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Cottage Retreat, pets welcome - 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 & wi-fi printer for your laptop, a couple of old bicycles, kettle barbeque, hammock and a shell bucket for the beach. Well insulated with central heat & AC.
We are located in the village of Fernandina Beach (2 mile bike/drive from Beaches) with historic buildings still in use for your favorite things - shopping, dining, ice cream/fudge shop, coffee shop, antiques, beach clothes. Just a mile the other way is all the modern shopping and necessities with your favorite chain stores
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. At this point 6 families have located themselves in our area after staying at Coquina Cottage.
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, golfers, fishermen & 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. This year (2015) we did the inside, again with color. 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. Pets must be on a monthly flea/tick preventive and approved by owners in advance.
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 - piers, beaches & charter boats), 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 (summer) 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 - several good ones on the island - see our local link for info. 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. Hang their art permanently somewhere. We are a work in progress. 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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Aug 1 - Oct 31, 2015
30 night min stay
Winter Rates 1
Jan 1 - Jan 31, 2016
30 night min stay
Winter - February
Feb 1 - Feb 29, 2016
28 night min stay
Winter - March
Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2016
30 night min stay
My Standard Rate
30 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
One month (28 days) required minimum stay. There is a $115 per month cleaning fee, $75/pet - pet fee non-refundable & a Refundable Reservation/damage deposit. Total NON-SMOKING PROPERTY. We welcome pets, children, even sane adults, but No Smoking please.
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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 Cottage:
Whether you are a Golfer, Fisherman, Beachwalker or town shopper Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island has it all! 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.
Coquina Cottage from Elm Street side near driveway
Front view on South 6th Street. The Oak tree now provides shade.
Kitchen with dishwasher etc. Our gathering spot
Master Bedroom - Cool and comfortable
Guest with Day Bed and Pop-up trundle, private bath.
A touch of the tropics to chat with neighbors.
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
City marina - great for Sunsets
Primitive Life on our beach. We also grow sea turtles and healthy people.
Cozy Coquina Corner
Living room - pass the goodies!
From Kitchen through to front door. We opened it up & added beach colors.
Relaxation Spot! My favorite is the Hammock - Gayla
Guest Bath with Tub. Not really that narrow, just my camera.
Bailey's spot, Small fenced yard in back
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
Concours d'Elegance in March
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