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Sanctuary at Redfish Peace of Paradise!!, 30A-Beaches-South Walton, Florida Vacation Rental by Owner

Sanctuary at Redfish, 30A-Beaches-South Walton Vacation Rental Condo

Cathy Nordstrom
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Last Updated: 04/20/2021

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Sanctuary at Redfish - Peaceful, Secluded Slice of Paradise

Lakefront Condo 3 Bedroom/3.5 Bath/Sleeps 8 

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 redecorated from the cabinets and countertops to the Stainless Steel appliances.  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!!


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 checks if time allows (U.S. residents only). We also accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express cards. A 3.5% processing fee will be added for all Credit Card payments.



From/To Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly Min Nights
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$371.43 -- $2,550.00 -- 2
$350.00 -- -- -- 2

REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT Property Damage Protection: $500.00

Cleaning Fee: $250.00

Tax Rate: 12.00%

Extended Stay (month or more) Cleaning Fee: $300.00


Deposits are Non-refundable IF less than 60 days before arrival, except where the owner can find a substitute renter. Last minute bookings, (less than 36 hrs) will require an additional $125 deposit. Last minute refundable deposits are $625, $600 refunded after cleaning and $25 for last minute processing fees. Payment: we prefer personal check or bank transfer. We also accept AMEX, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. A processing fee will be added for CC pymts. Extended Stays: Cleaning fee: $275. Deposit of 50% is due at booking and the balance is due 30 days before arrival.

Check-In Time:   4:00 PM

Check-Out Time: 10:00 AM


Bedroom Setup
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 King Bed
  • 2 Bunk Beds
Dining Room
  • Dining Table
  • Eat in Counter
Barbecue - Grills
  • Community Gas Grill
  • Bathtub
  • Linens & Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower/Tub Combo
  • Walk in Shower
  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi Bathtub
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
  • Walk-in Closet
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Big Screen TV
  • Boating
  • Cable TV
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Ski
  • Kayaking
  • Minature Golf
  • Scuba
  • Snorkling
  • Swimming
  • Television
  • Smart T.V.
  • Board Games
  • Reading Library
  • Linens Included
  • No Pets
  • No Smoking
  • Vacuum
  • Fitness Center
  • Condo
  • Pack and Play
  • Elevator/Lift
Home Office
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Blender
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Can Opener
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Dishwasher
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Garbage Compactor
  • Ice Maker
  • Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Pots and Pans
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Water Filter
  • Crock Pot
Outside Living
  • Community Pool
  • Deck
  • Porch Furniture
  • Restaurants
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs Provided
  • Beach Service Provided
  • View (Water)
  • View (Lake)
  • Hot Tub/Heated Spa
  • Covered
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Garage Included
  • Boat Rental Available


Near by Activities
  • Fishing
  • Horseback riding
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Live Entertainment
  • Movie Theatre
  • Outlet Stores
  • Shopping Malls
  • Walking Tours
  • Area Golf
Near by Attractions
  • Lake View
  • Near Golf
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Shopping
Recommended for
  • Adventure Trip
  • Beach Rentals
  • Children Retreat
  • Golf
  • Lake
  • Long Term Rentals
  • Romantic
30A-Beaches-South Walton Activities
  • Santa Rosa Beach
  • Topsail Beach State Preserve
  • Grayton Beach State Park
  • Seaside Beach
  • Rosemary Beach
  • Camp Helen State Park
  • Kitchenique
  • Emerald Coast Pedal Tours
  • Timpoochee Trail
  • Fusion Art Glass Gallery
  • Blue Mountain Beach
  • Deer Lake State Park
  • Goatfeathers Seafood Market
  • YOLO Board and Bike
  • Grand Boulevard
  • Surfside Spa
  • Fishy Booty Charters
  • Santa Rosa Golf Club
  • SunQuest Cruises
  • Emerald Coast Wine Cellars
  • 30A Bike 19 Mile Bike Path
  • Big Daddy's Bike Rental
30A-Beaches-South Walton Restaurants
  • The Bay
  • Cafe Thirty-A
  • Great Southern Cafe
  • Fish Out of Water
  • Basmati's Asian Cuisine
  • Bud & Alley's
  • Bijoux
  • The Red Bar
  • Restaurant Paradis
  • Cowgirl Kitchen
  • Marie's Bistro
  • George's At Alys Beach
  • Borago Restaurant
  • 723 Whiskey Bravo
  • Vue on 30a
  • Christiano's
  • Trebeache
  • Angelina's Pizzeria
  • Nick's on the Beach
  • The Creamery
  • La Loba's Bakery



Steve Simmons

Fantastic place to stay with your family    Aug 14, 2020

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Awesome place and the unit itself was perfectly decorated in each room to make you feel like you are at the beach. Pools were great and the transportation to the beach was awesome. We did not wait over 5 minutes at any one time. Beaches were beautiful and not crowded at all during our stay. This is one of the best places we have stayed with our family. Cathy was great to work with and very accommodating. The unit was fantastic and we will be back soon. Highly recommend stay for any family with kids that like the beach!

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Cathy Nordstrom's reply:

Steve, I can't thank you enough for you complimentary words. I am so happy the unit lived up to your expectations. We would be honored to have you back again. Hopefully it will be soon! Thanks again, Cathy


Ashley M.

Another Wonderful Stay!    Jun 06, 2020

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This was our second time staying in this condo, and it was just as good as the first! The condo was large enough to hold our family of 5 and still have room to spread out. The unit itself is clean and on the quieter side of the building. It has everything you need for a great vacation - anything needed for preparing meals (pots, seasonings, utensils, plates), towels, etc. The pools are our biggest draw - our young kids love them and the depth of the kids' pools are manageable, which allows me to worry less about my beginner swimmers. We went to the beach twice and the chairs are spread out enough to keep socially distant, which we appreciated. Overall, we had a wonderful stay and look forward to returning next year!

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Cathy Nordstrom's reply:

Thank you Ashley for your kind words. We so look forward to having you back again.


Rachel Padron

Hidden 30a Gem    May 30, 2020

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We have stayed at Sanctuary at Redfish, in a number of condos over the years, and Cathy’s is by far the best! The unit is very large, is beautifully appointed, well organized, and well stocked with everything we needed, including beach chairs, grilling tools, and all the cleaning and cooking items we could need. The balconies are spacious, comfortable, and offer views of the lake, woods and deer. Sanctuary at Redfish is a hidden gem of a complex on 30a! Close to the amenities in the larger communities, but away from the crowds. The pool areas are beautiful and never crowded, the beach is large, not crowded, and you always get “first row,” and the boat rude and outflow are highlights for kids (and the boat is much better than walking!). All of this keeps us coming back!

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Cathy Nordstrom's reply:

Rachel we always look forward to having you and your family stay with us. Maybe some day we will get to meet in person. Thanks again for coming back to us year after year.


Cathy W.

It's Perfect    Jul 01, 2017

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We stayed in this condo for the second summer. You know that means we LOVE it! Beautifully decorated yet comfortable, it has everything you could possibly need from kitchen supplies to board games. Cathy is so easy to work with. You can't go wrong with a stay here.

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Cathy Nordstrom's reply:

Cathy, Thank you for returning to us. I take comfort in having folks come back to enjoy our Peace of Paradise again and again. Hope to see you soon again.. Cathy



The Sanctuary at Redfish is a beautiful property at an excellent location.    Sep 18, 2016

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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 :)



Amazing!    Sep 04, 2016

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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!



Perfect Family Getaway!    Sep 01, 2016

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We stayed here with our newborn baby and we couldn't have asked for a better experience! It was so nice, updated and clean! Perfectly located in between sandestin and rosemary! Huge pool and just a short boat ride to the beach. The beach is private which is ideal. We loved it! Highly recommended.