstore open 24/7 within walking distance just outside the community gates. Also just outside the community are gas station, bank, pharmacies, restaurants. Plus many more within easy driving distance.


Rates & Availability

Southern Dunes Villa Rental Rates

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Oct 8 2016 - Nov 4 2016
5 night minimum stay
Nov 5 2016 - Dec 16 2016
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Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
14 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 10 2017
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Feb 11 2017 - Mar 31 2017
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Apr 1 2017 - Apr 28 2017
14 night minimum stay
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 23 2017
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Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
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Jan 6 2018 - Feb 9 2018
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Feb 10 2018 - Mar 16 2018
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Mar 17 2018 - Apr 13 2018
14 night minimum stay
Apr 14 2018 - Jun 22 2018
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Nov 3 2018 - Dec 14 2018
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Dec 15 2018 - Jan 4 2019
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $366
Cleaning fee $85

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 25% is required to confirm your booking. The balance becomes due within 10 weeks of your arrival date.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are flexible. Check in is after and check out is by 10 am.

The £70 cleaning fee is waived for stays of 15 nights or more.

Electric pool/spa heating is £15 per day. 50% discount on pool heat during June/July/August.

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Southern Dunes Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 m²
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All upgraded with granite tops, new taps & basins.Ensuite Bed 1 with Roman bath, walk-in shower, basin, separate wc & bidet. Ensuite Bed 2 with bath, shower over, basin & wc. Family bathroom shared by the 2 twin rooms with bath, shower over, basin & wc.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Large en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , En-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , The two beds may be made up into a King bed if required
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master suite 1 with king bed and pool access. Self-contained Master suite 2 with queen bed and pool access. Bedroom 3 with twin beds, or optional King Bed set up Bedroom 4 with twin beds. TV and DVD player in all bedrooms. PS2 games console.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Couples, or families with either very young, or mature, children, will probably most appreciate this unique villa. It is truly exceptional, both in terms of space, quality of furnishings and fittings. 'The Palm' was beautifully and expensively furnished from new and you'll find lots of little touches that are unusual in vacation homes. Many guests have said that our photos don't do justice to the quality and style of the 'The Palm'. We employ a professional Management Company, available 24/7 in the unlikely event of any problems during your stay. As English owners, we visit 3-4 times a year to ensure that our very high standards are maintained and the property is continually upgraded. Outside: The private pool and jacuzzi spa really are totally private - unlike other villas with so-called 'private' pools located within sight (and hearing) of their neighbours - in a pretty planted courtyard area. The south-facing large deck, wrapped around 3 sides of the pool, is sunny all day, all year round; there is ample shade when it just gets too warm. Utility Room: Separate utility room with large capacity washing machine and separate dryer, ironing board and steam iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Top quality beds, mattresses, furniture and towels. All towels (inc. pool towels) and linen are included in the rental rates. The villa is cleaned before you arrive and after you leave. Other: Office/den with printer, smart TV with Kinect Large outdoor totally private living area around pool with dining table/chairs, coffee table/chairs, sun loungers, outdoor electric BBQ/grill.

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