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Blue Adventure Florida Keys Waterfront! Virtual Tour

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Waterfront home on 60 foot wide canal in the lower Florida Keys. Just 20 minutes from Key West, which has fantastic restaurants, night life, history, and shopping. Near by Key Deer habitat, Bahia Honda state park with the best beaches in the Florida Keys, fantastic fishing, diving, snorkelling and other watersports. Located in a 5-star gated community with full amenities and activities. Newer 2005 stilt home. 2 kayaks available for use for renters at no charge. Located midway between Key West and Marathon. Beautiful large deck overlooking the water with all patio furniture.

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More Details

Owner
Jan & Kevin Breckman
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Jan & Kevin Breckman

We are avid scuba divers and nature lovers!

Jan & Kevin Breckman purchased this house in 2007

Why Jan & Kevin Breckman chose Lower Keys Area

We used to live in the Tampa Bay area of Florida, and always travelled to the Florida Keys to vacation and dive. We decided that if we could ever pull it off, we would buy our own piece of paradise on the water in the Keys, so for us this is a deam come true!

What makes this house unique

Benefits are location! The Lower Keys are more laid back than the Upper Keys, but if you want the party atmosphere with great restaurants and night life, museums and tourist attractions, Key West is only 20 minutes away!

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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Amenities

Cudjoe Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 full bathrooms with showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Queen bed with single bunk over top
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen sleeper in living room
  • Queen size bed in master bedroom, queen bed in second bedroom with a single bunk bed over top, queen sleeper in living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
2 kayaks available for use free of charge to renters. Just drop them in the canal in front of the property and paddle away!

Reviews

Good! 3.9/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

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Blue Adventure Florida Keys Waterfront! Virtual Tour
average rating of 3.9166667 based on 25 reviews
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Mixed reviews

  • 3 of 5

Had a great vacation. Venture Out was nice. Great pool. Friendly staff.

The house was pretty good. Nice location on the canal and pleasant to sit on the deck. The house is in need of maintenance in several areas. For example, the sliding glass door frame is coming out of the wall.

I am not a big fan of the management company. Based on a previous review, I asked them about one of the kayaks which previous reviewer said had a hole in it. Management company said the kayak was fine but it had a decent sized tear in it. Also, most VRBO's I have rented at least give you some starter supplies. This place did not even have a trash bag in the trash can. When you are flying in, you can't bring everything with you. So it is nice to have some starter supplies.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello! Thank you for your review! Normally there IS starter supplies for each guest. This includes a couple of garbage bags, small hotel-style soaps in the bathrooms, and a small amount of dish soap and dishwasher soap. This is intended to get you through the first couple of days until you get to the grocery store. I don't know why a garbage bag was not in place but I will see what happened. Normally the cleaners go through and are required to leave all these in place, then the management company comes in behind the cleaners and checks everything. I asked about the sliding glass door and the management company went to check on it as they were not aware there was anything wrong with the door, so this will be repaired. As far as the kayak goes, I asked them to check this. There is no water that comes into the hull at all. There is a small crack as you say, but water does not enter the hull through the crack. There is also a round hole that is intended to be there as a drain hole. (It is s sit on top type kayak). Some folks don't realize that this is intended to be there, but I have asked for a plug to be installed anyways to make people feel better who are not familiar with this type of kayak. We definitely appreciate you bringing these items to our attention, and are very glad you enjoyed the deck and the view off the deck, as well as the other amenities at Venture Out.
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Comfortable, clean & great location!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the house. There was plenty of room for all of us to be comfortable. The deck was convenient w/a beautiful view. We were within a short walk to the pool/game/beach area. Just a couple of minor things; the rental said it included 2 bikes that weren't at the house. Also came w/2 kayaks that we decided not to use because one had holes and they were very worn. Overall a great stay, location and home. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house is well appointed and comfortable. The neighborhood is a bit crowded. It suited our family

  • 4 of 5

We used this as a base to tour other keys and did not spend a lot of time on the property except to sleep. The

Location is good and the house, while not new, is well maintained and has what you need. It is very comfortable. The neighborhood is packed with houses, trailers and RVs. If you are here during the day there are rec resources like a pool etc.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location on the water....

  • 4 of 5

Property location offers outstanding amenities in addition to a great location.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Nice property with water front view

  • 5 of 5

Just the right size for our family. right on the canal and able to enjoy the sunrise every morning from the deck. Enjoyed the whole venture out experience and would definitely stay here again on our next vacation

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed our beautiful home! My favourite time of day is when I sit on the deck having my coffee, watching the sun rise over the water, as I am an early riser and this is my special time to myself. Venture Out has so much to offer as a vacation community. Thank-you for your review! Jan
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This is a three star property

  • 3 of 5

We had positive and negative highlights of our stay in Cudjoe Key. And please note we have stayed at over 20 properties, represented by about 5 different services, over the last 20 years.

All of our issues were reported to the management company and they were mostly rectified. The floors were very dirty when we arrived. As I cleaned the place it appeared that no one had cleaned under the furniture such as the bed, sofas and chairs. The closet we were able to access in the Master Bedroom was filled, and I do mean filled, with blankets, sheets, cushion covers for furniture which didn't exist, a broken end table, pillows, and other items. Luckily we weren't using the second bedroom so we just stacked all the stuff in there. The second bedroom closet did have some room in it but was not empty. Light bulbs were missing. Light bulbs were out - six or seven in total. The gas grill was only working on one side and there was a lot of grease in the bottom so we were concerned about a grease fire. The property managers did clean the gas grill and then the second half didn't work so it was replaced. In a response to a previous review, the owners said the place had been renovated. But laminate, or whatever it was, was pealing off some of the kitchen counters. And the television was totally unplugged in the master bedroom which we finally figured out and then we set it up.

On the positive side, it was a great view and the house was laid out well. The bathrooms were in good shape and the management company was very responsive.

I didn't revisit the web site for this property but I believe I remember a scarcity of reviews. And not all of them positive. Considering how popular this area is, I would have expected more - pro or con. I'll be much more sensitive to reviews in the future.

If Homeaway is reading this, this might be able to explain how this property is considered owner managed when the owners live in Canada and they have hired a management company in Florida to manage the property.

Florida.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for your review! You mentioned you thought that the floors were dirty. We pay professional cleaners to go through the home after each guest, and we pay a professional management company to come in behind them and double check that our home is spic and span, and ready for the next guest. This being said, I addressed this with the management company who said that when they they came over to check on this, it had been a few days already that you were there, and as you had been wearing shoes in the house for a few days, it does make the floors dirty. (We usually take our shoes off to keep the sand and dirt to a minimum). Our management company did address this with the cleaners however and apparently this was a substitute cleaner - not the usual person, so it is possible that the cleaning was not done as well as it usually is. In the master closet, there are extra sheets and blankets for guests who use the hide-a-bed in the living room, as well as extra blankets in case someone is cold. The broken end table - likely a guest broke it and did not tell us , and just put it in the closet with blankets covering it up. There is no reason for a broken end table to be in the closet - we will have the management throw it out. I also asked them about light bulbs. Normally this is always checked as well, but a light bulb can go at any time, as everyone knows. They said they took 2 bulbs over, not 6 or 7. The TV being unplugged in the master bedroom - who knows why the last guest unplugged it, but it is not really very difficult to plug in a tv. Gas grill - you are the first guest who has said that only half of it was working, but this was quickly remedied with a new grill for you. Our home was renovated a year ago with new flooring, furniture, and paint. We did not put in new cupboards, and the finish was not peeling when we were there last. We will have this checked out and repaired. There are over 20 reviews on our property - most of them 4 to 5 star. I do not bother people for reviews after they leave - I feel this is totally up to them. There are many many properties who's owners hire management companies if they do not live close to their properties. This is for the benefit of our guests so that someone is there to quickly take care of any issues that come up.
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Map

Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Key West International
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Boon Docks, Looe Key Tiki bar
Nearest Golf
19 Miles
Key West
Nearest Motorway
0.7 Miles
US1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Square Grouper
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Bahia Honda State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Key West
Nearest Point of Interest
Bahia Honda State Park
Car: recommended

Its all about the water! Fishing, diving, snorkelling, beaches, boating, marinas, kayaking, and the list goes on!

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Rates & Availability

Cudjoe Key House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season
May 1 2017 - Dec 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
$157
$1,100
$4,431
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$171
$1,200
$4,834
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Processing & insurance $85 + Tax
Cleaning $115 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Venture Out collects $50 plus tax for each unit rented, at the gate upon arrival. (This is not paid to us).

50% upon booking, balance due 60 days prior to arrival. Can pay by credit card or check.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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