PEACEFUL HAPPY BEACH COTTAGE - THE UNCROWDED BEACHES OF NORTH FLORIDA

Manny David

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 28 nights
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PEACEFUL HAPPY BEACH COTTAGE - THE UNCROWDED BEACHES OF NORTH FLORIDA

Fernandina Beach House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom 2 Bath Cottage 300' private beach-70 Feet Of Decks-fully equipped

Spacious fully equipped beach front home on Historic and quaint Amelia Island.

We own the 300' of beach directly in front of the house.

36 foot ocean front deck equally expansive rear deck that faces Fort Clinch wilderness.

All bedrooms have walkouts to the decks, the master is on the ocean side.

Park your cars and boat under the house, take your boat to the free public boat launches. The fishing is famous, we have rivers, the inter-coastal, and you can charter a boat to fish the Atlantic Ocean or surf cast on our beach.

Enjoy the beach and rinse off the sand in the outdoor shower.

Fabulous golf courses open to the public.

Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Manny David

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
Speaks english

We are 'retired' residents of Amelia Island and own and operate a small construction business as well as manage our 3 vacation rental properties. We came to Amelia Island as permanent residents in 2003 from the Northeast and made this peaceful island paradise our home.

Manny David purchased this house in 1997

We purchased this property in 1997 as a weekend get away. We found that Amelia Island was easier for us to get to than braving the traffic to get to the New England beaches. We chose this property because it is located in the quiet north end neighborhood and has 300 feet of direct ocean front as well as Fort Clinch behind us. This end of the island is all residential, there are no hotels, condos, public beaches and very little traffic. Most of the properties are single family homes or duplexes. Our beach is beautiful white sand and is never crowded. We take long walks to the fishing pier. Our dogs love to run at the end of a long leash, dig holes in pursuit of whatever creatures and dive in the waves. This beach is also a great spot to swim, as it is not prone to rip currents and has a gradual slope to deeper water. Low tide is a great time to hunt for shark teeth or collect shells. It really doesn't get any better than this.

This a stilt house which gives us great views and a protected place to park cars and boats. We do welcome pets. We have 3 dogs of our own. That is Mister Buster in the picture and he has a twin Cairn Terrier, Mister Bronson who looks just like Toto. They have an older brother Zippy the porky Yorkie who also loves the beach. The main living area of this house is tile, the decks have a child/pet gate at the top of the stairs. This area of the beach always has a breeze so you can sit on either deck depending on your preferred view. The east deck has roll out awnings to provide shade during mid day.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 28 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Peaceful Happy Beach Cottage - The Uncrowded Beaches of North Florida
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
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Peaceful Happy Beach Cottage - The Uncrowded Beaches of North Florida
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Fernandina Beach Northeast Florida
Hamburg, Pennsylvania
5

The Dreibelbis Family, Sharon, Bryan, Edith, Linda, Kegan, and Logan

  • 5 of 5
Our family fell in love with this spacious and comfortable beach house. We enjoyed four wonderful family filled days at this lovely home. The beach is directly across the street, a short walk over the dunes to the beach and water. The back yard was great for our dog. The house is roomy and comfortable with everything you need and more. We enjoyed spending time on the large front deck and it was a great comfort to have the awnings to keep the sun and heat off of us. The kids enjoyed sleeping on the back deck and watching all the wildlife. Not a night went by without several deer making a visit to our back yard. We definitely loved the location and short drive for groceries and shopping. We definitely will be back next year. A great family place!
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fernandina Beach Northeast Florida
3

Amelia Island Getaway

  • 3 of 5
I would have given this property 5 stars had the gas grill and dishwasher functioned. The stairway railing was not secure and dangerous for my elderly parents. The home could use a deep cleaning. The house is spacious and layout is nice. The kitchen is very well stocked with everything you will need. Your dog can run around the big back yard. The ocean is directly across the street with no obstructing houses with a great view of the ocean. However the sand dunes are quit high so you cannot see the beach. Amelia Island is an awesome vacation destination. There are many outdoors activities to take advantage of and there are numerous great restaurants and shops.
  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We appreciate the heads up on the railing and will take care of that immediately. Unfortunately, not all guests let us know when there are issues so we really appreciate the feedback. The dishwasher is new but after taking a look at it, there was a screw head that was preventing the door from closing and we fixed that easily. The gas grill has it's own tank, we don't supply the gas, but we have identified filling station locations in the guest book. The closest is about 1 mile away. We live on the Island, and it is a wonderful place to live and vacation, anytime there are questions or problems, we can be reached by phone, text or email and we are available within minutes.
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Fernandina Beach Northeast Florida
5

Beautiful Spot! ..... and Deer EVERY Evening

  • 5 of 5
This location is truly a diamond in the rough. Wonderful area, good privacy. The ocean views are amazing. Easy access and a great beach for walking/playing. Our view to the west, the solitude of Fort Clinch State Park was a blessing. Every evening at sunset, a family of deer would cross the road in front of the house to venture out to the beach, words can't describe the beauty! Downtown Fernandina was easy to reach, quaint, with nice shops and restaurants. The owners are easy to work and good communication. We look forward to a return visit soon.
  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay on our little slice of paradise! I spotted the deer tracks across the front lawn ... nature at it's finest! We love happy guests ... please come again.
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Fernandina Beach Northeast Florida
Northwest Arkansas
5

Delighttful House, Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5
We visited AI for the first time this past week. We stayed at this house for the week with our four kids and one little dog. It was a wonderful house, spacious and well-stocked. We LOVED the kitchen...that is the most room we have ever had in a vacation rental. The price was good. But the very best part was the location. It is at the north end of the island. The beach is just a very short walk across a non-busy road and the dunes/sand. (There is NO house between this one and the ocean) And the backyard is like a nature preserve backing right up to the state park Fort Clinch (which is a treat in itself). We saw deer, an armadillo, cardinals, lizards, and frogs all from the house. (We also saw dolphins, alligators, sharks, horseshoe crabs, and turtles while visiting the island) The house owners were always just an e-mail or phone call away and gave helpful information (like where to find shark teeth). And the neighbors were as friendly as can be. We really enjoyed our time there and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place to ANYONE. So glad we stayed there.
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Fernandina Beach Northeast Florida
Canada
5

A little piece of heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5
We have just spent 5 weeks here and we have had a wonderful time. The cottage offers excellent accommodation for a family, a couple, or to share with a friend. It is very well laid out and well equipped. The beach is easily accessible, quiet beautiful and peaceful. White sand as far as the eye can see. Biking is an excellent pastime....cycling over town for coffee and the newspaper, sitting in the sun doing the crossword, wandering round the cute little stores. Fort Clinch State Park lies behind the house and biking there is great, enjoying Floridian beauty again. We feel very possessive about our little corner in Florida but would certainly recommend it.
  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Fernandina Beach Northeast Florida
Atlanta GA USA
5

Peace and Quiet at its Very BEST!!

  • 5 of 5
Life can be hectic, and this beach rental is my absolute favorite refuge from all of that! Clean and comfortable! None of that grungy "other-people-have-been-here" feeling! This is a breath of fresh air figuratively and literally. ...and it's quiet – like, REALLY quiet!

Amelia Island is delightful all on it's own, but experiencing it from a homey, out of the mainstream, private cottage like this adds another layer to the experience. The Living Room and Master Bedroom areas open directly to the beach-side deck. At night, you can leave the glass doors open and let the sound of the waves lull you to sleep. During the day, you have an uninterrupted view of the ocean – no buildings between you and the water – just beautiful sand dunes covered with Sea Oats. If you're on the other side of the house, the doors open to the night sounds from the park dunes and wildlife – frogs and owls and occasionally deer strolling cautiously through the yard.

The Living Room, Dining area and Kitchen are open in a single, large space – making it perfect for a relaxed evenings, even while dinner is being prepared. And the large island is great for breakfast with the sunrise streaming in across the deck.

Venture out to the beach. It's probably 150 feet of silky sand at low tide. If you walk up the beach, you'll round the north end of the island, where Fort Clinch guards the deepwater channel that submarines use when they return home into St. Mary's. If you walk down in the other direction, you can go about a mile with nothing but a few other beach houses on your right and the majestic Atlantic on your left. Either way, you might not see more than a dozen or so people much of the time.

And I mustn't forget to mention that one of the main reasons that we chose this place originally is that we could bring the whole family – including our dachshund! He can run freely through the house and on the decks safely. The only thing he loves more is our time on the beach. Keep your little guy on a really long, light weight lead like we do, and he's welcome to on the beach.

Briefly... if you want to relax – and if you still want to be close to some really fine dining, or golf, or browsing downtown, or taking in the history of this peaceful, northern tip of Florida's east coast – this is just the best. You'll enjoy it the first time and you'll probably be back for more. I've been returning to the delightful cottage for years now and I have no plans to stop.
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much!! Come back soon!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Jacksonville International
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Mayport Ferry
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
Interstate 95 via SR 200
Nearest Beach
Front Yard
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Sandy Bottoms, Hammer Head
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Sandy Bottoms, Island Barbeque
Car: necessary

Our cottage is located in the Northern residential section of the Island where the beaches are private, there are no condos or commercial sites. The road is a dead end so the traffic is local and light. The cottage faces the ocean with unobstructed views and to the west is Fort Clinch State Park. We have full length decks both back and front. All three bedrooms have patio door access to the decks. Beach driving at various locations, shark tooth hunting, skate park, Historic Fort Clinch, sunset cruise, fishing, golf, all 2 miles or closer. Historic and quaint downtown has wonderful restaurants and shopping. Watch the sunset from Brett's patio. Dine at some of the best restaurants in Florida. Charter a fishing boat, take a ride to Cumberland Island for a stroll and dinner. Enjoy the new bike trails on Amelia and Big Talbot Islands.

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Availability & Rates

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Fernandina Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring Summer
Mar 1 2014 - Sep 6 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,250
$9,000
 
 
Fall
Sep 7 2014 - Jan 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
$325
$1,750
$5,250
 
 
Winter
Jan 3 2015 - Feb 28 2015
28 night minimum stay
$3,960
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$325
$2,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes During Spring and Summer Months 1 week minimum Saturday to Saturday
Winter Months - Monthly Rental $3700
Three night minimum

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Fernandina Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Guest Bedroom between the two Guest Rooms
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master - 1 queen , Ocean Side with Patio door access to deck
    Guest Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Patio Door Access to Deck
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Patio Door Access to Deck - Trundle bed with twin roll out
  • Pack 'n Play crib available
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • ruins
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • basketball court
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