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Enjoy Our Pet Friendly Beach Front - April and May Discounts

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom 2 Bath Cottage 300' private beach-70 Feet Of Decks-fully equipped

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.

More Details

Chris and Dick
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

About Chris and Dick

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

Why Chris and Dick chose Amelia Island

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.

What makes this house unique

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Amelia Island in Fernandina Beach

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 29
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Guest Bedroom between the two Guest Rooms
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master - 1 Large Double Bed , Ocean Side with Patio door access to deck
    Guest Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Patio Door Access to Deck
    Guest Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Patio Door Access to Deck
  • Pack 'n Play crib available. Air mattress available for additional guest.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(47 traveller reviews)

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Enjoy Our Pet Friendly Beach Front - April and May Discounts
average rating of 4.489362 based on 47 reviews

Location was fantastic. Love to see some maintenance upgrades.

  • 3 of 5

This property was perfectly located close to most things and yet on a more secluded part of the beach. The home could be improved with maintenance on the outside and inside. Repairs to lighting, decking, siding, and interior paint would enhance the property. The kitchen was reasonably equipped quality was mediocre. Lighting inside was adequate would have been better if bulbs were functional and properly fitted. We had sporadic internet, but an email to the owners seem to remedy that issue. I'm thinking they made the appropriate contact with the provider. Improvements on the cable/ and TV would be a plus. That said , we enjoyed our stay and hope these suggestions can make it even a better vacation location. The option of having our dachshund with us was a real plus!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Although we enjoyed our stay it has been 4 days since we left the property and the $1500 security deposit has not yet been refunded. I tried to call the number for the owners but the phone rang and rang, no VM picked up.

I’m not sure what to do at this point...

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, house needs some TLC.

  • 2 of 5

The biggest frustration was the temperamental electrical and not knowing if we could finish cooking a meal or doing a load of laundry. The owners were very responsive, but it was unfortunate that we had to accommodate the electricians. One of the reasons we chose this house was it specifically said there was a crib and a pack n play. There was no crib and we spent a couple hundred dollars to have one delivered last minute. Had we not had either issue this would have been the ideal rental house. You couldn’t ask for a better location on a more beautiful beach.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and comfortable week

  • 4 of 5

Location was great and we loved fishing and being able to bring dog. Comfortable beds. Some repair needed on outside areas with rust. Need an extra step between entry and deck. Inside was comfortable with adequate cooking and beach supplies.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you had a relaxing week. It is a very peaceful spot and our beach is pristine. We suffered damage to the exterior of the cottage as a result of Irma and Maria last year and have a week blocked in the fall to do the repairs. We were fortunate that we had no interior or roof damage. Many of our neighbors did. The decks and doorways are built to code. there is a 4-5" step down to the decks at all doorways. This is so that driving rain that builds during storms does not flow into the house. Thanks again for staying with us.
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Quintessential beach house in ideal location!

  • 5 of 5

Rustic but comfortable house in a friendly peaceful neighborhood that dead-ends in a couple of blocks, with the state park as your backyard and a quiet street, sand dunes and ocean as your front yard.

House has comfortable solid furnishings...it is not modern or pottery-barn chic but everything worked really well, nice hot showers, large washer-dryer etc. (I bought inexpensive fresh flowers for the tables and moved items on countertops that we didn’t need to the cupboards or closets.) We only had three of us but the house would still be really comfortable for 6. Great kitchen that was enjoyable to cook in.

Possible downsides: Outside of the home had a little wind damage to the stucco from a recent storm but it did not bother us. If you have very young children the deck has railings that might not be as secure as desirable. We had to rent boogie boards as there were none but there was a good supply of sand toys, kites, beach chairs etc.

Our visit was great! We loved the quiet beachfront location! The owners were responsive. If you are looking for a resort experience, the Omni is wonderful (our last visit to Amelia) but if you are looking for a home away from home and an authentic beach house experience, this home might be a good fit.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

good place very peaceful,

  • Review Submitted: 11-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Jacksonville International
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Sandy Bottoms, Hammer Head
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Mayport Ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
Interstate 95 via SR 200
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Sandy Bottoms, Island Barbeque
Nearest Beach
Front Yard
Car: necessary

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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £56.15
Pet Fee £149.74
Damage Insurance £44.17

During Spring and Summer Months 1 week minimum
Three night minimum during winter and fall months

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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