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The Florida real estate rush is on as more than 1,000 people a day make the move to the Sunshine State. Whether they are drawn to the beautiful natural coastal surroundings or they are fleeing the densely populated, high-tax environments, inventory throughout the State of Florida is dwindling. But there is good news for those seeking a coastal home who also have a love of arts and culture.

Orchid Island 533 Listing

At Orchid Island, a private golf and beach club located on the barrier island near Vero Beach, a one-of-a-kind custom home is being showcased for its extraordinary interior design. The home was designed to stage an exquisite collection of art for its existing owner. Spectacular high ceilings, thoughtfully planned lighting, and architecturally distinct interior provide ample space and decorative niches to showcase the treasured collection. The distinctive design is a breath of fresh air for homebuyers experiencing the lack of quality inventory due to the surge in home sales in South Florida.

The 4 Bedroom, 3 Full Bath and 3 Half Bath waterfront residence spans 6,134 air-conditioned square feet and enjoys a tropical pool overlooking the estuarial preserve. Daily visits from manatee and porpoise entertain the residents who appreciate the privacy of this natural wonderland located at 533 White Pelican Circle. Priced at $2,795,000, the home represents an excellent opportunity for those seeking a one-of-a-kind private residence in this gated, golf and beach club community.

Orchid Island 533 White Pelican Circle Listing Backyard View

Orchid Island is a private golf and country club community boasting an Arnold Palmer championship golf course that has been designated as a certified Audubon sanctuary. In addition to a welcoming golf clubhouse, a West-Indies-inspired Beach Club is the social centerpiece of the community. Oceanfront dining, a beachside pool, private cabanas, and fun topical Turtle Bar, provide all the amenities for beach lovers. An on-site Tennis Center, expansive Fitness Center, private Spa and a new Kayak launch provide endless diversions for Resident Members.

Vero Beach is recognized for its sophisticated, yet casual coastal lifestyle. Well-known as the home of many Fortune 500 presidents, the community holds a distinct appreciation for the arts. The Riverside Theater hosts an impressive calendar of events and nearby dining, shopping and marinas are within easy reach. Perhaps the support of its pristine natural surroundings is the area’s most cherished accolade.

Orchid Island Realty is the exclusive sales representative for this unique art-lovers’ residence. The firm also represents a wide variety of residences throughout the community featuring ocean, golf, estuary, and river views. To take a virtual tour of 533 White Pelican Circle or other Orchid Island properties, click here OrchidIslandFL.com or call 772-388-3888.

Although some northern residents just spend the winter months in the Florida sun, many have decided to make the sunshine state their permanent home. The warm weather isn’t the only reason why everyone is wanting to make the move. Nestled on the shoreline of the Treasure Coast is Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club. Here’s a look at what is motivating those looking to move out of the cramped cities and down to Florida’s best kept secret.

Breath of Fresh Air

Head south, leave the over-populated polluted city behind and take a breath of the fresh Florida air. It’s easy to take advantage of the open space and nature with sunshine year-round and endless ways to be active outside. As an Audubon Certified Sanctuary, Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club is home to an assortment of local wildlife, including otters, manatees and rare white pelicans – just to name a few. The famous Indian River Lagoon is in Orchid Island’s backyard. Here, locals can discover the most diverse ecosystem in the northern hemisphere either on foot or by kayak. Orchid Island is proud to offer a new private kayak launch making enjoying the outdoors that much easier. Whether on the golf course, walking the Jungle Trail, or enjoying more than one mile of secluded beach, there is always an opportunity to be surrounded by wildlife in its natural habitat.

Live Life on Island Time

After crossing the A.B. Michael Bridge onto the barrier island, it is island time all the time. The only traffic here to worry about might be waiting for a turtle to cross the road. On island time, no day is the same, and you can enjoy it at your own pace. The day could start with a round of golf on a course Arnold Palmer designed himself, and perhaps end with an oceanfront meal at the clubhouse. Or, it could start with a refreshing swim in the ocean and end with a casual night at home. The possibilities are endless!

From Big Cities to Small Towns

You’ll experience a small hometown feel with an oceanfront setting. Here in Vero Beach, residents enjoy a variety of shopping and dining options. Quaint restaurants and local boutiques are the local favorites. At Orchid Island, you’re close to everything you need, yet you’ll feel miles away. And you won’t find a high rise in sight!

Why Orchid Island?

For northern residents looking to trade chaos for tranquility, Orchid Island is the perfect private club community to call home. There’s something for everyone here from estate homes to beachfront condominiums. Whether you are looking for views of the estuary, ocean, Intracoastal, or the fairways, you will find it at Orchid Island. Members can even use a golf cart as their primary transportation around the community. From the eight Har-Tru tennis courts, to the Arnold Palmer championship golf course, to the secluded beach with private access, there is always an opportunity to enjoy the island lifestyle.

There is no shortage of dining options here either as Members can choose from either a causal lunch at the Pool Grille or an upscale oceanfront dinner at the Beach Club. The West Indies Architecture and design is stunning. This, paired with the breathtaking ocean views, makes the Beach Club a place unlike any other.

Members of Orchid Island are very lucky to call this amazing place home. 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, 18-hole championship course is not only renowned among courses, but also holds an Audubon Certified 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 holidays are held in the Beach Club dining room and family fun in the sun at the Beach Club’s beautiful pool and beach. Orchid Island spans from the Atlantic Ocean all the way to the Indian River, so there’s plenty of ways to enjoy island time.

Love the Vero Beach location? Request your copy of Orchid Island Lifestyles Magazine here to learn more about the Vero Beach area and how nature coexists with the residents.

If you’re in the area, stop by the Orchid Island Sales Center and see the community’s beauty for yourself. Call 772. 388.3888 for more information or visit OrchidIslandFL.com.

Luxury residential properties range from the $700s to over $10 million and include custom estate residences, courtyard homes, cottage, or oceanfront condominiums. For a full list of available real estate listings at Orchid Island, visit OrchidIslandGolfandBeachClub.com.

Many of us have found a new way to appreciate life and reflect on our home and current surroundings. As the pandemic starts to slow down, real estate in Florida is in higher demand more than ever for its beautiful sunshine, beaches, nature, and more. With so many looking to relocate to where they can enjoy the outdoors and stay healthy, Orchid Island has become a choice for so many homebuyers with its pristine natural location, beautiful homes, and resort-style amenities. Take a look at these 6 reasons why people are choosing Orchid Island:

1. Beachfront Escape
The Treasure Coast is known as one of the best coastlines in Florida, and Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club’s Members have a one-mile stretch just to themselves. With plenty of room to take a stroll, fish, or relax, they enjoy indulging in this secluded sanctuary whenever they feel like it from their spectacular, private oceanfront Beach Club, referred to as “the Gem.” Orchid Island also has oceanfront residences and condominiums representing some of the best oceanfront real estate in Vero Beach.

2. Private Championship Golf
As one of Florida’s very few golf courses within an earshot away from the ocean, Orchid Island is a cherished golf community. Members appreciate the playability of the Arnold Palmer designed course because no matter what tee box or how often they step out on the green, they relish in the experience. Another fantastic attribute when playing golf at Orchid Island is the wildlife. It is not uncommon to spot all sorts of wildlife while playing the course, making it a great place to interact with both human and natural neighbors.

3. Nature Sanctuary
Since 2005, Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club is a Certified Audubon Sanctuary with one of the most bio-diverse ecosystems in the world, and they are committed to ensuring that its ecological footprint is as small as possible. The area is home to more than 1,500 wildlife species, including Manatees, Otters, Ospreys, White Pelicans, Roseate Spoonbill, and Leatherback Turtles. Here, humans and wildlife live together in total harmony, making it an extraordinary place like no other.

4. Healthy Living
Fitness is a way of life at Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club. With over 11,000 sq. ft of space dedicated to wellness and fitness, there’s something for every member. From state-of-the-art machines to more than 35 group exercise classes to a Pilates studio, yoga and spinning room, as well as private areas for stretching and cool-down exercises, the Club makes it easy to stay in shape.

5. Tennis
Eight Har-Tru courts – including one exhibition court, tells you that tennis at Orchid Island is outstanding for players of all levels. A variety of different programs and individual instruction from professionals are available for adults and children. Members have fun, meet new friends, and improve their skills all at the same time through tennis events such as round robins, clinics, and weekly drills.

6. Spa Services
What better way to relax after an active day than getting an amazing massage or one of the many available spa treatments? Situated by the pool at the Beach Club, Orchid Island’s Spa offers a comprehensive array of spa services such as rejuvenating facials, exfoliating body treatments, and deep tissue massage by experienced, professional staff. Orchid Island’s Spa is a perfect destination for members to heal, balance, restore, and replenish their bodies for lasting results and improved appearance.

Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club is in the heart of it all. Members and residents here enjoy all of this and so much more, including the convenience of a golf cart lifestyle. Traveling the community via golf cart makes getting to any of the amenities a fun and enjoyable experience, including the West Indies, styled private Beach Club, which overlooks a private beach just for residents and their families to take pleasure in.

In addition to the above, there’s no doubt that Resident Members appreciate the tax-friendly State of Florida. With no income tax or wealth tax, owning a home at Orchid Island has benefits beyond its unparalleled lifestyle.

Orchid Island Realty has many beautiful homes currently available from elegant waterfront homes, oceanfront condominiums, exquisite West-Indies style homes, to unbuilt land waiting for you to create your dream home. The options to find your perfect escape are endless at Orchid Island. Be sure to call our Sales Team at 772.388.3888 to learn about our Discovery Stay or visit OrchidIslandFL.com for more information. If you are in the area, call the office to schedule a property tour so you can see firsthand the community’s beauty.

Luxury residential properties range from the $800s to over $10 million and include custom estate residences, courtyard homes, cottages, or oceanfront condominiums. For a full list of available real estate listings at Orchid Island, visit OrchidIslandRealty.com.

Intrigued by this one-of-a-kind destination? Request the inaugural issue of Orchid Island Lifestyles Magazine here to learn more about this amazing community and how the Vero Beach area embraces its natural wonderland.

Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club holds an annual 5K run/walk to support area organizations.  Each year the proceeds from the event benefit a local charity or cause, which is determined earlier in the year by the Club’s Fitness & Wellness Committee.  This year the Committee selected the Vero Beach High School Marching Band, but due to COVID-19, the event had to be canceled.  However, this setback did not stop the fundraising efforts of the Members at Orchid Island.  In fact, they raised enough funds to also support United Against Poverty (UP) of IRC.

“Every year our members at Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club provide generous support to the many well deserving organizations and charities serving the local community. This year,  I am happy to share that we are supporting the Vero Beach Marching Band, which will help fund some of their various activities, including scholarships; and, United Against Poverty who has played a very important role during this pandemic by providing food to local residents in need who have been negatively impacted due to stay at home orders,” shared Bruce Morrison, Orchid Island Board of Governors Tennis & Fitness Committee Chair.

 

A check presentation took place on Thursday, June 4, 2020 and both recipients were extremely grateful especially in these trying times.  Orchid Island Golf Club was able to provide a check of $7,000 to the Vero Beach High School Marching Band and a $3,500 check to United Against Poverty.

 

“United Against Poverty (UP) is grateful for Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club’s generous gift resulting from their 2020 5k. Their gift supports our mission to transform lives in Indian River County. The New UP Center, located in downtown Vero Beach, currently serves over 850 families daily. Families visit the center for programs and services including Crisis Care Management, Success Training Employment Program, Member Share Grocery Program, and Medical Services at our health clinic operated by Treasure Coast Community Health. UP could not help people lift themselves out of poverty without partners like Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club,” expressed Annabel Robertson, Executive Director.

 

“We are very grateful for this donation from Orchid Island Golf and Beach Club. These funds will help our band students in the upcoming year. Thank you to all who contributed to this donation” Page Howell, VBHS’s Band Director shared excitedly.

 

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Orchid Island is a private and intimate residential golf course community, offering gracious waterfront and golf course homes, an award-winning Arnold Palmer golf course, a state-of-the art Tennis & Fitness Center and an intimate Beach Club perfectly suited for leisurely gatherings, club activities and exceptional dining. Orchid Island has gained certification as being one of “Americas Healthiest Clubs” from Prevo Health Solutions, as well as being awarded the designation of being a “Distinguished Club” and “A Platinum Club of America.” For more information, visit www.orchidislandfl.com

 

Pictured From Left to Right: Page Howell (VBHS Band Director),  Denise Duda (OI Director of Fitness, Wellness & Spa), Bruce Morrison (Orchid Island Board of Governors Tennis & Fitness Committee Chair) and Jessica Russell (VBHS Associate Band Director)

Social distancing has recently changed the way we spend time and share space with each other. While us humans are confined to our homes and have been avoiding unnecessary social gatherings, nature persists, blissfully going about everyday life. In many parts of Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club, a hidden gem for both wildlife and humans, our natural neighbors are spending their time in the unique natural areas within the community.

Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River, Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club is a natural sanctuary with one of the most bio-diverse ecosystems in the world. The area is home to more than 1,500 wildlife species, and the human footprint on the earth is very small here.

While our species is in a temporary lockdown, wildlife has filled the empty spaces. Manatees are gathering on the coast with the salt and freshwater marshes, pine Flatwoods, and hardwood hammocks. While the White Pelicans, Ospreys, and Rosette Spoonbills are gathering in large groups, feeding on the water’s surface, and soaring high in the sky. Residents here have even noticed these White Pelicans staying longer in the area.

On the private beach, turtles, including the endangered leatherback turtles, are thriving and laying their eggs. Meanwhile, otters are gamboling on land and splashing into lakes on the golf course.

From the pristine beaches to beautiful golf courses, nature is showcasing its beauty more than ever. In some other areas of the world, nature is even healing and getting a much-needed breather from humankind’s invasion. While the current situation has left us with many emotions, it has also taught us that it is important to preserve a healthy ecosystem where humans and wildlife live together in total harmony.

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 golf cart makes getting to any of the amenities a fun and enjoyable experience, including the West Indies, styled private Beach Club, which overlooks a private beach just for residents and their families to take pleasure in.

This private community is committed to providing an extraordinary level of service. Golf here is unparalleled, as the Arnold Palmer-designed 18-hole course is not only revered as one of the best in the region but also considered a picturesque nature walk throughout this unique habitat.

Luxury residential properties range from the $800s to over $10 million and include custom estate residences, courtyard homes, cottage, or oceanfront condominiums.
For a full list of available real estate listings at Orchid Island, visit OrchidIslandRealty.com.

Intrigued by this private golf and oceanfront club lifestyle? Request the inaugural 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, stop by the Orchid Island Realty office and see the community’s beauty for yourself. Call 772. 388.3888 to schedule a private appointment or visit OrchidIslandFL.com for more information.

With many Americans currently sheltering in place, what better place to do just that than Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club? As the world continues to change around us, we find ourselves asking the question, “Is this where I want to be?” Orchid Island is making the safety and needs of its membership the top priority. Here are a few of the ways the Club is helping to keep its members engaged and connected without them having to leave the comfort of their homes:

Virtual Photo Album
The Club has facilitated a virtual photo album where members can submit photos of what they’ve been up to. It is shared throughout the membership and has been a great way for everyone to stay connected. It’s also been helpful to share ideas as to what everyone is doing to stay occupied during this time.

Club Fitness
Looking to stay active? Orchid Island has created a private Facebook Group where Denise Duda, Director of Fitness and Micki Weilbaker, Manager of Fitness teaches virtual classes. Members have been able to stay healthy and get moving without leaving their homes.

Tennis & Golf Pop Up Pro Shop
Still, wanting to purchase items from the Tennis & Golf Pro Shop? Members are able to join a private Facebook page, purchase items virtually, and pick them up curbside. Getting new equipment has never been so easy, and it’s a great way to be prepared for the courts or the greens when life returns to normal.

Take Out
For members who have been craving their favorite Orchid Island menu items, take out is available during lunch and dinner. They never have to leave the gates to get a delicious meal.

Chef’s Mini Market
Orchid Island also has its very own Chef’s Mini Market. This is an easy access, one-stop-shop where members can virtually place an order and it will be available for pick up the next day. This saves members a trip out to the grocery store. The Mini Market even has toilet paper and paper towels!

Golf
With precautionary measures in place, members at Orchid Island are still able to enjoy the Arnold Palmer-designed 18-hole course. Flags and bunker rakes have been removed and carts are limited to one member each. Players are able to get outdoors, enjoy the fresh air, and keep their game up to par.

Community Support
Due to the generosity of the Members of the Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club, Executive Chef Chris Sozio and his culinary team were able to prepare delicious meals for the Lab Department at the Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital. Chef Sozio and Orchid Island General Manager, Rob Tench delivered the meals to Laboratory Operations Manager, Frances Herndon, and Blood Bank Supervisor, Chris Hendrickson. “We can’t say thank you enough to all the medical professionals and those out on the front lines every day for all they are doing! It was such an honor to deliver these meals!” shared Chef Sozio.

In addition to these unique offerings, Orchid Island has also adapted to the current situation in a few other ways. The Chef has added an additional 16 sanitizing units throughout the Golf Club, Beach Club, Tennis & Fitness Center, and Administrative Facilities. Disinfectant spray bottles have also been distributed throughout the club to members and employees. What’s more, members are still able to enjoy the one-mile of private beach, as long as they are practicing social distancing.

As times are changing, Orchid Island continues to make improvements to best fit its members’ health and needs. While it is an unusual time in history, members at Orchid Island are able to relax and enjoy the time spent with family a little easier.

Indian River County is a pristine nature sanctuary and a water wonderland. Here, there’s plenty of room for residents to spread out and enjoy Mother Nature’s bounty. When it comes to the COVID19 spread in the area, the Indian River is currently one of the safest counties in the state with just 85 cases and only 23 hospitalizations in total (as of April 16th).

It sure makes you think where you want to be when life returns to normal. For those who want to get close to nature and enjoy the creature comforts of home, the Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club amenities are second to none. Orchid Island works hard to preserve a way of life for, not only the natural neighbors who live on the Treasure Coast but the residents as well. Members and residents also enjoy the one-mile of private beach access and what is even better, Orchid Island spans from the Atlantic Ocean to the Indian River.

This private community is committed to providing a level of service that stands out from the rest, even under normal circumstances. Golfing here is unparalleled, as the Arnold Palmer-designed, 18-hole course is not only renowned among courses but also holds an Audubon Certified Sanctuary status for its commitment to natural preservation.

Love the Vero Beach location? Request the inaugural issue of Orchid Island Lifestyles Magazine here to learn more about the Vero Beach area and how nature coexists with the residents.

If you’re in the area, stop by the Orchid Island Sales Center and see the community’s beauty for yourself. Call 772. 388.3888 for more information or visit OrchidIslandFL.com.

Luxury residential properties range from the $800s to over $10 million and include custom estate residences, courtyard homes, cottage, or oceanfront condominiums. For a full list of available real estate listings at Orchid Island, visit our real estate page.

Orchid Island is a place of true beauty and natural wonder. Perfectly situated between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean, Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club is a hidden mecca for local wildlife. A variety of natural neighbors call this place home and the members here are committed to protecting the area’s natural beauty. From its status as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary to its pristine private shore, the Club recognizes that its animal neighbors, like turtles, white pelicans, and otters, are as much part of the community as the residents themselves.

One reason why Orchid Island has so many animal visitors is because of its location. Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River, it boasts a mile of private beach and it’s not uncommon to see dolphins swimming in the clear greenish-blue water or sandpipers scouring along while strolling the shoreline. Come May through October, many loggerhead turtles call this beach home and lay their eggs as it’s one of the best places in the world for turtle hatchlings.

The Indian River is known as one of the most bio-diverse ecosystems in the world and this natural neighborhood is home to many different species of fish, birds and so much more. From the red mangroves that hug the shoreline to the seagrass beds that lie under the surface, the wildlife here is unmatched. Rare white pelicans and rosette spoonbills are known to call this place home as well as friendly manatees.

And not to be left out, the golf course at Orchid Island is also home to many varieties of wildlife. From playful otters to birds such as the white pelicans and ospreys, members here enjoy the daily sightings of the unique wildlife. The Club has also installed specialty bird boxes throughout the course and many new “members” are born here each year – including screech owls.

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 golf cart makes getting to any of the amenities a fun and enjoyable experience, including the West Indies, styled private Beach Club, which overlooks a private beach just for residents and their families to take pleasure in.

This private community is committed to providing an extraordinary level of service. Golf here is unparalleled, as the Arnold Palmer-designed, 18-hole course is not only revered as one of the best in the region but also considered a picturesque nature walk throughout this unique habitat.

Luxury residential properties range from the $800s to over $10 million and include custom estate residences, courtyard homes, cottage, or oceanfront condominiums.

For a full list of available real estate listings at Orchid Island, visit OrchidIslandRealty.com.

Intrigued by this one-of-a-kind destination? Request the inaugural 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, stop by the Orchid Island Realty office and see the community’s beauty for yourself. Call 772. 388.3888 to schedule a private appointment or visit OrchidIslandFL.com for more information.

Vero Beach can, at times, feel far away from the constraints of modern-day society. And that’s not a bad thing. There’s less traffic, no towering buildings interrupting the view and miles of gorgeous beaches. But just because you’re far from city life doesn’t mean that you have to be far from city culture. Riverside Theatre, located in Riverside Park, is proof of exactly that.

First constructed in 1973, this theatre has worn many hats as the home of the Vero Beach Theatre Guild, a local community theatre group, and others. Since then, Riverside Theatre has consistently provided the Vero Beach area with live acts, children’s camps and classes and various lecture series. This theatre holds many accolades – it is one of the few theatres in Florida to host a free-standing children’s theatre, is the area’s only not-for-profit theatre and produces all of its events in-house.

It’s because of its illustrious past that Riverside Theatre works to provide the most cutting-edge acts in theatre, live music, and entertainment. Their 2019-2020 season brings top-notch performances and actors right here to the Vero area.

Riverside Park is the perfect setting for a night out. The beautiful location, the plethora of dining options, and the live music and entertainment makes it a great date spot! Before the show, many couples head to the Oak Trees outside the theatre for a refreshment from the two bars while they listen to live music by local bands. When the doors open, they’re treated to some of the best acts in the industry.

In Vero Beach, you don’t have to travel far to get the best of what you’re searching for. Locals supply their own luxury shopping with boutiques. Riverside Theatre provides live entertainment. Residents are even only minutes away from the beachfront, no matter where they live. This charming community is close to the best the area has to offer, while also enjoying seclusion and space.

Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club is in the heart of it all. Members and residents here enjoy all of this and so much more, including the convenience of a golf cart lifestyle. Traveling the community via golf cart makes getting to any of the amenities a fun and enjoyable experience, including the West Indies, styled private Beach Club, which overlooks a private beach just for residents and their families to take pleasure in.

This private community is committed to providing an extraordinary level of service. Golf here is unparalleled, as the Arnold Palmer-designed, 18-hole course is not only revered as one of the best in the region but also considered a picturesque nature walk throughout this unique habitat.

Luxury residential properties range from the $800s to over $10 million and include custom estate residences, courtyard homes, cottage, or oceanfront condominiums.

For a full list of available real estate listings at Orchid Island, visit OrchidIslandRealty.com.

Intrigued by this one-of-a-kind destination? Request the inaugural 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, stop by the Orchid Island Realty office and see the community’s beauty for yourself. Call 772. 388.3888 to schedule a private appointment or visit OrchidIslandFL.com for more information.

Southern Living recently posted about the unique attributes of Vero Beach and what makes it so special, calling it “an upscale Florida town that is funky at heart.”

See what else they had to say from their January 2020 article below:

It’s a low-key tropical escape for millionaires (and billionaires) who want to relax out of the spotlight of Palm Beach and Miami to the south. This is where celebs can stroll the public boardwalk and no one makes a fuss. It’s been called the Hamptons of Florida, home to upmarket boutiques, wine bars, and spas.

It’s also home to Bibble Irvin. You can find the sixty-something surfer and artist at Waldo’s Restaurant & Bar, a beloved establishment constructed of driftwood smack-dab in the center of Vero. He’ll be offering handwoven palm-frond hats for sale while talking over the news of the day with local citrus farmers and real estate developers alike. Quirky, outspoken, and utterly Floridian, Irvin is as much Vero Beach as the latest tycoon to get hooked on its unique blend of sophistication and authentic, flip-flop fun. That’s what makes this delightful discovery feel like home to all manner of travelers—everyone here ends up at the funky heart of Vero Beach.

And everything feels so close and interrelated. Base your days at the indulgence-worthy digs of the Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel & Spa—complete with an intimate pool (and beach bar), a serene spa, and lounger-dotted pale sands with polite attendants ready to get you all set with sporty toys to play in the sea. But then you can slip on your sandals and stroll south into shopping-centric Vero, mining fresh shift dresses from Lilly Pulitzer or bright board shorts from Australian brand Tom & Teddy. You can feel very right now, capping off your hunting and gathering with a trip to the Vero Beach Museum of Art and dipping into Cuban food and upscale cocktails at Gloria Estefan’s chic Costa d’Este Beach Resort & Spa.

That would all be divine, but just as easily, you can swing onto the mainland side of Vero Beach and visit a fourth-generation citrus farm such as Schacht Groves, where they’re harvesting and squeezing juices before your eyes. As you stroll among the trees and taste just how much better Indian River County citrus tastes than any other, you’ll appreciate how this agricultural juggernaut rose to prominence in the mid-1900s and never looked back. Then, keeping with the botanical mood, dive into what feels like the verdant heart of Vero Beach, the resplendent McKee Botanical Garden. Built-in 1932 by Arthur G. McKee and visionary pioneer Waldo E. Sexton on acres of tropical hammock as the McKee Jungle Gardens (once home to exotic animals such as chimpanzees), this place maintains the labyrinthine magic of the original conceit and feels like a true Florida wonderland.

Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club is in the heart of it all. Members and residents here enjoy all of this and so much more, including the convenience of a golf cart lifestyle. Traveling the community via golf cart makes getting to any of the amenities a fun and enjoyable experience, including the West Indies, styled private Beach Club, which overlooks a private beach just for residents and their families to take pleasure in.

This private community is committed to providing an extraordinary level of service. Golf here is unparalleled, as the Arnold Palmer designed, 18-hole course is not only revered as one of the best in the region but also considered a picturesque nature walk throughout this unique habitat.

Luxury residential properties range from the $800s to over $10 million and include custom estate residences, courtyard homes, cottage, or oceanfront condominiums.

For a full list of available real estate listings at Orchid Island, visit OrchidIslandRealty.com.

Intrigued by this one-of-a-kind destination? Request the inaugural 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, stop by the Orchid Island Realty office and see the community’s beauty for yourself. Call 772. 388.3888 to schedule a private appointment or visit OrchidIslandFL.com for more information.

There’s no better way to celebrate being in Vero Beach than with a great brunch shared among friends. Kicking back with breakfast drinks and delicious platters can only be made even greater with views of the waterfront from your table. Enjoy these delicious restaurants and their amazing brunch specialties.

Cobalt

At ultra-luxe Cobalt, the beauty of the oceanfront inspires the décor and the dishes. Chefs construct Instagram-worthy plates using locally and ethically sourced ingredients. The scallops that are in the “Scallops and Hominy” on the menu are local from Florida and the vegetables in the Zucchini Rollatini come from local farmers. Plus, you can’t beat Cobalt’s wall-sized windows. The cool, modern atmosphere is befitting of the many events that take place here as well, from the Full Moon Party to live band music.

La Tabla

Everything in this breakfast and lunch café is inspired by an organic lifestyle. It’s healthy, local friendly, and made for a life on the move. With the founders utilizing their cultural background in the creation of the food and the café’s interior, you get amazing breakfast meals and a great place to hang out with friends and family. As the epitome of what food should be, every Mango Citrus Smoothie is cool and refreshing. The Dragon Bowl with homemade granola and local honey tastes especially great – it’s a must-try on the menu here.

Wood’n Spoon

For a touch of green mixed with the atmosphere of a local knowledge, you can’t get much better than Wood’n Spoon. If you head to this diner enough, you’ll get to recognize the regulars, along with some of your favorite things on the menu. From the murals of avocados on the side of the building (perfect for your next Facebook photo!) to the warm and friendly faces serving up classic dishes, you’re sure to fit in at Wood’n Spoon.

Baci Trattoria 

Cool, refined, and classy, Baci Trattoria has the perfect setting for your girls’ brunch out. This Italian restaurant serves some of the best breakfasts that you’ve ever had. As a staple of Vero Beach’s eateries, diners have raved over plates such as the lump crab cake benedict and the cider baked donuts. What you’re going to love are the variety of mimosas and bloody marys that they keep flowing here!

Vero Beach’s culinary scene has been the result of hundreds of engineering chefs. From the upscale atmosphere of Cobalt to the cozy style of Wood’n Spoon, you’re sure to find your next favorite.

Just a few miles from these local favorites is Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club. This private community’s amenities are second to none. Orchid Island works hard to preserve a way of life for, not only the natural neighbors who live on the Treasure Coast, but the residents as well. Members and residents also enjoy the convenience of a golf cart lifestyle.  Traveling the community via golf cart makes getting to any of the amenities a fun and enjoyable experience, including the West Indies styled private Beach Club, which overlooks a private beach just for residents and their families to take pleasure in.

This private community is committed to providing an extraordinary level of service. Golf here is unparalleled, as the Arnold Palmer designed; 18-hole course is not only revered as one of the best in the region, but also considered a picturesque nature walk throughout this unique habitat. Luxury residential properties range from the $800s to over $10 million and include custom estate residences, courtyard homes, cottage, or oceanfront condominiums.  For a full list of available real estate listings at Orchid Island, visit OrchidIslandRealty.com

Intrigued by this one-of-a-kind destination? Request the inaugural 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, stop by the Orchid Island Realty office and see the community’s beauty for yourself.  Call 772. 388.3888 to schedule a private appointment or visit OrchidIslandFL.com for more information.