The ONLY HOA approved exterior carriage light is:

Seagull Model 8765-12 Exterior Wall Lantern Light

It can be ordered on line or through Home Depot.


Exterior Fixed Lighting (eg  garage, rear door, Capri front door entrance)

Everyone is encouraged to contact FPL and report the light/location at.

All resident owners in The Retreat are required to fill out an ACC Change Application  PRIOR to making changes to:

     a.  The exterior of your home

     b.  Any change (adding or removing) outdoor property (land, trees, shrubs, bushes, driveways, sidewalks, lighting, drainage, plant beds, solar, patios, pools,  water softeners, generators, fences, etc.)      SEE ACC APPLICATION 

There were 4 Amendments to the Declaration of Covenants approved by the majority of the homeowners in

December, 2017.


1.  Sections 6.1C and 6.2 are now corrected to read 6.1 and 6.2  (a typo was corrected)

2.  Owners applying a sealant to their driveways must include a slick resistant substance in that sealant.

3.  Owners are responsible  for all dues/assessments to the HOA irregardless of whether they lease their unit.

4.  New purchasers shall pay an amount equal to one quarter of the annual Base Assessments levied by the Association for that style Unit.

See actual Amendment in Important Forms



Work Order Process


Homeowners that have the need for services to their landscaping or irrigation system MUST submit a "work order" request.

A.  Call Capital Realty Advisors Inc., (CRA) at 561-624-5888 or 1-800-940-1088 to submit a work order.

B.  CRA staff will record the work order request information and forward the work order to the appropriate vendor.

C.  CRA uses the "TOPS" software application.  TOPS is a commonly used software application for Homeowners Associations and Condominium Association Management.  When a resident calls in a work order, CRA inputs the information into the TOPS software program.  Work order information is tracked by property street address for future reference; even if a home is sold the work order history will be retrained by property street address.

D.  Your work order number is your Retreat street address.  If you need to follow up on the status of a work order, call CRA and provide your Retreat property address and the person assisting you will determine the status of your request.

E.  Once the vendor receives the work order, and arrives at the home the vendor will either meet with the homeowner or leave a door hanger to provide and update of the work order status.

F.  The property manager meets with the landscape company foreman weekly to review outstanding work orders.  Completion time of work requests varies based on the scope of the work order submitted.

G.  Upon completion of the work order the vendor notifies the property manager that the work order is closed.

H.  If the work submitted cannot be resolved by the property manager, the issue will then be brought to the attention of the President of the Board of Directors for consideration.


Typical requests for work jorders are for irrigation, weed control, and bush trimming.  Irrigation issues are addressed weekly as the irrigation vendor is on site at the Retreat three times per week.  Bush trimming may take up to a month, as there is a pre-scheduled cycle for monthly bush trimming.  Weed control typically includes the dispatcing of a tank truck.  The tank truck is dispatched when several houses have outstanding "weed control" work orders.

1.  Red ReflectorsDO NOT CUT  or MOW 

Contingent on where the red reflectors are placed. 

-In shrub or hedge area -  DO NOT CUT

-If placed in lawn area - DO NOT MOW


2.  Blue Reflectors - DO NOT APPLY PESTICIDES



Waste Managemen picks up trash on Mondays and Thursdays:  Recyclables on Thursday  and yard waste on Wednesday.  During holiday weeks, this schedule is typically delayed by one day.

Recycle bins may be obtained directly from Waste Management at 7700 SE  Bridge Road, Hobe Sound

See Waste Management Site for more questions:    


When the holiday falls on a weekday, residential collection will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week.

If a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, there will be NO delays.





New Year’s Day

January 1

One day delay

Day after New Year’s Day

January 2

Normal schedule

Martin Luther King Day

Third Monday of January

Normal schedule

Memorial Day

Last Monday of May

One day delay

Independence Day

July 4

One day delay

Labor Day

First Monday of September

One day delay


Fourth Thursday of November

One day delay

Day after Thanksgiving

Fourth Friday of November

Normal schedule

Christmas Eve

December 24

Normal schedule

Christmas Day

December 25

One day delay


Currently the HOA contracts for basic cable TV service.  Additional services such as internet, telephone and upgraded TV options are contracted by the homeowner directly with Comcast.

In 2015 two (2) FOB's were distributed to all homeowners.  Currently when a home is purchased the two (2) FOB's should be truned over to the new homeowner by the real estate agent.  Missing FOB's may be purchased at the Property Managers office for $50.00 each, however each Retreat home address is LIMITED to two (2) FOB's.