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When One Door Closes, Another Door Opens

In 2016, life took a turn for Yvonne Fenn, a longtime Connecticut resident who worked as a global strategic consultant and part-time interior designer with her general contractor husband, Scott Fenn. The love of her life, best friend, and husband suddenly passed away from a pulmonary embolism, and her life was forever altered. Now gone from her life, she had to take a look at what the next steps would be for her. And she felt with her aging parents in Tampa, FL that, she should move closer to them.

Having been born in Jacksonville and having lived in various places around the globe and the United States, she thought it would be time to find her way back to Florida and settle on Amelia Island, as her family history dates back to the 1800s in Fernandina Beach.

In 2017, she arrived and began revamping the next phase of her life. She designed and built a custom home on the island, which made her feel closer to her husband, channeling their home design passion.

In 2019, she became the sole caregiver to her aging parents, who both have several health issues and dementia. When COVID subsided, Yvonne found herself in a position where her consulting work demands were pulling her back on the road to travel. Still, being the sole caregiver to her parents, this would prove to be an impossibility.

In 2022, she shifted gears and bought the assets of a failing business and began transforming it, and thus Coastal Cottage of Amelia was born. With her interior design passion and her husband’s spirit, she shifted the store to an interior design and home décor store for the surrounding area open to consumers and other interior designers alike.

Yvonne uses her business acumen coupled with her extensive design experience to turn customer homes into the sanctuary dream they desire. Her prolific travels to many
of the source areas for textiles, furniture, and accessories from around the globe fuel the unique items she can obtain for her customers.

In 2023, only one year after her ownership, Coastal Cottage of Amelia received 3 Best of Nassau County Awards as voted by the public by the News Leader local newspaper. This is an unparalleled achievement. Coastal Cottage of Amelia was awarded Best Interior Design, Best
Gift & Boutique and Best Place to Work. Additionally, the store received the Best of Florida Honorable Mention for Best Furniture store for the entire state of Florida.

The store and her story continue to evolve, so stop by and stay tuned for more to come.

Coming soon in 2024, Fenn & Co. US-made furniture line sources from High Point, NC

STEP INSIDE OUR WORLD: A GLIMPSE OF
COASTAL COTTAGE OF AMELIA

Discover what makes Coastal Cottage of Amelia unique by checking out our exclusive interview with Jeanette Gaskill, our design specialist, and Pamela Crouser, a local real estate expert. They share insights on our stunning home decor and top-notch interior design services, which cater to your unique needs and preferences. If you’re searching for inspiration or looking to upgrade your home, we invite you to visit us today and see for yourself all that we have to offer!

Come explore our coastal charm today

Open Monday - Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm

Reviews

Great customer service , excellent selection merchandise
Indra Tiwari
Indra Tiwari
17:12 12 Feb 24
I needed help selecting new upholstery for five pieces of furniture and purchase a new area rug. Walking into a fabric room can be pretty overwhelming. Yvonne helped me find the right style and products to fit my family’s lifestyle. She made the process efficient and fun!
Susan P
Susan P
21:02 09 Jan 24
Best place for items, gifts, wrapping, unique and collectable items! I love the place! Best shop on Amelia island!
Aaron
Aaron
21:14 06 Jan 24
Yvonne, owner of Coastal Cottage of Amelia was wonderful! The store has amazing treasures! Has one of a kind pieces that are perfect for our new home on Amelia Island! The store is a wonderful LOCAL place to find interior finishes that will complete coastal design!
Mary jo Ferrazza
Mary jo Ferrazza
18:36 06 Jan 24
I had the best experience at Coastal Cottage! I came in looking for a specific piece. They listened to my crazy description (of what I pictured in my head) and though she didn’t have it in the store, searched and searched until she found it to order for me. I also purchased a couple of special things for my mom. The store is amazing and the people even more so! Will post photos when my new table arrives!!
Tracey Casteel
Tracey Casteel
13:34 05 Nov 23
Best home decor shop on the island!!
Paul Drummey
Paul Drummey
21:06 26 Oct 23
We vacation to Amelia Island every year for the past 9 yrs. Have been coming here every year. Love this store for its unique items and style. Absolutely love everything I have purchased throughout the yrs. This year I found a very special pillow that I will cherish for the rest of my life!! Highly recommend everyone to come browse. You will definitely find something that you can’t leave without!!
Daisy Estrada
Daisy Estrada
19:34 30 Sep 23
It's wonderful to have a local, independently owned store that offers a large selection of unique gifts, custom home furnishings and coastal decor. They also provide items by local artists and designers.My home is filled with items purchased here when we first moved to FL and needed to change our decor to coastal chic. Everything from new dishes to linens to accessories.The owner and employees are always helpful and greet you upon entering. They even offer a light refreshment to enjoy while you shop and complimentary gift wrapping. We're lucky to have Coastal Cottage on the Island! Be sure to visit whether you're local or vacationing. There's something for everyone here!
Stacey McIntyre
Stacey McIntyre
20:29 24 Sep 23
The team, led by the amazing Yvonne, are all so warm, helpful and professional. In addition to the beautiful selection in their store, they have helped me with decorating my home from furniture to curtains/valances to lighting, framing and accessories. They are sensitive to my style and never “push” anything on me. What a find!
Susan Cooksey
Susan Cooksey
13:01 09 Sep 23
Josh Burns
Josh Burns
19:28 01 Sep 23
The new owner Yvonne is awesome and the store is beautiful. If you need unique gifts or decor for your Florida home, this is your place. Repeat, new owner!
Jon Cummins
Jon Cummins
21:00 12 Aug 23
If you need something for your house this is the place in Fernandina BeachGreat products!!!!!! 5 star
Bob Haas
Bob Haas
14:21 12 Aug 23
This is my favorite store in all of Fernandina Beach. Every time I come to Fernandina Beach, I find something special for friends and family and of course, myself … a “to me” - “from me”gift😊
Cheryl Ulrich
Cheryl Ulrich
15:40 05 Aug 23
My many shopping experiences in Coastal Cottage have always been outstanding !The Owner and staff are helpful and pleasure to deal with.You can find a wide variety of items for gifts and for your home.
R B
R B
02:46 03 Aug 23
Coastal Cottage is one of my absolute favorite locations, so much so I often shop in to simply say hello. Yvonne especially as well as every other person I have met is helpful, friendly and eager to help. I have both furnished and garnished my condo with great quality items from the Coastal Cottage and today, blistering hot as it has been I bought holiday gifts to stash away. Thank you Coastal Cottage, if I could, I would give you 10 stars!
Kathleen Kiernan
Kathleen Kiernan
20:45 29 Jul 23
My husband and I came upon the shop when we were out exploring our new neighborhood. We are blow ins from Ct. Yvonne was their to welcome us in. What a sweetheart, and the store is a gem. Such beautiful furniture and treasures, we will definitely be back soon and thank Yvonne for our gift and your kindness.
frank olive
frank olive
18:37 17 Jun 23
This store has the cutest and most beautiful home accessories and gifts😍 They have something for any and all occasions ❤️ The staff/employees were all so helpful and courteous !! Definitely will continue to shop there❤️
Caroline Hamer
Caroline Hamer
15:03 25 May 23
Love this store. Very unique gifts.
Maureen Geagon
Maureen Geagon
00:37 18 May 23
I was completely amazed when I walked into the store and saw all the beautiful things. I had no idea everything I’d need for my home was in one place. The staff was super friendly and greeted me coming in. I think this store has definitely become one of my favorite places.! Highly recommend checking it out!
Gretchen Dorce
Gretchen Dorce
23:46 19 Apr 23
Excellent service. The store carries a large variety of dishes, furniture and decor. In addition to being very courteous, the staff was also very helpful in putting things together for me.
Mary Demenna
Mary Demenna
20:18 18 Apr 23
I LOVE this store! Great for holiday items, gifts, decorative items, and tableware. In addition, we have bought several pieces of high quality, unique furniture. The fabrics are fabulous! With such an extensive collection, you can create furniture that fits your personal style.
Mary Pinkston
Mary Pinkston
18:34 08 Apr 23
If you need some help with blending your old furniture with some new pieces for a an updated look then Coastal cottage is your designer. They listen to you and tailor their recommendations to your desires and needs, I'm very happy with my purchases and their great guidance. I've now made this my gift stop as well items for my own home. They have a great selection of hosts gifts, and items for special people in your life.
I absolutely love this gem of a shop on Amelia Island!!!! The staff is so welcoming and helpful. It is evident as you walk around Costal Cottage special care has been given to the type of items they have procured to sell in this lovely store . Personally , I can’t go in the shop without finding a special something for our home !
Kelley McGowan
Kelley McGowan
17:44 04 Apr 23
Liz Wentworth
Liz Wentworth
22:36 23 Dec 21
They have beautiful items their pricey but, they would ladt along time.
Kris Lukacs
Kris Lukacs
18:53 29 Jul 21
Wonderful staff and great gifts for literally anything
Éilias McTalún
Éilias McTalún
20:50 26 May 21
Krystal Minshall
Krystal Minshall
15:33 19 May 21
Great store, so much to choose from. Midge and Charlie made the selection process very easy and they took as much time as you needed. Great customer service, very pleasant and welcoming. Plenty of parking also. Would recommend this store to anyone. Will definitely be back again.
Joseph Skorupski
Joseph Skorupski
23:29 02 Jan 21
Bryan Stendahl
Bryan Stendahl
09:52 23 Jun 20
Great qualify and selection.Staff and owners very helpful. Our go to place for our home and gifts.
Peter Williams
Peter Williams
17:21 01 May 20
Absolutely love this store! The selection of items range in prices and all of them are beautiful. I was helped by Midge and she was fantastic and very helpful showing me different ideas of decorating a specific area of my house. Can’t say enough good things about her and how much she helped me without being a pushy salesmen. Really love that they sell work from local artists. Overall it’s a great store, beautiful merchandise, and delightful staff.
Pat Poteat
Pat Poteat
14:18 12 Jan 20
Elegant yet not overpriced! Great service.
Dennis Todd
Dennis Todd
16:42 13 Dec 19
Really nifty beach decor and furniture at affordable prices.
caryl gleason
caryl gleason
17:38 17 Sep 19
Lovely selection!
Susie McKnight
Susie McKnight
23:34 06 Jul 19
Cameron McKnight
Cameron McKnight
21:15 02 Jul 19
Got a great gift for my girlfriend!
Gabriel Dobbs
Gabriel Dobbs
21:11 02 Jul 19
Perfect for outfitting a beach house
Charles McKnight
Charles McKnight
23:07 29 Jun 19
Matthew Szostek
Matthew Szostek
10:13 01 Apr 19
Amazing selection
Mark Delfs
Mark Delfs
18:17 20 Apr 18
Susie Evans
Susie Evans
01:15 16 Apr 18
So much great stuff in here you will just want to spend the night! If you are looking for some great coastal items for your home or office, search not more. Not to mention the owners are just fabulous people! also if you are wanting to bring back some of the beach when you visit... be sure to stop in and find some lovely gifts.
Coach Judy prokopiak
Coach Judy prokopiak
20:45 03 Apr 18
OMG. a very dangerous place to go because I want everything in the store. Super nice and helpful people, great items from art work, home items, fragrances and soaps, candles, tablescapes, etc. Great place to find that perfect gift or to just indulge your own self!
Luci Koban
Luci Koban
21:17 19 Jan 18
If I could give this store 10 stars, I would. The selection of furniture and home decor is really spectacular and too quality. Every time I go in they have new inventory so believe me, you will always find something you didn't see the last time. This is the place to go whether you're looking for furniture, home decor or even a small gift. The staff, including the owner, are all so sweet and accommodating. They make you feel like a friend. I just love this store and always look forward to going in. Plus, they are pet friendly so my dog Daisy is always excited to visit ❤️
Ocean City MD EDA
Ocean City MD EDA
22:36 05 Sep 17
Interesting store. Mix of high an low accessories and gifts. So glad to see a more upscale retail store for decorative pieces on the island. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Will go back.
shelley averbuch
shelley averbuch
19:26 17 Feb 17
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