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On RTJ Golf Trail Fairway - 4 Master Suites, 8 Beds, Pool Table, 5 HDTVs... Wow!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Spectacular location, on the 10th fairway at Oxmoor Valley, just 175 yards from the clubhouse! Our home was newly constructed in September 2011. Watch my video by clicking the video camera icon above the photos. It shows the quality and amenities of my home in 3 minutes.

PLEASE NOTE: If the dates you desire are not available, please look at my 2 homes in Prattville, AL on the RTJ Trail. VRBO listing #445081 & #644704.

We designed our home for groups to be pampered, so there are many special amenities, including: 4 Master suites, each with an attached bath and two queen-sized beds (8 beds total). The large, walk-in showers are finished in Italian travertine and the vanities have marble countertops. The open floor plan offers a great room with 50 inch plasma TV, dining/poker table with seating for 8 and a separate billiard room with championship Brunswick table. Every bedroom has an I-pod docking station so you can enjoy your favorite tunes. Each bedroom also has a 42 inch plasma TV.

The fully equipped kitchen is spacious enough for many cooks, or you can hire one of our personal chefs to prepare meals for you. The outdoor deck, overlooking the 10th hole, is perfect for relaxing, enjoying a glass of wine or grilling steaks. No expense was spared and no detail overlooked.

Our home is 3,200 square feet of luxury. We offer the best experience at the best price. Call us so we can answer your questions and help you make a well informed decision. I return phone calls promptly. Check our calendar for availability as it is accurate. Also, please read some of the nice reviews our guests have written. Thanks for your interest!

The address of the home is 497 Sunbelt Parkway, Birmingham, AL, 35211. Because it is a newer home, some GPS devices will not recognize the address. If that happens, simply use 100 Sunbelt Parkway (the address of the Oxmoor Valley Clubhouse). My home is only 175 yards away from the clubhouse.

Keywords: villa, cottage, home, cabin, bungalow, house

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Rick Oster
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Rick Oster

My name is Rick Oster. I'm a dad with 3 kids and I don't get to play enough golf! However, the one thing I make sure I do every year, is take a golf trip with my friends. In 2006, I came up with the idea of building houses specifically for golfers to rent. I wanted a place where we could be totally comfortable, hang out, goof off and have fun. I literally sat down and listed everything I'd want in a 'man cave' type of vacation home...and then I built it! My first home is near the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Oregon. It was so successful, that I began searching for another great location. After two years, I finally found an incredible acre of land, overlooking the 10th fairway at Oxmoor Valley.

Rick Oster purchased this house in 2011

Why Rick Oster chose Birmingham

It's really difficult to buy 'golf front' land on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. Much of the land is owned by US Steel or the Retirement Systems of Alabama. So, I was absolutely thrilled to find this piece of property. The home sits up in the treetops, as the land slopes away down to the golf course. The view is phenomenal. There is nothing but trees between me and the clubhouse. It is an ideal spot to relax after a long day on the links!

What makes this house unique

You can park your car at my house and never get back in it. There's no need to leave! We will stock the house with food and drinks and even have a chef come cook dinner! Need a massage? No problem, we will have a masseuse knock on the door! We tried to think of everything you might need to have the time of your life.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a perfect place for the four couples to celebrate a 73rd birthday, Fathers Day and a 50th anniversary! The guys enjoyed the RTJ golf and the beautiful courses….though after the Ridge Course, some wondered whether they were getting too old for the hills! The ladies found plenty to do … a visit to the Peanut Depot, a visit to the Arlington Antebellum Home and way too short a time at the Summet for shopping! Could take DAYS! All in all, a wonderful, quiet place to stay, perfectly arranged for privacy at the end of the day. Thanks so much!
Jun 2012
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(51 traveler reviews)

On RTJ Golf Trail Fairway - 4 Master Suites, 8 Beds, Pool Table, 5 HDTVs... Wow!
average rating of 4.980392 based on 53 reviews

Fabulous place for our Christmas reunion

  • 5 of 5

Our family and friends, some local to Birmingham and some from out of town, gathered at the Oster Golf House for our Christmas luncheon. We throughly enjoyed our time there. The house is beautiful and was spacious enough to accommodate those who wanted to stay overnight as well as those who came during the day just to visit. With the pool table, Wifi, TVs, DVD player, karaoke machine and large unfinished basement (where the kids set up a corn-hole game) there was plenty of entertainment for everyone. The photos on the website truly do not do this property justice. The furniture in the great room has been updated (there are now three sofas with reclining seats in a U-shape around the fireplace) and all the rooms with their high ceilings feel very open and airy.

Rick, his property manager and even the cleaning crew bent over backwards to accommodate our requests. I can't speak highly enough about the experience, from booking through to departure. I would definitely recommend the Oster Golf House and hope that we can stay there again in the future.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for our sons wedding

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for our sons wedding at The Barn at Shady Lane

It was so wonderful and convenient to be so close

We were able to house my in laws and brothers family and everyone had their own private space at night but during the day the open living area was wonderful

The pool table was a great source of fun and competition

It was great having such a pretty view while we had coffee each morning

I highly recommend this rental and hope we will return as well

The owners were awesome

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This house is awesome. Very spacious and very clean. The owner is very prompt to respond.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (husband, 3 grandkids, my daughters an my son along with two other friends were a part of my group. My children did not stay the entire weekend, but we were very comfortable and enjoyed the comfort of everything. The bedroom suites are huge!!. The kitchen is well stocked with utensils, drink ware, dinner plates , cook ware etc. We brought our food and had fun grilling and just hanging out. The grandkids also had the chance to bake brownies and cupcakes. They also enjoyed the karoke system. We are planning to return next year. If you have a large party and planning to be in the B'ham area, try to stay here if you can. I understand now why the calendar is nearly full😊򒠽򖨚. Great place.

Mary/Doug Parnell

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for guys golf get-a-way

  • 5 of 5

So glad we found this house for 50th birthday golf get-a-way. The house is perfect set up for 8 guys (or girls). Bedrooms and bathrooms are perfect size for 2 people. Living area and kitchen are ideal for hanging out, watching TV, eating, playing cards and cooking. Pool table is a bonus and we played every night. Kitchen is well stocked and we cooked in 2 nights. Gas grill on the deck came in handy. Covered porch was great for late night hanging out. House even has 2 laundry rooms and we used both of them. Location is very convenient to Oxmoor Valley and Ross Bridge. We even drove to Prattville one day. All of the courses were great. Rick was very accommodating and helpful. We will definitely stay here again on our next trip to RTJ Trail.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy birthday Shawn! What a great way to celebrate the big "five oh"! You mentioned some of my favorite things to do; hang out with friends, laugh, play, eat and drink together! I have nothing against hotels, but you can't have as much fun being isolated. Thanks for choosing to stay in my home and we hope to see you next year.
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Great House, Great Set-Up

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our golf group. 4 spacious bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. The house was within walking distance of the courses & clubhouses. We were allowed to get our carts and drive to house for bags. All the course employees know it as "The House". The open floor plan is great, the house is well stocked & very clean. The courses ere awesome & everyone had a great time. Will definitely book again when going back to this area.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Marsha for praising the incredibly friendly and helpful staff at Oxmoor Valley. I am blessed to be friends with them and they couldn't be better at taking care of my guests. They really do treat my guests as family. It's a valuable benefit of staying in my home that I often forget to mention!
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Awesome place, perfect for golfers

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here 4 nights while playing the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. The house is steps from the Oxmoor Valley Course and a short drive from Ross Bridge. There were only four of us and we had tons of room, so the house is plenty big for eight. It was great having our own bedrooms and bathrooms and the kitchen and living areas were spacious and nice. We played pool (I'm amazed a cue-ball hasn't gone through the front window) and poker each night while we watched TV.

The only downside to our visit was that the TV's didn't work at all in two of the bedrooms and in the third bedroom it only worked sporadically. Also, this house is tucked back into the woods, so there aren't too many stores or restaurants real close. But it was only a 20 minute drive to anything that wasn't part of the "resort" type atmosphere. Also, the main living area is a fish bowl, no window coverings on any of the front windows. Nothing major, just something to note.

Overall, it was a great trip, if we come back and do the Trail again we will definitely stay here. Our last golf round ended just a hair after checkout and they were gracious enough to let us stay an extra little bit to get cleaned up and packed without rushing us out. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone staying in the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like you had a great time Chris! Thanks for the 5 stars and I hope you come back and stay with us again. I wish you would have told me about the bedroom TV's, but I guess you guys enjoyed the 60" HDTV in the den. I want future guests to know that we have a fantastic caretaker and he gets paid to solve problems. I guarantee he would have determined exactly what the issue was and fixed it, if given the opportunity. (UPDATE: The TV's were on wrong input. It was a simple fix and all are working fine). Also, next time you come, just drive down Lakeshore Parkway and you'll see there are 8 restaurants within 5 miles of our home. One of the best breakfast buffets in Birmingham is just one mile away!
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Sand Ridge House Rental Rates

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Winter Special!
Jan 2 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
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Mar 1 2017 - Jul 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer Special!
Jul 5 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
One Low Rate
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter Special!
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Holiday Rate
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
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Jan 2 2018 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
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Mar 1 2018 - Jul 7 2018
2 night minimum stay
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Jul 8 2018 - Aug 31 2018
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $199
Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 12.0%

Cancellation Policy: Reservations may be cancelled without penalty up to 60 days prior to arrival. If cancelled, 97% of your initial payment will be returned (the credit card company keeps their 3% fee, I keep nothing). Within 60 days of arrival, your reservation may not be cancelled.

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Sand Ridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 8 Queen size Beds
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hunting

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