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Once in the 'Blue Moon' is Not Enough... The Blue Moon Cottage & the new Blue Moon Carriage House www.vrbo.com/654693 of Apalachicola will soon be Your Vacation Destination that becomes a Family Tradition for Generations!
With 3 Bedrooms / 2 and a half baths, the Blue Moon is a wonderful romantic retreat for only two or it will also accommodate up to ten guests with its spacious layout!
For just the two of you the Blue Moon has a Beautiful Private Master Suite with Your Own Personal Front Porch complete with Rockers, Shaded by Palms and Cooled by the Breezes from the Famous Apalachicola Bay. The Suite is a Romantic Retreat including the Bedroom Fireplace, Master Bath with the original Claw Foot Tub with up dated Shower, Antique Sink Vanity, Spacious Living Room and Dining Room with Wet Bar, Mini Fridge, Microwave, And Coffee Corner. The living room also has a large queen sofa sleeper which allows for 4 guests to occupy this area of the house.
If you need more space, we can open the charming but private French Doors for a larger group. We like to call this space 'Over-The-Moon' because It includes the Upstairs 2 bedrooms with a half bath, an open area Game Room/Reading Room Landing, and a Large Down Stairs Furnished Kitchen, private Family Room, and another full bath with antique skirted tub with shower. 'Over-The-Moon' will sleep a total of 6 more Guests.
The Whole House (FULL MOON) will Easily and Comfortably Sleep 10 Guests (Downstairs Queen in Master bedroom and One Queen Sofa Sleeper in the living room and One Queen Sofa Sleeper in the family room / Upstairs with One King Bedroom and One Bedroom with Two Twin Beds which can be converted into One King).
From the moment you step on to the Front Porch and glance down to the waterfront docks, you can feel the connection with Apalachicola (The local Native word meaning 'Friendly People'). The Home has 12 foot Ceilings built with timbers from the famous Bay Cypress Mills in the 1800's.
This Wonderful House was the Original Home of the George Family from the turn of the Century (Circa 1900 - 2010). Straight from Greece to Ellis Island to Apalachicola, the George Family made their mark in this Amazing Fishing Community. The George's were such a devoted Greek Family that when it came time to add on to this wonderful home in the early 1900's... Mr. George actually incoorporated their homeland Greek Flag into the ceiling of what we now call the Family Room. We found this during the renovations when we moved two walls. We have painted it out in the original Greek Blue and Whites as a tribute.
Please Come and Enjoy a taste of the past as you make History and memories for the future with YOUR family and friends at the Beautiful BLUE MOON OF APALACHICOLA.
NOW OFFERING: Weekly and Monthly Rate Discounts! Please call or email us for availability and your personal quote.
Charming, Historic, Private, Spacious, Rambling, Downtown, Cottage, Apalachicola, Oysters, Walk to, Restaurants, Antique Shops, Maritime Museum, Boat Slip, Dock, Boat Ramp, Bars, Kayaking, Water View, Golf Cart Community, Dock View, Bridge, Front Porch, Shopping, Quiet, Family, Honeymoon, Wedding, Family reunions, Girls Weekend Getaway, Guys Fishing & Charters
King size beds (1) King Size Bed in Upstairs Bedroom #1, Queen size Beds (1) Queen Bed in Master Suite on First Floor, Twin or Single Beds (1) Two Twin Beds in Upstairs Bedroom #2 with a King Conversion Option., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Two Queen Size Sleeper Sofa Beds on First Floor in the Main Living Room and Family Room Den....moreless
The Blue Moon is located just as you come over the Bridge In the Very Heart of Historic Apalachicola. This home features your own Private Front Porch. Park Your Boat Trailor and Walk to the Cottage from the Public Boat Ramp under the Bridge. The Blue Moon is Located One Block from Antique Shops, Restaurants, Bars, Waterfront, Docks, Fishing Piers, Fresh Seafood Markets, Oyster Boat Docks, Kayaking, Museums, and Churches. The home Sleeps from 2 to 10 and can be Romantic or Rambling. Perfect for A Honeymoon or Family Reunion. Bikes and / or Golf Carts are Available. As mentioned before, The Blue Moon is THE Closest Historic Home to the WARF in Apalachicola! Come and Enjoy your stay this Season and Become a Charter Blue Moon Guest for Life!...moreless
Seafood Festival Nov 3 - Nov 9, 2015 3 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Pet Fee$100 + tax
Cleaning (2 guests)$89 + tax
Available Year Round!
Rates Based on Double Occupancy.
Additional Guests Charged $30 Per Person Per Night.
Maximum Occupancy 10 Guests.
WEEKLY/MONTHLY DISCOUNTED RATES!
Additional Rate Increase for Holidays & Special Events.
Seafood Festival Rates & Bookings 3 Night Minimum
Rates Do Not Include Damage fees, Cleaning, or Taxes. Rates subject to change annually.
Please call or email us for Availability and a Detailed Quote.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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The Blue Moon is only a few steps from Fishing, Boating and Kayak Charters. The Maritime Museum and The Apalachicola Marina are right at your own Front Porch. The Amazing local Restaurants, Hotspots, Shops, Galleries, Museums, Nautical, Fishing, Outdoor, Antique and Novelty Stores surround This Charming Private Home Away from Home.
Hang up your car keys when you arrive. You'll be strolling the waterfront streets with authentic working docks or you'll be bicycling avenues lined with beautiful historic homes dating back to the early 1800's. The Fresh Catch of the Day awaits you at the Dock Fish Markets. The Blue Moon has a Large Dinning Room & Full Kitchen for You to prepare for and entertain Family and Friends. Or You can Relax and let Our Many Featured Local Restaurants Wow you with their Famous Oyster, Shrimp, and Fish favorites at a waterfront table with Majestic Views. The Blue Moon Truly offers You the Most Convenient Private Vantage Point for 'The Best' Apalachicola Experience!
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: I am originally from Valdosta, Ga. and David, my husband is from Virginia.
David was on an Historic Florida three day trip when we accidently met in Apalachicola. I had driven from Atlanta and was picking up the keys to what I 'thought' would be my New Home... This Incredible House in Apalach.
After signing the Contract, my closing was not scheduled to take place for months... March of 2010. I suppose timing IS everything. I had to be patient, so as soon as everything was finalized I planned a long weekend trip to pick up Keys and begin planning my restoration.
Our meeting was NO accident! It was a Once in a Blue Moon times two encounter!
Why the Owner Chose Apalachicola: The Contract for this new 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!
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: David and I are so excited to share this magical place with you. Please know as you enjoy your stay at the Blue Moon of Apalachicola 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!
Susan & David Morgan