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NEW Oceanfront Luxury @ Amelia Surf & Racquet Club
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Entire condominium (condo) · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath
NEW Oceanfront Luxury @ Amelia Surf & Racquet ClubOcean Dreams is a luxury oceanfront first-floor retreat at Amelia Surf & Racquet Club. Enjoy ocean views from every room; fully stocked & updated with high-end finishes and luxurious linens. 2 community pools, 4 tennis courts and Amelia's beautiful beaches are steps from the door! Our condo is located between the Ritz and Omni Resorts; world-class dining, spa and golf experiences. Close to State Parks, water activities, cuisine and shopping in downtown Fernandina Beach. Book your getaway today!
South Beach Cabana - Renovated 2 Bed/1 Bath Downstairs Unit with Private Deck and Pool - Sleeps 4
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Entire rental unit · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath
South Beach Cabana - Renovated 2 Bed/1 Bath Downstairs Unit with Private Deck and Pool - Sleeps 4Updated 2 bed/1 bath unit with private front deck and pool. Located steps from the Beach - Sleeps 4 Guests This downstairs unit at South Beach Cabana is fully renovated and furnished in a bright and beachy theme. It features an updated kitchen, plush linens, and the perfect amenities for your beach vacation. The unit boasts a bright and open floor plan with a private front deck, beach access and a refreshing pool
Amazing Ocean Park w/balcony, hot tub, free bikes!
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Entire condominium (condo) · 5 guests · 3 beds · 2 baths
Amazing Ocean Park w/balcony, hot tub, free bikes!HIGHLY sought after unit. Fabulously decorated for comfort 5 stars all the way! Extremely large condo with giant balcony/lanai. Smart streaming TV’s High speed internet. King in master, queen & twin in guest. Luxury linens & towels. Amazing pool & hot tub. 700 feet from beach. Beach bikes, chairs, umbrella, tent, towels, coolers & wagon to haul it. All New SS appliances, Private Garage, OCEAN VIEWS! Walking distance to Salt Life, Sandbar w/ live music & Quickie mart Dwelling permit RR 3690

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Tropical Beach Bungalow 2/1 Unit with Backyard - Sleeps 6
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Amelia Island Fernandina Villa – Views/Near Beach
$225 per night
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Coastal Cottage 214 - 2 Bed/1 Bath with Large Private Deck and Ocean Views - Sleeps 4
$140 per night
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Peacocks’ Porch a 625 sq. ft. private cottage
$135 per night
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Beach is Your Backyard *Direct Access * Pool *Chic
$169 per night
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Under The Boardwalk | Amelia Island
$145 per night
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Amelia Surf & Racquet Oceanview Condo - Sleeps 4
$126 per night
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Gorgeous Oceanfront Oasis steps from the ocean
$407 per night
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Open and Spacious Oceanview Condo
$250 per night
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Lovely Condo Just a Quick Walk to the Ocean
$149 per night
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Super Cool Beachy GEM Pool 🐶🏊‍♀️🏄🏌🏻🚴🏻‍♀️🎾Fabulous Location
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Amelia Island Forest Hideaway
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Your guide to Amelia Island

Welcome to Amelia Island

A delightful slice of Florida coastline in the Deep South, this relaxed 13-mile stretch of sun and sand is sometimes referred to as the Isle of Eight Flags. That’s because the barrier island has changed hands at least that many times. The Timucua people first settled here around 4,000 years ago, and the French, Spanish, English, Patriots, Green Cross, Mexican Rebels, Confederates, and the United States all claimed the territory at some point thereafter, in some cases more than once.

To soak up some of this history, head for the island’s downtown hub, Fernandina Beach, where a late-19th-century rail depot now serves as the tourist welcome center. City blocks abound with converted fishing cottages and Victorians with gabled roofs and verandas, many of which have been repurposed into shops, restaurants, and bars. The remainder of the moss-draped island is defined by its verdant parks, inland tropical forests, golf courses, tidal marshlands, and a shell-studded shoreline, along with the land and water adventures that have been drawing vacationers since the 1880s.


How do I get around Amelia Island?

If you aren’t driving into Amelia Island (via I-95 and taking exit 373, from which the island is about 15 miles east), you’ll likely be flying into Jacksonville International Airport (JAX), which is located around 27 miles from Fernandina Beach.

You could rent a car or use rideshare services, but the local forms of transportation are more fun. They include boats, horses, bikes, golf carts, and four-person buggies everybody refers to as “Island Hoppers.” The latter option doesn’t move very fast, so if you need to get around quickly, a bike or a golf cart will be more suitable. There’s also a shuttle bus called the Island Hopper, which makes the rounds every 15 minutes Thursday through Monday on the north part of the island, and charges a small fee to ride.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Amelia Island?

If you like a low-key scene with mild, warm weather, the best seasons for visiting Amelia Island are the spring and the fall. Of course, the destination is popular year-round and really goes off in the summer, when families from all over the American South converge on the island despite its rising heat, humidity, and rainfall. Temperatures dip a bit in winter, but it’s fairly dry, with plenty of sun and optimal birdwatching, making this another great time of year to visit. Note that demand skyrockets over Christmas holidays, which are reminiscent of peak summer crowds.

If you’re interested in attending some of the area’s beloved events, the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival happens in the spring, and celebrations of jazz and whales are put on in the fall.


What are the top things to do in Amelia Island?

Fort Clinch State Park

Centered on a 19th-century fort taken by a Confederate militia during the Civil War, this sprawling 1,400-acre park also offers shelling beaches, a half-mile fishing pier, and idyllic trails for hiking and bicycling.

Kayaking Amelia

You haven’t truly visited Amelia Island unless you’ve gotten onto the water and paddled along a tranquil estuary in a kayak or on a stand-up paddleboard. Outfitter of choice Kayaking Amelia offers ecotours, firefly tours, rentals, and even paddleboard yoga classes.

American Beach Museum

This museum offers a glimpse into a historic African-American beach community formed during Florida’s segregated Jim Crow era. The American Beach shoreline was constructed in 1935 to include Black-owned motels, restaurants, and nightclubs that featured performances from famous Black musicians. After a hurricane decimated the community in 1964, desegregation rendered a rebuilding obsolete.