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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 2 - 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 traveler experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
11 December, 2017

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 4.767123 based on 73 reviews
United States
5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this houseboat three times now. Karen keeps her houseboats in excellent condition. Apalachicola is a beautiful fishing village with great restaurants and lots of other surrounding attractions. We went to Apalachicola on our Anniversary and will be back next year. Love this area!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love having you both aboard the Reelaxation for your last 3 visits to Apalachicola and hope to see you again in June. You are great guests! Thank you. Karen
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5

Lovely houseboat on the tranquil and beautiful Apalachiacola river.

  • 5 of 5

Another wonderful week on the Reelaxation. Fishing off the back deck was excellent! We highly recommend this place!!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful to see you both for another visit in Apalachicola aboard the Reelaxation. I appreciate it so very much. I hope to see you both again. Karen
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Nashville, TN
1

Houseboat in Apalachicola!

  • 1 of 5

We loved this place. There was a lot of room and a kitchen that had all the necessary equipment. Not that we cooked! We spent a LOT of time on the deck and in the screened porch when it rained. Comfortable, quiet, and cozy. We enjoyed the pelicans and other birds flying by.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you loved your visit to Apalachicola and your stay on the Reelaxation. I hope that you will return. Thank you. Karen
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Fayetteville, GA
5

Fantastic place to stay. The experience is unique and the accommodations are comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Appalachicola is a historical and incredible piece of Florida history. The houseboat experience was more than we thought it would be. Watching the boats come and go is so relaxing. Karen is a great host. This a must for anyone who wants to experience old Florida.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I want to thank you for choosing to stay aboard the Reelaxation. I am also glad that you enjoyed Apalachicola. I hope to see you again. Karen
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Zoning out

  • 4 of 5

A week of sun, maximum rest and tranquility was our goal and Reelaxation fulfilled our demands. Excellent local food, very pleasant owners/citizens helped fill our needs. Would not hesitate to go back the next time those needs appear. Thanks Karen for a very enjoyable environment.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Island W.

  • 5 of 5

We Absolutely Loved It! I have recommended this place to several of my friends, and Appilachicola is a wonderful little town, with some great places to eat & shop. We will be Back! Also want to Recommend Up the Stairs Restaurant, a Friendly Staff and GREAT Food!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I absolutely loved having you for your honeymoon! You were great guests. I hope to see you again. 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:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
1 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£522
for 3 nights
From
£155
£1,077
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring/Summer
30 Dec 2017 - 31 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£571
for 3 nights
From
£172
£1,138
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
August/September
1 Aug 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£522
for 3 nights
From
£155
£1,077
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£571
for 3 nights
From
£172
£1,138
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Florida Seafood Festival
2 Nov 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
£538
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £56.2
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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