Featured in The Best Romantic Escapes in Florida and awarded membership in Select Registry for fourteen consecutive years, Fairbanks House aims to please.

This 8000 square foot 1885 Italianate villa is located in the historic district of Fernandina Beach, home of Amelia Island’s tours, attractions,

shops and restaurants, and an easy bike ride to 13 miles of pristine beach. The mansion, three cottages and pool rest on an eco-friendly landscaped smoke-free acre featuring native plants, palm trees, large oaks and a butterfly garden.

Large Rooms, Suites and Cottages

Over-sized rooms and suites – some with kitchens and multiple beds – are furnished with a blend of today’s comforts and yesterday’s beauty:  king or queen beds, flat panel televisions, movie channels, coffee makers, robes and antiques. Guest baths (all private ensuite) offer showers and Jacuzzi or Victorian soaking tubs as well as earth-friendly amenities.    Our cottages are located right behind the main mansion and share common grounds and privileges with main house guests.  Two of our extra-large rooms can comfortably accommodate up to five guests.


At Fairbanks House, it’s the scent of cinnamon orange pecan French toast with a caramel topping making its way through the mansion that will entice you out of our comfy beds each morning.  Gourmet breakfasts can be enjoyed in our grand formal dining room or out on breezy piazzas by the pool garden where you’ll want to linger.  We’re happy to accommodate special diets – just notify us when making your reservation.


Complimentary bikes, wifi, off-street parking, beach equipment, docking stations, 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.


Amelia Island is only thirteen miles long and two miles wide – at its widest point – so it’s hard to get lost here.  However, GPS systems don’t seem to understand the island yet and they have a hard time getting you here, so we highly recommend that you print out our directions page and bring it with you.  Once you’ve arrived, then you can lose yourselves.

Our Commitment to the Environment

Bill and Theresa, the owners of Fairbanks House have been “green” since well before it became fashionable.  They go to great lengths to make sure that their practices are in keeping with what’s best for the environment without sacrificing an ounce of pampering for their guests.  Our most recent step is the addition of two electric car charging stations featuring both Tesla and universal chargers.  We’ve detailed our approach if you’d like to see how we do things here.