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Oceanfront Top Rated Resort - Panoramic Ocean Views - Amelia Island Plantation

Bedrooms 1
Space 925 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

Oceanfront 1 Br/1 Bath - Amelia Island Plantation - Short Stroll To Ocean & Pool

Wake up and sip your favorite brew to sweeping ocean views and seaside breezes in this beautiful 1 bedroom,1 bath home. Enjoy a comfy queen size bedroom with sitting area for two, large private bath/dressing area, full modern kitchen, living/dining room area and private balcony, all with a peaceful oceanfront views. Relax dining al fresco on your balcony, with seating for 4 that overlooks the dunes and the ocean. Your villa is perfectly located directly on the beach with amazing views, incredible sunrises and within easy walking distance to shops, restaurants, spa and the hotel. Your condo has Comcast service with high speed wifi, TV programming including many channels and free local and nationwide long distance telephone service.

This privately owned condo is NOT part of the Omni Hotel and their services. Therefore, there are NO Resort Fees. You can rent bikes, kayaks and golf carts on The Plantation. The Omni Resort has many activities that guests can enjoy that are open to the paying public including Tennis Clinics and private lessons, golf lessons, bikes, golf carts and Segway tours from Amelia Wheels and a the Nature Center for kayaks and fishing poles. The Spa provides some of the best pampering on island, with a menu of soothing head-to-toe treatments for him and her.

Guests can also rent golf cart by calling GCW Rentals and bike rentals are available through SuperCorsa Cycles. Guests can also rent additional beach chairs and umbrellas by calling Beach Rentals & More. For golf go to GolfNow. and for dinner reservations at the resort use OpenTable.

There are 4 beach towels, 2 beach chairs and a beach umbrella that you are welcome to take to the beach and pool. Condo has complimentary laundry facility next to the unit, just a few steps away. If you have young children the balcony maybe a problem due to safety since it is on the second floor.

This condo is located directly on the beach and provides amazing views and incredible sunrises. If you are attending a conference at the Omni Resort you are only a short walk away from the Conference Center, since the condo is right next store to the hotel.

This privately owned villa is our 2nd home, not an investor owned property. Together with our staff, we manage every detail for you to insure a safe and clean enjoyable place to stay. We think you’ll agree that the differences are noticeable in the quality of furnishings and the care we take maintaining the villa to made it the most comfortable and relaxing seaside stay for you and your guest. We also offer an adjoining bedroom suite unit with no kitchen. VRBO#1052482.

Amelia Island Plantation offers golf, tennis, biking, kayaking, fishing, walking trails, and picnic/grilling areas. Bikes, kayaks, fishing poles and golf cart rentals are available nearby. The historic town of Fernandina Beach with shops, quaint restaurants and working harbor is about a 15 minute drive north. In Fernandina Beach you will find the oldest seaport in the U.S. with a rich heritage, under eight different flags. You may enjoy strolling around downtown at night among the lighted trees. Especially delightful are the horse and buggy tours of historic Fernandina. Additionally, there are jet skis, parasails, boat tours, inland/offshore fishing charters and sailing charters available for hire. A short ferry ride can take you to Cumberland Island, a beautiful national seashore.

If you are planning your trip during hurricane season, you may want to consider purchasing trip insurance.

Ocean Front Beach Front Free Parking Free WiFi Non-Smoking/No Pets

More Details

Maggie and Norm
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Maggie and Norm

We love hosting guests by offering them a wonderful vacation experience. Our goal is to make a beautiful home for you at the beach, to return to often.

Maggie and Norm purchased this condo in 2017

Why Maggie and Norm chose Amelia Island

There is nothing like the Plantation for the best vacation ever! Making the Plantation our vacation home was an easy decision, based on all the wonderful things to do in the area. When we saw this villa we knew we could turn it into something special and we think we have. We hope you thinks so too!

What makes this condo unique

A gated resort filled with amenities, recreation, and relaxation! Sandcastles Villas is located in the exclusive Amelia Island Plantation Resorts, with large live oak trees and Spanish moss, on the Atlantic Ocean, close to the Intracoastal Waterway. There are many public golf courses and resort golf courses, all within a couple of miles. Amelia Island is one of the best places to bike in Florida. There are bike trails in the Plantation and nearby that connects Amelia Island with Talbot Island, the island to the south of us.

Amelia Island is 13 miles long and between one and 2.5 miles wide on the northeastern corner of Florida. Fernandina Beach, is a delightful Victorian seaport village with art galleries, shopping and a great history museum, only about a 15 minute drive away from your beach villa. There is a Florida State Park on both the north and south ends of the island. The north one is Fort Clinch, which is a great historical spot and a fabulous natural environment. The southern one is a beach and fishing paradise. There are also so many great restaurants and shops on Amelia Island and inside the Plantation.

Jacksonville International Airport is about 30 minutes away, with taxi service between. The Fernandina Beach Airport is only a few mile from the Plantation, if you happen to have your own plane.


Amelia Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 925 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Do not take bed linens, bath towels or blankets to beach. Rinse off beach chairs and umbrella after use. Keep doors and windows closed when A/C is on.
  • Homeowners are not responsible for guest accidents, injuries or illness that occur while on the premises. Max 4 guests in unit.
  • Send us the names of your guests and the word OCEANFRONT in message to confirm you have read the house rules.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Additional vanity outside of water closet.
  • Ensuite with private water closet with vanity. Additional dressing room area with second large vanity and sink.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Size Sleeper in Living Room, Ensuite Bath in Bedroom.
  • Queen size bed with ocean views, sitting area, balcony, TV and desk area. Blackout curtains for sleeping in.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
A gated resort filled with amenities, recreation and relaxation! Amazing oceanfront views from every room. Sandcastles Villas is one of the most popular destinations in Amelia Island Plantation, located next to the Omni Hotel and right on the beach. You will find over 3 miles of ocean beaches, miles of bike and walking trails, fishing, boating and more nearby. Easy 10min walking distance to shops, dining and resort activities. The oceanfront pool and walkways to beach make for a easy relaxing vacation stay. Amelia Island is considered one of Florida's best places to bike. If you didn’t bring your own bike, rentals are available throughout the island and guided bicycle tours are offered at some locations. One of the trail options on the northern tip of Amelia Island is Fort Clinch State Park, offering six miles of exciting trails under magnificent tree canopies.


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Oceanfront Top Rated Resort - Panoramic Ocean Views - Amelia Island Plantation
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Perfect in every way! Beautiful accommodation, location and amenities.

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully decorated interior and great views of the beach and ocean. The owners have anticipated your every need and wish for a great vacation getaway. Everything was so clean and well stocked that the only thing you need to bring is your bathing suit! We have rented dozens of beach places over the years and this is definitely the best appointed unit we have ever stayed in...we will definitely return. Thank you Maggie and Norm!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for coming and your wonderful comments. It's nice to know that you were enjoying yourselves at our home. Hope you can come back again soon! With gratitude, Norm and Maggie
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Lovely oceanfront apartment

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Wentworths' place. Despite some windy/rainy weather to start the week we were always soothed by the great view, and the sound of the ocean down across the dune. Can't beat the short hop to the beach, and their place is in great condition and well taken care of. The balcony was not an issue for our 4-year-old. We also appreciated that Maggie & Norm were helpful and responsive. The beach is big and not crowded, at least it wasn't the week before Easter.

Will & Hyla

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

Maggie and Norm’s condo is just lovely. It is beautifully furnished and has every appointment you will need. They keep the unit spotlessly clean! It was delightful to sit on the balcony and watch the dolphins swim and the pelicans fish. The beach and pool are literally out the back door. The exterior property is very nicely maintained by a grounds crew. Amelia Island is very charming. The shops and restaurants in both the Plantation Village and historic town center are wonderful with lots of great dining choices.

We met Maggie and Norm as we arrived at the property, and they are warm and lovely and so helpful with suggestions about places to visit.

We will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amelia Visit

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our time in Amelia as we were able to meet up with some friends. The property was clean and organized. Although the weather was not great, we did notice you had the beach chairs, umbrella and towels available which was a special touch. We would definitely stay at your property again.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was so welcoming & immaculate!!!

  • 5 of 5

So very clean, great personal touches that went above & beyond - would definitely return for a longer stay!!! Absolutely loved it!!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review! Thanks too for being a great guests and for the nice note in our guest book. Hope you can come again in the future. All the best, Maggie and Norm
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Sandcastle's stay.

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay was just as advertised. Maggie actually went out of her way to give me advice on how to book a golf tee time which was very helpful. The only thing we could not figure out was how to fully open the doors for the TV in the living room.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Historic Fernandina
Don't miss downtown Fernandina Beach.
Fort Clinch State Park
This is the fort to see, even if you're not into forts. It was never used, so it's in perfec...
Just go here, it's fun and great people watching.
Brett's Waterway Cafe Incorporated
Don't bother. The gift shop in the front has some unique gift items.
Bar Zin
Arte Pizza
Oh yes.
Le Clos
Make a reservation or don't bother.
The Salty Pelican Bar & Grill
Go to the bar on second floor and enjoy the food and drinks with a great view.
Fernandina Harbor Marina
Go sailing or just sit a while.
Fantastic Fudge
Fernandina Beach Golf Club
T-Rays Burger Station
The best!
Fort Clinch State Park
The Golf Club at Amelia Island
Ciao Bistro
Amelia River Golf Club
Espana Restaurant of Amelia Island
Arte Pizza
Oh yes.
Pepper's Mexican Grill and Cantina
The Shops at Amelia Island Plantation Resort
Barbara Jean's Restaurant
Baxter's Bar & Grill
Great food and burgers.
Cafe Karibo
Amelia River Cruises & Charters
Cumberland Island National Seashore
Egan's Creek Greenway
Pablo's Mexican Grill & Cantina
The Amelia Island Trail
Marker 32
St. Johns River Ferry
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Espana Restaurant & Tapas
Windward Sailing School
Amelia Island Carriages
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.15 Miles
Walking distance. Falcons Nest or Omni Hotel
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Within a few miles.
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Walking distance.
Nearest Beach
On the beach.
Car: not necessary

Northeast Florida’s Amelia Island has placed among the Top 10 U.S. Islands in the 2017 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. Amelia Island finished in the #3 spot and was the only Florida island included in a list comprised of destinations such as Maui, Nantucket and Oahu in the 30th annual competition. Amelia Island continues to enchant visitors, resulting in an ever-growing list of accolades and recognitions. Readers have voted the island paradise into this elite group of global destinations eight of the last nine years. It’s a true testament to Amelia’s enduring appeal, and an invaluable endorsement from discerning travelers.

This 1/1 condo offers amazing oceanfront vistas from every room. Sandcastles Villas is one of the most popular destinations in Amelia Island Plantation since it is conveniently located to the beach, restaurants, and shops. You will find over 3 miles of ocean beaches, miles of bike and walking trails, fishing, boating and more nearby. Condo located next to the Omni Hotel and just a short walk to shops, dining and resort activities. The onsite Omni Plantation Spa is a great way to start your vacation.

Downtown in Fernandina Beach you will find the oldest seaport in the U.S. which has a rich heritage being under eight different flags. We love to stroll around downtown, especially at night among the lighted trees visiting the quaint shops and wonderful restaurants. Especially enjoyable are the horse and buggy tours of historic Fernandina. Additionally, there are jet skis, parasails, inland/offshore fishing charters and sailing charters available for hire. A short ferry ride can take you to beautiful Cumberland Island, a national seashore on the East Coast. Amelia Island is an award winning vacation spot. Some call it the "Best Kept Secret" making it the perfect place for making memories that last a lifetime.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.