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Downtown Apalach, Once IN the 'Blue Moon of Apalach' You Will Want To Come Back Sooner!

Susan & David Morgan

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Susan & David Morgan

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 1, 2015
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Downtown Apalach, Once IN the 'Blue Moon of Apalach' You Will Want To Come Back Sooner!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Apalachicola Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-10)

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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Susan & David Morgan (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
May 1, 2015

About Susan & David Morgan

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!

Susan & David Morgan purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Susan & David Morgan 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!

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 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

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 24 traveler reviews

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Downtown Apalach, Once IN the 'Blue Moon of Apalach' You Will Want To Come Back Sooner!
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews
Marblehead, MA
5

An Apalach GEM; Renovated with Love; Conveniently Located

  • 5 of 5

The Blue Moon's owners have thought of everything in this beautifully appointed and well-equipped home situated right next to the historic district on a quiet street. This rental is perfect for a couples or families who want a little variety beyond just the beach; we loved how you can walk to local restaurants, cafes, and shops or just decide to relax at "home". When in Apalachicola be sure to do a river boat cruise with Captain Gill. Outstanding!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Centerville, Massachusetts USA
5

Nostalgia Trip

  • 5 of 5

An atmosphere we'll always remember! This beautiful home, yes it has the feeling of someone's very loved home but gives you all the luxury of being in your very own private inn, gave my mother and myself a wonderful ten days in Apalachicola. I had been here some twenty years earlier and my mother wanted to see what I remembered so fondly. It is a town with endless character, terrific people and food, artists and all the great "color" that make a vacation unforgettable. And the real plum was being able to come and go from this ideally situated ( if you like being right in town ) jewel of a house. The owner, who is lovely and made the entire experience so relaxing, has decorated comfortably, beautifully and whimsically with her artist's eye and terrific sense of color and warmth. We loved it and I guess you'd say we're over the moon for this house and town. Looking forward to the next visit.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
North & central Florida, USA
5

Warm, historic home in Apalachicola - Over the Moon

  • 5 of 5

A delightful home, about a century old, built by a greek immigrant fisherman to rear his family in. Or so I was told, by another of the guests. In any event, a lovely & well cared for home with all modern appliances and conveniences. Close to the historic downtown, and waterfront. Very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Niceville, Florida
5

Our Weekend Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at "Over The Moon" and we fell in love with it! The house was so warm and charming and the furnishings were very comfortable. We had access to all the shops and restaurants, even the waterfront without ever getting in the car during our stay. The owner was very attentive and made sure we checked in and out with ease... no hassle at all! It was truly a relaxing weekend and we are already planning a trip back to the MOON!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Birmingham, AL
5

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house exudes a certain coastal charm which reflects the 'old beach town/fishing village' feel of Apalachicola perfectly. Great location for easy walking around town to the good local restaurants, old-style soda fountain/ice cream shop, and The Gibson Inn for drinks or dinner. Furnishings are comfortable without being frilly. I will return.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Very nice home that accommodated all eight of us

  • 5 of 5

The home was well maintained. We appreciated it having all the amenities we don't always see with VRBO rentals (e.g. toilet paper, dishwashing supplies, extra blankets/pillows, etc.). It has the perfect setup for multiple couples sharing a single home. And the location is excellent with everything you need (shopping, entertainment, restaurants) within walking distance. St. George's Island was a short drive and also a great area to explore/play. We loved the dog-friendly town (dog water bowls found along walking paths) and that we could have our dog with us in the rental home.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
TLH
Car: not necessary

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!

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Rates & Availability

From $215 Per night

Apalachicola Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Seafood Festival
Nov 3 2015 - Nov 9 2015
3 night minimum stay
$285
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$215
From
$245
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,600
$5,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning (2 guests) $89 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes Available Year Round!

Rates Based on Double Occupancy.
Additional Guests Charged $25 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.

Please call or email us for Availability and a Detailed Quote.

Cancellation Policy

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

Apalachicola Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Suite Bedroom - 1 queen
    Upstairs King Bedroom - 1 king
    Upstairs Tikki Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , With King Conversion Kit
    Queen Sofa Sleepers - 2 sleep sofa /futon , In the Family Room & Living Room
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • 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
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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!

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