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Walkway to beach from oceanfront vacation rental on Amelia Island
About Us

Welcome to Stay Better Vacations!

Specializing in boutique-style service, Stay Better Vacations is your go-to vacation rental company for Amelia Island, Florida and St. Marys, Georgia. As a locally-owned and women-operated business, we take pride in delivering authentic Southern hospitality that goes beyond the ordinary. With a 5-star rating on Google and over 3,000 positive reviews on our website, our commitment to excellence is evident. So pack your swimsuits and get ready for an extraordinary experience with your family or friends. You can even bring your four-legged family members in select pet-friendly vacation rentals! Contact us today to learn more and embark on a vacation like never before!

Family running down dune on Amelia Island
We Provide Unmatched Service

Our dedicated team goes above and beyond to ensure that every aspect of your trip is seamless and enjoyable. To help improve your experience, each booking comes with a tailored digital guestbook with rental unit details and recommended attractions & activities, dining spots, parks, golf courses, and more. Plus, we can even pre-stock your unit with groceries, so you can relax upon arrival!

Downtown Amelia Island district
We’re Locally Owned & Operated

We live, play, and work right down the street from most of our rentals and are deeply rooted in the community. We’ve established connections to Realtors, boat captains, photographers, car services, contractors, accountants, and more to support our guest experience and vacation rental management services. Let our local team help with all your Amelia Island vacation rental needs!

Winter festival at Amelia Island Dickens Festival
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Giving Back

We Care About the Community

Stay Better Vacations donates $1 for every booked night to local charities supporting families and children. Two of the programs we support are Take Stock in Children and Families in Transition.

Five staff members of Stay Better Vacations a Northeast Florida vacation rental company

See How It All Started!

Several years back I bought my first investment property, a condo in Forest Ridge on Amelia Island. I spent all my weekends refurbishing every nook and cranny while still working my full-time job as a teacher. I managed my condo as a vacation rental for about a year, but it was obvious after only a few months that I was hooked! So, I bought another vacation rental investment on the other end of the island. Word soon got out that I was managing a few rentals, and before I knew it, I had five. It was time to jump in with both feet and leave teaching behind to make this a full-time gig. Switching from being a teacher in Georgia and Florida for 20 years to owning my own business came with a fair number of bumps and long days, but managing a vacation rental business is a perfect fit and I haven’t regretted it for a minute.

We now have 90 rentals and growing. As my business grew so did my team, and I’m fortunate to have found exceptional people to work by my side. We all love what we do and hope it shows!

Stacie, Jaimee & Pam

(Photo from left to right: Raquel Cleaning Manager, Stacie Owner, Pam Co-Owner, Dustin Handyman, Jaimee Remote Support)