Same Luxury Amenities, More Space

Nestled on our beautiful campus, our independent living cottages offer a bit more space and privacy but without sacrificing any of the amenities The Lakeside is known for. Independent cottages feature 2-3 bedrooms, 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 luxury 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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The Lakeside at Amelia social gathering

Social Opportunities at Every Turn

Aging research agrees: Connected adults are healthy adults. When you live at The Lakeside cottages and homes at The Preserve, you will enjoy opportunities to foster new friendships and maintain social connections every day. Don’t let your freestanding home let you think you are removed from the social opportunities happening all over our beautiful campus! You are just steps away from any number of clubs or groups to join based on your current interests. You’ll love finding something in common with your new neighbors and becoming a part of The Lakeside extended family.

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Easy Access to Wellness Opportunities

When you choose to live in The Lakeside cottages or The Preserve homes, you are giving yourself the freedom of your own spacious home while still having access to the wellness services 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 wellness 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.

A Retirement Lifestyle Designed Just for You

The beauty of living in The Lakeside cottages or The Preserve homes is living in a spacious house without needing to keep up with the headache of most homeowner chores. Say goodbye to the hassle of regular household tasks and say hello to more free time to enjoy the lifestyle you’ve only dreamed of. Let our staff take care of your regular housekeeping chores and maintenance so that you can focus on learning new things, meeting new people, and trying new activities. From trips and events with friends to readily available local transportation services, The Lakeside lifestyle is second to none. 

Engaged Lifestyle at The Lakeside at Amelia Island

We’re doing away with the stereotypical notions of retirement. At The Lakeside at Amelia Island, we strive for more. We go above and beyond to offer the best quality of life for every resident.

Our Engaged Lifestyle calendars give you the opportunity to be exactly as busy as you want to be with activities and events in the following areas:

  • The Lakeside at AmeliaArt Art and Eduction 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.
  • The Lakeside at AmeliaPurposefulLivng 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.
  • The Lakeside at AmeliaRecreation 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.
  • The Lakeside at AmeliaSpiritual 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 in a Beautiful, Social Setting

Life happens around the table here at The Lakeside. When you live in the cottages or homes on campus, you can choose to host a gathering in your house or to join your friends or family for a delicious meal prepared by our team of chefs. You can also grab a coffee with a neighbor before heading to your book club meeting. Opportunities to connect over good mealtime conversation are limitless here, and you always have a choice.

Independent living apartment and cottages residents enjoy two meals per day in our dining room: breakfast and dinner.  Other 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 through our professionally landscaped gardens, enjoying a glass of wine on the outdoor veranda, hosting a few friends in your living room, or exploring everything that Fernandina Beach has to offer, 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. Our diverse neighborhood features shopping and dining experiences you’ll love. You can also 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.

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 Amelia

Cottages 2 Bed, 2 Bath

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The Camden

The Preserve 3 Bed, 2 Bath

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The Edison

The Preserve 3 Bed, 2 Bath

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The Hershel House

The Preserve 3 Bed, 2 Bath

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What's Happening at The Lakeside at Amelia Island

National Library Week


We began National Library Week with our very own Dee Dee Bartels. We enjoyed a book signing and retelling of her favorite memories! We ended the event with light refreshments from the dining team.

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Nassau County Humane Society


Residents from our Evergreen neighborhood just love our trips to the Nassau County Humane Society! Who can resist cuddling a cute little kitty or patting a sweet puppy dog?

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Fernandina Beach Police Department


We hosted our local Fernandina Beach Police Department for breakfast. Residents from independent living and staff enjoyed the opportunity to show gratitude and appreciation to our local heroes.

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