House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
Why Owner chose Haines City
We purchased our home in central Florida because it is 1 hour from each the west and the east coast and we love both. There are great beaches on both coasts, Daytona and Cocoa to the East and Clearwater and St. Petersburg to the West. We also have children with young families and this was their first choice they enjoy the theme and water parks. Tampa is approximately 40 minutes west. Orlando is 20 minutes east and both have fabulous day and nightlife. The reason we chose Southern Dunes was we looked in approximately 50 subdivisions and 80 - 100 homes in the area. Southern Dunes was by far the most beautiful. You do not have to be a golfer to stay here. The meticulous maintenance by the grounds keepers only enhances the beauty. It is also fabulous having a restaurant and lounge on the property.
What makes this House unique
We have been visiting Florida for twenty years and have stayed in hotels, motels, and mini suites. We experienced a villa vacation about four years ago and it is by far the best way to vacation no matter the size of your group. The privacy is the best. It's great to have the many rooms to enjoy the company of others or separate yourself when you need alone time. The private pool and the option to prepare your own meals are fabulous. We have recently taken up golf and love the golf course we are located on. Southern Dunes offers golf lessons for the beginner or just to freshen up your swing!
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 8
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Good property which requires several minor fixes. Have rebooked for 2021.
Nice option to have
We booked here because it was so much more economical, and we didn't regret it. The beds were not very comfortable, but the neighborhood was clean and quiet, the pool was inviting and refreshing, the accommodations were just what we needed for our girls trip. Plenty of space, fun little things to do when we returned from all our activities (puzzles, books, fooseball), and suited our needs to a t. Would stay here again.
Has many needs
The good; convenient location, good supply of kitchen utensils, scenic, pool offered many hours of fun, laughs, and much needed relaxation after a day of Disney parks. That said, either the house needs major updating, or the photos need to be updated to show how it actually looks. Broken blinds, stained carpet, worn down furniture, unstable beds and head boards, dirty bedding, and the list goes on. The first thing I did was go and take pictures of damages, so I wouldn't be faulted for any of them. I didn't even feel like I could unpack because the dressers had leftover food from a previous renter. You get a half used roll of toilet paper for your duration. You get charged a cleaning fee, but have to do most of the cleaning prior to your departure. Overall, it felt like more work than vacation to stay here. The neighborhood seemed safe and management was acceptable in their communication. However, we will not be returning to this property.
Accommodations for large family
Summarizing, served our purpose they had everything that you may need, needs some TLC but for transits short stays accommodating.
Before anything, I give kudos to Kymberly Properties for the ease and accessibility of communication regarding the stay. We were able to get clarifications and make changes in near real time. Thank you! The property was exactly as described - accounting for a little wear and tear, the house was quite comfortable. Entry was effortless, the basics were covered. Whatever else you might want could be found at the Walmart right outside the property gate. Other places in this area sport "a view" which this one doesn't, but we weren't seeking that. We were more satisfied with the privacy of the cul-de-sac. The pool was wonderful (we had heat!) This place is big, bright and light and open. I would certainly stay here again.
This home is located in Southern Dunes. This community is gated and on a 5 star golf course. There are many restaurants, eateries, retail stores etc within walking distance. Theme parks are nearby and all the many activities that Central Florida has to offer.
We recommend Manny's Original Chophouse it is reasonably priced and happy hour is 4-7 each day 2 for 1 drink specials. The food is fantastic!