Last updated: 10/3/2022 Amelia Island is a beautiful Northeast Florida vacation destination, located right on the Florida and Georgia state line. With 13 miles of white sand beaches, Amelia Island never feels as crowded as some of the busier tourist destinations around Jacksonville. The sheer size of the island tends to spread out any crowds, and in many areas it can feel like a private beach for much of the year. If you are looking for a laid back Florida Island that doesn’t feel crowded, this is a perfect spot. There are a large amount of excellent Amelia Island vacation rentals that are really affordable. Wether you are interested in an Amelia Island house rental or a condo, this guide should point you in the right direction.
Amelia South 4N, a 2BR Newly Renovated Amelia Island Vacation Rental
Starting off our list is a beautifully renovated two bedroom, 2 bath condo in the sought after Amelia South condo complex. This rental is an end unit facing the beach, and the views from this unit are some of the best in this complex. Amelia South is located in the middle of Amelia Island, close by both the Ritz Carlton and the historic Fernandina Beach downtown area. This means you are steps from restaurants and shops in both areas. The private walkway to the beach from the condo makes it easy to go from sipping a morning coffee on your patio to on the beach in minutes. This condo is rated to sleep 6, and is a perfect choice for anyone looking for an affordable condo that is beautifully renovated. Average VRBO Review Score: 4.9/5.0 Check Rates and Availability: Amelia South 4N Condo Rental on VRBO.com
Deja View, a 5BR Beachfront Amelia Island House Rental with Heated Pool
This beachfront Amelia Island house rental is one of the only available houses on the beach with a pool. Deja View not only has a beautiful heated pool, but also has a covered outdoor kitchen and bar off the pool. This is definitely a luxury Amelia Island vacation rental, and has been professionally decorated with high end furnishings. The commercial appliances in both the main kitchen and pool side kitchen make preparing meals for larger groups a breeze. This rental is rated to sleep 12, with five bedrooms and five bathrooms. For the amount of space in this property, it is a surprisingly good value. If your group is large enough to utilize the space that Deja View provides, this is a fantastic choice. Average VRBO Review Score: 4.9/5.0 Check Rates and Availability: Deja View, a 5BR Amelia Island House Rental on VRBO.com
Beachfront 4BR Fernandina Beach House Rental with Panoramic Views
This beach house is located right down the street from the restaurants and shops of Fernandina Beach. The house couldn’t get much closer to the sand without being on the beach itself. The setup of this property makes it perfect for families, and that is exactly what the owners built it for. Built in 1997 by the Crump Family, this property is still maintained and managed by the original owners. We love this about this house, it is a rare thing in the world of Amelia Island vacation rentals. The owners take tremendous pride in maintaining this beautiful beachfront house, because they also still use it themselves. These rare rentals are always some of the best reviewed properties and have the most repeat guests year after year. You will see from the reviews on this house that the guests agree. Average VRBO Review Score: 4.9/5.0 Check Rates and Availability: 4BR Beachfront Amelia Island House Rental on VRBO.com
Pet Friendly 4BR Beachfront Amelia Island House Rental
This 4BR beachfront Amelia Island vacation rental is located in the American Beach area of Amelia Island, which is near the Southern tip of the island. This area is far less crowded than the North end of the island, and the beaches here often feel private. If peace and relaxation are high on your priority list, this is the area for you. This is one of the few pet friendly Amelia Island rentals. There is even a fenced in yard to keep the dogs (or toddlers) in one place. The ocean views from this unit are incredible, and can be seen from most rooms in the house. This is one of the best overall house rentals on Amelia Island. Average VRBO Review Score: 4.9/5.0 Check Rates and Availability: 4BR Pet Friendly Amelia Island Vacation Rental on VRBO.com
1126 Beachwalker, A 3BR Oceanfront Condo at Amelia Island Plantation
This completely renovated 3BR condo is located in the Beachwalker condo complex next to the Omni Resort. This rental is a significant discount from units located on the resort. This complex has it’s own pool and beach access, so if you aren’t interested in any of the extras on the resort, this is a great choice. Guests of this rental also have access to the Golf Club of Amelia Island located at the Ritz Carlton. This is a great rental for those who want a bit more peace and quiet than the units in the resort. This luxury beachfront condo is the first on our list to achieve a perfect review score. This is a great value property in a great location. Average VRBO Review Score: 5.0/5.0 Check Rates and Availability: 3BR Luxury Condo Rental on Amelia Island on VRBO.com
Villa Soleil Amelia, The Top Rated Amelia Island Vacation Rental
In our opinion, Villa Soleil Amelia is the most beautiful condo rental on Amelia Island. While that may be subjective, it is a fact that it has the best reviews from guests over all Amelia Island VRBO rentals available. Located at the exclusive Surf and Racquet Resort, this 6th floor end unit condo is one of the best in Florida. The gorgeous kitchen is fully equipped with new stainless steel appliances as well as a wine cooler. The covered verandas off each of the two bedrooms open to the living room and offer unparalleled views of the beautiful Amelia Island beach. This is one of those rentals that words can’t describe, you just have to see the pictures. Average VRBO Review Score: 5.0/5.0 Check Rates and Availability: Villa Soleil Amelia, The Highest Rated Amelia Island Condo Rental on VRBO.com
We hope this article makes the process of looking for and booking Amelia Island vacation rentals a little bit less stressful. In this day and age finding a place to rent has never been more difficult (or expensive). The good thing is, there are a ton of great house rentals on Amelia Island, and probably even more condo rentals. Keep in mind that you can often find deals on last minute rentals where the property managers have a cancellation and need to fill in a week. You have to be flexible on time, but this can be a great way to book a spur of the moment trip at a great price. We love hearing from our readers, drop us a comment if you have any suggestions or questions. Thanks for reading!