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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:
April 19, 2018

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 Southern Dunes

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 4.7916665 based on 24 reviews

Relaxing family break

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time at the 'Shark Shack'. The house is on a nice quiet estate which felt very secure and was in a good position, with views over the golf course to the front and rear. The kids loved the pool, the fact that they could access had wifi, the many board games and the amount of channels on the TV. It was very handy to have a Walmart and a variety of fast food outlets 5 minutes car ride away.

The beds were very comfortable and it was useful to have a washer and dryer in the garage.

Dennis, the owner, was always on hand to answer any emails I sent him. The air conditioning had broken down just before we arrived, but Dennis had made sure a brand new system had been fitted ready for our arrival. Great.

If you're looking for a nice, homey place where you can chill out with the family, then this home is for you.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you kindly. Gillian and I are pleased that your vacation was a big success. Your family is welcome back anytime We look forward to hosting you again soon. Best wishes Dennis and Gillian
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  • 3 of 5

The house is very small in comparison to other houses we’ve stayed in, I don’t know how 6 people would cope. The kitchen and the bathrooms are also very small.

This property is quite unloved and is in need of some updating, the 2 sofas are lovely but the rest is a bit shabby, the kitchen is well stocked but nowhere to put any food you buy. The beds have had a piece of foam put on top of the mattresses and this makes them very hot. Southern Dunes is lovely and well kept and having a man on the gate is good for security. There is no safe at this house so we were a bit concerned about leaving things in the house.

It’s not as nice as we expected and won’t come back to this house again.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We will take your feedback into consideration.
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Cozy vacation villa

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Dennis & Gillian's lovely villa. Everything was in order and the unit was clean. The pool was a refreshing end to the day. The neighborhood was quite and security at the gatehouse was attentive. And the icing to the cake, the beautiful Florida weather during our stay.

Thank you

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gillian and I thank you for your kind words. Your family is welcome anytime, remember the Florida sun shines on Sharkshack all year round.
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A peaceful place

  • 4 of 5

If you are looking for peaceful and quiet place this is your possible choice.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great rental home

  • 5 of 5

The house was prefect for our 10 day get away. Plenty of space, amazing pool and conveniently located to a number of Orlando attractions.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another wonderful visit to the Shark Shack

  • 5 of 5

This home offers everything you need to relax. The backyard is overlooking the golf course, which is beautiful and filled with birds chirping with joy. The home is clean and the pool is beautifully maintained. The owners are very helpful and worked very hard to make our dates work. The location inside Southern Dunes is well maintained and feels very safe. This location is about 20 minutes from Disney, but after a few trips back and forth it becomes easy to navigate. Haines City has everything you need and a super Walmart is just outside the gates of Southern Dunes gate house. We really enjoy this community and arranging dates with the owners is easy. This is a great location and we really look forward to visiting for many years to come.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. Gillian and I look forward to hosting your family for many years to come!
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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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