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Independent Living Cottages

Nestled on our beautiful campus, our independent living cottages offer a bit more space and privacy Yet still plugged into a wealth of opportunities, social events and use of  services  and amentiies for ultimate comfort and enjoyment that The Lakeside is known for. Independent cottages feature two bedrooms and two baths as well as beautiful kitchens, and an open concept floor plan that makes entertaining easy. You’ll love your spacious cottage, and you’ll still feel like you are a part of The Lakeside family. 

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Luxury Homes at The Preserve at Lakeside

The Lakeside at Amelia Island sets a new standard of retirement living. The Preserve takes that standard to an even higher level. Our freestanding private homes are perfect for active seniors ready for their next adventure in a community catered to their comfort and lifestyle, at the most exclusive address on Amelia Island.

Enjoy maintenance-free living in a spacious and lovely private home, equipped with a 2 car garage, open floor plan, and upscale appliances. The Preserve residents also enjoy easy access to amenities at The Lakeside, including access to the pool, dock, and lake.

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Get Social, Mingle, and Thrive

Aging research agrees: Connected adults are healthy adults. When you live at The Lakeside in the cottages or homes at The Preserve, you will enjoy opportunities to foster new friendships and maintain social connections every day. Even though you have your own private home, you are always plugged right into all the lively events happening all over our beautiful campus! There are clubs and groups to join, trips and excursions to hop on, and friends to mingle with. You’ll love finding something in common with new friends and joining the welcoming family of The Lakeside. 

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Plenty of Wellness Opportunities

When you choose to live in The Lakeside cottages or The Preserve houses, you are giving yourself the freedom of your own spacious home while still having access to the amenities offered throughout campus. You can stay as healthy as possible by taking advantage of our on-site pool and outdoor spaces as well as our fitness center. But physical health isn’t just rooted in movement, you need good food to fuel your body. Our exquisite dining room is open to you, and our chefs will prepare nutritious and delicious meals you’ll love.

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A Retirement Lifestyle Designed Just for You

The beauty of living in The Lakeside cottages or The Preserve homes is living in a private, spacious home, without the hassle of maintenance or chores. Let our staff take care of cleaning, cooking, or tedious housework, and say hello to more free time to enjoy your days as you please. 

From trips and excursions, to activities and celebrations right here on our campus, to activities and classes to discover and hone hobbies, old or new, The Lakeside lifestyle is second to none.

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Life at The Lakeside at Amelia Island

Our community offers a lifestyle centered around well-being, deep connections, and security. 

Art (1) Art and Education Stimulate your mind by learning another language, painting a portrait, or exploring a new craft or skill.
people Deep Connections Feel connected to a lively community. We ask the right questions and take the time to listen. It’s why residents accomplish amazing things here— things they never thought possible on their own.
PurposefulLivng Health and Wellness Our exercise programs are designed especially for seniors to improve mobility, maintain fitness, and even challenge the brain — all in a fun format.
Health Purposeful Living At The Lakeside, residents are meaningfully engaged throughout the day. An important part of that includes opportunities to volunteer and give back to others while remaining actively involved in the community.
Recreation (1) Recreation and Leisure We go out of our way to fulfill each resident’s wish list. From live music to barbecues to karaoke nights, if you can dream it, chances are that we’ll try it. And we love helping with family get-togethers.
Spiritual (1) Spiritual Journey For many, the health of one’s soul is as meaningful as the health of one’s body. And so we offer ample opportunities for structured religious activities and individual reflection.
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Delicious Meals With Stellar Service and Even Better Company

Stories, smiles, and delicious meals are shared at the table here at The Lakeside. When you live in the cottages or homes on campus, you can decide if you’d like to have a private meal with friends in your home, or join your neighbors in our bustling dining rooms. 

Chat it up with a friend over wine in our courtyards, grab a snack on the go, or enjoy some coffee on your porch. The choice is yours, and the opportunities are limitless. 

Independent living apartment and cottages residents enjoy two daily meals in our dining room: breakfast and dinner. Additional meals may be purchased separately.

There’s Always Something to Do, and Someone to Enjoy It With

You’ll always have your choice of what to do here at The Lakeside at Amelia Island. Whether you’re strolling our beautifully landscaped ground, enjoying a glass of wine on the outdoor veranda, or exploring the breathtaking sights of Fernandina Beach, you’ll love knowing that you can always find something to do, and a friend to enjoy it with.

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Enjoying Fernandina Beach Life

One of the best parts of living at The Lakeside at Amelia Island is being located right in the heart of Fernandina Beach.  Explore the area and entertain guests by taking advantage of some of the best attractions, like any of our beautifully maintained parks, beaches, trail systems, or golf courses, on your own or as part of one of our excursions. Immerse yourself in our unique history and  take advantage of the arts and cultural offerings of the local community. Enjoy the island's ample diverse shopping and dining – be it right next to home or under an hour away in lively Jacksonville.


Cottage and The Preserve Floor Plans

Our floor plans are designed to meet your unique needs and to provide comfort, luxury, and convenience. These are more than just apartments—they are spaces to call home!

The Camden

3 Bed | 2 Bath
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The Edison

3 Bed | 2 Bath
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The Hershel House

3 Bed | 2 Bath
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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is a good fit for independent living options in Fernandina Beach, FL?

The independent living cottages and luxury homes at The Lakeside at Amelia Island, are perfect for independent, active seniors seeking a vibrant community. These residences offer amenities such as social activities, maintenance-free living, and a supportive environment. Residents who value their independence and appreciate the convenience of nearby services and the opportunity to engage with like-minded individuals will find these options an ideal fit. 

How do the independent living cottages and homes at The Lakeside at Amelia Island differ from traditional independent living?

The independent living cottages at The Lakeside at Amelia Island, as well as the luxury homes at The Preserve, offer a unique blend of autonomy and community living. Unlike traditional independent living setups, these living options provide residents with a standalone environment featuring private yards, garages, and spacious interiors. 

Residents enjoy the freedom to manage their daily routines while benefiting from on-site amenities and services tailored to their needs. This distinctive lifestyle combines the independence of living in a standalone home with the perks of a supportive community, enhancing the overall living experience for our residents.

Additionally, older adults should consider looking into all available options to ensure they can benefit from any tax credits or deductions related to medical expenses that they may qualify for.

How much do independent living cottages and homes cost in Fernandina Beach, FL?

The cost of independent living cottages and homes in Fernandina Beach, FL varies based on factors such as size, amenities, and location within the area. For specific pricing information, it's best to research listings or contact local communities directly.

If you have any questions, including details about the luxury homes at The Preserve at Lakeside, feel free to reach out to our compassionate team at 904-274-4951!

What services are provided for residents in the independent living cottages and homes at The Lakeside at Amelia Island?

Residents in the independent living cottages and homes at The Lakeside at Amelia Island, enjoy a range of services and amenities designed to promote comfort and convenience. These include housekeeping, maintenance, meal options, transportation assistance, recreational activities, wellness programs, and access to common amenities like fitness centers and community spaces.
Additionally, residents benefit from personalized care plans, social opportunities, and a supportive environment that fosters independence while ensuring peace of mind. 

Are the independent living cottages and homes furnished at The Lakeside at Amelia Island?

To create a space that truly feels like home, our independent living cottages and homes at The Preserve come unfurnished, except for a washer and dryer. This allows residents the freedom to bring in their cherished belongings and furniture, ensuring their living space reflects their unique style and comfort. We are here to support you in making your new home truly yours!

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