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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Over the past few months, many of us have been reevaluating what we value most in life. Our homes, beautiful surroundings, and above all, our health. These events have also made us appreciate the beauty surrounding us – the architecture, design, and surroundings of our homes. Orchid Island offers homeowners a private club community in a pristine natural environment, and there are many reasons why so many homebuyers chose to live here. Located on Florida’s Atlantic coast, this cherished club community offers residents over a mile of private beachfront and the community is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River. With its gorgeous natural location, West-Indies style homes, and resort-style amenities, it’s easy to see why. Take a look at five favorite outdoor things to do on Orchid Island:
1. The Beach.
The lovely Treasure Coast shines as one of the most pristine shorelines on the Atlantic coast. Orchid Island’s members enjoy a one-mile stretch of beach that’s very secluded. The private oceanfront Beach Club offers a relaxing retreat that rivals the world’s top resorts. Enjoy culinary delicacies, or sip a tropical drink with friends. Orchid Island also has oceanfront condominiums and estate homes that are some of the finest in Florida.
2. Private Championship Golf
Orchid Island is a championship golf community (and it’s a stone’s throw from the ocean). The renown Arnold Palmer-designed championship course provides a challenging experience that never disappoints, yet very playable for members of all skill levels. Golfers revel in the myriad of wildlife on the course. You never know what you’ll encounter.
3. Coastline Explorations.
Orchid Island borders the Intracoastal Waterway, making it an ideal place for paddle boarding and kayaking. Explore this coast from a water perspective. A new kayak pier was just completed so members can launch right from the neighborhood. Enjoy the vistas and sounds of the seabirds, and you might even see manatees or a dolphin or two.
4. Nature Sanctuary.
Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club is a Certified Audubon Sanctuary with one of the most bio-diverse ecosystems in the world, and the club remains committed to preserving its beauty. This coast is home to more than 1,500 wildlife species, including manatees, otters, ospreys, white pelicans, roseate spoonbill, and leatherback turtles. At Orchid Beach, humans and wildlife exist in complete harmony, making it the destination to visit.
Orchid Island features eight Har-Tru courts, including an exhibition court, for players of all levels. Get professional instruction from our talented tennis coaches, meet new friends, and enjoy year-round exciting sports, including pickleball. There are also special clinics and fun monthly tournaments.
Members of Orchid Island are even luckier still to call this amazing place home. This private community is committed to providing a level of service that stands out from the rest. The
architecturally distinct Beach Club serves as a gathering place. Private club events and holidays are held in the dining room, overlooking the mesmerizing Atlantic Ocean. In addition to the Beach Club, a centrally-located golf clubhouse is an acclaimed dining venue within the community and also hosts a variety of Club activities.
To learn more about Orchid Island and the Treasure Coast, request the inaugural issue of Orchid Island Lifestyles Magazine here. If you’re in the area, call 772. 388.3888 to schedule a visit. 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 OrchidIslandFL.com.