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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 88 m²
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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.


Owner
Karen Hoff
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
30 October, 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 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.

Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • house boat
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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Spectacular Views from your 2 story porch on the water to enjoy the scenery.
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
Jasper, Georgia
5

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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5

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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5

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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Rockford, IL
5

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: 17/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: 11/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house boat in Apalachicola, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Peak
5 Sep 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$316
AU$1,977
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$33 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak
1 Mar 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$343
AU$2,306
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$131.8
Tax Rate 9.0%

RATES ARE BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
$50/guest per night for additional guests
MAXIMUM OF 4 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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