|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Our vacation home is a spacious 6 bedroomed, 2 storey house incorporating cathedral ceilings and a large, modern living area. The villa is fully air conditioned throughout and features a screened pool, with spa, offering secluded views over the 6th hole.
The main master bedroom is on the ground floor and features direct access onto the pool deck. The modern - open plan - living room offers a large, comfortable seating area as well as facilities for dining. The brand new kitchen is fully equipped with all appliances and also includes a breakfast area.
Also included on the ground floor is our fully-equipped games room, w/c and utility room.
Our large pool with spa, is fully screened with a covered porch and for evening swims provides underwater lighting. Solar pool heating is provided free of charge, additional heating for the winter months is available upon request.
The further five bedrooms - one with en suite - are located on the first floor. Three have twin beds and there is one double and one king size bed.
I currently live in the UK with my family and this is our holiday home which we love dearly, however it makes no sense for it to be vacant for long periods of time therefore we agreed to rent it out - initially for friends and family only - but now exclusively on this website. We have developed relationships with a number of guests who we welcome back year after year and the villa is managed in our absence by a small family run management company, thereby continually ensuring a friendly, personal service.
Mrs Yvette Taylor purchased this villa in 2010
The golf course is fantastic!! (my husband is a keen golfer), but the house is also only 15 minutes from the Disney gates for the kids and 30 minutes from International Drive. Local restaurants and amenities are walking distance away, including a massive Walmart and the ever popular 'Manny's Chop House' -not to be missed!
Having stayed in a few resorts in Orlando in the past we wanted to have a 'home from 'home' where we could come and relax after a day at the parks. We immediately fell in love with this house with its high ceilings and sense of space. Unfortunately it was in quite a sorry state when we bought it, but is now in a beautiful state of repair and we are continually renewing and upgrading: a brand new kitchen was installed in July 2013 as well as new outdoor seating.
Every time I come out to our home I cannot wait to sit on the lanai whilst dipping my feet in the pool, glass in hand, watching the golfers travel past. We are right on the golf course but have an unusual element of privacy being in an elevated position which shields us from view. I especially love the view from upstairs, just outside the children's bedrooms where I can see our lovely comfortable sitting area, the pool, spa and lanai as well as the green of the golf course behind. It was in that spot that I decided we just had to buy this house!
These views were submitted by the guests themselves on an alternate advertising website
Beautiful property very nicely laid out. What you see is what you get. Very clean, especially liked the pool and the Game Room. All of the rooms were spacious and very accommodating for any Family or Vacation Group.Everything you need is there.
The villa was perfect for our family of 10. The location was ideal for our stay in Florida. The house was well maintained and had everything we needed. Very spacious and modern. Yvette was very prompt with her communications.
Just returned from 5 days at this villa. This was our 6th year staying in the Southern Dunes area and our second time at this particular villa. Since our last stay there were quite a few upgrades to the property. The Unit has everything you would need and is in a very convenient location for Golf, Disney and the Tampa area. I would highly recommend and would return again in the future.
Just returned from a three week stay at this fantastic villa , had all mod cons included , we had the pleasure of staying in a family home with all our family who also loved this villa , we can't thank Yvette and Alan enough for allowing us to spend time in not just a villa but had the feel of a home and we truly had a great time , I would recommend this villa as we have stayed at a number of villas in southern dunes previously and this is by far the best ...... Alan and Liz Glasgow
equipment, pans, bigger saucepans, wine glasses, cooking utensils (eg wooden spoon). The beds upstairs are also very low quality and should be replaced. The pool alarm we think was also faulty and drove us mad pressing the button on exit AND entry with only short time to do so.
We were also a little dissapointed we couldnt play golf due to maintenance up till end of Aug - would have useful to know in advance
We have just recently returned from our annual 3 week’s holiday in sunny Florida which has been our favourite destination for the last 11 years.
This year we chose to stay at Yvette’s villa located on Mallory Circle at Southern Dunes.
The villa was perfect in terms of size and location overlooking Southern Dunes Golf Course.
However, the standard of the villa did not reflect the price we paid. Although we are a family of four and the villa is advertised as sleeping 12 there was a distinct lack of towels and what were available was in need of replacing as was the bed linen.
Recently renovated, in our opinion only applied to the kitchen units which were modern.
On our arrival the patio door handle to the pool area was hanging off which made the sliding of the door extremely difficult. I promptly brought this to the attention of the management company. They responded to inform us that the owner knew about this, use another door and we would be kept informed. The door handle never received any attention and was still hanging on by one screw when we left, no further feedback was ever given back to us from the management company or the owner.
My son received a sickening greeting of dirty bed linen on turning back the covers of bedroom 3.
Pictures were taken prior to laundering and sent to the owner without any form of acknowledgement or response. I decided to wash all the bed linen we were using and the water was grey, not something you need after a 12 hour journey.
I take note from other reviews that Yvette is very prompt to answer any questions that visitors do have and that the property management team were quick to respond????????
Taking all this into account you then begin to examine closely just what you are getting for your money.
Throws neatly placed over the back of the settees disguised lengthy cuts in the fabric held together with masking tape. Threadbare towels and bed linen, sticky floors not to mention unwanted hair from previous guests. There was a hole in the ceiling of the downstairs master bedroom, the games room equipped in the garage was uninviting. The A/C upstairs was inadequate and the house alarm was inoperable at the request of the owner and if valuables were required to be locked away as a result of this, there was a daily charge for the safe in the master bedroom.
THE OVERALL STANDARD OF THE VILLA BY NO MEANS BARES ANY RESEMBLENSE TO THE RENTAL PRICE.
The Steading at Southern Dunes is located on an 18 hole PGA Championship Golf Course which is ranked in the top 100 courses in the USA, and in the top 6 in Florida. The greens were updated to championship standard during the middle of 2010. At the entrance to Southern Dunes is a 24 hour Walmart supermarket, as well as many other shops, banks, restaurants and fast food outlets. Southern Dunes is located just south of Orlando and is only an hours drive from either coast.
The Walt Disney entrance is a 20 minute drive away, as is Legoland Florida. Seaworld, Aquatica and International Drive are approximately 30 minutes away.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£150|
Solar Pool Heating is included. Additional heating is an extra £100 per week.
Golf clubs are available for hire upon request for £50 per week.
Bookings will be confirmed upon receipt of the required deposit payment (£150/week) and the signed booking form.