The Amelia Island Williams House
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Beautiful Amelia Island Bed and Breakfast, Inn with 11 guest room to please all taste. Private baths, fireplaces, jacuzzi tubs sweeping verandahs and all the modern conveniences and amenities to spoil our guest.
We offer romantic getaway packages and packages for special occasions.We serve a gourmet breakfast each morning that will delight and we can accommodate any special dietary request.
We are located close to unique shops, art galleries and antiques and just a short trip to Amelia Island’s beautiful beaches. Walk to world class dining or enjoy a historic horse drawn carriage tour of our seaside town.
The Amelia Island Williams House is more than just a home turned bed and breakfast. It’s a Victorian dwelling that’s been beautifully restored and is continually maintained to preserve its elegance. The property is also surrounded by gardens, old oak trees, and a koi pond. Learn more about the inn and surrounding property.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Deborah and Byron for sharing their secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Our Inn is conveniently located to the downtown area, we offer great customer service, good food and beautifully decorated guest rooms.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
Historic Inn-We are located in a beautiful historic town, close to great restaurants, boutique shops just blocks from the river waterfront and a short distance to the ocean. We love the beautiful architecture of the building and quiet location.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
Amelia Island has something to offer everyone-plenty of activities or just an area to relax and enjoy a slower pace.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
“What a magical place the Williams House is, beautifully decorated and so well maintained."
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
Our wonderful historic downtown.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
Visit Fort Clinch State park, take a Carriage ride and the river cruise, walk on the beach, Trolley tour, historic museum, boutique shops, art galleries, horseback riding, boating, fishing, kayaking and segway tours.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
Lots - we are located just one block from center street with lots of shops, restaurants, museum, boat, carriage and trolley tours. Beach is 1 mi from the Inn. Fort Clinch is 3 miles.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
Le Clos, Espana and David's Restaurant is next door to the Inn.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference? How many rooms does your inn have?
Do you accept pets?
No we do not. There are places to board pets.
More About The Amelia Island Williams House
An ornate wrought iron fence topped with gold fleur-de-lis ushers guests into a mansion with a unique gingerbread design by famed New York architect Robert Schuyler. Guests are greeted by beautiful moldings, massive pocket doors of heart pine, cherry and mahogany, heart pine floors and gorgeous hand-carved mantles surrounding original tiled fireplaces. Crystal chandeliers, stained glass windows and antiques take one back to the 1800s and life as it might have been for the Williams family.
Flower gardens, huge live oak trees, fountains, a koi pond and a wagon wheel rose garden provide a beautiful and relaxing setting for romantic getaways, weddings, reunions or retreats. Wide two-story sweeping verandas stretch across the fronts on each house to provide space for relaxing, intimate conversation or quiet for reading.
The Amelia Island Williams House Florida Bed and Breakfast has eleven beautifully decorated guestrooms, each with its own theme and style of furniture, private baths for each room and antique furnishings from around the world. All have modern amenities such as telephones, air conditioning/heat, Flat screen HDTV and DVD players, wireless internet access, hair dryers, and make-up mirrors. We also provide beach towels, chairs and umbrellas during your Florida island getaway for use on our spacious, clean beaches located nearby. We offer luxurious spa robes, Frette Bath towels, and french toiletries, as well as “Comfy” linens and custom bedding. Some rooms have gas fireplaces with lovely hand-carved mantles, whirlpool tubs, and one room with a private hot tub. Fresh flowers and home-baked cookies with complimentary beverages are placed in the room awaiting your arrival to Fernandina Beach.
Two night minimum stay required on most weekends-one night stays must call to book.
A building with such detail and character is hardly something you’ll find in a new development. The Williams House has a rich history, read about that to learn, among other things, why the inn is called the Williams house.
It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words, so feel free to view our photo gallery.
Unable to visit the inn yourself, but know someone who’d love to? Consider sending them a gift certificate for their anniversary, birthday, or just to say “I’ve been thinking about you.”
The Amelia Island Williams House is an elegant bed and breakfast located in the historic seaside village of Fernandina Beach. Situated in a quiet neighborhood of beautiful restored Victorian homes, the inn is made up of three buildings. The Williams House, circa 1856, is an antebellum mansion owned and occupied for 100 years by the family of Marcellus Williams, and offers five guest rooms. Our second building, The Hearthstone House, circa 1859, was built by Mr. Plotts as a wedding present for his daughter and contains four guest suites. And lastly, the Carriage House, built in 2003 on the site of the original carriage house, offers one guest room, a meeting and conference room and the owner’s quarters. The property was restored in 1993, and opened as a Bed & Breakfast in 1994. The Williams House has won numerous awards for elegance and hospitality.
A letter from the Owners & Innkeepers
"Welcome to The Williams House Bed & Breakfast located on Amelia Island, Florida’s first barrier island, and within the charming historic seaside village of Fernandina Beach.
After many years in corporate environments, we decided to search for a different lifestyle. We have always enjoyed staying in bed and breakfast inns and decided to explore locations that we might enjoy. We looked for a place that would provide rest and relaxation for guests longing to escape, celebrate special occasions or looking to explore natures’ wonders. We found it all on Amelia Island, Florida after searching the coastal regions from North Carolina to Florida. A quaint historic village with beautiful restored Victorian and Antebellum homes surrounded by the sea, the Intracoastal Waterway and all the wonders that north Florida’s beaches have to offer. We are very passionate about the wonderful history of the Williams Family for whom the house is named and all that the island has to offer guest who visit.
As innkeepers, our specialty is personalized service, delicious breakfasts, and hands-on attention to create a relaxing getaway, luxurious yet comfortable in a place of rest, retreat and memories. Whether you want to experience the numerous activities found nearby, read that special book, get reacquainted with that special person in your life or just relax and stroll the historic shops & dine in our wonderful restaurants, our goal is to make this experience your best ever.
We are always working hard to make The Williams House the finest bed & breakfast on Amelia Island with the highest standards for quality and service. We enjoy meeting guests from all walks of life and creating for them an experience they will share with friends and family. We take pride in the elegance, comfort, beautiful antiques and unique furnishings of our guest rooms. The Inn has grown to include ten guests rooms and this spring we added a conference/meeting room for corporate retreats, family gatherings, and special events.
Come join us at the Amelia Island Williams House. We look forward to sharing our home with you.
See you soon,
Deborah & Byron McCutchen"
Weddings at The Amelia Island Williams House
Destination Weddings at the Williams House are a memory in the making. Exquisite island destination weddings don’t just happen, they are created! We are committed you helping make your day the intimate wedding of your dreams. Your Williams House wedding celebration is complete when you and your guest stay in our elegant bed and breakfast, sharing old times while creating new memories for a lifetime.
The Amelia Island Williams House is the perfect venue for your special event. We offer packages for any size wedding up to 60 guests. We offer special honeymoon packages and Vow Renewal Packages for your stay at the inn .
The williams House is also available for meeting groups of up to 30. Overnight stay is required for business meeting or retreats.
Catering is available. Please inquire for more information.
One of our own annual events is Christmas at the Inn. Join us for holiday fun and thousands of tiny white lights, greenery draped over everything, festive red bows and beautiful Christmas trees adorning the Williams and Hearthstone Houses. Every guest room is decorated. Come and Celebrate the holidays, book early.
Breakfast at the Inn
Breakfast is served daily in our elegant dining room from 9:00 am to 10:00 am. We also have seating available in our parlor and on our wide verandas. Breakfast at the Williams House is intended to spoil you while you are our guest. Two courses are served each morning with fresh coffee, orange juice, or choose from our broad selection of hot teas. Our first course is a fruit dish served with muffins, scones or fresh pound cake followed by a savory dish of eggs & sausage or one of our signature dishes such as our special Blueberry Strata with warm maple syrup or Strawberry Croissant French Toast. We are happy to accommodate special dietary needs, so please do not hesitate to mention them to us.
A Victorian Seaside Christmas
Known as the “Christmas House” the Amelia Island Williams House, Hearthstone and Carriage Houses are turned into a wonderland of lights, themed Christmas trees, Santa clauses and poinsettias. Thousands of tiny white lights adorn garlands, wreaths, and mantles for a festive holiday display. Every guest room is decorated with decorations to match the décor and all have Christmas trees. The decorations are up by Thanksgiving and remain up till the middle of January. Join us for a fun-filled time.
Directions to the Amelia Island Williams House
- From I-95 (North or South), take Amelia Island/Callahan Exit 373
- Follow A1A East 13.5 miles and cross the Intercoastal Waterway
- Stay on A1A -it becomes 8th St. once you enter the Historic District
- Keep straight until you reach Beech St
- When you get to the Beech St. light turn right on Beech St.
- Take the 1st left onto 9th past a couple of homes
- The Williams House is on the left, two houses down (corner of Ash and S. 9th)
- Parking is available in front of the inn on the street. Have a safe trip!