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Anytime is PERFECT on Amelia Island!

48 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Fernandina Beach Condo Rental Photos and Description

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

Welcome to our Fernandina Beach retreat. Whether traveling with children or a fun adult-only get away, our inviting home is can be your ideal location from which to enjoy all that Amelia Island has to offer.

The Location: You will enjoy the best location in Fernandina Beach at one of the quietest and most private units in our development. You can be on the beach within 2 minutes of stepping out the front door, or at one of the nearby restaurants that cater to a wide variety of tastes. There is a great breakfast buffet, the best bbq on island, and a great places for a quiet drink overlooking the water all within a short stroll.

By car you can get to everything the island offers in minutes, the vibrant historic downtown and waterfront, shopping, Fort Clinch State Park, and so many other great places.

The Condo: You will love our condo! The living room and bedrooms boast cathedral ceilings that lend a spacious light-filled feel that so many vacation condos lack. Skylights in the living room provide great natural lighting, while the entire apartment has been recently remodeled and oozes a modern feel mixed with island charm and decor provided by an eclectic mix of old and new furniture throughout, including artwork by locally known artists. Kick back and listen to the breakers hit the beach through the open windows at night, or watch your favorite tv show on the new 42' flat panel tv from the oh so comfy sofas.

Our community is wonderfully maintained, clean and quiet with a lovely pool, a fantastic playground, tennis courts, and a great wooden walkway and sidewalks all around.

The Family Advantage: We make it easy for you to travel with your children and only bring clothes. We provide beach towels, beach chairs (2), beach toys, travel size sunscreens, child sized life jackets (2), and a fantastic beach cart to carry it all in so your hands are free to hold little hands as you walk to the beach. We have a single stroller, a high chair, a booster seat, children's bowls, plates, cutlery, sippy cups, bibs, and a bottle warmer.

You are going to love Amelia Island and you will love our little haven away from home...

(City of Fernandina Beach License # 3519)

Keywords: pool, tennis courts, tv, internet, porch, playground, beach, walking distance to restaurants, bars, retail, children, renovated, convenient, low rates, ocean, bar, wifi, sleeps 4-5, a/c, skylights, new appliances, shopping, quiet.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Audrey McCarthy
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2016
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About Audrey McCarthy

Believe it or not our first trip to Amelia Island was in January 2011. As soon as we arrived we knew we had discovered somewhere very special that we wanted to be a part of. Six weeks later we had bought our Amelia Island retreat and several trips and a full renovation later we have truly made the place our own. We are a family of 5, three small children, and this is our favorite place to spend family time. Our two boys love picking up shells and shark's teeth and daytripping to the awesome Jacksonville Zoo (30 mins)they have a train... very exciting.

Our baby daughter loves the beach and getting ice cream on her daily stroll. We love walking around downtown, getting coffee and treats, watching the shrimpers coming in, seeing the goldfish at the pirate beach shop, playing minigolf down the street.

There is a great Irish pub (O' Kane's)downtown which is great for our family as my husband grew up in Ireland and loves this little bit of home. We have made the condo a easy place to vacation by filling it with everything we need for the kids so we can travel light. We just show up with our clothes and go to the beach.

Amelia Island is an enchanting place and we are so glad to be a part of it.

Audrey McCarthy purchased this condo in 2011

Why Audrey McCarthy chose Northeast Florida

We fell in love with this condo for its location, privacy, and the condo itself. From our balcony, we can hear the waves break on the beach at night and from inside all you can see outside is grass and trees lending a fantastic sense of peace and privacy. Also, the fact that we are not right on the beach means we don't get any of the traffic or cars.

The complex is very well maintained, the people are very friendly, the amenities are exactly what we want and we hardly need a car for our stay.

We can fly into JAX and be sitting on our balcony in Fernandina 30-40 minutes later.

way to the beach, so if we forget something we can easily go back and forth from the condo to the beach. The view from our balcony is all trees, which offers great privacy. From our condo we can walk to various great food locations and easily drive to grocery and shopping. The condo is beautiful, we recently renovated it adding all new appliances, adding a closet to the main bathroom, and new flooring and new paint. We love being on the upper floor because of the view and the fantastic skylights in the family room that really make the condo shine.

We fell in love with the clean beaches, the beautiful Historic Downtown, and the great antique and consignment shopping in Fernandina Beach. The condo village offers the year around pool, the playground, the tennis courts, and lots of really friendly permanent residents that will share the best places to eat, drink, shop, and play.

We couldn't belive how close everything was to Fernanadina, 25 minutes to the airport and the zoo, just over an hour to gorgeous St. Augustine, and a short drive north into Georgia for Historic St. Mary's. Really the best location in everyway possible.

What makes this condo unique

The absolute convenience of everything close by and the kid-friendly items we provide for those traveling with children. Forget the car, and just walk to wherever you need to go.

We also love the on-site playground that is a few steps from our condo. So great to take the kids over at a moment's notice without worrying about carseats and driving. We couldn't be happier at this location. It is quiet and clean and so close to the beach.


based on 48 traveler reviews

Anytime is PERFECT on Amelia Island!
average rating of 4.9375 based on 48 reviews

We enjoy it very much and will return AGAIN!!

  • 4 of 5

This was our second stay in Audrey and Colin's unit. They are delightful to work with. The unit is spacious and well stocked with essentials. The grounds are well kept.. The pool so quiet and clean. Such a short walk to the beach... We went several times a day as we are not ones to stay in the hot sun! We definitely plan on returning!! Thanks for another great stay in Forest Ridge!!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great setting, easy walk to the ocean and around the neighborhood, quiet!

  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful and comfortable stay in the condo, arguably one of the more well designed ones we have been in via vrbo or air Bnb on the island. The kitchen is well stocked for pots & dishes and even had condiments. Beds were comfy, and the unit was quiet and clean. All the beach stuff needed is in the closet, towels, toys, chairs; being one block from the beach worked out well, easy to walk to and the beach access was right there! No noise from cars on Fletcher was heard, but the birds & other natural sounds were soothing. We will visit again!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

The Condo was very spacious and decorated beautifully. A short walk to the beach or pool. Nice and quiet. It is the perfect place to go to relax. The neighbors that we met were nice and very helpful with directions and restaurant ideas. We tried the Salty Pelican, Peppers Mexican Grill and CedarRiver Seafood. Downtown Amelia Island was very nice with great little shops. We enjoyed our week at Forest Ridge Village. September 4-September 10 Thank you, M & J

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very relaxing vacation in a great condo

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time on Amelia Island. Audrey and Colin were wonderful hosts. The condo was very clean and is really spacious. Our little one enjoyed his own bedroom with the loft bed. The living room is very lovely, the couch clean and comfy. We really felt like home. The condo is fully equipped with everything you need. More towels than we could possibly use in one week, beach towels, chairs, soap, washing and dish washing detergent, even a shopping basket to avoid plastic bags…

It’s just a shame that other guests do not treat toys, chairs and parasols as if they were their own. A lot of things that are provided by the McCarthys were broken or incomplete.

The village overall is well maintained. It's all very clean, neat and green. The grills could be replaced some time and the playground could use some renewal.

We came at a bit unfortunate time: the pool was closed for 3 of 7 days (due to maintenance) and the neighbor underneath us, renovated the apartment, so it was quite noisy during the day. As we spent most of the time at the beach, both didn’t bother us and this is nothing Audrey and Colin could have an influence on it. Therefore no reason to give less than 5 stars :-)

The beach is only a short walk from the condo and very quiet. Not many guests, very relaxing.

Two minor suggestions: A kingsize bed would be brilliant for the master bedroom :-) and it would be very helpful if the guests put the date of opening on things they leave behind, e.g. barbeque sauces in the fridge.

We can highly recommend this place. If we ever come again to Amelia Island, we definitely stay here again!

Jens, Diana & Philipp from Germany!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One of the most relaxing vacations we've had

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful place to stay. The condo was so clean and tidy. The property manager, Gabe is great. He was on top of a small issue, and made sure it was resolved. The owners, Colin and Audrey stayed on top of things as well. We couldn't have asked for better service. The condo was completely stocked with everything we needed. There was an ample supply of linens for our family. This was a quiet neighborhood, great for families. The grounds were well maintained, and the pool was very nice. One day, we rented scooters from a local shop, and rode to the Fort Clinch State Park. This was a great adventure. Overall, I would highly recommend Amelia Island and this property. It was such a relaxing week.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect spot for a beach trip!

  • 5 of 5

The unit is just as nice as the pictures show. Great location to the beach. Pool was very nice and everything is a quick drive away. We hope to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Jacksonville International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Fernandina Beach


Rates & Availability

Fernandina Beach Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2016-2017
Dec 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $65 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

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Fernandina Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1) Part of the Bunk Bed in the Second Bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) The second bedroom contains a combo bunk consisting of a full (sleeps 2 adults) on the bottom and a twin on the top with a built in stairs and safety rails for the little ones., Baby Cribs (1) The apartment also comes with a 'pack and play' portable crib that can be used anywhere in the apartment.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
2 minute (or less) walk to beach, two minute walk to food and drink, large grocery & more restaurants, antique and furniture stores within 2 minute drive, 5 minute drive to beautful historic downtown Fernandina Beach. Cinema less than 5 minute drive

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