Why stay in a boring place? Why stay with all the tourists?
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What makes this Villa unique
Like a private resort full of nature and scenery, but without the tourists and traffic.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
The property (landscape) was nice. Very clean. Private location. interior was not as luxurious as described or the price would demand. There are much better values in the area.
Thank you for that review. While individual tastes and personal views of luxury are entirely subjective, the photos of the property describe exactly what one can expect to see at Osprey Villa. It is our home after all, and it is furnished in similar style to what we have seen in properties we have visited over the last 20 years in the Costa Del Sol, Spain. It is what we like and it is our idea of serene, measured luxury. And in the 15 years we have been renting out Osprey Villa, we have had zero complaints.
While the question of "value" is entirely relative to one’s personal budget and ones personal expectations, what is not a question is what Osprey Villa has to offer: Extraordinarily clean accommodations, exquisitely lush landscaping, a fleet of kayaks, a canoe, a fleet of bicycles, private outdoor showers, a screened in cabana and kitchen, a big green egg and a large park type grill, a stone firepit at the waters edge, an infinity pool, a massive covered lanai, a pontoon boat, boat and yacht dockage, lighted waterfront, ultra unique furnishings, massive TVs, a high end sound system, Amazon Echo, a chefs kitchen, and the ultimate private getaway location. If you can find a property with more value, by all means please rent it – those owners deserve the business. Thanks again for your stay.
An oasis in Alabama
The house and property are beautiful! It's a little piece of heaven. The pool is amazing and the views are beyond compare. I will definitely be back with my family again!
An amazing place to stay
We loved, loved our stay at Osprey Villa! It is the perfect combination of peaceful relaxation with a lot to do. The house & grounds are absolutely beautiful, and we enjoyed bikes, kayaks, pool, boat, etc. Thank you for leaving the crab trap for us- loved crabbing & fishing! We canoed & kayaked with dolphin twice- amazing. The outdoor screened in cabana became the kids’ cafe where they made meals for us. Great hangout spot. We will return and definitely recommend it to others. Thank you!
When we hear comments like this, its like fuel for us to keep working hard to make the property a place to create memories that last generations. Thank you for sharing your experience :)
Beautiful property with the perfect mix of plenty to do yet perfect for relaxing. :)
Could not ask for a better first impression! Upon arrival, we were greeted with personal touches of fresh florals in arrangements that were obviously collected from the super lush gardens on property. (Not to mention fresh farm eggs in the fridge!) Just lovely! We had so much fun just getting to know the home and enjoying the surroundings. We played pool, board games, card games, watched Netflix, read books, went kayaking, boating and fishing on the pontoon, played basketball, sat in hammocks, grilled out AND just sat and soaked in the quiet and amazing beauty of the waterfront property. We had everything we needed and it was truly the best of both worlds...everything to do and nothing to worry about. The beds were comfy, linens nice, property was clean and well cared for. Furnishings were stunning and fashionable. All appliances and cookware were right there. The outdoor cabana was charming and allowed for chilling and grilling. The pool offered beautiful views (our cool weather wasn't conducive to swimming but our grown children did get in a few times.)
This is truly a place to reconnect and unplug from pressures. What a haven.
Thank you to the Ryles family for hosting us at such a stunning home. We loved every little thing about your wonderful place.
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A fantastic serene getaway with luxurious amenities
We stayed at Osprey Villa for 5 nights, and we were not ready to leave. Our dogs went with us and shared in the private, peaceful, relaxed setting with the amenities of home, plus lots more. We cooked out on the charcoal grill and took the pontoon boat out at least 3 times, dogs included. We road the brand new bicycles they surprised us with the morning after we got there, and took the kayaks out late one evening during a beautiful sunset. We took the pontoon boat to two different restaurants that allowed us to dock and eat, in which one allowed dogs. There was a massive selection of movies, in which we watched "Finding Nemo." (My daughter is 26, and we can't wait to see "Finding Dory"). We made homemade vanilla ice cream with the ice cream maker there that was incredible. The last night there, we had a small fire in the fire pit beside the water. It was one of the most relaxing vacations we have ever had. Looking forward to going back in the future. Thanks so much to the owners.
Spring Break - wonderful experience
We stayed at Osprey Villa duirng Spring Break 2011 and had a truly wonderful time. It was very relaxing while giving the children plenty to do. We had two 13 year old boys and two eleven year old girls. They enjoyed the pool and the grounds, but mostly were entranced by the kayaks and the dolphins. As the dolphins swam into the cove twice each day, the kids would take the kayaks out onto the lake....the dolphins would swim alongside and under them. What a thrill. We were close enough to the busy attractions (30 minutes) to visit the beach, the souvenir shops and restaraunts. But were quite happy staying at the villa, cooking in the well equipped kitchen our outdoor cabana. I highly recommend a stay at the Osprey Villa