|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
Our beach home has all the amenities of home. Four bedroom with three and a half bathrooms. Large hd tv in living room. Master suite is upstairs on main living floor with king bed and tv with a large jacuzzi tub and walk in shower. Three downstairs bedroom have a jack and jill bathroom. Bedroom one has a queen bed and tv, bedroom two has a queen bed and tv and bedroom three has twin beds with a private full bath. There is a queen sofa sleeper in the sunroom.
My husband Jerry and our two babies Weezer and Lucky moved to Fernandina Beach about 8 years ago. We are members of First Baptist Church where I volunteer. We love living in the beautiful beach town of Fernandina Beach because you get that home town feeling here. My husband and I are both from the Middle Georgia area, he from McRae and I am from from Dudley. We cherish our memories growing up in small towns, so FB hits home with us. The town has so much to offer with historic down town and the fort as well as restaurants, shopping and all the walking and bike riding you can handle. It is a very pet friendly town, but more importantly it is a pet friendly beach. Weezer and Lucky look forward to their walks on the beach with all their pals, Hannah, Chloe, Casey, Jenna, Rosie and Tippy and all the rest of the beach gang.....
Lynn and Jerry Russell purchased this house in 2005
We fell in love with house and decided to live here full time. We did a lot of remodeling and moved into the house in 2005. We love that our home is so centrally located on the island. My husband had visited the island over the years and decided this was where we wanted to retire when we sold our business .
On the beach with sweeping views from master bedroom and all of living area.
My wife and I rented this house for the week in March when our adult children were on break, one from learning and the other from teaching. We also invited a former law school classmate and his wife and one of our "rental kids" and a friend of hers. The house comfortably accommodated us all plus my grandson and my son's dog (other grandson). In addition to the four bedrooms, the downstairs porch was enclosed to create a sunroom which contains a double hide-a-bed. We found everything we needed in the kitchen to prepare most meals at the house. There were plenty of pillows, linens and towels. The few problems that arose were promptly (same day) addressed by the Russells. They seemed honestly concerned that our stay be as comfortable as possible. My wife and I finished out the week with a host of wonderful memories of family, friends and sunrise over the water through the windows of the great room. This will definitely be my first choice of beach rentals in Fernandina should we have the opportunity to return.
This rental house is large and is in a great location. My adult children and their toddlers had nice separate areas for privacy; the dining options were able to accommodate 10 people with a little shifting around. The beach was lovely and right out the back through a short path over easy dunes. The family room furniture is very old, stained and dated, but I worried less about the kids spilling so I didn't mind that. The balcony was lovely to sit and play games. A couple of issues was a smell of dogs and a few roaches--no big deal. I would have highly recommended this rental, except for one VERY troubling issue. Throughout the process of trying to get information before renting (emails, phone calls) to paying, to finding out about keys, arrival, etc., Lynn simply wouldn't respond to my messages and emails. Even when I sent multiple emails and calls to ask about getting the key, I got NO response. Eventually I figured out that the owners use an app provided by one of the three sites on which they advertise their house to provide information about where to find the key (not at the house directly, BTW) but they never told me about this app.
During our stay, the electricity went out for several hours, just as we were preparing supper; we saw that a nearby home had electricity, so we weren't sure what was going on. We called the local electric company, but they couldn't tell us anything without the account information. I called Lynn several times, and called a second number that was listed as a second option on the fridge, leaving several messages. HOURS later I got a call back from the husband, who was clearly surprised when I told him that I had gotten ZERO response to emails and calls since I rented two months earlier. By the time he called, the electricity was back on.
So, the house is really ideal for a large group or extended family--plus great views and lovely beach. I would have given 5 stars if the owners (particularly Lynn) had been at least basically communicative. They expect a lot of clean up on leaving (I learned from a note on the fridge), which I did as what I consider a courtesy on my part to do (such as stripping all beds, doing laundry, cleaning the kitchen, taking out garbage and putting garbage and recycling to the curb, etc), but they don't respond to the renters with the same courtesy, even though they point out that they live close by and so can help with any issues. Unfortunately, this didn't work out for us.
I really don't know where to begin. I grew up at the beach, so I get how harsh the salt and sand can be on a home. I would say it had all the comforts of home except that some updates would have made ALL the difference. The location was nice and convenient. The kitchen was well stocked. The air conditioner worked great. There were plenty of linens/towels. Washer/dryer worked great. The beds were ok. The LR furniture was ancient and uncomfortable. All the carpet was DISGUSTING. We debated about renting a carpet cleaner and doing it ourselves! There were NO ceiling fans on the back porch(Oceanside) as pictured. We called maintenance because a shower head fell off and we needed several light bulbs. It was quite the hike to the beach on an overgrown narrow path since there was no walkway. This should be pointed out because it would be difficult for older folks and families with small children. One FYI....there is a house being built next door which began early every morning! Bring earplugs!
4 out of 8 of our family were on the island two days prior to our check in day. We drove by this house daily so we knew it was rented etc. Check in is 3pm. We stopped by at 2pm to just see how it was coming along and the cleaning girl said she probably wouldn't be thru on time since she was alone all day. She did say that we could put stuff in the downstairs living area since she was done cleaning that area, which we did. She must have called for backup because a few more people showed up to help her. We remained outside. At 3:15 we all arrived and proceeded to make entry. We were told to make up our own beds (except the master BR). The cleaning crew was there till 3:45. The only reason I am pointing this out is because I received texts reminding me of arrival and departure times on those days. We departed by 8:25am (checkout is 10:00am). I received a text telling me to start the laundry before we left to help the process for the next tenants. I assure you that we left it better then we found it, except we didn't bother vacuuming!
what a wonderful time... great house ...wonderful location.... fabulous find...
Our family enjoyed a week's stay in this home as we prepared for our daughter's wedding on the island. The home was comfortable, spacious and had beautiful beach view and access. I would give it five stars, but there were a few small issues. The living room sofa is tired and when attempting to "fluff" the cushions, we discovered it hadn't been vacuumed and there was sand and food particles left under the cushions. The dishwasher needs replaced as well as the master bedroom shade that did not work properly. With that said, the homeowner was very helpful and even helped us retrieve a very important item left behind. I would definitely stay here again, but I think if the owners stayed a few nights in their rental, they would see the few repairs needed to make it a five star rental.
My family of 10, six adults and four children under 7, matched up perfectly for this house. The pictures and descriptions were exactly what they advertised. The house is comfortable and very livable. The beach was ideally family oriented and the village of Fernandina Beach full of fun things to do. We did create a few issues with the house during our stay, but, Jerry and Lynn reacted quickly to our needs and resolved everything in a timely . . . more than fair, manner. I would highly recommend this house to anyone wanting to have a laid back, interesting and memorable vacation!
Great restaurants and shops scattered among the beautiful old oaks and palm trees. Fort Jackson for you history buffs biking distance from the house. Only 30 minutes to airport and jacksonville home of the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars. Zoo 25 miles from our home and Walt Disney World just 3 hours south of our Island.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$100.00|
Our home requires a $100 refundable damage deposit with each visit. We are pet friendly with a $100 non refundable pet deposit per pet. Two pet minimum with a 25 pounds weight limit.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Checks accepted. Half of total rental amount due to make reservation. Balance thirty days prior to arrival.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.