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

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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 home right down the street: VRBO Listing 978066 or 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

More Details

Rick Oster
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Rick Oster

My name is Rick Oster and I build "Oster Golf Houses" on the RTJ Trail. 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 was 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. Since then, I have built 2 houses overlooking the RTJ courses in Prattville, AL @ Capitol Hill, and 2 more houses in Birmingham @ Oxmoor Valley.

Rick Oster purchased this house in 2011

Why Rick Oster chose Sand Ridge

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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Sand Ridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • 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 -
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 8 Queen size Beds
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hunting


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On RTJ Golf Trail Fairway - 4 Master Suites, 8 Beds, Pool Table, 5 HDTVs... Wow!
average rating of 4.984375 based on 66 reviews

Perfect house for a golf retreat

  • 5 of 5

Everything a group would need to enjoy a golf junket. Perfectly appointed and all in working order. Rick delivers a great product and service. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely fantastic! No better place to stay if you are playing the Birmingham/Prattville courses.

  • 5 of 5

Top notch houses and ammentities. The Oster houses are the way to go if you are playing the RTJ trail courses in Birmingham or Prattville. We had an absolute blast!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house for golf trip.

  • 5 of 5

Rick's house was fantastic. Clean. Organized. Communication was great. Everything you could want for your guys golf trip. Comfortable sleeps 8. Pool table was used the entire trip. And the back patio is awesome for hanging out with your buddies and listening to music. Thanks for everything.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Superb Stay

  • 5 of 5

House was exactly as advertised. Everything was provided from paper towels to soaps to shampoos to trash bags etc. Seems trivial, but did not have to run to the store for anything. Location cannot be beat - right on the course. Home is new - first class all the way. Wopuld stay here again. Rick was easy to work with, and responded quickly to any notes.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing and Memorable Golf Trip

  • 5 of 5

The Oster House is a "must stay" if you are planning a golf trip on RTJ. It's the only way to do it! Great space...shoot some pool, play some poker or just lounge indoors or outdoors. Very spacious for a large group and the queen beds for up to 8 people is a game changer! Rick was an awesome host and provided all the info you could want when staying somewhere you aren't familiar with. Will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Golf Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to the Oster House. 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. All of the courses were great. Rick was very accommodating and helpful. We will always stay here when we come to the RTJ trail.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $199

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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