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Last minute opening-Fantasy Fest 10/21 to 11/3

41 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday bungalow in Cudjoe Key - Croteau Home

Bungalow, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Our home is a bungalow with cathedral ceilings. It is spacious and sparkling clean. Our home is #655 at Venture Out Resort on Cudjoe Key. (A 24-hour gated community).

We have a light and bright two bedroom, one bath cottage which is a tropical paradise. We have wood floors and tropical decor. The roomy living room has a TV with expanded cable, DVD, comfy couch (which can also sleep 2 people), love seat that also has a pull out bed & a comfy rattan chair. Each room is light and bright and always sparkling clean. Our home is obviously equipped with central air to keep you comfortable & cool. In the summertime we also supplement with portable a/c's due to the high temps in the Keys! We have WIFI in our home so you can remain 'connected' to the world while enjoying paradise!

Adjacent to the living room is the large eat in kitchen which we have just completely redone with new cabinets, counters and updated appliances. There is an adjacent dining room table. People always end up in the kitchen! There's lots of light and new larger windows so it's a great place to be! Fully stocked with everything you'd be looking for on vacation including dishes, wine glasses, all the pots and pans you need, coffee maker, keurig, blender, toaster and MORE.

The master bedroom has a KING size bed with new comforter, lots of storage space and cable TV.

We're provided lots of fluffy new cotton towels in the bathroom.

The second bedroom has a twin trundle, when the two twin beds are side by side it's like another King Size Bed and cable TV which is video game ready (currently has PS2 connected with about 10 games including Guitar Hero)!

We have a new grill in our backyard along with cement patio furniture for you to enjoy the beautiful keys weather. The front porch as a cute table for two so you can enjoy the sunrise and your morning coffee!

Bring your boat! There is no charge for launching in at the Venture Out Marina, your boat can be stored in the 'overflow' lot for a small fee ($2-$4 day). The Florida Keys have some of the best fishing in the world! (Boat and trailer parking is an additional daily charge by the park.) It is also a great spot for Kayaks. You can swim or fish from our open water areas. There is a big TIKI HUT on the open water where picnicking is perfect!

PETS are allowed. An nonrefundable pet fee of $50 will be charged to cover the additional cleaning costs. Our home is always sparkling clean!

OUR HOME IS NO SMOKING. Smoking outside is obviously permitted.

The GATED COMMUNITY we own in is AWESOME & a very friendly place to stay & enjoy. The resort amenities include: 24 hour security, Lighted tennis courts, Olympic-sized heated pool, kiddie pool, spa Jacuzzi, ping pong, bocce ball courts, shuffleboard courts, golf putting area, lighted basketball court, children's playground, pool table, darts, Marina complete with 2 ramps, gas, store, ATM and fish cleaning station, boat trailer parking onsite, open water picnic areas, ocean front tiki hut, lending library, post office - and MORE - ALL IN A GATED COMMUNITY with a mixture of RV sites and manufactured homes where you can feel safe and secure.

We're only 19 miles from Key West, but do not think you HAVE to go anywhere - lay by the HUGE POOL right on the OPEN WATER and watch the elegant seagulls float overhead as the palms sway. Sun yourself and read a good book and simply relax! Plunge into the BIG JACUZZI and soak your troubles away. Or spend some time with someone you love - holding hands and watching the herons fishing along the waterside! And you do not even have to get in your car to do any of these!

What are You waiting for??? Send an email and we'll fill you in on any of your questions to make certain your family and friends are going to have a great vacation getaway in the Keys!

Make sure you check our availability calendar as it is updated after each reservation is placed. Plan it now, before someone else gets YOUR Place!

Arrival time is 3:00 PM, Departure is 10:00 AM

Keywords: House, home, bungalow, cottage

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Kristine Croteau-owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2016
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About Kristine Croteau-owner

My husband and I visit the Keys every year. This year while on our vacation we stumbled across this property and suddenly we now own a little piece of the Keys paradise!

Kristine Croteau-owner purchased this bungalow in 2010

Why Kristine Croteau-owner chose Lower Florida Keys

We chose to buy in the Keys as it's a beautiful relaxing location! We live in Massachusetts and LOVE to escape to the Keys!

What makes this bungalow unique

Key West is only 19 miles away so our property is a great location, you can relax here or travel for some excitement. We have some great places close by to eat, The Square Grouper, The Wharf Grill, Bookdocks, Mangrove Mama's....most look like holes in the wall that you'd never enter at home but they're great. It's all part of the unique beauty of the Keys!

Guestbook comments from the owner

in the Keys!! We saw the 0 mile marker and the souther most point. We went to Key West and explored the colorful streets. We really loved the house and hope to come back!!
Apr 2012
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Last minute opening-Fantasy Fest 10/21 to 11/3
average rating of 4.585366 based on 54 reviews

It was cute. A great location. Loved the gated community.

  • 4 of 5

The air conditioning was an issue. Overall it was a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We actually got the AC serviced on 8/23 and it's up and working great. We have central air supplemented by 3 portable ACs for when it's really hot. Summers in the Keys are very warm! :)
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Cute and convenient!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time here for my family of 5 and we will be back. First off it was cute, clean and very inviting. I loved that it was in a gated community. We brought our boat and launching/parking it was so easy because the boat ramp was never crowded which was awesome. It was in a great location. My three boys loved that house, several times i heard "mom can we just live here" and they said that knowing they all had to share a room lol thats a big deal! The owner was easy to get ahold of and very helpful. Overall we had a great experience and will do it again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway with lots of space

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying here! The home is very spacious with everything you need for that home away from home feel. The resort community was friendly and helpful. I will defintely be back. Its only a short ride to Key West and close to Looe Key Reef, a must see if you are snorkeling. Thank you Croteau family for opening your home to me.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A comfortable stay

  • 4 of 5

We (2 adults, 2 teenagers) enjoyed our stay in May 2016. The house is centrally located on the property and all the facilities are only a few steps away. The house is clean and well maintained, and the furnishings more than adequate for a family of four. The kitchen is great, very spacious and all the appliances and dishes to be able to do all your cooking at home. We ate outside on the terrace most of the time which offered a bit more space than inside. We didn't use the grill, but it was nice to know that it was there. We all slept very good in the beds and on the sofa. We were able to keep the house a comfortable temperature with all the a/c units available. The bathroom could be a bit bigger, but there is not much to do about that after the fact. I did have to kill a couple of cockroaches in the house, but I suppose that's the way it is in a tropical landscape. The communication with Kristin was satisfactory.

The staff at Venture Out was very friendly and were always available for questions and information. The pool is nice and the residents of Venture Out were also friendly. We are not fishermen, but the resort seemed well equipped to handle boats and fishing equipment. Cudjoe Key has a great location between Key West and Bahia Honda State Park and Marathon is also not too far away.

We would recommend the property further and would gladly stay here again if we ever travel to the Keys again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Keaton, thanks for the review. My management company mentioned that because they were digging to update the water system it was 'stirring up the bugs' I'll ask them to spray again and hopefully that'll keep the bugs of the tropics away!
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Extremley Clean Grounds

  • 5 of 5

Our Bungalow was really nice. It had clean & spacious rooms trough out. We were a short distance from Key West, and you had a beautiful drive to and from. We enjoyed the surround sound stereo that was inside of the bungalow. Cooking was also nice with the updated appliances. When we come back to the Keys we will book this bungalow again. Last but not least we liked the fact that it was located in a gated community.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very quant and comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

The property had easy access to the amenities. The home had everything needed to cook and sleep.

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Cudjoe Key, Lower Florida Keys

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Fantasy Fest
22 Oct 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
2016 Peak Season
1 Dec 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
Lobster Season
21 Jul 2017 - 9 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
Peak Season
1 Dec 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
Lobster Season
20 Jul 2018 - 8 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £69
Refundable Damage Deposit £164

There is a fee due at the time of entrance that is payable to the resort. It is a $53.75 fee payable via cash or check at the time of entrance. This is in addition to the figures above.
$100 Surcharge during Holidays and Lobster Season and rate is peak season rate. Also minimum one week stay during these times.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Cudjoe Key in Florida Keys

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) With New Mattress, Twin or Single Beds (1) A twin trundle which together is like another King bed!, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size which can sleep 2 additional people
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • fishing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Lighted tennis courts, basketball court, Bocci ball area, children's playground, children's pool, marina for gas, marina store, meeting areas available for private parties

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