REELAXATION 'A COMFORTABLE HOUSEBOAT ON THE APALACHICOLA RIVER.'

Karen Hoff

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

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REELAXATION 'A COMFORTABLE HOUSEBOAT ON THE APALACHICOLA RIVER.'

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:
  • smoking allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • limited accessibility
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Karen Hoff

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
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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

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.

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!

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

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5
based on 23 traveler reviews

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REELAXATION 'A comfortable Houseboat on the Apalachicola River.'
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews
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REELAXATION 'A comfortable Houseboat on the Apalachicola River.'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p430068vb
9084324040
Apalachicola Florida Panhandle
5

WHAT A WONDERFUL PLACE TO VACATION!

  • 5 of 5
We were so excited about the prospect of vacationing on a houseboat in Apalachicola! And The Reelaxation did not disappoint! The house had absolutely everything we could have wanted - the bed was one of the most comfortable I've ever slept in (really!). Kitchen was great as we cooked all our own meals. Had dinners at the 'bistro table' on the screened in porch and AM coffee on the Adirondack chairs overlooking the Apalachicola River. Daily visits from an alligator swimming by as well as seeing manatees and SO much wildlife and natural beauty! Launched our kayaks right from the houseboat!
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you had a wonderful time aboard the Reelaxation. I hope to see you both again really soon.
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REELAXATION 'A comfortable Houseboat on the Apalachicola River.'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p430068vb
9084324040
Apalachicola Florida Panhandle
North East Mississippi
4

NICE VACATION SPOT

  • 4 of 5
Overall a good vacation. The oven did not work, even after several attempts to fix it. The chairs on the rear deck were broken and very uncomfortable. The owner is aware of these problems and I'm sure will fix them soon. Everything else was fine. The doorways are a little low if you are 6'3".

Food in the area was very expensive.
  • Submitted: May 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
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REELAXATION 'A comfortable Houseboat on the Apalachicola River.'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p430068vb
9084324040
Apalachicola Florida Panhandle
Edgewater, MD
5

VERY RELAXING...

  • 5 of 5
...we loved our time aboard the Reelaxation. It was a beautiful spot to just hang out and enjoy the scenery. Already wishing we could go back.
  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again. Go Navy!!! Karen & Joe
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REELAXATION 'A comfortable Houseboat on the Apalachicola River.'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p430068vb
9084324040
Apalachicola Florida Panhandle
5

RELAXING AT REELAXATION! STRONGEST RECOMMENDATION

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I were able to spend time in Apalachicola at the Houseboat with my parents. None of us had been there before. We all had a wonderful time. The accomodations were top notch. Very clean. Everything is as pictured. Everything worked well. No complaints. Can't wait to do it again. We strongly recommend this place.
  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that both you and your parents were able to enjoy your time aboard the Reelaxation. Please be sure to visit us again.
business
REELAXATION 'A comfortable Houseboat on the Apalachicola River.'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p430068vb
9084324040
Apalachicola Florida Panhandle
5

THE REELAXATION WAS EXACTLY THAT!!!

  • 5 of 5
This was the most relaxed I've been in a long time. To wake and have coffee on the deck with boats heading out and the pelicans flying by was amazing. The boat was very clean, comfortable and well taken care of. The town is full of friendly folks and a truly great place to stay! We will be back again soon..
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you had a wonderful and relaxing stay. We hope to see you again soon!!
business
REELAXATION 'A comfortable Houseboat on the Apalachicola River.'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p430068vb
9084324040
Apalachicola Florida Panhandle
5

IT'S A KEEPER!

It's A Keeper!
  • 5 of 5
The "Reelaxation" was an intregal part of making my first visit to Apalachicola a smashing success!
Upon arrival, it was super clean, organized and just as it was advertised, with everything you would possibly need (including an amazing location) to have a great time.
Although the off-season (a bit cool & the neighboring raw bar closed for annual maintenance) "Apalach" and this house boat did not disappoint!
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay, especially morning coffee on the front deck watching the boats come & go, as well as all the wildlife.
I'm already looking @ my schedule for 2014 in hopes to return for another week!

Thanks Karen & Joe!
Peace,
Mark from Virginia
  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay!! It is a very relaxing time of the year to be in Apalachicola. We hope to see you again. Please keep us in mind for your next visit to Florida. Thank you for your reservation.
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Tallahassee or Panama City
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 98
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
St. George Island
Nearest Barpub
Gibson, Spoonbill, Oasis, Taproom, Tapas
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
St. Joe Country Club, St. James Bay
Nearest Restaurant
Up the Creek, Carolines, Cafe Con Leche, Owl Cafe
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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Availability & Rates

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Apalachicola House Boat Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Seafood Festival
Oct 31 2014 - Nov 2 2014
3 night minimum stay
$850
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,250
$5,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250.00
Cleaning fee $75.00
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes Guest pays $75 cleaning fee.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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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:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • 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:
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • limited accessibility
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • 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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