Sweet Retreats Episodes

Vacation Rentals in Amelia Island, Florida

Bill and Robin are looking for a vacation rental home on Amelia Island -- a quaint beach haven located just off the Atlantic Coast of Florida. Rene Syler, host of Sweet Retreats, shows the couple three very different properties.
Bill and Robin need a spot they can share with a large group of very active family and friends for a two-week stay. Bill is adamant about staying right on the beach, while Robin wants a big kitchen and family room.

Amelia Island is a sea port community named after Princess Amelia, daughter of George the 2nd of Great Britain. It's voted one of the top ten North American islands for the sixth straight year. It is located 30 miles away from Jacksonville, Florida. It is easy to get to but hard to forget. The island is 13 miles long and four miles wide and offers beautiful beaches, abundant native wildlife, and pristine waters. There is also a beautiful historic shopping district, horseback riding on the beach, world-class golf resorts, kayaking and some amazing restaurants.

For Bill and Robin's perfect Amelia 'sweet retreat' they want a place with three to four bedrooms, two bathrooms, multiple living and entertaining areas, a large kitchen and near the beach. Their budget is $2,800 a week.

Plentywater Beach House - It's an amazing townhome villa in Fernandina Beach with a contemporary open floor plan and enough space for the whole family. The 2,900 square foot property has three bedrooms and four bathrooms and is across the street from the beach. It rents for $2,240 a week.
More Info: homeaway.com

Katie's Light House - It's a replica of the famous Thomas Point Lighthouse on the Chesapeake Bay, with a 360 degree wrap around deck and beautiful views of the ocean. The home, which was built in 1983, has three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. It rents for $2,635 a week.
More Info: plentywater.com

Beachside Paradise House - It's in the Amelia Island Plantation in a gated community and is nestled behind a sand dune, which offers some privacy. The recently renovated home, which has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, has an extraordinary sunroom and outdoor entertaining area. And, there is a three-minute walking path to the beach. It rents for $2,625 for a week.
More Info: homeaway.com

One of the best ways to find a vacation rental is to ask friends for a recommendation. Realtors can be a great resource to find a rental, especially in a vacation destination town. The properties in this episode were found through Home Away. For more information visit homeaway.com.

Segment 1
Plentywater Beach in Amelia Island, Florida
Plentywater Beach in Amelia Island, Florida
It's an amazing townhome villa in Fernandina Beach with a contemporary open floor plan and enough space for the whole family. The 2,900 square foot property has three bedrooms and four bathrooms and is across the street from the beach.
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Segment 2
Katies Light House in Amelia Island, Florida
Katie's Light House in Amelia Island, Florida
It's a replica of the famous Thomas Point Lighthouse on the Chesapeake Bay, with a 360 degree wrap around deck and beautiful views of the ocean. The home, which was built in 1983, has three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms.
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Segment 3
Beachside Paradise in Amelia Island, Florida
Beachside Paradise in Amelia Island, Florida
It's in the Amelia Island Plantation in a gated community and is nestled behind a sand dune, which offers some privacy. The recently renovated home, which has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, has an extraordinary sunroom and outdoor entertaining area. And, there is a three-minute walking path to the beach.
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Segment 4
Which Sweet Retreat in Amelia Island, Florida, Did They Choose?
Which 'Sweet Retreat' in Amelia Island, Florida, Did They Choose?
It's time for Bill and Robin to decide which house to rent for a two-week vacation with family and friends on Amelia Island. They've looked at three very different homes that fit within their $2,800 per week budget, with each having its own pros and cons.
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Behind-the-Scenes Photos: Properties in Amelia Island, Florida
Go behind the scenes as Rene Styler shows Bill and Robin Galli three vacation rental properties in Amelia Island, Florida.
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