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Find Tranquility 20 Miles From Disney Surrounded By The Beauty Of Southern Dunes

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

Our Lovely Home Is Fully Equipped And Can Easily Accommodate 6 Persons.

Enjoy your Orlando vacation in our beautiful self sufficient 3 Bedroom Villa instead of a small cramped hotel room? Our tranquil Villa is located 20 minutes from the major Orlando parks and on one of the most beautiful golf Course in Florida in the amazing community of Southern Dunes, with a 24 hour gated community and guardian. This luxury spacious Villa has a beautiful pool and spectacular views all day long. No rear nor front neighbors, and overlooking the golf course. Cable, telephone and high speed internet access as well as the option of pool heating.

There is also a on-site manager to see to your comfort. The place is very charming and relaxing. This lovely house is fully equipped and can easily accommodate 6 persons.

Kitchen/Dinning: Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Stove/oven, Microwave, Refrigerator with ice and water dispenser in door, Toaster, Coffee Maker, Dishes & Utensils, Tea cups and wine glasses of course. Dining area seats 6 with seating for 2 people at the adjoining breakfast bar.

Two of the bedrooms are equipped with queen beds and one has two twin beds.

The lounge is beautiful and has a 32'' flat screen TV.

The two major bedrooms also have TVs for your comfort.

Deck / Patio: Southwest facing pool with open, uninterrupted views over the 3rd tee. Padded patio furniture.

All towels and all linens are provided. The home is Air Conditioned and includes a washing machine/clothes dryer in the garage. Other comforts included: Hair Dryer , Iron & Board, Books and Videos. You can park 1 car on the driveway.

Communications included: Telephone with Free local, national & international calls, Internet with Free Wi-Fi (bring your own lap-top etc)

There is a larger communal pool, fitness room, and tennis courts at the Home Owners clubhouse

that can be used free of charge by our guests.

There are many restaurants nearby, and 2 major supermarkets conveniently located at the front of the estate - Wal-Mart & Winn Dixie (walking distance). There are many shopping malls such as the wonderful Premium Outlets, close by to suit all ages and tastes.

You will not be disappointed with this beautiful home with a open view of the 2nd green out the front window.

More Details

Property Manager
Dennis and Gillian Carter
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 12, 2017

About Dennis and Gillian Carter

We are Gillian and Dennis Carter. Shark Shack is the name selected through a democratic vote won by the kids.

We live in Mississauga, just outside Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We all came down in February with Granny from England to escape the record cold in Canada and record wet in England. Two kids are in University, one is working, Gillian is a Community Nurse and I just retired.

Dennis and Gillian Carter purchased this villa in 2012

Why Dennis and Gillian Carter chose Haines City

We take alot of pride in keeping our place clean and fully self sufficient. We rented Vacation Homes in the area for many years before we bought and understand what vacationers want and need for a worry free vacation.

You will be 15 minutes from Attractions yet will find tranquility in this green escape from the crowds. Front and back views overlooks the lovely Southern Dunes Golf Course. Relax on the pool deck for morning coffee and enjoy a relaxing dip just steps from the kitchen and dinning area. Evening brings beautiful and colourful sunsets with no buildings in sight.

Southern Dunes is a lovely Palm tree filled community. Access is controlled by a 24 hour guardian.

We picked this as the best area after a few years of looking at all of the Vacation Homes Communities in the Orlando area we found that there is no better area and our house is the best location in the best area.

What makes this villa unique

Privacy and tranquilty makes our place a perfect place to rest and enjoy your much needed vacation. Dennis is a golfer and there are more than 20 courses within 15 minutes, but you will be on the best. Gillian loves the Outlet Malls for shopping and they are within a 25 minute drive. The kids love that all the attractions are so close, again within 20 minutes.

You will be within walking distance of groceries, Ice Cream, fast food, Liquor Store, Nails Services and much more. It is easy to relax and enjoy all the benefits of a 'Resort Like' experience. A well equiped gym and tennis courts are an enjoyable walk down Palm line streets.


Southern Dunes Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom shared between 2 bedrooms
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Bedroom has ensuite bathroom
  • Villa is equiped with towels and washclothes.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Ensuite and walk in closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Second Bedroom has 3 piece bath across the hall
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bedroom 3 has 2 beds with bathroom across the hall
  • Master Bedroom overlooking the pool and green fairway with magnificient pine trees. TV, walk in closet and 3 piece bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • tennis


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Find Tranquility 20 Miles From Disney Surrounded By The Beauty Of Southern Dunes
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews
Butler, PA

Great place between disney and legoland

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time at this house. We had an issue with the AC, but I was amazed that it was fixed in the hour that I called. The pool is a great size and my kids loved it. The house is supplied with pretty much everything you need when it comes to kitchen items. The house and yard is well maintained. The owners were very responsive and helpful. We had such a great time we are thinking about coming back next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Quiet area well equipped house

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice Villa Great location

  • 5 of 5

We can not say enough good things about this villa. The owner was very nice and replied to our booking request quickly. He also gave some suggestions on places to eat which we followed up on and thoroughly enjoyed. This villa is nicely equipped with everything we needed for our stay. The location was close to the Orlando attractions and closer to Winter Haven (LEGOLAND). The pool was wonderful and the patio provided much desired tranquility. There were plenty of stores and restaurants just outside this gated community so there was no need to travel too far to get anything we needed.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review. You are great guests as well. Gillian and I would love to host you again. Cheers, Dennis and Gillian
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Great vacation!

  • 4 of 5

We traveled to Florida to have a little getaway for 10 days and this was the PERFECT location to do so! We spent our mornings drinking our coffee and watching the golfers from our wonderful view. The location is about half an hour from Lakeland where we attended several Detroit Tigers games. It was a very easy and relaxing drive. Very nice home in a good, restricted neighborhood and very close to Super Wal-Mart and Dollar Tree for all our needs. We enjoyed eating at Manny's restaurant right down the road. Dennis was very accommodating and friendly. Thank you Dennis and Gillian for sharing your home. We hope to be back some day! Go Tigers!!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we appreciate the feedback. Gillian and I look forward to hosting your family again soon.
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Wonderful villa and wonderful owner. Met all of our needs on incredibly short notice.

  • 5 of 5

We welcomed the birth of our daughter rather suddenly and due to the adoption process we were required to stay in Florida for an extended amount of time. Of course this was during peak season and the hotels were incredibly expensive. We lucked upon this villa and Dennis was incredibly responsive and willing to work with us from the get go. This villa was priced incredibly well and allowed for our other daughter to come stay with us and enjoy the pool, take strolls along the golf course, and visit some of the local sites. We couldn't be happier with our experience and would recommend this to everyone looking for a place away from the crazy city experience but still within driving distance.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed our lovely Villa. We look forward to hosting your family again. Dennis and Gillian
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Had a great time in Orlando!

  • 5 of 5

This villa worked out well for us for 5 nights in the Orlando area. Very easy to get to and lots of "basics" nearby (Walgreens, Walmart, McDonald's!) for a family vacation. Lovely surroundings at the golf course. Security staff were very friendly and accommodating at the front gate. The accommodations were nice. The pool heat was not working; we left a voicemail for the property manager one evening and, after not having a call back from them by noon the next day, I emailed the owner. He replied within the hour, mentioned a timer was out, it had been fixed and should be warm later that day... and it was! Really appreciated his prompt attention. We had plenty of space and the ability to be together as a family, or have some separation! Overall, it was a great experience and we would highly recommend this property and this owner for a future stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. Gillian and I love it when guests enjoy our lovely Villa as much as we do! We hope to welcome you back soon. Cheers, Gillian and Dennis
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Orlando International
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Southern Dunes Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Southern Dunes
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Highway 27 south of the I-4
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Cocoa Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Southern Dunes Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
6 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Apr 1 2018 - May 31 2018
6 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
6 night minimum stay
Fall Festive
Sep 1 2018 - Dec 31 2018
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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