About this listing
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 2014 ISSUE OF JACKSONVILLE MAGAZINE!
NOTE: We are open to long-term leases of 6-12 months for the fully furnished house at a reduced rate. Contact us through AirBnB for more information.
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!
The Lady Amelia is just a great house. Julia has restored and designed the home with integrity and interesting pieces. My daughter studied History and Preservation and found this gem for us to stay at with my grandkids. It was the perfect amount of space for the four of us to feel cozy yet comfortable. Old town is a great neighborhood facing the marina and we loved the sand streets. Within a short distance are the beach and downtown. We had a great time and enjoyed our stay here. Thank you.
This house is huge and beautiful. It's right off the Intracoastal waterway in the historic district of old Fernandina. Very quiet with comfortable beds. Love the wraparound porches. Close to beautiful beaches. House had great amenities and was beautifully decorated. We had a great time.
We recently stayed at Lady Amelia and we had a lovely time. The home is an updated 1860s Era home,with plenty of space and interesting decor. Its on the north side of the island so reception for cell phones can be iffy but the neighbors are quiet and it was peaceful during our stay. If your looking for a vacation home that's not your typical cookie cutter ocean front rental this is it. We had family over for a Father's Day brunch and there was more than enough space, and the kitchen was fully equipped for all of our needs.
Mark met us at the house with a smile when we arrived after a delayed flight and provided a very welcome overview of the area. The house was delightful and the neighborhood quiet and interesting. I adore sitting outdoors and the multitude of shady screened-in porches were a real treat. We stayed in the third floor master bedroom which was light-filled and comfortable. If you are looking for something with character this is it, not your average cookie-cutter beach condo.
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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.