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Historic Cottage Getaway, Smoke Free, Quiet Downtown area near Golf & Fishing

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 28 - 30 nights

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Details
Property
cottage
People
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
28 - 30 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Fernandina Beach - Coquina Cottage

100 yr old Cottage - All Modern Amenities, 2 Bdrm, 2 Ba, 10 min walk downtown

Cottage Retreat, pets welcome - Fully furnished, including: bed and bath linens, kitchen - microwave, crock pot, dishwasher and all gear for cooking & serving (yes - wine glasses), clothes washer/dryer, Cable TV & DVD player, wireless internet & wi-fi printer for your laptop, a couple of old bicycles, kettle barbeque, hammock and a shell bucket for the beach. Well insulated with central heat & AC.

We are located in the village of Fernandina Beach (2 mile bike/drive from Beaches) with historic buildings still in use for your favorite things - shopping, dining, ice cream/fudge shop, coffee shop, antiques, beach clothes. Just a mile the other way is all the modern shopping and necessities with your favorite chain stores

Our neighbors are also very friendly and ready to answer any local info questions or just give a friendly 'Good Morning'.

Our prior guests have been very happy and are willing to email a reference to you. At this point 6 families have located themselves in our area after staying at Coquina Cottage.

Seasonal Rental, minimum 1 month

100 year old Amelia Island cottage with all modern amenities.

Smoke-Free, Non-smokers only.

Easy walking to historic downtown shopping, dining and fishing in Fernandina Beach and along the Amelia River. Or go down island to more resort dining and many golf courses.

Only, 2 miles from beautiful Atlantic Beaches. A great place for snowbirds, golfers, fishermen & nature lovers! This is our home away from home and we would like to share it with a few special people who love to enjoy great places with beaches, small town walking, lots of water for fishing and boating, golfing attractions and lots of history. We love Pirates!

Coquina Cottage is a classic cottage which was modernized a few years ago, well insulated over and under last year for those few cold days and many hot ones (AC works well). Last year we also gave her a full exterior paint job, scraping down to some beautiful wood, then covering it again colorfully. This year (2015) we did the inside, again with color. She is after all our beach village retreat.

This is the place to stay for a month or two. Invite the kids & grandkids and get the sand in your sandals, then lay back in the hammock and nap.

Our Coquina Cottage has all the old original wood floors and charm, but modern appliances - all electric, plumbing, central heat/air conditioning with new insulation . Fully furnished with a great screened porch, including hammock and wicker furniture. Master bedroom has queen bed, guest has twin day bed and pull up twin trundle. Both with private baths. Has washer/dryer and roll away bed for extra grandkids. Small fenced backyard for pets or may be indoor/outdoor (pet fee required). We have a small doggy/cat door. Pets must be on a monthly flea/tick preventive and approved by owners in advance.

If you're into gardening, go at it! We have a larger side yard and front garden. Our lawn/garden guy does the regular stuff, but we welcome any additions to the garden. Pick your rosemary & lavender from our large bushes and plant some basil. Watering the mint helps too.

Amelia Island has activities for any age or interest. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and Amelia River, water sports are readily available - fishing (salt & fresh water - piers, beaches & charter boats), kayaking (rentals available), water tours of Amelia Island and Cumberland Island with their wild horses, water people ferry to St. Mary's, GA and the ferry boat to Cumberland Island. The beaches are white and beautiful and great for walking, swimming or shelling. Sea turtles nest here in their season (summer) too.

Old Fort Clinch State Park has walking and bicycling trails, old fort tours and reenactments as well as camping for your excess visitors.

Golf courses - several good ones on the island - see our local link for info. You can rent a golf cart on the next corner or bicycles just down the street.

Cultural activities are always available in our village - The Little Theater, movie theaters, street concerts, Island History Museum, Art Groups, Nature Groups etc. Dining out is affordable and delicious with an abundance of great, local restaurants geared to the varied tastes of Fernandina Beach's many visitors.

Walking is a favorite activity, whether in historic downtown (where Coquina Cottage is located), or on the Greenway which bisects a portion of the island or just out the town pier to watch our famous sunsets.

Saturday morning Farmer's Market and sidewalk sitting for coffee or limeade for people watching are also high on our list of fun.

Hammock napping and breakfast on the porch with backyard barbeques are good year around on Amelia Island.

* Want to plan a Group Getaway? Friend Andrea's wonderful cottage (VRBO # 313115) is directly across the street. Book 2 Historic Houses! *

Keywords: Historic Cottage in town

*Want to be near New Orleans on the Gulf of Mexico? Check out Oyster Reef in Pass Christian, Mississippi. A beautiful, new raised creole cottage facing right on the Gulf in a quaint fishing village, between Biloxi's Casinos and New Orleans French Quarter. VRBO # 430326*

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Owner
Gayla Schmitt
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Un Peu/pequeno - Google Translate works
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
10 November, 2016

About Gayla Schmitt

We live near New Orleans where Jim grew up, but Gayla is from Jacksonville. Fernandina Beach is where we always enjoyed vacationing, especially camping in Fort Clinch Park & shelling (sharks teeth hunting) on the beach. We love sailing, kayaking, walking in the greenway or to town for shopping or an ice cream cone. Coquina Cottage is our favorite vacation destination & our children enjoy it with their families also.

Gayla Schmitt purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Gayla Schmitt chose North East Florida

We chose Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island because Gayla had spent many 'beach days' there as a girl. Then we went together as our children got older. It was logical that we would like a cottage there to look forward to as a retiremant place some day. In the meantime, our renovated 100+ year old Coquina Cottage is too good to not share. The town also is so historic, inviting and friendly that it's ideal for visitors. We know you will feel as we do. Bring your grandkids - ours love it! Also, golfing and fishing are really good here.

What makes this cottage unique

Whether you are a Golfer, Fisherman, Beachwalker or town shopper Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island has it all! Surrounded by a busy, historic fishing, shipping and tourist town, our neighborhood is quiet and serene. Sitting on the edge of the downtown historic area, from our cottage we can walk 5 very short blocks and be shopping, dining in fine local restaurants or even sitting in church. A brief bike ride or drive takes us to the beach, where we really enjoy shelling and boogie boarding. Walking & seeing our neighbors walking by is one of our favorite activities, too.

Then, Gayla spends a lot of time shark tooth hunting on the beach, plus we love all the waterbirds around Egan's Creek. Fort Clinch reenactments and night visits for star gazing are really special. Whether bicycling, walking or boating it seems there's a lot to do.

But bring a book or take one from our collection. Nothing compares with the hammock on our own screened porch.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

Historic Cottage Getaway, Smoke Free, Quiet Downtown area near Golf & Fishing
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews
Pleasanton, CA
5

Cozy, Adorable, Quiet.... Perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family was in the process of renovating a home and moving to Fernandina. We needed a place to stay during the renovation. Gayla and Jim (owners) couldn't have been more accommodating during our stay as we had several times where we needed to extend our stay due to renovations not being completed on schedule. The cottage is in the perfect location and we were able to walk everywhere we went. Downtown Fernandina has super cute shops, bars and restaurants which we walked to nearly every day. We rode bikes to Fort Clinch and the beach, visited the museum, took the boat tours that leave from the marina, saw plays at the local theater, etc. So many things to see and do and such a comfortable place to stay while we were enjoying them! I can't recommend this place enough. You will love it!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

ADORABLE, QUIET, PEACEFUL, RETREAT

  • 5 of 5

I was lucky enough to find this cozy hidden gem in Fernandina Beach, Florida. Walking distance to down town to all the wonderful restaurants, and to the live theater. Boat dockage and charter fishing about 5 or 6 blocks away, plus Brets waterfront restaurant. TV and internet worked flawlessly. Only wished there was a tv in the master bedroom. Local beaches are a short ride by bikes which are provided or about a 5 minutes car ride. I stayed with my small dog and cat which they were very happy and content the entire time in the cottage and on the screened porch. I walked the dog twice a day as they're are sidewalks on most streets. If you take the trolley tour you will appreciate those walks more as you will notice more of the local history. I did like that when I arrived the kitchen glass top table in the photos had been replaced with a wooden dining table, I think that was a plus.

The bathrooms were very very clean. I did not cook at the cottage as I ate out the entire time except for snacks. Although they're were many food spices and such that you would hardly have to buy much in that line of items. So I can't speak much on the kitchen, but the wine glasses were very nice and the dishwasher worked very well, as did the washer and dryer. I hope we will be able to stay here again in 2016.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Big move!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 decided to move to fernandina and needed a place to transition to the area. We picked the cottage to rent for 5 weeks and it was perfect. We loved it and it was just what we needed to learn the area, find a new home and get settled in florida. We enjoyed to beach and fishing. We walked to the village for dinner and ice cream. We also enjoyed the weekly farmers market. I definitely recommend this cottage!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Delightfully Quaint

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed the month of July/2015 and had a lovely experience. The cottage is clean and cozy, with every convenience for renters well thought out and appropriately supplied and labeled. There were no functional deficiencies with any of the appliances or the HVAC system. The entertainment system functioned flawlessly, and most importantly, so did the WiFi. The most pleasant check-in surprise was: An adequately stocked pantry of condiments and basic cooking supplies (flour, sugar, etc.). We always dread that first grocery store “stocking” trip for the basics!

The location is ideal for early morning or afternoon walks in the neighborhood or simply lounging on the screened-in porch with a good book or cup of coffee. Historic downtown Fernandina Beach and the riverfront/boat dock area are a short walk away. Grocery needs and a Saturday morning Farmer’s Market are also convenient to the cottage location. We walked the beach most mornings and evenings, a four minute drive from the cottage.

The owners were very accommodating with the reservation process, even suggesting several upcoming entertainment events in July. And the most important question in any review process: Would you stay again? A resounding YES is the correct answer!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Lebo and Kay. We're so glad you enjoyed Coquina Cottage. Do plan to come again. Gayla
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4

Great home near historic district!

  • 4 of 5

After hot days on the beach it is very refreshing to end the day in the shade of Coquina Cottage. A five minute bike ride to downtown, this home is exceptionally well stocked with all the basics so all you need is fresh groceries to feel like you've moved your home to the island. The home is well insulated so the AC will keep you cool no matter how hot it is outside. We spent a great deal of time on the screened porch reading and waving at passers-by and riding the two furnished bikes. We grilled out on the Weber, Atlantic Seafood is the place to get fresh everything and is only three blocks away. Even a popular sports bar is within walking distance. By far our most enjoyable stay in our twenty + years visiting Amelia!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely historic home, friendly neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Fernandina Beach in March is just right. The weather is mild to warm; the beach and roads are uncrowded. Coquina Cottage is situated in the historic district...a short walk to the many downtown restaurants, coffee shop, library and harbor. A great location. The house is very comfortable and spacious....it feels like home. The owners take excellent care of the house and it's guests. They make sure your questions are answered and needs are met.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jane. We look forward to having you again.
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Fernandina Beach
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
St. John's River Mayport Ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Ritz Carlton, Amelia Plantation Etc.
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Jacksonville Downtown
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
I-95
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
1 block east of our house,Gilbert, & lots downtow
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Fernandina Beach at the end of Centre St.
Car: recommended

Coquina Cottage is a short 10 minute walk from downtown Historic Fernandina Beach on the Amelia River, noted for its many local restaurants and cafes with fresh seafood, as well as all the small gift and clothing shops. Finish off your sunset at the marina walk with coffee and ice cream or fudge at the Fernandina Fudge Shop. Atlantic Beaches for shelling & sunrise, swimming or fishing is a must do. Historic Fort Clinch State Park for reenactments or walking the many trails in the park or in the Greenway are great closeby. Of course, there are golf courses, rivers and oceans to boat or fish and the City of Jacksonville nearby for faster paced activities.

Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Winter Rates 1
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Jan 2017
30 night minimum stay
£2,034
for 30 nights
£2,034
 
 
February
1 Feb 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
28 night minimum stay
£1,904
for 28 nights
From
£65
 
 
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
£1,864
for 30 nights
£1,864
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £197
Pet Fee £59
Cleaning Fee per month £91

One month (28 days) required minimum stay. There is a $115 per month cleaning fee, $75/pet - pet fee non-refundable & a Refundable Reservation/damage deposit. Total NON-SMOKING PROPERTY. We welcome pets, children, even sane adults, but No Smoking please.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Fernandina Beach in Florida

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • near the sea
  • resort ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Has shower stall with overhead and hand shower options
    Guest Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Tub for real relaxing or grandkids. Opens into Guest Room
  • The Master Bath has a linen closet (stocked) and the laundry room with Washer/Dryer is off of the bath. We also stock a basic first aid kit, some various shampoos, etc from others and a handheld hair dryer. Ironing board & Iron. The Guest Bath has it's own towels etc. and a tub/shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Guest Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Child's Rollaway also available. Private bath adj
    Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Sunny and Large with dressers and chairs. Master Bath adj.
  • Queen size Bed (1) Master Bedroom with dressers. Twin Day Bed with Pull up trundle same size in Guest Room - Small Roll-Away also available, plus 2 folding cots Kids & Grandkids are welcome wherever they land. This is really a great beach cottage.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Easy walking to downtown Fernandina Beach shopping, harbor and restaurants. Easy bike ride or 2 mile drive to beach, lots of parking and access.

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