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Sanctuary at Redfish - Peaceful, Secluded Slice of Paradise on Beautiful 30A

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 2,242 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Lakefront Condo 3 Bedroom/3.5 Bath/Sleeps 8 #571216

Sanctuary at Redfish is a magnificent, gated resort facility providing luxury and serenity while staying within minutes of fantastic restaurants, art galleries and charming shops. This sixty-four unit condominium resort is located on approximately fourteen secluded acres in Santa Rosa Beach Florida. The property slopes down to Big Redfish Lake providing breathtaking lake and gulf views. Only a few places in the world are fortunate enough to have favorable conditions for these lakes to form and they provide a unique environment for a diverse collection of wildlife normally in separate fresh water or salt water ecosystems. Of the fourteen acre property, the building sits on approximately six acres. Sanctuary at Redfish preserves as much of the natural vegetation as possible to create an environment of serenity and privacy unmatched along 30A. The property is bordered on the west and south by Big Redfish Lake which empties out into the Gulf of Mexico. Sanctuary at Redfish provides a long list of first class amenities for residents. The expansive pool deck consists of four separate pools, including one zero-entry pool, one adult pool, and one heated pool which is great for children. There are also two hot tubs. You can fish, simply float or paddle your way to the white sandy beach of the Gulf of Mexico with our complimentary canoes or kayaks located along the path to the left of the dock at the lake. However, you may also choose to relax and call Captain Bob to take you on a peaceful four minute complimentary boat ride on Big Redfish Lake that drops you off on our dedicated beach within steps of ocean water. We offer Complimentary Beach Service which includes two beach chairs and an umbrella that awaits you at the beach for the duration of your stay. If you need additional beach chairs you will find TWO additional beach chairs in the unit for you convenience. You will need to transport them to and from the beach if you choose to use them.

After your day at the beach you can take a short drive to our fabulous local restaurants or use one of our four gas grills to cook your dinner. S'Mores might be what's on the menu for dessert, which can be enjoyed poolside at the large gas fire pit.

Our condominium was completely refurbished/redecorated from the cabinets and countertops to the Stainless Steel appliances and All new furnishings/furniture/glassware etc. in October of 2014. Our condominium is an end unit so that there are windows on three sides with outstanding views to the beauty of the woods and Big Redfish Lake. Our second floor location adds to the outstanding views. It has 10 foot ceilings with both Travertine tile floors and beautiful hardwood floors. The unit includes a master king suite with a jetted tub and a second master queen suite with a sitting area. Both masters have a walk-in closet. The third bedroom comes with 2 sets of bunk beds. The first set is a Twin XL (same length as a queen). The second set is a regular Twin set of bunks. Both sets top bunk hold up to 1000 lbs. Our unit sleeps 8 in beds, and features a large private balcony and a small 2nd balcony off the second master, which is perfect for your favorite cup of coffee in the morning or a quiet place to curl up with a good book. In addition to the 3 luxurious bedrooms, each bedroom is equipped with its own bathroom. There is a powder room and a separate laundry closet with a FULL size washer and dryer. We are located on the 2nd floor with windows galore overlooking Big Redfish Lake. Our unit has 2242 square feet that affords additional space in the living area and second master. There are 4 HDTV's for cable TV viewing and a Bluray/DVD player for each HDTV. We have a library of movies for children and families as well. There is also High Speed Internet and Wifi supplied in the unit for your convenience. A Microcell mini tower for enhanced cell phone connectivity.

The large living room is furnished with two sofas, an oversized chair with ottoman and an additional accent chair. A coffee table, 2 end tables and TV console circle the gas fireplace for extra warmth on cool nights. The dining table seats 8, and there is extra seating at the breakfast bar for four. The open kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. For our tea drinkers and gourmet cooks, we have an 'instant hot' device near the kitchen sink. The kitchen is also fully stocked with conveniences such as dinnerware, cookware, glassware and an assortment of small appliances.

Bike rental is available and within walking distance at Big Daddy's Bike Shop (2217 W. Co Hwy 30A) for you to take a ride along scenic 30A. Call to reserve your rental at 850-622-1165. If you feel adventurous and would like to take a break from the sun, you may want to browse the quaint local shops as well as antique shops in the area. Going east on 30A just a few miles will take you to Grayton Beach, WaterColor and Seaside. For those who want to take on some major shopping, Destin Commons and the Sandestin Silver Sands Outlet Mall are just a short 12 minute drive west on Hwy 98.

Sanctuary at Redfish is a resort community with a neighborly feel. You will find the scenery of Santa Rosa Beach, FL relaxing and breathtaking. I invite you to come and enjoy our Slice of Paradise!!

More Details

Cathy Nordstrom
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Cathy Nordstrom

We are a family from Memphis, TN area that fell in love with Sanctuary at Redfish vacationing with our own family.

Cathy Nordstrom purchased this condo in 2014

Why Cathy Nordstrom chose Blue Mountain Beach

Home to the most beautiful white sugar sand beaches in Florida. Convenient for us to drive or fly to from our home as well as for family and friends to visit. Gated resort, close to restaurants and shopping but away from the traffic and congestion of Panama City and Destin.

What makes this condo unique

Gated, secluded and an upscale community. A friendly- family neighborly feel. Many activities at your fingertips if you so choose.


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

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2242 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please print, sign and date the rental agreement. After signing please scan and attach/forward in an email to the owner.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • rural
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , vanity and vanity chair
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , double vanities & storage shelving unit
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Spacious Master Bathroom with double vanities
  • Beautiful Jacuzzi tub in Master Bath. Extra hooks to hang Beach Towels. Hair dryer in each bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Suite with King Size bed. Walk-in closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen Suite/Second Master with sitting area & walk-in closet
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Bunk Bed , 2 sets of bunks. 1st set XL Twin (80 In) 2nd set Reg Twin.
  • Master Bedroom & Second Master with sitting area Pack-n-play (portable crib) stored in the Second Master closet. 1 King bed,1 Queen bed, 2 sets of bunk beds (1 XL Twin set 80 inches long and 2nd set Regular Twin bunk). Both sets top bunks hold up to 1000 lbs.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Deep Sea Fishing in Grayton Beach 10 Minutes East. 100 store Silver Sands Outlet Mall in Sandestin, 20 minutes West. Panama City International Airport 35 minutes East. Ten local Sea Food Restaurants 15 minutes East and West Several Golf Courses East and West Watercolor, Seaside, and Rosemary Beaches 10 minutes West. Walking/Bike paths.


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Sanctuary at Redfish - Peaceful, Secluded Slice of Paradise on Beautiful 30A
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Best Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have been to this condo and the fourth time to Blue Mountain Beach. We love this condo because of where it is located within the Sanctuary. It is located at the end so it is quiet and peaceful which is why we come to the beach in the first place. This unit has beach chairs which is a huge plus and the ride across the lake is easy. The Sanctuary also has kayaks if you don't want to wait. It is perfectly situated near Seaside and Santa Rosa so it is not as crowded as other areas. The condo is clean and spacious and although it is not directly on the beach, it is not too hard to get there.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted to have you return to us again this year. Glad you enjoyed our quiet corner of the resort. With the extra wall of windows the unit allows you to take in the peace of the Big Redfish Lake on either balcony. Thank you for noticing the great job our cleaning crew does for us I will be sure to pass it on. I am quite particular because I want the condo to be PERFECT for my guests like you. Thanks again for your sweet words and come back soon, Cathy
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Great! Interior is just a beautiful as pictured on the site.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was wonderful. Kathy was very accommodating. We had everything we needed and more.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love this unit- beautifully decorated, and well-equipped. Having windows on two sides is great.

  • 5 of 5

Love it here. Peaceful and quiet; private beach. Can be a bit difficult to get to the beach when the shuttle boat is not running; or the trail is being resurfaced.

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beyond expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Our week at your condo was just lovely! We enjoyed to the pool and the beach and the quiet community during the bustle of spring break in the 30A area. The condo was more beautiful than the pictures and wonderfully spacious and well appointed. It was very clean, with luxurious linens, and a very well stocked kitchen. We were even able to host Easter dinner with plenty of tableware for our family of 15. There were so many nice perks in the unit like extra towels, a drying rack, beach chairs and toys, games and DVD's and more. The porch was wonderful and private and we couldn't hear any of the neighbors. We were delighted to find that even though it was spring break, the pool was never over crowded. Cathy was very responsive with any questions I had before and during our week there. We used the boat to get to the beach, though sometimes we had to wait for 2 or 3 shuttles to get everyone there or back. Due to construction on 30A we couldn't really safely take the path and walk to the beach but the construction is scheduled to be completed in May 2018. Thanks for a wonderful week at your beach house. It was lovely!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sanctuary at Redfish AMAZING!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful setting, beautiful home and a great area to visit!! What more could a person ask for!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful accommodations! Perfect location and the owners are so nice and go out of their way to make your stay so comfortable.


  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yolo Board Adventures & Rental
Grayton Beach State Park
Marie's bistro
We absolutely love Marie's. Just a short walk from the condo. Our family loves this place....
Blue Mountain Beach Creamery
Very convenient and a family favorite. Short walk from the front gate.
Pickle's Snack Station
An absolute MUST!! The kids will thank you. Can be a little more than what you thought you...
Donut Hole Bakery Cafe
It wouldn't be a vacation if we didn't visit the Donut Hole for breakfast.
The Red Bar
The Red Bar has great food. There might be a short wait to be seated but it is worth it. I...
Hurricane Oyster Bar
Just a short distance from the condo. My husband's absolute favorite.. You have to try the ...
Big Daddy's Bike Shop
Bike rental right up the street, within walking distance of the condo.
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Northwest Florida Beach International Panama City
Nearest Barpub
0.04 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Santa Rosa Golf Club - Semi-Private
Nearest Restaurant
0.06 Miles
Marie's Bistro & Barside
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
Blue Mountain Beach via water taxi (in season)
Car: recommended

Grayton Beach, WaterColor and Seaside, just 5-7 minutes away provide many fine dining and casual dining establishments. There are also many shops with unique items for your home or for gift giving.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £149.74
Damage Insurance £44.17

Our condo sleeps 6-8 in beds with an 8 person maximum occupancy. We purposefully do not supply extra linens. Overnight sleeping on the sofas is prohibited. Any violation of our rules or the condominium association rules can result in immediate eviction. Our rules are designed to ensure a premier experience for all our guests each and every week. Deposits are refundable if canceled more than 60 days before arrival. Deposits are Non-refundable if less than 60 days before arrival, except where the owner can find a substitute renter. Last minute reservations, (less than 36 hours) will require an additional refundable deposit in the amount of $525 where $500 will be refunded and $25 for processing fees. As a form of payment we prefer eChecks (U.S. residents only). We also accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover cards.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.