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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.

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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For Members of Orchid Island, the spectacular oceanfront Beach Club serves as the heart of the community. Its authentic West Indies style is elegant and impressive, but also down-to-earth and welcoming, furnished in rich, dark woods and whimsical, brightly colored fabrics. With windows covering almost every wall, members can soak in the million-dollar views.

When you step inside the Orchid Island Beach Club, the first word that comes to mind is “authentic.” The club’s tropical West Indies style is the perfect combination of casual comfort and stylish elegance. The look fits in perfectly with the enviable waterfront setting. The architecture and decor, with balconies and verandas, French doors and multi-pane windows, rich wood and Far Eastern accents, set it apart.

Though the inside of the Club is tropical and appealing, you’ll discover the real
magic outside. The connected boardwalk leads to over a mile of private beach, quiet and natural, right there for you to enjoy. Don’t worry about carrying a chair, the Beach Club has plenty of chaise lounges and umbrellas to relax on and under. The resort-like pool is the perfect place to cool off from the beach. You don’t even have to leave your lounge chair to enjoy a flavorful wrap, fresh salad or a juicy burger from the Pool Grille. Or you can cool off with a frozen drink from the poolside Turtle Bar. Add in the private cabanas facing the beach and a spacious locker room and towel service, and you can see why Orchid Island’s whole waterfront experience makes every day feel like a holiday.

And the beauty of the club is just beginning. Natural neighbors here abound, from white pelicans, to sea turtles to otters. The Arnold Palmer championship golf course is also an Audubon Certified Sanctuary.

If you want to get up close to nature and experience the best the area has to offer, then Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club is where you want to be. Along with its state-of-the-art amenities, Orchid Island works hard to preserve a way of life for not only its neighbors who live on the Treasure Coast, but its Members as well.

There are many conveniences at Orchid Island that Members enjoy, but the golf cart lifestyle is on the top of the list. Traveling the community via their personally owned golf cart allows them to access the Club’s amenities quickly while also having a fun and enjoyable experience. One of the favorites is heading over to the private West Indies styled Beach Club, where they and their families can swim, surf and sunbathe before jumping into the beautifully exclusive swimming pool which sits adjacent to the Pool Grille and Turtle Bar.

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 up to $10 million and include custom estate residences, courtyard homes, cottages and oceanfront condominiums. Check out the full list of available real estate listings at Orchid Island.

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.

Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club has been recognized for excellence by Platinum Clubs® of America, ranking in the Top 5% of Clubs in the nation. Over 3,100 Private Club General Managers, Club Presidents and Owners utilized the Platinum Clubs of America -Seven Selection Criteria, as approved by the Club Leaders Forum Advisory Board, to cast their votes in a confidential ballot with the results certified as true and correct by an independent third party.

Since 1997, Club Leaders Forum (CLF) has been a respected resource for private club leadership, producing an industry publication, The FORUM, that contains Relevant, Interesting and Informative topics. CLF also hosts platforms for Leaders to collaborate on topics that shape the industry at its exclusive annual events.

The clubs published in the Top Private Clubs lists and Honorable Mentions merit respect for this remarkable achievement as elected by their peers in the industry.

Orchid Island is a private and intimate residential golf course community, offering gracious waterfront and golf course homes, an award-winning Arnold Palmer golf course, a state-of-the-art Tennis & Fitness Center and an intimate Beach Club perfectly suited for leisurely gatherings, club activities and exceptional dining. Orchid Island is the proud recipient of the following Awards & Accolades: Americas Healthiest Clubs from Prevo Health Solutions, Platinum Clubs of America from Club Leaders Forum (CLF), Distinguished Club of from BoardRoom Magazine and Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary from Audubon International.

 

Now’s The Time To Buy The Florida Vacation Home You’ve Always Wanted

In Vero Beach, Florida, you’ll discover the best of both worlds. That’s because Vero is at the eastern edge of the demarcation line that separates Florida into two different climate zones. North of Vero is a subtropical climate, and south of it is tropical. That’s why Vero Beach is known as the “Gateway to the Tropics” and is graced with a unique mix of vegetation. Growing here are coconut palms and bright tropical flowers that won’t grow even a few miles north. Alongside these tropical wonders, you’ll find a beautiful, rich landscape made up of ancient oak hammocks and dense pine forests. Add to that the area’s beautiful beaches and the citrus trees that thrive here, giving the area the title of “Citrus Capital of the World.” With all this environmental diversity, it’s easy to see why Vero Beach has so much natural appeal.

For many generations, Vero Beach and its surrounding areas were known as the benchmark for quality citrus production and shipment. People all over the world enjoyed the juicy Indian River citrus grown here. It wasn’t until Edwin Llwyd Ecclestone Sr. purchased the 3000-acre estate on John’s Island that the Vero Beach area began to thrive as a resort destination. Ecclestone and his team recruited Fortune 500 CEOs and entrepreneurs from up north to create a golf community that drew top tier individuals to this area. Ground was broken in 1969, and the first of three golf courses opened the next year.

In 1987, Orchid Island, north of John’s Island, followed suit, when it was sold to Robert Haines III of Avon, Connecticut, and a small group of limited partners. At that time, the town of Orchid had only seven inhabitants. Haines’ vision was to build a few hundred British West Indies–style homes overlooking the ocean, the Indian River and a spectacular golf course. Ground was broken on Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club in 1988. Just like on John’s Island, this spectacular community became a draw, attracting high-end individuals to this stunning oasis.

Soon, Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club was attracting people from every part of the country, as it had quickly become one of the most desirable oceanfront properties on the Treasure Coast, with one of Florida’s few barrier island golf courses. Throughout the generations of settlers in the Vero Beach area, there has always been a common thread—conservation and respect for the land. This long-standing culture began in the early 20th century, when Pelican Island in the Indian River Lagoon was designated as the country’s first wildlife refuge. The area has always been developed thoughtfully and with care. Instead of the urban sprawl that defines other parts of Florida, this area was planned in an organized fashion, taking green spaces into account and preserving beautiful, historic structures, allowing it to retain a charming, small-town flavor.

 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 one-mile of private beach access and what are even better, Orchid Island spans from the Atlantic Ocean to the Indian River.

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 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 our real estate page.

Our members love owning their own golf carts. Why you ask? Well, mainly, this masterstroke of convenience means one thing: island living without the hustle and bustle of traffic, pollution and noise. Yes, that’s right. You don’t need a car to get around here. Whether you want to enjoy some fun in the sun at the beach or pool, dine out or go for a workout at the Tennis & Fitness Center, you simply get in your own golf cart and you’re where you want to be in a matter of five minutes or less. And that also means you can keep your set of golf clubs in your cart so when you’re ready to hit a ball or two, you can just hop in and head on over to the putting green, driving range or 1st tee!

Convenience aside, there is nothing more enjoyable than taking an open-air ride amid some of Florida’s most diverse landscapes. Along the way, chances are high that you will get to see white pelicans along the lakes or an otter family crossing the road. Every turn welcomes another view of the peaceful, natural surroundings as you pass and exchange waves with your friendly neighbors.

If you’re someone who wants to get close to nature and still enjoy the creature comforts of home, then Orchid Island is the place for you. The 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 for its members as well. What’s even better, Orchid Island stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Indian River, and members enjoy more than a mile of private beach access.

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 holds Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary status for its commitment to natural preservation.

If this island lifestyle sounds like it is right up your alley, you can request your copy of the inaugural issue of Orchid Island Lifestyles magazine here to learn more about the Vero Beach area and all that it has to offer.

Luxury residential properties range from the $800s to up to $10 million and include custom estate residences, courtyard homes, cottages and oceanfront condominiums. For a full list of available real estate at Orchid Island, visit our Real Estate page.