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'Ambition' -- Luxury Family Home Carillon Beach -by Rosemary

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9-13)


NOW COMPLETE!!!!! - new room addition on the ground floor! Perfect for teenager hangout, second living/game room. Bunk beds (with trundle bed), big couch, TV, and French doors that open out to the ocean level. Now he house sleeps 12 in beds plus 2 on sofa bed. New photos coming soon!! . Read on for more details, but here’s what you need to know in a snapshot:

(1) “Ambition” is a gorgeous, 3 bedroom suite home with brand new EVERYTHING, gorgeous décor, and all the bikes, beach, and water toys you need for fun;

(2) Your toes are in the white sand of the best beach in the world in 30 seconds after stepping out our door;

(3) Carillon Beach is gated, luxury, family-friendly community that is not crowded, super close to the Panama City Beach Airport, and has so many amenities that you may not need to stop your vacation to leave our friendly neighborhood. Our beach is private and perfect; and

(4) We care about you! You don’t get stuck with a management company. My husband and I take care of you and your stay! We have all 5 star reviews and plenty of references!

Here are the details:

(1) “Ambition,” is stunning!! It’s new, professionally decorated, and gorgeous.

* Beautiful gulf views from 2 balconies. Lake view from other balcony.

* Dual-master bedrooms, each with full bathroom and brand-new King Sized bed.

* One master bedroom has a claw-foot soaking tub/shower. The other has a full tub and shower.

* Kids bunk room with 5 brand-new twin-sized beds in it. (4 bunk beds and 1 trundle mattress) and full bathroom

* All Bedroom/Bathroom suites have marbled-top vanities, flat screen high-def TVs, Blue Ray DVD players, iPod players, and luxury linens.

* Kitchen with brand-new stainless steel appliances, a side-by-side fridge, Keurig and regular coffee makers, and a gorgeous solid-wood table that seats 8 easily and up to 12 in a pinch.

* Upstairs Half-Bath/powder room and a brand-new custom leather sofa with a queen-sized sleeper for additional sleeping area.

* Living Room has big flat-screen TV/DVD player and high-end electronics. Opens to a grand, large balcony that overlooks both the ocean and the lake.

* 2 car garage and beautiful driveway with room for 2 more cars, and also has room for on-street parking. No parking headaches!!

* 9 bikes of different sizes from toddler to adult and even a dual-kid bike trailer!!!

* We pay for the Beach Chair Service -- 2 chaise lounge beach chairs with umbrellas and cushions on the beach (Spring through Fall).

*There are 2, two-person kayaks, beach towels and blankets, and tons of sand toys for the family! We provide all the toys so you don't have to bring them!

* Full-sized washer and dryer on the bedroom level. There is an additional refrigerator/freezer in the bottom level for you to always have ice and room in the fridge!

* All of the remodeling, including the exterior and interior painting, was just completed in February of 2012 and touched up in the winter of 2015. It’s gorgeous, but also practical!!!! We designed and decorated it so that you could bring your kids and friends and not worry about breaking my Grandmother’s fine china.

* It's spacious enough that two families can easily enjoy it! Since there are two bedroom suites -- both with King Sized beds and full baths as well as a 'kids room' with beautiful decorations, toys, games, puzzles, TV, etc. Our favorite trips are with another couple and all of our kids!

(2) The Best Beach in Florida!!

* Walk out our door and step onto our gorgeous beach in 30 seconds.

* Private, perfectly clean, very wide and miles long, and the ocean’s entrance is a very gradual slope.

* Our 6 year old son and 5 year old daughter love it so much that they don’t even sit on beach towels or chairs. They just play on it for hours. It’s not like the sandpaper beaches of California where we used to go before we found Carillon Beach. Instead, it’s a lot more like the soft white powder of Deer Valley, Aspen, or Vail – but warm and never melts!

(3) Luxury Family-Friendly Carillon Beach is Amazing!

* 200 home, private, gated, master-planned luxury family-friendly community with 24 hour security.

* Carillon Beach is fully on the beachside of any highways, East of San Destin and West of Panama City Beach adjoining Lake Powell.

* Three pools in the community are available for all residents and guests. The one overlooking the ocean has two large verandas and chairs surrounding on the deck, the park pool is the largest with adjoining tennis courts, green areas, grills and basketball court.

* Basketball court, tennis court, coffee shop, restaurant/bar, and pretty little chapel, and beautiful walking paths.

* Unlike Carillon Beach, most areas of 30-A (especially during the summer) are congested and full of nasty traffic. Carillon Beach isn’t like that. It’s at the cross-roads of everywhere you’d like to go, but without the bumper-to-bumper mess you’ll deal in and around Seaside and the 30-A scene.

* Located just 15 minutes from Panama City airport, 2 blocks from 2 major grocery stores, and just a few miles west from the impressive “Pier Park,” that has shopping, movie theatres, bars, restaurants, live music, etc.

* It’s also just 2 miles east of Rosemary and 7 miles from Seaside. Carillon Beach is NOT a crowded beach area. Carillon Beach is a picture-perfect, secure, high-end community that is fun and relaxing for the entire family.

(4) We Care About You and Your Vacation!

When you rent Ambition, you get the immediate attention of both my husband and I and our professional staff. You will never be stuck calling a rental or property management company, and we are accessible at all times to you. We want you to be thrilled to be in our home, and if there’s ever a hint of a problem, we will resolve it immediately. We offer concierge, cooking, and daily cleaning services (like in a 5 star hotel) at your option. In other words, you get the luxury of staying in a 5 star resort but all the amenities of staying in a beautiful, comfortable home.

Hotels are for business trips or big cities. When we vacation with each other or our family, we always rent a home. We want to feel comfortable, happy, and pampered on your vacation, just like you will at 'AMBITION.'

Keywords: Carillon Beach, Inlet Beach, Rosemary, 30A, Gulf View, Gulf Front, Family Home, Luxury, Beach Cottage, Beach Front, Seaside, Destin,

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About The Owner

Bill and Tisha Stender, currently from Dallas, TX. We have two beautiful children named Will (6) and Zoey (5). We bought this home when the kids were just toddlers, and we made it safe and comfortable for all families. We even supply a toddler highchair, stroller, baby gates, a pack-and-play, toys, games, puzzles, etc. because we understand how families need to be comfortable on vacation, just like we are when we go!!

We come here regularly, and Carillon Beach is the perfect family community. There is something for everything here, and it's all conveniently located!

The Owner purchased this house in 2011

Why The Owner chose Laguna Beach

We bought this home at the end of 2011 after vacationing in Carillon Beach for the first time. Our kids, my parents, and us all fell in love with it so much that we had to buy a home here for our family to enjoy forever. We named it 'AMBITION FLORIDA' because it was our dream to have our corner of the world for family vacations. It has brought us closer to each other and with the grandparents because it's the perfect family house. In fact, we have had so much enjoyment at this house that we bought a ski house for the same reason, calling it 'AMBITION UTAH' -- in the Deer Valley/Park City, Utah area.

What makes this house unique

We take great pride in making our home upscale yet perfectly comfortable. Also, we are dedicated to making your stay great! We are always available in the event of any sort of issue, and we have an on-site property manager and cleaning crew who are dedicated to us. They are young, retired teachers who love the beach as much as the sand itself! This is a huge benefit that is unique to our home! We also offer personal concierge services, like grocery shopping and meal preparation.


Laguna Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Half Bath -- off of living room/kitchen by sofa sleeper
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • King size beds (2), Baby Pack and Play (1), Bunk Beds (5), Queen Size Sofa Sleeper (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Our guests love that we provide bicycles -- adult sized through toddler (as well as helmets!) and 2 two-seater kayaks with life jackets and paddles, sand toys, beach chairs, umbrellas, beach towels, coolers, beach blankets, TWO refrigerators/freezers (always cold drinks and ice!), washer/dryers, outdoor private shower with hot and cold water to clean up from the beach, brand new patio furniture, boggie boards, and MORE! You won't find a house anywhere on the beach that provides as many 'extras' that we do. This is because we treat this as our FAMILY HOME, and we share our toys, games, bikes, etc. with our guests. It's like coming to a 5-star resort, but having all the comforts of home!


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'Ambition' -- Luxury Family Home Carillon Beach -by Rosemary
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 46 reviews

Great location. Nice House. Easy process.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at the house. The beach is footsteps away and we were able to take advantage on a couple of the warmer days. Very quiet beach with tons of shells. House has everything you could possibly need. The owners were fantastic to work with and the reservation process was smooth and easy. We were here in the winter and there are two heated pools that we were able to take advantage of. We would definitely return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, Location, Location!

  • 5 of 5

This home was in the perfect spot for easy access to the beach and pool with gorgeous views of the sandy beaches. The quaint little community it's nestled in was ideal for our family of 5 to feel safe to the let them 'wander' without constant supervision. Plus, all the toys and amenities for the beach and all the bikes were soooo helpful so we didn't have to lug them on our car ride there. Overall it was the most wonderful stay ever & we for sure will be coming back on our next vacay! The owners were easy & worked with us for our short stay & Jenny, the house manager was soooo awesome to work with and beyond helpful!! She was so very accomodating and sweet. We did not want to come home!

Our only thing is it's a little pricey but we still felt it was worth it!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Ambition. The house was clean and orderly. Everything we needed for the beach was provided, which was so convenient! We loved the location right next to the beach walkover. Can't wait to visit again!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location!

  • 3 of 5

We loved the location - so close to the beach walkover! We loved having all the toys and beach chairs - we didn't have to lug them all down to FL in our car nor did we have to rent anything! Our grandson was so happy! We loved sitting on the upstairs balcony and having such a great view! The garage door did not work when we got there and someone had to come and repair it. The kitchen refrigerator was not cooling properly and we had to store our food in the garage fridge (parts had to be ordered for the upstairs fridge) - a lot of steps to climb to get the things that really needed to be at a proper temp. The main living area (3rd floor) did not cool down very well. We would like to recommend that you have a simple drying rack in the garage to hang damp beach towels. We love Carillon!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super nice home located on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean home with everything you need for a week at the beach! Gated community. Nice beach!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Vacation Dream Home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent about a week relaxing at Bill and Tisha's Carillon Beach home. We cannot stop talking about how beautiful and comfortable their home is and all of the amenities they provide. We didn't have to adventure outside of the gated community too much because everything we needed was right there. We enjoyed cooking our own food in the fully stocked kitchen, and spent many sunsets on the porch. On the days it rained, we played board games and enjoyed using their Netflix. The first day on the beach, we had the pleasure of watching a family of dolphins swimming about 100 yards out from the private beach. Did I mention how perfect the beach is? The white sand is literally like a cloud, the water is warm, and there is a little sand bar right in front of their rented beach chairs that provides a section of really calm water- perfect for children (or big kids) that want to build a sand castle. We will definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Camp Creek Golf Club
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Red's Chicken Shack
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Mile Marker Fifteen
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The Rolling Dog
Hot Dog Stand
Eat My Pasty
British Restaurant
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Panama City Beach
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Holiday Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 30-A
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Carillon Beach -- 20 steps out your front door!
Car: recommended

Shopping, Movie Theatres, Live Bands and Entertainment, Fine Dining, Casual Family-Friendly Restaurants, Boutiques, Running Paths, Miles of Biking Paths, Sports Bars, Triathlon, Biking, and Marathon Training, and Beautiful Golf Courses.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $270
Damage Deposit $500

Pets may be accepted on a case-by-case basis (with paid pet fee).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.