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

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! 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!

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)

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!!

More Details

Bobby or Angela Hendrix
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 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!


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 & Pet Friendly 2500 sq ft home-Minutes from town on Wilson Lake, Alabama!
average rating of 5.0 based on 62 reviews

Clean, beautiful, private yet close to it all!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfection and Convenience on the Water

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfection and Convenience

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bogue Chitto, MS

Incredible Value! - TRUE Southern Hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting vacation properties for over 30 years. This without question was the TOP experience we have ever had!

The owners do an excellent job with marketing this property. They covered so much, and offered so many assurances, that to tell the truth we thought that there was no way they could deliver everything they promised. We were wrong. They totally came through with everything promised in their emails as well as what was listed on their web site. (Shoal Creek Gibbons Home . com - without the spaces of course.)

Everything we could think to ask, they had already addressed on their website. We have never rented a property that was so TOTALLY equipped with everything you could possibly need to enjoy your stay there. For example, not only did they have 3 different grills available (all working) for you to choose from, they even had a spare gas bottle sitting there ready to go in case one ran out!

The house was spotlessly clean, and everything was up to date and in full working order. They even had complete stocks of cleaning supplies, not just starters like some properties provide.

We have never dealt with a more gracious host. We were there for a very special occasion to lift the spirits of a dear friend suffering with battling cancer. I had mentioned this in passing during making the reservations. When we arrived, there was a basket of goodies on the counter along with a hand-written note and a very special gift offering empathy and support and for our friend. That kind of love and outgoing care for us as their guest in their property characterized the entire experience.

This home is located on a small inlet just off the creek. To the left, is the end of the line, but oh to the right....!!!!! You are right there on the main waterway, next to a major marina. It is far enough from the traffic channel for it to not bother you, but close enough that one time our crew dove into the water and swam back to the private dock!

We brought along a small pontoon boat (20') for use. Angela was afraid that it would not fit in the covered lift. It did, but with only about 12 inches all around to spare. If you have a larger boat, you will have to tie it alongside the dock.

I won't try to relist everything that the property has to offer. Just check out their website, or give them a call.

I just hope that I have conveyed to you how totally professional, gracious, hospitable, - basically Christian - the owners are.

Rent this place.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: July 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: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Logan's Roadhouse
Legend's Steakhouse
Umi Japanese Steakhouse
W C Handy Music Festival
"An experience you don't want to miss out on! Great music and food!"
Texas Roadhouse
"Tasty pork chops!"
Bunyan's BBQ
"The BEST hot dogs w/ mustard slaw....EVER!"
"Great food!"
Sam Phillips Music Celebration
Helen Keller Birthplace, Ivy Green
Frank Lloyd Wright Rosenbaum House
McFarland Park
"Fishing tournaments"
Lash Fish & Seafood Co
"Fresh seafood at reasonable prices!"
Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail
Florence/Lauderdale Tourism
Blackberry Trail Golf Course
Rattlesnake Saloon
City Hardware
North Alabama Lions
"University of North Alabama mascots....Leo and Una"
Shoals, The
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

$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 to 5 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.

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