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Sanctuary by the Sea Gulf Front Luxury Condo

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 2,250 sq. ft.
Property type condo


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

We are no longer renting this condo. Thanks to all the guests who enjoyed our place over the past 8 years.

Welcome to our beautiful gulf front second floor condo in the most appealing resort on Scenic 30A. 3 bedroom, 3 ½ bath. Over 2,200 sq. ft. 10 foot ceilings, Viking gourmet kitchen with natural gas stove. Huge balcony (over 370 sq.ft.) with views of the Gulf of Mexico and Big Redfish Lake (a rare coastal dune lake). (We are # 2115, in the middle of the west facing wing -- the left side in the aerial photo below). Fabulous sunsets.

Sanctuary By the Sea is that rare condo development on the Gulf that respects the natural beauty and open spaces of the Emerald Coast. Set on 23 acres of mostly undisturbed dunes and native flora, with over 650 feet of pristine beach, this truly is a “sanctuary” from the over populated, overbuilt complexes that crowd the coast.

Every bedroom has its own private bath. The Master has both a Whirlpool Tub and a large walk-in shower. The Living Room and Master have wide screen HD televisions. TVs and DVD players in every room. Wi-Fi high speed internet connection. 370 sq. ft. balcony w/ tables, chairs, and recliners.

Complimentary beach service - two umbrellas and four chairs are set up and waiting for you on the shore. (Beach service is not available November through February). Using an elevator to the first floor, you can walk all the way to your beach chairs with NO STEPS.

Three swimming pools (one with a waterfall), two hot tubs, two gas fire pits, outdoor gas grills. Exercise facility. Club house with big screen movie theater (seating for 7), virtual golf room (must see it to believe it) -- all complimentary.

Dock on Big Redfish Lake with a launch for a kayak or canoe.

Gated entrance. Underground parking. Elevators. Security on site 24/7. Maintenance person on site.

Adjacent to bike path. We provide two cruiser bikes for your enjoyment.

The best location in all South Walton. Two miles west of Seaside and Seagrove Beach. Ten minutes from Grand Boulevard (Sandestin). Walking distance to Grayton Beach State Park (100 yards).

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 makes it extra convenient).

Please check the CALENDAR before emailing us your dates. ('View Calendar' link in box on top right corner of site)

(We always respond to emails within 24 hours. If you do not get an email back from us within 24 hours, check your Spam or Junk folders. VRBO emails too often get caught up in Spam filters.)

Keywords: Condominium, beach condo, beach rental, condo, vacation rental, beach resort

More Details

Karen Milich
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 August, 2017

About Karen Milich

Karen & Paul Milich bought this condo new in 2009. We love South Walton and have been visiting the area since the early 1980s. Paul is a law professor at Georgia State University in Atlanta and Karen manages vacation condos (in addition to our own).

Karen Milich purchased this condo in 2009


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Blue Mountain Beach in Santa Rosa Beach

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2250 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Lift
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) (New Pillowtop), Queen size Beds (1) (New Pillowtop), Double Beds (1) (New), Twin or Single Beds (1) (New), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) One Queen, one Twin
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Club House W/ Exercise Facility, Theater, Virtual Golf. Beach Chairs and Umbrella Service (in season). Two cruiser bikes. All Complimentary.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

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Sanctuary by the Sea Gulf Front Luxury Condo
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
Clearwater, FL

Everything you need and then some

  • 4 of 5

Had a wonderful time at the condo!! Beautiful views - the sunset is directly in front of you. And you can view both the beach and lake from the back coach and from the balcony. The walk to the pools and beach are simple, two bikes, 4 chairs and 2 umbrellas make for great recreation

The best part is the owners have supplied everything you need for cooking (except the groceries), but included a nice bottle of wine :)

The beds and furniture are very comfortable.

We had some problems with the master bedroom tv and ceiling fan, but it was minor inconvenience

The internet is public, so ended up asking one of the friends to bring up a hotspot since we had some work to do and required a secure connection

Was able to receive a phone signal in the condo which is not always the case in some units

Less than a mile walk to ice cream :)

I would definitely recommend this home

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nicest, most comfortable place we have ever stayed

  • 5 of 5

This condo is amazing! Interior construction materials and decor are beautiful. Premium Viking appliances in the enormous kitchen (seating for 12)...which is stocked with every utensil, dish, serve ware, cookware, and appliance you could need. Bedrooms are very spacious and each one has a TV. Beds and pillows were super comfortable too! We were happy to see binoculars, games and DVDs, and were surprised/very appreciative to have all the basics supplied (hand soap, shampoo, conditioner, dish/clothes washer detergent, toilet paper, paper towel, plenty of towels, Saran/foil, salt/pepper/oil, etc.). The beach is beautiful; chairs and umbrellas were used every day. Our kids loved the shovels, buckets and net...they explored the lake inlets and caught several crabs and minnows. The guide book was very helpful in selecting restaurants and finding the grocery store. The condo and property are the cleanest we have seen. Thanks for everything, we had a great vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Happy, happy, happy

  • 5 of 5

This accommodation is just wonderful. It is so nicely decorated and very comfortable. It is also in a very quiet and pretty location. The owners go out of their way to make sure their guests have anything they could need and were very accommodating with a change in our arrival date. They have a very detailed "guide book" with every detail that you could want to know about the area and condo... So organized!!! The kitchen is set up with anything you would need to prepare and serve a very nice meal (except food). There was even a nice bottle of wine waiting for us on our arrival! They also make sure that there are plenty of the basic household essentials such as paper products, detergents, etc.... Such a nice gesture that helps travelers. All in all, I can say that it far exceeded our expectations!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati, Ohio

Far Exceeded Expectations

  • 5 of 5

My family and I recently spent a week in this gorgeous condo, and we couldn't have been happier with our accommodations. The photos don't do this property justice. It's very well stocked with everything you need from paper and cleaning products to beach toys and snorkeling gear. Our party of 7 had plenty of room to spread out. The kitchen was a lot of fun to cook in with a gas grill and griddle built into the range. There were plenty of plates, utensils, flatware, and even some decent knives. We made steaks and seafood for dinner on the grill.

Paul and Karen were very easy to work with; they responded promptly to emails and provided very helpful information on local restaurants. We had a very good meal at Cafe Thirty A in Seagrove.

The beach access was easy and convenient, but the walk can be weary when saddled with a bunch of gear. All you really need is a towel as chairs and umbrellas are provided for you. The beach is very wide and wasn’t overly crowded as it’s private. It has the fluffy white sand and turquoise water which are the hallmarks of the area, very beautiful.

We visited Destin (blech, a bit on the obnoxious side) and Seaside (better, but yuppie town). The Barefoot BBQ stand in Seaside is remarkable even if overpriced, but then this is a tourist spot so you have to expect that.

We really enjoyed our trip. My advice is to travel lightly as this condo has way more than you expect. We'd come back in a blink!

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dalton, GA

Great condo, quiet location

  • 5 of 5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The condo is fabulous! Nicely appointed, very clean and spacious. It is also extremely quiet. When you are inside, you hear almost nothing outside. Great for sleeping later! We have stayed at many places along 30-A, but this complex is our favorite so far. It is a bit of a hike to the beach compared to other places, but once there, you certainly have plenty of room. The beach service guy really enforces the private beach part! The appliances all worked really well. The A/C kept us cool, unlike other places we have stayed. Ceiling fans in all bedrooms is a plus. Supplying dishwasher and washing machine soap or detergent is a nice touch. Lots of towels and wash cloths. The underground parking is great in the hot summer. The pools have nice patio areas with grills if needed. We didn't use them but I'm sure they worked fine. The property is kept very clean.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great condo - Wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have stayed at SBTS for 2 years now. Vacationed in several other homes/condos around the Destin area over the last several years. This condo ranks at the top. It was very clean, had just about everything we needed in the kitchen for cooking meals and made us feel right at home.

The beds were comfortable and there was plenty of room for all of our family members to move around easily.

The sunset views from the balcony were amazing and I enjoyed being able to see both the pool and ocean while eating breakfast/lunch outside.

The owners were very easy to deal with and I'm sure would have been helpful had we had any issues. However, we didn't have one issue arise during our stay - so that was never tested. :-)

The lake near the condo is an added bonus - giving a peaceful area for my family to use our kayak skills when the ocean was a little too choppy.

All in all a great vacation condo - we would definitely book this unit again.

Morton Family

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Blue Mountain Beach, North West Florida

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £361.05
Tax Rate 11.0%

Listed rates do not include the Florida sales and tourism taxes of 11.0%
No additional cleaning fees or booking charges.
Deposit of $500 required to secure a reservation. This is also the damage deposit which is returned within 7 days of departure. Full rental payment due 30 days prior to arrival.
We accept checks (no fee). If you wish to pay by credit card, please use VRBO online booking (they will charge you a fee).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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