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Family-friendly 2500 sq ft home-Minutes from town on the beautiful Wilson Lake!!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Peaceful, relaxing, fun, and most unique lakeside home in Florence AL.

EXCITING NEWS: We are in the process of renovating the 2BR/2BA guest house located on the property. It will also be fully furnished and available to our guests at a lower rate (because of the strict rules on this site, the house will have a separate listing). Be sure to check back for updates and/or search for us on the web. We are shooting for Spring 2018!


5+ night stay = $250 per night (+ tax & cleaning)

2 - 4 night stay = $300 per night (+ tax & cleaning)

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. Nightly rates/cleaning fees may be increased with larger groups.

Private pier with boat lift.

Public boat ramp is located .01 mile from the house across Hwy 72. **(6/8/16 update)** New state owned/public boat ramp is now open - directly to your right (off the highway) as you enter the street our home is located

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


More Details

Bobby or Angela Hendrix
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Bobby or Angela Hendrix

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!

Bobby or Angela Hendrix purchased this house in 1964

Why Bobby or Angela Hendrix chose Wilson Lake

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.

What makes this house unique

The most unique benefit of our home is most definitely its close proximity to the water. The house is literally inches from the water on flat ground! Another specialty would be the near distance to all restaurants, shopping centers, and many attractions that Florence and The Shoals has to offer! And we must not forget the fish - OH, THE FISH! - Many bass, catfish and others...a/k/a: THE BIG ONE...have been reeled in at the house over the years!


Florence House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Den - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , One Queen sleeper sofa and one single chaise lounger
  • 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. One single chaise lounger.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 26 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
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!


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Family-friendly 2500 sq ft home-Minutes from town on the beautiful Wilson Lake!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 58 reviews
Franklin, TN

Fantastic home on Wilson Lake--tastefully decorated, comfortable, plenty of amenities, very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The Shoal Creek Gibbons home was absolutely perfect for our group and exceeded our expectations. Everything we needed was available to us--Bobby and Angela thought of everything! Our family thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful home, the lake, the restaurants and the surrounding Florence area. Swimming was in a channel, which was no more than 8' from the house. It was a blessing to have such a nice place to relax with some quality family time. The owners are outstanding, and communicate very, very well. Highest recommendation AAA+++

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible vacation home on Wilson Lake!!

  • 5 of 5

This home over exceeded our expectations. It was very homey and fully stocked with everything and anything you can think of. We enjoyed many days of fishing, relaxing and spending time with our families. We will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mother's 89th Birthday Celebration

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect; beautifully decorated and appointed. All of our guests were extremely complimentary and my Mother had the time of her life.

We usually rent a beach house in Florida for our family get-away but after our experience at the Gibbons Home we are reconsidering next year's vacation destination.

Pat Elias, Shawnee, KS

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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absolute gem on the water!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed the weekend and fell in love with this place. Right on the water, and I mean literally, can walk out of the living room and cast into the water. First class furnishings, modern amenities, great location... I caught 2 fish over 5 lbs and a few decent sizes both mornings. Owners are very accommodating. We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Huntsville, AL

Baker's Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Don't really know what to say that hasn't been said about this gorgeous place and the hospitality presented by Bobby and Angela. They are definitely top notch. This is our 3rd year staying with them and definitely will not be our last. They provide the best accommodations and hospitality any vacationers could ever ask for.

There is plenty of room, always shady and if you are not fishermen like we are there are plenty of things to do close by.

Our family loves this place and we don't even ask for our deposit back. We just book the next year a year in advance.

Thanks Angela and Bobby your are the greatest.

The Bakers

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Fishing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful and so comfortable. We enjoyed ourselves immensely. There was a welcome basket when we arrived that provided us with snacks for our entire stay and it was very much appreciated. We take vacation every year to fish different Lakes and Lake Wilson did not disappoint. We finished the trip with 34 in the boat and just as many on the hook.

Angela & Bobby were awesome hosts. We so appreciated their hospitality and opening their house to us. We will definitely be repeat customers.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Muscle Shoals Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Sams Bar and Grill, Texas Roadhouse, Applebees...
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at the Shoals
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
Hwy 72/Florence Blvd
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Logans Roadhouse, Ruby Tuesday, UMI, Longhorn, etc
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

*Florence 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


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


Rates & Availability

Florence House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $300

$250 per night - (5+ nights) ~~~ $300 per night - (2-4 nights)

$300 refundable security deposit required to reserve stay (Converts to damage deposit @ time of arrival)

$100 non-refundable cleaning fee required with each stay

Signed contract is required (will be emailed to guest and mailed or emailed back to owner)

11% AL lodging tax will be applied to total

ONCE PAID, THE DEPOSIT IS NON REFUNDABLE IF A CANCELLATION OCCURS. However, we will work with you to find more suitable dates of stay or refund the full deposit if we are able to book the complete amount of cancelled dates to another guest. FULL AMOUNT WILL BE REFUNDED (LESS $300 DEPOSIT) IF CANCELLED TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO STAY. CANCELLATIONS MADE WITHIN TWO WEEKS WILL NOT BE REFUNDED!


3 night minimum on certain holidays

Events/large groups (such as weddings, receptions, large birthday celebrations, etc) may incur an "event fee"

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.