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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:
January 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 Sunrise Beach Resort

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.


Sunrise Beach Resort 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 4.769231 based on 13 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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The property was very clean .

  • 5 of 5

Nice location and very clean. John was super easy to work with. We will return again.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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House was beautiful but marina was no where large enough to accommodate all the boats this week.

  • 3 of 5

We loved the house. Was very clean and well supplied. Unfortunately the small marina ruined our week. The first night I had to find another dock for my 18ft boat...there were no spots left. So for the remainder of the week I cut my boating time in order to get back to the dock to have a spot. The small mangrove dock was very beat up and unsafe to walk on. Very loud group across from our rental was loud and drank too much. The group of about 8-10 people took over the pool and no one else could get it in. Too much open food around the pool, alcohol and wine bottles around the pool. I suggest at high occupancy times an on site manager should walk the property once an hour. I'm sorry but the other party that rented for the week and came with my family will not be back to this location.

I found John, the owner, to be very friendly and always responsive to my concerns.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very sorry your vacation was not as expected. Loud neighbors taking over the pool and drinking heavily is not right, and something we try to discourage. Unfortunately not everyone is as considerate as yourselves and 99% of everyone else. Even our property manager talking to them did not help. We have been in permit status to replace the failing mangrove dock since November of 2015! No one thought it would take 21 months to get Army Core of Engineer approval, but we have it now and the new dock is expected to be completed by middle of October. We are in a marine sanctuary and officials are very cautious. When completed, there will be about two additional spaces for boats, but those two weeks will remain a challenge, especially if renters continue to bring in larger than the maximum 25 foot boats.
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Really enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay! Beautiful views and has everything you need for a relaxing stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a great time staying here. The condo matched what we saw and read online.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and definitely would recommend our friends and family stay here. It has everything you need and more. The accommodations are wonderful and it is peaceful and quiet at night. We enjoyed the beautiful sunsets sitting on the porch.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great time!

  • 5 of 5

This property is absolutely impecable with everything needed for a home away from home vacation. Great ocean view in a small but cozy and very friendly community. Thank you John for allowing us to stay in your property!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.