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Themed Caribbean Villa with Private Pool and Extra Large Pool Deck

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Southern Dunes Villa Rental Photos and Description

Themed cottage Villa in Southern Dunes, a peaceful golf and countryside setting

Why choose Forest Hills Cottage?

This sunny, clean home from home has everything you need to make your stay as carefree and comfortable as possible, so you can just enjoy your valuable vacation time and experience all we have to offer without any worries.

Quick Facts:

. The villa sleeps up to 8 persons,

• No expense has been spared in ensuring this home provides a comfortable vacation base.

• Fully air conditioned which you control

• Fast wireless internet access throughout the villa with free calls within US and Canada.

• 4 spacious bedrooms set over two floors, perfect for two families, teenagers or friends due to the extra privacy this assures.

• One of the largest pool decks in Southern Dunes with relined sparkling blue pool.

• If the sun is shining, you will get it all day as we added 12 foot to the back of the pool deck and 9 foot to the southern side.

• Plenty of padded pool furniture, including an outdoor dining table.

• Large capacity Samsung washing machine with separate tumble dryer, iron and ironing board

• All utensils, bedding, linens and towels to ensure you the perfect ‘home from home’

Forest Hills Cottage:

As you walk up to the entrance of the villa the scene is set as you notice two Caribbean chairs with wine/coffee table outside the front of the house and on entering you will see Mickey waiting to welcome you to this beautiful home.

The kitchen is to your left and in front of you is the spacious family room with patio doors looking onto the private pool, enormous pool deck and in the distance the immaculate greens of the 16th hole.

The kitchen:

A bright room due to the large picture window looking out to the long front garden. Here you will find a tall table with leather stools, a perfect place for that morning coffee, as you check your emails and plan your day. All the appliances you will need - oven, fridge/freezer (with ice maker), microwave, dishwasher, electric kettle, can opener, toaster and coffee maker.

The Caribbean theme is carried through to the spacious family room with large tropical rugs on the tiled floor. Another bright room, due to the extra-large patio doors which look onto the private pool, pool deck and in the distance the immaculate greens of the 16th hole.

The family room:

Plenty of seating on new leather cream sofas, a ceiling fan, Samsung LCD/LED 60” flat screen HD smart television with sound bar (on which you can play your own music via blue tooth), a Sony 3 play station/ DVD player and free Netflixs. To the rear of the room is an 8 foot oak table, with matching bench and chairs; a great place to enjoy a family meal.

The master bedroom:

This lovely bedroom has new palm furniture, a queen bed with pillow top mattress, dresser, 40" Samsung Smart HD cabled television with Netflix's and Internet, ceiling fan and views of the pool deck. The en-suite bathroom has a double shower, his and her sinks plus a separate toilet. The room also benefits from a walk in dressing room.

The seaside room:

Themed room with two twin/single beds, walk in closet, bedside tables and designer beach hut headboards with built in reading lights. Around the corner is a full bathroom with an overhead shower in the bath.

Upstairs. depending on your party, can provide a separate base for older children, friends or another family.

The upstairs master bedroom has a queen bed with pillow top mattress, luxury bedding, ample lighting and furniture, floor fan and cabled television with dvd player.

The fourth themed ‘Americana bedroom’ has two twin/single beds, luxury American colours themed bedding, cabled television, plenty of drawers, floor fan, overhead bed lights and walk in wardrobe.

Family bathroom:

Benefits from a bath with a shower, toilet and sink with vanity unit. In the vanity unit you will find a hairdryer, curling tongs and straighteners. Coloured towels are also provided for use around the pool and in the water parks.

Large private screened pool:

One of the largest pool decks on Southern Dunes.

You will have your own private sparkling blue west facing pool which has just been relined. Plus to ensure all day sunshine we have added 12 foot to the back of the pool deck and 9 foot to the southern side. This space is covered with a brand new pool frame. With plenty of padded pool furniture, including an outdoor dining table and oversize umbrella. This area provides the perfect environment for enjoying the Florida lifestyle, from swimming in the private pool to watching the stunning sunsets.

Why stay at Southern Dunes?

Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club is ideally situated on the US 27, 7 miles from I-4, the gateway to all the attractions that the Orlando area has to offer. It is a peaceful, tidy and beautifully landscaped golf development, surrounded by the fairways of the renowned Steve Smyers designed Championship Golf Course. The estate has 24 hour security gated access and regular estate patrols. Furthermore it is the only community to have large supermarkets, garages, shops, takeaways, restaurants etc. all within walking distance. Southern Dunes is a gated community set in attractively landscaped grounds

• For over 13 years we have owned and successfully rented a five bedroom villa in Southern Dunes, with many return guests

• During your stay you will have access to various large swimming pools, a gym, children’s play area and tennis courts.

• You can leave the car on the drive as many bars, restaurants (including Manny’s Chop House the number one steakhouse on trip advisor) fast food outlets and stores are within walking distance

• If your dream holiday is synonymous with golf, you will be in golfers heaven here. Pleasant walk to ‘The Dunes’ bar and restaurant, putting greens, driving range, golf shop and course.

How much?

Rates from less than £70 per night

SPECIAL OFFER: Last dates this spring.......

16th May till June 8th - save £100 per week now £450 per week including all taxes, utility charges and cleaning on departure.

All this space and luxury comes at a very reasonable price plus we do offer discounts for parties of 3 or less, late bookings and extended stays.

Some reviews - more available on our web site

7th April 2016:

The villa itself is a real home from home place to stay really comfortable beds themed rooms for the kids. The pool is great too and nice and warm.

Brilliant for families especially the American type washing machine and dryer are brilliant to keep clean clothes. Lovely lounge area with huge tv. Location is great for all the parks all the best steak houses are just minutes away, Walmart and all other shops at the end of the drive. Could not fault it

30 Mar 2016:

What can we say - other than fantastic! We have now been to Florida 11 times, Orlando, Palm Harbour, Marco Island, and we have to say this was by far the best house and venue. We came in March as we had tickets to the Arnold Palmer Invitational, but would be more than happy to spend 2 weeks solely at the villa and playing golf at Southern Dunes. The house is so comfortable, best bed ever. The estate is so safe and everyone is really friendly. The golf is great, a real challenge - 181 bunkers?! Think we visited most of them! Anyway we plan to go back.

Thank you - best holiday !

Aug 2015:

We stayed for 3 weeks in August 2015 and the house really added to our experience.

This was our second trip to Florida and this house was significantly better than the one we booked through a major holiday 2 years ago. You could really tell it's someone's home rather than a business.

We really enjoyed the pool and large patio and the view onto the golf course was an added bonus. The area was really quiet and didn't seem to be full of Brits abroad.

Highly recommended.

Had great stay at Forest Hills cottage as it is perfect in all aspects, everything you need is there and the pool and pool deck was great a real home from home. Lovely views looking onto the 16th green plus Southern Dunes is really a nice quiet place. Thanks to Janice for our stay hopefully be back 1 day. 03 Jul 2015

April 2015:

Having visited Orlando several times this was the first time we had stayed at Forest Hills Cottage. The villa was superb, very well maintained and we were impressed with how clean and tidy everything was. The pool area was fantastic with lots of space and lovely views and sunsets. Southern Dunes is the nicest community we have visited. It was very relaxing. We would definitely like to return to Forest Hills and wouldn't hesitate in recommending your villa to family and friends. Thank you Janice for the use of your villa we had a fabulous time.

March 2015

Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful villa. We had such a great time in Florida and staying in such a comfortable, well equipped home from home really was the icing on the cake! The beds were comfy, the telly was HUGE and the pool was just what we needed after a hot day in the theme parks. We really hope to return one day as this really was the nicest holiday home we have ever stayed in!

August 2014

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

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 29, 2016
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My family and I have been travelling to Orlando since 1992 when we totally fell in love with the sunshine and excitement of the parks. We purchased our first home, ‘Park Place Villa’, in 2003 when our three boys were teenagers; they were excited with the pool and accessibility to the theme parks. We loved the facts we could leave the car on the drive and go for a drink, feeling safe walking along the tree lined roads. In 2013 we purchased ‘Forest Hills Cottage’ (F3209) a year after becoming grandparents.

We feel we know what a family needs to ensure they have a great vacation, and providing this is very important to us. We try hard to give guests a comfortable home in excellent decorative order which provides everything you need from a swimming pool to travel adapters.

JAN FORREST purchased this villa in 2013

Why JAN FORREST chose Davenport

For over 13 years we have owned and successfully rented, with many return guests, a five bedroom villa in Southern Dunes (also on Owners Direct, ref 8155130). When we decided to purchase another villa, we knew it had to be in Southern Dunes again because it is such a peaceful, tidy and beautifully landscaped golf development. We have visited many estates in the last 26 years, but we love the peace and the feeling of staying in the country offered by Southern Dunes, especially after a busy day at the parks. The roads are tree lined and houses are well cared for and very pretty. As you walk around everyone is so friendly as it is the perfect mixture of residential and rental homes.

What makes this villa unique

Like most of the estate you tend to see the same villa layout repeated however the original owners choose this villa to be built for them, and there are only two others on Southern Dunes. The couple were from France and had spent winter here every year until they decided to sell in 2013 due to ill health. The villa has a more European feel as the kitchen is at the front of the house and is not so open plan. The bedrooms upstairs are very private and provide an ideal second base for two families wishing to holiday together. It has a warm, cosy feel and so we called it Forest Hills Cottage, but please be aware it has large bedrooms and plenty of space, plus three bathrooms which is great for that early morning rush to the parks.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Stayed at Forest Hills in April 2015. It is a fantastic peaceful place to stay, the villa is very homely with a really good sized pool and patio area and a nice heated pool, the 60" inch tv with Netflix and premier league football is a nice bonus! Would definitely return just to go to Manny's down the road for a great American diner experience.

— David Leigh 17 Apr 2015

Forest Hills Cottage is a wonderfully comfortable and well equipped house, the pool area is huge with plentiful and comfortable outside furniture, Wifi is fast and the house information file fully inclusive of all needs. The surroundings of the golf course are beautiful, I particularly enjoyed walking round the estate in evening sunshine with the shadows of the mature trees stretching across the fairways. The Clubhouse; an easy stroll; is smart but relaxed with very friendly staff who give excellent service. International Drive is easily accessible on Interstate 4 whilst the Gulf Coast with Tampa and St Pete is also an easy drive. The response to all enquiries was fast and comprehensive, so the whole experience was a great success. Many thanks Janice for helping to make our stay so enjoyable. Sue & Tim. February 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your fabulous villa. The villa is beautifully decorated with each room having its own individual theme. The kitchen contains every conceivable gadget and accessory to make any meal a breeze. There is ample cutlery and crockery to suit every occasion. The TV is enormous! Fast and free wifi with free access to Netflix, a great way to watch whole series of TV shows, films etc without all the annoying adverts.

Howard & Sharon, 22 Dec 2014

We had a very enjoyable fortnight in Forest Hills Cottage, in November 2014. Thanks to Janice for a very easy and helpful booking process, and a beautiful villa to relax in. Southern Dunes golf course is one of the best we played during our stay, and we were proud to point out the villa as we played the 16th hole!— Alison and Richard, 01 Dec 2014

We chose to stay at Forest Hills Cottage and was not disappointed. We have stayed 4 times over previous years at Southern Dunes and we have to say that Forest Hills Cottage was not only the best location, with its large pool & sunny deck - but also the nicest property we have stayed at. It was a true home from home, with full amenities and extremely clean. Highly recommended.

— Mrs Watson, 11 Nov 2014

Thank you for letting us stay in your fantastic villa. We had an amazing time and was a great place to relax after busy days in the parks. The kids loved the pool and enjoyed having their own space. Many thanks once again , look forward to our next stay there !!

— Darren Michelle Bailey & Kaitlyn , 28 Aug 2014

Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful villa. We had such a great time in Florida and staying in such a comfortable, well equipped home from home really was the icing on the cake! The beds were comfy, the telly was HUGE and th
Apr 2014
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Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Orlando International
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Kilometres
Southern Dunes Golf Club
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Southern Dunes Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Southern Dunes Golf Club
Nearest Beach
80 Miles

Special interest holidays:

The perfect base for everything the area has to offer, from theme parks to outlet shopping and hundreds of restaurants. If you fancy swimming in the warm gulf waters, Clearwater beach is 90 minutes drive away.


Only 30 minutes from Orlando MCO Airport and 60 mins drive from Sanford and Tampa Airports. Car hire is essential when staying in the villa but airport collection, with your rental car waiting onthe drive, can be arranged,


Disney Parks - 20 minutes drive to the main gate

Sea World - 20 minutes drive

Universal Studios - 25 minutes drive

Lego Land - 25 minutes drive

Busch Gardens - 60 minutes drive

Premium Outlets - 20 minutes drive

Clearwater Beach - 90 minutes drive

Other numerous golf courses, fishing within 20 minutes

Further Details:

During your stay you will have access to various large swimming pools, a gym, children’s play area and tennis courts. Great news… at Southern Dunes you can leave the car on the drive as all the places below are in walking distance.

Restaurants: Manny’s Chop House (number 1 on trip advisor), 'Inn on the Dunes' at the Country Club, Sonny’s Barbeque Pit and 'Egg City'

Fast food outlets: McDonald’s, Burger King, Checkers, Papa Johns, Dominoes, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Checkers, Popeye’s Chicken, Subway plus two Chinese takeaways.

Food stores: Ten minutes’ walk through tree lined roads gets you to a Super Walmart which sells everything from cookies to tyres. There is also Winn Dixie and a Dollar Tree, plus on the other side of the US27 you will find a Dollar General Supermarket.

This is great when you return from a busy day at the parks and need to quickly buy some supplies

Short driving distance: Haines city with Publix’s, Bealls outlet store and Pizza Hut. Posner Park has a variety of stores as does Winter Haven with Belk, Macys, Outback Steakhouse, Carrabas, Longhorn Steakhouse, The Olive Garden, Red Lobster and many more


Rates & Availability

Southern Dunes Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 9
Aug 28 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Easter 2017
Apr 2 2017 - Apr 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 23 2017 - Jun 24 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $305
Tax Rate 12.5%

Booking Notes:
Booking must be made direct with the owners who will send you a booking form. This must be completed, within 7 days, and returned with a £100 non refundable deposit.
The balance will be due 8 weeks prior to your holiday, at this time we will also require a separate cheque for £250. This will be held by ourselves and returned to you following return of the keys and no 'malicious damages' report. Four weeks before your holiday keys, maps and an information pack will be posted to your home.

Changeover Day:
There is no changeover days but you stay must be for at least seven days.

Notes on prices:
Price includes all utility costs, taxes at 12% and cleaning on departure

Discounts available for smaller parties (3 or less) and late bookings
We welcome snowbirds and give good discounts for extended stays

Pool heating is charged at £75 per week


A deposit of £100 is due within 7 days of accepting the booking with the remaining balance due 8 weeks prior to departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Southern Dunes Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • 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
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Ensuite bathroom with large shower cubicle, double sinks, and wc Downstairs bathroom with bath/shower over, sink and wc. Upstairs bathroom with bath/shower over, sink and wc. All bathrooms have hair-dryers, plus shared tongs and straighteners
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Large Samsung smart TV
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedrooms downstairs: Fully tiled master bedroom with queen bed, walk in closet and ensuite bathroom. Samsung 42" smart television. Themed Seaside room: Tiled, 2 single beds Bedrooms upstairs: Carpeted queen bedroom with walk in closet American themed room: carpeted 2 single beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: House is fully air conditioned and has high speed wireless internet. The patio doors are alarmed to prevent children/non swimmers entering the pool area without your knowledge. We provide free of charge for young children: stair gate, pushchair, cot and high chair, and use of a car seat suitable from 9 months to 12 years. This is a no smoking villa, but guests can smoke outside the villa in the pool deck area. Outside: You will be able to enjoy your days sunbathing around your own private swimming pool (which can be heated by a new heater at an extra cost). The pool deck is very large and with plenty of pool furniture, including an outdoor dining table, it provides the perfect environment for enjoying the Florida lifestyle from swimming in the private pool to watching the stunning sunsets. The homes on either side are family owned and not rented. One is only occupied in winter months and the other occasional weekends. The pool is cared for by the management company and does not require any attention by yourselves. Utility Room: A new large capacity Samsung washing machine with matching dryer. Plus iron, ironing board and clothes airer. The utility is a room in the home and not in the garage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels, linens, bedding and tea towels are provided (including coloured towels for water parks). The villa will be prepared for your arrival and cleaned on your departure. Interim cleans can be arranged if required, for an extra charge. Other: To the rear of the living room is an 8 foot oak table with matching bench and chairs, perfect for family/group meals and fits in with the cottage theme. A bright room due to the larger than usual patio doors which give access to the large pool deck.

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