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Enjoy the sunrise over the Apalachicola River.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,501 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Dog Friendly 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo in downtown Apalachicola

Dog Friendly condo in a Dog Friendly Town! Spend your next vacation relaxing and enjoying river view sunrises from this beautiful condo in downtown Apalachicola. Come for a weekend, stay for a week, or even a month!

Named after a paddlewheel steamer that navigated the Apalachicola River in the late 1800's, The Bay Queen loft is a two bedroom, two bath vacation getaway in the heart of beautiful, historic downtown Apalachicola.

Located on the second floor of the High Cotton Marketplace, enjoy a panoramic view of the river and one of the few remaining working waterfronts on the Gulf Coast from a private, semi-covered veranda. Built in 2005, the High Cotton Marketplace is a small, mixed-use development of retail and residential condo units designed to blend with historic Apalachicola.

Decorated in a unique blend of contemporary and coastal cottage furnishings with an emphasis on comfort, featuring hand-picked, one-of-a-kind artwork. With 9' ceilings, crown molding, soothing colors, relax in 1,500 square feet of well designed, comfortable space, with a spa like feel. The veranda is 30' x 10'.

Walk to top-rated restaurants, galleries, boutiques, and museums. The Bay Queen features a fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops and stainless appliances, or walk downstairs to Café Con Leche for your fresh hot coffee.

A flat screen HDTV can be viewed from anywhere in the oversized great room with its wall of windows. Sony Micro HiFi shelf system with iPod (MP3) connection and CD player. Wireless Internet, full sized washer & dryer, oversized spa-tub in master bath, private elevator. Beach gear & bikes included.

Ask about our pet policy. Thanks for looking! 4 Guest Maximum - no exceptions.

Call Property Manager to make your reservation - Kathy Robinson 850-653-7196

More Details

Property Manager
Kathy Robinson
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018

About Kathy Robinson

How did we find Apalachicola? In 2007 we asked a friend, where in Florida (we're from Memphis) could we travel with our beautiful standard poodle - Nina. The first thing out of her mouth was A-P-A-L-A-C-H-I-C-O-L-A, because the town is dog friendly. It sure is. After several wonderful trips to town, we fell in love with the charm and magic of Apalachicola (and her friendly people) and in 2009 made this our getaway home.

Kathy Robinson purchased this condo in 2009

Why Kathy Robinson chose Apalachicola

Besides the wonderful view of the river and close proximity to everything, one of things we like best, is that if you don't go to the beach, you can park your car and not touch it for a long. All of downtown is walkable within several minutes. When was the last time you rode a single speed bike (with a wicker basket) to the grocery or drug store AND were not concerned about locking it? This is Apalach.

What makes this condo unique

We've had plenty of happy vacation guests since then and have just recently utilized VRBO. Come for a visit, slow down, relax and enjoy the beauty of this hidden jewel.

We appreciate you taking the time to read about The Bay Queen and thank you in advance for your business.

~ Sally and Brad

Guestbook comments from the manager

Five Stars! We have visited the Bay Queen for two week-long stays, once with and once without kids in tow. Both of our visits were wonderful. The condo is beautifully decorated (not at all dated like many Florida condos) and had everything we needed for our stay, including two bikes, beach chairs, and a fully stocked kitchen. We loved riding the bikes to the Piggly Wiggly and just wandering around the charmingly sleepy town of Apalachicola. There are a variety of shops, restaurants, and antique stores in addition to a CVS and a grocery store. It's a short drive over the bridge to St. George Island which has beautiful beaches and a slightly more commercial beach town vibe than Apalachicola. The property managers were extremely responsive and helpful whenever we needed anything. We would definitely recommend the Bay Queen and can't wait to make another visit soon.
Jul 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Apalachicola in Franklin County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1501 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , His & Her Sinks!
    Guest Bathrooom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Guest Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Enjoy the sunrise over the Apalachicola River.
average rating of 4.0 based on 9 reviews

Very nice

  • 5 of 5

Could bring my dog

people were friendly

the condo is very special

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Extremely Disappointed

  • 3 of 5

Location was the only thing good about this property so I will give 3 stars for that reason only. The unit had cracked floors all over and was covered with rugs to hide the cracks. The beds were more than hard and the towels were very musky smelling. The AC froze up and the toilets would not flush easily. We had friends that stayed on both sides and across the way and their units were beautifully decorated and functional for $300 less than what we paid. Would absolutely love to stay here again but not in this unit.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry you didn't enjoy your stay. If you had reported the items we can do something about while you were here they would have been addressed immediately. The owners are replacing the flooring in the off season.
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Nearest Barpub
OCBC & Bowery Station
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cafe Con Leche, Up the Creek, Slice, Owl Cafe
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
St. George Island
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £71.74
Pet Fee £35.87
Refundable Damage Deposit £179.35
Tax Rate 9.0%

Reservations and Prices are subject to change until paid in full. This condo is dog friendly to approved pets with pet fee paid in full. 2 night minimum stay. 3 nights for Holidays and special events. Cleaning fee will at least be doubled for monthly stays. Maximum 4 Guest limit - no exceptions or be evicted with no refund. Guests must complete and return our rental agreement & credit card authorization form and provide a photo id. Up to 15% booking fee is added to all reservations booked and paid for through this website. 850-653-7196. Nightly $225, Weekly "$1,400, Monthly $3,000 plus tax and cleaning fee.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.