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The Retreat Florida Real Estate

The Retreat is a premier gated residential community and considered one of the most exclusive communities on Scenic Highway 30A. Erin Oden and Coastal Luxury specialize in the listing and sale of real estate in The Retreat.

The Retreat Location and Community Overview

With only 90 home sites on 90 acres, The Retreat offers a private, low-density residential environment. Protected nature preserves account for much of the rest of the acreage in The Retreat. The community is situated on the south side of Scenic Highway 30A on the Gulf Mexico in Blue Mountain Beach. It is approximately 13 miles east of Destin and 19 miles west of Panama City Beach in Northwest Florida.

The Retreat Architecture

As one of the exceptional architectural features on Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast, residences in The Retreat are built according to strict architectural guidelines that specify a West-Indies-inspired style and color palette. With such a appreciated look and feel, there is an approved list of architects and builders which are used to protect the sanctity and reputation of The Retreat as one of the finest communities along the Beaches of South Walton. The Retreat occupies a total of 3,000 feet of beachfront with 2,000 feet divided among 24 Gulf-front homes, The Beach Club and three beach access points. Fifteen of the 22-lakefront home sites in The Retreat overlook the protected beach allowing views of Draper Lake, the dunes and the area’s signature emerald green waters. Seven of the lakefront home sites allow docks to be built on Draper Lake.

The Retreat Amenities & Life

The Gulf-front Beach Club stands prominently at the end of Retreat Drive, and features a half-moon infinity-edge pool with a fountain, hot tub, beach access, private restroom facilities, shaded dining areas, grills and private storage lockers. The Beach Club is available by reservation to residents for private functions.

Residents and guests of The Retreat have 1,000 feet of private uninterrupted Gulf front beach for their exclusive use, which is permanently protected from future development.

Draper Lake is one of only 11 coastal dune lakes along the beaches of South Walton and offers a canoe launch and picnic pavilion as well as a play fort for children. Only 15 dune lakes can be found along the Gulf of Mexico in northwest Florida, but these rare bodies of water also exist in remote parts of Africa and Australia.

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