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Casa Amelia II-- Our beautifully redone, quiet beach hideaway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Our Casa Amelia mirrors the beauty of spectacular Amelia Island, quiet, elegant, relaxing with miles and miles of world class beaches. We're only a few short minutes walk to the beach without the noise, commotion and high prices of beach front living. Casa Amelia is the perfect combination of virtual isolation while part of a lovely complex well-endowed with amenities and majestic, moss-laden life oak trees. Our beach access entrance has no parking space, virtually assuring that your own stretch of beach will be less crowded, even on holiday week-ends. Sometimes, it can literally be your private beach. .

We would love to welcome you to our hideaway. We bought Casa Amelia II in November 2011 and have been lovingly transforming it into our own little haven. Be among the first to stay there. Casa Ameila is a two story townhouse, the largest floor plan in the complex, 1500+ square feet with decks. But it is also PERFECT for folks who prefer no stairs. We are in the back, hidden from view, and from traffic, and noise, and commotion, and trash pickup and bikeriders, etc. . The boardwalk to our door from the parking is flat: only two small, separated steps and you are in the house. The large master bedroom with cathedral ceiling and completely redone, divided bath and walk in closet are on the ground floor, as are the almost 300 sq foot deck, dining area and sparkling kitchen. No need to climb the carpeted stairs, where the kids, etc. will enjoy two other cathedral ceilinged, carpeted bedrooms, a full bath and a walk in closet. Our huge deck shares, with only our one neighbor, the unique advantage of steps down to our own grassy back yard, isolated from the rest of the complex. Treed view, quiet, no traffic, perfect for kids to frolick and play, undisturbed. Ideal to relax in the sun, in private. The perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of beach life. A quiet, alluring oasis.

Our Casa Amelia has a brand new kitchen, with lots of high end cabinets and granite counter tops. Since Casa Amelia will serve as our home away, the kitchen is fully and fancily equipped. The new bamboo floors are soft under the feet, yet, like hard tile, easy to care for. The new bathroom sports a nonslip tile floor and a fabulous new vanity complex, also with a granite counter. Fresh paint, new recessed lighting and upscale furniture complete the picture. We are confident you will love our home.

Casa Amelia II is ready for the beach, with beach cart and all that's needed to fill it up. A rolling cooler adds to the convenience. We have beach chairs, beach umbrellas, lots of beach towels, toys, even older tennis rackets to try out the courts. Be sure to bring the leash for your dog to walk along the beach and cruise the treed lined complex. Be sure you always pick up after him, as well.

Fernandina Beach is a splendid little town of early Spanish origin (second oldest after St Augustine) and massive Victorian revival. The first Florida railroad (Fernandina Beach to Cedar Key on the Florida west coast) and the natural deep water harbor made Fernandia Beach a Victorian boom town. The oldest still active Florida inn and Florida saloon still grace the resort-like town. Wonderful Victorian houses add elegance and charm. As the father of modern shrimp fishing, Fernandina Beach still sports shrimp trawelers and the best fresh shrimp in the world. Enjoy Fort Clinch, our civil war fort and nature complex, with its history re-enactors, its hidden beaches and miles and miles of bike and hiking paths. Go kayaking on our many streams and inlets. Visit the nature sanctuaries. And the bustling city of Jacsonville is only 45 minutes away; only 30 minutes to our user-friendly international airport. . For golfers, the opportunities are endless. Visit our Rizt Carlton for a night of lounge dancing or sipping by the bonfire. Our restaurants, some within wakling distance, are exceptional. Many people make Amelia Island their permanent vacation destination and ultimate retirement dream. Maybe you will too.

Our Fernandina Beach vacation rental permit number is 3520, which authorizes short term rentals of one week or more.

More Details

Owner
Geraldeen or George Chester
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Geraldeen or George Chester

My husband and I are retired Foreign Service Officers, who lived and worked in US Embassies/Consulates in South Africe, Germany, Panama, Belgium and Guatemala, as well as 10 years in Washington DC. We have a cruising catamaran sailboat docked at our home in Yulee Florida, just about 5 miles from our Casa Amelia. We chose the Amelia Island area for our retirment for its tranquililty, beauty, wonderful water recreation, and small, vibrant town with involved people who keep it jumping. It is a magnificant place to visit, vacation, and, of course, to live. Our townhome reflects some of our travels and souvenirs, with African and Guatemalan art, etc. It is more 'us' than a decorator-designed interior.

Geraldeen or George Chester purchased this townhome in 2011

Why Geraldeen or George Chester chose Florida North East

We have lived in the area for 10 years, in the large, river front home we built. It is now too large, and on the market. Our plan in buying this wonderful townhouse is to make it our permanent, part time home once our house sells. We also have a small house in Antigua Guatemala (the original Casa Amelia), vrbo property VRBO# 248999 if interested in a truly exotic vacation experience. We will spend more time there as well. And travel is our avocation.

What makes this townhome unique

This townhouse is a great combination of beach cottage and quiet private preserve. The easy, flat access, downstairs master suite, and hidden away, virtually private yard and all treed views were the reasons that we jumped on the opportunity to own this home. It is a quiet, restful, tucked away place in a delightfully treed complex with outstanding amenities. The complex had a multi-million dollar refurbishing on the outside about two years ago, and shines, wonderfully maintained and gardened. Everything is ship shape and attractive. You will be surprised at how pristine it is; we were.

Amenities

Amelia Island Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) Wonderful, large master with king sized bed and temprapetic covering for mattress. extra sheets and pollows. Opens to large deck and down to yard., Queen size Beds (1) Queen in second, upstairs bedroom, carpeting, two bright windows (on two sides). Sunny and cozy. New curtains match bedspread, and go over blinds to keep out light., Twin or Single Beds (1) Twin beds in third bedroom, fancy, fanciful. also has closet. Shares upstairs bath., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Comfortable sleep sofa in the living room. Access to master bath without entering bedroom. Works great.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Casa Amelia II-- Our beautifully redone, quiet beach hideaway
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews
Toronto, Canada
4

Great Family Getaway

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 4 (kids aged 11 & 13) were very comfortable at this cozy, yet spacious condo. The home was perfectly located for beach access and other amenities such as the pool and tennis courts. We were warmly welcomed by Gerri upon arrival and she keeps a great library of activities and places to visit on hand at the condo. We also made use of the well-stocked closet with beach accessories and tennis rackets.

We highly recommend a visit to Fort Clinch and a meal at Peppers Mexican restaurant in town.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Burlington.On
5

perfect beach hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Casa Amelia is perfect for so many reasons. It is in a lovely treed quiet yet very convenient location . The villa has everything you could need - a great fully equipped kitchen, comfortable beds,private large deck, beach equipment, large screen TV. George and Gerri are delightful owners who aim to please. Fernandina Beach has many excellent restaurants, lots of variety in shopping, and activities to suit the young and not so young.

The beach is the most beautiful sandy beach - you can walk for miles. We look forward to returning to the best kept secret in Florida.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Enjoyed the Condo

  • 4 of 5

The condo was exactly as described. Everything was in working order and they had plenty of extras we took advantage of, like the beach stuff and tennis rackets. I loved how close it was to the pool and tennis courts. On the down side, it was somewhat of a walk to the beach with my 8 year old. After a hot day at the beach, she struggled getting back, but my 12 year old had no problem. Otherwise, it was fantastic with a great host giving me excellent eating suggestions and showed me all the amenities upon my arrival. We would rent this condo again without any hesitation.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Week at the Beach!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every minute of our time in Fernandina Beach. The condo was perfect for our family of grandparents, parents and grandkids. The kitchen was very well stocked and the furnishings were comfortable. We liked being on the ground floor so we could walk out to the deck and yard area. The beach was a little farther than we originally thought, but after walking it the first time, we realized it was maybe a block at most before you get to the boardwalk. The owners provided a lot of beach equipment including a great beach cart that really saved the day! We were within walking distance to Sliders and Dairy Queen (not sure if that was a good thing because we ended up at DQ often!). The pool at the complex was very nice and they had tennis courts. We certainly would return to this condo and enjoyed meeting the owners,George and Geri, who couldn't have been nicer! Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Solon, OH /USA
5

Excellent experience, Fantastic surf fishing and crabbing !

  • 5 of 5

Our adult family of six thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay at the well-appointed Amelia II..

The accomodations are exactly as stated and very, very comfortable with generous supplies from soaps to spices included! We utilized every thoughtful amenity this townhouse offers inside - even prepared our fresh catches at home, and outside including the furnished porches, beautiful pool and professionally landscaped Forest Ridge property, short walk with bonus boardwalk to the beach plus the beach cart, coolers, umbrellas, chairs and even the sand toys.

Our hosts Geri and George are great people that treated us like family. They were flexible and generous to let us extend our stay the entire afternoon of checkout.

We are most pleased and extremely satisfied with our experiences at the breathtaking Fernandina Beach and look forward to a return adventure.

We give 5 stars +!!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Trip!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every minute of our time in Fernandina Beach. The condo was perfect for our family of grandparents, parents and grandkids. The kitchen was very well stocked and the furnishings were comfortable. We liked being on the ground floor so we could walk out to the deck and yard area. The beach was a little farther than we originally thought, but after walking it the first time, we realized it was maybe a block at most before you get to the boardwalk. The owners provided a lot of beach equipment including a great beach cart that really saved the day! We were within walking distance to Sliders and Dairy Queen (not sure if that was a good thing because we ended up at DQ often!). The pool at the complex was very nice and they had tennis courts. We certainly would return to this condo and enjoyed meeting the owners,George and Geri, who couldn't have been nicer! Thank you for a wonderful stay!

The Carpenters

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Jacksonville International airport (JAX)
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Amelia Island Gold
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
I95
Car: recommended

Fernandina Beach is a watersport haven, as well as golf paradise. Also excellent sightseeing opportunities, restaurants and shopping.

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Rates & Availability

Amelia Island Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
summer
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
non summer
Sep 10 2017 - May 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$600
$1,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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