Amelia Island Real Estate Blog

Amelia Island real estate market information including Amelia Island Plantation and Summer Beach.

April 22, 2020

Amelia Island News (UPDATED)

We just want to give an update from Amelia Island and from a local residents perspective as we head to opening up.

We have been very fortunate with the Coronavirus pandemic here. So far in our zip code we have seen on average far less than one case per day since the beginning. We have had some hospitalizations and no deaths in our county. Florida is a very long state and the majority of the statewide cases have been in three southeast Florida counties( Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach). A very high percentage of the unfortunate statewide deaths have been in these three counties plus nursing homes throughout the state(source: As of May 21: no current hospitalizations, 10 county residents recovering, only 1 total death in Nassau County.

The Amelia Island beaches are the only ones in Northeast Florida that are still closed. Our closed beaches are a hot topic locally based on two articles in today's local paper. Georgia beaches are also open. City and county officials somehow felt that a 13 mile long continuous beach with over 40 public beach entrances was too risky to open. Yet a 6 foot wide south Amelia Island bike/walking trail that has seen thousands of users in close proximity since early March is just fine. Local officials are in back track waffling mode with May 1st May 6 May 1(?) their intended opening date. It is official...County beaches open May 1. City beaches on May 4. Restaurants and retail stores can open May 4th per the governor...UPDATE: Vacation rental ban has been lifted, in time for Memorial Day weekend.

Regarding real estate during the pandemic, people are still listing property, property is selling and closings taking place, which Fran and I can personally attest to.

Hopefully we will hear more about this government report, per Yahoo News, that Sunshine Destroys the Virus. We certainly have plenty of that, plus some of the heat and humidity. More on this Homeland Security sunshine lab report.

Hope To See You Soon! - Gary & Fran Farnsworth

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April 4, 2020

Waterman's Bluff

JUST LISTED - Sale Pending! One week. Listed by Fran & Gary Farnsworth. Like new, lake view home in unique gated community of Waterman's Bluff. Four bedroom, three and a half bath stylish home with office. Over 3,000 square feet. 3 car garage. A real "low country" charmer! List Price $550,000.


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March 6, 2020

Thank You from Gary & Fran!

"We would like to thank all of our 2019 Amelia Island sellers & buyers for making us once again The Top Sales Agents in Total Sales at Watson Realty - Amelia Island. We really appreciate all the support & confidence that everyone has had in us and we were happy to help everyone achieve their real estate goals!" -- Gary & Fran Farnsworth


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Feb. 18, 2020

Summer Beach Townhome

Just Listed! By Fran & Gary Farnsworth. Summer Beach end unit condo in popular gated Harrison Cove community about 1/2 mile to the beach. 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and approx. 2100 square feet. Downstairs master suite. 2 car garage. Unique side yard setting. Close to everything that south Amelia Island offers. Offered at $469,000.



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Jan. 21, 2020

Seaside Retreat

Just Sold! At Seaside Retreat just south of Amelia Island Plantation by Gary & Fran Farnsworth. Luxury oceanfront 3rd floor condo with considerable updating. Three bedrooms and three baths with dedicated parking garage parking. Sale Price $1,220,000. Call for more details.



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Dec. 13, 2019

Summer Beach Ocean Village

Another Ocean Village listing and home sale by Gary & Fran Farnsworth. We have listed and sold several homes on Ocean Village Place alone. Great secluded street in one of Amelia Island's most popular neighborhoods. This was one of the larger floor plans in Ocean Village and one of the closest single family homes to the ocean in all of Summer Beach. Sale price was $750,000.



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Nov. 14, 2019

Amelia Island Plantation New Home

Brand new home in Amelia Island Plantation sold by Fran Farnsworth. Newly constructed by Artisan Homes with 5 bedrooms, 4 baths and 3,389 square feet on a large lot. Sale Price: $919,000.

Fran has expertise working with builders. If you need representation on new construction contact Fran. It is free to you and it helps to have a seasoned pro work on your behalf with builders in this stressful new construction market.


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Oct. 20, 2019

Amelia Island Home Sale

Just sold on Amelia Island by Gary Farnsworth. A unique private gated "mini-estate" just west of the beach. The home consist of 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, a pool, three car garage plus a detached two car garage. The 2500 square foot home is situated on a 2/3 acre lot. Sale price: $843,000.



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Sept. 27, 2019

Ocean Village on Amelia Island

Just Listed! By Gary & Fran Farnsworth in Ocean Village in Summer Beach. One of the closest home to the beach in all of Summer Beach. Also one of the most popular gated communities on Amelia Island. Very renovated home of 3,000 square feet. Downstairs master suite. Three bedroom plus very large bonus room. Ocean Village offers two swimming pools, three beach walkways and tennis courts. Offered at $799,000.


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Aug. 29, 2019

Golfside North Sale

Another Summer Beach home sale by Gary & Fran Farnsworth. Just Sold on Captain's Way in Golfside North. A stunning golf course home with panoramic wooded fairway views. Meticulous home designed by local architect, John Cotner. Just under 3,000 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths. Sale price was $840,000.

Call us if you are interested in buying or selling in Summer Beach. We live in Summer Beach.



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