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Fanning Island ~ Waterfront Luxury Home Rental

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Fort George Island - Jax River House

House, 5 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 4 Baths - Sleeps 16

Located on one of Northeast Florida’s unique sea islands, Fanning Island, this gorgeous waterfront 5 bedroom/4 bath home is the perfect getaway for family, friends and corporate retreats....

This fabulous waterfront property is located 12 miles south of Amelia Island Plantation on a unique sea island, Fanning Island directly on the St John's River and across from the Mayport Fishing Village. Fanning Island is surrounded by the St John's River, the ocean, and the Inter coastal waters. The land between Fanning Island and Amelia Island Plantation is filled with seven state parks and miles of sandy beach. It is a water lover's paradise!

Included with the home rental is use of the deep water dock which includes your use of 16 k lb boat lift for up to 30' boat and two jet ski lifts. Down at the river is a white sandy beach area and the large pool is surrounded by lots of comfortable seating and dining areas. Perfect for barbecues!

This 4250 square foot waterfront home has five bedrooms four baths and a gourmet kitchen perfect for entertaining. In addition to top of the line appliances, maple cabinets and granite counter tops, it includes THREE dishwashers.

The lower floor has a U shaped floor plan with a living room with large flat screen TV and fireplace on one side and game room, complete with pool table, large screen TV and Play Station 3, on the other side.

The Open floor plan, filled with floor to ceiling windows, offers views of pool, river, and landscaped yard while sliding doors offer quick access to pool and deck areas.

The 2,000 square foot deck space has three levels. The first floor deck is covered, complete with ceiling fans and build in speakers, a walk out second floor deck perfect for sunbathing and a third level deck from which you can see Huguenot beach and the ocean.

The Master Suite has it's own fireplace, large seating area with large flat screen TV and home theater system, jetted tub, spa shower and granite double sink counter tops.

Other bedrooms include:

Bunk room with a pull out full couch, two twin beds and another full size bed

Guest suite with a queen bed and sliding doors opening out to the second story deck with gorgeous water views

Twin bedroom with two twin beds which can be pushed together for a King bed

Queen bedroom with adjoining full bath.

All bedrooms have flat screen TV's and cable included. Total of 7 flat screen TV's, 2 DVR's, 2 stereo systems, and 2 game consoles.

If you click on the link to Google maps, you can see all the wonderful parks and beaches which run from Fanning Island all the way up Heckscher Drive to Amelia Island! In addition, there are over 50 golf courses in the Jacksonville area. All this, and it's a convenient 20 minutes to the airport.

For more information on the vacation home, click on the link below which will take you to our website with many more pictures and information!

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Rhett Lewis
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
29 September, 2016
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About Rhett Lewis

My husband and I live in Gainesville with our four children and love our weekends at our river house. We are happy to be able to let other families enjoy this wonderful home.

Rhett Lewis purchased this house in 2006

Why Rhett Lewis chose Florida

We absolutely love the beautiful untouched beaches. We love being able to jump in our boat and head to the Ocean as well as the intercoastal or up the river. The boys constantly fish off the dock and play in the sand while our daughter likes to hang out by the pool. There is enough space for all our family (several generations) to get together and we always have requests from friends to have pool parties and BBQ's!

What makes this house unique

Watching huge ships cruise by, big pool, great views from the decks, plents for everyone to do with the pool table, multiple family rooms, fabulous kitchen, great fishing, close to shopping and beaches...

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks so much! We really appreciate it! And we did so love the house and hope we will be able to stay in it again!! We could totally get used to that!! The neighbors were great, they are on my facebook now!! My guy fixed their boat; they got towed in while we were sitting there, so my guy to the rescue!! He does it a lot!! Thanks again, we will highly recommend your house! I have a ton of friends on Facebook that have made lots of comments & some questions, and have all been sent to the link! Hope you get some new people from me!! Thanks Bunches!!!

Have a great day!!! :0)
Nov 2012
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based on 25 holidaymaker reviews

Fanning Island ~ Waterfront Luxury Home Rental
average rating of 4.48 based on 26 reviews

Superb Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I arranged this stay for my son's bachelor weekend. There were 7 of us and the house could have easily accommodated more. In our advance planning, we had scheduled a day-long fishing trip and another day at the beach. Aside from the fishing trip, we pretty much kept to the house. I say this because the house was so comfortably equipped that, along with its spaciousness, the pool and the view of the river, there was absolutely no need to go anywhere else.

It was quite obvious that Rhett, the owner, has done this many times. Checking in was flawless and a very nice gift bowl of fresh fruit, wine, etc. awaited us inside. We did a bit of cooking and grilling and like our accessories. We lacked for nothing in this regard and the kitchen was amply equipped. The pool-side grill was as big as a full-sized Webber Summit and the 6-burner gas range and oven was quite nice. There was also a full spice rack.

The property was unbelievably equipped. There were three full size refrigerator/freezers (one in the kitchen and two in the garage), three waist-high refrigerators (two in the pantry and one pool-side), three dish-washers, board games, backgammon sets, feeding bowls for pets, etc. The bathrooms were amply supplied with wash cloths, towels, hand-soap, body wash, shampoo, etc. As an ex-submariner, it was nice to see the attention to detail.

I noticed a previous review indicated that it was a bit of a trek to the nearest grocery store. I have family in the area and knew the closest store was about 20-30 minutes. Knowing that in advance, we planned ahead and picked up supplies on our way in.

All-in-all, we had an incredible stay. Considering how large and well-appointed the house is, this would be a great place to come for a week-long family retreat. I found out during our fishing trip that the trout and flounder fishing available from our dock was excellent. Alas, we had no days left at that point.

Final comment . . . Bravo Zulu to Rhett for providing well-appointed, excellent accommodations.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mark, Thank you so much for the glowing review. I am humbled by your remarks. I definitely care about our guests and I'm lucky to have a great property manager, Wendy, to assist with any troubles. I hope you choose to stay with us again! Cheers, Rhett
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

I rented the Jax River House for my husband's surprise birthday/family-get-together weekend. Everyone loved the house; felt like a luxury resort stay. The master is huge; the hubby and I had coffee every morning on the balcony deck off the master. The 5 bedrooms and pull out sofas fit our family of 15. Plus we invited a few local friends for the actual bday celebrations and there was plenty of room to spread around. Plenty of things to keep everyone entertained! Our local friends who came, and even other friends who viewed our pictures on social media, asked for rental info. Well stocked, beautifully designed and decorated home! Great customer service from Rhett (owner) and Wendy (property manager)! Thank you for a wonderful weekend full of great memories!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Annual guys trip/Miami Dolphin away game

  • 5 of 5

Every year my buddies and I do trip to watch the Miami Dolphins play an away game and this year Jacksonville was the destination of choice. Out of all the places we've stayed throughout the US for these trips, I can honestly say the Jax River House is at the top of the list! The owners equipped the house with all the basic essentials, the house was in great shape with plenty of rooms, beds and couches to accommodate all 10 of us and the pool/backyard area was fantastic! When the JaxFerry closes for the day it does take a little while to visit the Jacksonville Beach and downtown areas if you are looking to go out and bar hop, but no more than a 30-40 minute drive. Overall the owners have prepped this house to be a fantastic get away spot for a large group and do an excellent job of facilitating your arrival and departure. Thanks again guys!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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LaGrange, Georgia

LOVED this house!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our impromptu trip to Jacksonville was AMAZING! Being University of Tennessee football fans, we decided to take our whole family to the Taxslayer Bowl on January 2 to watch them play....and they did not let us down! They commandingly won the game! We rented this amazing house and it was PERFECT! There were big screens in most rooms to watch lots of football bowl games, and an awesome kitchen that was well-stocked with plenty of tools for cooking...anything and everything we needed was there for us to use...a nice grill outdoors made perfect steaks, and the whole family enjoyed the foosball table! We waved to a big Carnival Cruise Ship as it passed our dock...we were all out on the dock, waving to the ship as it passed by...the children loved it! We all had a blast, and would LOVE to rent this house again!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Film star luxury holiday

  • 5 of 5

We booked this home for a family get together post our son's wedding. It was ideal for family entertaining, the pool, table football and pool table were very popular with all ages. We loved the covered verandahs for family lunches and evening barbeques.

Downside was we had to drive a considerable distance to the shops and it could have been a bit isolated for families with teenagers who like to be independent.

It is opposite a naval base which had training helicopters flying around most days of our 2 week holiday which got a bit much.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 21, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we could have ever hoped for!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our destination for our small family wedding ceremony and reception and we couldn't have been any happier that we chose this Jax House!! When I saw it online, I knew this was the one! I was crushed when we went to book it and someone had just booked our weekend, so what do we do????we move the weding date to the following weekend so we can book this house!! We booked 4 nights and it was perfect for the entire family...from hanging out in the pool and back deck and all catching up for a couple days before the wedding to the small quaint sunset ceremony out in the backyard with everyone standing around us as we said our vows.We were so sad to leave, but WILL be back!! The family wants to make it an annual family vacation (which we never really do). This house brought us so many amazing memories that we will treasure for the rest of our lives!! Thank you to Rhett and MIchelle for being so accomodating and awesome people and making our big day everything we hoped for!! Next year can't get here soon enough!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Jacksonville International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Riverfront Bar
Nearest Ferry
0.3 Miles
Mayport Ferry
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
20 golf courses - Amelia Island area
Nearest Motorway
8.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Water ski... behind the house on the river
Nearest Beach
1.1 Miles
Hughenot Beach
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Fort George Island, North East Florida

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
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27 Oct 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Deposit (due with lease) £410
Refundable Damage Deposit £410
Cleaning Fee £274
Property Damage Protection £48
Pet Fee £82
Tax Rate 13.0%

$500 deposit is due when the rental agreement is returned. 50% is due 60 days before check in date with the final 50% due 30 days before check-in. The $500 deposit will be refunded affer your stay. All rates are subject to change until rental agreement is returned with the deposit check. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Fort George Island, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (1) Also 2 pull out couches
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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