Where to stay around Amelia Island?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 729 holiday lettings near Amelia Island. From 461 condos to 127 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Amelia Island is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Amelia Island?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Amelia Island:

  • Beaches: 225 holiday homes
  • Atlantic Shores: 33 holiday homes
  • Urban Core: 31 holiday homes
  • Downtown: 18 holiday homes
  • Heron Oaks: 71 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Amelia Island?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Amelia Island. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Peters Point Beach Front Park: 755 holiday lettings
  • American Beach: 832 holiday lettings
  • Palmetto Walk Shopping Village: 764 holiday lettings
  • Amelia Island State Park: 989 holiday lettings
  • Blue Door Artists: 769 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Amelia Island listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent condos in Amelia Island?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 461 condos in Amelia Island. Our other popular types of Amelia Island holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 127 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 42 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 18 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including apartments and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Amelia Island?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 478 holiday homes with pool available in Amelia Island. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Amelia Island, Florida your home away from home

    Amelia Island is just 25 miles north of Jacksonville on Florida’s Atlantic coast. Ranked by Condé Nast as one of the top 10 island destinations in North America, it is a true vacation paradise. It is less than 10 miles from the border with Georgia, providing many interesting places to visit in both states. Amelia Island has a uniquely fascinating history, having been ruled by no less than 8 countries including England, France and Spain. The beaches in this area are legendary and there are many golf courses, museums, boat trips and attractions to keep any visitor happily occupied.

    Things to do on Amelia Island, Florida Beach Activities

    The beach is within easy reach from your Amelia Island vacation rental. Relax on the beautiful white sand or swim, surf and enjoy some of the many watersports which are available along the beautiful Atlantic coast.

    Walking Tours

    Amelia Island has many attractions which can best be enjoyed from the 2 mile walking tour which is offered in the town centre. A ghostly walking tour is also offered for the more adventurous and appropriately it starts at dusk in St Peter’s Episcopal Church Cemetery. Boating

    The area around Amelia Island is ideal for boat trips along the nearby Intracoastal Waterway. Take a gentle river cruise and see Florida’s wildlife or rent a kayak and enjoy paddling along the quiet waters surrounding Amelia Island.

    Places to visit near Amelia Island, Florida Amelia Island Museum of History

    Go back in time to the first residents on Amelia Island, the Timcuan Indians. Museum exhibits cover local history, the Civil War, the Spanish Missions and the building of the Florida Railroad.

    Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

    Jacksonville Zoo makes an interesting day out within easy reach from your Amelia Island vacation home. It has over 800 birds and 160 animals of all sizes including rhinos, gorillas, giraffes and a stingray exhibit. Get around on the zoo train and spend time at the petting zoo where many domestic animals and their babies can be enjoyed.  

    Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens

    Art lovers will certainly enjoy an afternoon at the Cummer Museum of Art. Set in 3 acres of formal gardens bordering the St John’s River, the 5,000 exhibit museum was the former home of Arthur and Ninah Cummer. It now features a Japanese print collection and many 19th century artworks.

    Weather in Amelia Island, Florida

    One of the reasons Amelia Island is so popular with visitors is its year-round sunshine. Amelia Island enjoys some of the best Florida weather with sea breezes keeping the 90°F (32°C) summer temperatures bearable. Winter days are around 67°F (20°C) and the rainiest months are from June to September when short heavy showers usually quickly pass.

    Travel to Amelia Island, Florida

    The nearest airport to your Amelia Island vacation rental is at Jacksonville International Airport, just 25 miles away. The airport has connections to most major US and international destinations.

    Activities and attractions in Amelia Island

    Do you want to discover things to do in the area? Travellers enjoy fun activities like golfing and boating. Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that Amelia Island has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens (19.5 mi / 31.4 km)
    • Island Falls Golf (0.5 mi / 0.7 km)
    • Fernandina Beach Golf Club (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
    • Club at Osprey Cove (12.6 mi / 20.3 km)
    • Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary (12.7 mi / 20.4 km)
    • Laurel Island Links (16.2 mi / 26 km)

    Seasonal weather averages in Amelia Island

    Travellers enjoy Amelia Island for its boating. If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 32°F.

    Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Amelia Island

    Travellers love Amelia Island for its island views and breathtaking sunrises. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Amelia Island is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Big Talbot Island State Park (10.7 mi / 17.2 km)
    • Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens (19.5 mi / 31.4 km)
    • Peters Point Beach Front Park (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
    • American Beach (6.2 mi / 10 km)
    • Pumpkin Hill Creek Reserve State Park (11.2 mi / 18 km)
    • Timucuan Ecological & Historical Preserve (11.9 mi / 19.1 km)