LUXURY NEW HOME WITH POOL & DOCK ON THE ATLANTIC NEAR KEY WEST

John Benckenstein

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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LUXURY NEW HOME WITH POOL & DOCK ON THE ATLANTIC NEAR KEY WEST

Cudjoe Key House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

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. Our home is third from the waters 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 can be seen from the bedrooms and balcony off of each bedroom.

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 five 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

* private bathrooms in each bedroom, plus a full bathroom downstairs

* Three full bathrooms with marble counters (two showers and one shower/tub)

* 3 flat screen TV’s with HBO on demand

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

* walk in closet and luxury beds and furniture

* Beach chairs, cooler, beach toys,

* Fishing poles

* Kayak

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.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John Benckenstein (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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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 and then have a quiet place to sleep and relax.

John Benckenstein purchased this house in 2010

Why John Benckenstein chose Cudjoe Key

This is our second home where we spend available weekends and the odd week just three hours away from home and work.

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.

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 28 traveler reviews

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Luxury New Home with Pool & Dock on the Atlantic Near Key West
average rating of 4.892857 based on 28 reviews
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Luxury New Home with Pool & Dock on the Atlantic Near Key West
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3020462
- 954-682-3030
Cudjoe Key Lower Florida Keys
5

One of our favorite stays. Don't miss out.

One of our favorite stays. Don't miss out.
  • 5 of 5
This is the second time we have stayed in one of these units. Had a great time in each one. I would like to go on record though as saying that John (homeowner) made staying in his unit over the top. I had conversations with John on several things in general and he was always so helpful. The views from his place were perfect. One of the highlights we will never forget is kayaking. We went to an island about a one and half miles away on the kayaks. Do not miss this if you stay with him. Worth every stroke of the paddle. The water is clear and we even got out in places. Johns place is beautiful inside and out. We really loved the way it was decorated. John we did as you advised and ate at Mangrove Mama's and The Square Grouper. As John told us don't let the outside fool you at Mangrove Mama's, it's worth it. The Square Grouper a little pricier but is worth every penny. Don't miss either since both are with in two miles of the rental. Being from Florida ourselves and going to the Keys often, stay with John you will love it. The nice thing is you are not in the crowd of Key West but only about twenty minutes away. You will enjoy the relaxed area of this gated community but close enough to go to Key West as much as you like. Thanks again to you and your wife John.
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Luxury New Home with Pool & Dock on the Atlantic Near Key West
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3020462
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Cudjoe Key Lower Florida Keys
5

Excellent month long stay!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at this house for 4 consecutive weeks in June, 2014. We towed our 208 Grady White Adventurer down from South Carolina and our expectations was for a great house, great location, accessible boat docking, and easy access to the lower keys from our boat. The house, pool, and boat docks EXCEEDED our expectations! The house is exceptionally equipped with everything you could possibly ask for from a fully equipped kitchen to 3 full bathrooms. We have a house on the ICW in Little River, SC and really know what is needed for a perfect beach house experience. The owners of this house have obliviously thought out each detail and equipped the house accordingly. Here are some of the highlights:
•Great house with fantastic of Cudjoe Bay from both bedroom decks.
•Warm and comfortable furnishings in every room.
•Three full bathrooms!
•A well equipped kitchen for real cooks.
•Both bedrooms have independent doors to the upper deck which provides each a private access. This was great when we had friends and family visit during the month.
•Tech savvy including WIFI, digital cable in all rooms with flat screens, surround sound system, DVD player and IPod dock.
•Nice pool with great “happy hour” seating overlooking Cudjoe Bay…a great place to spend each evening.
•A very quite setting and we meet lots of new friends during the month (not to sound arrogant, but the neighborhood does attract professional type visitors).
•Boat dock with fresh water wash down.
•Under house parking which was great for those hot Florida Key days.
•Beautiful tropical landscaping and Polly’s Island (SC!) hammock.
•Nice paved walking trails just across the road from the house.
•The landscaping gives the feel of being on your own private tropical island.
•Kayaks, snorkel, beach day equipment is included and perfect for a day at the beach.
We absolutely loved our month in this great house. We love Key West…but not to be in the Key West “environment” all the time. The location provides quick access to KW without the crowds! The house is located close to some great local restaurants with live music. We had ZERO complaints about the house! We cannot recommend this place any better and rate our stay as excellent!
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for all your complements and we look forward to your returning next year!
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Luxury New Home with Pool & Dock on the Atlantic Near Key West
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Cudjoe Key Lower Florida Keys
5

Perfect family vacation spot

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful, clean, home and property! Perfect vacation for our family of five. Short drive to State parks with beautiful beaches and also to Key West. Owner was quick to communicate and even mailed us some clothes we accidentally left in the dryer. We will be back!
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, Bahia Honda State Park is 20 minutes away for bridge fishing, swimming or sitting in the shade of a pavilion watching the kids. Looking forward to your next visit.
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Luxury New Home with Pool & Dock on the Atlantic Near Key West
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3020462
- 954-682-3030
Cudjoe Key Lower Florida Keys
5

Two Weeks in Paradise

  • 5 of 5
We've stayed in Cudjoe Key many times, visiting friends, but only for 2-3 nights. We've also stayed in Key West for long weekends. This was our 1st time renting a place for 2 weeks and we really enjoyed it. The property was clean, comfortable, and had all the comforts of home. I could definitely see myself staying there a month or more. The kitchen is well equipped and everything was in working order. The gas grill gets nice and hot and cooks a delicious grouper or steak. Most of the other units were rented and the people were all very nice. The great thing about Cudjoe and this property is that there isn't a lot of commotion like in Key West. There are several good restaurants within a 5-10 minute drive. Key West is a 30 minute or less drive away. Winn Dixie is about 15 minutes away. One great thing about the lower Keys is that it's so casual. T-shirts (from your favorite bar) and shorts are accepted everywhere and appear to be the dress code even at dinner. I kayaked with the included kayak, snorkeled on a 1/2 day trip to Looe Key's reef, rented a boat for some cruising, checked out Bahia Honda Beach and Sombrero Beach in Marathon. We borrowed some bikes and took advantage of the many bike paths. The property is very comfortable for 2 couples (w/o kids), but there is a convertible couch and full bath on the 1st floor if you decide to bring the kids along. The property owner was very attentive and responsive to all our needs. There is a small well kept pool and a small beach area and dock with chairs to watch the sun set.
We didn't have a bad meal our entire stay. Locally, we ate at Square Grouper, Mangrove Mama's, The Wharf, Boondockers, Galley Grill, NO Name Pub, Kaya Island Eats. In Key West we had great Italian at La Trattoria, and local specialties at Blue Heaven and Pepe's. We had fun sampling the key lime pie everywhere and couldn't decide on a clear winner. We'd definitely consider returning to this property next trip. I didn't get a chance to go fishing this trip and definitely want to try it.
  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well you named all my favorite places to eat, and a few more. I will be sure to try La Trattoria next time down. I am very glad you enjoyed your time here.
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Luxury New Home with Pool & Dock on the Atlantic Near Key West
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3020462
- 954-682-3030
Cudjoe Key Lower Florida Keys
5

Awesome place to stay

  • 5 of 5
Really enjoyed this beautiful condo. The peace and serenity were great. We used the bike/jogging path daily. And loved the proximity to Key West and Marathon. Would definitely recommend this place.
  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Luxury New Home with Pool & Dock on the Atlantic Near Key West
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3020462
- 954-682-3030
Cudjoe Key Lower Florida Keys
5

Perfect spot for two couples

  • 5 of 5
This was a really nice house. Well stocked and located; really the perfect jumping off spot for visiting local sights and Key West. Everything was clean and well maintained. We also loved being near the Square Grouper--well worth a visit for an exceptional dinner.
  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Key West (18), Marathon (26), Miami (150?)
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Loui Key Tiki Bar
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Key West
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Square Grouper
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Bahia Honda State Park
Car: necessary

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.

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Availability & Rates

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Cudjoe Key House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season 2014
Aug 16 2014 - Nov 14 2014
3 night minimum stay
$266
$1,595
 
 
High Season 2014
Nov 15 2014 - Jan 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
$330
$1,975
 
 
High Season 2015
Jan 3 2015 - Apr 24 2015
4 night minimum stay
$350
$2,095
 
 
Mid Season 2015
Apr 25 2015 - Aug 21 2015
3 night minimum stay
$318
$1,910
 
 
Mini Lobster Week 2015
Jul 25 2015 - Jul 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,585
Flat fee
 
 
Opening week lobster season
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,585
Flat fee
 
 
Low Season 2015
Aug 22 2015 - Nov 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
$281
$1,690
 
 
High Season 2015end
Nov 21 2015 - Jan 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,095
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 12.5%
Notes Check in time is after 4:00 PM and checkout time is before 11:00 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.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Cudjoe Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Second Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Downstairs Bath - toilet , shower , Off of downstairs family room
  • The third full bath is off of family room downstairs. All baths have granite counters and tumble stone marble floors and wet walls.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Suite 1 - 1 king , On 2nd floor above ground
    Master Suite 2 - 1 queen , On 2nd floor above ground level
    Sleeper Sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , On 1st floor above ground level in family room
  • Queen sleeper-sofa downstairs Also twin size blow-up mattress available
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Raft
  • Sand Box
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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