There are few places in Florida that enjoy a more magical setting than a barrier island nestled between the Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. Here, at Orchid Island, just 375 West Indies-inspired residences are nestled in this picturesque setting, many with direct oceanfront or waterfront views. This nature lover’s haven located on the east coast of Florida in Vero Beach is a special place for Members and wildlife alike. See how this private golf & beach club community has embraced and celebrated its natural surroundings.
Uncrowded White-Sand Beaches
Stretching for almost a mile along the Atlantic Ocean, Orchid Island’s Members enjoy a serene coastal retreat. Residents of the luxurious oceanfront estates or carefree oceanfront condominiums, as well as Members of the oceanfront club, have direct access to the pristine shoreline from the architecturally distinct Beach Club. Whether strolling the beachfront, fishing, surfing, paddleboarding or just spending time with family, the beach has a special appeal to every member of the community. The West Indies-inspired Beach Club offers a tropical seaside pool with cabanas and poolside dining. A rejuvenating Spa, Member’s Lounge, and oceanfront dining are also popular destinations for Club Members. Chef Sozio’s gourmet farm-to-table dining and carefully curated cocktails are served with a gentle ocean breeze. Multi-purpose rooms are also home to numerous special interest clubs, including clubs for the arts, cards, Mah Jongg, gardening, sporting, and more.
Championship Golf Island Style
Surrounded by a seaside natural landscape teeming with wildlife, avid golfers enjoy one of Florida’s few barrier island championship golf courses. This par-72, Arnold Palmer-designed course provides a memorable experience for members of every skill level, with numerous weekly tournaments, events, and lessons coordinated by full-time teaching professionals. Certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, every turn welcomes a delightful surprise with natural neighbors sharing one of Florida’s most diverse landscapes.
Kayak Cove Launch Along the Estuary
For those who relish spending time outdoors or on the water, Orchid Island’s riverside kayak launch provides direct access to the saltwater estuaries of the Indian River Lagoon, the most biologically diverse waterway in North America. Members love to spend their days birdwatching, paddleboarding, kayaking, fishing, and boating around the area’s salt and freshwater marshes, pine flatwoods, and hardwood hammocks. Many of the community’s artistic Members find inspiration for photography or artwork on canvas along the shoreline. On land, the Historic Jungle Trail is an eight-mile adventure along the Indian River shoreline, providing a beautiful backdrop for palm tree hammocks and coastal wetlands. The trail’s end also leads to Pelican Island Sanctuary, the first wildlife refuge in the U.S. National Park Registry.
A Homestead Surrounded by Nature’s Beauty
Thanks to Orchid Island’s long history of supporting the environment and surrounding wildlife, Members experience the best of Florida’s natural beauty within their own backyards. Manatees, pelicans, tricolored herons, snowy egrets, and more all congregate throughout the mangroves and provide a beautiful sightseeing adventure for any kayaking trip. The area also gives sanctuary to over 1,500 species of Florida’s migratory birds, ensuring birdwatching is a favored Member activity. The sea turtles even feel most at home on the shores of Orchid Island, as the beach is a nesting ground for hundreds of turtles every year.
River & Oceanfront Private Estate Homes
For those interested in learning more about Orchid Island’s waterfront lifestyle, visiting OrchidIslandFL.com is an excellent way to get to know the community. Orchid Island is home to a wide variety of premier ocean and riverfront homes for sale, and current listings are featured on their website. With many homes located directly on the water, the magnificent oceanfront estates feature West Indies architectural designs, panoramic natural vistas, and the secluded privacy of living in a gated oceanfront enclave. Luxurious oceanfront low-rise condominium residences are spacious, bright homes with square footage in the mid-3,000 range. A wide array of single-family riverfront estate homes is also available, offering open Indian River views and many with private docks.
With demand for this highly sought-after community at an all-time high, inventory is limited at Orchid Island. To learn more about this picturesque, one-of-a-kind private club community, request a complimentary copy of the Orchid Island Magazine or call 772.388.3888 for more information or to schedule a private community club tour.
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