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Luxury Home with Pool & Dock on the Ocean Near Key West, 111"

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bed, 3 bath home, sleeps 6 (See my other adjacent homes 3020462 & 4441696)

This luxurious home overlooking the Atlantic Ocean is part of Sunrise Beach Resort, an exclusive gated community built in 2007 with only 10 other homes. (I also rent units 109 and 107 on homeaway 4441696 and 3020462 (342851 on VRBO) in case you need more than one home. Please see homeaway 3020462 (342851 on VRBO) for reviews since 2011) We are right on the water's edge facing Southwest. Lounge in your private hammock or enjoy the gorgeous tropical landscaping and cool breezes on one of two balconies, dock or poolside, where you can soak up the sun steps from the house. Breathtaking southwest views of the blue-green ocean and sunsets can be seen from either balcony.

Your boat, up to 24 feet, can be kept at the dock for your entire stay in the calm waters directly behind the house. Looe Key and American Shoal Reef can be seen from the house where you’ll find the most beautiful snorkeling and diving reefs in the keys, along with the excellent fishing. Fish or kayak right off the end of the dock or you can venture out to experience the history and action in Key West located only 17 miles away. In the immediate area you’ll find several very good restaurants, a gym/wellness center, and Cudjoe Garden’s Marina, a full service marina offering boat rentals. The only 18-hole miniature golf course in the keys is located 15 miles away. Bahia Honda State Park and the Dolphin Research Center, which offers dolphin encounters, are other area attractions.

This casually elegant home has:

* high ceilings with crown molding and ceiling fans

* bamboo wood floors

* a gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances and granite countertops

* Two master suites with king beds and full private baths

* a third full bathroom downstairs

* 3 flat screen HDTV’s with full U-Verse cable package

* covered parking for 2 vehicles or 1 vehicle and boat trailer

* walk in closet and luxury king beds and furniture

* Beach chairs, cooler, beach toys,

* Fishing poles

* Kayaks

* Bicycles

This is the perfect vacation home for families or couples looking for relaxing ambiance in tropical setting and for those who want it all – beach, pool, boat dock, kayaks and views.

More Details

John Benckenstein
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About John Benckenstein

We are married and the kids are all out of the house so we have the time to spend on vacations like our Cudjoe Key getaway house. We enjoy being on the water, touring Key West, eating out and then have a quiet place to sleep and relax.

John Benckenstein purchased this house in 2017

Why John Benckenstein chose Cudjoe Key

We fell in love with the Keys and purchased these properties to make it that much easier to visit. Sunrise Beach Resort is the perfect blend of Keys life. It is just close enough to Key West when you want action and secluded enough for relaxing anytime.

What makes this house unique

Sunrise Beach is always a quiet place to relax. With nearby dive companies, or your own boat, you can explore some of the most beautiful reefs in the Keys just a few miles off shore. Nearby Key West (17 miles) is always a fun trip for a wide variety of food and entertainment. However, three of my top five favorite restaurants anywhere in the keys are less than 5 miles away. You will be staying in one of eleven stilt homes in this secluded gated community.


Cudjoe Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom in Master 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom in master 1 - toilet , shower , Private bath off of master 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master suite 2 - 1 king , In suite full bath with shower/tub on 2nd floor
    Master Suite 1 - 1 king , in suite full bath with shower on second floor
    Downstairs - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper sofa with bath and shower on first floor
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews

Very nice place in a good location. Everything was as described in the listing.

  • 5 of 5

The house is very nice and we really liked the location. All the listing information was accurate and we really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write a review. You are welcome back anytime. By the way, our pool heater has been repaired!
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It was unseasonably cold for the Florida Keys during our stay. We still found plenty to do.

  • 5 of 5

The property was well stocked and perfect for our family. We took advantage of the kayaks daily and enjoyed the sunsets from the patio. Great location between Key West and Marathon.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully decorated and well equipped. Nice location and John was fantastic to deal with. Very clean.

Only concern, some of the state park beaches that we love will not be open until June.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful place to spend a vacation.

  • 5 of 5

This property exceeds all expectations. We loved it so much that we hardly spend any time sightseeing etc. We voted that this is just more beautiful and comfortable than any other place we could be. The kayaks, bikes, the pool provided plenty of activities and the views from the decks were just breathtaking. We would definitely go there again!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write such a wonderful review. I look forward to seeing you again next year.
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Troy Ohio

Terrific views

  • 5 of 5

Well appointed condo within 20 minutes of Key West. Near great restaurants, charter fishing, and walking paths. Enjoyed bike rides and just relaxing by the pool.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Centennial CO

Wow! Top Notch Waterfront Rental in Cudjoe Key

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this great home for a week at the end of January 2018. It is exactly as advertised and had more than everything we needed for a comfortable stay. I will add to add to the owners' posting: the place is immaculate, bedding is very comfortable and the linens are good quality, there are lots of fluffy white towels and extra blankets, the kitchen is extremely well equipped (with nice cookware, tons of plates, bowls, and glassware, a full set of high end knives, a set of matching plastic storage containers). There were lots of cleaning supplies (including dish liquid, dishwasher detergent, and paper towels). We especially liked that items from prior visitors were left behind such as mayo and mustard, spices, plastic wrap and foil, sugar, a few coffee pods, some soda in the frig, etc. There were books, games, and puzzles in the cabinet under the living room TV. The Wi-Fi worked perfectly. The photos of this unit do show that it has the granite built-in table with four stools in the kitchen, but there is not a photo showing that it also has a dining table with four stuffed chairs, plus two folding chairs if they are needed. There is a wood port-a-crib in one closet upstairs plus a mesh pack-and-play in the other. The is a stackable washer and dryer, and there was a big full jug of laundry soap along with dryer sheets left for us. The bathrooms had big bottles of shampoo and shower gel. We did have the pleasure of meeting John and his wife since they were staying in the unit next door to finish up some exterior work after the hurricane. It is very obvious they care deeply about providing their guests with the best possible experience. We felt like we had come to visit family and they wanted everything to be just perfect for us when we arrived. This unit (111) is great because it is waterfront, but if it's booked for your vacation time you should consider 109 and 107 as the Benckensteins own those two as well.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write the marvelous review and I look forward to your return trip. Before I retired from my "real life" job to concentrate on vacation rentals, I was in marketing. Our promise to customers was to under promise and over deliver. I guess you found that followed me into this job! Hope to see you back soon. John
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Key West (18), Marathon (26), Miami (150?)
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Looe Key Tiki Bar or Bella Luna Restaurant
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Key West
Nearest Restaurant
Bella Luna or Square Grouper
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Bahia Honda State Park

17 miles from Key West and all it has to offer, 5 nautical miles from best lower keys snorkel and dive reef, plus several wonderful restaurants within 5 miles. Pedestrian-only walking and biking path over 3 miles long is right outside the community.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $140 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Check in time is after 4:00 PM and checkout time is before 10:00 AM.Exceptions can sometimes be made with prior notice and confirmation. The home is pet free and completely nonsmoking, including balconies. We do not collect security deposit, but you are liable for any damage not covered by insurance and any on-demand movie or event rentals.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.