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Free Tumbler and Discount Cards

20Dec

Guests who book directly through our site get a special gift!

( UPDATE: The special has ended as of 1/7/2024)

A picture of a clear plastic tumbler with the Sea Cottages logo, surrounded by a variety of discount cards

Any guest that books a stay through our website starting September 23, 2023 will receive a free tumbler, 10% off a future stay at the Sea Cottages, and a variety of discount cards from local Amelia Island restaurants! We will announce when the giveaway ends, but until then the special will be ongoing!

Valid while supplies last. Only one giveaway bundle (tumbler + variety of discount cards) per reservation. Offer only valid for guests who book directly through https://seacottagesofamelia.com/rooms-rates/

Discount cards are subject to change as they run out. This is a great way to enjoy various restaurants on the island and get a cheaper rate for your future stay! We love supporting our community partners and treating our guests to a little special something as a thank you for their patronage!

Current Discount Cards:

Need Baby Equipment During Your Vacation? Check out this Great Rental Option!

14Aug

Traveling with young children can be fun and a great way to make memories for the whole family! However, it can also be a hassle when it comes to packing up all the necessary baby equipment, such as strollers, high chairs, car seats, and portable cribs. Especially if traveling with limited space in the family vehicle or arriving at your destination by airplane, sometimes you may have to buy all new items that you have to leave behind!

To address such concerns for traveling parents and caregivers, the Sea Cottages of Amelia has partnered with local BabyQuip provider, Rachael Arrington for all your baby equipment needs! You can visit her site and choose from individual items or a convenience package to use during your stay with us! There is so much more to choose from than just strollers, including toys, baby beach tents, swings, and other specialty items for babies!

To view the provider and the available items, visit the link here: https://www.babyquip.com/rachaeltodd?a=d7ffbab

How Does BabyQuip work?

  1. Plan: Enter your destination and travel dates.
  2. Browse: Search for specific gear and choose a Quality Provider. You can rent individual items or choose from convenient packages.
  3. Checkout: Add items to your cart and checkout! Your Quality Provider will contact you to review everything and answer any questions.
  4. Your items will be delivered to you at your chosen destination. Even airport delivery is available for an additional fee! You may also choose the self pick-up and self-return option.

To learn more about how BabyQuip works, visit their main site here.

Image of two cribs side by side and two highchairs, as well as a basket labeled "toys" with visible toys such as a football and wooden blocks sticking out the top

Book with us today for the perfect family trip to the beautiful beaches of Amelia Island!

Sea Cottages achieves Gold Certification through Audubon International Green Lodging Program

18Jul
The certificate that presents the Gold Certification to the Sea Cottages of Amelia that states "Be it known that Sea Cottages of Amelia has met the criteria set forth by the Green Lodging Program and has achieved Gold Certification for accomplishments in sustainable natural resource management and environmental stewardship. Certification issues May 18, 2023

The Sea Cottages of Amelia is honored to have achieved Gold Certification by the Audubon International Green Lodging Program for accomplishments in sustainable natural resource management and environmental stewardship!

Sea Cottages of Amelia was one of five Amelia Island hotels who were awarded this year during a ceremony at the Springhill Suites by Marriott. Thanks to Chief Operating Officer, Fred Realbuto, and everyone who organized the event as well as Springhill Suites for hosting!

The Green Lodging Program provides third-party on-site verification that lodging facilities, including Sea Cottages of Amelia, have met environmental best practice standards and have demonstrated a strong commitment to the categories of Communication and Education, Water Conservation, Energy Efficiency, Indoor Air Quality, and Waste Reduction, Reuse, and Recycling.

In addition to our Audubon Certification, the Sea Cottages of Amelia received a One Palm Designation from the State of Florida’s Green Lodging program in 2022.

Everyone from the hotels who were awarded standing by in front of the pool at Springhill Suites, showing off their certificates.

*After our on-site visit & inspection we met the qualifications for gold, but you’ll notice for the ceremony we had a stand-in silver certificate. The certificate was accepted by one of our owners, Phil Griffin.

Owner of Sea Cottages of Amelia, Phil Griffin, holding up the temporary certification awarded at the ceremony

Environmentally friendly practices have been implemented throughout our hotel. The following represent just a few of the “green” initiatives we currently have in place as well as green aspects of our design:

  1. Donate excess food, toiletry items, furniture, and linens to local charities and shelters
  2. Recycle plastic, glass, cardboard, aluminum, and paper products
  3. Use energy efficient choices for lighting, appliances, office equipment, and heating/cooling.
  4. Xeriscape is using plants requiring little water or care. Many of the plants around the site have drip irrigation so as to avoid a lot of overspray from sprinklers.
  5. The construction of the Sea Cottages was designed to preserve 38 out of 41 of the original trees on the property
  6. The parking lot was designed to use pebbles instead of concrete, so as not to generate more heat.

Father’s Day on Amelia Island

14Jun
An image of the shore on Fernandina Beach with colorful clouds during sunset with "Father's Day on Amelia Island" written on top and the Sea Cottages of Amelia logo in the bottom right corner.

Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 18th, 2023! Here’s just a few ideas on how to celebrate Dad on Amelia Island!

1) BOATS!

There are lots of great ways to get dad on a boat- for fishing or for cruising! There are several great charter boat companies on and around Amelia Island. Amelia Angler Outfitters & Charter Fishing is a great way to charter a boat for a variety of adventures, including fishing, sailing, sightseeing and even fly fishing and casting lessons!

Another great options is Amelia Adventures for private charter boat tours, tours of Amelia & Cumberland Island, paddle boarding, and more!

For dads and families that love to kayak, check out Amelia Island Kayak Excursions for a variety of tours around Amelia Island’s rivers, creeks, and all the way to Cumberland Island!

2) GOLF!

Some dads just love being out on the green! Fernandina Beach Golf Club, is a great option that offers non-member tee times, but booking is still required. For convenience, you can book online!

3) FOOD!

After a long day on the water or in the sun, dad will definitely be hungry! Treat him to something special. Although Amelia Island is known for fantastic seafood, we also have a lot of restaurants with other specialties. A great option for Father’s Day is Bob’s Steak & Chop House that serves classic cuts of steak and chops with delicious sides.

Burlingame Restaurant is another great option with a unique menu,, but we recommend the steak, oysters, Charcuterie, and cocktails!

These are just a few suggestions, but of course there are many amazing adventures and cuisines for everyone to enjoy on Amelia Island- we’re sure you’ll find a very special way to celebrate Father’s Day on our beautiful island!

4) CHILL!

We also love the dads who just want to relax for Father’s Day, and that’s where Sea Cottages of Amelia comes in- we’re 1 mile from a drive-up beach, so if dad just wants to go a short way from the hotel to enjoy the beach with a sturdy cooler, that’s okay with us!

Featured in Coleman Concierge Blog

29Jan

We are honored to be mentioned in Coleman Concierge’s blog post entitled “Concierge Guide to Northeast Florida’s Bike Trails and Cycling Routes” Ed and Jenn Coleman are travel and outdoor enthusiasts with a popular blog documenting their adventures and making helpful guides for other travelers. Here’s what they have to say about us:

“While researching this guide, we took a couple of days to explore Amelia Island. We stayed at the Sea Cottages of Amelia, a comfortable midrange option with all of the conveniences of a studio apartment. They are very bike friendly because you can park (and lock) your bikes onto your private patio.”

We encourage any guests with a passion for cycling to read through their blog post for some fantastic information about local trails, including detailed maps, exact route distances, and other recommendations about Amelia Island and Northeast Florida.

Thank you, Ed and Jenn for your visit! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay!

Featured in the Clermont News Leader

01Nov

We especially love this quote: “We’re different from a hotel,” said Office Manager Betsy Reese. “It’s a comfy feeling, private, and we are close to the beach. And we are pet friendly.”

https://www.midfloridanewspapers.com/clermont_news_leader/exploring-the-unique-beach-town-that-is-amelia-island-unlike-any-other/article_dafb14bc-839b-11ec-8687-3f86297a6cfc.html

The entrance to the Sea Cottages of Amelia at dusk

Designated by the Florida Green Lodging Program

16Aug

The Sea Cottages of Amelia just earned a Designation from the Florida Green Lodging Program!

Launched in 2004, the Florida Green Lodging Program is an initiative of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) that designates and recognizes lodging facilities that make a voluntary commitment to conserve and protect Florida’s natural resources. The program’s environmental guidelines enable the hospitality industry to evaluate operations, set goals and take specific actions to continuously improve environmental performance.

The Sea Cottages were assessed and our score met the criteria for a One Palm designation. We will strive to earn even more Palms (bettering our score) by further committing to efforts to make the Sea Cottages as environmentally friendly as they can be by focusing on:

  1. Communication and education (customers, employees, public).
  2. Waste reduction, reuse and recycling.
  3. Water conservation.
  4. Energy efficiency.
  5. Indoor air quality

Thank you to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection!

To learn more, visit https://floridadep.gov/osi/green-lodging/content/about-florida-green-lodging-program

Sea Cottages Mentioned on OutCoast

13Jun

Thanks to Rachel Covello who gave us a shout-out on her blog post!

“Accommodations like Sea Cottages are a little homier – perfect for LGBTQ families who love the natural settings of a majestic tree canopy.”

Read the full post here: “A Comprehensive LGBTQ Travel Guide to Amelia Island” on OutCoast.

Beach in Fernandina Beach, FL

Feature in the Triangle News Leader

12May

We are honored to be featured in an article about unique Amelia Island vacation destinations, by Elizabeth Morrisey of the Triangle News Leader.

She highlighted several unique features about us, such as our affordability and all the great businesses and attractions within walking distance of the cottages.

Check out the full article here.

An EcoFriendly, Contactless Check-in Hotel

13Aug

Sea Cottages of Amelia on Amelia Island in Northeast Florida is a unique place for your next vacation, just 2 blocks from a beautiful 14 mile stretch of beach on the Atlantic Ocean. We feature individual cottages under a canopy of century old oaks with raised decks over lush foliage.

Contactless check-in is easy! You can go from your car to your room independently with no check in hassles with our state of the art key system. On check in day you will receive a text with a code to open your room, and that’s all there is to it!

Open in September – Discover Amelia Island, and you’ll want to come back year after year.

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