AWE-INSPIRING! SANCTUARY BY THE SEA - TOP 10 BEACH DESTINATION

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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AWE-INSPIRING! SANCTUARY BY THE SEA - TOP 10 BEACH DESTINATION

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Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

VOTED TOP 10 BEACH DESTINATION FOR 2011 by Yahoo! Travel and Top Region for 2013 by Lonely Planet

Begin with unspoiled, sugar-white sand beaches. Add brilliant, warm emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Stir in a pristine lake (Big Red Fish Lake) perfect for fishing and kayaking. Combine all ingredients in a spectacular, resort-styled complex with unrivaled amenities. Finish with a breath-taking environment that delivers spectacular views, access and the perfect setting to relax and unwind.

Welcome to Sanctuary by the Sea! A magnificent resort located on picturesque HWY 30a, this exclusive gated community has over 650 feet of private frontage on the Gulf of Mexico and is nestled by Big Redfish Lake (a rare coastal dune lake) and a marvelous nature preserve. Only 82 condominium residences are uniquely positioned on 23 secluded acres providing a level of serenity and privacy unequaled anywhere on the Florida coast. Sanctuary by the Sea fronts the Gulf of Mexico’s most beautiful stretch of gleaming white sand, edged by golden sea oats and clear emerald waters. You can also fish, kayak or canoe in the cool, fresh waters of Big Redfish Lake.

Protected by water on two sides and by the gated Bannerman Estates on the east, Sanctuary by the Sea is truly a nature sanctuary, with nearly two-thirds of its 23 acres preserved for the private enjoyment of those who have the privilege of vacationing here. Sanctuary by the Sea provides every amenity you would expect of an exclusive, gated Gulf Front development. Three pools with a large fountain, stunning waterfalls, two expansive pool decks and two outdoor fire pits overlooking the sparkling pools. This complex offers walking trails on breathtaking terrain and magnificent landscaping throughout the property.

Do not confuse this property with Sanctuary at Redfish -- they are two separate properties! Redfish is not located on the beach (you have to take a boat to get to the beach or walk very far), nor can the people at Redfish use Sanctuary's private beach, pools or facilities.

The health club is outfitted with state-of-the-art fitness equipment. In addition, there is a professional theater room, PlayStation area with 4 gaming chairs, and a virtual golf room that can be reserved through on-site management or roving security officers. Concealed underground parking and every convenience is located nearby.

This is not your typical rental unit -- we consider it our home and you as our guests. Sanctuary by the Sea is a quiet residential community, and provides an escape from the hustle and bustle of an over-crowded Destin.

The 2,240 square foot unit has luxurious appointments including:

•Stone Travertine Flooring in Living Room, Kitchen, Bathrooms and Foyer

•Ceiling Heights of Ten Feet with Eight Foot Door Heights

•Viking Appliances in Kitchen Featuring Gas-Fired Range and Adjacent Pot Filler Faucet

•Gas Fireplace

•Granite Counter Tops and Backsplashes in Kitchen & Bathrooms

•Custom Glazed Cabinets in Kitchen & Bathroom

•Great Rooms and Master Bedrooms Featuring Panoramic Gulf and Lake Views

•Separate Wet Bar with under counter Ice Maker and Wine Refrigerator

•Spacious Walk in Master Bedroom Closet

•Whirlpool Bathtub in Master Bedroom

•400 sf Private Balcony, Featuring Rough Cut Stone Flooring and Gulf and Lake Views

•Flat Panel TVs with Cable in Living Room and Bedrooms.

•Health Club Including State of the Art Fitness Equipment

•Advanced Virtual Golf, Theater Room and PlayStation area, available when reserved through on-site management or roving security.

•Stunning Waterfalls

•Three Large Pools and Two Whirlpool Spas Located in Two Separate Landscaped Areas

•Two Outdoor Gas Fire Pits, and Four Outdoor Gas Grills

•Spectacular Gulf and Lake Views

•Direct Access To Gulf Beach and Fresh Water Big Redfish Lake

•Two beach chairs and umbrella provided (Mar. - Oct.); other beach service available (Yolo boards, kayaks, boogie boards, etc.)

The Area

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Located virtually half way between Destin (20 miles) and Panama City (25 miles), and just West of Seaside (2 miles), the location is ideal. Attractions within 5 miles include the Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club, Grayton Beach State Park, and many local seafood and other restaurants. Drive a short distance to either Destin or Panama City Beach and enjoy great shopping and restaurants, as well as fishing charters, dolphin tours, and amusement parks. Silver Sands Outlet Mall, located in Sandestin, is only 17 miles away. The new Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, serviced by Southwest and others, is about 30 minutes away.

Keywords: Flat, Condominium, Beach Condo, Beach Rental

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
Shauna from Texas writes: "We absolutely LOVED the condo and completely enjoyed our stay! Our friends ended up in the condo right above us so it was super convenient to go back and forth via the stairs. We all love to cook and your unit had EVERYTHING we needed. We felt right at home! Also, the decor is fabulous and exactly my taste. Everything in there could have been in our house! Again, we felt right at home!"
Jul 2012
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Welcome! We love to travel and over time found the most beautiful spot along the Emerald Coast - Sanctuary by the Sea! We hope you have a great time and know that you will grow to love this unspoiled part of Florida just as much as we do. Please come back for another visit soon. Paul and Lisa

The Owner purchased this condo in 2009
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Awe-Inspiring! Sanctuary by the Sea - Top 10 Beach Destination
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Blue Mountain Beach South Walton
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GREAT FAMILY VACATION!

  • 5 of 5
We absolutely LOVED this condo and our stay at SBS! The condo was very clean and well stocked with the essential items we would need! The condo was well decorated with plenty of room for us to spread out! Lisa, the owner, was fabulous to work with...so nice! I would definitely recommend this property to anyone looking for a great location with a great beach! We will be back next year for sure!
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Blue Mountain Beach South Walton
Nashville
5

AWESOME CONDO! OWNER WAS SUPER HELPFUL AND ACCOMMODATING!

  • 5 of 5
We had a 10 year college reunion and this was a great place. Enough beds and baths to accommodate 8 adults but I can also see us going back with our family. Pool was really nice but the beach was even better. So nice that the condo came with 2 beach chairs and umbrella already set up for us. The owners were very helpful and even let us get in a little earlier than we anticipated.
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Blue Mountain Beach South Walton
5

MOM

  • 5 of 5
This condo is fantastic. Our family had a blast last week, and we will definitely be back. Sanctuary by the Sea is the perfect location (7 minutes to Seaside) and the beach is beautiful and not crowded. Easy walk to beach. Loved the multiple pool option. Condo is wonderful, great location within bldg and our children loved bunk room. Highly recommend. Lisa is great to work with.
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Blue Mountain Beach South Walton
Nashville, TN
5

AWESOME BEACH VACATION

  • 5 of 5
This was the perfect condo for our family of 5! Lisa is wonderful to work with and very accommodating. The condo is clean, well equipped, and beautifully decorated! Our children (6,4,& 1) had plenty of room to play and loved the pools, hot tub, and media room (located near one of the pools). The beach is a short walk from the condo. Very easy and very few steps! We've stayed in places where the actually distance may of been less but had to walk up and down steep steps carrying kids and beach toys. The beach is private and the best part is the wonderful dune lakes right beside the property. We had rain on the first day of our vacation which created an overflow of the dune lake into the ocean. The kids had a perfect, gentle stream to play in all week. Even our 1 year old was anxious to get to the beach everyday! Our family will definitely be back!
  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Blue Mountain Beach South Walton
Alabama
5

GIRLS' TRIP

Girls' Trip
  • 5 of 5
We just got back from an annual girls' trip to 30A and had the luxury of staying at Lisa's unit at Sanctuary by the Sea. It was more than we ever expected. There were 6 of us, and we enjoyed the spaciousness of this condo. It was clean, well-decorated, and high-end everything: furniture, appliances, and all the décor. The view from the balcony gives you a little picture of it all: ocean, natural preserve, and lake. Perfect setting for a cup of coffee in the morning. We have stayed at a lot of different condos, but this unit is by far superior to the others. Lisa was a pleasure to work with, and our stay this year was wonderful. Looking forward to coming back next year!
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Blue Mountain Beach South Walton
Arlington
5

10 DAYS AT SANCTUARY BY THE SEA

  • 5 of 5
This was our fifth trip to the area and Sanctuary By The Sea is our favorite property so far. We love the location being close to Destin, Seaside and Panama City Beach. Since we knew that the weather wasn't going to be perfect, it was important to us to find a rental that we would really enjoy. Lisa's condo fit the bill perfectly. This was a home and not a vacation home. Everything was very, very comfortable. The beds, the living room, the kitchen, the bathrooms, the porch and the unit's location were all wonderful. Coming back to, waking up in or just hanging out there made our vacation more enjoyable. The pictures do not do this place justice. From the unit specifically to the pools and beach, the images do not convey how nice Sanctuary is. Although many have said it before, working with Lisa was very refreshing. We have rented through VRBO many times all over the country and no one has been easier to work with or cared as much as Lisa. If you are looking for a beautiful property and a beautiful unit, I have no doubt that this one will make you happy.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Theater room, virtual golf room and Wi-Fi available in Owner's Lounge.

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Availability & Rates

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Blue Mountain Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 5 2014 - Aug 10 2014
3 night minimum stay
$595
$3,950
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 11 2014 - Aug 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$425
$2,750
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Cleaning fee of $225 charged to stays of less than 7 nights.
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Amenities

Blue Mountain Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2244 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Beachfront
General:
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Covered Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Living Room
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Elevator
  • Wireless Internet
  • Heating
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - shower , toilet
    Bathroom 1 - shower , jetted tub , toilet
    Bathroom 3 - combination tub/shower , toilet
  • 3.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 bunk bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (4)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Games
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony ...
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • marina
  • water parks
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • sight seeing
  • shelling
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • jet skiing
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • deepsea fishing
  • snorkeling
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • hunting
  • cycling
  • parasailing
Notes:
Professionally decorated. Viking professional-grade appliances, including wine refrigerator and ice maker!
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