Vacation Rental Blog


Our Farmer's Market - Amelia Island Florida

Wow!  I decided to visit our local farmer's market this past Saturday and after I left I continued to say to myself "who knew our market was so extensive, well attended, and fun!"   In addition, the free samples were enough to satisfy my cravings for lunch.

The Fernandina Beach Market Place: Join your family, neighbors and friends at this weekly event where farmers, growers, and entrepreneurial individuals sell locally grown and produced goods to those living in, and visiting, our friendly, little community. The farmers’ market is open EVERY Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., year round, rain or shine.

The Fernandina Beach Arts MarketNow open on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  The new market includes arts and crafts, adjacent to the farmers’ market, offering a unique shopping experience.


Discover a natural path to well-being during Northeast Florida’s most innovative wellness event, The Amelia Island Wellness Festival. Named among the Most Blissful Destinations for Wellness Travel by TripAdvisor, Amelia Island offers a natural setting to renew your mind, body and soul. Consciously close to Earth Day, the 3-day Festival (April 17 – 19, 2020) features a weekend of experiences throughout the barrier island with an inspiring mix of wellness masters including MC YOGI, Amanda Giacomini, Chelsey Korus, Tymi Howard and many more! A variety of classes in yoga, meditation and fitness are combined with energizing entertainment and outdoor activities to motivate wellness enthusiasts in an idyllic island setting. This spring, find yourself on Amelia Island at the Amelia Island Wellness Festival



Oceanfront Rentals - Sunrise Views!

We have three oceanfront vacation rentals available in the Amelia South Condo Complex!  Each have been renovated and ready for your next Florida vacation.  Each rentals has two bedrooms, two full baths, and a fully stocked kitchen!  Wake-up to beautiful sunrises and the sound of ocean waves.  You'll love the large pool, plenty of parking, and the convenience of being able to walk to the Surf Restaurant where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, and live entertainment.  A convenience store gas station is across the street for those quick snack and drink needs.  Harris Teeter shopping center is just a few miles down the road which offers a Starbucks, food court, and more.  


Adventures Into Vacation Rentals - How It All Started

Several years back I bought my first investment property, a two-bed one-bath 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 in Georgia. I managed my condo as a vacation rental for about a year. It was obvious after only a few months into it that I was hooked! It was time to get serious and figure out how to do this gig full-time. So I bought another vacation rental investment, but this time on the other end of the island. Word soon got out (it’s a small island) that I was managing a few rentals. Before I knew it I had 5!  Mind you, I was still teaching. As my new business grew so did my team. It was time to jump in with both feet and leave teaching behind. I haven’t regretted it for a minute.

We now have 21 rentals and growing. I’ve since sold the two condos and bought an oceanfront condo at Amelia South. Each purchase was a leap of faith, especially since each needed to be completely remodeled, which has been a blessing in disguise; it provided me with experience I've been able to share with new buyers as they navigate the adventures of remodeling and preparing their rental for guests.

Well, that about sums it up. Thank you for reading my first blog and I hope you return again to read future blogs! We'd love to host your next vacation in one of our amazing rentals.  If life should bring you to our island, I'd appreciate the opportunity to share my hospitality with you.  Which is Southern by the way.



It’s Vacation Rental Week 2020! Did you know there are 115,000+ vacation rental companies worldwide?Vacation rentals are the ideal, cost-effective choice for family or group trips—you'll enjoy more space, privacy, and amenities such as extra bedrooms, baths, and your own kitchen. Book your stay today!