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Family-Friendly 2500 Sq Ft Home-Minutes from Town on the Beautiful Wilson Lake!!

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View of the large lakeside patio and one of the decks from the pier

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Last updated: 09/29/2014
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Florence house description


Perfectly located on Shoal Creek at the mouth of Wilson Lake, you will find no other like this. With 250' of waist deep water along the seawall that gradually deepens for swimming and fishing, and a large leveled ground with no slopes or steep steps to the water, people of all ages can enjoy themselves wading in the lake while enjoying the company of others on the bank.

We are confident that you will enjoy your time at our totally renovated and updated Shoal Creek Gibbons Home. We are located minutes from town, however you will feel as though you are in your own little world.

If you do decide to venture out on the town for a bit or to tour the beautiful places that Florence and the Shoals area has to offer, you will be pleasantly surprised to find everything and every place within minutes of the house.

We have tried our best to make our home as comfortable and homey for others as we prefer for ourselves. Most any amenity that you may need or want is available.

Having two kitchens, plenty of seating, and an open gathering area, our home is not only great for family outings, fishermen getaways, and vacations but also perfect for wedding receptions, family reunions, baby showers, business meetings, small wedding ceremonies, youth group outings, bridal showers, etc. We will also consider monthly corporate/business stays.

Private pier with boat lift. Public boat ramp .01 miles away.

The Shoals is also the location documented in the 'Muscle Shoals' movie!

Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Minimum age limit for renters is age 25...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Children are most definitely welcome. They will love to wade in the shallow water that is located within most of the property, with adult supervision. The large yard is also great for many outdoor games and activities. Croquet set, Volleyball/Badminton set, and Horsheshoe set provided....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Ashtrays are available for outdoor smoking only...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Please ask us about our pet policy...moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            Front entrance has no steps or ledges. Most interior doorways are 36 inches wide or larger. No steps or ledges inside. Grab bars are installed in showers as well as beside the toilets....moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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          • Den: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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          • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) Queen sized sofa sleeper and two double high air mattresses w/ pump...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

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          Other Amenities

              • A FULL LIST OF AMENITIES CAN BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE: WWW.SHOALCREEKGIBBONSHOME.COM! Kitchen: Grilling utensils, coffee & creamer, mixer, spices, can opener, bottle opener, small indoor griller, blender, toaster, colander, cups, glasses, paper towels, platters, extra slow cookers, extra stainless cookware, Lock & Lock food storage containers, Foil/Saran wrap, basic condiments, ice cream maker, Large KitchenAid mixer Bath: Hair dryers, scale, facial tissue, plenty of towels, toilet tissue, body wash, flat iron Misc: Bug spray, cooler, clothing steamer, cleaning supplies, board/card games, commercial grade fan for muggy days on the deck, badminton/volleyball set, croquet set, horseshoe set, Ironing board w/ iron, three box fans for indoor use, Two double high queen sized air mattresses w/ pump, 75 Gallon gas water heater. Large outdoor firepit!...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Many books and magazines available....moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player:

                All bedrooms are equipped with DVD players...moreless

              • Games:

                Board/card games, badminton/volleyball set, croquet set, and horseshoe set provided....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                (6) Comcast cable w/ all local channels, many movie channels, several sports and entertainment channels, and ON DEMAND on all TVs. Main living area is equipped with a 55 inch HDTV w/ 100's of channels...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television:

                (6) Flats Screens: 55in SMART HDTV in main living/kitchen/dining area. 46in-rear living/kitchen/dining area. 32 to 46in-bedrooms. 24in-main bathroom w/ jetted tub. Living area TVs are equipped w/ Blu-ray surround sound theater systems. Bedrooms have DVD player...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Small selection of DVDs...moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Lake View:

                Stunning waterside view of Shoal Creek/Wilson Lake...moreless

              • Lakefront:

                250' water frontage. The water along the seawall stays at a 2-4' depth and gradually drops off to 5-6' at the front of pier. Beyond the pier, you will find a perfect depth of 40'+ for deep fishing...moreless

              • Waterfront

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Jet Skiing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Skiing
              • Snorkeling
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Large dining table for 6 and bar with 6 barstools...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 12 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                2 central heat and air units w/ two separate thermostats...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Large front load dryer. Fabric softener sheets provided....moreless

              • Fireplace:

                Two electric fireplaces and large outdoor firepit...moreless

              • Gas Fireplace:

                2 electric 'gas look-a-like' fireplaces are located in both living areas...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                2 central heat and units w/ two separate thermostats...moreless

              • Internet:

                Wi-Fi and wireless printer...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                All bed linens as well as extras are provided. We also have several throws and blankets available....moreless

              • Living Room:

                2 spacious open living room areas...moreless

              • Mobile Phone:

                Excellent cell phone service (cell phone not provided)...moreless

              • Parking:

                Plenty of paved parking for vehicles, boats, trailers, and RVs....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Paved driveway and parking area...moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Plenty of parking for boats, trailers, etc. The boat lift is suitable for 24' bass/ski boats. Larger boats can easily be tied to the sides of pier....moreless

              • Telephone:

                Land line phone provided...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Both bathrooms and kitchens are stocked full of towels....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Front load washing machine. Laundry detergent and fabric softener provided....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Wireless router allows excellent internet service throughout the house and surroundings. Wireless printer also provided....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker:

                Two coffee makers...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Both kitchens are fully equipped with everything that you could possibly need...Dinnerware sets, stainless utensils, casserole baking dishes, stainless pots and pans, baking sheets, slow cookers, etc...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Several dinnerware sets and many utensils...moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                (2) Dishwashing detergent tablets are provided....moreless

              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                (2) The two kitchens are both equipped with a full sized refrigerator, dishwasher, range, and OTR microwave...PLUS many many more small appliances....moreless

              • Microwave:

                (2) Two over the range microwaves...moreless

              • Oven:

                Two ovens...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Coffee, creamer, sugar, spices, cooking spray, some condiments, paper plates, napkins, etc......moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                (2) Main kitchen is equipped w/ a large stainless (bottom freezer) refrigerator w/ two ice makers. A top mount refrigerator w/ ice maker is provided in the extra kitchen....moreless

              • Stove:

                Two stoves...moreless

              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio:

                (4) Covered patio stretches across much of the lakefront side of the house. Two large decks are accessed through both of the living/kitchen areas. Another serene sitting area is located off of two of the bedrooms...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Large lawn for fun outdoor activities....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                One large smoker/grill & One gas/charcoal dual grill. Propane, charcoal, & lighter fluid provided....moreless

              Payment Type

              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

                  • Jetted Tub:

                    Large corner jetted tub in main bathroom and a one person jetted tub in other...moreless

                   

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                  $250 per night-(5+ nights) ~ $300 per night-(2-4 nights) 2 night minimum
                  $300 refundable deposit required...(Converts to dmg deposit @ time of arrival).
                  $100 non-refundable cleaning fee required with each stay. Signed contract required
                  11% AL lodging tax will be applied to total. Full amount(less deposit)will be 
                  refunded if cancellation is made at least two weeks prior to scheduled stay.
                  No refund will be given if cancelled within two weeks of scheduled stay.*
                  *(However, we may work with you on scheduling a more suitable date of stay 
                  depending on availability). 3 night minimum stay on certain holidays.
                  

                  Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                  Last updated: 09/29/2014
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                  Location

                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Muscle Shoals Regional Airport
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Sams Bar and Grill, Texas Roadhouse, Applebees...
                  16 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at the Shoals
                  0.01 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Hwy 72/Florence Blvd
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Logans Roadhouse, Ruby Tuesday, UMI, Longhorn, etc
                  Florence
                  Nearest Ski
                  Water ski on Wilson Lake! Boat ramp .01 miles away

                  Car: Recommended

                  Conveniently located in the heart of the Shoals area, directly off of Hwy 72 at the old Shoal Creek Bridge.-----

                  Any bank/ATM, restaurant, church/place of worship, spa, hospital, gym, grocery store, shopping center, or package/liquor store of your choice is just down the road (0-8 miles). ---------

                  Although we don't think you will want to leave once you get here, we do want for you to know that we are also within 0 to 8 miles to every marina, theater, museum, tennis court, annual event, park, golf course, annual festival, bowling alley, mall, skate center, and all other activities, attractions, or events that Florence has to offer! Here are a few of them that we are so proud to have locally:......

                  *Alabama Renaissance Faire

                  *Regency Square Mall

                  *Trail of Tears Commemorative Motorcycle Ride

                  *Veterans Park (Veteran's Memorial and tennis courts)

                  *Blackberry Trail Golf Course

                  *FLW Tour Pro Bass Tournament

                  *First Fridays Downtown Florence

                  *W.C. Handy Birthplace and Museum

                  *Lauderdale Lanes Bowling Alley

                  *Regency Square Cinema 12

                  *Renaissance Tower

                  *Kennedy Douglass Center for the Arts (Arts Alive)

                  *Wilson Park

                  *Florence Harbor Marina

                  *Pope's Tavern Museum (Frontier Days)

                  *Frank Lloyd Wright Rosenbaum Home and Museum

                  *Diebert Park (Children's Museum of the Shoals)

                  *The University of North Alabama

                  *Marriot Shoals Hotel and Spa

                  *Indian Mound and Museum

                  *Spirit of Freedom Celebration (McFarland Park)

                  *W.C. Handy Festival

                  *Turtle Point Yacht and Country Club

                  *Lauderdale State Wildlife Management Area

                  *Forks of Cypress and Ghost Bridge

                  *Florence Sports Complex

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                  If you decide to step out of Florence for a bit, be sure to check out the following exciting places and events that are located within 10-50 miles from us in Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, Tuscumbia, Rogersville, Huntsville, Athens, Cherokee, Russellville, Waterloo, Town Creek, Decatur, Cullman, Madison, Leighton, Iron City TN, Shiloh TN, etc..: ....

                  *Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at the Shoals (Muscle Shoals)

                  *Ritz Theater (Sheffield)

                  *Helen Keller Birthplace and Museum (Tuscumbia)

                  *Rattlesnake Saloon (Tuscumbia)

                  *Muscle Shoals Sound Studio/Museum (Sheffield)

                  *Doublehead Resort and Lodge (Town Creek)

                  *Shoal Creek Canoe Run (Iron City, TN)

                  *Riverfront Park (Sheffield)

                  *Watermelon Festival (Russellville)

                  *Joe Wheeler State Park (Rogersville)

                  *Shiloh Military Park and Museum (Shiloh, TN)

                  *U.S. Space and Rocket Center (Huntsville)

                  *Ave Maria Grotto (Cullman)

                  *Natchez Trace Parkway (AL, TN, MS)

                  *Point Mallard Water Park and Ice Complex (Decatur)

                  *Wilson Lock and Dam (Muscle Shoals)

                  *Alabama Music Hall of Fame (Tuscumbia)

                  *Freedom Hills Wildlife Management Area (Cherokee)

                  *FAME Recording Studio (Muscle Shoals)

                  *Coon Dog Cemetery (Tuscumbia)-----------

                  **10 miles to Northwest AL Regional Airport in Muscle Shoals AL

                  **58 miles to Huntsville AL International Airport

                  **101 miles to Tupelo MS

                  **117 miles to Nashville TN International Airport

                  **132 miles to University of Alabama Tuscaloosa AL

                  **134 miles to Birmingham AL

                  **156 miles to Memphis TN International Airport

                  **224 miles to Montgomery AL

                  **275 miles to Atlanta GA

                   

                  Owner info

                  About the owner: We are just a couple of the many family members that have enjoyed this special home on Shoal Creek. Keeping with the open house feel that we have all always known and loved, we made the decision to let others enjoy it too!

                  Why the Owner Chose Florence:
                  The land was first purchased by the family in 1964 and has been 'home' to many. Countless wonderful memories have been made with family and friends through the years.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  The most unique benefit of our home is most definitely its close proximity to the water. The house is literally inches from the water! Another specialty would be the near distance to all restaurants, shopping centers, and many attractions that Florence and The Shoals has to offer! Also, we must not forget the fish! The enormous blue catfish shown was caught off of the back patio of the house on November 10, 2012. The area is also known for it's abundance of bass!


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                  Photos

                  • View of the large lakeside patio and one of the decks from the pier

                    View of the large lakeside patio and one of the decks from the pier

                  • Large covered waterside patio~Great for fishing and grilling...even in the rain!

                    Large covered waterside patio~Great for fishing and grilling...even in the rain!

                  • View from the main living room and kitchen area to the covered patio and water..

                    View from the main living room and kitchen area to the covered patio and water..

                  • Exquisite views and easy water access from the main living/dining area

                    Exquisite views and easy water access from the main living/dining area

                  • Main entrance, bar, and open kitchen/dining/living area. Great for gatherings!

                    Main entrance, bar, and open kitchen/dining/living area. Great for gatherings!

                  • Cozy queen sized bedroom w/ 32 inch flat screen TV and DVD player

                    Cozy queen sized bedroom w/ 32 inch flat screen TV and DVD player

                  • Bathroom w/ jetted Jacuzzi tub/shower adjoins bedroom w/ exquisite lake views!

                    Bathroom w/ jetted Jacuzzi tub/shower adjoins bedroom w/ exquisite lake views!

                  • Fully equipped bonus kitchen also has beautiful views of the lake

                    Fully equipped bonus kitchen also has beautiful views of the lake

                  • Panoramic view of the house and spacious lawn from the pier

                    Panoramic view of the house and spacious lawn from the pier

                  • Stunning view of the lake from the covered patio, and most all of the rooms too!

                    Stunning view of the lake from the covered patio, and most all of the rooms too!

                  • Main kitchen with custom made cabinetry, and granite/butcher block countertops

                    Main kitchen with custom made cabinetry, and granite/butcher block countertops

                  • View from the pier~All decks/patios are literally ON the water or steps away

                    View from the pier~All decks/patios are literally ON the water or steps away

                  • Cooking is a pleasure with a view like this!

                    Cooking is a pleasure with a view like this!

                  • Extra living area deck with awesome views and access to the lake and fire pit

                    Extra living area deck with awesome views and access to the lake and fire pit

                  • Our beautiful Wilson Lake...

                    Our beautiful Wilson Lake...

                  • Queen bed w/ lake view, attached bath, 46 inch TV, & easy deck access

                    Queen bed w/ lake view, attached bath, 46 inch TV, & easy deck access

                  • King sized bed with beautiful lake view and 32 inch flat screen TV w/ DVD player

                    King sized bed with beautiful lake view and 32 inch flat screen TV w/ DVD player

                  • Wind down from a day on the lake in the large jetted Jacuzzi tub or cozy shower!

                    Wind down from a day on the lake in the large jetted Jacuzzi tub or cozy shower!

                  • Cute extra living area with queen sofa bed and attached lakeside deck

                    Cute extra living area with queen sofa bed and attached lakeside deck

                  • Panoramic view from front/driveway entrance. (Big water to the right, not shown)

                    Panoramic view from front/driveway entrance. (Big water to the right, not shown)

                  • Large waterside firepit (lots of firewood provided)

                    Large waterside firepit (lots of firewood provided)

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