Sanctuary by the Sea #37


5 Bedrooms 4.5 Bathrooms 12 Sleeps 2714 sq. ft.

Sanctuary by the Sea is a classic beach retreat with all of the luxuries imaginable in a Watercolor Vacation. Thoughtfully decorated in a classic, comfortable style to ensure your crew will be able to enjoy every moment together. Before entering the home, you're greeted with a furnished screened-in front porch - a cool way to enjoy your morning outside complete with ceiling fan! Perfect for dropping off beach bags on your way in, or chatting with a beverage in hand, taking in the beautiful surroundings. Inside the home, crisp, clean interiors await along with hardwood floors throughout!

A professionally furnished living room features Smart TV and plush seating for 8, all carefully chosen with a designer's eye. The dining room opens to both the family room and kitchen, has seating for 8, while the breakfast bar sits 4 next to the formal dining table. Everyone can eat together!

A gourmet kitchen with high end appliances has all of the luxuries you need to make a delicious meal for your family and friends. Granite countertops, custom lighting, and carefully chosen touches make this kitchen a delight for preparing meals and gathering. The kitchen is stocked with cookware and other accouterments to make everything from a PB and J to Thanksgiving dinner.

Need to work while on 30A? A built in desk and chair is available near the dining table in a semi-private nook. The whole home wifi ensures no missing a Zoom call, unless you want to.

A bonus family room on 2nd floor is a great spot to get away with a book or for the kids to enjoy their own chill time. It is a classic space and ultra-comfortable. The room also turns into an additional sleeping space at night with a comfortable Queen sleeper sofa.

*Nightly and Weekly Rates available with seasonal minimums. Reservation requests are subject to confirmation. You will be contacted within 24 hours of booking request to confirm reservation request or provided alternative. *

Sanctuary by the Sea Features
- Access to 5 Taxi Bikes, services weekly
- Complimentary use of a 6-seater Golf Cart- Use within Watercolor only. Must sign a waiver and be 21+ and licensed/insured driver to operate.
- 4 min bike ride/golf cart drive to Camp Watercolor. The kids and young at heart will love the lazy river + waterslides.
- Laundry on 1st floor
- WiFi + Cable
- Driveway parking for 2 vehicles. Nearby neighborhood parking available on first come, first serve basis.
- Smart TVs
- Screened-in front porch with seating
- Balcony with cushioned seating and bench swing.
- 2 houses from the Dragonfly Pool. This pool is heated during cooler months.
- 5 Minute bike ride to Seaside
- Dining table with seating for 8 plus breakfast bar seating for 4. Everyone can eat together!
- Workspace with desk and chair in a semi-private nook
- Enclosed outdoor shower.
- Propane outdoor grill near main entrance into kitchen for convenience
- Full kitchen with stainless steel appliances plus large pantry for storage
- Access to the Watercolor Beach Club, Camp Watercolor, and all community pools included with your reservation
- Community pools heated during cooler months and towel service available at Camp Watercolor and Beach Club (subject to change by the neighborhood)

5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, Sleeps 12
- 1st Floor King Suite - TV, en suite bath with double vanity sink and walk-in shower
- 2nd Floor King Suite - private balcony, TV, en suite bath with double vanity sink and walk-in shower
- 2nd Floor King Suite - TV, en suite bath with double vanity sink and walk-in shower
- 2nd Floor Guest Room with sleeping for 2 in double Twin Beds: TV, adjacent to shared full bath with combination shower/tub
- 2nd Floor Bunk room - sleeps 2 in twin bunk, adjacent to shared full bath with combination shower/tub
- Bonus: Queen Sleeper Sofa in 2nd floor living room, adjacent to shared full bath with combination shower/tub


2nd Floor Guest Room

2 Twin

2nd Floor Bunk room

1 Bunk

1st Floor King Suite 1

1 King

2nd Floor King Suite 2

1 King

2nd Floor King Suite 3

1 King

2nd Floor Queen Sleeper Sofa

1 Queen



  • Other: Concierge


  • Water Parks
  • Health Beauty Spa
  • Museums


  • Not Necessary


  • Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Kitchen
  • Private Entrance
  • Washer
  • Wifi Fiber Optic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bed Linens
  • Essentials
  • Parking
  • Towels
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Hot Water
  • Private Living Room
  • Shampoo
  • Wifi
  • Cable
  • Garage
  • Desk
  • Office
  • Desk
  • Outdoor Shower


  • Free Parking
  • Community Pool
  • Waterpark Lazy River


  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Basics
  • Dishes & Silverware
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen Island
  • Dining table
  • Blender


  • Pool Hoist
  • Path to Entrance Lit at Night


  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Bird Watching
  • Paddle Boating


  • Resort Amenities
  • Near Ocean


  • Bicycle
  • Boat Ramp
  • Playground
  • BBQ Area
  • Balcony
  • Grill
  • Golf Cart


  • Heated Pool


  • Basketball Court
  • Swimming
  • Pickleball
  • Tennis
  • Cycling
  • DeepSea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Para-sailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Wind Surfing
  • Golf

Home Safety

  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Smoke Detector


  • Fitness Center
  • Hospital


  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Smart TV


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Bathtub
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January 16, 2024 - Website

New Year Trip

by Codi McGill
We had a great trip between Christmas and new year‘s eve. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen was well stocked, the showers are wonderful with endless hot water. We enjoyed our time at this house and were pleasantly surprised by how much we loved this location in WaterColor. It was great to be so close to Publix.
Thanks for booking with us, Codi! I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed the home during your stay. Let us know when you're ready to re-book! ??
July 4, 2023 - Website

Great House for Families!

by Janet Rowland
This home is beautiful and so convenient to Watercolor, shopping, Seaside, and the beach! We loved it! Had 2 families of 4 and it fit perfectly. Kitchen appliances could do with an update and bathrooms are slightly small but we enjoyed it thoroughly! Had an issue with AC on the first day and maintenance had it fixed within the hour. Great service from Exclusive 30A!
June 28, 2023 - Website

Great place to stay!

by Lori Thelen
We had a great stay in Watercolor at the Sanctuary by the Sea. Home is great, loved the space and close proximity to Dragonfly pool. The beach and other pools are a bit of a distance but using the golf cart makes everything accessible. We would definitely reccommend.
July 26, 2022 - Website

Family vacation

by Lynn Hyland
We had a wonderful time at Sanctuary by the Sea in Watercolor. All ages from 6 to grandparent. The house, bikes, and golf cart provided many hours of fun..
Thanks so much, Lynn! So glad that everyone is happy with their stay!
June 7, 2022 - Website

Family Vacation

by Mark Dieterle
We had a great time and the house was great. We always enjoy our time in Florida.
Glad you enjoyed your stay!
January 14, 2022 - Website

Beautiful Home

by Steven Bass
Sanctuary by the Sea #37 is a beautiful home and we enjoyed the extra room it provided our party of 10. Outside the parking is very tight for 2 vehicles in rear with the golf cart but fortunately the parking in front of the house was adequate. While everything about the house was terrific, as a prior WaterColor homeowner in the 360 Blue management program, we expected a few things like coffee, extra rolls of toilet paper, etc to be furnished. These are minor disappointments and we will simply bring coffee and other essentials for our next visit.
Thanks so much, Steven! We would love to have you again!
December 13, 2021 - Website

Family Getaway

by Sharon Tuttle
House was very clean and the floor plan was great for our families. The rental company was VERY responsive to our needs. Would stay here again!
Thanks, Sharon! We would be glad to have you back! ūüôā
September 23, 2021 - Website

Our second stay at Sanctuary by the Sea.

by Kevin Larmann
Outstanding customer service by Exclusive 30A Rentals. Once again, a lovely, inviting home. We highly recommend.
Thanks so much, Kevin! We appreciate your stays and hope to have you back again!
June 2, 2021 - Website

Sanctuary by the Sea #37

by Jacqueline Eovino
Watercolors was the perfect place for all ages to enjoy. Getting around made simple by beach trolley and bikes.
Thank you for the positive review, Jacqueline! We hope to see you again soon!
May 27, 2021 - Website

Beautiful Home

by Diane Osborn
This is a gorgeous house. Furnishings are very nice and comfortable. There was an issue with the golf cart, we were informed the day before arrival that it was not available and we had to pay $600 to rent one for 2 days which we were not happy about but understand things happen. We still were very pleased with everything else and would stay here again.
Hi Diane, I do apologize about the cart. When they are damaged by prior guests, we have them repaired as soon as possible. Sometimes that happens within a day or so, and sometimes it takes a week. Thank you so much for the positive review, we would love to have you back!
April 12, 2021 - Website

Great time in a nice house

by Maria Miller
We really enjoyed our stay in Watercolor and in this house. It had everything that we needed and was very comfortable. The few hiccups we had were quickly addressed and fixed. We loved sitting on the screened porch in the evening and watching people drive and bicycle by. The golf cart was very useful getting us around the resort as were the bicycles! We are already planning our return visit next year!
Thank you for the review, Maria! We look forward to having you back!
November 29, 2020 - Website

Best Thanksgiving

by Joan Moore
!The house was the right size for our family, the golf cart and bikes were new. Great family vacation.
We're so glad your family enjoyed the holiday here! We would love to have you all back!
March 25, 2019 - Website

Great Home!

by James Gendreau
The ladies loved the house, wood floors, big bathrooms, clean, washer dryer, just all you could want and a golf cart to ride the community or go to the beach! Fantastic!
We're glad everyone enjoyed it, James, thanks!
March 16, 2019 - Website

Great place

by Glenda Skinner
Very pleased with location and cleanliness of the house
Hey Glenda, thank you!
July 31, 2018 - Website

Beautiful Beach House

by Michelle Mickwee
The house was as beautiful as the pictures online. The house was very clean and well taken care of. When we weren't enjoying the local restaurants, I really enjoyed cooking in the kitchen. A great gas stove with nice pots and pans. Very convenient to Publix and a short walk or golf cart ride away to great shopping, eating, or the beach. Surfing Dear is just down the road and was our favorite meal of our trip. Great area for runners and bike riders. I enjoyed running through Watercolor and down 30A. Perfect summer vacation!
Thanks so much, Michelle!
May 15, 2018 - Website

Awesome home but a little far from beach

by Patricia Josephson
We loved the home but had a few concerns. There isn’t a shade on the upstairs master & the morning sun streamed in waking us up pretty early. Home was awesome except washer wouldn’t spin the water completely out. A little further from the beach than expected. Overall we enjoyed our visit.
Thank you for the feedback, Patricia. We're always making improvements to our homes and would love to have you back!
August 15, 2017 - Website

Beautiful House

by Sandy Tucker
This 5 bedroom house was just perfect for our family of 10. Conveniently located to Publix grocery store and Seaside strip. The only problems we noticed were that the showers would fill up ankle deep and we noticed very small ants coming up through the sink in 1 of the bathrooms (upstairs, bedroom with balcony). They would be in the sink bin and vanity. Also, it would be awesome if the amenity cards would be included with the rental of the house. The golf cart & bikes were great for the teenagers. We did have to call about the bike locks because they wouldn't unlock, but maintenance instantly came and replaced them with new locks. Overall, it was a very nice house and we would definitely go back.
Thank you for the feedback, Sandy! We've made a lot of improvements to the home and hope to have you back!
October 24, 2016 - Website

Watercolor vacation

by Ann Irwin
We loved the house and our entire experience. I am sure we will be booking this home again next fall break. I will recommend 30a to our friends and family. Thanks for a great vacation.
Thank you, Ann! Please let us know if you would like to re-book! (:
June 27, 2016 - Website

Lovely home

by Bridget Botto
We enjoyed our week here and thought the home was comfortable and spacious. It is close to Publix and a pool, which was very convenient. A public beach access is a 5 minute golf cart ride directly down 395. However, there are quite a few flights of stairs to the beach if you have children, elderly, and chairs and umbrellas. We drove east on 30a about 10 blocks to a public access with parking and a ramp down to the beach. Our teenage children enjoyed the proximity to Seaside for eating out and socializing. They took off on their bikes like we did when we were growing up. It was great to relive a bit of the good old days!
Thanks so much for the positive review, Bridget! We would love to have you back!
June 6, 2016 - Website

Perfect Location for a Perfect Vacation

by Tammy Holley
Well, no trip is perfect, but this one was close to it!!! The house is very clean, spotless should I say, and the location next to Dragonfly Pool is hard to beat! Even though you are not right on the beach, it is refreshing to be away from the crowds! The golf cart, bike rides, and walks around the neighborhood make this trip even better! Beautiful landscaping and lots of places just to relax! I can't wait to go back again!!!
Thanks so much, Tammy! (:
April 11, 2016 - Website

Sanctuary by the Sea

by Julie Szabo
A beautiful home, with perfect layout for families. We enjoyed our stay here. Could use blinds on all windows in bedrooms, so one can sleep in! But other than that, it was a great house.
Thank you, Julie!
September 28, 2015 - Website

Sanctuary by the Sea

by Timothy Kenfick
This is a lovely house. However management is lacking. The electronic entrance to the house is at the back door and hard to find in the dark if you don't know where it is. Garage door opener was dead so no access to golf cart. 2 of the 4 bikes broken. Front door lock broken had to use the screen latch to secure the house. All in all a great house.
I'm so sorry to hear this, Timothy! Please reach out to Guest Services if you ever experience issues such as these so we can have them taken care of ASAP! Thank you for leaving a positive review, and we hope to see you again for another chance to impress! ūüôā
July 21, 2015 - Website

Very nice stay

by Julia Hix
We had a wonderful time in this very clean and modern home. We loved the location and enjoyed the home tremendously.
Thanks for the 5-star review!
June 29, 2015 - Website

Family Time at The Sanctuary

by Edwin McConnell
Very nice property. Even though we prefer a location closer to the beach, we made the adjustment to the distance. The golf cart was a huge plus.
Around 10 minutes to the beach area by Golf Cart through Water Color.
Another plus was the close proximity to the pool.
Thank you, Edwin, we are happy that you enjoyed your stay!
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