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Audrey McCarthy

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Anytime is PERFECT on Amelia Island!

42 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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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 (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

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 42 traveler reviews

Anytime is PERFECT on Amelia Island!
average rating of 4.952381 based on 42 reviews

Clean, great location.

  • 5 of 5

The condo was very clean and had everything we needed. The beach was a short block away and was never crowded. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We had another wonderful stay in this Condo. Very clean and comfortable short walk to the beach, great swimming pool, and lots of very good restaurants just a few miles away.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Egg Harbor, WI/USA

Love the beach

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Audrey and Colin's vacation home and indeed it has become home to us for the month of March. We enjoy the size of the condo, the private deck and especially the closeness to the beach.

We have fallen in love with the charming village as well.

Audrey and Colin are great owners. They follow up quickly to any questions we may have.

We look forward to coming "home" again next March.

Dianne and Gordon

Egg harbor, Wisconsin

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well Worth the Rental Fee

  • 5 of 5

We found the unit to be clean, cozy and comfortable with all the necessary bed linens, towels, kitchen cookware, etc. It is ideally located, being only one block and a four minute walk to the ocean that has a beautiful beach. Also close by to the Fernandina historic district and the many fine dining establishments in and around Amelia Island.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean convenient quiet

  • 5 of 5

We love to play on the beach go shopping and fishing so we love the location just a few blocks removed from the hustle and bustle which makes it very nice for us to come in rest and a good night sleep

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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we had a great time (even with 50 degree days) in this unit,everything we needed,clean.

  • 5 of 5

this last visit was my third time on the island in last 3 years. Going to stay in same complex for my granddaughters' spring break. The unit was well furnished,clean, easy location to get around the island and very pleasant owners who were easy to deal with. Only problem was a very ugly styrofoam cooler with an "UGa" emblem on it and that upset this Florida Gator! Oh well....I would recommend the unit and the location for a pleasant time.Benny

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our most sincere apologies, it will be removed at once! It must have been left as a joke by a former guest... Glad you enjoyed your visit. Audrey & Colin
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Jacksonville International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Fernandina Beach


Rates & Availability

Amelia Island Condo Rental Rates

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

Additional information about rental rates

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

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Northeast Florida Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
  • 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
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • 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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