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

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vacation rental description

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


*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

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Last modified on 06-17-2014 at 1:48 PM.

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house rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • house
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • ocean view
  • General
    • internet
    • heating
    • wireless internet
    • living room
    • broadband access
    • washing machine
    • clothes dryer
    • parking off street
    • free long distance
    • telephone
    • air conditioning
    • linens provided
    • towels provided
    • parking
      • 1 car in drive 2 cars on street
    • iron & board
  • Kitchen
    • stove
    • dishes & utensils
    • coffee maker
    • toaster
    • oven
    • dishwasher
    • refrigerator
    • microwave
    • kitchen
    • cooking utensils
    • ice maker
  • Dining
    • dining area
    • dining
      • 3 dining areas: Dining Room table with 6 chairs Screened-in porch with 6 chairs Outdoor table sits 6
  • Pool / Spa
    • communal pool
      • 2 Heated Community Pools For Summer's Edge Guests Only
    • heated pool
    • jetted tub
      • In Master En Suite Bathroom
  • Bathrooms
    • 3 bathrooms
    • bathroom 1:
    • bathroom 2:
    • bathroom 3:
      • 3
  • Bedrooms
    • 4 bedrooms, sleeps 10, beds for 10
    • bedroom 1:
    • bedroom 2:
    • bedroom 3:
    • bedroom 4:
      • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (6)
  • Entertainment
    • television
    • satellite / cable
    • stereo
    • cd player
    • dvd player
  • Outside
    • outdoor grill
    • balcony
    • deck / patio
    • lanai / gazebo
  • Suitability
    • pets not allowed
    • children welcome
    • non smoking only
    • minimum age limit for renters
  • 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

activities and attractions in Seagrove Beach Gulf Coast North

  • Attractions
    • live theater
    • cinemas
    • restaurants
    • theme parks
    • health/beauty spa
  • Leisure Activities
    • antiquing
    • wildlife viewing
    • boating
    • shopping
    • miniature golf
    • shelling
    • sight seeing
    • beachcombing
    • walking
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • snorkeling/diving
    • swimming
    • tennis
    • snorkeling
    • surf fishing
    • golf
    • kayaking
    • hiking
    • fishing
    • wind-surfing
    • cycling
    • sailing
    • jet skiing
    • parasailing

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vacation rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
Late Summer
Aug 9 2014 - Sep 12 2014
3 nights
Sep 13 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 nights

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traveler reviews for this seagrove beach house rental

Great location but overall disappointed....

Review submitted: August 18, 2014   Date of arrival: August 9, 2014

The proximity to the beach and pool from Ambience was wonderful. However there were so many things that disappointed us in the house and service response time. When we arrived the floors were absolutely filthy and covered with sand, our feet were black within 5 minutes! We also found sand inside the sheets of a bed that had yet to be slept in and the comforters definitely had not been washed recently. We called immediately upon arrival Saturday and heard nothing back until 2 more calls were made. They were unable to get anyone out to clean until Tuesday or Wednesday so we did it ourselves. We also did not have a working Wifi until Thursday. We called several times and they finally sent someone on Wednesday and it still didn't work and was finally resolved Thursday. There was also quite a bit of wood rot by the outdoor shower and my son hurt his foot on an exposed nail. We reported it Tuesday but it also was not fixed until late afternoon Thursday. We had a great time but overall disappointed, We would definitely stay in this area again but probably will not chose to stay in Ambience.

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


Great House....Great Location!

Review submitted: August 7, 2014   Date of arrival: July 19, 2014

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.

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, romantic getaway

Owners 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.

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


Very disappointed

Review submitted: June 29, 2014   Date of arrival: June 21, 2014

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.

Owners 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.

Helpful votes: 2 / 4


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