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Family Comfort-Pool at Unit, Walk 5 Minutes to the Beach!

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Comfortable, spacious living area looks out on wooded area and pool.

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Last updated: 07/02/2015
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

We have the best combo for families-a quiet, uncrowded pool attached to our building, and a 5 minute walk on pavement/boardwalk to miles of beach!

Why be overlooked by your neighbors or listen to elevator noises? Hate to hear footsteps on your head early or late? Suitcases rolling by your door? Our top floor, back corner unit enjoys maximum privacy, with a beautiful view of the surrounding live oaks and lagoon.We love to sit on the balcony and watch the birds in the canopy.

Our unit is warm and cozy, with comfortable chairs, soft carpeting, and extra linens, towels, and cooking equipment. There are plenty of pillows and blankets. We've stayed in those sterile, decorator units with cold, slippery tile, no chairs with reading lamps, no books or games, and the absolute minimum number of dishes. Our unit is equipped for our family, and we're sure your family will enjoy it as well. We've made sure it has everything you need except your bathing suit!

We first visited the AAA four diamond Omni Amelia Island Plantation in 1992, before 'green resorts' or 'ecotourism' had been imagined. The beautiful natural setting and balance of amenities and unspoiled areas kept us coming back. AIP has been awarded Conde Nast's Reader's Choice Award as well as the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Green Lodging Designation. We often stay without using our car, either walking just across the street and down the boardwalk to the ocean-easy to use a stroller-and biking to get around the 1350 acre resort. From Easter Vacation to the height of summer, it never feels crowded, and there are so many different things to do that even our 20 year old sons love to visit and spend family time.

Our unit is cozy and comfortable, nicely decorated, but not so fussy that it can't be enjoyed by families with children.The layout maximizes privacy, and 1200 square feet give everyone room to relax without being on top of each other.
We enjoy cooking, so the kitchen is well-stocked, with plenty of dishes and every kind of pot, pan or utensil to make any meal-including your Thanksgiving or Easter Feast!

The top floor, back corner of the building location of our unit guarantees a maximum of privacy with a minimum of noise. We have access to the elevator, without being able to hear elevator noises.
The building's pool is almost always empty, and a great place to relax after a day on the beach. Our other favorite spot is our west facing balcony at sunset, where we enjoy a glass of wine and observe the birds, raccoons ,and other Florida wildlife. You'll never regret any time you spend on Amelia Island.

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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 4
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Age 25 minimum...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Building has elevator, but there are 6 low steps up to the building. Unit is on 1 level....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master bedroom has private bath and large closet...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Bedroom 2 has twin beds and a large closet...moreless

  • King size beds (1) in Master bedroom with brand new mattress and box spring, Second bedroom has 2 Twin Beds (2), couch in living room is a double pullout Sleep Sofa. At least 2 extra sets of linens for each bed, and each bed has 2 extra blankets and a spare comforter, plus 2 pillows per person....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • We have been visiting with our family for over 20 years! Please ask us if you have any special interests or questions about activities or amenities!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Television:

    New flat screen high definition television...moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Golf Course View:

    Looks across wooded area and lagoon to golf course, good animal habitat. We see many varieties of birds like wood-peckers,hawks,warblers, herons and egrets....moreless

  • Resort:

    Omni Amelia Island Plantation just completed a $70 million dollar upgrade in 2013...moreless

  • Water View:

    See the lagoon thru the live oaks...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Works well...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    in unit, modern large capacity...moreless

  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    High speed wireless...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    300+ thread count sheets, lots of extra pillows and comforters...moreless

  • Living Room:

    2 couches and a comfy chair, flat screen televison, dvd/vcr player...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking lot in front of unit-just a few steps to the door...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath Towels provided, plenty of extras...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    In unit, modern large capacity...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    2 large and 1 small frying pan, pasta pot, covered casseroles, 3 saucepans with covers, cookie sheets, broiler pan, racks, pie and cake pans, grater, juicer, etc I love to cook, and it's all there! ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes to serve 6-8 with plenty of cutlery. Blender and mixer. Good quality knives for prep....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New, works great...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Well equipped with microwave, blender, coffee-maker, 4 burner stove with full-sized oven, new refrigerator with ice-maker...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Large sized, newer...moreless

  • Oven:

    Full sized with 2 racks, can broil with the broiling pan ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Paper towels, dish and dishwasher soap for short term rentals. Spices, salt and coffee filters ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Newer refrigerator with ice maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    The stove is not new but it works perfectly well. It has standard 4 burners....moreless

  • Toaster:

    2 slot...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Patio furniture on balcony, top floor so not overlooked. Looks out on beautiful forest canopy, pool, and ponds.We enjoy watching the birds and small mammals....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    For rent nearby. One company will deliver to your door....moreless

  • Boat:

    Charters available in Fernandina...moreless

  • Golf:

    Cheap in Fernandina-expensive at the resort!...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks available for rent or guided on Big Talbot island nearby...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    At Walker's Landing...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Surfboard rental and lessons available in Fernandina...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Building has its own pool 3-8 feet deep, enclosed with fence. Area overlooks lagoon, forested area, and golf course. Shares with 24 units, usually in low use....moreless

 

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Spring rates:  $975 per week + taxes.  Amenity Cards available at additional cost.
Summer rates:  $1000 per week + taxes.  Amenity Cards:  $200 per week.
Minimum  stay is 7 nights June til August 15th, Sat-Sat, otherwise 3 nights
Amenity cards give you access to all resort facilities.
Amenity cards NOT required for pool behind condo OR beach.
Beach is a five minute walk on path through woods and dunes.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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Year Purchased: 1995

About: We are a nature-loving upstate New York family who were lucky enough to stay at the Plantation in the early stages, and found the natural setting and lack of over-development suited our idea of a vacation retreat exactly! Tom is an environmental studies professor at a small college, and Laurel works in health care. Our 3 children, from age 13-23, all have grown up visiting the Resort, and still love to spend family time there. We visit once or twice a year, and do most of the painting, decorating, and repairs ourselves.

Why Amelia Island Resorts:
We love to go to Amelia to get our shot of sun in the mud season, and true heat in the summer. The easy beach access, plus the natural setting, bike and hiking trails, and the way we can enjoy everything the 1350 acre resort has to offer without even using our car appeals to us. We compared many other 'resorts' before buying at Amelia-we kept saying-'Why do we go anywhere else?' The nature walks and truly unspoiled setting offer us the opportunity to bird-watch, swim, fish, hike, look for shark's teeth or migrating butterflies or sea turtles-there's something every season to enjoy that is special. We also love nearby Little Talbot Island-rated one of the top ten beaches in the world- and historic Fernandina, with its many great restaurants. Fort Clinch, with its fabulous fishing pier, biking paths, and historic re-enactors is another perennial favorite.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
We like the privacy of our top-floor unit with the easy access to all the facilities. We swim in our quiet unit pool or walk across the street on the stroller friendly boardwalk to the ocean. We attend the birding walks with the naturalist, or head out to Walker's Landing by ourselves with the binoculars and a camera. We go to Fort Clinch or the Kingsley Plantation to learn about 'Old Florida', or send an afternoon at Little Talbot State Park, one of the most beautiful beaches in the US, where we have never seen more than 20 people in 3 miles. We watch the tides roll in and out while we body-surf or hunt for shark's teeth-Laurel has 'the eye' and can find one about every 15 minutes on average. We go to the on-site restaurants for excellent cuisine, or shop at Harris Teeter and cook our own dinner.


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Speaks: english, french, german
 

Photos

  • Comfortable, spacious living area looks out on wooded area and pool.

    Comfortable, spacious living area looks out on wooded area and pool.

  • The balcony at  sunset-hear the sounds of nature

    The balcony at sunset-hear the sounds of nature

  • The private pool is in a beautiful natural setting, overlooking a lagoon where we and overlooks a pond where  see turtles and wading birds, and the golf course.

    The private pool is in a beautiful natural setting, overlooking a lagoon where we and overlooks a pond where see turtles and wading birds, and the golf course.

  • Twin bedroom also has a window with natural light and fresh air.

    Twin bedroom also has a window with natural light and fresh air.

  • Fully equipped kitchen for cozy meals at home. We have lots of dishes , cookware, and utensils so you can serve up any kind of meal.

    Fully equipped kitchen for cozy meals at home. We have lots of dishes , cookware, and utensils so you can serve up any kind of meal.

  • Floor plan maximizes privacy and convenience.The master is on 2 outside walls, and is buffered from the twin by 2 bathrooms and closets, so no noise from adjoining units or family

    Floor plan maximizes privacy and convenience.The master is on 2 outside walls, and is buffered from the twin by 2 bathrooms and closets, so no noise from adjoining units or family

  • This is the front entrance; we are on the golf course side and don't overlook parking area/entrance

    This is the front entrance; we are on the golf course side and don't overlook parking area/entrance

  • Historic Fernandina Beach is a few miles away! Try a fishing charter!

    Historic Fernandina Beach is a few miles away! Try a fishing charter!

  • Exploring the paths on rental bikes-you can ride for miles and never leave the resort

    Exploring the paths on rental bikes-you can ride for miles and never leave the resort

  • Geocaching at Fort Clinch...There are many sites on the island if you like geocaching

    Geocaching at Fort Clinch...There are many sites on the island if you like geocaching

  • Flying kites on Little Talbot Island State Park...Lots of quality family time!

    Flying kites on Little Talbot Island State Park...Lots of quality family time!

  • It's never crowded, and always beautiful. Recharge your batteries!

    It's never crowded, and always beautiful. Recharge your batteries!

  • Open floor plan with plenty of comfortable seating.

    Open floor plan with plenty of comfortable seating.

  • The Dining area seats 6 comfortably, with convenient access to the fully-equipped kitchen

    The Dining area seats 6 comfortably, with convenient access to the fully-equipped kitchen

  • Master Bedroom in the afternoon sun, windows on two sides for air and light.New King Mattress 2014 for excellent sleep quality

    Master Bedroom in the afternoon sun, windows on two sides for air and light.New King Mattress 2014 for excellent sleep quality

  • Two full baths with tub/shower combo

    Two full baths with tub/shower combo

  • Laundry room means you don't have to pack much!

    Laundry room means you don't have to pack much!

  • Our corner balcony has the best view of the canopy-no noisy parking lot!

    Our corner balcony has the best view of the canopy-no noisy parking lot!

  • Walker's landing has a boat launch, picnic tables, and fish cleaning station. It's a very short drive or 10 minute bike ride away

    Walker's landing has a boat launch, picnic tables, and fish cleaning station. It's a very short drive or 10 minute bike ride away

  • Feeding fish and turtles at the nature center.

    Feeding fish and turtles at the nature center.

  • Walking home after an afternoon on the beach-beautiful trails! They are lighted at night as well

    Walking home after an afternoon on the beach-beautiful trails! They are lighted at night as well

  • Walking the seawall at Fort Clinch...Note the fishing pier

    Walking the seawall at Fort Clinch...Note the fishing pier

  • Or make some new friends!

    Or make some new friends!

  • Our middle building unit is in the bottom right corner, highlighted in yellow.

    Our middle building unit is in the bottom right corner, highlighted in yellow.

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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german
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  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 07/02/2015
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