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

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


Property Details

Updated: May 21, 2015
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. The loft area has it own window air conditioner unit to insure cool temperatures during the summer months.

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

*5 TVs


*4 DVD Players


*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, with additional window unit in 3rd floor loft.

*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
  • Linens 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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'Ambience' ~ Ideal Beach Oasis... South of 30A, 75 Yards to Beach
+1 -(631) 724-7574
Summer's Edge Seagrove Beach
Hoover, AL

Wonderful Stay at Ambience

  • 5 of 5
Our stay was a quick last minute trip and the home and weather did not disappoint. The home was perfect for our group of 5 teenagers and 2 adults. The beach walk was close by and the heated pool was used daily during our stay. The area was perfect for the kids to ride bikes down to Seaside and enjoy the neighborhood without the traffic being an issue. The home had everything we needed and we loved having the screened in porch area. Only issue we had was getting locked out of the home from the porch areas, b/c doors locked behind us :) This is a great hidden gem in Seagrove and 30-A area, will definitely return in the future.
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words about your stay at our home 'Ambience' in Summer's Edge. We're so glad you enjoyed your time and that the weather cooperated. I particularly enjoyed your recounting of locking yourself on the screened-in porch. ( not a bad spot to be stuck). We as owners have actually done the same thing. Now we always remember to push the button on the lock before we go out there. :). We look forward to your next vacation at our home.
'Ambience' ~ Ideal Beach Oasis... South of 30A, 75 Yards to Beach
+1 -(631) 724-7574
Summer's Edge Seagrove Beach

Mom and daughters get away

  • 4 of 5
Easy beach access, beaches are beautiful, very family oriented, rent bikes to get around locally , located conveniently between other towns , owner easy to contact quick responses, wrap around deck second level is perfect
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
'Ambience' ~ Ideal Beach Oasis... South of 30A, 75 Yards to Beach
+1 -(631) 724-7574
Summer's Edge Seagrove Beach
Mobile Alabama

'Ambience' Indeed!!

'Ambience' Indeed!!
  • 5 of 5
What an appropriate name for the house and the entire Summer's Edge area! The combination of indoor and outdoor space was perfect for our 2 families. (4 adults and 4 kids) A large screened in porch right off the living room was our favorite spot in the house. French doors leading to outside decking from every bedroom..great touch. The kids ate most of their meals on the outside picnic table. And, they were happy that they had their own 4 bed sleeping area on the third floor. The house was comfortable and spotless. The kitchen fully equipped..even with a blender for sunset cocktails. Even during the busy July 4th week, the location proved to be quiet. Ambience is short walk to the beach and far off from the main road 30A. The private community pool is only a 2 minute walk, but far enough away not to the hear noise generated from that area. The Summer's Edge location is also perfect, with shops and restaurants spread all along 30A. The bike/walking path is right at the end of the block and it is a short bike ride to Seaside, Water Color and other lovely towns. I would recommend the Summer's Edge community to anyone looking for a relaxing, beachy getaway. And would not hesitate to stay at Ambience again.
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
'Ambience' ~ Ideal Beach Oasis... South of 30A, 75 Yards to Beach
+1 -(631) 724-7574
Summer's Edge Seagrove Beach
Chatanooga, Tenn.

Great Time!!

  • 5 of 5
We spent the long Labor Day Weekend at Ambience. The house was very clean and comfortable. The kids loved being in their own space in the 3'rd floor bedroom (and so did we). The house is very well laid out ..We spent most some great family time out in the screened in porch off the living room... And, private time on the huge deck off of the master suite. Their location in Summer's Edge is prefect. Away from the main road, and close to the beach and pools. The only drawback to our wasn't long enough. I would recommend Ambience wholeheartedly, and look forward to staying there again
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
'Ambience' ~ Ideal Beach Oasis... South of 30A, 75 Yards to Beach
+1 -(631) 724-7574
Summer's Edge Seagrove Beach
Queens, New York

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 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: VRBO, from 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.
'Ambience' ~ Ideal Beach Oasis... South of 30A, 75 Yards to Beach
+1 -(631) 724-7574
Summer's Edge Seagrove Beach

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: VRBO, from 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.


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.


From $262 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer
May 22 2015 - Jun 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
Jun 13 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
July 4th Week
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
Jul 12 2015 - Aug 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 15 2015 - Sep 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
Sep 7 2015 - Oct 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
Columbus Day Holiday
Oct 3 2015 - Oct 16 2015
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Oct 17 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay

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Updated: May 21, 2015


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


  • 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


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


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


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

Pool / Spa

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


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

Location Type

  • Ocean View


  • 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
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, jetted tub, 2 vanities:1 in bathroom,1 outside bathroom in dressing area
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower
  • 3


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single
  • 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


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


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • 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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