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We Survived Irma! Our Little Piece of Paradise is Waiting for You!

Bedrooms 2
Space 840 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Two bedroom, 1 bath with water view and beautiful sun rises!.

Our home is #536 at Venture Out Resort on Cudjoe Key, a 24-hour gated community. An extensive remodel in 2017 after hurricane Irma gives a brand new feel to this beautiful vacation home.

The beautifully decorated home with all new tile and carpet floors contains many local finds and newly acquired items. A French door with inset blinds at the front entrance welcomes you. The roomy living room has a 49" flat screen Smart TV with DirecTV so you can remain 'connected' to the world while enjoying paradise! The room also has a sleeper sofa and a comfy recliner. A storage chest for overflow linens will finish out the furnishings.

The dining area is elegantly decorated with a glass table and new bamboo chairs for four. The kitchen has wood toned cabinets and is bright with a large window. Kitchen is fully equipped with everything you'll be needing while on vacation including dishes, wine glasses, all the pots and pans you could possible need, coffee maker, keurig, blender, toaster and MORE.

The master bedroom has a queen size pillow top bed, two closets and set of drawers. Comfy high thread count bed linens are provided.

The guest bedroom has a "fouton type" couch that makes a full size bed that is extra comfy, a closet, and drawers. All bed linens are provided. The room is freshly painted and accented with local wall art. A stacked washer and dryer has been installed in one of the closets for in-house laundry.

The living room is equipped with a sleeper sofa and linens are provided for that bed.

The bathroom was recently updated with a vanity and fixtures. We've provided lots of fluffy cotton towels in the hall closet, along with beach towels for use at the pool.

Our home is obviously equipped with central air programmable in each room to keep you comfortable & cool.

A gas grill is provided for all you grilling needs. The front deck is new Veranda boarding and has colorful, tropical furniture for two so you can enjoy your morning coffee while watching the beautiful sunrises or the gentle breeze in the evening.

A golf cart is provided for your use within the park (no drivers under the age of 16, please). Two bicycles are also provided.

Bring your boat! There is no charge for launching in at the Venture Out Marina. The Florida Keys have some of the best fishing in the world! (Boat and trailer parking is an additional daily charge paid directly to the park.) It is also a great spot for Kayaks. You can swim or fish from our open water areas. There is a big TIKI HUT on the open water where picnicking is perfect!

OUR HOME IS NO SMOKING. Smoking outside is permitted.


The GATED COMMUNITY is AWESOME and a very friendly place to stay. The resort amenities include: 24 hour security, lighted tennis courts, olympic-sized heated pool, kiddie pool, spa Jacuzzi, ping pong, bocce ball courts, shuffleboard courts, golf putting area, lighted basketball court, pool table, darts, Marina complete with 2 ramps, gas, store, ATM and fish cleaning station, boat trailer parking onsite, open water picnic areas, ocean front tiki hut, lending library, post office - and MORE - ALL IN A GATED COMMUNITY with a mixture of RV sites and manufactured homes where you can feel safe and secure.

We're only 19 miles from Key West, but do not think you HAVE to go anywhere - lay by the HUGE POOL right on the OPEN WATER and watch the seagulls float overhead as the palms sway. Sun yourself and read a good book and simply relax! Plunge into the BIG JACUZZI and soak your troubles away. Or spend some time with someone you love - holding hands and watching the herons fishing along the waterside! And you do not even have to get in your car to do any of these!

Make sure you check our calendar for availability so you can reserve your desired time.. Send an email and we'll answer any of your questions so that you have a great vacation getaway in the Keys!

Plan it now, before someone else gets YOUR Place in Paradise!


For additional questions concerning amenities or the house, you may email the owner at

More Details

Property Manager
Barbara Ngalla
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

About Barbara Ngalla

Brett and I have been married for 34 years. We both grew up in Maryland where I lived all my life and Brett's family settled while his father was stationed at a local military base. We are both retired federal government workers, he with 36 year service and me with 38. We enjoy our life together and are having a great time in our retirement.

Barbara Ngalla purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Barbara Ngalla chose Cudjoe Key

Since our honeymoon in Florida in 1983, we planned to retire one day in Florida. We visited many times over the years and vacationed several times in the Keys. We have had a dream since our first vacation here to one day own a home. That dream came true in August 2014. Venture Out is a well maintained beautiful little gem on Cudjoe Key. Close enough to Key West for daily visits, yet far enough away to be like living in paradise. Our little cottage, Blue Moon is just the right size to enjoy any time of the year.

What makes this cottage unique

Now that our dream has been realized, we want to share it with you. Come sit on our large deck and enjoy the beautiful sunrises over the water just across the street. Spend the day in Key West with it's many historical sites, restaurants and drinking establishments. There are just so many things to do nearby, you will never be bored. I'm sure you will fall in love with the Keys and Venture Out after just one visit, just like we did.


Cudjoe Key Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 840 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Golf cart driver must be at least 16 years of age and have a driver's license.
  • Matress pads must be used on livingroom sofa and 2nd bedroom futon. Pads are located in the chest in the livingroom.
  • Grill is not to be used on the front or side deck. Must be used on the concrete pad or stone areas around the house.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , New vanity, nicely decorated.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen , New pillow top.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double , Fouton type couch/bed.
  • A queen size sleeper sofa is available in the living room. Linens are provided for this bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Within several minutes there are some great restaurants. One favorite is the Square Grouper right here on Cudjoe Key, with a full service restaurant downstairs and a bar and lounge upstairs with small plates. Boondocks on Ramrod Key is a more casual, open air atmosphere with tons of flat screen tvs for watching your favorite sports teams. Boondocks also has a mini golf course for family fun. Key West is only 23 miles away for first class shopping and dining. The on-site marina store stocks many necessities, such as soft drinks, beer, and wine, ice, bate and grocery items.


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We Survived Irma! Our Little Piece of Paradise is Waiting for You!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews

Absolutely Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We are so thankful to have found this beautiful home for our vacation, Our family absolutely loved it and we will be back again soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cherie for the great review. I am glad you and your family enjoyed your stay at Blue Moon. Hope you will come back the next time you visit the Florida Keys. We love our return guests! Christina and Brett
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Quiet get away

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Blue Moon. We met a lot of really nice people who live at the resort as well as other vacationers. The condo was nice and clean. We were expecting more from the Keys, but made the most of it. We love white sandy beaches and waves, which we didn't get here, but we had a great time nonetheless. Everything about the property was great. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your house.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely little home

  • 4 of 5

The property is lovely with an awesome view and very comfortable

Our only complaint was no instructions re WiFi and no replies to 2 calls, 2 emails and an sms in this regard, while we were there

Many thanks

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jenny for taking the time to provide a review. As I explained to you in previous emails, because your calls came from a foreign (South African) number, your phone calls went to my voicemail, my phones normal procedure for a foreign phone number it does not recognize. The voicemail was not understandable and somewhat jumbled. I also could not respond to your messages as my "system is not set up to respond to this type of messaging." I have apologized for your inconvience. I have updated my VRBO listing with WIFI information in 2 places so that hopefully this does not happen again. I have offered you a refund which you have refused. I am not sure what else I can do to rectify the situation for you, except to say, I am very sorry for your inconvenience. Christina Peterson Owner
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good location very clean and facility great!

  • 5 of 5

Plan to return again in May have recommended to others!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Gina for a great review. Glad you enjoyed your visit. Looking forward to your next visit to Blue Moon.
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We Loved It!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and comfortable. The ladies at the guard station were so nice. Very nice place with families and everyone was nice. We fished at the tiki hit and the convenience store, as well as the golf cart were helpful. I would highley recommend and will be back. Thanks!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Vivian for the kind words. We're glad you enjoyed your stay.
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An ideal getaway for 2

  • 5 of 5

You can find all the comforts of home in this tiny home with an Ocean view and all the amenities of a quite resort.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Diana. It was a pleasure to have you visit. We how you and your family enjoyed yourselfs while at Blue Moon and will book with its again. Christina
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Key West International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Square Grouper
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Key West
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Square Grouper
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Higgs Beach, Key West
Car: recommended

Everglades National Park, Key Largo 305-242-7700

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, MM 102-5 305-451-1202

Harry Harris Park & Beach, MM 92.5 305-852-7161

Sombrero Beach, MM50 305-743-0033

Bahia Honda State Park, MM 37 305-872-2353

South Beach, Key West, End of Duval St/South St

Fort Zachery Taylor]r State Park, Key West, Southard St 305-292-6713

Higgs Beach, Key West, Atlantic Blvd

Smather's Beach, Key West, Roosevelt Blvd

Dry Tortugas & Historic Fort Jefferson, 70 Miles West of Key West (travel by boat to access)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120

There is a $53.75 fee due at the time of check in at Venture Out, payable to the resort via cash or check. This is a nonrefundable/one time use fee for use of the resorts facilities. This is in addition to all other charges mentioned.

For long term rentals of 30 days or more, first 30 day payment due at time of booking. Remaining payment due 60 days prior to occupancy.

Damage deposits are returned by VRBO. There may be a fees attached to returning the deposit that are not the responsibility of the owner.

The owner is not responsible for fees associated with cancellation of a reservation.

Manager'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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