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Cabin In The Woods, Fisherman's Dream!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Cabin Minutes From The River

Nestled a few minutes up the Apalachicola River from Apalachicola, FL, resides the Cypress House. Located 2 miles from Historic Downtown, the Cypress House is blocks away from the famous fishing lodge and restaurant, Bay City Lodge, which is still owned and operated by the same family for 3 generations and provides direct access to the River and ultimately the Gulf of Mexico.

The Cypress House was built by Don “Cairo” Ingram and executed by master craftsmen Bobby Siprell and Corky Richards. Cairo, a local craftsman and sawmill owner, pioneered the use of river recovered, old growth cypress and heart pine. In the late 19th century logs were floated downriver to sawmills, milled, and then loaded on ships bound for Europe and the East Coast. Some of these logs sank in the broad Apalachicola River and remained on the bottom, preserved by the lack of oxygen. Cairo and others raised these logs and milled them into some of the best lumber available anywhere. Wood from these preserved logs does not rot and is impervious to insects.

Building a house entirely of Cypress would be cost prohibitive to anyone who didn’t own a cypress mill like Cairo. He started using “Pecky Cypress” – Boards that are pocked with holes caused by an underwater worm and has an unusual decorative effect. The interior vertical boards range in size from 20 inches wide to no less than 10 inches in width, including a 16in x 8in x 40ft long ridge beam in the center of the house, cut from the river recovered cypress. A 5 inch thick, 18ft long Black Cypress Bird’s eye bar top creates another exquisite focal point in the lodge.

Comforts include a 1500 square foot covered, full wrap-around porch worthy of accommodating any size gathering. The porch furniture was built from the same wood from the house, by the same craftsman who built the house. For winter guests, a full masonry fire place.

The Cypress House consists of:

*1600 square foot interior

*Master bedroom with king bed and bathroom upstairs

*Large bedroom with 2 extra-long twin beds and bathroom downstairs

*Reading area on the landing with a double bed

*Downstairs den/ living room with fireplace and couch

*Large open kitchen with 18ft bar that easily accommodates 6 or more people

*Full kitchen with dishwasher, stove, microwave, complete with pots, pans, coffee maker, utensils, and

everything needed to cook and entertain a dinner party

*Central Heat/Air

*Wi-Fi

*Flat Screen TV with cable and DVD player in living room

*Bedrooms have closet space and dressers

*Washer/Dryer in utility room

*Outside storage on covered porch with beach chairs

*Sleeps 4 adults comfortably plus double bed on landing for 2 kids or one adult

*Covered, wrap-around porch complete with grill and outdoor furniture

More Details

Property Manager
Amanda Elmore
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

Why Amanda Elmore chose Florida Panhandle

The Cypress house is located 200 feet away from the Apalachicola River & 2 miles from downtown Apalachicola, FL. The location is perfect for active outdoor lovers & relaxing enough for people just looking for a quiet gettaway. If you have boat access, Bay City Lodge is less than 200 feet away & Abercombie Boat Ramp is less than a mile down the road. Guided boat, kayak & paddle board tours are available at the Apalachicola Maritime Museum located downtown. Fishing guides are available for whole or half day trips into the Bay & Gulf of Mexico. The area is surrounded by state parks and national forests including Tate's Hell State Park where several stands of unique dwarf cypress trees are located, some are documented to be over 150 years old. Ochlockonee River State Park & St. George Island State Park are great for birding, hiking, fishing & camping. Wakulla Springs State Park is home of one of the largest and deepest freshwater springs in the world. Daily guided riverboat tours provide a closer view of wildlife, and glass bottom boat tours are offered when the water is clear. The Apalachicola National Forest made up of almost 600,000 acres of wetlands & forest is part of the State's Recreational Trail System. Take a trip across Apalachicola Bay to one of the barrier islands - St Vincent National Wildlife Refuge, Cape St George, or Dog Island. Fort Gadsden Historic Site is located on the east bank of the Apalachicola River approximately 45 minutes north of Eastpoint, accessed by Highway 65. The site interprets the role of Native and African Americans during the early 1800s. St. Joseph Peninsula State Park has miles of white sand beaches & striking dunes over a 2000 acre park. Excellent snorkeling, swimming, birding, camping. Voted #2 beach in the nation by Dr. Beach. For a scenic drive, the Big Bend Scenic Byway drive is approximately 220 miles in length. The Forest and Coastal Trails offer two distinct experiences, culminate in a two-day drive unlike any other.

What makes this cabin unique

The route follows an ancient sea bed with an elevation drop from 230 feet to sea level. Black Bear, Bobcat, Turkey, Fox, Deer, Coyote, or Wild Hog could appear at any moment and most of the drive is on public, un-fenced land. On the Apalachicola Blueway, paddle the length of the magnificent Apalachicola River for 105 miles from the Jim Woodruff Dam to the city of Apalachicola.

Amenities

Apalachicola Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Upstairs
    Landing - 1 double , Landing on the stairs, full bed, open to the living room
    Downstairs Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Xtra-long Twin Beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Reviews

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Cabin In The Woods, Fisherman's Dream!
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 26 reviews
4

Nice, quiet area

  • 4 of 5

Nice area, enjoyed downtown Apilachicola and St. George Island.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Memorial Week 2017

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time and really liked the location and comfort of the interior. My youngest loved the wrap around porch to ride her bicycle around while I read a book. The teenage boys hung their enos hammocks in the trees and rode their bikes to the local fishing hole and town.The beds were great, the furniture and space were very comfortable. We visited several places during our stay: downtown Apalachicola, Bay City Lodge Fish camp and boat docks, Eastpoint, St. George Island, Carabelle, Wakulla Springs, Panama City, Mexico Beach. We brought our 16' aluminum boat and fished lower end of the Apalachicola River, Apalachicola Bay, Indian Pass in St.Joe, and the St. George Sound. The house manager was very nice and answered my questions with ease. We are VRBO owners as well so we know the routine. I hope we can come back and stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful Property

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Cypress house very much. The house itself is beautifully rustic, very cozy. Had everything we needed already in the cabin. Would've given 5 stars, but the beds were a little hard. But, that's a personal preference. All in all an excellent stay, very convenient to downtown Appalach, and grocery store (IGA), about 15-20 minutes from St. George beaches. Will definitely try to reserve in the future!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Musty odor throughout. Carpenter bee infestation.

  • 1 of 5

House had musty odor throughout, observed carpenter bee infestation on the porch, the screen sliding door needs replacing. Pots and pans needed cleaning before we used them. The fireplace hadn't been cleaned in awhile, it was full of ash. The beach furniture closet is full of worn out chairs. The place is in great need of repair and updating. Given the appearance of the house and the neighborhood, I don't feel it was worth the price we paid.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry that you were unhappy with the house. I have passed this message along to both the owners and my Apalach manager who will talk to our cleaner about the pots and pans and the ashes in the fireplace. We will also call our pest control company about the bees. It is an ongoing issue that we deal with at the house in the spring... we plug the holes and they come back as carpenter bees have a tendency to migrate back to where they emerged. Male carpenter bees often frighten people with their aggressive behavior but since they have no stinger they are essentially harmless. We are in the process of remodeling and working on the house. This year we have replaced old worn carpet with new tile downstairs and carpet upstairs. We added a better driveway and planted new trees outside. We recently added all new appliances in the kitchen. We have a new couch, chair, curtains, lamps coming from Crate and Barrel later this month... we are always working to make the house more comfortable and to create a better experience for our guests. We take your feedback seriously and appreciate you taking the time to share it.
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5

Relaxation and Family time

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have vacationed at this property. It is a wonderful location - close to town but far enough away to feel like you are in the woods. Apalachicola is a charming town with plenty of old Florida feel, very friendly people, great shopping and close enough to other locations to also do some exploring.

The house is great. The fireplace and roomy, well-stocked kitchen are our favorites. I would recommend this property to anyone who loves to relax, enjoy nature and explore the Forgotten Coast of Florida.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

House with a lot of character and charm was very comfortable and close to everything. Had everything we needed for a long weekend stay. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
81 Miles
North West Florida Beaches International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Oasis
Nearest Ferry
22.4 Miles
Dog Island Ferry, Carrabelle, FL
Nearest Golf
33.2 Miles
St. James Bay Golf Course & Country Club
Nearest Train
81 Miles
Amtrak Train Station, Tallahassee, FL
Nearest Motorway
2.3 Miles
Highway 98
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Bay City Lodge
Nearest Beach
13.7 Miles
St. George Island
Car: necessary

The closest beaches are on St. George Island, about a 15 minute drive from Apalachicola. From the Cypress house, drive back towards downtown Apalach, turn right at the blinking caution light at the corner of the Grill Restaurant. Follow HWY 98 through town and onto the Apalachicola Bridge. When you cross the bridge, take your first RIGHT in Eastpoint (directly past the Cypress Corner Fruit Stand). Continue to the 'Y', veer RIGHT onto the St. George Island Bridge. You will arrive on St. George Island.

Public beach:

Lighthouse park behind the lighthouse-

When you get to the island stop sign, turn right and then left into convenient island parking. The public beach is not only easy to find but there are bath house facilities, covered pavilions for picnics, a playground and ball court for the younger generations. The Cape St. George Lighthouse and lighthouse Keeper's House are also located in nearby Lighthouse Park. Like most beaches in Franklin County this beach gently slopes and, although there are no lifeguards on duty, the surf requires only normal caution to be fun for the whole family. Naturally you should use caution on any beach during rough weather, but difficult swimming conditions are a rarity here.

Private beach:

St George Island State Park At the lighthouse take a left onto Gulf Beach Drive and drive till you reach the park entrance. St. George Island State Park beach, located at the far east end on St. George Island, was ranked in the Top 10 by Dr. Beach. At nine miles in length, this is the longest beach front state park in Florida. And you have a lot of choices how to enjoy it. There are two large beach use areas with ample parking, picnic pavilions, beach house facilities, grills and boardwalks. This beach is renowned for its soft, white sand, gentle surf and softly-sloping bottom that makes for easy beach enjoyment for the whole family. If you would like more privacy there's plenty of beach that is easy to get to. A number of small pull-off parking areas provide boardwalk access all along the length of the beach. Fishing is a common activity with spring bringing locally famous runs of pompano and Spanish mackerel, while the fall months bring redfish and speckled trout. Pets are allowed on leashes in parking lots but not on the beaches. Alcohol is not allowed in the park. There is an entrance fee and please observe the speed limit rules as they are enforced. When you bring the family to St. George Island State Park you'll find Florida beaches the way they used to be.

Both provide public access to the beach with restrooms, picnic tables, and other amenities. And, most of the north/south roads on the island provide a public access to the beach.

The closest boat launch (other than Bay City Lodge) is Abercombie Landing. It is located up river from the house. From the Cypress House, take a RIGHT onto Bluff Road (12th Street). Follow Bluff Road until it comes to an end.(about 1.5 miles) Abercombie Rd will be on the Left. Turn LEFT, follow Abercombie Road (about .5 miles) until you arrive at the Boat Ramps.

To launch directly into Apalachicola Bay, you will use the marina located underneath the Apalachicola Bridge. From the Cypress house, drive back towards Downtown Apalachicola. At the blinking caution light at the corner of the Grill Restaurant, drive STRAIGHT through the light. Drive 2 blocks to WATER STREET. Turn RIGHT. Follow Water Street towards the Apalachicola Bridge. The marina will be on your left. Locals call this marina the '10 Foot Hole'.

The Cypress Lodge is located 200 feet away from the Apalachicola River & 2 miles from downtown Apalachicola, FL. The location is perfect for active outdoor lovers & relaxing enough for people just looking for a quiet gettaway. If you have boat access, Bay City Lodge is less than 200 feet away & Abercombie Boat Ramp is less than a mile down the road. Guided boat, kayak & paddle board tours are available at the Apalachicola Maritime Museum located downtown. Fishing guides are available for whole or half day trips into the Bay & Gulf of Mexico. The area is surrounded by state parks and national forests including Tate's Hell State Park where several stands of unique dwarf cypress trees are located, some are documented to be over 150 years old. Ochlockonee River State Park & St. George Island State Park are great for birding, hiking, fishing & camping. Wakulla Springs State Park is home of one of the largest and deepest freshwater springs in the world. Daily guided riverboat tours provide a closer view of wildlife, and glass bottom boat tours are offered when the water is clear. The Apalachicola National Forest made up of almost 600,000 acres of wetlands & forest is part of the State's Recreational Trail System. Take a trip across Apalachicola Bay to one of the barrier islands - St Vincent National Wildlife Refuge, Cape St George, or Dog Island.

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Rates & Availability

Apalachicola Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer rate
Jul 19 2017 - Sep 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$100
 
 
Seafood Festival
Nov 4 2017 - Nov 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$170
$950
$3,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 + Tax
Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

9% hotel tax will be added.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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