Ocean breezes and a southern exposure are just the beginning of the reasons for the sunny disposition of Carlton Vero Beach, a condominium community of six, substantial seaside buildings and five villas with a clubhouse, guest suites and other amenities.
The owners of the oceanfront property at 100 Beachview Dr. #2S say they were attracted to this particular residence because it looks and feels like a house on the beach with the convenience of a condo.
“The Carlton residences are so desirable because they are elegant, spacious, private and offer every possible amenity,” says Dale Sorensen Real Estate Broker-Owner Matilde Sorensen.
Extra features, including concierge service, full-time maintenance and 24-hour-guard-gated security are just a few of the features that drew the owner’s notice when they purchased the unit.
Mature live oaks and gas streetlights create a cozy welcome as you drive through the 15-acre luxury community. With just 41 property owners in the exquisitely designed enclave, neighbors enjoy a number of gatherings throughout the year at the clubhouse, from holiday parties to putting competitions.
The architecture features an elegant, yet casual, atmosphere leaning toward the colonial West Indies style with fountains gurgling at the entrance of the building. Inside, an elegantly appointed lobby sets the tone for what is to come.
The recently remodeled unit at #2S is accessed through a private elevator. With only six units in each three-story building, the concrete floors and sound-insulated masonry walls between residences ensure the only noise comes from the sound of waves breaking on the sandy shore.
Stepping off the elevator into a private lobby, one can access the formal living area or the service entry. Walls of glass open onto the veranda from the living area, opening the space up to eastern and southern ocean views and plenty of natural light.
A sense of balmy elegance permeates the unit decorated in ocean hues with custom finishes and detailed ceiling designs. Cove ceiling lights add a touch of coziness to the 10-foot ceilings.
The master suite shares the oceanfront view with access to a wraparound veranda and an elegantly appointed bathroom complete with walk-in closets, dual sinks, a Jacuzzi tub, walk-in shower and water closet with a Toto electric toilet.
The dining room and kitchen are located just off the living room with a passe-plat on both sides of the kitchen, allowing for ocean views from the family room located in the western wing of the unit. A full wet bar and powder room are nearby for dinner parties and large family gatherings.
The cozy family room has two built-in desks and shares a small balcony with the guestroom at the end of the hallway. A second guestroom sits adjacent with a private balcony and secured stairway for easy egress.
The main hallway allows guests to congregate on the western side of the house and come and go without disturbing their hosts via the rear elevator entrance and a second secured stairway accessible near the laundry room located just off the kitchen area.
The owners report that having a full view of the ocean from the master bedroom, great room and kitchen is a big plus; better yet, they are able to walk directly from the covered patio onto the lawn via a private exit and then continue over berm to the beach. This lower level feature is ideal for dog lovers and beach walkers.
Taking full advantage of the oceanfront, the owners use the covered patio with a top-of-the-line grill and television, as an outdoor family room. Because of the condo’s southern exposure, they especially enjoy using this space during the winter months.
With the wraparound balcony offering a 270-degree view of the ocean, it’s hard to decide which is more spectacular – the show-stopping sunrises or the brilliant sunsets.
The gated dune crossover leads to the 1,200 feet of beach that border the community. After a day in the sun and sand, you can head over to the clubhouse for a dip in the pool and Jacuzzi or a relaxing time in the sauna.
If you’re still feeling frisky, you can get in a workout at the fitness center, play a set of tennis, challenge the putting green, or shoot some hoops. You can even host a party using the catering kitchen. This unit comes with a private, poolside cabana so you can enjoy hanging out without having to go back and forth to the condo.
On the second floor of the clubhouse, suites are available for a nominal fee when you have overflow guests, keeping everyone close by while allowing them to have their own private space.
The Carlton is only a short drive from dining, shopping and cultural opportunities in Vero’s charming village by the sea, including locally-produced Broadway musicals at Riverside Theatre and a wide range of exhibits and shows at Vero Beach Museum of Art.
- Address: 100 Beachview Dr., #2S
- Neighborhood: Carlton Vero Beach
- Year built: 2001 • Construction: Concrete block with stucco
- Architecture: colonial West Indies • Home size: 3,510 square feet
- Bedrooms: 3 • Bathrooms: 3 full baths and 1-half-bath
- Pool: Community pool and Jacuzzi • View: 270-degree ocean view
- Additional features: Jacuzzi tub; fireplace; electric drapes; wet bar; central vacuum; wraparound veranda; summer kitchen; private elevator; impact windows and hurricane screens; air-conditioned, two-car garage; dune crossover; clubhouse with pool, fitness center, sauna and Jacuzzi and a private poolside cabana
- Listing agency: Dale Sorensen Real Estate
- Listing agent: Matilde Sorensen, 772-532-0010
- Listing price: $2,650,000