Destination guide

The friendly area of Amelia Island awaits your stay

Enjoy the history and other features of Amelia Island. Travelers to this welcoming city praise the island views, beaches and seaside. Big Talbot Island State Park and Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Amelia Island

Do you want to discover things to do in the area? Travelers enjoy fun activities like golfing and boating. Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that Amelia Island has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens (19.5 mi / 31.4 km)
  • Island Falls Golf (0.5 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Fernandina Beach Golf Club (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Club at Osprey Cove (12.6 mi / 20.3 km)
  • Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary (12.7 mi / 20.4 km)
  • Laurel Island Links (16.2 mi / 26 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Amelia Island

Travelers enjoy Amelia Island for its boating. If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 90°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Amelia Island

Travelers love Amelia Island for its island views and breathtaking sunrises. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Amelia Island is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Big Talbot Island State Park (10.7 mi / 17.2 km)
  • Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens (19.5 mi / 31.4 km)
  • Peters Point Beach Front Park (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
  • American Beach (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Pumpkin Hill Creek Reserve State Park (11.2 mi / 18 km)
  • Timucuan Ecological & Historical Preserve (11.9 mi / 19.1 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Amelia Island

The nearest airport is in Jacksonville, FL (JAX-Jacksonville Intl.), located 17 mi (27.3 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Jacksonville, FL (CRG-Jacksonville Executive at Craig), which is 20.9 mi (33.6 km) away.

Where to stay near Amelia Island?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 920 house rentals near Amelia Island. From 210 Houses to 566 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Amelia Island is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Amelia Island?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Amelia Island:

  • Beaches: 285 vacation rentals
  • Southside: 72 vacation rentals
  • Avondale: 18 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 23 vacation rentals
  • Northside: 16 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Amelia Island?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Amelia Island. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Peters Point Beach Front Park: 991 home rentals
  • Amelia Island Museum of History: 951 home rentals
  • Blue Door Artists: 966 home rentals
  • Fort Clinch State Park: 964 home rentals
  • Fernandina Little Theatre: 966 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Amelia Island listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Amelia Island?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 210 Houses in Amelia Island. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Amelia Island include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 566 lodging choices
  • Villas: 52 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 17 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Amelia Island?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 687 vacation homes with pool available in Amelia Island.

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