This was my 6th visit to Southern Dunes and as on my previous visits the accomodation and facilities were 1st class!The Villa has been recently redecorated so was bright and fresh...the internet and wi were real winners with my 15 year old son.The views were stunning overlooking the golf but still private.Southern Dunes and it's proximity to Disney offers both the comforts of home with the option of always having something exciting to do each day.The local facilities make this a relaxing and exciting holiday experience for the whole family.I would never stay in a hotel this is a far more relaxing and you don't take any dirty clothes home with you!!!
We really enjoyed our stay at this Villa. It has a modern feel and a stunning view over the golf course. The cable TV, Wii and internet access are a great bonus. We especially liked Southern Dunes because you can walk out at night and have a couple of drinks without the need to drive. This isn't something we have been able to do at other Villa communities we have stayed at.
Your management guy was really helpful, he came round on our first day to check we were ok the walmart being so close was really good, location was great & away from the Disney hype, lovely villa.
we stayed from 8/9/10 for a week. The villa is in an excellent location. it gives the flexibility to visit Mickey but far enough away so you dont have to see him every day!!! My husband plays golf and says that the golf course is an excellent one. The villa is extremely comfortable and is a haven at the end of a very hot day. Pool was lovely for days when you just wanted to lounge around.
I stayed with three friends on a golfing holiday in early november 2010. It is a golfers paradise location wise. Staying with the view of the third green of the superb southern dunes course,and many top quality courses within 30-40 mins dirve away. Wifi is a big bonus as we booked courses at discount rates on www.golfnow.com the morning we were going to play. We saved as much as $90 at mystic dunes.If you stay here i would recomend manys chop house the steaks are massive and tasty.Overall I would highly recomend staying here, the villa was very clean and well positioned.
last day of a great family holiday the villa was nice and had plenty of room for the 4 adults and 2 children.the pool was a god send after a day at the parks and so easy to grab the groceries on the way home from walmart to have a night in instead of going out every night like you have to in a hotel.the villa was large and clean with some nice touches like 100+tv channels and dvd player with films to watch.the family had a vote and we all want to come back again 10/10 thanks maria
We were extremely impressed by the villa. Six of us (four adults and two children) had two great weeks at Hemingway. The accomodation is superb and has great views over the great golf course.
The chlldren absolutely loved the pool after a long day at the parks.
All in all we cannot recommend the place highly enough. Thanks Maria.
we have just returned from a fabulous week at this villa. It is clean and well equipped with everything you need for a family. There is 24 hour security on the gate and a wall mart on your front door!
My hubby played golf on the resort and said that the course was excellent.
I would also recommend a visit to nearby mannys chophouse. We eat there once and got take out the villa twice which was so handy.
As a regular visitor to Florida I can honestly say this was the nicest villa we've stayed in and I would highly recommend it!
THIS WAS AN EXCELLENT VILLA, IN AN IDEAL LOCATION.
THERE WAS 6 OF US 4 ADULTS AND 2 KIDS AND THE VILLA WAS PERFECT .
THE KIDS HAD A GREAT TIME IN THE SWIMMING POOL AND WITH THE POOL TABLE
WE HAVE BEEN TO FLORIDA QUITE A FEW TIMES AND THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST VILLAS WE HAVE STAYED IN.
THE MANAGEMENT COMPANY WERE GREAT AND MARIA COULDNT HAVE DONE ANY MORE FOR US.
WE WILL DEFINATELY GO BACK TO THIS VILLA
We stayed at the villa in August (4 adults & 3 children) and we could not recommend it enough. It has EVERYTHING you could need and more. We loved all the little extras such as books, cool bag, pram etc. we found it clean, comfy and well set out. The pool & BBQ were perfect on 'days off'.
To top it off Maria was efficitent, professional & very helpful.
A villa set out with families in mind!
We cannot wait to go back!
Oh and the beds are comfy perfect after a park day!
Location! Location!! Location!!! This is one of the main qualities of the villa. As an avid golfer, this is an ideal setting, overlooking the golf course. You can sit on the patio by the pool early morning and watch the golf while having your coffee. you are also close to many prime golf courses.
The villa is a very spacious and comfortable place to relaxin the evening and the games room has lots of comfy seating. The cleanliness of the villa was exceptional.
Airport --- 30min
Manny's Chophouse ---5 min
Walmart ---5 min
What else would you need?
Can't wait to return for more golf :))
We have just arrived back from our family holiday in Orlando and I must say how fantastic the villa is.The location was perfect ,we had everything we needed in the villa and more! Highly recommended , we will be booking again. You must visit Manny's Chophouse and Blizzard Beach for a great day out.
WOW! what can I say about Hemingway Villa!?!? Exceeding expectations does not even begin to cover it. We were looking forward to a Holiday of a lifetime and the perfect base goes a long way to making this a reality. The location for all the main attractions that Orlando has to offer is 'Spot On' combined with the privacy and luxury of this villa. The property is maintained to almost 'Celebrity' standards, with everything you would need and more for a long or short break. You could easily holiday for 2 weeks or 2 months here. The residential area feels safe for families with a great supermarket on your doorstep. A golf lovers paradise! (is this is your bag?) and the pool/outside terrace area is just what you need after a long day on your feet! I would recommend this to anyone I came into contact with looking to holiday in Florida. Well done to all involved in maintaining and making this property available for the discerning tourist. THANK YOU - WE WILL BE BACK!
We stayed at hemmingway villa Oct 2012, we found it it fantastic. Clean, spacious, safe, quiet.
All the facilities you could require, with large supermarket and other stores just down the road. A few nice touches too with pool table, dart board, dvd player etc. a bit of thought into it to for families with a pool guard to stop wandering children.
location wise ideal for disney etc and on a main artery road for access to other places in Florida.
would definateley use again and can recommend. just don't bank on the club house being open after 6pm.
This property was recommended to us by my wife's hairdresser as the owner is a client of his also. In addition to our two young children (ages 12 and 7) we also had my two grown up sons from my first marriage (ages 32 and 29). I have to say that the property exceeded our expectations in every respect. It was immaculately furnished with ample room for everybody to have some space of their own. The pool was a terrific attraction after a long day at the theme parks. The stunning views over the golf course added to the enjoyment of a glass of wine at the end of a tiring day. We particularly liked the extra touches of a pool table and darts board in the garage, a Wii console, large flat screen TV and iPod docking station in the lounge area, flat screen TVs in two of the bedrooms and Wi-Fi access throughout the property. In addition, the alarm warning when the patio door to the pool area is opened is a great idea if there are young children in the party. The driving distance to the Disney theme parks was longer than we were used to on previous visits to Florida but the five times we went to Disney saw us from door to car park in 20/25 minutes maximum. We would have no hesitation going back to Hemingway Villa again and would strongly recommend this property to anybody who would like a quality home away from home. Oh, I almost forgot a massive Walmart is located just at the entry gates to Southern Dunes and Mannys Chophouse, which is only 2 minutes drive away, is a must for anybody who likes steak in a lively environment. Finally, I did not play Southern Dunes golf course this time but I have done previously and it is a terrific test of golf. The property would be ideal for a golfing holiday as well as a family holiday.
WOW (again!) what can I say about this property. From the outset the location and grounds (Southern Dunes) make you and your family feel 110% safe and comfortable. The security on the gates are diligent and professional at all times showing they take their role seriously. The property itself is amazingly clean with all the amenities you would desire for couples/families/golfing groups alike - the British owners have REALLY made this a home from home. We did actually have a simple alarm query on the property (which could have easily been diagnosed over the phone!) yet the maintenance guy came to see us PERSONALLY to explain and I think settle us in...he was with us in 15 minutes! Such professional touches really count. Instructions on appliances are comprehensive, as is the information on local attractions. 'Wallmart' is more or less on site for groceries - countless restaurants nearby and a perfect base for all major park attractions - 20-35 Minutes. The pool area and BBQ is lovely for some 'Al Fresco' dining of an evening - and the right size for young families to enjoy throughout the day. We WILL BE RETURNING ONE DAY! Make sure you plan your trip wisely and prioritize what you want to do. A Sat Nav is a great tool to have.
The villa was fantastic. It had everything we needed, great facilities, lovely and clean, was in a lovely secure location and we felt completely at home. The pool area was fab, with enough space to sit and eat while the kids enjoyed the pool. Cooking was easy and we enjoyed the barbeque after long days out in the parks. I feel that the villa provided excellent value for money, which just topped off a fantastic holiday - one which will be remembered for many years to come.
Thank you :D we will be back again.
Recently came back from a 2 week holiday at Hemingway Villa with friends. It was in an ideal location, in a beautifully maintained gated community. The villa was spacious, clean and had everything we needed. It was next to a huge Walmart, which meant that on our first night there we could stock up on the essentials, ready to start our holiday the next day. We used the chinese takeaway a couple of nights which delivered to the villa and our favourite restaurant "Mannys" is just down the road.
The games room and pool came in handy for entertaining the kids while the adults got ready and the free wifi was great for keeping friends and family back home updated with our activities.
Disney world, International Drive and Universal are apporiximately half an hour away.
Would definitely return!
Recently spent a week at Hemingway villa.
great location in southern dunes and walking distance to the best retaraunt on the u.s.27 mannys chophouse.
The villa as everything you need and more.