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Spectacular Waterfront Views While Floating On The Apalachicola River

Bedrooms 2
Space 88 m²
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom 1.5 Bathroom With A 2 Story Screened Porch To Enjoy Sunrises & Sunsets

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. The master bedroom has a comfortable queen size bed, an en suite bathroom and a second TV. The second bedroom has a trundle 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 September, 2017

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 Florida Panhandle

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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , The shower is shared with Bathroom 1
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , The shower is shared with Bathroom 2. This is an ensuite.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , This is a trundle 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 Waterfront Views While Floating On The Apalachicola River
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

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: Apr 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 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: Apr 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful perfect place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations were perfect. Plenty of space. It was clean and we had everything we needed. The location was convenient to shopping, site seeing and restaurants. People are so friendly.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the location and the view from the screened in porch.

  • 5 of 5

Beds were comfy, lots of towels. Kitchen appliances, pots, china all new and in great shape. Pleasantly surprised that there were regular toilets rather than marine toilets. The view was fantastic. Karen was accommodating and answered all our questions. Loved watching the River traffic - shrimpers, fisherman and private boats. Birding was great -saw loons, bald eagles, ospreys, gulls and terns. Satellite tv worked perfectly, so did the kayaks Karen let us use. The wifi was not good. It frequently dissappeared or was so slow that it was not usable. All that said, we hope to stay here again next year on our trip to the forgotten coast.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxation at its BEST! I will definitely return to this undiscovered secret hideaway.

  • 5 of 5

I can't wait to come back. This will be my new vacation destination for rest of my life. Great memories were created and many more to be created. The location is perfect for shopping and dining.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The houseboat was wonderful! It was clean and comfortable and we loved being on the river. Mike helped us check in and was so nice. Overall an outstanding experience.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • 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
Off Peak
5 Sep 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$62 per night, per additional guest
Florida Seafood Festival
2 Nov 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
1 Mar 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$62 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$124.53
Additional Guest Fee A$62.27 per person per night

$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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