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An Upscale Houseboat Offering the Visitor a Once in a Lifetime Experience

(33 Reviews)

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Sunrise over the Apalachicola River

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Last updated: 04/30/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House Boat
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

A Floating Home On The River With A Variety Of Activities To Observe

This property is a unique and well appointed floating condo with all updated features. It has two bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with a double bed. There is 1.5 bathrooms which share a shower but still retain complete privacy for each bedroom's occupants. The kitchen has all of the features of a modern home such as a full size refrigerator, new stove and microwave. Small appliances include a coffee maker (coffee provided), blender, toaster, electric can opener along with dishes and glasses and more. The kitchen surfaces are solid Corian with indoor dining seating available for 4. All furnishings are very upscale. The art features a local artist, Tom Tiffin, who has captured a very authentic portrayal of a local shrimp fishing boat. The best feature is the large front porch which offers a spectacular views of both sunrises by looking to the right and sunsets on your left. There are always either boats, fish or birds to view from your porch. Today, I saw 2 dolphins swim by. This area includes seating for 6.. The all electric 950 sq. ft. houseboat offers all of the modern systems including an easily controlled air conditioner/heating system It has an aluminum hull and is surrounded by a new floating dock system which makes getting off and on a breeze. A comfortable temperature can be maintained at all times of the year by merely opening the front and back doors to the river breezes. This is indeed a wonderful way to spend a relaxing and comfortable vacation.

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Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/30/2017

Property Type

  • House Boat
  • 900 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    At least one renter must be 25 years of age...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    DISH Satellite ...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    3 TVs, in living room and both bedrooms...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Only 2 blocks from a lively and quaint shopping and dining district. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Views from the dining, living and front porch overlook stunning Florida sunsets. Active marine traffic slowly drifting by provides an entertaining afternoon....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    A condo-like home floating on the Apalachicola River....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free WiFi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked, including dishes, utensils, dish detergent, toaster, blender, electric can opener, silverware, mixing bowls, measuring spoons, pots and pans....moreless

Outside

  • Boat:

    Small 13' wide, 50' long slip available next to houseboat for a small fee....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
from 33 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak
Apr 17 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$260
$1,750

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Off Peak
Sep 5 - Feb 28, 2018
3 night min stay
$240
$1,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Florida Seafood Festival
Nov 2 - Nov 4, 2017
3 night min stay

$1,200
flat fee
Peak
Mar 1 - Sep 3, 2018
3 night min stay
$260
$1,750

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

RATES ARE DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

$50/additional guest per night

Maximum: 4 guests

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

There are no monthly rate options on this property

10% Military Discounts available with ID.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

70 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tallahassee Regional Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bowery Station
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
St. Joseph's Bay Country Club
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 98
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Up The Creek Raw Bar Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
St. George Island

Car: Recommended

Apalachicola is a historic town dating back to the 1700s when it was one of the most active ports for the cotton trade behind New Orleans and Mobile. It has retained the historic homes and museums and many offer tours at various times during the year. My favorite is the Historic Homes Tour which is put on by Trinity Episcopal Church during the first weekend in May. In fact, Trinity has a long history and an interesting story. Apalachicola is world famous for their oysters and provides almost all of the oysters served in Florida. They are served in all local restaurants with the freshest being served right next door at Up The Creek Raw Bar Restaurant. Fishing is most desirable in the waters around Apalachicola. One of the best fishing guides is Capt. Jimmy Maxwell of Backwater Guide Services who also offers wonderful tours of the area and may pick you up right from your houseboat. Within the last several years, the town has developed into an active artistic community with a variety of styles offered around town. The local restaurants offer a variety of the freshest fish that I have ever tasted - often right off the local shrimp boats. The shopping options include resort clothing and antique shops. If the beach is your passion, then St. George Island is only 10 minutes away and has some of the most beautiful white sandy beaches in the state. In fact, it has recently been rated by Dr. Beach as the third best beach in the nation.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: My husband and I fell in love with Apalachicola a couple of years ago and decided to make it our home. We have spent the last 20 years renovating our 1850s Victorian home along with raising our 2 sons. We are avid history buffs and have only begun to research the historical importance of the Florida panhandle. While my husband is still working full time as a Construction Official for a town of 65,000, I am spending much of my time in Apalachicola after retiring from a 30 year banking career as a Commercial Lending Officer.

Why the Owner Chose Apalachicola, FL, USA:
After renting the Reelaxation (the sister houseboat to the Southern Comfort), I found that staying aboard a houseboat was so relaxing that I wanted to spend more time. The amount of activity going by on the water was so interesting from the commercial fishing boats going out for a successful trip to luxury yachts just out for fun. Watching the dolphins swim by, the pelicans perching on the nearby posts and birds of all varieties diving for their food, it is truly a never ending experience.

The Unique Benefits at this House Boat:
We chose this property for its sensational views of the sunrises and sunsets from the front porch. A relaxing afternoon floating on the houseboat while watching all of the activity or just enjoying the cool breezes with a good book. The location is ideal with easy walking to the area shops which feature local artists' work and a wonderful variety of local restaurants. The sandy beaches of St. George Island are only minutes away by car. There are several golf courses located in the area as well. But, of course, the best fishing is in Apalachicola with a variety of fishing guides such as Capt. Jimmy Maxwell, a fifth generation resident who offers a variety of tour options.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/30/2017

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Photos

  • Sunrise over the Apalachicola River

    Sunrise over the Apalachicola River

  • An early morning fisherman eager to catch the 'big one'

    An early morning fisherman eager to catch the 'big one'

  • Master bedroom with queen bed and ensuite bath

    Master bedroom with queen bed and ensuite bath

  • A bathroom like the one at home.

    A bathroom like the one at home.

  • Common shower between the 2 half bathrooms with privacy doors for each side.

    Common shower between the 2 half bathrooms with privacy doors for each side.

  • Convenient dining for 4 when eating inside

    Convenient dining for 4 when eating inside

  • Comfortable seating in the living room area.

    Comfortable seating in the living room area.

  • Wide open spaces to cook and be part of the conversation.

    Wide open spaces to cook and be part of the conversation.

  • Southern Comfort's new paint job.

    Southern Comfort's new paint job.

  • Commercial fishing boats returning after a successful trip.

    Commercial fishing boats returning after a successful trip.

  • You can see forever

    You can see forever

  • A second bedroom with its own private bathroom.

    A second bedroom with its own private bathroom.

  • One of two half bathrooms.

    One of two half bathrooms.

  • Shower area with plenty of linens.

    Shower area with plenty of linens.

  • Fully stocked kitchen with full size appliances.

    Fully stocked kitchen with full size appliances.

  • Wide open living area with couch and comfortable leather chairs

    Wide open living area with couch and comfortable leather chairs

  • The sun comes out every day on the Southern Comfort

    The sun comes out every day on the Southern Comfort

  • Waterfront dining every day.

    Waterfront dining every day.

  • Dolphins playing in nearby Apalachicola Bay

    Dolphins playing in nearby Apalachicola Bay

VRBO #586285

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 30, 2017

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