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Villa With Private, screened Pool On Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Villa in Southern Dunes, Haines City, Orlando, Florida, USA - Peaceful Location, Not Overlooked. 15 Mins To Disney And Legoland

Immaculately furnished our Southern Dunes villa is your home away from home. We have everything that you need to make your stay in Orlando as comfortable as can be. From a private, screened pool to flat screen TV's we know you will have a fabulous holiday in our villa. After a busy day at the parks or on the golf course finish the day with a relaxing dip in our pool. The pool is not overlooked and has a lovely view of the gardens. Walmart is located at the entrance of the community and is 24 hour. Also located within walking distance are numerous restaurants, takeaways and shops. Southern Dunes is a Championship Golf Course and is suitable for all abilities, with excellent practice facilities and a wonderful clubhouse. There are numerous other courses located in the area so you will never look far for a round! The community itself offers you a full sized swimming pool, fitness room, children's play area, tennis.

Jo Fletcher
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Jo Fletcher

We live in England with our two children and our dog, Toby. After many enjoyable holidays in Florida we decided to take the plunge and buy our own villa.

We've owned our villa since 2012 and have had some fantastic comments from our guests, about both the villa and our service. All of them agree that the villa is in a fantastic location, is extremely clean and very comfortable.

We were delighted to have found our villa on Mariner Cay Drive as it has everything we want in a great holiday. Our only problem is we can't spend all our time there! We do try and go as often as possible and that allows us to ensure the villa maintains its high standard.

We've loved our experience over the last few years and we hope to continue helping to make our guest's holidays special.

Jo Fletcher purchased this villa in 2012

Why Jo Fletcher chose Davenport

We love Southern Dunes because it is a great base to explore all the Orlando has to offer. The golf is fab and affordable and we love the tennis courts. Numerous other golf courses are a very short drive away.

Disney and the other theme parks are a short drive away. We are probably the closest rental community to the new Legoland theme and water parks.

The beaches of the Gulf and Atlantic coast are within easy reach as are many other attractions.

What makes this villa unique

Having visited Florida many times before we were aware that some villas were quite isolated. However this is not the case on Southern Dunes where we enjoy walking to local shops and restaurants. A night out at nearby Mannys is a must, especially if you happen to be there for Happy Hour!

The pool gets the sunshine all day so a couple of pool days relaxing away from the crowds is essential. As is a short walk to the Southern Dunes club house where drinks and meals can be enjoyed.

We have a full sized table tennis table and tennis equipment for use at the nearby courts.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We will undoubtedly return to Orlando in the next couple of years and would love to stay at the villa again. I will also recommend your villa to friends and family.

Just a quick email to say how much we enjoyed your villa and we would certainly come to you in future.

Hi Joanne, got back this morning, just wanted to say we enjoyed our stay at the villa, it was very nice in a good location. would defo use again. Will certainly recommend to friends / colleagues.


The Websters
May 2012
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Southern Dunes Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • 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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • En-suite to bedroom1 with bath/shower over, wc Family bathroom with bath/shower over, wc.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with queen size bed, flat screen TV and en suite, Bedroom 2 with double bed and Bedroom 3 with twin beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Outside: Private, heated swimming pool in screened Lanai. Large seating area around the pool with sun loungers and table and chairs. There is child proof screening around the pool. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linens, towels and beach towels are included.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Villa With Private, screened Pool On Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Another perfect visit to this villa

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd time at Neil & Jo's villa and it was as perfect as we remembered, in fact even more so with new carpets and a very comfy new bed! We were lucky enough to have hot weather so spent nearly all of our time at the villa (rather than exploring) sunbathing by the gorgeous pool as it was so peaceful and relaxing. As well as all the shops and restaurants within walking distance we also made good use of the clubhouse for meals and especially enjoyed Trivia Night! It's great not to have to take the car everywhere as we have had to do in other Orlando villas. We will definitely be returning!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the great review. We are pleased that you enjoyed another stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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Great base for golfing or the parks.

  • 5 of 5

The property has all the comforts and needs for a self catering holiday.

Our friends who had rented another property on the estate were envious of the décor and furnishings. We would have no hesitancy in recommending the house to friends and family.

Diane & John Honeyman, Billericay UK.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We would like to stay atJo and Neil's property again!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had great vacations at Jo and Neil's property from Dec. 21 to Dec.27. The house is very nice, clean and comfortable. We had visited 4 Disney World Themed Parks and Legoland. The location of this property is not so far from these parks, about 20 to 25 min driving distance. My younger son loved the private screened pool a lot. Jo and Neil emailed us to check if everything is ok when we arrived their house. They are great. We would like to stay at their property when we visit Florida again. Thank you for letting us stay at your beautiful house !

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for this great review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We hope you will return again the future.
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Perfect for our family

  • 5 of 5

The villa was light and airy with everything you need home from home.

We made use of the table tennis table in the garage and of the pool which was very welcome in the heat.

A straight forward journey to all the parks and a Walmart on the door step.

Couldnt fault it, would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on the monday afternoon at Southern Dunes. a LARGE Walmart shopping center is just outside the gate to Southern Dunes,an sells everything you would ever need.

The gate gard was very helpfull an also all of the fellas on the gate have

good local knowledge if you need a gide to any where.

The villa was fantastic..Clean an cool for are arival, an as it was in the 90s,was very welcom. The pool was lovely, 5 foot at deep end an faces the east so gets the sun all day.There are chairs an loungers by the pool as well as safty netting around pool.

There was internet an tv in sitting room an tv in main bedroom that also had a on suite. Kitchen had everything you need from cooker to waste disposer,also a fridge with a very usefull ice maker,pluss all the plates cutlery an glasses cups you should need.

The washing mashine an dryer are a little diff to english ones,but not hard to work out.There was detergent an sofener under sink along with washing up tablets for dishwasher,also some bin bags. But if you need more,as i said,Walmart is right outside gate.

Cant speak highly enough about villa,it was are Home from Home.

On the only occasion we called for help(The dryer door switch packed in) the maintanance man an service woman were there very quickly an fixed the problem. Nice people to talk to as well.

Southern Dunes has a lovely golf cause, an a equally good club house. Lego land is not far away and Eagal Mall is also near by with shops,an cinima and bowling..

its 20 to 25 min to Disney parks an only a few more mins to Orlando an International Drive, Sea World ,water parks etc.

Now,as for food near S.Ds ... If you like Stake,then you HAVE TO GO TO Manneys..! its a must,an only 2 min drive from main gate.(its to die for) There are lots of eateries near by,from Buerger King to a Chinese take away,SubWay an all main shopping centers,Walmart,Publics etc have great food making depatments.

In all,Southern Dunes is a little further away from the main attractions that we know about.. BUT it is so worth it being there for all the outher sights an attractions you wont see on busy International Drive. We loved every second,an hope to stay there again as soon as we can.

Thanks Neil an Jo Fletcher for letting us stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the excellent review. We are pleased you had a great holiday. Neil & Jo
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Perfect place to stay with a young family

  • 5 of 5

The villa more than met our needs-it was comfortable, clean and had everything we needed for our stay with the addition of pool toys which my little girl loved! Travelling with a 2 year old and 9 month old is stressful enough so it was great to know that the villa had the equipment we needed for our stay. It was perfectly located with easy access to the parks and it was so handy having a supermarket down the road. We felt safe and secure in the villa and would love to come back again soon! My little girl asks every day if we can go back to the holiday house. Thanks for letting us stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very pleased you enjoyed your stay at our villa and that you found everything you needed. We hope to welcome you back in the future.
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Golf
500 Metres
Southern Dunes
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
95 Kilometres
Car: necessary


The villa is easily accessible to both the Gulf and Atlantic coast. There are stunning beaches at Clearwater and Cocoa.


Orlando airport is a 30 min drive away and Sanford Orlando airport 40 mins drive. A car is essential.

Further Details:

Within a short walk from Southern Dunes are a large number of restaurants, bars and shops. Manny's Chophouse is well worth a visit, be warned people come from miles around to eat here so make sure you book or arrive early. They have lots of offers such as happy hour and 2 for 1 deals. The food is always excellent and the restaurant has a fantastic atmosphere. There are many more restaurants in the area and also fast food outlets.

Just down the road is the Posner Centre with arguably the largest sports store I have ever seen, Dicks. Also at Posner is a new IMAX cinema. There are many more shops, including Target, and restaurants to be found here.


Rates & Availability

Southern Dunes Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Easter/Spring Break
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Mid Season
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
High Season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 14 2017
5 night minimum stay
High Season
Dec 15 2017 - Dec 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 17 2018
5 night minimum stay
High Season
Mar 18 2018 - Apr 15 2018
5 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Apr 16 2018 - Jun 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
High Season
Jul 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
Nov 1 2018 - Dec 15 2018
5 night minimum stay
High season
Dec 16 2018 - Dec 31 2018
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $255.64
Tax Rate 7.0%

Booking Notes:
Please see our website link for details.

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner.

Notes on prices:
7% Sales Tax is charged in addition to rental amount.
A cleaning fee may be charged on stays of eleven nights or less.
Pool heat can be arranged as an optional extra at £15 per day.
Special rates available for snowbirders and longer term lets.
Quotes also available in dollars.
All durations considered of five nights or more.

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