Villa is on Southern Dunes golf and country club which was ranked 6th in Florida. The villa is in a extremely tranquil complex with 24 hour manned gate, just what you need after a hard day at the theme parks or a long day shopping relaxing at your own private pool. I recommend if you go to facilities above and go on to my villas site it will you more information about villa. Also when on site go to calendar put dates in it will give you a price if its not booked, you can then book villa on site as well.
Villa in Haines City, Orlando, Florida, USA - Villa On Golf Course (Voted Top 6 Course, Golfers Digest)
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 28, 2018
I'm married and live in London with my wife and 2 daughters. I love to play golf on a wonderful golf course while my wife goes shopping. There are many white sand beaches about 90 mins drive and the kids love the theme parks that are a short drive away. Its fantastic to come home to a extremely tranquil home after the madness of the theme parks with a 24 hour manned gate.
paul purchased this Villa in 2007
Why paul chose Southern Dunes
I love the area and all the different things to do golf, shoping, pure white sand beaches,theme and water parks, I can go on and on.
What makes this Villa unique
Because the house is on a relaxed golf course with so much to do every day I love to come home after a long day and relax by the pool. Also if you fancy a game tennis or a bit of fishing or a nice meal in the club house you dont have to leave the complex.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
A Great Stay!!
A bit leery after reading one of the reviews, my husband and I still decided to stay at this home for a week in October, and were entirely happy that we did. We were in Florida solely for rest and relaxation.
All the home appliances worked very well. The LR couches and our bed were extremely comfortable, and there were even tv's in all bedrooms. Being from Canada, we greatly appreciated the free calling to keep in touch with family back home.
All of our meals were cooked at home, and everything needed to do that was in the cupboards. We lacked nothing! For sitting poolside, there's a good selection of plastic cups for both adults and children.
Southern Dunes is a gated, very pretty community to walk around, watching the golfers or just enjoying the landscaping and beautiful birds. We took a 30 minute scenic drive south down hwy 17 to Bok Tower Gardens, a peaceful, beautiful place with meandering walkways, gorgeous landscaping, and spectacular views. Bells chime from the tower every 1/2 hour. We headed there thinking we'd spend an hour but stayed on for many more.
There is a flea market about 15 mins south from "home" on hwy 27, where we picked up a few items including fresh fruit. That hwy is also a quicker route to Bok Tower Garden if you don't take the scenic hwy 17. WalMart, Dollar Tree, Winn-Dixie and endless restaurants are right outside the security gate, a 2 minute drive from the house. Couldn't be easier!
We had fun playing fooseball and there is a dart board as well in the garage.
The owner lives in the UK but responds to emails in a timely manner. Just note that it is 5 hours later in the UK so be respectful of that. If there are immediate concerns (we had none), there are numbers provided for someone close by. Please remember this is someone's 2nd home. Especially having renters (some very careless), some small cosmetic things will happen. I made mention of a few minor details to the owner which he appreciated learning so he can have them addressed. If things like a bit of scuffed paint is something you can't live with, find a brand new home to rent. We found this to be a very comfortable lovely home.
The screened in pool is on the north side of the home - great for us as we had temps in the mid 90's (mid 30's Celsius), offering us shade and comfort (and no bugs!) while we read books. There is a good selection of them found in the LR - much appreciated!
Thanks Paul for providing everything we needed for a perfect week.
Thank you Gwen I am glad you had a good time and I hope you get a chance to visit again
The property was worn and maintenance deferred. It felt dingy.
Our major complaint centers on cleanliness, the floors were dirty (light grey grout was black) areas around air vents showed significant dirt. The mattress in the master was pretty bad and my wife and I had to sleep apart. The major appliances all need to be replaced. Many of the pots and pans had loose handles and scratched Teflon. Not well equipped for long term stays, inadequate cleaning supplies, etc. We were there for a full month and bought items to clean and cook. Overall we enjoyed the area but this property needs a complete makeover to feel more like a vacation rental than an inexpensive motel. We really think our cleaning fee should be refunded.
Everything was nice clean and well maintained.
It was a nice stay would rent again if we needed to
90 mins Daytona and Coco beaches Alantic coast.
90 mins Clearwater and St Petes beaches golf coast.
There are many more fantastic beaches driving distance with pure white beaches.
With all the places to visit - beaches, theme parks, shopping a car is essential.
40 mins Orlando International airport.
50 mins Tamper International airport.
70 mins Sandford airport.
See link for travel directions.
40 Orlando down town 40 mins.
Tampa down town 50 mins.
Theme parks 20 mins.
Outlet shopping 20 mins.
Beaches 90 mins.
Located directly out side complex are 2 pharmacies and a huge Walmart which sells practically every thing which are open 24 hours.
There are plenty of restaurants and take aways open late in local area.
Rates & Availability
Pool heating is a extra charge of $20 if reqiured