Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
"Thistledome" Villa is located in beautiful Southern Dunes, which boasts the No.6 rated Golf Course in Florida, and although of Championship standard, there are five sets of tees to suit all levels of golfer. The beautifully appointed Clubhouse boasts an extensive Lunch / Bar Snack Menu from mid-day till late afternoon, and the Buffet Sunday Breakfast is extremely popular with visitors. The Clubhouse has undergone a complete refurbishment in July 2012. As is usual in Florida, the cost of eating out is very cheap.
"Southern Dunes" is situated just a short 15 minute drive from all the fantastic attractions of the Disney Parks, and just South of the the City of Orlando, with it's famous International Drive and associated Shopping, Restaurants, and Tourist Attractions. Posner Park is only a 10 minute drive, a newly established retail shopping area.
The Villa is extensively fitted out and furnished to a high standard, including all the comforts and facilities one would expect in the beautiful "Family Home" which it is. The Livingroom/Dining area furniture has been upgraded August 2012, dining seating features 4 chairs together with bench which can comfortably seat 2 Adults/3 Children.
At the entrance to Southern Dunes there is a 24-hour Walmart Superstore, a 24-hour Pharmacy and a Bank. Across the road are Several Restaurants, Takeaways, Shops and Post Office.
All this makes "Thistledome" a very desirable choice for a really memorable either Golfing or Disney vacation, with the private & heated Pool Area to return to and relax in the evening.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Gulf to the West, Daytona to the East. 95 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Orlando International (MCO) 55 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Bicycles available|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
The beautiful Master Bedroom, which overlooks the private Pool Area, has a fully furnished En-suite Bathroom, walk-in Closet, Queen Bed, Bedside Cabinets, Dressing Table, TV, Phone, Fan & Clock Radio.
Bedrooms 2 & 3 each have twin Single Beds, built-in Wardrobe, Bedside Cabinet & Tallboy.
The Family Bathroom is centrally situated and contains a Bath, Shower, WH Basin & WC.
The comfortable Lounge Area is open-plan with the Dining Area is tastefully furnished and has a fully equipped Entertainment Centre.
The Dining Area contains a generous Dining Table & Four Chairs together with bench .
The Fully-fitted Kitchen has a complete range of Appliances & Utensils, and for more informal dining there is a Breakfast Bar & Stools.
The Garage accommodates a full Laundry System.
The Patio & Pool Area is fully-screened, including Privacy Screening. There is generous Wall Lighting and Underwater Lighting for evening usuage.
Comfortable Pool Furniture includes Table, Chairs, Sun Loungers, Parasol & Coffee Tables.
For added Safety, there is a Pool Fence & a Pool Alarm is fitted to the Patio Door.
Perfect relaxation after a round of golf or a busy day at one of Orlando's many attractions!
|Further details outdoors|
There is Off-road Parking.
A secure Key Safe entry system.
The Community is "Gated"
Pool Heating is provided for a small extra charge, but this is only usually necessary during the mid-winter months.
Our excellent Representative lives on Southern Dunes and is on hand to help with any questions or information required.
The Florida region
Florida's other name, "The Sunshine State", really says it all about this wonderful part of the US, with virtually "Year Round" sunshine and temperatures into the seventies even in January.
The Orlando Area of Florida, being situated centrally in the State, has everything one could wish for in a vacation.
It boasts the fabulous "Disneyworld" , superb Shopping, Eating Out, Nightlife and of course it's also a Golfer's Paradise.
Although situated in central Florida, the beaches of the Gulf Coast in the West and the Daytona Area on the Atlantic side are no more than an hours drive away.
Southern Dunes is located just South of Orlando, and as well as all the necessary facilities "just outside the gates", Guests may also utilise the excellent facilities of the Clubhouse, library and fitness area together with the children's play areas, tennis courts, have a stroll around or fish on Lake Joe, or just make use of the two bicycles available at the Villa to cycle round the Southern Dunes community.
The towns of Haines City, Winterhaven, Kissimmee, Clermont are all reasonably close.
In the immediate area there is the famous "Heart of Florida" Medical Centre, Banks, Pharmacies, Supermarkets, a Post Office and various Restaurants, including McDonalds.
Haines City has an extremely good Library with Computer facilities.
Even though Southern Dunes has it's own Golf Course, there are more than twenty other "Pay & Play" courses within a short drive, and the green fees are much cheaper than in the UK, and will always include a Golf Cart. The area really is a "Golfing Paradise", and not expensive!
As well as the Disney Parks, there are a great number of other attractions in the area. These include such world famous names as Universal Resort, Sea World, Discovery Cove and Busch Gardens. There is also the charm of smaller attractions including Gatorland, Orlando's Odditorium & WonderWorks. The new Legoland Theme Park completed in Autumn of 2011 has proved to be very popular with children.
Because Southern Dunes is located just some seven miles off the Interstate Highway I-4, places like the Kennedy Space Centre, Cape Canaveral, Daytona Beach to the east and the Tampa area of the Mexican Gulf to the west are within a reasonable driving distance away.
In short, the location of "Thistledome" villa is perfect in that all of the well known landmarks and attractions of Central Florida are very easily reached !
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11 Mar 2014
"Great location, great stay"
Our stay at the villa was as pleasant for us as for the UK reviewers. The central location allowed us to fan out and visit many of the great venues in Florida. We liked the size of the villa as it was… More
2 Nov 2013
"Great place to stay"
Stayed end of october 2013Great villa with all amenities on doorstep including walmart and plenty of eating placesGreat for golfers wanting to play southern dunes , ridgewood lakes , diamondbackHalf a… More
It is always very pleasing when guests take the time to post a review providing prospective guests with an insight into their own personal experience at Thistledome. A huge thank you to the guests who posted this review.
25 Sep 2013
"Lovely Place to Stay"
My family and I stayed here during the last couple of weeks of August 2013. We found the place to be lovely and very good value for money. The villa is well kept, furnishings are clean and well organ… More
It is pleasing to be reassured by our guests that we are providing an excellent service which is considered good value for money and this review confirms this. Thank you to our guests for taking the time to post a very informative review for prospective guests to read.
11 May 2013
"Ideal in every sense"
Finding the right location from which to call "home" whilst you stay in Florida, can mean a big difference to your overall experience whilst holidaying. Thistledome met all of our expectati… More
We are very thankful to our guests who take the time and trouble to post reviews and appreciate they agree with our description of both the locale and Thistledome.
9 Jan 2013
"Home away from home"
This villa was just like a home away from home. It was conviently located near Wal-mart and plenty of places to eat. We stayed around Christmas and New Year's, so the traffic to get to the parks was a little congested and took a little longer to get to them, but coming back to the villa where it was away from the hustle and bustle of things were great. The villa itself had everything that was needed for a 2 week stay. We will definitely stay in this villa again. I do suggest that if you stay in the winter months and plan to get in the pool, have it heated. Even though it was in the 80's a few days, the water was still very cold.
We welcome the reviews that guests kindly take time to post. At time of receiving a booking enquiry advice is given regarding pool heat, which is an additional cost and is purely a matter of choice for guests.
15 Dec 2012
"Beautifully Presented Villa"
A beautifully presented villa, exceptionally clean and comfortable with everything you could need to make it the perfect stay. Booking was easy with the owner adding that personal touch with a telephone call when we were there to check that everything was OK. Supermarkets, restaurants etc all within five minutes drive.
It is pleasing and encouraging that guests appreciate the service and quality provided taking time to post a review. Once again thank you.
12 Dec 2012
"A quiet & peaceful location."
This is a lovely, very nicely furnished villa situated on a golf course. We particularly liked the security aspect as you enter/leave the location. Amenities at this location are excellent. For us it was a little too far from the parks and main attractions but that aside we enjoyed our stay. This is purely a personal opinion. The owner of this villa was very helpful with any questions and the information provided before, during & after our trip was very good. If the property was nearer to the attractions, we would have no hesitation in booking again.
Once again thank you to our guests who have taken the time to post a review for Thistledome. We feel Thistledome is ideally located for the parks, shopping and other attractions but appreciate guests have their own opinions and respect these.
7 Oct 2012
"Perfect place with wow factor on arrival, great service from owners too!!!"
Our experience of staying at "Thistledome" was fantastic from start to finish. Lorraine was attentive, helpful and extremely informative from the outset. All communications were timely and … More
It is always welcoming and encouraging to receive feedback such as this and gives ourselves as owners an opportunity not only to hear from guests about their own experience at 'Thistledome' but also confirmation that we are providing a good service which is appreciated from the outset from the initial enquiry from prospective guests until they return home.
21 Sep 2012
"Haven after a good day shopping and theme parks"
Location of villa excellent for access to restaurants, food shopping, shopping at the malls and theme parks. Plenty to do even if you do not want to leave the Southern Dunes Community. Ideal for families and couples alike.
Owner provides Guest Guide with plenty of hints and tips to make your stay more enjoyable. Excellent directions provided for Orlando International.
We welcome all feedback from guests and are always very appreciative when they take time to post their comments, providing their own personal review of 'Thistledome' to allow prospective guests to share in their experience.
30 Apr 2012
"Lovely homely place - An oasis of calm from the hectic park days"
Very professional and friendly service provided, with regular contact/updates. Extremely good directions to the villa from the airport and an excellent guide to the villa provided also. We really enjoyed our stay at the villa, it was extremely clean and very well equipped. The gated community was well cared for and it felt very secure. There is a Walmart at the entrance to the community, which was very useful and many other shops and restaurants nearby, I would particularly recommend Manneys Chophouse. We also visited the golf club which was lovely, however we never actually ate there. The owner also follows up with a call whilst you are out there, although we were out and missed this, but she called us after the holiday to ensure everything was OK. The villa really is an oasis of calm following the hectic park days. It's about 20-30 mins drive from most of the parks which we found no problem at all, although this could put you off leaving a park earlier, to return later for the fireworks.
Many thanks to guests who take time to post their personal reviews of 'Thistledome' we welcome these comments as they provide a personal perspective to others and give us the opportunity to see 'Thistledome' as others see it and for that we are grateful.
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