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Venture Out #382 Open Water with Dawn/Sunrise

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Summerland Key - House with sunrise beauty

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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Fran, owner
Member since: 2003
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 October, 2016
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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 Lower Florida Keys

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!


based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

Venture Out #382 Open Water with Dawn/Sunrise
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

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: Apr 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 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: Jun 29, 2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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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: Mar 28, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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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 Summerland Key, Lower Florida Keys

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Never out of Season
5 May 2016 - 1 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Rate 4 adults/$1800 week £1,475 + Tax
Cleaning fee £70
Refundable Damage Deposit £410
Pet Fee £82
Rate of $1600 is for 2 £1,311 + Tax
Rate 6 adults/$2000 £1,639 + 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.

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

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
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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