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REELAXATION 'A comfortable Cabin on the Apalachicola River.'

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq ft
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

For an exotic and lifelong experience, come stay on The Reelaxation Houseboat, conveniently docked in Apalachicola Florida. Wake up to the sunrise peering through your bedroom window and step outside to see the shrimp boats coming in with their daily catch. Grab your morning coffee and sit on your screened porch to enjoy a wide variety of activity pass by. Watch the pair of dolphins swim by, a family of ducks sunning themselves and birds diving for their breakfast. It is a short walk to the Historic Downtown Apalachicola, featuring a bevy of shops, stores, and galleries.

The Reelaxation was built from native woods by a local fishing Captain. It features a wide open living area, recently equipped with WIFI, cable television and a fully stocked kitchen. All towels, and sheets are provided onboard. The dock is just a short stroll away from the gem of the 'Forgotten Coast'. Plan your vacation today, and experience a memory not soon to be forgotten.

More Details

Owner
Karen Hoff
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Karen Hoff

Karen and Joe Hoff purchased this Houseboat in late 2012. After spending 20 years restoring an 1850s Italianate home, they full in love with Apalachicola and its unique historic architecture. These history buffs spent a weekend aboard the Reelaxation and are now committed to providing a relaxing and comfortable experience for you.

Karen Hoff purchased this house boat in 2012

Why Karen Hoff chose Apalachicola

While Florida plays host to Disney World, Miami, and the Florida Keys, Apalachicola boast its own style and is laid back and unpretentious. Enjoy Oysters ten feet away at a local Raw Bar, or walk ten minutes to enjoy the local culture and restaurants. The real attraction to Apalachicola is a town that embodies Florida in the 50's.

What makes this house boat unique

Located on the Apalachicola River within close proximity to Apalachicola Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, the views from every window are breathtaking. The front screened porch offers close up constantly changing scenery including dolphins, turtles, birds and an occasional alligator! Let us know if we can arrange to have a fishing guide pick you up from your houseboat!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house boat in Apalachicola in Franklin County

Property Type:
  • house boat
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sofa in Living room
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Includes additional mooring space for a boat or kayak. Arrange to have a Fishing Guide pick you up from your front porch! Please let us know at the time of booking!

Reviews

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REELAXATION 'A comfortable Cabin on the Apalachicola River.'
average rating of 4.78481 based on 79 reviews
5

Wonderful and relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this houseboat and vacation was wonderful! The views from the back porch were beautiful and easy walkable access to the town restaurants and shops was convenient. The houseboat had all the right amenities to feel like home.

Karen was a terrific hostess and made sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. Her recommendations for sightseeing and restaurants were spot on. We will definitely be back some day.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad that you had a wonderful time and hope to see you both again. Thank you for choosing to stay aboard the Reelaxation. Karen
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5

Well maintained and exactly what I was looking for.

  • 5 of 5

Whether it’s a romantic weekend or a week long visit for the local attractions, this is the perfect property. Located right in Apalachicola, this property provides extremely easy access to all this beautiful Town has to offer. St. George Island with its beautiful beach is a short scenic drive away and we’ll worth it. Met a number of very nice local people who had a lot of info and advice to offer. One of the more memorable was Captain Rudy Gay of Apalachicola Charters. Just a property located in a great Town. Can’t wait to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Reelaxation is definitely what you’ll get...

  • 5 of 5

Reelaxation exceeded every expectation we had when booking this houseboat. We enjoyed fishing off the front of the boat, enjoyed the vast wildlife in the area and enjoyed sitting on the screened porch and front area sipping coffee, drinks and just took in the fabulous view. The town is great! We enjoyed the locals, made friends and enjoyed the great restaurants and stores too. We will be back again! Thanks Karen (and Joe) for taking such good care of us!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate you choosing to stay aboard the Reelaxation houseboat docked in Apalachicola. I hope that you will visit again. Thank you. Karen and my son, Joe.
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5

Favorite features

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and equipped with unexpected features: bottles of water, ice cubes, pamphlets of things to do in the area, books & videos. Also the owner was there to greet us.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you both again. Karen
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5

Reelaxation cabin in Apalachicola Fl.

  • 5 of 5

Very sweet, calming , relaxing location. The cabin was neat, clean, with all pots, pans, plates, utensils stocked for cooking if you desire to do so. it was unusually cold for that region, and the heating unit was not sufficient to keep the entire space warm, especially at night. There are extra blankets for comfort. Karen was accommodating to make sure our needs were met. Great little place! We enjoyed the early morning dolphin run passing the houseboat and other wildlife. Thank you for a memorable stay!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay aboard the Reelaxation. I hope to see you both again. Thank you. Karen
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5

What great place

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay...the houseboat was spotless. It would be a perfect place for a long weekend anytime of the year...the bed was comfortable and the kitchen had just what we needed for cooking. We came as strangers but left as friends with Karen...she’s a good hostess and really takes care of her properties...

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I really enjoyed having you both stay aboard the Reelaxation. I am glad that you had a great and comfortable stay. Any place that you choose to stay would be lucky to have you as guests. I hope that you return soon!! Karen
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Location

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Tallahassee or Panama City
Nearest Barpub
Bowery Station
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
St. Joe Country Club, St. James Bay
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 98
Nearest Restaurant
Up the Creek Restaurant & Raw Bar
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
St. George Island
Car: recommended

Apalachicola is world renowned for our Oysters & fresh seafood. We also boast an unmatched shallow water fishery with our healthy estuary and good offshore fishing as well. For the best fishing guide contact Capt. Jimmy Maxwell, Backwater Guide Service at 850-899-0063. St. George Island is our beach - it is unspoiled and low key family friendly. Visit our many restaurants - many will prepare your cleaned catch - and enjoy our local shopping district.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house boat in Apalachicola, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring/Summer
30 Dec 2017 - 31 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£544
for 3 nights
From
£164
£1,085
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
 
August/September
1 Aug 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£497
for 3 nights
From
£148
£1,027
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£544
for 3 nights
From
£164
£1,085
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
 
Florida Seafood Festival
2 Nov 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
£513
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £53.57
Tax Rate 9.0%

RATES ARE BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
$50/night/additional guests
Maximum 4 guests
10% Military Discount available with ID
There is no monthly rental option on this property.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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