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VOTED TOP 5 of America's Favorite Towns by Travel & Leisure in 2014. VOTED TOP 10 BEACH DESTINATION FOR 2011 by Yahoo! Travel and Top Region for 2013 by Lonely Planet
Begin with unspoiled, sugar-white sand beaches. Add brilliant, warm emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Stir in a pristine lake (Big Red Fish Lake) perfect for fishing and kayaking. Combine all ingredients in a spectacular, resort-styled complex with unrivaled amenities. Finish with a breath-taking environment that delivers spectacular views, access and the perfect setting to relax and unwind.
Welcome to Sanctuary by the Sea! A magnificent resort located on picturesque HWY 30a, this exclusive gated community has over 650 feet of private frontage on the Gulf of Mexico and is nestled by Big Redfish Lake (a rare coastal dune lake) and a marvelous nature preserve. Only 82 condominium residences are uniquely positioned on 23 secluded acres providing a level of serenity and privacy unequaled anywhere on the Florida coast. Sanctuary by the Sea fronts the Gulf of Mexico’s most beautiful stretch of gleaming white sand, edged by golden sea oats and clear emerald waters. You can also fish, kayak or canoe in the cool, fresh waters of Big Redfish Lake.
Protected by water on two sides and by the gated Bannerman Estates on the east, Sanctuary by the Sea is truly a nature sanctuary, with nearly two-thirds of its 23 acres preserved for the private enjoyment of those who have the privilege of vacationing here. Sanctuary by the Sea provides every amenity you would expect of an exclusive, gated Gulf Front development. Three pools with a large fountain, stunning waterfalls, two expansive pool decks and two outdoor fire pits overlooking the sparkling pools. This complex offers walking trails on breathtaking terrain and magnificent landscaping throughout the property.
Do not confuse this property with Sanctuary at Redfish -- they are two separate properties! Redfish is not located on the beach (you have to take a boat to get to the beach or walk very far), nor can the people at Redfish use Sanctuary's private beach, pools or facilities.
The health club is outfitted with state-of-the-art fitness equipment. In addition, there is a professional theater room, PlayStation area with 4 gaming chairs, and a virtual golf room that can be reserved through on-site management or roving security officers. Concealed underground parking and every convenience is located nearby.
This is not your typical rental unit -- we consider it our home and you as our guests. Sanctuary by the Sea is a quiet residential community, and provides an escape from the hustle and bustle of an over-crowded Destin.
The 2,240 square foot unit has luxurious appointments including:
•Stone Travertine Flooring in Living Room, Kitchen, Bathrooms and Foyer •Ceiling Heights of Ten Feet with Eight Foot Door Heights •Viking Appliances in Kitchen Featuring Gas-Fired Range and Adjacent Pot Filler Faucet •Gas Fireplace •Granite Counter Tops and Backsplashes in Kitchen & Bathrooms •Custom Glazed Cabinets in Kitchen & Bathroom •Great Rooms and Master Bedrooms Featuring Panoramic Gulf and Lake Views •Separate Wet Bar with under counter Ice Maker and Wine Refrigerator •Spacious Walk in Master Bedroom Closet •Whirlpool Bathtub in Master Bedroom •400 sf Private Balcony, Featuring Rough Cut Stone Flooring and Gulf and Lake Views •Flat Panel TVs with Cable in Living Room and Bedrooms. •Health Club Including State of the Art Fitness Equipment •Advanced Virtual Golf, Theater Room and PlayStation area, available when reserved through on-site management or roving security. •Stunning Waterfalls •Three Large Pools and Two Whirlpool Spas Located in Two Separate Landscaped Areas •Two Outdoor Gas Fire Pits, and Four Outdoor Gas Grills •Spectacular Gulf and Lake Views •Direct Access To Gulf Beach and Fresh Water Big Redfish Lake •Two beach chairs and umbrella provided (Mar. - Oct.); other beach service available (Yolo boards, kayaks, boogie boards, etc.)
The Area -------- Located virtually half way between Destin (20 miles) and Panama City (25 miles), and just West of Seaside (2 miles), the location is ideal. Attractions within 5 miles include the Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club, Grayton Beach State Park, and many local seafood and other restaurants. Drive a short distance to either Destin or Panama City Beach and enjoy great shopping and restaurants, as well as fishing charters, dolphin tours, and amusement parks. Silver Sands Outlet Mall, located in Sandestin, is only 17 miles away. The new Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, serviced by Southwest and others, is about 30 minutes away.
Late Spring Apr 14 - May 21, 2015 3 night min stay
Summer May 22 - Aug 8, 2015 3 night min stay
Late Summer Aug 9 - Aug 31, 2015 3 night min stay
Fall Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2015 3 night min stay
Winter Nov 1 - Feb 29, 2016 3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning fee of $185 charged to stays of less than 7 nights.
Rates are subject to change until reservation confirmed. One-half of rental amount due upon booking, and second half is due two weeks prior to arrival.
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About the owner: Welcome! We love to travel and over time found the most beautiful spot along the Emerald Coast - Sanctuary by the Sea! We hope you have a great time and know that you will grow to love this unspoiled part of Florida just as much as we do. Please come back for another visit soon.