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Beautiful Tropical Home on Deep Water Canal located in a resort gated community.

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
6 - 7 nights

About the property

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

This beautiful elevated 2B/2B home, unit number 606, was built in 2002 and has a 35 foot protected dock (no need for wips) located on a deep water canal with easy access to the Gulf or the Ocean. This home has a 12X12 locked shed with new freezer. There is over 600 sq ft of shaded space under the home for parking and entertaining. The home boasts 50 five star reviews. Book directly with own for that personal touch, email or call us.. Stay cool, just installed a new 2.5 ton A/C unit for those really hot days. This home comes with free hi speed WiFi, five bikes, tennis rackets, kayak, four fishing polls, BBQ, a custom décor kitchen including designer tile counters, brand new refrigerator with lots of ice, built-in wet bar, skylights, screen room off spare bedroom.. Comes with new large capacity Samsung washer and dryer vented outside. Living room has all island decor wicker furniture including a queen pullout sofa and a new 50 inch LED HDTV with Direct TV, internet compatible DVD player (you can get Netflix, Pandora and more), CD player and stereo . The master suite has a Queen mattress and box spring, a private bath with a walk-in double shower, new 32 inch LCD TV with DVD and two large closets. The guest bedroom offers two twin beds a private breakfast screen room, large closet and new 24' LED TV. Guest bath has shower and tub. Home includes new washer, dryer, linen for beds, ironing board with iron, pantry, dish washer, towels, utensils, appliances and dishes. Kitchen has oven, dish washer, new refrigerator, blender, toaster, and everything you need to make a terrific meal. Dinning room has a glass table, a great wet bar and plenty of cabinets. Enjoy your morning coffee while watching the sun rise over the water on our newly tiled open air porch with wicker furnitue for four. Down stairs includes a 12X12 storage room with lockable French doors, new frost free freezer, beach chairs, beach umbrella, fishing polls and tackle, gas grill and plenty of room for boating, fishing and diving equipment. There is a beautiful large round picnic table with ceiling fan and light right off the dock. One Kayak with paddle. Plenty of room under the home for parking and other activities (compare to any bungalow with little parking and no shed). There is 600 sq ft. of shaded area for relaxing, parking your car and eating at the picnic table. The dock has rubber bumper posts, cleaning station, new 1800 psi power washer, double water hoses and outside shower. Walk down stairs to your boat and get out on the Gulf or Ocean in just minutes, fish, dive, lobster or just go for a ride in the beautiful Florida Keys. Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary is just minutes from the dock and is spectacular for snorkeling or diving.

Bahia Honda State Park is a few minutes ride away and offers beautiful sandy beaches and plenty of picnic sites. Key West is only 23 miles west and offers fantastic options for all kinds of activates including the best night life in the Keys. Take a cruise on a tall ship to see the sun set or just visit Mallory square where you can watch many street performers before you go for a walk on Duval Street and really see the wild side of Key West. There are many museums including the famous Mel Fisher treasure museum, Hemingway house and mush more. Go for a ride on the Conch train and learn all about the history of Key West.

The fantastic fishing and diving in the Keys is well known. You can take your boat or a charter to exciting fishing or diving spots. Catch your dinner and then take it to many of the local restaurants to cook up for you at a reduced price. Kayak around small islands, bike in Venture out or just relax and watch the sunsets from you own veranda. This beautiful home has it all.

Don't forget to get your Florida fishing liscence, you can get one online at Lobster liscence is an extra stamp and charge.,

Home is in a gated community with convenience store, an 80 foot Olympic size heated pool, kiddy pool, shared hot tub, tennis courts, boat ramp, large power washer for boats and trailer, tiki hut with BBQ, and much more. THE PARK CHARGES A SMALL TRAILER FEE ADDITIONAL, LOBSTER SEASON, XMAS AND NEW YEAR MINIMUM 7 DAY - SECURITY DEPOSIT REQUIRED, FLORIDA TAX IS 12.5%

Keywords: Vacation home, stilt House, Florida Keys, Waterfront Home, 35 Foot Dock, 20 Minutes to Key West, Diving, Fishing, Gated Community, Heated Pool, Hot Tub, Tennis, Marina with gas and Country Store, Much More.

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Jim Panzer
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About Jim Panzer

Elizabeth and James, live in Palm Beach county Fl. but love to go to our summer house in the Keys. We enjoy diving, fishing, traveling, exercising. Book directly with us so for that personal touch.

Jim Panzer purchased this house in 2005

Why Jim Panzer chose Lower Florida Keys

My wife and I picked Venture Out because it is very secure and has all the amenities you could want. The people here are very friendly and the community has lots of activities. The diving and fishing are great and we love to go to Key West to enjoy the night life.

What makes this house unique

The best amenity has to be the dock at your door step. Just jump onto the boat and take off. You can be in the Gulf or the ocean in minutes. We love to go to Looe Key Marine park where you can snorkel with hundreds of tropical fish in five to fifteen feet of water. You can fish the flats or open water. I have caught many grouper, kingfish, wahoo, cobia, snapper and many other fish. I take my grandkids fishing at the dock and we catch plenty of snapper on frozen corn. There is so much to do you don't have to go out on a boat, there is a great gym up the road, lots of restaurants, a huge pool and plenty of activities within the community. My wife likes to walk in the morning with her friends, bike around the compound or just relax, read a book and look over the bay.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(50 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Tropical Home on Deep Water Canal located in a resort gated community.
average rating of 4.96 based on 50 reviews

Perfect Unit!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Jim and Liz for renting us your beautiful home at Venture Out. We had a wonderful week. The unit was perfect! Very well stocked and clean. This unit has just about everything you need. The dock was nice and convenient to load and to clean your boat after a day on the water catching lobster. Even the neighbors were really nice. It was also nice to have so much available on TV on those down times. We have stayed at Venture Out several times but this is by far one of the nicest units we have stayed in. We are hoping that renting this unit will be the beginning of a summer tradition for us.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks James for the terrific five star review. This is actually our fiftieth five star review which means a lot to us. Liz and I work very hard to exceed our guests expectations. Glad to hear you did so well with the lobsters and had time for some fishing also. We always look forward for our previous guest to return and hope you come back soon.
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Great Lower Keys Rental

  • 5 of 5

Great rental home for a week in the lower keys. We brought down a 23' boat, the boat ramp and pressure washer on the venture out property made it a less stressful process on arrival/departure considering other places I've rented. Dock is in great shape and has its own fenders as well as 2 hoses near filet table. Unfortunately the week we stayed was too windy to fish most of the week so we took advantage of the pandora tv and excellent sound system and the lounge chairs on the dock. Great location and easy canals and channels to navigate to Atlantic side and Gulf. I'll definitely consider this home for a trip next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Jason. Sounds like you had a terrific time in the Keys. Our home in Venture Out has everything for boating, fishing, diving and family fun. Hope to see you back soon, Jim and Liz
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Excellent house to rent!

  • 5 of 5

This was an excellent vacation home/destination! The house and amenities are exactly as shown and talked about in the description. Jim and Liz have a very nice home away from home and that is how it feels when you get there, warm and inviting, you really feel welcome and the décor sets you in the keys! The house has everything you need for vacation, just bring food and drinks and everything else is there, towels/sheets/pillows/grill/fresh water/ice/freezer downstairs for storage/fishing gear/kayak/bikes and much more. The location is awesome, we rented a boat and snorkeled at Looe Key and explored beaches and sandbars in the "back country" (the gulf side), and had a blast. We had our own little oasis everyday. Restaurants/tiki bars/shopping are minuets away. We had 4 in our group, me, my wife, daughter and her friend and were completely comfortable. Many attraction around to do if you do not have or rent a boat like, snorkeling/scuba/fishing/site seeing/eco tours/kayaking and many more. A definite return to here and rent again!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the outstanding review. Liz and I are so glad you and your family had a terrific time. It is hard not to with all the activities you can do in Venture Out and the adventures awaiting you in Key West and the surrounding Keys. Hope to see you back soon, Liz and Jim.
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay, the house is clean and comfortable, the storage room under the house is great for the fishing, diving gear, the amenities in venture out are nice, not to far to key west, would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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excellent vacation destination!

  • 5 of 5

This is an excellent vacation destination! The house is clean, very tastefully decorated, warm and inviting. I would definitely consider coming back.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This is my second time renting this home and it is absolutely perfect for what we like to do in the keys. We primarily fish when down here and this house has ample room for everyone and has great access to both the Atlantic and Gulf sides. Not to mention the resort has everything we need, boat ramp, gas, marina with bait (frozen, not live). The house is always clean, has a nice large TV in living room, and nice storage room underneath to make loading and unloading boats a breeze. Bedrooms work out great too since one room has 2 twin beds. Our trip is usually a guy's trip, so having our own beds and not sharing a queen is always nice. Will be staying here again.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Paul you and your friends are always welcome and thanks for the great pictures of the fish you caught. Hope to see you next year. Jim and Liz.
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Home has dockage for boat, canal front, cleats, dock box, fish table, electric at dock. Large 12 X 12 cement shed under home to keep all your stuff. Also has freezer for bait, outside shower to cool off when you come home from a day of fishing, two hoses to help clean the boat. Community power washer at marina. Located 20 minutes from Key West by car. Only 20 minutes by boat from Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary. Comes with fishing polls, tackle, two bikes, two tennis rackets and balls.


Rates & Availability

Cudjoe Key House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter rate 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Spring rate 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 26 2017
6 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Jul 21 2017
6 night minimum stay
Mini Lobster 2017
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Lobster Open Season
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall rate
Aug 26 2017 - Dec 22 2017
6 night minimum stay
Holiday rate
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 12.5%

There is a $200.00 refundable security deposit collected upon booking. Remaining balance is due 60 day prior to arrival. There is no booking fee if booked through the owner. Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. A one time resort amenities fee $53.75 is collected by the resort upon arrival in Cash. All renters get a payment receipt, rental confirmation and rental agreement upon rental confirmation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Cudjoe Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) Comes with extra pillows, shams, plankets and plenty of quality sheets., Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twin beds in guest room., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Wicker sofa converts into a confortable queen size bed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Home has a 12X12 storage room with freezer, refrigerator, bikes, kayak. Community has tennis courts, a library, convenience store, marina, excellent boat ramp and gas available, snorkeling area, club house with Ping-Pong tables.

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