This was our second visit to the FLorida panhandle. We like beach vacations, but have gone to Maui or Mexico/Carribean on most past trips. We will be going to FLorida more often after our visit to Ambition. The gate of the picket fence is just a few steps from the wooden walkway to the beach. The house is beautiful and has everything you need for your vacation. There are bikes, kayaks, beach chairs, wagons, coolers, kites, boogie boards, sand toys.buckets, tennis rackets, beach blankets, NICE cookware, cocktail shaker and margarita glasses, fins, high chairs and gates, games, books, and more. One thing that stood out to me was how private the beach is. Most mornings before 10 and most evenings after 4 there was no one within several hundred yards of us on the beach. Even mid day there were only a hand full of families on the stretch of beach that our chairs were on. Weather and surf were perfect and almost no people! The beach is great for kids. Enough waves to boogie board a little, but very mild and safe. There are two grocery stores, CVS, and liquor stores within 1 or 2 miles(i didnt measure-but its real close) of the house. You dont need to bring anything with you other than swim suit and a change of clothes. We like to cook when we stay in a condo or house and we have had some bad experiences with lousy cookware other places we've stayed. I was very happy to have such high end pots and pans to work with. There is a crock pot and a waffle maker as well. The owners and there local straff were very attentive and helpful. This is a great house for an active family. Our group included myself, my wife, children and grandparents. We enjoyed our stay and will be back.