Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in Amelia Island that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $144 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Amelia Island. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Explore sandy beaches from an Amelia Island house rental

If you are looking for houses for rent in Jacksonville, you will want to check out Amelia Island. As part of the Sea Islands, a bit north of Jacksonville Beach, Amelia Island is an ideal vacation spot that includes golf courses, sandy beaches, and breathtaking views as you stroll along the boardwalk. The area is abundant in native wildlife, and the pristine water is enjoyable for a swim or to watch the morning sunrise glisten off the surface. Visitors love Amelia Island’s beaches for the many shells you can stroll about and collect, and you can walk through the beautiful inland tropical forests.

 
Things to do

Tourist attractions near Amelia Island vacation rentals

You'll find an eclectic array of attractions within easy reach of your Amelia Island vacation rental. The Amelia Island Museum of History is an immersive celebration of the diverse cultures which have shaped all aspects of island life. Explore an ancient Native American village, experience life as an inmate in the old Nassau County jailhouse, and peruse exquisite artifacts from Amelia's Spanish Mission period. Culture vultures must also set time aside for the American Beach Museum, a one-of-a-kind attraction exploring the history of American Beach, a vibrant African American resort community established in 1935 in defiance of segregation laws.

Activities

Activities near Amelia Island vacation homes

Amelia Island's crystal-clear waters offer an idyllic setting for all manner of aquatic adventures. Grab yourself a kayak and explore hidden creeks and verdant marshes, or jump on a jet ski and skim across the glistening ocean as fast as you can. Anglers can head out reef or wreck fishing, in the hope of catching sea bass and trigger fish, while golfers can look forward to acquainting themselves with the region's lush waterfront championship courses. Islanders enjoy a jam-packed year-round events program, with highlights including festivals devoted to jazz, literature and chamber music.

Day trips

Day trips from Amelia Island vacation homes

Amelia Island offers opportunities for fun-filled day trips to Jacksonville. Vacation rentals are just a short distance from attractions like the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, a vast zoo with African wildlife, gardens, a train, and a kid’s play area, and Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, a museum with thousands of works of art from ancient to modern. You’ll also like the Kingsley Plantation, a riverfront plantation with tours of historic buildings.

Weather

Local weather near Amelia Island vacation homes

Amelia Island's enviable climate ensures that it's a popular destination throughout the year. Winters are dry, sunny and generally warm, making it a great choice for those looking to escape chillier climes. Amelia Island vacation rentals are in particularly high demand over the Christmas holidays, and again during the peak summer vacation season. However, at this time of year humidity can be high, and rainfall is more likely. Spring and fall are great times to visit, with slightly milder temperatures and fewer out-of-towners.

Natural features

Animal encounters on Amelia Island

If you're visiting in winter, be sure to join a boat trip in search of rare North Atlantic right whales, which migrate here to give birth and nurse their young. If your trip doesn't coincide with this particular natural spectacle, this blissful barrier island has plenty more up its sleeves. Each spring, stately sea turtles can be spotted laying their eggs on Amelia's quartz sand beaches. The sprawling state parks are home to all manner of enthralling creatures, from alligators to armadillos.

What are the top vacation rentals in Amelia Island?

Whether you're planning your next big adventure with friends or a romantic rendezvous with your sweetheart, one of these top vacation rentals in Amelia Island is sure to catch your eye:

  • "Newly Renovated Home With Pool And Golf Cart Near The Resort": If you're after somewhere in American Beach with 5 bedrooms and plenty of style, this escape will tick your boxes. Amenities include a free nearby fitness center and a washing machine.
  • "Oceanfront Luxury. Experience The Ritz": Put your suitcase down and your weary feet up at this top pick in Amelia City. It comes with 2 bedrooms, beach towels, a boat and more.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Amelia Island vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in Amelia Island?

After a hectic week, a whirlwind getaway teeming with adventure will be exactly what you need to revive your spirit. Take a peek at these wonderful weekend getaways in Amelia Island where you can pack some serious fun into your stay:

  • Experience fun and relaxation rolled into one at "Right On The Beach Cottage' - Beach Chairs". This welcoming retreat in Jacksonville is an excellent base for exploring natural attractions such as Crabtree Park and Fernandina Beach. If you want to do something a little more active, spend your days basketball or horse riding.
  • You'll be able to pack loads into your quick break at "Beautiful Oceanfront Condo With Breathtaking Beach Views". This property is located in Amelia City and is surrounded by impressive sights like Hollybrook Park and Richardson Road Park. Cycling and parasailing are some fun experiences that are also on your doorstep.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Amelia Island?

You'll find plenty of studio apartments in Amelia Island. While they may be smaller in size, they sure pack a punch when it comes to convenience, character and location. Here are two top-rated options:

  • "Oceanfront Retreat Seaview At Sandcastles" in Fernandina Beach puts you within easy reach of some of the area's best cultural attractions, including Players by the Sea and Florida Theatre. Free toiletries and air conditioning are a couple of the amenities you'll have access to here.
  • Alternatively, book a stay at "Beachfront Penthouse With 26ft Private Balcony" which comes with internet services, nearby museums and more. Located in Jacksonville, sights like Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts and Players by the Sea will appeal to your inner culture vulture.

Can I find short term rentals in Amelia Island?

Short-term rentals come in all shapes, sizes and budgets in Amelia Island. Whether you're planning a mini break with the family or a few nights with your significant other, Vrbo will help you find the ideal getaway. Check out these terrific options:

  • "Right On The Beach Cottage' - Beach Chairs" in Jacksonville was made for whirlwind getaways. Spend your break doing nothing but relaxing here or get curious and explore. Fernandina Beach Historic District and Fort Clinch State Park are among the top things to see and do nearby.
  • Come for the home comforts of "Beautiful Oceanfront Condo With Breathtaking Beach Views", stay for the terrific sights around it. This vacation rental in Amelia City puts you close to American Beach, Amelia Island Lighthouse and more.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Amelia Island?

A romantic weekend getaway in Amelia Island is sure to rekindle the passion. Light some scented candles, take your sweetie by the hand and get set to let the sparks fly at one of these properties:

  • You'll feel like a regular Casanova at "Newly Renovated Home With Pool And Golf Cart Near The Resort". This American Beach stay is ideal for romance, with amenities like a nearby bay and beauty services to help set the mood.
  • Alternatively, spend a few days popping Champagne and canoodling at "Oceanfront Luxury. Experience The Ritz". Beauty services and a resort add to the dreamy ambiance of this property in Amelia City.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in Amelia Island?

If you're thinking about taking a memorable trip away, don't go it alone; bring the whole crew. It's always more fun to share your experiences with your nearest and dearest. These vacation rentals in Amelia Island are ideal for large groups:

  • "Ebb Tide Cottage - Beachfront Family Home W": With 4 bedrooms, everyone can RSVP "yes" to you at this exceptional retreat in Fernandina Beach. An ocean view and a garden are just some of the amenities offered here.
  • "Ocean - View Hideaway | Fenced Yard | Steps To Beach | Snowbird Availability": Located in Fernandina Beach, this spacious stay has 4 bedrooms and is another favorite for a large family vacation. There's plenty to keep guests comfortable and content, such as a kitchen and a beach view.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in Amelia Island?

In Amelia Island, there are plenty of house rentals where a pool day can be every day. Having a splashing great time will be your main priority at one of these superb retreats:

  • Parents, kids, uncles, aunts — everyone will want to chill by the pool at "Updated Ocean View Town House With Pool At The Beach. The Walking Biking Trail". Take your loved ones on a vacation at this Jacksonville rental home which also features a kitchen island and a toaster.
  • "Private Beach House With Pool" in Jacksonville is another guest favorite. There's a lot to love about this place besides its pool, such as coffee and tea making facilities and cable/satellite TV services.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in Amelia Island?

Start putting together your guest list, because Vrbo has tons of family vacation rentals in Amelia Island that'll put out the welcome mat for your gang. Try these on for size:

  • "Newly Renovated Home With Pool And Golf Cart Near The Resort" in American Beach will make your family adventure a memorable one. It has 5 bedrooms sleeping up to 10 people and a range of amenities, including free toiletries and on-site watersports.
  • Alternatively, book your family getaway at "Ahhhhhh. . . . . . Life Is Good At The Beach". This Fernandina Beach property has 3 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 8 guests. Take advantage of a swimming pool and a kitchen during your stay.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in Amelia Island?

Go for a dip in the morning, afternoon or even midnight — it's up to you when you book one of our Amelia Island escapes with an indoor pool. And best of all, there's room for the entire gang to be a part of the fun.

  • With 3 bedrooms that can sleep up to 8 guests, "Come Visit Paradise. Condo One Block From The Beach" in Fernandina Beach is the perfect place to spend time with loved ones. Along with an indoor pool, it comes with a swimming pool and a water view.
  • Get set for plenty of relaxing and socializing by the indoor pool at "Luxury 8 - Person Bungalow In The Holiday Park Landal Coldenhove" in Fernandina Beach. With 4 bedrooms, up to 8 of your friends or relatives can tag along with you at this welcoming escape. It's full of features to keep a large group occupied, including a swimming pool and a kitchen.

Love to see some other options? Check out the search bar at the top of the page, adjust the filters to find the Amelia Island vacation rental that's perfect for your needs and lock in your ideal stay today.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in Amelia Island?

From cozy cabins to enormous houses and everything in between, we've got properties in all sizes and shapes. If you don't need loads of room, one of our one-bedroom vacation rentals might be just what you're looking for:

  • Spend a few nights at "Sea View Is A Fabulous Oceanfront Retreat In A Private Amelia Island Resort" and discover why this one-bedroom rental in Fernandina Beach is a top pick with many guests. A nearby river and an electric car charging station are some of the conveniences that help make this stay a winner.
  • Another enticing vacation property is "Beachfront Penthouse With 26ft Private Balcony" in Jacksonville. An ocean view and a swimming pool are just a couple of the many handy amenities available here.