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Chris and Dick

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Enjoy The Peaceful Beaches of Florida with Your Pet - June Available

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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3 Bedroom 2 Bath Cottage 300' private beach-70 Feet Of Decks-fully equipped

Spacious fully equipped beach front home on Historic and quaint Amelia Island. Ideally situated in a quiet neighborhood. We own the 300' of beach directly in front of the house. The Atlantic Ocean is your front yard, Fort Clinch State park is your back yard. Beautiful sun rises and sun sets. Five minutes to historic downtown Fernandina Beach. There are hiking and biking trails throughout the island and on the Talbot Islands just south of Amelia Island.

All bedrooms have walkouts to the decks, the master is on the ocean side.

Park your cars and boat under the house, take your boat to the free public boat launches. The fishing is famous, we have rivers, the inter-coastal, and you can charter a boat to fish the Atlantic Ocean or surf cast on our beach.

Enjoy the beach and rinse off the sand in the outdoor shower.

Fabulous golf courses open to the public.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Chris and Dick (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Chris and Dick

We are 'retired' residents of Amelia Island and own and operate a small construction business as well as manage our 3 vacation rental properties. We came to Amelia Island as permanent residents in 2003 from the Northeast and made this peaceful island paradise our home.

Chris and Dick purchased this house in 1997

Why Chris and Dick chose Northeast Florida

We purchased this property in 1997 as a weekend get away. We found that Amelia Island was easier for us to get to than braving the traffic to get to the New England beaches. We chose this property because it is located in the quiet north end neighborhood and has 300 feet of direct ocean front as well as Fort Clinch behind us. This end of the island is all residential, there are no hotels, condos, public beaches and very little traffic. Most of the properties are single family homes or duplexes. Our beach is beautiful white sand and is never crowded. We take long walks to the fishing pier. Our dogs love to run at the end of a long leash, dig holes in pursuit of whatever creatures and dive in the waves. This beach is also a great spot to swim, as it is not prone to rip currents and has a gradual slope to deeper water. Low tide is a great time to hunt for shark teeth or collect shells. It really doesn't get any better than this.

What makes this house unique

This a stilt house which gives us great views and a protected place to park cars and boats. We do welcome pets. We have 2 dogs of our own. That is Mister Buster in the picture and he has a twin Cairn Terrier, Mister Bronson who looks just like Toto. The main living area of this house is tile, the decks have a child/pet gate at the top of the stairs. This area of the beach always has a breeze so you can sit on either deck depending on your preferred view.


based on 20 traveler reviews

Enjoy The Peaceful Beaches of Florida with Your Pet - June Available
average rating of 4.6 based on 20 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Owners, great people,a pleasure to meet, hope to hook up with both of them in Sept .We will be coming back soon.

Houston & Karen

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys are awesome, we loved meeting you and hanging out. We look forward to your return in the fall!!
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second time at the house and we loved it just as much the second time as we did the first time. So relaxing, comfortable, and peaceful! Everything you need is there. And this time we saw at least 10 deer over the 3 day period. The little town nearby is quaint and has some great restaurants. I would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a beautiful, peaceful retreat!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, glad you enjoyed your stay and keep coming back!
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Great house but having trouble getting our deposit back

  • 1 of 5

We enjoyed the house. It's very comfortable and ideally situated. However, we have had trouble getting the owners to return our deposit. It's been almost 3 weeks and despite an email a week ago stating it would be refunded immediately, we still haven't received it. I've had to contact homeaway/vrbo to help us get it refunded. It's disappointing because we would have definitely rented the house again.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very sorry, we have been dealing with a child with a critical illness and have been pulled away. The deposit has been refunded in full.
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A Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

This beach house was great! The home was very clean and the beds were very comfortable. The towels were plush and each bathroom had a hair dryer. The view was great. The picturesque windows provide a great view. There are all kinds of information brochures about the island, which was nice since we have never been here.

The owners are great. Fortunately we have had no reason to contact them but they were so quick on email for a response. We had to change our plans last minute due to the horrible weather in Charleston. So I emailed them and within less than an hour we had received a confirmation that it was available and we were on our way. It was our kids fall break and sometimes it's hard to find a place that is on the beach and allows a dog but we were able to do that with the help of the owners. In addition, they have all kinds of chairs and sand toys in their basement building. That was a nice bonus as well.

We also got to see the sub go out as well. The kids loved it. What a great place!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Feel at home while vacationing

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at the beach, and our stay at this properly was very enjoyable, peaceful and delightful. The house didn't feel like a rental property, but more like a second home away from home. It was immaculately clean upon arrival and well stocked with more household items that one can find at home. The property is ideally located, facing the ocean on the front side of the house and Fort Clinch on the back side of the house. For any folks that are interested in less touristy but more relaxed and local in feel type of ocean vacation, the property is ideal. You are still 10 minutes from restaurants, shops and town attractions, but feel in a private oasis totally surrounded by nature. Deer and turtles will be your everyday companions if you keep close attention to spotting them. Our four-legged companion had a wonderful time as well and enjoyed lying out on the decks watching the sunrise in the morning and deer in the evening. I would recommend this property to anyone who would like to feel at home while at the beach. The owners were very responsive and accommodating. All the instructions were clearly captured in the VRBO home profile.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying with us and come back anytime!
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Second visit as good as the first!

  • 5 of 5

This was a return trip for us and we enjoyed this stay as much as the first! The home is well stocked and the owners are helpful, nice, and professional. We are so thankful our furry friends get to tag along and sun on the front deck. The walk to the beach is short and easy. We really enjoy breakfast and coffee on the deck watching the sunrise. The owners even provided a beach wagon for easily hauling your fishing gear and beach stuff along with you. The location couldn't be better! The best side of the island away from the crowds at public beach access points and nice beach walk to Fort Clinch State Park.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Jacksonville International
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Sandy Bottoms, Hammer Head
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Mayport Ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
Interstate 95 via SR 200
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Sandy Bottoms, Island Barbeque
Nearest Beach
Front Yard
Car: necessary

Our cottage is located in the Northern residential section of the Island where the beaches are private, there are no condos or commercial sites. The road is a dead end so the traffic is local and light. The cottage faces the ocean with unobstructed views and to the west is Fort Clinch State Park. We have full length decks both back and front. All three bedrooms have patio door access to the decks. Beach driving at various locations, shark tooth hunting, skate park, Historic Fort Clinch, sunset cruise, fishing, golf, all 2 miles or closer. Historic and quaint downtown has wonderful restaurants and shopping. Watch the sunset from Brett's patio. Dine at some of the best restaurants in Florida. Charter a fishing boat, take a ride to Cumberland Island for a stroll and dinner. Enjoy the new bike trails on Amelia and Big Talbot Islands.


Rates & Availability

Amelia Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

During Spring and Summer Months 1 week minimum Saturday to Saturday
Winter Months - Monthly Rental $3700
Three night minimum

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Northeast Florida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Guest Bedroom between the two Guest Rooms
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master - 1 queen , Ocean Side with Patio door access to deck
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Patio Door Access to Deck
    Guest Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Patio Door Access to Deck
  • Pack 'n Play crib available. Air mattress available for additional guest.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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