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KITCHEN/BREAKFAST AREA LEADING TO FAMILY ROOM
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Haines City
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

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Karen F
Worthing, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012 for a stay in November 2012

We stayed here for a week in November and found it to be very homely and spacious and had everything you could possibly want. The use of the internet and phone was very welcome too. We made use of the games room and played one of the games kindly left in the lounge. The owners were very easy to deal with and even phoned during our holiday to ensure that everything was ok. I would recommend this villa to anyone wanting to stay in Haines City/Southern Dunes area as it is very accessible to all parks and Walmart is at the end of the road!

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5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Lovely villa
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Ang G
Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
“Amazing!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012 for a stay in September 2012

Spent a wonderful 17 days in this beautiful and welcoming home, it has everything you could need for a great stay. TV package was great, internet access and free phone calls back to the UK, what more could you need. Great location with fantastic views of the golf course yet still very peaceful and relaxing when sitting by the lovely pool too. Shops and eating all very close by and only 20 mins from the parks if you want to go. Chris and Debbie the owners where so helpful throughout the whole of our booking from day one until just a few days ago still keeping in touch. Management company also very helpful and friendly too. Would highly reccoment this property to anyone and we will deffinately be returning in the future. Southern Dunes is a lovely place to stay and so peaceful and has a very safe feeling with the secured gated community. Thanks again Chris and Debbie for all your help and for your beautiful villa x

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Liked best: All of it
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Large groups
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MnadyQ
Ballymoney, United Kingdom
1 review
“Home From Home with Extras”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012 for a stay in June 2012

This is our second stay in Brooks Retreat. The minute we walked through the front door it felt like home. Decorated to a very high standard throughout with plenty of room for our family of five. Internet connection was a real bonus and kids could keep in touch with friends at home. The playroom and games station/dvd's etc in home were well utilised as the first three days of our stay it rained non stop. After that the pool was used every day.

All in all we find the home and location perfect for our needs and couldn't recommend enough. Can't wait until our next stay.

Quigg Family

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Liked best: Everthing
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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eagw
Newberry, Florida
1 review
“Great ammenities”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012 for a stay in April 2012

We had a wonderful visit during Easter. THe villa was very attractively decorated but very comfortable. Plenty of room for family with kids. Pool was especially nice. The kids really enjoyed it. What a treat it was to be lounging at the pool and watching people playing golf in the back yard. The community was friendly and well taken care of. Would recommend this villa to families traveling to this area of Florida. We are looking forward to a return visit.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
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Liked best: Pool was especially nice
Liked least: Everything was nice. No concerns
Traveling group: Family with Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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jwot
Witney
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Brooks Retreat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2011 for a stay in October 2011

We have just come back from our 4th trip to Southern Dunes, The villa was lovely and we thought the best standard of decor. The view over the first fairway made for some interesting conversations with some of the Golfers that weren't that good!! Everything you needed in the Villa was there and we also liked the games room/ garage.
The only downside for us, was that the sun went off the pool early. But we still had a great stay and will be returning to Southern Dunes again.
The owners were very efficient and helpful and I would recommend the villa as an excellent place to stay.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 4 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
4 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 3 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
4 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
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Liked best: All of it
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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billandfo...
London, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Excellent Villa In Superb Location..................”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2011 for a stay in May 2011

Being seasoned visitors to Florida, be assured that this villa is superbly furnished and in a fantastic location. Southern Dunes is a gated community and provides a safe environment protected by licensed security personel. There is a golf course for those who play but of course for those of us who do not there is still the clubhouse which is a three minute walk from the villa which offers bar and restaurant facilities.
My wife and I enjoyed early morning walks which would take about an hour meeting other walkers with a friendly greeting and enjoying the early morning air without even going out of the community.
The villa itself is superbly furnished with the added extras to make your stay complete. The front door leads into a sitting area where you find two comfortable sofas great for sitting and reading while looking out towards the front garden. In this area is also the formal dining area which can sit upto ten. The kitchen area is spacious with a breakfast bar and then there is another sitting area where the televison, playstation and DVD provide more than adaquate entertainment.
There are four bedrooms and three bathrooms and as it was only my wife and myself staying. we had more than enough room.
The pool area was clean, with the pool cleaning service being carried out for each week we were there. The patio furniture was comfortable, and although we did not use it, there was a gas barbeque available as well.
An added bonus was the free telephone calls to the UK, free wi-fi, and being able to watch the Premier League games as well as the FA Cup Final while we were there without having to find a local pub to go to.
The garage has been converted into a games room with air hockey, pool and table football. Also the use of a washer / dryer was great as opposed to holidays where you end up taking two weeks of laundry home to be sorted.
The nearby facilities included Walmarts and a number of food eating places. Disney is in easy reach of this location being around twenty minutes away by car.
We have stayed in several places over the years in Florida, and this was by far the most comfortable villa we have stayed in. We did not want to leave and we are already looking at dates for next year.
The last added bonus is that the owners are contactable and even phoned us while we were there to make sure we were okay.
I do not usually write reviews but this villa deserved a mention for others to read as the owners have made a great effort to make their home a memorable stay. Whether you are a couple like ourselves, or a family with children, we would highly recommend this villa for a holiday which we can honestly say we thoroughly enjoyed and cannot wait to get back to.

5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 5 of 5 stars Service
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway A romantic getaway
People with disabilities Older travelers
Families with young children Families with teenagers
Tourists Luxury-minded travelers
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