4.4 on July 31, 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our four-night stay at the Addison. The main house and other buildings are beautifully decorated. The location is great- just steps away from excellent dining and shopping in the historic district. Breakfasts are delicious and very filling! We enjoyed happy hour with wine, beer, and appetizers while mingling with the other guests and the innkeepers. We enjoyed use of bicycles, beach towels and beach chairs at no extra charge. We will encourage our friends and family to visit the island and to stay at the Addison!
5 on September 23, 2012
I was looking for a quaint romantic destination to elope. After enless hours of research and reading guest reviews I decided on spending our week at the Addison on Amelia. It exceeded every expectation. Bob, Shannon and Leigh are very warm and welcoming. Be prepared to gain a couple pounds as the breakfasts and happy hour appetizers are phenominal. The B&B is immaculate and decorated beautifully. The Historic District is within walking distance and offers great shopping and wonderful restaurants. The only regret I had is that we did not book our trip for longer than 5 days. We will definitely be back. Thank you Bob and Shannon for making our week so special. Richard and Mary Cacciatore
4.6 on August 21, 2012
My Wife and I were given a 1 night stay at The Addison by some friends as a wedding gift. We ended up using it for my wife's 30th Birthday weekend getaway. Even before I arrived at The Addison the staff was more than helpful over the phone, and once we arrived they continued to overly impress my wife and myself. From the extremely polite and happy staff and owners, to the amazing breakfasts that were served every morning with a smile, The Addison created raving fans with us. The only thing that makes me want to keep it to myself is so there will be an open room for my next trip. Great place, great location, great people!
5 on April 30, 2012
must experience. my wife a i spent 1 wk and enjoyed every moment
5 on April 08, 2012
This was our first experience at a B&B . It was amazing! The food was great and Bob and his team showed so much hospitality. You felt comfortable as soon as you walked in. The room was very clean and cozy to stay in. The location is great right next to downtown restraunts. I would love to visit again!
5 on March 29, 2012
My boyfriend found this place for our vacation, and he based his pick on the positive reviews he found here on TripAdvisor (and other sites). We now add our kudos to this ever-growing list of happy (may I add 'charmed') travelers. The Innkeepers (Bob & Shannon) have created an environment of simple elegance, thoughtful detail and genuine warmth. Staying here was an experience; a perfect balance of having a 'home-base' connection while exploring each moment your own way. Our room was perfect! We loved that it's a "Green" (all organic sheets, towels, eco-friendly stuff, etc). Neither of us had stayed in a more peaceful, beautifully decorated and thought-filled room before. And the FOOD! Outstanding cuisine and presentation, with Bob (or daughter Lee) as our ever-attentive server(s). This family has done everything right with this Inn, knowing what is most important; not only to travelers but to, well, PEOPLE. You'll know what I'm talking about when you get there. Thank you, Addison, for a trip we'll never forget!
5 on January 30, 2012
We had never been to Amelia Island before and really did not know what to expect. I did know that I wanted to relax and just slow down and mellow out. The B&B was as important to me as the destination. The Addisom on Amelia far exceeded my expectations. The room was large and comfortable. Great porch and rockers. Coming from South Florida, we loved sitting and reading in front of the fireplace. Bob and Shannon proved to be excellent hosts. They were very helpful in giving us tips about the island and restaurant recommendations, (but It seemed as though every restaurant was better than the next). And who would believe that a "simple" breakfast in a B&B could be as good as any restaurant. Each day, the breakfasts and happy hour snacks outdid the last. Not to mention all the little things, not missed when they aren't there, but we noticed and appreciated them. Oh yeah, Amelia Island was nice too. Howard H.
4.0 on January 22, 2012
Just spent a wonderful 3 days being spoiled and thoroughly enjoying it! Shannon and Bob were wonderful hosts in a beautiful setting. We enjoyed different and delicious breakfasts every day. Everything we wanted to do was a short walk. We particularly liked the walking tour of historical homes, the water tour around Cumberland Island, and the Amelia Island Museum. We will be back.
5 on January 03, 2012
This was the perfect place to stay and enjoy Amelia Island, can't wait to come back!
4.4 on December 31, 2011
It was a beautiful and magical visit at the Addison for the holidays. The house was so beautiful and the Tidball's so welcoming and thoughtful. It is a vacation I will long remember!
4.0 on December 26, 2011
Our room was very spacious and comfortable. Our hosts were very friendly and gracious. Their recommendations for dinner and activities were right on. The breakfasts were very special, they were as delicious as well as beautifully presented. This is a great place to unwind and feel pampered. The nearby activities are varied and will satisfy everyone.
5 on November 27, 2011
Since the Addison was the fifth stay at various B&B's in FL, GA and SC- you rate the highest in room accommodations, decor inside and outside, the quality of your food service and daily "happy hour"- also the effortless manner in which you make all feel so welcome- you are truly tops on my list and will tell all about the Addison. Thank you again, Bob, Shannon and Lee- Fran
4.0 on November 27, 2011
Thanksgiving at the Addison House was a treat from start to finish. The house is beautiful, the accommodations were comfortable and, best of all, the breakfasts and Thanksgiving dinner were exceptional! It's obvious that Bob, Shannon and Lee love what they do, which is evident in the attention they give to each guest. We'll definitely be back. Merle and Richard
5 on November 13, 2011
We can't imagine staying anywhere else when visiting Amelia! Bob and Shannon really seem to love what they do and they do it very, very well. They have thought of every detail and make you feel at home. The room we stayed in on this visit was so very relaxing to be in.
5 on October 25, 2011
We had a delighful small wedding, performed by innkeeper Bob Tidball at the Addison House and it was perfect! Stayed in room 3 and we enjoyed the size of room, lovely balcony, big tub, nice shower. Everyone was very accomodating and we plan to return every year to celebrate!
4.6 on October 10, 2011
The inn exceeded our expectations. The owners were the most congenial and went out of their way to provide a very pleasant stay. The breakfasts were exceptional and presented in a 5 star manner. The owner arose very early on our departure date to provide us breakfast. The happy hour had excellent home made appetizers, a good selection of wine and beer and a chance to make new acquaintances. We will return whenever we visit Amelia Island.
4.0 on September 28, 2011
This was our first b&b together and the experience was fantastic. Shannon, Bob and staff go above and beyond to make you feel like part of the family. The room we occupied was better than described, and the view gave us that southern homey feeling. Breakfasts were awesome, and afternoon wine time was engaging. Bob and Shannon deserve triple aaa's for their knowledge of things to do and where to dine. Please let us not forget...Maggie is a hoot. We'll be back!
5 on September 21, 2011
The Addison is tied for our #1 favorite B&B. Walk to town, ride their bikes to the beach and Fort Clinch, awesome breakfasts and happy hour...the bottomless wine glass! We can't wait to go again.
5 on September 19, 2011
Great place and wonderful hosts. Certainly exceeded our expectations in every area. Convenient to Fernandina Beach shopping, restaurants and waterfront. We walked everywhere. Bikes are available to visit the downtown, the beach or Ft. Clinch. Cookies/brownies are out every afternoon and a happy hour from 5 to 6. Best of all are the wonderful breakfasts each morning. All this while staying in a spotless, beautiful historic home.
4.8 on September 10, 2011
Great innkeepers, amazing breakfast, fun happy hour, everything you could need from beach chairs to books and free water and chocolates. The place is beautiful and the owners really make you feel at home. I am convinced I found the best B&B on the island. Convenient location too.
5 on September 07, 2011
We had a wonderful time at the Addison. The Addison is just as beautiful as the photos, and Bob and Shannon are lovely hosts. The food was absolutely delicious! We would definitely recommend the Addison for anyone looking to relax and unwind for a few days!
4.0 on September 06, 2011
We spent two nights at this beautifully maintained bed and breakfast. My husband is not a fan of staying at B&B because he doesn't feel comfortable tip toeing around the house but this B&B gives you a lot of privacy because they have separate buildings with your own entrance. The rooms were very clean and nice. The breakfast was outstanding! The nightly 5-6:00 p.m. social allowed you to mingle with the other couples staying there. Great place!
5 on September 06, 2011
My husband and I celebrated our one year anniversary at the Addison. We were so impressed with the bed and breakfast. The innkeepers were very helpful and friendly. The food was wonderful and we so enjoyed "happy hour" everyday at 5:00. We are definitely planning a return trip.
4.8 on August 31, 2011
I have stayed at the The Addison on multiple occasions and would highly recommend them to anyone that is looking for a bed and breakfast. The rooms are clean and have up to date furnishings. The property is beautifully designed and landscaped. The food is delicious and the innkeepers are wonderful! They are very friendly and go out of their way to make sure you are comfortable. What more could you ask for?
5 on August 08, 2011
Without a doubt, Addison on Amelia is one of the best...if not the best B&B we have ever experienced! Every detail was amazing. Bob and Shannon are the perfect example of innkeepers. We will definitely return!!!
5 on July 22, 2011
My husband and I recently had the sincere pleasure of staying at the Addison on Amelia. This was our first trip to the island and I would easily say it won't be our last. Bob welcomed us to the Inn and immediately made us feel welcome. He gave us a tour of the common areas, what amenities were available to us and where they were located. Our room faced the lovely courtyard. I enjoyed the pleasant sound of the fountain and all the greenery. After depositing our luggage in our room, we were treated to wine/beer and light appetizers. That evening we could smell the torts baking that we would enjoy the following morning for breakfast. The room was spotless and the bed and pillows were very comfortable. The location of the Inn is ideal in that it is located a block from the historic district. Nothing was too far away. And, for those interested, bicycles and towels were available at the Inn for a ride to the beach. Definitely look forward to our next time on the Island and our stay at the Addison on Amelia.
5 on July 21, 2011
This was my first time at a B&B and it was wonderful. The staff was super kind and very helpful. The rooms were romantically styled and kept exceptionally clean. I personally plan on a second visit.
4.0 on July 15, 2011
Lovely room. Delicious food. Friendly staff. Close to shopping, outdoor activities and restaurants!
5 on July 04, 2011
We were hunting a place that would be special for our 50th anniversary and we found it at the Addison on Amelia. Everything was perfect, the room was beautiful, clean and extremely comfortable. The innkeepers Bob and Shannon were wonderful. They scheduled everything for us, dining, travel, even a carriage ride through the city. They were very attentive making sure that we were confortable and that we enjoyed our visit. The meals were delicious, and in the most beautiful setting. We enjoyed every moment and we will be choose to do this again soon.
5 on June 30, 2011
Breakfast was delicious and more than plentiful. Happy hour was very enjoyable, especially meeting other guests and comparing notes on good places to eat and shop.
5 on June 30, 2011
A very nice room,excellent hosts, and terrific breakfast.
5 on June 23, 2011
Very thoughtful in presentation of breakfest menu and evening hors d'oevres. Rooms, linens, bathroomfxtures and appointments all demonstrate great care and thinking. The innkeepers Bob and Shannon and their manager(their daughter) made our stay with them an integral part of the pleasure of our vacation.
4.0 on June 13, 2011
Bob and Shannon do GREAT job and have a wonderful B&B. The Addison is in a great location, the rooms are clean, and breakfast was Delicious! We would definitely stay here again!
4.8 on June 10, 2011
The Addison is perfect. Our room was wonderful. 5:00 pm happy hour was delightful. Breakfast is yummy!The Inn is in a perfect location, very near downtown but out of the way. The resturant recommendations were fabulous. We had a wonderful three days.
4.6 on June 09, 2011
The Addison on Amelia is by far our favorite place to stay. The Inn is nicely layed out and the innkeepers and staff are great. The social hour is not only a nice time for meeting other guests but the innkeeper uses that opportunity to make sure your evening meal/entertainment and next day activities are taken care of. If you need any reservations or suggestions, they are more than willing to help. When you depart, it's not just leaving a place of lodging but more like you are leaving family. That is how you are treated. It is an exceptional experience.
4.8 on June 05, 2011
Hosts were exceptional and eager to please, could not be better. Atmosphere was friendly, attractive and relaxing. Very suitable for the surroundings of old,historic Fernandina Beach.
5 on June 02, 2011
This is now one of our favorite B&B's. It was much more than we expected as first time guests. We certainly will be passing the information on to friends who are coming to this area. The breakfasts and happy hour food was exceptional, well worth coming to for a stay. Tom and Marlee Smearing May 21 -24, 2011
5 on June 01, 2011
My husband and I enjoyed a long weekend at The Addison. It was more than we expected and exactly what we needed. Bob and Shannon were wonderful hosts. Their dinner recommendations were right on. The rooms were bright, incredibly clean and were beautifully decorated- cozy without being cheesy. Happy hour on the veranda was a great time to chat with other guests. Breakfast was AMAZING. Beach chairs, towel, umbrellas, bicycles were lent to us when asked. All in all a PERFECT getaway.
5 on May 19, 2011
Again an excellent stay at the Addison. Bob & Shannon run a top-notch operation and are very warm, friendly and attentive hosts who still respect your space and privacy. The Addison itself is stunning with clean and beautifully rooms and great service. Bob & Shannon prepare phenomenal breakfasts and delicious snacks. During happy hour they both are excellent and entertaining hosts, ensuring all your needs are attended to and glasses are always full. Of all the B&B's we have stayed in, The Addison is definitely our favorite. Highly recommended! W'll be back for sure... Trudian & Ron The Netherlands
5 on May 18, 2011
My husband and I recently spent a week at the Addison on Amelia Island and it was the most wonderful place. The rooms were beautiful with very upscale ammenities such as complimentary robes and luxury sheets. There are so many positives about this B&B. The breakfasts were gourmet. They provided free bikes and towels, beach chairs and umbrellas for their guests use. It was especially wonderful for those like us that were flying in. The happy hour was fun and I loved the fact that we met so many new people from all over. So unlike a regular hotel experience. Bob and Shannon always made sure everyone had everything they needed and then some. We will definitely recommend to our friends and family and hope to return again soon.
5 on April 27, 2011
Great hosts. A gorgeous place. It makes you feel you are in a tropical paradise. Fantanastic breakfasts and a great happy hour.The perfect location, a 2 minute walk to the best restaurants, bars, shopping, but a block away from the crowds.
5 on April 25, 2011
We visited the Addison on Amelia for the second time in Mid April 2011. It is a special place. It's located in The Historic section of Fernandina Beach and it is great! You can walk to everything, restaurants, shops, and the marina. It's a unique place. Bob has beach cruiser bikes for your usage (complimentary), which he personally fits to your height! (What Service!). You can also borrow some beach chairs and head down to the beach, which is just a short distance. Shannon prepares delicious breakfasts, and the best cookies anywhere! Happy hour daily is a special touch, and all the guests are friendly and interesting. The rooms are nicely appointed, very comfortable and clean. Pick your room, they are all different, and have their own special features. We can't wait to stay again in the near future! Steve & Evette - South Florida
4.4 on April 18, 2011
My husband and I had never been to a B&B before. If others are half this good, I'd use them again. Enjoyed Bob's happy hour and the food Shannon prepared for breakfast was out of this world. Well worth the price
5 on April 13, 2011
Very friendly! Great host, (Bob and Shannon),incredible breakfast,Happy Hour, beautifully furnished, free bikes and best location! You can't do better than this!
5 on April 04, 2011
My husband and I recently spent our honeymoon at Addison on Amelia. It was truly a delight. The breakfast and happy hour was always delicious. Bob, Shannon, Lee and all of the staff were always pleasant and helpful! A special thank you to all of them!
5 on March 27, 2011
We had a wonderful experience at the Addison. The room was large, immaculate and well-appointed. The Innkeeper was very well-suited to the task and welcomed us and provided everything we could have possibly needed. The Inn is a very short one block walk to the main street, where there is an abundance of restaurants, shops and other amenities. This is at the top end of Inn experiences and a good value.
5 on March 15, 2011
Addison on Amelia is the best B&B we have ever encountered. It is clean, neat, comfortable and private. The service from top to bottom is exemplary and the breakfasts and other amenities are as good as one can find. The staff is warm and friendly and they make everything as perfect as one can imagine for a relaxing stay away from home. I would highly recommend this pretty place to anyone who might have the opportunity to visit the charming town of Fernandina Beach.
5 on March 08, 2011
Bob and his family were wonderful hosts at the Addison on Amelia. The food was delicious, the bed was comfortable, and we had a great relaxing weekend following our wedding. We would definitely stay there again and recommend the inn to our friends!
4.8 on February 28, 2011
I would highly recommend Addison on Amelia for a relaxing retreat. The service was wonderful, the rooms were clean beautifully decorated. Bob was a wonderful host. He did everything possible to help us enjoy Amelia Island. Having bikes to use to tour Fernandina or ride to the beach was an extra treat. Breakfast was wonderful each of the three days we were there. I would love to go back again!
5 on February 16, 2011
My boss and I scheduled a weekend at The Addison as a weekend "workcation" to get out of frigid Chicago to do some serious strategic planning. We were warmly welcomed by innkeepers Bob and Shannon and their adorable dog Maggie Doone. We're dog trainers so we were especially excited to see a four-legged friend in the house! Each breakfast prepared by Shannon was a delicious start to the day. Bob made us comfortable in our "office" aka the sunny dining room. Each evening, we socialized with the other guests staying at the inn during a lovely happy hour complete with tasty snacks. The rooms were beautifully decorated, extremely comfortable and impeccably clean. I enjoyed sitting on my porch with a cup of tea each morning. Bob was extremely helpful with restaurant recommendations and we ate very well during this trip. The local dining scene is quite impressive. I wished we got to see more of the sites, but that's just another reason to go back for a real vacation!
4.4 on February 12, 2011
We thoroughly enjoyed our 2-night stay at Addison on Amelia. The location, accommodations, daily breakfasts, and happy hour were outstanding. You won't find more delightful innkeepers than Bob & Shannon.
5 on January 19, 2011
We spent the first 2 nights of our honeymoon here before heading off to CO. The room was very nice with a very comfortable bed and a nice whirlpool tub. Bob and Shannon were very nice and accommodating. The breakfast were good, elevated home cooking; much better than your usual continental fare. The wine social in the evening was nice as well. We would definitely go back.
5 on January 05, 2011
Addison on Amelia is a charming getaway in a delightful little town. The room was cozy and welcoming and our hosts did an excellent job of helping guests mingle. The food was exceptional. I will definitely recommend it to my friends.
5 on January 05, 2011
Spent three days at the Addison for New Year's and had a marvelous time. The gourmet breakfasts exceeded anything we had experienced from any other B&B. The architecture compliments the Victorian Style that is prevalent on Ameila Island, yet the interior is neat and modern. The accomodations were spacious and comfortable. Concierge services such as champagne and cheese plates were available and made our evenings. The B&B offers a happy hour that must not be missed. All that and Ameila Island is an extremely attractive community that is well worth exploring. We will be back this summer.
5 on January 02, 2011
Bob and Shannon work very hard to make your stay unforgettable!!
4.0 on December 30, 2010
We stayed at the Addison for three nights and we wish it had been for longer. We had a great time. The breakfasts were so great. Something different everyday and so delicious. Shannon cooks everything. It feels like you are guests in their home. The rooms are beautiful and clean. We will be going back for sure. We made great friends at happy hour so make sure you go to that. Bob and Shannon were great hosts and made us feel so welcome. This is the only place to stay on Amelia Island.
4.8 on December 06, 2010
My wife and I just spent two nights at the Addison on Amelia to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. We had a wonderful time! The innkeepers made our stay very comfortable. The breakfasts were terrific!
4.8 on December 02, 2010
Had another wonderful stay again, this time at Thanksgiving. Bob and Shannon outdid themselves with a excellently planned Thanksgiving Day. The big day not only included breakfast, lunch, and a very filling and tasteful Thanksgiving dinner, but the narated horse drawn carriage tour through the historic area of Fernadina Beach was exceptional. Need to check out all the various sized nutcrackers brought out at Christmas time. Looking forward to the next stay.
5 on November 22, 2010
We have stayed in many B & B's throughout the country and I can't think of a one that can quite compare to the Addison. The owners make you feel so at home and welcome and I think that's what makes the Addison stand out. The "Happy Hour" was so much fun with Bob and Shannon facilitating conversation amongst the guests. We can't wait to go back and I am sure we will return many times with friends from the Atlanta area. The Inn was beautifully decorated for Christmas with some professional help and I have never seen anything so beautiful. It really should be in a magazine!
5 on November 19, 2010
We visited the Addison Bed and Breakfast for the first time and what a wonderful experience! Why would anyone stay anywhere else? Bob and Shannon, the Innkeepers, welcome every guest promptly and explain everything about the Inn in detail. They are most accommodating and the breakfast is out of this world! Really. Their cocktail hour is also truly a pleasure. The rooms are clean, cozy, nicely appointed and comfortable. We will return.
4.8 on November 19, 2010
We enjoyed the beautiful courtyard and happy hour. Bob and Shanon are great hosts and the breakfasts were very good and filling. Walking distance to nearby resaurants and shops but on a quiet side street across from many historic homes. I highly recommend it.
4.6 on November 15, 2010
Thursday to Sunday stay. Excellent room. Beautiful, well-maintained property. Great location. We walked everywhere. Enjoyed interacting with other guests and Bob & Shannon at breakfast and cocktail hour. Breakfasts were great and so filling we did not eat lunch. We will definitely return to the Addison.
5 on November 07, 2010
Our anniversary stay at the Addison exceeded all of our expectations! Bob and Shannon Tidball were perfect hosts and the accommodations were immaculate. The beautiful decor and attention to detail, quality and cleanliness really provided a restful and romantic get away. Our highest recommendations!
5 on November 02, 2010
Great Breakfasts! Great rooms! Impecable attention to detail. Will absolutley visit again!
5 on October 18, 2010
My husband and I were married at the Addison and also had our honeymoon there. This was our first time visiting and my husband's first time to Flordia. The trip was better than we could have ever expected and we have nothing but great memories. Bob, Shannon and Lee plus the Addison Staff are great people and are very welcoming and go above and beyond to make your stay great!
5 on October 13, 2010
We had the best time at the Addison on Amelia this last weekend. My husband and I stayed at the inn for four days celebrating our 25th anniversary. Bob, our host, was very gracious and loved spending time with each and every guest making sure their stay was special. Happy Hour was a blast every evening and we met so many nice guests during that time of the day. Saturday, we all ended of at a neighborhood sports bar watching the University of Florida and other college teams play ball. Bob was full of suggestions for restaurants and activities on the island. You can not beat the location!
5 on October 11, 2010
The service, the food, the hospitality and the comfort of the Addison couldn't be better. Absolutely fantastic time in a beautifully taken care of house in a great part of Amelia Island. Bob and Shannon are the ultimate in gracious hosts. Can't wait to go back. Sincerely, Steve March-Tormé
4.8 on October 06, 2010
Celebrated my man's 70th birthday on Amelia Island. Not only did the weather cooperate but the Addison was a haven. We felt vey welcomed and our room was my vision of what a B&B should be like. Breakfast was special and the coffee was excellent. All I can say, we would choose to return and we highly recommend the B&B.
4.4 on October 05, 2010
Innkeepers Bob and Shannon Tidball, and their staff members, did a great job helping us get oriented to Amelia Island and attending to our needs; this was every bit as important as having a great facility
5 on September 29, 2010
Me and my then fiance went to the Inn for the sole purpose of getting married. Bob and Shannon were great hosts and helped make our wedding/honey moon very special. Our room was very clean and nicely decorated. The continental breakfast was delicious. Thank you Bob and Shannon for a great experience. Shannon and Elliott
4.6 on September 27, 2010
Spend just two nights, but still managed to have a wonderful time. Very relaxing -room was spacious, spotless, and with all the nice little extras. Had the "romance package" - definitely got our moneys worth out of it! Already looking forward to our next visit.
5 on September 27, 2010
Our weekend stay at the Addison was one of our most memorable short trips. Bob and Shannon are amazing host and the facility is just what we needed. We are very busy people and our daughter thought we needed a relaxing weekend. She could not have selected a better place. We loved it!!!!
5 on September 20, 2010
This was my first experience at a B & B and what an outstanding experience it was. Shannon and Bob have set an unbelievably high standard for any other B & B I may visit! The inn, rooms and grounds are impeccable and tastefully done. The service was outstanding and the breakfasts were amazing! I can't wait to return and enjoy some more of the Amelia Island charm!
4.6 on September 19, 2010
We stayed 2 nights and were wowed by the attention to detail spent on both our room and the design of the property. The breakfasts were fantastic with plenty to eat and high quality food. This really was the highlight of our holiday and we would thoroughly recommend anyone to stay here.
4.8 on August 22, 2010
Charming Inn, great location, delicious breakfast, generous afternoon happy hour- great Birthday stay!
4.8 on August 17, 2010
Beautiful property and wonderful staff, especially Bob & Shannon. Extremely relaxing and Amelia Island was an absolute delight. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a nice getaway with lots of wonderful historic sights.
5 on August 11, 2010
My husband and I got married at the Addison and it was a wonderful experience. The flowers were beautiful, the fruit and cheese plate was better than any restaurant and the ceremony was perfectly simple. The house is in great condition and Bob, Shannon and Lee were very helpful! We highly recommend the Addison to anyone who just needs a little time to get away from it all! A+++++
4.6 on August 11, 2010
The Addison is wonderful! The rooms are very nice and extremely clean! The town is charming! Most importantly however, the breakfast is amazing!! We can't wait to go back.
5 on August 09, 2010
What a great little B&B. It is just what we needed for a weekend away. The hospitality is great. Bob and Shannon were great hosts and provided all the extras! We will be back! Thanks again.
5 on August 06, 2010
I loved the Addison and Fernadina Beach. I had a last minute special two-night rate that made it affordable so I decided to make it a mini-vacation at the start of my travels to visit family. I didn't want to leave since I was so comfortable there. You can walk to shops and restaurants, and walk or bike to the beach. Bob and Shannon are wonderful hosts with a great ice-breaker happy hour and delicious breakfasts! My room was pretty, clean and comfortable. I will definitely go back!
5 on August 02, 2010
My girlfriend and I don't get to see each other often during the year so I plan a weekend trip for us every summer so that we can get together and catch up. This year we chose Amelia Island for our getaway and because my husband and I had stayed there before and loved it, we chose the Addison as our place to stay. The B&B is beautiful and is in walking distance to the shops and restaurants in town. You won't want to get out of bed in the morning because the beds are so comfortable! We look forward to coming back very soon! ME, Brandon, Fla.
5 on July 25, 2010
I had the pleasure of staying at the Addison on Amelia in July this year. I have stayed in many a B&B but never has a B&B surpassed my expectations to the extent the Addison did! The accomodations are perfect, the people pleasing and the food outragiously good! There was a atmosphere of fun among all the guests and staff. I highly reccomend the Addison and hope to return as soon as possible! J. Tucker.
5 on July 19, 2010
I have just returned from a stay at the Addison on Amelia. The trip was wonderful. It was truly a pleasure to stay at this beautiful home. The room was very spacious and the accommodations were fantastic. Breakfast was served late...even though my wife and I sleep in the first morning! I know that this is not customary, but such a treat. The owners are very attentive to your needs and go out of their way to satisfy you. I can still hear Bob saying "...Do you have everything that you need...Is there anything that you want?!?" Now that is true hospitality. The room was decorated very nicely. They provided DVDs for viewing at no additional charge. The sheets and towels were incredible. The house was always clean and the staff was very professional! I enjoyed Amelia Island, it's antique shops, restaurants, the beach and river cruises, but the real clincher was The Addison on Amelia! Bob, Shannon and their daughter are true Inn Keepers. I will return again.
5 on July 17, 2010
We had a wonderful time during our stay at the Addison - room #7. It was lovely and comfortable. Bob and Shannon not only served a delicious breakfast but, since we were there over the 4th of July provided the guest with a cook-out. Bob did a super job with the burgers. We met some lovely people and Happy Hour was fun as well. You need to stay here if you enjoy the B & B's. Gene & Betty Crosby Live Oak, Fl
5 on July 17, 2010
We loved Addison on Amelia for many reasons - beautiful B&B with light, airy decor; lovely "happy hour"; great recommendation for dinner; outstanding service; immaculate room; incredible hosts; and a fantastic value! We're from Orlando, and it was a perfect getaway. We'll definitely be back; thank you!
4.2 on June 22, 2010
We spent a great time visiting this oasis and are very happy to recommend it!
4.0 on June 21, 2010
We were traveling through FL and wanted to break up our drive. We booked two nights and stayed the weekend at the Inn. We enjoyed the Inn and especially our room. We stayed in Room #8 which had a private porch on the front of the house. We logged a lot of hours on the porch. Perfect place to drink your coffee morning or night. The bed was amazing and we slept great. Soft sheets, great mattress, and you sink into the pillows. We are used to having a a ceiling fan and were very happy to find one in our room. The shower water pressure was great. They also have bath salts and other amenities in the bathroom. We have certain things that we look for and the Inn had it all. My husband used one of their bikes to ride to the beach and just get out for a little bit. They have cookies and drinks available if you need a little pick me up. Historic downtown is just a block away and you are able to walk to restuarants and the marina. We ate dinner at Espana and it was wonderful. They are known for paella. It was reasonably priced and the food was great! That was our favorite meal in town. We were tired of driving from our trip so it was great to walk every where. The owners were great. My husband got up at 5:30am one morning and went looking for coffee - Bob brewed a fresh pot for him. He was already up. However, they do have a station for coffee and hot tea so you can have it any time of the day. I would recommend this for a weekend getaway. We really enjoyed ourselves - very relaxing!
4.0 on June 20, 2010
If you're thinking of staying at the Addison on Amelia, I highly recommend you book right now. Very clean, beautifully decorated, warm and inviting. The breakfasts are amazing, and were actually the best meals we had during our stay on the island...too bad they don't serve lunch and dinner!! Bob and Shannon do a great job hosting the happy hour in the late afternoon; the only negative is that it's very hot on the veranda, and could use a few more fans to circulate the air a bit. I would definitely revisit The Adddison on Amelia Island again!!
5 on June 15, 2010
The Addison on Amelia is a beautiful, clean and well run b&b. We felt so at home, yet were not imposed upon. The breakfasts were creative and delicious and the happy hour was so pleasant. We met other interesting guests there which made for a fun atmosphere. The beds were so comfortable and the place was quiet. The room was decorated in such good taste. Loved it and will return for sure.
4.8 on June 08, 2010
My husband and I decided to spend our 1-year anniversary in Amelia Island. After searching for places to stay, we instantly fell in love with the beautiful-looking Addison and all the services they offered on their website. After staying at the Addison we were extremely pleased with everything they provided - they went above and beyond to make our stay special. As someone who dreams of owning a B & B, I felt so inspired by all the little details they put into their B & B. You can tell they have stayed at enough themselves, to know what guests are looking for. I would/will recommend this B & B to all!
5 on June 07, 2010
My wife and I spent our anniversary at the Addison on Amelia and couldn't have been more pleased. Bob, Shannon, and the entire staff were very accommodating. The room was clean, comfortable, and well furnished. Our breakfasts were outstanding and while we were not there to participate they offer a 1 hour happy hour with complimentary wine or beer. The inn is located near main street, so it is an ideal location for exploring the history, culture, and cuisine of Amelia Island.
4.8 on June 06, 2010
We celebrated our first anniversary with three days at the Addison in early June. Bob and Shannon could not be more accommodating, and were quick to meet all of our needs. The food was great, and the environment was extremely laid back. We were exceptionally pleased with our stay.
5 on June 05, 2010
The Addison on Amelia now tops our list of favorite B&B's. The property, which includes a faithfully restored main building and additions that blend perfectly with the original, was a perfect location for us to "decompress" after several very hectic and stressful months. Our room was very large, very well appointed, and included a porch where we were able to peacefully relax. The innkeepers, Bob and Shannon, were very helpful planning activities for us; they have a thorough knowledge of the many activities available on Amelia Island, including nature tours by boat and Segway (what a blast!), horse drawn carriage rides through the Historic District, fishing, the beaches, etc. Their restaurant suggestions were right on, and displayed their research into the pros and cons of all the local dining choices. Breakfast each morning was far above what we have experienced in the past at other properties. From the terrific coffee to the inventive main course, everything was delicious and well presented. Bob and Shannon are very personable and display a genuine caring attitude towards their guests. The afternoon "happy hour" out on the beautiful courtyard and rear porch included beer, wine and very tasty/creative food; the only problem was leaving room for diner later that evening. Worth noting is that the guests covered a wide range ages, from young newlyweds to couples like us, celebrating our 39th anniversary. We highly recommend the Addison both as a first class B&B, and as a great destination for a vacation that can be tailored from complete relaxation to high adventure.
4.8 on May 26, 2010
My wife and I had a wonderful stay at the Addison. The Inn keepers are very nice and accommodating . The breakfast was the best we've ever had at a B&B.
4.6 on May 23, 2010
Room and Service was excellent and Bob the Host had some funny stories to tell. We will be back in the near future because of all the B & B we have been by far this was one of the best. We wish we could have stayed for an extra day. We stayed in room 3 and we will pick that one again.
5 on May 11, 2010
My new husband and I stayed at the Addison for 4 nights in May 2010. We wanted a quiet wedding getaway, and this ended up being a perfect choice. Bob and Shannon made everything so easy, from the ceremony to the flowers. Their attention to detail is evident in everything they do. The breakfasts and happy hours were lovely and if there was anything you needed, they were there to accomodate you! We will be back for our anniversary (or before)!
3.2 on April 29, 2010
The best of our visit can be summarized by stating the top "B"s: 1-BOB, the innkeeper; what a terrific host! 2-The BED--3 perfect nights' sleep; no cash was spared for that purchase. 3-The BALCONY off our room-pure relaxation, ocean breezes, and great rocking chairs--what a way to unwind or greet the day. 4-The BEACH (the Inn is not near the beach but had to mention how sandy and clean it is.) My ratings were based on the following: 1-Rooms--look larger on the website than they are and although we had a private bathroom, it was also prety small. At least ours, in the main [historic] house, was. 2-Service--everyone was terrific--Bob was always around and helped us in numerous ways. The room was spotlessly clean--I think even the sheets were bleached and ironed! Do not expect turndown service however. 3-Value--We felt the price was a bit high considering everything, but then Amelia Island is an upscale place to go, so perhaps it's par for the area. 4-Cleanliness--as stated, immaculate! 5-Dining-the breakfasts were good, but not great. The website and some of the web ratings had us expecting them to be more gourmet and spectacular than they were. The coffee available all day needs attention; it was very weak. The courtyard was a wonderful place for breakfast. Things to consider when booking: 1-If you are diabetic or have a blood sugar issue, be sure to tell them when you book; every breakfast features a sweet of some sort. They are very accommodating in this way. 2-All of the buildings are 2-story, so keep that in mind when booking--there are no elevators in any of the buildings--only stairs. 3-The Addison faces Ash Street, which is a busy shuttle route for the beah hotels; also the Inn is one block from 8th Street, the main thoroughfare for town. If you're a light sleeper, don't book in the main house nor in a room facing Ash or 7th.
4.8 on April 28, 2010
What a beautiful place! Located within walking distance to downtown Fernandina and a quick bike ride to the beach this is a wonderful place to stay while visiting Amelia Island. Bob and Shannon are their daughter Lee are amazing hosts. All of the staff were friendly and informative. The breakfast were delicious and creative, including a to-die for strawberry pie and hearty breakfast boat. Definitely enough for a man's appetite. Bob and Shannon have created a beautiful and peaceful courtyard setting which the veranda over looks. It's the perfect place to read a book in one of the chairs outside your room overlooking the courtyard. We did not stay in the main house, but in the building which surrounds the courtyard. Our rooms were spacious, very nicely decorated, not overdone with "stuff". They have a modern feel to them and the bath tubs are incredible! We had a group of nine women so we were loud and probably pretty demanding but Bob and Shannon were nothing but gracious to us. I can't wait to go back again.
5 on April 26, 2010
We stayed at the Addison for two nights and were sad to have to leave -- everything was perfect. Our room was very comfortable, overlooking the courtyard. The innkeepers have thought of everything, and it's the little touches that make the Addison so special, such as: complimentary bottled water and candies in our room each day; free use of the bikes; a sign offering to stamp and mail postcards for guests...everything about our stay was perfect and we can't wait to come back and enjoy happy hour again soon!
5 on April 24, 2010
This was our first time staying in a bed and breakfast and it was outstanding. Bob and Shannon obviously love what they do, it shows in her delicious meals, the beautifully decorated and clean rooms, and the amazing grounds. Not to mention, they are warm and inviting! We did the elopement package and are so pleased. Bob made it warm and personal, exactly as we hoped. We highly recommened The Addison to everyone and will definately be back. It is also one block off of the downtown area so shopping, the marina and restaurants are very close and convenient. This place is so wonderful, as you are walking downtown, all you can think about it getting back to your wonderful room, sitting on your porch, overlooking the beautiful courtyard and enjoying the warm evening. Ahhhhh, we can't wait to come back!
5 on April 20, 2010
The Addison is owned and operated by very warm, hospitable people. We had a wonderful time and hope to return someday - when we can stay longer! And, we'll certainly recommend it to friends!
5 on April 20, 2010
Great location (can walk to dinner, shopping, marina); wonderful owners; comfortable and clean accommodations. About the only criticism is that they don't have lite beer for Happy Hour.
4.6 on April 10, 2010
We felt like we lucked it out by picking the Addison. What a lovely inn and what gracious inn keepers. Our room was charming and I felt as if it were decorated with an eye to guest comfort. Bob was always available and could snag a restaurant reservation in a few minutes. No problem. Shannon is a fine chef. Her recipes are great and she shares them. At five o'clock there is a cocktail party with wine, beer, and goodies-nice way to get acquainted with people, who were a great bunch. I fell in love with their front porch and spent many hours reading and napping in a large porch rocker. Go; you won't be disappointed.
3.2 on April 02, 2010
friendly and helpful staff with creative breakfasts and a nice happy hour on a wonderful porch overlooking the gardens
5 on April 01, 2010
Bob and Shannon obviously love what they do because it shows in every little detail of their B&B. In my opinion, this is the only place to stay on Amelia Island.
5 on March 30, 2010
This was our first time at a B&B and it will be a tough act to follow. I've always wanted to stay at a B&B and after reading the reviews for the Addison on Amelia, I knew this was the place for us. The picture of our room (room #5) on the website looked exactly how it did when we showed up. The rooms were clean and beautifully decorated, the sheets and towels smelled like fresh laundry and were very soft, the bed was extremely comfortable, and nothing can top waking up to the smells of Shannon's breakfast. I was shocked at the value we got compared to paying the same price or more for a high end hotel. The fact that an amazing breakfast, happy hour, treats, water, etc were included in the room rate was such a pleasant surprise. Bob and Shannon provided everything you could ever need and we look forward to a return trip to the Addison.
4.4 on March 29, 2010
The Addison on Amelia is a beautifully restored landmark in the historical district of Fernandina Beach. I am from NH and never really considered any place in FL as a destination until I found Fernandina Beach. I was visiting my daughter temporarily living in this area and she pointed out the inn on a walk through town. She said she had seen the inn used for a wedding celebration and delighted in its quaintness and beauty. I had the opportunity to spend 6 nights at the inn during January. I lucked into a "3 nights for cost of two" special. I was traveling alone at the time so I requested a smaller room and stayed in a lovely space in the garden area. The rooms are immaculate and well appointed. The sheets are like silk; so popular that you can actually order a set to be sent home. The hospitality is exceptional. My favorite time was the happy hour from 5-6 where I had the chance to meet some of the interesting guests and sip a glass of their very adequate house wine and a special appetizer treat each evening. Mornings are met with a delicious - over the top - breakfast. Since I eat oatmeal and yogurt 365, this was both a treat and almost too much. The food is prepared as you arrive, always thoughtfully planned and elegantly presented. Tables are set up so you can dine alone or join a group - either works fine. There are bikes available for exercising off the breakfast and you are only about 2 easy, flat miles from the beautiful 13 mile stretch of Atlantic Ocean. You are also within walking distance to the interesting downtown area with restaurants and shops. A few blocks away is a lovely historical museum of the island that provides lots of background on the homes you just passed and information on the inn too. Even in January which is the quiet time on the island, the visit was most enjoyable. The innkeepers seem as though they've been doing this forever - but they haven't and if you are lucky you will hear about their background too.
4.4 on March 29, 2010
Sunny day, sunny Lee! or Leah? Anyway you spell it, the innkeeper's daughter greets you on the phone and in person the same way..with genuine interest, and a desire to make everything right. Shannon and Bob, innkeepers and owners, have done everything right--from the lovely linens on the beds, to a full breakfast (Shannon is happy to honor special requests) and fun happy hour (with delicious hummus and pita) to reservations at the local restaurants when needed. We just love this place, because of the value, the location (walking distance to all Fernandina Beach has to offer), the bikes we used to cruise the town and to Fort Clinch State Park (fun!) and because we always meet travelers from around the world right there on the porch, sharing stories and a glass of wine or beer. Go to Addison on Amelia--we may be back soon.
5 on March 28, 2010
We stayed for 3 nights late March 2010. Our room was tastefully decorated, comfortable, and impeccably clean. We started our visit with the wine hour that Bob and Shannon offer. Very pleasant sitting on the outside porch and enjoying delicious snacks. We also loved Shannon's ginger snaps (in the bottomless cookie jar) and amazing breakfasts. Another treat was the free use of bikes which we used to explore the historic district and to ride down the Egan Creek greenway. Amelia Island has lots to explore and Bob and Shannon gave us recommendations for activities (e.g. boat excursion) and restaurants. The inn is a great home base for exploration and I'd recommend it to anyone.
5 on March 22, 2010
My wife and I spent a week at the Addison. It is everything the photos suggest and more! Bob, Shannon and Lee did everything in their power to make our stay a pleasure. My wife suffers from food allergies and Shannon went way beyond what was expected in terms of accommodating her needs. The Addison is a charmer in every aspect.
4.8 on March 18, 2010
My Husband and I spent 2 amazing nights in the Addison while on our honeymoon. It was both our first times staying at a B&B and we feel extremely spoiled! Shannon's cooking was amazing and we really enjoyed the time we got to spend with the other guests during happy hour (which was served nightly in the court yard), and hearing all about the adventures they were having on the island. This was the perfect B&B for us and we are so glad we found it and hope to be back soon!!! :)
5 on March 16, 2010
Bob, Shannon, Lee and staff made our stay very memorable. We actually had a real vacation! Thank you for a wonderful experience, we will be back next year for sure! Karen and Ed Johnson- Nashville, TN
5 on February 24, 2010
My husband & I recently spent 3 nights at the Addison and felt so pampered and spoiled that we will never want to stay anywhere else again without trying to compare it to the high standards that the Addison Inn holds! The Inn and rooms are kept beautiful and spotless, the breakfast and cookies are wonderful and the happy hour provides a great atmosphere for alot of stories and great laughter. We will be back - thank you Bob & Shannon - you create a warm and inviting atmosphere in such a beautiful Inn. Ron & Debbie
5 on February 11, 2010
My husband and I stayed three nights at the Addison and loved everything about it. Our room was beautiful and spacious and included every amenity you could think of. Bob and Shannon also hosted a happy hour every afternoon and were very gracious with their offerings. The happy hour gave us an opportunity to meet other guests and share the activities we participated in while visiting the area. The breakfast was also delicious. We were also able to walk to many restaurants and the historic district. I have frequented many B and B's over the years and I would say that the Addison is at the top of my list. You won't be sorry if you pick the Addison when you visit Amelia Island.
5 on February 02, 2010
Spent three nights at The Addison and was greatly impressed. From the moment you arrive until the moment you leave you feel welcomed and pampered. Bob and Shannon MAKE the Inn. Their warmth, humor and attentiveness are unmatched. The rooms are very nice, roomy and comfortable. The bedsheets are unbelievably comfy and the breakfast each morning was yummy! Also, there's homemade cookies available all the time. Best gingersnaps ever. Thanks for a perfect three days.
5 on February 02, 2010
My husband and myself travel alot and love B&B's....by far this is one of the BEST we have ever stayed in. The hospitality, cleanliness and the morning breakfasts were wonderful. Our hats off to Bob and Sharon for a job well done. We will recommend it to everyone.
4.8 on January 12, 2010
Addison on Amelia certainly ranks with the very best bed and breakfast inns we have experienced. Bob and Shannon Tidball are warm, outgoing people whose attention to detail ensures that their guests will feel welcome and well served. The rooms are most attractive, well appointed and spotless, with luxurious bathrooms. The happy hour (a nightly event) featured wine and beer, assorted hors d'oeuvres, and lively conversation. A perfect set-up for one of the several excellent restaurants within walking distance, which Bob and Shannon are happy to recommend. We ate at Les Clos, which was an intimate, gourmet experience. Breakfast was a demonstration of Shannon's excellent cooking skills, with table service by Bob. We can't wait to return.
5 on January 04, 2010
This is about a charming place one could want to visit, with shops restuarants within walking or biking distance, and its off the beaten path! The courtyard and buildings are immaculate, but the best is the way Bob and Shannon treat the guests. First class service plus the personal "Happy Hour" touch with lots of humor gave us something to look forward to in the evenings. This is our favorite place, and we intend to revisit and bring lots of friends. Keat and Diane
5 on December 15, 2009
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Addison on Amelia. Bob and Shannon are excellent hosts. The breakfasts were scrumptious and we especially enjoyed the evening happy hour and conversing with the other guests. The location is ideal because you can park your car and walk everywhere, especially the great restaurants that Amelia Island has to offer! The Addison lives up to its reviews and reputation.
4.6 on December 05, 2009
My wife and I along with 3 other couples stayed at the Addison from 11/25/09 through 11/27/09 and had a wonderful stay. The room was immaculate and quite roomy. There was a christmas tree in every room. Bob and Shannon were excellent hosts. we will return. Jim & Donna, New Smyrna Beach, FL
4.8 on December 04, 2009
Our stay at the inn was beyond our expectations. Friends had raved, but we were just in awe as to the ammenties, cleanliness, and friendliness of the owners. The inn was appointed with nutcrackers for the Christmas season. It was a delight to see a full tree in our room!
4.0 on December 02, 2009
Our stay at The Addison was short (only one night) but we were very impressed with the welcome we received (we arrived just in time for 'happy hour' on the porch and enjoyed a delicious glass of Merlot with an appetizer), the accomodations (room #14 and although small it was so comfortable and clean with the most luxurious sheets and pillows we've ever experienced!) and the very friendly and accomodating owners. Oh, and the breakfast was to die for: pumpkin muffin, melon cocktail and the best French toast with candied pecans. Awesome! We would highly recommend the Addison and we hope to make a return visit soon.
5 on December 01, 2009
Our weekend stay at the Addison house after Thanksgiving day was oustanding to say the least. The room was spacious, clean and very comfortable. Bob and Shannon went out of their ways to make sure that we feel welcome and pampered. Bob is always one step ahead of our expectation. He thinks of all the minor details and really is a great host and innkeeper. Shannon's baking and cooking are just to die for. We were impressed to say the least. It is hard to believe that Bob and Shannon has only taken over the Addison house for only two years. It seems that they have done this forever. The service, rooms, Dining are all top notch and more. We had a great weekend and we will come back and recommend all our friends and relatives planning to visit Amelia Island to stay at the Addison House. I am looking forward to my next trip to Amelia Island and coming back to stay at The Addison. Kelly Gregory and George Ngo
4.4 on November 30, 2009
We were four couples looking for a nice experience at Thanksgiving. We were more than pleased. The rooms were very nice. Bob and Shannon had decorated each one for the holidays....a Christmas tree in every room. Bob was an outstanding host. His recommendations never failed to please. And Shannon cooks up a delicious breakfast. We will definitely go back.
5 on November 15, 2009
My husband and I had a wonderful anniversary weekend at the Addison. Bob and Shannon are very warm and welcoming. The food was delicious, the room was spotless and extremely comfortable, and the service was right on. Happy hour with the other guests was great fun! We highly recommend this B&B!
4.0 on November 15, 2009
We were trying to get away for a few days to celebrate our 27th Wedding Anniversary. We made reservations at the Addison twice and each time we canceled at the last minute due to work schedules and illness in the family. I knew we made the right decision when both times Bob and Shannon generously applied our deposit to a future visit. I guess it's true that the third time's a charm because upon finally arriving at the Addison even though we were early, when we walked into our room after a brief tour of the property, there was a chilled bottle of wine and cheese platter waiting just as we had aksed for... and it only got better from there. From the cleanliness of the room and attention to detail on the property, the delicious gourmet style breakfasts, afternoon cocktails and horse drawn carriage ride to Joe's Bistro which Bob arranged for us... it was nothing less than the perfect getaway. We would recommend a stay at the Addison 110%. We even liked the bed sheets so much that Bob and Shannon ordered a set and had them sent to our house. We can't wait to go back! Keith & Heather, FL
5 on October 22, 2009
This B & B was extra ordinary! The rooms were so lavish and luxurious. I loved the fact that everything is thought through with a focus on being green! That was a huge draw. Did I mention the breakfast!!!!!! It was beyond anything I have experienced at other B & B's and restaurants. Happy hour with Bob and Shannon was a great way to end the day! Loved it all and am already planning my next trip there! Thanks Bob and Shannon for giving us such an amazing experience!
4.6 on October 11, 2009
It is difficult to find a B&B that can accommodate two women in two beds, but the Addison had the perfect room with two twin beds. My friend and I were made to feel right at home by the innkeepers. We relaxed with a glass of wine and tasty tidbits on the porch in the late afternoon with some of the other guests. Breakfast was elegant and delicious. We felt very pampered.
5 on October 05, 2009
I knew from the beginning that the Addison was going to be different. From the moment you walk in, you are treated as though you are family. Addison on Amelia truly provided us with the perfect vacation. Our two main objectives for this trip were to renew our vows in a peaceful, romantic setting and to find lots of sharks' teeth and we did both! Bob and Shannon went out of their way to make our vow renewal an occasion we will always remember by ordering a bouquet for me and helping me schedule a spa appointment and dinner reservations. The ceremony was lovely and Bob did an excellent job of reminding us how blessed we are to have each other. The accommodations are outstanding and the sheets are beyond comparison. Rooms are lovely and tastefully appointed, breakfast was outstanding and The Tidballs make Happy Hour FUN! Fort Clinch was a beautiful, peaceful sanctuary and my husband found quite a few larger sharks' teeth. The downtown area is very quaint and we enjoyed the food and shopping. We are looking forward to planning our next stay and highly recommend the Addison for a relaxing, pleasant stay at an inn that exceeds all of your expectations.
4.0 on September 30, 2009
Our recent visit was absolutely delightful! The inn is a pristine little jewel with every amenity. Shannon and Bob are exceptionally gracious, hospitable and excellent chefs. We heartily recommend this lovely Inn with a "top star" and urge you to have the experience yourselves. Cissee and Will Ward Louisville, KY September2009
5 on September 29, 2009
We just returned from our second stay at the Addison on Amelia. If you are looking for a relaxing respite, this is a wonderful inn. It is what brought us back. The innkeepers, Shannon and Bob, are wonderful. They will provide you with what seems like everything you need to enjoy your time (beach chairs, towels, bikes, binoculars . . .). The rooms, as is the main house, are uniquely decorated, clean, quiet and relaxing. The ambiance is charming, welcoming and friendly. One of the perks of the rooms believe it or not are the sheets. They are silky smooth! Breakfasts and happy hours are highlights and not to be missed. Shannon aim is to please and her breakfasts will not disappoint. She truly tries to create and prepare breakfasts that are memorable. Special diets and needs are graciously accommodated. One thing that we have noticed on both stays and truly enjoyed was Shannon and Bob's warmth across the ages. While we were there this last time, there was a couple celebrating their first anniversary, a couple celebrating their 10th anniversary, a vacationing middle age couple - my husband and myself along with our 24 year old son, an older couple and a couple of friends just getting away together for a few days. All were made to feel welcome. Shannon and Bob were great at asking about plans, suggesting and arranging activities. Their daughter, Leigh, was also available to lend a hand. Their hospitality always seems to spread among the guests, becoming somewhat contagious, as observed during breakfasts and happy hours, when everyone staying at the inn warmly engages in conversation about themselves and about their experiences on the island. Great get a-way. We were not disappointed on the first nor the second visit and hope to return again. Nick and Donna
4.4 on September 13, 2009
During a one week period of time, I had my first "two" bed and breakfast experiences. The first one was in Savannah, and it just wasn't what I expected and even upon checkout, I couldn't tell you who owned the place. However, when we got to the Addision, I felt that we had "arrived" and that it was exactly what I always thought a B&B would be like. Shannon, one of the owners, greated us warmly and was the perfect hostess. Her husband, Bob kept us on our toes with his quick wit and sense of humor. They took care of our every need and made happy hour each evening very comfortable by sitting with the guests and making everyone comfortable. The meals at breakfast and the happy hour snacks were very good. The B&B always smelled like home baked cookies because they provided them daily and it was like being spoiled by grandma!!! I loved having the bicycles available without a charge along with the beach chairs and towels. We got a lot of exercise going back and forth to the beach on the bikes and what an adventure! This was a fantastic B&B and I would recommend it highly!!
4.0 on September 08, 2009
I HAD THE BEST TIME AT THE ADDISON HOUSE DURING THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND. THE INNKEEPERS ARE VERY WARM AND FRIENDLY. I FELT AS IF I WAS WITH FAMILY. BREAKFAST WAS AWESOME AND WHATEVER I NEEDED WAS AVAILABLE FOR THE ASKING. WHAT A GREAT PLACE TO UNWIND AND RELAX. I DIDN'T WANT TO LEAVE!!!!!!!!!! KRISS SMITH MIAMI, FL
5 on September 01, 2009
A real treat. The hosts, Shannon and Bob, were most gracious handling dinner reservations and offering suggestions. The breakfasts and accommodations were first rate. Fernandina Beach was delightful and staying at Addison was a capper.
4.8 on August 26, 2009
The Addison on Amelia Island was a breath of fresh air. The hosts (Bob, Shannon and Lee) were all incredibly accomodating throughout our four night stay, making the trip a truly memorable experience. We thank them, as well as the restauranteurs at the fine Fernandina Beach restaurants, for a remarkable and relaxing stay. If you want true "Southern Comfort," book your stay at The Addison immediately. We will be back!
5 on August 17, 2009
The Addison lived up to it's website. Beautiful, stylish room, comfortable. Breakfasts were delicious. We look forward to another visit.
5 on August 07, 2009
Addison B&B was the perfect choice for our Spring Break vacation. Breakfast and cocktail hour on the porch was a great way to socialize with guests. I enjoyed a late night coffee and homemade cookies available in the dining room. The innkeepers, Bob and Shannon are wonderful hosts. We even got to witness a beautiful wedding ceremony on the veranda. Amelia Island's historic district was a great choice to stay as it is close to the harbor, restaurants and shops and a short bike ride to the beach.
5 on August 05, 2009
My partner and I stayed with Bob and Shannon in the middle of July, but with their excellent guidance we managed to beat the heat...on bikes, on the beach, with ice cream, and at happy hour...they were the perfect hosts, and the Addison was beautiful. We can't wait to go back!
5 on August 04, 2009
We loves our stay at the Addison. Bob and Shannon made our stay perfect.
4.8 on July 28, 2009
My husband and I recently chose the Addison as a romantic getaway destination and were so pleased that the inn was just what we were looking for! Bob and Shannon are wonderful hosts and do all that they can to ensure an easy and elegant stay. We loved the setting, proximity to historic district and restaurants, comfortable and beautiful room, as well as the deliciously prepared and presented breakfast. We travel a lot (and live in Europe) so it is particularly pleasing (and rare) to find a place like this that exceeds ones expectations. A true winner!
5 on July 06, 2009
The Addison is an amazing place to stay. It was definitely a splurge for us, but it was worth every penny. Bob, Shannon, and their daughter, Leigh, were gracious and hospitable hosts. The breakfasts were better than the meals we had in town. It wasn't hard getting up in the morning knowing that breakfast was going to be so amazing. We stayed in Room 12. The sheets on our king sized bed were AMAZING! It's pretty bad when you go back home and realize that your sheets and your towels aren't as nice as the ones you used on vacation. (Heck, the same could be said for their toilet paper!) We truly felt like we were being taken care of rather than just coming back to a room to sleep. Bob and Shannon provided us with beach chairs and towels and Bob always provided us with stories of his travels during the daily happy hour. If we ever come back to Amelia we won't look to stay anywhere else. The Addison was perfect and everything we could ask for!
4.8 on July 02, 2009
When we arrived at the Inn Bob assisted with the luggage. That was very nice. The Addison is beautiful. I must say I was very impressed how clean everything was at the Inn. The room was very nice. The bed and linens were just a delight. The breakfast was absolutely delicious and very hearty. They don't skimp on the food A+++++. They have beach chairs and towels that are of very nice quality. They have bicycles to bike to the beach but its really to far to be honest. Especially with towels and chairs that's just not going to happen. But a very short drive. You can walk to downtown and to the marina and blink of an eye. Our stay at the Addison was wonderful. Sometimes talking to Bob was a bit awkward. He has a little different personality. But he's nice and provides excellent service. I would defiantly recommend this Inn. Amelia is a quaint little town good for R&R.
5 on July 02, 2009
Not really knowing when you book a room sight unseen, you know sometimes the pics on the net don't do the place justice.....this was a gorgeous B&B and the hospitality of Bob, Shannon and Leigh was great!!! My husband and I will be going back for another visit. We would recommend this B&B to all.
5 on June 21, 2009
There is a very good reason why The Addison is at the top of the list for B&Bs to stay at when visiting Amelia Island. It is simply OUTSTANDING! My husband and I have stayed at The Addison on two separate occasions, and both visits were priceless! The breakfasts are delicious and served on a charming porch overlooking the courtyard. Though this Inn is conveniently located in the heart of Amelia Island, the environment is quaint and private. Happy hour should never be missed. Bob and Shannon host this daily gathering with all their wonderful guests who share their adventures over wine, beer, and incredible appetizers prepared by Grant. Speaking of Grant and things not to be missed: dinner! We have yet to find a better meal and it is served by the inn’s own gracious Leigh. The rooms are immaculate and kept so during our entire visit by the very efficient Kati. They are sinfully comfortable with luxurious bedding and towels, and beds that long to be slept in. They are also tastefully decorated to depict the beautiful Amelia Island. If you can pull yourself away from the inn during your visit, Bob will promptly provide bicycles, beach chairs, or beach towels to enhance your Amelia experiences. All the extras that Bob and Shannon provide are included in the price of the room, which we feel is worth every penny! Still on island time, Don and Carla
5 on June 20, 2009
Great room, great location, great food, and great hosts. Loved all of it. The unique fountain courtyard and surrounding covered porches made us feel like we were in a grand southern mansion. Rooms were extremely clean and well appointed. Bob and Shannon have thourht of everything. We definitely will return.
4.6 on June 17, 2009
My husband and I recently traveled to Amelia Island and stayed at the Addison on Amelia. Our stay was so wonderful. Bob and Shannon were very dedicated to giving everyone such an enjoyable stay. Their happy hour was a great time to meet the hosts on a more personable level along with the other people staying for the weekend. Shannon cooked a fabulous 3 course breakfast every morning, while Bob served and ensured all beverages were topped off and nothing else was needed. The cleaning staff did a wonderful job every morning making the room look like it did when we arrived. Not to mention, dinner at the Addison was so great we ate at the B&B twice over the 3 nights we were there. We were so pleased with our stay that we intend to go back soon just so we can get pampered more.
4.8 on June 17, 2009
Wonderful place to stay. OUTSTANDING FOOD! Beautiful rooms. Walking distance to downtown area and close to the beach.
5 on June 16, 2009
Accommodations, dinning, breakfest, shopping, things to do, and the owners of the Addison were stupendous, planning to return many times.
4.0 on June 16, 2009
The staff is outstanding, the location great, the buildings very nice. The owner/operator is an exceptionally nice and helpful person. My only complaint is that the B & B is very expensive and the rooms very small (especially for the price).
5 on June 09, 2009
Hello. My wife and I need a quick get away to ourselves away from our kids. The room was very nice. Roomy, lovely sheets, bathroom was excellent. The room service was above and beyond. During our arrival, I lost a button on my shirt. ( trying to wrestle my way from the kids) the inn keepers Bob and Shannon really do think of everything. They came to my rescue with sowing kit. This is just the little stuff that they offer that really stands out that makes a differences for someone like myself. Thank you for a great weekend Bob and Shannon.
4.8 on June 05, 2009
Bob and Shannan are in the right business, thier attention to detail is evident in both the tangible and intangible. From the bed linens, pillows and meals to thier warm conversation the Addison on Amelia Island is so worth your time and money...now go and enjoy!!!
4.4 on May 11, 2009
My wife and I have stayed in several dozen B&B inns over the last 20 years and this was one of the very best. I would generally agree with the very positive comments expressed by the other reviewers on this site.
5 on May 10, 2009
We only stayed for one night (wife's birthday), but I must say that we were pleasantly surprised and will return at some time in the future. Clean, comfortable with outstanding service. Innkeepers were quite accommodating.
5 on May 05, 2009
Bob, Shannon and Lee were very gracious hosts. The room was very clean and the linens on the bed and the bath were scrupmtious. We felt that we were staying in a Five Star hotel! Breakfasts were delicious and the afternoon happy hour on the porch should not be missed. The entire property is exceptionally clean. We enjoyed our Shrimp Fest weekend at the inn and plan on returning soon!
5 on May 03, 2009
We have stayed at several bed and breakfast's and this was our best visit to date.. Clean, friendly and inviting, great food and you must join happy hour!
4.8 on April 28, 2009
We loved our stay at the Addison. Our room was beautiful with a comfortable bed, luxurious bedding and thick towels. We enjoyed our deck on the second floor overlooking the lovely courtyard. Breakfast was always delicious and "Happy Hour" was fun. Enjoyed learning what other guests had done each day and what restaurants they had enjoyed. Seemed we all discussed how nice the sheets were during our happy hour conversations!
5 on April 27, 2009
We were spoiled by Shannon and Bob, the innkeepers. What charming hosts they are! The room was gorgeous, the location was convenient to everything, and the food was scrumptious.
4.8 on April 22, 2009
This inn is truly elegant in every detail
5 on April 21, 2009
Our expectations were exceeded!! The minute you walk in you feel like you belong. Bob, Shannon & Lee were so helpful with the arrangement for our elopement. Not only was our room (#3) beautifully decorated it was very comfortable as well. The relaxed atmosphere and other Inn guests helped to make our courtyard ceremony all we hoped it would be. Suzanne & Ed, Ocala FL.
4.0 on April 19, 2009
Enjoyed our stay found the host and hostess most hospitable and especially enjoyed "the happy hour" where all guests got together and shared their day's experiences...
4.0 on April 13, 2009
My new husband Rich and I spent two nights at the Addison B&B on Easter weekend. The two breakfasts were delicious and happy hour was a delight with great folks who shared their travel experiences with us over nice wines and appetizers. Our upstairs Room #11 overlooking the courtyard and large fountain was spotless, with luxurious bedding and towels, and a marvelous oversized shower! Shannon and daughter were friendly and Bob promptly brought our complimentary bikes to us and provided two excellent suggestions for lunch and dinner. Everything that we wanted to do during our short stay was within walking or bike riding distance. Kudos to the Addison B&B staff. We highly recommend a stay there if you are on Amelia Island! Dr. Rich and Terri Bonneau
5 on April 10, 2009
Comfortable like home but no cooking and cleaning!! Relaxed atmosphere, great food, super innkeepers, have stayed here twice and will be coming back soon! thank you Bob and Shannon
5 on April 10, 2009
We had a wonderful experience at the Addison and Bob and Shannon were excellent hosts. The breakfast is fantastic and different each day. The accomodations exceeded our expectations and the location of the Addison to the downtown makes walking and enjoying historic Amelia a joy. We highly recommend the Addison and wish Bob and Shannon success.
5 on April 08, 2009
We had a girls get-away weekend and had a wonderful time at Addison on Amelia. It was within walking distance of quaint shops and wonderful sights. The B&B was quiet and relaxing. Breakfast was wonderful and dinner on Saturday night exceeded our expectations.
4.6 on April 04, 2009
We stayed in late February. The Inn was beautiful; there was both ample privacy and welcoming interaction. We walked throughout the town of Fernandina Beach from the Inn, and when we returned after an outing, it felt like coming home. Everyone connected with the Inn were both efficient and personable. We highly recommend this lovely spot.
4.4 on April 01, 2009
Bob and Shannon made out stay a delight. I made an error on my room selection and they immediately changed our room. The beds are scrumptious! Will look forward to returning for another stay!
5 on March 27, 2009
I can't express how much Bob and Shannon did to make our stay simply wonderful. Bob helped to plan our day trips and answered many questions for us prior to our arrival. We were blessed to find such a beautiful place to get married and the hospitality was so much more than we expected. Shannon spoiled my husband with a fabulous breakfast each morning. And my husband would go back to the Inn just to be able to spend more time with Bob.
4.6 on March 22, 2009
My husband and I just attended a wedding event at the Addison on Amelia and had a wonderful time. The wedding party took place at the B&B so all the guests stayed there. Bob and Shannon (the innkeepers) were a delight. The food was delicious and plentiful, the beds ample and buttery soft with 600-count sheets. We'll certainly stay here again when we come back to the area.
4.8 on March 18, 2009
My wife and I have stayed at many B&B's and Inns, most of them in the top ons in the US and Canada...This inn is very clean, very bright inside, excellent dinners on Fridays and Saturdays, very nice courtyard for Happy Hour...Lee, Grant, Shannon and Bob were excellent hosts. We couldn't ask or expect any more. We're coming back.
4.2 on March 18, 2009
What a treat, especially those high quality sheets. A former sous chef of a favorite restaurant of ours pleased our palates with evening dining and the wine pours at happy hour were generous and often. Excellent value. Hope to visit you again! Truly, Elysee and Tom Marshall
5 on March 16, 2009
My husband and I stayed at the Addison March 6-8th 2009. What a wonderful weekend away! The Addison is charming, just like the host, Bob and Shannon! From the moment we pulled up at the front door (Bob was at the car helping us with our lugguge!) until we checked out everything was perfect. Happy hour on the back porch, our wonderful room (#8) with our private porch. Bob and Shannon could not have been better host. They have thought of everything! Even homemade lavender salts for the tub ! I am a picky traveler, but this vacation was perfect. Thank you Bob and Shannon!! Your Inn is the BEST!!!
3.6 on March 16, 2009
Bob andShannon were great hosts. We had a great time! The afternoon happy hour was just that. We met some very nice and interesting people on the porch. We would certainly consider returning. the whole area is interesting andmany activities or just doing beach time. I would probably get a larger room, but it was a great vacation.
4.8 on March 14, 2009
The innkeepers went way beyond expectations in providing a very friendly environment for the guests to get to know each other during "happy hour." We stayed for two nights and found the inn to be very clean and updated. Our room was very nice and the breakfasts were delicious. Will definitely be back.
4.2 on March 07, 2009
Bob and Shannon were great. We will recommend the Addison to others, and we will visit the next time we have a chance.
4.0 on March 05, 2009
A perfect location for a weekend get away, the Inn was just as advertised and the location was terrific. Bob, Shannon and their daughter really made us feel welcome. Cocktail hour on the porch was an enjoyable hour of meeting other guests and story telling. Breakfast was outstanding and the brand new dinner offering was an added bonus - well done, we recommend without hesitation. BF
4.8 on March 03, 2009
Charming from start to finish. This B & B looks exactly like the photos. Go and experience the ambiance and the attention of the innkeepers. Plus, it is just a short walk to dining and shopping in historic downtown. We loved it. J & B, Virginia
4.0 on March 01, 2009
My husband and I spent an entire week with Bob and Shannon. We bought the elopement package advertised on their website. We were renewing our vows for our 20th anniversary. Every morning our room smelled fresh and clean,and Shannon prepared a delicious, different, and tasty breakfast. They just started serving dinner on weekends. We would have stayed for dinner every night if we could. Our meal was on par with any of the local fine dining restaurants nearby. Bob and Shannon were very kind and a pleasure chatting with them every evening with a glass of wine. Now I know why they are considered the best b&b on Amelia island.We didn't want to leave.
5 on February 24, 2009
My husband and I won a weekend get-away to Fernandina Beach at a silent auction. We gave the package to his parents as a gift for Mother's/Father's Day. Unfortunately his parents were not able to travel before the package expired, so they returned the gift asking us to go in their place. There is no doubt that we will return to the Addison on Amelia. I have stayed at several Bed & Breakfasts but my husband has never stayed at one. And after only 1 hour of being at the Addison, he announced to me that he would most definitely visit there again. Although our stay was not long (only 1 night), Bob and Shannon (the owners) made sure that our needs were met. It takes a special person to run a Bed & Breakfast and there is no doubt that Bob & Shannon are the right people for the job. The Addison was immaculate! Our room was beautiful (#12), very well equipped, comfortable, and spacious. The breakfast was delicious and they were so accommodating providing my husband a tray so that we could eat while we packed up to leave. The Addison provided us a quick weekend get-away where we could forget the daily grind the ratt saThe staff was there to please you and provide you the comforats and although I didn't get to sit on the swings on the porch, I will next time.
5 on February 24, 2009
Wanting to get away for a night? A few days? This is the place to go! The staff/Inn-Keepers are very kind and considerate. Every detail has been thought of. The accomodations were exquisite and cheap for what you get. We were only able to get away for a one-night stay. Check-in was simple, the room (#6) was amazing. The Inn-Keepers fulfilled all of my requests, the Roses were delivered on-time, the Champaigne was nice and chilled, delivered on-time, the Horse Drawn Carriage arrived on-time and was alot of fun. We live within an hour of the Addison, you would think we were in an whole different part of the country. Quaint, quiet, charming and exquisite. For those who are unsure of Bed and Breakfasts... Let me reassure you. The Addison has the feel of an Exclusive Resort with a staff who answers all of your needs with a warm, friendly welcome. It has been a few days since we stayed there and I still feel relaxed, could be from that HUGE Jaquzzi Tub or the bed you never want to crawl out of. We will definately going to be back....
5 on February 21, 2009
The innkeepers, Bob and Shannon are extremely helpful with ideas for planning our daily activities and making our dinner reservations. We stayed in Room #12, it was just as comfortable, luxurious, and large as it appears on the Addison's website. The jacuzzi tub was the largest we've ever seen. The Addison is within walking distance to all of the shops and restaurants that have made this historic district famous. Shannon cooked delicious breakfast each morning and Bob entertained us with his good sense of humor. It was the refreshing getaway we needed thanks to Bob and Shannon
4.0 on February 21, 2009
Absolutely loved our 4 day stay! Hosts Bob and Shannon could not have been nicer or better at their jobs. Breakfasts were not to be believed. Especially enjoyed our daily cocktail hour and meeting such great new friends. We are looking forward to a return visit.
5 on February 19, 2009
I loved every minute of my stay at the Addison on Amelia! I would definitely stay there again!!!
4.2 on February 17, 2009
We loved our stay at the Addison so much, we would love to go back! We'll be telling everyone we know, this is THE place to stay in Amelia Island.
4.6 on February 16, 2009
This was our first visit to the Addison on Amelia and we will definitely return. Our room was spacious, lovely, and clean. We were warmly greeted upon our arrival and shown around the inn. It was great getting to know some of the other guests and our hosts were most helpful. Bob even made dinner reservations for us and had some great suggestions on local restaurants, all within walking distance. The breakfast was delicious! My husband and I will definitely plan another trip to the Addison soon! The only downside to our stay was that we were only able to stay one night.
4.0 on February 12, 2009
David and I loved our stay at Addison House. Shannon and Bob are great hosts, very generous, with good stories to share, and good advice on the area activities. The rooms are clean, bright and very comfy. Shannon serves a hearty, tasty breakfast that will give you plenty of energy for a fun day on the eclectic little island. The afternoon snacks and evening happy hour are great for getting to know other guests, and enjoying the quiet courtyard before dinner in town. There are many days worth of activities within walking distance of the Addison House, and many more within biking distance. The town of Fernandina Beach has a great little historic shopping section, full of great little restaurants and taverns, gift shops, art galleries, wine shops, ending in a lovely little harbor. Visit the museum, it is full of history. Great spot, all around. I can't wait to return.
5 on February 09, 2009
Over the years we have stayed in B&B's from California to Florida. The hospititality of owners Bob, and Shannon was outstanding. One of the small, and personalized, but needed items in their rooms was a monagramed wash cloth marked "makeup removal." Never had I seen this, and appreciated the thought. No more damaged towels. Thank you Bob, and Shannon for a wonderful B&B experiance. Marge and Edwin Tippie
5 on February 07, 2009
We loved our room with the large bathtub and soft sheets! The decor was relaxing and peaceful and the hosts are fine people. Happy hour is a lot of fun! We are looking forward to the opportunity to return!
4.8 on February 05, 2009
We had a wonderful experience from booking the B and B to this review and as follow-up. The owners were honest and pleasent in their comments during conversations over the phone and at their wonderful home and the love they have for the home is very obvious. Their daughter checked us in and gave us an unhurried tour of the B and B and it's many amenities. Our room, #11, was just perfect for us, with cleanliness and comfort and privacy in the compact property with 14 tastefully decorated rooms. The complimentary wine and crab dip in the late afternoon was just perfect, along with fine conversation we had with fellow guests and Bob and Shannon Tidball, owners. They suggested several fine and reasonable restaurants for the evening meal that were very close to the Inn that we walked to our choice of dining. The breakfast in their dining room was wonderful. The first experience in this B and B was exceptional and we would return in a minute!
4.4 on February 02, 2009
Bob and Shannon have a wonderful corner of paradise. The b and b is in a great location in Fernandina Beach, with beautiful historic homes and great restaurants/shopping within easy walking distance. The rooms, courtyard and porches are beautiful, and it was fun spending time with our gracious hosts.
4.8 on February 01, 2009
Spur of the moment weekend. Passed by on a cold friday night and had a wonderful WE. The hosts have found their calling. Recommend it highly.
4.4 on January 21, 2009
We had a very relaxing stay that lasted three days. Bob and Shannon Tidball were excellent host and helped us with dinner eservations and recommendations of places to eat,shop and visit. Amelia Island is an excellent place to visit and has alot to see. We would return again. Next time we will carry the mountian bikes and try out the singletrack trail at Fort Clinch State Park!
4.6 on January 16, 2009
My husband and I planned a quiet weekend away after the hustle and bustle of Christmas and found just what we were looking for at the Addison. The innkeepers, Bob and Shannon, were both gracious and attentive, and quite knowledgeable about the area, even tho they have only been on the island for a year. Breakfast was delicious, with a different menu each morning; our personal favorite was the burrito - altho it was hard to pick just one b/c the smoothie was also quite good as were all the baked goods. We were lucky enough to stay over on a Saturday night and have dinner at the Inn; Leigh and Graham, the chef, presented a gourmet 3 course meal. We started with cream of mushroom soup, followed by a tender chicken breast on a bed of spinach and garlic mashed potatoes topped with cheese, tomatoes, basil and finished with a basalmic reduction, and capped the meal off with a luscious brownie sundae and excellent coffee. Happy hour was a pleasant way to recap the day with our hosts, especially when the weather was balmy enough to sit in the lovely courtyard. Our room was lovely - well-appointed and well-kept - with a huge leather chair I had a hard time keeping my husband out of - and I quite enjoyed sitting on the front balcony just watching the world go by and "reading" my book. The Inn is located within walking distance of the historic town and restaurants but a block off the main street so the noise level was quite reduced. I look forward to my next visit to Amelia Island - and my next stay at the Addison.
5 on January 12, 2009
1/11/09 Submitted by: Ron & Kathy, Ocala, Florida We just returned from 3 days at The Addison in celebration of our 50th Anniversary. Never having stayed at a B&B before, we didn't know what to expect. The bar has now been set very high for any future visits to B&Bs. Bob & Shannon were wonderful hosts and we felt like we were staying with family instead of perfect strangers. Shannon's bountiful breakfasts, which were different every morning, were superb. Bob kept the wine glasses full at happy hour every evening as we munched on some of Shannons' tasty snacks. While we were there, the Addison was running a special January promotion in which they provided guests with a complimentary 3-course gourmet dinner on Saturday nights. Chef Grant prepared a wonderful meal with the able assistance of Lee, Shannon & Bob's lovely daughter. We'd recommend The Addison as a perfect place to stay on Amelia Island.
4.8 on January 10, 2009
We stayed at the Addison for a weekend in December 2008 to celebrate my husband's 40th birthday. Our room was lovely and very clean, the food was great. The smell of homemade cookies was a constant tempation. If you want to stay in your room and watch TV this isn't the place. If you desire to explore the area and come back to a beautiful home each evening this is the perfect location. Shannon and Bob are the consumate host and hostess.
4.6 on January 09, 2009
Comfortable and well maintained facility and accommodations. The property is ideally located on a big corner lot within the historic district and is a convenient walk to all down town shops and eateries. Bob and Shannon are ideal hosts preparing freshly made satisfying tasty morning breakfasts and providing an inviting happy hour between 5:00 to 6:00 overlooking the courtyard with a beautiful fountain and plantings. If you need help planning activities or scheduling dinner reservations or a carriage ride Bob and Shannon are there to assist. I highly recommend the Addison for anyone looking for an outstanding B&B experience.
4.4 on January 08, 2009
We enjoyed our stay at the Addison, and were very impressed by the way Shannon and Bob managed to be attentive without being intrusive. Shannon's breakfasts were wonderful, and Bob was very helpful in providing guidance on area attractions. The rooms are clean and attractive, and the property as a whole is a very pleasant place to spend a few days. The January 3 nights for the price of 2 nights special also made this a great value.
4.8 on January 05, 2009
We had the most wonderful and relaxing time at the Addison; it couldn't have been more perfect! We arrived on December 20th and stayed until the 22nd. Both Bob and Shannon made us feel right at home! Right from the moment we arrived to check in, until the minute we left, we were always treated with such care and courtesy. Our room was amazing...just like the picture indicated it would be! We loved getting to know everyone during the happy hour and at breakfast. Shannon bakes the best chocolate cookies I've ever tasted! Bob was so helpful in recommending places for us to have dinner, and even made our reservations for us. We really enjoyed being able to take the bicycles out and ride through Ft. Clinch State Park. The picnic basket Shannon prepared for us was a perfect compliment to our day out. When it was time for us to leave, we accidentally left some things behind, but before we could get more than a mile down the street, Bob was calling us back! This was the best B&B I have ever stayed in. From the friendliness of Bob and Shannon, the other guests, the food, and our time with each other... the Addison on Amelia is by far the perfect place to stay for fun and relaxation!
4.4 on January 03, 2009
Bob and Shannon were the perfect hosts. Our room was luxurious and very reasonably priced. The Addison seems to attract friendly and interesting guests and our happy hours often ran over. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be back. Treat yourself...book here.
4.6 on December 26, 2008
We had a wonderful experience in our stay at Addison on Amelia. Bob and Shannon, the innkeepers, welcomed us like friends would welcome us to their home. We had room #3 which is very large, with a king bed, a full porch and a bathroom with separate tub and shower. The room was tastefully decorated and very comfortable. Cocktail hour was fun, sharing stories with Bob and Shannon and the other guests. They served beer, wine, non-alcoholic drinks and snacks and was just a very relaxing time. We had to leave early in the morning and the innkeepers were kind enough to serve us a delicious breakfast an hour earlier than the usual breakfast time. The sheets on the bed were so comfortable that we mentioned them to Bob who then ordered a set for us for our home. Our stay, although for only one night, was a perfect experience in a bed and breakfast. In the future we hope to return and have the opportunity to spend more time and enjoy the hospitality of Shannon and Bob.
5 on December 21, 2008
We really loved the complete experience you get at the Addison. My Husband and I celebrated our 4th Anniversary there and we had a great time. The town is really small and the B&B is walking distance to everything. Breakfast was great, as well as happy hour. The Inn keepers made us feel right at home. The great thing about Amelia Island, is that it is so close to everything else. You are an hour away from St. Augustine and Savannah, and 1/2 hour from Jacksonville. Worth every penny. We have decided to make it a tradition.
4.8 on December 16, 2008
nice weekend,friendly host,well be back
4.6 on December 02, 2008
My husband and I felt welcome from the moment we stepped through the door at the Addison. The Inn, just a block from Fernandina's quaint downtown, is tastefully furnished and very clean. After our dinner at Espana (also great), we treated ourselves to a late evening cup of tea and some fresh-baked cookies (courtesy of the Inn) while we sat in comfy chairs out in the brick courtyard. After a quiet night's rest and a yummy breakfast (stuffed french toast, sausage, fresh fruit & a muffin), we sadly parted ways with the Inn. One drawback was that our room was on the small side. But it had every amenity, including a modern bathroom with jacuzzi, television, and wireless internet. We highly recommend a stay if you're passing through Amelia Island and want to avoid the mega-hotels or condos.
4.2 on November 30, 2008
My husband and I loved the cozy, relaxing, clean room, jetted tub and the extras like baked cookies, happy hour, candies in the room! It was a beautiful place to stay; we would recommend this B & B to anyone.
4.8 on November 25, 2008
We thoroughly enjoyed our two-night stay at Addison on Amelia; would have stayed longer but we had time constraints. B&B location is very convenient for walking in historic area, downtown, to restaurants and to the harbor. Owners very friendly and helpful. We will definitely recommend Addison to our friends, and we plan to return for a longer visit.
4.0 on November 23, 2008
What a great experience. Welcoming, spotlessly clean and comfortable
4.4 on November 21, 2008
I'm picky about where I stay and this place is great. It is beautiful, comfortable, clean, and the owners are great. Stay here, you'll be glad you did.
5 on November 14, 2008
Setting: We left the wedding for our stay at the inn Upon our arrival the owners/keepers met us at the front door and were very friendly. Im not a people person, but as soon as you walk in you feel at home it is so peaceful. Anyway, we get our room and house key and walk into to our room. As soon as we enter it smells great, is super clean, and again it feels homey where hotels don't. The room is large enough to house a king size bed and still have tons of room. The bathroom was phenomenal. If you like taking a bath with your mate the room with the oversized tub is for you. The keeper will tell you it would fit 4 comfortably and theyre right. Me and my new wife fir and probably could have swam laps, amazing. Between 5 and 6 they have a happy hour with complimentary beer or wine and the clerks join you and will give advice on dining establishments or possible things you can do during your evening. During the entire stay the keepers constantly offered any assistance but were never pushy and overbearing with it,which was refreshing. The breakfast in itself was almost worth the cost of the stay. We had a meal that looked like it was prepared by a chef, then come to find out it was, the keeper is a chef. If you compare what you get, location, and amenities for cosy the Addison is definetly top of the list. As a surprise for my wife I wanted to take a horse drawn carriage ride, and the keepers arranged it completely for me and charged it to the room so no pesky financial transactions needed to take place following the romantic ride. The keepers will set up anything available with only notice of what you want to do, when you want to do it, and how many people. Im a hard person to please and I give the Addison an overwhelming 5 out of 5. If you choose anywhere else good luck, but if you choose the Addison I know you will be pleased. Good luck and happy hunting.
5 on November 13, 2008
My wife and I stayed at the Addison in early November 2008.We were thoroughly pleased with everything.Our room was wonderful, opened right out to our own sitting area that was open to a courtyard with a fountain.Each breakfast was exceptional and the 5:00 p.m. happy hour was a great time to meet other guests.The innkeepers were extremely helpful with restaurant reviews and any reservation needs.We will definitely return and we would highly recommend this inn.
5 on November 12, 2008
The attention to detail is what makes this inn so spectacular. The breakfasts are worth the calorie splurge. The happy hour is a perfect time to get restaurant suggestions from the innkeepers and other guests, as well as ideas for what to do on the island. The late night lemonade and homemade cookies or brownies make you excited to get back to the inn. The linens in the rooms make it difficult to get out of bed, but the breakfast smell coming in our room in the morning helps with that. Bob, Shannon, Lee and Molly are excellent hosts and all of the guests seem to feed off their chilled out island attitude, making relaxing that much easier.
5 on November 09, 2008
My wife and I were looking for somewhere to go for a few days to relax guilt free without the children. The second we pulled up o the Addison we were sucked into it's southern charm. We were given a tour of the home which ended at our room, which was one of the ones with a peaceful private balcony. This is the first time we have stayed in a B&B, and can not thank the Ritz Carlton enough for being booked so that we could discover the Addison. Bob, Shannon, and Lee spoiled us and we left relaxed and recharged.
4.8 on November 06, 2008
We stayed at the Addison three nights for our anniversary. Bob and Shannon were great hosts, and the food was out of this world. The inn is peaceful, clean and comfortable. Eating breakfast on the porch beside the courtyard (optional) was one of our favorite times. Thanks Bob for allowing us to use the bikes and take them on the ferry. We enjoyed the charming town of Fernandina as well as St. Marys across the sound. Great local restaurants recommended by the innkeepers made each dinner special.
4.2 on October 31, 2008
We had a nice, quiet, getaway. The inn was very clean and the food was wonderful. Great hospitality with great recommendations for local restaurants. Would definitely recommend it if you are looking for some rest and relaxation.
4.8 on October 30, 2008
For our first stay at a B&B, we were quite impressed by the accommodations and level of personal service provided by Bob, Shannon & Lee. The happy hour is a must-do event. You will not be disappointed.
4.8 on October 29, 2008
We just got back from our stay at the Addison, WOW! Everything was perfect, from the wonderful hosts, Bob & Shannon, the rooms (Ours was #3 & it was beautiful with every luxury you could think of) the wonderful breakfast is something to look forward to every day, and don't miss happy hour.
5 on October 28, 2008
This was our first bed and breakfast experience and I think we have been ruined for all others. Bob and Shannon were the consumate hosts and they made every aspect of our stay exceptional. The rooms were great and you will be amazed by the quality of the bedding and towels. The breakfast each day was inventive and delicious. My coffee cup was never empty. Happy hour was the best. We were with a group of ten people and we scheduled our day around making it back for this. Great beer, great wine, great snacks and great conversation. Make sure to ask Bob for the pirate joke of the day. If we make make it back to this area we won't stay any where else.
5 on October 28, 2008
our stay at the addison could not have been better. bob and shannon have thought of absolutely everything a guest could want and more. the rooms are beautiful, luxurious and spotlessly clean and the extras like beach chairs and towels, umbrellas and happy hour make this far above any of the other b&b's (and upscale hotels) where we have stayed.
4.4 on October 21, 2008
A fantasy home away from home is the best way I can sum up The Addison. Yes, this would be my ideal home experience if I was extremely tidy, a great cook, and located on a relaxing beach island. The Addison is my first Bed and Breakfast and I must say that I was thoroughly impressed. Bob and Shannon are the greatest hosts and unbelievable innkeepers. They are extremely helpful and knowledgeable in attending to your every need (i.e. tips on day trip necessities to Cumberland Island or the beach, suggestions on where to eat...and I recommend Espana if you go, directions...you name it). In addition, they sponsor a daily happy hour from 5:00 - 6:00 pm which is a great way to wind down (pun intended) and meet all the other guests staying there. The rooms are refreshing, beautiful, and tranquil much as I would imagine you would encounter in the main estate of a yesteryear sugar plantation. It has tropicalness about it, while the main house has a European Victorian or Edwardian feel to it. Special treats like the lavendar salts make you feel pampered. The food was stupendous! Shannon is a gourmet chef in her own right, baking up treats that would make even Martha Stewart envious! There is nothing I have to say negative about my experience and would recommend The Addison as the perfect retreat for any couple seeking a brief sojourn of solace, romanticism, and relaxation.
4.0 on October 21, 2008
I've been to bed and breakfasts before, but this one was different. The personalized catering to your every need really exceeded my expectations. The warm and friendly innkeepers were like family members and made me feel at home. It was not too crowded and its perfect for a quiet little getaway. Honestly, my best experience so far at a B&B.
3.6 on October 21, 2008
Lovely restored old inn with neat inner court yard. It is what you picture in your mind when you think of a true B&B. Downtown Fernandina has never looked better. I first when to Fernandina in the 80's and later lived on Amelia Island in '95 for a brief period of time. The island has gone through an amazing renovation and there are now many streets of wonderful old restored homes and places to eat. Enjoy!
4.4 on October 08, 2008
Our stay at the Addison on Amelia was short, but very, very sweet. We have stayed at many inns, but Bob and Shannon were by far the best hosts a guest could hope for. The afternoon happy hour was fun and comfortable, and good conversation flowed for several hours. The bed linens and towels were noticeably luxurious, and proof that Bob and Shannon want to treat their guests to only the best. To top it off, our travel arrangements had us leaving at 7:00AM, which meant we would miss the morning breakfast. Upon learning of our early departure, Bob graciously offered to meet us for some breakfast at 6:30AM the next morning. To our delight he was waiting for us bright and early and whipped us up a tasty breakfast of scrambled eggs, muffins, sausage, and fruit in a martini glass! The food was delicious and we’re sure we missed an outstanding “official” breakfast that was served later in the morning. Other guests we talked to raved about the delicious breakfasts they had had during their stay. We have left other inns before breakfast in the past, but have not experienced other innkeepers that were willing to go out of their way and offer to accommodate us. This kind gesture was greatly appreciated and completely unexpected. We were sad to leave this beautiful Inn and community! We definitely plan to return to the Addison again in the future and will make sure we stay a little longer next time! Mark and Amanda
5 on October 08, 2008
My Husband and I had the most wonderful stay at the Addison. We loved everything about it. We also highly reccomend horseback riding with Debbie. Riding on the beach was one of the most wonderful experiences I have ever had. Bob Shannon & Lee were so Friendly and fun to be around. The entire weekend was wonderful!!!!!
5 on October 07, 2008
We parked the car and never had to use it! This B&B is perfectly located to everything. The food, service, room and hosts were outstanding. Always fresh cookies, coffee and fruit available along with a 3 course breakfast and filling happy hour. By far, the most relaxing time we've had in ages!
5 on September 25, 2008
Our friends told us about their stay at the Addison, so when we decided to visit Amelia Island we took their advice and stayed here as well. The place is beatiful, food is great but the best part was Bob and Shannon. They truly were a joy!
4.0 on September 10, 2008
Our anniversary getaway was quiet, delightful and full of excellent food. The concierge service was exceptional and real down to earth innkeepers.
4.0 on September 04, 2008
The hospitality of Bob, Shannon, and Lee at The Addison was a cut above! This is a beautiful B & B in a wonderful, quaint town with a gorgeous beach! Daily Happy Hour hosted by the owners is a delightful way to get to know the fellow guests and the breakfasts are fantastic! The rooms are great - clean and spacious. The courtyard is a relaxing place to spend a few days away from it all! Highly recommended!
4.6 on September 04, 2008
this was our first bed and breakfast experience, and I recommend that everyone try it at least once. It is a great way to meet new people and to learn about towns and activities. It is like a small family gathering everyday. The innkeepers are very laid back and accomodating and welcoming to the guests. The wonderful breakfasts were just icing on the cake for our trip.
4.8 on September 03, 2008
Don't worry about leaving anything behind. The rooms are well stocked with bottled water and luxurious towels. Beach towels, chairs and even bikes and helmets are available for the asking. Awake to the aromas of Shannon's special breakfast treats and delicious breakfast entrees. Bob is the host with the most as he visits and serves guests during happy hour. Truly a delightful retreat from busy home activities. If you "have" to check on home, Internet access is available, but I would opt for the books, magazines, and chess set so conveniently set out for the guests of Addison.
5 on September 03, 2008
The inn keepers are outstanding. A most pleasurable experience on our anniversary.
5 on September 03, 2008
We were very happy with our stay at The Addison House on Amelia Island. It was a very pleasant and an enjoyable stay. The host was great and the breakfast was fantastic. The room were always clean and comformtable when you came in each day. It was just so relaxing to be able to spend 4 days in such a nice atmosphere with good folks like the host and the other guest who got together in the afternoon for happy hour. I am certainly looking forward to my next visit to go back and see Mr. Bob, Ms. Shannon and Leigh. It was truly a great weekend. Thanks for everything. Beverly & John
4.4 on September 02, 2008
Room was very clean and comfortable. Food was good. TV in room was too small and no music channels on Cable.
4.2 on September 01, 2008
Addison on Amelia is the perfect B&B. My room was immaculate, and the bedding was perfectly cozy and comforting. Bob and Shannon are wonderful hosts, offering a delicious breakfast every morning, and relaxed and interesting 5:00 p.m. wine conversation. The island has an intriguing history, and many shops and restaurants to choose from. With fresh water on one side, and the ocean on the other, the wildlife viewing is varied, and the "fresh catch" delicious! I enjoyed my stay very much, and would recommend the Addison whole-heartedly.
3.8 on August 26, 2008
Good public accommodations, creative breakfast menus. Bright, spotless sleeping quarter with complimentary bath items. Gracious and friendly happy hour with good choice of wine and draught beer. Convenient location to old town and eateries.
4.8 on August 23, 2008
I wanted to have a relaxing weekend and the staff at the Addison definitely helped in that regard. Warm, friendly, and helpful is all I can say. I will only stay at bed and breakfast when traveling and definitely one of the best bed and breakfast stays I have experienced. Will probably make it back it back in the next few months when my schedule slows down.
5 on August 22, 2008
While having little idea what to expect beyond the very attractive website, we were surprised again and again by the quality of the Addison, the attention to every detail, and the gracious service which exceeded all our expectations. And the food and treats were excellent! This is surely a stop not to be missed should Amelia Island be part of any future agenda.
5 on August 20, 2008
this was our first bed and breakfast experience, and the addison definitely surpassed our expectations. we really just wanted to enjoy a relaxing mini vacation, where you sleep in. that was impossible though because we could not resist breakfast, incredible! my boyfriend and i both love to cook and love trying new things. we could taste and see the love that was given in making breakfast every morning. the rooms are beautiful, extremely comfortable, plush pillows and luxury linens, very clean..the cable and wifi a definate plus! i would love to go on and on, i'll just finish with bob and shannon were very helpful and always had suggestions for local activities and great local restaurants, believe me i did LOTS of online searching comparing, looking at pictures, and as i said, we were exptremely impressed. oh yeah...definitely worth every penny! -Tampa
5 on August 12, 2008
We celebrated our anniversary at the Addison and found the B&B to be quite charming, cozy and had a "feel at home" environment. Bob and Shannon were wonderful hosts and provided the best service possible.
4.8 on August 11, 2008
If you're looking for a place that makes you feel like your in a fairy tale then the Addison on Amelia is the place to stay. From the fresh flowers on all the tables, to the immaculate, luxurious rooms, I felt like a princess during my stay there. The innkeepers Bob, Shannon & Lee were tremendous in their courtesy. The "wine" hour on the courtyard terrace was one of my favorite times visiting with the other guest and owners. The food at breakfast was amazing. My only regret was my stay was not longer. My husband and I have promised ourselves to return for a longer trip soon so we can continue experiencing the royal treatment. C&V
4.0 on August 11, 2008
The room's were beautiful. Breakfast was fabulous. A great location to walk to the historic downtown or ride bike's to the beach.
5 on August 10, 2008
There's everything to love about the Addison on Amelia Island. The inn itself is lovely, spacious and beautiful; the rooms are clean, welcoming and well-appointed. Bob and Shannon are ideal hosts who attend to every detail and make sure your every need is addressed. Bring your appetite---breakfasts at the Addison are delicious and plentiful; happy hour appetizers, beer & wine are a great prelude to the evening (as well as a welcome opportunity to meet you fellow guests and get to know your hosts a bit better). We've stayed at many B&B's over the years, and the Addison is now our favorite. If the beauty and ambiance of this inn doesn't capture your heart, the hospitality, care and friendliness of your hosts, Bob and Shannon, will. Make your reservations now and rest assured, you will have made a fantastic choice. Trust the reviews you find online---this inn is fantastic and choosing the Addison will only make your stay on Amelia Island that much better and more complete. What more can you ask from your accommodations?
4.6 on August 10, 2008
nice room: huge whirlpool tub. Pleasant neighborhood with good resturants close by. Friendly owners. Wonderful breakfast.
5 on August 05, 2008
This was our 3rd visit to the Addison over the past year. Bob and Shannon (new owners and new to Amelia) were wonderful hosts. They've raised the bar since our last visit with their own style of personal touches, an awesome breakfast and bedding upgrades in the rooms. You are missing the boat if you pass up this little nugget on Amelia Island. It's charming, refreshing and a great value! We will be back! Bob & Christine, Jacksonville Florida
5 on August 05, 2008
We loved the Addison on Amelia!! A wonderful B&B.
4.8 on August 05, 2008
Our first B&B experience, and it was a wonderful one. We enjoyed our stay immensely. The owners are great! Very welcoming and the breakfasts are delicious! Amelia Island is a great weekend getaway.
5 on August 05, 2008
Our first time staying at a B&B and I must say it was amazing! Never again will I search for a hotel when I go out of town. Bob and Shannon were wonderful hosts and very knowledgeable about Amelia Island. Bob suggested we hit up a local ice cream shop after watching the sunset over near the Bay. It was awesome! The room was fantastic, my favorite part was the tub, it was huge! Shannon's breakfasts were amazing and such a great way to start the day. We will definitely be returning to the Addison on Amelia soon. -Cassie & Beau, Atlanta, GA
5 on August 01, 2008
We had an amazing time at the Addison. Bob and shannon are awesome.
5 on August 01, 2008
Everything was perfect - beautiful house and room, nice owners and the breakfast was truly amazing.
5 on July 30, 2008
The stay was outstanding in every way.
5 on July 29, 2008
We stayed for three nights in July and had a great time. Room #3 with the big private balcony and the rocking chairs can't be beat. The breakfast is delicious and the dining recommendations spot-on. Couldn't ask for better inkeepers than Shannon and Bob. Compliments
5 on July 29, 2008
We really enjoyed the visit - The inn was very nice - The food was wonderful and the hosts friendly and helpful.
4.2 on July 29, 2008
Amelia Island is a great place to get away and relax and The Addison is a wonderful place to stay while visiting the island. It is conveniently located in the Historic District and within a five minute walk to many restaurants and shopping and the Marina. Main Beach is only a five minute drive across the Island. My wife and I frequently stay at B&Bs and this one ranks near the top of the scale. The room was comfortable and clean and the bed and bedding were way above par.The early evening social hour was nice and is a good way to meet other travelers.The breakfast were very good but not something that I could go on and on about. Crusing bikes and beach gear is available for your use and the owners are always available to meet your requests. This B&B is a fair value for the island especially when considering its location in the historic district. The Addison is more geared to couples looking to get away for alone time and the laid back and slow pace that Amelia Island offers. I have no complaints and would recommend this B&B to anyone.
4.2 on July 29, 2008
Living in Orlando and next to Disney World, we were looking for a quiet weekend getaway. We'd heard of Amelia Island but had never been there. So we went on line to review B&Bs in the area to see which one came closest to what we wanted. The website for the Addison on Amelia gave us a thorough view of the accommodations provided. Our criteria was met by browsing the website. Everything looked good, so we confirmed our reservation. Driving up A1A on the way into the area did not give a clue of what was ahead. We were cordially invited into the Addison by the staff. Our room overlooked the fountain courtyard, just as the website showed. The 5-6 happy hour was refreshing after the drive up. Bob and Shannon were very friendly hosts and made the experience all the more pleasant. The Addison is located one block south of the main historic area of Fernandina Beach. Everything was in walking distance. They did have bikes that we used to ride around the whole district. The map of the historic homes and sites was very helpful on our Saturday tour of the area. At the end of the main street was a Marina which provided us a guided sea tour of the both North Amelia Island and the even more intersting Cumberland Island, a refuge for wild horses. The breakfasts at the Addison were a refreshing start for the day. We took advantage of the cool mornings to sit on the back porch. There are a number of restaurants in the area within walking distance. The two we can recommend would be the Espania and Carolyn's on Centre Street. There is also an excellent fudge shop on Centre Street where most of the visitors sit down for a nice ice cream break. Overall we had a very enjoyable, relaxing time. This was one adventure we would recommend without reservation.
4.4 on July 25, 2008
We spend our 20th Anniversary at the Inn - our hosts provided a warm welcome and a wonderful relaxing time. It was great to get personal restaurant recommendations and to be able to walk to the restaurant of our choice. Thanks for a great stay
5 on July 24, 2008
Excellent and well worth the money. Beautiful facility, close to many restaurants and shopping. Staff very cordial
5 on July 24, 2008
The Addison House is a must if visiting Fenandina Beach, FL. The inn-keepers are most gracious, the food outstanding, and the surroundings elegant.
5 on July 24, 2008
It was outstanding. Impeccable rooms and service!
5 on July 24, 2008
I travel with my mom, and we have visited different countries, and different hotels, B&B, backpackers, multi rooms or wonderful suites and this B&B has been vrey, very special. The people, first of all,the food, the bed, the bathroom.
4.8 on July 23, 2008
attention to detail in decor and amenities, innkeepers accomodating, amusing, and not hovering.
5 on July 23, 2008
Bob, Shannon and family have incorporate many special touches that make their B&B memorable. Delicious breakfasts, great happy home.
5 on July 23, 2008
My husband and I just left The Addison on Amelia Islands... It truly was the most amazing vacation we have ever taken, and much of that has to do with The Addison! Bob and Shannon were so hospitable and made us feel as if we were right at home! Breakfast in the morning was like no-other and when it came to dinner, Bob gave us his suggestions... Needless to say, he was spot on! The Inn is within walking distance to the downtown area; which has some of the most unique shops, restaurants, bars, etc... Our room, including our private bathroom, was so clean and refreshing!! We didn't want to leave, but had to... Either way - We will definitely be back to Amelia Islands and most definitely to The Addison!!
4.2 on July 22, 2008
The room and the Inn house was beautufil. We loved the private garden as well.
4.0 on July 15, 2008
We recently spent a weekend at the Addison on Amelia and were so impressed that we've scheduled another visit. Shannon and Bob were awesome innkeepers. They were so helpful with recommending places to dine and what to see during our time on the island. It is the best B & B we've stayed in every conceivable way. It's a sure bet when visiting the area. Thanks for a great time!! John & Cindy Jacksonville, FL
4.6 on July 14, 2008
We chose the Addision on Amelia for our recent stay on Amelia Island. The experience was great, the owners that run the show are very gracious hosts, and they prepare a mean breakfast. Would definitely return year after year!
3.8 on July 14, 2008
Lovely courtyard, lovely breakfast and cocktail hour deck. Immaculate rooms off Central Courtyard, fountain was calming, decking off every room, close to downtown dining and historic area and marina. No pool.
5 on July 09, 2008
We found the Addison House on the internet and were impressed by the innkeepers attn to detail so we booked it. With no regrets we will be gladly booking again in the future. Our stay was a truly enjoyable escape. From luxury linens and bath to delicious breakfasts and pleasant conversations, we have made a memory we will hold dearly to our hearts always!
4.0 on July 07, 2008
rooms were truly lovely. friendly innkeepers. complimentary happy hour greatly appreciated; gave visitors a chance to share experiences. parlor very relaxing and inviting.
5 on July 07, 2008
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Addison. Bob and Shannon were the perfect hosts and they tended to our every need and desire with a smile and courteous service.
5 on July 07, 2008
to book your room now at the Addison on Amelia. You will love the immaculate rooms, the gorgeous main house; the delicious & creative breakfast (none repeated during our 4 day stay); the secluded courtyard where you'll have daily happy hour; and above all your great hosts Bob & Shannon! - one of our best B&B experiences Ever - we'll be back!
4.8 on July 03, 2008
This was a perfect spot for a quiet weekend getaway. The room was spacious and the jacuzzi tub was larger than I expected, which was great. The food was excellent and not over done with presentation. Staff was extremely helpful and very informative upon our arrival. Location was excellent as we were able to walk to anywhere we wanted to go in the downtown shopping area. This should be a Select Registry listing in the coming years.
4.4 on July 02, 2008
Very well done, clean, great good! Shannon and Bob are wonderful hosts.
5 on July 01, 2008
We stayed at the Addison for a weekend getaway and had a great time! The property is just as the photos show online with great character and style! We enjoyed our room (#6) and wish we had time to go "swimming" in the gigantic bathtub! Bob and Shannon were extremely helpful and friendly and treated guests very well! We loved the breakfast (fabulous banana pancakes)which was served each morning on the patio! Very worthwhile! We had a wonderful time and hope to return for another visit!
4.0 on June 26, 2008
We went there as a getaway for our anniversary having never been to Amelia Island. The hosts were fabulous, the room clean & comfortable. The Happy Hour & next morning breakfast were very enjoyable. They arranged a carriage ride & dinner reservations for us prior to our arrival at our e-mail request. Their restaurant recommendation was excellent.
4.2 on June 19, 2008
We recently stayed at the Addison and enjoyed it very much. The rooms were very clean, new sheets, mattresses, towels. The TV was a bit small though. The breakfast was absolutely wonderful - the pancakes were my favorite. The owners do a nice job of taking care of everyone! Overall, I loved this B&B and highly recommend it. I thought the price was a bit high, but it was definitely a nice place to stay & we will visit again.
5 on June 16, 2008
The Addison on Amelia is five star quality stay.wWth a beautiful fountain courtyard, luxury linens, and excellent concierge services, the AonA is the bes B&B I have ever experienced. Wonderful, family owned restaurants are within a short walk from the place. With extras such as bicycles, beach chairs and towels, and Shannon's sweets available all day, you need to take nothing but a small change of clothes with you to enjoy a romantic and quiet weekend getaway. We loved our Memorial Day stay and plan to return soon. Bob and Shannon are very gracious hosts.
5 on June 13, 2008
5 on June 13, 2008
Bob and Shannon are doing a great job as the inn keepers at the Addison. Pat and I truly enjoyed our stay. Each morning we could not wait to see what we would be having for breakfast. It was so good!!! I loved the strawberry shortcake for breakfast. Bob and Shannon even booked the carriage ride and dinners for us while we were there. Bob even cut apple up for the horse. We planned to stay three days but fell in love with the place we stayed another night. We will be back next year. Keep up the great job! Michelle and Pat (Augusta,Ga.)
5 on June 11, 2008
The room was well appointed and comfortable. I can't say enough about Bob & Shannon (the owner's), what a delight. I would definitely recommend this to all my friends.
4.6 on June 11, 2008
Outstanding accommodations in old town! Welcoming proprietors. Very nice house, beautiful rooms, great breakfast!
5 on June 10, 2008
I told Shannon that they were Quad A as it was diffently the Anniversary at Addison on Amelia on Ash Street weekend, as there were 7 couples there celibrating their wedding anniversarys. We had never been to Amelia Island in the 4 years we have lived in Florida so decided to go there for our 40th wedding anniversary and so I could get away and just have a quite relaxing weekend since I had been working 80 plus hour weeks for some time. We have stayed in several B&B's around the country and only one other in Indiana that we have stayed at even come close to this one. Even though Bob and Shannon are sure doing everything RIGHT from the happy hour + (not to be missed) right down to the scrumptious breakfasts and fantastic presentations. their breakfasts go right along with the rest of the food we had on the Island from Chefs not cooks that really care about there food. The town was a laid back quite town even with a lot of people walking around looking at all of the quaint little shops all within walking distance of the B&B. The town was more like several old European towns we have visited. The beach was near by and great with warm water for this time of the year being the Altantic ocean, it really suprised us. This was not a party place with a bunch of roudys and a pool but we did have a good time chatting with the other guest during happy hour and at breakfast compairing our lives what we had done and where we had eaten while there. All in all it was a very rejunivating, relaxing, enjoyable 40th weeking anniversary weekend. One of the best things I liked most was Bob's saying "Life is Short - Eat Desert First" which is how we started Saturday morning breakfast with absolutly wonderful fresh home made Strawberry Short Cake.
4.0 on June 09, 2008
Bob and Shannon made us feel home! The room was great with a private balcony. Breakfast was scruptious! The Inn also provids you bicycles. Mark & I had a great time on Amelia.
4.8 on June 09, 2008
Great get away for a few days of relaxation. I enjoyed the Inn and hospitality of Bob and Shannon. Neat little historical town, very picturesque.
5 on June 06, 2008
the addison is tied for first place of the numerous b&b whee we have stayed...and i can't remember the other one!
5 on June 04, 2008
We were so delighted with this lovely Vicorian house in Fernandina Beach. We did not expect such lovely gardens, great food, and beautifully appointed and comfortable rooms. All was excellent. The hosts were very helpful and accomodating.
5 on June 04, 2008
this property was outsanding
5 on June 04, 2008
We had a wonderful stay. The three houses surround a wonderful shaded and sheltered deck area which which overlooks a courtyard laden with plants and a fountain. We spent an entire afternoon on the deck just chatting with old friends sipping wine and enjoying the cool breeze that reached the courtyard. All this and the most comfortable beds you could ask for.
5 on June 02, 2008
My husband and I and our dear friends were in Fernandina for a lovely week end to attend the Am. Island Chamber Music Festival. What a wonderful surprise to find such a lovely inn and and such lovely inn keepers. The breakfasts and Happy hour appetizers were wonderful and we so enjoyed our special get-together away from home. Thanks to Bob and Shannon. We'll be back!!
4.4 on May 29, 2008
We had a full but relaxing stay. The inn was so convenient to excellent dining, shopping and activities. Our day at the beach was wonderfully accented with an afternoon happy hour and delicious dining just a block or two away. It’s the little things that seem to make the difference and Bob and Shannon provide them all. We used the bikes one morning to just enjoy the small town atmosphere that surrounds the Inn. The rooms were very clean and provided the perfect balance of privacy and community to the garden courtyard below. I would definitely recommend this inn to anyone looking for a complete getaway experience.
5 on May 27, 2008
My wife and I had a fantastic time staying at the Addison in Amelia Island for our our second wedding anniversary this past Memorial Day weekend. We had stayed at the Addison a few years ago and loved it, but this time was even better. Bob & Shannon Tidball, who recently took over the property, are truly naturals when it comes time to running a B&B. They are really on top of it from having everything on hand for beach trips (chairs, beach towels, cooler, and wine opener of course) to Shannon's delicious breakfasts (the strawberry shortcake breakfast biscuit our first morning was unreal) and Bob's 5pm happy (two+) hour with New Castle on tap and tasty appetizers to tide us over until dinner. Upon arrival the Tidballs had the room ready with roses and a tasty cheese plate and had the wine chiller ready to go. We stayed in room 6, which faces the main courtyard and is just a few paces away from the deck off the back of the main house. The fountain outside our room was the perfect background sound for relaxing on our porch while reading a book or enjoying a glass of wine. The oversized jetted tub (for at least two) provided even more R&R time for my wife and I. We really can't say enough about how refreshing our stay at the Addison was. We'll surely return as long as the Tidballs are running the show.
4.8 on May 18, 2008
Our stay was delightful. Bob and Shannon are awesome. The bed and pillows were great. We felt at home. The people we met there were very friendly. Never felt like this traveling and staying in hotels/motels I would highly recommend the B & B.
5 on May 14, 2008
The Addison on Amelia is a beautiful home with all the special features you would expect from the perfect Bed and Breakfast. The breakfasts were superb and Shannon and Bob were so friendly and willing to make our stay just what we wanted. The beds were the best...and the sheets were top notch! We can't wait to visit again and certainly recommend it to our friends! It was a wonderful experience!
4.0 on December 24, 2007
The Addison on Amelia Island is in the tiny resort village of Fernandina. There are only 15 rooms in this four-part antebellum property, most of which is Civil War era, and each room has been meticulously restored and decorated with vintage chandeliers and antique furniture, as well as fresh linens and duvets. There are six golf courses on Amelia Island; the closest is Fernandina Beach Golf Club, which is open to the public.