Isle of Santa Maria
Luxury Amelia Island Accommodations
This beautiful Victorian room with queen size bed of burled walnut is covered with a velvet comforter of deep burgundy. Beautiful gold draperies and accents complete the old world elegance of this room. French doors from the room allow easy access to the porch with sitting area. Bath features a claw foot soaking tub and separate two-person shower, signature spa robes, Gilchrist & Soames fine soaps, and Frette towels. Cable flatscreen HDTV with DVD player, ceiling fan, separate climate controls, complimentary wi-fi, and many other amenities offer all the comforts of home.
Jan. – May $205 weekend and weekday
June – Sept $205 weekend and weekday
Oct. -Dec. $205 weekend $185 weekday
The Spanish launched a brutal advance against the French led by Pedro Menendez de Aviles in what proved to be a struggle not only between two nations for territorial rights, but also for religious beliefs. The Spanish Period had begun, followed by 236 years of Spanish domination. In an effort to further validate their claim they established a mission on Amelia Island called Santa Maria de Sena whose purpose was to convert the Native Americans to the Catholic Faith and to supply crops to support survival. This mission would serve as the inspiration for the island’s second European name.