|Space||2,500 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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!
TO AVOID CONFUSION, PLEASE NOTE:
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!
TWO NIGHT MINIMUM!
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
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 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!
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
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!
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 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.
my wife and I have been visiting various parts of the country searching for places to retire too that offer good to great bass fishing. It is no secret that Alabama offers some of the best in the world if not the best. Top that off with a stay in this beautiful home and you would be hard pressed to think about retiring to any other place. Everything about this home was on point(no pun intended). Its location on the water made it scenic and close to shopping abound without sacrificing privacy. The owners are responsive to whatever needs you may have. I cannot thank you enough or say enough for allowing us to enjoy your home and the history it has. If this were a 10 star rating system this home would be that! We hope to be back very soon. Chris and Cyndi from Maryland
Through the various services, We have rented vacation homes for our family's road trips a total of nine times. This house, was by far and above, the nicest house we've ever stayed in.
When going through the process we are somewhat limited in our choices as our daughter is wheelchair bound so naturally we have to find accessible homes. Before booking, I asked about the house and it's listed accessibility. What I got back sold me and then some. Any question I may have had was answered in the very detailed response.
On arrival day, Angela told me if they had the house ready before 4, she would let me know. I told her we wouldn't be in until after dark. She said she would have all the ramps in place, and lights on for us when we arrived. That little detail didn't go unnoticed by me or my wife. When we walked through the door we were floored. This house looks like a bunch of Bob Villa clones got together and went crazy. On the counter was a welcome basket with some snacks that were VERY MUCH appreciated after a long drive.
Throughout the stay we were marveled and the attention to detail the owners have for renting their home like fresh shampoo and soap... Not the hotel kind but the store bought kind.
I cannot recommend this home enough. I have longtime dear friends that live in the area and this will be our goto place when we return from here on out.
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
*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
*Kennedy Douglass Center for the Arts (Arts Alive)
*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
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable 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
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).
2 NIGHT MINIMUM
3 night minimum on certain holidays
Events/large groups (such as weddings, receptions, large birthday celebrations, etc) may incur an "event fee"