4,4 en noviembre 01, 2013
Julie and Dave designed and run this lovely B&B with much passion for Fernandina Beach in general and their guests in particular. There is a perfect place to sit in or around the house for every mood you are in - e.g. the sunny veranda observing the quite streets, the garden/pool area for leisure, the breakfast room for food, the lounge for reading, the rooms for privacy. All nicely decorated, but not in a museum-like way where one fears to touch and use something. We were offered welcome drinks while enjoying a tour through the house, bikes for a trip around the area and many more complimentary services. Make sure you try the yummy homemade cookies and take your time to enjoy the breakfast!
4,6 en octubre 18, 2013
Julie and David Jones are amazing hosts. They went out of their way to accommodate our gluten-free and meat-free needs. Breakfasts were amazing and there is a 5.00 happy hour each night with wine and homemade snacks.
4,8 en octubre 16, 2013
I stoped at the Blue Heron for a night during a business trip to get away from the usual hotels and chain food along the interestate. I had no idea that I was going to stay at a wonderful historic inn, located right in the middle of a quaint and fun filed downtown . . . . and the best part was sitting and talking with our host Julie. I cannot wait to come again!
4,0 en octubre 14, 2013
Best place to relax and feel like you have no worries.
4,8 en octubre 09, 2013
Elegant and comfortable B&B with outstanding breakfasts and ideal location to explore Amelia Island. Friendly and charming hosts too.
5 en septiembre 22, 2013
The honeymoon suite was a getaway supreme. Close to great restaurants, and the bicycles took us to the beach for a fun afternoon. Gourmet food, lots of perks, and gracious hosts make this a must do getaway. And don't forget your swimsuit. Fun night time swimming with a lit-up pool, in a gorgeous garden setting - really nice!
5 en septiembre 15, 2013
Our inn keepers, Julie and David, were excellent hosts, and now our new friends. Within minutes of our stay we felt like part of the family at the Blue Heron. Julie's breakfasts and evening appetizer fare were a culinary delight. Both she and David were so accommodating; from helping us chose excellent area restaurants, to setting us up with bikes to tour the historical area. The Inn is in excellent condition and the decor is outstanding, reflecting the historical downtown area, and the victorian heritage of the house. An additional unexpected delight was the refreshing pool, comfortable lounge chairs, and well manicured gardens located in a private setting behind the inn. If you desire a relaxing getaway with all the comforts of home, wonderful hosts and great food, this is the place for you.
5 en septiembre 08, 2013
My wife and I stayed at the Blue Heron to enjoy our anniversary and roam around Amelia Island. David and Julie were both very inviting and accommodating for us. We truly had the chance to enjoy their hospitality. The house is beautifully appointed just off 8th street. 8th is something of a main drag in the little town but you really wouldn't know it enjoying a quiet drink on the porch facing Ash Ave. Breakfast was absolutely delicious, perfectly cooked and sensitive to my wife's dietary needs (no tomatoes, gluten free). The room we stayed in was clean, quiet, and very comfortable. If you're thinking of spending time at Amelia Island in the near future, picking the Blue Heron is a sure fire bet.
5 en agosto 28, 2013
This was my third time staying at the inn. One reason I keep going back is because off all the extras they throw in. Wi-Fi in every room, free bikes, free beach chairs, fabulous hors d'oeuvres at happy hour, Kerig's on each floor, and snacks drinks and cookies available 24/7. They just expanded their backyard and garden so sitting by the pool is very relaxing. Highly recommend this B&B.
4,8 en agosto 26, 2013
This Inn is perfect for any stay. The Innkeepers are most gracious. The breakfast services, and location can't be beat!
5 en agosto 25, 2013
Our quick getaway was soooo relaxing at the THE Blue Heron. Service and hospitality was first class. Will return.
5 en agosto 14, 2013
Very accommodating Innkeepers. Room Clean. Breakfast very good.
4,4 en agosto 13, 2013
Friendly service. Beautiful accommodations. Great breakfast, clean and comfortable rooms. Loved the bed, slept great! Innkeepers were very helpful.
4,8 en agosto 04, 2013
Our stay at Blue Heron Inn was spectacular. The rooms are beautiful and comfy. Breakfast was a gourmet meal served on fine china with flowers and music. Free bikes were available which we used to tour the historic district and beach chairs and towels for relaxing at the beach.
5 en agosto 04, 2013
We stayed here for our one year anniversary, and we could not have been more pleased! Upon arrival we were greeted by the charming innkeeper and led to tour the inn's amenities and our room. We enjoyed a relaxing, romantic happy hour, then walked the short distance to downtown where we enjoyed dinner. The bed was incredibly comfortable, and the house was so clean and cozy, it was like they knew exactly what we needed to feel relaxed and refreshed. Upon learning that it was our anniversary, the innkeepers left a complimentary bottle of champagne in our room. That truly made our occasion special. The breakfast was phenomenal, and it made us feel even more at home! We will definitely be staying there in years to come, and recommending it to everyone we know!!
4,4 en julio 22, 2013
Located within walking distance of Historic City Center. Room was comfortable, food terrific and inn keepers very charming...had a great visit. Will recommend to all my friends.
5 en julio 21, 2013
Great place, very nice close to all the local stuff. By chance found this place and then saw all the reviews and was glad that our choice was as good as the reviews. Reviews weren't disappointing Live and in person even BETTER. HIGHLY Recommend this for a little get away. David and Julie are top notch and do everything to make sure you enjoy your time. Not enough time to say good thing after good thing after good thing.
5 en julio 07, 2013
This is where my husband and I spent our honeymoon, and it could not have been more perfect. After reading all of the amazing reviews I thought no place could be that good but it was truly a wonderful experience. The food is so good I just want to have all of my meals there forever. I wish Julie had a cookbook because I would snatch it up in a heartbeat! The house itself is gorgeous, located in the beautiful historic district of my hometown, where there are other B&Bs, yet having been on local tours inside of those places I can say that the style and decor of Blue Heron is refreshing. David and Julie have exquisite taste! It wasn't overdone, overwhelming, choking on theme or trying too hard. It was simply beautiful, warm, comforting. You really feel like you're at home, yet you feel pampered, spoiled, and relaxed. We stayed in the Compass Room and loved it. We plan on returning at least once a year for our anniversary but hopefully we'll be able to more often! David and Julie made us feel like everything they had done was for us. Book now, enjoy the food, the company, and the atmosphere, and definitely have breakfast on the front porch!
4,6 en julio 01, 2013
A perfect place to just get away from it all, great host and lovely Inn
5 en junio 16, 2013
What a great weekend get away! David and Julie were so nice and the food was great. Our room was really nice and was spotless! Look forward to returning.
5 en junio 11, 2013
After a five & half hour drive we were greeted by a warm smile from Julie as we were getting out of the car. She asked about the drive & offered us cold drinks. She gave us a tour of their restored home which was built in the early 1900's. After settling in the Compass Rose room, one of six rooms, we were offered wine & hos-d'oeuvres by the pool, which are offered daily in the afternoons. Julie & her husband David gave us any & all information about restaurants, sightseeing, some history of the island. They offered us complimentary bikes, beach chairs & towels for the beach & pool. They will make reservations for you from restaurants to sightseeing tours, like a horse drawn carriage tour right from the inn. We found them to be perfect hosts, very warm, very caring & very sociable, very attentive but never intrusive. Breakfasts were incredible & the best we have ever had on vacation. The pecan bacon WOW. The inn is immaculate, our bed was very comfortable, good sized bathroom, jetted tub & rain shower. Plenty of hot water and heavy towels. Cold water, soda, coffee, tea, munches available all day on each floor. As others have stated, the inn is centrally located in the historic district, an easy walk to Centre Street & the water front marina area. Fort Clinch & the beach is about 1.5 miles from the inn. The best grouper dinner was at Le Clos, go when they open at 5:30, no wait, no need for reservations. Other highly recommended restaurants close to the inn, LuLu's for their shrimp dinner, and Espana. for their Paella & tapas. Julie & David, thank you for all your hard work in making our stay so enjoyable. We will definitely be back again and again.
5 en mayo 15, 2013
My friend & I have stayed in many bed & breakfasts over the years, but we have never felt so welcomed. David & Julie were awesome, the food was superb & the room was well appointed. We'll be back. Louise & Linda
4,6 en abril 25, 2013
The Blue Heron Inn was a wonderful weekend getaway. Julie and David were friendly, helpful and totally attentive to all their guests. From the fresh made cookies to coffee and tea (and hot chocolate) available anytime during the day, to the exceptional breakfast on the porch, the stay was truly enjoyable and memorable. And the Inn is located in the Historic District and ideally located within walking distance of all the shops and restaurants on Centre Street. We also loved the fact that the Inn was surrounded by beautiful historic homes - one of the reasons we went to Amellia Island. We'll definitely be back.
4,8 en abril 15, 2013
We stayed in the Sandpiper room. It was a lovely room, very comfortable. The owners were wonderful and very helpful in suggesting restaurants and shopping. The house is within walking distance to the historical "Centre Street." We never had to use our car during our stay. It was great!
5 en abril 01, 2013
Enjoyed our relaxing stay at the Blue Heron Inn. Will definitely be back for an overnight or longer visit!
5 en marzo 24, 2013
Had a great stay, David and Julie were the best hosts and made us feel at home. Can't wait to return someday.
5 en marzo 04, 2013
This was our third stay at the Blue Heron and we are already planning another trip in October. From the moment you enter the lovely front room, you feel welcome. The atmosphere is comfortable and relaxing. Located only a few blocks from Downtown, we like to utilize the private, on-site parking and walk everywhere. Breakfast is always a treat and the complimentary wine (or beer/soda) and snacks in the afternoon offer a chance to chat with the Inn Keepers. David and Julie off a sanctuary and are simply wonderful hosts.
4,8 en febrero 27, 2013
Beautiful home, gorgeous and historic setting, delicious food, gracious hosts. Thanks for accomodating our special dietary needs. We can't wait to visit again.
5 en enero 22, 2013
The location was perfect. The quality was quaint and had beautiful Charm. The Owners were delightful and totally have their heart n soul in their work. The food was excellent and served on time, hot and plentiful. The Owners take great pride in their Bed N Breakfast! Will absolutely stay there again, Charles & Darla
4,8 en diciembre 10, 2012
The Blue Heron is a Five Star gourmet restaurant disguised as a relaxed, charming, comfortable inn! Julie and David were personal, welcoming, attentive, yet also left us space to enjoy the inn on our own. Not sure if we were treated more like family or royalty! Maybe a little of both. We made new friends as well as a lovely memory.
5 en diciembre 02, 2012
Our family stayed a week at the Blue Heron, and we occupied the whole house. It was a wonderful vacation with the B&B as our location. The house is very pretty and comfortable and clean. It is in a great location, and it is so nice to be outside at the pool and porch. Their breakfasts are delicious with beautiful presentation. The owners took very good care of us and met all of our requests. We all loved it and would go back.
5 en octubre 28, 2012
Charming old house but with beautiful decor and light, bright rooms. The breakfasts are so delicious with ample portions. You won't need lunch! Julie and David are friendly and helpful. Lots of extras like bikes to ride to the beach, a lovely pool, fresh baked cookies down by the parlor. It's just a short walk to the sweet historic township with great shops. It's my favorite getaway, and the innkeepers make it extra special. You can tell they enjoy having people come stay. Highly recommended!
4,8 en octubre 22, 2012
What a great place for a short getaway. The inn was beautiful and the inn keepers were so at tentative. Breakfast and afternoon happy hour with great snacks. The house was clean, clean, clean and always water coffee or tea available. Great location we biked to the beach and walked to downtown. Truly relaxing 3 days.
5 en octubre 07, 2012
We celebrated our anniversary. This was a first class inn with gourmet breakfasts and happy hour. The owners were terrific and our staff was fantastic. We plan to go back very soon!
5 en octubre 03, 2012
To celebrate my 85th birthday, I took my family, (ages 56 to 21 years old) for a weeks vacation at the Blue Heron Inn on Amelia Island, FL. David and Julie, super hosts. House is lovely -- food excellent.
5 en octubre 03, 2012
Very nice. Hosts were so considerate. Great getaway.
5 en septiembre 24, 2012
If you want a B&B where you feel pampered and relaxed, then this is the place to go!! They had complimentary water and Keurig coffee/teas available 24/7 on both floors! The homemade cookies available in the foyer were fresh and scrumptious everyday!! You could literately go with the clothes on your back and they would provide you with everything you needed. There were robes, ironing boards, irons, blowdryers, pleasant soaps and hair products, bath salts, chocolates on your pillow every night, etc. They had a happy hour everyday that served the best hors d'oeuvres with full bodied wines, domestic and imported beers, carbonated flavored water, and more for your pleasure. It was just enough to wet your palette before going somewhere for dinner within walking distance from the Inn. The Inn was centrally located so you could pretty much walk to any of the best locations that makes Amelia Island famous. Breakfast tasted like it was made by a gourmet chef! You were served at your intimate table and it was just enough food to fill you but not make you stuffed. We were served bacon with maple and pecans, tomato soufflé, fresh fruit with yogurt custard, blueberry scones...just to name a few items on our 2 day trip! The ingredients are bought fresh everyday from the local market (not the grocery store!) and made that day. The home also offers games and books for your enjoyment, complimentary beach chairs and towels, and complimentary bike rentals!! The owners are an amazing couple and if your lucky they may sit down and join you for happy hour and give you some secrets about the island and where to go. we will definitely be going back, even if we have to make an excuse to go on a vacation!!
5 en septiembre 20, 2012
I wanted to take my wife Carmon to Fernandina Beach for our 15th wedding anniversary. I looked at a few B&B's online and chose The Blue Heron Inn. We have stayed at many B&B's, but none have left such a memorable impression on us as this one has. Julie was an absolute delight. She insured every detail of our stay was first class. The beautifully restored Inn is gorgeous and the rooms were beautifully decorated and exceptionally clean. We had coffee and drinks on the wrap-around porch and met new friends in the process. The mornings began with an amazing breakfast prepared by Julie. My wife and I will return regulary to this terrific piece of paradise. Thanks Julie for a wonderful anniversary. See you soon. Sincerely, Marty & Carmon
5 en septiembre 12, 2012
My husband and I just visited The Blue Heron inn, we were very happy with our stay! The Inn has been renovated and is very clean! The bedding and linens are very high quality! The breakfast one of the best we have had amongst all the b&bs we have been to. Highly recommend staying here, we will definately be back !
5 en septiembre 06, 2012
Clean rooms, great service and the owners are friendly and accommodating! Breakfast was fantastic!
5 en septiembre 06, 2012
Every detail was outstanding!
5 en agosto 27, 2012
We were delighted to find this jewel of a B & B on our first trip to Amelia Island. Since visiting, my husband and I have already discussed planning another visit...in large part because of our experience with Julie and David at their quaint Inn. The room was spacious and the bed was probably the most comfortable we've slept in. Both David and Julie were helpful in offering tourist suggestions and reservation on our behalf. The breakfasts were fantastic. Julie even shared one of her yummy recipes. High praise for everything about this wonderfully appointed Inn.
5 en agosto 13, 2012
The Blue Heron Inn is an awesome bed & breakfast. The innkeepers made us feel so welcome! The food is delicious! Highly recommend!
5 en agosto 12, 2012
This bed and breakfast is truly elegant comfort. Julie and David are very friendly and accommodating. Not only is the pool and landscaping beautiful, but the inside is too.
4,8 en agosto 04, 2012
My husband and I took a last minute getaway for our anniversary. Since it was a holiday weekend we weren't sure we'd find anything nice. We found one night each at 2 different B&Bs. Weren't many reviews on Blue Heron so we were skeptical. However, we were impressed from the moment we walked in. We were greeted as a special guest. The hosts went over and beyond to make our stay enjoyable -- even making sure our breakfast was acceptable as vegetarians. Of all the B&Bs we've stayed, we rank this one #1 and look forward to our next visit.
5 en julio 30, 2012
Julie and Dave run a lovingly restored B&B! They spared nothing to make our stay comfortable. The Jasmine had luxurious linens and updated details. We walked to the best of restaurants and even a farmer's market. Great location!
4,2 en julio 27, 2012
Our experience was wonderful; it exceeded our expectations. The food at breakfast time was great, not your usual fare. The innkeepers desire to please was unmatched, even fixed our flat tire.
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We appreciate the review and hopefully when you return we can exceed your expectations again. Thank you for for the feedback.
5 en julio 25, 2012
We had an amazing time at the Blue Heron Inn. David and Juile are wonderful people who are willing to go the extra mile.
5 en julio 17, 2012
This was my second trip to the Blue Heron Inn, and what a fantastic experience. Everything is fresh and beautiful, and the owners have such an eye for detail. The bedding is plush and the breakfasts are 5 star. (Ask to eat breakfast on the wraparound porch.) But it was the added things that pushed this B&B over the top for me…Happy hour is served daily featuring various beers, wines and gourmet appetizers; tray of fresh cookies and citrus water are in the foyer consistently; Keurig coffee makers throughout the house for coffee, teas, cider or hot chocolate; the relaxing waterfall flowing in the pool. This is so much more than “a place to spend the night.” I can’t wait for a return trip, which will be soon since it is only 6 hours from Atlanta.
5 en julio 03, 2012
Our second visit to the Blue Heron Inn was appreciated even more than our first. David and Julie are excellent hosts and the accomodations were superb in spite of tropical storm "Debby's" arrival on June 25th. Fernandina Beach is a charming city with a significant history and the Blue Heron Inn is a bright star of accomodations for those visiting the area. David and Julie obviously work very hard and can be proud of their achievements.
5 en junio 24, 2012
We so enjoyed our stay at the Blue Heron Inn. The home is beautifully restored and decorated, our room very relaxing and comfortable. The breakfasts were delicious and early evening happy hour was fun to look forward too. Julie is a gracious hostess and fun to visit with. We will definitely return.
5 en marzo 14, 2012
Outstanding in every respect. Dave & Julie made us feel right at home with excellent hospitality. Freshly renovated to a high standard. Excellent breakfast, and fun happy hour. I had high hopes for this visit, but my expectations were exceeded at every level. Highly recommended!
5 en marzo 05, 2012
Our stay at the Blue Heron Inn was absolutely fantastic. I already had high hopes from the website and a friend's recommendation, and I was met with a serene, beautiful vacation hosted by the B&B owners Julie & David. We cannot wait to visit again!
4,4 en febrero 19, 2012
We have stayed at many fine B&Bs over the past 20 years. The Blue Heron Inn with hosts Julie and David ranks near the top, making our first visit to Fernandina Beach a delightful experience. With a totally refurbished house in 2011 Julie and David are rightfully proud to share and show off their excellent work. Their friendly service and attention to detail made us feel comfortable and very much at home.
5 en enero 29, 2012
I am new to staying at Bed and Breakfasts and I have been totally spoiled by my stay at the Blue Heron Inn. I often find that hotels are musty and damp, but not so at the Blue Heron Inn. The entire house is updated and fresh. The bedding is luxurious and clean. I loved the period furniture and decorations. The room I stayed in had beautiful, personal touches making me feel that I was staying with friends in their home. That is the atmosphere that Julie and David created in the physical space and with their hospitality. Julie and David prepared delicious appetizers and offered drinks in the evening. I enjoyed their company as well as the food. They recommended fantastic restaurants I could walk to in the quaint downtown. The breakfasts were above and beyond my expectations. Julie and David served a gourmet meal and made sure that I enjoyed my breakfast experience. The couple near me was vegetarian and Julie and David quickly made accommodations. I was pampered by the entire experience. The Blue Heron Inn sets a high standard! I can not wait to get back for another visit.
5 en enero 23, 2012
While I love bed and breakfasts, too often I have found myself in a musty room that hasn't been updated in 20+ years. I was pleasantly surprised that The Blue Heron Inn was the opposite of this experience. The inn has been recently updated and the bed makes you feel like you are at home (if you have luxury linens and mattresses in your home). While this may seem like a small detail to some, a comfortable bed with really nice bedding can make or break an experience. This is just the beginning: the place is well decorated, incredibly clean, lots of hot water, a great shower head with plenty of water pressure, great value, centrally located next to Main street with all of the shops in town. Julie was a wonderful host and has paid attention to every detail. There is a water pitcher with fresh citrus for guests by the front door at all times, she offered us a glass of wine with light appetizers when we checked in, and the breakfast was truly gourmet. Julie was knowledgable about the area and helped us select a wonderful restaurant for dinner. This was truly the best bed and breakfast experience I have ever had and I would HIGHLY recommend The Blue Heron Inn to the discerning traveler who truly wants a luxurious experience.
5 en enero 19, 2012
My stay at the Blue Heron Inn was relaxing, fun and elegant! From the time I arrived until I left, I felt at home in this beautifully decorated Inn. Julie and David were wonderful hosts with great suggestions and a lot of fun to "hang out with." the breakfst was very elegantly served and delicious. Social hour included delicious appetizers, wine and beer and a great opportunity to visit with other guests. The pool area was very inviting and they also had vintage bikes for our enjoyment. Within walking distance to restaurants and shopping. It was my first visit to the island, but it definitely will not be my last. By the way, my room was awesome, clean and comfortable. I stayed in The Jasmine room, but saw others that were just as beautiful!
5 en enero 10, 2012
We visited the inn a few years ago and found it to be in need of a "face lift." Returning recently we discovered that the new owners have taken great care in restoring the home in a manner consistent with its history while also incorporating contemporary amenities. David and Julie are wonderfully accommodating hosts who create a most relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere. We look forward to returning. Da Silva-Clark's
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We enjoyed having you stay with us and we hope to see you soon. Thank you for the nice review. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to better serve you next time you visit.