Grand Harbor condo offers marina views, resort lifestyle

The fully furnished, two-bedroom, two-bath condominium overlooking the marina at 5520 N. Harbor Village Drive, Unit 203 in Grand Harbor offers the best of waterfront living, whether you’re an old sea dog or a landlubber.

Located on the second floor of the two-building waterfront condominium in Harbor Village, this sunny apartment resides in a Grand Harbor neighborhood that is fathoms above similar communities, according to listing agent Patty Valdes with Alex MacWilliam Real Estate.

“This is the least expensive condominium on the marina right now, and it’s being sold fully furnished,” said Valdes. “They also have a one-car garage, which a lot of places don’t offer.”

Hailed as the most protected harbor on the Treasure Coast, Loggerhead Marina offers slip rentals, a Captain’s Lounge, a marine center, pool and more. With direct access to the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean via Fort Pierce and Sebastian inlets, your choice of water-based adventures is endless.

If life on the water isn’t your cup of tea, Grand Harbor offers a wide range of other recreational options with social, golf and tennis memberships, which include the use of the Beach Club with ocean access, beachside pool, a sun deck, cabanas and dining.

The sunrises are spectacular from this perfect little hideaway as you sit on the balcony overlooking docks A and B. It’s hard to decide which is more interesting, the comings and goings of beautiful boats or the abundance of dolphin, snook and manatee that visit the marina.

Jim and Mary Ann O’Hearn purchased the condominium as their winter residence after Jim suggested looking for a home in Vero Beach, which he knew from coming here to pick up airplanes from Piper for sale and to be used as trainers in the New England area.

Valdes introduced the couple to Grand Harbor, and they fell in love.

“We really enjoyed sitting on the deck and watching the boats. There’s such a nice breeze in December and January that you can open the slider door out onto the balcony and the front door with the screen. Most of the time, we didn’t have to run the air conditioner,” says Jim O’Hearn.

Valdes notes the property has a great rental history for those not choosing to live in the unit year-round. “There’s even a large walk-in closet with a split owner’s closet, which can be locked.”

The entry opens directly into a central hallway that divides the sleeping areas from the rest of the unit. The guest suite and laundry area are near the front door so visitors can come and go without disturbing their hosts.

Further down the hall, the master suite encompasses the remainder of the passage with marina views and balcony access. The master bathroom has all the essentials with dual sinks, separate shower and bathtub.

“The bedrooms are nicely split, so you’re not right on top of each other,” notes Valdes.

The left portion of the unit includes an eat-in kitchen, dining room and living room. The open space allows for full views of the marina whether you’re washing dishes in the kitchen, eating dinner or relaxing in front of the TV.

In addition to the glorious views, residents of Harbor Front can float in the marina-front pool. “There’s hardly ever anyone there. It’s like we have our own private pool,” says O’Hearn.

Association fees include common areas, cable TV, insurance, grounds and structure maintenance, parking, recreation facilities, roof and security.

“Grand Harbor has a wonderful resort lifestyle. You feel like you’re on vacation 365 days a year. You can walk or bike for miles on the numerous trails,” says Valdes, adding that you can have two pets in the condo, which, by the way, make great walking partners.

“This is a perfect unit in a perfect place for somebody who either wants to play golf or enjoy the social life that’s not just tied to a golf course. It gives you the best of both worlds,” says O’Hearn.

Grand Harbor amenities include a 24-hour guard, gated security, two championship golf courses, tennis and bocce as well as dining. Shopping and dining venues are just minutes away; and it’s a quick trip over the bridge to the private beach club on the Atlantic Ocean, Ocean Drive shopping and dining in Vero’s lovely Village by the Sea, and cultural events at Riverside Theatre, the Vero Beach Museum of Art and other venues. N


Vital Statistics

  • Address: 5520 N. Harbor Village Drive Unit 203
  • Neighborhood: Harbor Village at Grand Harbor
  • Year built: 1994
  • Construction: Concrete block with stucco
  • Home size: 1,400 square feet
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • View: Harbor/marina
  • Additional features: Second floor; fully furnished; dishwasher; disposal; microwave; refrigerator; eat-in kitchen; owner’s closet; balcony and one-car garage
  • Listing agency: Alex MacWilliam Real Estate
  • Listing agent: Patty Valdes, 772-473-8810
  • Listing price: $312,500

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