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Tropical Blue Adventure Waterfront at Venture Out

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Heated Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hot Tub


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Comfortable and charming, this newer stilt home has everything you could

want for a vacation for just the two of you, a few friends, or the

whole family!

Fantastic waterfront open canal views. Located on a

60'wide canal, you can bring your powerboat, jet ski, kayak, or what

have you, and dock it right in front in our canal. (We have 2 kayaks

at our unit available for guests free of charge). Note - There is only 17' of dockspace in front of our home so if your boat is larger thatn that you will have to use the on-site marina boat ramp to take the boat in and out of the water each time you use it. There is no cost for the use of the boat ramp, which is only a 2 minute walk from our home)

The house has two bedrooms (the master bedroom with a Sealy pillowtop queen bed, the second bedroom with a full-sized queen bed with a single bunk overtop), two full bathrooms, as well as a pull-out queen sleeper in the living room.

It is fully stocked with all linens and towels, has dishwasher,

microwave, fridge with icemaker, blender, coffee maker, toaster, new full-sized

stackable washer and drier, all utensils and dishes, and a gas bar-b-que.

Also has central air and heat, 40' widescreen tv with 130 channels. Wireless high speed internet is available inside the home and is included. Brand new comfortable living room furniture. Freshly painted throughout. New bedroom flooring.

Gorgeous new deck overlooking the water with patio furniture where you can sit and enjoy the view!

More Details

Jan or Kevin Breckman
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About Jan or Kevin Breckman

We used to live in the Clearwater area of Florida, and would travel to the keys for our vacations to scuba dive, snorkel, go boating, go to the beach, etc. We decided that if we could ever pull it off, we would buy a place in the Keys and eventually retire there. We were lucky enough to be able to do this in 2007, so now we are still working, but go down a couple times a year ourselves, and eventually will spend 6 months per year in our beautiful waterfront home!

Jan or Kevin Breckman purchased this house in 2007

Why Jan or Kevin Breckman chose Lower Florida Keys

The Venture Out community has wonderful ammenities and everything is always perfect when we arrive, so we don't need to spend our vacation time doing yard work, pool maintenance, etc - its already done! We are located midway between Key West and Marathon, so if we want the nightlife of Key West or services of Marathon, we are less than 30 minutes from either one!

What makes this house unique

One of the nicest views in Venture Out, we are directly on the canal with openwater views and access. We can just prop the kayaks right into the water and paddle away - and so can you as our guests!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed our stay at your beautiful home in Venture Out! We loved that you are close to Key West for a night on the town, but far enough away in a safe gated community to be quiet at night when we want quiet! The pool and hot tub are both wonderful, and so close to the unit. Our favorite thing to do is to sit up on the deck for happy hour in the evening or for coffee in the morning, and look at the wonderful openwater view off the deck overlooking the ocean. We also loved the kayaks you provide for your guest to use at no charge. Thanks so much for letting us rent your home! We will be back next year!
Nov 2011
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Cudjoe Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Queen bed with a single bunk over top.
    living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper in the living room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Located in Venture Out - a 5-star resort/gated community, located just off US 1 at MM 23, just 19 miles from Key West. Huge 80' pool heated year-round with separate kiddie pool, jacuzzi, saltwater swimming area, marina with fuel an boat ramps, fish cleaning stations, convenience store open 7 days a week, two tennis courts, basketball court, shuffelboard area, Bocce ball court, and children's playground. Recreation hall has darts, book exchange, ping-pong, billiard table, computer area, and activities such as line dancing, bingo, movies, exercise events, and TGIF social evenings.


Very Good! 4/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Tropical Blue Adventure Waterfront at Venture Out
average rating of 3.9565217 based on 24 reviews

Comfortable, clean & great location!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the house. There was plenty of room for all of us to be comfortable. The deck was convenient w/a beautiful view. We were within a short walk to the pool/game/beach area. Just a couple of minor things; the rental said it included 2 bikes that weren't at the house. Also came w/2 kayaks that we decided not to use because one had holes and they were very worn. Overall a great stay, location and home. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house is well appointed and comfortable. The neighborhood is a bit crowded. It suited our family

  • 4 of 5

We used this as a base to tour other keys and did not spend a lot of time on the property except to sleep. The

Location is good and the house, while not new, is well maintained and has what you need. It is very comfortable. The neighborhood is packed with houses, trailers and RVs. If you are here during the day there are rec resources like a pool etc.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location on the water....

  • 4 of 5

Property location offers outstanding amenities in addition to a great location.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nice property with water front view

  • 5 of 5

Just the right size for our family. right on the canal and able to enjoy the sunrise every morning from the deck. Enjoyed the whole venture out experience and would definitely stay here again on our next vacation

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed our beautiful home! My favourite time of day is when I sit on the deck having my coffee, watching the sun rise over the water, as I am an early riser and this is my special time to myself. Venture Out has so much to offer as a vacation community. Thank-you for your review! Jan
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Chicago, IL, USA

This is a three star property

  • 3 of 5

We had positive and negative highlights of our stay in Cudjoe Key. And please note we have stayed at over 20 properties, represented by about 5 different services, over the last 20 years.

All of our issues were reported to the management company and they were mostly rectified. The floors were very dirty when we arrived. As I cleaned the place it appeared that no one had cleaned under the furniture such as the bed, sofas and chairs. The closet we were able to access in the Master Bedroom was filled, and I do mean filled, with blankets, sheets, cushion covers for furniture which didn't exist, a broken end table, pillows, and other items. Luckily we weren't using the second bedroom so we just stacked all the stuff in there. The second bedroom closet did have some room in it but was not empty. Light bulbs were missing. Light bulbs were out - six or seven in total. The gas grill was only working on one side and there was a lot of grease in the bottom so we were concerned about a grease fire. The property managers did clean the gas grill and then the second half didn't work so it was replaced. In a response to a previous review, the owners said the place had been renovated. But laminate, or whatever it was, was pealing off some of the kitchen counters. And the television was totally unplugged in the master bedroom which we finally figured out and then we set it up.

On the positive side, it was a great view and the house was laid out well. The bathrooms were in good shape and the management company was very responsive.

I didn't revisit the web site for this property but I believe I remember a scarcity of reviews. And not all of them positive. Considering how popular this area is, I would have expected more - pro or con. I'll be much more sensitive to reviews in the future.

If Homeaway is reading this, this might be able to explain how this property is considered owner managed when the owners live in Canada and they have hired a management company in Florida to manage the property.


  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for your review! You mentioned you thought that the floors were dirty. We pay professional cleaners to go through the home after each guest, and we pay a professional management company to come in behind them and double check that our home is spic and span, and ready for the next guest. This being said, I addressed this with the management company who said that when they they came over to check on this, it had been a few days already that you were there, and as you had been wearing shoes in the house for a few days, it does make the floors dirty. (We usually take our shoes off to keep the sand and dirt to a minimum). Our management company did address this with the cleaners however and apparently this was a substitute cleaner - not the usual person, so it is possible that the cleaning was not done as well as it usually is. In the master closet, there are extra sheets and blankets for guests who use the hide-a-bed in the living room, as well as extra blankets in case someone is cold. The broken end table - likely a guest broke it and did not tell us , and just put it in the closet with blankets covering it up. There is no reason for a broken end table to be in the closet - we will have the management throw it out. I also asked them about light bulbs. Normally this is always checked as well, but a light bulb can go at any time, as everyone knows. They said they took 2 bulbs over, not 6 or 7. The TV being unplugged in the master bedroom - who knows why the last guest unplugged it, but it is not really very difficult to plug in a tv. Gas grill - you are the first guest who has said that only half of it was working, but this was quickly remedied with a new grill for you. Our home was renovated a year ago with new flooring, furniture, and paint. We did not put in new cupboards, and the finish was not peeling when we were there last. We will have this checked out and repaired. There are over 20 reviews on our property - most of them 4 to 5 star. I do not bother people for reviews after they leave - I feel this is totally up to them. There are many many properties who's owners hire management companies if they do not live close to their properties. This is for the benefit of our guests so that someone is there to quickly take care of any issues that come up.
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Ash, ENG

It's ok

  • 2 of 5

This house is ok, that's probably the most I can say. The view from the deck is beautiful, the best feature. For the cost, the decor is tired and in need of updating, although I realise that all accommodation in the Keys is overpriced and less smart than other areas of Florida. Part of the Keys charm maybe...?Beware of the realty agents - we were subject to some strange shenanigans when we were e mailed with less than 48 hours notice to be told our booking was being cancelled (yes really!!) due to faulty air condition - apparently irreparable in time for our stay. We were told they could offer one alternative accommodation that was not big enough for our family and lacked all the extras such as tv, wifi, waterfront location that we'd booked. Unfortunately the owner had a 'nothing I can do' attitude and just told me to sort it with the realty company. After several heated conversations and 11 attempts to phone the agent after they failed to call me back, I was notified that it had miraculously been repaired after all...Much as we are grateful to be reinstated to the property I am sure there was an agenda lurking there somewhere, just not sure what it was...As I said, beware.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Mandy! I have to say that I am totally surprised by your review! First of all, we did a total update less than 2 years ago - living room furnishings are all new, floors throughout are new, mattresses are new, etc. We have had many compliments on the updates that were done. Price-wise - we have not raised the price once since we purchased the unit n 2008. If you want high priced accommodations just go to Key West - 20 minutes down the road. The air conditioner did break just prior to your arrival, as any a/c can. To be on the safe side, the property managers found you another place to stay nearby in the same resort, as the a/c technician was having difficulty getting the parts he needed. He had told our property managers that it was very unlikely he would have everything working by the time you arrived. Parts and ac units sometimes take time to repair in the Keys, as it is not a big city and supplies have to be shipped in. I called the a/c person myself, to see if he could somehow expedite things so the unit would be ready for you in time, and told him that although I realized it was the busiest time of the year for a/c guys, could he please please do his best and let me know the second he got the unit working so you could stay. Mandy - I did not even speak to you at the time - I only spoke to the a/c technician and to the property mangers to let them know to contact you and that if it was not too late to keep your reservation, our unit was ready for you. (The a/c guy went the extra mile to get this done after I called him and begged.) I am very sorry if you had any conversations that were heated or where someone did not call you back - these were not with me. I am going to address this with the management company to see what their side on this is. There is no excuse for not responding, other than the week prior to your arrival is the very business week of the year in the Keys - mini-lobster week. If the unit was miraculously repaired its because I really pushed the AC technician to work overtime to get it done in time for you. No agenda Mandy - what would have been far worse would have been to not have had the unit repaired in time and had no alternate accommodations ready for you. The alternate unit that was ready for you in case we could not have ours repaired in time was the only unit available with short notice, but in the end we pushed hard and and all was well. Thought you would be pleased...take care...Jan
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Key West International
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Key West
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Square Grouper
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Bahia Honda State Park, Key West
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* boating.

* diving.

* snorkelling.

* swimming.

* sunbathing.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Bahia Honda State Park.

* Key Deer National Refuge.

* Tennis.

* Swimming in huge on-site pool.

* kayaking (kayak n/c at property).

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Beaches.

* Snorkelling.

* visit Key West.

* parasailing.

* museums.

Snorkelling and diving, including the world famous Looe Key Reef.

Several good dive charter companies nearby. Quick boat access to

both the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico. Fantastic fishing

including billfish, dolphin (mahi-mahi), bonefish, tarpon, and much

more. Excellent restaurants and many tiki bars earby. Bahia Honda

State Park is narby, and boasts the nicest beaches in the Keys.

Dolphin Research Center, National Key Deer Refuge, and Great White

Heron National Wildlife Refuge are located nearby. Only 20 minutes

from the wild and crazy and totally unique town of Key West, where

there is a sunset party 365 days per year.


Rates & Availability

Cudjoe Key House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
May 1 2017 - Dec 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Processing + insurance $85 + Tax
Pet Fee $100
Cleaning $115 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Nightly Rate: $157 - $172

Weekly Rate: $1100 - $1200

Monthly Rate: $3960 - $4320

$1100 to $1200 per week, plus 12.5% state and local tax. $95 cleaning fee. $75 processing.
($50.00 Venture Out registration fee for entire stay for the unit, payable upon entry to Venture Out). 10% discount for 4 weeks or more.

50% deposit to book, balance due 60 days prior to arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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