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MAGNIFICENT OCEAN VIEW w/35' of DOCKAGE!! Many activities. Great Rates for 2017!

Bedrooms 2
Space 941 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Large 2 Bedroom / 2 Bath - Sleeps 6. Gated Resort. On Canal, 3 lots from Ocean

This home is newly decorated in the colors of the ocean with hardwood flooring throughout the home and central air conditioning. Two bedroom, 2 bath home includes cable TV and Internet, full kitchen with microwave and dishwasher, washer & dryer, dining area for four with additional counter space, brand new queen sleeper sofa, washer/dryer, ceiling fans, ice-maker. Master bedroom includes queen bed, 2nd bedroom includes twin bed with trundle and private bath w/shower. Main bath includes standing shower. Sleeps total of 6. Venture Out community is a safe, gated community. Park your boat or kayak right outside your front door on the canal, or just relax and enjoy your mosaic picnic table and 4 patio chairs, and Weber charcoal barbeque. Only 7 steps up or down to main floor of home, all one level. Community includes swimming pool, hot tub, on-site marina with gas available, as well as fresh-water boat cleaning area. Fishing is also available off the bay front. Tennis courts, bocce ball and water fitness classes are available. ATM and convenience store means you never have to leave the property.

Driving Distance: 3 Hours from Miami, and 3 1/2 Hours from FT. Lauderdale. 20 Minutes from Key West and Big Pine Key, home of the famous Key Deer.

SPECIAL!!! -- AUTOMATIC 10% DISCOUNT IF YOU STAY 30 DAYS OR MORE!! See monthly quoted rates.

Gated Community requires separate payment to Venture Out by check or cash (no credit card) of $53.75 upon arrival. Non-refundable security deposit protection of $45.00 is due at final payment. A final cleaning fee of $110.00 will be added. Monroe County taxes are 5.0%, and Florida State taxes are 7.5%, for a total tax amount of 12.5%.

I request 50% down payment, with additional balance payable 60 days before rental. I will work with you if your rental is several months in advance on the down payment.

Kayak rental and delivery is available nearby, as is boat rental.

Pets must be spayed or neutered; $100 refundable pet deposit is required if pet stays with you.

More Details

Rick Altra
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
29 April, 2017

About Rick Altra

Come visit our home and make it yours for however long you can stay. We are from Michigan, but now live in the Keys year round. The weather in the Keys makes it beautiful year-round, and we love the blue and green colors of the ocean. Leave the snow behind for a weekend, a week, or a month or more.

Rick Altra purchased this cottage in 2016

Why Rick Altra chose Lower Florida Keys

We love this property because we can sit on the deck and fish, or just gaze at the Ocean and island located right off the end of the canal. You have everything you need and more, which is so much better than staying in a hotel!

What makes this cottage unique

Being located in the lower keys on the small island of Cudjoe Key, you can get away from the traffic and noise of Key West or larger islands, but....you are close enough to take a beautiful drive and be amidst the best of everything the islands have to offer. A month is still not long enough to see everything, so keep coming back year after year.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 941 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2nd Bedroom - Private - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Main Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Living Room w/Queen Sofa Sleeper - 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Books
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Masseuse located on Spanish Main Drive. Best Nails Salon next to Winn Dixie on Big Pine Key. Favorite restaurants nearby: Boondocks (great happy hour) Looeu Reef - locals, low cost, great specials (if head north from Cudjoe Key it is located on the right before you get to Big Pine Key. On the way to Cudjoe Key for the Mainland: On the Island of Islamorada -- Lazy Days (next to Bud & Mary's marina). Pretty long drive if coming back north from Cudjoe Keys Hogs Heaven Sports Bar on Island of Islamorada. Favorite Restaurant in Key West: El Siboney (cuban food -- a must!!) Good pizza place in Key West in the shopping center where Pier 1 is located Boat Rental: $100/4 hrs Dolphin Marina, Mile Marker 28 (we are at MM22).


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

MAGNIFICENT OCEAN VIEW w/35' of DOCKAGE!! Many activities. Great Rates for 2017!
average rating of 4.3076925 based on 13 reviews

Nice and economical

  • 4 of 5

This place is great value for the money, very economical. Was lacking pots and pans, the bed was adequate and the coffee maker was a cheap 4 cup coffee maker. Very basic cable, but not a big deal as your out all day anyways, not down there to watch tv. Other than those few little inconveniences the place was as displayed in ad. If your looking for a nice comfortable place that is economical and a bit dated, this would be the place for you. To get all the extras, it would cost much more and myself, didn't think it necessary.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location - great resort area - love the Keys!!---Will pick different cottage.

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our month in the Keys and this cottage served the purpose for our stay.

However, when you stay for a month and have to sit on such uncomfortable furniture, we were ready to leave. The view is gorgeous looking out to the ocean, should get the windows cleaned so you are able to see it. Please take down picture of dish TV--only basic 10 channels.

Venture Out is very nice resort and a lot to offer. We will definitely be back to resort in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry your stay was not more enjoyable. The living room has a newer sleeper sofa, sleeper's are typically not as comfortable as a regular sofa; a compromise of sitting comfort vs bed. There are also 2 comfortable side chairs. We have 30+ Xfinity cable channels, including Showtime and Streampix; however there were cable outages because of construction. The slider window has a sun filter film which is starting to deteriorate and will be replaced. Unfortunately, I was not made aware any of these issues during several contacts, so that I could resolve.
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  • 5 of 5

Literally just left this property and could not wait to write the review. This home is perfect especially for the price. Well furnished, queen bed in one bedroom, trundle bed in the other with attached bathroom and a pull out couch. Sleeps 6 very comfortably. The home had all the usual, pots, pans, bakeware, we had no problem cooking full meals with what was provided. The location is great. Wonderful canal with open water view, plenty if fish, lobsters and crabs to look at. The venture out facilities were good as well. Pool was a big hit, I would not recommend snorkeling in there little roped off area. The water was murky and you could hardly see anything. There is a small store on site but as imagined very expensive (there is a winn dixie 7 mIles away in bIg pine key). This location is perfect right between marathon and key west.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed our home, and hope you can come again! Marilyn & Dallis Baker
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Our stay 06/13-20/2015

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. Was located in a great area. Was as stated online. Also had plenty of towels and linen.

On the bad the unit could use some tlc the railings were very loose and the picknick table needed a new umbrella to get u out of sun. Other wise I would rent this unit again. It was a great experience. Bit pricey but it is the keys.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cleveland, OH

Venture Out

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful area! Loved having the canal out your door...great pool and accommodations. I rent a house myself, and it would have been nice to have some starter items: couple pods to run dishwasher, some saran or foil, a box of tissue, dishwashing soap for a few drops,. These are little things that mean a lot. Also it would have been great to have a sliding screen to deck, and queen mattress was sooo noisy. Other than those few things, it was perfect. Would definitely come again.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne Beach, FL

Great view!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Venture Out. The home was very comfortable with an outstanding view. Everything worked perfectly. A true 5-star visit. We look forward to staying in this property again.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Key West
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
22 Miles
Nearest Golf
19 Miles
Key West
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Square Grouper
Nearest Beach
14 Miles
Bahia Honda State Park
Car: recommended

Marina with ATM/Convenience store on site, gated community, community library on site. Community pool as well as ocean swimming. Gas and boat cleaning with fresh water available at marina. Hot tub, community center, tennis, bocce ball courts, fitness classes. Fish off the canal right in front of the home with 35 ft. concrete dockage and cleats. Home is three houses in from the ocean, so ocean view with island is available. Only 21 miles from Key West, Florida, with lots of shopping and restaurants. Beautiful beaches and snorkeling at Ft. Zachary State Park on Key West, or at Bahia Honda State Park, just 15 miles from home. Boat rental, snorkeling expeditions, scuba diving off Louee Key Reef, deep sea fishing, local fishing, kayaking among the mangroves nearby, bicycle rentals, swimming in pool or ocean right on site, picnicking. Relax or be as busy as you want.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Cudjoe Key, Florida Keys

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Season 2017A
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Season 2017B
1 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £77.3
Booking Fee £30.92 + Tax
Cleaning Fee £88.9 + Tax
Pet Fee £77.3 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £45.61
Tax Rate 12.5%

Cancellation fee 60 days or more before check-in date is 15% of rent.
Gated Community requires separate payment to Venture Out by check or cash (no credit card) of $53.75 upon arrival.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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