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.
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.
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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.