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Spectacular Views from your 2 story porch on the water to enjoy the scenery.

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 950 sq ft
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom 1.5 Bathroom spacious houseboat with all the amenities of your home.

This spacious 950 sq. ft. floating home has a fully stocked kitchen including new full size appliances,, corian counter tops, indoor seating for 4 and a second wet bar area. The living room has ample seating to view the large flat screen TV with all DISH satellite programs or to watch a movie on the DVD player. Free WiFi is available throughout the houseboat. The master bedroom has a comfortable queen size bed, an en suite bathroom and a second TV. The second bedroom has a double bed which can accommodate either 1 or 2 additional people and has its own bathroom. Each bedroom has a spacious closet as well. All linens and towels are provided. The waterfront screened porch has additional dining for 4. There is also a second story observation deck for viewing the multitude of waterfront activity. A gas grill is located just a few steps from the houseboat.

Karen Hoff
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About Karen Hoff

Although a native of Michigan, I spent the last 30 years in New Jersey where my husband and I have restored an 1850s Victorian and raised 2 sons who currently reside in Atlanta.. After retiring from a 30 year banking career as a Commercial Lending Officer, I came to Apalachicola for a vacation and fell in love with the quaint unpretentious aura of the town. As a history buff, the area presents opportunities to explore museums and historic homes. My favorite is the Historic Homes Tour which is sponsored by Trinity Episcopal Church during the first weekend in May. Although I have spent years enjoying the Atlantic Ocean in New Jersey, the beaches on St. George Island are ranked #3 in the country and only a 15 minute drive away. On St George Island, I have experienced the white sandy beaches of the Florida panhandle and taken a tour of the St George lighthouse with spectacular views from the top. On the island, the State Park offers an opportunity to enjoy either the Apalachicola Bay or the Gulf of Mexico and has limited crowds, plenty of parking and very clean facilities.

Karen Hoff purchased this house boat in 2013

Why Karen Hoff chose Apalachicola

The interior living/dining area is fully surrounded by windows to allow viewing the sights from the comfort of your home. Downtown Apalachicola with its shops, art galleries and restaurants are just a short walk away so there is no need to use your car to enjoy the town's charm.

What makes this house boat unique

Being directly on the water and moored at the end of the dock, the General Lee is in a prime location to enjoy panoramic views of both sunrises and sunsets, the full moon reflecting off the water and an unobstructed view of a wide variety of water activity.


Apalachicola House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , The shower is shared with Bathroom 2. This is an ensuite.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , The shower is shared with Bathroom 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Spectacular Views from your 2 story porch on the water to enjoy the scenery.
average rating of 4.869565 based on 23 reviews

Excellent location, fabulous views and very peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying at General Lee in 2018. Coffee on the screened-in deck each morning is such a peaceful way to start your day. Watched bald eagles, ospreys, herons and gulls come awake and go about their business. Beds are comfy. Kitchen is well-equipped. The owner, Karen, is great to work with and responsive to questions on any topic. Internet service is good. While all the houseboats here are really nice, the General Lee has the best view of the marsh across and both upstream/downstream in Sipio Creek. Watched shrimp boats come and go, ate great food in Apalach and enjoyed our second stay (we stayed here in 2017 as well). Looking forward to coming back in 2019.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for returning to stay aboard the General Lee. I loved having you both visit for your second time. You were great guests. I hope that you had a safe trip home and look forward to your staying here next year. Karen
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Riverboat vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this beautiful houseboat and our Hostest was very kind and helpful. Our view from the boat was just beautiful. Just a walk to everything in town. Seafood was everything you could want! A very comfortable and restful weekend! We will definitely go back!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation on Houseboats at River Watch

  • 5 of 5

Our stay on the The General Lee was absolutely wonderful. The Houseboat was neat, clean, and perfect for a relaxing time. The sunset views front the top deck, simply amazing! Enjoyed watching all the wildlife from the screen porch and top deck. We had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. It's a plus that we were within walking distance to town. We plan to stay here again and certainly recommend the Houseboats at River Watch.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing to stay aboard the General Lee for your vacation in Apalachicola. I enjoyed having you as guests and hope that you return. Karen
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Forsyth, Georgia

Incredible stay on The General Lee houseboat!

  • 5 of 5

My Fiancé and I just completed a 3 night stay aboard The General Lee and it was so amazing! The houseboat is beautiful and comfortable, and the views are out of this world incredible! I would highly recommend booking a stay here. And best of all no car is needed to get around as all of downtown Apalachicola is within walking distance from the houseboat!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad that you both enjoyed your stay aboard the General Lee. Please come back if you return to Apalachicola.Thank you. Karen
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Beautiful clean houseboat

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay on the General Lee last week. The houseboat was very clean and the location was convenient to Apalachicola's restaurants and shops a few blocks away. From the front screened porch, it was easy to forget there was a town right behind us!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing to stay aboard the General Lee. I appreciate it and hope to see you again. Karen
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La Crosse, WI

Lovely boat house, beautiful views, great location.

  • 5 of 5

Very well maintained and very comfy. We really enjoyed our stay and highly recommend the boat. For those concerned about the boat rocking, at most it is so gentle that it is hardly noticeable. Perfect location for wandering, great places to eat and nice bars. The people are welcoming - just stay there!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing to stay aboard the General Lee during your stay in Apalachicola. I hope to see you again. Karen
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Tallahassee Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Bowery Station
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Route 98
Nearest Restaurant
Up The Creek Restaurant & Raw Bar
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
St. George Island
Car: necessary

Apalachicola is best known as the oyster capital of the United States with the best fishing areas in Northwest Florida. The town has an active artist community, art galleries and antique shops. The restaurants serve some of the freshest seafood that you will ever have which has been caught by the local commercial fishermen.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

$50/guest per night for additional guests
10% Military Discounts available with ID
There are no monthly rates available.
Rates are subject to change prior to reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund