In a world that continues to challenge us in many ways, relaxation or simple pleasures are more important than ever. On this coastal barrier Island near Vero Beach, Florida, resident members at Orchid Island are taking time to unwind in a beautiful natural sanctuary. Here are 5 simple ways to live an island state of mind:
The serenity of the waves rolling on the shoreline, watching the pelicans soar along the coast and the sand between your toes — these sensory experiences are just the beginning of a relaxed Florida lifestyle. With over a mile of private beach and a West Indies inspired private Beach Club, Orchid Island is the ideal choice to enjoy the simplicity of a tropical oasis. Just over the picturesque dune, a private pool and cabanas, popular Turtle Bar with tasty libations, and poolside grille service add the conveniences that create the ultimate beachside pleasures.
Another great way to preserve an island state of mind is by getting out on the links to enjoy the warm ocean breeze and unique landscape of Orchid Island’s championship golf course. The Arnold Palmer designed course provides a memorable experience for Members of every skill level and enjoys the extraordinary distinction of being a Certified Audubon Sanctuary. The lakes and fairways throughout the course are often gathering places for the area’s most beautiful neighbors, including the rare white pelican and roseate spoonbill.
The island state of mind is all about relaxing while enjoying the pleasures of life including your fitness routine and healthy lifestyle. The Orchid Island culinary team prepares menus with healthy options throughout its various dining venues. The Pool Grille and Golf Clubhouse are both popular casual lunches with family and friends. The diverse menu boasts many options, from a light salad to mouth- watering burgers or the local catch of the day. The Turtle Bar offers an easy – going tropical poolside setting to kick back and relax with one of their frozen signature cocktails. Fine dining and special events are held at the Oceanfront Beach Club as well as the Golf Clubhouse.
After all the outdoor adventures, fresh air and sunshine, what better way to unwind than enjoying the services of the Spa at Orchid Island. Rejuvenating facials, exfoliating body treatments and deep tissue massages are provided in a luxurious setting by the experienced, Orchid Island professional staff. With these services available just a golf cart ride away from home, resident members can integrate spa treatments into their year-round lifestyle.
For those who want to get close to nature, Orchid Island Golf and Beach Club’s new kayak launch is the perfect way to embark on a natural adventure. The community is located on a barrier island, nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and Indian River Lagoon. Bird watchers, photography buffs and fitness enthusiasts celebrate the tremendous variety of local wildlife including the gentle manatees, playful otters and friendly porpoise, to name a few. It’s one of the most diverse ecosystems in the northern hemisphere. On land, Indian River County’s historic Jungle Trail meanders through Orchid Island, creating an opportunity for additional exploration of the natural surroundings.
Orchid Island offers a one-of-a-kind lifestyle for those who appreciate the unique combination of beach, golf and natural surroundings. Members and residents enjoy the convenience of a golf cart lifestyle and relish the private Club lifestyle while surrounded by West Indies inspired architecture. This private community is committed to providing an extraordinary level of service.
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 available real estate listings at Orchid Island, see our current listings here.
Intrigued by this private golf and oceanfront club lifestyle? Request your copy of Orchid Island Lifestyles Magazine 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 or visit OrchidIslandFL.com for more information.
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.
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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.