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Venture Out #465 2/2 Tropical Getaway on Canal with Open Water View

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Colorful, yet Practical 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath With Open Water View

This house is in a great location in Venture Out with easy and quick access to open water. In May 2014, much of the house was updated with fresh paint and all new family room furniture, including a very comfortable leather couch and small size leather recliner. There's also a new flat screen tv in the family room and flat screen tvs in each bedroom. Cable with an upgraded channel package and WIFI are included. We've added a good bit of new bedding, including pillows/sheets/mattress pads. A new refrigerator and new air conditioner were both installed in 2013. And a new dishwasher was installed in 2014. We have three bikes, two with baskets if you want to ride over and buy anything at the marina store. The home is a two bedroom, two full baths cottage - perfect for 2 to 4 people (any more than 4, it would be too crowded. Therefore, we accept up to 4 people only). It's on a wide deep water canal with a 35’ dock and an open water view. And only six houses from that open water! You'll be a short boat ride away from Looe Key, American Shoal, the Adolphus Busch, Little Palm Island , and the beautiful back country. And the nice thing about this area of the Keys is there's much less boat traffic than the middle and upper Keys.

The house is a charming and happy place. It has true Keys character, as it was originally decorated by a spirited artist and an array of tropical colors abounds throughout. You'll feel like you're on a vacation in the Caribbean even if it's raining. The kitchen comes fully stocked with everything you need to prepare a gourmet meal. You'll be impressed! There are plenty of quality linens and towels for a comfortable stay. Rattan ceiling fans are in every room and the floor is completely tiled throughout. A bait freezer is installed under the deck. Even though we have a wonderful, responsive onsite property manager, we are active owners, coming down twice a year to make sure the contents of the house and grounds are being maintained and in tip top shape!

The 35' seawall has a swim ladder, dock posts, cleats, fish cleaning station, and a concrete picnic table. The covered deck has a view of the ocean and two picturesque canals. You get to see the sunrise on your left and the sunset on your right! An electric grill is provided. We have a dock box containing swim noodles, snorkel equipment, a couple of beach chairs, and a few tennis rackets.

Please note that there is an entry fee for our gated community that you will have to pay at the front gate. This gives you FULL access to all of the resort’s amenities. The resort amenities include: 24 hour security, lighted tennis courts, Olympic-sized heated pool (the cleanest pool I've ever seen!) 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 two boat ramps, a free pressure washer, gas, store, ATM and fish cleaning station, open water picnic areas, ocean front tiki hut, lending library, post office - and MORE - all in a wonderfully managed community where you can feel safe and secure.

There is no charge for launching your boat at the Venture Out Marina. It's also a great spot for kayaks. You can swim or fish from the open water areas. And there is a big TIKI HUT on the open water where picnicking is perfect.

Within several minutes there are some great restaurants. A couple of our favorites are the Square Grouper (right here on Cudjoe Key!) for all you gourmet foodies out there and Boondocks on Ramrod Key for a more casual, open air atmosphere with tons of flat screen tvs for watching your favorite sports teams. Boondocks also has a mini golf course for added fun. Last but not least, between Cudjoe and Summerland Key, is a fantastic little bakery called the Sugerloaf Food Company. Excellent high quality gourmet desserts and sandwiches, open for breakfast and lunch. And of course, Key West is only 20 minutes away for first class shopping and dining.

The Marina Store within walking distance in the resort stocks many necessities, such as soft drinks, beer, and wine.


Trailer parking is an additional fee. Lobster Season, Christmas & New Years require a 7 day minimum stay. Security deposit required.

More Details

Property Manager
Waterfront Keys Realty
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 January, 2017

About Waterfront Keys Realty

We are from South Carolina and have been making annual treks to the Keys for over 20 years now. It was our dream to have our own little vacation home and we finally made it come true in 2013. We always liked the peace and quiet on Cudjoe Key, especially in Venture Out. The amenities in VO make it just about perfect and each time we come down, it gets harder and harder to leave.

Waterfront Keys Realty purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Waterfront Keys Realty chose Lower Florida Keys

First and foremost, a fantastic location! We are six houses from open water, with quick and easy access to the Atlantic. The tropical colors inside and outside the house make it feel like your on vacation all the time, rain or shine. You get the sunrise on your left and sunset on your right sitting on our cozy porch.

What makes this cottage unique

We have a wonderful property manager, Waterfront Keys Realty. Should you choose to book our place, please call them with the phone number provided, as they handle the entire booking process. Their office is in Venture Out, so if you have any sudden issues or problems, they are right there to help. My husband and I are active owners, and try to make it down twice a year to maintain and update the house outside of the property manager. So you can be assured little things like bed pillows, sheets, towels, dishes, etc. are being assessed and replaced as needed.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

Venture Out #465 2/2 Tropical Getaway on Canal with Open Water View
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Awesome week getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family was lucky enough to get the perfect Florida Keys getaway home. The home was abosultely wonderful. The brilliant tropical colors makes you feel like you are in paradise. Our boat was docked steps away. The home was extremely well maintained. It was more than adequately supplied with linens, towels,cookware, and comfortable beds. The home was exactly like the pictures. It was an easy 20 minute boat ride to Looe Key and 30 minutes to the Gulf. We felt very safe with our children in the gated community. The amenties on the property were very clean and convienient. Robin was very helpful and quick to respond to my questions about the property. I have never been more satified with a rental like this one. I highly recomend this rental to anyone looking for a quite relaxing Keys getaway. Thank you Robin for sharing your home with us!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Los Angeles, California

Cutest Little Getaway Right on the Water!

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I loved our stay at this rental. The decor was definitely something that made us happy every time we walked through the doors with the bright and inviting colors. It had everything we needed and made our stay at the Keys a wonderful experience.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenience and being able to get out on the water! Great view and location.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this rental because of the location and the "character" of the place. Loved the decor!! It made you feel you were in paradise. And we were! We enjoyed every minute of our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great week!!

  • 4 of 5

The house is comfortable and has everything you need! We would stay again!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jupiter, Florida

House in paradise

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here several times and it never disappoints! The beds are comfy and it has every amenity you could want! We always bring our boat to dive and fish. The boat ramp is awesome and there's a pressure washer to rinse the trailer and boat ... A huge + for us along with the boat dock right outside the back door! I would highly recommend staying there (as long as it's not the week we stay there LOL)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Place in Cudjoe Key

  • 5 of 5

We are a family from Charlotte, NC. We fell in love with VO # 465! It was one of the cleanest places I have ever stayed and it had everything we needed. I would definitely recommend to friends. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Key West
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Square Grouper
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Square Grouper
Nearest Beach
23 Miles
Key West
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning and Booking Fee £117
Damage Waiver(optional) £36
Refund. Security Deposit £81
Tax Rate 12.5%

A refundable Security deposit is due at the time of booking.
If the CSA Damage Waiver is purchased the security deposit will be $100.00.
If you do not wish to purchase the Damage waiver, the security deposit will be $1500.00.
Venture Out has a gate fee of $53.75 due upon arrival, paid via cash or check.

Trailer/Extra Car Parking Fees: $2/day under 18', $4/day over 18'

Security Deposit is due at time of booking.
Payment is due 60 days prior to arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cudjoe Key in Florida Keys

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • resort
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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