We just returned home from our week at 18 Ocean Place and we couldn't be happier with our stay. Brad and Aimee's condo is amazing! The views of the ocean (for miles in every direction) are spectacular and we enjoyed seeing the water through the large sliding doors across the front of the unit and spending time on the balcony. We got to enjoy a full moon shining on the water and even a Harvest Moon! There is a nice table and chairs on the balcony where we ate breakfast every morning. Even while in the master bath, as I dried my hair, I could see the ocean in the mirror, which just makes you happy! The condo is beautifully decorated (loved the battery powered candles!) with just the right amount of classy beach feel, and has everything you could possibly need for a wonderful stay. But Brad and Aimee take it a step further and have added extra, special touches, that you will rarely see in a rental. There was a bottle of wine waiting to greet us, beach towels, beach chairs, boogie boards (although we didn't try these out!), starter supplies for almost anything you could need, spices in the pantry, coffee filters, packets of sweetener, and my favorite- lots of books to read! The kitchen was well equipped with nice dishes and glass ware (unlike many rentals where you get a hodgepodge) and had everything you would need if you elected to cook in. In fact, there were all the various types of glasses for your cocktail of choice!
Ocean Place is in a great location, with the Ritz on one side, and other nice looking condos, down the beach, on the other side. The buildings are well spaced and nothing feels crowded or too close. The grounds were clean and well kept and we loved seeing the turtles, who live in the sand dunes, as we took the suspended walkway to the beach. There are plenty of good restaurants close by, as well as a Harris Teeter grocery store, and it's just a short drive to the historic Fernandina Beach area where there are lots of cute shops and good restaurants.
If you are looking for a place to stay, don't hesitate- you will love it here. We are so glad we found this place-thanks Brad and Aimme. We can't wait to go back!