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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:
March 26, 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:
March 26, 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 30 traveler reviews

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REELAXATION 'A comfortable Houseboat on the Apalachicola River.'
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews
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

Houseboat in Appalachacola

  • 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.
5

Friends hanging out

  • 5 of 5

So peaceful. You will feel like you are away from it all, yet you are actually in walking distance to quaint shops, upscale shops, live music, excellent food and awesome locals!

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Birmingham Alabama
5

Boat

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time watching the boats leave and return each day. The sunsets were beautiful and the oysters super. Would go back over and over.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Wonderful Trip!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently stayed several nights on this houseboat and enjoyed the convenience to everything in the area. So nice to not have to drive to shop, dine, etc.

Enjoyed renting one of the golf carts and seeing the area and the beautiful, historical homes in the area and enjoyed the beach at St. George. The houseboat was very roomy and comfortable and the owner was especially nice. Look forward to going again!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I 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
 
Off Peak Season
Nov 29 2014 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,250
 
 
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.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner 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:
  • 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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