Villa Southern Dunes
Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Villa Southern Dunes is our 4-bedroom 3 bathroom villa. It is a short walk from the award-winning Southern Dunes Golf Course which offers a challenging round. Further afield, it is a short drive to all the Disney Parks, Universal attractions, SeaWorld and a myriad fashion and outlet malls, yet, it is also far enough away from the busy International Drive area to allow you to relax in the evening by the private swimming pool.
The villa is in a complex which maintains 24 hour manned gated security. There are community facilities including a swimming pool, tennis courts, gym (open daily), library and children's playground for those days when meeting Mickey Mouse is just too much trouble. With a 24/7 Super-Walmart and several brand-name restaurants just 5 minutes away, virtually everything is on hand.
There is a fully equipped games room including 8 foot slate pool table, air hockey, table football and soft-tipped darts with 26-inch cable TV. For our younger guests we have a large toy box with cars, dolls, dressing up clothes, soft toys and a box of lego. Something for everyone.
The two master suites have a king-size and queen size bed respectively, each with pillow top mattress.
Ceiling fans have been added in the games room, both lounges and both masters.
The front lounge has 42-inch digital cable TV and DVD, the family lounge has a 40-inch cable TV with DVD. A large collection of movies for all members of the family are supplied. Each bedroom also has a cable TV, with the two master suites also having DVD players.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|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|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|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, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 14|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
Unlike many similar villas in the Disney area, which advertise they sleep 10, Villa Southern Dunes can also seat 10 so that everyone can eat together! We have 3 leather 3-seater sofas (1 sofa-bed) in one living room, and a further 2 sofas (a 2- and a 3-seater) in the family lounge. A 10-seater solid-wood dining table & chairs are provided in the dining room with a further 6-seater table and chairs in the breakfast area next to the kitchen. We even have 10 chairs on our spacious pool deck, together with an additional four loungers.
The main living area has a 42" flat-screen cable TV with HD DVD player. The family living room has a 40" flat screen cable TV and HD DVD. There is also a further flat screen cable TV and DVD player in both master bedrooms (22" and 19"). The remaining twin bedrooms also all have flatscreen cable TVs (19"). A 26" cable TV has now been added to the games room for your enjoyment.
WiFi internet access (WPA secure) is provided throughout the villa (and on the pool deck). Three cordless phones are supplied allowing you to make FREE calls to the USA, Canada and 60 countries (restrictions apply to some mobiles/cellular phones & premium rates) . In addition, we supply a selection of family board games and puzzles, together with a variety of novels and DVDs for your entertainment. Ceiling fans can be found in both lounges, both master bedrooms and the games room.
For the children, we offer, free of charge, a folding wooden crib and also a pack and play crib, high chair, stroller, changing mat and Disney 'baby bathrobes' for use during your stay. For an older child, you'll find a car booster seat. For all ages there are books and movies. In the games room we have dolls, cars, dress-up clothes and for toddlers, a Toy Story rocking horse. There are inflatable pool toys and loungers for supervised use in the pool.
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.
Pool heat can be provided for an additional fee. This can be requested on booking, and is recommended usually between October and March.
Our Management Company is available (by telephone or email) during the day and will respond to emergencies at any time during your stay.
The Central Florida region
Legoland Florida is now open, and only a short distance from Villa Southern Dunes!
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. There is also the shopping/ restaurant area of Downtown Disney and much more! 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.
Kennedy Space Centre is about an hour away by car. Here you can see Space Shuttle 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 a day pass offers a second day free.
Other parks include Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. 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.
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 serving breakfast and lunch daily.
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.
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22 Aug 2014
We had stayed in the same complex on a previous holiday, and loving Florida decided to return. We are so pleased that this time we found this villa, it made the holiday all the more magical.The locati… More
24 Jun 2014
"The best rented accommodation that we have ever stayed in."
This villa rental is exceptional. From the moment you first make contact with the owners you get the feeling that they have put their hearts and souls into making this the best rental villa possible.T… More
7 May 2014
"Everything you could wish for...and more!"
Have just spent a fantastic two weeks at Villa Southern Dunes. It is situated in an idyllic location, quiet and peaceful yet within half an hour of all the Disney attractions etc. There are many eateries and a large Walmart close by. The villa contains absolutely everything you could need. We realised we had forgotten a cool box - and then found one in the cupboard! We wished we had checked in online and printed off our boarding cards to allow us to arrive at the airport a little later - there was a printer so we could do this using my husbands laptop. The rooms are airy, bright and spacious and the villa is clean and spotless throughout. There were eight of us staying, from the ages of 4 to 70 yet we were never under each others feet. Everything was just fantastic, from the pool area to the well equipped kitchen - even containing a waffle maker! There are ample towels, hairdryers and a little mermaid bubble blower in the bathroom was a lovely touch. Each bedroom is Disney themed throughout, even the light switches!
Absolutely amazing for children - there is a games room with air hockey, table football, pool table and loads of games and toys for younger children. The pool has buckets and spades, lots of inflatables etc. My children were asking every day for more time at the villa! My 4 year old was so excited as every time she opened a drawer or a cupboard there were more crayons, colouring books and stickers! There was also a fantastic selection of DVD's - if you have time to watch them!
They really have thought of everything here, we just wish we had stayed another week so we could enjoy time around the pool/in the villa as we spent most of our time at the parks.
Really hope to visit Florida in the future and if we do we will have no hesitation in booking Villa Southern Dunes again.
30 Apr 2014
"This Villa Caters For Every Need and More"
The Villa contributed so much to the enjoyment of our 2 weeks holiday. It was spacious, therefore providing room for those of us who needed time to ourselves; ages ranged from 4 to 70 so that was important to us as a group. The furniture and decor was immaculate, my husband I particularly enjoyed relaxing in the front room, leaving our daughter/son in law and 4 children the room next to the pool and the beautiful pool area to enjoy. The 10 place table/settings in the front room provided us with ample room to enjoy family meals together. Our family used all the bedrooms and the children (and adults) were delighted with the Disney theme throughout. The owners provided us with ample towels, cutlery, plates, cups, cooking utensils etc etc. We used the table in the kitchen/dining area for breakfast as we seemed to eat as and when we were ready. The highlight for the children was the Games Room, which incidentally houses the washing machine and dryer. The children made this room their first port of call most days, snooker, air hockey and table football being their favourites. Monopoly and scrabble provided too, as were many other games, books, toys, dressing up clothes, puzzles, DVD's etc. We also made good use of the pushchair for our youngest member.. We all enjoyed the lovely pool and the children made good use of the pool toys. The Villa is just a few minutes drive from Walmart, which we made good use of. In fact we purchased milk, cereal, bread etc before we went to Villa so that we had the basics. I shall certainly recommend this Villa to my friends as it was the perfect place to stay and within easy reach of Theme Parks. I would also recommend a visit to Boggy Creek, Kennedy Space Centre and Sizzlers for breakfast ($5.99). We had an amazing family holiday and I'm sure you, the reader of this review, will too.
31 Aug 2013
"Home away from home! Disney! Golf! Shop! Perfect location!"
We love this place. Have stayed here six or seven times. Away from the rush, but close enough to get there quick. House is like home. Pool, books, movies, huge tvs, wifi, game room and comfy couch… More
Thank you for your lovely comments - we are always happy to welcome returning guests (they get to see the latest upgrades!) Of course we are always happy to see new guests too, and hope they will soon become "regulars!"
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