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  • GREAT BEACH COTTAGE

    "This is a great beach cottage and the StayAmelia staff showed us great southern hospitality"
    Guest: Clay B. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 24, 2015
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  • relaxing family vacation spot!

    "Our family totally enjoyed our stay at this comfortable and tasteful beach house. The location was perfect; the sunrises magnificent. We enjoyed the beach, Clinch State Park, downtown Fernandina Beach, and mostly just relaxing at the house. Lots of comfortable space for all of us. Thanks to Diane and Marvin, who welcomed us when we arrived and immediately made us feel at home."
    Guest: Martha Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 24, 2015
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  • Delightful old-fashioned beach house.

    "Note: This review is based on the 3 bedroom, top floor apartment. Both 2 bedroom apartments were rented, but the owner had this larger one available. We spent the month of February, 2015 there and loved it. To us it feels like an old-fashioned New England beach house, comfortable and relaxed, a piece out of the past. It’s across the street from the sand dune leading to the beach and the view of the waves out of the front windows is something we never tired of. In both directions the beach stretches for miles and we’ve spent hours walking along the sands. In summer we’d probably have been swimming at least twice a day. The house itself will either appeal to you, or it won’t. It was originally built in the 1930’s, has been added to at least twice, front and back, has been moved back from the beach to lessen its vulnerability to hurricanes, and now is split into three rental apartments. It was built in an era when houses had fewer bathrooms than nowadays, and none of them is attached to a bedroom. The floor is the original wood, a little beat up after all the years, and, in true beach house style, the furniture is an eclectic mixture of older and newer. Our bed was comfortable. We enjoy cooking and we really appreciated having a well-equipped, functional and reasonably modern kitchen with plenty of cooking gear and dishes. The washer and dryer were another blessing. When the house was put in its present location, the native vegetation to the rear was left to grow. We liked having the natural backdrop rather than a view of the neighbors’ rooftops, and somehow it made climbing 26 steps not seem like a problem. The location was great. It’s across the street from one of the loveliest beaches in North America, it’s within convenient bicycling distance of the Greenway, Fort Clinch State Park, downtown, public swimming pools, and the fitness center at the Y. The third floor apartment is big – much bigger than we needed as a retired couple. We found ourselves thinking how well it would work as a summer place for our children and grandchildren, and what fun they would have there. So that’s what it is – a piece of “Old Florida”, a journey back to a simpler world. We loved it, and we’d love to bring our family here – but if you want granite counter tops, wall to wall carpeting, matched sets of furniture and 70 inch TV’s, it’s probably not the place for you."
    Guest: Koshkonong canoeists Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: April 16, 2015
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  • Great location - comfortable with home away from home atmosphere!

    "Thank you for allowing us to stay in your home. We had 10 adults and could not have asked for better. The description listed on the website and photos were exactly as we found it. Everything was clean, well maintained, beach walkout, both decks, large kitchen and privacy for all bedrooms made us comfortable. We want to come back and hopefully before next year. A big thank you to Rhona for all she did to answer all questions before renting, her attentiveness to any needs we may have had and also returning items that were left in one of the closets. If I had grandchildren it would be ideal with the safety gates to block street access and the beach was loaded with shells and even horseshoe crabs! Fun time with great food nearby and the downtown area with boatdocks made for great walking sites. Again we thank you."
    Guest: Georgia (new) Friends Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 11, 2014
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