There are so many priorities when homebuyers are searching for their Florida dream home. The location, the architecture, the home type, the anticipated lifestyle – but for many, it all comes down to identifying their most important priorities. For those seeking the camaraderie and services of a private country club lifestyle, it’s not often that one has the opportunity to enjoy both the beach and golf in one community. Unless you’ve really done your homework!
On a barrier island, tucked between the Atlantic Coast and the Indian River near Vero Beach, Florida, Orchid Island Golf and Beach Club provides their Resident Members with an unprecedented lifestyle that encompasses the very best of Florida living. A secluded oceanfront shoreline showcases nature’s beauty, while the 18-hole Palmer-designed golf course is a certified Audubon sanctuary.
Just steps over the dune walk from the pristine beach, the Orchid Island Beach Club is a cherished favorite for its elegant yet relaxed island setting. Designed in true West Indies style, the Beach Club takes full advantage of the ocean breezes throughout its many gathering spaces. The Pool Grille & Turtle Bar offers an easygoing setting where family and friends can come refresh after a day on the beach, bond over burgers, and possibly a frozen drink or two. The tropical seaside pool is surrounded by private cabanas which are available for purchase by Resident Members subject to availability.
It’s been called the best of the best. For a more formal setting, dining at the Beach Club provides an unparalleled seaside ambiance and amazing farm-to-table gourmet food by Chef Sozio. Carefully balancing daily specials with club favorites, Sozio, and his staff delivers a culinary experience unlike any other. The Beach Club is also home to the Sandpiper Room, perfect for private dining, special events, and the occasional business meeting. Luxury accommodations are available at the Beach Club as a part of the Real Estate team’s Sea for Yourself Discovery Stay which allows future residents to experience the Orchid Island lifestyle prior to making their final decision.
What could compare to a morning at the Beach Club? Well, of course, it’s a morning on the Golf Course. The Golf Clubhouse and golf experience is unparalleled, as the Arnold Palmer-designed 18-hole course is revered as one of the best in the region. It is also considered a picturesque nature walk throughout this unique barrier island habitat. Expertly designed by one of the game’s greats and meticulously maintained, Orchid Island’s golf club is the perfect challenge for all skill levels and offers plenty of tee boxes. The Club’s pros host clinics, tournaments with a sense that mimics every course element, the Orchid Island lifestyle is a promise kept.
Orchid Island works hard to preserve a way of life not only for the natural neighbors who live in the area but for the people who live here as well. Members and residents enjoy the convenience of a golf cart lifestyle. Traveling the community via a golf cart makes getting to any of the amenities a fun and enjoyable experience, including the West Indies style private Beach Club, which overlooks a private beach just for residents and their families to take pleasure in.
In addition to the beach and golf, the community offers a wide array of health and wellness amenities. An onsite Tennis and Fitness Center hosts a variety of club activities. A new community kayak launch provides for up-close and personal interaction with the natural neighbors of the Indian River Lagoon. The Orchid Island Spa is also available offering a wide array of spa services.
Luxury residential properties range from the $800s to over $8 million and include custom estate residences, courtyard homes, cottage, or oceanfront condominiums.
For a full list of the current real estate listings at Orchid Island, visit OrchidIslandRealty.com.
Intrigued by this private golf and oceanfront club lifestyle? Request your complimentary issue of Orchid Island Lifestyles Magazine here to learn more about this amazing community and how the Vero Beach area embraces its natural wonderland.
If you’re in the area, make a plan to stop by the Orchid Island Realty office and see the community’s beauty for yourself. Call 772. 388.3888 to schedule a private appointment.
Coastal Living recently announced its 2018 choices for America’s Happiest Seaside Towns, and it’s no surprise to residents of Orchid Island that their local town of Vero Beach was recognized near the top of the list. Holding the number 4 spot, Vero Beach received high praise for its small-town atmosphere with a modern feeling, its natural beauty and its full roster of activities.
Known for establishing the high-end, jet-setting lifestyle that Florida is recognized for, Vero Beach is host to championship golf, historic architecture, luxury hotels and private clubs. Residents of Orchid Island enjoy playing world-class golf on the Audubon-certified, Arnold Palmer-designed course or searching for classic fashion brands and local art pieces in Downtown Vero.
Through careful conservation efforts, the natural wonders of Vero Beach are preserved for generations to enjoy. The blissful absence of high-rise buildings grants the residents of Vero Beach unobstructed views of the clear blue waters, and private beaches abound for relaxation without the crowds. It’s not unusual to run across the local wildlife—residents advise to keep an eye out for sea turtles, river otters, white pelicans and even ospreys as you go about your day.
Anyone feeling hungry? Vero Beach offers some of the best dining options on the East Coast. From formal beachside dinners to quaint downtown brunches, there’s something to suit everyone’s palate. Stop by Ocean Grille for dinner and trust us, you won’t want to skip the Key Lime Pie for dessert. Residents of Orchid Island also have many on-site dining options. Whether it’s at the Beach Club or the Golf Club, the world-class chef is always cooking up something new and delicious for the menu.
All of this is not to mention the abundance of arts and culture right in our backyard. Check out Riverside Theatre or the Vero Beach Museum of Art. Both have tons of scheduled events you won’t want to miss.
Members of Orchid Island are even luckier still to call this amazing place home. Having served members and their families for over 25 years, this private community is committed to providing a level of service that stands out from the rest. Golfing here is unparalleled, as the Arnold Palmer-designed 18-hole course not only is renowned among courses but also holds Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary status for its commitment to natural preservation. The recently renovated Beach Club serves as a gathering place for families and friends to reunite. Private club events and holiday gatherings are held in the dining room, and families enjoy beachside service as they have fun in the sun along the Atlantic Ocean. Residents even have their choice of beach to enjoy, with the Club hosting over a mile of private beachfront. Orchid Island stretches from the Atlantic Ocean all the way to the Indian River.
Love the Vero location? Visit our full list of available real estate listings here.
Residents here enjoy the island lifestyle and there are so many ways to experience it.
Request the inaugural issue of Orchid Island magazine here to learn more about living the lifestyle you’ve been dreaming of.