Blog: Florida

Welcoming 2015!

Saying goodbye to 2014, I am so grateful for the accomplishments and achievements that have been made! I look forward with great expectations for 2015...Another wonderful year to set and meet goals! Happy New Year all! Cheers!


Janyne Kenworthy


"Welcoming 2015!" 

Vero Beach Amenities

Check out all the Vero Beach Amenities there are to discover!

All this, and more!

Let me know if you would like a tour. 


Happy weekend to you!


Art & galleries:

Indian River Citrus Museum:

McLarty Treasure Museum:

Vero Beach Museum of Art:

The Admiralty Gallery:

Artists Guild Gallery:

Darby Fine Art:

Flametree Clay Art Gallery:

Tiger Lily Art Studios & Gallery:


Beaches & Parks

Riverside Park & Theatre:

Royal Palm Point Park:

Deep 6 Dive & Watersports:

Environmental Learning Center:

Veteran’s Memorial Island Sanctuary: 772-567-2144

A.W. Young Park

Charles Park

Macwilliam Park

Sebastian Stormwater Park

Pocahontas Park

Golden Sands Beach Park

Humiston Park

Jaycee Park

Round Island Park

South Beach Park

Treasure Shores Park


Beauty & Wellness

A Pampered Life:

The Anti-Aging Boutique:

Lena’s Salon of Vero:

White Orchid Spa at VeroBeach Hotel & Spa:

Yulin’s Health & Beauty Day Spa:

Harbour Bay Health & Fitness 772-210-5939

Be Nourished:


Boating & Fishing

Sebastian Inlet Fishing Museum: 772-388-2750

Sebastian Parasailing:

Adventure Kayaking:

Tropical Kayak Tours:

Vero Marine Center:

The Big Easy Fishing Charter:

Vero Back Country Fishing:

Airboat Wilderness Rides: 772-589-3278

Lathero Outdoor Adventure & Airboat Service: 772-633-4600

Ski Vero, Inc.: 772-696-3780

Island Hopper Jet Ski Rental: 772-453-5050

Orchid Island Bikes & Kayaks: 772-299-1286

Stumpknocker Airboat Tours:  772-778-9654


Bus Services:

GoLine: 772-569-0903

Community Coach: 772-569-0903


Dog Parks:

Bob Summers Field: 772-567-2144

Bogs for life- Dog Park: 772-567-8969

Keen Terrace (Bark) Park: 772-228-7054

Michael Field: 772-567-5984



Indian River Charter High School:  772-567-6600

Imagine Schools at South Vero: 772-567-2728

Saint Edward’s School:  772-231-4136

Master’s Academy:  772-794-4655

SunCoast Primary: 772-778-0892

Saint Helen School: 772-567-5129

The Willow School:  772-770-0758

Indian River State College:  772-226-2500

Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute: 772-242-2400

Florida Institute of Technology:  321-674-8000




Crazy Frogs:

Safari Mini Golf and Games:

Skate Factory:

Riverside Children’s Theatre:

AMC Theatres @ the Vero Beach Mall:

Carefree Ranch:

Jungle Club:

Piper Aircraft: 772-567-4361


Farmer’s Market:

Abundant Blessings Farm: 772-778-0932

Adair Acres:

Al’s Family Farms:

B&W Quality Growers: 772-571-0800

Cheese & Quaker Farm: 772-571-1510

Compost Gardener:

Countryside Citrus: 888-550-5745

Laporte Farms: 772-633-0813

Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Co.: 800-FRESHHH

Oyster Island Mushrooms:

White Rabbit Acres Non-Certified Organic Farm & CSA: 772-486-1248



Bent Pine Golf Club:

Grand Harbor Golf Club:

Hawk’s Nest Golf Club:

Indian River Club:

John’s Island Club:

Links at Point West:

The Moorings Yacht & Country Club:

Orchid Island Golf & BeachClub:

Sandridge Municipal Golf Course:

Vista Plantation Golf Course:

Riomar Country Club:


Indian Hills Golf: 772-465-8110


Hiking & Biking


Bicycle Sport: 772-569-5990

Boles Bikes Plus: 772-567-0507

Orchid Island Bikes & Kayaks: 772-299-1286

Vero Beach Cycling & Fitness: 772-562-2781


Lagoon Greenway

Tony Robinson Waterfront Trail

Bee Gum Point

Spoonbill Marsh

Coastal Oak Preserve

Blue Cypress Conservation Area

Captain Forster Hammock Preserve

Historic Jungle Trail

North Sebastian Conservation Area



South Beach:

Aquarius Oceanfront:      772-231-5218

Caribbean Court Boutique Hotel:   772-231-7211

Seahorse Beach Cottages:     772-231-6402

Sea Spray Inn:   772-231-5210

South Beach Place:     772-231-5366

Central Beach:

Costa d’Este Beach Resort:     772-562-9919

Driftwood Resort:    772-231-0550

Holiday Inn Oceanside:   772-231-2300

Islander Inn:   772-231-4431

Sea Turtle Inn:   772-234-0788

Surf Club Hotel:   772-231-1600

Vero Beach Hotel & Spa:  772-231-5666

Indian River Shores:

Disney’s Vero Beach Resort:   772-234-2000


Howard Johnson Express:   772-567-5171

Quality Inn:    772-569-0900

Springhill Suites by Marriot:    772-978-9292

West Vero Beach:

Comfort Suites:    772-257-3400

Country Inn & Suites: 772-257-0252

Hampton Inn:    772-770-4299

Vero Beach Inn and Suites:   772-567-8321



Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute:

Indian River Main Library:

Busch Wildlife Sanctuary:

Save the Chimps:

McKee Botanical Gardens:

Indian River County Historical Society:

Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge:

Andretti Thrill Park:

Downtown Vero (eateries, shows, shopping, park, community center, etc.)

Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice:   800-FRESH


Medical Services

Indian River Medical Center:     772-567-4311

Sebastian River Medical Center:  772-589-3186

Carespot Express Healthcare:  772-257-3200

East Side Urgent Care:   772-770-6225

First Help Urgent Care Clinic:  772-770-4690

Indian River Walk-in Clinic:   772-299-1092

IRMC Urgent Care- Pointe West:   772-226-4250

Treasure Coast Community Health: 772-245-7909

Directory of Medical professionals:



Blue Agave: 772-999-3484

Blue Star Wine Bar: 772-231-3338

Brewgrrs: 772-226-5700

Cabana Pool Bar & Grill (Costa d’Este) 772-562-9919

Capt Hiram’s 772-589-4345

Cobalt Lounge: 772-231-5666

Cork Tapas & Dessert Bar: 772-226-5249

Cunningham’s Pool & Darts: 772-562-1171

Earl’s Hideaway Lounge: 772-589-5700

Endless Summer Vineyard & Winery: 772-460-0500

Filthy’s: 772-794-9512

The Grove Bar: 772-492-8565

Kilted Mermaid: 772-569-5533

Long Branch Saloon: 772-562-0046

Milligan’s Beach House bar & Grill: 772-492-6744

Riverside Café’: 772-234-5550

Shuckdaddy’s Rock-n-raw Bar: 772-617-2096

Waldo’s (Driftwood): 772-231-0550



Fine dining:

Bijou 772-226-5254

Citrus Grillhouse: 772-231-4114

Cobalt: 772-469-1060

French Quarter: 772-770-4870

Maison Martiniue: 77-231-7299

Ocean Grill: 772-231-5409

Osceola Bistro: 772-569-1299

The Tide’s 772-234-3966

Casual Dining:

3 Dog Deli: 772-257-5105

14 Bones Barbque: 772-770-5646

14th Avenue Steakhouse: 772-778-1020

Barefoot Café: 772-770-1733

Beach Bum Bagel Café: 772-299-3242

Bonefish Grill: 772-562-6956

Casey’s Place: 772-231-4790

Chop House 88: 772-226-7870

Coco’s Village Bistro: 772-234-2660

Dockside Grille: 772-569-6865

Lemon Tree: 772-231-0858

Mr. Manatee’s: 772-569-9151

Red Onion Eatery: 772-564-0804

Quilted Giraffe: 772-978-4242

International Dining:

Chef Lin: 772-778-6989

Chopstiks: 772-999-3553

Fujiyama Steakhouse & Sushi Bar: 772-564-8628

Plum Tree: 772-562-7818

Saigon Sushi: 772-299-5997

Sake: 772-978-9798

Siam Orchid: 772-569-2829

Sumo House: 772-770-0835

Szechuan Palace: 772-562-7726

La Bodeguita de Vero: 772-562-7702

Las Palmas: 772-388-5188

Kelley’s Irish Pub: 772-567-3838

Mo-Bay Grill 772-589-4223

Ay! Jalisco: 772-778-8489

Melody Inn: 772-770-2071

Italian Grill: 772-567-6640

Pizzoodles: 772-567-4160



Indian River Mall:

Vero Beach Fashion Outlets:

Indian River Commons:

Indian River Square: 772-569-8173

Historic Downtown Mainstreet Vero Beach: 772-770-0101

Old Dixie Highway Area: between 4th St. & 17th and 26th Streets.

Miracle Mile Area: 21st St. between Indian River Blvd. & US1.

Oceanside shops: Ocean Dr. & Cardinal Dr. between Flamevine and Conn Way.

Royal Palm Pointe: South of Merrill Barber Bridge, off Indian River Blvd.

Ryanwood Plaza: 58th Ave. & S.R. 60

Vero Mall: 12th St. at US1.

Century Town Center: Just west of 58th Ave., off Route 60.



Vero Beach Theatre Guild:

Agnes Wahlstrom Youth Playhouse & Anne Morton Theatre:

Emerson Center:

Indian River Symphonic Association:

Treasure Coast Jazz Society: 

Majestic Movie Theater: 772-770-0773

Downtown Vero.

See Datebook for more information!



Historic Dodgertown:

City of Sebastian Skate Park:

Skydive Sebastian:

Leisure Square Fitness Center: 772-770-6500

Indian River County Public Shooting Range:  772-581-4944

Invincible Paintball: 772-812-0000

Beach Horseback Riding Frederick Douglas Memorial Park: 772-489-4FUN

Epic Sessions Skimboarding SUP & Surfing School: 772-360-7166



The Boulevard Village & Tennis Club: 772-78-4200

Hidden Palms Tennis & Swim Club:

Indian Trails Tennis Courts: 772-234-9981

Quail Valley River Club:

Sea Oaks Tennis Club:

Pocahontas Park: 772-567-2144

Riverside Park Tennis Courts (USTA): 772-231-4787

Twin Oaks Tennis Club:

Charles Park: 772-567-2144

Map of Tennis courts in Vero Beach:,-80.3968735,12z/data=!4m5!2m4!3m3!1stennis+courts!2sVero+Beach,+FL!3s0x88de5ee460d0c2a5:0xbce1aea5a8f725a4


Yoga & Pilates Studios

Living Yoga Studio:

Pilates of Vero Beach:

S.T.A.R.S. Pilates: 772-205-7969

Yoga Room:


The Yoga Pagoda:

It is LOVELY weather for a showing!

Have you ever spent an entire day looking at several houses at a time in Florida? …It can lead to quite the work out, given the average Florida temperature. 


It has been ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS out! Perfect temp. Slight chill. No rain. Sunny skies. And a gentle breeze.


Don’t get me wrong: Vero Beach, Florida offers some of the best weather year ‘round! But the difference in temperature gives a touch of magic from season to season.


If you wish to see a property you’d like to call home, feel free to call me!


Here is a link to my site where you can view several stunning properties!


Janyne Kenworthy


Get your jacket, and let's have a great day! :)


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Here's a Thought for the Holidays...

I was driving down the road today, and it hit me more than ever just how many people are in Vero Beach, Florida during season. Since November first is typically the beginning of the rush, I can usually expect to spend an additional 10+ minutes to travel anywhere I need to!


...But in real estate that's a good thing!


It means people are down here. They are warm. They are enjoying time away from their busy life up north. ...They are possibly with their families. Or possibly on the beach. OR MAYBE, just maybe, they love it so much down here that they are searching for the perfect home to make their own!


MEANING, it's a perfect time to make them feel at home down here!


We, as agents and sellers, should make buyers feel at home when they are looking at possible locations to make their own. Staging is all about helping a buyer envision their life in your property.


So my thought for the holidays is this: When you are staging your home to sell, stage it as cozy as possible. Without making the place look cluttered, add a touch of warmth to the home. Maybe a nice wreath. Maybe some fall colors or fragrances. A little bit of 'north' in sunny Florida is OK!


Because home buying is often an emotional experience for buyers, the holidays are a perfect time of year to create an atmosphere that best suits for the occasion!


SO! go to a crafts store. Buy a fall-colored wreath and a pumpkin-spiced candle, and bring on the snow birds!


Janyne Kenworthy 772-696-5110

"Here's a Thought for the Holidays..."

A picture truly is worth 1,000 words

Occasionally, I am asked by people interested in selling their homes the importance of good photography included in a listing. They ask "with the high cost of photographers, why is it in my best interest to have photos taken? Can't I just use my camera phone?" Surprisingly, with phone technology getting better every day, that question isn't so far off. There are many who do. As an agent that represents both sellers AND buyers, one thing I have learned is that a picture TRULY is worth 1,000 words. More times than not a property is denied initial interest merely based on the poor shots that were taken, or the angles that didn't compliment the features of the home. Visual effect (much like the staging of a home) plays a huge role in the sale of a property. You stage your home to help buyers envision themselves living in the space, just like you use great photography to entice them into looking deeper. Quality photographers know this key rule. Because an estimated 90% of all home buyers start their search online (according to The National Association of Realtors), it is critical to bring them in using these visual effects. Cutting this corner will only sell yourself short- if at all. Remember, we live in a visual world where technology is being used in a larger scale than ever before. If you are interested in selling your property, find a specialist (like myself) who has the right connections to make your property look the best it can! As always, contact me at 772-696-5110 or for any comments or questions. HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!!!

Pets at Showings

The market is good and the weather is great and many nice people in Florida selling their homes or thinking of selling have pets – all kinds of pets.  When you are a pet owner you love your pets as a member of the family; but not all visitors will respond to your pet so kindly.  Some people selling homes make arrangements with the real estate agent to “put the dog out” – of course then the potential buyer viewing the house can’t see the back yard or has to listen to the dog barking while they are in the house. Other times the instructions may be “don’t let the cat out” but you never know where the cat is when you are in the house because it hides!  There are other more interesting pets at people’s homes – ever have a home for sale with pet snakes – they can give the potential buyers the creeps while walking thru the home (it’s in a cage, but securely?) – or birds that continuously squawk and  throw seed all over the floors – or worse a talking bird that says things it shouldn’t! 

I love animals but they are little help in the sale of a home unless the person looking for a home LOVES all animals and falls in love with the animals and buys the house.

The worst part of selling a home with pets or any animals is the cleanliness and the smells – when you are a pet owner you sometimes lose that sensitive smell – like a smoker doesn’t smell cigarette smoke, a pet owner sometimes doesn’t smell animal smells. Some people are aware of the smells and try to temporarily mask them with deodorizers and fresheners – but the best way to show is freshly cleaned everything – litter box, cages, carpet, furniture – everything. But of course, an apple pie in the oven doesn’t hurt!

Many homes are beautiful even with pets – pets to a pet lover makes them feel homey – but to others that is definitely a turn off. As an agent we must know our buyers – and tell our sellers what is the best action for their home.

OK – take Fido and Fluffy for a car ride – and put a beautiful cover over the snake cage and we’ll be there at 11.

Call me, Janyne Kenworthy for a review to help your home sell at top dollar.

772-696-5110    Treasure Coast Sotheby’s International Realty

Today is a Great Day to Look at Houses...

Today is a great day to look at houses – first the weather is not very nice – it has been rainy and windy for days.

Call a real estate agent, call Janyne Kenworthy!  A great agent doesn’t care if the sun is shining or its pouring down rain they will take you out anywhere you want to look.

On a sunny day everything looks better, brighter and cheerier; but on an overcast rainy day you will see other things and be less apt to overlook flaws. Remember you buy a house with more than your sense of sight, you use other senses also!

Now, how is that subdivision drainage, are you driving thru huge puddles and mud to get to the house you want to see? Is the yard flooded? Step in the grass – soft and spongy? Are the gutters flowing like they should or are there gutters at all? Is the landscape flooding from all the rain?  In Florida it’s hard to keep palm trees from shedding palm fronds on a windy day even if they are kept nicely trimmed there will be a stay frond or a coconut that falls in the wind but overall the house on the outside should still look nicely kept regardless of the weather.

Now enter and be sure to wipe your shoes or remove them – especially if there is a tile floor which with wet shoes is like being on an ice rink – what is your first impression of the house – dark, gloomy and depressing? Are there windows all around that let the little overcast light come thru? As you walk thru the house try to envision how you live, what rooms you will be utilizing when the weather is not the greatest, will you have to turn all the lights on to just function? And if that’s what you’re looking for then you are in a perfect place for your liking. Are you thinking this is the perfect house to curl up with a book on a day like this – wonderful, good start!

Remember, paint is superficial and can be changed to fit your liking – some people prefer darker walls and light floors, some light walls and dark floors and some mix and match, but look around with the idea of how you will decorate and make this home into your comfort zone.

Now, listen to the house, is it quiet, noisy, rain pelting the roof and wind whistling thru the windows? Do you love what you hear? Are trees and bushes outside beating against the house and roof in the wind? Look at the possibility of a good trimming to fix that. Any other sounds that you can’t identify? Ask what the noise is if there is one; maybe it’s the refrigerator, washer or dryer or another appliance that will go when the owner leaves – or maybe they are leaving the noise to go with the house.

Now you’ve used your eyes and your ears – how does it smell? Inside and out – is there a ditch with water flowing outside, will it always have water flowing or will the water stagnate? Does it have a septic? What’s the status of that? Inside, any unusual smells dog, cat or something you just can’t put your finger on – ask! Don’t assume the smell is something in the house and don’t assume it will leave with the current owner – ASK!  It might be a musty moldy smell and that could be a tell tale sign of previous water damage – or it could be they just came back from camping and the hamper has wet clothes they forgot about!

Viewing a house for sale should be a trip to envision your family in the house – look at as many places as you can until you find the one that says – this is my future comfort zone. When the house looks, feels, sounds and smells like it could become yours. Where you walk thru and say, “I can’t wait to cook in this kitchen” and “Wow, this bathroom is just what I wanted” and even on a rainy day you envision yourself curled up with a good book and relaxing! Then you’ve found your home!

Call me rain or shine, Janyne Kenworthy to find your perfect comfort zone in Florida.

1-800-773-8985 or 772-696-5110    Treasure Coast Sotheby’s International Realty.



Flood Zones or Natural Disaster Areas

For map information on Florida Flood zones:

Or Floodsmart website:


Floods and Natural Disasters can be devastating to a homeowner. You should know your insurance policy and what and how it covers during storms – like flood waters rise and do damage from the ground – water damage from blowing rain and winds because of a hurricane or tornado may not be a considered a flood.


A flood can happen anywhere it rains or anywhere there is a river, dam, levee or a natural body of water. Also any manmade structure that influences or guides waters that can fail! Currently in the United States most of the dams and levees are over 50 years old and there are over 14,000 of them but even though they are monitored regularly by a state or government agency there is a chance of their failure anytime, but even more risk during heavy rains or a storm or storm surge.


When purchasing a residence you will want to inquire as to potential flood zone – however just because there never was a flood there before does not guarantee there never will be – look at the topography and ask others. Typically, there is a 30-day waiting period on new flood insurance policies, so get coverage before the next storm is on its way. Flood insurance is worth the cost of the policy to feel secure.


One good thing is taxpayers don’t subsidize flood policies – unless the US Treasury Dept. forgives what is owed to them. But the Flood Program “WAS” doing great and was solvent from 1986 to 2004 and then Katrina! Katrina was a more costly flood than everything prior to 2005 combined. All the 15 flood events prior covered under the Flood Program didn’t cost what the Katrina flood did!  According to almost 50% of the population of the United States lives within 50 miles of a coast and that number is increasing. In the event of a storm the barrier islands and coastal wetlands are the first to get the storm surge and/or erosion so understand the policy you have.


If you live on a coast or are buying on the coast or barrier island it naturally is a risk – but you can prepare and become educated to the risks and be ready to deal with the issue. If you live on the mainland or an interior area where there are mountains and valleys, keep in mind that topography was created by nature – valleys are a natural area for the water to seek in a heavy rain disaster! If cautioned to leave an area – go! You can rebuild and replace a home, not a life.


In most natural water disasters loss of life is usually unnecessary – residents in an area need to heed the warnings that are given to them. If necessary, take your important papers in a plastic bag and leave the area to safety.


The Flood maps are being redrawn and there is talk of huge increases to flood insurance; we will have to watch to see what happens in this arena in the near future.  Most of all residents wherever you live or are looking to buy should learn what you can about the area and if necessary how to prepare and deal with a flood or water disaster. The first part of staying safe is learning! Stay safe and be smart!


Call me, Janyne Kenworthy if you have a question about a home location – I can help you!

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1-800-773-8985 or 772-696-5110

Janyne Kenworthy | REALTOR®
Broker Associate, e-Pro

Phone: 772-696-5110

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