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BEST VALUE! BEAUTIFUL, WATERFRONT VACATION HOME.

Frank Curington

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english
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November 21, 2014
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BEST VALUE! BEAUTIFUL, WATERFRONT VACATION HOME.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Cudjoe Key House Rental Photos and Description

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

High Speed WiFi and Expanded Cable!!!

Time to relax at this beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath waterfront vacation home. This Key West style home features a 35' concrete seawall for docking your boat, equipped with dockposts, cleats, a fish cleaning table, fresh water rinse down and fresh water outdoor shower.

The living room is nicely decorated and has a queen sleeper sofa and love seat, 32' flat screen, cable, DVD and stereo system. The kitchen features a full line of appliances and accessories including a center island with bar stools. The dining room has seating for 6 with additional seating for 4 on the covered deck for a waterfront dining experience. The Master bedroom has a queen bed and private bath while the guest room has a queen bed and private balcony.

After a day out on the water, relax in the cool breezes downstairs and enjoy the open air patio or sit out by the waters edge and soak up the sun. Additional amenities include dishwasher, gas grill, washer/dryer, central heat & air and free use of canoe.

'The Bug Shack'' (named after the beloved Florida spiney lobster, aka: big) is located in a resort community on Cudjoe Key, just 20 minutes from Key West and the beautiful Bahia Honda Beach. It is a safe and secure community with 24 hour manned gated access, which caters to fishermen, families and children.

The Resort has many amenities including: 2 boat ramps, ethanol-free gas at marina, community store, pressurized boat wash down station, trailer parking. A community center with billards, darts, library and Free Wi-Fi. There are tennis and basketball courts, golf putting green and netted driving range. There is even a small childrens playground.

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More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Frank Curington (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Frank Curington

Hi, My name is Frank. Welcome to 'The Bug Shack', my home away from home. I hope you enjoy your stay here in the Florida Keys. My family and I vacation here as much as possible, so we have made our vacation home comfortable and relaxing with all the creature comforts of home. So bring your boat, your beer and your sunscreen and have a GREAT vacation.

Frank Curington purchased this house in 2005

Why Frank Curington chose Cudjoe Key

We love the Keys and we chose to buy in Venture Out because it is centrally located for access to anything and everything you could possibly want to do in the Keys. Easy boat access to both the gulf and Atlantic...the fishing here is AMAZING! Keys West and all their activities are just a 20 minute drive away. This resort has so many activities and extras we could not find anywhere else. Its just great, our kids love it too!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful vacation. Your home is lovely and very comfortable. Everyone in Venture Out is so friendly. We would definitely return. Thanks so much.
Nov 2010
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 30 traveler reviews

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Best Value! Beautiful, Waterfront Vacation Home.
average rating of 4.9 based on 49 reviews
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Best Value! Beautiful, Waterfront Vacation Home.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p399780
Cudjoe Key Lower Florida Keys
Labelle, FL
5

Beautiful home, 2nd year in this unit-7th at park.

  • 5 of 5
The home has a great layout and is able to handle large groups for dinners. We had @ 20 people in the park this year between 5 units. Nice breeze under the home. I'm already booked for next year.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Value! Beautiful, Waterfront Vacation Home.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p399780
Cudjoe Key Lower Florida Keys
Columbus, OH
5

A Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5
The Bug Shack was exactly as advertised. The house was very clean, nicely decorated and well maintained. There weren’t any surprises. The rental company was very easy to deal with before the trip and after the trip they returned my deposit within one week of departure. The staff of Venture Out was very nice and super helpful. My children absolutely loved the pool and the game room. Cudjoe Key is an ideal location; it’s only 5 miles from Big Pine Key, where you will find the Winn Dixie and 25 miles from all the activities of Key West. We highly recommend snorkeling off of Key Looe, Sunday brunch at Blue Heaven (expect a wait but it’s worth it) and the wild life sanctuary at Big Pine Key. Even though I don’t have any complaints about the house or the location, I do have a few recommendations though: 1. The master bedroom needs a lock on the door 2. They need a 2nd TV in the master bedroom 3. The house needs a couple of laundry baskets; I hated having my dirty clothes lying in the corners of the house.
We loved the house, the location, the staff and amenities of Venture Out, I highly recommend it. Thank you so much for allowing us to vacation there
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Samantha, Thank you for the review and the great recommendations. We will work on those when we visit again at the end of July. Frank
business
Best Value! Beautiful, Waterfront Vacation Home.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p399780
Cudjoe Key Lower Florida Keys
5

We Love "The Bug Shack" at Venture Out, Cudjoe Key

We Love "The Bug Shack" at Venture Out, Cudjoe Key
  • 5 of 5
We loved staying at "The Bug Shack" for our spring break vacation. The home is lovely and had such an incredible view off the back patio. The dock space worked out great for us and we went fishing at least twice a day. The house is well stocked with items for the kitchen and bathrooms, and it is decorated in a really cute beach house sort of style. We also enjoyed the amenities at Venture Out, including the really nice pool area and boat ramp, and the check-in and check-out logistics were very simple. We would definitely recommend this vacation home to anyone, and we can't wait to go back ourselves. It is top notch in every way!!!
  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. See you in May.
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Best Value! Beautiful, Waterfront Vacation Home.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p399780
Cudjoe Key Lower Florida Keys
Indian River, Michigan
5

Great times!

  • 5 of 5
We rented this 2 bedroom stilt house without seeing the interior, and were pleased when we did see the inside. Two comfortable bedrooms, 2 nice baths, a very comfortable living room and a fully equiped kitchen, and WI-FI. And a grill! The porch is great for morning coffee, and there is a canal-side patio with both sun- and shade-areas. The views from the porch and patio are very nice--canal, open water, and a bit of Cudjoe Key. A manatee swam by one morning. We loved feeding shrimp shells to the fish in the canal. Many MANY activities to get you involved--we'll take more advantage of those next year. Swimming and snorkeling at Bahia Honda State Park, hiking the walkways, swimming in the wonderful pool in the park (I wanted to bring the pool home, but couldn't get it in the car...) Lunches and dinners are delicious at Square Grouper, and brunch at Mangrove Mama's. We went to Key West for a day trip. Next year, we want to try Hogfish Grill--we ran out of time this year!! We didn't plan to return to this location--until we had been there 2 days. Then we booked for a whole month for 2015! In all-comfortable house, great location, very nice amenities!
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you Margaret for your kind review. We are glad you liked our Keys home so much that you are returning next year. See you then.
business
Best Value! Beautiful, Waterfront Vacation Home.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p399780
Cudjoe Key Lower Florida Keys
Clarksville, TN
5

Love The Bug Shack

  • 5 of 5
The Bug Shack love it , right on a canal, 23 miles from Key West, which was great. The community has everything you need, quiet, heated pool, store right on site. Gated w/security guards. We enjoyed our stay, and will be back if The Bug Shack is offered. Thanks for making it enjoyable :)
  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Dale and Jana,

Thank you for your kind review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and you will definitely be welcomed back. Maybe we will see you next summer. Go War Eagles! ;)
business
Best Value! Beautiful, Waterfront Vacation Home.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p399780
Cudjoe Key Lower Florida Keys
5

Paradise in the Bug Shack!

  • 5 of 5
We had a pleasant stay at the Bug Shack! We were so impressed at how neat and clean the house was. Our family loved the view from the porch overlooking the canal. We had everything we needed to spend a week in paradise! During the week our kids enjoyed swimming in the pool and exploring the resort. It was convienent having a community store so close for those odds and ends we forgot or needed. We were only about 30 minutes from key west! During our stay we visited Bahia Honda State Park only minutes away and went swimming and snorkeling. We also took a day trip to Islamorada to the Theater by the Sea...fantastic..Kids loved the encounters with the dolphin, sea lions, and parrots. The weather was beautiful, which added to our trip! We look forward to coming back soon. Thank you Frank for all of the wonderful info you gave prior to our trip and for your prompt responses to our e-mails.
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Cudjoe Key House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Aug 16 2014 - Dec 19 2014
4 night minimum stay
$165
$1,050
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 
 
Winter/Spring
Jan 3 2015 - Apr 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
Summer 2015
Apr 4 2015 - Jul 24 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,050
 
 
Lobster Season
Jul 25 2015 - Aug 15 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Processing $125
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.5%
Notes The resort, "Venture Out," charges all renters a resort fee of $53.25 upon arrival. They accept cash or check.
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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:
  • 860 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Minimum Age Limit for Renters : The responsible adult must be at least 25 years old.

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