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 Central 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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12 Sep 2014
"Home from Home"
We stayed at this amazing Villa for two weeks and it really was home from home, VERY comfortable and ideal for all the parks literally 20 mins from Disney really easy to find and on a lovely safe and … More
Thank you to the guests for taking time to write a lovely review. We pride ourselves that Thistledome provides a comfortable and secure home from home to guests situated within the beautiful Southern Dunes community and it is very pleasing to see that our guests agree.
25 Aug 2014
"Looking forward to another stay!"
Stayed as a family of four ( with two teenage boys) during July and August. Was a really great villa, great amenities and location. Handy for all the major attractions and Walmart being right on the … More
We certainly agree with this guest review that Thistledome provides the perfect location for families and proximity to the major attractions.
24 Jul 2014
We are not long back from Florida where we stayed at "Thistledome" and it was very much a home from home. Would recommend this villa to family and friends. We had a lovely time staying her a… More
Thank you to these guests who have taken time to post a lovely review. We certainly look at Thistledome as our home from home and it is pleasing to see these guests agree.
1 Jun 2014
What a fantastic villa! We have stayed in Southern Dunes many times and this villa is without a doubt the best we have ever stayed in. Where to start! The villa is immaculate and has everything you c… More
Thank you for a glowing review it is always reassuring to know that guests recognise and appreciate our Florida home from home and the service provided by ourselves and our Reprensentative on site.
6 May 2014
A beautifully villa very clean and comfortable with everything you could need.. Booking was very easy and owner was available at every stage of the booking, in fact contacted me during the holiday to … More
Many thanks to these guests who have provided a very informative and helpful review for any prospective guests to read.
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
It is always pleasing when guests take the time to post a review and comment on the location as well as the service and facilities we provide at Thistledome. Thank you we aim to please our guests at all times.
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.
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