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Best Affordable Island Hotels: Fairbanks House

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Fairbanks House, Amelia Island, FL

Amelia Island combines the Spanish moss–draped romance of the South with a laid-back tropical ambience. And this boutique Italianate-style villa is the perfect base from which to take it all in. The historic building (est. 1885) displays all manner of over-the-top details: dormers, bay windows, massive chimneys, balustraded balconies, and a 15-foot tower. Rooms feature canopy or four-poster beds, fireplaces, and bathrooms that will thrill any nostalgics yearning to soak in a Victorian-era claw-foot tub. fairbankshouse.com; from $180

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