Plantation Beach Club at Indian River Plantation Resort

Plantation Beach Club at Indian River Plantation Resort

Plantation Beach Club at Indian River Plantation Resort

Plantation Beach Club at Indian River Plantation Resort is a great option when you want to stay at Indian River Plantation. I love the area and was happy to see this resort on my list to stay and review.

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Day One Arrival at Plantation Beach Club at Indian River Plantation Resort

My arrival at Indian River Plantation was a bit of relief. I had driven down interstate 95 for about 13 hours. I chose to drive down in a straight shot rather than stopping ¾ of the way down, as I often do now.

I only chose to drive down directly because I had a long week and wanted the long drive to clear my head. There is something about a drive that makes us, as Americans, feel free. For me, a good drive is also something I have to focus intently on, so it clears out my mind. A few hours will not work, but a good long drive like this one from Virginia to Florida seems to be enough to clear out the cobwebs in my mind.

I managed to calculate my trip drive time close enough to be able to check in at the time of my arrival at the resort. Traveling over 800 miles, even with some light traffic, that felt like an accomplishment.

The rooms here are very large. My 1 bedroom room was 1,000 sq ft, which by any standard is huge. For a vacation villa, it is giant. The two-bedroom options range from 1,300-1,700 sq ft. Those are dimensions of homes, not villas, which just means the accommodations are spacious and very comfortable.

 

Once I arrived, I was done for the day. So tired from the 13 hour trip that all I wanted was a drink, then my bed. On the way to the resort, I stopped for some drinks and minor snacks for the fridge once I got to my room.

I figured I would nap and then wake up and eat a sandwich in the room, or just snack.

 

My accommodations

 

The kitchen is a full-sized kitchen dishwasher oven stove microwave big fridge. It also is fully stocked with utensils plates, cups, bowls, mixing bowls and things to cook with. Yep anything you’re going to need for the week.

Families can eat and cook most meals here with ease. Don’t worry, there is a Publix and a Winn-Dixie right down the road to stock this kitchen full of food.

Villa Amenities

  • Balcony/Porch
  • Blender
  • Cable TV
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove/Range

 

Then the resort itself offers all of these options.

Resort Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Pools
  • Business Center
  • On Site Restaurants
  • Fitness Center

 

Recent Reviews

 

All villas or suites had an ocean view of the Atlantic Ocean. It was within an hour of Vero Beach, which has many choices for entertainment. The show at the Cobalt Restaurant was outstanding. Singer, “Mr. Motown,”was excellent and personable. The atmosphere and crowd were dynamic. The service and food were good. This venture will not disappoint! The parking attendants were gracious and courteous. All in all, this was a great choice for our birthday celebration. FINALLY, THE BEACH AT PLANTATION PROVIDED an excellent view. The staff response time to inquiries and service was swift. Great vacation spot.

This is a great little location that isn’t the easiest to get into. It only has about 30 units – one and two bedrooms available. All the units face the beach. We especially enjoyed our balcony because we couldn’t see the pool, so it felt more private. Balcony was screened in, which also was nice. Doors to balcony open extra wide and allowed for enjoying outdoors from the living area when balcony was wet from earlier rain shower. We had a one bedroom, king size bed. Had a separate shower and a tub with jets that we didn’t take advantage of. Location has free DVD rental, however we couldn’t figure out how to play it in the bedroom and gave up for the week. Come to find out when we were cleaning on move our day additional remotes were in cabinet drawer below tv and that was what was needed to get to DVD screen. Kitchen was nice. Washer and dryer are also available. Access to beach was easy and umbrellas and chairs could be borrowed from down the beach. Pool was nice and got shade in late afternoon. There is covered parking, but your vehicle needs to be under 6 feet. Ice machine is available near pool as well as bathrooms with shower, sauna, hot tub, grill and eating area. It’s a quiet place. Staff are really nice. Great location to enjoy a quiet beach. Really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend it. Also access to Marriott beach club was included that allowed for access to additional pools, tennis courts, golf and discounts at a restaurant, none of which we took advantage of this time.

A little further south, but the resort was great, and the personnel were exceptionally friendly and helpful. My only complaint was that rooms didn’t have a bathroom on the main floor. Great views, exceptionally peaceful, and most afternoons had some good waves coming in! Screened patios definitely kept bugs/mosquitoes away.

Plantation Beach Club is my favorite beach stay we have had. The views are breathtaking and the front desk is a wonderful help. The rooms are roomy, though ours had two stories and we have a 19-month-old running around. So I would have preferred a single story. However, we will make do and have the best time!

 

Day Two Local Beaches

 

The beaches here are some of the nicest on the East Coast. What I like about them is that they feel like you have them all to yourself. These are not overcrowded beaches. Instead, the stretch of beach here seems to be almost dedicated to the resorts that sit just on their edge.

The sand here is just steps from the ocean. At high tide, the beach still has spots for towels, chairs, and happy beach goers. The resort also provides beach towels, which is a nice plus for families since bringing enough for the tribe is a packing challenge.

The onsite pool is well maintained and offers plenty of room to entertain the kids or just relax yourself for a while.

I spent the day with my feet in the sand and I liked it.

At dinner time for the first time in a long time, I cooked for myself just in the resort kitchen. It was not to save money, but just to relax even more than have to step out. I slow cooked some spaghetti sauce from afternoon until about 9PM, then made fresh pasta and loaded up. You would have thought I was carb loading for a marathon, but it tasted great. There is just something about slow cooked sauce.

 

Day Three Golf

 

Typically, golf on an island or by the ocean is not great. The wind is too high to have a great game. But while I was out yesterday, I got invited to a foursome for a round of golf and even though I do not play often I have developed an appetite for the game.

There is a nice 18 hole course here and an aqua driving range. The golf course here is a Marriot course but you have full access while at the resort, which is a wonderful benefit.

The first few holes were windy with a capital W, but then the breeze died down and the game became playable and enjoyable. My new found golfing buddies for the day were better players than me, yet, they were patient and kind about me taking an extra stroke or two.

The course here is not going to make a lasting impression, but if you are a person or couple that loves to play and the wind works with you that day, it will be a great escape for you on your trip.

I took a locals advice for a late lunch and headed to Luna’s Pizza. They actually have a full menu here but they are known by locals for the Pizza. Hey when in Rome (I had to check it out). I ordered a 14 inch peperoni large for lunch but hey I did just exercise with the round of golf.

Local Museum

After lunch I wanted to head to the Elliot Museum. An afternoon rain had , so I thought a nice museum would be a good distraction. Here you will find many exhibits that are very well designed, sharing classic autos, motors, inventions, and more. The cost of the ticket here is only $16 and this would be a good location for a grandad or Father to bring a preteen child and share some things from his childhood, or his family’s lives. I think people do not do that enough anymore with kids. Heck, we have likely all seen memes with payphones and teens but real in depth sharing of history is something I think is missing.

After the museum, I went out for dinner. I picked the Stuart Boathouse and I am happy I did. The menu included fresh local seafood and steaks. They also offer specials like kids eating free on Wednesdays, and wine at half off too.

Find yourself the best vacation destination at this resort. Just remember to book it with TZort for a great rate.

 

 

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