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World Famous Muscle Shoals Music House

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Sleeps 4. 2 Bedrooms. 2 Baths.

This property is secluded in at the end a neighborhood and sits on a bluff overlooking the Tennessee River and Wilson Dam. The top floor is 2100 square feet of living space for our guests and I live in an apartment in the downstairs walkout basement. The house was owned by the world famous Muscle Shoals Sound Music Recording Studio.

This home was used by the studio to house the stars while they were here recording.

The following is a list of artist that recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios while they were using this house for musical guests. Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Glenn Frey, Bob Segar, Dr. Hook, James Brown, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Carlos Santana, Alabama, Ronnie Milsap, The Amazing Rhythm Aces, George Michael, Joe Cocker, Dire Straits, Julian Lennon, The Oak Ridge Boy, Jimmy Buffett, Joan Baez, Jerry Jeff Walker, Helen Reddy, Chris Hillman, Roger McGuin, Eddie Rabbitt, John Prine, John Conlee, Millie Jackson and Isaac Hayes, Staple Singers, Tony Orlando, Delbert McClinton, Billy Crash Craddock, Michelle Pillar, Forester Sisters, Phoebe Snow, , Latimore, Prince Phillip Mitchell, Bobby Womack, Donna Fargo, Levon Helm, Mavis Staples, Starland Vocal Band, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Johnny Taylor, Greg Adams, Witch Queen, Kate Taylor, Patti Austin, Johnny Rivers, Jackson Highway, Billy Burnette, Lenny LeBlanc, Billy Vera, Russell Smith, Frankie Miller, Lou Ann Barton, Z.Z. Hill, Steve Cropper, Will McFarlane, Muscle Shoals Horns, Margie Joseph, Thrasher Brothers, Steve Bassett, Peter Pringle, Little Milton, James Govan, The Convertibles, The Dealers, Ahmad Jamal, Latimore, Denise Lasalle, Rose Brothers, William Lee Golden, Willie DeVille, Jeff Dugan, Gotham Flasher, and Boule Noire

We are centrally located in Sheffield, AL just five minutes from Muscle Shoals, Florence and Tuscumbia. Collectively known as the Shoals, we are known for our two Robert Trent Jones golf courses, the second largest locking dam in the world at the Wilson dam, the home place of both father of the Blues W.C. Handy and Helen Keller. Handy is celebrated by an annual music festival in July and Keller also celebrated with a festival in June. The Tennessee River brings in many bass fisherman and boaters. We also have one of the few Frank Lloyd Wright homes as a museum in Florence.

We can help direct you with your itinerary and point you toward fun things to do while you are here. Our kitchen is stocked with some basics in the event you wake up and need a snack.

More Details

Clay Mize
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

About Clay Mize

My career began at the age seven on my grandfather’s farm raising chickens and learning the meaning of a long row to hoe.

In the years following, I worked as a furniture assembler, lifeguard, paper boy, waiter, cookie salesman, oil field roustabout, teacher, and talk show host. I have also worked entrepreneurial ventures in insurance and real estate. Now I mostly operate this property, write books and do tennis instruction.

Clay Mize purchased this house in 2005

Why Clay Mize chose Alabama

Its all about the music history and the view.

What makes this house unique

The vibe is historic in this house.


Sheffield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • If you need an additional bedroom please send me a special request for a third bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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World Famous Muscle Shoals Music House
average rating of 4.826087 based on 23 reviews

Great location and view

  • 5 of 5

This is a great location for playing the many golf courses in the area. And when not on the golf course, you have an incredible view of the Tennessee River and the activities taking place on it. We certainly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you too. I don't think I ever had a guest leave the place so clean. Thank you and please come again. Clay Mize Muscle Shoals Music House
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Great location very nice and very clean

  • 4 of 5

I was surprised the owner was also living there while we were renting, so that was odd for us. They were downstairs and we barely saw him, but it was still a little awkward for us.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Shannon, Hope you enjoyed your stay with us. I was a little surprised that you were surprised that we live in the downstairs apartment. The following is the first paragraph in the property description. This property is secluded in at the end a neighborhood and sits on a bluff overlooking the Tennessee River. The top floor is 2100 square feet of living space for our guests and I live in an apartment in the downstairs walkout basement. The house was owned by the world famous Muscle Shoals Sound Music Recording Studio.
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Hamburg, Arkansas

relaxing spring break trip to muscle shoals

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view of the river, great home to stay in and got to catch up with old friends also toured the studios

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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south Mississippi

Stunning View

  • 3 of 5

The window in the den provides an awesome view of the TN river; that is this homes best asset. We loved the electric reclining sofa but there were 4 of us and the sofa and one chair were not enough sitting. I was disappointed in the kitchen; we opted to eat out all of our meals except breakfast. The one Teflon skillet needs to be replaced and it was too big to prepare my 2 egg whites + one whole egg. So I thought that's okay I will microwave them; but the microwave is not working properly. it took about 6 minutes to get my eggs done. also the kitchen needs a deep cleaning, new pots and pans and dishes.

the bathrooms were supplied with soap and shampoo and plenty of nice fluffy towels. But the bathrooms could also use a deep cleaning on the floors and around the baseboards. The beds were okay. In the blue bedroom the ceiling fan only seems to have a very low speed. the exterior of the home needs cleaning; the eaves are full of dirt dobber nests and spider webs. I was disappointed that there wasn't more memorabilia in the home about the musicians that had stayed there. The location was perfect for our fishermen who were launching at McFarland Park across the river. the home is very convienent for shopping and restaurants.

I do hope I haven't offended you; but I felt that you might need some honest feedback.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We will take these into considerations and make some adjustments.
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Nice house, great view, attentive but quiet owners live in basement.

  • 4 of 5

This ia a nice, clean, quiet place at the end of the street overlooking the TN River. Close to lots of music attractions and also the Natchez Trace. My only complaint would be the shortage of dishes, silverware and cookware. We had plans to cook most of our meals for the four of us but found it to be quite a challenge. No worries if you're planning to eat out most of the time.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jane, Thanks for the feedback. I will rectify the shortage of plates and silverware. Clay Mize Muscle Shoals Music House
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The location was great with a wonderful view of the Tennessee River.

  • 5 of 5

I had a great stay in the Muscle Shoals area. There was so much to see and do. This home was the perfect place for me to book since I was very interested in touring the Fame and Muscle Shoals Sound Studios after watching the documentary film. Clay was a great host and very helpful with ideas of things to do. I wish I could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gretchen, We loved having you and you are always welcome here. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Clay
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Muscle Shoals Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Robert Trent Jones
Nearest Train
80 Miles
Nearest Motorway
90 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Downtown Florence
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
McFarland Park Beach
Car: recommended

As a USPTA professional I can give you a tennis lesson or simply a good Tennis aerobic workout. Let me know if you are interested. Prices are $55 per session.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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