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Quaint Amelia Island Cottage Near Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach

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Rocking chair front porch in historic 'old Florida' neighborhood

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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Our Amelia Island cottage was constructed more than 100 years ago. Modernization has not diminished it"s charm. Perched on a corner lot in the middle of a welcoming neighborhood, our much loved cottage offers a fenced yard, hot water outdoor shower, front 'visiting porch' with rockers and a secluded back deck offering privacy for introspective calm (or an opportunity to turn on the party lights and giggle).
Inside is cozy and comfortable and easy to simply 'be'.
* 12 foot ceilings
* huge soaking bathtub
* vintage decor mixed with island antiques
* shelves of books, games and puzzles complete with a story time or daydreaming nook with western light.
* completely furnished kitchen with shrimp pot and plenty of chef's accessories
* split bedrooms which offer privacy and quiet
* efficient ceiling fans in every room
* a small fireplace for the cooler months.
Carriage horses pass the cottage daily on their way to and from work. Each horse has his own distinctive personality and if you Hurry! you might get to put a peppermint or carrot into Boomer's big soft muzzle.
(They are going to work so we can't hold them up.)

** Want to plan a Group Getaway?
Friend Gayla's wonderful Coquina Cottage
(VRBO # 296523) is directly across the street.
Wendy also has a neighboring cottage
(VRBO # 507833)
Book 2 or 3 historic houses all within sight of one another!

Keywords: private home, cottage, monthly, near downtown Fernandina Beach, one block from the official Fernandina Beach Historic District

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No Smoking Inside...Ever. Never Ever. Aww.. we can be Buttheads about this. There is an ashtray on back deck and front porch. Cigarette butts go there....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    All Good Dogs may bring well-behaved owners....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    3 steps with handrails at front and back of cottage...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Private toilet/tub room-- separate from bath's sink area...moreless

  • Enjoy a hot Outdoor shower year round as well. Private hot/cold shower with flexible shower hose -- Good for rinsing sand off after the beach and for pet clean-ups as well....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Biking or walking the lovely 4 blocks to town from the cottage is a treat in and of itself. Many of the homes on the way date from the late 1800s. Sunrise on the Beach. Sunsets at the marina. Buy Today's Catch from the marina seafood market. Primo dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner all within the easy walking...many menus are in the cottage to preview. Our neighborhood is long established and very welcoming. An afternoon beneath the fans on our front porch will bring you opportunities to chat with others. If privacy is desired, the big rattan chair and a book on the back deck will be your pick. The Amelia Island Museum is just around the corner. There are also 3 well established and very popular Community Theatre groups in town. Sell Outs are common, so don't delay getting tickets. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    LOTS! Did I say...There are Lots? I have books and collections of The Sun and The Oxford American magazines. There is a Book Swap Box on the street just behind the house as well. ...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    TV in LR has dvd player...moreless

  • Games:

    Bookshelves contains a wide variety of word games and puzzles....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Variety of CD music is available for you to enjoy. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable TV channels package includes HBO. I just made laminated cards listing our channel line-up. Excellent internet with fast Wi-Fi ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    The cottage has several Boombox players that include CD capability. Our Smart TV also can playMusic stations. ...moreless

  • Television:

    Smart Hi-Def TV w/ Netflix, Amazon in Living Room Smaller TV in front BR...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Enjoy our varied dvd library. Many choices! Look in the drawer under LR TV....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    You will be a 4 block stroll from historic Fernandina Beach downtown. Turn of the century homes and moss draped trees guide your way there....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Wooden Farmhouse table off kitchen seats 6 comfortably....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Efficient Trane whole house A/C system for heating and cooling. Hunter ceiling fans in every room also add to comfort...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Whirlpool Duet front loading...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    small fireplace in LR for chilly winter nights. Ask owner for specifics before burning fires....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Trane whole house electric heating is very efficient. House has had insulation added both below and above living space. Small space heaters available if needed. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed Wi-Fi through Comcast. Password protected....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Provided. All high content cotton. Nice. Comfy. Beds are really comfy too....moreless

  • Living Room:

    LR has fold-out queen bed ( much more comfortable as a sofa than as a bed. Just sayin'.) LR can be privatized with door closed and curtain pulled....moreless

  • Parking:

    Easy off street parking to side of cottage or may pull into back yard. Room for multiple vehicles. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Yes. Beside cottage or in back yard....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Yes. To some degree. See Pics of side of house....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Provided. Cotton bath towels as well as Beach Towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Whirlpool Duet front loading....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Use of commercially sold 'logs' available at any grocery or hardware store is requested. These provide cozy warmth and safety....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    2 methods are provided. Regular full size coffee pot and ceramic funnel filter for drip coffee....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Full range of pots, big pots, pans and dishes. Enough to have company over....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    ALL provided. Plenty enough....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Yes. You absolutely do not have to do the dishes yourself. What a horrible thought....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    All manner of cooking supplies are here. BIG shrimp pot too....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Standard size microwave...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Staple items are usually present. Guests are asked to re-supply basics and may leave non-perishables. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New Kenmore bottom freezer full size refrigerator...moreless

  • Stove:

    Standard electric full size stove....moreless

  • Toaster:

    2 slicer is Provided....moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    2 Island Bikes (minimum) always in shed...usually 3. Sometimes 4. Bike pump and WD-40 is in shed too. Helmets ARE provided. Please use them and remember you ride at your own risk....moreless

  • Boat:

    Our neighbor Jerry has a wonderful reputation as a sailing instructor and will arrange a Big Boat trip for you upon request. His card is in the cottage file. Or: Marina trips on Pajama Dave's boat. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Partly covered and partly open. Accommodations include comfy seating, small table, candles, lighting and plants....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaking is popular and very available on the island with several rental businesses....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Yes. I call this our 'deck'. See above. :-)...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Mowing is provided for VRBO tenants and there is a handy little electric mower for our friends and family. I hope my guests will see to watering the house plantings if no rain occurs. Please?...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Yes. Hip height charcoal Weber Grill...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Shed houses boogie boards and other beach gear....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Atlantic Rec Center near Main Beach has year round swimming in heated pool. A YMCA with a pool is also nearby and offers all Y members guest pass privileges....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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30 night min stay

$1,800
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Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning-leave on table/ $100
  • Tax Rate 11%

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Last updated: 07/28/2015
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Location

Car: Recommended

Sailing and Fishing Charters available daily including Cumberland Island Tours - Cottage is 4 beautiful Blocks to Downtown and the Island Marina ( sunsets! ) - 2 blocks to the Amelia Island Museum and Community Theatre - bikes in shed and miles of off road Greenway to explore. Our neighborhood is full of historic classic homes and B & B's built in the 1800's. Huge oak and pecan trees planted more than a hundred years ago line the streets.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: I fell in love with Amelia Island's 'old Florida' feel and ambiance many years ago. So many of our friends and family have enjoyed their yearly 'island breaks' here. The large painting in the front bedroom is from John; the stained glass window in the back hallway was made by Lisa; special framed drawings by Oman and by Lee and by Summer and various seashell and sharks teeth collections are scattered about. Our friends, family and neighbors have married here, celebrated yearly anniversary dates, planted special native plantings and added much to the cottage in so many many ways. Our VRBO renters often return yearly as well and become somewhat like family. It is....magical. You just have to Go to Know.

Why the Owner Chose Private Homes, Historic District:
I inherited this sweet cottage from a dear friend who lived on and loved Amelia Island for many years. She was a passionate and strong advocate for much of the Greenway Development as well as a champion for shelter animals, wildlife and native species habitat protection. Her name is Susan Laird. There is a billboard constructed in her honor near the coastal access to Eagan's Creek Greenway. Susan taught me how to Love an Island.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
My neighbors must be greeted and all news shared since I've last seen them. The Saturday morning Farmer's Market is a Must...as are daily visits to the absolute BEST Dog Park ever. Around the corner is the island Museum of History with free admission Fridays 4-6pm. Amazingly, there are three well established Community Theatre Groups on this little island as well. Side streets are filled with art galleries, locally owned restaurants, book shops, bakeries and antique dealers. Any style of 'loafering' you like is available. Miles of beaches line the island...some are provided with public services like restrooms and restaurants while other sandy stretches are quite isolated and wild. Vehicle travel is allowed on some. Main Beach is just across the island from our cottage, about one and a half miles (with a bike lane available). My favorite bit of shoreline is the northern end bordering Fort Clinch (pssst...that is where the most shark's teeth are to be found.) The island has an active wildlife preservation group and there are many activities sponsored both on the island as well as at nearby state parks. Sea turtles nest here and those who had need of rehabilitation are released here from the Georgia Turtle Rescue group. We all line up and watch as their handlers place them carefully back into the ocean. What a thrill. Right whales use the waters off the island for calving during the spring months. Keep an eye peeled as 2 of my friends have seen them breech quite close in to shore. Sunsets at the marina are a stroll or bike ride away. We have peeked in on fancy sailing ships from all around the world at the Fernandina City Marina. The same marina houses an excellent fresh fish shop--buy 'just off the boat'. Pajama Dave's Boat Cruise over to Cumberland Island is available on all good water traveling days. The last time I went with Pajama Dave we saw baby dolphins. Yes, I did! How many words can I use?


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Photos

  • Rocking chair front porch in historic 'old Florida' neighborhood

    Rocking chair front porch in historic 'old Florida' neighborhood

  • Many happy meals and gatherings at this old table...

    Many happy meals and gatherings at this old table...

  • Living Room with smart TV and working fireplace.Bring on Winter!

    Living Room with smart TV and working fireplace.Bring on Winter!

  • Reading nook gets late sun.
Sweet spot for many!

    Reading nook gets late sun. Sweet spot for many!

  • Back Bedroom

    Back Bedroom

  • Our back deck is partly covered and the fan will worry away the mosquitoes...

    Our back deck is partly covered and the fan will worry away the mosquitoes...

  • Always something blooming

    Always something blooming

  • Sunrise at the Beach

    Sunrise at the Beach

  • She guards the enclosed hot/cold outdoor shower

    She guards the enclosed hot/cold outdoor shower

  • Wheee!
he loves to fly from the ceiling!

    Wheee! he loves to fly from the ceiling!

  • Sweet hand drawn sketch of the cottage by our frequent guest and friend Ed Long

    Sweet hand drawn sketch of the cottage by our frequent guest and friend Ed Long

  • Our First Aid Supplies include this often over-looked 
necessity.

    Our First Aid Supplies include this often over-looked necessity.

  • Family Picture Christmas 2012
Andrea, Keith and Dalton

    Family Picture Christmas 2012 Andrea, Keith and Dalton

  • Who knows what goes on between these two?

    Who knows what goes on between these two?

  • Living Room has Fold-out sofa bed

    Living Room has Fold-out sofa bed

  • Quiet Back Bedroom with 
Queen Organic Mattress. Some never leave this room.

    Quiet Back Bedroom with Queen Organic Mattress. Some never leave this room.

  • front Bedroom with comfy double bed and french doors to private covered porch

    front Bedroom with comfy double bed and french doors to private covered porch

  • Quiet privacy for morning coffee on the back deck.
Party lights for PM.

    Quiet privacy for morning coffee on the back deck. Party lights for PM.

  • Shed houses fun stuff...bikes, beach chairs, boogie boards, umbrella

    Shed houses fun stuff...bikes, beach chairs, boogie boards, umbrella

  • The Amelia Island Dog Park is where Dalton 'hooks up' with his friends...and where I have made some wonderful friends myself.
The Humane Society operates this park so it is staffed, clean, has both Big and Small dog areas. The best Dog Park in the World!

    The Amelia Island Dog Park is where Dalton 'hooks up' with his friends...and where I have made some wonderful friends myself. The Humane Society operates this park so it is staffed, clean, has both Big and Small dog areas. The best Dog Park in the World!

  • She's still in her favorite chair. :-)

    She's still in her favorite chair. :-)

  • I am always happy to see this little fellow is still hanging to welcome us. Right Whales inhabit our waters during early spring.

    I am always happy to see this little fellow is still hanging to welcome us. Right Whales inhabit our waters during early spring.

  • Your marina strolls will surprise you. This beauty had teak decks.

    Your marina strolls will surprise you. This beauty had teak decks.

  • Hot/Cold Private Outdoor Shower

    Hot/Cold Private Outdoor Shower

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
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  • Calendar last updated 07/28/2015
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