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AIP Omni Resort 2 Bedroom-Family comfort- unit pool, walk 5 minutes to beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

We have the best combo for families-a quiet, uncrowded pool attached to our building, and a 5 minute walk on pavement/boardwalk to miles of beach!

Why be overlooked by your neighbors or listen to elevator noises? Hate to hear footsteps on your head early or late? Suitcases rolling by your door? Our top floor, back corner unit enjoys maximum privacy, with a beautiful view of the surrounding live oaks and lagoon.We love to sit on the balcony and watch the birds in the canopy.

Our unit is warm and cozy, with comfortable chairs, soft carpeting, and extra linens, towels, and cooking equipment. There are plenty of pillows and blankets. We've stayed in those sterile, decorator units with cold, slippery tile, no chairs with reading lamps, no books or games, and the absolute minimum number of dishes. Our unit is equipped for our family, and we're sure your family will enjoy it as well. We've made sure it has everything you need except your bathing suit!

We first visited the AAA four diamond Omni Amelia Island Plantation in 1992, before 'green resorts' or 'ecotourism' had been imagined. The beautiful natural setting and balance of amenities and unspoiled areas kept us coming back. AIP has been awarded Conde Nast's Reader's Choice Award as well as the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Green Lodging Designation. We often stay without using our car, either walking just across the street and down the boardwalk to the ocean-easy to use a stroller-and biking to get around the 1350 acre resort. From Easter Vacation to the height of summer, it never feels crowded, and there are so many different things to do that even our 20 year old sons love to visit and spend family time.

Our unit is cozy and comfortable, nicely decorated, but not so fussy that it can't be enjoyed by families with children.The layout maximizes privacy, and 1200 square feet give everyone room to relax without being on top of each other.

We enjoy cooking, so the kitchen is well-stocked, with plenty of dishes and every kind of pot, pan or utensil to make any meal-including your Thanksgiving or Easter Feast!

The top floor, back corner of the building location of our unit guarantees a maximum of privacy with a minimum of noise. We have access to the elevator, without being able to hear elevator noises.

The building's pool is almost always empty, and a great place to relax after a day on the beach. Our other favorite spot is our west facing balcony at sunset, where we enjoy a glass of wine and observe the birds, raccoons ,and other Florida wildlife. You'll never regret any time you spend on Amelia Island.

Keywords: Top Floor Condominium Unit Amenity

More Details

Property Manager
Tom Drennen
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Tom Drennen

We are a nature-loving upstate New York family who were lucky enough to stay at the Plantation in the early stages, and found the natural setting and lack of over-development suited our idea of a vacation retreat exactly! Tom is an environmental studies professor at a small college, and Laurel works in health care. Our 3 children, from age 13-23, all have grown up visiting the Resort, and still love to spend family time there. We visit once or twice a year, and do most of the painting, decorating, and repairs ourselves.

Tom Drennen purchased this condo in 1995

Why Tom Drennen chose Amelia Island

We love to go to Amelia to get our shot of sun in the mud season, and true heat in the summer. The easy beach access, plus the natural setting, bike and hiking trails, and the way we can enjoy everything the 1350 acre resort has to offer without even using our car appeals to us. We compared many other 'resorts' before buying at Amelia-we kept saying-'Why do we go anywhere else?' The nature walks and truly unspoiled setting offer us the opportunity to bird-watch, swim, fish, hike, look for shark's teeth or migrating butterflies or sea turtles-there's something every season to enjoy that is special. We also love nearby Little Talbot Island-rated one of the top ten beaches in the world- and historic Fernandina, with its many great restaurants. Fort Clinch, with its fabulous fishing pier, biking paths, and historic re-enactors is another perennial favorite.

What makes this condo unique

We like the privacy of our top-floor unit with the easy access to all the facilities. We swim in our quiet unit pool or walk across the street on the stroller friendly boardwalk to the ocean. We attend the birding walks with the naturalist, or head out to Walker's Landing by ourselves with the binoculars and a camera. We go to Fort Clinch or the Kingsley Plantation to learn about 'Old Florida', or send an afternoon at Little Talbot State Park, one of the most beautiful beaches in the US, where we have never seen more than 20 people in 3 miles. We watch the tides roll in and out while we body-surf or hunt for shark's teeth-Laurel has 'the eye' and can find one about every 15 minutes on average. We go to the on-site restaurants for excellent cuisine, or shop at Harris Teeter and cook our own dinner.


Amelia Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom has private bath and large closet
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Bedroom 2 has twin beds and a large closet
  • King size beds (1) in Master bedroom with brand new mattress and box spring, Second bedroom has 2 Twin Beds (2), couch in living room is a pullout Sleep Sofa. At least 2 extra sets of linens for each bed, and each bed has 2 extra blankets and a spare comforter, plus 2 pillows per person.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We have been visiting with our family for over 20 years! Please ask us if you have any special interests or questions about activities or amenities!


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AIP Omni Resort 2 Bedroom-Family comfort- unit pool, walk 5 minutes to beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Washington, DC

Great weekend getaway spot

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I have stayed at this condo twice now. The owners have been very accommodating and responsive both times, which is just a plus considering how great the unit and its location are.

The unit is right across the street from the beach--it takes about two minutes to walk there along the canopied sidewalks. There is also a pool directly behind it, which we had to ourselves for much of the weekend.

The condo itself was perfect. More than enough room for us, and probably another four or five guests. It was fully stocked with all of the dishwater, towels, and bedding one could need. There was also a laundry room, which was very convenient given how little space we had in our luggage. The owners were also nice enough to leave a boogie board out for us to use down at the beach.

I could not recommend this property highly enough--it's clean, affordable, and perfectly located. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Opelika, AL

Very nice

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed this condo a great deal. People were great to work with, everything was clean and in working order. I'd stay here again for sure

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed it!
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Quiet, Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this wonderful condo situated in a beautiful setting. We loved looking out on to the tree tops. We loved the peace and quiet. It was very comfortable and clean. The kitchen was very well equipped, and we really appreciated having a washer/dryer in the condo.The owner was very helpful and responded very promptly when we had questions. The DVD player was not working, and the owner replaced it the next day after the maintenance man found that it couldn't be fixed.

The walking paths are great and you are within a very short walk to the beach. There is a beautiful pool outside the building. We saw a great blue heron and a great white egret fly in to the lagoon situated about a 5 minute walk from the condo. We enjoyed the restaurants in the Amelia/Fernandino area. There are many attractions in the area - Fort Clinch and Little Talbot State Park were two we visited and enjoyed. My husband was attending a conference at the Ritz Carlton the week were there, and it was only about 10-15 minutes from the condo. It was nice to stay in a place where you could have family with you. I would definitely recommended it to friends.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2013
  • Stayed: February 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate your detailed feedback!
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La Fayette, GA

Can't wait to come back!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I really emjoyed our time here. The condo was perfect and so relaxing.We fell in love with Amelia/Fernandina Beach. We will be back and will recommend it to our friends and relatives.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2012
  • Stayed: January 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We felt the same way after our first visit over 20 years ago!
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Rome GA

Great Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the condo. We have been going to AIP for 9 years and this was another great vacation. The owner was very friendly and helpful. The condo is exactly as described and very clean. It is very close to the Beach Club and we enjoyed riding our bikes on the trails that lead right to the condo. We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for posting the feedback! Hope you'll be back!
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Atlanta, GA

Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

I found this condo topnotch-- private and well appointed. The setting within Amelia Island Plantation was superb. I have frequented Kiawah, Hilton Head and Jekyll. Amelia combines the best features of them all: for beach time, biking, walking and access to conveniences. The weather and marsh vistas were superb. I'm not a golfer, but the bike paths gave pleasant access to the area.

The owner was very helpful with advice about the "amenity card" (which we decided against) and general expectations. I'm looking forward to another visit!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2011
  • Stayed: March 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $110

3% processing fee not included in the quote. Offer not final until reviewed by owners, quote is an estimate.

contact owner, we will arrange payment by credit card in advance

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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