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

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
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 VRBO 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:
February 21, 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.


Blue Mountain Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2242 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • 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 ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , vanity and vanity chair
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , double vanities & storage shelving unit
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , 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 king , Master Suite with King Size bed. Walk-in closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 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 ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/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
average rating of 4.857143 based on 35 reviews

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: 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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  • 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.


  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful condo in a beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. The condo is beautifully decorated. The owners have spared no expense to make sure you have everything you might need. The pool area is beautiful and very relaxing- definitely our children's favorite part of the trip. We rented bikes and rode most days which was a nice way to explore the area. The beach was great. The boat captains were very friendly, making the boat trip across the lake pleasurable. The only downfall was not having direct beach access (no boardwalk from the condo to the beach), which we knew about ahead of time. It's a bit of a hike (if you're hauling beach equipment, coolers, young kids) to use the boardwalk on the far side of Sanctuary by the Sea (a neighbor resort). The boat was definitely a better option for us.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this property. The pictures of the condo and the community property do not do it justice. It was one of the nicest condos I had ever stayed it. It was gigantic, with plenty of space for everyone. The kitchen was well-equipped. The beds were luxurious and the towels were nicer than anything I have at home! The property pools were amazing and the beach was lovely. Cathy was very communicative with us before our arrival (but not overbearing - I've had that experience with VRBO before). I only wish we could have stayed longer. I hesitated (only for a second) to write this review because I don't want to make it so popular that I can't book this condo in the future!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Sanctuary at Redfish is a beautiful property at an excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

The pictures on the web site are honest to your experience. Cathy and Jon did an amazing job with their unit and it is a great place to bring a family on vacation. The property is unique with three amazing pools along with a great boat ride to the beach. We had an excellent time with no complaints. Thanks Cathy and Jon :)

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful condo!

  • 5 of 5

The unit was even better than the pictures! Plenty of room and we had everything we needed. The beach was fantastic and we really loved the easy boat ride to the beach. The kayaks and canoes were a lot of fun as well. We all loved this condo and would definitely stay here again.

Ed P

Flower Mound, TX

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"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.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

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 if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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