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Mike & Lisa Mathews

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

'Home Away From Home'-Families Only/Short Walk to Beach

19 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Northeast Florida House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 8

Just a 2 min. walk to the beach from this 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2-story home. A large deck surrounds the front and an outdoor shower is in the back. Everyone will enjoy the many activities available in Fernandina Beach: putt-putt, golf, movie theater, canoeing, surfing, bike riding, shopping, the beach, and more. The island hosts many restaurants located just minutes from the house. We are a family rental only. (Resort Rental ID 3104)

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mike & Lisa Mathews (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.9
based on 19 traveler reviews

'Home Away From Home'-Families Only/Short Walk to Beach
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
5

Hope m.

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect. Everything we was expecting and more.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Raleigh, NC
5

A wonderful week!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect. Very clean and neat, lots of pretty trees in the yard. Having linens on the bed at arrival was so nice! It's a very short walk to the beach from which our family did lots of surf fishing (caught and released LOTS of fish). Everything we needed was in the house; we ate out a few times but cooked most meals in. The beach is beautiful and not crowded. There is a closetful of games and puzzles, too, for hot afternoons or rainy days. We took a day trip to Cumberland Island, GA (ferry from St. Mary's GA, about 50 minutes drive from the house). It was a worthwhile adventure. Otherwise, we relaxed and took long walks on the beach, enjoyed the house, and visited the historic downtown in Fernandina Beach. Very pretty. There is a skateboard park a short drive away and one of our children spent a good bit of time there. A family friend flew into the Jacksonville airport which is barely 30 minutes away. The owners are very helpful and thoughtful and we plan to go back.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

I visited this property when I was younger and now shared it with my husband, son (17), daughter (15), and her friend (15). We enjoyed the quick walk to the beach, shopping downtown and in near by Yulee, eating in and out, and visiting Fort Clinch State Park. Shell collecting during low tide at the park fishing pier was absolutely wonderful! We also found several shark teeth! The house had everything we needed, including a shady front deck for early morning coffee and night time relaxing.

Favorites:

Mine - how stress free the vacation was

Husband- outdoor shower with hot/cold water

Son- wifi

Daughter and friend- playing family games at the dining table, and shell collecting (they did not want to leave!)

Mike was extremely easy to work with and provided helpful suggestions for our trip. We are already planning our next visit!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mooresville, NC
5

Perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect!! Just what we needed for 5 adults and 2 children. It had everything we needed including beach toys, chairs, and boogie boards. It was a quick walk across the street to the beach, and close to stores, restaurants, and downtown. We loved the Salty Pelican restaurant downtown and all the quaint shops. This was our first time here, but definately not our last. The owners were so gracious and accommodating. We look forward to staying there next year !! I would recommended this property to anyone with a family ready to enjoy the beautiful beach!!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Latham NY
5

Our Florida get-away

  • 5 of 5

We're repeat guests at Mike & Lisa's "Shellcrest". This is our sixth year as snowbirds, which should tell you how highly we prize the opportunity to stay at this property.

The location is outstanding; a quiet street but just a 5 minute walk to the beach. Short walk to fast food, beach bars and fine dining. It's also a great location for bicycling.

The accommodations are top notch. Master bedroom, kitchen, and open floor plan are all on one floor, so no stairs to climb.

Kitchen is fully equipped, and plus outdoor cooking on the backyard grill. Mike & Lisa make sure the property is well-maintained, and do regular updates. All of our guests have fallen in love with the place too. We're already looking forward to coming back next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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5

Excellent Family Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a chance to get away and enjoy the relaxation of the beach. FOUND IT. Great place with enough space for the family, nice master downstairs and good rooms upstairs for others. Mike is great and very easy to deal with in the entire process. We had a great time at the house and very easy to either walk to the beach or drive to the public access point. great area and short drive to anything you want to do. We went to Fernandina Beach museum and enjoyed it immensely. Easy drive to the historic area or the resort area. I would recommend this place to anyone. The deck on the front is great for sitting and relaxing with trees to offer shade. Kitchen is good for most cooking if you are cooking big bring some of your own cookwares. Great and we will be returning there and using this house again.

Mike even left the surf board if we wanted to learn how to surf. Left us plenty of chairs for the house, deck and beach plus a beach umbrella if you need it.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
26.2 Miles
Jacksonville International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
The Surf
Nearest Ferry
20.2 Miles
Mayport Ferry
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
I-95
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Sliders
Car: recommended

Activities in Fernandina Beach: Fort Clinch, Putt-Putt, Charter Fishing, Surf Fishing, Golf, Shopping in Historic downtown, Movie Theater, Water Slide, Escapade (Gambling Boat), Cumberland Island (Wild horses roam), etc.

45 minute drive to Jacksonville, FL, & 1h. 45 minute drive to St. Augustine, FL.

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Rates & Availability

Fernandina Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak Season
May 21 2016 - Aug 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
August 2016
Aug 6 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
Off Season
Sep 3 2016 - Mar 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$150
$800
$1,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

3 nights during March-August ($175.00 night) if not booked for a week (10 days prior to your stay)
3 nights during September-Feb ($150.00 night)
Check In: 4 PM/Check Out: 10 AM
Weekly rental is Saturday to Saturday
Cancellation Policy: If your week is cancelled six weeks prior to check in, the $200 deposit will be forfeited. The $200 deposit will not be forfeited if another guest stays during the week you cancelled.

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Amenities

Northeast Florida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - outdoor shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 full bathrooms & an outside shower with hot & cold water
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Upstairs Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Upstairs Bedroom - 3 twin/ single
  • Upstairs-2 bedrooms with one double bed & one twin bed in one and 3 twin beds in the other; Downstairs-1 bedroom with one queen bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
1 queen bed, 4 twin beds, 1 double bed. Outside shower hot and cold water, ceiling fans, beach access, 4 TVs, boogie boards, beach toys for the children.

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