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Chic Redfish Key West Style Cottage at Yellowdog in Matlacha

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Last updated: 04/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Matlacha cottage description

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The Redfish at Yellowdog is a newly redecorated beach chic key west style 1BR/1BA waterfront cottage. It is by far the most stylish waterfront cottage in town.

The Redfish has a queen bedroom, a half bedroom with a modular full size bed, and a pull out full size sleeper couch in the living room. A large HDTV in also in the living room. The cottage has a full kitchen with large refrigerator, gas stove, coffee maker, microwave, and all kitchen utensils. A full bathroom is in the cottage, plus there is an additional shower and half bath are right outside your door.

Please note that since our rentals are pet friendly, we may not recommend staying with us if you have significant, uncontrolled allergies to pet dander. We make every effort to thoroughly clean between guests, but cannot guarantee the cottage will be 100% free of pet dander.

About Yellowdog: Yellowdog is a destination in itself. We have a boutique with ladies clothing and gifts, upscale resale and consignment clothing, homegoods, and original art. Opening soon is a cafe serving breakfast and lunch. We have boat dockage available and kayaks and stand up paddleboards available for rent. We are right next to Bert's Bar and Grill and across the street from Andy's Seafood - two of the best places to eat in Matlacha and they are right at your doorstep. Well behaved dogs are welcome to stay with you for an additional cleaning fee.

From Yellowdog you can easily walk to most of Matlacha's art galleries and restaurants.

Licensed Captain onsite: We have a licensed Captain available on weekends for boat trips and fishing charters. Captain Chris can take you on a sunset wine cruise, to Cabbage Key for lunch or dinner, or to Cayo Costa for a day of leisure on a beautiful island beach. We'll even pack a picnic for you.

For larger parties: For larger parties you may want to also rent the Tarpon Cottage at Yellowdog -HomeAway #952204. This is a 2BR/1-1/2BA cottage right next door to the Redfish.

Keywords: cottage, key west, waterfront, bungalow

Property Type

  • 700 sq. ft.
  • Cottage
  • 1 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Pets Considered
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1


          • Convertible bed(s)


          • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) There is a pull out couch and a modular full bed available...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Kitchen


          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            Boat parking available in water only. No boat trailer parking is available on our property but is available nearby for an additional fee....moreless

          • Living Room
          • Iron & Board
          • Hair Dryer
          • Parking
          • Linens Provided
          • Air Conditioning
          • Towels Provided

          Other Amenities

              • There are 3 total beds in the cottage. The queen bed in the bedroom, the sleeper sofa in the living room, and a modular double bed in an offset extra room. This room is separate, next to the bedroom, but does not have a door. It may also be used as a large walk-in closet. There is a full bathroom in the cottage, and there is an ourdoor shower and half bath right outside the cottage that may be used. ...moreless


              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player


                  • Wireless Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Kayak / Canoe
                  • Outdoor Grill


                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions
                  • Historic
                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All

                  Location & View

                  • Village
                  • Water View


                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Groceries
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Restaurants
                  • Marina
                  • Walking
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shopping
                  • Boating

                  Other Activities

                      • Matlacha is the perfect spot for fishing, kayaking, and boating. Please note, if you are not familiar with the area, the closest beach by car will be about 45 minutes to either Ft. Myers Beach or Sanibel Island. If you have a boat, you can get to Cayo Costa or Sanibel in about that time or less, depending on your speed. ...moreless


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                      • Not great for dogs and not worth the price!

                        Not great for dogs and not worth the price!

                        • Guest Mallory M.
                        • Date of stay 09/29/13
                        • Review Submitted 10/08/13
                        When I found this place online, I was SO excited. Unfortunately it did not live up to it's online appearance. I will start with the good things: the inside was decorated adorably, very clean, and I loved the setup. (All very important things!) The problem was that the one of the main reasons I chose this place was because they were dog friendly. I wish I had known that there would be virtually NO WHERE to walk them unless you crossed the very busy highway which the cottage is directly on. Even when you cross the street, it's less than ideal for anyone with dogs. We ended up actually putting the dogs in the car and driving them to a nearby neighborhood everytime they needed to be walked. We were also less than thrilled with the customer service. There was no one there to greet or help us upon our arrival and there was a lot of confusion about how to get in to the actual property. After about half an hour of phone calls and playing with locks, we got in. When we walked into our cottage (The Redfish) it was stifling hot. We were told that the a/c was supposed to be turned on the day, but the cleaning lady had forgotten. It took a little while to cool down, but once it did that aspect of the cottage was fine. They did end up getting the lock on the main gate working, but it was the most complicated lock I've ever used. (Not a standard padlock) And when you get back to your cottage and it's night time, there is not a single light to see your way. Without having someone shine my phone, it would have been impossible for me to get in, not to mention a little creepy because you can't see anything at all. Main Points: Good- very cute, clean, and has everything you need if you are staying out of town Bad- Not great customer service, confusing entrance, no lights and a little creepy at night and MOST IMPORTANTLY: NOT GOOD FOR DOGS! I only write this because I wish someone would have painted a true picture prior to me booking, especially since it was one of the most expensive places I found when looking. Hope this helps some other pet parents!

                        Owner response: This guest had some valid points and we were very apologetic for the issues she experienced. There was some miscommunication we had with getting our gate fixed; I didn't realize the lock itself was being changed until the guest had trouble. I felt very badly for that. It is fixed now and is a regular lock with a lock box. Regarding the dogs, we have our dogs there very frequently and never have any issues. We've had dozens of guests bring dogs and this is the first time we've gotten negative feedback. If you are unsure, just give us a call or email to ask questions before booking. Thanks!!

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                      • Thank you!

                        Thank you!

                        • Guest The Talbots (New Orleans, LA)
                        • Date of stay 01/13/13
                        • Review Submitted 01/28/13
                        We had a great time! We look forward to doing it again next year!

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                      • Slice of Paradise

                        Slice of Paradise

                        • Guest Kim and George (Ocean City, MD)
                        • Date of stay 03/22/12
                        • Review Submitted 04/04/12
                        Thanks for sharing your little slice of paradise with us. The Redfish is so adorable, exactly what an island cottage should look like. It doesn’t get any better than this!

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                      • Awesome little paradise!

                        Awesome little paradise!

                        • Guest Curt and Karen (Minnesota)
                        • Date of stay 02/20/12
                        • Review Submitted 04/04/12
                        We loved our stay and will very likely be back. Thank you!

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                      • What a fantastic little spot

                        What a fantastic little spot

                        • Guest Guro, Espen, and Emil (Oslo, Norway)
                        • Date of stay 03/14/12
                        • Review Submitted 04/04/12
                        The cottage is charming and the surroundings are awesome! We have enjoyed being your first foreign visitors and we will definitely recommend the place to our friends back home.

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                      • Thank you for the hospitality

                        Thank you for the hospitality

                        • Guest Jim and Claudine (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
                        • Date of stay 03/03/12
                        • Review Submitted 04/03/12
                        We enjoyed coffee on the porch watching the birds fish. Your cottage is lovely and we enjoyed exploring the area.

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                      • Island Time

                        Island Time

                        • Guest Bruce and Marilyn (Geneseo IL)
                        • Date of stay 02/07/12
                        • Review Submitted 02/21/12
                        We were transported to "island time" as we walked through your gate. The cottage is charming in every way, but it was those hours and hours, morning to midnight, on the dock that will pull us back to Redfish in Matlacha. We might even be able to tear ourselves away enough to do a little exploring next time!

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                      • Romantic Getaway in an Idyllic Setting

                        Romantic Getaway in an Idyllic Setting

                        • Guest yogastacy (gulfport, florida)
                        • Date of stay 10/21/11
                        • Review Submitted 01/09/12
                        When my husband & I needed to get away for some much needed R&R; with a touch of romance, our weekend at Yellowdog fit the bill perfectly! Once we stepped through Yellowdog's gate, we immediately started to relax. Owners Chris & Linda (accompanied by their 'smiling' golden retriever, Tiki) acclimated us to the property & provided us with suggestions for local restaurants/activities to enjoy during our stay. We had reserved the Redfish Cottage & found it to be remarkably spacious, comfortable & beautifully decorated. The unobstructed view of the bay & its mangrove forests were a romantic backdrop for sunset cocktails on our waterfront back porch. The highlight of our trip was the next morning: breakfast on the waterfront deck followed by a leisurely paddle board trip through the mangrove maze next to Yellowdog. There were dolphins feeding in the shallows, Ospreys overhead and not a soul in sight. What an amazing (and surpisingly easy) way to enjoy the beauty of Matlacha! We didn't have to move our car the entire weekend. We walked to local restaurants (Andy's & Bert's), made a few purchases from Yellowdog's chic boutique & strolled through their impressive gallery filled with works from local artists. Many thanks to Chris and Linda for all they did to ensure our comfort & happiness during our stay! We look forward to returning to Yellowdog & exploring Matlacha by boat.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, pet owners.

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                      • Our dogs loved it!

                        Our dogs loved it!

                        • Guest The Golden Crew (St. Petersburg, Fl)
                        • Date of stay 12/27/11
                        • Review Submitted 01/02/12
                        You couldn't ask for a lovelier, more serene place. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. Pete and Susan, Duncan, Dora, and Ellie, the Golden Crew

                        Recommended for: Pet owners.

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                      • Solitude and Relaxation on the Water

                        Solitude and Relaxation on the Water

                        • Guest Lesa P (Ft. Myers, FL)
                        • Date of stay 12/02/11
                        • Review Submitted 12/26/11
                        The Yellowdog is by far the nicest accommodation we''ve stayed at in Matlacha and the surrounding area. It was a well appointed little cottage with a full kitchen and all the comforts of home. It could not have been decorated any cuter, tasteful and tropical. It was amazing to step out our door and watch the mullet jumping and the dolphins swim by. They also had kayaks and stand up paddle boards that you can slip Into the water right from their docks. It is pet friendly which was also nice and the compound is secure so Fido can roam safely once inside the Yellowdog gate. I am already planning a girls' weekend getaway, can't wait to return.

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet owners.

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      High Season
                      Nov 19 - Apr 30, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $1,160 $3,000
                      Low Season
                      May 1 - Nov 24, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $995 $2,600
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $995 $2,600
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Pet Fee $25
                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                      • Tax Rate 11%

                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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                      Last updated: 04/19/2014
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                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2011

                      About the owner: We actively manage this gorgeous property and do whatever it takes to make sure our guests have a fantastic vacation!

                      Why the Owner Chose Matlacha:
                      There are no other properties in the area like ours. We have 3 cottages confined in a gated area, with kayaks and paddle boards, plenty of outdoor seating, boat slips, and views that will take your breath away. We love our 4 legged guests, and with our gated confines, they are free to roam safely.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      Matlacha has many waterfront rental properties, but we have yet to see one that is as clean and tastefully decorated as ours. If you care about that sort of thing, we're your best choice! We are constantly improving the property like it's our home, because it will be someday!

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                      • View from cottage

                        View from cottage

                      • Living area with HDTV and sleeper sofa

                        Living area with HDTV and sleeper sofa

                      • full kitchen

                        full kitchen

                      • Queen Bedroom

                        Queen Bedroom

                      VRBO #391708

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Monday, February 17, 2014

                      $189 - $219 per night (USD)

                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

                      View calendar: Updated 04/19/14
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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