This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Recent Amelia Island reviews
"We had an awesome time...we couldn't have asked for a better location. The grounds were clean, they have a huge pool, the beach was perfect. Loved spending time on the balcony. We would definitely consider staying here again. Please know that Kathy was very nice and accommodating. Thank you so much for opening your place to us...we had a great time!"Guest: Terri P. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 14, 2014View listing
"Great stay for a family of 4, with 2 young children. Easy access to a quiet beach was exactly what we wanted. The place was clean, and plenty of room for a family of 4. Driving distance to downtown and restaurants. Can recommend this for a quiet vacation. Rob, the owner, is very helpful and reachable."Guest: JH Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 6, 2014View listing
"Really a bargain considering the location. Close to the beach, easy drive to restaurants, Publix. The place was neat as a pin and the owner was very accomodating. We'll be back!!"Guest: Jim Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 11, 2014View listing
"We celebrated Thanksgiving in Villa D with 3 generations and this beach house was perfect! Everyone had their own bedroom with bath, the dining room table was big enough for everyone to eat Thanksgiving dinner together, and the living room had plenty of room for everyone to be comfortable. The unit was very well appointed including having everything we needed to prepare Thanksgiving dinner. The short walk to the beach was SO convenient (even if the water was a bit chilly this time of year). We've never seen so many shells including huge horseshoe crab shells! We flew a kite, collected shells, took long walks on the beach, and just enjoyed spending quality family time together. We had never visited Amelia Island before and really enjoyed learning about the history and exploring Fernandina Beach. Even though this unit is located toward the south end of the island, nothing is very far away. After experiencing the holiday festivities at the Omni Plantation Resort, we were SO glad we chose this unit over the crowds and hustle and bustle there. We will definitely be back!"Guest: Penny P. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 2, 2014View listing
Amelia Island Travel Tips
If tranquility is what you look for in a vacation spot, Amelia Island is where you want to be. The island was named after King George II of England's daughter, Princess Amelia, and you might feel like royalty during your stay here. From the serene sparkling waters, postcard-worthy views, quaint streets and constant warm sunshine, it's impossible to have anything less than a good time.
Amelia Island is just 30 miles from Jacksonville but offers you peace and quiet instead of hustle and bustle. You can spend your days hitting the links, lounging on the 13 miles of beaches, strolling through town exploring historic architecture and dining out at fantastic local eateries.
Conde Nast Traveler's Reader's Choice Awards consistently ranks Amelia Island as one of the Top 10 North American Islands, so you can be sure this Florida locale is an excellent spot for your next getaway.
Things to Do on Amelia Island
Amelia Island Museum of History: In the old Nassau County jail you'll find the Amelia Island Museum of History, which details the island's unique past and how it has evolved. As you move through the space you'll see exhibits on the Timucua Tribe, the island's first residents and the Civil War. There's even a hands-on display called Discovery Ship where kids can learn to tie a knot and pilot their own ship. Docents from the museum offer guided tours of the museum as well as historic areas around town where you can find out more about Amelia Island's "golden area," ghost stories and holiday homes. For those who enjoy a libation every now and then, hop on one of the city's delightful pub tours.
Amelia Island Lighthouse: Continue the history lesson with a visit to the Amelia Island Lighthouse, which is open to the public on Saturdays. Book a tour to hear about the lighthouse from a professional or simply visit to take in the gorgeous structure. The lighthouse was built in 1838 and is the oldest existing lighthouse in Florida, marking the entrance leading to St. Marys River, the Cumberland Sound and the Fernandina Beach Harbor. Watch ships sail into port, and don't forget your camera - there are sure to be tons of photo-worthy moments here.
Hit the golf courses: Whether you want to practice your putt or play a full game, golfing is a big part of the culture on Amelia Island. In fact, there are seven different courses to choose from, all with stunning views, gorgeous greens and excellent opportunities to hit the links. The Amelia River Golf Club is one of the best conditioned courses on the island. The Omni Amelia Island Plantation was named a "silver medal golf resort" by Golf magazine, The 18-hole Golf Club of Amelia Island was designed by Mark McCumber and Gene Littler, two former PGA-tour golfers. Florida's First Coast of Gold is home to the World Golf Hall of Fame. Golf Club of North Hampton was created by golf pro Arnold Palmer, and the Fernandina Beach Golf Club is one of the favorite municipal courses.
The Spa at Omni Amelia Island Plantation: After a rousing game of golf at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation, treat yourself to one of the life's best luxuries and head to the spa. Since your getaway is all about relaxation, a massage, facial or a full day of pampering should definitely be on the itinerary. The products used here are eco-friendly, and there's a relaxation area and garden for you to enjoy between treatments as you sip herbal tea or fruit-infused water. You can also take a yoga class here to get in some extra stretching and meditating.
Dining on Amelia Island
Moon River Pizza: Pizza is a classic dish for many people, and if you're jonesing for a slice while on Amelia Island, head to Moon River, which some consider the best pizza in northeast Florida. The pies are hand-tossed and specially prepared for each patron. Choose from a pizza with a variety of toppings, calzones or a salad and wash it all down with a glass of wine or beer. Moon River offers a relaxed atmosphere where you can enjoy your travel companions' company and delicious comfort food.
Barbara Jeans: If you love down-home Southern cooking, be sure to stop in Barbara Jeans. This family-run eatery started in 1998 on St. Simmons Island in Georgia and got so popular it expanded, adding locations on Amelia Island and in Ponte Vedra. Barbara Jean herself is the mastermind behind the delicious recipes, so you'll feel like you've been transported back to Mom's kitchen as you bite into shrimp fritters, a chicken fried chicken sandwich, tuna steaks, meatloaf or catfish. And be sure to save room for the famous "Chocolate Stuff" or homemade bread pudding.