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Gorgeous Oceanfront Home featured in Better Homes & Garden steps from the water

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Downstairs Enclosed Shower by Beach!(Sleeps 6)

This magical, private OCEANFRONT home is not only featured on the cover of both “Better Homes and Gardens Quick and Easy Decorating” and “Second Home” magazine it is THE CLOSEST house to the Atlantic Ocean on Amelia Island!!!

The home features three bedrooms and one extra-large spa-like bathroom with a private hot and cold shower downstairs. It's luxuriously appointed; every room has been professionally decorated and is complimented by being on the ocean at pristine Amelia Island and comfortably sleeps up to 6! Everything is provided from ironed linens, to beach towels, chairs, etc,.. Visit our home for a week and you may find yourself wanting to stay a month!!!

Beach House Amenities - In the locked closet under the house you will find many beach-like things such as: beach chairs, surf boards, a hammock and many more things. There is also a shower if you want to rinse off before entering the house or if you just want to cool off. Please lock before retiring for the evening and when you leave the house.

There is also a full laundry room to wash and dry your clothes as needed.

This lovely beach house not only soothes the soul, it is fully equipped for every need so enjoy your stay.

Amelia Island Amenities - Amelia Island is 'the' place to be. We are known as one of the top ten beaches in the world! We are a small island but we are full of lots to do. Not only do we have our share of five star restaurants, we have some of the best golf courses in the world.

Dining - Joe's Bistro, Los Clos, Brett's Waterway Cafe, PLAE, Barbara Jean's

Sites to See - Ft. Clinch, Cumberland Island (known for the wedding of JFK Jr.), 13 Miles of Beaches, Amelia Island Museum of History, Downtown Fernandina Beach

Recreation - Boating / Sailing, North Hampton Golf Course, Horseback riding on the beach, Golfing (3 of the area's 7 courses are public), Tennis, Shopping, Kayaking, Spas, Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, Charter a boat, World renowned fishing pier, Home of the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, The home of Pippi Longstocking,

Bike riding.

Anyone who visits the island is said to 'leave a little bit of themselves when they leave so they are always sure to return.'

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

Marlee Krohn
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 February, 2017

About Marlee Krohn

I grew up in Atlanta and have been visiting the island all my life! It is still as pristine as it was all those years ago! The memories are all wonderful and a lot of the island and the establishments are still here!!! My whole family visits again and again! We all can't get enough of our home and the island!!!

Marlee Krohn purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Marlee Krohn chose North East Florida

It spoke to us as soon as we walked in! It needed a lot of TLC but there is something wonderful and calming about this lovely home! Not to mention, that is SO VERY CLOSE to the ocean!!! Our home is 'one of a kind' and never disappoints!

What makes this cottage unique

The simplicity and the views and the possibilities made us fall in love with our home! We made all those dreams come true when we renovated our home roof to sand! We kept the integrity of our home; keeping the wood ceiling, walls and floors and bringing them back to their original beauty and added the modern conveniences. The views are magnificent everywhere in our home! The outside decks are breath taking! It's an incredible home and we love sharing it!!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"In our twelve years of visiting Amelia Island this is the most tastefully decorated, cleanest, and most comfortable beach home we've rented. The owners have extended great hospitality to us and made sure that every detail of our stay was covered, from all the home supplies to arrival gifts such as a wonderful breakfast basket. We would love to rent this home year after year."
Jul 2010
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveller reviews)

Gorgeous Oceanfront Home featured in Better Homes & Garden steps from the water
average rating of 4.962963 based on 28 reviews
Cleveland, GA, USA

"Castle in the Sand" is properly restored. Under the restoration lies character and calming beauty.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed six days on Fernandina Beach in November. The property owner made sure we were treated as houseguests. We think the "Castle in the Sand" is a treasure in the sand with its eye on the ocean. Thank you, Marlee, for sharing your home. Dale and Sue

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You'll never want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I booked 5 nights in late October wanting a relaxing vacation and this stylish oceanfront cottage exceeded our expectations. The location is perfect and the home is extremely clean and well appointed. It could not have been any better. We'll be back.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodbury, MN

Expectations exceeded!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a 5 night stay at this beautiful beach house. It was our 2yo and 4 yo's first time to the ocean and we couldn't have asked for a better place to create these wonderful memories. The beach is so close and easily accessible and the home is so warm, clean, comfortable and welcoming! I highly recommend! The owner of the home was also a pleasure to communicate with!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking home! Beachfront delight. Perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in August 2016 with our two children (5 years old and 10 months old) for our first visit to Ameila island. The house is breathtaking. Directly on the beach, with windows all around and a master bedroom which seems to float over the sand dunes.

Perfect location to explore Fort Clinch (less than 1 mile jog to park entrance), downtown Fernandina Beach, or just step outside and enjoy the ocean.

The owner has truly thought of everything. Full kitchen with everything organized, high quality towels and sheets, beach equipment, a nice outdoor shower, and of course the interior design (you can see on the listing) is amazing.

Owner was available instantly by phone to handle check in, answer questions about the area, and even helped coordinate delivery of some baby supplies (crib, beach stroller) before our arrival.

Highly recommend this unique property. Not to be missed!

PS: If traveling with kids, we used baby's away and rented a full size crib, beach stroller and high chair. Delivered to the house in good condition and saved us having to travel with these items.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply stunning!

  • 5 of 5

What an incredible home! From the minute we pulled up and saw the beautiful front porch and how close the home was to the ocean we knew we were going to have a great week. But opening the door was even better. The renovation is tremendous. They kept the charm of a 30's beach cottage with all the modern amenities you could want. The kitchen and bath are top-notch. The beautiful wood floors throughout add so much warmth. The decorating is classic. And sleeping to the sound of the waves can't be beat except maybe by having coffee on the back deck and watching the sun rise over the Atlantic. This home is beyond compare and has it all!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding Property, Highly Recommended!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely extended weekend at this property. If I return to Amelia Island, I won't stay anywhere else. The house was perfect. There's a gorgeous view of the ocean from the deck, and the house is just a few steps from the beach. The house is in pristine condition -- well decorated and clean. We had everything we needed, including beach chairs, umbrellas, a surf board, and boogie boards, etc that were provided by the owner. The owner even had fresh muffins and treats waiting for us when we arrived (what a nice touch). There's also a great hammock with a view underneath the main deck. Loved it! You can't go wrong with this property. The owner was very responsive to our requests. A+++

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
JAX Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Palace Salon
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Mayport Ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Fernandina Golf
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Surf
Nearest Beach
Front Yard!
Car: recommended



Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Fernandina Beach, North East Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Early Spring
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter except for holidays
1 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £400
cleaning fee £100
Tax Rate 11.0%

All holidays are the $397 nightly rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Fernandina Beach in Florida

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Large bathroom And an enclosed/private shower steps from the Beach!!!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) 2 bedrooms with queen size pillow top beds, Twin or Single Beds (1) 1 bedroom with twin size pillow top beds
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
WE do accept Credit Cards!!! If guests decide they don't want to go to a nearby spa, a massage/neuromuscular therapist can come to you! Please arrange with me in advance!

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