Lake Eva Park a community and recreation park is close by and ideal for an alternative day out.
Lake Eva Community Park, Haines city is 4 mile south of Southern Dunes a new development with a variety of recreational amenities available in a safe open air environment. This community park provides tennis on excellent hard courts, basketball courts, kids play areas, an aquatic centre with swimming pool and slides, peaceful walks and a large fishing lake. A beautiful community park and a cheap alternative to the major theme parks, the kids and grownups will love it here.
Eating In & Out
Visit one of the many local family restaurants during the day and into the night, a favourite choice is Manny’s Chop House not just a meal, an experience, it's a must and only minutes from the villa.
There is a wide variety of restaurants and drive thro's, take-away outlets and home delivery catering for all tastes and budgets.
Southern Dunes located in the “Heart of Florida” is on US HWY 27 to the North of Haines City, 7 mile south of Interstate 4 and approximately 20 to 30 minutes from all the major Disney Parks, Universal Studios with Harry Potter, Wet 'n' Wild, Aquatica, Sea World, Legoland and Busch Gardens as well as the less known Bok Tower Gardens and Fantasy of Flight.
Both the East and West coast beach resorts are within a 60 minute drive.
Driving in Florida
Most car hire company's will rent you a GPS unit. Alternatively is you have a SmartPhone, the free NavMii software is very good and does not require a data connection once the maps are downloaded.
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Access through the front door is level with a minimum raised threshold for weather protection, access to the pool deck via the rear sliding doors is a 3”(80mm) step down from the family room floor level.
Being single storey there are no obstructions such as stairs, steps or varying levels, doors are of standard widths e.g. 32” (800mm) approximately.
A walk in shower is located in the master bedroom with 4"(100mm) raised bund to the shower cubicle.
The pool and pool deck have not been adapted in any way and pool depths range from 3ft(900mm) to 5ft(1500mm). For additional information contact our message board or use the email link at the head of the page.
Families with young children and babies
To make life a little easier for the youngsters there is a high chair and strollers. For any additional equipment such as cribs etc. contact our message board or use the email link at the head of the page.
Peace of Mind
Southern Dunes is a secure gated community no road vehicle or person on foot is allowed within the perimeter of the community until they confirm their intentions to the main gate security office. The on duty officers monitor all traffic 24/7 365 days a year and their visible presence on regular patrols around the estate is guaranteed, offering peace of mind for guests.
Recreation at the Door
For the golfer Southern Dunes is an exclusive community of top quality homes set amidst an 18 hole golf course designed by Steve Myers and ranked in Florida’s top 10. You can pay and play, book on line, or purchase a monthly membership. The club house offers a choice of snacks, al a carte and Southern style menus visit www.southerndunes.com for further information
There's something for everyone at Southern Dunes a community pool, a gym, tennis courts, kids swing park, beautiful walks, fishing in lake Joe (you'll need your own line and tackle and be mindful of the resident gators), 24 hour shopping, banks, gas stations and more.