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BRING YOUR FAMILY TO AMELIA ISLAND FOR A HOLIDAY! Corporate guests are also welcome. I prefer that you contact me by e-mail, but, for a quick answer, call my cell phone.
Our roomy condominium is a relaxing getaway at the north end of Amelia Island. It's a short walk to the quiet beach, and only a bit farther to Main Beach, which has lifeguards, covered gazebos on the boardwalk, and an adjoining park with a children's playground, skate-boarding, basketball, and public restrooms.
The Fernandina Shores community backs up to the Fort Clinch property, so it's just a short bike or car ride to their beaches and fishing pier. Or, you can walk 3 miles north on the beach to the Fort Clinch pier and beach!
Our condo has 3 bedrooms, two full baths, and 2 small balconies. One balcony is directly off the dining area; the other one is a private space outside the master bedroom. Within the complex are tennis courts and a swimming pool for your use. After a morning in the sun, move back to a shady deck and enjoy your peek-a-boo view of the ocean!
Our apartment is fully furnished and equipped. The master bedroom has a queen-sized bed; the connecting bath has a walk-in shower. The second bedroom has two twin beds; the third bedroom has a queen-sized bed, and both share the hallway bath (with tub & shower).
For those who like to be connected, even on vacation, a high-speed internet connection is in the master bedroom, and there is free phone service (including U.S. and Canadian long distance) as well. Wireless service is also provided.
The living room has comfortable chairs for watching TV, or cozy places where you can curl up with a book. A large table in the dining area will give you room for long, leisurely meals or puzzle-solving evenings. There are games and books on the shelves, videos, DVDs, CDs and tapes nearby.
Amelia Island's beautiful beaches are perfect for sunning, relaxing, swimming, walking, shelling, and building sand castles. If you wish to be more active, go hiking, biking, fishing, birding, snorkeling/diving, boating, sailing, surfing, windsurfing, para-sailing, jet skiing, or shopping! Golf at one of a number of local courses; tour museums or historic sites, or visit Cumberland Island; try a new restaurant every night; play tennis or miniature golf. Brochures and a book listing these activities are provided.
Take a cruise up and down the Amelia and Nassau Rivers! Watch the sunset from the Fernandina Beach Marina. Go horseback riding on the beach! Go marsh kayaking! There are plenty of museums and cinemas for rainy-day amusement. There are plenty of antiques shops, too! You will find history and nature trails in nearby state parks including Fort Clinch State Park, Amelia Island State Park, and Talbot Island State Park. Or, just go to 'downtown' Fernandina Beach, get an ice cream cone, and watch the people!
It is quiet here, and relaxing. But Disney World and Sea World are less than three hours away!
Keywords: 2nd floor apt in a quiet neighborhood, easy walk to beach and close to Main Beach.
I do not rent to people under 25, and I do not allow student groups, or young people without a responsible adult present. This is a family community. Loud noise at any time is frowned on; no noise after 10 p.m....moreless
Games, books and puzzles are provided, in addition to cable TV and internet access. The pool and tennis court are close by. Four blocks away, Main Beach provides a playground, a basketball court, and a skateboard park, in addition to rest rooms, shelters, and lifeguards on the beach during the summer....moreless
Non Smoking Only:
This is a No Smoking Apartment, even on the balcony. No Exceptions, Ever!...moreless
Owners have asthma and allergies, and some renters do too! Therefore, it is not always possible to make arrangements to allow a pet. If one is allowed, a non-refundable $50 pet fee is required (per pet, per stay). I am happy to discuss your pet request....moreless
Queen size Beds (2) Pillow top queen mattresses in two bedrooms, Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twin mattresses in third bedroom, Baby Cribs (1) A crib & high chair are available for a small fee. Please ask....moreless
The gated pool for the condo community is nearby. Chairs, tables, umbrellas and a restroom are provided. No lifeguard, no diapers, no smoking, no bottles! Children under 15 must be supervised....moreless
Value Season Oct 18 - Feb 28, 2015 3 night min stay
$142 Thu, Fri, Sat
Spring Season Mar 1 - May 31, 2015 3 night min stay
$159 Thu, Fri, Sat
Summer Season Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015 3 night min stay
$174 Thu, Fri, Sat
Value Season Sep 1 - Feb 29, 2016 3 night min stay
$142 Thu, Fri, Sat
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$250
Cleaning fee per stay$100
7 days after receiving the contract, send signed contract with Damage/Reservation Deposit. 60 days before your start date I should have received 1/2 rent; second 1/2 30 days before start date. All taxes and cleaning fee are included in weekly and monthly rates. Add $100 cleaning fee if you stay fewer than 7 nights. The pet fee is per pet, per stay - limit of 2 well-behaved pets.
I accept personal checks, money orders and cashier's checks. If you make a last-minute reservation, you must pay in cashier's checks or money orders, priority overnight. I have a liberal hurricane policy that protects you; it is printed on the contract. Security deposit due with reservation; 1/2 rent due 90 days out; 1/2 rent due 60 days out.
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the Pension Bureau of the Afro-American Life Insurance Company, which was Florida's first insurance company, founded American Beach in 1935. Abraham Lincoln Lewis, president and chairman of the board, visualized a beach where employees of the Afro-American and their families could life and vacation in beachfront properties during a time when all Florida beaches were off limits to African Americans. Hurricane Dora in 1964 marked the beginning of the end of the beach's prime when many homes and businesses were destroyed.
A popular skate board park is located nearby, next to the basketball courts at Main Beach. A new water park is being constructed near the park and skate park. Amelia Island is the southernmost barrier island on the US Atlantic coast. This area in Florida's northeast corner has been named one of the top 12 vacation destinations by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Amelia Island is also a great location for birding, kayaking, and golf.
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: I am a resident of Pennsylvania, retired from selling old, used and antiquarian books. I came to visit friends on Amelia Island and fell in love with it, so I bought this condo. I have rented it successfully since 2006, and I stay in it every year while doing yearly maintenance.
Why the Owner Chose Fernandina Shores: I bought on the north end of the island because it seemed more spacious and had a family atmosphere. I like being so close to the beach in this quiet area.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo: There is always a breeze off the ocean. Since the building faces the beach, I can open the sliders at the front and back and enjoy the breeze. It is convenience to everything! The A1A, Fernandina Beach, Fort Clinch, the 'back way' to Jacksonville, the Egans Creek Greenway, and the beautiful white sandy beach.