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Morning walks on the beach, afternoons by the pool, and endless rounds of golf—sounds like a vacation from the hustle and bustle of the office. Not anymore. As remote working continues to grow across the country, many vacation retreats like Florida’s Treasure Coast have quickly become permanent addresses for entrepreneurs and business executives across many industries. The region’s close proximity to Orlando International Airport opens the door for a well-balanced work-life situation while keeping the door open as business travel returns. For residents of Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club near Vero Beach, the ultimate golf and beach lifestyle and one-of-a-kind amenities create the perfect setting to work from home.

Better work-life balance

Whether it’s the sound of the waves rolling up onto the beach or the elimination of the daily commute, a remote work environment should offer less stress and more flexibility. A 2019 FlexJobs study found that 65% of professionals think they would be more productive working remotely. This can undoubtedly be attributed to the ability to customize home office spaces with the most comfortable chairs, décor, and of course, window views. The flexibility of remote work has also been shown to lower stress, with availability to try new hobbies and spend time with family and friends.

Not only can these experiences lead to greater happiness, working remotely offers more opportunities to stay healthy. With beautiful weather year-round, Florida is one of the best places to explore the outdoors. At Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club, a new kayak launch on the Indian River lagoon and miles of pristine Atlantic beach provides ample opportunity for active outdoor exercise, while the Club’s chefs offer a plethora of healthy menu options.

Resort-style living

Instead of focusing solely on profit and loss, outdoor activities can help keep the mind sharp and engaged. Imagine sitting outside by the pool, overlooking to the golf course to release the stresses of the day. Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club provides this and so much more. The 18-hole Arnold-Palmer designed Audubon-certified golf course is the cornerstone of Orchid Island. Those with an appreciation for Florida’s flora and fauna are sure to appreciate the intricacies of this course right along with the opportunity to spot wildlife along the way. The Treasure Coast gives sanctuary to 1,500+ species of Florida’s migratory birds and wildlife: manatees, river otters, armadillos, bobcats, deer, smaller mammals, and more.

For a little more competitive action, our Members also enjoy eight Har-Tru tennis courts and pickleball courts. The on-site Fitness Center is equipped with state-of-the-art cardio and weight training options, as well as a Pilates studio and a full class schedule.

Location independence

The acceptance of working from home has shown that the days of needing to live in large metropolitan areas are over. The desire for a better quality of life with access to Florida’s open-air is replacing the confines of city living. Private Club living provides a luxury lifestyle with the benefits of club services and social activities for networking.

Orchid Island works hard to preserve a way of life for the natural neighbors who live in the area and its human residents who relish the convenience of a golf cart lifestyle. Getting around the community or traveling to nearby amenities is a fun and enjoyable experience. The West Indies-style private Beach Club is a favorite destination for every member of the family.

Orchid Island is a private community 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 are currently available, ranging from $1 to $8 million, including custom estate residences, courtyard homes, cottage, or oceanfront condominiums. A limited selection of homesites are available for custom new homes. For a complete list of available real estate listings visit Orchid Island.

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, 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 Orchid Island for more information.

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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There are so many priorities when homebuyers are searching for their Florida dream home. The location, the architecture, the home type, the anticipated lifestyle – but for many, it all comes down to identifying their most important priorities. For those seeking the camaraderie and services of a private country club lifestyle, it’s not often that one has the opportunity to enjoy both the beach and golf in one community. Unless you’ve really done your homework!

On a barrier island, tucked between the Atlantic Coast and the Indian River near Vero Beach, Florida, Orchid Island Golf and Beach Club provides their Resident Members with an unprecedented lifestyle that encompasses the very best of Florida living. A secluded oceanfront shoreline showcases nature’s beauty, while the 18-hole Palmer-designed golf course is a certified Audubon sanctuary.

Just steps over the dune walk from the pristine beach, the Orchid Island Beach Club is a cherished favorite for its elegant yet relaxed island setting. Designed in true West Indies style, the Beach Club takes full advantage of the ocean breezes throughout its many gathering spaces. The Pool Grille & Turtle Bar offers an easygoing setting where family and friends can come refresh after a day on the beach, bond over burgers, and possibly a frozen drink or two. The tropical seaside pool is surrounded by private cabanas which are available for purchase by Resident Members subject to availability.

It’s been called the best of the best. For a more formal setting, dining at the Beach Club provides an unparalleled seaside ambiance and amazing farm-to-table gourmet food by Chef Sozio. Carefully balancing daily specials with club favorites, Sozio, and his staff delivers a culinary experience unlike any other. The Beach Club is also home to the Sandpiper Room, perfect for private dining, special events, and the occasional business meeting. Luxury accommodations are available at the Beach Club as a part of the Real Estate team’s Sea for Yourself Discovery Stay which allows future residents to experience the Orchid Island lifestyle prior to making their final decision.

What could compare to a morning at the Beach Club? Well, of course, it’s a morning on the Golf Course. The Golf Clubhouse and golf experience is unparalleled, as the Arnold Palmer-designed 18-hole course is revered as one of the best in the region. It is also considered a picturesque nature walk throughout this unique barrier island habitat. Expertly designed by one of the game’s greats and meticulously maintained, Orchid Island’s golf club is the perfect challenge for all skill levels and offers plenty of tee boxes. The Club’s pros host clinics, tournaments with a sense that mimics every course element, the Orchid Island lifestyle is a promise kept.

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 a 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.

In addition to the beach and golf, the community offers a wide array of health and wellness amenities. An onsite Tennis and Fitness Center hosts a variety of club activities. A new community kayak launch provides for up-close and personal interaction with the natural neighbors of the Indian River Lagoon. The Orchid Island Spa is also available offering a wide array of spa services.

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.

Intrigued by this private golf and oceanfront club lifestyle? Request your complimentary 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, 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.

Spring brings many things to Vero Beach. And here, the first Monday in May means the annual VNA Golf-a-Thon at Orchid Island, held by and for the benefit of the Visiting Nurse Association of Indian River County. For over 29 years, golf and country clubs all over Indian River County have hosted this illustrious charity event. Spectators gather to see twelve of the county’s best Golf Club Pros play against each other over 135 holes, all for a great cause.

This year is the 29th annual Golf-a-Thon at Orchid Island. And we couldn’t think of a better place, especially when a member of the Visiting Nurse Association Foundation Board, Carole Finck, is a member of Orchid Island as well. “It’s unique the way it pulls the area together, and we’re excited to bring it back to Orchid Island after such a long time,” Finck told us. The original Golf-a-Thon was actually held at Orchid Island, but hasn’t been back since then…until now.

Rich Waage, Orchid Island’s Director of Golf, is proud to host the event and play himself. “When I first came to Orchid Island in 1997, the seasonal director of golf always played in the Golf-a-thon,” he told us. “That’s how I was introduced to it. I’ve been playing in the Golf-a-Thon since 2000.”

The foundation that the Golf-a-Thon benefits, the VNA of the Treasure Coast, has served a specific role in the community for over 40 years. Started by a group of friends who recognized a gap in the quality of home health care that the residents of the county received, the VNA has provided a variety of programs and services for the residents of Indian River County. These include in-home services for those recently discharged from the hospital, regardless of ability to pay, vaccination education programs and vaccination clinics for members of the county, and the construction and maintenance of a physical hospice center – the only one in Vero Beach. In 2018, they performed over 100,000 visits to the homes of those in need. Their work selflessly serves the county in numerous ways.

The Golf-a-Thon, and other charity golf events are one of the many ways that the philanthropic-minded members of Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club get involved in their community. In the past, the Golf-a-Thon has raised over $300,000, and this year is expected to be just as successful, if not even more so. “Orchid Island has fantastic members who love to give back to the Vero Beach Community,” Waage told us.

“We’re excited to host the Golf-a-Thon at Orchid Island on our very own golf course where members of Orchid Island can be involved in different ways, including the sponsorship of a golf hole or individual donations.”

For those who want to get close to nature, 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 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 considered a picturesque nature walk throughout this unique habitat. Luxury residential properties range from the $800’s up to $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.