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Beach View Across Dune Lake! Free Boat Transport/Beach Chairs

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths4
Space 1,958 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights


About the property

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

(Please note: All carpeted areas were replaced with wooden laminate in 2016). Never be bored at the beach again! After enjoying the sun and surf of the most beautiful beach in the world (Blue Mountain Beach), relax on the condo's lanai in the peaceful setting of the lush vegetation that surrounds this most private of beach resorts, vacationing in a beautifully decorated 1958 sq.ft. condo, built in 2006. Early in the morning or during the cool of evening, grab one of the complimentary canoes or kayaks that are docked beside the Dune lake to fish, simply float, or paddle to the sugary sands of the beach and ocean. For the less adventurous, call 'Captain Bob' for complimentary transport on Sanctuary's pontoon boat across the lake (March 1-October 31, 9am to 5pm, 7 days a week & 9am to 7pm April 1-Sept 30). As you and your family choose to go & come from the beach, 'Captain Bob' is on site and just a phone call away. Once at the beach, your 2 complimentary chairs and umbrella ( free!) are set up just for you! (You may rent more umbrellas and chairs at beachside, if needed. The rate is $10. per day for each extra chair and $40. per day for 1 umbrella and 2 chairs .) You may also elect to bring your own extra beach chairs if 2 will not suffice. As the day draws to a close, gather by the pools to swim, relax in one of two jacuzzis, and grill your favorite dinner on one of several gas grills, against the backdrop of many waterfalls spilling into the four pools (one is heated & one is a large 'zero-entry' pool). After a relaxing pool-side meal, swim until the chill of evening draws you to the circular, pool-side stone bench surrounding the gas-powered fire pit. When the serenity of this peaceful place has rejuvenated you, spend days browsing the many quaint shops, famous restaurants, and fully stocked antique & consignment warehouses nearby. For the 'serious shoppers', Destin Commons and the Sandestin Outlet Mall is just a short drive away. For those who avoid shopping-- sidewalks, private boardwalks, and sandy beaches are great 'walking trails'. For the serious athlete, a state of the art work out and exercise room is on site. For 'workaholics', a business center is just steps away. This uncrowded 30A area along one of the most famous beaches in the world epitomizes the union of 'Love of Luxury' and 'Love of Nature's Beauty'. Once you stay here, you will never want to vacation anywhere else!

Keywords: complimentary beach side chairs/umbrella, fishing, kayaking, biking, YoLo boarding, beach-combing, boardwalk, luxury, nature lovers, exercise room, wifi

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Sheila

I work in the family business, but find my greatest joy spending time with my grandchildren at one of my two vacation homes--one on the Georgia Coast, and this one on the Florida Gulf. What a life!

Sheila purchased this condo in 2012

Why Sheila chose South Walton

My family and I have recently fallen in love with the picturesque turquoise-blue waters of the Gulf and its sugary white sand. No other beach can compare!

What makes this condo unique

Walking the beach with family and friends, fishing and kayaking with my grandchildren, browsing the many cute shops, eating at a variety of restaurants, and, of course, late night visits with my grandchildren around the pool-side firepit (I really learn a lot!)


Blue Mountain Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1958 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • 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
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 3.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , Has 2 sets of bunk beds, providing 4 beds(twin size)
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (4) Two sets of bunk beds are in the third bedroom.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Complimentary kayaks & canoes for use on the Dune Lake & Ocean; complimentary boat shuttle to & from the beach from March 1-Oct.31; complimentary beach chairs/umbrella set up; shared fire pit area; shared outside gas grills; numerous waterfalls spilling onto the beautiful pool deck consisting of 4 pools (1 is heated & 1 is large 'zero-entry' pool) and two pool-side jacuzzis; an on-site business center; first class,on-site fitness center; on-site bicycle & yolo board rentals; 1958 sq. ft. heated/cooled luxurious personal space plus large lanai/balcony (This is the larger 3 bedroom plan labeled 'Plan A-Long' on the floor plans shown on the web site for 'Sanctuary at Redfish'.)


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average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews

Wonderful Condo, Wonderful Location! Highly Recommended.

  • 5 of 5

This condo is very nicely decorated and very clean. It is located east of the pool, so it is not directly over the pool, but instead has a beautiful view of the nearby landscape, and you can also see across Redfish Lake to the dunes and Gulf. We had 2 couples (4 adults), and found the living areas to be quite spacious. The complex has 4 swimming pools, 1 of which is heated, but the outdoor temps in late-March were warm enough that we could swim in all the pools. Although not directly on the beach, there is a pontoon boat that runs a back-and-forth service to the beach across the lake; we used it daily and it was very easy to get to the beach--maybe 3-4 minutes; thanks to Captain Bob. The dunes at the beach and the white sand are simply fantastic. The beach was not crowded (Mar. 25 -- Apr. 8).

We would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: :You were great guests, and I thank you for writing a review! Please come back!
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Amazing! Owner went above and beyond with little extras that really made our stay very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Some things we did that we would do again...

1) Grayson Seafood Co. ( same plaza as BA Coffee)

2) The Donut Hut

3) Bad Ass Coffee

4) The Hub ( other side of Seaside Beach)

5) Kayaking to beach

6) Canoeing in the ocean

7) Conversing with Captain Bob 😊�

8) Enjoy the fire pit and make s'mores

9) Hot Tub time in the evening hours

10) Vacation at this location w/ friends!! Wonderful time and memories shared w/ them!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a thoughtful response that is so greatly appreciated by both me (owner) and future inquirers! Thanks, once again, so much for taking time to write this voluntary review! Please come back!! I love it when I find folks who love this place as much as I do!
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A beautiful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Condo was beautifully decorated and wonderfully clean! There was plenty of room to house my husband and I and our 3 children. The amenities were very nice and clean. The private beach on the property was beautiful and so nice that it wasn't as crowded as other beaches near by. I would highly recommend this property for anyone. We had a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently (November 2016) enjoyed a stay at Sanctuary at Redfish while celebrating a Wedding Anniversary. We could not have asked for better accommodations. The condo was more lovely than the pictures and we enjoyed all the comforts of home. This unit was beautifully furnished with very comfortable beds and was not lacking in anything needed to make our stay more enjoyable. The reserved parking spot next to the elevators made coming and going with luggage and groceries very easy. The relaxing view of the lake from the roomy balcony and the lovely large pool area were wonderful. The beaches in Santa Rosa are lovely and the one steps away is beautiful and having chairs available was a nice touch. We loved the Santa Rosa area with so many delicious restaurants to choose from as well as all the quaint shopping areas. You are just a short drive from the more populated beaches which we enjoyed visiting, but loved returning to the quiet serenity of this unit. Thank you for sharing your wonderful home, we could not have imagined a more comfortable and relaxing place to celebrate this special occasion.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay! Taking time to write a review is very much appreciated because I am aware this is such a busy time in everyone's life.
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Wonderful accommodations

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed at Sanctuary at Redfish. The first condo we rented had a better view which included the pool, but this unit was overall a nicer place to stay. It is beautifully furnished! Several times we saw deer just down from our balcony, grazing in the area between the condos and the lake. The condo is in wonderful condition, and the kitchen is amazing. Everything was very clean. One teeny tiny little complaint is that it needs a better TV in the living room. The one that's there now distorts the picture on the sides. Overall, I would highly recommend this unit.

If you haven't been here before, the pool is actually one giant pool consisting of four different pools. If a nice pool is important to you, this is an excellent choice. To get to the beach, you take a free pontoon boat ride from the pool area across the lake over to the beach, which is beautiful and secluded. The water is a gorgeous turquoise blue, and the sand is soft and white. If you are adventurous, which we were, you can kayak or take a rowboat to the beach and back. If you are into biking, you can bike for miles in either direction, either on the paved greenway beside 30A or on the gorgeous single track trail that runs between 30A and Hwy 98.

This is a lovely place to stay, and I'm sure we will be back again in the future. This stretch of 30A is not nearly as crowded as Destin, Seaside, or Panama City Beach, and is our favorite part of the US.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay! Please plan to come back soon! (As it turned out, the television remote "screen setting" had been changed. I apologize for this inconvenience. With the push of a button, on the remote, the problem was corrected. Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have this problem in the future, and I will be happy to "walk you through" a change in the screen setting.) Thank you so much for the kind review. I appreciate all of your nice comments about my "little bit of heaven on earth"!
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Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was wonderful. No issues whatsoever. The kids loved the canoes and kayaks available. Definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Complimentary pontoon boat transport across the dune lake to the beach; complimentary fishing boats, canoes, & kayaks for lake and beach; condo complex situated on famous highway 30A which features wide sidewalks; Private boardwalk to beach; YoLo Boards and bicycles are available for rent on site.


Rates & Availability

Blue Mountain Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Aug 5 2017
6 night minimum stay
Late Summer-2017
Aug 6 2017 - Sep 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
Labor Day Week-2017
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 9 2017
6 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2017-2018
Nov 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping fee $180 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

Long term renters are welcome! Please contact the owner directly for rental periods exceeding 28 days since the exact days and length of stay will determine the rate. (Sheila @ 229-344-7373)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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