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Tropical Blue Adventure Waterfront at Venture Out

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Cudjoe Key

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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Jan or Kevin Breckman
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
2 December, 2016
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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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Reviews

Good! 3.9/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

Tropical Blue Adventure Waterfront at Venture Out
average rating of 3.9444444 based on 19 reviews
Ash, ENG
2

It's ok

  • 2 of 5

This house is ok, that's probably the most I can say. The view from the deck is beautiful, the best feature. For the cost, the decor is tired and in need of updating, although I realise that all accommodation in the Keys is overpriced and less smart than other areas of Florida. Part of the Keys charm maybe...?Beware of the realty agents - we were subject to some strange shenanigans when we were e mailed with less than 48 hours notice to be told our booking was being cancelled (yes really!!) due to faulty air condition - apparently irreparable in time for our stay. We were told they could offer one alternative accommodation that was not big enough for our family and lacked all the extras such as tv, wifi, waterfront location that we'd booked. Unfortunately the owner had a 'nothing I can do' attitude and just told me to sort it with the realty company. After several heated conversations and 11 attempts to phone the agent after they failed to call me back, I was notified that it had miraculously been repaired after all...Much as we are grateful to be reinstated to the property I am sure there was an agenda lurking there somewhere, just not sure what it was...As I said, beware.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Mandy! I have to say that I am totally surprised by your review! First of all, we did a total update less than 2 years ago - living room furnishings are all new, floors throughout are new, mattresses are new, etc. We have had many compliments on the updates that were done. Price-wise - we have not raised the price once since we purchased the unit n 2008. If you want high priced accommodations just go to Key West - 20 minutes down the road. The air conditioner did break just prior to your arrival, as any a/c can. To be on the safe side, the property managers found you another place to stay nearby in the same resort, as the a/c technician was having difficulty getting the parts he needed. He had told our property managers that it was very unlikely he would have everything working by the time you arrived. Parts and ac units sometimes take time to repair in the Keys, as it is not a big city and supplies have to be shipped in. I called the a/c person myself, to see if he could somehow expedite things so the unit would be ready for you in time, and told him that although I realized it was the busiest time of the year for a/c guys, could he please please do his best and let me know the second he got the unit working so you could stay. Mandy - I did not even speak to you at the time - I only spoke to the a/c technician and to the property mangers to let them know to contact you and that if it was not too late to keep your reservation, our unit was ready for you. (The a/c guy went the extra mile to get this done after I called him and begged.) I am very sorry if you had any conversations that were heated or where someone did not call you back - these were not with me. I am going to address this with the management company to see what their side on this is. There is no excuse for not responding, other than the week prior to your arrival is the very business week of the year in the Keys - mini-lobster week. If the unit was miraculously repaired its because I really pushed the AC technician to work overtime to get it done in time for you. No agenda Mandy - what would have been far worse would have been to not have had the unit repaired in time and had no alternate accommodations ready for you. The alternate unit that was ready for you in case we could not have ours repaired in time was the only unit available with short notice, but in the end we pushed hard and and all was well. Thought you would be pleased...take care...Jan
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5

rating

  • 5 of 5

I give this property 5 star's but needs new beds

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Allan! We actually bought a new bed shortly after you departed. It is difficult with beds as what is comfortable for one person is not for the next person - even a husband and wife often disagree! That being said, next time you come, hopefully you will like the new bed! Cheers! Jan Cheers! Jan
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Minnesota
5

It was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home because it was close to key west. It was just perfect! The resort had a very nice pool, a place in the ocean to swim, tennis courts and a small store and was on a canal that lead to the ocean. It was very secure, clean and quite. I had occasion to talk to a neighbor and her friends and they were very helpful and friendly. The house had everything we needed and was very comfortable. I really can't say enough good things!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great option for fishing the Keys

  • 4 of 5

We opted to stay in this small condo instead of the usual motel. It was a great improvement as it gave us a common area to hang out during the downtime. The porch is great with a great view.

Good choice for parties of 4 or less.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great time!! The fantastic view is one of the best features of our home! If you are an early bird like me, watching the sunrise off the deck while drinking my coffee is one of the best, most relaxing times of the day for me. It can be absolutely stunning.
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Ontario Canada
2

Needs new beds! Most uncomfortable for the price!

  • 2 of 5

I have just returned from this property, and had my first good nights sleep in 5 days! It is a lovely house and Venture Out has great amenities, unfortunately the house is seriously let down by the sleeping accommodations. At the price we paid for a four night stay, I would expect a decent bed. If this was a hotel I would have demanded a new room! The guest bed is claustrophobic, noisy and very uncomfortable. So much so, that my husband even tried to sleep in the upper bunk! The second night, we tried the equally uncomfortable pull out couch. Mattress is so thin I felt every spring. The next 2 nights were spent on the couches! The broken blinds and lack of air in the guest room, (it only drips large amounts of condensation) just add to the lack of comfort. Both bedrooms have a rather funky smell, we later realized that was probably from the flooring, maybe new? The couple we travelled with said the master bed was not great, but just okay. As I had read all the reviews, I made the comment prior to booking that the negatives were about the beds. As those comments were a year ago, I would have thought they would have been resolved. As they have not, I would not recommend this property as is. Shame, because a few dollars invested would increase the value to match the cost of rental. I don't feel we got our money's worth. There is far too much else available in the same park to settle for the accommodations we had. We looked at other properties during our stay and will enquire about those again next year. By the way, some sharp knives would not go amiss!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for your comments. The unfortunate thing about beds is that what is comfortable for one person, is not comfortable for the next, as everyone likes different mattresses. The master bedroom has a pillow top Sealy mattress that is less than 2 years old. For the bed in the second bedroom, we just purchased less than 6 months ago a pillow top mattress cover, which we were told was very nice. It is however possible that it was too nice, and may have been removed by a guest or by someone else. This we will check into, and if it appears the pillow top mattress cover will not stay in place, we will have to do something else. I have slept in the second bedroom many times myself, and find it comfortable. Our adult daughter also slept on it for 10 days in January, and did not find it uncomfortable. As for the queen sofa bed, it is less than a year old. I have not yet myself ever slept in any pull-out bed anywhere that I would call very comfortable. It is the nature of hide-a-beds. A thicker mattress simply will not fold up into the couch. We were just at our home in January, and there was nothing wrong at all with the air flow anywhere in the home, including the spare bedroom, and at that time there were no broken blinds. I have asked our property manager to check this out and to make any necessary repairs. There is brand new flooring in both bedrooms, installed in January, so that might be what was had a slight "new flooring" aroma to it. This we did not notice ourselves when we were there, but some people are more sensitive to aromas. For the knives, there is an easy-to -use knife sharpener in the kitchen drawer. (Or there was in January). I will also have our property manager check on this, and purchase another one if it has gone astray. Thank-you again for your comments! Sincerely, Jan
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4

nice place

  • 4 of 5

House was nice as was the community and the pool. Canal can get full of sea weed which discouraged us from using kayaks. Dishwasher didn't work while we were there, but was supposed to be fixed. Overall it is a nice place and area. About 40 min to Key West attractions. Not a lot to do in immediate area, but you are away from the crowds also.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

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
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, Lower Florida Keys

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Low Season
1 May 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£460
for 2 nights
From
£141
£1,163
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£486
for 2 nights
£1,252
 

Additional pricing information

Processing + insurance £68 + Tax
Cleaning £91 + Tax
Pet Fee £80
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

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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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