WATCH: Obloy Family Ranch in Merritt Island Renamed Romelia Farms Wildlife Sanctuary With New Ownership
By Space Coast Daily // July 31, 2021
located at 165 Gator Drive in Merritt Island
ABOVE VIDEO: Obloy Family Ranch in Merritt Island Renamed Romelia Farms Wildlife Sanctuary With New Ownership.
BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – The new owners of Romelia Farms Wildlife Sanctuary, formerly known as the Obloy Family Ranch, are excited to give visitors the familiar experience they have been accustomed to but have plans to bring their own flair to the one-of-a-kind experience with the adorable animals the community loves.
Jeremy and Lina Graves compared their recent purchase of the Obloy Family Ranch to the 2011 film ‘We Bought A Zoo’ featuring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson.
While there may not be lions, tigers, or bears like the award-winning movie, the Graves family hopes to take the historic property in Merritt Island to new heights and new experiences.
The property dates back to the 1890s when it operated as a navel orange grove and later transitioned to become one of Florida’s first gator ranches.
In 2015, the Obloy family purchased the ranch and helped transform the property into a wildlife sanctuary and farm, adding horseback riding trails, restoring and restocking freshwater ponds for fishing, building and stocking the general store and outdoor party hub.
Along with the petting zoo, wildlife sanctuary and horseback riding, it also offers accommodations in private cabins, as well as a 3,000 square foot barn, which now serves as the Barn Stall Winery & Wedding Barn.
Romelia Farms Wildlife Sanctuary is located at 165 Gator Drive in Merritt Island.
The Graves family would also like to give a special shoutout to Kate Flack with eXp Realty, along with the assistance of Annie Cortes, who helped them with their purchase and helped make their dream become a reality.
MAP: Romelia Farms Wildlife Sanctuary is located at 165 Gator Drive in Merritt Island.