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Have you ever wanted to live on an island? You can come close in Florida

 DM CLark, for GHO Homes
TC Palm


Palm trees gently swaying in the breeze, sandy beaches, icy drinks garnished with paper umbrellas and naps in a hammock. That kind of island living is a dream for many of us — yet seems unattainable. Fortunately, some builders are now offering homebuyers communities with that tropical, relaxed feeling. Read on to discover a way to realize your own island dreams.

Discover a new luxury island community in Florida

Case in point: GHO Homes just rolled out its new Orchid Cove luxury home community in Vero Beach, Florida. Located over the Wabasso Bridge, Orchid Cove is a few minutes from the heart of Vero Beach and the Treasure Coast beaches. Waterways dominate the gated 57-home community, which is situated around a central lake, and lines the Indian River and Orchid Cove Lagoon. Adding to the island feel, Orchid Cove includes a fishing pier, kayak launch, dock with day access, and clubhouse and pool. Conveniently located, the development is a five-minute drive to the grocery store, 15 minutes to the Vero Beach Airport, and 40 minutes to the Melbourne International Airport.


The relaxed, luxury feel extends to the individual homes, with five floor plans not found in any other community. Ranging from two to three bedrooms and bathrooms and two to three garage bays, the residences span 2000 to 2500-square-feet, and are priced from $565,990-$751,805.

Upscale features enhance the relaxed, vacation-like feel

Outside, the homes feature a covered patio with travertine pavers, professionally-designed landscaping, and an automatic irrigation system. Particularly compelling, the community takes care of lawn and common area maintenance, and street lighting.

Inside, upscale kitchens boast soft-close drawers, crown molding, granite or quartz countertops, waterfall-design islands, and stainless steel undermount sinks. The stainless steel appliances are from Whirlpool, and include French door refrigerators, ovens with voice control and scan-to-cook technology, and range hoods. Similarly high-end, bathrooms are outfitted with granite or quartz vanity tops, oversized walk-in Roman showers (with built-in shower seats in master bathrooms), and porcelain tile.


Featuring the latest in technology, the homes offer wall-mounted TVs, NEST thermostats and video doorbells, and Schlage Sense Smart deadbolts. Air conditioning systems are high-efficiency, water heaters are tankless, and recessed LED lighting can be found throughout.

Make your island dream a reality

To learn more about island living in Orchid Cove, contact Lisa Krynski at 772.257.1100 or 772.521.0954 (cell) or via email. Homebuyers can arrange an appointment-only, private tour if interested in seeing a model, either in the Island or Lakefront Series. Soon, you’ll be lying on a hammock, eye closed, savoring the island life.


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