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Beautiful, stylish & spacious townhome, 20 mins from Disney, close to clubhouse

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,370 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 6-8)

24 Hour Secure with manned gatehouse

Overlooking 4th hole,

2 minutes from clubhouse,

Vaulted ceiling,

Sleeps 8,

2 queen bedrooms,

1 twin room (2 twin beds),

Queen sleeper sofa.

Pack n Play

Set in the famous 24 hour secure Southern Dunes Golf and Country Club, this lovely privately owned home is more than fully-equipped for the perfect vacation.

Accommodation is in 2 queen size bedrooms both with ceiling fans and 1 bedroom with 2 twins, plus ceiling fan, all linens are good quality. There is a Pack n Play for the babies visiting. The large tropical feel master bedroom is equipped with cable t.v., DVD, ceiling fan and has views over the golf course, the ensuite has double sized bath and large shower with thick fluffy towels.

Open plan full kitchen with breakfast bar, the formal dining area leads to large open plan lounge which has a double height ceiling for a great cool, spacious feeling with wooden floors downstairs and capet upstairs. All bathrooms and the kitchen are tile. Plus outside space for dining in our Florida room.

Further Details: 40 inch smart flat screen HD Cable TV, C.D. and a DVD player in the lounge with a selection of discs both DVD and CD to choose from plus games and plenty of books. It includes free unlimited local and long distance calling to the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico as well as wireless high speed internet and free HD.

Try the putting green or driving range at the clubhouse just across the road (2 mins) before having breakfast in our beautiful screened Florida room which overlooks the fourth hole. Or put your feet up in the padded rocker with a good book from our library. Watch the birdlife parade past - cranes, egrets and ibis as you plan your day. Southern Dunes is an award PGA championship golf course ranked number 6 in Florida in Golf Digest 2007 - 2008.

A short four minute walk takes you to one of the 3 quiet community pools large enough for a good cool down swim, complete with chairs and loungers, you often have it to yourselves as it is for the use of our road only.

There is a small gym/workout room for the use of Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club homeowners guests.

Disney is only 20 minutes away along with Sea World and all that Orlando has to offer. In the other direction you have the brand new LegoLand. Not too far from the coast for a day at the beach, west for the Gulf beaches or east for the Atlantic. Catch a rocket launch from Kennedy Space Centre (dates and times on their website), you can watch from Cocoa Beach.

Sited at the entrance to Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club is a 24 hour Wal-Mart, Winn Dixie and a bank plus plenty of restaurants - Manny's is a must , great food, amazing atmosphere.

Sorry no pets. We have made this a home from home with original artwork and comfortable furniture, not just a rental. We live there three months of the year so it is really geared up as a home. Many extra features (thoughtful items like hairdryers, cool box, pool/beach towels, pool toys and beach chairs). We hope you'll enjoy it as much as we do.

More Details

Gillian Walker
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Gillian Walker

After holidaying in Florida for years and coming up to retirement anticipating a longer vacation we decided to buy our own place. With our experience of renting we knew what holidaymakers appreciate and enjoyed making our house a welcoming home.

Gillian Walker purchased this townhome in 2003

Why Gillian Walker chose Southern Dunes

The central location set in the real Florida appealed and the golf course house with its fabulous view just knocked us out. There is plenty to do in the area and lovely friendly neighbours.

What makes this townhome unique

This is a beautiful house and being an artist I have enjoyed painting pictures to hang on all those blank walls. We love sitting out in the Florida room for breakfast or reading a book in the rocker.

Each time we go we do more to our home to make it as comfortable and welcoming as possible, we love having guests who seem to appreciate all we do to make it what it is - fabulous!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Mrs. Walker: we had a wonderful vacation at your beautiful home, we would love to return next year, if the dates would be open .I will be certain to contact you in the future. I would recommend your home to anyone looking for a relaxing vacation in a picture perfect setting. Wonderful accommodation's and clean environment, beautiful artwork with all the amenities.The view of the 4th green in the morning, while drinking coffee on your screened patio, will be our most favorite memory. The golf course was beautiful along with being brutal with all the Hugh sand bunkers. We had a delightful time.
Mar 2011
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Southern Dunes Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1370 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Gym
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , tub , shower , ensuite
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor
    Half 1 - toilet , 1st floor
  • Large shower and double sized tub in the ensuite bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms are on the second floor. Lovely tropical feel master overlooking the 4th hole has ceiling fan and ensuite with double sized tub. Cable T.V. and DVD player Second and third bedrooms also have ceiling fans and are at the front of the house. There is additional sleeping accomodation in the lounge area with a new queen size sofa bed.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis Court
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Beautiful, stylish & spacious townhome, 20 mins from Disney, close to clubhouse
average rating of 4.866667 based on 36 reviews

Fantastic Home

  • 5 of 5

Great location house immaculate with everything you need.Well equiped for beach days away .

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Winter break!

  • 4 of 5

Nice location. Well furnished! Met our needs.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean

  • 5 of 5

This was a very clean, attractive home in a lovely setting. The space is open and the furnishings comfortable. It’s in a beautiful, convenient community.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Comfortable & Clean!!!

  • 5 of 5

The neighborhood was well maintained with a beautiful golf course. Lots of room for our family of 7 to spread out. We were in Florida to visit the Disney Parks & the 30 minute drive to and from the parks might be excessive for some, but we didn’t mind. The extra room, amenities, and price made up for the drive. The owner provided clear instructions for check in and LOTS of extras to make you feel at home. The only complaint was really for the management company. We ran out of toilet paper the second day & there was no extra which was inconvenient as we were only there to shower and sleep and getting back to the condo very late. It made replacing the shortage promptly very difficult. So, if you’re staying here bring an extra roll of toilet paper and a few extra trash bags as well.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There is a 24 hour Walmart at the entrance to the golf course plus a Dollar Tree and a Winn Dixie. A roll of paper is provided in each bathroom.
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Loved it!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay :) close to shopping and theme parks. Have stayed here before and will again.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

The property was very nice and spacious. Towels, linens, and other amenities were provided, which was a big plus. The beds slept comfortably, and overall the neighborhood was quiet. Gillian provided a pack-n-play for my son, which was very kind and greatly appreciated!

The only concerns/issues that occurred was as an incident outside the villa one night in which individuals were very loud, which made it difficult to sleep. Also, there were golfers playing on the golf course outside of the villa using very foul language. Lastly, there seemed to be several rules throughout the villa (e.g., trash pickup, shower curtain, doors, etc.) and we were concerned that we were going to miss something or do something incorrectly that would cause us to lose a portion of our security deposit. That was a little stressful.

Overall, we were very pleased with the villa and plan to stay again in 2018! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad April enjoyed her stay and appreciated the PAC n play we purchased for her. The neighborhood is a very quiet one and any incident would be isolated, on one of the signs (necessary for our guests info) is the phone number of security they would have quickly solved any noise problem. Golfers everywhere tend to take their game seriously we cannot control players, having owned our home for 14 years we can say it is a rarity for golfers to be offensive. I'm pleased to say that it hasn't stopped our guest wishing to return.
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Car: necessary

We loved the central location close to the real Florida with it's many nature reserves and being so near to the amusement parks was a bonus. The setting of Southern Dunes Golf & County Club was particularly appealing and being in Haines City with it's small town feel. We weren't disappointed we have lovely neighbours up and down our road - everyone is so friendly and welcoming. They really make you feel part of the community.

With both east and west coast beaches being just over an hour away you have a great choice. Just across the road from the clubhouse means you can drive your cart to pick up your clubs and you never miss a tee off time. The clubhouse restaurant/bar is great for Friday or Saturday nights and the Sunday buffet is well worth sampling. Across the 27 is Manny's which is quite famous in the area and an experience our guests enjoy - but ring ahead it is always busy with great atmosphere, happy hour 4 - 7. With our agents close by our guests have added security.

Other Activities: We love visiting all the state parks in the area plus Bok Sanctuary for their gardens. Circle B Bar Reserve a drive away is well worth a visit for its nature and peacefulness.

Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club is centrally situated. There are plenty of shopping opportunities even the men get carried away.

A trip to Manny's Chop House just across the road is an experience we recommend to all our guests but ring ahead for a time, the food is fantasic, good value and the atmosphere is amazing.

Golf: Set in the famous 24 hour secure Southern Dunes Golf and Country Club. Southern Dunes is an award winning PGA championship golf course ranked number 6 in Florida in Golf Digest 2007 - 2008.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.