|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Spacious fully equipped beach front home on Historic and quaint Amelia Island. Ideally situated in a quiet neighborhood. We own the 300' of beach directly in front of the house. The Atlantic Ocean is your front yard, Fort Clinch State park is your back yard. Beautiful sun rises and sun sets. Five minutes to historic downtown Fernandina Beach. There are hiking and biking trails throughout the island and on the Talbot Islands just south of Amelia Island.
All bedrooms have walkouts to the decks, the master is on the ocean side.
Park your cars and boat under the house, take your boat to the free public boat launches. The fishing is famous, we have rivers, the inter-coastal, and you can charter a boat to fish the Atlantic Ocean or surf cast on our beach.
Enjoy the beach and rinse off the sand in the outdoor shower.
Fabulous golf courses open to the public.
We are 'retired' residents of Amelia Island and own and operate a small construction business as well as manage our 3 vacation rental properties. We came to Amelia Island as permanent residents in 2003 from the Northeast and made this peaceful island paradise our home.
Chris and Dick purchased this house in 1997
We purchased this property in 1997 as a weekend get away. We found that Amelia Island was easier for us to get to than braving the traffic to get to the New England beaches. We chose this property because it is located in the quiet north end neighborhood and has 300 feet of direct ocean front as well as Fort Clinch behind us. This end of the island is all residential, there are no hotels, condos, public beaches and very little traffic. Most of the properties are single family homes or duplexes. Our beach is beautiful white sand and is never crowded. We take long walks to the fishing pier. Our dogs love to run at the end of a long leash, dig holes in pursuit of whatever creatures and dive in the waves. This beach is also a great spot to swim, as it is not prone to rip currents and has a gradual slope to deeper water. Low tide is a great time to hunt for shark teeth or collect shells. It really doesn't get any better than this.
This a stilt house which gives us great views and a protected place to park cars and boats. We do welcome pets. We have 2 dogs of our own. That is Mister Buster in the picture and he has a twin Cairn Terrier, Mister Bronson who looks just like Toto. The main living area of this house is tile, the decks have a child/pet gate at the top of the stairs. This area of the beach always has a breeze so you can sit on either deck depending on your preferred view.
Nicely equipped. VERY comfortable beds, furniture. TVs everywhere -- but why? The view toward ocean from the front deck is much better than anything on TV. Easy to get to the beach! Beautiful sands, challenging waves! No crowds!
We will look forward staying again. Thank you Chris and Dick.
The Brookses (Diane & Courtney)
The only complaint I have is that I did not rent the place longer. The place had a great view of the ocean-continuous breeze while sitting on front deck, and very comfortable beds. The access to a from the beach was easy -even at night.
My two standard poodles loved the walks on the beach and just sitting on the front deck. Oh, and we saw deer daily!!
I cannot wait to go back -just staying longer this time!!
Checking in was super easy, and the house was clean and stocked with pretty much everyone we needed for a short week at the beach except groceries. It is a very short walk across the road to the beach. Since the house is on the north end of the island there were hardly any other people on the beach, and there is a cool herd of beach deer that appear in the evening. You will have to drive for dining out, but not very far and that is an excellent trade-off for the more isolated beach.
the home was better than the pictures could even prepare us! although not on the beach (and not advertised as such), it was just a walk across the road to the path and we were on the beach! Facing the sunrise every morning! Just beautiful! So many deer in the yard EVERY DAY! My dogs thought they were bigger dogs and did not understand why they would not play! Great place for my dogs too, nice clean up area for my kids and dogs when we came off the beach to get washed off, so it was incredibly easy! Three really nice bedrooms, my brother stayed with us, my two daughters each had a bed of their own, and my husband and I were in the front bedroom. The kitchen is amazing, and truly, you could cook every meal there if you wanted, but so many amazing places (Tastees, Amelia Tavern, Timoti's, Bretts, The Marina Restaurant)-- (we ordered pizza (Townies) in one night, and it was so good)to eat in the historic part of town and a little further out were great places too. Publix, Harris Teeter, Winn-Dixie all were very close for grocery needs, Target and Wal-Mart were very close for the things we forgot! We drove into St. Augustine for the day, as well as up to Okefenokee Swamp Wildlife Refuge, and I would go back to the swamp again! We did Backwater Adventures, found sharks teeth and we so exhausted each night, we ate some ice cream from either Tastee's or one of the great places in town, and crashed only to repeat the next day! We saw dolphins, and manatees, and my youngest saw so many gopher tortoises and one gopher toad. Wonderful place for families! Fort Clinch was great as well as our short visit to Amelia Island State Park!
We had a wonderful vacation July 16 - July 23, 2016. The house was clean and well equipped with enough room for three of our grown children and four of our grandchildren to stay comfortably. The house has spacious decks, one with an ocean front view of the dunes and ocean, the other on the back of the house abutting Fort Clinch. It is just a short walk across the street, then through the dunes, and you are on the beach!
Besides the gorgeous beach, other highlights of the trip included daily visits from deer running through the dunes, in the back yard and back to Fort Clinch. And, while sunbathing on the beach, we watched a submarine heading out to sea!
Our 10 yr old Labrador did have trouble negotiating the many steps leading into the house due to her arthritis. The house is not handicapped friendly. Also, there were some issues with the operation of the TVs, two in the bedrooms did not work with the cable service. And, there are a few loose boards on the decks. Other than those minor issues, everything was perfect.
We would definitely stay here again, and would highly recommend Chris and Dick's vacation home. Many thanks to you! We had a great vacation!
Michael and Susan Ramp
I would rate a 3.5. The location and yard were the highlights, right across the street from the beach (no homes in front of you, just street and dune). Very nature like setting, we had deer visit us daily in the yard. Overall the house was nice. Decks are great. As far as cleanliness goes, it could have been better. Bathrooms were pretty clean, but some surfaces throughout the home did not look to have been cleaned or not cleaned well. Beds were OK, I wouldn't call them super comfortable, but good enough. Furniture a bit dated, but its a pet friendly home. The kitchen was nicely stocked with all of the dishes you might need. Washer/dryer works well. the beach furniture and items have seem better days, I would bring your own.
I would like to point out, as another reviewer voiced concern with, I have not received my deposit back yet. its been nearly two months. I am giving the benefit of the doubt, but seeing as to how on top of things the owners were on requesting their payments (prior to the terms listed on their listing at the time), they should be equally on top of issuing the agreed upon refund of the security deposit in a timely fashion. I would have given a full 4 star had this not been an issue.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay and the rental certainly served its purpose. We spent the majority of our time outside doing activities, so the house didn't necessarily need to be the highlight.
Our cottage is located in the Northern residential section of the Island where the beaches are private, there are no condos or commercial sites. The road is a dead end so the traffic is local and light. The cottage faces the ocean with unobstructed views and to the west is Fort Clinch State Park. We have full length decks both back and front. All three bedrooms have patio door access to the decks. Beach driving at various locations, shark tooth hunting, skate park, Historic Fort Clinch, sunset cruise, fishing, golf, all 2 miles or closer. Historic and quaint downtown has wonderful restaurants and shopping. Watch the sunset from Brett's patio. Dine at some of the best restaurants in Florida. Charter a fishing boat, take a ride to Cumberland Island for a stroll and dinner. Enjoy the new bike trails on Amelia and Big Talbot Islands.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£159|
During Spring and Summer Months 1 week minimum Saturday to Saturday
Winter Months - Monthly Rental $3700
Three night minimum
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.