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HISTORIC CLASSIC COTTAGE ONLY 4 BEAUTIFUL BLOCKS TO DOWNTOWN FERNANDINA.

Andrea Amburgey

Advertiser since: 2010
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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.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 30 nights

Overview

Fernandina Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Andrea Amburgey (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
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Calendar last updated:
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About Andrea Amburgey

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.

It is....magical.

You just have to Go to Know.

Andrea Amburgey purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Andrea Amburgey chose Fernandina Beach

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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?

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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Minimum Stay 30 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 21 traveler reviews

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Historic Classic Cottage only 4 beautiful blocks to downtown Fernandina.
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 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
Candler, NC
5

5 days not enough

  • 5 of 5
I believe this was our fourth stay and hope to continue our annual retreat. We arrived on Saturday and left the following Friday... for me this just wasnt enough time. Considering arrival day and departure that left only five days. Just enough time to unwind and begin our vacation.
Well, enough of my complaining. We love the home and its location. An easy walk, or bicycle (a couple of bikes there to use) to down town and the great little eateries. We are an older boring couple that find the pace just right.
Try it once, you'll be back.
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, 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

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

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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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Rates & Availability

From $1,800 Per month

Fernandina Beach Cottage Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning-leave on table $85
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes 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.
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Amenities

Fernandina Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private toilet/tub room-- separate from bath's sink area
  • Enjoy a hot Outdoor shower year round as well. Private hot/cold shower with flexible shower hose -- Good for rinsing sand off after the beach and for pet clean-ups as well.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Biking or walking the lovely 4 blocks to town from the cottage is a treat in and of itself. 7th St in particular is lined with historic homes, some dating from the late 1800s. Afternoon 'socials' at the grand old B & B on 7th is an option. Sunrise on the Beach. Sunsets from the marina. Buy Today's Catch from the marina seafood market. Primo dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner all within the easy walking...many menus are in the cottage to preview. 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 deck will be your pick. The Amelia Island Museum and the Community Theatre are right around the corner.

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