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Elegant Historic Home In Quaint Downtown. One Block From Centre

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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Fernandina Beach - Island Charm

Shabby Chic Meets Historic Elegance

Shabby Chic meets Historic elegance in our home for your vacation on Amelia Island. This home is delightful mix of old world craftsmanship and comforts of modern day.

Two full upstairs bedrooms look over the downtown historic neighborhood filled with majestic oaks, magnolia & cedars. Two full bathrooms, one with original claw foot tub.

Over 2000 feet of living space make for comfortable living. Full size dining room, living room, and family room. Upstairs hallway has large built-in cabinet filled with books. Off the Master is a quaint room for reading or quiet time. Enjoy the collection of comfortable furniture mixed with antiques and remnants of the owner's furniture import business.

Front porch sitting is a favorite past time in the early morning and late afternoon. Watch for the trolley and the horse drawn carriage as they explain the history of this beautiful house.

This gem was purchased from Sears & Roebuck catalog in 1909. It was delivered by rail and constructed on site to detailed plans. All wood flooring & woodwork is the original heart of pine as well as the lighting in the living and dining room.

In addition to this beautiful home, you will enjoy its location, one block off Centre Street. You can walk to the charming & varied shops, dine at over 25 resturants and enjoy nightlife at a variety of stops.

Walk four blocks to the marina to enjoy the Sunset over the Amelia River. See the sun dip into the water against the backdrop of sailboats at anchor. Watch the river otters play on the banks of the river. Look for manatees.

We start our day by watching the sun rise over the ocean a short 2 miles east to the Atlantic Ocean. It is a great bike ride to the beach from town. Beautiful homes & two city parks line Atlantic Blvd on your journey. Main beach provides activity center for festivals, concerts, putt-putt, volleyball, surfing and fun. In addition to Main beach, there are over 20 free beach access points along Fletcher Ave.

Many activities are available to you here on Amelia Island. Kayaking, golfing, tennis, beach time, antiquing at many eclectic shops, a stroll down Centre street, walk through the 50 block historical district, history museum, sailing, jet-ski tours, fishing, boat tours, horseback riding on the beach, festivals & concerts.

Back at home enjoy outdoor space on front porch or the back deck with a charcoal grill, and seating areas. Throughout the property are gardens with herbs & vegetables that you are welcome to enjoy. During your stay feel free to water the flowers and add a few of your own.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Linda Hanawalt
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2016
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About Linda Hanawalt

We came to beautiful Amelia Island in 1998. Once we saw the downtown, we knew that is where we wanted to live. Our house was sadly neglected and we were able to bring our family to live and enjoy her once again. Over the years, we have owned businesses right on Centre Street. It was wonderful to walk or bike to work. The people of Fernandina Beach made us feel welcome.

Currently we are living in the mountains of North Carolina. While we are on our farm we wanted to let guests enjoy our Island Dream as we have for so many years

Linda Hanawalt purchased this house in 1998

Why Linda Hanawalt chose North East Florida

Our home was a Sears & Roebuck catalog home built in 1909. We loved the history of the era and her beautiful craftsmanship. We have always tried to make her look her best and treat her with respect.

What makes this house unique

Location, Location, Location. 1 block to the energy of Centre Street and 2 short miles to beautiful beaches. Right in the middle of the 50 block historic district and right next to the Silk stocking district on N 6th Street.

Although it is so close to Centre Street it is so quiet and peaceful with the mature trees and beautiful homes & churches surrounding us.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Loved the Southern hospitality of this town. Sitting on front porch & enjoying neighbors & visitors walking by was the highlight of enjoying our late afternoon. Spending our days at the beach & exploring the island, we were made to feel welcome by everyone we met. The Centre Street shops were fantastic, they were all so different & unique. It was a great break from malls & corporate stores! The antique stores were fun to visit over & over again for all the interesting finds. All this & great restaurants within walking distance from this home.
Aug 2015
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2 holidaymaker reviews

Elegant Historic Home In Quaint Downtown. One Block From Centre
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews

Fabulous Historic Home

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in Linda's wonderful home in the historic district of Amelia Island known as Fernandina Beach.

We loved the location we could easily walk to all kinds of restaurants and shops.

The neighborhood is beautiful surrounded by historic homes on large and lush properties. It is a quiet neighborhood. The house has a creaky charm as it is over 100 years old, however it is very well furnished

and very comfortable. The main floor has an extention TV room with a wrap around couch which is very

comfortable if you feel like staying home and watching movies.

I guess the proof is in the pudding as we are booked to go again for another month in 2017.

Sincerely Charles and Liz

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved Island Charm

  • 5 of 5

I loved this home. It was charming. The location was wonderful, close to unique shops & restaurants. Everyone we met in this coastal town was so friendly and helpful. Can't wait to come back. We enjoyed bike riding in Fort Clinch & visiting the uncrowded beaches. Can't wait to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your choosing to stay at our home. You were a pleasure to host. I am so glad you loved the house & area as much as we do
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Jacksonville International
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Mayport Ferry
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Main Beach
Car: recommended

Bike riding on our island is an excellent way to see many highlights. Eagan Creek Greenway & Ft Clinch State park are must areas to explore. Both areas have been preserved to allow visitors to see Florida before it was developed. Natural vegetation and waterways are home to lots of wildlife.


Prices & Availability

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

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secret season
6 Sep 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
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30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £411
Property Damage Protection £81
Pet Fee £82
Cleaning fee £152
Tax Rate 11.0%

There is a separate charge for pets.
Cancellation within 60 days of stay for 90% refund

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Fernandina Beach in Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Claw foot tub
    Downstairs - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Upstairs Master - 1 Large Double Bed
    Spare Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
  • Living Room- sofa can be used as twin bed. Bedding is provided.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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