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Sun-Lit, “Tree-Tops” Condo in Convenient Location Near Beach
Welcome to our lovely and ideally situated 2- bedroom, 2-bath sunny and bright condo, continually updated since our purchase in 2011. The combination of tasteful décor, ample amenities, and location within a 3-minute walk of the beach, conference center, and shops and restaurants can't be equaled for a place to stay in our price range (see map and satellite view; on the satellite view, it is the first grey-white image in the midst of trees on the west side of Beach Wood Road just north of the Omni Hotel and Conference Center. The tree-scape is so lush that you can't even make out the parking area in front of our building).
This top-level, corner unit of our beautifully landscaped, four-story building has many advantages. It is bright and sunlit at all hours of the day because of its top-floor location and extra windows. The private balcony affords views of century-old oaks harboring a variety of wildlife during the day (we saw a pileated woodpecker on our first tour of the building) and a panoramic vista of stars along with refreshing breezes at night.
If you happen to be attending a conference or are otherwise considering renting through the Omni Hotel, that alternative would be much more expensive (often more than twice as expensive) and, with a 2-bedroom unit like ours with kitchens, etc. (some units like ours rent through Omni), would probably be much less conveniently located and without the tasteful decorating and extra living room and bedroom windows that our unit offers. Note that two-thirds of these units only have one window in each room, while ours has two in all three - living room and the two bedrooms. Also, unless you're in or very near our building, you'll have to depend on Omni van transportation to get to the conference center, hotel, and restaurants and, perhaps also, the beach, whereas we are just a 2-3 minute walk to each.
Our quiet condo has plenty of seating in the airy living room, an attractive and fully equipped kitchen, a dining area for six to sit comfortably and a sideboard for entertaining, a king-sized bed in the newly decorated master bedroom, two double beds in the guest room (with two windows on separate walls in each bedroom), an additional roll-away bed if necessary, and two newly updated bathrooms. The utility room offers a full-sized washer and dryer.
We have beach chairs and an umbrella and also two nice 21 speed Schwinn bikes with hybrid 28" tires hanging in our utility room that we can make available to enjoy the extensive area bike trails at a rental rate that is less than the cost you will pay elsewhere.
To stay connected while on vacation, high speed wireless internet, cable for the three flat-screened TVs, and phones to make free local and long distance calls are provided.
We furnish a wealth of information on things to do and places to see in this lovely corner of the world – the many unique parks and nature trails; historic sites; options for walking and hiking, bird watching, swimming, golfing, biking, kayaking, and fishing, and tennis; restaurant, shopping, and fish market recommendations; and special events.
Make our home your home. You won’t find a quieter, more tasteful, comfortable, conveniently located, and reasonably priced spot from which to enjoy the unique beauty and attractions of this top-notch resort and the surrounding region.
Keywords: Tasteful, Convenient, Quiet Condo; Near Beach
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Satellite / Cable
Away From It All
Near The Ocean
Sports & Adventure Activities
Free Long Distance
4 Ring Stove
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Spring-Late Summer Mar 1 - Aug 15, 2015 3 night min stay
Late Summer-Fall Aug 16 - Nov 30, 2015 3 night min stay
Winter Dec 1 - Feb 29, 2016 3 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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damage protection fee$50
The $50 damage protection fee pays for insurance and is not refundable.
50% of payment is due at time of booking, and payment is made to our rental management agency. Balance is due by 21 days of the beginning of the rental.
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Beautiful state parks and natural areas within 10 minutes, shopping and dining options and harbor-side fish market in historic downtown Fernandina Beach on the island.
Year Purchased: 2011
About: By professions, we are a learning disabilities teacher in the lower grades and a lawyer/financial advisor/public official. We live near Lake Michigan in the northern Chicago suburbs and love being close to the water here, as we do at home. We are outdoor enthusiasts with two sons with whom we’ve enjoyed a variety of activities over the years. Here, we love the miles of beach and the variety of nearby parks and trails on and near the water. We can provide details. Sue & David Barkhausen
Why Amelia Island Resorts: Our first two visits to the Plantation about twenty years ago were for conferences, and we returned on vacation three times later before investing as owners here in 2011. We love the combination of the southeastern Atlantic low country and Florida, but with the benefit of changing seasons and absence of traffic and tourists of many other parts of Florida. For those from other parts of the country, access through the Jacksonville airport (only 35 minutes away) compares favorably with a place like Hilton Head (and its somewhat warmer than the SC resorts in the winter and early spring).
See below as to how our unit compares favorably with similar properties, including those of its kind, whether you are vacationing, attending a conference, or combining pleasure and business with spouse and family.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo: Our building is no more than a 3-minute walk across the street to the beach and equally close to the conference center and shops and restaurants on the Plantation (check out the satellite view on the map). Our building is the closest of the three buildings of its kind to the conference center and restaurants and shops, considerably closer than the other two. And yet it is TOTALLY quiet and surrounded by trees and tasteful landscaping that you won't find in the most exclusive resorts (with bird life to go with it - e.g. pileated woodpeckers frequently seen from our parking lot in front of the building).
Our top floor, corner unit with extra sunlight also has special appeal. Note that only one-third of the units in the three buildings like ours (the end units) have two windows in the living room, the master bedroom, and the second bedroom, which, on our top floor above the tree canopy especially, also provide extra light. The other units only have one window in each of these rooms. For these reasons, plus the especially nice furnishings and tasteful decorating (which is somewhat evident from the pictures which do not do it full justice), our unit may not be the least expensive of its kind, but it is still a bargain, and generally offers a HUGE savings over staying at the hotel or renting a similar (and likely inferior - darker; not as nicely decorated; less conveniently located) unit of the same kind through Omni. There is access to two pools in back of our, and adjacent, buildings as well as to one across the street, just above the beach and ocean.
We also have two nice 21-speed Schwinn his and her bikes with 28" hybrid tires in our utility room that we can make available for a cost that is considerably less than local rentals so you can enjoy the extensive local bike trails on the island.