Estate On Florida’s Vero Beach Barrier Island Is Long On Privacy

Estate surrounded by lots of trees
A sea of green surrounds the secluded estate on Florida's Vero Beach barrier island.

It’s hard to put a dollar value on privacy. But for those who crave it, priceless would be a good place to start.

In fact, privacy is ranked as just as important in home buying as proximity to family and friends in a 2022 trend analysis by John Burns Real Estate Consulting. At the very least, it certainly commands a premium in the luxury housing market.

An ornate, arched double door opens to the home’s foyer. (DALE SORENSEN REAL ESTATE)

This tropical estate in Vero Beach, Florida, is unique in just how much seclusion it affords. Of course the half-acre lot helps, but more important is the surrounding conservation area – ensuring that the neighbors in the barrier island community are out of sight. Only the seagulls will be peering in.

Reached by a long driveway that creates a stone-paved motorcourt before terminating at the three-car garage, the stately two-story takes in green on all sides.

Details include high ceilings, crown molding and wooden floors. (DALE SORENSEN REAL ESTATE)

Within the 4,686 square feet of Traditional-vibe living space are high-ceiling rooms topped by crown molding including a living room with a fireplace, a first floor primary suite, an office and a family room.

Ample windows flood the interiors with natural light. Wood floors and hardwood doors continue throughout.

The second-floor balcony overlooks the swimming pool area. (DALE SORENSEN REAL ESTATE)

The white-cabinet kitchen contains a wood-topped eat-at center island and a breakfast nook.

A loggia with insect-protected space for lounging and dining faces the pool at the back of the house.

The pool gazebo is in keeping with the architecture of the house. (DALE SORENSEN REAL ESTATE)

French doors open to the pool area, which has a gazebo with fireplace.

The second-floor balcony overlooks the stone-surrounded pool and takes in views of the natural vegetation of the conservation area and the Indian River Lagoon.

There are three additional bedrooms and a total of 4.5 bathrooms.

The half-acre lot is surrounded by a land conservation area. (DALE SORENSEN REAL ESTATE)

Matlide Sorensen of Dale Sorensen Real Estate is the listing agent for 2241 W. Ocean Oaks Circle, Vero Beach, Florida. The asking price is US $3.625 million.

The private Moorings Yacht & Country Club and St. Edwards School are nearby. Downtown Vero Beach is about 8 miles away.


During four decades of covering luxury and celebrity housing, I’ve looked into people’s homes, lives and property records through many lenses. I was the Los Angeles Times Real Estate section editor for eight years, the Hot Property columnist for six and did stints as a newspaper reporter, copy editor and page designer. My work for The Times Business, Home and Real Estate sections has garnered in-house and national awards for blogging, editing and feature writing.