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Venture Out #382 Open Water with Dawn/Sunrise

Bedrooms 2
Property type house


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 4 Sleeps easily

Location, location,location briefly describes this small piece of

paradise. Located on a private and quiet openwater lot, this

charming home offers a wonderful view even to those people who do

not want to go outside. While sitting inside or lazing out on a

lounger, the tranquility and beauty of the tropics are yours. The

very comfortable and functional home is fully equiped for a

wonderful vacation. The bedrooms are furnished with queen sized

beds and each bedroom has a full bath. The kitchen has a

dishwasher, electric stove, blender, toaster/oven, coffee pot and

radio/cd player for the cook's enjoyment. The dishes are full

service with tropical pattern and 18/10 stainless flatwear. There is a

separate set of dishes for outside dining if paper plates are not

wanted. There is also a set of formal China for those very special occasions. Washer, dryer and iron and ironing board are also provided and in excellent condition.

as well as hair dryer. The front sea wall/patio area has sturdy

chairs and a beautiful large table with 2 side benches and a

barbeque grill. There is a queen sized pull out sofa in the

living room. The home has very nice palm trees and flowers adding to

its tropical appeal. The boat space outfront is excellent for a

large or small boat with deep water and cleats to secure the boat.

There are three tvs and 2 vcrs, a small stereo system, a selection of

videos both for adults and children as well as an assortment of books

for both adults and children. The home also has WiFi access. This is our home away from home and when it has been used by renters, they have thanked us for its

comfort. We hope you find it to be a place of comfort and relaxation

to you and your family!

The house has WiFi and works well with cell phone reception.

We had added a memory foam mattress for use with the pull out sofa when the pull sofa is needed....it is stored in the hallway closet. It is a 4" Beautyrest pad.


More Details

Fran, owner
Member since: 2003
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 August, 2017

About Fran, owner

We are a family with 'sand in our shoes' from the Jersey shore...but in the winter we head to The Lower Keys....same love of the water, fishing, boating, family togetherness prevails here as well as in NJ...thankfully!

Fran, owner purchased this house in 1992

Why Fran, owner chose Cudjoe Key

Venture Out is a densely populated resort....we have the tip of one of the fingers which gives us the privacy, view and access to everything we love with no one looking over our shoulder!

What makes this house unique

We own the sunrise....the fish swim for us alone...the birds perform their aerial ballet when we are present...the dolphin knock when they swim by....just for us alone....almost honest!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cudjoe Key in Monroe County

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Venture Out is a 5 Star Resort Condo. It is a gated community to add to the security of the vacationers. -80' pool and kiddie pool with waterfront view - always nice & warm -salt water swimming area adjacent to the pool -tennis courts are lighted at night & freguently tennis competitions -2 boat ramps, gas pump and boat washing & fish cleaning stations -overflow parking for boats, etc available at fee starting @$2/per PM -convenience store is open 7 days -eccumental church service on Sunday -water exercise and land exercise every week day conducted by members,,,-many clubs open to those interested:English darts, boating, computer club yoga classes, bridge and other card and board games offered every day, camera club, singles events, all staffed by volunteers who enjoy their gifts to the community and the community appreciates their efforts! Did I forget the latest game rage in America? Pickle Ball is also there!!!


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(6 traveller reviews)

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Venture Out #382 Open Water with Dawn/Sunrise
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Best place ever!!

  • 5 of 5

First I want to say that Fran the owner is the best. She made us feel as if we were family. The home was very clean and well kept. She made sure we had everything we needed. The decription online was true to what it said, the best part was being able to sit right out the back door just a few feet from the water and enjoy the sunrise every morning. We really enjoyed grilling and sitting in the dinning area with all of the windows and having the ocean right there. The home is in the perfect location because we were minutes from all of the exciting things to do in the Keys, like golf, house tours, walking Duval street. We rented a golf cart for 4 and toured the Keys area and had a blast, it worked great because it is so crowded and trying to get around in a regular vehicle was horrible, so I really suggest renting one of those, they are really worth it. Fran the owner was very helpful with telling us about great places to eat and they were all great. She was kind enough to hook us up with the community golf outing, and we all had a great time. The home is located in a gated community and is well maintained. There was one Saturday morning the community had a pancake breakfast for anyone to enjoy. Fran had bicycles available at the house, and we were able to ride around the gated community to get around. The area is very clean and all the people are polite. I would recommend this home to anyone. There is nothing negative I could say about our stay there except that we would have loved to of stayed longer. So if we go back to the Keys we would definitely rent this home again. Love you Fran and thanks again for all you did for the crazy crew. Rosa, Phil, Cindy and Randy. Miss you.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Crazy Crew, Many thanks for such a wonderful review! I did feel like you were family and I did feel like I was part of your family. It makes me so happy when my family and my rental friends/family find they love the same sights and places that have given me pleasure. The Lower Keys are an addiction...once you have tried it, you see the beauty that is there for our enjoyment. With the location being just 20 miles away from Key West, we have the serenity of living the island life and the fun of The Everything Goes Life in Key West.....people just do their own thing, dress the way they want and live on Key's Time! Fond regards, Fran
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Comfrtable and Close to everything we love.

  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfortable, and close to Key West and right on the water....

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Albany, GA

Location Location!!

  • 5 of 5

Fran we enjoyed our stay your home in Venture Out. It was clean and had everything we needed not to mention a view that can't be beat anywhere in the Key's. We hope to stay again on our next fishing trip.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Larry, I really appreciate your review...thank you...I rarely check the reviews because most people do not have the time to write a review but I really think an honest review is so helpful to another person who has not been here and has real concerns about maybe being scammed! I do hope you come back and have fun with your fishing successes. Again, thank you. Fran
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Great place to relax in the Sun.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 2 weeks at # 382 this past winter. Found the house to be in very good condition and quite clean. What a wonderful place to relax. The water is just a few steps out the back door. Good snorkeling is just 20' away. The location of the house is one of the best in the Venture out community being right on the water. 20 miles to the west is Key West, and 10 miles to the East is Bahia Honda Key. You can rent a boat & tie up right outside your door. Fran the owner is a wonderful person who offered any help or recommendations needed, otherwise we never saw her, (she lives next door). We hope to be back. Thanks Fran for everything. Andy

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the very nice review of the house and the area. As much as I appreciate getting a good review, I feel it is so important for the people who have never been to the area to get an honest report of what to expect! You have accomplished that in this review. Thank you and come back often!
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Fun in the Sun!!

  • 5 of 5

Cozy home with the ocean right out the back door for gorgeous sunrise and tons of fish to watch right off the patio. I couldn't be more pleased. A great place for swimming and kayaking as well as just being there on the water. The pool and sauna were so convenient and the use of the bikes made it fun to explore our little place in the sun. I loved the the friendly community, I guess being in the sun makes everyone happy.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I just reread the message again and I still am very appreciative of your review. Thank you again. I am delighted you had a good time...come back again!
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Mebane, NC

Wonderful, clean place!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect house for our vacation! I was a little concerned about privacy when we first arrived at Venture Out because all of the houses were so close to each other, but this house is in a perfect location on the open water and privacy was not an issue. The house was spotlessly clean, fully equipped and tastefully decorated. The bed was very comfortable. Fran was in the neighborhood during our stay and was a wonderful hostess whom we really enjoyed meeting and talking with. My husband liked having the boat right out the front door, and the boat cleaning station was a huge bonus when we were ready to leave. We will definitely be back! Thanks, Fran!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2012
  • Date of Stay: March 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again. I just reread the message after a rather time since your visit. Hope I've has been god to your family. Fran
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Key West, Florida
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Key West
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Conch Train....local...Key West
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Bahia Honda
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Boating.

* Fishing.

* Diving Looe Key Reef.

* Snorkeling.

* Visit Key West.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* play tennis.

* fish off the seawall.

* bike ride.

* play Par 3 golf in Marathon.

* play pickle ball.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Take the Glass bottom boat ride.

* Walk on Mallory Square at sunset.

* Swim in the Olympic pool.

* Walk the resort....interesting & safe.

* Enjoy each other with no stress from workworld.

Our home is located off MM23 which is 19 miles away from Key West

and is very accessible to Looe Reef which is one of the best diving

spots in the Keys. We have easy access to both the Atlantic and the

Gulf's Back Country for fishing including bonefish, permit and

tarpon. We are surrounded by great restaurants, a variety of night

life, theatre arts, museums, art galleries, boat rentals for

kayaking/canoeing or charters for your specific fishing wants.

Bahia Honda State Park, Dolphin Research Center, National Key Deer

Refuge and Looe Key Diving Center are also near by. There awaits

the many discoveries for you to find on your own. Maybe, in the

book we keep in the house, you will tell us some of the many and

varied great things that you have found and wish to share (except

the co-ordinates on that 'secret' fishing hole)with the rest of us!

Good weather, good health and safe vacationing! The Owners of #382

in Venture Out.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Cudjoe Key, Florida Keys

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £361.05
Rate of $1600 is for 2 £1,155.36 + Tax
Cleaning fee £72.21
Pet Fee £72.21
Rate 4 adults/$1800 week £1,299.78 + Tax
Rate 6 adults/$2000 £1,444.2 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Rate depends on number of people in house..family gets $1600 includes all children

2 adults/1600 4 adults/1800 6 adults/2000

If 6 adults are using the house, the weekly rental is $18
Lobster Weeks in July and August and Christmas and New Year, the rate is $1600 for 4 people plus the other fees of FL tax, cleaning and security deposit. If there are 6 adults occupying the house during these holiday and lobster weeks, the base rate for these dates is $1800 plus the other fees...tax and cleaning added to the base of $1800.
Minimum rental is for 3 nights and the minimum rent is $850 plus the other charges of tax and cleaning fee and security deposit.
When renting for less than a week, the rate is $275 per night plus the additional taxes and cleaning fee and dog fee if applicable.
When renting for more than a week, the additional nightly rate depends on the number of people in the house.
Sales Tax - 12.5%, security deposit, and cleaning fee.
The Required Security Deposit of $500 is refunded if no damage has occurred and no excessive cleaning & laundry is required.
If renting for 4 weeks or more, a discount of 10% is given.


The Resort charges $50 plus the FL tax which is paid at registration- this payment can be cash or check but can not be paid by credit cards and includes all who will be in the rental unit for that period of time. This allows use of pool, hot tub, tennis courts, boat ramps and many more areas of fun, such as basketball courts, shuffle board, pool table, bocce courts, golf driving net, children's play area, library, and post office.


We will send you a contract stating the dates etc. with return envelope.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

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