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We Survived Irma! Our Little Piece of Paradise is Waiting for You!

Bedrooms 2
Space 840 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Two bedroom, 1 bath with water view and beautiful sun rises!.

Our home is #536 at Venture Out Resort on Cudjoe Key, a 24-hour gated community. An extensive remodel in 2017 after hurricane Irma gives a brand new feel to this beautiful vacation home.

The beautifully decorated home with all new tile and carpet floors contains many local finds and newly acquired items. A French door with inset blinds at the front entrance welcomes you. The roomy living room has a 49" flat screen Smart TV with DirecTV so you can remain 'connected' to the world while enjoying paradise! The room also has a sleeper sofa and a comfy recliner. A storage chest for overflow linens will finish out the furnishings.

The dining area is elegantly decorated with a glass table and new bamboo chairs for four. The kitchen has wood toned cabinets and is bright with a large window. Kitchen is fully equipped with everything you'll be needing while on vacation including dishes, wine glasses, all the pots and pans you could possible need, coffee maker, keurig, blender, toaster and MORE.

The master bedroom has a queen size pillow top bed, two closets and set of drawers. Comfy high thread count bed linens are provided.

The guest bedroom has a "fouton type" couch that makes a full size bed that is extra comfy, a closet, and drawers. All bed linens are provided. The room is freshly painted and accented with local wall art. A stacked washer and dryer has been installed in one of the closets for in-house laundry.

The living room is equipped with a sleeper sofa and linens are provided for that bed.

The bathroom was recently updated with a vanity and fixtures. We've provided lots of fluffy cotton towels in the hall closet, along with beach towels for use at the pool.

Our home is obviously equipped with central air programmable in each room to keep you comfortable & cool.

A gas grill is provided for all you grilling needs. The front deck is new Veranda boarding and has colorful, tropical furniture for two so you can enjoy your morning coffee while watching the beautiful sunrises or the gentle breeze in the evening.

A golf cart is provided for your use within the park (no drivers under the age of 16, please). Two bicycles are also provided.

Bring your boat! There is no charge for launching in at the Venture Out Marina. The Florida Keys have some of the best fishing in the world! (Boat and trailer parking is an additional daily charge paid directly to the park.) It is also a great spot for Kayaks. You can swim or fish from our open water areas. There is a big TIKI HUT on the open water where picnicking is perfect!

OUR HOME IS NO SMOKING. Smoking outside is permitted.


The GATED COMMUNITY is AWESOME and a very friendly place to stay. The resort amenities include: 24 hour security, lighted tennis courts, olympic-sized heated pool, kiddie pool, spa Jacuzzi, ping pong, bocce ball courts, shuffleboard courts, golf putting area, lighted basketball court, children's playground, pool table, darts, Marina complete with 2 ramps, gas, store, ATM and fish cleaning station, boat trailer parking onsite, open water picnic areas, ocean front tiki hut, lending library, post office - and MORE - ALL IN A GATED COMMUNITY with a mixture of RV sites and manufactured homes where you can feel safe and secure.

We're only 19 miles from Key West, but do not think you HAVE to go anywhere - lay by the HUGE POOL right on the OPEN WATER and watch the seagulls float overhead as the palms sway. Sun yourself and read a good book and simply relax! Plunge into the BIG JACUZZI and soak your troubles away. Or spend some time with someone you love - holding hands and watching the herons fishing along the waterside! And you do not even have to get in your car to do any of these!

Make sure you check our calendar for availability so you can reserve your desired time.. Send an email and we'll answer any of your questions so that you have a great vacation getaway in the Keys!

Plan it now, before someone else gets YOUR Place in Paradise!


For additional questions concerning amenities or the house, you may email the owner at chichi5@aol.com.

More Details

Property Manager
Barbara Ngalla
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2018

About Barbara Ngalla

Brett and I have been married for 34 years. We both grew up in Maryland where I lived all my life and Brett's family settled while his father was stationed at a local military base. We are both retired federal government workers, he with 36 year service and me with 38. We enjoy our life together and are having a great time in our retirement.

Barbara Ngalla purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Barbara Ngalla chose Cudjoe Key

Since our honeymoon in Florida in 1983, we planned to retire one day in Florida. We visited many times over the years and vacationed several times in the Keys. We have had a dream since our first vacation here to one day own a home. That dream came true in August 2014. Venture Out is a well maintained beautiful little gem on Cudjoe Key. Close enough to Key West for daily visits, yet far enough away to be like living in paradise. Our little cottage, Blue Moon is just the right size to enjoy any time of the year.

What makes this cottage unique

Now that our dream has been realized, we want to share it with you. Come sit on our large deck and enjoy the beautiful sunrises over the water just across the street. Spend the day in Key West with it's many historical sites, restaurants and drinking establishments. There are just so many things to do nearby, you will never be bored. I'm sure you will fall in love with the Keys and Venture Out after just one visit, just like we did.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 840 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Golf cart driver must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Matress pads must be used on livingroom sofa and 2nd bedroom futon. Pads are located in the chest in the livingroom.
  • Grill is not to be used on the front or side deck. Must be used on the concrete pad or stone areas around the house.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , New vanity, nicely decorated.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 Large Double Bed , New pillow top.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , Fouton type couch/bed.
  • A queen size sleeper sofa is available in the living room. Linens are provided for this bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Within several minutes there are some great restaurants. One favorite is the Square Grouper right here on Cudjoe Key, with a full service restaurant downstairs and a bar and lounge upstairs with small plates. Boondocks on Ramrod Key is a more casual, open air atmosphere with tons of flat screen tvs for watching your favorite sports teams. Boondocks also has a mini golf course for family fun. Key West is only 23 miles away for first class shopping and dining. The on-site marina store stocks many necessities, such as soft drinks, beer, and wine, ice, bate and grocery items.


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We Survived Irma! Our Little Piece of Paradise is Waiting for You!
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect home away from home!!!! Can’t wait to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Andrea and thank you for choosing Blue Moon. Please do come back and visit us again. Christina and Brett
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Delightful stay

  • 5 of 5

The property is well maintained, clean, spacious & peaceful. We enjoyed our stay, probably should have stayed there longer. Central for things to do in the Keys, though limited restaurants close by. A kitchen provides a solution for that if you feel like cooking after a day in the sun.

Tony & Chris

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tony and Chris! We try to make Bluemoon as comfortable for our guests as it is for Brett and I. We are happy to hear you enjoyed yourselves. And speaking of the kitchen, it's the next renovation planned, soon. We hope you come back to stay with us real soon! Christina and Brett
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Very Nice peaceful

  • 5 of 5

I would stay here again. This had everthing you would need and it was just a perfect atmosphere and setting. The golf cart was a bonus too

  • Review Submitted: 02-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summer in Winter

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, just the right size for one, but more than capable of handling six. The stove was fast heating for an electric one. The AC was fantastic as it was 80F plus every day. The amenities were lovely and everyone I met super friendly. I hope to return next February.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and comfortable with nice amenities

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay

  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Margaret for taking the time to leave a review. I try to make Blue Moon as comfortable for our guests as it is for Brett and I when we spend time there. I hope you enjoyed your stay enough that you will come back for another visit. Blue Moon will be waiting! Christina and Brett Peterson
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We enjoyed our stay very much. Clean, comfy and we loved the amenities offered in the neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

The remodel looks great. We were pleasantly surprised when we showed up. Everything new and very clean, better then the pictures. We loved the golf cart. Was helpful because we brought the boat and enjoyed the beach/pool area. We came from St Augustine Beach where our little town took a beating from Irma and Matthew before it. We build back even stronger. Keys Strong. Comfy house across from the clear water in paradise. Thanks for having our family.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to provide a review of your stay at Blue Moon. It's always nice to know our guests enjoy staying there as much as we do. We have tried to make it as comfortable as possible so our guests will feel at home. We hope you will come back to the keys again soon and will choose to make Blue Moon your home away from again. Christina and Brett Peterson
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Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £85.84

There is a $53.75 fee due at the time of entrance payable to the resort via cash or check. This is in addition to all charges mentioned above.

For long term rentals of 30 days , first 30 day payment due at time of booking. Remaining payment due 60 days prior to occupancy.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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