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Whether the preferred medium is oil, paint, sculpture, or photography, it is evident that members of Orchid Island Golf and Beach Club’s Art Club (OIAC) are inspired by the breathtaking nature thriving throughout their beloved private community as well as the nearby Environmental Learning Center (ELC). A new exhibit, “Nature at Its Best” is currently on display at the ELC for all to enjoy. Featuring more than 30 pieces of art, the exhibit is something local nature and art enthusiasts will not want to miss.

“Nature at Its Best” promotes the ELC Mission to educate, inspire and empower all people to be active stewards of the environment and their own well-being. Near and dear to many Orchid Island residents, the ELC’s beauty has often served as inspiration for many members of OIAC. As one of Vero Beach’s hot spots, the ELC has long been the place for the community to explore the sights, sounds, reflections, and sweet breezes of this beautiful area. Show coordinator, Judy Stach, a frequenter of the ELC and past president of OIAC, once took her grandchildren on the evening pontoon boat ride and found an abundance of new subject matter, noting “flora and fauna enriches the artist’s spirit. This environment is unspoiled and unrivaled in its pure representation of simple pleasures that surround us all in a very tumultuous world.”

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OIAC is one of many special interest social clubs at Orchid Island. According to Stach, it “was formed in 2012 with a goal to include all who wanted to learn about art and create for themselves, and most importantly, to share their talents with each other.” Open to all Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club members, OIAC is an active membership hosting workshops and member exhibits yearly.

Seven Orchid Island Artisans

Judy Stach is among seven decorated artists featured in the gallery including Muci Clemens, Susan Atwood Daniels, Michele Henry, Lou Lower, Ruth Martin, and Cree Scudder. Judy’s work has appeared in several magazines nationwide, with her forty-year retrospective recently being the featured article in Jersey Shoe Magazine Spring Summer 2020. Cree has been a dedicated painter for over 25 years with experiences studying art in Princeton, NJ, La Jolla, CA, and our beloved Vero Beach, Fl. Susan Atwood Daniels has built a lasting career creating museum-quality Nantucket Lightship Baskets, handcrafted beaded jewelry, and acrylic paintings on stretched canvases in addition to watercolors, oil, and mixed media works. Moving full-time to Florida 10 years ago, Michele Henry began a new, more fun chapter in her life, recording the extraordinary scenery, wildlife, and waterways, making them her own. “Nature at Its Best” not only brings Vero’s unique surroundings to life, but the exhibit also embodies each Orchid Island artist’s storied past.

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Exhibition Hours

The Environmental Learning Center’s commitment for its artist series has put a wide variety of artists and artwork mediums on display, with many pieces priced for sale. The “Nature at Its Best” exhibit is available through April 5th, 7 days a week, from 8 am to 4 pm. Head to the Lagoon Room at the ELC and see our community’s unmatched beauty on display and support both Orchid Island artists and the Environmental Learning Center.

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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 carts 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.

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 Audubon Certified habitat.

Luxury residential properties range from the $1 millions to over $8 million and include custom estate residences, courtyard homes, cottage, or oceanfront condominiums. For a full list of the current real estate offerings at Orchid Island, visit OrchidIslandRealty.com.

Intrigued by this private golf and oceanfront club lifestyle? Request a copy of Orchid Island Lifestyles Magazine by filling out the form on this page and 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.

To an outsider, a lot of the Country Clubs in Florida seem to be similar. They have the golf and the tennis and of course the big, fancy clubhouse. However, at Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club, located in the Town of Orchid, in Vero Beach, “club” means much, much more. This gated private club community tucked away on a barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River Lagoon features ten “Clubs within the Club” with a full schedule of events for Members. The variety of special interest activities allows Members to get to know each other beyond the golf course and fitness center creating lasting friendships among Members, an attribute that makes this private community truly unique.

The Arts

Whatever the choice of medium, the Art Club fosters talents and appreciates varying levels of experience. From watercolor to photography, Members can enjoy sharing their ideas as well as learning something new with a variety of classes, lectures, and even trips to local museums. Art Club talents are also showcased in the Member Art Show. Those who have been part of a choral group in the past will be pleased to find the Chorus Club. Now in its tenth year, the Chorus Club is committed to creating joy through music whether it be performing across the Treasure Coast or at Orchid Island. Club Cinema is offered for those who like to spend an evening watching the big screen. There’s always time to get lost in a great book and participate in thought-provoking discussions surrounding monthly reads with the Book Club.

Cards & Mah Jongg

There are many Bridge Clubs featured at Orchid Island including Monday Summer Club, Couples and Seasonal Bridge. Seasonal Bridge is sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL). The clubs are for lovers of the game as well as those looking for a fun night with their neighbors. Newly formed in 2020, the Canasta Club invites players of all skill levels to join in on this fun card game. Mah Jongg, an ancient Chinese game with pre-set hands and tiles is another game of skill with a following at Orchid Island.

Gardening

The Garden Club is always looking to grow its membership. Those looking to learn about the flora and fauna unique to Florida, or how to grow an herb garden will find opportunity in this club. In its fifth season, the Garden Club holds events on campus, including monthly displays in the Card Room, as well as taking field trips to local farms and other beautiful places.

Sporting

With three quail plantations approximately an hour away, and a sporting clay facility nearby, the Gun Club offers opportunities for the outdoor sportsperson. For those who prefer to get out on the water, the Orchid Island Yacht Club (OIYC) offers a waterside event or a nautical outing as ways to find fun with these maritime enthusiasts. No boat is required to join this group that has grown to more than 100 members since 2002.

At Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club, “Clubs within the Club” allow more than 750 Members to share their passions with other Members on a more personal level through an array of activities. Camaraderie is built among neighbors with common interests in this private seaside community.

With more than 1,500 species of Florida’s migratory birds and wildlife in the area, it is not uncommon to happen upon white pelicans, ospreys, river otters, and spoonbills as a regular part of the day at Orchid Island. As an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary 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 style 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 $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, visit OrchidIslandRealty.com.

Intrigued by this private golf and oceanfront club lifestyle? Request the inaugural issue of Orchid Island Lifestyles Magazine to learn more about this amazing community and how the Vero Beach area embraces its natural wonderland.

If in the area, 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.

We all know that the events of 2020 have changed the way people think about their homes and lifestyles. All across the country, residents in densely populated areas are seeking refuge in the warm open air of the Sunshine State this Winter. Broader acceptance of working remotely has also caused some to make the move to Florida to find a better balance of indoor/outdoor living. For those who dream of beachfront living or spending their afternoons on the back nine, there has never been a better time to consider living on the Treasure Coast.

Natural Barrier Island

The quaint town of Orchid, Florida located on a barrier island between the Atlantic Coast and the Indian River near Vero Beach is home to Orchid Island Golf and Beach Club. This private, low-density gated community offers its residents casual, island living with world-class amenities and the highest level of service.

Although there are many golf communities in South Florida, it’s extremely rare to find the combination of an oceanfront lifestyle and an award-winning golf club community. At Orchid Island, the lock-and-leave lifestyle of its oceanfront condominiums is experiencing rising demand from those who recognize this unique opportunity.

Nearly a Mile of Secluded Beach

The luxurious, low-rise oceanfront condominiums overlook nearly one mile of private beach. Spacious residences, oceanfront terraces and outdoor kitchens provide spectacular settings for open-air living that takes full advantage of the Atlantic views. This intimate community enjoys natural social distancing with limited access to the private elevators. Inside spacious floorplans and well-appointed living spaces feature expansive impact glass doors and windows with built-in storm shutters for resident convenience. Homeowners will enjoy the carefree condo lifestyle as well as the ideal location adjacent to the West Indies style private Beach Club at Orchid Island.

“Our oceanfront condominiums are truly unique,” says Anne Torline, Managing Broker at Orchid Island Realty. “There’s very few places where you can find this combination of lifestyle and location. We currently are offering a 3 Bedroom, 4 Full Bath residence with over 3,800 sq. ft. for $2.1 million. It’s an incredible value in this incredible community.”

Arnold Palmer Golf

At Orchid Island Golf and Beach Club no two days are alike. In addition to the oceanfront Beach Club, the resort-style amenities include the Arnold Palmer designed 18-hole championship course. This Audubon certified course offers a challenge for golfers and a chance to experience the beautiful habitat and wildlife that makes the course so unique.

The private club community offers a wide array of health and wellness amenities, an onsite Tennis and Fitness Center and a golf clubhouse that plays host to a variety of planned events. A new community kayak launch provides for up-close and personal interaction with the natural neighbors of the Indian River Lagoon, and the Orchid Island Spa is also available offering a wide array of personal treatment services.

Golf Cart Lifestyle

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.

At Orchid Island, 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. The community also offers a complimentary issue of Orchid Island Lifestyles Magazine, an editorial publication showcasing the golf and beach lifestyle as well as the surrounding Vero Beach area.

If you’re in the area, Orchid Island Realty can be reached at 772. 388.3888 to schedule a private appointment or visit OrchidIslandFL.com for more information.

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You may already know how great it is to live the outdoor Florida lifestyle. At Orchid Island, we get to experience nature’s beauty on a daily basis. Perfectly situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River, Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club is in the heart of it all with a truly unique perspective. Have you ever wondered what’s behind the gates? It’s a private sanctuary for many residents – both human and animal. Get an inside look at how they co-exist here.

Rare Sightings

Members of Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club experience the best of Florida’s natural beauty right in their own backyards. Literally! The Arnold Palmer championship golf course at Orchid Island is an Audubon Certified Sanctuary. It’s home to some of the coolest residents, including the rare white pelicans. Playful otters also call this place home. They’re often spotted trotting between the lakes. Residents who live on the course can even see them right from their kitchen windows. The Club has also installed a variety of bird boxes throughout the course. And just this year, one of them was the birthplace of a baby Screech Owl.

Turtle Nesting Grounds

The private Beach Club overlooks more than a mile of secluded beach. It’s common for members to see ospreys, pelicans and turtles as they walk or relax. And it’s great for shore fishing, too. Even more amazing, the beach here is a nesting ground for hundreds of these turtles. Each year they return to lay their eggs and after a few months in the sand, the hatchlings make their journey to the ocean. Residents who live in the beachfront condos here have a front row seat.

A One-Of-A-Kind Ecosystem

The Indian River Lagoon is known as one of the most bio-diverse ecosystems in the world. The brand new kayak launch at Orchid Island gives Members easy access to some of nature’s most beautiful scenes and most interesting wildlife. Here, it’s common to see manatees, egrets and pink Rosette Spoonbills, among many others. Dolphins are even seen in the river here quite often. Most of the residences on the river have their own private docks as well.

Old Florida History

Even more unique is the historic Jungle Trail that runs right through Orchid Island. Used as the original A1A, it’s now a great place for a bike ride or a walk – and closed to motor vehicle traffic. Members often spot Gopher Tortoises here and there are even some varieties of wild orchids growing.

Whether you are floating down the Indian River Lagoon, teeing up on the 14th fairway, or taking a walk on the secluded beach, you’ll always catch a glimpse of something special. Orchid Island is full of unique residential spaces to enjoy, but it’s the experiences with the wildlife every day that make living here one-of-a-kind.

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 style private Beach Club, which overlooks the secluded 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 here.

Intrigued by this private golf and oceanfront club lifestyle? Request your copy 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 or visit OrchidIslandFL.com for more information.

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.

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.

5. Tennis.

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.

Everyone has different reasons for moving to a beach town. Some appreciate the small town atmosphere, while others like how nature is essentially untouched. The Town of Orchid, just outside of Vero Beach, is one such example. Many say that Orchid Island is the perfect place for them because of the weather, the people, and the overall feeling you have in a small beach town. Here are a few reasons why you should move to our beach town.

Mood: Relaxation

It’s hard to find a frown on someone’s face when they come back from the beach. Living so close to it, it’s easy to see why the residents here seem to be in a good mood all of the time. Different parts of the oceanfront environment come together to make beachgoers feel good. The sound of the waves hitting the shore provides a calming atmosphere, perfect for relaxing and enjoying the day. Sunny days are abundant here and fill you with vitamin D, naturally raising your mood as well.

Nature Abounds

The oceanfront features a diverse and vibrant ecosystem not found anywhere else. Take a look up to the sky – ospreys, eagles, and pelicans soar through the air. On the horizon, dolphins jump from the water, and schools of fish teem below the surface. From May to October, you’re likely to find a leatherback sea turtle along the shoreline laying her eggs. Check out the historic Jungle Trail, it runs right through Orchid Island, and you’re likely to catch a rare white pelican flying above the trees.

Activities and Things to Do

If there’s one thing that we can say about beach towns, it’s that they have their own way of doing things, whether it be work or play – but especially play. Swing and dance under the moonlight at the Night Sounds Concert Series, or learn of the area’s eclectic art scene at the First Friday Gallery Stroll. Then again, you don’t need a party to have fun here. Spend a few rounds playing golf, or take some time to walk along the beach.

Everyone has a reason for moving to the Town of Orchid. Some of them like the friendly locals and warm neighbors. Some appreciate living so close to the beach. Others enjoy shopping, the atmosphere, and being healthy. One thing that we can say about life in a beach town is that it’s easier. It’s easy to get around on foot, but some residents prefer getting places via golf cart. It’s one of those things that make Orchid Island stand out amongst other clubs.

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 private beach.

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 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 Realty 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 OrchidIslandFL.com.