Stunning, chic historic home in Old Fernandina w/Intracoastal views, beautifully rehabilitated by internationally renowned architect, with 3 BR/2.5 baths + outdoor shower, screened porches, sleeping loft, fireplaces, outdoor living & al fresco dining
AS FEATURED IN THE FEBRUARY ISSUE OF JACKSONVILLE MAGAZINE!
Beautiful pastoral setting in the last Spanish plat in North America based on the Spanish Law of the Indies, peaceful and romantic 1860s Captain's Lodge with modern amenities. Heart pine flooring, tabby fireplaces, four-poster mahogany bed, spa tub, hot outdoor shower and beach bath, wrap-around screen porches for living, dining and sleeping, full laundry, on-site parking, and WiFi situated on a private block with lush native landscaping. Rental is for entire house.
Offering the best of boths words: tranquil seclusion and nearby convenience:
Adjacent to Tiger Point Marina, which provides easy water access to Egans Creek, the Florida Intracoastal Waterway, St. Mary's River, and the Atlantic Ocean and offers deep water wet slips and safe, long-term storage.
5 minutes from shops, cafes and restaurants in Downtown Fernandina, Fernandina Beaches and Fort Clinch, National Historic Site.
15 minutes from Amelia Island Plantation and historic American Beach.
30 minutes from Jacksonville International Airport, Timucuan Preserve, St. Mary's, Georgia, and, by boat, Cumberland Island National Seashore in Georgia.
45 minutes from Downtown Jacksonville.
60 minutes from Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
90 minutes from historic St. Augustine, Florida and Savannah, Georgia.
Interaction with Guests
Our property manager will provide/retrieve keys upon arrival and checkout, and available in the event of an emergency.
Old Fernandina is like stepping back into time with crushed shell lanes, situated on a bluff overlooking Cumberland Sound. Prior to the arrival of Europeans on Amelia Island, the Old Fernandina was home to Native Americans. The French, English, and Spanish all maintained a presence on Amelia Island at various times during the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries but the Spanish established Fernandina. Old Town has the unique distinction of being the last Spanish city platted in the Western Hemisphere in 1811. The plat is based on the 1573 Law of the Indies, a document utilized by the Spanish to organize new towns established during their explorations.
Old Fernandina is walkable but bike or scooter rental is available from local vendors for visiting Downtown Fernandina and the Beaches. Kayaks are provided for navigating the Intracoastal, marshes and surrounding waterways. Cars are recommended for exploring further afoot and long-term needs.
No pets and no extra overnight guests
Please try to turn off lights when not in use.
Keep noise to a minimum after 10:30pm. We are located in a residential area.
Only clean-burning fire logs (Duralog or other) are allowed for burning in the fireplaces.
Smoking is prohibited.
No guests under the age of 25 without adult supervision.
If there is an emergency during your stay please call 911 for police, fire, or medical assistance. Be sure to inform the operator that you are in the upstairs unit only accessible from the rear of the house. If your safety allows, please contact us as well in the event of an emergency.
Please make every effort to be good stewards of this special home during your stay.
After all of that REMEMBER to RELAX & ENJOY your stay!
We very warmly welcome although we arrived later than initially planned(we had let our host know of the delay). The house is a gem literally everything in the house is exquisitely tasteful. It is extremely cosy and quite roomy. It is the Family Home I wish I had with plenty of souvenirs and interesting books from all over the world!There is just one inconvenience: it is the box plant nearby that s working day and night and sometimes smelly. But the house itself is so wonderful that you soon forget about it and you do not hear the noise from the inside. I would recommend this home to anyone who feels like a peaceful retreat.
The house was perfect! We loved the Florida room and spent a lot of time there playing cards and chess. We used the bikes and were able to bike all the way to the fort on the beach which was really fun. The house was super comfortable and bigger than we imagined. It is beautifully decorated and well equipped. The weather was great so we ate lunch most days on the porch. We went to a plantation and had many great meals in town. We loved that there was no TV! We would definitely recommend renting this house and only have positive things to say. We would love to come back with the grandparents.
My new wife and I spent our honeymoon at The Lady Amelia. It was a great experience and we couldn't have picked a more relaxed and gorgeous house to do so. Highly recommend staying here!
Julia's house was a lovely retreat for my family this spring. It's quiet, with lots of room to spend time together and to retreat away for naps, reading, etc. Everything was well organized and easy to use. We would definitely recommend it to others.
We were well taken care of at this amazingly decorated and renovated locale. Staying at Lady Amelia feels like a true privilege--the decor is inspiring and the surrounds are calming. Our hosts did a fine job of making sure everything was in working order and that we knew how to work everything.
We were greeted as promised by the property manager who showed us around and answered our questions. Perhaps we had higher hopes for this home based on the photos and the fact that it was featured in Jacksonville Magazine. You can absolutely tell that the home was renovated with a great eye for design and a lot of love. However, it currently feels like a musty house that might belong to an older Aunt. The outdoor shower was dirty, the screens torn, the out door furniture was full of mildew and/or dusty, the hammock was torn and unusable, the interior slipcovers were stained, the bed in the loft area smelled kind of funky. The bicycles that are listed are rusty and have flat tires and the 2 kayaks are down to 1 - with no paddle. And if you are not familiar with this part of Amelia Island , there is a box factory a few blocks away that is very evident - a low hum of noise and an ever present scent. Would I recommend this property - it all depends on expectations. We looked a the photos and were very excited. It is not a bad house - just not what we thought we were getting....
The Lady Amelia is a beautiful house. We loved spending time there. The hosts were very accommodating with check in. The house was quite tidy and beautiful. We had a wonderful time there, and hope you will too.