Quaint Amelia Island Cottage Near Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach
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- Minimum stay:30 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Our Amelia Island cottage was constructed more than 100 years ago. Modernization has not diminished it"s charm. Perched on a corner lot in the middle of a welcoming neighborhood, our much loved cottage offers a fenced yard, hot water outdoor shower, front 'visiting porch' with rockers and a secluded back deck offering privacy for introspective calm (or an opportunity to turn on the party lights and giggle).
Inside is cozy and comfortable and easy to simply "Be".
* 12 foot ceilings
* huge soaking bathtub
* vintage decor mixed with island antiques
* shelves of books, games and puzzles complete with a story time or daydreaming nook with western light.
* completely furnished kitchen with shrimp pot and plenty of chef's accessories
* split bedrooms which offer privacy and quiet
* efficient ceiling fans in every room
* a small fireplace for the cooler months.
Carriage horses pass the cottage daily on their way to and from work. Each horse has his own distinctive personality and if you Hurry! you might get to put a peppermint or carrot into Boomer's big soft muzzle on his way Home from town. ( On his way to work, Cindy prefers that he not stop.)
** Want to plan a Group Getaway?
Friend Gayla's wonderful Coquina Cottage
(VRBO # 296523) is directly across the street.
Wendy also has a neighboring cottage
(VRBO # 507833)
Book 2 or 3 historic houses all within sight of one another!
Keywords: private home, cottage, monthly, near downtown Fernandina Beach, one block from the official Fernandina Beach Historic District
Member since: 2010
- 1000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Biking or walking the lovely 4 blocks to town from the cottage is a treat in and of itself. Many of the homes on the way date from the late 1800s. Sunrise on the Beach. Sunsets at the marina. Buy Today's Catch from the marina seafood market. Primo dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner all within the easy walking...many menus are in the cottage to preview. Our neighborhood is long established and very welcoming. An afternoon beneath the fans on our front porch will bring you opportunities to chat with others. If privacy is desired, the big rattan chair and a book on the back deck will be your pick. The Amelia Island Museum is just around the corner. There are also 3 well established and very popular Community Theatre groups in town. Sell Outs are common, so don't delay getting tickets. The island has very active groups who track and mark the turtle nests, assist with protecting our ancient ltrees -beach cleanliness, wildlife and animal welfare and access to community Greenway Space...moreless
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Seating for 6 people
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My Standard Rate
30 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $125
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Tax Rate 11%
I have a 2 page lease form, a pet addendum and rate explanation sheet downloaded here on the VRBO site. Please note that a required tax of 11% is added to my rate. 7% for Fla and 4% for Nassau county.
I am happy to answer phone, e-mail or text requests as well if something seems unclear.
Specific Cottage Information?-- available at the Cottage on the big magnetic "News Board".
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Sailing and Fishing Charters available daily including Cumberland Island Tours - Cottage is 4 beautiful Blocks to Downtown and the Island Marina ( sunsets! ) - 2 blocks to the Amelia Island Museum and Community Theatre - bikes in shed and miles of off road Greenway to explore. Our neighborhood is full of historic classic homes and B & B's built in the 1800's. Huge oak and pecan trees planted more than a hundred years ago line the streets.
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: I fell in love with Amelia Island's 'old Florida' feel and ambiance many years ago. So many of our friends and family have enjoyed their yearly 'island breaks' here. The large painting in the front bedroom is from John; the stained glass window in the back hallway was made by Lisa; special framed drawings by Oman and by Lee and by Summer and various seashell and sharks teeth collections are scattered about. Our friends, family and neighbors have married here, celebrated yearly anniversary dates, planted special native plantings and added much to the cottage in so many many ways. Our VRBO renters often return yearly as well and become somewhat like family. It is....magical. You just have to Go to Know.
Why the Owner Chose Fernandina Beach, FL, USA:
I inherited this sweet cottage from a dear friend who lived on and loved Amelia Island for many years. She was a passionate and strong advocate for much of the Greenway Development as well as a champion for shelter animals, wildlife and native species habitat protection. Her name is Susan Laird. There is a billboard constructed in her honor near the coastal access to Eagan's Creek Greenway. Susan taught me how to Love an Island.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The Saturday morning Farmer's Market is a Must...as are daily visits to the absolute BEST Dog Park ever. The Amelia Island Museum of History is around the corner with it's wealth of interesting island artifacts (and just plain facts). Pajama Dave's boat trip from the marina over to Cumberland Island is always a treat. Amazingly, there are three well established Community Theatre Groups on this little island as well. Side streets are filled with art galleries, locally owned restaurants, book shops, bakeries and antique dealers. Any style of 'loafering' you like is available. Miles of beaches line the island...some are provided with public services like restrooms and restaurants while other sandy stretches are quite isolated and wild. Vehicle travel is allowed on some. Main Beach is just across the island from our cottage, about one and a half miles (with a bike lane available). My favorite bit of shoreline is the northern end bordering Fort Clinch (pssst...that is where the most shark's teeth are to be found.) The island has an active wildlife preservation group and there are many activities sponsored both on the island as well as at nearby state parks. Sea turtles nest here and those who had need of rehabilitation are released here from the Georgia Turtle Rescue group. We all line up and watch as their handlers place them gently back into the ocean. Right whales use the waters off the island for calving during the spring months. Keep an eye peeled as 2 of my friends have seen them breech quite close in to shore. Sunsets at the marina are a stroll away. We have peeked in on fancy sailing ships from all around the world there. The same marina houses an excellent fresh fish shop--buy fresh local catch just off the boat. T Ray's gas station on 8th St has once again won a national award for it's fare. T Ray now just has the restaurant (breakfast and lunch only) as he shut down the working gas pumps 2 years ago.
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Perched right on the corner of 6th and Elm St.
Front bedroom with full (comfy!) bed. French doors lead out to a covered porch.
Quiet Back Bedroom with queen organic mattress. Some never leave this room!
Always something blooming on this beautiful island.
The Amelia Island Dog Park is where Dalton 'hooks up' with his friends...and where I have made some wonderful friends myself. The Humane Society operates this park so it is staffed, clean, has both Big and Small dog areas. The best Dog Park in the World!
She's still in her favorite chair. :-)
Hot/Cold Private Outdoor Shower - after beach and spray arm detaches for the pup
Our First Aid supplies include this often over-looked medical aide necessity.
This beauty was discovered in the front yard during a planting spree.
OK OK OK This is my smile the minute I cross the bridge to our Island.
My neighbors! They are always ready to play and joke. (like this..for Harry 😅)
Living Room has Fold-out queen size sofa bed. Close door and curtains 4 privacy
Another back bedroom view
Our back deck is partly covered and the fan will worry away the mosquitoes...
Reading Nook w/ western sun. Copies of Sun magazine and a big variety of books
Living Room with smart TV and working f/p. Bring on Winter!
Kitchen area - good memories around this old table.
Your marina strolls will surprise you. This beauty had teak decks and staff.
Welcome! Did you know that Right Whales inhabit our waters in the spring? You may see one breach during your morning beach walk
hee hee Well? It's True when we are there!
Island's local newspaper arrives twice a week to inform you of island events.
Night walk on the Beach
OK OK Yet another funny left at the cottage by my girlfriends.
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016
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