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Comfortable family vacation home in Downtown Historic Apalachicola

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bath single family home with fenced yard - pet friendly

As a builder from Kentucky and life-long Apalachicola fan I looked long and hard at finding the right location for the perfect family vacation spot. I wish to extend my personal invitation to you and your family to share my new vacation home.

Downtown Apalachicola has so much to offer and being able to provide the creature comforts to hard working families like mine was foremost in planning and building this get-away.

My family enjoys a little pampering with their time off that is what we wish to share with you. There is plenty of parking on the property. There is room for the boat to be hitched to the truck while parked in front of the house with a handy water hose accessible with additional private parking spot in the back of the cottage.

Inside we designed everything with family in mind. New comfortable beds in every bedroom and a twin size sleeper sofa. A full size washer and dryer, an ironing board and iron, a completely stocked kitchen and a relaxing great room are part of the package.

Beyond that are two full bath rooms three private bedrooms. The kitchen & great room were designed to allow an open cooking area with room to do so. The tiled floors are for active, easy care, vacationing.

Everyone deserves a little pampering while taking a break for relaxation. That is why we decided to take everything up a notch. The new bedding is matched with quality linens and we carry that over to the bathrooms. The shower heads are spa type.

This location, across the street from the scenic river and restaurants, is as much about outdoors as inside. There is a relaxing patio and back yard as well as a covered back porch which is perfect for watching the occasional storms pass through.

Bring the boat, kayak, bikes, books and games. There is Wi-Fi and cable for after dinner because there is so much to do during the day. Just about anything you can do in, on, above, below or under the water is offered somewhere nearby. Grab a guide at the Visitors Center a quick stroll away.

Apalachicola is one of the most historic towns in the country. Its history is rich, eventful and inspiring. You will want to read up about it on line or in the nearby bookstore. Today it is haven for bird watching, all sorts of fishing, photography, environmental site and studies and artists. Not to mention the seasonal variations - such as the massive butterfly, marine and bird migrations.

You can easily rent a golf cart and spend all day simply touring the beautiful homes in the historic district, of which you will be a part of. Spanish moss laden giant oaks, hundreds of varieties of palms, delightful gardens are truly inspiring and relaxing.

We picked this downtown location because we wanted to be where could park the car and leave it parked. Apalachicola daytime offers countless boutiques , art galleries, coffee shops and restaurants. It is a safe haven where you need not worry about the family strolling the town. The pace is different and infectious.

Fishing and festivals round out the calendar in Apalachicola. Fishing is easy to hook up - Just call Robison Brothers Guide Service. The festivals, parades and fireworks are a block away in almost any direction from this property with the added advantage being your parking spots are secured.

Head out your front door to the left and you will be on the grounds for the annual Seafood Festival. Head out your front door to the right and you will be in the middle of arts festivals. Head out the back door to the river for street parades, boat parades and fireworks.

We are partnered with Vacation Rentals By Owner because it makes it so easy for you to rent with us. You pay them directly and privately. We do not collect any credit information. Check in is from home. You need not stop anywhere to pick up keys. Everything is done with key pad codes

Kathy Robinson is the property manager, located just a couple blocks away. We look forward to being your host for your next stay in Apalachicola and for years to come.

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Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 December, 2017

About Kathy

As a builder from Kentucky and life-long Apalachicola fan I wanted to build a vacation home my entire family could enjoy for years to come.

Kathy purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Kathy chose Apalachicola

This property is the perfect retreat because you can park the car and leave parked until it is time to head home. Everything is walking distance. The property is secluded yet the river is across the street. There is a sense home with an established lot, plenty of shade, plenty of privacy, plenty of quiet. Walk one direction to the festivals in the park, another to the festivals downtown, and yet another to the fireworks on the river. There is abundant shade and enough parking to keep the boat hitched to the truck while paring three more vehicles. This is a complete home on a residential lot with refreshing shade and creature comforts.

What makes this cottage unique

Designed with families in mind yet delightful for couples. The full size washer and dryer, two full baths, Wi-Fi, expanded cable, ironing board and iron and attention to detail are unique to downtown actual home. It is not a loft but a residence. Downtown locations are idea and this particular location beats them all because it is private and spacious as well as closest to all possible events. Events downtown, or in the park, or in the marina or by the river are all easily accessible by foot. The cars stay parked.

Everything is new. New beds, baths, kitchen, fenced in patio and expanded parking.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were invited to preview this lovely guest house by the owner. We are frequent visitors to Apalachicola and welcome this extraordinary property. Peyton has created the perfect family vacation home in heart of historic downtown Apalachicola. Being retirees we love the ability to park the car and simply walk to everything from the property. The Fourth of July fireworks and parade were a half block away. The riverfront restaurants are next door and downtown shopping starts a few feet away. Having a full size washer and dryer and fully stocked kitchen are bonus items hard to find in any Apalachicola rental. There was plenty of room for the boat trailer. What we enjoyed was the attention to detail. Everything is provided and the furnishings are both functional and comfortable. We liked the fact no one has to go anywhere to check in. By having our unique key code provided in advance we simply drove to the property and let ourselves in. The Owl Café is beginning to get some competition but remains a must visit a short block away. The oyster and seafood restaurants a half block away are exceptional as well. Caroline's daily grouper special and the ability to eat indoors, (table cloth), or outside on the river is special. The Grill remains our favorite fried shrimp spot. Being downtown in July means it is difficult to find parking but with five parking spots it was wonderful. We recommend you walk the two blocks to the Visitor's Center. There is so much more to Apalachicola than you imagine. This is the ideal vacation spot.
Jul 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Apalachicola in Franklin County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
  • 2 full baths
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Queen bed in master
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Comfortable family vacation home in Downtown Historic Apalachicola
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Apalach guest house. Very clean and guest friendly. We have a brother in a wheelchair and he was able to get around the property with ease. Walking distance to everything in downtown. We would rent with Kathy again!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little place - awesome location

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed every aspect of it. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review of our property. Looking forward to having you back soon. Kathy
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Right At Home

  • 5 of 5

From the second I walked in i felt right at home. The furnishings were tastefully dome, and I found everything I needed in the cupboards!

Having a washer/dryer handy was a huge plus! And for convenience-- the Apalach Guest house was just the ticket to area restaurants and gift shops during our stay!!! I will definitely book another vacation at the house because I have some "unfinished" business with a local tarpon that I must settle!!

Great trip-- would recommend the house to anyone wanting the feeling of a home away from home!!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ready for your next fishing trip Don! Kathy
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The only place to stay.....

  • 5 of 5

The AGH was the most comfortable, adorable, well thought out place to stay with friends or family. Kathy, the owner, was the so quick in response. I had left an item and she was able to mail it back to me.

We would not stay anywhere else. They have thought of everything.... Can literally walk everywhere, no need for a car unless going to St. George Island.

Can't wait to schedule our next trip.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rhonda - So glad you were happy & comfortable. You and Clint are always welcome. Hope to see you back again soon. Kathy
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Apalach Guest House

  • 5 of 5

The Apalach Guest House is located just at the edge of downtown and two blocks away from the boat ramps and where the Apalachicola Seafood Festival is held. The restaurants are close by and you can walk to all of the stores for shopping. if you bring a small boat there is ample parking in front of the hose with parking for two cars in the rear of he house. The house appears new and there is a fenced in court yard on the side of the house that is very pleasant and is very convenient if you take your pet with you. The TV did not work when we first got there and Cathy Robinson the agent for the house found that the HDMI cable was broken and went to her house and got one off of her own TV set and repaired the TV. She shows great dedication to the her guests comfort. The trip could not have been better.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you stay with us and hope you make it a regular event!
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a wedding and were very pleased. Location cannot be beat!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy you enjoyed your stay in Apalachicola & hope to see you back again soon.
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Apalachicola, limited flights and private planes
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
St. James Bay, Wildwood, St. Joe CC
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Hwy 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Port St. Joe and St Joe Island
Car: necessary

Everything to do in, on, above, below, and around the water, (fresh and salt) is nearby. Shopping is a breeze and within walking distance as are some of the best restaurants in the panhandle of Florida. Seafood and oysters make Apalachicola famous. This is a wonderful spot to rent a golf cart and spend a day or an evening slowly taking in some wonderful views.

It is one of the most relaxing areas you will experience. A great place to catch up on family and conversations that center cheerfulness. The visitors' center is a couple of blocks away and they can provide you with a plethora of 'must see' and do locations. Artists, photographers, fishermen, bird watchers, boaters, kayak enthusiasts flock to this location.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £112.08
Pet Fee £37.36
Damage Deposit £186.8

Maximum number of Guests 7 - no exceptions. Check in 4:00 pm, Check out 10:00 am. Minimum age for renting is 25. Exceptions made for military and newly weds. No hospitality or party house rentals. No parties or noise after 9 at night. Guests creating disturbances are subject to immediate eviction by police department. Forfeit $250 deposit if cancelled within 30 days of stay. Excess cleaning fees may apply and cleaning fee is doubled for monthly stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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