|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
We love Venture Out and hope you'll experience the beautiful Florida Keys like a Floridian. Our little piece of paradise has so much to offer, whether your here for a weekend, a week or a month. The cottage and Venture Out has all the amenities you might find elsewhere, except its all contained in a safe and secure setting. Our home has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath, 1 queen bed and 2 singles along with a leather couch which opens to a full sleeper. The home sits on a 60' wide canal with direct access to open water. There are TV's and wifi available for you to enjoy, along with games and bicycles and kayaks to explore the compound and the local waters.
Enjoy coffee on the 35' dock at sunrise, or Margaritas watching the sun go down. Bring your own boat or have one delivered to the dock. You can drop in a line right from the dock and catch dinner if you wish, or experience the many local restaurants specializing in local seafood, most will cook your catch. No fast food here!
We have our own Marina and store, tennis court, basketball court, bocce ball, putting green, Olympic pool, kiddie pool, jacuzzi, playground and picnic area with Tiki hut. We even have our own post office for those that want to send postcards of their stay in the Keys! During the season enjoy pancake breakfasts-all you can eat, and Happy hour on Fridays too!
Close by are many great places for snorkeling, diving, fishing including world famous Looe Key Reef. We have access to both The Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico for great fishing. Only miles to Bahia Honda State Park and Fort Zachary Taylor Park. Both of these attractions draw people from all over the world. Each has a wonderful concession stand which makes them great for an all day trip. Many restaurants, shopping and a variety of night life only 15 miles away at Key West. Experience Sunset at Mallory Square or have a beer at Sloppy Joes. Walk through Hemingways home or visit the treasures at Mel Fishers museum. All of these things are at your door and only minutes away.
You can bring your boat, or rent from one of the local rental companies, some will deliver to our dock for you. No charge for putting your boat in at the Marina at Venture Out. (the park charges a daily fee for trailer and extra car parking) These is a resort charge when you check in, payable to the park, cash only.
Enjoy your time at Venture Out, we are happy to host you for your stay in the Keys.
We are long time Florida residents living in Miami, we have children and Grandchildren and enjoy all that Florida has to offer. We love to travel and love making new friends.
Jim/Christy Creighton purchased this cottage in 2014
When we decided to purchase a keys home to get away, we wanted a secure and friendly environment. One that offered an abundance of things to do, but mainly waterfront property. Venture Out has all of these and more.
Fishing boat available to rent for experienced boaters. Or I can provide a guide to help you through the skinny waters around Cudjoe.
The location to pristine waters and parks, worlds finest fishing and diving as well as Key West and all it has to offer, and the comfort of a home, not just a bed.
I loved this place Im getting ready to book again. Waterfront was awesome first day there didnt catch nothing but after talking to locals I caught mangroves everyday on dock. I rented a boat from local place for 4 days and went out with my wife and brother everyday and caught yellowtail snapper limit and got in some lobstering and spearfishing also. Place is maintained well looking forward to going again very soon
Very nice accommodations and convenient to key west. Jim was very helpful throughout stay
We were booked for May 23-27 but due to a family emergency, had to cancel the day before our scheduled arrival. Jim was so understanding and gracious. He certainly did not have to be. We hope to book with him in the future when we are able to reschedule our trip.
We come to the Keys every year to kick start are year and celebrate our anniversary in April. This place was Perfect!! The location is in the lower keys close enough to Key West we could ride down for a few hours or the day without getting caught up in the madness. It's maybe a 20-30 min drive by car. The cottage being on a canal was perfect for my parents who brought their boat and were able to dock it right at the rental. The resort is a mixture of folks but definitely a great place for the more quiet people. It's not a party community which is perfect for families with kids. We used the bikes every day to bike to the pool and all around the resort. I even used the kayak several times which was so much fun. The cottage was super clean and adorable. We had everything we needed even a grill for my husband which he was so thankful for :) My parents and I sat on the back deck every morning talking about how beautiful it would be to have a place like this. The owners really are blessed and we are so thankful they shared their lovely place with my family. We will be back. Thanks again!!
This was our family's first Key West Christmas trip and this is a trip that we will making again next
christmas for sure. I can say that we really enjoyed our stay at this beautiful house and the owners were amazingly helpful with places to visit. Also, they made sure that we had everything that we needed to enjoy our stay. We have stayed at other rentals before and Jim was the most respectful and responsive owner we have ever encountered. We enjoyed fishing and catching beautiful fish right in the backyard, swimming in the heated pool, etc. This trip is also excellent for teenagers. They really enjoyed themselves and they want to go back. We were able to make beautiful memories and would love to make more....real soon :)
We used to take the kids to Disney every year for our family vacation but decided to do something different this year. And boy are we glad we did! We brought our own boat and had a blast. The home is perfectly located in the Lower Keys to get to anything that you'd like to do/see. The community has their own boat ramp and store with fuel pumps. The home is very nice and everything was upgraded to perfection. We have stayed in other rentals and Jim was the most responsive owner we have ever encountered. We had a great time and we'll be back!
So many things to do in the beautiful Florida Keys, rent a boat in Summerland, or rent mine right from our dock. Visit Marathon and the Turtle Hospital or Dolphin Research Center and swim with Dolphins. Learn to Kite Board, Paddle board, or dive at one of the great reefs like Looe Reef or Bahia Honda State park, or visit Ft. Zachary Taylor State Park in Key West. There you can rent jet skis or visit the museums and aquarium, or just do the Pub crawl. Ask and we can give you many referrals for a variety of things to do.
There is a resort fee of $53.75 payable upon arrival at entrance to Venture Out. This is in addition to my rates.
Lobster season and holidays require one week minimum stay.
This is a non smoking residence. If you smoke outside please clean up your area. THIS IS STRICTLY ENFORCED.