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Stunning 6 bed villa on Southern Dunes Golf and Country Club. Recently renovated

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 2,606 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 12. Large pool with spa. Overlooking 6th hole

Our vacation home is a spacious 6 bedroomed, 2 storey house incorporating cathedral ceilings and a large, modern living area. The villa is fully air conditioned throughout and features a screened pool, with spa, offering secluded views over the 6th hole.

The main master bedroom is on the ground floor and features direct access onto the pool deck. The modern - open plan - living room offers a large, comfortable seating area as well as facilities for dining. The brand new kitchen is fully equipped with all appliances and also includes a breakfast area.

Also included on the ground floor is our fully-equipped games room, w/c and utility room.

Our large pool with spa, is fully screened with a covered porch and for evening swims provides underwater lighting. Solar pool heating is provided free of charge, additional heating for the winter months is available upon request.

The further five bedrooms - one with en suite - are located on the first floor. Three have twin beds and there is one double and one king size bed.

More Details

Property Manager
Mrs Yvette Taylor
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2018

About Mrs Yvette Taylor

I currently live in the UK with my family and this is our holiday home which we love dearly, however it makes no sense for it to be vacant for long periods of time therefore we agreed to rent it out - initially for friends and family only - but now exclusively on this website. We have developed relationships with a number of guests who we welcome back year after year and the villa is managed in our absence by a small family run management company, thereby continually ensuring a friendly, personal service.

Mrs Yvette Taylor purchased this villa in 2010

Why Mrs Yvette Taylor chose Southern Dunes

The golf course is fantastic!! (my husband is a keen golfer), but the house is also only 15 minutes from the Disney gates for the kids and 30 minutes from International Drive. Local restaurants and amenities are walking distance away, including a massive Walmart and the ever popular 'Manny's Chop House' -not to be missed!

Having stayed in a few resorts in Orlando in the past we wanted to have a 'home from 'home' where we could come and relax after a day at the parks. We immediately fell in love with this house with its high ceilings and sense of space. Unfortunately it was in quite a sorry state when we bought it, but is now in a beautiful state of repair and we are continually renewing and upgrading: a brand new kitchen was installed in July 2013 as well as new outdoor seating.

What makes this villa unique

Every time I come out to our home I cannot wait to sit on the lanai whilst dipping my feet in the pool, glass in hand, watching the golfers travel past. We are right on the golf course but have an unusual element of privacy being in an elevated position which shields us from view. I especially love the view from upstairs, just outside the children's bedrooms where I can see our lovely comfortable sitting area, the pool, spa and lanai as well as the green of the golf course behind. It was in that spot that I decided we just had to buy this house!

Guestbook comments from the manager

These views were submitted by the guests themselves on an alternate advertising website
Jul 2012
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Southern Dunes Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2606 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 2 is situated on the ground floor, adjacent to the utility room. All bathrooms are fully floor tiled. All towels are provided.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 and bedroom 2 have en suite facilities. The master bedroom features a 32' flat screen TV A child travel cot is also available for use Cable TV is available in every room and bedrooms 4, 5 and 6 have DVD players. A full change of bed linen is provided in every room.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Our family area features a 60' HD flat screen cable TV. The games room contains a 46' tv with cable, pool table, darts, ps2 + many games. House rental includes free wireless internet access (high speed) and access to a printer. The utility room contains a large washer and dryer, as well as an iron and ironing board. For our younger guests we have a high chair, two buggies, two car seats and a cot (including bedding). Golf clubs are available for hire in the villa, upon request. Local telephone calls are free. A Walmart, bank ATM and many food outlets are within a short walk To ensure there are no accidents in the pool area, all doors leading to the pool area are alarmed. Southern Dunes benefits from being gated for extra security. Please note that for the safety and convenience of all our guests this is a strictly non-smoking and no pet home. When staying at our villa you can rest assured that our management company will take great care of you.


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Stunning 6 bed villa on Southern Dunes Golf and Country Club. Recently renovated
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 48 reviews
Arlington, Texas


  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed this lovely home. We visited over the Christmas holidays with my family. We did the math and discovered that it had been 25 years since we last spent Christmas together, and 8 of us stayed there full time. This is at least my 5th rental home over the years and I can honestly say house was in the best condition we have ever rented.

The house looks just like its pictures, probably better. It is 6 bedrooms, and my mother elected to stay downstairs with the attached bath. The rest of us stayed upstairs. The living room and sofa is huge and we all comfortably sat around the couch and opened presents.

The kitchen was great and could accommodate several people working in there at the same time. I counted 4 of us working at the same time and it was fine. The kitchen was so well equipped we didn't buy one item, except food. There is also a table in the kitchen area, and we spread out a puzzle one. There were at least two or three people sitting there too.

We used the game room, played pool and darts. It is a very nice space. We used the wash machine and dryers, each worked without a hitch. We never ran out of towels, either bath or kitchen. I noticed extra pool towels in the master bath, which we didn't need. We used second table in the living room to eat on or play games on, it is a large table!

My husband and sister loved, loved the outside pool space. We elected not to heat the pool (my sis was somewhat mad at me about that) but we still dipped in the pool once. The outside covered patio is glorious. We did not mind the pool alarm and by the last day even my husband remembered how to operate it. The pool alarm is a safety issue, which we respected. (Confession time: I am 4'10" and the alarm is a stretch for short people.)

The family visited the local theme parks, which was the reason why we decided to visit Florida in the first place. The parks are about 20/30 minutes away depending on the traffic. We did not find that to be an issue.

The house sits in a gated community and we always felt safe. We did quite a lot of walking, enjoyed the community itself, and walked to the nearby Walmart and Win Dixie too. It is a real perk to be able to walk to the store if you need something.

I can honestly say this is a great house, I would stay again, and I would recommend to a friend. I don't think you could find a better value!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. It was a pleasure to have you stay.
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Northern Ireland


  • 5 of 5

As soon as we drove up to our villa we knew we had made the perfect choice. Beautifully lit up awaiting our arrival! Opened door and we all just fell in love with the place. Excellent value for money, located in a beautiful gated community. Villa is amazing, equiped with everyday utensils, and more! Very spacious. House is very well decorated and maintained. Pool area lovely, so relaxing, perfect after a long day at the parks! I would recommend this villa highly to my family and friends. I could not fault one thing, only disappointment I have is we only stayed two weeks lol!! Location of Southern Dunes was perfect for us Walmart just at the entrance, think I nipped in every single day, love it. Mannys restaurant was yummy!!! We ate here 3 nights and by far one of our favourite restaurants, their salad is amazing, I will be back for more!!!!

I had read reviews regarding pool alarm being annoying, but for us this is extremely important. I felt I could relax more in villa knowing if kids went near the door the alarm would go off. Can never been to careful.

Owner Yvette was great and very helpful, excellent communication, always replied promptly to all my questions.

Thank you for an amazing holiday Yvette, your home is a real credit to you.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. I am thrilled that you had such a great time - thank you so much for the review!
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Fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

Villa conveniently situated near to all the theme parks. Kids loved all the pool toys and it was lovely to sit out on the deck watching all the squirrels and the golfers go past! House is set higher up on the course so you are not overlooked and there is fencing on both sides so you are completely private.

Was great to come back and relax here after the craziness of the parks!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted that you enjoyed your stay!
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Fabulous house and ideal location for parks and coasts

  • 5 of 5

This spacious house is beautifully finished and presented, and was very clean and well equipped. We felt right at home and were very comfortable.

Southern Dunes is a lovely quiet community and we immediately felt safe and welcome upon arrival. The back of the house overlooks the 6th tee of the golf course, and as well as watching the golfers, we saw a large variety of wildlife, including raccoons, sand hill cranes (look like emus!), egrets, cardinals, squirrels, geckos, enormous butterflies and much more.

The pool area feels very private as there are fences on either side of the lanai. Not many other houses we could see appeared to have these. There were also a lot of pool toys available for use.

Everything you need is just outside the gates of Southern Dunes (Walmart, Winn Dixie, takeaways etc). Orlando was a 30-45 minute drive, with the coasts 90 minutes either way.

We cannot praise highly enough the Property Management team, Debbie and Duane, who were extremely kind and responsive when we needed to contact them.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, and would definitely return for another visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, and it would be a pleasure to have you stay again!
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Lovely large house in quiet resort

  • 5 of 5

After the madness of the theme parks we decided to end our stay in Orlando a bit further out. We travelled down to an area we had not visited before and we immediately felt at home once we were inside this large but quiet resort.

We really enjoyed our stay in Southern Dunes. We especially liked the fact that the house isn't overlooked on either side (fences are on both sides) and this added privacy made for a relaxed stay.

The rear of the property overlooks the fairways of the beautiful and stunning golf course and there was also and abundance of wildlife amongst the pine trees!

The house had everything we needed for our stay and was immaculately presented and clean.

My partner especially enjoyed the large plasma TV and the pool area and when the afternoon storms popped up we came back in and played some pool in the converted garage/games room.

All good fun and we highly recommend this villa!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. It was an absolute pleasure to have you stay.
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The property was exactly as depicted in the photos, a lovely home.

  • 4 of 5

The property is located about 20-35 min drive to Disney attractions the gap in time is due to the daily traffic on I4. The home is located in Haine City and very close to restaurants and shops. Which was very convenient. The home itself, quite lovely and spacious for our group of eight. Yvette was very responsive to all questions and provided a detailed binder of the house rules. The pool was very nice and the kitchen was well stocked. If I have one or two critiques they would be the mattresses need to be looked. As unanimously the main gripes were about the mattresses. The second would be the thermostat set at 78 and allowed to only lower to 74. After a long day in 95+ degrees you want to sleep in a cool house. Yvette however explained why and that there were small fans in the rooms to supplement room cooling and that worked out. Lastly, the check-out time on our reservation said 11:00am yet we were instructed quite matter of factly that it was 10:00am sharp! I understand from Yvette that unfortunately there were some previous renters who were not quite as respectful and courteous of her property as my group was, but I would say that sharp, pointed messages should be reserved for those who committed the offenses not every renter is the same. With that being said I thank Yvette and would definitely rent again, you have a lovely home and I hope my group left it exactly as we found it!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review, it was a pleasure to have you stay. I'm sorry that the mattresses were not to your liking but we've discovered it's difficult to cater for everyone's preferences. Also I'm glad that the fans solved the temperature issue. With regard to the check out time it has always been 10am, however I will contact you directly to see where the misunderstandings arose and who spoke to you regarding this. Many thanks again for staying with us!
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The Steading at Southern Dunes is located on an 18 hole PGA Championship Golf Course which is ranked in the top 100 courses in the USA, and in the top 6 in Florida. The greens were updated to championship standard during the middle of 2010. At the entrance to Southern Dunes is a 24 hour Walmart supermarket, as well as many other shops, banks, restaurants and fast food outlets. Southern Dunes is located just south of Orlando and is only an hours drive from either coast.

The Walt Disney entrance is a 20 minute drive away, as is Legoland Florida. Seaworld, Aquatica and International Drive are approximately 30 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $207.78
Tax Rate 12.0%

Solar Pool Heating is included. Additional heating is an extra £100 per week.

Golf clubs are available for hire upon request for £50 per week.

Bookings will be confirmed upon receipt of the required deposit payment (£150/week) and the signed booking form.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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