"We had no hesitation in returning again to Hazel & Joe's lovely villa, where we have had so many happy family holidays.
Southern Dunes is a delightful and tranquil gated community, yet within an easy drive to the Orlando attractions and theme parks, whilst also convenient to go either direction to the many lovely coastal towns, south to Bok Gardens etc. It also has the convenience of supermarkets, shops and restaurants on your doorstep just outside of the community in Haines City, or even at the Southern Dunes clubhouse, a short walk away.
The villa and pool deck are beautifully kept and clean, all overlooking the tended fairway of the golf course. It's just an idyllic setting to sit, watch the birds and squirrels in the trees, read, swim, bbq and eat by the heated pool with a glass of wine in your hand. The villa is homely but well appointed, having aircon, wifi, cable TV, DVD etc. But, unlike so many rentals, is also well equipped for relaxing, cooking and dining. The garage is also well stocked with various games, bikes, sports equipment and pool inflatables.
Highly recommended, which our return to in 2021 was unfortunately cancelled due to Covid restrictions. Hopefully, we will be there again soon!
Guest name: Cary
Date of visit: February 2019
Date last updated: 23 Nov 2021
Date added: 23 Nov 2021"
Cary. Feb 2019.
"Beautiful Villastar_rate 5.0 / 5 Stayed at this Villa four times already and booked for 2022 Fabulous amenities and wonderful location for golf, shop’s and restaurants. Everything you need in the Villa and service on hand if required
Guest name: David SillsDate of visit: 2016, 2017, 2018, Full 2019"
Beautiful villa in excellent location
You deal direct with the owners who are very helpful
We had planned further visits but due to COVID had to cancel
We have stopped here a few times
Highly recommend this villa
Guest name: Pat Passmore
Date of visit: October 2019
Date last updated: 10 Nov 2021
Date added: 10 Nov 2021"
We stayed in the villa for 10 days and it was beautiful, really spacious and well equipped on a lovely gated community, there was lots leaflets left with discount coupons on which was incredibly thoughtful. It is a really good location, close to all of the parks, we loved having the villa for some down time and it was definitely home away from home. Looking forward to returning now Covid restrictions are lifted, having had to cancel twice.
Guest name: Paula
Date of visit: October 2013
Date last updated: 09 Nov 2021
Date added: 09 Nov 2021"
Paula. Last visited October
"★ ★ ★ ★ ★
29 March 2017.
A thoroughly enjoyable stay
We met the owners by chance at their property in 2013 and have looked for an opportunity to stay in Sandhurst Villa ever since. This year we finally got to stay there and it lived up to our expectations in every respect. We have stayed in other properties on Southern Dunes many times and this one is right up there with the best! We loved the south-facing pool and the view across the fairway. The villa is very well furnished and decorated - it feels up-to-date, especially with English 3-pin sockets and USB connections.
Hazel is very friendly, helpful and easy to get along with. We would have no hesitation in recommending this property to other visitors."
"Sep - Oct 2016.
We've had a great 5 weeks in your villa & wish we could stay forever! This is our 4th visit in a row to Southern Dunes & this is the best villa we've rented. We've already booked to return for another 5 weeks next year! Thanks for your concern during hurricane Matthew, & to Neale at Essex Management for being in touch."
Sills Family. Halifax, U.K.
Thanks for letting us stay in your lovely villa. This is a lovely place to stay - nice & quiet. Would recommend this villa to everybody. Hazel & Joe very helpful. ''Out of this world''."
Newborough Family. Chesterfield, U.K.
"May - June 2016.
Thanks for letting us stay in your beautiful villa once again. It really does feel like home from home. We've used the games room & pool a lot & have had a fantastic time. If we decide to return to Florida, we'd love to stay in your villa again - we love it here!
Cannon Family (parents).
We've all had a great time in the villa & pool. It's very homely & welcoming. The whole family has had smiles on their faces since we came! Thank you for making us feel warm & at home. We just love it here & can't wait to return.
Lottie ( age 11) & Kieran ( age 14)"
Cannon Family. Liverpool, U.K. Returning guest
"23 Mar - 11 Apl 2016.
Thank you so much for allowing us to use your beautiful villa. The pool was great to come back to after an exhausting day at the parks. The teenagers appreciated the Wi-Fi. In fact, the villa is a home from home for us & we weren't stuck for anything at all. The games room is great & most nights we had a family competition. Also a big thank you to Hazel for the caring way she dealt with our booking - keeping in touch - even the day before we left home to wish us a nice time. Lovely touch."
Hough Family. Manchester, U.K.
"5th - 19th October 2015.
Thank you for allowing us to use your wonderful villa for our 1st ever trip to Florida. We've had an amazing time. The villa was like a home from home for us - a great place to relax after a hard day at a park. Can't wait for our next return!"
Tait Family. Scotland.
"27th Sep - 4th Oct 2015.
Hard to believe it's been 4 years since our last visit here. Everything was just as we remembered it - perfect! Only here for 1 week this time, but looking forward to coming back a lot sooner next time. It was so nice to just chill & relax after our road trips to Naples on the Gulf coast, & Miami. Looking forward to our next return."
Eagleton Family. Wirral, U.K. Previous Guest
"18th - 27th Sept. 2015.
Thank you for the use of your lovely villa. We just wish it could have been longer for us. Our favourite part was being able to play golf so close to the villa & come back to relax by the pool. Also having a 24 hour Walmart so close to hand was a bonus. All in all, we've had a great holiday! Thanks so much."
McGaw Family. Scotland.
Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely villa. The pool was great, would love to have spent more time in it. We were glad to have the pool to come back to after a long day at the parks. The international calls were a big help as my Papa is not well at the moment. Thanks again for letting us stay in your gorgeous villa."
Benson Family. Dalkeith, Scotland.
"Jun - July 2015.
We've had a wonderful holiday here in Sandhurst Villa. We loved having the pool to cool down in the afternoon. We loved the location - very quiet. Husband is a golfer, so he was delighted!"
Flood Family. Paisley, Scotland.
So pleased we were able to book a return visit at short notice. We had checked before & there was no vacancy. Just hope whoever had to cancel didn't have bad luck. Of course we had a wonderful time. Thank you so much for sharing your home. Hopefully we'll get another chance to enjoy this again before 5 more years!"
Smith Family - Previous Guest
"Villa is glorious. Setting is beautiful. Really enjoyed our time here. Will come again.
Aylward family, Epsom, U.K."
"Thank you for letting us use your beautiful villa. It certainly has everything you would need & more. You certainly have thought everything through.It's hard to believe our 2 weeks are up, we've never had a holiday go so quickly! Hopefully we will be back. Thank you also for your phone call & e-mails.
Eagleton family, Wirral, U.K."
"We have had a wonderful time in Florida, & being able to enjoy your home was a highlight. You have provided everything anyone would need to enjoy their visit. The pool was amazingly relaxing, & clean. The 2 weeks we spent there went by too quickly. Thank you so much & be assured we will be talking about your home for quite some time!
Collens family, Ontario, Canada. "
"We felt right at home as soon as we entered the front door. The house was nice & clean & you have everything we needed to make this feel like our home away from home. The pool was my highlight. It was clean & warm, & so enjoyable!
White family, Michigan, USA. "