Open Heaven Guest House
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Florence cottage description
You'll love the drive into Kendale Gardens to the Open Heaven Guest House. Sit on the back porch in the mornings and enjoy the birds chirping as you drink your morning coffee. The little cottage has an open floor plan and has everything you need to enjoy your stay in Florence, AL. There is 900 sq ft that boast a mini kitchen with full sized appliances and a dining table. There is a living room and full sized bath as well as a bar area for eating. The cottage sleeps 5 with a king size bed, 2 twins and a sleeper chair. There is a charcoal grill for your convenience and wifi is available.
The cottage is available to rent alone or if you need more space you can also rent OPEN HEAVEN next door, which accommodates 35 people.
The cottage is great for fishermen coming for tournaments and hanging out on the lake. Parents or family visiting their kids at UNA can have a quiet place to come back to. Coming into town for a festival but don't want to stay in a hotel? Our Open Heaven Guest House is perfect.
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Considered:
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Air Conditioning
- Parking Off Street
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Wildlife Viewing
- Fitness Center
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Every June you can attend the Helen Keller Festival and visit her home anytime. Tuscumbia not only hosts Helen Keller's home but a wonderful park that has train rides, a carousel and splash pad as well as laser light shows in the summer. You can feed the ducks there and trout fish. Wilson Dam is nearby to go fishing or boating and the kids can have fun at the wonderful Children's Museum of the Shoals and play Diebert Park next door. The W.C Handy Festival is always a blast to attend in July and you can't miss First Fridays every month with music and art in all of downtown Florence. The University of North Alabama is close by ans always has something going on. There are Public Boat Docks located less than 2 miles from the house in Killen AL and Joe Wheeler State Park is less than 15 minutes away. MacFarland Park also has a public Boat dock and is less than 8 miles away. Elgin, AL which is less than 15 minutes also has a public boat dock, Boat Rentals are available at Joe Wheeler State Park and a few other places. Florence and Muscle Shoals offers great restaurants that have a local flair. ...moreless
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$125 night $75 cleaning fee 11% lodging tax Instead of a large damage security deposit, we charge a $49 fee that covers you up to $1500
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Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: We are Duane and Melissa Carter. Duane is a Pediatrician and Melissa is a full time mom and accomplished artist. We have 10 kids, 9 of which are adopted internationally from Romania, Bulgaria, China and Uganda. We also have 3 dogs. We lived in the Main house (Open Heaven) until we moved to CA. The Guest House was my art studio at one time and it is also where we home schooled our kids for a few years. From time to time we had friends and family who stayed in the Guest House. We lived in the Florence Area for 14 years and loved it because of the central location as well as the beauty surrounding the River and Lakes. We recently moved to California for a few years and are glad that others can enjoy our home and guest house while we are away. We love to travel and have crossed the world and much of the USA. We're greatly involved in advocating and raising awareness about orphans, children and girls caught in the sex- slave trade industry. We hope you find peace , rest and comfort in our guest house
Why the Owner Chose Florence:
The entire property including the guest house was previously owned by 2 doctors before we owned it. We fell in love with the coziness but spaciousness of the Big House and loved the idea of having a guest house as well. We lived in this house for 7 years and in this neighborhood called Kendale Gardens for 14 years and absolutely loved it. It is full of mature trees and we still love the drive through the neighborhood every time we drive it. Crazily, we decided to move to CA for a while and offer our home and guest house as a getaway for others. We love Florence with all it has to offer such as lots of history, activities and down right southern Hospitality. Even though the Open Heaven Guest House is not directly on the water, it is a little corner where we can have some serenity.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
This property is a short distance from Joe Wheeler State Park, Minutes from Muscle Shoals, Tuscumbia and Tennessee. Day trips can be taken to Huntsville, Chattanooga, Corinth, Tupelo, Memphis and Nashville. There is great fishing all around and an incredible Splash Pad and playground at Heritage Park near the Marriott. We are very close to the University of North Alabama. We also are a great spot for a retreat when you rent the guest house with our main house OPEN HEAVEN. There are two Robert Trent Jones Trail courses nearby for the golfer in the family. In the evenings, enjoy the music of the frogs and the hoots of our owls that hang out in our big Oaks in the back yard while you sip your lemonade or Iced Tea on the back porch. If you want to venture outside of our getaway, we have great restaurants and theater in nearby Florence.
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The Front of Open Heaven Guest House
The Living Room area
The Bar area and the Twin Beds
The Bar area
The bathroom with a shower and closet
Another view of the twins
The small deck
The view when you walk into the Cottage
The King Bed with a wardrobe
Another view looking at the King bed
The mini kitchen
The bathroom sink
The dining area
The screen back porch over looks a cemented area and woods
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