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Haines City holiday villa rental, Southern Dunes with internet access, balcony/terrace and air con and golf

Excellent 5/5

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Fully Screened Patio & Pool Area

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 Home 21514

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Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 95 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

"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
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Nearest beach Gulf to the West, Daytona to the East. 95 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Orlando International (MCO) 55 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Private outdoor pool (heated), Internet access, DVD player
Pool Private outdoor pool (heated)
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
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (4), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users
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"

Further details

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.

Haines City

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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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.

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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