Central Beach beauty includes spectacular ocean frontage

The beach cottage you’ve always dreamed of is waiting for you at 3766 Ocean Drive in the heart of Vero Beach’s renowned seaside village. This cozy, exquisite dwelling is nestled within an elegantly gated domain, a private paradise set amidst lush banks of sea grapes and other coastal greenscape.

Inside the private gate, a wide, pavered drive circles the beautiful fountain; a trio of columns and four broad archways support the full-length entrance porch (wide enough for several chairs), and the red barrel tile roof is cheerful and welcoming beneath a brilliant azure sky.

This dreamy seaside residence occupies three quarters of an acre and boasts hundreds of feet of ocean frontage. From the moment you step inside you will be enchanted with how completely the home merges with its environment: Wide picture windows throughout the home, whisper pale walls, sand-hued marble floors and crisp white ceilings and millwork enhance the sea, sky and shore that awaits just outside.

From the front entry, step into the living room with its white cathedral ceilings with dark wood beams. Before you, virtually unimpeded through picture windows, is the awesome ocean vista taking in a private backyard, the dune line with its newly planted seagrass, beach and dazzling ocean stretching to meet the sky at the distant horizon. As close to perfect a seaside retreat as you’ll ever find.

The spacious, open, light-drenched interior design belies the single-story home’s modest 1,813 square feet, which includes a generous amount of well-positioned closet/storage space.

Handsome dark-wood ceiling fans with blades carved into the shape of banana leaves add a tropical touch, and recessed lighting throughout the home provides subtle, unobtrusive illumination as evening falls.

The sunroom, with picture window walls to the north, south and east, offers the most spectacular ocean views, with the added benefit of impact glass throughout. This pleasant room provides a cozy space in which to curl up and read, doze, gaze out at the ever-changing ocean view; or it can as easily become a hub for entertaining or family gatherings, as it flows right into the open dining room and kitchen.

The gleaming, marble-floored kitchen is an efficient charmer, with an abundance of storage in handsome white-wood cabinets with under-cabinet lighting; gorgeous black and cream straited granite countertops; stainless-steel appliances; and a wide open, pass-through/snack bar counter. A large picture window above the double sink looks upon the lovely front lawn and, beyond the gate, to tree-lined Ocean Drive and the western sky. A granite-top service bar provides glass-front wall cabinets above with lots of drawer space below.

On the home’s south side is the cool and comfortable master suite with its own gorgeous ocean view via a big bay picture window trio with an irresistibly inviting window seat. For a front row view of the sunrise, you’ll only have to raise your head from the pillow. It doesn’t get much better than that.

There’s plenty of room here for a comfy chair or chaise, and a nice long, wall-to-wall, newly built custom closet. You’ll absolutely love the remote control linen Grand Pirouette blinds.

The master bath features Travertine marble flooring and walls and a big, gorgeous frameless glass shower, with striking cream and brown, leaf-design decorative panels. The vanity cabinetry is dark wood with a beautiful cream, tan and brown mottled granite countertop, and the same leaf tile design edging the marble splash.

A second, en suite bedroom, with windows to the south and west, also occupies this side of the home. The third bedroom, on the home’s north side, includes a beautiful bathroom with two access doors, one opening to the hallway as a convenient “powder room.” This bathroom features another beautiful glass front shower.

Off the sunroom to the north are a covered, pillared patio and the expansive pool deck. A sparkling blue rectangle, the heated, lighted pool features a stylish waterfall.

This perfect beach cottage is as private as you wish it to be, while also only steps from Ocean Drive and Vero’s charming seaside village, with its many exceptional restaurants, pubs, boutiques, coffee shops and resorts.

Here, you are also only minutes away from Riverside Park, home to the Vero Beach Museum of Art and the renowned Riverside Theatre (Equity), as well as the municipal marina, city tennis center and Vero Beach Dog Park.

Vital Statistics

  • Address: 3766 Ocean Drive
  • Neighborhood: Central Beach
  • Year built: 1956
  • Extensive updates: 2019, 2020
  • Construction: CBS/stucco
  • Lot size: .75-acre
  • Ocean frontage: 434 linear feet
  • Home size: 1,813 square feet
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • View: Atlantic Ocean
  • Additional features: Marble flooring; picture windows throughout; Grand Pirouette Linen remote blinds; vaulted/cathedral ceilings; crown molding; custom closets; 2019-inspected seawall; outdoor shower; 2-bay attached garage with washer/dryer and pull-down attic storage access; private gated, fenced property; updates 2019/2020 include barrel tile roof; impact glass and new A/C; additional updates: fountain, landscaping, Aquacal heat/cool pool heat pump, pool light, interior lighting, garage door, replumb all sinks, new appliances
  • Listing agency:Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
  • Listing agent: Michelle Clarke, 772-263-0386
  • Listing price: $3 million


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