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

Bedrooms 1
Space 450 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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!

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Susan & David Morgan
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

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 Apalachicola

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



Apalachicola Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • 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 , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Large oversized garden tub
  • One Large Bath with Oversized Garden Tub and separate 'water closet'.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Solid Wood luxurious Queen Bed!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /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
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • 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
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Downtown Apalach Waterview Retreat Above It All / Blue Moon Carriage House Loft
average rating of 4.904762 based on 42 reviews

Great Location! Cozy Accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful 2-night stay at the Blue Moon Carriage Loft. We would definitely return and have already recommended it to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice in a great location. Close to so many great things to do.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for 2! Love the rustic decor. Comfy bedding, bath.

Used our car only twice. The dog park & the Farmers Market. Even Piggly Wiggly was less than a half mile walk which we sorely needed because od the great food. Gibsons and the Owl are the best for food. Get food in if you are breakfast people. Not many options for that meal

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect hideaway in Apalachicola

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed this neat carriage house for the oyster cook off weekend. Even though it was cold we were able to sit on the front deck and enjoy the sunshine and watch people coming and going. Great location to walk to all the bars and restaurants. There’s no stove but there is a hot plate to cook with if needed. Lots of cool historical touches throughout the carriage house. Owners are very nice and eager to help you have a great experience.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean nice and greet location for everything

  • 5 of 5

Thank you


Very Nice

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Couple's Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the loft! Perfect spot to walk to all of the great places in Apalachicola, and a short ride over to the island for beach time. The Loft is extremely well done - the design and decor is so charming and you can tell how much thought and heart went into this place! Has everything you need. We could not get the TV/Wifi to work after trying a few times, however we didn't even need it. The front porch is a great touch as well, spacious to sit and relax outside. Parking is on street but was extremely easy, don't let that scare you or deter you, Apalachicola is quiet and peaceful and we never had an issue pulling right up. We loved how close the house was to everything we needed. Will definitely try to stay here again if we come back to Apalach/SGI!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: After talking with our service provider, we are very pleased that MEDIACOM has completed their current infrastructure renovation. We do apologize for the temporary interruption of services. AND, we are so glad that everything else was EXCELLENT for this five star rating! Thank you so much! We appreciate our wonderful guests! We invite you to come & stay at the Blue Moon while you visit, explore, and discover this 'Pearl' we call Apalachicola!
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Close to everything

  • 3 of 5

Great place to stay if you want to be if you want to be close to activity and noise. Place is setup really cool, but it is small. Didn't realize no stove. TV difficult to operate too. Had to walk thru wet overgrown grass. Not very private either, a neighbor was constantly talking to her cat and yelling for him (Butter). Watch out for those steps when wet, I took a bad fall. Not good for older folks. Pic of sunset in vrbo is misleading, you can't see the sunset from this place. Parking is on the street,if you can find a spot. View from front deck is the courthouse, bridge and traffic. Great place to stay if you're not going to stay there much during your visit. No AC was on when we arrived in the afternoon. Felt like the heater was on and took forever to cool it off. We had to stay outside until it was tolerable. Way too pricey for a 3 day vacay.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so glad we could accommodate during such a very busy season. Due to a brief power outage just prior to their arrival, this sweet couple did have difficulty having to reboot the channels for the TV. We were on our way over and on the phone immediately to help and to walk them through locating the AutoReboot button on the remote control. Because of several days of rain, lawn maintenance had to be postponed until the last day of their three night stay. We do apologize for the weather. And, as a personal note, the beautiful "SUN RISE" picture from this listing was taken by our contractor standing on the front balcony of this charming Carriage House Loft. That is why we just had to post it on line along with all the other pictures specific to this listing! Thank you for your interest in our property. Please let us know if you need any additional information. We are always available. Wonderful Travels!
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Car: not necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $49 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + 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

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.