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The Amelia Oceanfront Bed & Breakfast is a charming, historic house nestled in the sands of the Atlantic shoreline on Amelia Island, the first barrier island in North East Florida. The inn offers six spacious beautiful oceanfront guest suites decorated in eclectic beach cottage style. The Amelia Oceanfront Bed and Breakfast is different from other B & B’s in that the innkeepers live caddy corner across the street from the Inn, rather than in inhouse quarters, giving guests complete privacy.
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You can spot shrimp boats on their daily haul from our oceanfront deck or you can take a energizing sunrise walk on the beach and enjoy the search for seashells and sharks teeth. The beach is just steps away from your door. Continue reading

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The Symbol of Excellence in Hospitality

Tripadvisor Certificate 3rd yearThe letter came from Tripadvisor several weeks or maybe even a couple of months ago, signed by Marc Charron, President Tripadvisor for Business. Having been a marketeer all my life, you would think I’d immediately would have plastered it all over the Social Media and the website. After all this was the 3rd year in a row that we were awarded with the Certificate of Excellence. 

Maybe I got a little blasé over time, or maybe it’s just a fact that running a B&B, probably more than any other hospitality business, is an all consuming 24/7/365 job, and rearranges priorities constantly, regardless of character or importance.

If an air conditioning unit goes out in 100° F weather, there is no choice in your priorities list. When a toilet stops up or a water pipe breaks, there is no hesitation on what needs to be done…immediately, while dropping anything else that was on the planning board.

And guess what? In a B&B there is usually no maintenance or housekeeping staff. It’s you. You’re the cook, the dishwasher, the janitor, the gardener, the bellboy, the beach boy, the bookkeeper, the grocery shopper, the receptionist, the reservation manager, the marketing manager, the webmaster and all the way down on the bottom of your available timeline you deal with publicity, promotions and loads of donation requests. And I’m the lucky one…because I have a wife and partner who keeps the suites clean, provisioned and decorated.

When the tax man wants his sales tax or room tax or when the state inspector unexpectedly walks in to inspect if your premises are in compliance with whatever a usually profession-ignorant lawmaker has put on the books, you drop everything else on your “priority-list” and thus marketing easily becomes a tail-end procedure.

But when Tripadvisor, the largest travel website in the world gives you a prestigious award that can only be earned through consistently great reviews of your business, well then you’re supposed to celebrate that with social media, press and your past, present and future guests.

So here it goes: We are proud to have earned and awarded the THIRD Certificate of Excellence in a Row.

Hiep Hiep Hiep Hurraaay!

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Turtle Season 2015

Tiny TurtleYes even though the weather is still iffy, the 2015 turtle season is coming in rapidly. We have shared the following information from the Sea Turtle Conservancy in Gainesville, Florida, to update you with the latest legal considerations and suggestions.

In addition to Florida being a great place to enjoy the sun and surf, Florida’s beaches are important nesting areas for sea turtles, and the sand dunes are home to many unique plants and animals. Continue reading

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January Features 7th Annual Amelia Island Restaurant Week

Northeast Florida’s Amelia Island will host its seventh annual Restaurant Week from January 16 through 25. The ten-day, culinary showcase of the small barrier island’s top restaurants will offer visitors and residents the opportunity to try new restaurants and enjoy old favorites. Continue reading

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