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Dolphin House (#386) with beautiful open water views

Cudjoe Key, FL, USA
  • Mobile Home800 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights

Location, Location, Location! Just 23 Miles to Key West


The community of Venture Out experienced severe damage due to Hurricane Irma.

Update: December 12, 2017

Venture Out Unit #386, our Dolphin House, did experience some damage due to Hurricane Irma. Although we had no interior damage, we are still finishing up the exterior repairs necessary to bring Dolphin House back fully online.

We have needed to replace the siding (the house is now pale YELLOW in color!), the crawlspace and foundation, as well as the Air Conditioning system. The home now is equipped with a system of three Mitsubishi mini-splits and heat pump. As we can take photos of the repairs as they are completed, we’ll get them posted to our listings.

The Pools and Spa came back online in early December.

We swim daily off our dock and ladder in the canal in front of our home, as well as in the Lagoon near the swimming pool and launch area.

The tennis, pickleball, basketball and bocce courts are back! The Store is open 7:00 – 5:00 daily. In addition, there are still ongoing repairs to the building itself– the steps, elevator and second floor.

The fuel dispenser for the Marina Gas Tanks was destroyed and we have already ordered a new fuel dispenser which will take another several weeks to deliver. No opening date has been announced.

The Rec Hall has been thoroughly cleaned and our Mail Room is up and running. Our Maintenance crew have been working on the Pavilion.

It is definitely going to take time to get things back to pre-IRMA condition but we are making progress and truly appreciate all the help we are getting from the Venture Out community.

Update: December 15, 2017

This is the casual vacation cottage you've dreamed of. As you open the door you're treated to the glorious view of the Atlantic waters! This is Unit #386.

This compact and comfortable waterfront dwelling is just off the open water, offering you and your boat slight protection from winds and chop. Even though there are only a bit over 800 sq. ft. under air, there is a deck that's over 200 sq. ft. providing great entertainment space and an a large area where you can dine, enjoy the sun or the evening breezes or just sit and gaze at the water..

Water lovers can swim right off your 35ft of dock and seawall, in the beautiful protected deep lagoon or in the huge heated pool. Bring your power or fishing boat, your sailboat, kayaks and paddleboards and you're literally seconds from the open water. Superb views.

The open floor plan gives you a large modern kitchen for easy prep and presentation of your vacation meals. There's a collection of classic and quirky cookbooks likely to please any chef, either accomplished or newbie. Dishwasher and washer/dryer add to the amenities for a relaxed lifestyle. Ceramic tile throughout the cottage! Both queen bedrooms have plenty of closet and storage space.

Other important vacation features include central air-conditioning and a large deck for outdoor dining or just a relaxed evening reading your favorite author.

There are two bedrooms and one-and-a-half baths, high speed internet. It's a small house and our home. Guests who are a party of two couples sometimes complain that there isn't enough soundproofing between the bedrooms. It's a manufactured home, however, so it is what it is and we love it, mismatched towels and all.

The Venture Out Resort gated community features marina, marine fueling station, boat launch ramps, store, community center, library, and 24-security. Sports enthusiasts will love the large, year round heated swimming pool, tennis courts, basketball, pickle ball and bocci ball.

A mini putting green, a batting cage and a playground for tots round out the entertainment facilities. Venture Out is THE place to stay in the Lower Keys, located at Mile 23.

Note: There is no hot tub on the deck of this home. The hot tub is located at the Community Pool area.

As we have already paid our VRBO Listing Fee of $399, please use Direct Booking to learn more about this property and our rates. Contact us using 607 227 2978 or CandeCarroll at gmail.


Cande Carroll

Member Since 2017
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About Cande Carroll

We've been vacationing at Venture Out in Cudjoe Key, Florida since 2009. Every year, we said "now is the time" and we looked at all the cottages that were on the market at that time. But we were never able to find the "right" one. We wanted a cottage that had all the features that WE wanted when we visited Venture Out. And at the same time, we wanted a place that would be appreciated by people who wanted to have the same "at home on vacation" feeling that we did in a rental, and at a reasonably affordable price. We have found it with our little Dolphin House. It had to be right on the water and enough dockage to accommodate a decent boat. It had to have good views and good light. It had to have nice bedrooms, baths, a great and spacious kitchen (KraftMaid), and it had to have high quality and level floors. We wanted to be part of a community that had its own fantastic features-- And Venture Out has that in its enormous pool (also a spa) and wonderful kiddie pool, its lighted tennis courts, basketball court, Bocci Ball, little playground, nice meeting room and rec room, a nice on-property store and lots more we have yet to discover. For people who care about such things, it even has municipal water and sewer! So this is our home away from home (Ithaca, New York). And we want to share it with people who will enjoy it as much as we do! Welcome to Dolphin House! Please use Direct Booking to learn more about this property and our rates. Contact us using 607 227 2978 or CandeCarroll at gmail.

Cande Carroll purchased this Mobile Home in 2017


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Master Bedroom
        1 queen
      • Guest Bedroom
        1 queen


        • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
          • Master bath has hand rails. Additional handrails at entryway and inside hallway. Full tile floor makes for smooth accessibility throughout the house using wheelchair or walker. There are eight steps to enter the home.

          Location Type

            • Ocean View
            • Oceanfront
            • Water View
            • Waterfront


                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Iron & Board
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                          Open plan with stunning water views.
                        • Parking
                          Parking for one car, maximum length 16 ft.
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              In our opinion, you'll find all the equipment and utensils you need to prepare luscious and healthy meals for your vacation enjoyment. You'll even find a selection of popular cookbooks.
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                              Four Burner stove with oven.
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Books
                                    • Game Room
                                    • Games
                                    • Ping Pong Table
                                    • Pool Table
                                      Pool table, post office, wifi and lending library on recreation hall.
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television


                                        • Balcony
                                        • Bicycles
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Tennis


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Communal Pool
                                                • Heated Pool
                                                • Hot Tub
                                                  Communal Hot Tub / Spa


                                                    • restaurants

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • photography
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • miniature golf
                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • boating
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • laundromat

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • sailing
                                                                • basketball court
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • hot air ballooning
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • parasailing
                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • surf fishing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • water skiing
                                                                • water tubing
                                                                • wind-surfing

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.


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                                                                  Cudjoe Key, FL, USA

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