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Just bring your toothbrush and get ready to enjoy retirement in a Great Park. We are a 55+ no pet community. All homes are spotless with all the furnishings. Homes are just steps to the pool, shuffleboard courts, and the clubhouse. The park offers many activities and is conveniently located just a couple of minutes from all your needs. Call phone numbers listed to get a viewing.

Documents for Home Buyers or Realtors

Hammock Estates ROC, is 55+, no pet resident owned community, all home
sales are handled by the owner or their representative.

Below is a link to documents that potential buyers should have a look at.
The first one you should read is the “*New resident Information Letter*”.
This can be found at the link below.

Documents for home buyers or realtors can be found at the link below.

Maintenance Fee for Shareholders is $72/month for 2021

Rent for Non-Shareholders is $365/month for 2021

Below are homes that have been put on our site. Not all homes that are for sale are posted on the site. To find all homes you will have to drive through the park, contact information is on the for sale sign.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to phone or email our

Phone: 863-382-0347

There are homes FOR SALE in the park, however, the owners choose not to have them posted here. You are welcome to drive through the park to find them.


There’s still not too much to talk about or goings on to keep you informed. Everyone is staying inside, maintaining safe distances, and some others have headed north. We will be joining that group later this week.

It really has been an exciting winter. Extremely active socially in the park, until we couldn’t, ate out at many local restaurants, until we couldn’t, took part in several local attractions, until we couldn’t, and spent a whole lot of quality time with our loved ones in our homes. We can count them all in our blessings. Especially that we have no reported cases of COVID 19 in our park and have, for now, avoided that plague. We pray that we continue to receive God’s grace.

Be sure to keep a lookout for an email inviting you to sign on to our new website. It will be launched in the near future and will include a little bit of a face lift and many new benefits that will allow us to stay in better contact. Residents who have access to Facebook are invited to follow Hammock Estates ROC page. It is a great social venue and an awesome way to share more personal interests with your neighbors. Thanks to Joan Voight for setting it up!

Carol Parker of the Sunshine Committee shared apologies to Rod and Dolores Kelly. Rod is not in the hospital, he is home and comfortable. Please continue to keep them in your prayers.

Lynnette Pickup returned home last week and is feeling much better. She appreciates everyone’s’ prayers and concerns.

Nancy Mellinger was diagnosed with bronchitis. After getting some new Rx’s she is feeling much better.

Gary Brunner fell from a ladder at his home. He was in the hospital for a couple days but is now home. 

Please keep everyone in your prayers.

We were misinformed that we had no birthdays last week. (We miss Lynette when she isn’t here!) Our sincere apologies and Happy belated Birthday wish for Kathy Gardner, Phil Desautels, Alan Burns and John Tromp. This week’s birthdays are Susan Kimmel, Diana Green, Jerry Green and Lynne Brewer.

Anniversaries this week are celebrated by Joe & Helen Cole (56 years), Wayne & Joann Voight (67 years) and Max & Judy Fahl (62 years). WOW! Did you just read that! These three couples have been married for a total of 185 years!!

Be sure to continue referring to the Park Managers Emergency Notes on our website for any updates or changes as you continue to enjoy central Florida’s gorgeous weather.

This is my last newsletter for the season. We are planning to return to Beautiful Hammock Estates in early October. Until then, please stay safe, healthy and happy. 😊


We have received information from Park Manager, Dave Zeller, pertaining to an update to our web site that will provide a communications platform coming in the near future. Please review the following:

The Board of Directors have decided to move forward with a communication platform for the park. They believe this is necessary so all owners can be informed immediately and kept updated as things arise.
The platform offers so much more for the owners than just information and updates in an emergency for warnings and preparations for hurricanes.
Below are listed some of the other benefits.

  1. Completely private – home owners only
  2. Access to ROC documents
  3. ROC & HOA Calendar
  4. Dynamic forms – report a safety concern and many more, work approval form
  5. Photo Galleries
  6. Community feed. chat with other residents
  7. Group pages – shuffleboard, cards, bingo and more
  8. Business listing for businesses that work in our park
  9. Member directory – you control what you want listed

Our site will be

Below is a link to a video that explains the platform. Please note that
we are not set up for billing and viewing your account. That requires a special software package.

More information will be coming. We are planning to launch in 3 to 4 weeks, we are currently getting information on the site and going through admin training.

When the site launches you will receive a “WELCOME EMAIL” with instructions on how to log in.

We feel this will be a real asset to all residents. Please watch for future correspondence.

Carol Parker of the Sunshine Committee shared that Rod and Dolores Kelly went back home, Rod is now in the hospital and is not doing well. He hasn’t been able to eat any food. Being unable to swallow he is on liquids only. The Doctors tried putting stint in but that didn’t work.

Lynnette Pickup was taken to the hospital last night with chest pains. Tests are being done this morning and we are hoping for positive results.

Nancy Mellinger has been down for a week with a sore throat. She is maintaining her distance from all residents until she is on the mends.
Please keep everyone in your prayers.

We were informed that we have no birthdays or anniversaries this week. So, no cake for us this week.

Be sure to refer to the Park Managers Emergency Notes on our web site for any updates or changes as we continue to enjoy central Florida’s gorgeous weather.


We are still practicing all recommended social distancing guidelines as we continue to fight the spread of COVID 19 throughout Highlands County and especially at Hammock Estates. No exception to this was the Easter Morning church service conducted outside the clubhouse. All 54 residents attending maintained the required distance and many golf carts were lined up along John L Street. It was a great opportunity to share this time with our neighbors and special thanks to Gerald Steel for delivering a wonderful message!

Unfortunately, we have learned of several residents who were not aware of the church service. There was no intention to not include any of our neighbors. Without a format in place to be able to reach out to everyone at once, this was left up to word-of-mouth to spread the news. This created a couple awkward scenarios. First being no one knew who has been informed and who wasn’t and, the other is likened to our high school days when the cutest girl in the class was not asked to the dance because all the guys thought surely someone else has asked her already. If only we knew what we didn’t know.

We are happy to announce the fence on the north boundary, behind Rodney Street residents, has been completely installed. Special thanks for helping goes out to Chuck & Carol Danzer, Claude & Elfriede Belton, Johnnie Baldwin, Ron Harmon, Terry Webber, Gene Smolinski and Punk Kochensparger.

Lynette Pickup has shared the birthday wishes this week for Dean Baumgartner, Patty Forrest, Gary Lewis and Judy Smolinski. There is one anniversary this week celebrated by Robert & Connie Brown (66 years).

Carol Parker of the Sunshine Committee shared that we have no reports of anyone not well at this time. If you know of anyone we should be aware of please let Carol know. As always please keep everyone in our park in your prayers. It seems to be working!!

Be sure to refer to the Park Managers Emergency Notes on our web site for any updates or changes as we continue to enjoy central Florida’s gorgeous weather.

If you have any information for our newsletter please send to or call Bob Mellinger from your directory.


We are in the midst of Florida’s Social Distancing restrictions and following the CDC recommendations for avoiding personal contact. Face masks were passed out to all residents last week for venturing outside your homes. Our streets are quiet and (hopefully) safe. Please refer to the Park Managers Emergency Notes on our website for any updates or changes.

We have received several helpful guidelines on how to better protect yourself from the COVID 19 virus. It is reported the pH for the virus varies between 5.5 to 8.5. To beat the virus we need to take in more alkaline foods that are above the pH level of the virus. Some of which are: Lemon 9.9pH; Lime 8.2pH; Avocado 15.6pH; Garlic 13.2pH; Mango 8.7pH; Tangerine 8.5pH; Pineapple 12.7pH; dandelion 22.7pH; and Orange 9.2pH. Many of those are native to our area and plentiful. Eat Healthy & Beat That Virus!

Lynette Pickup shared the birthday wishes this week for Bob Mellinger, Diane Wood and Joe Flanagan. There is one anniversary this week celebrated by Bob & Ruth Helmstadter (51 years).

Carol Parker of the Sunshine Committee shared good news that Betty Lawson returned home and was told no treatment was needed at this time. We have no reports of anyone else not feeling well. If you know of anyone we should be aware of please let Carol know. As always please keep everyone in our park in your prayers.

2940 Louis St

For Sale, Viewing by Appointment only:
Please call: 508-280-8749 or 301-636-1380

2940 Louis St Sebring, FL. 33872
1985 Double Wide Mobile Home – $71,999
2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom
Large walk in Closets
Covered Carport
Utility Room
Glass enclosed Florida Room
All Appliances and a Large Freezer
Great Location: Hammock Estates Mobile Home park is a 55+ no pet community.


I received this today. Some residents have been asking about using the pool.

Our attorney received a copy of Miami-Dade County Emergency Order
15-20 which effectively has closed all common use amenities in that county. I’ve copied a portion of the order below:

“All pools, hot tubs, golf courses, tennis courts, basketball courts, fitness centers, gymnasiums and other common use amenities, whether of a commercial or non-commercial nature, are closed for all purposes. Notwithstanding the foregoing, this order does not apply to any pool, hot tub, tennis court, basketball court, fitness center, gymnasium or other amenity located: (a) on a single family residential lot, or, (b) at any townhouse, duplex, or villa, and which is for the exclusive recreational or leisure use of the inhabitants of such individual dwelling unit.” I wouldn’t be surprised to see other counties issue the same type of order…

Everyone is learning more about the virus everyday, we want to follow what the best recommended practices are, even if we do not agree or understand them, to help prevent the spreading of this virus. The CDC and other agencies know more about what is happening than any of us, so we must trust their recommendations.

Dave Zeller


Once again, we had no Monday Morning Coffee & Donuts this week. Our clubhouse, as well as our pool and all social activities are closed until further notice. Please refer to the Park Managers Emergency Notes on our website for any updates or changes. It is our desire to follow all CDC guidelines and recommendations for the safety and well-being of the residents. Tentatively we are expecting the closures to remain in effect through summer. The Heartland Food Reservoir has donated three cases of bottled water for the park during the quarantine. They are in the clubhouse for anyone in need.

HOA President Bob Helmstadter has announced they board is looking for candidates willing to serve for the 2021 year. Anyone interested in volunteering or may know of someone they wish to nominate may do so by letting Bob know.

Lynette Pickup shared the birthday wishes this week, only one, for Mary Funk. There are no anniversaries this week.

Carol Parker shared that Bob Hazelett was in the hospital but is now home and doing better. Congratulations go out to Rick & Mary Motsinger on the arrival of their new great granddaughter. Please keep their family in your prayers while everyone recovers. No cards are going out at this time to avoid sharing germs. As always please keep everyone in our prayers.

We do have extra directories for anyone wanting a 2nd copy. That are available for $20 each. Please contact Linda Price or Nancy Pratt.

We are still seeking someone to take over the newsletter for the summer months, May – October, while I go home for the summer. It’s looking like a pretty easy gig with everything shut down. Please let me know, Thank you!