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This charming, beachfront vacation home is a stone's throw from the sand dunes and ocean surf, located in the peaceful North Beach neighborhood of Amelia Island. Wake up to watch the waves from the master bed, with a pelican's eye view of the water. An 180-degree, wraparound deck overlooks seagrass dunes to the shore just 50 yards away. Barefoot walks before breakfast are easy with the dune walkover in front of the house.
The house may be relatively modern, but it is full of history. From the moment you open the porthole front door, you will begin to discover relics from an old ship inside. The boater's pine paneling rise to a vaulted beamed ceiling, reclaimed from a historic church decades ago. The antique sailboat model on the two-story stone fireplace reflect life on a barrier island, surrounded by seas and rivers, stones and sand.
Recently renovated in tasteful nautical decor, we have preserved the original architecture while adding modern furnishings, appliances, and new designer bedding. Now with High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, you can surf the web and watch the surf at the same time.
Plenty of Games, Puzzles, and Books, New Pillow-top King Bed with Ralph Lauren Comforter and Wake-up View of the Ocean out 12-foot Window, Private Bath with new Travertine Shower, and Romantic Lighthouse Decor, Palm Guest Room - Antique-filled Second Master with new Pillow-top Queen bed with Ralph Lauren, Comforter, and Classic Tropic Decor, Library of Beach Novels, Shared Bath, Surf Bunks - Bunk Beds, and Cable TV/VCR, Double-size Sofabed, too, Outdoor Shower permits a Brisk Rinse-off upon return from beach. Just renovated patio under house provides shady escape and sand play. Free high speed wireless access. ...moreless
Satellite / Cable:
(4) New HDTVs in Living Room and Master Suite with high-definition cable....moreless
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Just 18 steps to the dune walkover and a long stone's throw to the water, with panoramic ocean views from the living and dining rooms and master bedroom....moreless
One-lane sand road between the house and sand dunes does not obstruct view. Used by residents to access homes. Far safer for small children than S. Fletcher beach homes facing A1A....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Golf Privileges Optional
Seating for 8 for al fresco meals on the oceanfront deck too....moreless
Seating for 8 people
Two-story stone fireplace -- one of the only beachfront homes offering this, especially cozy in fall and winter....moreless
Iron & Board
Guests save airline baggage and excess fuel charges with the convenience of our linen service. Choose your own blankets/comforters and make up each bed to your preference....moreless
Expansive ocean view, seating for 8, big screen TV...moreless
Early Spring Feb 28 - Mar 13, 2015 3 night min stay
$449 Fri, Sat
Spring Break Mar 14 - Apr 11, 2015 6 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Spring Savings Apr 12 - May 22, 2015 3 night min stay
$510 Fri, Sat
Summer 2015 May 23 - Aug 7, 2015 6 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Summer Savings 15 Aug 8 - Sep 6, 2015 6 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Additional information about rental rates
FREE LINENS, WIFI AND BEACH GEAR! 2.5% Transaction Fee will be added to each reservation, and is not taxable.
Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Owner must speak to all guests before final confirmation. Guest pays Property Management company, Amelia Island Vacations. AIV requires one night's deposit. If paying by check, funds must clear the bank before reservation is firm.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Once you have had enough Shelling, Boogie Boarding, and Sandcastle Building, try out some of our favorite things to do - Golfing at One of Six Island Courses, Antique Shopping at the Eight Flags Market Downtown, Hunting for Rare Shells and Sharks Teeth on the North Shore, Spa Day at the Plantation, Cooking Classes at the Ritz-Carlton, Candlelight Ghost Tours of the Historic District, Fudge Tasting at the Candy Store Downtown, Sunset Cruise on a Historic Sailing Ship at Downtown Marina, Day Tripping to Explore Cumberland Island National Seashore, Horseback Riding on the South Island Beach, Fishing Trips departing from the Downtown Marina, Bike Riding through Fort Clinch, Civil War Re-enactments at Fort Clinch, the Kiddie Pool at Atlantic Park Pool, Rock Climbing and Skateboarding at Main Beach Park, Fantastic Miniature Golf at Island Falls, Nature Hikes along the Marsh, Victorian Homes and Bed and Breakfasts in Town in Horse-drawn Carriage
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: Ocean Glory has been a labor of love for us ... serial renovators with a love of the ocean and a belief that cookie-cutters are for sugar cookies, not houses. We were blessed with the opportunity to buy a place that had a fascinating history, on the market for just 6 days that we stumbled upon and fell in love with. Yet, it desperately needed updating. We spent more money fixing and re-furnishing Ocean Glory than our own residence in Atlanta, creating a place of memories for our young sons, friends and family. We are delighted to be able to share Ocean Glory with missionaries, church staff and others who are in need of a special getaway. May your stay with us will bring you a bit of the blessing we've experienced in owning it.
Why the Owner Chose Private Homes: For us, we wanted a place that was an easy drive from home ... just 6 hours from Atlanta. While we looked in the Destin area, St. Augustine, south Georgia islands and more, there was not a place that matched the history, character and recreation options of Amelia Island. We call it 'Mayberry on the Beach.' It's a place with very real, down-home people; no hyper-inflated prices; gorgeous, safe beaches; great places to shop and dine; and all the golf/tennis/riding/kayaking/boating/culture we might want in one place. No wonder it's one of the top 5 islands in North America. (Traveler Magazine readers think so, not just us!).
The Unique Benefits at this House: Panoramic Oceanfront Views Inside and Out, Two story stone fireplace, Distinctive Design, Privacy and Peace (not on A1A), Free Linens, Free Wifi, Free Beach Gear