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Luxury 3 bedroom villa with fabulous south facing pool

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,450 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Orlando villa, close to Disney, situated on southern Dunes golf & country club

Our 3 Bed 2 Bath villa is situated in the quiet gated community of Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club. It is a large spacious home with vaulted ceilings, tiled floor in the family room and kitchen, wooden floors in the bedrooms and air con through out. Our master bedroom has a comfortable queen US / king UK bed, walk in closet and it’s own full bathroom and TV. Along with the lounge it has patio doors onto our large south facing deck and pool with covered lanai for all year sun, we have pool side tables, seating and recliners, enough for 8. Our second bedroom has a double bed and our third is a twin, both have built in wardrobes and they share a full bathroom. Our lounge is very spacious and comfortable with high vaulted ceiling, patio doors onto the deck and two sofas, one of which is a sofabed and a TV. Our dining area is just of the family room and kitchen, it's open and bright with a table and seating for 6 and our kitchen is a good size with all you’ll need for everything from the morning coffee onwards.

Golf: Southern Dunes Golf and Country Club is a top ranked course enclosed in a secure, gated community which is so popular because of its close proximity to Disney

The course is impeccably maintained, as are the surrounding lush gardens. There is a superb clubhouse with all the facilities you would expect, lunch and drinks available, pro shop and buggies. Golf is easy to pre book, full information available from the clubhouse. There are several further courses within a few minutes drive from Southern Dunes, such as Diamond Back which also has a fantastic reputation, and Champions Gate.

More Details

Beth George
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 8, 2017

About Beth George

Hello, as you know my name is Beth and I'm the person who organises our family holiday home on Southern Dunes. What else? Well I'm English, I live in Devon, I'm middle aged, have a husband and daughter, all the usual stuff but what is more important is the importance I put on providing a good quality stay for my guests and that is how I think of the people who stay at our home, my guests.

I love to travel and the accommodation is very important to me, nothing spoils a holiday as much as bad accommodation and that is why I work hard to make sure everything is as it should be at our home. My family and friends spend several months a year at our home so we can keep everything up to scratch, we change, add or improve something on every visit !

I think it is important for guests to have confidence when booking their holiday home and I do all that I can to make this happen. From the first enquiry onwards I always answer emails quickly, usually within a couple of hours, my phone number is on our listing and guests have my address so I'm always here to help. The happiness of my guests is important to me.

For me, one of the things that gets me through a tough day is the thought of sitting on the deck, warm, peaceful and with family and friends and it would be great to think that others may find that too.

Beth George purchased this villa in 2005

Why Beth George chose Haines City

What we love about our home is it’s size and location. We often holiday with family and friends and in the past we have found the accommodation disappointing, technically it has enough beds for all of us but it really isn't comfortable to spend time in, you feel you have to go out to get some space. Well not here we have a good size home, 12-foot vaulted ceilings, a large south facing deck and pool, a large family room that overlooks the pool, as does the master bedroom and we have 2 bathrooms. So we can all enjoy the space and comfort of a larger holiday home. Something else I love about the location of our home, is it’s only a few minutes from Win-Dixie, Wal-Mart, the bank, restaurants and take-aways, so I don't have to keep asking my husband to drive me, I can just walk. Southern dunes is a very safe place to walk or jog, there are friendly and helpful security guards at the gate house 24/7 and they also patrol the community but more than that there are residents and other holiday makers about all the time. Southern Dunes isn't one of the ghost communities that people just return to at night to sleep.

And then there’s the golf! The course itself makes a beautiful backdrop, it meanders through the houses giving Southern Dunes an open spacious feel, it’s just great to look at, even if like me you don’t play. But if you do like a game the course is nationally ranked and both enjoyable and challenging to play. The clubhouse serves good food too and of course it is all open to the public.

I hope to welcome you to our home and that you enjoy your holiday as much as we do, my management company and I will do all that we can to make your stay all that you want.

What makes this villa unique

We bought our home in 2005 for all the family to enjoy and all three generations (hopefully four soon) do at every opportunity. Southern Dunes is great for us, it is close to everything but not too close, we have Highway US 27 running straight past the front gate. it goes north to Orlando and south to Miami, but when you're relaxing on the deck it doesn't intrude and we are just 10 minutes from Interstate 4 Highway (I-4) which takes you east to the parks and all the other attractions of Orlando or west to Tampa, Clearwater or St Pete’s.

The airport is convenient but we're not on the flight path, we can walk to the supermarkets but there’s no traffic jams or noise from them, we have restaurants and takeaways within walking distance as is the clubhouse and the golf is outstanding, not just on Southern Dunes but also in the surrounding area. We can chill out at home, even in the winter we spend hours relaxing around the pool, being south facing makes all the difference. We can enjoy the local area with Legoland, Bok gardens, an airboat ride or local shopping at Posner Park or we can be at the parks or “major” shopping in just 20 minutes. A little farther afield is NASA, Daytona or the beaches on the east or west coast, we are central to so much. We're in a great location, there’s so much more to central Florida than the parks, as if they're not enough in themselves!

I do also like the Haines city area because it has not been over developed; we still have small towns, orange groves and peace and quiet, it’s great to come home after a busy day.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A great time and an ideal base for exploring the Parks and Orlando generally. Thank you.
Jul 2014
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Southern Dunes Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Town
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Our master bedroom has it’s own full bathroom with a large walk in shower, separate bath/ tub, WC and spacious vanity area with a large lit mirror over a wash basin that is set into a long counter top with many cupboards for all of those toiletries and special holiday pampering treats and our front bathroom has a bath/tub, shower, wash basin and WC again with a lit mirror and storage. Both bathrooms have several sets of towels, a welcome pack of soap, shower gel and shampoo and a hair dryer.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Our master bedroom has a comfortable queen (US) / king (UK) size bed and full bedroom suite as well as a walk in closet so there’s plenty of room for all your clothes and all of that shopping, it has it’s own full bathroom with a large walk in shower, separate bath/ tub, WC and spacious vanity area with a large lit mirror over a wash basin which is set in a long counter top with many cupboards for all of those toiletries and special holiday pampering treats. This bedroom also has patio doors opening onto the deck and pool and it’s own TV. Our second double bedroom looks out to the front of our home and has a double bed, built in wardrobes and draws for all your holiday clothes and our third bedroom is a twin room again with built in wardrobes and draw unit.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We also have a laundry room with a washing machine and tumble drier. Baby equipment, (highchair, cot and stroller) Double garage and WIFI internet. Smoking is allowed only outside on the patio area with due consideration.


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Luxury 3 bedroom villa with fabulous south facing pool
average rating of 4.9069767 based on 54 reviews

A Wonderful Villa!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful villa! Where to start..

1. Superb gated community which provides that extra feel of security.

2. Excellent location in Haines City close to Walmart, Manny Chophouse and other retail shops.

3. A superb villa - very much "home from home." The pool is just fantastic, we got it heated for our stay and it was a perfect way to end each day.

4. The owner Beth was fabulous to deal with and indeed her management company lead by Barbara were excellent.

We had a holiday of a lifetime in Orlando and hope some day to come back again and stay in this luxurious villa.

A Farrell

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to tell us about your stay at our home and what made it work for you. I’m delighted that you had a great holiday and enjoyed the villa, it’s location and the pool, being in the water until sunset even in the winter months is a great advantage of a south facing pool. And thank you for your kind words about Barbara and myself, we work hard to make our guests stay everything they want. We look forward to your return and I wish you and your family many more fantastic holidays. Beth.
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All the comforts of home!

  • 5 of 5

It was only 20-25 mins from Disney. This is a very clean home. It was easy to keep clean. We really liked that it had a washing machine and dryer. This made it easy to keep things washed. The neighborhood is quiet, and everyone keeps to themselves. My kids loved having a pool anytime they wanted to swim. The only thing I would change would be to have cleaning products in the home to help the upkeep while tenants are there. We had to go buy our own cleaning products. There is a Walmart, Winn Dixie and Dollar store within walking distance. Also, several restaurants are very close by .We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. We hated to leave! We definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for the comforts of home while on vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a fantastic time at this Villa and would recommend it to anyone aiming to visit Orlando.

  • 5 of 5

Our family (mum dad and our 21 year old twin sons) had the best time at this villa - it is very much home from home only better as there was sunshine and a fantastic private pool. We were only 35 minutes from Orlando International airport and 30 minutes from Universal Studios and the Outlets.

It is a very secure complex - 24 hour security. Also great Walmart 5 minutes away and sits o a great golf course which had just been revamped.

The 3 bedrooms were all very roomy and all facilities are at hand - first time I came home with no dirty washing! !

We really did not want to come home.......starting to save again to go back ☺

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Having our own pool was the absolute best!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 12 days in this Southern Dunes home and loved it! The home has been taken care of, it is roomy and not too far from the Disney parks. There is nearby shopping (Aldi's, Walmart, Winn Dixie) and the home has a sufficient amount of supplies for eating at home. We spaced our times away from the parks to do other things (we went to both coast beaches about 2 hours away with traffic) and because of the heat, we spent a lot of time in the pool. It was so nice to be able to come home and hang out around the pool. The neighborhood is quiet. There are a lot of dining out options and our favorite was La Fiesta Mexicana in Haines City! Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Reading your title made me smile, I always think that too ! Thank you for your kind words about our home, we work hard to keep it looking good and working well and it was good to share it with you. You did so much in your 12 days, it shows how much there is in central Florida and how accessible it all is, it’s great that Haines City is right in the middle of it all and that it and our home added so much to your vacation.
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Great, spacious, comfortable villa

  • 5 of 5

We have loved spending time here. Great facilities and a good size pool area for any rest days you might have. The villa is lovely and clean with comfortable sofas for relaxing on after a hard day at the parks.There is a Walmart just outside the complex which has everything you need for your stay as well fast food restaurants. The villa is about 30-40 mins away from the main parks depending on traffic on a very easy route. We would definitely return! Thank you Beth for letting us stay at your wonderful home.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are more than welcome, I’m so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our home and found it convenient and relaxing, always a great plus to help a holiday go well especially when visiting somewhere for the first time. Our management team will be delighted that their attention to the cleaning is showing, it is important to us. We all know the relief of arrival at our holiday accommodation and seeing that the place we’ve booked is as we had hoped it would be and clean is always the first thing on my list!
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Beautiful Home - Fantastic Location! 5*!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this villa with my family for my 50th birthday, everything was perfect. The house was so spacious and clean and provided everything we needed during our stay. The pool area is beautiful, being south facing we had direct sunlight all day! The location was ideal to all parks and tourist spots. It was also within walking distance to Walmart, fast food eateries and shops. I would definitely recommend this villa to anyone looking a long break in the Orlando area. I also have to mention that Beth was fabulous in helping us organise everything! Thanks for everything, we will definitely be back :) Genevieve, Ireland. x

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy belated birthday Genevieve, I wish I’d have known in advice I’d have arranged something for you. I am delighted that you found everything to be perfect, I’m very envious of you enjoying the sunshine on the deck from breakfast to bedtime, will it ever stop raining here in the UK ? And it’s great that you enjoyed our location and our home as much as we do, it was a pleasure to do what I could to help and I look forward to welcoming you back next time. Many thanks, Beth.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Orlando International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Southern Dunes
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 27
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Southern Dunes
Nearest Beach
90 Miles
Car: recommended

Our home is located just south of Orlando, in the gated community of Southern Dunes Golf and Country club which boasts a top ranked championship golf course with Club House, restaurant and practice area, it also has tennis courts, a playground, gym, 3 community pools and a boating lake, the whole area has lush grounds that are impeccably maintained and great to walk around. The villa is also only minutes from Wal-Marts and Winn-dixie, fast food outlets, banks and restaurants. Southern Dunes is only 5 minutes from Haines City with all its amenities and only 30 minutes from Orlando International Airport, it's a 20 minutes' drive to Disney and all the other parks and attractions of International Drive and all that great outlet shopping and the driving is so easy. Or if you would like to go to the beach the coast is a little over an hour's drive east or west the Gulf coast or Cocoa beach. Southern Dunes is close to everything but is quite and peacefull.

Other Activities: childrens playground and gym


Rates & Availability

Southern Dunes Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $194.96

We accept payment in £UK and $US If your currency is not one of these the exchange rate will be work out so that your payment can be made in £UK or $US whichever is best for you.
We take payment by cash, credit card, bank transfer/ wire, cheque or Pay-Pal.
Rates includes all local taxes and utilities, cleaning fees are also included for stays of 1 week or more.
Pool heat is £15 per day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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