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Downtown Apalach Waterview Retreat Above It All / Blue Moon Carriage House Loft

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Apalachicola - Blue Moon Carriage House Loft

Downtown 1 Bedroom / 1 Bath With Garden-Tub & Ole Florida Apalach Style & Charm

Built above the original Blue Moon Carriage House from about 1900, this Loft style cottage unit is full of detail designed to make your stay the perfect Downtown Apalachicola Get-a-way!


From the moment you ascend the stairs and open the 100+ year old front door, you know this will be the first of a tradition of your visits to the Moon! This is a one bedroom / one bath Loft with a large kitchenette & eating area looking out to your own personal Bridge balcony. The Loft was built using some of our sentimental family pieces like the wonderful antique farm sink and 100+ year old cub-bards from my Grandparents' Home in South Georgia. Reclaimed cypress beams accent the sliding barn door which is also a refinished piece which is about 150 years old as well. The shabby chic mantel is also from a home in the original neighborhood of the legendary 'Doc Holliday' who was from Lowndes County (just over the Georgia/Florida line).

While history is all around, the modern-day oversized Garden Tub bath awaits you to ease away the time and relax. Then 'above it all' are the huge skylights constructed through the tin ceiling. From the ultra plush pillowtop bed, You can lie back and count the stars or watch the clouds roll by after an afternoon restful retreat.

So, whether you are returning from an eco tour up the river, a day at the beach, fishing or kaying on the bay, a stroll or golf cart ride through the oak lined historic district, shopping around the corner, or dining at the one of the amazing waterfront cafes just steps from your door, The Blue Moon Carriage House Loft is your perfect home away from home for your best Apalachicola experience!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Susan & David Morgan
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2016
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About Susan & David Morgan

I am originally from Valdosta, Georgia and my Husband David is from Norfolk, Virginia. Our lives have taken us all over, but most of our careers have been in Atlanta, Ga and Richmond, VA. We now live in the Tidewater Area of Virginia on the Elizabeth River.

Susan & David Morgan purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Susan & David Morgan chose North West Florida

The Contract for this new 'old' home was finalized and signed between the George Estate and myself on the night of a 'Blue Moon' in December of 2009.

You see, my son, Alex had recently graduated from Law School at UGA and I had been living in Atlanta for almost nine years.

I decided to leave the fast pace life of Buckhead, and was naturally drawn back to return to the vacation lands of my childhood. My parents had been bringing their six children to the beaches of St. George Island and the Five and Dime Store of Apalach since 1968.

As I crested the Bridge of Apalach at sunset, I could see the leaky rooftop of this home full of history, but a home which had laid empty for many years.

You see, the George Family gave birth to nine first generation children here after a young couple made their way from Greece to Ellis Island to Apalachicola Circa 1895 to 1900.

Now in 2010 as the new owner, I decided to stop by the Gibson to join the locals for the traditional Friday gathering. How was I to know a 'tourist' would be there to sweep this Newest Apalach Homeowner off her feet?

Our lives changed and WE are now living on the Elizabeth River in the Tide Water area of Virginia!

What makes this cottage unique

David and I are so excited to share this magical place with you. Please know as you enjoy your stay at the Blue Moon Loft that our hearts are there as well.

We want you to share YOUR Stories and Memories, too. We will work with you as best we can to make your stay a Special Memory of a Lifetime.

Remember, Once 'in' the Blue Moon, You'll want to come back Sooner! We know you will love this wonderful Carriage House Loft!

Warmest regards,

Susan & David Morgan



based on 24 holidaymaker reviews

Downtown Apalach Waterview Retreat Above It All / Blue Moon Carriage House Loft
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews

It was just perfect in every way. Would come back, without question.

  • 5 of 5

We had scheduled 3 days prior to our stay and contacted Susan the day before our arrival and she let us know that the property was empty if we should get there sooner that we expected, just text, we did, and Susan made the adjustments and we slid right in at 9:30 pm. EVERYTHING is within walking distance. Food, shopping, sightseeing. Clean and comfortable. Any property by this couple would be an excellent experience. Thanks

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy gem in perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and aesthetically pleasing loft overlooking waterfront and literally steps from restaurants, sights, and shops. Owners easy to reach if necessary. We WILL come back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Wonderful couples getaway in quaint downtown Apalachicola!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the Blue Moon Carriage House. Ideal location, tasteful furnishings and wonderful host, made for a relaxing weekend getaway. We will definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place to stay for me: non-commercial, lots of character and creativity put into the design and everything was in just the right place, natural sunlight, plenty of plugs, great balcony for sipping coffee, spirits and dreaming about living in Apalach. I loved the rockers on the side balcony - very comfortable and the palm tree kept it shaded half of the time. Very convenient to everything including SGI, downtown and off street parking good too. Susan and David put a lot of love and thought into the Carriage house. The space is small, but similar to a hotel and a thousand times better. Perfect for 1 - 2 people, but I would not recommend 3. Internet connection was a bit spotty at times, so unless you're there for work, then you should be ok.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Happy Place, Too

  • 5 of 5

We added the carriage house to our family stay at the Blue Moon this year. We, Granny and Grandpa, stayed there. The rest of the family stayed in the main house, very nice! This unit is fabulous for two people! It can accommodate three people as well. A perfect base for Apalach wanderings.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! I was so impressed with how well everything was built/placed. Spacious and very clean. Every hook and nook is so cleverly designed. Location was great. We rented a golf cart and walked everywhere in town. Coming back to the carriage house was so wonderfully relaxing. Owner was so helpful with things to do and places to dine. I'm trying to plan my next trip out there and I plan on stayin here again. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Apalachicola, North West Florida

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Seafood Festival
1 Nov 2016 - 7 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £82 + Tax
Cleaning £32 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

These are 2015 Rates and do not apply to 2016 bookings.
Rates are Discounted for Weekly / Monthly Rentals. Holidays are subject to a 10% increase for the week rates.
Seafood Festival Week Rates + 20% with a Three Night Minimum.

Please Email or Call to Discuss Additional Details. We look forward to Speaking with you very soon to hold your dates!

Thank you so much.!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Apalachicola in Florida

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Large oversized garden tub
  • One Large Bath with Oversized Garden Tub and separate 'water closet'.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Solid Wood luxurious Queen Bed!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Twin Sleeper Sofa
  • WiFi, Cable Wall mounted flatscreen, Remote controlled ceiling fan, and individual Bedside phone chargers and reading lights. We also have a Loveseat Twin Sleeper Sofa in the Living Area for one additional Guest for a Max. Occupancy of 3 Guests.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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