Southern Dunes - Visiting the Attractions and Travelling Around
Community / Resort Pool
Tennis / Sports Courts
Borders Golf Course
Located south of the attractions, villas within the Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club benefit from three key points - they are alongside a PGA-rated championship golf-course (ideal if you are a golfer and do not want to walk far), there is a WalMart within walking distance (ideal if you like to shop) and the peacefulness of the location.
As a gated community, the villas are a mixture of residential and short-term rental homes. The community has tennis courts, a communal pool, a gym, a lake that can be fished and a children's play area. For those on vacation, there is a clubhouse attached to the golf course which is open to the public for drinks and snacks.
With a WalMart within walking distance, everything you should need will be right on your doorstep. If you just want to pop-in to pick something up, well there is also a Winn-Dixie alongside.
Located around Haines City are a number of eateries including Burger King, Taco Bell, Checkers, Beef O'Bradys, Dominos, Quiznos, MacDonalds and First Wok Chinese restaurant. Head back towards US192 for a plethora of restaurants, bars and crazy golf courses - to work all that food off.
Nearest Walmart, Publix or Target Supermarket
Premium Shopping Outlets, Vineland
Southern Dunes is located on highway US27, just under 9 miles south of the intersection with Interstate 4; which also offers the most straightforward driving route to Walt Disney World and Kissimmee. For Universal Studios, SeaWorld and the International Drive area, head for Interstate 4 and then north towards Orlando. Orlando International airport is accessible from Interstate 4 and the Beachline Expressway SR528. This is also the route to Kennedy Space Center and Cocoa Beach.
For the Gulf coast and Busch Gardens, head south on Interstate 4 towards Tampa. The new Legoland Florida is further south on US27.
Disney Springs and Market Place
Disney's Magic Kingdom
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sport
Seaworld, Discovery Cove & Aquatica
Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and CityWalk
Universal Studios, Volcano Bay
Busch Gardens, Tampa
Old Town and Fun Park
Orlando International Airport
Sanford International Airport
Driving distances are taken from Google Maps and reference a central starting point in the community. When quoting distances to Walt Disney World Resort, these are not taken to the 'gates', but are representative of the actual distance to the specific attraction. Driving distances are not biased to any villa community.
The Davenport area is set south of the Orlando attractions, but benefits from purpose built, newer developments in conservation areas. The offset of this is that shops and restaurants may be limited, with a car being essential. That said, the area is a must for golfers, with so many fantastic courses in the area to choose from. With Interstate 4, US27 and SR17/92 routes all available, access through to the attractions, shops and restaurants is straightforward.