Posted on 11/29/2022
Blue Mountain Beach is a seemingly remote vacation destination on South Walton's Scenic 30A that is nearly entirely surrounded by over 15,000 acres of preserved forests and state parks. Exotic coastal dune lakes nearby are rare precious treasures found hardly anywhere else on the entire planet. Creek-like tributaries connect artisan spring-fed lakes to salted waters in the gulf, creating a magical habitat for abundant wildlife, a wide variety of fish, and waterfowl. One of them, Western Lake, is at Grayton Beach State Park less than three miles away towards the east. This park has been rated among the most beautiful in the nation for its natural beauty, sand quality, cleanliness, and water color.
Blue Mountain Beach also receives high acclaim for its shoreline. It has the distinction of having the highest elevation on the entire Gulf of Mexico. It got its name from Spanish explorers back in the 1500s who were mapping the coastline of Florida. They were attacked by Native Americans further south, so when they sailed up the coast afterward, they decided to safely map the coast from miles offshore. From that distance, they thought they saw "blue mountains" bordering a "beach" and mapped it as "Blu La Montana La Playa" (Blue Mountain Beach), which was translated into English years later. They actually saw towering hills covered with indigenous Blue Lupine flowers that were in full bloom. The forested hills rise almost seventy feet tall and resemble mountains from afar compared to the relatively flat elevations beside it.
The coastal village of Blue Mountain Beach is primarily residential with a charming almost Bohemian-type atmosphere and is home to some local artists. It features a few popular local restaurants with lively bars, an old-fashioned ice cream parlor, a wonderful bakery, and Walton County's oldest Health Food Store. This hip "For the Health of It" store features organic produce, smoothies, homeopathic remedies, Tupelo honey, scented soaps, candles, and massage therapy. Although Blue Mountain Beach does not have festivals itself, this locale is only a few minutes away from picturesque places that do in each direction. Iconic Seaside towards the east has seasonal festivals, live concerts in their outdoor amphitheater, fireworks on special holidays, restaurants, beach bars, boutiques, and a theatre. The nationally acclaimed Santa Rosa Beach coastal village center of Gulf Place towards the west also has a large outdoor amphitheater bordered by restaurants with friendly bars, boutiques, specialty shops, and galleries. It hosts outdoor concerts, seasonal festivities, and is home to many art venues, especially from spring to fall.
Ocean Reef Resorts represents many fine vacation rentals in Blue Mountain Beach, including luxurious condominiums right on or very near the gleaming jeweled waters of the gulf. Here is a brief look at each of our condominiums in this special piece of 30A paradise.
Blue Mountain Villas
Blue Mountain Villas is a small beachfront enclave that provides guests with a privileged sense of residency. It includes one and two-bedroom rentals that can accommodate six or eight fortunate beach-going guests.
Blue Mountain Villas 12
Blue Mountain Villas 12 offers a romantic getaway spot for two since this lovely one-bedroom ground-floor condo has a covered patio on a dune overlooking the glittering emerald-toned gulf. Spectacular sunsets occur here right over the gulf during the winter while magical full moons rise above the water towards the east during the summer. A staircase nearby leads down to the beautiful beach, where you may experience a heavenly twilight stroll along the beach or splash around in the gulf during the day. This condo also has a bunk nook and a queen size sleeper sofa to provide quarters for a family vacation of six. The bright open living area showcases the stunning gulf views through an entire wall of sliding glass doors. It is comfortably furnished with a dove gray couch, two armchairs facing the views, and a large flatscreen TV on a stylish white credenza. The primary bedroom has a king-size bed under a sunny window that faces its own wall-mounted flatscreen TV for nighttime viewing pleasure and has access to a full hall bath with a walk-in shower.
Blue Mountain Villas 34
Blue Mountain Villas 34 is a two-bedroom vacation rental and a popular End Unit with extra windows to take full advantage of the glorious gulf views. It has two king-size beds and two queen-size sleeper sofas that can accommodate up to eight beachgoers. It also features two separate living areas with sleeping quarters since they're on two individual levels. The main open living area has a dramatic vaulted ceiling with a wall of sliding glass doors crowned with upper atrium windows that face the gulf. A comfortable couch beneath a big seascape painting is flanked by a love seat that shares views of the glittering gulf and a flatscreen TV for entertainment. This stylish residence features decorative art throughout, depicting beach scenes for coastal ambiance along with tropically bamboo shelving that showcases seashells, coral, and marine life sculptures. The beautifully furnished primary bedroom includes a king-size bed, a sunny window, and a vaulted ceiling accentuating a spacious look. It has access to a full hall bath with a walk-in shower. A staircase soars up to a lovely bright loft living area with a pale blue couch, a matching love seat, a flatscreen TV on a bamboo table, and vivid gulf views through the soaring upper atrium windows. The cottage-styled guest bedroom on this level has a king-size bed, a sunny window, another flatscreen TV, and access to a full bath off the loft living area with a tub shower combination.
Sandcastles by the Sea
"Sandcastles by the Sea" is a two-story townhome complex with three-bedroom residences which can comfortably sleep six carefree guests. It is just a stone's throw away from the Blue Mountain Beach access down to the sugary shore. This shore access includes convenient restroom facilities and showers to wash off sandy feet.
Sandcastles by the Sea 402
Sandcastles by the Sea 402 has a gracious open living and dining area on the first level includes a couch, a love seat as well as a distinctive accent chair with subtle oar patterns. Two sets of sliding glass doors provide natural light and lead to a wraparound furnished veranda for outdoor entertaining. A very large flatscreen TV is mounted for entertainment above an elegant creamy white chest. A rectangular glass top table with four beach-inspired straw-backed café chairs with vibrant cushions ensemble around a tropically patterned Persian rug. Two straw-woven raised chairs with colorful plaid cushions sit beside a white counter bar for additional entertaining space. Light blonde hardwood cabinetry is topped with pretty silk flower pots and beach-inspired décor. The primary bedroom and two guest quarters are on the second level. All three have access to a breezy balcony with views of the tropical surroundings. The primary bedroom has warm creamy white wicker furnishings with a king-sized bed and a full ensuite bath with a walk-in shower. Both beautifully appointed guest bedrooms have queen size beds and share a full hall bath with a tub-shower combination. One is completed using dark, handsome furnishings with a decorative metal headboard, and the other is done with lovely white cottage-style wicker furnishings, which are adorned by a bright, whimsical painting of a mermaid.
Sea Bluff is a Gulf-front residential complex with only sixteen townhomes that include two bedrooms each, so it provides a privileged low-density vacation setting for a limited amount of fortunate beachgoers. It sits high upon a sugary dune with glorious views of the jeweled gulf. A lovely lagoon-shaped swimming pool overlooks the glittering gulf and stairs lead down to the beautiful beach below. Seven of the properties directly face the spectacular seascape with views from a first-floor patio and upper-level beach balcony off a spacious primary bedroom suite.
Sea Bluff 3
Sea Bluff 3 is one of these rentals and can sleep eight fortunate guests with the use of multiple beds and a queen-sized sleeper sofa. The open living, dining, and kitchen areas are brightened by a wide floor-to-ceiling window and glass door that leads out to a patio. It has a table with chairs where you may dine alfresco, enjoy your favorite drinks, experience the stunning views, and listen to the soothing surf sounds when the waves are high. The comfortably furnished living and dining areas are lavished with chic decorative art. It creates an urbane coastal style that includes a tall bronze mermaid holding up a sconce torch lighting fixture, vibrant Batik Art, a regal gleaming Art Deco mirror, and other decorative art. A cream-colored couch, two elegant blue armchairs and a pair of handsome straw-woven tropical chairs with leathery cushioned seats face a large flatscreen TV. It is mounted above a fireplace (in-operable) mantle flanked by cabinet shelving that showcases captivating decorative art. A half-bath powder room is off the living area. A formal dining area nearby has a glass-top table with a richly carved hardwood pedestal base flanked by six rope-woven chairs with colorful tropically patterned cushions. An elegant antique buffet chest nearby is adorned with additional art pieces. Three raised high-backed leather bar chairs sit beside a granite-topped island in the gourmet kitchen with brushed stainless steel appliances and plenty of white glass front cabinetry needed to create fun culinary delights. The spacious primary bedroom includes a sitting area and a king-sized bed festooned with decorative pillows beneath a mermaid wall sculpture. It has a regal look with purple-colored walls, lavender abstract floral patterned rugs, and a king-size bed with a rich hardwood paneled headboard beneath a decorative metal mermaid sculpture. A sleek hand-carved desk with a tropical straw woven chair. a handsome tanned armchair and an ottoman complete the setting. A triple set of sliding glass doors frame gleaming gulf views and lead to a romantic private balcony. The ensuite sherbet orange bath is accented with white vanities, glass display cabinets with decorative art, and a walk-in shower lined with Travertine marble tile. The guest bedroom has a charming cottage-styled look with two full beds with white picket fence headboards, some beach scene prints, and a private bath with a tub shower combination.
Sunseekers is a beachfront townhome building overlooking the gorgeous gulf with a great central locale on Blue Mountain Road, a short stroll away from everything this coastal village has to offer. There are a limited number of rentals in this three-story tall building which provide fortunate guests with an exclusive sense of residency. They include two and three bedrooms which can accommodate up to six friends or family members.
Sunseekers 1 is a comfortably furnished three-bedroom vacation rental townhome that easily sleeps six happy beachgoers. It is a ground-floor residence with a covered patio off the living area. It provides a perfect place to enjoy your favorite drinks while experiencing the stunning views and listening to the soothing surf. It is steps away across a lush lawn to stairs that lead down to the beautiful private beach. The living area includes a cushioned bent cane accent chair, a couch with white safari-styled slip covers beneath a seascape painting, two matching armchairs facing the gulf, and a flatscreen TV for entertainment. A rustic plank table has bench seating and two tall straw-woven tropical chairs for charmed dining. Nearby a counter bar includes four thick hardwood-topped stools that face the open kitchen with gleaming stainless steel appliances and blonde maple cabinetry to fulfill culinary needs. The tropically-inspired Primary Bedroom off the living area has a queen size bed near a wide window and glass patio door providing glittering gulf views. It also has a private ensuite bath with a tub-shower combination. One of the guest bedrooms has a couple of sunny windows and a queen-sized bed with a unique beach-inspired inlaid hardwood headboard. The other guest bedroom has a regal nautical look with twin beds that have blue tufted cloth headboards, a navy blue bedside cabinet, and a round rope-framed mirror. A full hall bath serves both guest quarters with a tub shower combination that doubles as a powder room.
Sunseekers 4 has two bedrooms but can also accommodate six guests with multiple beds and a full-size sleeper sofa. This second-floor residence has a balcony off the open living area to enjoy the breezy views. The upscale furnishings include two ash-gray love seats and a plush turquoise Vintage Modern armchair that face a flatscreen TV for entertainment. A unique cushioned bench against a stained hardwood accent wall provides additional seating. The enchanting tropical dining area has a round country hardwood table with six richly woven sway-back natural wicker chairs. A white beach-washed decoratively carved sideboard cabinet nearby displays groupings of seashells. Four brown square Vintage Modern stools on an ashy granite-topped bar face the bright kitchen that features matching contemporary white cabinetry, backsplash, and appliances. The sunny primary bedroom has a king-size bed beneath a vibrant seascape painting. It is flanked by windows and sits beside a window, looking out on the sparkling gulf next to a glass door leading out to the beach balcony. The ensuite bath includes a walk-in shower. The guest bedroom has two full-size beds with rustic hardwood headboards, two sunny windows, and direct access to a full hall bath with a tub shower combination.
Thirty Blu is one of the newest residential enclaves in Blue Mountain Beach. This stylish residential community is less than a handful of minutes away from the sugary white beach. It also features a lagoon-shaped swimming pool with a nice patio and a pergola with a gas grill, along with outdoor seating for poolside dining. It has a decidedly upscale look with exclusive privileged vacation residency since there are only a total of only a dozen townhomes. They are in four separate townhome buildings that stand three stories tall and feature furnished rooftop pergola-sided open sundecks for outdoor entertainment. Each vacation rental includes four bedrooms and four full luxury baths, and all share the same floor plans. The first floors include a bonus den, a guest bedroom, and a full hall bath with a tub shower combination. The second levels include the open living, dining, and kitchen areas along with another guest bedroom with a full hall bath that has a walk-in shower. The third floors include the primary bedroom and another Guest Bedroom with ensuite baths that have tub shower combinations. Each vacation residence sleeps ten fortunate guests.
Thirty Blu 6
Thirty Blu 6 has a nicely appointed guest bedroom on the first floor with two queen size beds and access to the full hall bath that connects to the spacious den. It features a latte-toned wraparound couch and two slate-blue contemporary chairs that ensemble around a large white beach-washed entertainment cabinet displaying a large flatscreen TV and decorative art. The open living area on the second floor has a fashionable turquoise leather Vintage Modern couch, a love seat, and an ottoman that faces a large flatscreen TV for entertainment. A round glass-topped dining table with six beach-washed wicker chairs sit near a white quartz-topped island with stool seating in the state-of-the-art open kitchen. A guest bedroom includes white cottage-styled furnishings with a king-size bed, side tables with tropical lamps, and a large flatscreen TV. The bright sunny primary bedroom and guest bedroom on the top floor both have a plush palatial look with king-size beds adorned with creamy white tufted cloth headboards. A hallway spiral staircase leads to the rooftop entertaining area with a couch and upscale outdoor furniture.
Thirty Blu 8
Thirty Blu 8 has a downstairs guest bedroom with a queen-sized bed and a bunk with two full beds with direct access to the bath that connects to the den. A plush brown suede wraparound couch faces a large flatscreen TV near a mini-refrigerator provided for entertainment. The open living and dining area has a handsome coastal style with a royal blue couch along with a white love seat for a nautical look. They face a flatscreen TV on a hardwood cabinet next to a straw-woven tropical accent chair. Six dark, handsome hardwood windowpane-panel-backed chairs flank a table richly accented with a malt-toned hardwood top. Five wide wooden saddle stools face a white kitchen island with a sleek black granite-topped bar for additional entertaining space. The guest bedroom with a comfortable king-size bed has access to the bath off the living area. The primary bedroom and another guest bedroom on the third floor both feature stately coastal styling with king-size beds and ensuite baths. The hallway spiral staircase leads to the rooftop
Thirty Blu 10
Thirty Blu 10 has a downstairs guest bedroom with a queen size bed that adjoins the bathroom connecting to a bright, spacious den. It features a white wraparound couch with two sleek Vintage Modern chairs and a unique round cocktail table. This crisp contemporary seating ensemble faces a very large flatscreen TV mounted above a powdery white credenza. The open living and dining area on the second floor has an elegant coastal style with regal furnishings. A white couch and a set of armchairs ensemble around a beach-washed antique Persian rug to face a richly carved hardwood display cabinet with decorative art and a flatscreen TV for entertainment. A rectangular hardwood dining table nearby has six cream-colored chairs with high regal backs. The open kitchen has molasses-toned cabinetry handsomely accented by a gleaming black granite entertainment bar facing the living area. The guest quarters on this level which has access to the full hall bath with a walk-in shower, is a Bunk Room with a twin and full bed along with a twin trundle. The primary bedroom on the top floor has rustic coastal-styled furnishings with a king-size bed, while the cheerful yellow guest bedroom includes two queen-size beds. They both have ensuite baths with tub shower combinations. The hallway spiral staircase leads to the rooftop deck that includes a raised round cocktail dining table that seats four.
Now that you have had a peek at our Ocean Reef Resorts vacation rentals in Blue Mountain Beach, enjoy picking out your favorite. Our user-friendly website will provide detailed descriptions, vivid property images, satellite location views, seasonal rental rates, and calendar dates available for reservations. Start getting excited because your own unique wonderful beach vacation awaits you!