Nestled in the gated sanctuary of The Retreat, this spacious Tom Christ designed beach home sits on three-tenths of an acre, three back from the iconic white sands and blue lupines that gave Blue Mountain Beach its name. Sweeping steps lead to the second floor entrance above the garage, delivering treetop views from the living room, den and covered balcony. Rich, heart pine floors are complemented by lofty wood ceilings in a series of tastefully decorated first and second floor living areas. More natural beauty is found in the eye-catching pecky cypress kitchen cabinets. Two dishwashers, double ovens and a full range of stainless appliances make this a capable kitchen to entertain from as well as a space to be admired. Five bedrooms, with five ensuite bathrooms - provide ample space for entertaining. French doors open from the elegant sitting room onto one of several outdoor balconies which provide a choice of quiet spaces for relaxing and socializing with sunset drinks. The upper floor rooms have the benefit of cathedral ceilings, providing a light and airy atmosphere and an extra sense of space. To the rear of the property, there's a private pool for morning exercise and refreshing dips later in the day. The gulf-front community pool is a real asset for swimming and sunbathing with stunning beach and gulf views. The enviable location makes this home an ideal base for enjoying the beach and water sports on neighboring Draper Lake. Hire bicycles at the local bike center and explore Point Washington State Forest or ride to the Blue Mountain Creamery for an ice cream. Just along Scenic 30A there are many local restaurants for enjoying an alfresco lunch with friends.