Southern Star Rental House, gourmet kitchen, lanai, HDTV, Wifi
Description from the manager
Whether you've endured long hours in the air or on the road, pull into your driveway at our Southern Star Beach Home at Driftwood Lane in the Ocean Hammock Resorts and completely turn off. You've arrived. This beautiful open floor plan home is located in ocean hammock's private upscale oceanfront gated community. Enjoy the exceptional views of the lake and the privacy from your lanai and within a few minutes you can stroll the beach. <br/><br/>A wide brick driveway hints at the paradise within. Our Southern Star home in Ocean Hammock Resort keeps its secrets well-hidden behind a turreted front entrance and screening palms. Trees enhance the hide-away feeling - this is a world all your own.<br/><br/>Relax in and around your lanai - or spend time together on the surrounding patio. A relaxing patio that reinforces your vacation mindset as you lazily sunbathe. Awake only when you get thirsty - and don't scrimp on the cocktails. (please note, spa is not heated.)<br/><br/>Custom built with many upgrades such as 12' and 14' ceilings throughout, crown molding and 8 baseboards, stone gas fireplace, porcelain tile floors, and jacuzzi tub. Bright and airy kitchen with granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances. Very spacious master suite with plenty of windows to give maximum views of lake. <br/><br/>The living room, beautifully outfitted with comfy chairs and love-seats, has expansive tiled floors - perfect for Florida's heat. Children have all the space they need for imaginative games and adults will like the flexibility in entertaining. Soaring ceilings are finished with discrete ceiling fans and large windows dot the multi-story walls for uninterrupted sun. A large, flat-screen TV finishes a stacked entertainment system. <br/><br/>There's both a center island and a breakfast bar, with non-stop natural sunlight. Keep everyone happy and well-fed at the adjacent dining table, attached breakfast bar or inviting breakfast nook, tucked into its own alcove. This would be just as good a spot to play cards or board games. <br/><br/>The master bedroom takes it cue from a fine hotel. If your master suite is a sanctuary, your en suite bathroom is the shrine. Set in marble, spot lighting sets off a large in-built bathtub. Fine cabinetry, his and hers sinks and a separate shower suggest you take some time for yourself. <br/><br/>Bedroom 2 is no second prize - with a carved, wooden queen bed and extra futon bed its own en suite bathroom, it's ideal for teenagers or adults in your party. Large windows look out to beautiful trees and allow the room's occupant/s to wake up slowly to the morning sun. The third bedroom has a double bed with exquisite wooden frame and comfortable finishings. The fourth bedroom has a queen sofa sleeper bed and a LCD TV. There is even an extra single bed in a large closet that can be moved in any room. Or, have a youngster pretend to be Harry Potter and sleep in the closet.<br/><br/>In-house wireless internet keeps everyone happy. Provided linens match the property's high quality and your private laundry facilities round out the full comforts of home. <br/><br/>Life in a private home within a gated resort will take no getting used to at all. Just a few minutes' walk to the beach, Our Southern Star home provides all your must-haves: wireless Internet, in-suite laundry and lots of room for making lasting memories. This is a very large home and, while it sleeps 11 guests, it will never seem 'full' or at maximum capacity. Please note, spa is not heated.
Additional amenities include: golf, washer / dryer, beach, boating, fishing, biking....Read more
Left on 10/27/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 27, 2011Stayed Oct 2011
we had the best time,it was more than we could ever imagined,the house was larger than described and stocked with plenty of towels,dishes, and necessities,the agent that help me pick a place to stay went far beyond to make sure the accomidations more than met our needs[janet ogborn]the price compared to a motel for the amount of rooms was a very excellent deal,i will use this agency in the future to plan our next vacation
Left on 10/02/2011 for a stay in September 2011 | Carl R.Reviewed Oct 2, 2011Stayed Sep 2011
The house was breathtaking and it was a short walk to the beach which was private. Being football weekend their was no Espn and sent a quick email to Steve and within 45min two property managers showed up and within no time we had Espn. From the view of the pond, sitting in the hot tub a night and listening to the ocean waves. It was a great week to get away with the family. We are looking forward to going back
Left on 05/19/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | Diane W.Reviewed May 19, 2011Stayed Apr 2011
Enjoyed our stay very much. I although was under the impression the house had Internet access, wi-fi, which it did not, causing a bit of inconvenience. Overall it was great stay, would highly recommend, and look forward to a return visit!!
Left on 04/18/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | Patsy & Paul D.Reviewed Apr 18, 2011Stayed Apr 2011
Despite a few problems with the home when we first arrived (which were very promptly taken care by Carrie Lyn)this is a beautiful, well appointed house. The location is terrific, the beach amazing and very private. We thourouly enjoyed ourselveves and do not hesitate to recommend this home.
"Ron B.'s review of Southern Star Rental House, gourmet kitchen,"
Left on 03/24/2011 for a stay in March 2011 | Ron B.Reviewed Mar 24, 2011Stayed Mar 2011
We had a perfect stay except for the fact that the tv only had about 15 channels. No CNN, Espn, Weather Channel etc. We had a crew of 8 guys on a golf trip that we schedule around the Ncaa tournament and we had very little access to the games due to no Espn...
Left on 07/05/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | Cynthia J.Reviewed Jul 5, 2010Stayed Jun 2010
The vacation/reunion included 9 adults & 2 teens. This is a very nice house--it was well stocked with all necessary houseware items needed to make us feel at home. The neighbors were nice and friendly. Our experience was tainted due to maintenance issues that should have been addressed prior to our arrival. After a 7 hour drive in 100 degree temps, the air conditioner was not working upon our arrival on Saturday (the unit was completely frozen inside so had to thaw before it could be fixed). It was finally repaired on Monday. Also, the icemaker in the fridge did not work and we could not access the switch to warm the spa -- these were minor inconveniences, but there the air conditioner was of course a necessity. If it were not for the 2 nights of misery from the heat, we would have rated our visit as 5 star. All in all, we realize that breakdowns occur, we're already talking about returning next year -- with the hope that everything will be in working order.
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