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Summer Staycation Spots

Misti Pandolfo

Misti Bradley Pandolfo - Broker Associate/Owner, Closing Coordinator Misti has over 8 years experience in customer service and hospitality management ...

Misti Bradley Pandolfo - Broker Associate/Owner, Closing Coordinator Misti has over 8 years experience in customer service and hospitality management ...

Jul 30 6 minutes read

Summer vacation looks a bit different this year so we're helping you embrace the STAY-cation!

We're all trying to stay closer to home this year and while that might mean your typical summer vacation was canceled, it doesn't mean there's no way to enjoy the summer. So, we've compiled a list of staycation spots within driving distance of Port St. Lucie. Stay safe and enjoy! 

1. Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa

Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa in Jensen Beach is the Treasure Coast of Florida's new premier resort for family vacations, meetings, corporate retreats, oceanfront weddings, and spa getaways. Enjoy 178-rooms of oceanfront accommodations with coastal-inspired decor and luxury amenities steps from the sand on Florida's East Coast. The first new resort to be built on Hutchinson Island in almost two decades, the new resort will feature an oceanfront restaurant, two pools, a jacuzzi, a signature spa, 8,000 square feet of oceanfront meeting space, and a spectacular beachfront location perfect for soaking up the sun, cooling off in the surf, and sinking your toes in the sand.

2. Capt Hiram's Resort

Capt Hiram's Resort offers an island resort atmosphere right on Sebastian’s River Front. All of our smoke-free rooms have private balconies, some overlooking the beautiful Indian River, complimentary WI FI and parking. Other amenities offered include coffee makers, small refrigerators, hair dryer, iron and board, in-room safes, and 43" TVs. The free-form pool is heated. Guests may also enjoy Blackfins Riverfront Grill (serving breakfast, lunch & dinner) and 4 bars: the Main Bar, the Bahamian-style SandBar complete with Bimini Beach, the Coral Bar and Scoops. We also have the Grand Sand Bandstand with great live entertainment 7 days a week, the Boatique Gift Shop, our Maria has 60 boat slips available where you can enjoy deep-sea and river fishing; scenic river cruises, boat, jet ski, kayaks, standup paddle boards and bicycle rentals. As much a place as it is a state of mind, Capt Hiram’s Resort is the essence of Florida, enhanced with a Bahamian beat!

3. Mellon Patch Inn - Bed & Breakfast

We are across the street from Pepper Park Beach & Recreation Area. Complete with; 2 lighted tennis courts, basketball court, volleyball court, ball field, and large playground. This park has covered pavilions, BBQ grills, bathrooms & showers. We provide beach towels & beach mats also, we have a limited amount of beach chairs and umbrellas for our guests' use. The National Navy UDT SEAL Museum is within walking distance of our Inn. There is a dock in the backyard with river access and no fixed bridges to the ocean. Bring your boat, there are several public boat ramps on North Hutchinson Island. The rooms have been updated in 2014 when the new owners took over. Most of the rooms, all non-smoking, have a king size bed, one has a queen size bed. We serve a home cooked, hot breakfast (varies each day) including fresh fruits and juices, depending on seasonal availability. Please notify us of any food allergies or preferences before check in. Coffee and tea are always available. Free WiFi. We invite you to experience our island paradise. Enjoy the sunrise from the beach in the morning and the sunset from our lush backyard, patio, or boat dock in the evening. Perfect for a weekend getaway, summer vacation, or special event. Our chef, Chris, will prepare an individual or special meal for you upon request (with plenty of notice). We can also cater any event, at our location or yours.

Staying Home Instead?

Luckily there are lots of ways to still enjoy the summer while staying safe.

4. Lake Okeechobee KOA Camping, RV & Recreational Activities

Okeechobee KOA Resort is your tropical vacation campground featuring a palm-fringed 9-hole golf course, driving range and putting green. Nearby Lake Okeechobee, known as Florida's Inland Sea and referred to as the “Big O”, is the largest freshwater lake in Florida and offers the best boating and fishing in the area.

5. Vistana Beach Club

Enjoy the spectacular ocean view from your villa balcony, only steps from the resort's private beach access. Vistana Beach Club is the perfect getaway resort, featuring stylish two-bedroom villa accommodations and just-like-home amenities including complimentary Wi-Fi, in-villa washer/dryers, spacious living and dining areas, fully equipped kitchens, and private bedroom access. Daily housekeeping services are also included.

6. Rhumcay Beach Resort & Island Grille

Rhumcay Beach Resort and Island Grille is centrally located in the heart of Fort Pierce Florida, at Hutchinson Island. This oceanfront pet friendly inn offers on-site fire pits during winter season, beach volleyball, outdoor projection screen for televised events, and much more. We also offer you two indoor bars, an outdoor patio bar, as well as a Beach Bar, at our Island Grille restaurant. The restaurant is equipped with two large, newly installed awnings to protect our patrons from inclement weather, as well as ten big flat screen televisions. Our hotel offers direct beach access, private balcony or wrap around shared access-balcony views, several rooms are equipped with a full kitchenette. All rooms are equipped with microwave, coffee station, mini-fridge and irons/ironing boards. We are only a 10 minute drive from the Fort Pierce Inlet State Park, five minutes from the Manatee Observation and Education Center, and twelve minutes from the National Navy UTD Museum.

What do you have planned for this summer?

If you're like us, the summer also means moving. If you're planning on selling your home this summer, let's talk.

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