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Rick Von Harten

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Luxurious Oceanfront Home on Beach, Pool, Dock, Kayaks, Bikes, Gorgeous Views

34 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


Cudjoe Key House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Master Bedroom Suites + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

This luxurious nearly new home, located directly on a sandy beach overlooking the crystalline Atlantic Ocean, is part of Sunrise Beach Resort, an exclusive gated community with only 10 other homes. You can soak up the sun on the beach, on the pool deck, or enjoy the shade under the tiki hut by the sparkling swimming pool located directly beside the house, also overlooking the ocean. Lounge in your private hammock or enjoy a drink in the double swing overlooking the beach. Or you can soak in the gorgeous tropical landscaping and cool breezes on the furniture located on the home’s deep shaded patio with a flat screen TV adjacent to the beach before venturing out on a kayak ride. Breathtaking views of the blue green ocean, Cudjoe Bay, and the sunrise and sunset can be seen from every room and from the two decks accessible from both bedrooms, the dining room and the living room.

Your boat, up to 24 feet, can be kept on the floating dock 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 reef in the keys, along with the best fishing. Their off-the-beaten path location guarantees a trhiving ecosystem. Fish right off the end of the dock or snorkel or kayak the crystal clear, calm waters in Cudjoe Bay behind our house (kayaks are included). Venture out to experience the history and action in Key West located only 20 miles away, or explore dozens of nearby islands and a trove of nature preserves by land or sea.

In the immediate area you’ll find several good restaurants. For example, you can take your boat or catch a free ferry to Little Palm Island where you can enjoy lunch or dinner at the #3 ranked best resaurant in the world. A gym/wellness center and Cudjoe Garden’s Marina, a full service marina offering boat rentals, as well as fishing, snorkel, and dive trips is only one mile from our home. The only 18 hole miniature golf course in the keys is located five miles away. Pack a lunch and spend the day at Bahaia Honda State Park, voted the #1 beach in the U.S., which is only a 20 minute drive away. Folding beach chairs, a beach unbrella, beach toys and a cooler are available at our home for your enjoyment. The Dolphin Research Center, which offers dolphin encounters, is another area attraction. Several bikes are available for you to enjoy a leisurely bike ride down the scenic tree lined bike path which is accessible directly across the street from Sunrise Beach. There is something for those who want to relax and enjoy the views and for those who wish to explore all the keys have to offer!

This casually elegant home provides:

* High ceilings with crown molding

* Bamboo wood floors

* Gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances, granite countertops

* Keurig for hot beverages and Mr. Coffee for full pots of coffee

* Kitchen stocked with a blender, spices and staples

* Private marble bathrooms in each bedroom, plus a full marble bathroom next to the living room

* Jacuzzi tub

* Plantation shutters in both bedrooms and private bathrooms.

* 4 flat screen HD TV’s

* DVR and DVD player

* Wi Fi Internet

* Large selection of DVD's, books, and board games

* Luxurious decor and furnishings

* Covered parking for 2 vehicles and a boat trailer

* Large walk in closets with round windows

* Pack 'N Play Crib, baby linens and bedrails

* Gas grill and chiminea

* Refrigerator for refreshments or bait located next to the beach

* Bikes (2 - 4)

* Beach chairs, umbrella, cooler, beach toys

* Fishing poles

* Kayaks (2), with seat backs, life vests, and paddles

* Flat screen TV overlooks the luxurious outdoor furniture next to the beach

This is the perfect vacation home for families or couples looking for relaxing ambiance in a tropical hideaway and for those who want it all – beach, pool, boat dock, and stunning views in order to experience the 'real' Florida keys.

Keywords: Oceanfront, Beachfront, Gated Community, Boat Dockage, Pool

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Rick Von Harten (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english


based on 34 traveler reviews

Luxurious Oceanfront Home on Beach, Pool, Dock, Kayaks, Bikes, Gorgeous Views
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 34 reviews

Loved this property!!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved everything about this vacation home. The location is terrific. It's a quick trip to Key West but you can return home to a quiet and relaxing home. Everything you need and more as listed in the description. The owner is easy to work with and the property manager, Tom, provided a wealth of information from restaurants to where to park in Key West. The photos are a true representation. And the iguana is a permanent resident!! He greeted us more than once. Most days we had the pool to ourselves. With the close proximity to the water the property does have a lot of steps so keep that in mind.

Our first time won't be our last!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Buffalo, NY

Wonder property

  • 5 of 5

My family just completed an incredible week at this property. The house was clean, well furnished, and located in a quiet area that was close to everything we needed. I can't say enough about the great time we had. I recommend this place to everyone.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christmas in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We had not been to the Keys in a long time but we knew we wanted to be close enough to Key West to make it an easy drive for food and adventure. Cudjoe Key is the perfect location as it's not too far from anywhere and yet remote enough to feel you have gotten away from it all. We are a family of 5 and we enjoyed using the kayaks, riding the bikes (daily) around the neighborhoods of Cudjoe Key and on the new bike path, laying by the pool and relaxing underneath the house in the shaded outside living space complete with resort style furniture and outdoor TV. There were plenty of games, beach toys, fishing things, DVDs and informative brochures to look for ideas for things to do. The layout of the house suited us with two large upstairs bedrooms each with full bath and our son got the couch but it was great he had his own full bath on the main floor to call his own! We cooked in a few nights the kitchen is well equipped and ate out a few nights. Our favorites were the Square Grouper a must do with awesome fish and fantastic drinks, the upstairs bar was fun and we all enjoyed it. Our most memorable and truly out of this world meal was at Little Palm Island on Christmas Night. What a place, we felt like we were in FIJI but just a short boat ride away from Little Torch Key where you are picked up at their welcome center. Our daughter had been talking about seeing Key Deer all Little Palm Island we had one visit our table at dinner!!! Amazing they are like large dogs and not afraid. The food was spectacular and the setting perfect. You have to call way ahead to get reservations but its well worth the effort and trip. Our other find, when our scuba trip to Looe Key was cancelled due to rough seas, was a last minute call to go charter sailing in Key West on Breezin' Charters privately owned and operated by the nicest guy. The seas were rough but the 42' Catalina cut right through and turned a downer day into the best part of our trip!! It was just us on the boat and we had an absolute blast. On a final note Rick, the owner of this home, was so easy to work with and super informative and friendly. Making renting from them a hassle free experience. This place is a great find on the keys!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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WONDERFUL property!

  • 5 of 5

This is our last night at this lovely condo on Cudjoe Key and we have loved every minute of our week here. HIGHLY recommend. The condo is bright and cheerful and very clean. Two good sized bedrooms with their own bathroom, plus another bathroom on the main floor. Towels, soap, shampoo, hair dryer, even lotion here -- very handy. Also coffee maker, Keurig, microwave, dishwasher -- anything you would need. This is by far the best property in the neighborhood, in our opinion. TERRIFIC views from the two decks and from all rooms and right on the little beach. We loved the Cudjoe Key location, too -- an easy 20- or 30-min drive to Key West and an easier drive up to Marathon.Quite close to the Turtle Rescue Hospital, easy enough to the Dolphin Research Center. We went into Key West three times and it was an easy drive. Close to some great restaurants - Mangrove Mama's and an amazing Cuban sandwich place, are each within a mile or so. We would definitely stay here again if we returned to Key West.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stuttgart, Germany

3rd time vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We spent our third vacation in this wonderful house and it is a bit like "coming home" when we arrived here. Everythig is so clean, so well organized. Everthing you need for a perfect vacation is provided: BBQ grill, pool, tiki hut, new furniture outside together with new closet with build-in TV and stereo. Coolers, kayaks, bicycles, fishing rods - nothing to worry about - it is there!

We loved being back and we will definetly come back next year. We just arrived home in Germany again - but we are already looking forward to our next vacation in the house.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greenville, S.C.

Better the Second Time!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Have you ever been somewhere and had such a wonderful time that you couldn't wait to go there again? But, when you went back, for whatever reason, you just did not have the same wonderful time. Well, it did not happen to us! The owners upgraded the sitting areas downstairs with incredibly comfortable chairs, built in TV, and new grill. We spent much of our time relaxing with the perfect breezes blowing, listening to "our" music on the TV, reading, cooking, and enjoying an adult beverage. The walking / biking paths have been completed and we took advantage of them every day.

Honestly, this is the place for the whole family or a romantic getaway. We use VRBO frequently, and this is our favorite!!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Key West
Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Key West
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Square Grouper
Nearest Ferry
21 Miles
Key West
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Square Grouper
Nearest Point of Interest
Bike Path
Nearest Point of Interest
Cudjoe Garden Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
The Square Grouper
Nearest Point of Interest
Bahia Honda State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Blue Hole/National Key Deer Refuge
Nearest Point of Interest
Dolphin Research Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Little Palm Island
Nearest Point of Interest
Boondocks Miniature Golf
Nearest Point of Interest
Looe Key Reef
Nearest Point of Interest
American Shoal Reef
Nearest Point of Interest
Mallory Square
Nearest Point of Interest
Southernmost Point Monument
Nearest Point of Interest
Duval Street
Car: necessary

Located only 20 miles from Key West and 5 miles from the only 18 hole miniature golf course in the keys. Renowned Bahia Honda State Park, listed as one of the best beaches in America, and a Dolphin Research Center that offers dolphin encounters for all ages, are also located in the area.


Rates & Availability

Cudjoe Key House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 10 2016 - Nov 18 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 23 2016
6 night minimum stay
Christmas Season
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
6 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
Apr 22 2017 - Jun 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 12.5%

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Cudjoe Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , Marble shower and floors, luxery linens.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Granite counter, marble walls/floor, bath salts, linens.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Large marble shower and floor, luxery linens.
  • All 3 bathrooms include linen closets and a hairdryer, thick towels, washcloths, and extra linens. Luxury beach towels, and an ironing board and iron are also available.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Private bath with jacuzzi tub, large walk in closet, deck.
    Sleeper Sofa in Living Room - 1 queen , Full bath located steps away from sleeper sofa.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Private bath, Castro Convertible Single Bed, closet, deck.
  • Two master suites each with a queen bed with luxurious linens, plantation shutters and private bath. A Castro Convertible Ottomon single bed, Pack 'N Play Crib and a queen sofa bed with a built in air mattress are also available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
4 flat screen HD TV's, 2 kayaks, 2 - 4 bikes, private hammock, granite countertops, stainless appliances, 3 full marble bathrooms, jacuzzi tub, large walk in closets with round windows, bamboo wood floors, bamboo outdoor shower, tiki hut by the pool, gated community, boat dockage directly behind the house.

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