Ideal for couples or families with either very young, or mature children. We employ a professional Management Company, available 24/7 in the unlikely event of any problems during your stay. As English owners, we visit at least 3-4 times a year to ensure that our very high standards are maintained and the property is continually maintained as a true family home.
House in Southern Dunes, Haines City, Florida, USA - 5 Minute Walk To Club House, Fully Refurbished Pool & Deck
Barry Jiggins/Ian Guest
- Calendar last updated:
- 13 Jan 2019
About Barry Jiggins/Ian Guest
Hi, our house is jointly owned by two families. First to be introduced is Barry & Kay, we have two boys Next is Ian & Ellie, we have 3 kids two girls and a boy We decided to buy in Florida as a great way to enjoy our extended families when the kids grow up, and fly the nest, at least we can get the grand kids over and re-live our theme park adventures. We look at our house in Florida as our home in the sun. We all hope that you enjoy the sun, golf and theme parks as much as we do.
Pool / Spa
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The villa was great ,There was everything there that you needed .very quiet and the shops where very close by.
We loved it.
We have stayed on southern dunes in various villas over the years. When booking this villa I didn't look at other reviews and I'm so glad I didn't. Wow we loved our stay the villa was huge, and well equipped for our needs. The master suite didn't disappoint and the games room and pool were fab. Yes there are a few marks on the carpet but the whole place was clean and tidy. We were sad to leave and those leaving bad reviews seem to have unrealistic views. We .ca t wait to book again. This by far has been our favourite villa. At one point we had friends from Clearwater stay over and no one got in each other's way.
Large Home In Gated Community close to many restaurants
We recently returned from a three month stay at this house and were pleased with most of the amenities. The only problem we had was with the stove which had two elements not working but the owner replaced it with a new stove. The house has had some updating done but still needs some more. The carpet in bedroom needs to be replaced and the curtains around the sliding door need to be replaced. All in all, we were quite comfortable in the house and have rebooked for three months next winter. The owner responded to any concerns we had and was helpful when needed. One drawback to this home would be the proximity of the house directly behind but it was not an issue for us because it was unoccupied most of our stay.
Family Disney vacation
We had a good time and the home was just a perfect fit for me and my family, there was only one problem and that was we seen a couple critters when we first entered the home but I quickly went and bought some Raid and we didn't really have a problem after that I think just one more action but it's expected in Florida but all in all it was a beautiful home and would rent it again but I do suggest maybe a lil up grade on the carpets in the rooms and maybe a lil more effort on getting rid of the critters but definitely a beautiful home and would stay there again
We chose Southern Dunes as we had stayed previously and it is a beautiful community.
Villa is a little bit tired (i believe work getting done gradually) but certainly comfortable. Everything you could possibly need is supplied in the villa. The owners are really helpful and quick to respond to any problems. The management company on the other hand quite frankly couldn't give a hoot. No one came to maintain the pool as advised in the welcome pack. Bed broke with 5 days to go. We did call management (women was particularly nippy) and their response was to come when we were out and make up a sofa bed that we advised them was already being used. We ended up having to prop up broken bed with books. Not ideal. We had read in previous comments about roaches and ants. We took a plug in ant repellent and had no problems. The roaches on the other hand were a big problem. There was quite a lot. Overall ok.
we have stayed at southern dunes 3 times before this was by far the best villa we have stayed in very spacious and comfortable if you read the previous reviews there will always be something to complain about but overall we found everything good , the position was very quiet and there was no traffic noise , the games room was ok I liked it because I won at pool much to the annoyance of my sons ( and no I didn't cheat ) , we find this area a good base for getting about in Florida you need a car definitely and access to the parks is good the roads are easy to drive on as is all of Florida , you can eat in the villa if you like as there is a great Walmart open 24/7 just outside southern dunes which is a another reason we always stay here and if you want to get a takeaway there is a good range within a 5 minute drive or if you choose to eat in the various restaurants locally they really look after you , Manny's is a must if you like a steak (very good ) and good value as all the restaurants are , I would recommend when getting a car ask for the pass plus in case you go on a toll road which you probably will this will save you time and money , if you decide to visit all the parks like busch gardens about a 1 hour drive the villa but well worth it if you have older kids (like us adults who luv a roller coaster!) the best bit about staying at your own place is that you can use your own pool very nice chill out and do your own thing or go to the parks or golf or shopping which is very good there but make sure you go to both malls (Simon mall ) and the premium outlet as you can get a lot of good saving at each , I would recommend the villa to anyone who is looking for either a relaxing holiday and quiet time or a full on theme park shopping experience this is the place to stay thanks to the owners and management team for looking after us as they were only a phone call away if needed , we will definitely stay there again when we next need to top up our theme park buzz !
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at our villa, we look forward to you returning in the future.
Our house is approx. 45 minutes drive from Orlando International Airport. Other airports that may be considered are Tampa and Sanford (both around 1 hrs drive).
Our house is an easy 20 mins drive to the Disney Parks, 25 mins drive to Universal Studios, Sea World etc. Just 15 minutes to the new Legoland theme park.
There is a huge Walmart Superstore open 24/7 within walking distance just outside the southern Dunes resort are; gas stations, banks, pharmacies and restaurants, with many more of the above within easy driving distance. One of the best nearby restaurants is 'Manneys' only a few minuets drive from the resort
Booking Notes: A deposit of 20% is required to confirm your booking. The balance becomes due within 10 weeks of your arrival date. We can also accept credit and Debit card payments. Changeover Day: Changeover days are flexible. Check in is after 4.pm and check out is by 10 am. We can accommodate late checkout subject to follow on bookings for a small charge. Notes on prices: There is a £70 cleaning charge for stays of 7 nights or less. pool heating is £17 per day. 50% discount on pool heating during June/July/August.