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Outstanding spacious 3 Bedroom Golf and Disney Villa

Private pool with WONDERFUL views of lake & golf

Located on the prestigious gated Southern Dunes Golf and Country Club with its championship golf course

Not Overlooked By Other Villas From Behind

High Speed Wireless Internet

Cable package showing selected English Premiership (and some European) football matches during the season

Smart TV in every bedroom

Mickey themed twin bedroom

Mountain Bikes

Table Tennis Table

Air Hockey Table

Tennis Racquets

FREE Use of Baby Equipment (Ref: 1704)

Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club - 3 Bed/ 2.5 Bath (Sleeps 8)
(Owned by: Gary and Kathy Whitfield)

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Villa Overview

General details 
Owner's nameGary and Kathy Whitfield
CommunitySouthern Dunes Golf & Country Club
Number of bedrooms3
Number of bathrooms2.5
Maximum number of guests8
Breakdown of beds in the villa 
Queen size beds2
Twin / single beds2
Sofa beds1
Bedroom 1Queen size bed
Bedroom 2Queen size bed
Bedroom 32 single beds
Sofa beds1 sofa bed
Wi-fi / Internet available
Private pool
Pool is south facing
Games room
Stroller / pram
High chair
Lake view
Golf course view
Games console
Club house
Communal pool
Washer / dryer
Linens included
Gated community
Use of a safe
Lanai / covered area
Beach towels
It is your responsibility to check with the private owner as to the nature and availability of these amenities.


For privacy reasons, the marker on the map shows the Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club community location and not actual villa location.


Our beautiful 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom Lakeside villa is situated on the prestigious, gated Southern Dunes Golf and Country Club with its well-renowned championship golf course rated 4.5 stars by Golf Digest and 6th best in Florida.

If you are looking for that special home with a fantastic view, then look no further! It is perfect for relaxing on those days away from the theme parks and shopping, and ideal for golfers wanting to play one of the top championship courses in Florida.

Our pool has lovely views over the 5th green and the lake beside it.

There are no villas behind to overlook the pool while you are enjoying the wonderful Florida sunshine!

Inside.......The master bedroom has a queen size bed, ensuite shower room and a dressing room; the second bedroom has a queen size bed and there is also a beautiful Mickey themed twin bedroom for our younger guests or those young at heart!

Guests have complimentary use of all Southern Dunes leisure facilities including communal pools, children's play area, tennis courts, fitness centre and clubhouse with restaurant and bar. (A green fee is payable for golf)

If you are searching for the perfect holiday in Central Florida our exceptional villa offers it all!


Our fully air conditioned, spacious Lakeside villa sleeps up to 8. It is tastefully decorated and we have furnished it to a high standard.

We have installed a High Speed Wireless Internet Connection for guests to keep in touch with work, friends and family back home. Just bring your own device and use it inside our villa or while you are relaxing by the pool.

We have an upgraded cable TV package showing selected English Premiership football matches (and some European matches) during the football season.

The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, cooker, coffee maker, toaster, kettle, blender, microwave, large fridge/freezer with ice maker and all the crockery and cooking utensils you will need.

The family room has a sofa, a double sofa bed, coffee table, cable TV, DVD player, Video, CD, Radio/Cassette and books.

The dining area has a beautiful dining table and 6 chairs.

There is a downstairs toilet and washbasin.

Our beautiful private south facing swimming pool (with optional heating) looks out over the fifth green and the lake beside it, so it is private from behind. It is screened to keep the insects out but allows the sun in. There are sun loungers for relaxing (with padded cushions), and a table and chairs for eating outside. There is an area under cover if you prefer the shade. The pool is illuminated and there are patio lights for relaxing outside in the evening.

Upstairs, the master bedroom has a queen-sized bed (5 feet wide), bedside cupboards, dressing table and Smart TV. It has an ensuite shower room with shower, WC and vanity unit leading to a dressing room/wardrobe.

Bedroom 2 has a queen-sized bed, Smart TV, bedside table, dresser and large built in wardrobe.

Bedroom 3 is themed as a Mickey bedroom. It has two twin beds, Smart TV, a Mickey TV for using the Playstation 2 and selection of games, childrens board games and large built in wardrobe.

The bathroom has a bath with shower, toilet and vanity unit.

Hairdryers, Stair Gates, Pack'n'Play Travel Cot, Highchair, Towels, Pool Towels and Bed Linen are provided free of charge.

A small Safe is provided for your peace of mind.

A washer, dryer, iron and ironing board are located in the integrated garage.

There is also a Table Football Game, Air Hockey Table and Table Tennis Table.

Mountain Bikes and 4 Tennis Racquets are available for your use free of charge.

No Smoking and No Pets

Our management company is available 24 hours a day for emergencies.

It is a wonderful location for the perfect holiday.

Located on the fantastic Southern Dunes Championship Golf Course, with complimentary use of their leisure facilities including Tennis Courts, Childrens Play Area, Communal Pool and Clubhouse with Restaurant and Bar. Within 2 minutes there is a 24 hour Wal-Mart supermarket, shops, restaurants, fast food outlets, fuel, pharmacy and banks. The gate to the community is manned 24 hours a day.

Golf Information- Southern Dunes Golf and Country Club is an ideal location for golfing holidays or for non-golfers to visit Disney and the other major attractions of Florida. Disney World is just 20 minutes away by car. The Gulf coast beaches are within easy reach. Situated just off Highway 27, Southern Dunes golf course was opened in 1993 and is rated 4.5 stars by Golf Digest. The course offers players of all abilities the chance to play one of the most challenging and beautiful courses in Central Florida. It is over 7200 yards long and has become a favourite with both local and visiting golfers. There are five sets of tees to accommodate golfers of varying abilities. It features an elevation change of 100 feet, which is unusual for a Florida golf course, and it is beautifully maintained. There is a pro golf shop and impressive clubhouse and bar. On-course beverages and snacks are available throughout the day from the travelling beverage cart. There are also a great many other top golf courses within a 20 minute drive of Southern Dunes.


November 2019 : We had a wonderful time in your villa. Ticked all the boxes for us.

September 2019 : We had a lovely time, thank you - the villa was perfect. Once again, thank you so much for letting us stay in your fantastic home.

August 2019 : Just a quick line to say all is great here, your villa is very clean !, Of all the villas we have stayed in over the years, this is the cleanest! .

August 2019 : Just wanted to send a quick note to let you know the villa is wonderful! It is a beautiful home and everything is great. We are very happy with the villa. Thank your again for sharing your home with us.

July 2019 : Thank you both!! What a place you have here.

June 2019 : Thank you so much. The house was great and was the cleanest place we have ever stayed at! My kids had a blast in the pool.

June 2019 : We had a great time and would recommend your villa to anyone.

February 2019 : We had a marvellous time and will definitely return!

October 2018 : We had the most amazing time, your Villa was fabulous a real home away from home. We loved every minute of it and most certainly hope to be able to return in the future.

August 2018 : Really enjoyed the villa and it’s location. Wish we were still there!

July 2018 : We had a brilliant time. What a great location the villa is in and had everything we needed.

February 2018 : the house was nice ..everything worked ..the pool area was great and the view of the 5th green and pond was perfect...really going to miss it ...

August 2017 : We had an amazing trip and were so pleased to return to your beautiful villa at the end of every long day. We were thoroughly impressed with everything provided at the villa and by Southern Dunes itself.

May 2017 : Got to envy you having such a lovely, well equipped and Ideally situated home.
The kids just loved having the swimming pool, even on the rainy days towards the end of the holiday.
Many thanks for letting us have use of your home. Next time I want to have a round of golf on the course and not just watch the endless number of balls going into your nearby pond.

December 2016 : We had a great time. Your house was everything we hoped for. The kids told me it was their best Christmas ever.

December 2016 : Arrived home safely after a most enjoyable stay at your lovely house, we felt thoroughly at home. Everybody was so welcoming (particularly the golf Club). Thank you for letting us have the use of your lovely home

October 2016 : Thank you so much for letting us rent out your beautiful villa we had an amazing holiday and wish we were still there, we had lovely weather and now feeling the cold back home. Hopefully we can return one day :) The location was also fantastic, loved the closeness of all the shops and restaurants and how easy it was to get into Orlando.

July 2016 : Awesome
Everything was exactly as discussed with the owner, all codes worked, everything in the house was clean and tidy, and absolute treat to stay there.

September 2015 : Just to let you know that we arrived safely and all is well at the villa :o)
It's a fantastic location and I've seen lots of different wildlife already so I am absolutely loving it. You can't beat sitting by the pool and getting a close up visit from 3 nosy Sandhill Cranes!

August 2015 : Hello from the villa! We are having a great time and the villa is superb thank you again
Everything is perfect :)

May 2015 : We have been having a wonderful time in Florida and the villa is amazing. It not only met expectations but exceeded them. I would have no reservations in wholeheartedly recommending your villa to anyone coming to Florida for a holiday as it provides an idyllic haven from the madness of the parks.

April 2015 : We had a wonderful holiday and your villa is excellent. We would be very happy to recommend it to others and would be happy to stay there again in the future.

December 2014 : Just to let you know that we had a fantastic holiday in your villa again. The boys loved the bikes and as they all play table tennis in school they had great fun using your table.
Everything was perfect.

November 2014 : We are off back home this morning and would just like to thank you and your local management company for looking after us so well during our stay. It has been a great holiday.

October 2014 : This is just a quick e-mail to say thank you for the use of your villa - we had a lovely (although tiring!) time.
We most certainly will consider your villa again and I have already recommended it to some friends.

October 2014 : Just a quick note to let you know we had a fantastic time in Florida.
Thank you for renting your Villa to us, it proved to be a great base for our daily excursions.

July 2014 : A fantastic holiday and was wonderful to stay in a calm, quiet, beautiful location in and around your villa - thank you! An added bonus with the community pool outside:)

June 2014 : We had a great Holiday mainly due to your great Villa.

May 2014 : Got back from Orlando this morning, but not really wanting to come back. We had such a fantastic time and your villa is so lovely and the estate is so peaceful. Great for unwinding after such hectic days. Just a note to thank you for letting us stay there and experience the wonder of it all.
We hope to go back sometime in the near future because we loved it so much.

February 2014 : Just arrived to the villa. Everything is perfect – as usual.

September 2013 : Hi guys, got back yesterday after a fantastic holiday. Villa was really great so thank you very much!

August 2013 : Just thought I would let you know we are having a great time at your villa, everything is fine. Like the cool lamps in the Mickey room!

August 2013 : We had a fabulous holiday. We all loved the pool and the table tennis. The outdoor pool being so close was also a bonus which we had not anticipated. Thank you so much for a wonderful time.

April 2013 : We have arrived yesterday evening and will certainly enjoy our stay. You really have a nice villa! My daughter is already fond of the Mickey Mouse lamps in her room...:-)

March 2013 : Hello from sunnyish Florida, Having a great time in your lovely villa! You really have thought of everything.

Rental rates (per week - for the home - NOT per person)

2020 DatesUS Dollars ($)UK Pounds (£)
01 Sep 2020 - 16 Dec 2020$770£495
17 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021$975£625

2021 DatesUS Dollars ($)UK Pounds (£)
17 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021$975£625
06 Jan 2021 - 26 Mar 2021$780£500
27 Mar 2021 - 19 Apr 2021$975£625
20 Apr 2021 - 17 Jun 2021$815£525
18 Jun 2021 - 31 Aug 2021$875£560
01 Sep 2021 - 16 Dec 2021$780£500
17 Dec 2021 - 07 Jan 2022$975£625

2022 DatesUS Dollars ($)UK Pounds (£)
17 Dec 2021 - 07 Jan 2022$975£625

Rental rates notes

All prices are for the whole villa, not per person, and include:
High Speed Wireless Internet Access.............................FREE OF CHARGE(bring your own laptop)
Travel cot / Playpen.......................................................FREE OF CHARGE
Stair Gates.....................................................................FREE OF CHARGE
Highchair.......................................................................FREE OF CHARGE
Small Safe.....................................................................FREE OF CHARGE

All our rates include 12% tax and are subject to change until a booking is confirmed.
Rates include all taxes, utilities, towels, pool towels, bed linen and the final cleaning fee.
Changeover day is flexible.
At Easter / Christmas / New Year there is a minimum stay of 7 nights.
Please add a cleaning fee of £55 / $85 for stays of less than 7 nights.
Pool heating is available by pre-booking at a cost of £100 / $170 per week (minimum charge £60 / $100).
A deposit of £100 / $170 per week is required on booking with the balance due 8 weeks before the arrival day. We will hold dates for 3 days pending confirmation of travel arrangements and the deposit payment.
We accept cheques or bank transfers.
A security deposit of £200 / $300 is required with the balance payment. This is fully refundable assuming that there is no damage to our villa or its contents on departure.

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Guest reviews of this villa

Average rating: 5.0 / 5 from 13 reviews.

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Great Villa

5.0 / 5

Stayed at Gary and Kathy's villa in November. The villa was immaculate and could not fault it. It overlooked the golf course which we played and what a great course it is. We will definitely be booking this villa again. Gary and Kathy are so helpful and quick to respond to any emails would highly recommend this villa

Guest name: Bob Reynolds
Date of visit: 14th November 2019

Comfortable. Clean and Safe Villa

5.0 / 5

We had a great time out in Gary and Kathy's Villa. Everything is catered for here, I have to say with the laminate flooring throughout the Villa was exceptionally clean, no dodgy stains on carpets here, the place was spotless upon arrival. The cleanest Villa we have stayed in which is our number one priority.
The gated community is in an exceptional location, Wal-Mart and Dollar Tree are at the entrance gates, Mcds and Burger King are over the road. The community felt very safe and the locals were very friendly.
TV,s in all the bedrooms and Premership football on the big TV added to the comfort factor.
If you are looking tor a clean 3 bed Villa, with no overlooking neighbours in a secure neighbourhood with close by facilities, then I would suggest this Villa would be a great choice.
One last thing, the owners and the management company are very attentive to your needs, emails pre and post booking are excellent, book now , you won't be dissapointed.

Guest name: Chris Ikin
Date of visit: August 2019

Home from home

5.0 / 5

This villa is clean and has all the amenities that we needed- and more.
The games room was great for the times when the weather was inclement and when there was the need to slow down- table tennis, table football, air hockey, board games galore!
The bicycles enabled us to check out the locality and we were struck by how people waved to us as we toured the other villas in the community.
The location is far enough away to get peace after the parks and close enough to pop up to them for half a day.
We made use of the Walmart which was a 2 min drive away and the Publix which was on the parks-route.
We had excellent info from the owners before, during and after the stay.
The price is cheaper than others of a similar spec’.
There are locals who live in this gated community and they were friendly- even put our bins out on collection day. The view of the golf course entertained us, in terms of the wildlife and the golfers searching for their balls in the lake.

Guest name: Famille Nicholls
Date of visit: 23.7 - 6.7

2019 Disney Vacation

5.0 / 5

Great place to stay! The house had everything we needed and was PERFECTLY clean! Owners were great to deal with and very helpful. Security guards were very nice at the gate. Our kids also had a great time in the pool and with the games. The place is situated in an awesome place away from the hustle and bustle of the Disney traffic and crowds. Neighborhood was very quiet and we enjoyed that part also. Thank you!!

Guest name: Teresa
Date of visit: June 2019

Perfect villa

5.0 / 5

Everything from start to finish was perfect, Gary and Kathy are extremely helpful, meaning the booking process was effortless.
The villa is beautiful, it’s spacious, comfortable and very clean, the view over the golf course is fab.
The community is very secure and a very friendly environment.
The location is very close to the supermarkets and food choices.
I would definitely recommend and we will definitely book in the future.
Thank you Gary and Kathy for everything.

Guest name: Lara Clarke
Date of visit: End of April 2019

Perfect villa and location

5.0 / 5

Villa was very well located for our needs whilst visiting Orlando's attractions. The villa was very comfortable, clean and met all our requirements as a family of 4. The pool, decking area and games room was an added bonus and the use of the private pool at the end of a hot day was very welcome. Closeness of 24hr Walmart was much appreciated when coming home from theme parks. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend the villa as a holiday let to anyone visiting the area.

Guest name: Guest requested not to display their name.
Date of visit: 6 April - 19th April 2019


5.0 / 5

Lovely villa in a beautiful and very safe location. Very clean and tidy, with everything you need for a wonderful holiday.

Owners Gary & Kathy were very, very helpful and genuinely nice people who clearly wanted to make sure we had a perfect holiday!

We have already recommended them and the villa to our friend!

Guest name: Simon James-Hiscock
Date of visit: 14/10/18 - 27/10/18


5.0 / 5

Fabulous Villa overlooking the Golf Course, Walmart is just a 10 minute walk with lots of other facilities nearby. My family and I stayed for two weeks and it had all amenities you require. It was a real home away from home and I couldn't recommend it highly enough.

Guest name: Deirdre Murphy
Date of visit: 27th September 2018 to 11th October 2018

Southern Dunes/Haines City, Florida

5.0 / 5

After ´bout 10 years not have been to Florida, now was the time to revisit it. And we were very glad we could stay in this beautiful villa. Spacy, clean, peaceful surroundings at the golf courses of Southern Dunes and, quite important to us, for a very reasonable price rentable.
We had great communication with the owners, before we went to Florida we received a lot of useful information and to our questions they answered asap.
Very reasonable people, and very understanding. They also transferred the deposit into a few days after we left the villa.
So, don´t hesitate, people: book this villa. You won't regret it !!!

Guest name: Robert
Date of visit: 5 sept till 14 september 2018

Superb villa in beautiful location

5.0 / 5

We would highly recommend this villa. It is very well equipped - our teenage children loved playing pool, table tennis and air hockey and the swimming in the outdoor pool. The view from the pool across the golf course is beautiful and there is ample comfortable pool furniture for everyone to sit and relax. The villa is very spacious and clean throughout.
We didnt find time to cycle or to play tennis but would do so on another visit.
The location of the villa is perfect with exceptional golf facilities surrounding and a well cared for community. Restaurants and a Walmart are just two minutes drive or a ten minute walk away which is so handy after a long day at the theme parks. We found the drive to the parks very straight forward too.
Booking the villa was straightforward and communication and information from the owners, Gary and Kathy, was excellent at all times. We hope to return another year.

Guest name: Cassell family
Date of visit: August 2017

Southern Dunes holiday

5.0 / 5

We were more than delighted to stay at this very large family home and would not hesitate to book it again should we return to the area. There were 7 of us staying and never once felt on top of each other. It was so well equipped with everything you could think possible and the games room in the garage and swimming pool a haven for the three children. The cleanliness was impressive and the management company most obliging. The theme parks in Orlando are a 20 drive away which wasn't a problem and so many golf courses very close by in addition to Southern Dunes. A wallmart is at the entrance of the estate as are many restaurants and drive throughs. Many thanks to Gary and Kathy who were very helpful with the booking.

Guest name: Andy and Cherrill Knott
Date of visit: 25 May until 8 June 2017

Excellent Holiday Villa

5.0 / 5

From the outset Kathy and Gary were helpful and obliging ensuring the booking all went smoothly.

The villa is perfect for your stay in a quiet and relaxed development. The south facing pool has excellent views of the golf course. The course is popular however far enough away for privacy when outdoors.

All the facilities in the villa are fine and helped to make the stay comfortable. The bikes are a nice touch and plenty of games available in the garage in case of showers.

Local shops perfect for food and drink. Manneys Steakhouse is 5 minutes away and highly recommended for quality and value.

The main theme parks are about a 30 minute easy drive away from the villa. It is reassuring having a gated and secure development.

This villa is highly recommended for a family holiday to lovely Florida

Guest name: Peter & Michaela
Date of visit: 10th - 24th May 2017

Orlando holiday May 2016 - Southern Dunes

5.0 / 5

Note: This review is late as I forgot to post it upon my return. This is the 2nd time we have stayed at the villa, first time was Sept 2015. Yes, so good we came back and if circumstances allow will be back for a third stay. Both visits were for 2 weeks. Firstly, the villa is superb! Plenty of space, good kitchen, super cool a/c, pool area is excellent - the view to the lake (water hazard on the 5th green) is very interesting. Lots of wildlife to watch and the golfers as well. Neither are intrusive. Just outside the main entrance is a massive Walmart - where you can buy virtually anything imaginable. Except spirits - which you can buy from a great liquor store across the road - next to McDonald's and a Chinese restaurant. Tip: upon arrival dump your suitcases at the villa and go straight to Walmart - load up with essentials to get you through the night and then jump in the pool! The drive to Disney and Universal takes between 30 and 45 minutes, depending on which you are visiting that day. Busch is about 1 hour 15.
We drove to all the major parks during both visits and had no issues with the journeys. The golf course looks great. We have not played, just cycled around it a few times - bicycles are in the garage. Not much more to say really, except thank you to the owners for renting out such a great property.

Guest name: Shawn Jones
Date of visit: May 2016


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