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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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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.

This year 30 of the island’s popular dining hotspots are participating in Restaurant Week, with a new feature that includes lunch as well. Both lunch and dinner will offer a special fixed menu.

• The lunch option will be priced at $12 and includes an entrée and a drink.
• The dinner option (priced at either $19 or $29 per person) includes three courses and a beverage.

During the 2015 Amelia Island Restaurant Week, two Amelia Island resorts are offering special events to celebrate the destination’s dining attributes. On Thursday, January 15, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island will kick-off the week with “A Tribute to Modern Southern Cuisine” event. Starting at 6 p.m., the event will feature a wine tasting and passed hors d’oeuvres, followed by a seated dinner featuring cuisine from several of Amelia Island’s phenomenal chefs. The dinner will feature a course from chefs from The Salty Pelican, Espana, 29 South, and two chefs at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.

Tickets for the dinner are $68 and available by calling 904-277-1087.

On January 24, the Omni Amelia Island Plantation will close Restaurant Week with an exciting four-course dinner paired with wine. The event will start at 7 p.m. in the Sunrise Cafe. Tickets are $69 per person and can be purchased through opentable.com or by calling (800) 684-9999.

Restaurants participating include:

29 South – 904 277-7919 – Dinner
Bar Zin Bistro & Wine Bar -310-6620 – Dinner
Brett’s Waterway Cafe -261-2660 – Dinner
Cafe Karibo 277-5269 – Dinner
Ciao Italian Bistro 206-4311 – Dinner
Crab Trap261-4749 – Lunch and Dinner
Cucina South 432-7920 – Dinner
Espana Restaurant & Tapas261-7700 – Dinner
GG’s Bistro261-8973 – Lunch and Dinner
Halftime Sports Bar & Grill 321-0303 – Lunch
Hola! Cuban Cafe321-0163 – Lunch
Horizons 321-2430 – Dinner
Jack & Diane’s321-1444 – Dinner
Joe’s 2nd Street Bistro321-2558 – Lunch and Dinner
Leddy’s Porch (904) 261-7251 – Lunch
La Mancha 261-4646 – Dinner
Le Clos 261-8100 – Dinner
Lu Lu’s at the Thompson House432-8394 – Lunch and Dinner
Marina Seafood Restaurant261-5310 – Lunch and Dinner
Oceanside 491-4113 – Lunch and Dinner
Pate Sucree Restaurant626-1677 – Lunch
PI Infinite Combinations432-8535 – Lunch
PLAE277-2132 – Dinner
Sandy Bottoms 310-6904 – Lunch and Dinner
Sliders Seaside Grill 277-6652 – Dinner
The Courtyard Pub & Eats 432-7086 – Lunch
The Salty Pelican 277-3811 – Dinner
The Surf Restaurant & Bar 261-5711 Lunch and Dinner
Verandah 277-5958 – Dinner

On January 24, the Omni Amelia Island Plantation will close Restaurant Week with an exciting four-course dinner paired with wine. The event will start at 7 p.m. in the Sunrise Café. Tickets are $69 per person and can be purchased through opentable.com or by calling (800) 684-9999.

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The Saga of the Ice Maker

The ice-maker had been sitting in an alcove niche in the kitchen ever since we walked in in December of 2011. Quaint and functional, it allowed guests to walk into the kitchen at any time of the day or night, grab a bucket with plastic liner and a scoop and help themselves to ice for cocktails and cold beverages. Perfect and needed, especially during hot Florida summers. The ice-maker had been sitting there since probably when it was bought new in 2009 and when it started to show some strain early in the year (many guests forgot to close the lids over night) I had the technician come out and add some freon and clean it up a bit. But then in June I walked in one morning to prepare breakfast and was welcomed by an ankle deep pool as the water intake kept pulling, but the ice coil had given up.

Calling the appliance company the ice-maker was bought from I learned, that there were exactly 4 days left on the comprehensive warranty but I had to get a technician out for the repairs. Chadox Refrigeration in Jacksonville. The technician would come up to the island after the weekend, exactly on the day the warranty was expiring! You get where this is going, don’t you! Continue reading

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