Discover a haven of luxury in John’s Island
The legendary Gem Island.
True to its name, Gem Island is the crowning jewel of the John's Island community. Accessible by a private winding tree-lined bridge over the gently lapping Intracoastal Waterway, grand estates blend perfectly with their lush landscape. Unobstructed water views are framed by dazzling sunsets and set the stage for an enjoyable days boating or stand-up paddleboarding. Nearby islands and frolicking dolphin are the most visible neighbors.
The beauty of Gem Island is in its natural tropical setting. The secluded 79-acre enclave is bordered by the peaceful John's Island Sound to the east and the Indian River to the west. Homesites range in size from one to two acres and play host to the most incredible water views.
It's your life. Spend it wisely in John's Island.
Life on John’s Island. A private, member-owned club located in the John’s Island community just north of Vero Beach, Florida. Nestled on a barrier island between three miles of sandy beach along the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, John’s Island is an exquisite 1,650-acre community full of people – who like you – enjoy the good life.
John’s Island Club remains one of the only private clubs in the nation with a vertical equity membership, where members’ children and their parents can use any of the amenities or social benefits without additional fees (some restrictions apply).
The John’s Island Club Membership is by invitation only and subject to approval by the Board of Directors.
Ask the generations of families who live here what they like about John’s Island and they’ll tell you it’s the lifestyle, unparalleled amenities, and the people. To say that John’s Island Club members relish life would be an understatement. With so many activities—social, recreational and cultural—available, no one here sits on the sidelines.
There’s so much to do whether it’s organizing a golf tournament, exploring a new cuisine, attending an enriching lecture, or doing good works in the community through the John’s Island Foundation or the John’s Island Community Service League. But more than anything else, club life is dominated by friends and family, often several generations of the latter. It is here that lifelong memories and traditions continue to be made and treasured.
John’s Island is a 1,650-acre, barrier island masterpiece situated within the quaint town of Indian River Shores just north of Vero Beach. Indian River Shores is an environmentally protected, oak-hammock area that is home to 3,700± affluent residents, almost half of which represents John’s Island residents. Although small, it is brimming with exquisite architecture, gourmet cuisine, a charming shopping village (Village Shops), postal center and a highly-regarded Public Safety Department providing law enforcement, fire protection and emergency medical services.
Miles of Pristine
Beach & Golf Clubs
Championship Golf Courses
Acres of Tranquil
Come discover the allure of Indian River Shores in Vero Beach, Florida
Located where the “tropics begin,” ocean breezes prevail and moderate temperatures average 74 degrees. If ever there were a place that is quintessential small-town America, it’s Vero Beach. Don’t just take our word for it. Vero Beach is #1 ranked as “the best small town in Florida” and 12th in the nation by America’s Guide to Small Towns as well as ranked among the top ten in Coastal Living’s ‘2018 America’s Happiest Seaside Towns‘. First-time visitors are delighted to discover genuine friendliness accompanied by a slower pace of life and considerable civic pride, as well as the absence of high-rise structures exceeding four stories. If it isn’t Andy Griffith’s Mayberry, it could be. Combine this with a truly blessed physical environment and Vero Beach is hard not to fall in love with.
Vero Beach is a haven for golf, water sports, peaceful beaches, and fishing. It represents 12 square miles within the county and 23 miles of Atlantic coastline. Enjoy sporting activities, exclusive shopping, fine dining, and 5-star hotels and resorts such as the Vero Beach Hotel & Spa, Disney’s Vero Beach Resort and Gloria Estefan’s sleek Costa d’Este Beach Resort. Many parks, some of which offer access to an enticing network of rivers and inlets are located along the scenic Indian River Lagoon – one of the most diverse estuaries in the world. It serves as home to bottlenose dolphins, manatees, blue crabs, herons, pelicans, and an abundance of other wildlife. In fact, the treasure coast is one of the most populated sea turtle nesting habitats in the western hemisphere!
Not only do John’s Islanders relish community events, but young families also find the educational opportunities reassuring. Located south of John’s Island is the highly acclaimed, private Saint Edward’s School. The Environmental Learning Center ( ELC) and the McKee Botanical Gardens attest to the local communities concern for preserving native plants and animals. And one’s experience is not complete without dining and shopping for unique treasures along the pedestrian-friendly Ocean Drive, or national names you know along the Route 60 corridor.
Getting to Vero Beach
Located on Florida’s east coast, just north of Vero Beach, John’s Island is easily accessible via I-95 and the Florida Turnpike. Commercial air service is available through four nearby international airports. The Vero Beach Regional Airport now offers non-stop service between Vero Beach and NY with Elite Airways. Learn more about travel to Vero Beach and access useful phone numbers.
Approximate Driving Times
From Vero Beach Airport (VRB) – 15 minutes / 10 miles
From Orlando (MCO) – 1 hour 33 minutes / 97 miles
From Palm Beach (PBI) –1 hour 25 minutes / 83 miles
From Melbourne (MLB) – 50 minutes / 35 miles
From Miami (MIA) – 2 hours 30 minutes / 147 miles
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