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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,785 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Heated Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Hot Tub


About the property

Spacious Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6+ adults)

This professionally furnished unit is on the second floor with views of The Gulf of Mexico and Big Redfish Lake. The three bedroom condo sleeps 6 adults and possible 1 child on the leather living room couch (not a fold- out bed). The newly furnished balcony has 'bar height' chairs and table for better views while dining or snacking and the balcony is completely private with access from the Living Room & Master Bedroom. The Gulf & the Dune Lake can be seen from the Balcony, Living Room & Master Bedroom. The two sun lounges have new top of the line cushions for added comfort.

This incredible unit features 10 foot ceilings, granite kitchen & bar counter-tops, updated kitchen appliances, wireless internet and a gas fireplace. The living room/ dining room and all three bedrooms have new hardwood floors installed in January 2018. All bedrooms have their own private bathrooms, ceiling fans, cableboxes, HDTVs and DVR disc players for movies. The master bath has a large jet tub & separate marble walled shower. The living room has two ceiling fans and a 55” adjustable flat screen HDTV w/cablebox, DVD & a Blu-Ray player with surround sound. The kitchen is fully furnished including small appliances such as a toaster, toaster oven, a blender & 2 coffee makers (drip style & Keurig unit). The cable network has the sports package and a DVR (recordable programs) package for the living room & master bedroom.

Sanctuary at Redfish is situated on 14 beautiful acres that border Big Redfish Lake, an ultra-rare coastal dune lake. These lakes flow in & out of the Gulf & are unique & very rare throughout the world. In the United Stated they are only found adjacent to our very own Northwest Florida beaches. They are truly a treasure of nature & make this location a one-of-a-kind destination. Sanctuary at Redfish is a gated 64 unit, 3 story complex that does not ‘overwhelm’ the amenities provided, even at peak periods (unlike high rise apartment complexes).

Sanctuary at Redfish has a giant tastefully landscaped pool complex with 4 swimming pools and two hot tubs. The large swimming pool has zero depth entry at the west end. The pool area is fully furnished with tables and chairs and pool side lounges. The three small pools are great for families and small children and help reduce the number of people in the large pool. There are two hot tubs bordering the large pool. At the back of the pool complex just past the Fire-pit are 5 Weber Gas Grills which are excellently maintained.

For beach goers, a shuttle boat service is provided (Shuttle service runs from March 1st through the end of October) from our dock for a quick 5 minute trip across Big Redfish Lake to our private white sands beach on the Gulf (or paddle across the lake to our private beach in one of the common kayaks, canoes or row boat - available when shuttle is running). An umbrella and two wooden beach chairs will be set up daily on the beach for our guests (included in the rate). Alternatively, a short 10 minute walk to a private boardwalk (code provided for gate) also delivers you over the dunes onto the beach - (or back to the condo after an evening beach stroll). Paved and Non-paved bike trails are accessed either in front of the complex or just down the street. Scenic Hwy 30A runs right in front of the complex connecting Blue Mountain Beach with Grayton Beach, Water Color, Seaside and Rosemary Beach resorts to mention a few and the paved bike trails run the length of these towns and more. Bicycle rentals are available close to the complex. Also, a public beach with Lifeguards and public parking is located about 6 blocks from Sanctuary at Redfish (a good place to swim when the Gulf waves get up).

For winter renters; one small pool is heated to 80 F throughout the winter (unless the temperature drops below 50 F and the heater is shut down) and two hot tubs are always running. Shuttle and common boats are not available from Nov. 1st to March 1st.

Keywords: Luxury Condo, Waterfront Views, Private Beach with Unbrella and Chairs provided, Super Multi-Swimming Pools/Hot Tubs Complex, Gated Community, Excellent Amenities, Scenic Hwy. 30A.

More Details

Michael Bulger - Owner, Donna Shepherd - Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 29, 2017

About Michael Bulger - Owner, Donna Shepherd - Manager

I was born in Tampa, Fl., grew up in Ft. Worth, Tx and moved here from Atlanta, Ga. in 2010. I'm an Engineering consultant & I do a lot of work out of the country/state. I absolutely love Santa Rosa Beach and the greater 30A area. I live with one of my two sons in a house on nearby Okaloosa Bay. Living on the water is a long standing dream of mine & I go fishing and crabing whenever I am not working. My son Kevin (age 24) just graduated from Florida State University and is working and living in San-Destin. My oldest son, Nicholas (age 31) currently lives with me on the bay and works in Destin.

Michael Bulger - Owner, Donna Shepherd - Manager purchased this condo in 2010

Why Michael Bulger - Owner, Donna Shepherd - Manager chose South Walton

I visited my sister in the 30A, Blue Mountain Beach area for several summers and enjoyed it so much that I decided to move here and buy at Sanctuary at Redfish, a decision I have never regretted. I lived at SAR for 1-1/2 years and still stay in the condo in the winter when it is not rented. I find real peace & serenity living on the lake with the Gulf view and when the surf is strong I can see and hear the breaking waves from the balcony.

What makes this condo unique

The huge pool area is unique and beautiful with 4 swimming pools and two hot tubs, never over-crowded. We have a wonderful 'very' private beach. Access to restaurants stores and markets. Alternatively, the area is not a concrete jungle but supports parks, biking & hiking trails, brackish lakes, with trees and greenery everywhere. Living over a state sanctuary and dune lake has been relaxing & wonderful.


Blue Mountain Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1785 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • 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 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom For Middle Bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom For First Bedroom - toilet , shower
    Half Bathroom Off Living Room - toilet
  • Each bedroom has it's own bathroom and the Master Bathroom has a Jetted Tub and a Separate Shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Has TV with Cable, DVR and built in DVD player
    Middle Bedroom - 1 queen , Has TV with cable and built in DVD player.
    First Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Has TV with Cable and built in DVD player
  • King size beds (1) The recently purchased King bed in the Master Bedroom has a 'firm' high quality 'pillow top' mattress with box spring., Queen size Beds (1) The recently purchased Queen bed in the 2nd Bedroom is also a 'Firm' high quality 'Pillow Top' mattress with box spring., Twin or Single Beds (1) The new Twin beds have excellent mattresses and box springs., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The Leather Sofa converts to a near 'Queen bed with a Memory Foam cover. Sheets, pillow cases, Mattress Topper and blanket for the 'Sleeper Sofa' are kept in the Master Bedroom closet.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
A professionally equipped Gym is available for use at any time and includes bathrooms and water fountain. Common Kayaks and Canoes are available at the dock for paddling on Redfish Lake or to the private beach on the Gulf. Walking access to the beach is also available through a boardwalk that travels over the dunes to the beach. The private boardwalk is located approximately 5 minutes walk from the front of the Redfish complex. 4 large Weber grills are available at the back of the pool area. A fire pit is also available when the nights are chilly.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.9444447 based on 36 reviews

A consistently excellent place to spend a beach vacation!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in this condo several times, and have always found it clean, comfortable, well appointed and attractive. Michael and Donna are highly responsive and show a genuine interest in providing a good experience to their renters. The property is beautiful with a large balcony and views of the lake and the gulf beyond. The pool area is very nice and has not been crowded when we have been there. The beach in this area is beautiful, and again is not typically crowded. I look forward to staying at Michael's condo again, as it has become a reliable favorite for my family.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alice: Thank you very much for your generous review. I hope to hear from you again soon. Sincerely, Michael Bulger
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Vancouver BC

Nice, roomy condo-- but unfortunate surprises

  • 3 of 5

The condo is very spacious and comfortable (altho 2 of the BRs face the common walkway so you wont be opening the shades). The huge pool area was lovely. In the winter, there is one small pool that is heated enough to swim (not warm) and the hot tubs were nice. The grill and firepit looked great. The beach is beautiful.

There were some unfortunate surprises however, which could have been avoided. First, take a screen shot of all the codes (there are 4), or you wont be able to access them if cell signal drops or the homeaway app acts up. We got no instructions on how to arrive at the unit itself--it is in the East bldg, not the west and numbering is wierd. There are no instructions in the unit so we had to googlemap where the boardwalk was and the grocery. The cable didnt work in 3 of the 4 TVs. We punched enough buttons on the many remotes to somehow finally get it going on one TV, but were unsuccessful on the others. This could have been rectified with some instructions. The icemaker didnt work.

The listing does mention that the boat shuttle does not run after Oct 31, but it does NOT mention that *kayaks and beach chair/umbrellas are unavailable after Nov 1*. This should be rectified. This means that you have to haul all of your gear down the street and out the long boardwalk to the beach. It says it is a "short 5 min walk" to the beach--but that is the length of the boardwalk, it is actually a 15 min walk from the condo, down the bike path, and down the boardwalk. It is a pleasant walk if you had nothing to carry, but a pain when hauling beach stuff. A beach wagon that everyone else seems to have would have been a thoughtful addition. Or at least a heads up.

There are no beach towels, chairs or umbrellas provided. There were two broken and un-usable chairs in the locker by the parking spot. (There are boogie boards and sand toys in the locker however).

The worst surprise was waking up to workers crawling over our balcony and painting literally right outside our bedroom window, about 3 ft from our bed. We couldnt use the balcony for the first 3 days. (Even after that, our view was of bucket trucks and old patio furniture.) We should have been informed of this as it significantly affected our enjoyment of the unit.

Then water began dripping out of a light fixture on our last day, a re-occuring problem according to the manager. These things happen, but it capped it off for us. Nice, but not worth the hassles. We'll come back, but not to this unit

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please inform me of any complaint or malfunction - if I do not know about it, I cannot fix it! November is a transitional month in which most renters are not visiting the beach, the shuttle is not running and the beach chairs and umbrella are not offered. That is why the rates are less than half the summer season. Chairs in the storage cage (like the pool toys) were left there by previous renters. I did not know that the common boats and Kayaks are not available after November - we used them in the winter when I lived in the unit - I added this in the discription. I never received a call concerning the TV's and many renters change the input to play games or add an exterior device and it must be returned. I did not receive a notice or complaint concerning any of the 4 DVD players and the main living room unit is still working. The unit above did have a leak in their garbage disposal that dripped through a light - I came out to inspect and the SAR complex maintenance people solved the problem. No other complaints were voiced at the time of my visit. All codes are emailed to the renter prior to the arrival date - how did they get in without them? With GPS, no one request directions any more and there were no request from this guest.
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Absolutely wonderful vacation and condo!!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was everything expected and more. Beautiful and very clean. The ocean and lake view was beautiful from the balcony day and night. This condo is in a good central location on the property and was easy to get to the pool. All of the beds were comfortable and linens were very nice and greatly appreciated. The only complaint I have is with how poorly the kitchen was equipped. I struggled to even cook breakfast with the less than acceptable cookware and utensils. However, we love this condo and will certainly be returning soon. I'll just bring a few of my own cooking necessities from home.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely LOVE the place

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing place to stay. The condo is super clean, looks just like the pictures! All the beds are super comfortable, the bathrooms real clean and spacious. The balcony has the most amazing views of the lake and the beach. We even got to see a couple of deer which was of a special meaning to our family since the passing of my dad. The pools are always at the perfect temperatures and big. The grilling area is clean and fun to share with other vacationers. Kristina and Capitan Bob from the shuttle are super friendly and made us feel like they've known us for a long time. We also got to enjoy the canoes and kayaks, especially my 8 year old and my 15 year old nephew, they loved taking them to and from the beach. Donna was very helpful thru the whole process and prompt in responding to my questions. Plenty of things to do near by. If I could I would give it a 10 star rating!!! I would definitely recommend this place to my friends and family and would probably will rent again on our next vacation to Santa Rosa Beach!!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marigel: Thank you for your kind words. We hope to hear from you in the near future. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Also, returning guests receive $100 off the base price for any weekly reservation. Thanks Again, Michael Bulger Owner
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Beach time

  • 5 of 5

Had a great relaxing week. Your condo is beautiful and very well equipped. The beds were so comfortable!!! Thanks for sharing your condo with us. Michael and Donna were great!! Very attentive!! We will come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memphis, TN

One of our best family vacations!

  • 5 of 5

We had one of our best family vacations this month as we stayed in this beautiful condo! Michael and Donna were very attentive throughout the whole process of renting. The setting is, of course, fabulous on the incredible 30a beaches. What we didn't realize was how peaceful and quiet this particular condo area would be. We basically had one of the pools to ourselves at any given time during the day (even during peak summer). We also didn't realize how entertaining the canoeing and kayaking would be. Something for everyone. The pictures really don't do the condo itself justice... it has very upscale decor with very spacious rooms and bathrooms. The kitchen is fully stocked. We ate out most every night, but we did decide to use the Weber grills one night because all the grilling tools we needed were in the condo! We weren't too sure at first about the boat ride to the beach, but you will find that it is quite relaxing (and beats carrying your gear, especially on the way back). If you want to walk using the boardwalk, it took us about 10-12 leisurely minutes. Having stayed in the area for the last 25 years, I can highly recommend this condo. Lord-willing, we will be renting this condo again next summer (and for many years to come)!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Public Access Beach
Car: not necessary

Common kayaks and canoes are available at the dock for use on Redfish Lake.


Rates & Availability

Blue Mountain Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 27 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 23 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Dec 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 30 2017 - Mar 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
Mar 31 2018 - May 26 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.5%

Sanctuary At Redfish has a No Pets Policy for Renters / No Smoking Indoors/Renter must be 25 years or older / Nothing can be hung over the Balcony.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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