'Ambience' ~ Ideal Beach Oasis... South of 30A, 75 Yards to Beach

'Ambience' ~ Ideal Beach Oasis... South of 30A, 75 Yards to Beach

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Oct 9, 2014
House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

PARADISE, SERENITY, EDEN ON EARTH...These are a few of the words expressed by friends, family and guests about their stay at AMBIENCE. Nestled SOUTH OF 30A, on a partially gated dead end street, the look, feel and 'Ambience' of Summer's Edge brings to mind a gentler, quieter time, when people sat on their porches and balconies talking to neighbors as the kids played and rode bikes.

AMBIENCE is ideally situated on North Ryan Street, far enough down the block south from 30A so you hear the gulf surf through open windows rather than the din of passing cars. The (2) PRIVATE COMMUNITY POOLS, one heated, are a short stroll across a private road. Close enough for easy access, but out of sound range from the clamor that can be kids splashing about.

Our custom designed 2200 square foot 3 story home SLEEPS 10 and is perfect for a large family gathering or multi couples. It boasts a charming, coastal chic decor. The keyless front entry door reveals the main floor's open and spacious design. A comfortably furnished living room with flat screen tv and dvd. French doors from the living room invite you into a COVERED SCREENED-IN PORCH with ceiling fan and teak furniture, ideal for dining, reading and enjoying cool evening breezes and the sound of the night surf. A beautiful wood table sets off the dining room with french doors leading out to an outside covered deck, gas bbq, garden, and teak dining table under a shaded trellis.

A full kitchen comes equipped with large refrigerator with ice and water on the door, microwave, quiet dishwasher, garbage disposal and electric range. Granite countertops offer plenty of work space as does a stainless steel island table.

One bedroom downstairs comes with 2 twin beds and french doors leading to the outdoor deck. A dual entrance full bathroom with walk in shower can be reached from the bedroom as well as the kitchen area.

The second floor includes a large master suite with king size bed. An en suite bath area contains a separate dressing area, vanity with sink, as well as another sink in the bathroom along with a jetted whirlpool bath for 2 and walk in shower. Two sets of french doors lead to a large wrap around covered balcony perfect for sunning, sipping a drink, viewing a PERFECT SUNSET or a gathering spot for friends and family to review that day's glorious events.

A queen bedroom with full bath, and, also with french doors to the balcony shares the 2nd floor with the king master. A separate laundry room housing a full size washer and dryer is also located on the 2nd floor. A cool spiral staircase leads up to the third floor, 4th bedroom loft. An ideal hide-away for the kids. The loft features 4 twin size beds, plenty of room for playing, a tv & another PARTIAL GULF VIEW

*Bed Sizes: Master Bedroom-King , Second Bedroom-Queen, Third Bedroom-(2) Twins & Fourth Bedroom-Loft-(4) Twins

*5 TVs

*4 DVD Players

*Stereo

*Granite Countertops

*Walk-in Showers in All 3 Baths

*Whirlpool Tub in the Master Bath

*Only 3 Minute Walk to Beach & Pools (1 Heated)

*Screened in Porch on Main Level

*Second Floor wrap-around Covered Porch with Partial Gulf View

*Main Floor Outdoor Deck with Private BBQ Grill & Shaded Outdoor Dining Area

*Separate HVAC unit/controls for main & second floors

*Parking for 3 cars (Including 1 off street spot)

Bring your bikes along and visit the various towns and beach communities that make up the beautiful Emerald Coast. The 20 mile bike & walking path along Scenic 30-A is right at the end of our street and is a great way to explore the area. Our AMBIENCE BEACH HOUSE is only a 10 minute bike ride to the fabulous shopping, restaurants and other activities in world famous Seaside, the idyllic setting for the movie The Truman Show. For those with a bit more pedal power the distinct communities of Watercolor, Grayton Beach, Alys Beach & Rosemary Beach are also within reach. Should you feel the desire to get back in the car and leave the beautiful confines of 30A (we rarely do)... Destin and Panama City Beach are just a short drive away for even more fun.

'AMBIENCE' is the escape that you've been looking for! The escape you deserve....the escape you've earned!

Keywords: Beach House, Retreat, Sanctuary, Gulf View

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

Living in Long Island, New York, we have always been drawn to the water. We are a 10 minute drive to Long Island Sound and 20 minutes to the beautiful beaches of Long Island's South Shore. When we considered a vacation beach home, we decided to shorten our trip to the beach to a 3 minute walk... Aaahh!

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Our week at ambience was the perfect break my family needed to get away. With almost all our children grown and grandchildren starting to join in the fun, the house was a perfect set up for kicking back, enjoying the beach and having time to just be together as a family. (We are spread across many states!). Between early walks along the beach (which is seriously less than 3 minutes from the house!), bike rides through the neighborhood, or just gathering for dinner and games around the big dining table, the hectic lives we normally have were put on hold for 6 days! I think the favorite part of the house was the screened in front porch... great with small children. Also the fact that the kitchen was well stocked with dishes, cookware, etc... made the culinary contests we had great fun. We came at the perfect time of year... crowds were manageable and temperature was perfect...not too hot but still felt the warmth of the sun. Everyone agreed that this should be a ''repeat' vacation! Thank you for providing such a great home away from home! p.s. The only drawback to the house is that master is upstairs...which might be difficult for older adults or bad knees bad knees. If you can handle stairs, then it's not a drawback and the view is much better from the second floor than the first :-).
May 2013
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Reviews

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'Ambience' ~ Ideal Beach Oasis... South of 30A, 75 Yards to Beach
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p404113vb
+1 -631-724-7574
Seagrove Beach South Walton
Queens, New York
5

Great House....Great Location!

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time at Ambience in Summer's Edge. The location was perfect...only 3 minutes to the beach and 2 minutes to the private community pool. The neighborhood itself is lovely, quiet and peaceful, and only a bike ride to the quaint towns along 30A. The house was comfortable and well-appointed. The separate window air conditioner unit in the 3rd floor loft/bedroom to supplement the central air was a great idea...it certainly pleased the kids sleeping up there during a very warm week. The owner and local management people were responsive to my questions regarding the house amenities and the surrounding area. This helped insure an enjoyable week for all. I would definitely recommend Ambience to future guests.
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a great time at our home. We agree that the location of our home to the beach and pool is perfect. Close enough to walk to in minutes, but just far enough away to insure peace and quiet while at the house. Also, thanks for the kind words about the owner (me) and our management team. We both strive to make sure our guests are comfortable and well taken care of during their visit.
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'Ambience' ~ Ideal Beach Oasis... South of 30A, 75 Yards to Beach
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p404113vb
+1 -631-724-7574
Seagrove Beach South Walton
Austin
1

Very disappointed

  • 1 of 5
Our stay at this house was so disappointing. We've stayed in this area for several years and never had an issue with any house; this nearly ruined our group's one yearly vacation until we moved mid-week.
1. The vrbo tag line says that this house is 75 yds to the beach. It is NOT 75 yds to the beach. It might be 75 yds to the beach access point, but then it's another 75 yds from there to where the beach begins. The property manager's own web page even says this house is 140 yds to the beach.
2. The loft room was so unbearably hot our kids couldn't sleep. A box fan on the highest setting didn't help. We kept the blinds shut (so we weren't able to see the only partial Gulf view available). We called management, who sent out a repairman. He changed out the filters, but said that room just wouldn't cool properly with the unit this house had. He said to try the air on 68* and that might cool it enough for them to sleep, but the thermostats have signs that say to not turn the air below 72* or the unit freezes up.
3. We called about the living room TV not working properly. By the time we moved out on Monday, it still wasn't working.
4. The propane tank for the grill was empty. We didn't know until we were in the middle of making dinner.
There were other issues, like the light bulb out on the back porch, no bulb in the master bedroom lamp, a clogging toilet, and a broken porch chair with 2 exposed nails. But what truly disappointed us was management's handling of all of this. After telling them about the upstairs heat being unfixable (per the repairman), that we had 4 kids who couldn't sleep, and our other issues, they argued over letting us move to another home. To paraphrase one employee, out of all of the issues they have, these weren't really that big of a deal.
They might not be a big deal to them, but they are to us, a family that spent thousands of dollars on a vacation that we get to take once a year. We had reasonable expectations of what a vacation home should provide its guests, A/C being most important. We spent hours of our valuable vacation time dealing with these issues, and were finally given only a partial refund. We promptly moved to a different house with a different company that actually treated us well and took good care of the property.
All said and done, this property and the management company were substandard and a true disappointment.
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry about your disappointing stay at our home. What you have unfortunately experienced is the culmination of several missteps by my local rental management group…Southern Resorts. They have recently restructured their entire team and increased staffing to now efficiently and expediently manage guest’s concerns with the property. As the owner, living away from this property, communication is paramount in my working relationship with the management company. I feel they have recently faltered in this regard. Obviously, finding out about issues in the home from guests after they occur is not my idea of doing business.

I want you to know that I purchased a window air conditioning unit for the upper loft and had the management team install it immediately. I feel the un-authorized AC vendor that came out to the property was a bit tactless in his remarks, as we easily remedied the elevated temperature upstairs by installing the additional unit. I also have been in frequent communication with the new property manager, who is much more accessible than the previous one. We fixed the televisions, refilled the propane tank, repaired the broken piece of furniture and replaced all the mentioned light bulbs.

I have addressed the manager about how the situation was handled by guest services. He has conveyed to me that the individual who made the remark: “out of all of the issues they have, these weren't really that big of a deal,” has been reprimanded and gone through further training. As the owner of the property, all guest concerns are a big deal to me!

I have impressed upon the new manager how imperative it is to get everything up to standard, and I believe we are there. It is, however, unfortunate that it couldn’t be this way before your stay. In years of renting this property, I have had a pristine track record, as other reviewers have graciously pointed out. I am confident in the changes that have been made, and that ‘Ambience’ is back on track from this day forward.
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'Ambience' ~ Ideal Beach Oasis... South of 30A, 75 Yards to Beach
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p404113vb
+1 -631-724-7574
Seagrove Beach South Walton
Flower Mound, Texas
4

Summer's Edge Convenience

Summer's Edge Convenience
  • 4 of 5
Large home located within a short walking distance from the private beach of Seagrove Beach area south of 30A. The best part of this house is the quiet neighborhood and convenient access to the beach and two lovely pools. Although there is space for 10, the upper bunk room seemed hard to cool. Overall, we enjoyed our stay.
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at out home. Our location, close to the community pools and private beach, but still far enough away to be peaceful and quiet, is one of the the best things about 'Ambience.' Also, thanks for reporting about the warm 3rd floor bunk room. We have remedied that situation by installing an air conditioner in that room.
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'Ambience' ~ Ideal Beach Oasis... South of 30A, 75 Yards to Beach
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p404113vb
+1 -631-724-7574
Seagrove Beach South Walton
2

Courtenay R.

  • 2 of 5
The house itself is lovely, but the amenities left much to be desired. Our WiFi was broken until Thursday, the ceiling fan in the main living room was broken and the air was set at 72 degrees, which left the house rather warm. For a house that sleeps 10, we had a total of 2 towels per bathroom (so 6) and only 1 role of toilet paper per bathroom. The kitchen had the basics, but there was only 1 trash bag so we had to go buy our own. The freezer kept breaking and a repair person had to come fix it and we ended up having to buy bags of ice. Not a single DVD player worked in any of the rooms and after numerous phone calls, they delivered one on Thursday. We left Friday morning. The distance from the pool and beach are great, but the lack of basics including functional WiFi and DVD players made it interesting with 5 children to entertain at night. I was disappointed in the response time to our issues and won't be back.
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I am so sorry that your time at ‘Ambience’ left something to be desired. As almost all of our previous reviews indicate, we pride ourselves in offering a pleasant and relaxing stay at our vacation home. Unfortunately, you literally ran into the ‘perfect storm’ during your visit. Only days before your arrival there was an intense electrical storm, which knocked out the Wi-Fi in the area and some of the electronics in our home. It took an inordinate amount of time to resolve that problem. This hot season with little relief from the Florida, Panhandle sun, even in the evenings, has indeed left our and other homes feeling a bit warm at times. We have alleviated that situation by installing a separate air conditioner in the 3rd floor loft bedroom, which has assisted in keeping the other floors cool. There are extra towels under each vanity and in the laundry area in addition to the ones hanging in the bathrooms. Most guests usually do towel washes as needed during the week in the full size washer and dryer.

I am sorry that you had difficulty with the freezer. It seems that some freezer control buttons were inadvertently pressed by the previous houseguest, which led to the thawing problem. That has been resolved and the freezer is working properly. We did check on the DVD players and all are in working order.

Unlike hotel accommodations, house rentals usually offer a minimal start up inventory of toilet paper, paper towels, garbage bags and the like. Guests then fill in accordingly as needed.

With all that being said, I sincerely regret the poor reaction time of my local management company to your concerns. They have recently restructured their entire team and increased staffing to insure prompt coverage to unexpected, but sometimes, unavoidable house hiccups. At the time of your stay we were in between property managers. I have been in frequent communication with the new property manager, who is much more accessible than the previous one, and he has assured me that the entire company is now geared to a more expedient response time, should the need arise.
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'Ambience' ~ Ideal Beach Oasis... South of 30A, 75 Yards to Beach
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p404113vb
+1 -631-724-7574
Seagrove Beach South Walton
5

Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5
Ambience was a perfect place for our family for Spring Break this year. We were 5 adults and 4 kids and there was plenty of room. The accommodations were "as advertised", great location, quiet street and close to the pool and beach. We were very pleased and would certainly stay here again.
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. All of our guests comment on the great location. Very close to pool and beach (50-75 yards) but not right on top of them. This way they can have a relaxing break, some peace and quiet when they're hanging by the house. We look forward to your stay next year.
business
'Ambience' ~ Ideal Beach Oasis... South of 30A, 75 Yards to Beach
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p404113vb
+1 -631-724-7574
Seagrove Beach South Walton
4

Great stay on 30A

  • 4 of 5
Great location in the heart of 30A. The house itself is well appointed, and convenient to where you want to be in South Walton. My family - 3 other adults and a toddler - and I spent 4 nights here and a good time was had by all, despite the fact that the weather wasn't as cooperative as we would have liked. Nevertheless we enjoyed the restaurants, (Stinkys and Goatfeathers, in particular,) bars (723 Whiskey Bravo) and shopping in the area, and quick trips to the beach or community pool when possible.
This house and the Summers Edge development overall had everything we needed. We have stayed in other places on the Emerald Coast and so far liked this house and area the best. There was plenty of room to spread out and most of what we wanted or needed was rarely more than a short drive away. The pictures and descriptions of the house and surroundings are accurate and, while there is some evidence of the usual wear and tear one would find In a beach house (the wood deck could use a good sealing/treatment due to sun and salt, for example) the house, linens and dishes were clean.
Scott, the owner, was a breeze to work with and responded promptly to any questions. I would recommend Ambience to family and friends.
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback and I am glad you enjoyed your stay at "Ambience." You are correct that the salt and sand leads to beach house wear. We have already contracted with our local maintenance people to spruce up the decking. We look forward to hearing from you for next year's visit.

Location

From the Owner

Summer's Edge, in Seagrove Beach, is an oasis among a bevy of beautiful communities. The privacy afforded us south of 30A makes your stay seem that you are at a tucked-away beach resort. The street is beautiful, and we have less traffic and fewer crowds than the other communities surrounding us, but are close enough to take advantage of all the activities they have to offer. As soon as you turn off of 30A and enter the community of Summer's Edge you will feel the burdens of everyday life melt away.

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Sep 13 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$278
$1,654
 
 
Late Fall 2014
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 21 2014
3 night minimum stay
$194
$1,155
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

ADDITIONAL FEES:
11.5% TAX
$65 PROCESSING FEE
$165 HOUSEKEEPING FEE
PEAK WEEKLY STAYS ARE SAT-SAT -Ck-IN 4:00PM CK-OUT 10:00AM

Amenities

From the Owner

Looking at an emerald sliver of gulf water while sipping a cool drink from the wrap around porch off the master suite. Returning to that same spot in the evening to revel in a magnificent sunset. Reading a summer novel in the solitude of the-screened-in porch. Dining al fresco in the privacy of the side deck. Falling asleep to the muffled sound of the gulf surf thru an open window. I think we have the perfect location in the Summer's Edge community. We are close to the pools (50 yards) but far enough so that you don't hear the kids joyously screaming. We are far enough down the block from 30A where you don't hear the cars.

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • jetted tub ...

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Ocean View

Attractions

  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • 3

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (6) 4th Loft/bedroom has separate AC to supplement Central Air and keep loft cool

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • Dual zone HVAC control/unit for main and upper floors. Brand new Trane whisper quiet HVAC unit installed on both upper & main floor. Ceiling fans in all bedrooms, living room, dining room and screened in porch, private outdoor eating area with gas grill, granite counters in kitchen with portable stainless steel island, 2nd floor wraparound covered balcony with partial gulf view off of King and Queen bedrooms
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