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Pet Friendly, Oceanfront Downstairs Unit of Private Home, Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

This beautifully decorated unit is one of two units located in a private home in a residential area on the Atlantic Ocean at Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, Florida. These two units, on the first floor of this home, provide a quiet, restful atmosphere far from the noise and activity of hotel or condo vacations.

The owners occupy the second floor, are available for any assistance, but are completely unobtrusive. The second unit in this home is a one bedroom and can be viewed at VRBO 300510. Rented together, ten guests can be accommodated. Discounted rates are available for booking both units. Please e-mail or call if interested in both units.

Each unit has its own heating and cooling system, private entrance, exits, covered porches and decks.

This two bedroom unit has living room and master bedroom oversized sliding glass doors which open to a private deck and ocean views. The ocean is a short walk down the dune walkover. A hot and cold outdoor shower is also provided.

Both bedrooms have private baths. The master bath is equipped with a large shower and is accessible from both the master bedroom and the hallway. The second bedroom has a queen size bed and adjoining bath with Jacuzzi tub and full shower. This bathroom also includes the washer / dryer. A comfortable sofa in the living room is also a queen sleeper.

The kitchen has a pantry and spacious cabinets, new appliances, stove and oven, garbage disposal, refrigerator with icemaker, microwave and dishwasher. Other amenities include: Wi-Fi access, all cooking and eating utensils, all bed and bath linens, VHS / DVD player, cable TV, and central heat & air conditioning and all beach supplies.

Amelia Island is home to the quaint and charming Historic Fernandina village, a step back in time to the Victorian Age, located only five miles from the beach house. Nearby activities include unique downtown shopping in the Historic District, a multitude and variety of restaurants, wildlife viewing, hiking, biking, golf, tennis, miniature golf, fishing, river sailing on a three masted schooner, horseback riding on the beach, cinemas, museums, sailing, shelling, and two local theatre groups. If you prefer day trips, Cumberland Island National Park is available by ferry to hike and view the wild horses and other wildlife or to visit Greyfield Inn for a romantic evening at the Carnegie Mansion. You may also choose a day trip south to the oldest city in the nation, St. Augustine, Florida or north to historic Savannah, Georgia.

Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island, is located only 30 minutes north of Jacksonville, Florida. Enjoy its 13 miles of pristine beaches, wonderful river and ocean views and the quiet, peaceful solitude of this beachfront home.

Keywords: Oceanfront, two bedroom,two bath, pet friendly

More Details

Brenda Platt
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2017

About Brenda Platt

Jim and Brenda Platt - We are retired from long careers in telecommunications and have traveled extensively in the US and abroad. We've been many beautiful places but none are as beautiful as Amelia Island. The island still has the small town feel and people are friendly. Nature thrives on Amelia!

Brenda Platt purchased this house in 1989

Why Brenda Platt chose Florida North East

Amelia Island is a unspoiled barrier island with pristine beaches, thrilling wildlife and the most charming Victorian village in the South.

What makes this house unique

Quiet evenings with silver moonlit seas. Wonderful sunrises. Beach that is never crowded. Flocks of pelicans, waterbirds and dolphins. Our property is located in a residential area away from the commercial feel of condos and hotels.


Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Jacksonville, FL (JAX)
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Hammerhead, Sliders, The Surf
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Fernandina Community Golf Course
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
I 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Sliders, The Surf, Cedar River Seafood
Nearest Beach
Car: necessary

We are located in a quiet residential area. Leave the commercial traffic of hotels and condos behind. Relax at this beach house and enjoy the feel of personal ownership.


Amelia Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Parking for two vehicles only. Use two center places.
  • No loud parties. No underage drinking.
  • Dunes and wildlife are protected by Florida Law. No walking on dunes or disturbing wildlife, no picking sea oats. Please protect our environment.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • 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 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Front bath has large shower. Rear ensuite bath has oversized jetted tub and separate shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Queen sleeper in the living room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Beach umbrellas, beach towels, beach chairs, coolers, boogie boards, and children's toys provided. Horseshoe pits. Large enclosed outdoor hot and cold shower.


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Pet Friendly, Oceanfront Downstairs Unit of Private Home, Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.931818 based on 44 reviews

Really Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

Mr & Mrs. Platt- I didn't get to write in your guest book so I wanted to make sure I was able to leave a review. This was our first time using VRBO and renting a home for vacation and it went seamlessly! I will definitely do this again and hope that all owners are as conscientious as you both.

Our section of the rental was great! Both nice sized bedrooms and bathrooms, showers worked great, loved the outdoor shower, beds slept well, AC worked well, kitchen was well appointed, we cooked dinner a few times and that worked out great. It was great to not have to drive to the beach and search for parking spots, every morning we could go out and then every evening we could simply walk out to the water and up and down the shoreline. Was thankful for the beach towels and chairs that were provided, even the boogie boards which I wanted to use but never did. It felt like coming home every time we left to go into town or drive around. Wonderful to pretty much have the beach to yourself during the week.

This turned out to be everything I had hoped for and expected. Great to have laundry and dishwasher. We sat on the back porch several times. The best part, I actually got the rest I really needed without stress, which is the whole point of doing this. Thank you very much!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thanks for a Great Week!

  • 5 of 5

The only thing that would have made this a better experience was to stay 2 weeks instead of just 1. The week flew by much too quickly.

I have used VRBO to plan a number of vacations in many locations. This was by far the best experience we have ever had. Booking was simple, pricing was fair, and from the moment we parked in their driveway our vacation was beyond description.

The apartment was spacious and well appointed. The interior colors were a bit darker than I like but the place was very tastefully decorated and included anything and everything you needed.

The area was much nicer than I expected. I have been in the general area in the past to visit family which lives close by but must have missed how nice this area really is. We will be back!

Thanks to Brenda and Jim for letting us stay in their apartment.


  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to stay if you are looking for a relaxing vacation away from the crowds. I was amazed at how few people there were on the beach in this residential area. The unit was very clean and even though it is pet-friendly, there were no signs whatsoever that pets had ever stayed there. The swing and outdoor amenities were very nice. We grilled out almost every day on the gas grill. The unit is beautifully decorated with Brenda's artwork. The place is actually nicer than even the photos make it look because when you have the curtains and blinds open there's lots of natural light. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home was charming and clean.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the small town atmosphere of ameila island. Turtle Cay is a beautiful home with private access to the beach. We had everything we needed to enjoy the beach on our lovely beach side porch. Our fur baby loved going every where with us, very pet friendly area and beach. I especially enjoyed Brenda's paintings and art work. Very talented and gracious lady.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Another great get-away from these repeat guests!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks again for sharing your home! Our family enjoyed a fun and relaxing couple of days. Our little girls loved all of the art work and having their own bedroom! They also loved the well stocked cabinet of dvd's and the large jacuzzi bath tub :) It was quiet and clean and just right for a beach get-away! We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Another wonderful stay!

  • 4 of 5

We're never disappointed! After several visits we know what to expect and our 4-legged child, Carly knows immediately where she is upon arrival. The new beach umbrellas and beach chairs were enjoyed. Whether you're a beach bum, need rest and relaxation, or want to get out and see the sights, THIS is the place. Can't wait to plan another week in paradise!! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 11.0%

• 30 Days Prior to arrival date: 100% refund minus a $50.00 processing fee.
• 29 -15 Days Prior to arrival date: 50% refund
• 14- 0 Days Prior to arrival date: NO REFUND unless the property is re-booked for your canceled dates. Then 100% minus a $50 processing fee.
If, due to an act of God, or to unforeseen circumstances, the property becomes unavailable for rental to Guest, Owner's liability shall be limited to the refund of any deposits or other rental amounts previously paid.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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