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REELAXATION 'A comfortable Cabin on the Apalachicola River.'

Apalachicola, FL, USA
  • House Boat900 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights

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.


Karen Hoff

Member Since 2012
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This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
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within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
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!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Living Room
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Sofa in Living room
      • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)


      • 1 Bathroom
        • 1

        Location Type

          • Water View
          • Waterfront
            This is a floating Houseboat, tied up to the dock at 309 Water St. Gorgeous Sunrise views over the Apalachicola River. Watch Shrimp Boats & fishing boats go by. Bring your boat and tie up to the houseboat.


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                      • Air Conditioning
                        Or open the windows to the riverfront breeze.
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Wireless Internet
                        Fully outfitted Wireless on and around the Boat.


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Satelite TV with HBO, Cinemax, and Starz
                                  • Stereo
                                    Assortment of Tropical and Country Western CD's
                                  • Television
                                    2 Flat Screen TV's in Bedroom and Living Area
                                  • Video Library
                                    Small, but ever growing selection


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Screened Porch/ Waterfront Deck.
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • limited accessibility
                                          • not suitable for children


                                              • botanical garden
                                              • churches
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • marina
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • boating
                                                  • eco tourism
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • 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

                                                          • roller blading
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hunting
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • deepsea fishing
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                          • snorkeling
                                                          • snorkeling/diving
                                                          • sound/bay fishing
                                                          • surf fishing
                                                          • surfing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • water skiing


                                                              • 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!

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                79 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Wonderful and relaxing getaway

                                                                lynda p.

                                                                Everything about this houseboat and vacation was wonderful! The views from the back porch were beautiful and easy walkable access to the town restaurants and shops was convenient. The houseboat had all the right amenities to feel like home.

                                                                Karen was a terrific hostess and made sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. Her recommendations for sightseeing and restaurants were spot on. We will definitely be back some day.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                I am glad that you had a wonderful time and hope to see you both again. Thank you for choosing to stay aboard the Reelaxation. Karen

                                                                Well maintained and exactly what I was looking for.

                                                                Winslow M.

                                                                Whether it’s a romantic weekend or a week long visit for the local attractions, this is the perfect property. Located right in Apalachicola, this property provides extremely easy access to all this beautiful Town has to offer. St. George Island with its beautiful beach is a short scenic drive away and we’ll worth it. Met a number of very nice local people who had a lot of info and advice to offer. One of the more memorable was Captain Rudy Gay of Apalachicola Charters. Just a property located in a great Town. Can’t wait to visit again.

                                                                Reelaxation is definitely what you’ll get...

                                                                BRENDA J.Albany, GA

                                                                Reelaxation exceeded every expectation we had when booking this houseboat. We enjoyed fishing off the front of the boat, enjoyed the vast wildlife in the area and enjoyed sitting on the screened porch and front area sipping coffee, drinks and just took in the fabulous view. The town is great! We enjoyed the locals, made friends and enjoyed the great restaurants and stores too. We will be back again! Thanks Karen (and Joe) for taking such good care of us!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                I appreciate you choosing to stay aboard the Reelaxation houseboat docked in Apalachicola. I hope that you will visit again. Thank you. Karen and my son, Joe.

                                                                Favorite features

                                                                Paul G.

                                                                Very clean and equipped with unexpected features: bottles of water, ice cubes, pamphlets of things to do in the area, books & videos. Also the owner was there to greet us.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you both again. Karen

                                                                Reelaxation cabin in Apalachicola Fl.

                                                                Cindy M.

                                                                Very sweet, calming , relaxing location. The cabin was neat, clean, with all pots, pans, plates, utensils stocked for cooking if you desire to do so. it was unusually cold for that region, and the heating unit was not sufficient to keep the entire space warm, especially at night. There are extra blankets for comfort. Karen was accommodating to make sure our needs were met. Great little place! We enjoyed the early morning dolphin run passing the houseboat and other wildlife. Thank you for a memorable stay!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay aboard the Reelaxation. I hope to see you both again. Thank you. Karen

                                                                What great place

                                                                wes h.

                                                                We enjoyed our stay...the houseboat was spotless. It would be a perfect place for a long weekend anytime of the year...the bed was comfortable and the kitchen had just what we needed for cooking. We came as strangers but left as friends with Karen...she’s a good hostess and really takes care of her properties...

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                I really enjoyed having you both stay aboard the Reelaxation. I am glad that you had a great and comfortable stay. Any place that you choose to stay would be lucky to have you as guests. I hope that you return soon!! Karen


                                                                Apalachicola, FL, USA

                                                                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.

                                                                Rates & Availability

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Cleaning Fee
                                                                Additional Guest Fee
                                                                $0 - $25
                                                                Tax Rate

                                                                RATES ARE BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY $50/night/additional guests Maximum 4 guests 10% Military Discount available with ID There is no monthly rental option on this property. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

                                                                79 Reviews
                                                                Wonderful 4.8/5
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