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Luxurious, 2 Balconies, Steps From The Ocean, At Sanctuary-By-The-Sea

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

4 Bedroom 4.5 Bath, Sleeps 10

SPECIAL: October & November 10% off (3 night minimum)

Beautiful 3100 square foot condo on the beach end of Sanctuary by the Sea. Designer furnished to exacting standards, this unit will become your family’s favorite vacation rental for years to come.

3124 is one of the best locations in the entire resort. Gulf front, two stories, with two huge balconies. Enormous doors and windows open to one of the best views on all of 30-A. Close to the largest of three pools and all the amenities of the club house.

Sanctuary By the Sea is a rare condo development on Florida’s Emerald Coast that respects the natural beauty and open spaces of the area. Set on 23 acres of mostly undisturbed dunes and native flora, with over 650 feet of pristine private beach, this truly is a “sanctuary” from the over populated, overbuilt complexes most visitors are familiar with.

Plenty of room. Over 3,100 square feet of living space plus over 1,000 square feet of balconies. Each of the four bedrooms has its own private bath. Two Master baths have Whirlpool Tubs and large walk-in showers.

The Living Room and Master bedrooms have wide screen HD televisions. Flat-screen TVs in all bedrooms and 3 DVD players.

Wi-Fi high speed internet connection.

Enormous second floor sun deck offers views for miles of the ocean and Big Redfish Lake.

Oversized travertine tile, plush carpets, ten foot ceilings, crown moulding, and a soothing coastal design theme. All furnishings are elegant yet “beach casual.” Fabrics are family friendly and designed for relaxation.

The fully equipped Viking kitchen has everything you need to cook a gourmet meal.

Complimentary beach service. The two umbrellas and four chairs are set up and waiting for you at the water’s edge. No chairs to lug to the beach! (Beach towels not included. Beach service is not available November through February).

Three sparkling swimming pools (one with a waterfall and jet sprayers), two hot tubs, two gas fire pits, four outdoor gas grills (cleaned daily).

World class exercise facility with LifeFitness Media. Club house with movie theater (seating for 7 in oversized leather chairs) and club room, virtual golf room (must see it to believe it, don’t forget your clubs!) -- all complimentary.

Lakeside dock and lake access. Perfect for fishing, kayaking, and paddle boarding.

Gated entrance. 24 hour security on site. Underground parking. Elevators. Luggage and grocery carts. Maintenance person on site.

And best of all, 650 feet of private, expansive beach with mature sand dunes and two dune lake outfalls. Unspoiled, uncrowded, unmatched – just like South Walton used to be.

Just a hundred yards from Grayton Beach State Park. Two miles west of Seaside and Seagrove Beach. Ten minutes from Grand Boulevard (Sandestin).

The best of both worlds: A peaceful retreat close to great restaurants and shopping.

Don't confuse us with Sanctuary at Redfish -- a nice resort nearby but it is not on the Gulf. You can walk directly to the beach from our condo with very few stairs. (Our elevators make it extra convenient).

More Details

Property Manager
Karen Milich
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 6, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

This is our fourth year at Sanctuary, and first time staying in 3124, and it is stunning! We enjoyed our stay very much and were quite lucky with the weather. The close proximity to the beach was great. We especially appreciate the interior design - Architectural Digest worthy! It was great - we hope to come again.
Sep 2013
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Blue Mountain Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3154 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Top floor master suite - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Main floor master - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Guest bathroom - toilet , shower
    Kid's bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Powder Room - toilet
  • Both Master Suites feature huge en-suite baths with separate shower, double sinks and jetted tubs. All bathrooms feature granite countertops and travertine flooring, Kohler fixtures.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Main floor master suite - 1 king
    Top floor master suite - 1 king
    Guest suite - 1 queen
    Kid's suite - 2 bunk bed
  • All bedrooms have large en-suite bathrooms. Plush carpeting, fine linens, comfy top-of-the-line pillow top mattresses, and designer appointments.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Luxurious, 2 Balconies, Steps From The Ocean, At Sanctuary-By-The-Sea
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Rockport, Tx

Top Notch Vacation Property

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful week in this condo at Sanctuary By the Sea. We were a group of 10 from 3 families, 6 adults and 4 small children, ages 6,4, 3, and 1. Everyone enjoyed the time at the resort and very importantly, their space. We never once felt crowded with the condo size, each family having their own bedroom and bath and a fun bunk-room for some of the children. We also never felt crowded in any of the resorts areas, the swimming pools, gym, garage, etc, You really feel like you are in a special place.

This was a first trip to Destin for the younger families and they simply loved it. Trips to the beach were terrific and the daily included package of two umbrellas and four chairs worked fine for our group. The gulf was calm the first few days and the little kids enjoyed the clear water and mild waves. The last few days were rougher and too much for the small children. Their discovery of the special beauty of Big Redfish coastal dune lake was really fun to watch. They spent many very enjoyable hours in the calm treats of the lake. They also enjoyed researching the info on the dune lake formation and its unique nature. It is ideal for kayak and paddle board.

As for the condo itself, it is hard to imagine a more comfortable and handsome setup as #3124. The kitchen is large with top notch appliances and all kitchen utensils, glassware and accessories that anyone could need. We often had 3 family cooks working in the kitchen at the same time preparing meals. It was perfect.

The decor in this condo is first rate throughout and in fine condition. The whole condo is nicely appointed in pleasing colors and handsome furnishings. This also applies to the outdoor tables, chairs and ottomans. Plenty of outdoor furnishings to handle all. The two decks are very large and have excellent views of the beach and the lake. Hours pass by enjoying these very special vistas. Facing west, they do get a little hot and sunny in the afternoon hours but a small price to pay to enjoy the magnificent sunsets later.

We rented bikes from Big Daddy's and this worked very well. They deliver and pickup at the station you appoint. Each day we rode the bike paths to Seaside, Grayton Beach or Blue Mountain beach.

Finally, our trip was managed by Karen. Although we had a few small glitches as with all vacations, She handled each promptly and satisfactorily. A job well done.

We would recommend this condo very high

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellence at Sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at Sanctuary a dozen times over the last 5 or 6 years, so this review is not about how perfect SbytheSea is--there's no place like it, and we sure hope it remains a Sanctuary (ie: no screaming children, no loud music, huge private stretch of private beach, and plenty of lovely respectful people in the most beautiful setting). This review is for this unit--the owners have perfected excellence in condo ownership. This is the best unit we've stayed in (I hesitate to even put that out there (: as availability is hard to come by now. It's already booked for our spring break!) Being in this particular unit felt like we were in our best friend's house; therefore, it makes you want to treat it as such with great care! The decor and cleanliness were top-notch, and the furniture (inside & balconies) is comfortable & nicely arranged. Beyond that, these owners have left no detail uncared for! In our home, we have our "Sanctuary Box", where we keep supplies we bring with us the couple of times a year we go stay--filled with all those extras you often forget about, don't want to have to run out to Publix for, and most unit owners don't supply. We did not have to dip into our box--they literally have thoughtfully provided EVERYthing to make your stay simple & stress free! We truly felt like we were at our home away from home.

These things may not seem like a big deal, but to we that are "veteran" renters at SbyS, this is what puts this unit at the top of the list!

The only suggestion I would make is to put a facial mirror, or hang a mirror over the desk in the upstairs Master; this would make for a perfect Vanity since there's not a lot of counter space.

Thank you for sharing your condo, and providing an excellent sanctuary inside Sanctuary!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Opelika, AL 36801

"Sanctuary-by-the-Sea" a perfect balance for the entire family

  • 5 of 5

Our experience at Sanctuary-by-the-Sea was incredible! Where to begin? The condo is beautifully furnished, yet inviting and comfortable. We loved the colors and ocean theme that seemed to be just an extension of the view out each of the windows and doors. The bedrooms were spacious and the beds luxurious. Preparing meals in this kitchen was a delight for our entire family. It was as if we were staying in the home of a good friend, one with very good taste!

The location of this unit is convenient to the pool, ocean, and Red Fish Lake. Our chairs and umbrellas were out each morning by the time we got to the beach (some days that was pretty early). The private beach was pristine and peaceful. While my daughter was thrilled to sit on the beach with her book, my son was busy trying to capture some of the wildlife in the 30A dune lakes right beside her. We even happened upon one of the famous "outfalls" while on a walk along the beach!

Even though we could have stayed on the property for the entire week and been happy, there was the lure of so many things to do that were only a few minutes away. We shopped at San Destin, hiked at state parks, toured Seaside, saw a movie at Grand Boulevard, played at the Baytowne Wharf, and ate at the Red Bar. We regretted not having our bikes along, but somehow didn't get around to renting them.

This property is all this listing shows and more. The entire complex was clean and the staff was friendly. We will definitely recommend it to our friends and family. It is such a nice combination of a peaceful sanctuary so close to a wide range of activities for all ages.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oxford, MS.

You will love it!

  • 5 of 5

This was my first visit to Sanctuary by the Sea and I have to say it really was everything I was hoping for. I love 30-A so the location of this luxury condo was perfect. I could stay and enjoy the two pools and the private beach or bike to Sea Side. You could vacation here and almost never have to get into your car! I loved that! This luxury condo made me feel right at home. The decorating and furnishings are centered around comfort which I loved. Every room has everything you need and you can tell a lot of thought and care went into the process. It's really, really clean and the beds are so comfortable. Every bedroom with it's own bathroom was great. The kitchen has everything you need to prepare a meal it's big and roomy with state of the art Viking applicances. The view from the two balcony's are breath taking. Every night at sunset we were taking pictures overlooking the lake and the ocean and of course the gulf's white sand is like no other. We had a great time and I hightly recommend this condo. The owners were wonderful.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Blue Mountain Beach Condo Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $800
Tax Rate 11.5%

Rates listed above do not include the 11.5% Florida taxes.
No additional cleaning or booking fees.
2.5% surcharge for credit cards.

$800 due upon reservation. This also serves as the damage deposit. The full amount of the rent is due 30 days prior to arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.


Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
Interstate 10


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