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1930's Beach Cottage -- Near Main Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

The newly remodeled beach cottage is still “rustic”; it is basically the same as when my father built it with the addition of a few modern conviences. Its charm is the view from the front porch. If you are looking for luxury or spacious accommodations, it is not for you. It has a living area with cable TV. A dining table that seats four is located in the living area, with seating for two more at the kitchen counter. The kitchen is small but functional with dishwasher & microwave. The back bedroom has two twin beds. The bathroom separates the bedrooms, and like the kitchen it is small but functional. The front bedroom has a queen bed and TV. It has central air, with new ductwork in 2015. There is a washer and dryer in the garage. Parking for up to three cars is available at the side of the house, the garage is not available for parking..

Keywords: Rustic, main beach, beach, pet friendly, ocean front, beach front

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

About The Owner

This property was purchased by my father in the 20's. He built the 3rd house on the beach, previously the property had been federal 'lighthouse reservation'. The cottage was built in the 30's. Renovated in 2015.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1920

Why The Owner chose Florida North East

Family home, I was raised here.

Fernandina Resort Dwelling Permit #3498

Fernandina Business Tax Receipt License #5118

Florida Division of Hotels License TAP5500974

What makes this cottage unique

The view from the porch at sunrise and in the evening, watching the shrimp boats add to the charm of this rustic cottage.


Arte Pizza
"Great wood fired thin crust pizza. The shrimp casino, with fresh local shrimp is a must. Be ..."
Brett's Waterway Cafe Incorporated
"Top notch local seafood. Pet friendly patio, with great view of intercoastal waterway. Gre..."
Fort Clinch State Park
"A part of the park system since 1935, Fort Clinch is one of the most well-preserved 19th cen..."
Happy Tomato Cafe
"Pet friendly place for lunch when downtown. Be sure and try the Bar-B-Que."
Atlantic Seafood Market
"Fresh seafood market."
Publix Super Market at Island Walk Shopping Center
"Place to go for fresh bread, bakery goods and best fried chicken on island."
Nearest Airport
27.3 Miles
Jacksonville International Airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Sandy Bottoms
Nearest Ferry
21.7 Miles
Mayport Ferry Hwy A1A
Nearest Golf
4.1 Miles
Fernandina Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
38.1 Miles
Amtrak Jacksonville
Nearest Motorway
15.7 Miles
I-95 Exit 373
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Sandy Bottoms
Nearest Beach
Main Beach, Fernandina Beach, FL
Car: recommended


Amelia Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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1930's Beach Cottage -- Near Main Beach
average rating of 4.92 based on 50 reviews

Wonderful, keeps us coming back year after year. Jim, the owner is wonderful.

  • 5 of 5

Great as always! A magical place.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location & view of ocean

  • 5 of 5

There is a wonderful view of the ocean from the front porch. There are lots,of,restaurants nearby in downtown Fernandina. The cottage is comfortable and well furnished.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Mill, SC

Perfect little cottage

  • 5 of 5

Great location to beach and other activities! Prefect space for my family. Loved loved the front porch!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tremendously relaxing and convenient to all the Amelia/Fernandina restaurants and attractions.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage offers comfortable accommodations. The porch with great view of the beach and ocean is a great place to relax and enjoy the sound of waves. In addition to a wide range of restaurants to enjoy, we love the nearby dog park which we visited every day.

As a golfer, there is a good variety of challenging courses to play.

Jim is a very concerned and responsive owner. This was our third visit and we definitely will return...very positive experience!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our stay at the beach

  • 5 of 5

James is a great host and will help any way possible. Our stay was a month and we found the cabin to be very comfortable with some of the best ocean views. The front porch faces the ocean and is a great place to hang out

after a day at the beach. This was our 2nd year here and will not be our last.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint Beach Shanty by the Sea

  • 5 of 5

We loved this beach cottage. Perfect for two people and great view of the ocean, just steps from the beach! We had to leave early due to hurricane Matthew and Mr Miller was happy to return our unused portion of our stay. This is a very nice home for the money and you'll love it!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry Mathew cut you stay short. We had no damage other than the "no parking" sign that was down when you left. Hope to see you in the future.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $100

Rental Week is Saturday 3:00 PM to Saturday 12:00 Noon. Only last minute exception to weekly policy.
Reservation deposit becomes security deposit on check in.
$50.00 Refundable pet deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.