• Welcome to Fairbanks House, an Amelia Island bed and breakfast in the Historic District of Fernandina Beach, Florida that offers elegant surroundings, enthusiastic service and an island attitude. Catering to adults and featured in publications such as The Best Romantic Escapes in Florida, Fodor’s, Frommer’s, Southern Living, Atlanta Journal, Miami Herald, Boston Globe and New York Times, this proud Select Registry member aims to please. We invite you to peruse our website for information about the inn, the island and the area.

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  • Located in the town of Fernandina Beach on the northern half of Amelia Island, our 8000 square foot mansion is conveniently situated a romantic stroll away from Amelia Island’s special events, festivals, riverfront sunsets, tours, shops and restaurants, and an easy bike ride to the island’s 13 miles of pristine beach. Nestled into a quiet Victorian residential section of the Historic District of Fernandina Beach, our National Register - listed 1885 Italianate villa is "foot-powered" distance to your Amelia Island vacation agenda.

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  • The mansion, private cottages and pool rest on an eco-friendly landscaped smoke-free acre featuring Adirondack chairs, native plants, soaring Oaks, fifty-foot Magnolias, fragrant jasmine arbors and a butterfly garden. Oversized rooms and suites – some with kitchens and multiple beds - are furnished with a blend of today’s comforts and yesterday’s beauty. Gourmet breakfasts, daily social hours, and freshly baked cookies are meant to impress. Your innkeepers' 14 years of ownership will elicit expert Amelia Island advice.

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  • Complimentary pool, bikes, wifi, beach equipment, evening drinks and hors d'oeuvres, off-street parking, games and reading materials are always available but we are also at your service to make recommendations and reservations for a great Amelia Island experience. We’re happy to accommodate special diets – just ask. Fairbanks House is known for great value packages including Romance, Elopement, Honeymoon, Holiday, Makeover and Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Getaways. Extra value is offered in our shoulder-season specials.

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Theresa's Amelia Island Walk

  • Amelia Island Book Festival is Fast Approaching

    Helloooo readers, writers and #bookclubs! There’s still time to get your reservations for the Amelia Island Book Festival.

    February 7th, 2014 No Comments
  • Fernandina’s Dog Star Tavern

    We have lots of great watering holes here in Fernandina, and the Dog Star Tavern is definitely a favorite of ours… and our guests.

    August 24th, 2011 1 Comment
  • The Three Horsemen of the Fairbanks House

    This is the greeting that awaits me every evening after my walk.

    June 27th, 2011 4 Comments
  • Stray Cat on the Amelia River

    I have a hobby of collecting boat names and trying to read the minds of the owners who named them.

    June 27th, 2011 No Comments
  • Fernandina Beach Victorian Courthouse

    In a sea of beautiful Victorian buildings on Centre Street in Fernandina Beach, our beautiful red brick courthouse is a standout.

    June 22nd, 2011 No Comments
  • Sweet Little Pocket Park

    Over the last couple of years, Fernandina has been putting in a few “pocket parks” – little vacant spits of land between buildings that have been a bit of an eyesore in the past but are now quite lovely.  They’ve added grass, trees, benches and sometimes sculpture by local artists.  This one on Centre Street […]

    June 12th, 2011 1 Comment
  • The Flowering Baskets of Centre Street

    Most of the lovely flowering baskets on Centre Street have recently been updated with the change of season.  This particular one outside of the Marina Seafood Restaurant caught my eye – and you can see why.  Nothing says “summer” like blazing orange impatiens.  I’m not sure how long they’ll hang in there in that direct […]

    May 31st, 2011 No Comments
  • Memorial Day 2011

    We remember. Fairbanks House – Amelia Island

    May 31st, 2011 1 Comment
  • The Egret and Me

    This beautiful egret and I were the only ones out during my early morning walk.  It’s such a peaceful time:  before Fernandina rises for work, before the tourists get up from their sleep-in and before any cars have hit the street.  There’s also no traffic on the water – or the docks – so the birds […]

    May 19th, 2011 No Comments
  • The Easter Egg Cottage in Spring

    From time to time, I like to check in on the Easter Egg Cottage (my name for it) to see what garden treats they have on display for the season.  As expected, a glorious abundance of  pastels is being featured for your eye-candy pleasure this Spring.  A basket here, a birdcage there, a chair, a flowering basket, […]

    May 12th, 2011 No Comments