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Gorgeous Oceanfront Home featured in Better Homes & Garden steps from the water

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Downstairs Enclosed Shower by Beach!(Sleeps 6)

This magical, private OCEANFRONT home is not only featured on the cover of both “Better Homes and Gardens Quick and Easy Decorating” and “Second Home” magazine it is THE CLOSEST house to the Atlantic Ocean on Amelia Island!!!

The home features three bedrooms and one extra-large spa-like bathroom with a private hot and cold shower downstairs. It's luxuriously appointed; every room has been professionally decorated and is complimented by being on the ocean at pristine Amelia Island and comfortably sleeps up to 6! Everything is provided from ironed linens, to beach towels, chairs, etc,.. Visit our home for a week and you may find yourself wanting to stay a month!!!

Beach House Amenities - In the locked closet under the house you will find many beach-like things such as: beach chairs, surf boards, a hammock and many more things. There is also a shower if you want to rinse off before entering the house or if you just want to cool off. Please lock before retiring for the evening and when you leave the house.

There is also a full laundry room to wash and dry your clothes as needed.

This lovely beach house not only soothes the soul, it is fully equipped for every need so enjoy your stay.

Amelia Island Amenities - Amelia Island is 'the' place to be. We are known as one of the top ten beaches in the world! We are a small island but we are full of lots to do. Not only do we have our share of five star restaurants, we have some of the best golf courses in the world.

Dining - Joe's Bistro, Los Clos, Brett's Waterway Cafe, PLAE, Barbara Jean's

Sites to See - Ft. Clinch, Cumberland Island (known for the wedding of JFK Jr.), 13 Miles of Beaches, Amelia Island Museum of History, Downtown Fernandina Beach

Recreation - Boating / Sailing, North Hampton Golf Course, Horseback riding on the beach, Golfing (3 of the area's 7 courses are public), Tennis, Shopping, Kayaking, Spas, Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, Charter a boat, World renowned fishing pier, Home of the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, The home of Pippi Longstocking,

Bike riding.

Anyone who visits the island is said to 'leave a little bit of themselves when they leave so they are always sure to return.'

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

Marlee Krohn
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Marlee Krohn

I grew up in Atlanta and have been visiting the island all my life! It is still as pristine as it was all those years ago! The memories are all wonderful and a lot of the island and the establishments are still here!!! My whole family visits again and again! We all can't get enough of our home and the island!!!

Marlee Krohn purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Marlee Krohn chose Florida North East

It spoke to us as soon as we walked in! It needed a lot of TLC but there is something wonderful and calming about this lovely home! Not to mention, that is SO VERY CLOSE to the ocean!!! Our home is 'one of a kind' and never disappoints!

What makes this cottage unique

The simplicity and the views and the possibilities made us fall in love with our home! We made all those dreams come true when we renovated our home roof to sand! We kept the integrity of our home; keeping the wood ceiling, walls and floors and bringing them back to their original beauty and added the modern conveniences. The views are magnificent everywhere in our home! The outside decks are breath taking! It's an incredible home and we love sharing it!!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"In our twelve years of visiting Amelia Island this is the most tastefully decorated, cleanest, and most comfortable beach home we've rented. The owners have extended great hospitality to us and made sure that every detail of our stay was covered, from all the home supplies to arrival gifts such as a wonderful breakfast basket. We would love to rent this home year after year."
Jul 2010
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Amelia Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Large bathroom And an enclosed/private shower steps from the Beach!!!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) 2 bedrooms with queen size pillow top beds, Twin or Single Beds (1) 1 bedroom with twin size pillow top beds
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • 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
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
WE do accept Credit Cards!!! If guests decide they don't want to go to a nearby spa, a massage/neuromuscular therapist can come to you! Please arrange with me in advance!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Gorgeous Oceanfront Home featured in Better Homes & Garden steps from the water
average rating of 4.967742 based on 32 reviews

Great Place to Stay!! The view is magnificent!

  • 5 of 5

It was Charming, Cozy and comfortable, with everything you need right there waiting for you. And RIGHT ON THE BEACH!. The Sunrises alone are worth the visit. I highly recommend this great house.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wayne, Maine

A hidden gem!

  • 5 of 5

We were thrilled with our accommodations at this cottage! The owner has made it SO comfortable and welcoming, more like a boutique hotel really. The decor is relaxing and "beachy" (our descriptive word for it), a large, well stocked bathroom with plenty of towels and essentials, beach towels, fresh bed linens in the well decorated, cozy bedrooms, and a well appointed kitchen! It was great to have coffee each morning from the deck right on the beach, dolphin watching, shell hunting. Very private. Our girls group spent much of our time, when we weren't exploring the gorgeous beach and lovely town of Fernandina Beach, reading, talking, and playing games on the sun porch filled with light from the wall of windows directly facing the beach and ocean. The weather although very sunny, was windy and chilly during some of our stay. The one and ONLY suggestion we had: the sun porch would benefit from a window upgrade so the view is clear. The interior panes in the current windows are quite foggy. Nevertheless, it was cozy and inviting! This cottage is in a pristine area of Fernandina Beach where life is quiet, making it a great getaway for a family, friends, girls getaway, and couples. Thank you Marlee! We enjoyed every moment, and WILL be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we wanted and more!

  • 5 of 5

From beginning to end our experience in renting and staying at this beautiful beach house was nothing short of perfection. Marlee, the owner, is surely one of the kindest, friendliest, most accommodating people I've ever had the pleasure of interacting with. The beach house itself far exceeded our expectations. We spent quite a bit of time admiring the decor and charming little details embedded around the home. As a neat-freak, I was thrilled to find the home extremely clean and without a hint of mustiness or mildew -- a thing very difficult to achieve in a humid locale! Marlee thought of everything, for guests enjoyment there are books, board games, beach chairs, towels, and small toiletries available. We have nothing negative to add to this review and do whole-heartedly recommend this sweet beach house to everyone!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint, comfortable, and beautiful home for a weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home right on the water with so many cute details. Would stay here again in a heartbeat! Thank you, Marlee and family, for sharing your incredible home with us!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cleveland, GA, USA

"Castle in the Sand" is properly restored. Under the restoration lies character and calming beauty.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed six days on Fernandina Beach in November. The property owner made sure we were treated as houseguests. We think the "Castle in the Sand" is a treasure in the sand with its eye on the ocean. Thank you, Marlee, for sharing your home. Dale and Sue

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You'll never want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I booked 5 nights in late October wanting a relaxing vacation and this stylish oceanfront cottage exceeded our expectations. The location is perfect and the home is extremely clean and well appointed. It could not have been any better. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
JAX Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Palace Salon
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Mayport Ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Fernandina Golf
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Surf
Nearest Beach
Front Yard!
Car: recommended



Rates & Availability

Amelia Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter except for holidays
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Dec 27 2017 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning fee $125
Tax Rate 11.0%

All holidays are the $397 nightly rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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