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Spectacular Views from your 2 story porch on the water to enjoy the scenery.

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 88 m²
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom 1.5 Bathroom spacious houseboat with all the amenities of your home.

This spacious 950 sq. ft. floating home has a fully stocked kitchen including new full size appliances,, corian counter tops, indoor seating for 4 and a second wet bar area. The living room has ample seating to view the large flat screen TV with all DISH satellite programs or to watch a movie on the DVD player. Free WiFi is available throughout the houseboat. The master bedroom has a comfortable queen size bed, an en suite bathroom and a second TV. The second bedroom has a double bed which can accommodate either 1 or 2 additional people and has its own bathroom. Each bedroom has a spacious closet as well. All linens and towels are provided. The waterfront screened porch has additional dining for 4. There is also a second story observation deck for viewing the multitude of waterfront activity. A gas grill is located just a few steps from the houseboat.

Karen Hoff
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 January, 2018

About Karen Hoff

Although a native of Michigan, I spent the last 30 years in New Jersey where my husband and I have restored an 1850s Victorian and raised 2 sons who currently reside in Atlanta.. After retiring from a 30 year banking career as a Commercial Lending Officer, I came to Apalachicola for a vacation and fell in love with the quaint unpretentious aura of the town. As a history buff, the area presents opportunities to explore museums and historic homes. My favorite is the Historic Homes Tour which is sponsored by Trinity Episcopal Church during the first weekend in May. Although I have spent years enjoying the Atlantic Ocean in New Jersey, the beaches on St. George Island are ranked #3 in the country and only a 15 minute drive away. On St George Island, I have experienced the white sandy beaches of the Florida panhandle and taken a tour of the St George lighthouse with spectacular views from the top. On the island, the State Park offers an opportunity to enjoy either the Apalachicola Bay or the Gulf of Mexico and has limited crowds, plenty of parking and very clean facilities.

Karen Hoff purchased this house boat in 2013

Why Karen Hoff chose Apalachicola

The interior living/dining area is fully surrounded by windows to allow viewing the sights from the comfort of your home. Downtown Apalachicola with its shops, art galleries and restaurants are just a short walk away so there is no need to use your car to enjoy the town's charm.

What makes this house boat unique

Being directly on the water and moored at the end of the dock, the General Lee is in a prime location to enjoy panoramic views of both sunrises and sunsets, the full moon reflecting off the water and an unobstructed view of a wide variety of water activity.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house boat rental in Apalachicola, Florida

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 88 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , The shower is shared with Bathroom 2. This is an ensuite.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , The shower is shared with Bathroom 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Spectacular Views from your 2 story porch on the water to enjoy the scenery.
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews


  • 5 of 5

clean houseboat! perfect getaway, walk everywhere, Karen is wonderful!! I will recommend to all my friends! thanks Ronnie

  • Review Submitted: 24/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay aboard the General Lee. I hope to see you both for a return stay next Thanksgiving. It is a perfect time to visit Apalachicola. Thank you. Karen
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Would stay here again!

  • 5 of 5

Karen met us upon arrival and showed us the amenities of the property. Our granddaughter and husband and infant son stayed with us there; there was room for everyone. We especially loved the fact that we could walk to the downtown area with the shops and restaurants. We could just park the car and walk. Yes, the bedrooms were small but perfectly manageable. Sharing the shower presented no problems. Boats going by close to the deck gave us a gentle rocking motion during the day. We would definitely stay there again if the opportunity presents itself. Dolores - from Arizona

  • Review Submitted: 06/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and convenient

  • 5 of 5

It was very difficult to leave this houseboat (floating condo) after a week in Apalachicola. It was very cozy, comfortable, and convenient to all the great restaurants, coffee shops, stores, and more in the Market Street area. The only time we needed a car was to explore the surrounding areas of Port St. Joe, St. George Island, Carabelle (all within about a 30 minute drive.) Watching the sun rise from the deck above the screened in porch is unforgettable.

  • Review Submitted: 15/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for choosing to stay aboard the General Lee. I hope that you will be back! Karen
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Perfect Couples Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We needed a relaxing break from our crazy lives and the General Lee was perfect. We arrived in town earlier than expected so I reached out to Karen to see if we could check in a couple of hours ahead of schedule. She graciously said yes, met us at the boat and showed us everything we needed to know about. She also lives on the property so shes very convenient if problems arise. It was so relaxing sitting out by the water, waving at boats as they go by. great for beautiful sunrises and we saw a pair of dolphins heading up river one morning. Its easy to walk into town to browse the shops or eat at some wonderful restaurants. Easy quick drive over the bridges to St George if beach combing is your thing. We were so pleased and hope to return again very soon.

  • Review Submitted: 04/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for choosing to stay aboard the General Lee. I appreciate it. I am so glad that you had a great time and hope to see you both again. Karen
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the houseboat life!

  • 5 of 5

awesome experience! its walking distance to all the great places in town. next door to up the creek, which is a great restaurant. and all the marine life that can be seen right off the porch. thanks !

  • Review Submitted: 26/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Spot!

  • 4 of 5

The boat was in a great location--within walking distance of just about anyplace in Apalachicola. Sitting out on the screen porch gave us terrific views of birds and dolphins--even a big gator swam by. However, accommodations are really adequate for just three adults, and there were four of us. The second bedroom held a twin bed and a trundle and there was barely enough room to maneuver. It would be fine for kids, but a little tight for the well-over 60 crowd. The kitchen and living room were large and airy with huge picture windows and clerestories where we could watch laughing gulls sitting on the posts. Just remember--it's a boat, not a condo!

  • Review Submitted: 11/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Tallahassee Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Bowery Station
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Route 98
Nearest Restaurant
Up The Creek Restaurant & Raw Bar
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
St. George Island
Car: necessary

Apalachicola is best known as the oyster capital of the United States with the best fishing areas in Northwest Florida. The town has an active artist community, art galleries and antique shops. The restaurants serve some of the freshest seafood that you will ever have which has been caught by the local commercial fishermen.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house boat in Apalachicola, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
30 Dec 2017 - 31 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$31 per night, per additional guest
1 Aug 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$31 per night, per additional guest
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$31 per night, per additional guest
Florida Seafood Festival
2 Nov 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$125.11
Tax Rate 9.0%

$50/guest per night for additional guests
10% Military Discounts available with ID
There are no monthly rates available.
Rates are subject to change prior to reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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