About this rental
This luxurious home overlooking the Atlantic Ocean is part of Sunrise Beach Resort, an exclusive gated community built in 2007 with only 10 other homes. We are 80 feet the water's edge facing Southwest. Lounge in your private hammock or enjoy the gorgeous tropical landscaping and cool breezes on one of two balconies, dock or poolside, where you can soak up the sun steps from the house. Breathtaking southwest views of the blue-green ocean and sunsets can be seen from either balcony.
Your boat, up to 25 feet, can be kept at the dock for your entire stay in the calm waters directly behind the house. I pay for you to store your trailer off-site at Cudjoe Gardens Marina where the closest ramp is. Looe Key is an amazing reef 45 minutes by boat where you’ll find the most beautiful snorkeling and diving reefs in the keys. American Shoal Reef can be seen from the house five miles offshore, with the excellent fishing, snorkeling and diving. Fish or kayak right off the end of the dock or you can venture out to experience the history and action in Key West located only 17 miles away. In the immediate area you’ll find several very good restaurants, a gym/wellness center, and Cudjoe Garden’s Marina, a full service marina offering boat rentals. The only 18-hole miniature golf course in the keys is located 15 minutes away. Bahia Honda State Park and the Dolphin Research Center, which offers dolphin encounters, are other area attractions.
This casually elegant home has:
* high ceilings with crown molding and ceiling fans
* bamboo wood floors
* a gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances and granite countertops
* Two master suites with king beds and full private baths
* a third full bathroom downstairs
* 3 flat screen HDTV’s with full U-Verse cable package
* Free WIFI
* covered parking for 2 vehicles
* I pay for you to store your trailer at the local marina since trailer storage inside community is not allowed
* walk in closet and luxury beds and furniture
* Beach chairs, cooler, beach toys,
* Fishing poles
This is the perfect vacation home for families or couples looking for relaxing ambiance in tropical setting and for those who want it all – beach, pool, boat dock, kayaks and views.
Docking your boat in our marina. Fishing from our docks, Excellent nearby restaurants. 30 minutes from Key West. Protected bike path across street.
Why Kids Love It
Swimming and fishing right here. Bicycles, paddleboards and kayaks free to use. Swimming pool right here. Private Hammock. Protected bike path off main roads.
Midway between Marathon and Key West, just 30 minutes to either one. This is a gated community of just 11 homes. Several high end and casual restaurants within 5 miles. Nice protected bike path off main roads
Favorite Places To Eat
Within 5 miles:
My New Joint
No Name Pub
Big Pine Diner (15 miles)
Steak and Lobster (25 miles in Marathon)
Half Shell Raw Bar
A&B Lobster House
Red Fish Blue Fish
Seaside Café at Southernmost
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Heated/cooled swimming pool, Fire extinguisher, Smoke detector, Exterior lighting, Deadbolt lock, Washing Machine, Clothes Dryer, Paper Towels, Toilet Paper, Living Room, Ice Maker, Lobster Pot, Pantry Items, Dining Area, Dining, Stereo, Books, Games, Music Library, Video Library, Water Sports Gear.
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Oct 14 - Dec 03 2023
Dec 04 - Dec 15 2023
Dec 16 2023 - Jan 05 2024
Jan 06 - Feb 16 2024
Feb 17 - Apr 12 2024
Security Deposit: $250
Tax Rate: 12.5%
Check in after: 4:00 PM
Check out before: 10:00 AM
100% refund if you cancel 30 days prior to arrival.
50% refund if you cancel by 15 days prior to arrival.
No refund if you cancel less than 15 days prior to arrival.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay. A security deposit of $250 will be collected and refunded promptly after cleaning fee is left for housekeeping and no damage reported.
Last updated December 02, 2023
Hosted by John Benckenstein
Member since 2019
Year Purchased: 2017
About the owner: My wife and I are retired and enjoy travelling and our visits to stay right here in the lower keys. We love the peaceful area, nice homes and beautiful waters.
Why this property? We vacationed in the keys several times a year staying in various chain hotels and mom and pop boutique hotels for many years. Then we found this home for sale on Cudjoe Key, the perfect location in our opinion. Fortunately, it is also one of the lucky few home allowed to rent on a weekly basis. Most homes have a 28 day minimum by law.
Guestbook comments from the host:
Condo was clean and well kept. Nice area at the dock where we sat for coffee every morning. Very nice dock in which to keep the boat. Kind of tight getting in and out but we all worked it out with no problems. We cooked in the condo several nights and had everything we needed.
Extremely well furnished newer property with every play toy (kayaks, life vests, snorkeling gear, fishing gear) included. Kitchen is top rate with quality and complete cookware plus nice place settings and tableware (definitely a huge step above the “usual” accumulated garage sale collection we’ve found in other rentals). View is great but jumping in the water isn’t as great as being on a canal because of the shallow water. I guess you can’t have it all but this property comes very close!!
Great rental. Owner had all the necessities for a family. Very friendly.
Very pretty, practical, clean and comfortable townhouses. We rented two two bedroom, three bath properties next to each other, one with a direct view of the ocean and were very pleased with the place. Two other siblings rented other properties right next to us. Great to hang out in the multicolored chairs overlooking the water, and using the pool to cool off. I especially appreciated John being very accommodating when I needed some flexibility for getting my children off to the airport and the shuttle to Miami.
We were very pleased with our stay in Unit 109. The property is very nice and met our needs for our vacation perfectly. The only disappointment for us was that the bikes were not in working order, but that wasn’t a huge detriment as the owner was able to get them working very quickly. I would definitely book this unit again in the future or recommend it to others.
Fabulous vacation spot
We recently spent a few nights at this lovely Florida Keys home. The house is even nicer in person than the photos show. It was incredibly open, clean, well stocked and in a perfect location for a combination of low-key and relaxing downtime, and all the fun that Key West brings. The beds were comfortable, and having three bathrooms was a big plus.There are a few things that would have made our trip/the house even better. The pillows were not very comfortable. The bikes were all quite rusty so we did not use them. There is no full length mirror in the house. There are no games at the house other than Dominos & cards, so bring your own if that is something you like to do. There are quite a few jellyfish in the water, so paddle boarding was not really an option, though that is certainly not the owner’s fault.
Stayed: January 2023 Submitted: January 16, 2023
I am glad you enjoyed your trip and will take note of the pillow comment. We do replace pillows periodically, but I guess not in this unit yet. As for the rusty bicycles, had you tried them you would have found that despite their surface rust, all brakes, seats and steering worked, and tires were inflated to spec. Keeping bikes looking new is a challenge near salt air as anyone spending time in the Keys will confirm. All six bicycles available ae less than 2 years old.
Hosted by John Benckenstein