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The Mermaid Den, premium location, 3BR/2BA affordable condo with pool

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,019 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 28 nights


About the property

3BR/2BA affordable condo, sleeps six, pool, close to beach & downtown

The Mermaid Den is a second story condo unit in Fernandina Beach which can accommodate six guests. It has three bedrooms (king, queen, & bunk), two bathrooms, den/dining combo, fully equipped kitchen, washer & dryer and a large balcony. It's clean, comfortable, cheerful, and charming. Its beachy decor features original art. It has everything you need to have a wonderful vacation except a personal staff of employees. Amenities include Wifi, a TV in the den and master bedroom (basic cable only), a small movie library, a supply of board games, and a rotating paperback library. It is surrounded by lush green grass and shaded by large, twisting oak trees dripping in Spanish Moss. It is tucked into private and quiet surroundings, yet close to everything you want to do. There's little that's more than a walk or bike ride away. You can enjoy the pool or tennis courts at your leisure. There is also greenspace with grills as well as a shaded playground for the tikes. The unit has an assigned parking space for one car, but there are visitor parking spaces as well. Further, this desirable neighborhood is the only one in its area which offers short term condo rentals. Otherwise, the options are hotels or condos requiring a long walk/short drive to the beach.

Although The Mermaid Den is not located beachfront, just make a 200 yard walk across the road and your toes will be in the sand. Locals and visitors alike take excellent care of the beaches to preserve them and protect their indigenous natural wild and plant life.

Amelia Island features a wide array of tourist attractions such as uncrowded beaches, historic buildings, fine restaurants, boutiques, galleries, and many diverse recreational activities such as top rated golf courses, tennis, beachcombing, sailing, jet skiing, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, miniature golf, volleyball, horseback riding, surfing, biking, and more. History buffs will appreciate Fort Clinch and downtown, or perhaps choose a day trip to Cumberland Island or St. Augustine.

The streets of downtown Fernandina are filled with art, crafts, antiques, live music, children's activities and lots of delicious local seafood. It is also home to the Pirate Society. A 50 block area of Downtown Fernandina Beach is listed on the National Register of Historic Places because of its amazing preservation of late Victorian architecture with its many mansions and cottages.

Come and enjoy our little corner of paradise on Amelia Island, easily reached by car or plane. Amelia Island airstrip or the Jacksonville airport is just minutes away. Interstate 95 is only 15 minutes away. Spectacular sunrises, beautiful beaches, and plenty to do are why everyone returns to this pristine location.

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More Details

Stacey Jackson
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Stacey Jackson

High school art teacher.

Stacey Jackson purchased this condo in 2006

Why Stacey Jackson chose Florida North East

Looooove its location to the beach and amenities.

What makes this condo unique

Centrally located: walking or bicycle distance from all the good spots. Comfy and charming. Filled with original art which makes any place better. Fully stocked with necessities. Large balcony. Beautiful pool. And the trees! The giant, beautiful, old, twisted trees mixed with the sound of the waves and the smell of the sea are the best combination possible!


Amelia Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1019 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Unruly activity/noise may result in forfeiting your deposit.
  • Coolers, rafts, boards, etc. may NOT be stored on balcony or breezeway and must be brought inside or left in vehicle.
  • Be mindful that many neighbors are permanent residents with work and school schedules to keep.
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
One block from the beach, having to cross road. Cannot see beach from condo.


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(52 traveler reviews)

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The Mermaid Den, premium location, 3BR/2BA affordable condo with pool
average rating of 4.5576925 based on 52 reviews

Great stay! Short walk to the beach , nice clean place !

  • 5 of 5

Great experience . First time in Amelia island and loved it! No issues with the room at all!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property was well kept. Good location and close to the beach!! We would stay here again

  • 4 of 5

Very well kept and clean property. Enjoyed the pool and the beach. When we first arrived there was a broken step that went up to our condo but it was fixed very quickly.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just a short walk to a very uncrowded portion of the beach.

  • 4 of 5

Newly renovated sections of the kitchen provided a nice environment. Beds were very comfortable and the owner was extremely responsive to communication. Condo village was very quiet and surrounded by friendly faces.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great week on the island

  • 4 of 5

It was a great place in a nice part of the island. Low key and an uncrowded beach nearby. My kids and I had a great time. The owner was very helpful especially when we had a question.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A week at the Beach

  • 4 of 5

This is our second time staying at this condo, and we love it there. My husband and I take our daughter and three grandchildren every year. We love the pool and tennis courts and how shaded the condos are! And there is a little playground also. It is a short walk to the beach which is nice. The owner is very easy to contact and is very accommodating. Fernandina Beach is our most favorite beach; not crowded or commercialized, and the downtown area is awesome! The Sceals

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean, nicely furnished but severely misrepresented

  • 3 of 5

Condo is not within walking distance to Sliders or the beach. Yes, there are tv's in every room but only 1 worked and with the most basic cable.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your input. My description states the beach is a 200 yard walk with one road to cross, but I should add the exact distance to Sliders as everyone may not consider those walking distances as I do. I was unaware of two bedrooom's tv's not working (broken tv's are not an amenity, after all). I will address those immediately.
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Historic Fernandina
Fort Clinch State Park
Cafe Karibo
Brett's Waterway Cafe Incorporated
Great Harvest Bread Company -- CLOSED
29 South Eats
"My very favorite restaurant! Chef's garden in back!"
Espana Restaurant & Tapas
Pablo's Mexican Grill & Cantina
Arte Pizza
"The best mac and cheese in town!"
The Green Turtle Tavern
Fancy Sushi
La Mancha
Parkway Grille Incorporated
The Salty Pelican Bar & Grill
"Overlooking the marina. Great food. "


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning fee $85
Tax Rate 11.0%

Peak season rentals are Saturday through Saturday only. Please read the rental agreement carefully regarding cancellations, refundable deposit, and all other pertinent information regarding your rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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