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Waterfront Keys Realty, Inc.

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Thank you for reserving your vacation rental at Venture Out Resort with Waterfront Keys Realty, Inc.

Enclosed are the following for your information and attention:

1.      Waterfront Keys Realty, Inc. Rules & Regulations

2.      Venture Out Resort Rules & Regulations

When you arrive at Venture Out Resort, proceed to the Venture Out Office (or the Guard Shack if it is after hours) and pay the registration fee of $53.75 and receive your parking pass for your vehicle.  Cash or check only is accepted for this fee.  **Starting on July 1, 2019 the registration fee will be $107.50 CASH or CHECK only.

Only one car, one motorcycle and one battery powered golf cart is permitted at each lot.  Transportation vehicles must fit in the driveway or will have to be moved into overflow parking for a nightly fee.  If you have extra cars, boat trailers, jet ski trailers and other vehicles, you will need to park them in the overflow parking lot and pay the appropriate nightly rate. (The rates are $2-$4 per night depending on size).  **Starting on July 1, 2019 the overflow fees will be $5-$10 per night depending on size**

Beginning May 15, 2015, the V.O. Security Department will be required to strictly enforce the V.O. Overflow Parking Rules in accordance with the following procedures:
1.  All V.O. overflow parking areas are designated for short-term (temporary) fee parking only.
Only licensed transportation vehicles, boats/trailers, and recreational vehicles are authorized to use short-term parking. 
Commercial vehicles or cargo trailers shall be allowed only at the Manager's discretion on a daily basis. 
MAXIMUM allowed overflow parking is two (2) weeks within any six (6) month period. (Except for the 25 annual resident overflow vehicle parking passes issued each January 2nd).
Management discretion shall be used for the parking needs of short-terms renters that exceed the aforementioned two (2) week MAXIMUM. 
Upon expiration of the authorized two (2) week overflow parking pass, the trailer or motor home, must be moved to a proper storage facility outside the community. 
The first registered unit boat/trailer and excess transportation vehicle (one each) will be given priority consideration for Venture Out overflow temporary fee parking. There is no guarantee, implied  or  otherwise,  that  Venture   Out   will   provide   any   overflow   parking   spaces   for additional unit boat trailers or vehicles.   Please plan  accordingly!! 
All overflow parking outside of the designated overflow lot (Pavilion Northside) must be specifically coordinated with Front Gate Security or it will be towed at the owner's expense.

We ask you to let us know immediately upon check-in if there is anything amiss with the home. We ask you to do this so we can resolve any issues immediately. In doing so, this will help us identify how it occurred and who should be charged.

To secure your reservation please "Reply" to this email stating that you have read through the rules & regulations below or Sign & Fax back the signature pages only.

Waterfront Keys Realty, Inc.
"Your Venture Out On-Site Realtor®"
Office (305) 414-8936
Fax (305) 414-8939

Thank you for choosing US for your "Fabulous Florida Keys Vacation!"  

Leaseholder Responsibilities
The person making the reservation is responsible for payment, deposits, property damages and all responsibilities spelled out herein and in the rental contract. The leaseholder’s primary residence address and e-mail address will be used for all notices and correspondence. Please be sure to read your lease very carefully. We do not rent to prom groups, school or graduation groups, fraternities or sororities, or youth groups with or without adult supervision. We rent only to family groups and responsible adults over 25 years of age; adults cannot rent properties on behalf of underage guests.


Reservations Made Outside of 60 Days Prior To Your Check-in Date:
If your arrival date is more than 60 days from the date of the booking we require a refundable security deposit to hold your reservation. If you are mailing a check it must be received by our office within seven days of the booking. If your paperwork and payment are not received within seven days of booking, your reservation is automatically canceled.

Reservations Made Fewer Than 60 Days Prior To Your Check-in Date:
If your reservation is made fewer than 60 days before your arrival date, your reservation must be paid in full upon making your reservation - either by using a credit card, cash or check. Checks are not accepted for reservations made fewer than 15 days prior to arrival.

The Total Rental amount is defined as rent + booking fee + cleaning fee + 12.5% tax +
$45 Damage Waiver.
Checks for the refundable security deposit or Total rental payment may be mailed promptly to:

Waterfront Keys Realty, Inc.
701 Spanish Main Dr.
Cudjoe Key, FL 33042
Please add your reservation number to your check


Once you have entered into a contract to rent a property, you are binding yourself to that property for that time. There should be no expectation of compensation or relocation because you don't like the property or because something in the property isn't working to your satisfaction.

Unlike a hotel, we cannot relocate you without specific authorization from the home owner as each home is individually owned. As previously stated, we will make every effort to correct any malfunctions or problems encountered, but no refunds should be expected.

Waterfront Keys Realty, Inc. reserves the right to cancel a confirmed reservation at any time prior to the Guest's taking occupancy of the property. In the event this should occur, Waterfront Keys Realty, Inc. will refund all monies on account.

Cancelations 60 or More Days Before the Date of Arrival:
A cancel fee of $100 will be deducted from your refundable security deposit and the difference if any will be refunded to you if you cancel at least sixty (60) days prior to your arrival.

Cancelations Fewer Than 60 Days Before the Date of Arrival:
It is strongly recommended to take out Vacation Rental Insurance to cover possible cancelation as soon as your reservation is made.

If you cancel less than 60 days prior to your scheduled arrival there will be NO REFUND of any monies, unless we can rent the property for the same time period. We offer Vacation Rental Insurance. This insurance helps protect your vacation investment. If you purchased Vacation Rental Insurance, be sure to call them to see if your cancellation is covered.

If the property you have booked is removed from the rental program or if extraordinary circumstances render the property uninhabitable, Waterfront Keys Realty, Inc. reserves the right to substitute a comparable property. If comparable accommodations are not available, then Guests may choose from available properties at the published rates or request a refund.

Advance Reservations:
Properties are available for advance reservations to departing guests first; advance reservations may be made up to one year in advance. For reservations, please call the Waterfront Keys Realty, Inc. office at 701 Spanish Main Dr., Cudjoe Key, FL 33042.

Hurricane & Mandatory Evacuation Policy:
Waterfront Keys Realty, Inc Tenants agree to vacate the premises when a Mandatory Evacuation Order has been issued due to a pending hurricane. Within 30 days you will receive a refund for any remaining time on your reservation. To prevent loss of rental payments we strongly recommend purchasing Vacation Rental Insurance. In the event of an ordered evacuation due to hurricanes or other storms, you are required by state law to evacuate the property. If you leave due to "Storm Warnings" or "Voluntary Evacuation," Waterfront Keys Realty, Inc. will not issue refunds. Waterfront Keys Realty, Inc. will not issue refunds in part or in full for inclement weather. We strongly recommend that Guests purchase vacation rental insurance for stays occurring during hurricane season - June 1 through November 30.

OFFICIAL NOTIFICATION: By signing the Rental Contract, each Guest acknowledges being offered insurance to compensate the Guest for losses or damages resulting from loss of use of the property due to a mandatory evacuation order. If the Guest refuses said offer to purchase vacation rental insurance, the Guest shall not be entitled to a refund of monies paid other than any remaining time on your reservation that could not be used due to a MANDATORY EVACUATION ONLY. The Guest also agrees to comply with all orders of evacuation.


Vacation Rental Insurance:
Things happen! Unforeseen circumstances such as sudden illnesses, job loss, deaths, or hurricanes do occur. Vacation Rental Insurance is offered to help protect your vacation investment. This insurance is optional, but we recommend it so that you may be financially reimbursed in case of unforeseen events. All Guests who choose to purchase the Vacation Rental Insurance will receive the Vacation Rental Insurance brochure along with the Rental Contract. Vacation Rental Insurance premiums are non-taxable and are non-refundable under any circumstances.

Vacation Rental Damage Insurance:
As a part of your stay, you may purchase a Vacation Rental Damage Protection plan designed to cover unintentional damages to the rental unit interior that occur during your stay provided they are disclosed to management prior to check-out. If purchased, the policy will pay a maximum benefit of $3000.00. Any damages that exceed $3000.00 or are not covered under the plan will be charged to the credit card on file. If, during your stay at one of our rental properties, an insured person causes any damage to real or personal property of the unit as a result of inadvertent acts or omissions, the Insurer will reimburse the Insured for the cost of repair or replacement of such property up to a maximum benefit of $3000.00. Certain terms and conditions apply. Full details of the Vacation Rental Damage coverage are contained in the Description of Coverage or Insurance Policy,
The Vacation Rental Damage plan can be purchased up to, and including at, check-in. By submitting payment for this plan, you authorize and request CSA Travel Protection and Insurance Services to pay directly Waterfront Keys Realty, Inc. any amount payable under the terms and conditions of the Vacation Rental Damage. Please contact Waterfront Keys Realty, Inc. directly if you do not wish to participate in this assignment. If you do not wish to purchase the Vacation Rental Damage Protection, a $1500.00 damage deposit will be required at the time of the reservation booking.

Guest agrees to surrender the property in the same condition as at commencement of the rental period.  An inventory and inspection will occur after every rental and Guest agrees that the credit card on file may be charged after the rental for excessive use of utilities, additional cleaning required as a result of excessive wear and tear, failure to follow check out procedure, replacement of missing items(towels, sheets, dishes, etc), or unauthorized pet in unit.  To ensure that you do not incur additional charges the property should be left reasonably clean and with out damage, no excessive laundry, garbage removed and disposed of properly and furniture left in its original locations.  If damage occurs during your stay, guest must notify Waterfront Keys Realty, Inc. office immediately to have the damages/loss evaluated and repaired 305-414-8936. Waterfront Keys Realty, Inc. reserves the right of entry at any time.

Access to homes:
Waterfront Keys Realty, Inc. and/or authorized employee or repairman may enter the premises for any purpose pertaining to repair, improvements, inspections, showings and management of the property.

The following holidays require minimum seven (7) night stay: Mini Lobster Season, Opening Lobster Season (August 6th), Christmas & New Years. Waterfront Keys Realty, Inc. office is closed and reservations are not able to be made on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.


Check-In Instructions:
Check-in time is 3pm on the arrival date of your reservation.
During times of high occupancy, there is no guaranteed check-in time. The Venture Out Office or the Guard Shack (after hours) will have your name, unit number and check out date. Your unit will be UNLOCKED(the key on the table) and CLEAN upon your arrival. The unit will be supplied with 1 roll of toilet paper and 1 bar of soap in each bathroom, as well as 1 trash bag in each trash can. All of our homes are fully furnished with linens and house wares.

Check-Out Instructions:
Check-out time is 10am on the departure date of your reservation.

Please leave the unit’s door UNLOCKED with the KEY inside on the kitchen table UPON YOUR DEPARTURE.  Each unit is professionally cleaned and inspected before and after each rental to ensure that all guests have a comfortable stay.

Each property is equipped with a Arrival and Departure Procedure manual. Guest is responsible for reviewing all instructions in the book and following such procedures accordingly.  Such responsibilities include but are not limited to trash removal, dishes cleaned and put away, A/C re-set to unit standard, linens to be stripped per unit instructions, etc...Please note that additional expenses will be incurred and charged to your credit card on file for failure to follow check-out procedures found in the binder.

Do NOT count on an early Check-in or late Check-out.  We will accommodate these requests when possible but often cannot make this determination until the time of your reservation as all properties are subject to additional booking at all times. Special arrangements must be made in advance if you need a later checkout time, otherwise you will be charged for another night’s rental.

Your unit will be open and clean upon arrival. Upon departure leave the keys in the unit and the door unlocked. Our cleaners will be in immediately to clean the unit. There will be a $25.00 charge per key that is not left in the unit. This will be fee will be charged to your credit card on file.

All equipment in each property should be in working order when you check in, but things do break down unexpectedly! Please report any inoperative equipment or problems to the office immediately.

Housekeeping or maintenance problems will not be addressed at check-out or after you return home. Waterfront Keys Realty, Inc. cannot be held accountable for problems we are not aware of, so please notify the office of mechanical failures as they occur. When you report a problem, you can expect a courteous and professional attitude to problem solving, and we will make every reasonable effort to resolve the problem promptly. Please understand that emergencies take precedence.

However, under no circumstances will there be a reduction of rent for any mechanical failure of air conditioners, dishwashers, refrigerators, washers, dryers, cable or satellite TV, Internet access, televisions, VCRs, DVD players, swimming pools or any other appliances or amenities.

Utilities are furnished with each rental unit. Any excessive use of utilities or violations of any local water restrictions/ordinances will be charged to your credit card on file. Be sure all faucets, air conditioners and TV’s are turned off at the time of your departure. Please leave the refrigerator on. Air Conditioners: Please be conservative when using the air conditioner. Keep the thermostat at auto and do not set below 74 degrees. DO NOT LEAVE your unit’s doors open as this will cause the air conditioning unit to freeze up and/or malfunction and may result in a charge against your credit card on file.

You will be charged a cleaning fee upon booking your unit. Cleaners DO NOT wash dishes or pick up trash around the house. Please leave the house neat and orderly. There will be an additional charge for any excessive laundry or cleaning. This will be charged to your credit card on file. If you arrive early and the housekeeper is still cleaning the unit, you are not to enter the premises or place any personal belongings inside until they have completed the job. DO NOT PLACE ANY BAIT, UNWRAPPED FISH OR LOBSTER IN THE REFRIGERATOR. BAIT IS TO BE KEPT IN OUTSIDE COOLERS OR SPECIFIED BAIT FREEZERS ONLY.

Garbage pick-up days are Monday and Thursday mornings. Trash cans may be placed at the curb for pickup the night before. If trash cans are full you can still put your trash at the curb, as long as it is in plastic trash bags that are tied or sealed. DO NOT LEAVE ANY TRASH IN THE IN GROUND TRASH CONTAINERS.

The unit has a large blue bin that is for "RECYCLING" items only.  Pick up is on Wednesday.  If trash or other non-recycle items are placed in the blue bin a $25 additional clean fee will be charged to your credit card on file.


It is unlawful for any person to make or continue, or cause to be made continued, any excessive, disturbing unnecessary or unusually loud noise, or any noise which annoys, disturbs, injures or endangers the comfort, response, health, peace or safety of other persons within the park.

Absolutely NO PETS allowed unless otherwise stated. A limited number of units allow pets and restrictions may apply. Requests for pet allowances need to be made at the time of the reservation. There are no guarantees of availability. If allowed you will be charged a non-refundable pet fee which will vary depending on the unit you reserve.  Bringing pets to a non-allowed rental unit will cause immediate eviction from the premises with forfeiture of ALL funds unless previously agreed upon with Management.  Owner's must clean up after their pets and comply with the Venture Out pet rules and regulations. 

Smoking in a unit will cause immediate eviction from the premises with forfeiture of ALL funds. Smoking is permitted outside the unit. Please be courteous and pick up any cigarette or cigar butts and dispose of in the unit’s outdoor trash bin.

Insects & Wildlife:
Unfortunately for locals and visitors alike, the Florida Keys is home to many little critters, especially during the summer and warmer months. The American Cockroach (fondly referred to as the "Palmetto Bug"), ants, mosquitoes, and sand fleas are common invaders. Palmetto Bugs live in the trees and ground cover outside but can occasionally find their way inside houses. We do our best to keep the pests away - all of our properties are cleaned after every rental and properties receive routine pest control treatments. An occasional roach or line of ants does not mean the property is infested or has been poorly maintained. Some tips: Keep your unit clean. Keep food sealed. All food should be stored either in the refrigerator or in sealed packages or containers. Bugs are attracted to food and water. Be sure to clean up all areas where food is prepared and served, clean up spills and crumbs from snack foods immediately and do not leave dirty dishes lying around. Bring your bug repellant.

Please understand you are on an island, and you may occasionally have "uninvited guests." Waterfront Keys Realty, Inc. will not relocate guests or issue refunds or discounts due to bug sightings--sorry.

Owner Closets & Storage Areas:
Many homes have locked owner's closets or cupboards for the owners' personal items. Also, some storage areas are locked and are not available for guest use. Please respect these areas and do not attempt to open them. Any tampering will result in a charge against your security deposit.

Lost & Found
Waterfront Keys Realty, Inc. is not responsible for items left behind in properties. Every attempt will be made to locate lost items, but there is no guarantee that they will be found. Please check your property carefully before leaving. There is a $50 fee to search for and/or retrieve lost items; plus the cost of postage if it is necessary to mail your items. Retrieved items are kept at the office for 10 days; after 10 days, the items are donated to charity.

Errors & Omissions
Every effort has been made to provide accurate and complete information in both our printed materials and on our website; however, Waterfront Keys Realty, Inc. is not responsible for printing or posting errors, omissions, equipment failure, changes in amenities or furnishings made by homeowners, or changes in views, neighborhoods or amenity access.

Important Notices:
Waterfront Keys Realty, Inc. reserves the right to substitute comparable accommodations should your confirmed unit become unavailable due to unforeseen circumstances, however, Waterfront Keys Realty, Inc. cannot guarantee the rental rate. The tenant reserves the right to accept or refuse the substitute accommodations and rental rate. Waterfront Keys Realty, Inc. is permitted, at any reasonable time, to enter any part of the premises for the purpose of inspection or repairs.

VO GUARD GATE (305) 745-1982              WATERFRONT KEYS REALTY, INC. Office :(305) 414-8936

WATERFRONT KEYS REALTY, INC. After Hours Emg :(305) 587-1185

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                     Tenant Signature                                                          Date

NOTE:  Please Sign/Date and fax to 305-414-8939, email to or mail to Waterfront Keys Realty, Inc., 701 Spanish Main Dr., Cudjoe Key, FL 33042.  Be sure to keep a copy for your records.


Venture Out Charges:

Registration Fee due upon arrival up to (6) people: $50.00 +7.5% Tax = $53.75 (check or cash only) PAID DIRECTLY TO VENTURE OUT.
**Starting on July 1, 2019 the registration fee will be $107.50 CASH or CHECK only. PAID DIRECTLY TO VENTURE OUT


A.  Only one recreation vehicle and one automobile (or automotive transportation vehicle) are permitted on each lot, and the vehicle must be parked on the paved driveway.

B.   If your vehicle does not fit in your unit’s driveway you must park it in overflow parking. Due to the various lengths of vehicles and individual unit’s parking spaces we cannot guarantee that your vehicle will fit. Trailers and additional vehicles also must be parked in the overflow parking lot.

C.   You must register at either the Guard Gate or Venture Out office if you need Overflow Parking when you arrive (all vehicles in excess of one).
Daily Rates:  $2.00 under 15 ft. or $4.00 for 15 ft. or over. 
**Starting on July 1, 2019 the overlow fees will be $5 under 20ft or $10 for 20ft or over. CASH or CHECK only.



1. Each and every lot in the Park is PRIVATE PROPERTY. You are entitled to the use of the lot you are renting and the Common Use Areas. 
    DO NOT TRESPASS on your neighbor’s property.

2. QUIET HOURS must be observed between 11:00 PM and 7:00 AM. Excessive noise or other nuisances are not permitted in the Park at any time.

3. Bicycles used after dark must be equipped with working headlights and tail reflector, or the rider must carry a flashlight. When walking after dark, please carry a lighted flashlight. WALK ON LEFT, BIKE ON RIGHT.

4. No overnight sleeping outside your unit is permitted. This includes sleeping in boats, vans or other transportation vehicles.

5. No boat, boat trailer or excess vehicle is permitted on any lot. They must be parked in the Park Overflow Lot. See charges above.

6. Only one recreation vehicle and one automobile (or automotive transportation vehicle) are permitted on each lot, and the vehicle must be parked on the paved portion of the driveway.

7. You must have a valid driver’s license to operate any motorized and/or battery powered vehicle in the Park. Such vehicle must be equipped with an effective noise-reducing muffler. It may be used for transportation and, if so, it must be parked completely in the driveway. Golf carts may be parked on the marked area adjacent to the driveway.

8. No vehicle or trailer may be parked on the street overnight. If for any reason, you need to be parked on the street after 11:00 PM, please contact the guard on duty at the guard house. Phone number is (305) 745-1982.

9. Your boat may be docked only at the unit you are renting.

10. Parents are responsible for the safety and discipline of their children.

11. Florida Law requires the use of rubber sewer collars on sewer hoses at the point of entry. Collars are available at the Park Store.

12. No visible clothes lines are permitted on any lot. Lines are provided behind each bathhouse.

13. Open fires are prohibited except for gas or charcoal grills.

14.  Florida Law prohibits throwing trash in the canals or adjacent waters.

15.  No one shall discharge a firearm in the Park. This includes air rifles and spear guns.

16.  Fireworks are prohibited.

17.  Please do not take lobster from the Venture Out canals.

18.  Pets must be kept on a leash not more than 8 feet long. No more than two (2) pets are permitted. Pets are confined to your lot – no walking a pet in the Park. You must pick up after your pet. Note: The owner of rental unit may, at his discretion, refuse permission to keep a pet on the premises.

19.  No more than six (6) persons may occupy one lot.

20.  No more than 1- 6 gallon gas tanks are permitted on the property.

TRASH PICKUP: MONDAYS and THURSDAYS. DO NOT leave loose plastic bags of garbage on the curbside.
You are provided with a trash can in the ground at your unit. Garbage should be placed in plastic bags, then in metal can, which must be set on curbside on the morning of pickup.

RECYCLING DAY: WEDNESDAY – Glass, aluminum cans, newspapers, plastic 2 liter bottles, etc.

TV RECEPTION: Your lot may be equipped with cable T.V.

Venture Out R.V. Regulations

1. Only commercially manufactured motor homes, mini-motor homes, fifth wheels, travel trailers, and truck campers in good condition, good appearance, which are totally self-contained and/or require full hookups, will be accepted.

2. NOT PERMITTED as recreational vehicles are tents, fold-out campers, pop-ups, non- commercial conversions of trailers, trucks, busses, and any type of park model trailer.

3. A recreational vehicle and a transportation vehicle will be permitted only on units where no violation of setback limits or parking requirements will result.
a.         Ten feet (10’) from the water’s edge. (If applicable).
b.         One foot (1’) from the sanitary sewer side line of the property.
c.          Five feet (5’) from all other property lines.

4. A completely paved driveway with a minimum length of fifteen feet (15’), as measured on the short side, and a minimum width of ten feet (10’) and a maximum of twelve feet (12’), must be provided. Driveways must completely enclose any transportation vehicle parked thereon.

5. No major appliance shall be located on the unit outside the R.V. except in a storage box. (Storage box must comply with other V.O. Rules).

6. Recreational vehicles shall not be permanently sighted within Venture Out.

7. All recreational vehicles are subject to the approval of Venture Out Management. Recreational vehicles shall be inspected for condition, appearance, and road readiness.

TRASH PICKUP: MONDAYS and THURSDAYS. DO NOT leave loose plastic bags of garbage on the curbside.
You are provided with a trash can in the ground at your unit. Garbage should be placed in plastic bags, then in metal can, which must be set on curbside on the morning of pickup.

RECYCLING DAY: WEDNESDAY – Glass, aluminum cans, newspapers, plastic 2 liter bottles, etc.

TV RECEPTION: Your lot may be equipped with cable T.V.

Note: If you are renting or the guest of an owner, you are a guest of every owner of this park. All the facilities available for your enjoyment are made possible financially and otherwise by all owners. To protect our investment we have established the aforementioned Rules & Regulations to which all of us must adhere. We ask that you abide by them to ensure that these privileges will not be denied to you. Please read and obey the posted Rules for use of the pool, spa lounge, tennis courts, etc.

I have read the above and understand that the Board of Directors of Venture Out may terminate the rental of any tenant at any time for breach or violation of the above Rules and Regulations and other governing the operation of the Park or any of its occupants.


Name: _______________________________        Lot Number: _____________

Address: _____________________________        Reservation #____________



Signature: ____________________________       Date: ____________________