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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

About the property

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 vrbo 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 Cottage 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.

But, if you need more space, simply open the charming but private French Doors for a larger group. Upstairs you have an additional 2 bedrooms with a half bath, an open area Game Room/Reading Room Landing. And, Down Stairs in the Back you have a fully Furnished Kitchen, private Family Room, and another full bath with antique skirted tub with shower.

The Whole House (FULL MOON) will Easily and Comfortably Sleep 10 Guests (Downstairs Queen in Master bedroom and One Queen Sofa Sleeper Futon in the family room / Upstairs with One King Bedroom and One Bedroom with Two Twin Beds which can be converted into One King and an additional wicker napping sofa.

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 gathering place of 'Friendly People'). The Home has 12 foot Ceilings built with timbers from the famous Bay Cypress in the late 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: ONLINE BOOKING! Weekly and Monthly Rate Discounts!

Charming, Historic, Private, Spacious, Rambling, Downtown, Cottage, Apalachicola, Oysters, Walk to, Restaurants, Antique Shops, Maritime Museum, Boat Slip, Dock, Boat Ramp, Bars, Kayaking, Water View, Golf Cart Community, Dock View, Bridge, Front Porch, Shopping, Quiet, Family, Honeymoon, Wedding, Family reunions, Girls Weekend Getaway, Guys Fishing & Charters

More Details

Owner
Susan & David Morgan
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2017

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 Florida Panhandle

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

Amenities

Apalachicola Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
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
  • Dishwasher
  • 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 Sleeper - 2 sleep sofa /futon , In the Family 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
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!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

Downtown Apalach, Once IN the 'Blue Moon of Apalach' You Will Want To Come Back Sooner!
average rating of 4.925 based on 40 reviews
5

Well appointed, cozy,, obviously lovingly restored home, very close to town, with highly respons

  • 5 of 5

Well appointed, cozy,, obviously lovingly restored home, very close to town, and with highly responsive owners. Made for a wonderful family stay with a truly homey feeling.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Delightfully Memorable Month.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a truly lovely month at the very comfortable Blue Moon Inn. It is large and furnished in a very appropriate, old style, seaside village motif, but with modern conveniences. Susan Morgan, the owner, is extremely nice and always available to help with whatever.

The location on the edge of wonderful downtown Apalach is perfect! You can walk to everything: restaurants and oyster bars, interesting shops, a great seafood store (13 Mile Seafood) on the riverfront, and many other interesting things, all condensed in a small venue. The kitchen is large and has ample utensils for preparing meals. There is so much to see and do in this gorgeous little town and we think the Blue Moon is probably the best place to do it from. We certainly intend to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 5th or 6th visit to this wonderful property, and there is a reason we always return. It is in a fabulous location and everyone who walks by comments (enviously) on how relaxed we look sitting on the front porch. The house is well maintained and has a lot of personality one would expect in a property of this historic era. The owners are always responsive and happy to help fix any little issues that arise. We will be back next year. Highly recommend!

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

New Years in Apalachicola!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful way to start 2017! 'Blue Moon of Apalach" was just what we needed, relaxing, comfortable and within walking distance of everything. The four of us enjoyed the stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Saved our vacation with their beautiful Blue Moon Inn in the middle of Apalachicola

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were due to check into our beach house on St. George Island in an hour and that's when the phone rang; the island was being evacuated and we wouldn't be able to check in until Friday at the earliest. We needed a place to stay and quick and Susan was able to get us two nights at the Blue Moon to ride the storm out, much thanks to her and the crew who cleans and takes care of the place because it was super charming and only enhanced our vacation. We didn't get as many beach days but got to spend some quality time with family and enjoy Apalachicola from walking distance. Great old house with tons of character and Susan was really nice and helpful; without them our trip would have been a disaster. If you want to check out Apalachicola for some oysters or just a drink and some shopping, do yourself a favor and rent a night or two at the Blue Moon; it will be worth it.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great House. Great Location.

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in the Blue Moon for 7 nights in mid-July 2016. The house was perfect for my group of four anglers. We each had our own bedroom. The beds were comfortable, and the A/C worked well. The kitchen had everything we needed. Everything was as described, and the pictures are accurate.

The location was ideal. A block off of all the action in Apalach. You can walk to everything in town within a few minutes. Susan, the owner, was easy to deal with and helpful.

I would certainly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Apalachicola Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Florida Seafood Festival
Oct 30 2017 - Nov 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$245
$1,600
$5,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning (2 guests) $89 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Available Year Round!

Rates Based on Double Occupancy.
Additional Guests Charged $30 Per Person Per Night.
Maximum Occupancy 10 Guests.

WEEKLY/MONTHLY DISCOUNTED RATES!

Additional Rate Increase for Holidays & Special Events.

Seafood Festival Rates apply with a 3 Night Minimum with Max. Of 6 Adults in Cottage.

Rates Do Not Include Damage fees, Cleaning, or Taxes. Rates subject to change annually.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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