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Venture Out - Waterfront Paradise 2/1, with 35' Dock and open water views!

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Cudjoe Key - Christy's Classy Cottage

Comfortable Clean Cozy 2/1 with all the amenities you expect for your home away

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 to explore the compound, as well as assorted sporting goods.

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 my 18' Mako w/90HP Suzuki outboard. a perfect fishing machine. 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.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Jim/Christy Creighton
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 October, 2016
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About Jim/Christy Creighton

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

Why Jim/Christy Creighton chose Lower Florida Keys

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.


based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

Venture Out - Waterfront Paradise 2/1, with 35' Dock and open water views!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
Medford, OR

Fun in fishing paradise

  • 5 of 5

Very nice accommodations and convenient to key west. Jim was very helpful throughout stay

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jim was extremely gracious about our cancellation

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Perfect Perfect Little Get Away!!

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review. Yes, we are very lucky to have such a place and are happy to share with people like yourselves. It just so happened we were there the following week to celebrate a birthday of our own. We try to make it down monthly but can't always do so and we feel it would be selfish not to share our piece of paradise with others! Please come back again. Jim/Christy.
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Amazing family vacation in the beautiful keys!

  • 5 of 5

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 :)

  • Review Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us in Cudjoe. We already have you penciled in for next Christmas. Thank you again, it is a joy to have people such as your family enjoy our little piece of paradise!
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Annual Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Annual keys trip

  • 4 of 5

We go to the keys just about every year and wanted to not do the hotel room thing again. This property is located 25 miles from KW and about the same distance to Bahia Honda state park so day tripping is very easy to either place. We found the house to be very clean and well equipped. We'll do it again for sure. If you want a fishing charter look up Seaboots which is right up the road on US1.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Key West
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Boondocks Rest & Sports Bar Also mini golf
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Key West
Nearest Train
130 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Square Grouper
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Bahia Honda State Park or Smathers Beach
Car: recommended

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Cudjoe Key, Lower 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
Fantasy Fest
21 Oct 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
18 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Lobster mini
23 Jul 2017 - 29 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Opening Lobster
6 Aug 2017 - 13 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £78
Tax Rate 12.5%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 704 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
I have a boat available for experienced boaters available to rent. You can just walk out the door and into the boat. I can provide a short boating adventure for a small fee, or provide a guide for a few hours or a day to ensure your vacation is memorable. This requires advance scheduling so please inquire in plenty of time prior to your arrival.

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