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Beautiful Townhome Close to Clubhouse 20 mins from Disney

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


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

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

24 Hour Manned Secure

Overlooking 4th hole

2 minutes from clubhouse

Vaulted ceiling

Sleeps 8

2 queen bedrooms

1 twin room (2 twin beds)

Queen sleeper sofa

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. 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. There is also a new Queen sleeper sofa in the lounge.

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 and our home has the added convenience of lovely wooden floors downstairs and deep pile carpet upstairs - kitchen and bathrooms are tile. There is cable T.V with DVD and a CD player in the lounge with a large 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.

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 stroll takes you to our community pool 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 guests at the Forest Hills clubhouse a short walk from the house.

Disney is only 20 minutes away along with Sea World and all that Orlando has to offer. In the opposite direction down the 27 is the newly opened 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 launch from Kennedy Space Centre (dates and times on their website), you can watch from Cocoa Beach.

Sited at the entrance to Southern Dunes 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. Many extra features (thoughtful items like hairdryers, cool box, pool/beach towels, pool toys and beach chairs). We spend three months of the year here so it really is set up as a home not just an investment opportunity.

We hope you'll enjoy it as much as we do.

Keywords: Townhouse

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Gillian Walker
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Gillian Walker

As we approached retirement we wanted to spend as much time in sunny Florida as we could so purchased our home on Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club and have never regreted it. After renting for many years and often feeling let down by small things that make a big difference we decided we could do a lot better. So now we ensure that all details no matter how small are taken care of (quality towels and linens) - plenty of DVD's, CD's, books etc. Our home doesn't have that bland look of most rentals it is welcoming and vibrant.

As an artist I have been busy painting the local wildlife and views of Florida which adds to our homes comfortable atmosphere.

We enjoy sharing our home with our guests and love the feedback and glowing comments from our many visitors.

Gillian Walker purchased this townhome in 2003

Why Gillian Walker chose Southern Dunes

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 for grandchildren. The setting of Southern Dunes Golf & County Club was particularly appealing and being in Haines City with it's local market, bandstand and 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 even though we are only there three months of the year.

What makes this townhome unique

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 the added security of back up should they need any assistance.

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
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master has walk in shower stall family bath has shower over bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queens have soft, comfortable mattress toppers, Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa (1) New in April 2012. Master has cable t.v. and dvd player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Cable digital package, Waste disposal, Coffee maker, Toaster, Blender, Quality Linens Provided, Towels and Pool Towels, Beach Chairs, Hairdryers, Cool Box, High chair and stroller at house, cot availabe from our agent at small extra cost. Phone includes free unlimited local and long distance calling to the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico as well as wireless high speed internet.


Bring the family and enjoy this resort townhome just minutes from Disney World.

VRBO Bear stayed here

Jul 16, 2017

The VRBO bear and family had a wonderful time in this exceptional resort townhome minutes from Disneyworld in Orlando. The kitchen is fully stocked with all the necessities needed to cook and enjoy an early morning breakfast and to gather around the table for a late snack with family, friends, and bears of course! The lounge offers a great cozy sitting area to come together to plan the day’s excursion or to relax after a day of family fun! The home has three spacious bedrooms which are decorated with lovely modern furnishings and décor. The master bedroom is big enough to host all the bears in to watch movies and converse about all the exciting memories from the day’s activities. This lovely townhome sits on right on the golf course so you will wake up to the soothing Florida sunrise through the bay windows with a magnificent view of the golf course. The home is within walking distance to many local shops and restaurants which was convenient. Although a majority of the day was spent at the park, the bears looked forward to coming home to a very relaxing townhome to end the day. Overall the bears had a wonderful time on this family vacation and are very grateful to Gill and Peter for their hospitality and memorable stay!

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beautiful Townhome Close to Clubhouse 20 mins from Disney
average rating of 4.870968 based on 37 reviews

Great accommodations.

  • 5 of 5

Great accommodations in a great area especially if you are a golfer. Villa was well equipped and we especially enjoyed the gas bbq. Would book again in an instant.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Car: necessary

'Situated in the center of the state you get the feel of the real Florida, great for bird watching.' 'Beaches are only an hour and a quarter away! Visit Circle B Bar Reserve, Paragliding, watersports, dolphin watch and shelling....'


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.

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