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
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!
About the Owner
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!
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!
3.9 based on 18 traveler reviews
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.
I give this property 5 star's but needs new beds
It was perfect!
We rented this home because it was close to key west. It was just perfect! The resort had a very nice pool, a place in the ocean to swim, tennis courts and a small store and was on a canal that lead to the ocean. It was very secure, clean and quite. I had occasion to talk to a neighbor and her friends and they were very helpful and friendly. The house had everything we needed and was very comfortable. I really can't say enough good things!
Great option for fishing the Keys
We opted to stay in this small condo instead of the usual motel. It was a great improvement as it gave us a common area to hang out during the downtime. The porch is great with a great view.
Good choice for parties of 4 or less.
Needs new beds! Most uncomfortable for the price!
I have just returned from this property, and had my first good nights sleep in 5 days! It is a lovely house and Venture Out has great amenities, unfortunately the house is seriously let down by the sleeping accommodations. At the price we paid for a four night stay, I would expect a decent bed. If this was a hotel I would have demanded a new room! The guest bed is claustrophobic, noisy and very uncomfortable. So much so, that my husband even tried to sleep in the upper bunk! The second night, we tried the equally uncomfortable pull out couch. Mattress is so thin I felt every spring. The next 2 nights were spent on the couches! The broken blinds and lack of air in the guest room, (it only drips large amounts of condensation) just add to the lack of comfort. Both bedrooms have a rather funky smell, we later realized that was probably from the flooring, maybe new? The couple we travelled with said the master bed was not great, but just okay. As I had read all the reviews, I made the comment prior to booking that the negatives were about the beds. As those comments were a year ago, I would have thought they would have been resolved. As they have not, I would not recommend this property as is. Shame, because a few dollars invested would increase the value to match the cost of rental. I don't feel we got our money's worth. There is far too much else available in the same park to settle for the accommodations we had. We looked at other properties during our stay and will enquire about those again next year. By the way, some sharp knives would not go amiss!
House was nice as was the community and the pool. Canal can get full of sea weed which discouraged us from using kayaks. Dishwasher didn't work while we were there, but was supposed to be fixed. Overall it is a nice place and area. About 40 min to Key West attractions. Not a lot to do in immediate area, but you are away from the crowds also.
From the Owner
“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!”
Activity and Interests
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional information about rental rates
|Processing + insurance||$85 + Tax|
|Cleaning||$115 + Tax|
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
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
From the Owner
“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!”
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Internet ...
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Refrigerator ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Game Room
- Ping Pong Table
- Pool Table
- Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
- Heated Pool
- Hot Tub
- Outdoor Pool
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
- children welcome ...
- non smoking only
- pets considered ...
- wheelchair inaccessible
- Ocean View
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
- basketball court
- deepsea fishing
- jet skiing
- pier fishing
- scuba diving or snorkeling
- sound/bay fishing
- surf fishing
- 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
- Deck / Patio
- Golf ...
- Kayak / Canoe
- Outdoor Grill
- Guests provide their own meals
- 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.