|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Waterside, where the refreshing water of Wilson Lake is out the front door and the sunsets are beautiful. Easy water access and large lawn provide outside activity area for families and their pets. Multiple piers provide space for sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling, fishing and boating all at once. Enjoy our canoe to fish and explorer the area or bring your boat for full lake access. Waterside's game room, covered porch and covered BBQ mean activities don't stop even if a few rain drops appear now and then. Secure wireless high-speed Internet access provides access for both web browsing and Internet TV whether you are inside and outside the house.
Waterside is just 10 minutes for the ''Robert Trent Jones (RTJ) Trail - Shoals Golf Club'' and 20 minutes to many more attractions. Take a local walk/run or go just 10 minutes to a paved and maintained 5 mile birding/walking trail.
Waterside is a charming cottage with an old time feel. We stayed there for a week. There is plenty of parking, with space for cars and boat trailers. Boat ramps are near by and there is a good dock for tieing a boat. The home is very clean and well stocked. The yard is large with lots of trees and the view of Wilson lake is beautiful. When not on our boat, we spent most of our time on the patio, which has a neat stone outdoor grill. The owner manager was easy to work with and very helpful. Wilson lake is beautiful and the fishing was good. We enjoyed our stay, and recommend Waterside as a comfortable and worry free place to stay when visiting Wilson Lake.
A wonderful property that has the look and feel of a "traditional" summer cottage. My business partner (from NYC) and I (from Chicago) spent the week at Waterside. He and I both grew up around water in the 60's and we were both delighted that this spot reminded us of our childhood.
On the whole, Waterside's wood floors have that delightfully well-worn creak from all the parents and kids that have walked across it in years prior. It has period furniture (a few more light fixtures might be helpful) and bedding that is functional, comfortable, and clean. Warerside has a few electronics/wifi for rainy days (and a fine ping pong table for traditionalists) or online communication with the outside world.
It is what cottages used to be built for. A nice place to retire to after being out on the water or down on the pier or walking around the surrounding woods and fields.
The kitchen is well equipped with gadgetry and the laundry room has more stain remedies and detergent for mishaps than you can possibly imagine.
We loved Waterside as much for what it is not as for what it is. What it is, is a home beautifully situated on a lovely, peaceful inlet with neighbor homes well away. And while it does have TV, Wifi, and a DVD player, just to the left is a big picture window with a view that suggests that being outside is better. Wasn't that the whole point of a traditional vacation property?
Lastly, the property owner and manager could not have been nicer or more accommodating. I left some clothing behind and they had it sent off and back to me in no time.
Both he and I would happily return here.
This place is somewhere special if you want to kick back and relax, the tranquility and views make Waterside an ideal location to escape to. Very convenient for the RTJ trail at the Shoals along with Muscle Shoals ( Fame Studios). Rob could not have been more helpful and although our stay was short he made sure it was a great success. The house has all the facilities you need but still retains a homely feel and you can tell it is a family retreat primarily so don't expect a chic modern hotel! Waking up to the view from the master bedroom across the lake is a wonderful memory.
I hope I can return in the future both to play more golf but especially to enjoy Waterside.
This home is as charming as it can be. We just returned from spending a week here. The house is well-stocked with everything you needed to stay there, except of course, food. We especially enjoyed the sunsets. The pictures really do catch how beautiful they are.
We hope to stay again and again!
Our small group of 5 adults stayed at Waterside from 6/28 - 7/1. We chose it to be on the Tennessee River and we were not disappointed. It's a very short walk out your back door! There is also a rustic outdoor grill area that became our favorite spot in the evenings to sit around and talk. The weather was perfect and the water was warm when swimming off the dock. There were 2 fishing tournaments going on and we met a lot of them as it's one of their favorite spots to catch fish. The neighbors waved as they came and went on jet skis and boats. We especially liked to watch a Golden Retriever in the house across from the dock as it would toss it's favorite toy into the water then go fetch it. There is a game room in the basement area. There is plenty of room to hang out and have a ping pong tournament of your own. Upstairs the living room has large picture windows that showcase the view of the lake/river to perfection. Waterside is very charming. In reading the guest book we found there are repeat visitors that enjoy this view on an almost regular basis. The owners are a joy to deal with. They answered emails in a timely manner and worked with us to make sure our visit was as easy as possible for everyone. We also rented a pontoon boat at Florence Harbor Marina. Eva was extremely helpful and had it ready for us in advance with no waiting. It was a great trip, a friendly area, we are recommending it to friends, and we hope to go back to Waterside again!
Visit Ivy Green the birthplace of Helen Keller, the ALA Music All of Fame, the Florence Children's Museum and more. Enjoy a romantic diner with stunning views from the Shoals Tower, '360 Bar and Grill.' A revolving restaurant with a 360 degree view of the Tennessee River. Check out your calendar and time your stay during the W C Handy Festival, Spring Art in the Park, Pro-Bass Fishing Tournament or various Uni. of North Alabama (UNA) arts events.
Whether it is an active vacation you are looking for or a quite time to read and enjoy nature, Waterside is the perfect spot.
Other Activities: Children's Museum, Ive Green, Music Hall of Fame, Shopping, Boating, Health/Beauty Spa
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My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Week: $995 Starts Saturday at 2:00PM and ends Friday at 12 Noon
Night: $189.00 if available with three (3) night minimum.
Includes all fees & taxes
Deposit: Security deposit of $150 due at time of reservation;
Fee due: 30 days prior to arrival
- Full with 30 day notice
- 50% of guest fee plus Security deposit with 14 days notice
- Security deposit only if less than 14 days notice
- Payment via major credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover)
- Check drawn on a US bank is US Dollars
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.