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Executive Villa With Private Pool And Spectacular Golf Views

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Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Villa in Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club, Orlando, Florida, USA - Free Solar Pool Heating

Gulfvue Villa is a spacious, luxury villa located at the end of a cul-de-sac, providing a secluded location for you to enjoy the stunning views over the golf course. It benefits from many new additions and improvements, such as a Games Room, swing seat, new patio furniture and ceiling fans. The villa’s versatile accommodation makes it ideal for any party, with a Master Suite, Double Bedroom and 2 Twin Bedrooms. Southern Dunes can provide you with an ideal base for visiting all the local major attractions along with some excellent golf!

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Mrs Julie Wickman
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
October 14, 2016
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About Mrs Julie Wickman

We first visited Southern Dunes on a "once in a lifetime" holiday with friends during Easter 2011. By the end of June that year, we were fortunate to have found and bought the villa. We chose Gulfvue Villa because of its location, size and facilities, but also because we like a bit of luxury - which we think we have found. Since then, we've enjoyed amazing family holidays at various times of year, always finding something new or different to do.

Mrs Julie Wickman purchased this villa in 2011

Why Mrs Julie Wickman chose Davenport

Florida is a fantastic place for a holiday with loads to see and do (not just the parks) and great shopping too!

As well as being a great golf course, Southern Dunes is also conveniently located for the parks and Florida attractions. As a perfect place to get away from the crowds and mayhem, it is ideal. It also has excellent facilities just outside, such as supermarkets and restaurants.

What makes this villa unique

We fell in love with Gulfvue villa because of its location and space. It offers excellent views across the golf course but is set back so that the patio area is not overlooked. Neighbouring properties are also far enough away and separated by trees and hedges so as not to impose on privacy. The extended patio and large internal area allows everyone to find their own space if necessary. Clearly we're biased, but we think there is nowhere else to stay in Florida!


based on 20 traveler reviews

Executive Villa With Private Pool And Spectacular Golf Views
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

Great property, ideal for a large family. A great location for Disney and shopping. Ideally located.

  • 5 of 5

Great holiday location with the pool area overlooking the golf course.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your positive review Michael. We're delighted that you all had a great vacation in Florida. All the best Julie
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Great base to visit Central Florida.

  • 5 of 5

What a great villa. From the minute we walked through the door we felt it was like a home from home except our normal home doesn't come with a great outdoor pool with golf course views.

We booked this villa as a base for visiting Disney whilst also providing us the opportunity for some rest and relaxation. It was an inspired choice.

The villa itself is on a gated community about 40 miles south of Orlando International Airport and 20 miles south of Disney. However with the journey made up of the 3 lane I-4 followed by the 3 lane Highway 27 the journey to Disney never felt that much of a problem and with the exception of rush hour and an unfortunate accident, was never more than 30 minutes away. We did not book due to the golf course location but this did look impressive (albeit closed at the time of our visit). We have stayed at an Orlando Villa location previously and felt overlooked due to location. This was not the case here with great views from the rear of the property overlooking the golf course. The pool was excellent with plenty of sun loungers. This with the views meant we were able to partake in plenty of rest and relaxation when we weren't visiting the parks.

We only dined occasionally close to the Villa. Manny's Chophouse (2 minutes from the estate) was visited 3 times and well worth a visit. Better cooked Steaks than (for example) Outback. Papa John's Pizza is also located close to the estate entrance and provided us with a very tasty takeaway. Walmart within walking distance which provides everything you could possibly need for the holiday.

The Villa was well appointed and had everything we needed. Cable TV and wireless throughout. Air Conditioning with ceiling fans in the main rooms. Kitchen had all mod cons. The Villa was clean and well looked after. There were some nice touches - we particular liked the sat nav for use which came in very useful. We could not fault the villa, its location or amenities. Contact with management company and owner superb and courteous. We would definitely recommend and stay again if looking to stay in the region.

We also took the opportunity to take an Airboat Ride (Alligator Cove - Lake Wales about 30 miles south) which was an excellent way to see the other side of Central Florida and its wildlife. Well worth a visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your detailed review Jon. We're delighted that you all had a great vacation in Florida. The newly renovated golf course is now open again and is looking better than ever! All the best Julie
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Super Villa

  • 5 of 5

Property lived up to expectation. House was excellent and the pool was well used, the kids loved it. Outdoor space great as was the view

The young ones enjoyed a few days at the parks, while the grandparents made use of the golf clubs(thanks).

Would certainly recommend this great family property - enjoyed a night at Mannys Chop House.

Thanks Julie.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you all had such a great holiday and that you enjoyed the pool and extended outside space. Please do get in touch the next time you're planning a trip to Florida. Julie
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Wonderful base for a Florida golfing Holiday.

  • 4 of 5

Our party of six golfers were very impressed with the villa, having travelled to Florida to play golf for the last ten years we were apprehensive as to whether the switch from Hotels to a property on a golf complex would work.

Our first impressions of the property were Wow!!!! It more than lives up to the Photos on the website. The place was spotlessly clean on arrival and the air conditioning had cooled the rooms to a comfortable temperature much appreciated by weary travellers.

The villa is extremely spacious, tastefully decorated and very comfortable. It affords lots of features and home comforts not available in most hotels. Nothing is missing from the list of facilities provided, Cable TV in all rooms, DVD and music players in the lounges and Local Phone calls and Wi-Fi that works well.

On the domestic front every cooking appliance necessary for those wishing to self-cater is available; the laundry in the Garage will prove very useful for families as will the games equipment.

What is noticeable is that everything is well maintained.

The pool facilities are great with an excellent outlook and total privacy, just the job for a lazy day away from the theme parks or Golf courses.

Southern Dunes is a good base for a Family or Golfing holiday its proximity to some fine golf courses up and down the I27, the Orlando theme parks that can be reached by car within half an hour with Busch gardens and the gulf beaches just an hour and ninety minutes away. The other bonus is the huge supermarket a few minutes away and couple of excellent restaurants on the way into Haines City.

We were impressed by the Owners Direct website and stress free booking and payment arrangements, we would not hesitate in recommending or booking this property again!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anthony, Thank you for your comprehensive and detailed review! It's clear that you and your party enjoyed the golf, the villa and the area. We're delighted that the villa exceeded your expectations and had everything you needed. It's important to us to keep the villa clean and well maintained - our project for December is to replace the bedroom carpets, but hoping to get some Christmas sunshine too! Please do get in touch the next time you're thinking of visiting Florida. All the best Julie
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Fabulous Villa

  • 5 of 5

Myself and my family, 5 adults and 3 kids stayed in this fabulous Villa for 2 weeks at the end of October 2015. We were all thrilled with it, it had everything we needed and more. The kids loved the pool, the bedrooms were lovely and there was more than enough room for us all. Julie was a pleasure to deal with, we felt very safe and relaxed here, we will definitely be returning in the future. Thank you so much Julie, Siobhan, Ireland.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review Siobhan. I'm glad you all had a great holiday and had everything you needed at the villa. Family groups love the villa because of all the extra space inside and out - it's one of the most spacious 4 bed designs on Southern Dunes. Do get in touch the next time you're looking for a Florida vacation. We look forward to welcoming you again. All the best Julie
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  • 5 of 5

Booked this for 2 weeks wonderful location very safe community and quiet, villa very spacious and kitted out for everything needed pool area very spacious with lots of seating areas which you can follow the sun about, would advise to have the pool heated as was very cold this time of year. The shopping facilities are on the entrance everything you need from Walmart open 24hrs was everything as expected highly recommend thank you Julie for our wonderful holiday x

Linda kebble uk

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Linda, thank you for your lovely review. We're glad you had a great holiday and enjoyed the villa and location. Yes, the pool can get a bit chillier during the winter as the solar obviously relies on the sunshine to warm it up. The pool temperature can drop quite significantly during the night, even with the electrical heating switched on, and we would always recommend using the pool cover which is great at keeping the heat in overnight. We've had steam coming off the pool in the winter before! Do get in touch if you are ever looking for another Florida vacation. All the best Julie
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
On site
Nearest Golf
On site
Nearest Motorway
Just outside
Nearest Restaurant
On site
Nearest Beach
80 Miles
Clearwater Beach
Car: recommended


The villa is centrally located for both the Atlantic Coast and the Gulf of Mexico. Approximate driving times are: Clearwater (Gulf): 90 minutes.

Cocoa Beach (Atlantic): 75 minutes.


Southern Dunes is conveniently located for a number of international airports:

Orlando MCO: 45 minutes. Sanford: 60 minutes. Tampa: 75 minutes. A car is recommended. Use of a sat-nav/GPS is included within the price of your stay - you just have to find your way to the villa from the airport!


The villa is close to all the major attractions but away from the crowds. Approximate driving times are: Disney Parks: 20-25 minutes. Universal Studios: 25-35 minutes. I-Drive: 30 minutes. Legoland: 20 minutes. Kennedy Space Centre: 75 minutes. Busch Gardens: 55 minutes.

Further Details:

Southern Dunes has 24 hour security and a manned, gated entrance. On-site, there is a clubhouse which has an excellent licensed restaurant, three communal swimming pools, a small gym, children’s play area, small library and tennis courts. The villa is within a short drive or walk to two 24-hour supermarkets, a bank, a pharmacy, fuel station, many fast food outlets and restaurants. Manny's Chophouse, a highly recommended restaurant, is less than a mile away. Southern Dunes is ideally located for all the major attractions including Disney, Universal, beaches on both coasts, Kennedy Space Center, the new Legoland, freshwater lakes for fishing, and a variety of golf courses.


Rates & Availability

Southern Dunes Villa Rental Rates

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Sep 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
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May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
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Sep 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
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Sep 1 2018 - Dec 31 2018
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $183

Booking Notes:
Bookings are made direct with the owner. Please use ENQUIRE NOW for initial enquiries (under Request to Book).
Payment of 25% of total price non-refundable deposit with booking, along with completion of booking form.
Balance due 50 days prior to arrival date. £150 (refundable) security deposit is added to all bookings. Access details and exact location provided close to arrival date. Provisional bookings will be held for 7 days until the deposit and completed booking form have been received.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible.

Notes on prices:
All Florida Taxes included. Solar pool heating is free. Electrical top up is £50 per week, if required. This can be switched on at any time during the rental period.

Golf clubs are available for hire at the villa, upon request.

Cleaning charge (short stays, mid-stay) is £65.

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Southern Dunes Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Master Suite: Large corner bath, large walk-in shower, double basin vanity unit, separate wc room, hair dryer, direct access to pool. Bathrooms 1/2: Bath with shower over, WC, basin, vanity unit, hair dryer. All towels provided, including pool towels.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , HDTV/DVD with Golf Channel, walk-in closet, ceiling fan
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , HD TV/DVD with Golf Channel, walk-in closet, ceiling fan.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Walk-in closet, PS3 with games
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Walk-in closet
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: A cot, travel cot/play pen, high chair and two strollers are provided for your use free of charge. There are soft toys, puzzles, games, and books. We have recently installed a PS3 with games in one of the twin bedrooms. There are alarms to all external doors to the pool. The pool and grounds are maintained once a week. Our local management company will be happy to assist you should you experience any difficulties during your stay. Outside: Benefit from one of the largest enclosed patio areas on Southern Dunes in a private location with fantastic views across the golf course onto the 17th Green and 11th Tee. Fully screened to allow the sun in whilst keeping the insects out! There is plenty of seating to choose from either in the sun or shade, with 7 sun loungers, a swing seat, dining table with seating for 8 and a small table with seating for 4. The large private pool is an unusual shape and provides a swimming length of 30 feet across its longest point, ideal for those who like to keep fit with an early morning swim, and benefits from convenient, direct access to the master bathroom. The pool is heated via solar panels which can be boosted during winter months with electrical heating if required. Utility Room: A full size washing machine, tumble dryer, washing line, airer, iron and ironing board are provided in the utility area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Use of towels and linen is included. The property is cleaned prior to your arrival, and an end of stay clean is included for stays of 7 nights or longer. If you require additional cleaning during your stay, there will be a charge. Other: Games Room with pool table and table football.

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