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Haines City
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

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Pauline H
Hertfordshire
1 review
“Home from home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013 for a stay in November 2013

What can I say villa is a excelant it is home from home we stayed at this villa for 3 weeks. It had a great games room which the kids loved and the pool was great looking out on to the golf course. The house had everything we needed . Excelant location with in easy reach of all Disney park ect. The villa met all are requirements and more. Can not Wait for my next vist to Brooks Retreat.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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London
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Home from home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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We have recently returned from a wonderful holiday in Florida where we rented this Villa.

Everything was spot on right from our initial enquiries and booking with the owners till sadly it was our time to return home :(

The villa is beautifully presented both inside and out. It has everything you need and is a great place to stay whether you are with family or friends. Great value fir money.

It's pool has a lovely outlook over the first fairway at Southern Dunes. Great course to play according to my husband and his mate.

Southern Dunes Haines City gives you the best of both worlds its close enough to all the Orlando attractions, but also makes Tampa & the Gulf coast accessible. You definitely need a car if you stay here.

Eating out loads locally especially Mannys Chop House which gas just been voted best steak house of central Florida. There are also plenty of supermarkets around the nearest being Walmarts just outside the gated development.

We will definitely be looking to return to Florida soon and we will be hoping rent this villa again.

Would go back tomorrow if we could highly recommend.

5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Location
4 of 5 stars Service
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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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Liked best: Lovely villa
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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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
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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
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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.

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Liked best: Pool was especially nice
Liked least: Everything was nice. No concerns
Traveling group: Family with Teenagers
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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
5 of 5 stars Service
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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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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