Villa Southern Dunes is the perfect vacation homes for multi-generation groups (kids, parents and grandparents) or sharing families, as we have two double bedrooms with en suite. The Mickey Master has a king-size bed with large bathroom, walk-in shower and separate tub as well as a walk-in closet. The smaller Donald Master has a queen-size bed, with full bathroom (bath with shower over) and large closet. There's a cable TV and DVD in each master too! This means the third Little Mermaid-themed bathroom is available for our guests in the two Disney-themed twin rooms (Simba and Nemo) to share another full bath with shower over. There's also a double sofa bed in the Great Room.
Our two lounges mean that, once the kids are asleep the grown-ups can retire to the Great Room without fear of disturbing them, to watch the 58-inch smart TV with digital cable and access your online services such as Netflix, Amazon or YouTube. Our soundbar with subwoofer enhances the sound of your favourite action movie or sports game. Maybe you just prefer to sit around and chat - well we have enough seats for everyone! (Seriously, go check out some other houses, you'll be amazed how many want you to sit on the floor!) We even have a dining table that seats ten - ALL our guests can eat together, if they so wish - or it's a great place to do one of our many included jigsaws!
The second, family lounge is more informal, with it's 42-inch cable television, DVD player with a large library of movies for all the family (yes, we have westerns, sports and action films, family kids films, romances and comedies - films for ALL the family!) There's a library of novels and travel books for you to read, as well as colouring and activity books.
Out on our private pool deck the whole family can enjoy an al fresco meal with our ten chairs and two tables, even after a full day at the parks, our deck lighting means you can enjoy the evening air. To enjoy the sun there are also four sun loungers and a vast array of pool toys (actual toys may vary from visit to visit, though we try to keep at least one big ride-on toy available wherever possible). There are two grills/BBQs here - charcoal and gas - for use outside of the screened pool deck - we don't guarantee fuel (charcoal or gas, though there is a gas bottle which may have gas) but these are readily available at the nearby supermarkets.
For more fun, our well-equipped games room has an 8-foot slate pool table, air hockey table, foosball/table football table, as well as safety darts, a rocking horse for our smaller guests and a toy box full of dolls, cars and stuffies. Oh, and don't forget the LEGO box! There are dress-up clothes for all the kids and more board games and jigsaw puzzles than you can imagine!
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Check in time:||16:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Orlando International Airport (MCO), Nearest railway: Kissimmee (Amtrak)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated), Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, King Beds (1), Single beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 14|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Private outdoor pool (heated), BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
Are you fed up with trying to find a house in Florida where you can all hang out and watch a movie, or eat dinner all together? Tell us about it. We solved the problem by buying enough sofas and a large dining table in our Great Room so you can do either? Why should you sit on the floor during your vacation, or get the kids to eat in the kitchen? Our three large sofas offer room for everyone and a large solid wood dining table easily seats ten. Even out on the pool deck there are tables and chairs for all.
The house has seven televisions in two lounges (58-inch and 42-inch), the games room (26-inch), the Mickey Master (22-inch) and the Donald Master and two Disney twins (19-inch). The Great Room TV is connected to our included WiFi network and allows you to access the internet or your own online accounts. There are DVD players in the the two lounges and two master bedrooms so there's no excuse that you can't watch just what you want to.
Our WPA secure WiFi network can be accessed throughout the house and even on the pool deck, while three cordless phones provide included calls to the USA, Canada and another sixty countries (some restrictions apply to non-US cellular/mobile phones).
For your children we offer - for no extra charge - a folding wooden crib and a pack and play crib, two high chairs, two strollers, a changing mat along with Disney 'baby bathrobes' for use during your stay. For an older child, you'll find a couple of car booster seats. There are books and movies for all ages as well as a large toy box of dolls, cars and dress-up clothes. For toddlers we even have Bullseye - our Toy Story rocking horse. There is a variety of inflatable pool toys and loungers for supervised use in the pool, as well as electric and manual pumps to inflate them.
We can also offer a manual wheelchair for an additional fee. This is an Invacare Veranda which has big wheels so the rider can drive themselves, a 15.75-18" seat, removable arms and is very comfortable. It's useful for those who do not need a permanent wheelchair but that benefit from the extra support when in the parks, shopping and sightseeing. Ask for details.
|Further details outdoors|
The villa has it's own private west-facing swimming pool (approx. 26' x 12' max). This is alongside a large pool deck with 4 sun loungers, two tables and 10 chairs with a covered Lanai if you wish to escape the Florida sunshine. The pool and deck are lit so can be used in the evening. In winter, pool heat is available to make a winter swim a little warmer, for an extra fee. The pool cover helps keep the water that much warmer. For eating out on the deck, we have sufficient melamine tableware for everyone.
The pool is surrounded by a screen which keeps out the bugs and the deck has a security curtain which can be used to prevent children accessing the pool without supervision, for their safety. The sliding doors have alarms which can be used if you wish to ensure the kids don't wander out onto the deck unsupervised. We provide, FREE both a gas-powered and a charcoal grill (you just supply the fuel) - these can be found on the pool deck but must be used outside of the screened area. Required by Florida law, we also supply plastic plate ware and cups for for taking refreshments out by the pool.
The villa is at the end of a cul-de-sac and offers a driveway for parking 2 cars.
An electronic door lock allows you access to the villa 24/7, with your own private code, so there is no need to take a detour to pick up keys before you can start your vacation. Access codes will be supplied shortly before your arrival - these are exclusive to you and your party.
Pool heat can be provided for an additional fee. This can be requested on booking, and is recommended usually between October and March. The pool temperature is set to 88F, although this is subject to the ambient temperature at the time.
Our Management Company is available (by telephone or email) during the day and will respond to emergencies at any time during your stay.
Orlando is the home of Walt Disney World with it's four theme parks - Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom and Epcot; and it's water parks - Blizzard Beach amd Typhoon Lagoon. If you are Harry Potter fans, Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley are open at Universals Islands of Adventure and Studios. LEGOLAND Florida park and water park is just a short drive from Villa Southern Dunes.
There is also the shopping/ restaurant area of Downtown Disney and the surrounding area of Lake Buena Vista. Adults and children alike will love the combination of familiar characters, rides, shows, shops & restaurants.
If sea-life is more your thing, you can swim with dolphins at Discovery Cove, snorkel the coral reef, stroke a ray or feed the birds (no, it's not tuppence a bag - it's included!). If you like to combine animal encounters - on stage or in "person" - with a few thrill rides, SeaWorld is the park for you, with rides and shows.
Kennedy Space Centre is about an hour away by car. Here you can see the launch pads (if you're lucky maybe even a launch), Apollo rockets, watch IMAX movies and even meet an astronaut. This is a huge complex, but with an included bus tour you can really get around to see everythijng.
Gatorland gives you an opportunity to encounter alligators up close. An airboat ride into the Everglades will take you to the wildlife.
If you were born to shop, Orlando has the up scale Mall of Millenia with Saks and Neiman Marcus, or outlets for that bargain designer item. There are malls and outlets throughout the Kissimmee area so if you are into fashion or sports, you'll be able to shop till you drop.
The Southern Dunes Golf and Country Club community is a secure gated community (manned 24-hours) in the Haines City area south of Orlando, off exit 55 of the I-4.
The award-winning Southern Dunes golf course offers a challenging round on the undulating, fast course. Golf pros are available for lessons, or you can check out the driving range. A golf shop can be found at the club house. There are five tees at each hole for different skill levels. Tee times can be booked online and discounts are offered on their website. Ask for details if you want more information. The club house has a restaurant - Tavern on the Dunes - serving breakfast and lunch daily, with bar meals each night.
The community has public swimming pools, tennis courts, children's play area, a gym and library.
At the entrance to the community is a huge Super Walmart, Winn-Dixie, Walgreens, CVS Pharmacy, Blockbusters, other stores, a petrol (gas) station and a selection of well known restaurants.