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Karen Hoff

Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

REELAXATION 'A comfortable Houseboat on the Apalachicola River.'

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

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Overview

Florida Panhandle 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
Speaks: english

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 Florida Panhandle

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!

Reviews

4.9
based on 51 traveler reviews

REELAXATION 'A comfortable Houseboat on the Apalachicola River.'
average rating of 4.882353 based on 51 reviews
5

Awesome time!

  • 5 of 5

Had front row seats to the 4th of July fireworks show! We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Cant get enough of this place

  • 5 of 5

2nd visit and can't wait to return for the 3rd. Comfortable, convenient, calming. Walk to restaurants, shopping, nightlife (what there is of it), fish from the boat. Wanted for nothing on the boat and once again Karen was the perfect host combination of engaged and unobtrusive. Quick ride to the beautiful beaches of St. Joe.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Clean and well maintained, epic sunrises, close to everything, distinctly Apalachacola!

  • 4 of 5

The Relaxation was wonderful. Originally built by an Apalachicola fisherman it is like a really comfortable fishing cabin on water. Lots of wood. Fishing and hunting accents without being to over the top. Well stocked complete kitchen (be careful with stove though one burner at a time or not enough gas pressure to cook). Watching the boats to by was lovely. And we saw a Manatee!!! Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Perfect Weekend Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a long weekend on the Reelaxation in April and can't wait to return!! The houseboat was so clean and comfortable and included all of the essentials. Upon our arrival, Karen took the time to give us a tour of our floating vacation home and some recommendations on where to eat or enjoy a drink. She was spot-on with everything - the steamed shrimp from 13 Mile Seafood was fantastic, the Bowery Station was a perfect place to hang out with the locals and enjoy a beer and some live music, and breakfast at Caroline's was excellent. One of our favorite things was just sitting on the back porch and enjoying the river - beautiful sunrises in the mornings, listening to the frogs in the evenings...so reelaxing!!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Reelaxing

  • 5 of 5

The houseboat was so comfortable, roomy and clean. We love to visit Apalach and everything is within walking distance to the houseboat. At night it was really enjoyable hanging out on the back deck, watching the moon and stars. During the day you could walk on the back deck and fish. The screened in back porch was enjoyable as well. We had our coffee in the mornings and watched the shrimp boats come by. What a beautiful place!!

Thank you Karen for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Met our every expectation!

  • 4 of 5

Reelaxation has a fisher-person lodge motif which is very suitable for this houseboat on the water. The various decorative objects on the walls are tasteful and two of them (one in the living area an one in the bathroom) are really quite artful and interesting. The kitchen is well equipped and we were able to save a few bucks cooling fresh fish purchased from the fish monger just a block down the road. You'll love it!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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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

Apalachicola House Boat Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 27 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$240
$1,450
 
 
Fall
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,350
 
 
Florida Seafood Festival
Nov 4 2016 - Nov 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
$900
Flat fee
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
 
 
Spring
Mar 1 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$235
$1,400
 
 
Summer
May 30 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$240
$1,450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 9.0%

There is no monthly rental option on this property.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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Amenities

Florida Panhandle 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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