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An All-Inclusive Getaway Close To Home

Article by Sue Baldani

Photography by Photography Provided

Originally published in Brentwood Lifestyle

There’s a reason many people choose all-inclusive vacations when looking to travel. They want to get away from it all and totally relax. Now, there’s a place close by to do exactly that.

Peninsula at Wilson Lake, located in the beautiful town of Florence, Alabama, is just under two hours from Nashville and Birmingham, three hours from Memphis, and four hours from Atlanta. A gated 120-acre lakefront community, it will offer every amenity and service one could ask for to rejuvenate and refresh one’s body and mind.

“We're going to have a swimming pool, a clubhouse, a fitness facility, and tennis and pickleball courts,” says Kevin Tyner, one of three partners involved in this development. “We’ll have a really big green space - about half the size of a football field - in the town square. It’ll be a place where kids can play frisbee, throw footballs, play baseball, and run around. There will also be food trucks parked around the perimeter.”

In addition, there will be walking trails throughout the neighborhood, plus a boardwalk that goes around the lake area touching the property. It will be eight feet wide and a great place to fish, walk, and ride bikes.

“We're also building a covered sunset pavilion right down by the water,” he says. “It'll have TVs, tables, and fire pits all around it, so residents can go down there and watch football, hang out by the fire, and watch the sunset while they and their friends enjoy a glass of beer or wine.”

And there’s no need to get in a car. People can just take their golf carts and go wherever they want inside the development.

The property also sits adjacent to Turtle Point Yacht & Country Club. “Turtle Point has given us an easement onto their property, which is a little bridge that goes right over a creek through the woods,” says Kevin. (Residents can fill out an application to become members.) “It has an 18-hole Robert Trent Jones course, its own marina, and a swimming and tennis facility. It also has a restaurant in the clubhouse and a pro shop.”

Two additional Robert Trent Jones golf courses, open to the public, are directly across the water and a five-minute boat ride away.

For many residents, this might be their second home, while others may live there year-round, but in either case, they can take advantage of the finest guest services team. “When you’re on your way to the development, all you have to do is make a phone call and request what you want. For example, we own two marinas that are within a two-minute boat ride from where our land touches the water. You can say, ‘I'll be there at 4:00 p.m., and I want my boat brought over to the day docks.’ They’ll bring it over, and it'll be fully gassed up and washed. There can even be a cooler with drinks in it or whatever you want.”

There’s a cleaning service and landscapers available to take care of your property as well, so it’s a true respite from all the mundane tasks of everyday life.

One of the more unique things about the property is that even though it feels like a secluded getaway, it’s within minutes of a grocery store, restaurants, and shopping. There’s no need to pack up everything needed to spend time at the lake.

Peninsula at Wilson Lake had its kick-off event on June 8th and now offers various-sized lots for sale. “It’s going to be built in a multitude of phases,” he says. “Initially, we’re developing phases 1A and 1B, which consist of 92 home sites. We have a list of five approved builders, as well as architects, but people can use their own, of course.”  

Some of the smaller homes will be around 1,800 to 2,000 square feet, while others may go all the way up to 3,500 or 4,000 square feet. “We expect construction to begin in the spring and for people to start moving in shortly after,” says Kevin.

“We're going to have a swimming pool, a clubhouse, a fitness facility, and tennis and pickleball courts.”