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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom/4.5 Bath/Separate Kids Area(or 5th Bedroom)/Gourmet Kitchen/4500 sq ft

Imagine awakening in a brand new 5BR/4.5BA home with picturesque architecture, limitless space and lovely décor, all nestled in the trees. Outdoor spaces, including 2 screened sanctuaries, beckon you to enjoy the seasons year-round. Elegantly designed with handsome Brazilian hardwood floors, traditional coffered ceilings, generous wood moulding and wainscoting, this spacious home will astound you from the moment you step foot inside!

The cheery front door welcomes you in, immediately greeting you with a vaulted entryway, showcasing the gorgeous stairway to the upper levels. Just off the foyer, a warm, coastal decorated living room awaits, furnished to allow guests a comfy, cozy place to gather in front of a beautiful fireplace. Two large sofas in addition to 4 occasional chairs provide ample seating. The paneless French doors and large windows allow endless sunlight to flood into the room.

The sophisticated, yet casual dining area leading you from the living area to the kitchen features a large table with 6 fabric-covered chairs and decorative moulding. Four additional chairs are close by to allow for extra seating. Adjacent to the dining room, a marvelous gourmet kitchen awaits. Outfitted with custom cabinets, granite countertops, high-end stainless steel appliances including a 5-burner gas cooktop, abundant counter space, this is a kitchen that pleases even the most finicky chef! Three stools at the breakfast bar, a 4-seater kitchen table, and a couple of stools at the IT desk accommodate extra "cooks in the kitchen" quite nicely.

A side door leads to the spacious outdoor patio, complete with beautiful oak trees twining their way through circular openings in the deck. This area features a wrap-a-round seating bench, a Weber gas grill, as well as a generous screened-in, covered portion with that all important ceiling fan. The screened-in area provides seating, a 3 cushion sofa and 2 oversized chairs and an outdoor dining space for 6. The result: an exquisite outdoor experience that caters to all of your relaxation needs!

Just down the hall from the kitchen lies the first floor master suite featuring a comfy king bed and a private full bath. The downstairs half bath is just across the hall as well a spacious laundry room and steps leading down to the 2-car garage.

The traditional white and dark wood staircase leads to the airy and extremely spacious upstairs master bedroom complete with a king bed, flat screen television, desk and reading area. The private ensuite offers a dual vanity with glamorous granite countertops, a large walk-in tiled shower, and a Jacuzzi tub. A truly unique feature of the master bedroom is the covered outdoor screened balcony. An oasis like no other, this private enclave with comfy hammocks is a glorious space to soak in the natural beauty of Amelia Island.

The second floor also has a third and fourth bedroom as well as a bonus/media/game room. The third bedroom offers two queen beds, a walk-in closet, a reading area and a private bath, while the fourth bedroom features two double beds. A Jack-and-Jill bath connects this bedroom to the chicly furnished bonus room equipped with contemporary gray sectional, a large screen flat TV, and a game table. This spacious room can easily serve dual function, allowing ample room for extra sleeping quarters. There are 2 queen and 4 twin inflatable mattresses with linens, pillows and towels to allow for additional guests. The house has ample floor space as every bedroom is oversized. The media room can easily double as a 5th bedroom.

This relaxing retreat is merely a 10 minute walk/5 minute bike/3 minute drive to the beach. It's the perfect getaway for couples, families, a ladies spa weekend, a golfing or tennis hiatus....use your imagination! While staying in this beautiful luxury vacation home, you can visit the Omni Hotel to enjoy a libation listening to the sound of the ocean waves crashing to shore just steps away. You can easily stroll down to the shoppes and restaurants, visit the miniature golf course near the Plantation entrance, rejuvenate at the nearby spa and salon, or enjoy a golf game on one of Amelia Island Plantation's luxury golf courses. There are numerous bike trails throughout the Plantation providing access to snippets of "old Florida", including marsh views, bird watching galore, alligator/turtle/manatee sightings in their natural habitat. Eco-tours are available if you're more comfortable with some guidance.

Please be advised, we do NOT offer an OMNI Amenity Card!

More Details

Leslie Gilchrist
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2018

About Leslie Gilchrist

A Florida native and a lover of all things coastal, my heart will always reside in this beautiful part of northeast Florida. Amelia Island's natural beauty has endured the test of time and remains quintessential "old Florida".

Leslie Gilchrist purchased this house in 2013

Why Leslie Gilchrist chose Amelia Island

A labor of love and buckets of sweat equity went into this property. It is my home and sacred place. The economic downturn forced my hand and for now, I'm sharing my gorgeous piece of heaven with you! I fell in love with Amelia Island Plantation back in the 70s and never dreamed that one day I'd be an owner.

What makes this house unique

This home is located in the gated community of OMNI Amelia Island Plantation. There are so many wonderful activities for adults and kids alike. Pristine beaches, fabulous restaurants, outdoor activities including kayaking, sailing, eco-tourism, backwater cat adventures, paddleboarding, surfing...the list is endless. There are numerous walking/biking trails in the Plantation with access to gorgeous, secluded sunsets over the marsh. Golfing, tennis, swimming are available within the Plantation community and also in the city of Fernandina Beach. If you enjoy the arts, look no further! Amelia Island offers numerous classes in painting, pottery, sculpting and the like. There's even a couple of culinary schools to choose from! Historical sites abound from Fort Clinch State Park to the Amelia Island Museum of History to the Maritime Museum to the Shrimping Museum...all located on the island so minutes away from the house.

In summary, there is definitely something for everybody here! Give it a won't be disappointed!


Amelia Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Powder Room - toilet , conveniently located near kitchen & main living/dining rooms
    Upstairs Master Ensuite - toilet , shower , jetted tub , dual sinks, walk-in shower, jetted tub, private balcony
    Downstairs Master Ensuite - toilet , combination tub/shower , totally private ensuite/on main floor for easy accessibility
    Queen Suite Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , totally private ensuite
    Jack & Jill Bath with 2 Separate Vanity Spaces - toilet , combination tub/shower , separate vanity area adjacent to double and bonus/media room
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen Bedroom Suite - 2 queen , reading nook/computer desk & totally private ensuite
    Upstairs Master Suite with Private Balcony - 1 king , huge ensuite with double sinks & walk-in shower & jetted tub
    Downstairs Master Suite - 1 king , ample space with totally private ensuite on main floor
    Double Bedroom/Kids Room - 2 double , jack&jill bathroom with private vanity space & 4 inflatables
    Bonus Room/Media Room/Optional 5th Bedroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , large sectional sofa jack&jill bathroom & inflatable queens
  • There are four (4) dedicated bedrooms in the house, all are oversized with generous floor space. Each bedroom has ample closet space with hangers as well as drawer space for easy storage of personal items. The Bonus/Media Room can function as bedroom five (5) which includes a walk-in closet with drawer space. There is a door to the Bonus Room that can be closed providing a totally private space. Tweens and Teens love to claim this area as their own and love the 20ft vaulted ceiling and big screen TV. There are 2 high-end inflatable queen mattresses with bed linens/pillows and 4 twin inflatables with sleeping bags/pillows to accommodate extra guests. PLEASE NOTE: ANY GUESTS OVER THE MAXIMUM OF 12 MUST BE APPROVED BY THE OWNER PRIOR TO RENTING.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(26 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews

Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

My family of six thoroughly enjoyed the elegant comforts of this modern and spacious Amelia Island Plantation property. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kousins Forever!!!

  • 5 of 5

My cousins and I celebrated our 4th annual reunion at this Amelia Island Treehouse. The kitchen, OMG! It was AMAZING. The master bedroom was the size of my cousins entire condo. This was a very beautiful, beautiful home.Very, very spacious and the 12 of us had plenty of room to stretch out. 2 of my cousins couldn’t stay at the property overnight with us but they were able to eat dinner with us and we still had plenty of room at the table.

Great house to play board games. We played plenty of board games.

I would recommend everyone to stay at this property because the house, the grounds, the owners and the amenities were awesome.

If we didn’t seek out a different city every year, we would be coming back next year. Thank you for letting us enjoy your spacious beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Tree House on Amelia Island, the house was big and beautiful and comfortable! This rental had everything we could possibly need and more.There were 12 people staying in the house but it was so spacious that we were never crowded. There were a couple of mishaps on my part but the owner was very gracious about it all. Amelia Island is just a beautiful place and we all loved it. Thank you and we hope to visit again.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memorable Family Stay

  • 5 of 5

Most of my family stayed in this beautiful Plantation home to help my mom celebrate her 80th Birthday! Our host Leslie went out of her way to help us with all the details to make this a very special Amelia Island stay. We had everything we needed for fun times together (and plenty of room to have our time apart 😉?). We rented 2 six person golf carts which made it super easy & fun to get to the beach, pool, Plantation restaurants, etc.

It was so nice to have all the blowup mattresses to provide extra last minute sleeping arrangements. Also, the inside of the home is so nice we decided to have some of our family photos taken in the main living room and they turned out great. Leslie really has thought of everything for her guests.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house and location!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house for large groups. The shuttle pics you up across the street to go to the Omni. The only issue is parking is difficult, so try to all ride together. The house has plenty of space and bathrooms! It is truly gorgeous. I definitely suggest staying here.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning home in a beautiful place on earth!

  • 5 of 5

This was a weekend to remember celebrating our best friend of 12 years. This home accommodated all of the bridesmaids and allowed for us to have an excess of room to all get ready together with our hair and makeup and film crew. We felt like it was a magical addition to an unforgettable time in our lives celebrating Julie and Chris Robinson.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Jacksonville International
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Mayport Ferry
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Amelia Island
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $275
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed in writing.

To secure your reservation, 50% of Rental Cost is required. The remaining Rental Cost balance is due sixty (60) days prior to check-in. This includes a Refundable Damage Deposit ($500.00), a Housekeeping Fee ($275.00) and all state and county mandated accommodation taxes. A list of ALL occupants, including children, is required in writing seven (7) days prior to check-in for security access to Amelia Island Plantation. This may be sent via email ( or text message (904)556-4336.

For large parties, over the twelve (12) person max, additional fees may be applied for housekeeping, extra linens/towels, energy costs. These terms will be determined prior to booking at the discretion of the owner. All additional guests must be approved prior to booking and must be included on the security guest list.

A walk-through of the house with photo documentation will be done at check-in and again at check-out. This process is in place to protect both parties so that any previous damage will be documented and both owner and renter agree to the condition of the property.

Please understand, this is my home. I simply want others to treat it kindly!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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