This property can sleep 6 people in 3 double bedrooms and has the extra facility of a sofa bed. For the comfort of all our guests the villa is non smoking throughout. The community is gated for your added security and immediately outside the gates guests will find a 24 hour Walmart (that sells practically everything), restaurants, fast food outlets and shops. From the pool deck the villa overlooks the 3rd tee and green providing superb, relaxing views. The excitement of all major theme parks is only 20 minutes drive away. Access to the Atlantic coast and the Gulf coast is easy by road and both can be reached in just 90 minutes. The villa is situated on a quiet avenue and provides a peaceful homecoming after a busy day at the parks.
Villa in Southern Dunes, Haines City, Orlando, Florida, USA - Villa With Private Pool. Situated On The Southern Dunes Golf And Country Club Gated Community
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 18, 2019
About Len Holman
After visiting Florida many times we decided to take the plunge and purchase our own home. Southern Dunes is our favourite location and we spend as much time there as we can.
Len Holman purchased this Villa in 2014
Why Len Holman chose Southern Dunes
We chose Southern Dunes because it is an amazing location. It is very peaceful and contains a great golf course that is challenging and beautifully manicured. The main road to all major theme parks is very close by and it takes only 20 minutes to reach the parks by car. Being situated in the heart of Central Florida means we can reach both the Atlantic and Gulf coasts in less than 90 minutes. The large Walmart and other supermarkets that are situated at the entrance to the complex are invaluable and well within walking distance from the villa. Restaurants and fast food outlets are also very close by if we choose to eat out.
What makes this Villa unique
Our villa has a stunning west facing pool deck that delivers a wonderful, uninterrupted view of the third tee. The property is not overlooked to the rear affording a strong feeling of privacy. The property is very well equipped with 3 flat screen cable TVs and free telephone calls can be made not just locally from the landline but to the UK as well! There is free wifi throughout the villa available for all guests. Kitchen facilities are ample should you wish to cook at home and amongst the other facilities are baby equipment, DVD player, CD & radio, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Convenient Location, Attractive Home
Firstly, Len was extremely easy to deal with! The home was fresh and lovely with a gorgeous view. Len was quick to offer support to us with any issues we had. This house is the perfect size for a big family or 2 small families. Downfalls: although it says 20 mins to Disney- don’t count on that! We were 40-60 minutes. Pool heat: not worth the extra cost. We paid the extra fees but could not use the pool as it was still too cold. Household amenities: some things you would expect to be included in your stay were not ie) garbage bags, paper towel, toilet paper. So be prepared to pay out of pocket.
All in all our stay was good. I’m hopeful that guest service improvements can be made in some areas, because this place could be quite the gem!
This family's visit couldn't have got off to a worst start as I was shocked to learn that for the first time ever, our usually very reliable cleaner had failed to properly complete the house preparation prior to arrival. She was urgently called away but forgot to return and this is inexcusable. She usually ensures a garbage bag and toilet tissue is all in place and kitchen towel too. The management company assure me they dealt with this immediately the next morning. I have of course sincerely apologised for the error. Had this not occurred then I hope the potential for our home to be the 'real gem' they describe may have been achieved.
The journey time from Southern Dunes to the parks is 20 to 30 minutes. Over many years I have undertaken this journey numerous times and in all seasons. Never have I had a journey time extend beyond this. If the family reviewer is referring to the return journey then there is every risk you can run into big delays if you leave the parks at peak times. Christmas especially at Disney is the busiest time of the year by far. Experienced visitors have strategies to avoid the rush to leave the parks at peak times.
Our pool heater is very new with many modern features to heat the pool effectively. If Florida temperatures are unseasonably low in winter as they were over the last two weeks and the heater cannot warm the water to the set temperature then it goes into a safety mode to avoid damage. I asked the management company to visit the family to explain this but despite many attempts they did not catch them at home. If I had known they were querying the effectiveness of the pool heater this could easily have been explained.
A lovely villa with a great view.
This was our first stay here and we could not have been any more delighted. The villa was bright and airy with lovely high ceilings and spotlessly clean. Most of the furnishings appear new.
The open view down the golf course from the pool area was great. We spent many hours relaxing by the pool watching the golfers.
There are two supermarkets at the entrance to Southern Dunes and numerous restaurants and shops close by. The I-4 interstate is just 10 minutes away.
We both really enjoyed our stay and would love to return next year.
Brian and Jo
Great find definitely recommend
We have stayed at Southern Dunes lots of times. This property is a great place to stay. It had just been refreshed and was well with the rental we paid. It had lovely touches and everything we needed for a great holiday. Very clean. Great location. Very good communication from the owners. We will be back
The perfect place to stay!
This really was the perfect place to stay!
The villa was very clean and well equipped with everything that we could possibly need during our stay. It is well furnished, bright and cheerful and commands a stunning view (it really is stunning!) over the golf course.
The sun is on the pool deck from early morning and it is enjoyable sitting outside eating breakfast watching the golfers' efforts at the third tee.
Equally enjoyable is watching the sun going down from a sun lounger at the end of the day with a nice glass of wine!
The surrounding area offers a good mix of shops and restaurants,
Walmart has to have a special mention as there can't be many items that cannot be purchased there!
Aside from the theme parks which are not far away, the villa is well placed to explore either coastline, the various malls and everywhere else in-between!
Southern Dunes is a well kept, secure community and a lovely calm green space to return to after a busy day out. I just loved relaxing near the pool watching the butterflies and listening to the birds.
I can assure you, you would not be disappointed with a stay at this lovely villa - I will definitely be returning!
Thank you so much for writing this review of my Florida home. I am delighted you enjoyed it as much as I do. I see you have already booked another stay and I look forward to welcoming you back next year.
A lovely villa with everything you need and more. Superb loclocation with excellent views.
We have just spent 3 weeks here and have had a wonderful time. The villa is very well maintained and fully equipped with everything you would need for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. The villa's location is superb, situated within the excellent Southern Dunes Golf and Country Club. It is within easy reach of the theme parks and either coast. With views over the golf course, there is nothing better than sitting by the pool in the evening enjoying a glass of wine and watching the sun set. We are looking forward to our next visit here already.
I am so pleased you have had a good time at our Florida home. We never tire of the beautiful views either. Thank you for your future booking it will be a pleasure to welcome you back.
Nice place! Clean, well apportioned and convenient.
No complaints. For international guest be aware that charges are in British Pounds and not Dollars, could mean extra exchange fees as it did for us. The house is great and the pool is good size. Can warmly recommend 2668 Hemingway.
Both the Gulf coast and the Atlantic coast are within a 90 minute reach by car.
Orlando International Airport is a 45 minute drive from the villa. Car hire is strongly recommended for this location.
Orlando town centre 40 minutes
Downtown Tampa 50 minutes
Theme parks 20 minutes
Outlet shopping malls 20 minutes
Beaches 90 minutes
A huge 24hour Walmart is directly outside the complex. This includes a pharmacy. Several ATMs are available just outside the entrance to Southern Dunes situated at CentreState Bank and inside Walmart. There are lots of restaurants and fast food outlets nearby.
Rates & Availability
Booking Notes: Please contact the owner directly for booking enquiries. A non refundable £200 deposit is required at the time of booking. The full balance is due 8 weeks before arrival. Changeover Day: Please contact owner