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Amelia Island Communities & St. Marys, GA

See Where Our Amelia Island Vacation Rentals are Located

When choosing where to stay on Amelia Island, you have countless options! At Stay Better Vacations, we offer vacation rental properties in most of the top condo complexes and popular neighborhoods in Fernandina Beach, FL and St. Marys, GA. Whether you’re looking for an oceanfront experience, a place that takes pets, or a private home for more privacy and seclusion, we’ve got you covered! Take a look at where our vacation rental listings are located, and what the complexes and neighborhoods offer, to get an idea if it’s the place for you!

Top Amelia Island Vacation Rental Locations

Amelia Island vacation rental with beach access

Oceanside Condos

Stay just steps from the sand.

Aerial view of Amelia South oceanfront vacation rentals on Amelia Island

Amelia South

Oceanfront Condos with Ocean Views

Built in 1974, the iconic Amelia South is centrally located and directly on the beach. These units have roomy balconies where you can enjoy the sunrise with your morning coffee. The oceanfront pool is the perfect stop after a day on the beach. Walk to the Surf Restaurant to enjoy music, dinner, or a cold beverage! From this complex you’re within a quick drive to the Omni Spa & Shops, the Ritz-Carlton, and within minutes of six golf courses and downtown Fernandina.

  • All Oceanview Units
  • Private Balconies
  • Oceanfront Pool
  • Oceanfront Lawn Area
  • Walk to Dining
  • 2 Bedroom/2 Bath Units
View of ocean from Ketch Courtyard

Ketch Courtyard

Oceanfront Units with Ocean Views

With breathtaking views of the white sand beach and centrally located on South Fletcher, Ketch Courtyard is the perfect Amelia Island destination for couples and families. The Surf Restaurant is across the street and the perfect spot for a bite or a cold drink after a day at the beach. Enjoy the sunrise from the oceanfront living room balcony. A quick drive will take you to Historic downtown Fernandina, nature areas, and golf courses. Ketch Courtyard has a private, gated swimming pool (unheated). One parking space is provided for the two bedroom units; two spaces for three bedroom units.

  • Direct Beach Access
  • Gated Swimming Pool
  • 2-3 Bedroom Units
  • Walk to Dining




View of Sailmaker condos from the beach on Amelia Island

Summer Beach

Oceanside Condos with Parklike Setting

Sailmaker in Summer Beach on Amelia Island is the perfect spot for your next family vacation. Easy walk to the beach and private, gated swimming pool (unheated). From this complex you are within a quick drive to the Ritz-Carlton, the Omni Spa and Shops, and within minutes of six golf courses. Historic downtown Fernandina, located approximately 10 minutes from this unit, has a variety of restaurants, unique shops, bars, and historic sites to visit after a day spent at the beach or on the links! Sailmaker Condos are located in a gated community amongst giant oak trees and the sound of the ocean. Each condo is assigned two parking passes for your use.

  • Gated Swimming Pool
  • 2-3 Bedroom Units
pool with the ocean in background

The Pelicans

Small Oceanside Complex

The Pelicans is located at the beach on Amelia Island. You will have one designated parking space in the underground garage with an elevator or stairs that lead to your condo. The private pool is located oceanfront and close to the walkway that leads you to the beach. From this complex you’re just a quick drive to the Omni Spa and Shops, the Ritz-Carlton, six golf courses, historic sites that are scattered throughout the town, and downtown Fernandina with a variety of restaurants, shops, and bars.

  • Community Pool
  • Tennis Courts
  • Private Balconies
  • Walk to The Surf Restaurant




Beachfront vacation rental condos at Amelia Surf and Racquet Club

Amelia Surf & Racquet Club

Centrally Located Oceanfront

The Amelia Surf & Racquet Club is virtually in the middle of Amelia Island’s 13 miles of beach. Enjoy relaxing on your private oceanfront balcony. Soak up the peaceful ocean view from a very large window in your living room! Two on-site pools, walk to the beach using the boardwalk located just a few hundred yards from your front door, two available parking spaces to use during your stay, and all within a gated community. Amelia Surf & Racquet is located on the South End of the Island, close to Harris Teeter Shopping Center, The Ritz Carlton (just two condo complexes away), Scott Road Beach Access (life guard on duty in season). You are also near The Omni Shops where you’ll find a really cool Nature Center and several restaurants. This complex also has recycling bins on property!

  • Private Balconies
  • 1-3 Bedrooms
  • Two Swimming Pools
  • Grilling Stations
  • Four Har-Tru Tennis Courts
  • Fitness Center


Large oceanfront condo resort with vacation rentals on Amelia Island and pool

Amelia by The Sea

Oceanfront Complex

Situated directly on the beach, this complex boasts two tennis courts, an oceanside pool and a ‘one of a kind’ private pier for guests to enjoy. Your balcony is a perfect spot to take in the views and salt air of the Atlantic Ocean while watching the sunrise and listening to the waves crash ashore. Centrally located on Fletcher, it’s an easy walk to the Surf Restaurant to enjoy music, dinner, or a cold beverage! Elevators, gated parking, and it’s location on the island make this a favorite spot for visitors.

  • Oceanside Pool
  • Two Tennis Courts
  • Private Balcony
  • Walk to Dining
  • Elevator Access
  • Gated Parking
Amelia Island vacation rental pool


Oceanfront Villa at Plantation Rentals

This ocean view, 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, pet friendly villa at the Omni Amelia Island is the ideal location for a relaxing getaway. Enjoy time in the private complex pool when not lounging on the stretches of stunning beaches. With miles of biking and walking trails, this is a great location on the south end of Amelia Island. This villa is conveniently situated within the Omni Resort, a prestigious AAA Four Diamond beach resort. This pet-friendly, second-story villa exudes a delightful coastal theme and offering ocean views, creating the ultimate beach oasis.

  • Pet Friendly
  • Swimming Pool
  • Second Story Villa
  • Access to Omni Resort Amenities
Top of oak tree

Walkable Condos

Stay just a short walk to the water.

Wood walkway at Amelia Island marsh

Amelia Island Plantation

Various Properties on Omni Plantation Resort

Located within the private gates of Omni Amelia Island Resort, you’ll be either an easy walk or a short drive to many activities located on Omni property, an ideal location for family getaways or business trips. Enjoy time in your private complex pool (unheated) when not lounging on the stunning beaches nearby. You’ll have access to the spa, shops and restaurants within the resort. There are also other activities, such as the Nature Center and putt-putt miniature golf, and Drummond Point Park with play areas for children, a pavilion with restrooms and glorious elevated views of the marshes, grills, picnic tables and water fountains, large open green space, and petanque and pickleball courts. Beaches are accessed by walking, biking, or golf cart rental, or by driving beyond the resort property.

  • Near the Beach
  • Private Complex Unheated Pool
  • 1 to 4 Bedrooms
  • Pet Friendly Units Available
  • Resort Activities
  • Access to Drummond Point Park
Exterior of Fernandina-Shores condos for rent

Fernandina Shores

Walk to the Beach

Located on the quiet north end of Amelia Island, Fernandina Shores is convenient to Main Beach, where you will find a variety of activities: miniature golf, playground, skate park, basketball courts, and two beachfront restaurants. Just two blocks from the beach makes for easy access to the beautiful beaches of Amelia Island. The complex has a private gated swimming pool (unheated) and tennis courts for your use. Historic downtown Fernandina, where you’ll find a variety of shops and restaurants, is a quick drive or bike ride away. Fort Clinch State Park and the Greenway are located just around the corner and have great biking/walking trails among other things.

  • Two Blocks from the Beach
  • Private Gated Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Courts
  • 2-3 Bedroom Units
  • Pet Friendly Units Available
  • By Fort Clinch State Park



Forest Ridge sign at vacation condo rental near Amelia Beach

Forest Ridge

Walk to the Beach

With a convenient central location on Amelia Island, Forest Ridge Village is a short walk to the beach and just minutes from great attractions like Fort Clinch State Park, historic downtown Fernandina Beach, and all of the many beaches and parks on the island. The community pool (unheated), playground, and tennis courts (also can be used as a Pickleball court!) are available. Just a few minutes away you’ll find several chain and local restaurants, shopping areas, and grocery stores. The beach is a 7 minute walk from the front of the complex. Forest Ridge’s charm is the giant oak trees with Spanish moss draped throughout, giving you plenty of shade and beautiful scenery.

  • Community Pool
  • Playground
  • Tennis/Pickleball Courts
  • 2 Bedroom Units



Exterior of nice condos for rent at Oceanview Villas in Amelia Beach

Ocean View Villas

Walk to Main Beach

Located on the North End of Amelia Island and just a short walk to Main Beach, Salt Life Food Shack, Putt-Putt of Fernandina Beach, and The Sandbar Kitchen. You’ll be assigned two gated, covered parking spots for your use while staying with us. Main Beach is Amelia Island’s most well-known beachfront park offering visitors two sand volleyball courts, a playground, several picnic shelters, restroom facilities, outdoor showers, beach accesses, a multipurpose court, a skate park and a large grassy area perfect for a game of catch or when you need a little break from the sand. Lifeguards are on duty from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Also, The City of Fernandina Beach has a Mobi-Mat semi-permanently installed at the Main Beach boardwalk access ramp for wheelchairs, strollers, and walkers to maneuver on the beach sand.

  • No Pool
  • By Several Activities
  • Walk to Dining
  • Elevator Access
Pool at Amelia Islands surrounded by trees

Amelia Landings

Walk to Beach

This complex is located practically in the center of Amelia Island and a short walk to Seaside Park Beach Access where you can dine at one of only two on-the-beach restaurants. Sliders Restaurant has a beach playground, tiki hut, live music most nights, and also offers a sunrise breakfast. Amelia Landings is located on Sadler Road where you’ll find Dairy Queen, DeNucci’s Ice Cream Shop, V-Pizza (one of our favorites for cauliflower crust veggie!), Publix Supermarket, and much more! You are also an easy drive to downtown Fernandina Beach, Fort Clinch, and a multi-story putt-putt course with a waterfall! Walking to the beach is about a two block stroll, either via the path or sidewalk from the front of the complex.

  • Community Pool
  • Tennis & Pickleball Courts
  • 2-Bedroom Units
  • Walk to Seaside Park


Sea Castles sign

Sea Castles

Walk to Beach

Conveniently located on South Fletcher across the street from the beach, Sea Castles is the perfect Amelia Island destination for couples and families. The Surf Restaurant is next door and the perfect spot for breakfast or a cold beverage after a day at the beach. Sea Castles is also within walking distance to a convenience store so you can easily stock-up on your beach snacks and drinks. Your complex is across the street from the beach and an easy drive to either downtown Fernandina Beach or the South End of the island where you’ll find one of our favorite grocery stores, Harris Teeter – with a Starbucks inside. When not at the beach, enjoy the complex’s pool (unheated).

  • Across Street from Beach
  • Swimming Pool
  • Walk to Dining
  • Walk to Convenience Store


Pool area at Ocean Park vacation rental on Amelia Island

Ocean Park

Walk to the Beach

Ocean Park 310 is a family-friendly, ocean view retreat on Amelia Island’s North End, offering everything you need for a superb beach vacation – within walking distance. Situated close to Fort Clinch and Main Beach, you’ll find a range of activities, including hiking trails, miniature golf, playground, skate park, beachfront restaurants, and more. Ocean Park offers a pool, hot tub, balcony with ocean views and a short walk to the beach, for a perfect vacation experience. The complex overlooks a beautifully landscaped pond home to ducks, geese, and a turtle here and there. Two parking spaces available for your use, parking tags provided.

  • BBQ Area
  • Swimming Pool
  • Close to Fort Clinch
  • Close to Main Beach
Amelia Island vacation rental on golf course

Private Homes

On Amelia Island and in St. Marys, Georgia.

Amelia island vacation house with private pool

Oak Lane Home

Mid-island Location, Minimum 7 Night Rental

You’ll love this home-away-from-vacation spot! Located on a dead-end street in a small neighborhood area, you are just a short drive to grocery stores, drug-stores, downtown shopping & dining, and of course our beautiful beaches. You can get to any of these areas of interest in under 15 minutes! This home is ADA Compliant and offers the best of everything. The backyard pool is private and an oasis for you, your family, and your fur baby! Yes, this home is pet friendly. It has plenty of space and rooms for everyone to spread out – if ever needed! This is a private home with many antiques which the owners are proud to share with their guests – please be kind.

  • Private Pool
  • ADA Compliant
  • Pet Friendly
  • 3 Bedroom / 2 Bath
Victorian home for rent on Amelia Island

7th Street Home

Downtown Victorian Home, Minimum 30 Night Rental

Experience Amelia Island, FL with Stay Better Vacations’ home at 14 South 7th Street, in the heart of Historic Downtown. Our three-story Victorian house, the Peter Williams House, built in 1889 offers 2,316 sq ft of living space, featuring a front porch, a screened-in rear porch, claw foot tubs, stained glass windows, and a spacious brick courtyard. This home is located just steps from the many restaurants, shops, churches, and the marina. Surrounded by other historically preserved homes, you’ll love to wander down the many sidewalks as a self-guided walking tour. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, our property is an ideal choice as your home base.

  • 4 Bedroom/4 Bath
  • Fireplace
  • Walk to Downtown
  • Private Patio


Large luxury house for rent on Amelia Island with community pool

Crane Island Home

Mid-island Location, Minimum 90 Night Rental House

Stay Better Vacations welcomes you to your home away from home at Crane Island. This elegant 3 bedroom 3 1/2 bathroom custom home offers unparalleled craftsmanship and exceptional amenities. A Southern Living inspired community ensures the spirit of the Lowcountry is alive and well. Nestled amongst old oaks on the western edge of Amelia Island, Crane Island is a 185 acre maritime forest preserve and Intracoastal Waterway of pure splendor. Conveniently located just miles from all Amelia Island has to offer, yet private and serene. With Crane Island’s river frontage and only 3 miles to the oceanfront beaches of Amelia Island, you’re perfectly situated for quick entry to the river or ocean. Enjoy use of The River House, a gathering place built with community at the heart. Here you can enjoy a workout, ride the Peloton, or swim laps in the riverfront, heated Infinity pool. Revel in one of the island’s most impressive sunset views looking out over the Intercoastal Waterway from several outdoor seating options or, pull up a stool at the bar with a beverage from the kitchen refrigerator.

  • 3 Bedroom/3.5 Bath
  • Community Pool
  • Community Gym
  • Intercoastal Waterway Location
Luxurious oceanfront Amelia Island long term vacation rental

S. Fletcher Home

Oceanfront Home, Minimum 30 Night Rental

Welcome to your beachfront retreat on South Fletcher Ave on Amelia Island, FL, brought to you by Stay Better Vacations. This charming single-family home accommodates up to four guests and offers stunning views, a roomy balcony, and a private boardwalk that takes you straight to the beach. With spectacular ocean views from every room, including the bedrooms, living room, dining room, and kitchen, this home provides the ultimate in relaxation and comfort. Minimum stay requirement is 30 nights. This 2-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom house is the perfect home away from home for your extended stay.

  • Beachfront Location
  • 2 Bedroom/2.5 Bath
  • Ocean Views
  • Private Boardwalk
Aerial view of downtown St Marys Georgia

St. Marys, Georgia Homes

Riverfront Homes or Walk to the River

The Gateway to the Georgia Coast! Experience the history and nature of St. Marys and Cumberland Island. Our properties are either on Crooked River or across the street with easy access. In St. Marys, you can enjoy the idyllic waterfront and local attractions, museums, and waterfront festivals and concerts. Activities include water sports, cycling, themed train excursions, shopping, and dining! The Cumberland Island National Seashore and Crooked River State Park are excellent locations for biking, birdwatching, kayaking, hiking and more. There are no beaches in St. Marys, but you can access them on Cumberland Island via the ferry or drive to Amelia Island.

  • Private Homes
  • Pet Friendly Option
  • 35 Minutes to Amelia Island
  • Riverfront or River Access