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Cottage Retreat - Fully furnished, including: bed and bath linens, kitchen - microwave, crock pot, dishwasher and all gear for cooking & serving (yes - wine glasses), clothes washer/dryer, Cable TV & DVD player, wireless internet & printer to hook-up a laptop, a couple of old bicycles, kettle barbeque, hammock and a shell bucket for the beach.
We are located in the village of Fernandina Beach with historic buildings still in use for your favorite things - shopping, dining, ice cream/fudge shop, coffee shop, antiques. Just a mile the other way is all the modern shopping and necessities, including the coffee shop that roasts its own beans.
Our neighbors are also very friendly and ready to answer any local info questions or just give a friendly 'Good Morning'.
Our prior guests have been very happy and are willing to email a reference to you.
Seasonal Rental, minimum 1 month
100 year old Amelia Island cottage with all modern amenities.
Smoke-Free, Non-smokers only.
Easy walking to historic downtown shopping, dining and fishing in Fernandina Beach and along the Amelia River. Or go down island to more resort dining and many golf courses.
Only, 2 miles from beautiful Atlantic Beaches. A great place for snowbirds & nature lovers! This is our home away from home and we would like to share it with a few special people who love to enjoy great places with beaches, small town walking, lots of water for fishing and boating, golfing attractions and lots of history. We love Pirates!
Coquina Cottage is a classic cottage which was modernized a few years ago, well insulated over and under last year for those few cold days and many hot ones (AC works well). Last year we also gave her a full exterior paint job, scraping down to some beautiful wood, then covering it again colorfully. She is after all our beach village retreat.
This is the place to stay for a month or two. Invite the kids & grandkids and get the sand in your sandals, then lay back in the hammock and nap.
Our Coquina Cottage has all the old original wood floors and charm, but modern appliances - all electric, plumbing, central heat/air conditioning with new insulation . Fully furnished with a great screened porch, including hammock and wicker furniture. Master bedroom has queen bed, guest has twin day bed and pull up twin trundle. Both with private baths. Has washer/dryer and roll away bed for extra grandkids. Small fenced backyard for pets or may be indoor/outdoor (pet fee required). We have a small doggy/cat door.
If you're into gardening, go at it! We have a larger side yard and front garden. Our lawn/garden guy does the regular stuff, but we welcome any additions to the garden. Pick your rosemary & lavender from our large bushes and plant some basil. Watering the mint helps too.
Amelia Island has activities for any age or interest. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and Amelia River, water sports are readily available - fishing (salt & fresh water), kayaking (rentals available), water tours of Amelia Island and Cumberland Island with their wild horses, water people ferry to St. Mary's, GA and the ferry boat to Cumberland Island. The beaches are white and beautiful and great for walking, swimming or shelling. Sea turtles nest here in their season too.
Old Fort Clinch State Park has walking and bicycling trails, old fort tours and reenactments as well as camping for your excess visitors. Golf courses abound. You can rent a golf cart on the next corner or bicycles just down the street.
Cultural activities are always available in our village - The Little Theater, movie theaters, street concerts, Island History Museum, Art Groups, Nature Groups etc. Dining out is affordable and delicious with an abundance of great, local restaurants geared to the varied tastes of Fernandina Beach's many visitors.
Walking is a favorite activity, whether in historic downtown (where Coquina Cottage is located), or on the Greenway which bisects a portion of the island or just out the town pier to watch our famous sunsets.
Saturday morning Farmer's Market and sidewalk sitting for coffee or limeade for people watching are also high on our list of fun.
Hammock napping and breakfast on the porch with backyard barbeques are good year around on Amelia Island.
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Children love Coquina Cottage - bring home your shells and do shell crafts on the porch! We have an outdoor shower for kids and shells by the back door. As grandparents we enjoy having them for a week during our month....moreless
Park only in our paved driveway, which holds 3 cars or 2 cars and a boat trailer or RV. Our yard is mostly Florida sand, which causes many cars to get stuck, if all 4 wheels are off the street....moreless
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Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2016
28 night min stay
My Standard Rate
28 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
We charge by the month, $1980. Months vary from 28 to 31 days - calendar months, or 4 weeks if not a calendar month. There is a $115 cleaning fee, $75/pet - pet fee non-refundable & a Refundable Reservation/damage deposit. Sometimes VRBO misquotes the Total Rate. Please forgive us and the website, if your month does not work out with their number of nights. The difference is generally minimal.
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Coquina Cottage is a short 10 minute walk from downtown Historic Fernandina Beach on the Amelia River, noted for its many local restaurants and cafes with fresh seafood, as well as all the small gift and clothing shops. Finish off your sunset at the marina walk with coffee and ice cream or fudge at the Fernandina Fudge Shop. Atlantic Beaches for shelling & sunrise, swimming or fishing is a must do. Historic Fort Clinch State Park for reenactments or walking the many trails in the park or in the Greenway are great closeby. Of course, there are golf courses, rivers and oceans to boat or fish and the City of Jacksonville nearby for faster paced activities.
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: We live near New Orleans where Jim grew up, but Gayla is from Jacksonville. Fernandina Beach is where we always enjoyed vacationing, especially camping in Fort Clinch Park & shelling (sharks teeth hunting) on the beach. We love sailing, kayaking, walking in the greenway or to town for shopping or an ice cream cone. Coquina Cottage is our favorite vacation destination & our children enjoy it with their families also.
Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
We chose Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island because Gayla had spent many 'beach days' there as a girl. Then we went together as our children got older. It was logical that we would like a cottage there to look forward to as a retiremant place some day. In the meantime, our renovated 100+ year old Coquina Cottage is too good to not share. The town also is so historic, inviting and friendly that it's ideal for visitors. We know you will feel as we do. Bring your grandkids - ours love it! Also, golfing and fishing are really good here.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Surrounded by a busy, historic fishing, shipping and tourist town, our neighborhood is quiet and serene. Sitting on the edge of the downtown historic area, from our cottage we can walk 5 very short blocks and be shopping, dining in fine local restaurants or even sitting in church. A brief bike ride or drive takes us to the beach, where we really enjoy shelling and boogie boarding. Walking & seeing our neighbors walking by is one of our favorite activities, too. Then, Gayla spends a lot of time shark tooth hunting on the beach, plus we love all the waterbirds around Egan's Creek. Fort Clinch reenactments and night visits for star gazing are really special. Whether bicycling, walking or boating it seems there's a lot to do. But bring a book or take one from our collection. Nothing compares with the hammock on our own screened porch.
Cozy Coquina Corner
Front view on South 6th Street. The Oak tree now provides shade.
Kitchen with dishwasher etc. Our gathering spot
Master Bedroom - Cool and comfortable
'Office' Bring your own laptop, or just print from your iPhone or iPad-bluetooth
Guest Bath with Tub. Not really that narrow, just my camera.
Bailey's spot, Small fenced yard in back
Our neighborhood at Christmas. We also have a Christmas Cookie Tour.
Liquid Gold at the beach - Sunrise
French Sailor Strikes the Colors at Sunset in Fernandina Harbor on the river
Concours d'Elegance in March
Primitive Life on our beach. We also grow sea turtles and healthy people.
Coquina Cottage from Elm Street side near driveway
Living Room opens to Bar and Kitchen, TV is behind you.
A touch of the tropics to chat with neighbors.
Guest with Day Bed and Pop-up trundle, private bath.
Relaxation Spot! My favorite is the Hammock - Gayla
Our Neighborhood in Flower
Downtown Fernandina Beach Shopping Fudge & Ice Cream Shoppe is up the block
Shrimp Boats Are A'Coming on the River, as well as small freighters.
Saturday Farmer's Market, music and munchies
City marina - great for Sunsets
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