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Executive Villa With Private Pool And Spectacular Golf Views

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

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!

Mrs Julie Wickman
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

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 Southern Dunes

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!


Southern Dunes Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • Free Wifi
  • 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 ...
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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Executive Villa With Private Pool And Spectacular Golf Views
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews

Great Villa with everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

We have been to Florida several times renting on each occasion. This villa was by far the best and exceeded our expectations in every way. Julie was so easy to deal with and responded quickly to any questions. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tom for your great review. We are delighted that you loved the villa as much as we do - we try to make sure that it has everything that guests could need... Please do get in touch next time you're planning a trip to Florida.
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Paisley, Scotland

Amazing Villa!!!

  • 5 of 5

Gulfview Villa

We have just returned from a wonderful two weeks staying at Gulfview Villa. A family of 6 adults, 2 children & 2 infants. This is a fabulous villa, clean, spacious & with all the facilities required in a lovely gated community. The pool area really is amazing not overlooked, sun all day with lots of seating & loungers and beautiful views over the golf course. There is a lovely clubhouse on site which serves food and Walmart & Dollar Tree right at the entrance to estate. There are a few restaurants & a McD's just across Highway 27 incl Manny's which is about a 30 min walk. The Disney Parks are an easy 30 min drive it's also easy to drive to Florida Mall & the Outlets for shopping! Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this Villa and would certainly return. Julie, the owner was excellent to deal with & the Management Company responded to our one query immediately. For any golfers staying here my husband assures me the course is excellent to play.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ann, thank you for your great review. We're glad you had such a great vacation. Yes, we have a fabulous management company who are always on hand should there be any problems... All the best Julie
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Great location, amazing golf course view. Perfect property for families

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for the month of Jan 17. Great property on private cul-de-sac with awesome view of 17 green. 3 distinct bedroom areas; each with their own bathroom for privacy within the house. Pool area is great with many sitting areas which provide sun or shade as required all day.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review Bill. You've described the house layout perfectly... We look forward to welcoming you again next time you're in Florida. Julie
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  • 5 of 5

This is one of the best vacation rentals I've ever stayed in, it's got everything you need for a perfect holiday.

The location is ideal you are not overlooked by your neighbours and it is in a cul-de-sac so is very quiet, highly recommended. The views over the golf corse only add to the experience.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paul, thank you for your great review. We love the views too... All the best Julie
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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: July 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: July 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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings are made direct with the owner. Please use ENQUIRE NOW for initial enquiries (under Request to Book).
We also accept payment by bank transfer and cheque.
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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