Large 2 Bedroom / 2 Bath - Sleeps 6. Gated Resort. On Canal, 3 lots from Ocean
About Rick Altra
Come visit our home and make it yours for however long you can stay. We are from Michigan, but now live in the Keys year round. The weather in the Keys makes it beautiful year-round, and we love the blue and green colors of the ocean. Leave the snow behind for a weekend, a week, or a month or more.
Rick Altra purchased this Cottage in 2016
Why Rick Altra chose Cudjoe Key
We love this property because we can sit on the deck and fish, or just gaze at the Ocean and island located right off the end of the canal. You have everything you need and more, which is so much better than staying in a hotel!
What makes this Cottage unique
Being located in the lower keys on the small island of Cudjoe Key, you can get away from the traffic and noise of Key West or larger islands, but....you are close enough to take a beautiful drive and be amidst the best of everything the islands have to offer. A month is still not long enough to see everything, so keep coming back year after year.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
No smoking anywhere on the property.
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Minimum age of primary renter:25
On7/1/19: Venture Out Resort fee - check/cash (no credit card) - $107.50 pay upon arrival. Parking for one vehicle at house. Extra parking $5-$10/nite
Fees: Refundable security Deposit - $100. Damage protection insurance - $59. Cleaning fee - $125.00. Admin fee - $50. Pet fee - $75.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great place to stay in the keys
Renting was no hassle and owner was great. The Venture Out Security is another story. Vance the security guard on our second day came to our home at 9 am and BANGED (not knocked) on the door to inform us that our vehicle bumper was in the road, and that we needed to park in overflow and pay additional money as we already paid VO for our boat trailer parking and resort fees. After 15 minutes of discussion and advising I was not going to move my car and make it inconvenient for me and my family Vance decided he we contact the owner. The owner came by and he didn’t see a problem. Warning VO Security Vance takes his job way too seriously especially when we just want to vacation. But after that had a wonderful time.
Safe, quiet atmosphere. Half hour from Key West. No problem tying the boat to the dock. Fun times.
Enjoyed life in the Keys.
Caught fish, caught lobster, enjoyed the sunsets..
Planning another trip on the way home.
We stayed for 2 weeks at this perfect spot on cudjoe. The canal was awesome, had the boat right there the whole time. The property was clean, affordable and comfortable. Rick was responsive when i had had questions. I would definitely stay here again. Venture out had a marina and store to gear up and gas up for the day. Had an amazing time!
No Parking even for a small car...
First let me say the owner seemed like a nice guy and I don’t like leaving this review. I’ve stayed many times in the community Venture Out and this unit was poor in every way. Very little provision for parking for any size truck. The picture is misleading. The spot is extremely short and the parks security will not let it stick out at all. The option is to park a couple blocks away and walk. Only a compact car would fit in the spot. The place was dirty; the water pressure is very poor. The beds are old and not comfortable. Smelled like mold. The couch is old and worn out not comfortable. Very few lights worked or bulbs were burnt out. No lights worked outside on the water side where you would like some on your boat. The dockage is basic and only PVC pipes protect your boat from concrete damage. No fish cleaning table. I have stayed in 5 or 6 other units in Venture Out and this one was the poorest. Sorry for the bad review and this is the first bad review I’ve left but it’s time to invest some cash back into this unit.
Felt like home
I loved the fact that there were two bathrooms!! I grew up in VO. Our bathroom was small and cramped and we had one!!
Hassles upon hassles
“Rick” sent the head of security over to say that no one was allowed to be here cause the property was not rented. He sure had no problem taking my money. Giving me the code and checked in with no problem. Then when I showed my paperwork he started singing a different tune... I’d never rent here again a bunch of rude clowns
Sorry for the misunderstanding -- I was contacted by security, who stated they received a complaint that a large group (more than six) were at my house and trespassing at the property next door – going up the stairs and on to the porch. He asked if I was aware of the event, which is in violation rules. I assured him I was not, and did not, allow or rent to more than 6 (per my rental agreement). He said he would go to the house and handle the problem. I later spoke to my neighbor who confirmed that there were “about a dozen people at my house”.
Marina with ATM/Convenience store on site, gated community, community library on site. Community pool as well as ocean swimming. Gas and boat cleaning with fresh water available at marina. Hot tub, community center, tennis, bocce ball courts, fitness classes. Fish off the canal right in front of the home with 35 ft. concrete dockage and cleats. Home is three houses in from the ocean, so ocean view with island is available. Only 21 miles from Key West, Florida, with lots of shopping and restaurants. Beautiful beaches and snorkeling at Ft. Zachary State Park on Key West, or at Bahia Honda State Park, just 15 miles from home. Boat rental, snorkeling expeditions, scuba diving off Looe Key Reef, deep sea fishing, local fishing, kayaking among the mangroves nearby, bicycle rentals, swimming in pool or ocean right on site, picnicking. Relax or be as busy as you want.