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August & Sept. Special $90 nite $650 wk. 15 min to Key West!!WiFi gated resort

Bedrooms 2
Space 780 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 28 nights


About the property

24Hr Gated Community With Heated Olympic Pool, Jacuzzi, Tennis Courts

Cudjoe Key,(Mile Marker 23) we're 5 Star Rated, Venture Out Resort, 701 Spanish Main, #624 is located, 20 miles to Key West, a popular tourist spot, Bahia Honda State Park, which is a beautiful beach with Kayaking & snorkeling; Looe Key world famous reef and fishing, plenty of sunshine. Halfway between historic Key West and Marathon. See lots of sites or relax by the pool or lounge around at our fully furnished comfortable home.

Affordable, Colorful, Tropical vacation home with new AC unit. The living room nicely decorated with tropical flare, has a flat screen TV with DVD, Directv W/DVR, two sofas, one is a queen size Futon and comfortable bamboo chair.

Spacious Dining area conveniently located to kitchen has a wood dining table and chairs. Kitchen is spacious with side by side water and ice dispensing refrigerator, lots of cabinets, counter space and a dishwasher to keep the chef happy.

Master bedroom has a queen size bed with TV, Guest bedroom also has a queen size bed with TV/DVD, One bath with tub & shower; Beautiful private area out back for sunning, reading and just enjoying being in Florida! Gas 3 burner infrared gas grill for you use. Private outdoor dining too.

All floors are Pergo or Tile. This property has new Central Air, Brand New 2015 Washer/Dryer and ceiling fans for your additional comfort.

We have several great restaurants, Square Grouper Restaurant is only a mile away and Boondocks Bar & Grill which has music nitely is several miles up U S 1; Many more many to mention. Bike Trails on Hwy. 1,Bahia Honda State Park is a 10 minute ride and offers beautiful sandy beaches, kayaking, snorkeling, snack bar, gift shop and plenty of picnic sites. Key West is only 20 miles south and offers fantastic options for all kinds of activates including, sunset cruises, parasailing, Famous Mallory Sq. Entertainers, lots of live music, and the best night life in the Keys.

Home is in a gated community, 24 hour Security Guard, convenience store, large shared heated pool with ocean view, kiddy pool, hot tub, tennis courts, Recreation Center with pool table, ping pong, library, basketball courts, bocce ball, boat ramp, large power washer for boats and trailer, tiki hut with BBQ, and much more.

More Details

Genell Sims
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Genell Sims

My husband and I fulfilled a life long dream of buying a place in the keys! We've traveled there for vacations with our 4 sons for over 30 yrs and our dream came true in 2011. We've been improving our place a little each year and it's so comfortable and homey. We enjoy scuba diving, snorkeling, people watching, fishing, and just hanging out listening to various bands. We would like to share our home with others and have tried to make it reasonable. I've worked all my life as office manager and retail manager...looking forward to enjoying my golden yrs. my husband worked for CSX Railroad for over 30 yrs so he is enjoying retirement also. Hope you all come visit our home!

Genell Sims purchased this house in 2011

Why Genell Sims chose Lower Florida Keys

Relaxing, comfortable, 24 hr. Security Guard Gated Resort and close to a variety of activities. AT & T WiFi in home.

What makes this house unique

Wireless Internet! Heated pool, jacuzzi, tennis courts, swim in ocean, on site marina with convenience store. infrared 3 burner gas grill. lounge chairs. 2 bikes for you use. Central location to fishing, historic Key West site seeing, parks and much more.

Guestbook comments from the owner

By Dale Davis (Holiday florida and Niagara Falls New York)

I had a slight problem booking the place but owner genell was extremely helpful. My son. Just got back from his fifth tour in the desert and wanted to come for a visit. I thought it would be nice to show his new wife the keys. She is from Germany. The place was clean and homey nothing fancy but a great location in a well managed mobile community nice pool close to key west locked community on the water. We had our pets and there were no restrictions and a small fee. We decided to,stay an extra day and genell contacted the real estate agent and everything was taken care of seamlessly. It happened to be the week of the aweful snow storm in buffalo and the kids are from Niagara falls so they were thrilled to be in the warm weather. There were plenty of instructions for us when we got there so we were able to find everything we needed. Thank you again Genell and family for sharing your home with us
Nov 2014
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Cudjoe Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 780 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Shower/bath, toilet, sink with cabinet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Flat screen TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , TV/DVD
    Futon/living rm - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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August & Sept. Special $90 nite $650 wk. 15 min to Key West!!WiFi gated resort
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 10 reviews
Grand Island, FL

You get what you pay for!

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This was not our first choice, we rented 8 months out and the rental was sold so we had to rent on the fly. We had several families with us and attending a wedding. The trailer was extremely hot during the day, AC would not keeping up with the demand of the Florida heat. The trailer itself is dated and has a smell. The mattress' are old/brown. The kitchen cabinets have a horrible smell and we had to wash all the dishes before using due to a sticky feel, some flatware was rusted.

We stay in the Keys several times a year and have stayed in Venture Out on couple of occasions. We love the area and the atmosphere but had the worst experience this year due to the rental. The owners resolution was " if they don't like it they can vacate the rental." Money was not an issue but time was due to being last minute. Sweating while getting ready for a formal event was insane. NEVER would I recommend this property !

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry you did not enjoy your stay, to address your issues, this past winter we installed a new larger AC unit and ran additional duct work, we've had multiple visitors before and after your visit with no complaints but will have hvac service inspect unit. We also purchased a new mattress in one bedroom this past winter and the other mattress is couple years old but will have management inspect and make recommendation. The kitchen is fully equipped and have never received complaints but will have manager inspect utensils and dishes. We try very hard to make our home comfortable, yes it is not new but we continually make improvements. Our guests comfort is important to us which I feel our reviews reflect that, we will meet with cleaning and management to correct.
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Nice community, close to key west

  • 4 of 5

Great time, everyone was friendly, plenty of space, lots of activities

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your stay! Appreciate the review and hope you consider our home if you return to the keys. Thank you,!
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A month in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first "try" at being snowbirds...we will do it again. This unit was very cozy, comfortable and clean. Venture Out has so many amenities and activities - great place! Everyone wants to be in the heart of Key West, not us...we are out of the bustle but close enough to visit. Can't say enough.. loved our month...sad to leave this morning.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed being a snowbird! Thanks for kind words about our home, I agree with you, I like to visit Key West but really enjoy the slower pace of Venture Out. They are getting ready to blacktop the streets so will be all spruced up for your next visit. We are here now doing some maintenance and glad we're missing the snow. Hope you keep us in mind your next snowbird experience and God Bless!
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Perfect getaway home!

  • 5 of 5

We've visited the Keys several times and this was one of our best trips yet. This home was just right for us and we loved that it was pet friendly so that our fur kids could join us as well. Venture Out is a nice, quiet and safe area. There is a bit of construction going on, but it didn't bother us one bit. The pool area is very nice and there is even a boat ramp. This home was clean and well maintained. The upper level bedroom stays a little warmer than the rest of the house, so I'd recommend using the lower level bedroom if you are traveling solo or as an individual couple. The beds were very comfortable and the washer and dryer were very handy. The pet walking area is outside of Venture Out, so that is slightly inconvenient but won't stop us from returning. We are looking forward to returning to this rental in what I hope is the near future!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we are so happy you enjoyed our home and your vacation, we installed a new air conditioner in February, we will have it looked over. Thank you for positive review and look forward to your return! 😄
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Great Place For A Quiet Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time traveling below Marathon. I had done little research on the area and was unsure what to expect. The rental process was very easy. Everyone at Dolberry Realty was a pleasure to deal with. From the time we entered Venture Out we felt welcome. Arriving at the home was a pleasant surprise. The inside is very roomy and was very comfortable for our party of two adults and two teenagers (two big boys). It is very clean and well equipped to cook your catch. The outdoor area has a grill, patio table and chairs. In back are two lounge chairs. My wife enjoyed sitting there in the sun reading. The place is well kept. The pool and rec center are open until 11. There is a nice area along the sea wall with chairs where we sat and watched the boats. This is a very family friendly place. It would be a great place for several families to meet and vacation together.

Eating out is expensive. We liked Mangrove Mamas pizza. The Square Grouper is good. Anywhere you go with four people will be about a $100. Most of the time we stayed in and cooked our own meals.

The area is close to Bahia Honda and Key West. For a nice relaxing beach day with the family, Bahia Honda is the best. We went to Key West to a beach near the Naval Air Station. The beach was ok. There was a cruise ship in port and Fantasy Fest was starting at the end of the week. We somehow ended up driving down Duvall street. Definitely not for younger kids or someone who is easily offended. We went to Divers Direct on Tuesday. It was tutu Tuesday. Not sure if it happens every Tuesday. You might want to go to the dive shop on Wednesday.

If scuba diving or fishing is on the agenda, a lot of research should be done unless a professional guide is hired. We had a boat and wasted a lot of time guessing where the fish and bugs were hiding. That's why we didn't catch anything. For any pleasure scuba, go to the ocean side. Don't go to American Shoal. Not much there. We didn't make it to Looe Key. From everyone we talked to, we missed a very nice day trip.

Overall, this is a great place for a family or a couple. There is something for everyone. A short drive will satisfy the sun lovers, the fishermen, the divers, the shoppers and the partiers.

It is truly a "Little Bit Of Paradise"

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review! We try very hard to keep our home comfortable as possible. Happy you and family enjoyed your vacation, Bahia Honda Beach is one of our favorites and Smathers Beach is our favorite in Key West. Hope you'll return and go to Looe Key, our family went diving and snorkeling there and had a great time. Thanks again, Genell
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Very homey and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We were very comfortable during our stay. We had plenty of towels. Beds were comfortable. Loved the heated pool and the fact that it was open until 11:00 pm. Great location - close to Key West but able to come back to a quiet place. The bikes need some attention to the tires but since we didn't expect to have the bikes we didn't miss them.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review and thanks for letting us know the bikes need attention so we can repair. So happy you enjoyed our little bit of heaven. Wish you a Happy And Prosperous New Year!
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Bahia Honda State Park
"Most beautiful beach in the keys! All natural and pristine!"
Hemingway House
No Name Pub
"Great restaurant! You will see endangered Key Deer on your way, they are so cute!"
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Key west, EYW
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Square Grouper 1 mile wharf bar & grill 2 miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Conch Train Historic Key West
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Square Grouper
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Bahia Honda State park Beach
Car: recommended

Halfway between Marathon and Key West. Location is mile marker 23.


Rates & Availability

Cudjoe Key House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
End of summer
Aug 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter spring 2017
Jan 1 2018 - Apr 1 2018
28 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Security Dep. Protection $45 + Tax
Process $40 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $115 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Christmas, New Years, Lobster Week and Mini Lobster Week are slightly higher and may require a 7 night minimum stay.
Venture Out Resort Fee of $53.75 payable upon check-in (cash or check only). This is for 24 hr security gate personnel, Olympic swim pool, jacuzzi, tennis courts, bocce ball, basketball, recreation center, billiards, ping pong, library, on site store, etc.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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