All posts by Greg Staker

It was just a typical day at the beach, playing golf.

Golfing at Hammock Beach Resort

This past Friday through Sunday, I stayed at the Hammock Beach Resort for an annual golf outing.  The Hammock Beach Resort is just a little over an hour away from Orlando. I really enjoyed the stay.

hammock beach golf

The negatives were few.

  • High priced drinks offered out on the courses
  • Long wait for shuttle to pick us up from offsite course

The positives were many including:

  • Spacious corner condo roomie enough for 4 guys
  • Delicious sandwiches served both in the main dining area and the smaller driving range restaurant
  • Beautiful, well maintained golf courses and friendly marshals and staff
  • Unlimited driving range/practice area
  • Amazing ocean views from several challenging holes

When you finish 20th out of 20 golfers and still have a good time, a lot of the credit goes to where you are staying.   Check it out.

Play a round of golf at Dubsdread Golf Course in College Park

Dubsdread Golf Course

dubsdread golf course  college park

Ellen’s dad is 92 years old and he and a friend try and play 9 holes of golf every Tuesday and Thursday morning.  Ellen and I get the opportunity to play with them occasionally.

The Dubsdread golf curse is said to be named for causing dread in new or inexperienced golfers.  Ellen and I can attest to this with many a ball lost in the water hazards or woods surrounding some of the greens.  A recent article in the College Park Community Paper highlighted that the course is nearing it’s 95th year of existence!

We enjoyed a quick 9 holes this morning.  There were golfers in front and behind us but the pace stayed steady and we never felt pressured.  A couple of par putts and an amazing miss on the only birdie putt were the best Ellen and I could muster this morning.

If you are looking for a fun  golf course to play, check out Dubsdread.

We attended the REO and Chicago concert last weekend

REO and Chicago concert

Ellen and I attended the REO and Chicago concert held in Tampa last weekend.  Several of our friends also attended.  We left for Tampa early Saturday morning. After  dropping off our luggage at the hotel we ventured over to the Hard Rock casino.  I am happy to report that minus a few dollars spent on beer, we only lost the one dollar Ellen donated to a slot machine.

I was excited to see REO.  They were the opening act and the group played all of the hit songs I remembered and their set was high energy.

Chicago was a bit of a disappointment to me.  A lot of the opening set were songs I am not familiar with and it seemed to me the concert crowd lacked the enthusiasm and energy it had displayed for REO.

All things considered, it was a fun trip with good folk.  Lots of laughs, silliness and memories.

We have an awesome home to present to you!

3848 Brandy St. Orlando Fl 32812

We are proud to present our latest listing.   Please take a look at the photo gallery for additional pictures of this amazing home.

Move-in ready home that has a list of upgrades and new items throughout including:

  • roof and vents
  • irrigation system
  • ac unit
  • garage door is insulated
  • built-in work bench
  • new hot water heater
  • new insulation in the attic
  • high boy toilets

This charming home with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths with a bonus room that can be used as a bedroom is worth calling us to see.

  • It has an open floor plan with a wood burning fireplace.
  • The kitchen with granite countertops
  • Eat in the kitchen
  • Breakfast bar

Plenty of pantry space in the kitchen or the butler’s pantry that was specially made with granite countertops.

The perfect location in the community – in the rear of the subdivision on a dead-end street. It’s not far from the community pool and tennis court. Close to shopping, restaurants, and major roads which will provide easy travel to the airport, Downtown Orlando, and the university. In addition, this property is zoned in a highly desirable school district. Make your appointment today. This one will be at the top of your list.

We have always had a fun time at the Post Time Lounge near Orlando

Post Time Lounge review

post time lounge near orlando

Every time we have visited the Post Time Lounge, we have had a good time.  Typically the music being played by a local band is 70-80’s and the dance floor is just big enough for some arm swinging dad dancing.

The Lounge is located at the corner of 17-92 and Dogtrack Rd. in Longwood.

It is always crowded when we have gone so seating and parking can be an issue but once inside, the service has been good and the beer cold.  We usually arrive late so we have never ordered food.

I am sure the Lounge is not for everyone but I if you are looking for middle to late aged folks cutting the rug, in my opinion, this is one of the places to check out.

I have heard them say there is a gator in every body of water in Florida

If there is water, there might be a gator

I have heard them say there is a gator in every body of water in Florida.

So I spent some time checking out the pond in the back of Ellen’s new listing in Saint Cloud, near Orlando.  I did see a turtle and some really big fish hugging the bank, but have yet to spot a gator.

We sold the St. Cloud home.  St. Cloud is near Orlando and offers plenty of outdoor water fun with or without gators.

Give us a call to buy or sell a home in St/ Cloud Florida.

 

 

 

 

Treating our customers to beautiful and tasty cakes from The Glass Knife

glass knife winter parkThese delicious cakes were purchased this morning in Winter Park at The Glass Knife.  This cake and cafe establishment is located at 276 S. Orlando, Winter Park, near Orlando.

We bought the cakes this morning to treat our customers signing papers to purchase a newly built home near  Championsgate. They look and taste amazing!

 

 

 

 

We rode in the Wounded Vet run this past weekend

Wounded Vet motorcycle run

Ellen and I participated in the Wounded Vet motorcycle run with several of our riding friends this weekend.  The ride started at Seminole Harley and ended downtown Orlando at Ace Cafe.

This is the firswounded vet motorcycle runt time we rode in an event with so many bikes.  Estimates were in the hundreds.  It was for a good cause and we were happy to give a little back to those who gave so much.

For more information on this and other events, you can visit TheyFoughtWeRide.com