First Floor, Captain's House, Oceanfront, Pets Welcome! [#119302] | View Property
Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths (Sleeps 4-7)
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Great Place to Rent
Great Place to Rent
The condo was as advertised! The location to the beach is literally directly out the sliding glass door. A picnic table was also on the deck and it was awesome to sit around it and eat lunch or dinner. The condo is also very close to Ft. Clinch State Park which has great hiking trails. It's very close to Fernandina Beach Historic district with all the shops and fun restaurants. My dog loved her stay without having to navigate too many steps. The renters above and to the side were also wonderful so that made the stay even more enjoyable. My only complaint.....tv needs to be upgraded. But....I was at the beach most of the time so that wasn't too big of a concern. Jewel was also super to work with in regards to payments, contracts and general things. Can't wait to go back!
- Guest Lily (United States)
- Date of stay 06/15/13
- Review Submitted 06/29/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: Anna, thanks a million for your great review. I appreciate all the good things you had to say. I'm so glad your doggie enjoyed it along with you. It's so convenient to the beach you don't have to worry about the pets or children falling over a balcony. You are only about 50' from the sliding glass doors until you step onto the beach. Again, thanks a million.
I stayed at this condo 2 weekends in a row and I only live 30 minutes away!!! That's how much I enjoyed it!!! Easy to work with the owners!! Met other people in the building and had a great time with them as well!!! My only complaint is that this condo isn't for sale!!! Will be booking my next stay very soon!!!
- Guest Yoli (Kingsland, Georgia)
- Date of stay 05/25/13
- Review Submitted 07/11/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, pet owners, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Yolanda, Thanks so much for the great review. As the owner, I appreciate every kind word. This is the best location ever. Walk in the front door, down the hall & out the sliding glass doors, across the deck, down a short ramp right onto the beach. As you sit in the family room or the dining room or kitchen, you feel like the ocean is going to roll in on you. It's that close. I look forward to hearing from you anytime. Thanks a million.
This is an excellent condo with plenty of room. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and it was wonderful to finally get it right and actually be right on the beach! This was my first visit to Amelia Island, but hopefully not my last and I would definitely rent this unit again. Also, thank you for allowing pets. Our little guy enjoyed the beach so much!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 05/12/13
- Review Submitted 05/20/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Thank you so much for your kind review. This condo is so convenient with no stairs/elevators & stepping right out the back door, crossing the deck and onto the beach. What could be better! Just bring your clothes, toothbrush & food and you are all set to enjoy this condo right on the beach. Thanks a million.
A Comfortable Place Right on the Ocean
A Comfortable Place Right on the Ocean
We were thrilled to find a nice place right on the ocean where we could spend the week with our grown son and our two small dogs. It was wonderful to see the ocean from our kitchen and living room and to have such easy access to the beach. We found the condo ready for us when we arrived. It was clean and inviting and all of the beds were comfortable. We were happy to find that the AC worked really well, too. The owner was very pleasant and professional in all of our communications which made us feel welcome, too. The condo has a house phone with unlimited long distance which is most helpful since the island has really spotty phone reception, even with Verizon service. The WiFi was unreliable, kicking our IPads off and on--not a problem as long as you don't count on it being a working vacation. We don't know if it is a provider problem or a bad modem. There are wonderful restaurants and lots of activities nearby and everyone we met was friendly. All in all, it was a wonderful week and we hope to return.
- Guest Fern (Hendersonville, NC)
- Date of stay 05/04/13
- Review Submitted 05/14/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thank you so much for your kind review. I am really blessed when I hear that my guest have enjoyed themselves at the beach and our condo. We work very hard to insure that our guest have a very pleasant time at the beach. This condo is one of the most convenient and best located at Fernandina Beach. Walk right out the sliding glass doors, across the deck, down a short ramp and right onto the beach. What better location could there be for children and pets, or for the elderly, like me. A million thanks.
At least there is a beautiful view!
At least there is a beautiful view!
The view is beautiful, the beach is beautiful and access to the beach is very close to the condo unit. There is a DVD player attached to the master bedroom tv. The owner said there was no DVD player but there actually is. We tried to hook up our DVD player we brought from home but couldn't get the living room tv to recognize it. There is also a grill with a wind guard for the condo's use. (A previous guest must have purchased the grill and left it as it is brand new). The owner did not know it was there. Unfortunately, I can only give our stay a 2 rating due to the condition of the unit. The unit needs to be DEEP CLEANED from top to bottom!! After a six hour drive, it was very upsetting to arrive to see how filthy the condo is. We called the owner first thing in the morning and she did have her cleaning person come back and clean some more. I spoke to the cleaning person at length and she is only supposed to do a general cleaning between each guest. So the grunge and the grime never get addressed. The condo has layers of dust everywhere : baseboards, walls, light fixtures, the air vents in the master bathroom / bedroom are black and have dust hanging from them, the front edges /creases of the furniture are dusty. The tile grout and caulking are black in the master bath. There is toothpaste spit all over the walls in the master bath. Shower curtain and rod is rusty so is the handicap bar. The lampshades are dusty, the kitchen cabinets still had food on them by the handles. One of the bottom kitchen walls had food drips on it. This condo has not been recently painted at all. The walls and doors are super beat up. Big divet in wall as you head into the kitchen. The owner told me the other day when I called to complain that she must have accidentally put another condo she owns information in this unit's description. Because this unit has not been painted. The clock radio does not work in the master bedroom. If you plug it in, the radio never stops playing. The cleaning person did clean some baseboards and some pictures and some light fixtures while she was here the other day. She did try and clean the kitchen cupboards more at my request. She cleaned the master ceiling fan which was disgusting. There is still dust all over the ceiling where the fan blows. I feel bad writing a review like this. We leave tomorrow and unfortunately we will not rent this condo again.
- Guest Sara (Marietta, GA)
- Date of stay 04/06/13
- Review Submitted 04/10/13
Owner response: This guest caught me while I was a patient at the Mayo Clinic and seemed we failed to please her. I'm so sorry. Our cleaning lady was sent back to clean the things the guest complained to me about and once she was there, the guest stood over her and had her clean absolutely everything again. After the bathroom was cleaned the second time, the guest used the toilet and told her to clean it again. This is a great condo with a wonderful view and you can walk right out the back sliding doors, across the deck and down a short ramp & onto the beach. It is sooo convenient & absolutely great for families with children, elderly guest and pets. No risk from falling from high balconies. no stairs to climb, no long walks to get to the beach. About 99.9% of my guests really love this condo and I have several who return year after year. They book as early as Dec. the prior year to get the week they want. We hope this guests has more success in the future. We thank them for trying our condo and apologize for any inconvenience they experienced. The management & owner
Excellent location. The tides were perfect for the group. The owner was most helpful with the minor problems that arose. We will definitely rent again, when we can.
- Guest Beachcomber (Georgia)
- Date of stay 04/01/12
- Review Submitted 04/10/12
Recommended for: Families with young children
Owner response: Thank you so much for your kind review. I appreciate all my guests and will do everything possible to insure that they have a wonderful vacation. Everyone seems to enjoy this condo so much being on the ground floor and just a few steps from the sliding glass doors down to the beach and with such a wonderful view. Thanks a million
RECENT UPDATESGuest comment entered by owner
Condo has just been updated with fresh paint throughout, new carpet in master bedroom, new wood flooring in living area and cabinets are scheduled for new resurfacing & paint on April 15. We are constantly working to insure our guests will be happy with their accommodations and will have a wonderful vacation. We request any guest who has a problem, to contact us immediately so that we may have the opportunity to address any issue while the guests are still there, further insuring their comfort.
- Guest jewel
- Date of stay 03/25/12
- Review Submitted 04/14/12
*just what we needed*
*just what we needed*
WE LOVED OUR STAY AT JEWEL'S PLACE! The location is just steps from the beach, which is just what we wanted. Close to everything that we love about Amelia Island. Bob and Layla (our dogs) were completely relaxed and enjoyed their walks on the beach. We had everything we needed and really enjoyed picking up sea shells after Irene blew by. thanks!
- Guest kathy and gary (Warner Robins, GA)
- Date of stay 08/20/11
- Review Submitted 08/30/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thank you so much for your review. I'm thrilled you all (including Bob & Layla) had a good time. It's always great when you can walk right out the sliding glass doors and down onto the beach without stairs, elevators or long walks to get to the beach. Thanks again.
Just returned 7/2/11 from the beach and it was great. The condo has a perfect location. We loved it. We are already talking about our next trip and this time I am taking my dog. Thanks Jewel!!!!
- Guest Martha (Nashville, TN)
- Date of stay 06/25/11
- Review Submitted 07/03/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners.
Owner response: Thanks for that great review. It is just about the most perfect place on the beach. You can throw a sea shell from the deck and hit the beach. Just walking out the back door, across the deck and onto the beach certainly has it's advantages. I'm so glad you had a great time.
Stayed in this wonderful location the 1st week of June. The sea breezes kept us (our dog included) refreshed as the deck is the spot to enjoy the sunrise,the waves,spotting a dolphin or two,having breakfast,water color painting,etc. There are so many delicious restaurants we ate out for dinner,no cooking/dishes. But the kitchen has everything one would need if you really want to cook. The bed in the master br is very comfortable. You literally walk out onto the deck,walk 20 feet and you are ON the BEACH!!! Just what we were looking for. The only reason I rated this condo Good rather than Excellent is the bathrooms are dated.There is plenty of room for parking. Amelia is a dog friendly island so please be a responsible pet owner, This priviledge of taking your pet with you on vacation is so very generous. I want to thank Jewel for being a pet friendly VRBO property owner. I truly appreciate your kindness for letting our dog vacation with us. Thanks for such a delightful week on beautiful Amelia Island
- Guest Pam (Huntsville,Al,USA)
- Date of stay 06/04/11
- Review Submitted 06/28/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thanks a million for your review. It makes me feel great to hear that my guests and their pets had a good time at the beach. I really appreciate your comments & I love pets, too. This condo is on the first floor, so just walk in the front door, out the sliding glass doors on the beach side, onto the deck, down a short ramp and onto the beach. It's great for the pets & the location just a short walk to Main Beach & one of many restaurants. Thanks again for your good review! Jewel
My family spent the week of the 4th of July at the Captain's House with our Shih Poo. We had such a nice relaxing visit and the condo was wonderful! Perfect location, tastefully decorated and clean, clean, clean!! Thank you, Jewel for being so helpful--you really were great to do business with!!
- Guest Tammy58 (Carlton, Ga)
- Date of stay 07/11/08
- Review Submitted 07/11/08
Owner response: Thank you Tammy for your wonderful comments. I truly appreciate your business but most important is that you did have a wonderful and relaxing vacation & felt comfortable in the condo. My goals have been reached only when my customers are satisfied.
What a beautiful place to stay! The location was the best on the beach. Jewel's condo was very clean and convenient to the shopping district. I would highly recommend it to anyone who would like a quiet get away.
- Guest Christy Felix (Athens, Georgia)
- Date of stay 06/24/08
- Review Submitted 06/24/08
Owner response: Thank you Cindy! Not only is it convenient to all the shopping, from the old Historic District & modern stores, it sits right in the dunes. You can't get much closer to the beach than that! I'M GLAD YOU HAD A GOOD TIME ON YOUR VACATION. Jewel Allday
My family and I stayed here last week. It was probably one of the best places we have ever stayed at. The condo was beautiful, we were right on the beach and loved every moment we were there. I would highly recommend renting from Jewel. She is personable, and goes the extra "mile" for her guests. I am sure we will be back next year...
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 06/11/08
- Review Submitted 06/11/08
What a wonderful place to stay! As a travel agent, we have traveled numerous places and must say this is one of the best. It was the first beach trip for my little dog Tobie and it was discovered that he loves the beach as much as I do. The condo was very clean, pleasantly decorated and in a great location. Highly recommended for a laid back vacation.
- Guest West Family1 (Quitman,GA)
- Date of stay 05/06/08
- Review Submitted 05/06/08
Owner response: West Family, thank you so much. It means a lot to get this recommendation from a Travel Agent! Thanks for choosing my place for your vacation. Thank you, Jewel Allday
We had a wonderful, relaxing first visit to Amelia Island and were very pleased with the condo - clean and nicely decorated, and the location and view couldn't have been better. Very nice beach, not crowded when we were there for Easter week (Apr.22)...it was so nice to be able to bring our small dog and we loved walking on the beach at sunrise. Thank you, Jewel, for such a nice place to stay and your "Southern Hospitality"! The Hollands - Tail wag of thanks from Buster, too!
- Guest The Holland Family (Bay Village, OH)
- Date of stay 04/29/08
- Review Submitted 04/29/08
Owner response: Hey Buster! (& The Holland Family), Tail wags to you, too. I'm so pleased you ALL had good times at Fernandina Beach full of wonderful memories to take back home with you. I bet Buster enjoyed running in the wind & chasing the birds. He's probably still dreaming about his visit to the beach. THANKS A MILLION. Jewel Allday
Great location in the older section of Amelia Island. The condo is very nice and the view and proximity to the beach could not be better. Also, Jewel is a very nice lady who leans over backwards to accommodate her guests. We are going back again in September.
- Guest Carleton Duvall (Augusta, GA)
- Date of stay 04/21/08
- Review Submitted 04/21/08
Owner response: Mr. & Mrs. Duvall, Thank you so much for choosing my place for your vacation & your patience with the construction that was in full swing when you were here. You were the most gracious & kind regarding any inconvenience you experienced. I look forward to having you back in September & April 2009. Kind regards, Jewel Allday
My husband and I just got back from a wonderful week at this beautiful, exceptionally located condo. Our dogs loved it too! Looking out the glass sliding doors right at the beach and ocean was a real treat; one morning we saw dolphins too! Great condo with everything you need and more. The washer /dryer really comes in handy too! We plan on going back later in the year and will definitely stay here again! Jewel is fantastic and very easy to communicate with too!
- Guest Heather108 (Nashville TN)
- Date of stay 03/07/08
- Review Submitted 03/07/08
Owner response: Dear Heather, my door is always open for you. I bet your pets are wondering why you don't bring them to the beach more often. Thanks a million.Jewel Allday
My husband and I and our dog had a wonderful week staying here in February. The condo is so comfortable and has every amenity to make your stay comfortable. We loved being able to walk right out on the beach. We are already trying to figure out when we can come back!
- Guest Tara40 (Chesapeake Beach, MD)
- Date of stay 02/29/08
- Review Submitted 02/29/08
Owner response: Dear Tara, The condo is ready anytime! Just let me know when you're ready. Thanks a million, Jewel Allday
We stayed at Ms. Jewel's Captain's House for our "girlsweekend" and it was so nice! The view is awesome and the condo itself was very clean and decorated so nice! Ms. Jewel made sure everything was there that we needed and if there was anything else she was just a call away. I'm going to take the family back again and I know us girls will be back next summer! Thank you Ms. Jewel for making our kids free, husbandless weekend a wonderful one!
- Guest Shannon72 (Fitzgerald, GA)
- Date of stay 10/15/07
- Review Submitted 10/15/07
I had the wonderful fortune to stay at this beautiful condo for a girls weekend. We had a blast. The condo was everything we could ask for and then some. The view is GREAT. Ms. Jewel is AWESOME!! She made our trip special. She is a great lady to deal with. THANK YOU, Ms. Jewel.
- Guest Connie45 (Fitzgerald, GA)
- Date of stay 10/05/07
- Review Submitted 10/05/07
My mother enjoyed her 50th birthday present. A weekend at the beach was made even more pleasant by the condo unit and dealing with Jewel Allday. We have a little unknown connection with my hometown and she treated me like a customer should be. She actually stopped by to see how things were. I have been going to Amelia Island for 20 years and that was a first. The place was clean and quiet. Great location on the beach and the dogs loved it.
- Guest Chad Lott (Douglas, Georgia)
- Date of stay 09/10/07
- Review Submitted 09/10/07
Owner response: Thanks Chad, it means a lot to me to know I've contributed in some way to make someone's vacation extra special. I want all my guest to go home with their spirits re-newed, their souls uplifted & with a beautiful memory of their time at the beach.
Had a wonderful stay for the weekend with the girlfriends. Everything that we needed was at our fingertips, Ms Jewel is great. The condo was very clean and roomy, you dont have to walk far to the beach, and at night you can sit on the deck and listen to the waves and the breeze was just right...I miss it already and cant wait to go back. Thank you Ms Jewel for a wonderful experience. I will be back.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 08/28/07
- Review Submitted 08/28/07
Owner response: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR WONDERFUL COMMENTS. IT MEANS A LOT TO ME THAT PEOPLE ARE TRULY PLEASED WITH MY SERVICE. I WORK HARD TO INSURE THAT EVERYTHING IS PERFECT FOR MY GUEST. LOVE & APPRECIATION TO ALL OF YOU THAT STAYED IN MY CONDOS.
My husband and I stayed the week at this beautiful condo with all the amenities. It was clean, easily accessible to the beach and restaurants. The decor was fabulous & the beds very comfortable. My husband and I found great yard sales, shopped at the Barnabas Center (Jewel will have to tell you about that one), dined at some fine restaurants and fished. Check out Murray's Grille off the island. It is wonderful! I would recommend for any stay! You will not find a more personable person to rent from than Jewel Allday.
- Guest Cheri8 (Waycross, Georgia)
- Date of stay 08/27/07
- Review Submitted 08/27/07
Had a great vacation with our three boys and our beagle. Wonderful location and very nice condo. Owner is extremely nice and awesome with communication. My boys say Fernandina has "the best waves for boogie boarding" of any beach we have been to! I liked the MANY shells & sharks teeth found on the beach.
- Guest Lorie Strother (Marietta, GA)
- Date of stay 08/20/07
- Review Submitted 08/20/07
Owner response: Dear Lorie, your sons are right about the waves. We have no barrier islands and the waves are terrific. We also have that incredible ocean breeze all the time. On top of that, we're a family oriented & pet friendly beach. Thanks for your comments. Please come back soon. Jewel Allday
Just got home from the beach and I'm missing it already. The condo was like home. Everything we needed to have the best girls weekend we've ever had. Sitting on the deck at night was heaven!! Cant wait to go back with the family. Thank you Ms. Jewel for a wonderful weekend.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 08/12/07
- Review Submitted 08/12/07
Stayed here with my wife and golden retriever son in June 207. Great condo, very clean with fantastic access to the beach. Owner is very sweet and is determined for you to have a good time.
- Guest John217 (Kennesaw, Georgia)
- Date of stay 07/31/07
- Review Submitted 07/31/07
We had a wonderful experience at the Captain's House! The condo was clean and all ready for us when we arrived. We loved the neighborhood (quiet and very family oriented) and truly enjoyed sitting out on the back deck each morning and evening watching the ocean. I would recommend the Captain's House to anyone looking for an affordable beachhouse that is right on the ocean.
- Guest Dan and Denise (South Carolina)
- Date of stay 07/27/07
- Review Submitted 07/27/07
A great place to stay. Perfect location on the beach and convenient to everything - short distance to downtown. Nicely decorated, with all the conveniences of home. Ground floor perfect for kids with a nice large deck right outside. Highly recommended! Very good communication from owner during the entire process.
- Guest Sharita Poppell (-)
- Date of stay 06/25/07
- Review Submitted 06/25/07
The condo was perfect for anyone staying with a child and a pet. The location was perfect and access to beach was awesome.
- Guest Lambert (United States)
- Date of stay 06/17/07
- Review Submitted 06/17/07
Very nice condo, great location on the beach, it was just like the pictures! We would definitely recommend a stay at the Captain’s House. PS--The owner was also a pleasure work with in making the arrangements.
- Guest Judy68 (Tampa)
- Date of stay 06/10/07
- Review Submitted 06/10/07