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REELAXATION 'A comfortable Houseboat on the Apalachicola River.'

Karen Hoff

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Karen Hoff

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2015
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REELAXATION 'A comfortable Houseboat on the Apalachicola River.'

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Apalachicola House Boat Rental Photos and Description

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.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Karen Hoff (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2015

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 Apalachicola

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!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 33 traveler reviews

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REELAXATION 'A comfortable Houseboat on the Apalachicola River.'
average rating of 4.969697 based on 33 reviews
5

Now for something completely different.....

  • 5 of 5

My 2 friends and I just returned from a week's stay on this houseboat. First, and foremost, we were interested in exploring Apalachicola, a much quieter and different view of Florida. Staying on a houseboat just made our trip far more interesting and fun. We were literally steps away from restaurants, liquor stores, shopping and of course, the river. We spent lots of time wandering the streets of the town, visited 3 of the most beautiful beaches (Mexico Beach, St. Joe's, and St George) and wasted 1/2 a day searching for an apiary. 2 of us tried to eat oysters every day, and at night we hurried home so we could listen to the tree frog chorus. At one point, I said, "Everyone in the restaurant is looking at us in " our" houseboat." My friend captured the whole experience with the following quote. "Everyone wants to be us."

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Scheduled lots of activities - but took lots of naps instead. Reelaxation!

  • 5 of 5

Vacation highlight- Eco tour with Captain Jimmy Maxwell - lots of wildlife and five generations of stories. Invigorating 1 hour horseback ride on the beach with Haley from Broke a Toe. And "life's a beach" at St. George Island.

But more about the Reelaxation- did I mentionion the deck and the screened in porch...and the breezes off the water? The location was just steps away from restaurants, shops and music, but it was the Reelaxation that was timeless. The kitchen was easy to work in. The boat was very clean. Lots of ceiling fans to move the air . Great bed and shower water pressure, furniture comfortable. My one personal peeve was the very loud wind chimes on the unoccupied houseboat next door clanking out the sounds of nature!

Long live Apalachicola! Long live the Reelaxation!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing to stay aboard. The wind chimes are new. They can get loud during a windy night so I will replace them with a quieter version. I hope to see you again soon. Karen
5

One of my best VRBO finds ever!

  • 5 of 5

And I've had some good ones. I had high expectations based on pictures, reviews, previous visits to Apalachicola and this houseboat exceeded them. Ultra clean and efficient, stocked with everything we needed. King size bed was so comfy and the fishing lodge decor was tastefully done. Waking up in the morning to the birds, boats, fish, turtles and unconfirmed gator sighting was amazing. We spent most of our time sitting on the deck but it was a quick and scenic drive over to the beaches of St. George. Amazing food at Up The Creek, Boss Oyster, Owl Cafe and a really fun happy hour at the Bowery Station, all within walking distance. This little town closes down at night pretty early but it's pleasantly humming with people and music until 9pm. We're already planning our return visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Rainbow City, AL
5

Quaint Apalach from the quaintest digs!

  • 5 of 5

The Reelaxation was just that; really relaxing and even more so with a reel in my hand off the back of the boat. Stepping inside of this little moored houseboat will certainly take you aback at the size and design. For two, it is perfectly roomy and the "cabin" design and finishings are PERFECT. You could chose to do nothing but stay on the boat and be splendidly comfortable. As mentioned elsewhere, the WiFi is slow, but please do not come to work and waste this opportunity. Apalachicola is not a very big place at all but you can comfortably walk and see everything this little town has to offer from the house boat. The restaurant/raw bar, Up The Creek, that the Reelaxation is moored beneath is a delicious and laid back find. The Hole in the Wall Raw Bar is just that on the other end of town. It is quaint and generous with their oyster catch. If you are seeking a more fine dining experience walk thru town and give the Owl Cafe a chance. The Owl has a wonderful Sunday Brunch but you need a reservation. A walk thru town in the evening, especially on the weekend, is full of music and fellowship. Upon leaving Reelaxation and Apalach you will feel like you're leaving the past, but with the fondest of memories. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Houseboat in Appalachacola

  • 5 of 5

Great fun! One of the cleanest VRBO places we've stayed (including large, expensive homes). Everything you'd need for an interesting and different place to stay. Walking distance to all the great restaurant s in town. Internet service quite slow, if you need to work on-line, but loved everything else! Doug & Carol.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Illinois
5

Wonderful Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I booked 3 nights on "Reelaxation" in January and thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Reelaxation is so roomy and comfortable and provided a unique way to stay at Apalachicola! It is within easy walking distance to downtown and right next door to a great seafood restaurant. We knew when we booked that this time of year was cool so we didn't get to sit outside on the deck, but we could see the boats going by and enjoy the scenery from inside. We were not lacking for anything on the boat during our visit and thought the furnishings added to the casual feel of the houseboat. Thank you so much for a great first visit to Apalachicola--we hope to be back again sometime!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very glad that you had a nice time during your stay. Thank you so much for choosing to vacation aboard the Reelaxation. I appreciate it and hope to see you again soon.

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

From $225 Per night

Apalachicola House Boat Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Season
Apr 1 2015 - Nov 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,350
 
 
Florida Seafood Festival
Nov 6 2015 - Nov 8 2015
3 night minimum stay
$900
Flat fee
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes There is no monthly rental option on this property.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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Amenities

Apalachicola House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
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:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
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!

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