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Stunning 6 bed villa on Southern Dunes Golf and Country Club. Recently renovated

People12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Space 2,606 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 12. Large pool with spa. Overlooking 6th hole

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Mrs Yvette Taylor
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2017

About Mrs Yvette Taylor

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

Why Mrs Yvette Taylor chose Davenport

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.

What makes this villa unique

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!

Guestbook comments from the manager

These views were submitted by the guests themselves on an alternate advertising website
Jul 2012
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Southern Dunes in Haines City

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2606 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • resort
  • rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 is situated on the ground floor, adjacent to the utility room. All bathrooms are fully floor tiled. All towels are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 and bedroom 2 have en suite facilities. The master bedroom features a 32' flat screen TV A child travel cot is also available for use Cable TV is available in every room and bedrooms 4, 5 and 6 have DVD players. A full change of bed linen is provided in every room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Our family area features a 60' HD flat screen cable TV. The games room contains a 46' tv with cable, pool table, darts, ps2 + many games. House rental includes free wireless internet access (high speed) and access to a printer. The utility room contains a large washer and dryer, as well as an iron and ironing board. For our younger guests we have a high chair, two buggies, two car seats and a cot (including bedding). Golf clubs are available for hire in the villa, upon request. Local telephone calls are free. A Walmart, bank ATM and many food outlets are within a short walk To ensure there are no accidents in the pool area, all doors leading to the pool area are alarmed. Southern Dunes benefits from being gated for extra security. Please note that for the safety and convenience of all our guests this is a strictly non-smoking and no pet home. When staying at our villa you can rest assured that our management company will take great care of you.

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Stunning 6 bed villa on Southern Dunes Golf and Country Club. Recently renovated
average rating of 4.74359 based on 45 reviews
5

Fabulous house and ideal location for parks and coasts

  • 5 of 5

This spacious house is beautifully finished and presented, and was very clean and well equipped. We felt right at home and were very comfortable.

Southern Dunes is a lovely quiet community and we immediately felt safe and welcome upon arrival. The back of the house overlooks the 6th tee of the golf course, and as well as watching the golfers, we saw a large variety of wildlife, including raccoons, sand hill cranes (look like emus!), egrets, cardinals, squirrels, geckos, enormous butterflies and much more.

The pool area feels very private as there are fences on either side of the lanai. Not many other houses we could see appeared to have these. There were also a lot of pool toys available for use.

Everything you need is just outside the gates of Southern Dunes (Walmart, Winn Dixie, takeaways etc). Orlando was a 30-45 minute drive, with the coasts 90 minutes either way.

We cannot praise highly enough the Property Management team, Debbie and Duane, who were extremely kind and responsive when we needed to contact them.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, and would definitely return for another visit.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, and it would be a pleasure to have you stay again!
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5

Lovely large house in quiet resort

  • 5 of 5

After the madness of the theme parks we decided to end our stay in Orlando a bit further out. We travelled down to an area we had not visited before and we immediately felt at home once we were inside this large but quiet resort.

We really enjoyed our stay in Southern Dunes. We especially liked the fact that the house isn't overlooked on either side (fences are on both sides) and this added privacy made for a relaxed stay.

The rear of the property overlooks the fairways of the beautiful and stunning golf course and there was also and abundance of wildlife amongst the pine trees!

The house had everything we needed for our stay and was immaculately presented and clean.

My partner especially enjoyed the large plasma TV and the pool area and when the afternoon storms popped up we came back in and played some pool in the converted garage/games room.

All good fun and we highly recommend this villa!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. It was an absolute pleasure to have you stay.
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4

The property was exactly as depicted in the photos, a lovely home.

  • 4 of 5

The property is located about 20-35 min drive to Disney attractions the gap in time is due to the daily traffic on I4. The home is located in Haine City and very close to restaurants and shops. Which was very convenient. The home itself, quite lovely and spacious for our group of eight. Yvette was very responsive to all questions and provided a detailed binder of the house rules. The pool was very nice and the kitchen was well stocked. If I have one or two critiques they would be the mattresses need to be looked. As unanimously the main gripes were about the mattresses. The second would be the thermostat set at 78 and allowed to only lower to 74. After a long day in 95+ degrees you want to sleep in a cool house. Yvette however explained why and that there were small fans in the rooms to supplement room cooling and that worked out. Lastly, the check-out time on our reservation said 11:00am yet we were instructed quite matter of factly that it was 10:00am sharp! I understand from Yvette that unfortunately there were some previous renters who were not quite as respectful and courteous of her property as my group was, but I would say that sharp, pointed messages should be reserved for those who committed the offenses not every renter is the same. With that being said I thank Yvette and would definitely rent again, you have a lovely home and I hope my group left it exactly as we found it!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review, it was a pleasure to have you stay. I'm sorry that the mattresses were not to your liking but we've discovered it's difficult to cater for everyone's preferences. Also I'm glad that the fans solved the temperature issue. With regard to the check out time it has always been 10am, however I will contact you directly to see where the misunderstandings arose and who spoke to you regarding this. Many thanks again for staying with us!
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4

Gorgeous villa.

  • 4 of 5

Great location. Really enjoyed our stay. Not overlooked. Pool sparkling. Enjoyed peace and quiet. Very well kitted out. Clean. Ant free. Great TV system.

Lovely estate. Games room great and well equipped. Kitchen excellently equipped with everything you could possibly need. In fact the villa has the best facilities available from the many villas that we have visited. Lovely sunsets. Very handy for shops.

The slight niggles would be air con inconsistent in one upstairs bedroom, so uncomfortably hot. The pool alarm, although essential for young children, was annoying for our needs.

As experienced, responsible and respectful renters, found 'the rules' repressive, however we accept that disrespect and inconsideration can be displayed by some! We would love to stay again, which is a first time comment for us!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And we would love to have you stay with us again! Many thanks for the review
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4

Great house. Large and spacious with everything we needed.

  • 4 of 5

This house was just what we were expecting. It would have gotten 5 stars if it weren't for the lack of wash clothes (we could only find one per bathroom) and shower curtains in both the upstairs bathrooms. Both are in desperate need of replacement. I am sure this is not something the owner's are aware of but it seems like the cleaning crew would have noticed the mildew build up on the bottom of both curtains.

Overall, we really enjoyed the house and the owner was very quick to respond to a question that I had on the first day. We were also given a nice little gift upon arrival which was a great touch! We would definitely stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review and you are right, I most certainly am not aware of a mildew build up. I will have those shower curtains replaced immediately. Thanks for making me aware.
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5

Beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

This will probably be our last big family holiday as our children are grown up now. So we wanted something extra special, and we was not let down this villa is not only in a Beautiful location but it has all the comforts of your own home. Beds super comfortable. The added bonus of the games room which we had a lot of fun in. I would highly recommend this villa if you want a luxury stay.

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We were delighted to accommodate you!
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Location

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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Southern Dunes, Disney / Orlando

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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High
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
£484
for 4 nights
From
£121
£850
 
 
Mid
1 Sep 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£432
for 4 nights
From
£108
£760
 
 
Peak
15 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£600
for 4 nights
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£150
£970
 
 
Low
5 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£400
for 4 nights
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£100
£670
 
 
Mid
1 Feb 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
£452
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£113
£760
 
 
High
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
£504
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£126
£850
 
 
Mid
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£452
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£113
£760
 
 
Peak
15 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£600
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£970
 
 
Low
5 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£400
for 4 nights
£700
 
 
Mid
1 Feb 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
4 night minimum stay
£457
for 4 nights
£800
 
 
High
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
4 night minimum stay
£514
for 4 nights
£900
 
 
Mid
1 Sep 2019 - 14 Dec 2019
4 night minimum stay
£457
for 4 nights
£800
 
 
Peak
15 Dec 2019 - 4 Jan 2020
4 night minimum stay
£571
for 4 nights
£1,000
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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