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First Class Amenities & Spectacular Location! 8 Beds, 5 TV's, Pool Table...WOW!

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
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 On The RTJ Trail, just 175 yards from the clubhouse! Our home (OSTER GOLF HOUSE "Palmer") was newly constructed specifically for groups. We combine the privacy of a personal residence with the first-class amenities of fine hotels. We have 3 Oster Golf Houses on the same street, to accommodate groups of all sizes!

We designed our home for groups, 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 60 inch plasma TV, dining/poker table with seating for 8 and a separate billiard room with championship Brunswick table. Each bedroom also has a 42 inch HDTV.

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.

We own 3 houses in Birmingham & 2 in Prattville on the RTJ Golf Trail. This is what we do for a living, so we make sure guests are more than satisfied! See all 5 houses and learn more by searching for Oster Golf Houses.

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

More Details

Rick Oster
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This 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:
17 August, 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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Sand Ridge in Birmingham

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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 Separate WC
  • 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
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hunting


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(71 traveller reviews)

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First Class Amenities & Spectacular Location! 8 Beds, 5 TV's, Pool Table...WOW!
average rating of 4.9859157 based on 73 reviews

Perfect. Clean. First class experience.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time here. We highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely GREAT!

  • 5 of 5

Mr. Oster,

Both homes were outstanding. We may go to Prattville or Opelika next year. Do you have homes there, as well? If so, send me the VRBO #.

Thanks again for a great stay.

Pat Eidt

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to hear you enjoyed our home so much you want to come again! Yes, we have five "Oster Golf Houses" - 3 in Birmingham at Oxmoor Valley and 2 in Prattville at Capitol Hill. All of our homes overlook the RTJ Trail golf courses and have spectacular views!
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Perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

The pictures are actually what you get. The house is fantastic and our group had a great time, especially sitting on the screened in deck on Sunday morning with coffee overlooking the golf course.

The beds were very comfortable and LOTS of space for everyone! If we ever return to Birmingham, we will stay again.

The owner communicates very well and I would highly recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Buddy Golf Trip House

  • 5 of 5

Our eight man group does an annual late spring golf trip every year, trying different venues each year if possible. We stayed at Rick Oster's Palmer Golf House in Birmingham recently. Wow!! Talk about logistical perfection for a guys' golf trip. Having already done Pebble, it may take a Bandon Dunes, Kohler, Pinehurst etc. not to return here every year. Given Rick's attention to detail in building these houses specifically for this purpose coupled with the tremendous golf of the RTJ, we will probably also throw Rick's golf houses in Plattville into the consideration mix as well for future years.

The Palmer House is as advertised. Watch the video tour. No surprises. Great places to eat and hang out. No need for trips into town. Make one good trip to the grocery to stock the fridge for your trip and you're set. Great grill and kitchen, comfortable and roomy accommodations. Its a very short walk, about 150 yards to the Oxmoor Valley property clubhouse. You're literally, right there.

The RTJ courses at Oxmoor Valley were in outstanding shape and the day at Ross Bridge, just a three minute drive away was perfect. All great tracks, but make sure to pick the right tees as the options vary dramatically. Cool elevation changes and nice variety amongst the four courses.

Simply can't say enough positive things about the Oster House golf experience if you're planning a buddy trip to play the RTJ courses in Birmingham. Thanks Rick. We'll be back.

Dallas Group June 2018

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice place, would stay there again..

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place, would stay there again...

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Golf Getaway

  • 5 of 5

8 of us were extremely happy during our 3 night stay and golf getaway. The house was immaculate and very easy to get around in. It had all the amenities a group of golfers could want. We all would highly recommend this to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £153.73

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 for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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