Blog: Real Estate

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:

Build a fun space for your children!

What do any of these images say to you? 


I randomly found them on Pinterest, and immediately I noticed the colors, the textures, the vibrance, the ... fun!


Well, if I'm sitting at a desk getting excited about them, imagine what spaces like these do for a child's mind! Much like adults, children are very much driven by visual effects, if not to the same degree -- MORE!


Also like adults, children have an emotional reaction to leaving a home they grew up loving, to moving into a space they've never seen before. In many cases home buying is an emotional process. To a child, this emotional process is often magnified.


The good news is there are MANY ways to make a child happy! (HUZZAH!) 


So my advise to you as an agent would be this: Create an environment that your children can grow, dwell, and flourish in-- a space they will be comfortable in, and eventually learn to love.



Get them involved in the decorating process of their room. Kids love anything hands-on! Start off with small projects like wall color, or bed style. Ask colors they like. Include various textures that will help their senses develop.



Include a desk and/or book shelf with art supplies and fun reading materials to give them options of activities they can do to enjoy their new space.



Create a sanctuary for your child. This will take their mind off of the relocation. For girls- build her a vanity she can feel like a princess at. For boys- How about a race car rug and a new pack of cars as a house warming gift?!


The phrase "If momma ain't happy, AIN'T NOBODY HAPPY!" is just part of the puzzle. Step one is to make the kids happy so momma has some peace in her life. ;)


This one, simple step to take in buying a new home will make a huge difference for the whole family!

Have fun with it, and enjoy the time together!


If you get stuck, Pinterest is a great place to find ideas!


Happy building together!


-Janyne Kenworthy 772-696-5110

"Build a fun space for your children!"

My Day Job Vs. my Passion

There is much to say about working in a field that satisfies you- about taking a career that you feel was meant for you.


The statistics about unhappy workers in America are ASTOUNDING! Just do the research, and it won't take long to find how many people feel "misplaced" in their workplace.


The deciding factor to start my real estate career came at the perfect time in my life. I was given a golden opportunity, and I went for it! My alternatives at the time seemed less than desirable, so I took the leap of faith, gathered my resources, and ventured into something I turned out to absolutely love!


Sometimes it just takes an ounce of courage, and a pen to write down the goal! So my advice today that you can soak in over the weekend is this: Don't settle for a job you know you'll be miserable in. Even if you need to take a temporary dreaded position to pay the bills- Set a goal. Write it down. Post it on your wall, your bathroom mirror, wherever you'll see it daily. Work towards it. And eventually you'll find that taking the leap towards your dream isn't so hard after all.


For me, my day job IS my passion. With obstacles, hurdles, and all, it is totally worth it. I get to represent wonderful clients, help families find the perfect home, and I get to live in the most beautiful city of Vero Beach, FL!


I entitled this post "My Day Job Vs. my Passion" to get you thinking about your current life situation. I encourage you today, and every day, to set a goal, and work towards that vision inside your heart.


Have a wonderful weekend!


Janyne Kenworthy 772-696-5110

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

Like a Scout – a Real Estate Agents Motto

Like any good Girl Scout or Boy Scout, a Real Estate Agent has to have a code to live by – it makes better people and better agents. An excellent Real Estate Agents Motto should follow the girl and boy scouts –
1. Do my best
2. Honor my duty and serve God and the United States
3. Help other people and live a morally and physically strong and upstanding life!

Even though real estate is a self-regulated industry, there are realtors’ standards and guidelines that are important to any buyer and seller anywhere in the United States.  It is important as an agent to live by a standard that makes people honor and respect you; not only now with clients but with co-agents and for years to come.

The best tool for a modern real estate agent is communication – an agent’s ability to communicate with clients, co-agents, staff with their own corporate office and staff at other real estate offices is priceless in sales and error-proof closings. Understanding what the client wants to see in a home, understanding the location they are interested in and why is very important. If the agent feels they have additional options for location then communicating why the area could be expanded is priceless rather than a time waster.

The Real Estate agent must get their clients excited about each and every subdivision and location – then find exciting things about each house they look at. “This location is so safe and friendly and great for kids!” Sometimes an agent senses other items of importance – “The property owners association here is strict at making the homeowners comply with the rules” – the client can then decide if that is something that is of great interest, above and beyond the look and feel of the home.

A good agent is not lazy and does not show partiality to a particular subdivision or builder unless requested by their clients. Honesty in an agent is very important; a good agent can make an excellent living keeping high standards; no underhanded activity with other agents or their sellers or their buyers! An agent has not only their company’s reputation but their own reputation to uphold – it’s the most important asset in a service type business like this. If an agent compromises their reputation they can not only ruin that sale or contact, but many to come. Integrity! Honesty! and the will to be the best you can be will enable any agent to be a successful agent! Find an agent that is a good scout and you can be sure you’ll be on the right track!

Call Janyne Kenworthy, an honest, well-respected, and experienced Real Estate agent.
1-800-773-8985 or 772-696-5110    Treasure Coast Sotheby’s International Realty.

New to the Treasure Coast - Hurricanes Got You Scared?

You can’t believe everything you hear or read – The Treasure Coast WAS hit with 2 hurricanes in 2004 but it was 20 years before that we saw more than a Category 1 or Tropical depression.

I won’t minimize the hurricanes and tell you the Treasure Coast and Vero Beach was not damaged – it was – there were many trees down or ruined and some homes on the barrier island took major damage and rebuilding and major repairs of some of the structures even west of town; some also with minor damage and some with no damage. But the long and short of it was the area learned a valuable lesson in its building codes and older homes have been updated and modernized. The landscaping has returned, for the most part, to its original loveliness – a benefit to the southern climate and natural plants!

So – worry not – almost every location in the United States has some natural disaster to worry about; some areas worse than others – hurricanes are not to be thought of as minimal storms, but can be –you are typically given many days to prepare and the home you buy today will be hurricane ready.

Hurricane ready homes are updated or built with the new codes – since hurricane Andrew hit the Miami area in 1995, the codes for construction have been updated – homes built since 1973 have been built under the standard building codes and any remodeling or updating included the newer codes.  Roofs are strapped now, windows and doors are either hurricane resistant, hurricane proof or have hurricane shutters; door hinges and door frames are placed securely; some homes have safe rooms; some have an interior room without windows, garage doors will have bracings and large trees are kept trimmed and branches too close to a house are cut back.  Some areas of the barrier island are “required evacuation” areas – mostly because of the chance of storm surge and flooding – some of the flood zone areas have new codes for new homes which has eliminated any chance of flood damage in those areas. The barrier island is at risk if the storm surge is over about 18 feet; check the history books for that ever happening and how far back if it has!  Overall most homes on the Treasure Coast are safer than ever! 

And most of all people are prepared!

Ask Janyne Kenworthy, your local real estate agent any questions and concerns – and watch for additional information here to update your preparedness watch for part 2...

Call me, Janyne Kenworthy  1-800-773-8985 or 772-696-5110 

Treasure Coast Sotheby’s International Realty

I will guide you to Your Gem on the Treasure Coast

Janyne Kenworthy | REALTOR®
Broker Associate, e-Pro

Phone: 772-696-5110

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