4 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms, sleeps 8

Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club (community info)

Owned by: Martin and Susan Hockey

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Villa ref: 1834

*South facing pool - not overlooked*

*FREE long distance and international telephone calls*

*FREE internet access*

*Lots of space for 2 families*

*Good 24 hour shopping within walking distance*

*A genuine gated community with 24 hour security*

*An easy drive from all the attractions*

*A peaceful oasis for those days off*

Villa Overview

General details
Owner's nameMartin and Susan Hockey
CommunitySouthern Dunes Golf & Country Club
Number of bedrooms4
Number of bathrooms3
Maximum number of guests8
Breakdown of beds
King size beds1
Queen size beds1
Twin / single beds4
Bedroom 1King size bed
Bedroom 2Queen size bed
Bedroom 32 single beds
Bedroom 42 single beds
Wi-fi / Internet availablecheck_circle_outline
Private poolcheck_circle_outline
Pool is south facingcheck_circle_outline
Stroller / pramcheck_circle_outline
Crib / cotcheck_circle_outline
High chaircheck_circle_outline
Golf course viewcheck_circle_outline
Club housecheck_circle_outline
Communal poolcheck_circle_outline
Washer / dryercheck_circle_outline
Linens includedcheck_circle_outline
Free international callscheck_circle_outline
Gated communitycheck_circle_outline
Use of a safecheck_circle_outline
Lanai / covered areacheck_circle_outline
Single storey homecheck_circle_outline
Beach cool boxescheck_circle_outline
It is your responsibility to check with the private owner as to the nature and availability of these amenities.

Meet the owner

Martin and Susan Hockey
We are Martin and Susan Hockey. We have owned Florida Breeze Villa since it was built in late 2001.

We are British, but we have lived in the US (New Jersey) and Canada (Alberta). We now live in a 200 year old cottage in Nidderdale in the Yorkshire Dales in the north of England.

Susan was born and brought up in Halifax in Yorkshire. She spent her career in universities, and held posts at Oxford University, Rutgers University, the University of Alberta and University College London. Her subject area was computing for the arts and humanities.

Martin was born and brought up in Bristol. After university (where he met Susan) he became an accountant. He worked in Oxford, New York, High Wycombe, Slough and London. He specialized in tax, and spent the later part of his career helping Americans do business in the UK and helping Brits deal with American bureaucracy.

We are now both retired – cant think how we ever had time to go to work. In his spare time, Martin goes long distance walking. In our retirement, we travel to places we never had time to go to when we worked.



Enjoy peace and quiet, just 20 minutes from Disney. An immaculately kept 4 bedroom villa with everything you need for that perfect Florida holiday.

Look out over the golfcourse fairways. No overlooking neighbours at the back.

Two large master bedrooms, each with its own ensuite bathroom, one with a king bed and one with a queen bed, plus two twin bedded rooms and a third full bathroom. Each bedroom has a TV.

Step straight from the master bedroom to the patio for that early morning swim!

Have the best of all worlds:

- an easy drive from all the attractions (20 minutes to Disney)
- a peaceful oasis for those days off
- day trips to the beaches and to see the amazing Florida wildlife
- good shopping in walking distance


Our villa has everything you need for that perfect Florida holiday:

- 4 double bedrooms (1 king bed, 1 queen bed and 2 twins), all with ample built-in closet space
- 3 bathrooms
- hairdryers in all bathrooms
- all linens and towels are provided
- fully equipped luxury kitchen with new appliances in 2016: dishwasher, large stove, microwave, large fridge/freezer with ice-maker, garbage disposal unit, kettle, toaster, electric can-opener - everything you need
- washer, dryer, iron and ironing board
- dining table seats 6, plus a dining nook with table and 4 chairs. Or you can eat al fresco on the patio.
- multi-channel TV (over 200 channels!)
- TVs in all bedrooms
- DVD/Bluray player, Wifi enabled
- DVD players in two bedrooms
- stereo music system
- free use of CD library
- free use of guidebooks and maps
- free use of board games
- free WIFI fast internet access
- cordless telephone answering machine
- free local telephone calls
- free long-distance calls
- free international calls (up to 5 hours per week; landlines and geographic numbers)
- heated pool (heating optional), lit at night
- child alarms for the pool area
- cot, high chair and pushchair provided
- patio with sunloungers overlooking golf course
- patio table and chairs with parasol
- crib, high chair and stroller
- all on one floor
- air-conditioned throughout
- garage with washer, dryer, iron and ironing board
- local management company with 24-hour emergency number.

Make your own lemonade with lemons from our lemon tree (for most of the year)!

Best of all is our villa's position. Our pool faces south, overlooking the 17th hole of the prestigious Southern Dunes golf course, and a small wooded area. You will not be overlooked by your neighbours. There is a hedge between you and each neighbouring house.

If one or more of the party is a golfer, this is a great location. But there is no need to play golf to enjoy our villa to the full. Many of our guests just enjoy the greenery and the open views.

Southern Dunes is a genuine gated community. There is a 24-hour security guard at the gate, so that you can feel completely secure as you relax and enjoy the scene.

Disney is just 20 minutes drive away - and it's an easy drive, dual carriageway all the way from the Southern Dunes entrance.

Check the guest reviews below to see what our recent guests had to say.

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

US Dollar ($) rates include all taxes. UK Pounds (£) rates include all taxes.

2024 DatesUS Dollars ($)UK Pounds (£)
07 Apr 2024 - 30 Jun 2024$1092£860
01 Jul 2024 - 31 Aug 2024$1204£950
01 Sep 2024 - 30 Sep 2024$1092£860
01 Oct 2024 - 21 Dec 2024$1036£820
22 Dec 2024 - 02 Jan 2025$1344£1050

2025 DatesUS Dollars ($)UK Pounds (£)
22 Dec 2024 - 02 Jan 2025$1344£1050
03 Jan 2025 - 31 Mar 2025$1036£820
01 Apr 2025 - 11 Apr 2025$1092£860
12 Apr 2025 - 26 Apr 2025$1344£1050
27 Apr 2025 - 30 Jun 2025$1092£860
01 Jul 2025 - 31 Aug 2025$1204£950
01 Sep 2025 - 30 Sep 2025$1092£860
01 Oct 2025 - 21 Dec 2025$1036£820
22 Dec 2025 - 02 Jan 2026$1344£1050

2026 DatesUS Dollars ($)UK Pounds (£)
22 Dec 2025 - 02 Jan 2026$1344£1050

Rental rates notes

UK pound rates include local taxes. US dollar rates do NOT include 12% local taxes.

We also accept payment in Canadian dollars and euros. Please enquire for Canadian $ and euro rates.

Part weeks pro-rata. No cleaning charge except for stays of less than 4 nights.

Optional pool heating is £15 or $20 a day.

Late availability

This villa currently has no late availability.

Guest reviews of this villa

Average rating:
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from 25 reviews.

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Wonderful Villa

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Beautiful villa real home from home. Very spacious and comfortable . Everything we could possibly need. Pool lovely Excellent location

Guest name: Barbara Slack
Date of visit: 8-22 September 2023

Fantastic villa

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Second stay in this fantastic villa will always stay here if the villa is available.
Has everything you need for your stay in Florida .
Hope to be back next year
Barry and Suzanne vaughan

Guest name: Barry Vaughan
Date of visit: 5th to 19th June 2023

Lovely villa in a great setting

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We had been to Southern Dunes many times and once again had a lovely three weeks at the villa.

The villa is set on a lovely spot overlooking the 17th fairway where you can have hours of fun watching the golfers (ranging from very good to not quite so good) as they play the hole.
Southern Dunes is a very peaceful, well located, gated community with a clubhouse open to all that serves good value food and drink.

The villa is well equipped and contains everything you need for your stay. The pool area is large and also well equipped.

Martin and Susan were very easy to communicate with and also very helpful.

We are sure you would have a lovely time if you decided to book the villa.

Bob and Suzanne

Guest name: Bob and Suzanne
Date of visit: May 2023

Great villa

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We had a wonderful stay at the villa. Perfect in every aspect. The villa is on a secure, gated estate around a lovely golf course, ideally located for the Disney and Universal parks and for exploring Florida. The villa was wonderful, a south facing pool bordering the golf course, private and not overlooked. The villa was clean and very comfortable and as noted by others, very well equipped, nothing else you need. Martin and Susan were very helpful and always communicated promptly. A very convenient large Wallmart supermarket is next door to the estate entrance together with shops and petrol station etc. The information and tips and villa folder was 1st class. Very much appreciated. Would fully recommend the villa, you won't be disappointed. Thanks so much Martin and Susan for making our holiday just fabulous.

Guest name: Simon and Karen Long
Date of visit: Mid/late August 2022

Fantastic villa overlooking the golf course

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A very well equipped villa that accommodated the 6 adults who stayed very well. It was a peaceful location and felt very private around the pool when sunbathing, with sun on the patio all day. The table and chairs provided the much needed shade under the lanai when eating.
I was very impressed with the quick responses to any of my questions at the time of booking and all the details regarding our stay were sent through in plenty of time, as well as the quick return of my deposit monies.
Will definitely look to rebook! Thanks for a great stay.

Guest name: Jane Mills
Date of visit: 27th July 2022 - 17th August 2022

Great stay in orlando

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Very well equipped villa and a extremely well looked after villa ,new roof being fitted the day we left .
Every room is comfortable and well decorated you feel as it is a home from home will be staying again soon

Guest name: Barry & suzanne Vaughan
Date of visit: 23/5/2022~6/6/2022

Put this villa on your shortlist

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This is an excellent choice for your base in Florida. Southern Dunes is about 35 -45 minutes away from the main theme parks and shopping attractions around the central Orlando area. Southern Dunes has an exclusive feel, in a gated community that is a peaceful retreat after the hustle and bustle of the main attractions. Built around an award winning golf course, this location has a lot to offer, with local shops and restaurants and bars within walking distance if you want to leave the car on the drive. The villa is owned by Martin and Susan, who made our booking process easy and hassle free. The villa itself has everything you need for a great vacation, with great living accommodation throughout the villa and the pool area. It should be noted the villa is south/west facing and gets the sun all day long in the pool area, which has a delightful and peaceful view over the golf course. The villa has everything you need, it is spotlessly clean, and we couldn't fault either the villa or Martin and Susan.

Guest name: Mark Tomlinson
Date of visit: February 2020

Lovely villa

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We have now stayed in this lovely villa 3 times and always feel at home as soon as we walk into the door. The villa is comfortable and in a great location on a lovely golf course. The golf club has a nice restaurant that do a reasonably priced lunch. Close to Walmart which is really handy. Dealing with the owners is easy. We will definitely be returning.

Guest name: Deborah Gibson
Date of visit: 27 Sept - 5 Oct 2019

Family Holiday

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We went on a family holiday of 8 to Orlando and found Southern Dunes an ideal place for safety especially as we had young children with us with plenty shops, restaurants and facilities in the area. The owners of the property Martin and Susan gave us great valuable information on everything we needed including car hire, places to eat,to shop etc.
Beautiful Villa in a lovely quiet area of The Dunes, great swimming pool, plenty of everything we needed for a great holiday.
Tip: As Interstate 4 is a very busy Motorway allow an extra 30 minutes if going to Disney or Universal Studios. We would highly recommend this Villa and would certainly rent again on future visits.

Guest name: Patrick & Philomena Doyle
Date of visit: 1st August 2019

Villa Superb

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Great villa, the location was excellent being next to the golf course, easy access to all the Orlando attraction, all the facilities you would require, the pool was spotless and we spent many a happy hour therein, will go again

Guest name: Guest requested not to display their name.
Date of visit: Mid August 2019

Wonderful home

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Hi Martin & Susan

I just want to say your home was perfect for our vacation! Everything was wonderful. Perfect location, nice community, lots of things to do close by! I'm looking forward to staying again.
Thanks again

Guest name: Rick Hill Canada
Date of visit: April 2019

Best rental in Southern Dunes

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Very peaceful relaxing holiday in an excellently furnished villa situated in an idyllic location within easy reach of all the theme parks. If we return to Florida this villa will be our first choice.

Guest name: Tracy and Adrian Beale
Date of visit: 20/07/2018 for 3 weeks

Lovely villa!

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Communication excellent & everything went well.Villa had everything you need & equipment was to a high standard.We had a great time & would certainly go back to area & this villa too.

Guest name: Lyndsey & Graham
Date of visit: 3rd July 2018-18th July 2018

Comfortable Villa

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We were very impressed with this south facing villa looking out over the golf course. It has everything you would expect of a Florida villa including the essential WiFi and even free telephone calls. All this within a gated community - first class.

Guest name: John Benn
Date of visit: 12 May to 20 May 2018

great week of golf

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That was a great stay in a nice villa on a very nice course. Everybody in my group where very please with my choice of villa and enjoy the tranquility around. The house is big and very useful , even for a group of guys like mine ( we where 8 ). It's close to supermarket , restaurant and not far from other golf course. I will be back there if I book another golf trip in Orlando.
Thank you Susan and Martin for letting us use your nice villa at a reasonable price.

Luc and friends

Guest name: Luc Leveillee and friends
Date of visit: we were there from the March 24 until March 31

Southern Dunes amazing as always

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I have now stayed in three villas in Southern Dunes. I stay here every time I visit Florida now, and will continue to do so as the location is perfect.
It is just far enough to be perfectly peaceful, away from the busy tourist life that follows the theme parks etc. But it is also within a nice easy 25 minute drive of all the parks and shopping areas. I love southern dunes.
The community is so beautifully kept, and has such a nice calm, peaceful, holiday atmosphere to it.

I have to say of the three villas I have stayed in, this one is definitely my favourite. The open kitchen, living area is perfect for groups to hang out in, cook and eat together. We spent a good few lunchtimes and some evenings all in the same room, having a nice relaxing time on the days we were not out and about.
The pool area is everything you need, we heated the pool during our stay which was a good decision so not too much of a shock when diving in out of the florida heat.

I can't speak highly enough of our recent stay. All six of us loved it. None of us wanted to leave.

Driving into Southern Dunes is such a great feeling, you get a little wave off of the security guard as you enter, and then you're driving through calm, quiet, attractive roads. Views of the golf course. It's perfect.

I will most definitely be getting in contact with Martin and Susan when I plan to return to Florida. I want to stay here again, no doubt.
The owners were very helpful as our trip was quite complicated with timings etc. We were offered solutions which helped us out majorly, and were very greatful for the owners catering to us in the way they did.
It's a lovely home, the owners are easy and pleasant to deal with. And I'll definitely be in contact again

Thank you for a lovely stay


Guest name: Alex
Date of visit: 14th - 28th October 2017

Wonderful villa- highly recommend

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We have recently returned from a marvellous vacation in this lovely villa in Southern Dunes. We had previously been to Sourhern Dunes, so chose the area again because we enjoy accommodation slightly away from the parks (approx 25minutes drive). The gated community is peaceful, well managed & safe. For our family we love having the balance between the action packed theme parks & the quiet villa area.
The villa itself is well kept, having 4 spacious bedrooms, three bathrooms, a beautiful newly refurbished kitchen, together with a gorgeous swimming pool and decking area. We really felt the villa was a home from home & perfect place to relax. The pool was a particular highlight, in which we spent many hours enjoying the sunshine.
Southern Dunes has a Walmart just before the entrance to the gated community and so it was easy to pick up food to cook in the fully equipped kitchen. In addition there are a wealth of different types of restaurants nearby.
The villa owners provide a useful file of information on the local attractions and instructions to the facilities (such as the oven, dishwasher & tv). In addition the villa has a washer & dryer for guests to use & a great library of books to borrow during your stay.
All communication with Martin & Susan has been really helpful, including very speedy return of the security deposit for the villa & they have helped make our vacation a very happy one. We would definitely recommend both their lovely villa & their excellent service. Thank you very much. Hopefully we'll return in the near future.

Guest name: Jane Laidlaw
Date of visit: 24th July to 7th August 2017

Great week of Golfing

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Have stayed at Southern Dunes many times and this place did not disappoint ! Everything we needed in the home, great owners to deal with and a very prompt return of the security deposit, which is always nice. Our first choice for next year. Thanks Susan and Martin. Cheers !

Guest name: Dino
Date of visit: April 26-May 3

Perfect stay

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excellent villa, in a great position...absolutely spotless and everything as it should be, will definitely return

Guest name: martin thomas
Date of visit: 20 may - 6 june

Spring Basbeall getaway

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The home in Southern Dunes was very nice and so was working with Martin and Susan on securing the home for our week in Florida. For us the home was centrally located so we could drive to our son's ball games but also to Disney parks. We had a day trip to Daytona Beach and Clearwater both less than 2 hours away. The house was nicely appointed and accommodated us and our guests nicely.

Guest name: Ernie & Holly Campbell
Date of visit: March 3 - 11, 2017

Lovely villa peaceful location

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Great villa everything we needed to cater for ourselves and a supermarket 5 mins away, good pool overlooking the 17th hole of the golf course in a very quiet area.

Guest name: David & Sue Robson
Date of visit: May 2017

Florida Breeze stay.

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We had a very enjoyable stay at this villa in the wonderful surroundings of the Southern Dunes Golf Club. We were not overlooked and enjoyed the tranquillity by the pool in the sunshine. The villa is very spacious and comfortable. Wifi is free and supplied and they also offer free phone calls to home.
We would strongly recommend this villa. We are going back again next year.

Guest name: Graham & Wendy Hoare
Date of visit: 14 to 29 October 2016

A lovely home from home

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We have stayed at Southern Dunes before, but this was the best villa by far. Lovely and comfortable, well equipped and spotlessly clean. The pool area is lovely and private with a great view of the golf course. Also the lemon tree provided lemons for our G&T's!. Walmart is walking distance from the villa and open 24/7.
Golf course in really great condition, the club house bar area nice and staff friendly, food good.
Management Company that look after the villa were really helpful and even sent is information about how to prepare for hurricane Matthew, which we thought was a lovely thing to do.
I would highly recommend this home from home for your holiday. Thanks Martin and Susan for a wonderful holiday.

Guest name: Deborah Gibson
Date of visit: 29 September 2016

Florida Breeze Villa

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This is the seventh time we've stayed at Martin and Susan's villa and once again we had a great time. Villa's finished to a high standard on a lovely gated community with restaurants and supermarkets nearby. The south facing pool area is very peaceful and relaxing with only the occasional golfer passing by. We look forward our return visit next year.

Guest name: Freddie France
Date of visit: 28 August 2016

Fantastic Stay!

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A beautiful villa in fantastic surroundings. All home comforts cared for and so much information in welcome folder to help you make the most of your stay. Would certainly recommend this villa.

Guest name: Whitehouse Family
Date of visit: July 2016


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