Golden Goose, 5 bedrooms, HDTVs, private heated pool, lanai
Description from the manager
From the swimming pool of Golden Goose, our house overlooking the lake and golf course at Ocean Hammock, you can gaze up through the atrium-style roof and see the blue sky. Just a short walk from Cinnamon Beach, our house is perfect for your next vacation!<br/><br/>Ideal for large parties and family reunions, Golden Goose sleeps 12 in 5 bedrooms and a sleeper sofa. The furnishings are elegant yet so comfortable, with TVs in 3 of the bedrooms as well as the living room; a state-of-the-art kitchen; and a big pool and patio area with space for casual dining. There's room for everyone here, and the location couldn't be better!<br/><br/>The pool and patio extend the full length of the house, with the lake just beyond. This is the perfect place to begin your day with a refreshing dip, lunch al fresco at the patio table, and grill up some steaks or fresh fish for supper while the kids play Sharks and Minnows. There's a removable safety fence, so you can protect the ankle-biters from falling into the pool if need be, and a shallow-step entrance with a rail for those with accessibility issues. You're going to fall in love with the panoramic views, sparkling water, and balmy air out here!<br/><br/>When it's finally time to come indoors, you will be delighted by the cool, pleasant interior of Golden Goose. From the formal living room with its chandelier and fireplace to the window-filled dining room to the spacious laundry room, every convenience is waiting for you here!<br/><br/>Every bedroom at Golden Goose is ultra-comfortable, but the master suite is especially palatial, with a king-sized bed, 32-inch flat-screen TV, a pair of snug reading chairs, and a view of the lanai and beyond. The en-suite bath includes a Jacuzzi garden tub, walk-in shower, and his-and-her vanities. Spacious, beautifully appointed, and spotlessly clean, this is a sanctuary you'll treasure after each activity- and people-filled day!<br/><br/>The second bedroom is also a master suite, with a queen-sized bed and private bathroom. (Perfect if you're traveling with another couple -- nobody gets the "bad" room!) This bathroom contains both a shower and tub option, and handsome granite countertops.<br/><br/>For children or singles, the third bedroom is a godsend -- 2 sets of twin bunkbeds (no need for anyone to share a bed!), a 20-inch TV, and plenty of closet and floor space. If the kids are all in this room, give them a few spare blankets and sheets (you'll find plenty at Golden Goose!) and let their imaginations run wild as they transform the room into a fort, a ship, and a clubhouse. <br/><br/>There are 2 more bedrooms here, both with queen beds, one with a pool and lake view. Another bathroom is convenient to these rooms as well as to the pool area. Everything's on one level, easy to access, and so spacious!<br/><br/>You'll love the living room at Golden Goose, too. Luxurious sofas and cushy chairs surround the wall-mounted HDTV above the fireplace, while the chandelier glows from above. Big windows and a coffered ceiling add to the elegance.<br/><br/>Just beyond the living room is the kitchen, a professional chef-quality marvel with polished wood cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and granite countertops. A breakfast bar is available for casual meals, while the big dining table is in a separate area, surrounded by windows with views of the pool and lake!<br/><br/>Make yourself right at home at Golden Goose. We've provided all the cookware, dishes, and utensils you need for cooking and serving; all the linens and towels for every bed and bath in the house, free wireless Internet, and off-street parking for up to 6 cars. You'll find our house immaculate and convenient, just ideal for your big group!<br/><br/>The best thing about Golden Goose is its location. Golden Goose overlooks a Jack Nicklaus golf course, and miles of private beach are just a minute's walk from the front door.
Additional amenities include: biking, golf, beach, fishing, washer / dryer.
Left on 09/05/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Richard M.Reviewed Sep 5, 2012Stayed Aug 2012
Overall, the house was beautiful with everything we needed for our party of 10. We were surprised to find out that since this house had a pool, we were not supposed to use the larger community pool. Beach access was further than 5 minutes, if walking, and parking was very limited. But our stay was delightful and we would probably stay here again.
Left on 08/30/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 30, 2012Stayed Aug 2012
Beautiful house, inadequately furnished and/or appointed. Sleeps 12, not 14, as sofa bed is a mess, even for sofa beds. Appliances didn't work, nor did ice maker, and silverware service only sufficient for 8, not 14. Service people friendly and caring but ineffective. No one could find ice trays or provide a courtesy bag of ice for two days? in the summer? for 14 people? Perhaps cleaning people left fridge open too long, as it took a long time to cool. No written instructions for TV; no DVD player; antiquated TVs in bedrooms 2 and 3. No instructions for pool. Outdoor grill was left greasy and uncleaned. Kitchen drawers contained baking dishes with baked on burnt food. Tiny antlike insects throughout the house and some in party remarked about overhead cobwebs.
Left on 07/16/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Harry S.Reviewed Jul 16, 2012Stayed Jul 2012
Steve and his team were phenomenal! I have rented from different company's in the same area and professionally managed company's stand out head and shoulders above the rest. It will make a difference in your stay. With that said the Golden Goose was a phenomenal property. We were sharing with our family who also has 5 kids and it worked fine! We were close to the beach which is private and secluded. The kitchen, bathrooms and mattresses all rated high; of importance to our families! Hammock Beach is the right location if you want to rent a newer home. We drove to St. Aug's twice and it's close and not to far. The toll bridge was a hassle at $2 per round trip but we needed Starbucks. How 'bout a Keurig?
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