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Paradise! Enjoy sun rise & set from private dock of waterfront luxury home

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom bayfront on a private acre close to town, Sleeps 5

Full water views from nearly every room will take your breath away. Clean, contemporary and so peaceful 3/2 with two marble baths, all set in a private wooded bay-front location. Designed to be eco-friendly with power and hot water generated by the Florida sun (supplemented by the grid when the sun goes down), so you can feel good as you watch the nesting bald eagles, and leaping mullet. You can fish from the dock or sit and watch the porpoises, pelicans and skimmers. It's impossible to describe the beauty of sunrises to the east and sunsets to the west - each day brings new beauty. And you can arrange to be picked up at the end of the dock for fishing excursions or anchor your own boat since the dock ends at the mouth of the channel for the ultimate water access.

The unique House Beautiful design features an open core with bedroom wings to each side. Both master and guest suites have sliding glass doors that open to patios. In fact, the house has eight glass doors facing the water so you can live in climate-controlled comfort whilst enjoying the beauty of the outdoors.

Beautifully appointed with a baby grand piano, high-quality linens, Bluetooth speakers, smart-TV and lovely landscaping.

It's a pleasant walk to the downtown area straight down a residential avenue. And a wood-burning fireplace gives terrific ambiance during winter months.

More Details

Faye Gibson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

About Faye Gibson

My parents built their retirement home in Apalachicola when they discovered "the forgotten coast" in the 1970s. When I assumed management of the house, I completely rebuilt the house (2010) taking it down to the studs inside and out. It is now a completely updated, solar-powered (on the grid), energy-efficient modern hideaway.

Faye Gibson purchased this house in 1974

Why Faye Gibson chose Apalachicola

This beautiful, quiet part of Florida has grown into a beautiful tourist destination combining history, fishing, and a sense of place. Sitting out on the dock surrounded by water, one experiences peace and serenity while stress and pain drop away. If one has the choice to be here, why would anyone choose anywhere else?

What makes this house unique

The house is simple but elegant and about the closest thing to living outdoors while having all the luxuries of home. The barrier between inside and out nearly disappears allowing you to experience the natural beauty at each time of day.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • From 9 pm to 9 am, observe a quiet time w/no outdoor music or loud conversation.
  • Park only in the carport or the driveway. The lawn is not to be used for trailers, boats or vehicles.
  • For your safety, stay out of the marsh and areas near the marsh. It is an estuary environment, home to snakes and other potentially deadly creatures.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Beautiful marble tile with double vanity and walk-in shower
    Guest suite bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , Gorgeous marble bath with Jacuzzi tub and rainfall shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master has a bayfront view and opens to an outdoor patio
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Guest suite also has a bayfront view and opens to a patio
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , Quite a small room but with a bayfront view and comfy bed
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
For long-term guests, weekly housekeeping can be arranged. Golf cart rental and bike rental is available in town. Beach towels and robes are also provided for your comfort.


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Paradise! Enjoy sun rise & set from private dock of waterfront luxury home
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North Alabama

Wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing place. Everything in the previous positive reviews is true. If you like nature it's the Garden of Eden. We had daily visits from an old tortoise who was on the patio looking in the window our first morning and as I was packing to leave a bald eagle lit in the pine tree to watch. In between there was an amazing array of birds, butterflies, porpoises and other critters. When you are there you seem isolated but at least once a day we walked to the business section in town through the beautiful historic district . My wife says to say that interior of the house is completely updated, upscale, beautiful and functional.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay, Frank, and so glad all the "neighbors" stopped by to say hello. Having my guests describe the remarkable vibe makes me sound a little less like Dr. Dolittle! I look forward to your return.
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How can I keep this a secret?

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved my stay and it was even better than anticipated. Private, peaceful, and beautiful. The water views were awesome and I loved the eagles soaring overhead while the dolphins swam out by the dock. I caught a few fish and one blue crab. Sometimes at night I would wake up to a million stars and the chug of a shrimper going by. I loved Apalach as well and the people are super friendly. Great little restaurants and cafes, art galleries. I spent most of my time walking and biking and drinking a glass of wine at sunset. I can't wait to come back next year!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place on the water!

  • 5 of 5

Eclectic mid century house. Quiet. Lovely water views especially from the dock. Two main bedrooms at opposite ends of the house. Great privacy for two couples. Walkable to downtown and adjacent to best neighborhood in town.Would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful week on the Forgotten Coast

  • 5 of 5

We agree with all the positive comments of the foregoing reviews. The property is a dream. Large windows and patios look out over a private lawn facing the salt marshes and the bay. Views from the pier are unforgettable. The interior is spacious, bright and comfortable. Bedrooms, adjoining bathrooms and kitchen furnish everything for a great holiday. The town is like stepping 60 years into the past but even better since a lot of tasteful renovation has taken place. The Maritime Museum is highly recommended for kayak rentals and sunset cruise, plus free cookies and friendly chatter from the folks at the reception. We are dreaming of our next stay.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Virginia, USA

Beautiful home, beautiful view!

  • 4 of 5

The home is completely remodeled beautifully and very modern. The colors are soothing and the home is very inviting. The house is just on the outskirts of town and sits nestled in the woods with a large yard and an awesome view of the water. The kitchen has all the amenities and more that you will need for your stay. We appreciated the unexpected extras like paper towels, toilet paper, soap, dish detergent etc. The bathrooms in the home are beautiful and modern. We enjoyed several hours out on the pier. We did a little fishing (catfish/skate) and tried our hand at crabbing, but too late in the season. The pier is a little scary your first few walks out, narrow and limited hand railings, but with each day we were more comfortable spending time on it taking in the view. My only complaint was the lack of nice patio furniture. We like to eat outdoors, play cards, share cocktails, read etc. The only choices were a small two person bistro table and a very old concrete table with bench. Would have been so nice to have a table and chairs with umbrella as well as some chaise lounges or even the plastic stacking Adirondack chairs. This was my only reason for not rating a 5. The yard is beautiful and the abundance of birds and butterflies was awesome. Several species of butterflies were migrating so each day the flowers were covered in orange butterflies. We also biked to the town several times, very short ride, you could walk if you liked. The grocery stores are close by along with ice and anything else you might need. I would highly recommend Faye's home if you are visiting the area.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Renee, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at the house! It is a wonderful, natural area and like you, we enjoy spending most of our time outdoors when we are there. During storm season we bring the outdoor umbrella and ligthter patio furniture indoors between sojourners. Our guests usually shift the rattan furniture from it's wind-proof spot just inside the patio doors to the outdoors upon their arrival in order to make the most of the environment. Next time you return, I'll be sure that we have done that shift for you prior to your arrival. Until next time!
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Very private and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This is not your average 'beach house' and all the better for it. We found it to be a very comfortable house, close to the historic district of Apalachicola yet very quiet. The grounds are well kept with plants to attract butterflies and hummingbirds in season. Patios on both sides of the house allow you to find a shady spot to sit and watch the bay in the morning and afternoon and the many large windows give you great views even if you don't want to be outdoors. On a clear night the stars are spectacular. It's a great getaway and we're looking forward to our next visit!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and the amazing canopy of stars visible on a clear night. Come again when you are next in the area!
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Private: Apalachicola; Commercial: Panama City
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
HK Bistro
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Beautiful St George Island or Cape San Blas
Car: recommended

From the dock, you catch spectacular sunrises and breathtaking sunsets. Porpoises frolic off the end of the dock and there is afavorite perch for a pair of bald eagles about 100 feet from the door. Lovely shopping, restaurants, bakery, chocolatier and a very good coffee shop are about a mile away in the downtown area.

Nearby are the beautiful white sand beaches and turquoise water of St. George Island, a barrier island, to the east and St Joe State Park to the west where you can sun and swim and beach comb.

Golf cart rentals are available downtown if you prefer to park your car and be eco-friendly during your stay.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Apalachicola, Florida

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30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £573.6

Please contact the owner for details about rates for various lengths of stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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