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REELAXATION 'A comfortable Cabin on the Apalachicola River.'

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 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 Florida Main North West

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!

Amenities

Apalachicola House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
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
  • Stove
  • 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:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/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 -
(66 traveler reviews)

REELAXATION 'A comfortable Cabin on the Apalachicola River.'
average rating of 4.818182 based on 66 reviews
5

Love this houseboat & Apalachicola!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd stay on the Reelaxation and it was just as wonderful as the first. Our 14 year-old loves the houseboat especially fishing off the back. There is nothing better than waking up on the water and watching the boats and wildlife. Karen welcomes you and is nearby if needed. The rental is clean and well-stocked. I definitely recommend staying here. The area is wonderful & Captain Jimmy will pick you up from the back deck for fishing.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing to return to Apalachicola and staying aboard the Reelaxation. It was wonderful to have your family back. Karen
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5

Great great place!!

  • 5 of 5

We wanted an adventure and the Reelaxation was perfect. Fun, comfortable, perfect. We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A very unique experience!

  • 5 of 5

Loved watching the shrimp boats going out & coming in. Husband enjoyed catching fish right off deck. Houseboat has everything you need. Never felt the houseboat move even in a couple of storms. Karen was the ultimate hostess. In all a very relaxing & enjoyable vacation.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best place to stay in Apalach!

  • 5 of 5

Very cool and different... worth the trip!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing to stay aboard the Reelaxation located in downtown Apalachicola. I appreciate it. Karen
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5

The 3 C's: Clean, Comfortable & Convenient

  • 5 of 5

What a unique and wonderful retreat on the water! Apaplachicola is a fun little town to explore and this is a great location to use as home base. I immediately felt at home in this "floating cabin." The owner, Karen, has created a welcoming experience, from the nicely equipped kitchen to the high-quality linens and towels. You can enjoy the water views from a deck or screened porch, and even fish, if you want! If you choose not to, good seafood is available right next door. I can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our houseboat stay in Apalachicola, the accommodations were quaint, comfortable, well-equipped and well-maintained! Karen was a wonderful host and we could walk to all of our favorite destinations in Apalachicola! Couldn't ask for a more pleasant stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you choose to stay aboard the Reelaxation. I hope to see you both again. Karen
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Map

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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Rates & Availability

Apalachicola House Boat Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak
Apr 17 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$240
$1,550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Peak
Sep 5 2017 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
$220
$1,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Florida Seafood Festival
Nov 2 2017 - Nov 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$900
Flat fee
 
 
Peak
Mar 1 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
$240
$1,550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 9.0%

RATES ARE BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
$50/night/additional guests
Maximum 4 guests
10% Military Discount available with ID
There is no monthly rental option on this property.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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