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Casa Antigua--Our beautifully redone quiet beach hideaway w international flavor

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

3Br 2Bath sleeps8(four beds, two pullouts) One block from secluded Beach Access

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

Geraldeen or George Chester
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Geraldeen or George Chester

I am a retired Foreign Service Officer, 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 condo in 2011

Why Geraldeen or George Chester chose Amelia Island

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, 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 condo 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 three 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.


Amelia Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Convertible bed(s) - 2 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Two, single fold out beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • 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


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(13 traveler reviews)

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Casa Antigua--Our beautifully redone quiet beach hideaway w international flavor
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 13 reviews

The property was reasonably comfortable and well equipped. Had to do some housekeeping.

  • 3 of 5

No sure if hadn't been well cleaned or just vacant for awhile prior to our arrival, had to do some housekeeping. Comfortable and well furnished. Easy to find and good access to everything. Would use this property again.

Suggest a map of the property for beach access, trash containers, playground, etc. along with the other written instructions. Would be very helpful!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 4 of 5

Perfect place for vacation. Traveled alone with my dog, felt completely safe here. Loved the fact that there wasn't a bunch of steps to get to condo as I have physical limitations. I've already looked into returning soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Newport, VA

Awesome Vacation and Super Friendly Owner

  • 5 of 5

Hubby and I booked our trip to Florida for September 9-23. Well Hurricane Irma reared her ugly head and we did not make it to Amelia Island until Wednesday, September 12th. The owner extended our trip so that we could make up the missed days. We had a contact person (Kelli Graves) in Florida and she texted daily updates on weather, bridge closings, electricity expectations, which stores and gas stations were open or closed, etc. She was invaluable at keeping up posted so we could decide when to travel from VA to FL (9.5 hour trip). The townhouse was a great value and we would definitely stay again (we have discussed coming back next September). The owner (George Chester) is great at returning calls and providing information on my questions concerning the contract. Thank you so much George and Kelli for everything.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quant little place that fit our needs perfectly!!!

  • 5 of 5

Quant little place that fit our needs (family of 6) perfectly!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Andrews, NC

Great family vacation on Amelia Island

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 4 totally enjoyed spending time on Amelia Island. This was our first time to the Island, but we will be back. This townhome was well equipped for our family, and being able to have our fur baby with us was wonderful. We would recommend this home to anyone looking for a great place to stay. The pool is directly across from the townhome, and the ponds and fountains are so beautiful. We met several people that live year-round in the development and they were all so gracious, giving us suggestions of things to do and placed to go eat that the locals love If you visit the area, you must go to Fort Clinch -- it's amazing. The home is nicely decorated and the beds are very comfortable. We enjoyed some family game time the evening that it rained on us, but that was lots of fun too.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and awesome townhouse!

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for us - 6 of us - 2 families. We enjoyed our stay so much. Amelia Island is paradise! This property comes equipped with everything; however, the umbrella for the beach was in bad shape and I wish I would have brought our shade tent (bc I'm fair and had a toddler with us) but other than that we had everything necessary for spending a day at the beach. The location of the property is absolutely wonderful! Owners and manager are so nice and responsive! Definitely would stay here if/when we come back to Amelia Island.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Jacksonville International airport (JAX)
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Amelia Island Gold
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Car: recommended

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




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 3.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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