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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 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 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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Sand Ridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hunting

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(56 traveler reviews)

On RTJ Golf Trail Fairway - 4 Master Suites, 8 Beds, Pool Table, 5 HDTVs... Wow!
average rating of 4.982143 based on 58 reviews
Jupiter FL

Wedding party

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of renting this house for the wedding party of my daughter. The wedding took place at The Barn at Shady Lane which is literally right down the street. The house was both convienent and fun with the pool table, poker set up and loads of comfortable seating and beds. Would highly recommend it for anyone with a wedding planned in area.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for four couples

  • 5 of 5

The house is just as pictured, four lovely master suites and great meeting places both in the living room and on the deck for getting together after golf. The pool table was lots of fun. There are three golf courses within walking distance and a fourth excellent course, Ross Bridge, five minutes away. We hired a chef recommended by Rick for two of our nights but also easy to cook in. Rick, the owner is most responsive!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous Home

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed my stay here. Very nice clean home. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wedding at The Barn at Shady Lane, so we rented the house for some friends and family to stay at. It was great! Very well set up for entertainment with open floor plan and pool table. If anyone is interested in golfing, you can walk to the Oxmoor Valley clubhouse (maybe 200 yds). 8 queen beds in 4 rooms. This house can sleep an impressive # of people comfortably, providing that they are willing to share a sleeping room. I'd recommend this place to anyone looking to have fun with a large group.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place for family gathering

  • 5 of 5

Our family & friends traveled to Birmingham from across the US for a wedding and wanted a place where we could be together. We rented the Rick Oster house and it was perfect for our needs. It is a beautiful home with four separate suites and plenty of common area. We loved the screened in porch overlooking the fairway. Great kitchen which was well stocked with dishes, coffee maker, pans, etc. The golf course looks awesome although we did not get in a round. Looking forward to do that in the future. Highly recommend this house for family gatherings with or without golf!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Rates & Availability

Sand Ridge House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
One Low Rate
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
Winter Special!
Jan 2 2018 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
One Low Rate
Mar 1 2018 - Jul 7 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer Special!
Jul 8 2018 - Aug 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection $49
Cleaning $199
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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