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John Benckenstein

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Luxury New Home with Pool & Dock on the Atlantic Near Key West

41 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Cudjoe Key House Rental Photos and Description

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

* Bicycles

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)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

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.

Reviews

4.9
based on 41 traveler reviews

Luxury New Home with Pool & Dock on the Atlantic Near Key West
average rating of 4.8536587 based on 41 reviews
5

Outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

This home and all that it had to offer was absolutely outstanding! We found all of the comforts of home at our fingertips. Home was beautiful and comfortable. Location was superb and neighbors were nice. Would most definitely stay there again and will recommend to others. Thank you John for accommodating our early check in request.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very glad you enjoyed yourselves. When you return next year I can keep the rate the same. Just be sure to remind me!
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4

The condo was as nice as it was described. It was maintained nicely and had everything we needed.

  • 4 of 5

This condo was comfortable and conveniently located. We were very happy with the set up and the location. The information provided there was a great help to us with finding our way around the Keys. If we traveled to the area again, I would certainly consider staying there and recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

What a great place in a wonderful location. The owner John is full of useful information. The process was simple, well planned and easy to execute. Location is awesome...easy drive to Key West yet isolated enough for peace, quiet and relaxation.

Docks are very convenient in development. Water depth just outside of dock is very shallow (under 2ft). Slow going for a while until you get into deeper water.

Great house. Great location.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad my suggestions were useful to you and hope to see you back in the future.
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5

Very well maintained, nicely decorated. Nice views from the upstairs decks.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Close to Beaches at Bahia Honda, nearby good seafood restaurants. Our place felt like home after a couple days.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very impressed

  • 5 of 5

Make sure you fly into Key West and save yourself a lot of drive time. The house was extremely impressive. It ended up to be windy rainy and cold.

But just getting away from the -8 in MN was wonderful. Loved loved this home. We ( Both couples) were so glad we didn't stay in Key West this location is perfect. Key West is a short drive from this home. The sight mentions You will get a quick response to calls/ text message or emails from the owner. It's true. I had a question on my arrival and got a response within a minute.

Than you for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed it and sorry about the weather. Yes, Key West airport is 30 minutes away, MIA 2.4 hrs and FLL about 2.75 hours. We live in Fort Lauderdale and rarely make the trip in under 5 hours. There is too much to stop and see along the way! Artist village, feeding the sturgeon, quiet lunch along the bay. For first time Keys travelers I give you suggestions for stops along the way so your vacation can start from the airport!
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5

Beautiful home - Wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

We did not have the best weather during our 9 day stay but this beautiful location and well appointed home more than made up for lack of sun. The complex is very secure and cozy with lovely pool, docks, spectacular sunset views and within easy driving distance to everything you might want to do in the keys. Husband had the best time fishing from the dock while my sister and I kayaked the bay. This is a very comfortable home with everything, including with a wonderful owner. We took most of his recommendations for restaurants and had some fabulous meals. I highly recommend the property and can't wait to get back...hopefully with a bit more sunshine. My only suggestion would be to provide a couple of bikes...but still 5 stars without!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good suggestion that another party had also mentioned. I am looking into that now and will likely have two bicycles there within 2 weeks. Thank you for the suggestion and I am glad you enjoyed your visit!
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Key West (18), Marathon (26), Miami (150?)
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Loui Key Tiki Bar or Bella Luna Restaurant
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Key West
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Square Grouper or Bella Luna
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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Rates & Availability

Cudjoe Key House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Season 2016
Apr 23 2016 - Jul 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
$334
$2,004
 
 
Lobster Weeks 2016
Jul 23 2016 - Aug 19 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,250
 
 
Low Season 2016
Aug 20 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
$296
$1,775
 
 
High Season 2016end
Nov 19 2016 - Dec 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$367
$2,200
 
 
High Season start 2017
Dec 31 2016 - Apr 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
$389
$2,332
 
 
Mid Season 2017
Apr 22 2017 - Jul 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
$359
$2,124
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$389
$2,332
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Cudjoe Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
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 ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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
  • Queen size sleeper sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , On 1st floor above ground level in family room
    Master Suite 1 - 1 king , On 2nd floor above ground
    Master Suite 2 - 1 queen , On 2nd floor above ground level
  • Queen sleeper-sofa downstairs Also twin size blow-up mattress and Pack n Play 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
  • Bicycles
  • 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 ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 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
  • live theater
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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