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Tropical Blue Adventure Waterfront at Venture Out

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Comfortable and charming, this newer stilt home has everything you could

want for a vacation for just the two of you, a few friends, or the

whole family!

Fantastic waterfront open canal views. Located on a

60'wide canal, you can bring your powerboat, jet ski, kayak, or what

have you, and dock it right in front in our canal. (We have 2 kayaks

at our unit available for guests free of charge). Note - There is only 17' of dockspace in front of our home so if your boat is larger thatn that you will have to use the on-site marina boat ramp to take the boat in and out of the water each time you use it. There is no cost for the use of the boat ramp, which is only a 2 minute walk from our home)

The house has two bedrooms (the master bedroom with a Sealy pillowtop queen bed, the second bedroom with a full-sized queen bed with a single bunk overtop), two full bathrooms, as well as a pull-out queen sleeper in the living room.

It is fully stocked with all linens and towels, has dishwasher,

microwave, fridge with icemaker, blender, coffee maker, toaster, new full-sized

stackable washer and drier, all utensils and dishes, and a gas bar-b-que.

Also has central air and heat, 40' widescreen tv with 130 channels. Wireless high speed internet is available inside the home and is included. Brand new comfortable living room furniture. Freshly painted throughout. New bedroom flooring.

Gorgeous new deck overlooking the water with patio furniture where you can sit and enjoy the view!

More Details

Jan or Kevin Breckman
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2017

About Jan or Kevin Breckman

We used to live in the Clearwater area of Florida, and would travel to the keys for our vacations to scuba dive, snorkel, go boating, go to the beach, etc. We decided that if we could ever pull it off, we would buy a place in the Keys and eventually retire there. We were lucky enough to be able to do this in 2007, so now we are still working, but go down a couple times a year ourselves, and eventually will spend 6 months per year in our beautiful waterfront home!

Jan or Kevin Breckman purchased this house in 2007

Why Jan or Kevin Breckman chose Lower Florida Keys

The Venture Out community has wonderful ammenities and everything is always perfect when we arrive, so we don't need to spend our vacation time doing yard work, pool maintenance, etc - its already done! We are located midway between Key West and Marathon, so if we want the nightlife of Key West or services of Marathon, we are less than 30 minutes from either one!

What makes this house unique

One of the nicest views in Venture Out, we are directly on the canal with openwater views and access. We can just prop the kayaks right into the water and paddle away - and so can you as our guests!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed our stay at your beautiful home in Venture Out! We loved that you are close to Key West for a night on the town, but far enough away in a safe gated community to be quiet at night when we want quiet! The pool and hot tub are both wonderful, and so close to the unit. Our favorite thing to do is to sit up on the deck for happy hour in the evening or for coffee in the morning, and look at the wonderful openwater view off the deck overlooking the ocean. We also loved the kayaks you provide for your guest to use at no charge. Thanks so much for letting us rent your home! We will be back next year!
Nov 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cudjoe Key in Monroe County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes 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
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Queen bed with a single bunk over top.
    living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen sleeper in the living room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Located in Venture Out - a 5-star resort/gated community, located just off US 1 at MM 23, just 19 miles from Key West. Huge 80' pool heated year-round with separate kiddie pool, jacuzzi, saltwater swimming area, marina with fuel an boat ramps, fish cleaning stations, convenience store open 7 days a week, two tennis courts, basketball court, shuffelboard area, Bocce ball court, and children's playground. Recreation hall has darts, book exchange, ping-pong, billiard table, computer area, and activities such as line dancing, bingo, movies, exercise events, and TGIF social evenings.


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(24 traveller reviews)

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Tropical Blue Adventure Waterfront at Venture Out
average rating of 3.9166667 based on 25 reviews

Mixed reviews

  • 3 of 5

Had a great vacation. Venture Out was nice. Great pool. Friendly staff.

The house was pretty good. Nice location on the canal and pleasant to sit on the deck. The house is in need of maintenance in several areas. For example, the sliding glass door frame is coming out of the wall.

I am not a big fan of the management company. Based on a previous review, I asked them about one of the kayaks which previous reviewer said had a hole in it. Management company said the kayak was fine but it had a decent sized tear in it. Also, most VRBO's I have rented at least give you some starter supplies. This place did not even have a trash bag in the trash can. When you are flying in, you can't bring everything with you. So it is nice to have some starter supplies.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello! Thank you for your review! Normally there IS starter supplies for each guest. This includes a couple of garbage bags, small hotel-style soaps in the bathrooms, and a small amount of dish soap and dishwasher soap. This is intended to get you through the first couple of days until you get to the grocery store. I don't know why a garbage bag was not in place but I will see what happened. Normally the cleaners go through and are required to leave all these in place, then the management company comes in behind the cleaners and checks everything. I asked about the sliding glass door and the management company went to check on it as they were not aware there was anything wrong with the door, so this will be repaired. As far as the kayak goes, I asked them to check this. There is no water that comes into the hull at all. There is a small crack as you say, but water does not enter the hull through the crack. There is also a round hole that is intended to be there as a drain hole. (It is s sit on top type kayak). Some folks don't realize that this is intended to be there, but I have asked for a plug to be installed anyways to make people feel better who are not familiar with this type of kayak. We definitely appreciate you bringing these items to our attention, and are very glad you enjoyed the deck and the view off the deck, as well as the other amenities at Venture Out.
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Comfortable, clean & great location!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the house. There was plenty of room for all of us to be comfortable. The deck was convenient w/a beautiful view. We were within a short walk to the pool/game/beach area. Just a couple of minor things; the rental said it included 2 bikes that weren't at the house. Also came w/2 kayaks that we decided not to use because one had holes and they were very worn. Overall a great stay, location and home. Thank you!!

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house is well appointed and comfortable. The neighborhood is a bit crowded. It suited our family

  • 4 of 5

We used this as a base to tour other keys and did not spend a lot of time on the property except to sleep. The

Location is good and the house, while not new, is well maintained and has what you need. It is very comfortable. The neighborhood is packed with houses, trailers and RVs. If you are here during the day there are rec resources like a pool etc.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location on the water....

  • 4 of 5

Property location offers outstanding amenities in addition to a great location.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nice property with water front view

  • 5 of 5

Just the right size for our family. right on the canal and able to enjoy the sunrise every morning from the deck. Enjoyed the whole venture out experience and would definitely stay here again on our next vacation

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed our beautiful home! My favourite time of day is when I sit on the deck having my coffee, watching the sun rise over the water, as I am an early riser and this is my special time to myself. Venture Out has so much to offer as a vacation community. Thank-you for your review! Jan
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Chicago, IL, USA

This is a three star property

  • 3 of 5

We had positive and negative highlights of our stay in Cudjoe Key. And please note we have stayed at over 20 properties, represented by about 5 different services, over the last 20 years.

All of our issues were reported to the management company and they were mostly rectified. The floors were very dirty when we arrived. As I cleaned the place it appeared that no one had cleaned under the furniture such as the bed, sofas and chairs. The closet we were able to access in the Master Bedroom was filled, and I do mean filled, with blankets, sheets, cushion covers for furniture which didn't exist, a broken end table, pillows, and other items. Luckily we weren't using the second bedroom so we just stacked all the stuff in there. The second bedroom closet did have some room in it but was not empty. Light bulbs were missing. Light bulbs were out - six or seven in total. The gas grill was only working on one side and there was a lot of grease in the bottom so we were concerned about a grease fire. The property managers did clean the gas grill and then the second half didn't work so it was replaced. In a response to a previous review, the owners said the place had been renovated. But laminate, or whatever it was, was pealing off some of the kitchen counters. And the television was totally unplugged in the master bedroom which we finally figured out and then we set it up.

On the positive side, it was a great view and the house was laid out well. The bathrooms were in good shape and the management company was very responsive.

I didn't revisit the web site for this property but I believe I remember a scarcity of reviews. And not all of them positive. Considering how popular this area is, I would have expected more - pro or con. I'll be much more sensitive to reviews in the future.

If Homeaway is reading this, this might be able to explain how this property is considered owner managed when the owners live in Canada and they have hired a management company in Florida to manage the property.


  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for your review! You mentioned you thought that the floors were dirty. We pay professional cleaners to go through the home after each guest, and we pay a professional management company to come in behind them and double check that our home is spic and span, and ready for the next guest. This being said, I addressed this with the management company who said that when they they came over to check on this, it had been a few days already that you were there, and as you had been wearing shoes in the house for a few days, it does make the floors dirty. (We usually take our shoes off to keep the sand and dirt to a minimum). Our management company did address this with the cleaners however and apparently this was a substitute cleaner - not the usual person, so it is possible that the cleaning was not done as well as it usually is. In the master closet, there are extra sheets and blankets for guests who use the hide-a-bed in the living room, as well as extra blankets in case someone is cold. The broken end table - likely a guest broke it and did not tell us , and just put it in the closet with blankets covering it up. There is no reason for a broken end table to be in the closet - we will have the management throw it out. I also asked them about light bulbs. Normally this is always checked as well, but a light bulb can go at any time, as everyone knows. They said they took 2 bulbs over, not 6 or 7. The TV being unplugged in the master bedroom - who knows why the last guest unplugged it, but it is not really very difficult to plug in a tv. Gas grill - you are the first guest who has said that only half of it was working, but this was quickly remedied with a new grill for you. Our home was renovated a year ago with new flooring, furniture, and paint. We did not put in new cupboards, and the finish was not peeling when we were there last. We will have this checked out and repaired. There are over 20 reviews on our property - most of them 4 to 5 star. I do not bother people for reviews after they leave - I feel this is totally up to them. There are many many properties who's owners hire management companies if they do not live close to their properties. This is for the benefit of our guests so that someone is there to quickly take care of any issues that come up.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Key West International
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Key West
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Square Grouper
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Bahia Honda State Park, Key West
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* boating.

* diving.

* snorkelling.

* swimming.

* sunbathing.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Bahia Honda State Park.

* Key Deer National Refuge.

* Tennis.

* Swimming in huge on-site pool.

* kayaking (kayak n/c at property).

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Beaches.

* Snorkelling.

* visit Key West.

* parasailing.

* museums.

Snorkelling and diving, including the world famous Looe Key Reef.

Several good dive charter companies nearby. Quick boat access to

both the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico. Fantastic fishing

including billfish, dolphin (mahi-mahi), bonefish, tarpon, and much

more. Excellent restaurants and many tiki bars earby. Bahia Honda

State Park is narby, and boasts the nicest beaches in the Keys.

Dolphin Research Center, National Key Deer Refuge, and Great White

Heron National Wildlife Refuge are located nearby. Only 20 minutes

from the wild and crazy and totally unique town of Key West, where

there is a sunset party 365 days per year.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Cudjoe Key, Florida Keys

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Low Season
1 May 2017 - 8 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Processing + insurance £65.4 + Tax
Pet Fee £76.94
Cleaning £88.48 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Nightly Rate: $157 - $172

Weekly Rate: $1100 - $1200

Monthly Rate: $3960 - $4320

$1100 to $1200 per week, plus 12.5% state and local tax. $95 cleaning fee. $75 processing.
($50.00 Venture Out registration fee for entire stay for the unit, payable upon entry to Venture Out). 10% discount for 4 weeks or more.

50% deposit to book, balance due 60 days prior to arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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