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Cottage by the Sea 1BD/1BA Boat Dockage Heated Pool

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Cottage By the Sea is located in Venture Out Resort in Cudjoe Key Fla. #525. Neat clean and open this 1 bedroom/1 bathroom is on over 100 foot wide canal. It has a 35 foot concrete sea wall with cleats, swim ladder and electric and water at the dock. It has easy access to either the Atlantic or the Gulf. Parking for one vehicle up to 16ft.

The on-site amenities include an 80 foot heated pool with kiddie pool and hot tub spa. There are newly re-surfaced lighted tennis courts and basket ball, bocce ball, shuffle board and horseshoe courts. There is a recreation center with pool table, ping pong, and darts. Also a convenience store, ATM, post office and marina with boat ramps and wash down stations. There is 24 hour gated security.

Our driveway has parking for one vehicle 16max length. Large crew cab pickup's will have to be parked in overflow lot. Extended cab pickup's should fit at the cottage.

Keywords: Cottage, Bungalow, casita

More Details

Richard Armstrong
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 December, 2017

About Richard Armstrong

Richard Armstrong and Dawn Boski are the owners of Cottage By The Sea. We are former owners of the very successful Riverhouse in the Blue Ridge Mountains of NC. We spend time each year upgrading Cottage By the Sea. We take suggestions from renters and try to make the cottage better each time they return.

Richard Armstrong purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Richard Armstrong chose Cudjoe Key

Dawn grew up in Big Pine Key and I started to come to the key's in the mid 80's to play music. We searched for many years for the right property and found it with Cottage By the Sea.

What makes this cottage unique

To be able to enjoy a great spot on the blue water of the lower key with some of the best access to the waters of the gulf or Atlantic. To be able to enter the ground level cottage and view the blue water right out the back patio door and windows is a plus.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cudjoe Key in Monroe County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower in Bath, no bathtub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Convertible bed(s) - Comfortable easy to use queen air bed.
  • Queen size Beds (1), Comfortable easy to use queen air bed (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(45 traveller reviews)

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Cottage by the Sea 1BD/1BA Boat Dockage Heated Pool
average rating of 4.8444443 based on 45 reviews

Perfect little cottage

  • 5 of 5

It is with heavy heart that I write this review as this beautiful little Cottage by the Sea was directly in the eye of Hurricane Irma. My husband and I evacuated a few days before the storm hit and we sadly said goodbye to head back home to deal with the storm ourselves later in the week. We do not know how this little cottage fared in the storm; hopefully she is still standing proud. Our stay there was wonderful. The cottage is everything it is described to be. Very clean, well maintained, very cozy. Just the kind of place you want to be in to relax in the Keys. We had no problems with any of the staff at Venture out and found them to be very friendly and the park on the whole was very clean and well maintained. The owner was very responsive to any of our needs and I found it very commending that our damage deposit was returned within a day or two, which is incredible considering the stress he must have been going through at the time. If the cottage was severely damaged I hope he rebuilds soon. I know we will be back. Please support him and all of the residences of the Keys when you consider a trip to the beautiful Florida Keys.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joseph, thank you so much for your kind review. We returned to Cottage By the Sea shortly after Irma hit. We were one of the lucky one's. We had some siding blown off, one window blown out and some storm surge in the cottage. We have empty'd the cottage cleaned all the floors and walls. Our roof had a few shingles missing but happened to have another layer of roofing underneath so no leaks in the roof. Our dock box that was attached to the back of the cottage was blown off. We have cleaned up the dock and grounds best we can. We are helping our neighbors who are not here yet, airing out and stabilize there homes that were a bit more damaged. We will keep working until our cottage is back to its beautiful self, maybe just one more week. All of the common buildings of Venture Out faired well. We got our water back on Thurs 9/21. We are waiting for power. We have been to Key west twice for dinner and most of our favorite places are up and running. The clean up is happening fairly fast but will take time. We are so sad for some of our neighbors that weren't so lucky and have lost everything. Thanks for your thoughts, Richard & Dawn
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Very nice

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and convenient

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean , would consider rental again

  • 4 of 5

Nice place , well equipped ... always enjoy venture out

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cottage by the Sea

  • 4 of 5

This is the second time that we have stayed at Cottage by the Sea and would definitely stay here again if we are in the market for staying down in the Lower Keys. The home is clean, cozy, and has everything one would need for a delightful get-away vacation, including waterfront dockside. Gated community is also secure, with a pool, boat ramp, clubhouse, tennis courts, and a store. Everything was very nice.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cottage kept up very well always in perfect condition

  • 5 of 5

we have been going to venture out for over thirty years. the cottage by the sea is the very best unit we have ever had . the unit is always in perfect condition, the owners continually upgrade the unit and we truly appreciate their efforts to making the unit the very best it can be .

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful escape in paradise!!!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed Cottage by the Sea! It was very clean and cozy! The location was also perfect, it is about 20 minutes from Key West and 30 minutes from Marathon. The Venture Out Resort was a very secure and friendly neighborhood. They have a very nice pool, Bocce ball, basketball, shuffleboard, and many other games. We really liked the idea of having security 24/7 and the locked gates up front. As far as the house goes, it was perfect for us. Next time we will come with toilet paper and laundry soap, because we ran out on day 2, but that is our fault, we are first time home renters. This home is perfect for a family of 4. We will absolutely be back to this hidden gem!!! If you have a boat, it is ideal! we rented a boat, and it was very convenient docking it right at our back door. There is also a convenient fish cleaning station on the dock as well. If you're considering staying here, we strongly recommend it!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Key West
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Square Grouper
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Key West
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Square Grouper
Nearest Beach
22 Miles
Key West


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Cudjoe Key, Florida Keys

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
High Season
1 Dec 2017 - 1 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £55.93 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £186.42
Cleaning £74.57
Tax Rate 12.5%

Venture Out Resort charges a one time fee of 53.75 which is paid by cash or check when you check in at the security gate.
Christmas, New Year and Thanksgiving weeks our an extra 100.00.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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