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Brenda Jackson

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

Romantic, Beachfront Surf & Racquet + Wi-Fi Close to pool

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Northeast Florida Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Watch the sunrise over the ocean from your bedroom, living room, or patio in this beautifully decorated, Non-Smoking, oceanfront condo. This upscale property is just a short walk from the world famous Ritz Carlton Hotel, includes two full-size pools, four clay tennis courts, as well as shaded bike and walking paths.

The condo is close to the pool and beachfront. It is conveniently located on the ground floor with a great ocean view from the bedroom, living room and patio. The kitchen is fully equipped and it has a full size washer dryer.

The Surf and Racquet Club is a beautifully landscaped, secure, gated community conveniently located in the Summer Beach area on Amelia Island.

Keywords: Condominium, Oceanfront, Surf & Racquet, Ritz Carlton, Stearns & Foster mattress, Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach, Beachfront, condo, beach rental, romantic, getaway

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Brenda Jackson (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Brenda Jackson

Robert and I are semi-retired and live on the Island in downtown Fernandina. Robert grew up in Jacksonville, so he was somewhat familiar with the Island, but we both really fell it love with it when we visited in the early 90's. We loved it so much, we would drive from Atlanta every other weekend - getting here late on Friday night and leaving for home early Sunday afternoon. When we crossed that bridge to the Island, it always felt like coming home. Our dream was to someday be able to make the Island our home. In 2002, we finally realized that dream and moved here full-time. We have two condos - a 1BR/1BA at the Surf & Racquet and a 2BR/2BA in Summer Beach Village (Sailmaker). We thoroughly enjoy managing our condos and we have met so many wonderful people. We do our best to make our condo special for our guests - a place they would like to come often. Some have even gotten the itch to move here, too! We highly recommend it!

Why Brenda Jackson chose Northeast Florida

We walked in this condo and knew we wanted to purchase it. It is so convenient on the ground floor - just walk right out to the pool and to the beach with no stairs or elevators to deal with! Very nice view of the ocean from every room. It has a great 'feel' and is super clean.

What makes this condo unique

great views, new Stearns & Foster mattress that is oh, so comfortable, nicely decorated and very clean

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I found this condo via Trip advisor and felt like it would be a good fit for us. We were so pleased with the condo itself. It is located on the southern end of the island which in our opinion is the more peaceful end. Our entire experience was lovely - Brenda made everything so easy for us and even provided an extremely helpful guide to the island including activities and restaurant reviews. We felt like we were staying in a relative's condo. The condo itself is just wonderful - on the ground floor so every morning we could just walk out of the patio doors and onto the beach. I cooked almost every meal in the well-equipped kitchen and even read a suspenseful Patricia Cornwell novel that was on the condo's bookshelf. I can't recommend renting with Brenda and her husband more. We had a great experience.

· By AmyEllis42 from Atlanta, Georgia on 9/7/2011 for a stay in 8/1/2011
Aug 2011
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based on 23 traveler reviews

Romantic, Beachfront Surf & Racquet + Wi-Fi Close to pool
average rating of 4.869565 based on 25 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We just got back from our week long stay for the 4th of July.This condo exceeded our expectations by far!The best condo ever,and the small town and the beach is so beautiful!it was not even crowded anywhere we went.We has a very relaxing week at the condo,which is well stocked with excellent pots and pans for those who like to be lazy and cook alot,there were plenty of towels,toilet paper,ect.They even have beach towels,beach chairs,umbrellas,shovels,ect!It even has a full size washer and dryer!we didn't have to bring back dirty clothes!We could have saved so much room in the car had we known about all the extras!Brenda was such a pleasure to work with from start to finish!We will be returning for sure hopefully in Dec for our 25th wedding anniversary!We have found our new beach condo for life as far as I'm concerned!This unit is only steps from the pool,no elevator!Steps from the beach to!Don't look any more,because you have found a hidden gem right here!!Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful condo with us Brenda and Robert!!!We are missing Amelia Island so bad!!Thanks so much!Your NC friends for life!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We were so pleased with this condo! Brenda and Robert let us arrive a few hours early and we even got to meet them (they were leaving as we were coming). They're both extremely polite and were so easy to book with! The condo was beautiful with the patio leading right out to the pool. Another nice thing was being on the lower level made it nice when coming back and forth to and from the beach! It was nice having a kitchen so we didn't have to eat out for every meal. They also gave us a list of restaurants that they or previous vacationers had been to and loved. They also sent us a list of stuff to do. We did the Adult Sunset Cruise which was amazing. The condo was the best we've had and the beach was amazing. Not crowded AT ALL. Could see and hear the waves from the patio. We will be booking with Brenda and Robert again!! :)

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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One of the best on the Island.

  • 5 of 5

From arranging the lease to arrival, Brenda was super to work with.

Condo sits steps from the pool and walkway to the beach.

I recommend this unit and Brenda to everyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The property owners were very accommodating. They had everything we needed. They even provided toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags and dish detergent. The bed and pull out couch were very comfy. We highly recommend this condo. We will definitely be coming back.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent!! Loved the condo! Perfect accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

We were in the Jacksonville area for the early part of the weekend then decided to extend our stay for my fiancé's birthday. I wanted to surprise him and go to Amelia Island. Not being familiar with the area I decided to search for places to stay on VRBO and came across this rental. It was perfect for the two of us, great location, loved being right on the ocean in a quiet gated complex. Wish we could have stayed longer and definitely plan on coming back!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good and bad.

  • 2 of 5

Location excellent! First floor with swimming pool right outside a few feet from back door. Grounds well kept. Beach beautiful. Condo is severely dated. Had trouble with cleaning. Was not clean from previous renter. Had to call for help which came and were very nice to us. The internet did not work well. Worked only at times. Very frustrating. Had to walk to the parking lot to get our email. TV channels very limitated.

Owner was very nice and concerned for our problems. After a long drive we were tired and the state of the condo was very frustrating. We were looking for an experience but didn't get it from the condo side of it. The downtown experience was worth the trip.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robert and I are so very sorry that you had the problems you did during your stay. I had a miscommunication with our housekeeper on the date of your arrival and I know that must have been very frustrating to arrive to a condo that had not been cleaned. I am glad that our back-up did a good job when they got your call, but I understand your unhappiness with the situation. Thank you for letting us know about the internet issue. We have installed a new router and it is reliable again. I am glad that you enjoyed our little downtown. We think it is great, too! Nothing like the Marina at sunset! Brenda
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Jacksonville, FL (JAX)
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Ritz and others
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
St. John's River Ferry to Mayport
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Golf Club of Amelia and Fernandina Beach Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Ritz is closest and others are within a mile
Nearest Beach
Summer Beach/Fernandina Beach
Car: recommended

Beautiful Shaded Walking & Biking Paths, Unit faces beach, Golf Club of Amelia Island surrounds property,Tennis (4 clay courts), 2 Beautiful Pools, Convenient access to beach


Rates & Availability

Amelia Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
May 29 2016 - Sep 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
January Rate
Jan 1 2017 - Jan 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
February 2017
Feb 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Sep 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2017
Sep 10 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter Season
Jan 1 2018 - Feb 17 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

We try to rent Saturday - Saturday for a weekly rate of $1,095. Please inquire about last minute and fall specials. We do offer nightly rates during off-season and when we have availability

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Northeast Florida Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower/tub combination
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) Wonderful Stearns & Foster mattress - so comfortable!, Baby Cribs (1) Portable crib available on request, Sleep Sofa (1) Nice new sofa bed with comfortable memory foam mattress.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Covered Oceanfront Patio with outdoor furniture, Extra Beach Chairs provided, 2 Large Pools, and 4 Clay Tennis Courts, No Smoking (except on patio)

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