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Family & Pet Friendly 2500 sq ft home-Minutes from town on Wilson Lake, Alabama!

Florence, AL, USA
  • House2500 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay2 nights

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. Be sure to check back for updates and/or search for us on the web. UPDATE 2/3/18: The guest house reno is coming along as planned. Be sure to ask about it if more sleeping space is needed! UPDATE 3/25/18: The guest house is complete and available as an add-on.

The Kayaks have arrived!! Two of them, actually...w/ life vests and paddles too. They will be available to all guests (with adult supervision) in the warmer months of 2018. :)


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

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


The house will comfortably sleep 8 adults in a King bedroom, two Queen bedrooms, and one queen sleeper sofa. The other options (three double high queen air mattresses) are probably more feasible for kids/teens. If additional adult sleeping accomodations are needed, please be sure to ask about the 2 BR/2 BA guest house that is located on the property at a lower rate.

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.

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!

TWO NIGHT MINIMUM! Three to five night minimum on certain holidays!!


Bobby or Angela Hendrix

Member Since 2012
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
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 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.

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!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, jetted tub
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub
      • 2

      Location Type

        • Lake View
          Stunning waterside view of Shoal Creek/Wilson Lake
        • 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
        • Waterfront


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


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      All bed linens as well as extras are provided. We also have several throws and blankets available.
                    • Air Conditioning
                      2 HVAC units w/ two separate thermostats
                    • Fireplace
                      Two electric fireplaces and large outdoor firepit
                    • Gas Fireplace
                      2 electric 'gas look-a-like' fireplaces are located in both living areas
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      2 HVAC units w/ two separate thermostats
                    • Internet
                      Wi-Fi and wireless printer
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Large front load dryer. Fabric softener sheets provided.
                    • Living Room
                      2 spacious open living room areas
                    • Mobile Phone
                      Excellent cell phone service (cell phone not provided)
                    • Parking
                      Plenty of paved parking for vehicles, boats, trailers, and RVs. We also allow parking on the large lawn.
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Paved driveway and parking area
                    • 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.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Both bathrooms and kitchens are stocked full of towels.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Front load HE washing machine. Laundry detergent and fabric softener provided.
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Wireless router allows excellent internet service throughout the house and surroundings. Wireless printer also provided.


                        • Microwave
                          (2) Two over the range microwaves
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Three coffee makers
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Several dinnerware sets and many utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                          (2) Dishwashing detergent tablets are provided.
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          (2) The two kitchens are equipped with a full sized refrigerator, dishwasher, range, and OTR microwave...PLUS many many more small appliances.
                        • 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
                        • Oven
                          Two ovens
                        • Pantry Items
                          Coffee, spices, some condiments, paper plates, napkins, etc...
                        • 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.
                        • Stove
                          Two stoves
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Large dining table for 6 and bar with 6 barstools
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 12 people


                                • Books
                                  Many books and magazines available.
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                  All bedrooms are equipped with DVD players
                                • Games
                                  Badminton/volleyball set, croquet set, and horseshoe set provided. Basketball goal. Basketballs provided.
                                • 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
                                • 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
                                • Video Library
                                  Small selection of DVDs


                                    • 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
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Large lawn for fun outdoor activities.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      One large smoker/charcoal grill, gas grill, & another charcoal grill. Propane, charcoal, & lighter fluid provided.


                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          Front entrance has no steps or ledges. Most interior doorways are 36 inches wide or larger. No steps or ledges inside. Secure grab bar beside both toilets. Wheelchair ramps and shower seat available upon request.

                                          Pool / Spa

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


                                                • 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

                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • 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!

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  65 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Perfect Get Away on Water

                                                                  Charla S.

                                                                  I have rented vacation homes all over the world and this house has been the best stocked by far. The owners have taken great care of providing all of your needs while in their home. I had my father's 70th birthday party here and I didn't want for anything the kitchen. All I had to do was bring the food. It was a great layout too with the open concept of inside for entertaining. My family loved all the decks which surround the house. and they loved fishing from the dock. My children want to come back and stay longer next time. Every detail of this rental was exceptional. I highly recommend and will be back!!!

                                                                  Great Getaway!

                                                                  laura o.

                                                                  Awesome home right on the water. Large house with tons of space for the family. Angela & Bobby are awesome hosts. Would highly recommend.

                                                                  Beautiful property!

                                                                  JoAnn C.

                                                                  The property is beautiful, the homeowners are wonderful and very helpful. We absolutely loved the home!

                                                                  Clean, beautiful, private yet close to it all!

                                                                  Sharon G.tn

                                                                  This house looks as beautiful as the photos online. It's super clean and very roomy! As stated in previous reviews, anything and everything you could want or need is here.

                                                                  Angela was very quick to respond to my inquiry and any other questions I had before my stay. She really knows how to make you feel as though your needs are the most important, other VRBO owners could learn a thing or two from her! I felt as though we were old friends after our first conversation. She even went so far as to include a welcome basket!!

                                                                  From the moment you walk in, you feel like you are at home! The house is warm and inviting with gorgeous view from almost every room! The bedrooms and bathrooms are spacious and clean with tons of extra blankets and pillows if you should need any. There is an electric fireplace in the master bedroom and both living rooms, nice touch. The yard is very pretty and well manicured. This house is just minutes away from shopping and restaurants and yet it's so private.

                                                                  I would like to point something out that I don't think I read anywhere else. The back part of the house has a separate living room, kitchen, bed and bathroom. While it is mentioned that there is a separate living and kitchen area, I don't see where it ever says that you can actually close that part off with a door! I loved that feature. We didn't need it this time but it's perfect if you travel with another couple or older/adult children. You can spend your days together and in the evening you can have some "away/alone" time from each other. So you basically have a whole other house that can be separated by closing the door!!

                                                                  I can't say enough about this house or the owners! From start to finish the house is fantastic and so are Angela and Bobby. Thanks for making such a great place available. I hope to return soon!

                                                                  Perfection and Convenience on the Water

                                                                  Bill R.

                                                                  If anyone is entertaining the idea of choosing The Gibbons Home on Shoal Creek for a little R&R, a venue, a ceremony, or any other reason, you have made a great decision. The owners, Bobby and Angela Hendrix could describe the amenities that this home has for an hour and still come up short. Really, all that you would need is your clothes and a toothbrush; everything else that you might want or need is there on the premises. We had a small ceremony there and had between 50-60 people, and this home was the perfect choice. If you are looking for a place that is meticulously cared for and has all the creature features that one could want, this is the place for you and yours. I would highly recommend this home away from home. Bobby and Angela will treat you like family.....because they care.

                                                                  Perfection and Convenience

                                                                  Bill R.

                                                                  If people that are entertaining the idea of staying at the Shoal Creek Gibbons home for any reason; a celebration, a reunion, small ceremonies, or simply just to get away for fun and relaxation, you will not be disappointed . The owners, Angela and Bobby could describe the amenities that this home has to offer for an hour, but, it would come up short to what this serene home has to offer its lucky inhabitants that chose it as their haven for a few days. Really, all that you would need is your clothes and a toothbrush......everything else that you could possibly need or want is there. This home is meticulously cared for, and I would highly recommend The Shoal Creek Gibbons Home . Bobby and Angela will treat you like family.


                                                                  Florence, AL, USA

                                                                  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

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Cleaning Fee
                                                                  Damage Deposit
                                                                  Tax Rate

                                                                  $300 per night (2 - 4 nights) $250 per night (5+ 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! 2 NIGHT MINIMUM 3 to 5 night minimum on certain holidays Events/large groups (such as weddings, receptions, large birthday celebrations, etc) may incur an "event fee"

                                                                  65 Reviews
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