|Minimum Stay||30 nights|
Our Amelia Island cottage was constructed more than 100 years ago. Modernization has not diminished the charm. Perched on a corner lot with large trees, it offers a fenced yard, hot water outdoor shower, front 'visiting porch' with rockers and a secluded deck out back offering privacy for introspective calm or an opportunity to turn on the party lights and giggle.
Inside is cozy and comfortable and easy to simply 'be'.
What you will get:
* 12 foot ceilings
* huge soaking bathtub
* vintage decor with long loved antiques
* shelves of books, games and puzzles complete with a perfect story time or daydreaming nook
* completely furnished kitchen with shrimp pot and plenty of chef's accessories
* split bedrooms which offer privacy, quiet and efficient ceiling fans in each room
* a small wood burning fireplace for the cooler months.
Carriage horses pass the cottage daily on their way to and from work. Each horse has his own distinctive personality and will slow down by the house in hopes he will be offered a carrot or an apple. Big Boomer's favorite is peppermints (he asked me to tell you). Try to remember to listen for them (clomp- clomp) and have a snack handy to take outside.
Hurry as they are going to work!
** Want to plan a Group Getaway?
Friend Gayla's wonderful Coquina Cottage (VRBO # 296523) is directly across the street.
Wendy also has a neighboring cottage (VRBO # 507833)
Book 2 or 3 Historic Houses all within sight of one another!
Keywords: house, private, monthly, historic, downtown
I fell in love with Amelia Island's 'old Florida' feel and ambiance many years ago. So many of our friends and family have enjoyed their yearly 'island breaks' here. The large painting in the front bedroom is from John; the stained glass window in the back hallway was made by Lisa; special framed drawings by Oman and by Lee and by Summer and various seashell and sharks teeth collections are scattered about.
You just have to Go to Know.
Andrea Amburgey purchased this cottage in 2004
I inherited this sweet cottage from a dear friend who lived on and loved Amelia Island for many years. She was a passionate and strong advocate for much of the Greenway Development as well as a champion for wildlife and native species habitat protection. Her name is Susan Laird. There is a billboard constructed in her honor near the coastal access to Eagan's Creek Greenway. She taught me much about how to Love an Island.
My wonderful neighbors must be greeted and all news shared since I've last seen them.
The Saturday morning Farmer's Market is a Must...as are daily visits to the absolute BEST Dog Park ever.
An excellent Community Theatre is just around the corner next to the island Museum of History.
Side streets are filled with art galleries, locally owned restaurants, book shops, bakeries and antique dealers. Any style of 'loafering' you like is available.
Miles of beaches line the island...some are provided with public services like restrooms and restaurants while other sandy stretches are quite isolated and wild. Vehicle travel is allowed on some.
Main Beach is just across the island from our cottage, about one and a half miles (with a bike lane available).
My favorite bit of shoreline is the northern end bordering Fort Clinch (pssst...that is where the most shark's teeth are to be found.)
The island has an active wildlife preservation group and there are many activities sponsored both on the island as well as at nearby state parks. Sea turtles nest here. Right whales also use the waters off the island for calving. Both can be seen during certain times of the year.
Sunsets at the marina are a stroll or bike ride away. We have peeked in on fancy sailing ships from all around the world at the Fernandina City Marina.
The same marina houses an excellent fresh fish shop--buy 'just off the boat'.
Pajama Dave's Boat Cruise over to Cumberland Island is available on all good water traveling days. The last time I went with Dave we saw baby dolphins. Yes!
In the springtime, right whales can be sighted close into the coastline.
How many words can I use?
Thank you so much for sharing your cottage with us. It suited us perfectly. We feel like we got to know you over the time there. Bill started reading the SUN magazine, and he bought a copy of Pippi Longstocking for your library.
We see you are booked for 2015....so
Please put us on your calendar for 2016.
It was a pleasure. Jane
Sailing and Fishing Charters available daily including Cumberland Island Tours, Cottage is only 4 beautiful Blocks to Downtown and the Island Marina ( sunsets! ), short stroll to the Amelia Island Museum, bikes in shed and miles of off road Greenway to explore.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
|Cleaning-leave on table||$85|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
Deposit, Rent and Tax total to be mailed to owners no later than one month prior to arrival.
Note: Tax fee is addition of $127.
Cleaning fee of $85 to be left on kitchen table.
* 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.