Our Shipwatch condominium is located directly on the Atlantic ocean with beautiful views of the ocean and the pool. The views you see were taken from our balcony. The 2131-square-foot living area has three large bedrooms each with its own full bath located within the bedroom suite. The condo has beautifully decorated rooms with oil paintings and tile floors and for additional privacy when you retreat to the lower floor it is as though you have gone to another condo! The bedrooms/baths and laundry area are downstairs and upstairs is a large kitchen, half bath, living area, wet bar and separate formal dining room. The large balcony has three sets of sliding glass doors that gives floor to ceiling views from every room upstairs. The balcony is furnished with a beautiful table and chairs for enjoying your coffee as the sun rises or dining under the stars.
The condo is located on the Amelia Island Plantation. Enjoy the hundred year old Live Oak Trees that drape the roads and bike paths right next to the sea. And for those who wish to relax and be pampered, a day at the Spa is fabulous! Whether riding bikes on the miles of paved bike trails, fishing, shopping, or horseback riding on the beach, there is always something to do on the Plantation! There is so much to do (or NOT do)!! You may want to explore the island or prop up your feet and just relax! It is your vacation and we want everyone in your group to enjoy it 'their way'!! Those who stay up late at night or rise early in the mornings will not disturb others who may want to stay in bed. It really is like having two condos!!!
All three of the bedrooms are suites with the full baths located within the bedroom suite. All baths are identical with a full bathtub and overhead shower, toilet and sink on a long vanity....no having to get dressed and go down the hall in the middle of the night ...or having to share!!! Two of the bedrooms are Master Suites with a king size bed and a separate dressing area with a large mirror and long vanity where you can apply make up or style hair while someone else is bathing and the steam is not a problem! The third bedroom has two twin beds that can be pushed together to make a king bed by using the connector in the closet. The condo has more storage space than most homes!!! There are several walk-in closets and also other closets and storage for linens etc. There is a large washer and dryer behind closed doors in the beautiful downstairs foyer with separate entrance and also a closet in the beautiful upstairs foyer next to the new powder room. It also has a separate entrance. The kitchen is large enough for several cooks and has lot's of pots and pans, dishes, glassware, and beautiful silverware. There is a formal dining room with access to the kitchen using the bi-fold doors or they can be closed....whatever you choose. The furniture is beautiful and has a china cabinet for additional wine glasses etc. The living room blends with the dining room and has a 50 inch plasma flat screen TV and a wet bar. Three sets of sliding glass doors are side by side , giving a 20 foot view and also access to the balcony. Floor to ceiling views are possible from every room upstairs. There is another closet on the balcony with some grilling accessories. There is also a dining table and chairs on the balcony for relaxing and enjoying the view. We are the closest condo to the pool in our association....no walking from several buildings away!! You can also grill on our new grills located to the left of the pool while you swim. The condo is designed with top of the line beautiful furniture and it has all tile floors every where except the staircase which we replaced with wood so the condo is not only beautiful it is maintenance free. The two full Massaud Sofas both make fold out queen size beds with a mattress so that the condo can sleep 6 to 10 people. Having a condo this large and on two floors is wonderful ....upstairs is for fun and if someone is tired or wants privacy, they can go downstairs! Grandparents don't have to keep the same hours as children and everyone doesn't have to watch the same TV programs! This condo is great for weekends but also has such a well designed plan with so much storage and closets...it could be lived in year round!
Keywords: Oceanfront,Pool,Golf,Pets,Luxury,Family Oriented,Spa,Romance,Bike Trails,Tennis, Shelling, Restaurants,Sports,Fishing,Boating,horseback Riding on the beach,
We chose to buy our condo because nowhere else in the world have we found century old oak trees draping right next to an ocean. The perfect harmony of nature and wildlife together with the sounds of splashing waves we hear from our condo made it our only choice. Also we can be at the Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) in 25 to 30 minutes. Our island sits in a cove that has protected it from major storms for many years.
The many restrauants, unique shops and world class spa make it a dream come true and an escape from reality!
Our condo has a wonderful floor plan! When our family gets together it is especially nice to enjoy each others company and yet sometimes it is nice to slip away downstairs for quiet moments! It really is like having two condos. If someone gets up early to watch the sunrise with coffee in the mornings, no one else is disturbed and if others stay up late...those in bed will never know. Also having a full bath located inside each bedroom is wonderful.
My wife and I, our daughter and their two children stayed at the Shipwatch condo for 5 nights the last week of October and are happy to add another 5 star review. The upstairs, downstairs format worked well for us, but some folks might find the downstairs a big dark. The condos on the upper levels of this 5 story building are all on one floor and the bedrooms have views as well as the living room and dining room. On the other hand, for us the quiet and the dark encouraged the grand kids to sleep in which meant we had a couple of quiet hours to drink coffee and watch the sunrise from the balcony. Amelia Island Plantation covers over a thousand acres and is anchored by the Omni resort center. The Omni is three buildings up the beach from Shipwatch along a winding road of live oaks dripping with Spanish moss. Scattered around the acreage are several restaurants and recreational opportunities for the kids like a mini-golf course, kayaking and fishing in the ponds. We didn't try any of these things because the kids wanted to concentrate on playing in the pool or at the beach and we cooked in every night. The ready access to the pool was another plus. From the downstairs (bedroom) level, you step out the door and down a short exterior stairway, cut under the building and you are at the pool. You can't get closer and you don't have to use the elevator, which friends in the upper level told us was really slow. To get to the beach you go around the pool on a boardwalk, cross a narrow fairway (look to your right for golfers, and then up some stairs and over the dunes to the beach. Great beach. At the end of October the water was still 75 so the kids were in the waves a lot. But the pool was their favorite. It is heated. I'd say to at least 80 and it is big, with three large semi-circular sections that make it look a little bit like Mickey Mouse's head from a certain angle. The section closest to the condo building is about 3-4 feet deep, the middle section is a bit deeper, and the section toward the ocean is about 8 feet deep. Lots of nice lounge chairs around the pool. This time of year there was good sun from about 10 am until about 3:30 when it went behind the building. But there was still good sun at the beach for a couple more hours. As others have mentioned the condo has all the utensils you will need, nice furniture, a big balcony and lots of tvs. Biggest plus: a great, responsive host/owner. This is not an agency managed rental.
I arranged for a tennis get away for 12 ladies and this was one of the Shipwatch condos that we rented. The condo was very clean and the view was truly amazing. The location was very convenient to the pool and the beach too. The owner went above and beyond with suggestions for our trip to make it a success. He was very helpful in arranging bike rentals, restaurant suggestions and activities on Amelia Island Plantation. He was also very patient with all of the questions I had. We had such a great time we only left AIP 1 time for dinner and found ourselves no wanting to leave again. We will definitely make this an annual adventure!
We knew when we drove up to Shipwatch that we had made an excellent choice. The villa was gorgeous, clean, large, and to top it off, had a magnificent view. My husband and I took our daughter, son-in-law and our two grandsons. We had a wonderful time. Our daughter sent us a thank you card which pretty much summed up our week at Shipwatch. She said they will never forget all the memories we shared -- 82 degree weather, the beach, fishing, horseback riding, shopping, great restaurants and board games to mention a few. The owners were great to work with and the villa had everything we needed. If you want to go for a family vacation and have all the amenities your could ask for, you should try Shipwatch.
What a Florida gem. Amelia Island during Car week is exciting and worth the visit. This year we choose to try VRBO and the experience was fantastic. It was clean, quiet, relaxing and well located. The Condo has a wonderful balcony with view of the Atlantic. It is easy walking distance form the beach and has access to the heated pool and bbq grills.
The rooms and baths are well thought out with comfortable beds and the kitchen area is well stocked with utensils, glassware and dinning serving pieces. They have a lovely indoor dinning area as well as a balcony table. I can not think of anything that would make this Condo better. It has it all…
My husband and I and 2 other couples stayed here for the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. We have stayed in a chain hotel previously and wish we had discovered this condo and the Plantation sooner. The owner was very helpful and was it was very easy doing business with him. We had never been there before and he sent very detailed instructions that we had no trouble following. It is decorated beautifully and we enjoyed spending time there instead of going out. The bedrooms are on the lower level and it's very quiet, even when others are still upstairs. There are restaurants and shops close by on the Plantation and a shuttle to take you wherever you wish. After going out the first 2 nights, we decided on the 3rd night to go pick up food at the market near the shops and bring it "home" to eat. On the 4th and last night, we were tired from the car show and stayed in and had snacks for dinner. The pool and beach are very close and easy to get to. You can even use a barbeque cooker by the pool if you wish. It would be a great place to cook a meal because of a good sized kitchen and dining room. A great place to meet friends and family. We hope to go back again.
We vacationed for a week on Amelia Island Plantation and had a wonderful time. The condo was very clean, well maintained, nicely decorated and furnished with everything needed. It has new appliances and the washer/dryer even has an instruction manual because of so many functions. Now my wife wants a new set like that one.
The grounds are well manicured; secure; the pool was clean; the private beach was huge without many people. The beach walk was convenient (even with a 4 year old) and the pool was basically right outside from the condos bottom floor. The fine dining on the plantation was great with very friendly staff. We took a horse drawn carriage ride in the historic district and my daughter thought she was Cinderella!
Sporting activities such as surfing, fishing, tennis and golf can also be enjoyed. The condo has a room full of beach equipment/toys/chairs/umbrellas, everything you could want.
The owner was very helpful and responsive to any question and even helped us figure out how to use the surround sound system for movies and playing music. I have highly recommended this property to my family, friends and have already made my reservation for next year.
The resort has a World Class Spa, Shops, and Restaurants,Collect Seashells and Sharks Teeth, Read with your feet in the surf, Grill dinner while swimming, Ride bikes on miles of paved bike trails, Fish on the beach or ponds, See the Sunken Forest. Visit Fort Clinch and see re-enactments of soldiers during the Civil War on select dates. Visit the Jacksonville Zoo 30 minutes away. Play miniature golf inside the Plantation or outside on Sadler Road. Go Deep Sea Fishing or fish from the shore. Surf. Boogie boards and jump the waves. Watch the sun rise over the Atlantic Ocean while drinking your coffee. Read a great book while sunbathing. Visit downtown Fernandina and spend the afternoon at all the unique shoppes. Go to Cumberland Island where the rich once played, and view wild horses on the beach. Best of all, enjoy our large spacious condo that is closest to the pool and unlike most others it is heated during the winter!! Sit on our 20 foot balcony or by the pool in the sun or under our large gazebo for those who want to be with friends and/ or family but don't want to be in the sun. Walk the miles of paved bike trails or along the sandy beach. You may never want to leave the condo or the property!!
Year Round $2000.00-$3500.00 depending on Season
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