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Venture Out - Waterfront Paradise 2/1, with 35' Dock and open water views!

Bedrooms 2
Space 704 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Comfortable Clean Cozy 2/1 with all the amenities you expect for your home away

We love Venture Out and hope you'll experience the beautiful Florida Keys like a Floridian. Our little piece of paradise has so much to offer, whether your here for a weekend, a week or a month. The cottage and Venture Out has all the amenities you might find elsewhere, except its all contained in a safe and secure setting. Our home has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath, 1 queen bed and 2 singles along with a leather couch which opens to a full sleeper. The home sits on a 60' wide canal with direct access to open water. There are TV's and wifi available for you to enjoy, along with games and bicycles and kayaks to explore the compound and the local waters.

Enjoy coffee on the 35' dock at sunrise, or Margaritas watching the sun go down. Bring your own boat or have one delivered to the dock. You can drop in a line right from the dock and catch dinner if you wish, or experience the many local restaurants specializing in local seafood, most will cook your catch. No fast food here!

We have our own Marina and store, tennis court, basketball court, bocce ball, putting green, Olympic pool, kiddie pool, jacuzzi, playground and picnic area with Tiki hut. We even have our own post office for those that want to send postcards of their stay in the Keys! During the season enjoy pancake breakfasts-all you can eat, and Happy hour on Fridays too!

Close by are many great places for snorkeling, diving, fishing including world famous Looe Key Reef. We have access to both The Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico for great fishing. Only miles to Bahia Honda State Park and Fort Zachary Taylor Park. Both of these attractions draw people from all over the world. Each has a wonderful concession stand which makes them great for an all day trip. Many restaurants, shopping and a variety of night life only 15 miles away at Key West. Experience Sunset at Mallory Square or have a beer at Sloppy Joes. Walk through Hemingways home or visit the treasures at Mel Fishers museum. All of these things are at your door and only minutes away.

You can bring your boat, or rent from one of the local rental companies, some will deliver to our dock for you. No charge for putting your boat in at the Marina at Venture Out. (the park charges a daily fee for trailer and extra car parking) There is a resort charge when you check in, payable to the park, cash only.

Enjoy your time at Venture Out, we are happy to host you for your stay in the Keys.

More Details

Jim/Christy Creighton
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Jim/Christy Creighton

We are long time Florida residents living in Miami, we have children and Grandchildren and enjoy all that Florida has to offer. We love to travel and love making new friends.

Jim/Christy Creighton purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Jim/Christy Creighton chose Cudjoe Key

When we decided to purchase a keys home to get away, we wanted a secure and friendly environment. One that offered an abundance of things to do, but mainly waterfront property. Venture Out has all of these and more.

What makes this cottage unique

The location to pristine waters and parks, worlds finest fishing and diving as well as Key West and all it has to offer, and the comfort of a home, not just a bed.


Cudjoe Key Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 704 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Parking for one vehicle only. Trailer or boat parking is $4.00 per night
  • Resort Fee of $53.50 due upon entry to the resort. A one time fee paid to Venture Out.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Venture Out - Waterfront Paradise 2/1, with 35' Dock and open water views!
average rating of 4.862069 based on 29 reviews

Stricklands from Kentucky

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic time last month in Cudjoe Key. The weather wasn't as great as we hoped, but the cottage was more than we expected. Very friendly neighbors! The cottage also offered all we needed to cook,. entertain and was very clean. We rented a boat with anticipation of snorkeling, but wasn't able to do so due to weather, but having a dock right outside the door was awesome. My son and I enjoyed the kayaks as well. Hope to visit again soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Very clean. Stocked with everything we needed. Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

Loved being there! The owners are very nice. The cottage has everything you need. Close to Key West. The property is well maintained. Would Deffinately like to come back!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Nice

  • 5 of 5

Great place great time.


  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Beautiful beach cottage with all the luxuries of home!

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful time on Cudjoe! This beachy cottage was ideal with all the comforts of home; blender, sandwich press, spices, luxury bedding, beach towels, kayaks, floats, bikes, etc. It's obvious that the owners want their guests to have a great time! Thank you for opening your vacation home up to us, we hope to visit it again!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great trip!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from 6 days at Cudjoe Key. This property has a great location. Close to Key West and close to beautiful beaches. The use of the kayaks and bikes are great. We ventured into Key West two times and spent our other days at local beaches close by, went reef fishing and rented a boat to explore the neighboring areas.

The house is fully stocked with linens and all the kitchen items we needed. It was great having coffee filters, dish washing liquid, extra paper towels etc. that we didn't have to purchase. Winn Dixie was close and we were able to purchase everything we needed.

We flew into Ft. Lauderdale, rented a car and within 4 hours or so, we were in Cudjoe Key. (We hit traffic and bridge construction).

We are family of 4 with 2 teenage sons. The pull out sofa bed was great for one son since the other snored! The house is well maintained and looks just like the photos. It was enough room for the 4 of us. We were outside adventuring all day and it was great to come back to each night.

Venture Out is well kept and very clean. Everyone was very friendly. It was a great family vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, compact and right on the water

  • 5 of 5

The house is nicely remodeled with a great, modern kitchen well stocked with what you need. The beds and linens were really comfortable. Our kids are young adults so the two twin beds in the second bedroom worked well.

The living area is cozy and comfortable. Big TV and a wifi enabled Blueray DVD player was a bonus. The wifi was fast but we weren't on devices often. That's not what we were here for. The a/c was cold and kept the house at a good temp.

We made burgers on the grill and watched the sunset right from the deck as we ate on the new picnic table. Wish we had a boat to use the dock!

Only real problem was the common facilities. Dropped the kids at the club house while we went to Winn Dixie for provisioning. They said everything was locked up and no one there to ask. Played cards. Then the one day we decided to stay on property and use the pool it was closed with no explanation. The hot tub area was locked. We swam in the saltwater area but it is deep and murky and not sure what was down there. The cabana was nice and I noticed it had outlets. Everything seemed well maintained and if we asked, I'm sure we would have gotten help and direction. We were just laid back about it. It's the Keys!

Also, the week we were here they were resurfacing the roads which was kind of inconvenient, but not a problem. And now the roads are new and smooth.

Overall, it was what we expected and a great value for the Keys.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Key West
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Mangrove Mama's
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Key West
Nearest Train
130 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Square Grouper
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Bahia Honda State Park or Smathers Beach
Car: necessary

So many things to do in the beautiful Florida Keys, rent a boat in Summerland, or rent mine right from our dock. Visit Marathon and the Turtle Hospital or Dolphin Research Center and swim with Dolphins. Learn to Kite Board, Paddle board, or dive at one of the great reefs like Looe Reef or Bahia Honda State park, or visit Ft. Zachary Taylor State Park in Key West. There you can rent jet skis or visit the museums and aquarium, or just do the Pub crawl. Ask and we can give you many referrals for a variety of things to do.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

There is a resort fee of $53.75 payable upon arrival at entrance to Venture Out. This is in addition to my rates.

Lobster season and holidays require one week minimum stay.

This is a non smoking residence. If you smoke outside please clean up your area. THIS IS STRICTLY ENFORCED.

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.

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