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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 - 7 nights


About the property

Two bedroom, 1 bath with water view and beautiful sunsets.

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 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 with mirror 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, children's playground, 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
Christina Peterson
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Christina Peterson

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.

Christina Peterson purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Christina Peterson 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
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Golf cart driver must be at least 16 years of age.
  • 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
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 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 that will sleep 2. 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 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Fully equipped, well appointed and maintained

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable and relaxing, as a trip to the Keys should be. Fully equipped kitchen with basic staples. (If you note in the ad the presence of a Keurig coffee maker, you don't have to bring/buy Keurig packets if you don't have them handy; there's also a regular drip coffeemaker.) Gated community with a community pool, courts, and boat ramp. Rental includes use of the Blue Moon's golf cart for transport around the facility if desired and parking for one normal vehicle right next to the house as well. Friendly, quiet neighbors most of whom are owners, I believe. Convenient location on Cudjoe Key with Key West close to the west and Pig Pine Key to the east. The cottage/house is very comfortable and nicely decorated and well maintained. Good cable TV service and Wi-Fi via Verizon. Enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sharon for a great review! I am very glad you found everything you needed during your stay. Brett and I have equipped Blue Moon as we would want if we were staying there. We do spend the whole month of July there and sneak in at other times when we do not have a guest staying. Venture Out is a very friendly community and the facilities are well maintained. That us why we chose to purchase our vacation home there. Please look us up the next time you decide to visit the keys. And we love referrals from previous guests. We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. Thanks, again! Chris and Brett Peterson
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Waterloo, Ontario Canada

We enjoyed our month stay at Blue Moon very much.

  • 5 of 5

The property was very clean. The unit had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. We had a problem with the WIFI and golf cart which the on-site Property Manager address immediately. The view of the Atlantic Ocean from the cottage was beautiful. We could not have asked for a nicer place to stay. We would rent this property again and recommend it highly. The only thing missing was a potato masher. The owners are very pleasant and easy to deal with.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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North Port, FL

We loved this place!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this place! Booking it was extremely easy and convenient and everything was open and ready when we arrived. We loved the little deck and felt we had enough privacy when sitting out there. There was a washer and dryer which we found very convenient and a must have being on vacation for a week. The kitchen had all the necessities of home including a Keurig. The resort itself was very nice and offered a lot to do. The staff and other guests were all very friendly. The home was very clean and had all sheets and linens to be expected. We enjoyed the speaker system throughout the home. This home has wifi and Xfinity cable. We loved the fact that this property had a golf cart to use included in the price of the rental. We used it several times throughout the day and evening and decided after having that luxury, we would not rent want to rent a home without a golf cart. We enjoyed this property so much that we have booked it again and will make this an annual trip. This property is conveniently located between Key West and Marathon. There are many restaurants options nearby and a grocery store as well.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended


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 entrance payable to the resort via cash or check. This is in addition to all charges mentioned above.

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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