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Sun-Lit, “Tree-Tops” Condo in Convenient Location Near Beach & Omni Hotel

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,220 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms (one with king bed; other with two double beds), 2 Baths

Sun-Lit, “Tree-Tops” Condo in Convenient Location Near Beach

Welcome to our lovely and ideally situated 2- bedroom, 2-bath sunny and bright condo, continually updated since our purchase in 2011. The combination of tasteful décor, ample amenities, and location within a 3-minute walk of the beach, conference center, and shops and restaurants can't be equaled for a place to stay in our price range (see map and satellite view; on the satellite view, it is the first grey-white image in the midst of trees on the west side of Beach Wood Road just north of the Omni Hotel and Conference Center. The tree-scape is so lush that you can't even make out the parking area in front of our building).

This top-level, corner unit of our beautifully landscaped, four-story building has many advantages. It is bright and sunlit at all hours of the day because of its top-floor location and extra windows. The private balcony affords views of century-old oaks harboring a variety of wildlife during the day (we saw a pileated woodpecker on our first tour of the building) and a panoramic vista of stars along with refreshing breezes at night.

If you happen to be attending a conference or are otherwise considering renting through the Omni Hotel, that alternative would be much more expensive (often more than twice as expensive) and, with a 2-bedroom unit like ours with kitchens, etc. (some units like ours rent through Omni), would probably be much less conveniently located and without the tasteful decorating and extra living room and bedroom windows that our unit offers. Note that two-thirds of these units only have one window in each room, while ours has two in all three - living room and the two bedrooms. Also, unless you're in or very near our building, you'll have to depend on Omni van transportation to get to the conference center, hotel, and restaurants and, perhaps also, the beach, whereas we are just a 2-3 minute walk to each.

Our quiet condo has plenty of seating in the airy living room, an attractive and fully equipped kitchen, a dining area for six to sit comfortably and a sideboard for entertaining, a king-sized bed in the newly decorated master bedroom, two double beds in the guest room (with two windows on separate walls in each bedroom), an additional roll-away bed if necessary, and two newly updated bathrooms. The utility room offers a full-sized washer and dryer.

We have beach chairs and an umbrella and also two nice 21 speed Schwinn bikes with hybrid 28" tires hanging in our utility room that we can make available to enjoy the extensive area bike trails at a rental rate that is less than the cost you will pay elsewhere.

To stay connected while on vacation, high speed wireless internet, cable for the three flat-screened TVs, and phones to make free local and long distance calls are provided.

We furnish a wealth of information on things to do and places to see in this lovely corner of the world – the many unique parks and nature trails; historic sites; options for walking and hiking, bird watching, swimming, golfing, biking, kayaking, and fishing, and tennis; restaurant, shopping, and fish market recommendations; and special events.

Make our home your home. You won’t find a quieter, more tasteful, comfortable, conveniently located, and reasonably priced spot from which to enjoy the unique beauty and attractions of this top-notch resort and the surrounding region.

Keywords: Tasteful, Convenient, Quiet Condo; Near Beach

More Details

Property Manager
David & Sue Barkhausen
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About David & Sue Barkhausen

By professions, we are a learning disabilities teacher in the lower grades and a lawyer/financial advisor/public official. We live near Lake Michigan in the northern Chicago suburbs and love being close to the water here, as we do at home. We are outdoor enthusiasts with two sons with whom we’ve enjoyed a variety of activities over the years. Here, we love the miles of beach and the variety of nearby parks and trails on and near the water. We can provide details. Sue & David Barkhausen

David & Sue Barkhausen purchased this condo in 2011

Why David & Sue Barkhausen chose Amelia Island

Our first two visits to the Plantation about twenty years ago were for conferences, and we returned on vacation three times later before investing as owners here in 2011. We love the combination of the southeastern Atlantic low country and Florida, but with the benefit of changing seasons and absence of traffic and tourists of many other parts of Florida. For those from other parts of the country, access through the Jacksonville airport (only 35 minutes away) compares favorably with a place like Hilton Head (and its somewhat warmer than the SC resorts in the winter and early spring).

See below as to how our unit compares favorably with similar properties, including those of its kind, whether you are vacationing, attending a conference, or combining pleasure and business with spouse and family.

What makes this condo unique

Our building is no more than a 3-minute walk across the street to the beach and equally close to the conference center and shops and restaurants on the Plantation (check out the satellite view on the map). Our building is the closest of the three buildings of its kind to the conference center and restaurants and shops, considerably closer than the other two. And yet it is TOTALLY quiet and surrounded by trees and tasteful landscaping that you won't find in the most exclusive resorts (with bird life to go with it - e.g. pileated woodpeckers frequently seen from our parking lot in front of the building).

Our top floor, corner unit with extra sunlight also has special appeal. Note that only one-third of the units in the three buildings like ours (the end units) have two windows in the living room, the master bedroom, and the second bedroom, which, on our top floor above the tree canopy especially, also provide extra light. The other units only have one window in each of these rooms. For these reasons, plus the especially nice furnishings and tasteful decorating (which is somewhat evident from the pictures which do not do it full justice), our unit may not be the least expensive of its kind, but it is still a bargain, and generally offers a HUGE savings over staying at the hotel or renting a similar (and likely inferior - darker; not as nicely decorated; less conveniently located) unit of the same kind through Omni. There is access to two pools in back of our, and adjacent, buildings as well as to one across the street, just above the beach and ocean.

We also have two nice 21-speed Schwinn his and her bikes with 28" hybrid tires in our utility room that we can make available for a cost that is considerably less than local rentals so you can enjoy the extensive local bike trails on the island.


Amelia Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1220 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , rollaway bed is also available
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Sun-lit patio with tree-tops view, new balcony furniture, 2 double-beds in second bedroom, new decor and furnishings in master bedroom, updated bathrooms with high-grade tiling and fixtures, detailed descriptions of places to go and things to see and do.


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average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews

Wonderful and Exactly as Described

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful condo. We stayed a week and I could not have asked for anything better. This was our first trip to Amelia Island. The location of this condo was perfect. Close to everything and the grounds are absolutely beautiful! It was a short walk to the beach and the pool was also close by. It was so quiet and peaceful all week. Frequently we were the only ones at the pool. The condo was clean. The beds and furniture were comfortable and in good condition. A true home away from home. We were extremely pleased with everything. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words, Robin. We're very glad you enjoyed our place so much and your stay at the Plantation.
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Location, Location, Location!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your property!I The condo was in a great location - close to pool, beach, shopping and restaurants. The condo was exactly as described. We enjoyed the comfortable and quiet retreat. I highly recommend staying here. You will not be disappointed. I hope to visit again soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your nice comments, Kathi. So glad you enjoyed your stay and liked our place. David & Sue Barkhausen
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is an awesome apartment in an unmatched location. The value for dollars spent is superb.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your kind comments. We're glad you appreciated the accommodations, location, and price.
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The resort and beach are beautiful. The unit is spacious and comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

Missing a star for the guest bedroom mattresses and headboards and not much of a view from the balcony. There were many cooking utensils and cookware. I loved the trees on the property and how close the pool was.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your mostly positive comments. The mattresses and headboards date from when this condo was rented through the hotel, which required high-quality furnishings throughout. The decorating, we believe, is more tasteful than that of any comparable condo we've seen. Most all of these condos have balcony views obscured by trees. The advantage in our case is that we're above the tree tops and therefore have light through all our windows that isn't available on lower floors.
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Alma, Ga

Great Place to stay as always.....

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in this unit several times. This unit now has become like a second home to my family. Inside the Plantation helps us with a sense of security since our girls are now 17 and 12. Everything we need is nearby. Shops, restaurants, miniature golf, fishing, beach, etc...Would highly recommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lawrenceville, Georgia

Beautiful and quiet

  • 5 of 5

I rented this unit when I came for a medical conference and brought my family as well for a vacation. This unit is perfect for both occasions. For the conference, it is a 2 minute walk to the conference center, and the unit has high speed wireless internet, which was perfect for any work I needed to complete. It is about a 5 minute walk to the beach and there is a large pool on the complex that is about a 2 minute walk away. The unit is fully stocked with all the kitchen supplies you could need, as well as board games that I played with my 4 year old when we had a rainy day. The mattresses are super comfortable, and all of the furniture is well kept. Highly recommend this unit and, if I return to the Island, I will stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your very detailed and positive review. Glad you liked our place as much as we do. David & Sue Barkhausen
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Jacksonville Internation Airport
Car: recommended

Beautiful state parks and natural areas within 10 minutes, shopping and dining options and harbor-side fish market in historic downtown Fernandina Beach on the island.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150
damage protection fee $70

The $70 damage protection fee pays for insurance and is not refundable.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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