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“Park is nice but pick your unit carefully!” 4 of 5 stars
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701 Spanish Main, Cudjoe Key, FL 33042   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Cudjoe Key
Orlando, Florida
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Park is nice but pick your unit carefully!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We were impressed by the amenities available for our use - from the pool to the boat ramp, tennis, store, gas pumps in the marina, security, etc. The park is extremely clean and quiet. There are many nice newer homes mixed with RV's and older trailers.

But the unit we stayed in was not so great (384). It was an older (1989) trailer with multiple maintenance needs and uncomfortable beds. The mold and mildew smell was overwhelming and the list goes on from there.

We originally reserved another unit, a newer stilt type home (in May) but after our final payment in October we received a call 3 days later saying our unit was now unavailable but they would move us. We were disappointed, as the unit we started with had kayaks for our use, the replacement did not.

For the huge amount of money we paid for our unit we were very disappointed. Could have stayed in a nice hotel for less.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

I recently stayed in unit 513...I really liked the Ventue Out Experience, Nice clean, quaint, charming, Island Condo Style unit…Located in an VERY upscale RV park, on the water… 30 mins to Key West..
…ONE BAD THING WAS “ADD-ON FEES”…
Price for Room on the internet shows $107 per night…
But you have… Cleaning fee $95, Processing fee $30, Taxes $45, Security fee $45, PLUS A CHECK-IN FEE OF $53.75 (pay in cash at the guard gate,when you arrive)..TOO MANY ADD-ON FEES..!!

Room Tip: ...513 is Nice, and on the water...Get as close to the water as possible.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Spring Lake, New Jersey
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We/stayed in 13 and what a nightmare .stink from bath house was unbearable. Owner extremely hostile and un helpful. Noise in front of unit with delivery trucks going by all day long. Also rv lot owner in 14 emptied his holding tank 9pm after not emptying for 3 months. Stink surrounded us. The beds sunk to floor and furniture not comfortable . Owner rented unit a mess ( I have photos). Before and after I cleaned it.

Also, we did not receive our full security back with false charges of electric usage, not verified by keys electric. We had 50.00 incl for electric and when I called, key electric said we used 47.77

Beware of 13

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Clifton, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Gated small home and trailer community, perfect if you want a home base from which to explore the Florida Keys. We stayed a week in Unit 66, and this was our second time renting at Venture Out.
Units are cozy, and close together, but certainly not as close as you'd have in a hotel with neighbors in the next room! it's hard to find any place in the Keys with a lot of room. Our unit had 2 very comfortable bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a small porch, picnic table and grill, and was 150 ft from the water! we were able to have breakfast at home, spend days at Key West ,Bahia Honda, or other locals, and then come back to our little cottage and relax. having your own kitchen makes traveling more affordable. the HUGE pool, hot tub, and other amenities were awesome.. beautiful sunsets, and we found both the staff and other residents helpful and friendly. You couldn't get a hotel for what we paid for our unit. we will definatly be back. thank you Venture Out. there are lots of styles, sizes and locations within the community, so just know what you want before you rent.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Port Clinton, Ohio
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We have stayed here in early Feb for the last five years. A lot of what makes up your experience has to do with your unit and its location to the water. The most desirous units are hard to book due to the obvious. In our case we rented UNIT #191 and liked its being a stilt home, on a channel with an awesome view of the open water. The downside was the soiled carpet, the blown speaker on the tubeTV in the living room, the webbing broken on the couch and chair on the deck, lots of useless junk in cabinets and drawers as the owner uses it a lot themselves. The owners keep a lot of their personal possessions in the closets etc.and you get the feeling you are visiting others that live there at the same time as you are staying. There was no hose and the gas grill was so filthy and in bad condition they had no choice but to replace it from our request. There is no table on the deck to set your drink or snacks and our yearly request for one fell on the owners deaf ears. The windows were always dirty from year to year and we cleaned them to enhance the great view. All the problems were conveyed to the owner by the realtor and the owner stood hard on a take or leave it attitude. Too bad such a nice home is not kept up. We finally decided to move on within Venture out for a properly maintained unit. The park itself is very clean, quiet and near many things to see and do.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

My husband and I have been coming to Venture Out since the early 90's and we absolutely love it. There's plenty to do right in the park (pools, hot tub, tennis, basketball, and more), plus it's just 7 miles by boat out to Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary. The key to enjoying yourself is remembering that you are renting a manufactured home or a mobile home in a waterfront park in the Florida Keys. There are good units and bad ones - do your homework, figure out what you want, and give it a try. We enjoy being close to Key West (23 miles), Marathon (about the same), and not too far from the major airports in southern Florida (about 140-160 miles).

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Orlando, Florida
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We booked this place , Init 98, through Waterfront Realty. It was a really nice place. We were right on the water, 3 spots from the end of the canal. The unit was clean, comfortable and well maintained. It had everything we needed, plenty of towels, extra bed linens and a fully equipped kitchen. The pool was great! It was nice to have our boat parked right outside. We did have trouble with our boat so the marina recommended Larry Carter's mobile marine repair and he came out to us and fixed it. (Great guy) The weather was not great but the resort if you want to call it that was great. The grand kids were able to fish right in front of the place and we caught some fish there. I would highly recommend this place and I would return. It was quiet because we went at a time when they were not all that busy. They have 24 hour security so we never had to worry about anything. Security road around a lot checking on things but they really did not bother anyone. Everyone was real friendly.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 701 Spanish Main, Cudjoe Key, FL 33042
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Cudjoe Key
Amenities:
Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Cudjoe Key
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Venture Out Hotel Cudjoe Key

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