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REELAXATION 'A comfortable Cabin on the Apalachicola River.'

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Barbecue

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
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 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 North West Florida

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:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • 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
  • 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

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(59 traveller reviews)

REELAXATION 'A comfortable Cabin on the Apalachicola River.'
average rating of 4.8135595 based on 59 reviews
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Great unique experience

  • 4 of 5

The boathouse was clean, quiet, comfortable, and ideally located to explore Apalachicola and surrounding area. Nice to sit and watch the birds and shrimp boats pass by.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely houseboat on the tranquil and beautiful Apalachiacola river.

  • 5 of 5

The houseboat was exactly as advertised, and Karen is a kind and helpful hostess. We loved the fishing, and exploring the surrounding small towns. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay in the Cabin houseboat!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderf getaway in Reelaxation. The rustic feel of a cabin right on the water is the best of both worlds.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you had a wonderful time during your stay. Thank you for choosing to stay aboard the Reelaxation.. Karen
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Reelaxation House Boat in Apalachicola, Florida

  • 2 of 5

We did not have a pleasant experience as we had asked about getting on and off with a wheelchair and were told that we could. It was very narrow and had about an 18 inch step down from the ramp to dock. The access in and out of the boat were also very difficult and needed a

build up of planks on both sides. We switched to another boat and that one was seriously the most uncomfortable sleeping accommodations ever experienced and cost an extra two hundred dollars to do that. Never again......not at all what we expected.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Life on a Houseboat is Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Staying on Apalachicola Bay in Reelaxation was just fabulous! It is very cozy and cabin-like. I could do without the animal heads, but I am not a hunter and am vegetarian. The back screened in porch and deck were the real place to be in the evening, and we were treated to several beautiful sunrises and sunsets.

I was surprised that there is not much motion in the boat. The only time it barely moved was when a huge shrimper went by rather close, but otherwise, it is calm.

The accommodations were very comfortable including the bed, and the furniture in the main room. The bathroom and kitchen were cozy and clean. The only thing that I feel needs replacing is a cushion on the screened porch, but it was no big deal, I just didn't sit there.

Finally, Apalachicola itself is a sweet little historical town. They have their own microbrewery, and several good restaurants. There is only one place for breakfast, and the food is great, but service is extremely slow, so much so that we went back across the bridge to St. George Island a couple of times to eat breakfast, but the lunch and dinner venues are very good. Of course, you could always eat breakfast at the houseboat if you wanted. There is a Piggly Wiggley grocery store nearby.

The carpets there roll up at about 8pm, so if you are looking for a peaceful vacation with shops and historical houses during the day, it is the place for you. I want to definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderfully relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and delightful to sit on back deck and watch fish and boats.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
1 Mar 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£700
for 3 nights
From
£213
£1,365
 
 
Summer
26 May 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£713
for 3 nights
From
£218
£1,452
 
 
Fall
5 Sep 2017 - 1 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£673
for 3 nights
From
£205
£1,278
 
 
Florida Seafood Festival
2 Nov 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£840
for 3 nights
From
£260
 
 
Fall
6 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£673
for 3 nights
From
£205
£1,278
 
 
Winter
1 Dec 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£647
for 3 nights
From
£196
£1,235
 
 
Spring
1 Mar 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£700
for 3 nights
From
£213
£1,365
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £60
Tax Rate 9.0%

There is no monthly rental option on this property.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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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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