ESTATES

TROPICAL BLISS

Vero Beach, Florida | $12,950,000

BELLA KALT

Celebrating 50 years and more, John’s Island is a true paradise of unspoiled world class amenities not readily found. Privacy, elegance and a historic haven is yours in one of the finest residential clubs in the nation.

Nestled on a barrier island between the gentle lapping waves of the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River Lagoon, the legendary John’s Island rests serenely in the quaint town of Indian River Shores, recently voted one of “America’s Happiest Small Towns. If you ask owners and guests what they love about John’s Island, it is usually privacy, unspoilt beauty, escape, and convenient location. Yet that just scratches the surface of what this top-rate locale has to offer. A magnet for Fortune 500 CEO’s and business moguls and designated as one of the Top 100 Platinum Clubs in America, John’s Island’s picturesque landscape, world-class amenities, no state income tax, tropical climate, and family-oriented lifestyle offer plenty to make every day special.

 

The brainchild of founder, Edwin Llwyd Ecclestone, Sr., John’s Island was developed in 1969 as a unique and private residential family Club community that would fully preserve the beauty of the land and the legacy of the past. Fifty years later, Ecclestone would be genuinely ecstatic to know that his vision has been fully realized and is ever evolving. Today, this is a cherished haven enjoyed by generations who have discovered the undeniable allure of life by the sea. The luxurious, ocean-to-river, 1,650-acre gated area just north of Vero Beach is one of the finest residential clubs in the nation - with a spectacular master plan limiting development to 1,382 residential properties or one unit per acre.

By invitation only, John’s Island Club is one of the few clubs in the nation with a vertical equity membership, where members’ children and their parents can use any of the amenities and social benefits without additional fees (some restrictions apply). Sharpen your skills on one of the three championship golf courses designed by Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Fazio, or test one of the 17 Har-Tru tennis courts. Singles and doubles squash courts, six pickleball courts, two croquet lawns, water activities, and a fully equipped Health & Wellness Center allow for a full array of activities that can be tailored to any lifestyle. Delight in an extensive social calendar with activities for all ages, lifelong learning, cultural events, invitationals, and several dining options at any of the three, updated clubhouses, including the spectacular Beach Club overlooking three miles of beach.

 

Poised on the renowned Gem Island, an exclusive portion of John’s Island, one of the stately residences currently available effuses quiet elegance, delights in unobstructed direct Intracoastal frontage, and refined architectural details. Taking advantage of larger-thanstandard 20-foot setbacks, the awe-inspiring retreat was designed by the renowned firm of McGee Howle & Associates and carefully crafted by Parent Construction. The 14,212 square foot palatial 5-bedroom masterpiece with eight full bathrooms and three half bathrooms is masterfully sited on 1.41± acres.

 

The majestic stateroom, resplendent with gallery-lit murals and automated chandeliers, is framed by stately columns and accentuated by intricate custom details - and opens onto the pool and cabana. A gourmet island kitchen with top-tier appliances and well-equipped butler’s pantry allows for exquisite culinary creations. An enclosed veranda with built-in barbecue sits amidst a relaxed setting and panoramic views of lush grounds and riverfront sunsets – well-suited to entertaining. Relax in the handsome mahogany media room/library with gold-leaf coffered ceilings and adjoining bar, complete with wine storage and chiller...or have guests enjoy the second-level lounge area, which can be easily reached via the home’s elevator.

 

A luxurious ground-floor master wing hosts a spacious bedroom and serene morning room, as well as two exquisitely appointed bathrooms and two walk-in closets; a fitness studio adjoins the area. Several guest suites, including a VIP suite, provide ample accommodations on the second level that enjoy gorgeous water vistas. With eight gas fireplaces, upstairs and downstairs laundry rooms for convenience, a new roof, and air-conditioned garage spaces with room for four cars, the exceptional top-amenities are tailored to the discriminating buyer

 

An exquisite Intracoastal home that stands apart, there is an added air of appeal considering its it is setting in this inviting, one-of-a-kind community. Beckoned to the balmy bliss of this island environment, discerning individuals have long enjoyed exclusivity of elegant homes, family activities, along with all the magnificent flora and fauna to of which to partake. Here in John’s Island, the ocean and river views speak to one’s desire for relaxation in tropical splendor and bounty of Club activities play into the enduring legacy imagined by Ecclestone in 1969.

131 Gem Island, Vero Beach, Florida is offered at

$12,950,000

www.131gemisland.com

 

For more details and to schedule a private showing,

please contact :

John’s Island Real Estate Company

1 Johns Island Drive Vero Beach, Florida 32963

T: 772.231.0900

www.johnsislandrealestate.com

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