HISTORIC CLASSIC COTTAGE ONLY 4 BEAUTIFUL BLOCKS TO DOWNTOWN FERNANDINA.

Andrea Amburgey

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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HISTORIC CLASSIC COTTAGE ONLY 4 BEAUTIFUL BLOCKS TO DOWNTOWN FERNANDINA.

Fernandina Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Our Amelia Island home was constructed more than 100 years ago. Modernization has not diminished the charm. It sits on a corner lot with large trees, fenced yard, hot water outdoor shower, front 'visiting porch' with rockers and a secluded lanai out back offering privacy for introspective calm or an opportunity to turn on the party lights and giggle.

Inside is cozy and comfortable. What you will get: 12 foot ceilings, huge soaking bathtub, vintage decor with long loved antique furniture, shelves of books, games and puzzles, 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, some flooring is the original beautiful heart pine and the living room offers 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.

* Want to plan a Group Getaway? Friend Gayla's wonderful Coquina Cottage (VRBO # 296523) is directly across the street. Book 2 Historic Houses! *

Keywords: house, private, monthly, historic, downtown

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
Dear Andrea,

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
Feb 2014
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Andrea Amburgey

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I fell in love with Amelia Island's 'old Florida' feel and ambiance many years ago. This is such an easy trip from my home in Asheville, NC. I put in an audio book, set my cruise control and try to remember to put my blinker on at the first exit in Florida. Then....ahhhhh......There really is nothing like this little island! Our friends and family have all enjoyed visiting over the years. Many have left their own works of creativity and art as gifts for the cottage. 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.

It is....magical.

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.

I usually come to Unwind Myself, so the beach, front porch and back lanai are my settings of choice the first few days I am here. 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.

I'll be biking around my lovely old neighborhood and the few blocks into downtown so I can sit awhile outside the coffee shop and chat up whoever else is 'loafering' on this historic street. Side streets are filled with art galleries, locally owned restaurants, book shops, bakeries and antique dealers.

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.

I do love meandering around the old cemeteries, visiting the Spanish town square at the 'first Fernandina' site on the north end of the island, getting heavenly massages from Carol at Island Massages, pedicure and foot scrub treatment from Trang, visiting T Rays' on Fridays for the shrimp basket special and...and...

How many words can I use?

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 30 nights
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5
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Historic Classic Cottage only 4 beautiful blocks to downtown Fernandina.
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
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Historic Classic Cottage only 4 beautiful blocks to downtown Fernandina.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p313115vb
(828) 230-8114 (North Carolina, USA)
Fernandina Beach Northeast Florida
Asheville NC
5

BACK AGAIN! 2.0

  • 5 of 5
I had to return again in August. Brought my daughter, my dogs, myself for an amazing week.
Home away from home ... And I'm heading back again. This is my twice, thrice whatever retreat. Love it.
Just the sweetest most comfy cottage there is.
  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Historic Classic Cottage only 4 beautiful blocks to downtown Fernandina.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p313115vb
(828) 230-8114 (North Carolina, USA)
Fernandina Beach Northeast Florida
5

JUST THE BEST!

  • 5 of 5
Oh, my, I loved, loved the time I spent in your sweet cottage. It felt like home away from home--comfortable and filled with everything I could possibly need. Enjoyed all the treasures you have tucked in corners. The back porch was the first place I went each morning and ended each evening there, too. Neighborhood is charming, walking distance to town and marina and a perfect place to ride bikes. I appreciate my dogs being able to come (they were quickly put in their place by neighbor's kitty). It was delightful, restful and I just smiled the entire time. Already made my reservation to return.
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Historic Classic Cottage only 4 beautiful blocks to downtown Fernandina.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p313115vb
(828) 230-8114 (North Carolina, USA)
Fernandina Beach Northeast Florida
Candler, NC
5

DOWN TIME

  • 5 of 5
What can I say that hasn't already been said about this gem of a get away. Now if you're a party animal, this is not for you. But if you have reached that place in life where you can appreciate a quaint little cottage within walking or biking (provided) distance to the village, then its perfect. Empty beaches near by for strolling, shell collecting or swimming. For my wife and I, this little spot has become our yearly escape, a retreat from the daily grind. A great place to come to the understanding of the meaning of serenity and know peace.
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
business
Historic Classic Cottage only 4 beautiful blocks to downtown Fernandina.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p313115vb
(828) 230-8114 (North Carolina, USA)
Fernandina Beach Northeast Florida
5

QUIET

  • 5 of 5
Quiet and relaxing
  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Historic Classic Cottage only 4 beautiful blocks to downtown Fernandina.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p313115vb
(828) 230-8114 (North Carolina, USA)
Fernandina Beach Northeast Florida
Decatur, GA
5

WONDERFUL ECLECTIC COTTAGE!!

  • 5 of 5
My friend and I stayed at this wonderful, homey, historical cottage for the purpose of relaxing and as a writer's retreat. It was absolutely perfect. I brought my dog along and I don't think I have ever seen a more dog friendly community. We all had an amazing time, and can't wait to return.
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Historic Classic Cottage only 4 beautiful blocks to downtown Fernandina.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p313115vb
(828) 230-8114 (North Carolina, USA)
Fernandina Beach Northeast Florida
Asheville NC
5

FIRST TIME IS NOT MY LAST!

  • 5 of 5
My dream place! Seriously. This is as good as it gets for me.

Finally a place I can go on vacation and bring my dogs. I loved this place. A cute little cottage like my own home (only in better shape!) I'd love to move in year round!
I brought my 10 y/o daughter, 12 y/o nephew and my standard poodles. My goal? One week of dama free vacation.

Didn't quite get it with the fact that one of my dogs became very ill. However, I was very close to an outstanding vet hospital (fernandina beach animal clinic) and received excellent care. My dog got a diagnosis quickly on a tricky disease to diagnose (called the great pretender) and was immediately in treatment. So, I'm so grateful for the stellar care!

As to the house itself ... It's comfy, quaint, quirky as only a 100 year old cottage can be and perfect for me. The beds were super comfortable, the kitchen was my second favorite place to hang out inside (I really loved the bedroom! Hahaha), and loved the lanai in the morning and the porch in the evening and vice versa! It's delightfully decorated.

Andrea was right when she said pack your clothes and swimsuit because its all you need. Yes, I brought too much stuff.

Walking distance to the downtown area, 1.5 miles to the beach, and just walkable neighborhoods which I love. It's nice to go some place and feel like you're home and not a tourist. That to me is what I really liked.
I am ready to head back again and again. I truly feel I've found my home away from home.

I will stop raving now about how awesome it is and start planning my next visit because I will be back!
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Car: recommended

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.

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Fernandina Beach Cottage Rental Rates

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30 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Check to be mailed to owners one month prior to arrival.
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Amenities

Fernandina Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathtub is Huge.
  • ( There is also a hot water enclosed shower by the back deck.)
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • shelling
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • kayaking
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
  • basketball court
  • racquetball
  • tennis
  • jet skiing
  • water skiing
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • golf
  • surfing
Notes:
Our cottage is on the Carriage Horse Route and the owner gives discounts to all our guests. (Peppermints stocked on porch for treating these gentle giants as they clomp by; Boomer even has to be nagged by his driver to 'move on!' past us as he dawdles hopefully) Biking or walking the lovely 4 blocks to town from the cottage is a treat in and of itself. Sunset from the marina. Today's catch from the marina seafood store. Primo dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner all within the downtown area. Our neighborhood is long established and very welcoming. An afternoon beneath the fans on our front porch will bring you opportunities to chat with others. If privacy is desired, the big rattan chair and a book on the back lanai will be your pick. One neighbor is a sailing instructor and offers the BEST boat tours to various spots. All info is in a notebook at the cottage. Take a look inside our Memory Book and discover what others have found to love about living on an island
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