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Pelican Landing- A pet friendly tropical oceanfront luxury retreat

Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach, FL, USA
  • House2600 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (sleeps 10)

Enjoy your private resort-style vacation at this oceanfront four bedroom, three bath 2500 sq ft cottage. Begin the day enjoying the sunrise from the third floor private master suite balcony or second floor living quarters deck and end your evening watching and listening to the ocean while enjoying a tropical breeze with ambient torch lit LED landscape torch lighting. This home is fully equipped to take care of all your needs. Two local designers were consulted to create a modern eclectic style setting. Custom drapes and plantation shutters are throughout the the property. The unique modern weathered-look plank flooring blends transitional modern with traditional elements. The third floor master suite has a king size bed with a private living area that has a trundle daybed with Tempur-pedic style mattresses. The on-suite master bath and shower has a separate slate shower with skylight and separate garden style tub. Four TVs with Xfinity cable and high speed internet are throughout the house. An Amazon Alexa system provides information as well as all genres of music entertainment.

The first floor offers a private suite with king size bed, a private living, kitchen and bathroom. The suite has an additional Tempur-pedic style mattress that may be used as an extra long twin or king bed for additional guests. The suite is accessed at the street level with independent entry/exit. The main floor provides an open living, dining and kitchen floor plan with granite counter-tops and a fireplace with ocean views from every window. The main floor has two bedrooms, one with a king bed, crib and toddler equipment, the other with a queen. The oceanfront yard is fenced to allow for children to play and to accommodate those special family pet members that do not want to be left behind.

The entire front and rear yards are lit during the night with LED lighting to enjoy the beautiful variety of palms and landscaping that surround the property. The ocean side fire pit makes for memorable evenings with family and friends (gas usage is charged separately and deducted from deposit). Vacant land surrounds the property giving you privacy and seclusion. Privacy and a tropical oasis style setting make for the perfect family vacation getaway.

Pelican Landing rents weekly from Saturday to Saturday. During the months of November through March exceptions may be permitted. Please inquire with the owner by simply sending a message.


Dan Ward

Member Since 2012
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About Dan Ward

This home was originally purchased to get away from a hectic environment of the big city life in California and New York. Solitude with nature are rare to find in today's 'hustle and bustle' world.

Dan Ward purchased this House in 2006

Why Dan Ward chose American Beach

The home is secluded and private. Its ideal for family gatherings, a romantic retreat or to get away from a hectic life style. Rejuvenate and unwind while enjoying the island. Golf courses, shopping, bike trails and restaurants are all nearby. Bikers and joggers frequent the area due to minimal traffic. Fishermen have said the beach in this area provides excellent surf fishing.

What makes this House unique

This property offers a private and secluded setting. A vacation is meant to be relaxing and rejuvenation. You will achieve this experience with the serene location. Most oceanfront house are located on AIA with heavy traffic conditions. This private home is located off the main road with nearby amenities. The Omni Plantation and the Ritz Carlton are nearby with restaurants and shopping. Downtown is a few miles away. The house has a fenced in paver stone patio with a grill, fire pit and Adirondack chairs to enjoy a great night listening to the ocean with a warmth of the fire which adds ambiance for a couple's private evening or a family outing. The tropical surrounding and designer interior offers a special and unique environment like none other on the island. Pets are allowed with a $200 fee.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, King master w/private bath, living area (cable TV)& balcony
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king, Second floor king bedroom w/cable TV
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, 1 baby crib, second floor queen bedroom with Tempur-Pedic mattress
      • Bedroom 4
        1 king, King master suite w/private bath, living area & mini kitchen
      • Master Sitting Area in bedroom 1&4
        master sitting areas have room for a queen inflatable bed
      • Tempur-Pedic king size beds are in located in three bedrooms, the first and third floor master suites and in a second floor bedroom. A queen Tempur-Pedic is located in the additional bedroom on the second floor bedroom. The top floor master suite has a spacious sitting area with a couch. There is sufficient room to accommodate a queen inflatable bed for additional sleeping. The lower floor master suite also has a sitting area that provides space for an inflatable queen mattress accommodating two additional people. All bed and towel linens are included. Beach towels are recommended to bring however, several are provided in a cabinet next to the front door. Please accurately state the number of adults and children so that housekeeping will have enough linens, beds, extra pillows, etc, to ensure you are properly accommodated.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower, third floor private deluxe master bath with private entry.
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, second floor full bath with extra large tub/shower area.
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower, outdoor shower, lower floor master suite bathroom w showers inside and out.
      • Master bath has a separate shower and bathtub. An outdoor shower with hot and cold water has a privacy fence and is located near the entrance for showering after returning from the beach. So as not to enter the house wet, towels are located at the front door, in a bench cabinet.

      Location Type

        • Beach View
          Amazing sunrises and ocean views can be seen throughout the main and top floor as well as the balconies on both floors.
        • Beachfront
          The home is directly on the beach.
        • Downtown
          Fernandina Beach is main town on Amelia Island located at the north tip. The island is 12 miles long and Pelican Landing is located approximately 4.4 miles driving in from the southern side.
        • Monument View
          Nana dune is the largest dune in the state of Florida. This dune is behind Pelican Landing.
        • Ocean View
          Beautiful ocean views can be seen on the main the and top floors.
        • Oceanfront
          Pelican Landing sits directly on the oceanfront steps away from the beach. Spectacular ocean view can be see from the second and third floors.
        • Resort
          The luxury cottage-style designer home provides for a pampered resort style living.
        • Rural
          Amelia Island is a family oriented island. In the city of Fernandina Beach no homes can be built over 35 feet high. Most condos are 3 stories. I would describe the area as rural and not high density.
        • Water View
          The ocean can be seen from all east, west and north facing windows.
        • Waterfront
          The ocean is less than 50 steps away.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Spa
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Internet
                      high speed Internet is available with access instructions on the welcome letter.
                    • Air Conditioning
                      The property has three central units to handle even the hottest days of summer. The home also has heavy duty dehumidifiers to accommodate guests traveling from lower humidity areas to ensure comfort.
                    • Covered Parking
                      Two car garage. Three additional vehicles may park in the driveway.
                    • Fireplace
                      the gas fireplace is not available for use.
                    • Garage
                      Two car garage parking with motorized garage doors. The garage flooring has contemporary Swiss Track flooring that supports the weight of cars and provides a clean attractive appearance.
                    • Gas Fireplace
                      There is a gas fire-pit. It is only available during the winter months and requires a deposit (made 2 wks prior to arrival). Only net usage is charged and remainder is refunded after departure.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      The home has three central heating units.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      a new dryer was installed this year.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      All linens are provided with extra towels.
                    • Living Room
                      The living room and three bedrooms have flat screen TVs.
                    • Parking
                      The garage supports two cars to park inside. The driving supports three cars and adjacent empty lots allow for off street parking.
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Adjacent empty lots provide for additional parking.
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      a new gas washing machine was installed this year.


                        • Coffee Maker
                          two large coffee makers, one located in the kitchen and the other in the lower mini-kitchen master suite area.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          the kitchen has all the dishes, pots and pans to accomodate preparation of meals. Please inquiry should you have a specific need.
                        • Dishwasher
                          upgraded dishwasher was installed this year in January.
                        • Kitchen
                          All stainless steel appliances. Other items include an electric fryer, tea pot, crock pot, a variety of pots and pans, rice maker, Tupperware and complete cooking utensils.
                        • Microwave
                          Microwaves are located in the downstairs suite and kitchen
                        • Oven
                          A new top of the line electric oven was installed this year.
                        • Pantry Items
                          The kitchen includes other items; crock pot, mixer, grill skillet, blender, several large mixing bowls, tea pot, a large steamer pot, several frying pans and cooking sheets.
                        • Refrigerator
                          A stainless steel refrigerator with an ice maker and filtered water dispenser is located in the kitchen and an apartment size refrigerator in the lower master suite kitchen.
                        • Stove
                          The kitchen was recently updated with all new appliances. The lower master unit suite has a mini kitchen containing a small refrigerator, two unit burner, large coffee pot, microwave
                        • Toaster
                          a toaster in located in the main kitchen.


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              The dining room table accommodates six people with two additional chairs to add up to eight people. The adjacent island bar sits five people. Total accommodation of 13 people sitting.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 13 people


                                • Books
                                  Books and current magazines are located throughout the home.
                                • Games
                                  multiple board games are located in the buffet.
                                • Music Library
                                  To ensure your unique music is available for enjoying your vacation an Echo Alexa system is located in the main area. Any genre of music is available by simply asking Alexa to play your choice.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Comcast provides both high-speed cable and wireless internet.
                                • Stereo
                                  The cable TV is a premium upgrade that has several music stations available for listening pleasure.
                                • Television
                                  Living room and three bedrooms has flat screen TVs (four total).. USB ports allow computer access.
                                • Toys
                                  Beach toys and boogie boards are located in the garage. Numerous games are available in the buffet in the dining area. The oceanside fenced yard has a shaded sandbox w/toys for children to play.


                                    • Balcony
                                      the second and three floors have balconies to enjoy ocean views. The third floor balcony allows for private views from the master bedroom.
                                    • Bicycles
                                      Bicycles, scooters and kayaks are available to rent at several locations on the island. Many rental companies will deliver and pickup. The nearest rental location is Mikes Island Bikes 904-261-6131.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      the entire backyard is fenced w/paver stones and a large gas fire pit. Tropical trees and plantings with night uplighting surround the fenced area. Decks are located on the second and third floor.
                                    • Golf
                                      There are several public golf courses on the island: Amelia River Golf Club, Fernandina Beach Golf Club and The Golf Club of Amelia Island are all within 2 miles of the property.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      There are several Kayak rental/tour companies on Amelia: Amelia Island Kayak Excursions, Amelia Adventures and Kayak, Family Kayak Tours.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Beautiful landscaping surrounds the property with low voltage LED lighting for nighttime enjoyment.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      The property has a Vision Kamado Ceramic Charcoal Grill to sear, grill or smoke foods which more than accommodates the number of guests permitted. Charcoal is available at the local gas or grocery.
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Four boogie boards are located in the garage along with toys for children. Several beach chairs (10) are in the garage.

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Communal Pool
                                          The property does not have a pool however, Fernandina City Recreation has a large pool and workout facilities guests may ues.. Call 904-310-3350 for details , times and the minimal fee.

                                          Onsite Services

                                            • Private Chef


                                                • marina
                                                • churches
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • cinemas
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • theme parks
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • whale watching
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • golf privileges optional
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • paragliding
                                                            • parasailing
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • Property has a portable crib, child stroller, booster and car seat for babies and small children. Please inquire with owner should other accommodations be desired. Note: NO events are permitted without written notification and approval by owner.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  86 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Spring Break

                                                                  Sally B.

                                                                  This was our first trip to Amelia Island and we totally lucked out on finding this great home. Not only was the house itself awesome the location was perfection. The beach was large and mostly empty. Dan Ward was extremely easy to work with and we enjoyed every minute of our stay.

                                                                  This house is amazing in beauty and comfort

                                                                  Terri B.

                                                                  I would recommend pelican Landing to anyone who wants to enjoy the beauty of the ocean views and the comfort of a beautiful house. It’s close to all types of restaurants as well as shopping

                                                                  Beautiful Home and great location on the Beach!

                                                                  Cynthia S.Corvallis, MT

                                                                  The pictures do not do this home justice. It is very tastefully decorated! The layout of the home is great for families and you cannot beat the location on the beach. We had a great time. Thank you Dan for sharing your home! The Stewarts and Priestleys

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks for the compliments. You all came from such a long way to visit Pelican Landing. I’m happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and that it exceeded your expections. That is my goal.

                                                                  Above expectations

                                                                  Joyce K.

                                                                  I knew from the owner's photos on VRBO that the property was attractive and updated, but on arrival I was surprised by the attention to detail. It reinforced our choice of this home for our month-long January stay. There is good light from every angle, both from inside and out. Views of the dunes and the ocean are spectacular. The artwork is lovely and much enhanced by spot lighting. Appliances are new and function well. Dishes, cookware, and kitchen utensils exceeded my expectations, a rare thing in rental property. Owner was easily available to anwer the few questions we had. Great house on an interesting stretch of history-rich American Beach, which, like a lot of prime beachfront, will probably change soon.

                                                                  Not your avarage beach house

                                                                  Robert R.Statesboro, GA

                                                                  If you love the beach; and peace and quiet; and high-end furnishings; and quality amenities; and beautiful interior design; you can find it all at this beautiful home on the beach. The view is fantastic, the location is perfect, the hot tub is over the top! This place is really too good for the rental market but it's available for rent! It feels like a real home where someone has paid attention to detail and made sure that everything is just right for the occupants. It also feels brand new. I fully intend to rent it every time I return to Amelia Island. Hopefully, it will be available!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you for all the compliments. I am glad you enjoyed your holiday at Pelican Landing.

                                                                  Beautiful vacation home!

                                                                  Michael N.

                                                                  Pelican Landing really is a paradise. The house is spectactuar and very well appointed. Dan has thought of everything and clearly cares for his home and the guests who stay there. The ocean and sunrise views from the two decks can’t be beat. The beach over the natural dune is amazing. We picked a wonderful quiet week in the fall. The summer beach goers were long gone, as were the Georgia-Florida fans. Only the sun and warm temperatures remained. We will definitely be back.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you. I appreciate the positive feedback. It’s been the guest that have provided suggestions that have help me cover all aspects.


                                                                  Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach, FL, USA

                                                                  The October issue of Conde Travel Magazine ranked Amelia Island as one of the top ten destinations for islands in the United States. This article states, 'Whether it's the seemly endless green space or the unbelievable hospitable locals, readers agree that this Florida island is a beautiful, history-filled family location.' Travel and Leisure Magazine ranked Amelia Island #3 as America's Most Romantic Destination. They state, 'Reader's love this barrier island town most for its parks and quaint historic downtown'. Every year the Ritz of Amelia Island hosts the Concours d' Elegance which is the largest car show in the eastern United States. The 12 mile by two mile island offers numerous golf courses, horseback riding on the beach, kayaking along with trails for jogging, running and biking. The island is one of the oldest settled sites in America and offers town and ghost tours. The oldest bar in Florida, the Palace Saloon, offers evening entertainment along with numerous other bars, such as Amelia Tavern, and several restaurants ranging from waterfront fine dining, to French, Italian, Asian and Mexican restaurants. There are many seafood restaurants on the oceanfront to enjoy the locals catch of the day. Nearby are several restaurants, the Salt (located at the Ritz), Bar Zin, Cucina South, Verandah, PLAE, Baxter's and Parkway Grill are all located in under a mile away. A personal favorite is David's downtown. It has a cosmopolitan atmosphere with a friendly service-oriented staff and a large menu of gourmet foods ranging from surf to turf.

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                                                                  Pelican Landing books weekly from Saturday to Saturday. Please Google average temps for Amelia Island to inquiry specific time frames.

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