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Canal Life On Matlacha!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

One Of The Largest Homes On The Island

Canal life says it all as you relax in this unique spacious home on the quaint little island of Matlacha. Sleeps 8 easily, perfect for a large family or a few couples. This home will allow everyone to have their own space, kids and adults alike. Two dining areas and breakfast bar and also outside dining dockside. Screened in lanai with hot tub. Boatlift and cover for that prized possession. Immediate access to the gulf of Mexico where you will find the best fishing and white beach remote islands to visit! 3 kayaks and 5 bikes available along with life jackets and bike helmets. One king , one queen, two full size, and two twin beds.

This home is situated on one of the largest lots on the island with a fenced in area north side lot keeping the little ones safe. And large open yard west side for fun and games!! We are sorry for this is not a dog friendly property.

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More Details

Owner
Jennifer and Shawn Brannon
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

Why Jennifer and Shawn Brannon chose Matlacha

Our family of five first visited Matlacha Island during the 2015 Christmas holiday.  We rented a small house and had planned a list of activities to enjoy in the area.  Our three teen aged boys walked out back to throw out a few fishing lines while we unpacked the car and that is where they remained (pretty much) until we repacked the car a week later.  The truth is they walked to the bridge… to fish, went out on the kayaks… to fish, and went on an off shore charter… to fish.  My husband and I enjoyed some fishing and kayaking along side of them but also took time to appreciate the local shops, art galleries, and restaurants.  Seafood just doesn’t come any fresher than here!  

We fell in love with the town and with the people of Matlacha during that week and found ourselves, less than a year later, falling in love with our “Canal Life” home.  We have put great time and effort into creating an environment that will give you the comforts of home with the relaxation of a vacation.  Our family wishes you the dream vacation of peace, tranquility, and family fun that we found on Matlacha and hope that you enjoy living the Canal Life as much as we do.  

“Everyday is a Good Day in Matlacha!”

Blessings to your family from ours,
The Brannons

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had a very relaxing stay in tranquil Matlacha in a beautiful house! With 2 master suites and 2 family rooms, ideal for multi-generations. Sits right on calm waters of canal. Pictures don't do house and property justice! Have already booked again for a couple weeks in 2018... Can't wait to go back to escape reality and just relax!!!!!
Jan 2017
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Amenities

Matlacha House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Do not park in grass
  • Put all trash and recycling out on the evening before the designated pick up days.
  • Please close doors while AC is on
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , SERVES OPPOSITE END OF HOUSE & GUEST ROOM 2
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , SERVES MAIN HOUSE AND GUEST ROOMS 2 & 3
    MASTER BATH - toilet , combination tub/shower , DOUBLE SINKS AND LARGE SOAKING TUB
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • MASTER - 1 king , MASTER BEDROM HAS PRIVATE BATHROOM WITH TWO SINKS & LG TUB
    GUEST ROOM 1 - 2 double , GUEST ROOMS 1 AND 2 HAVE SEPERATE POCKET DOOR & BATH
    GUEST ROOM 3 - 1 queen , ROOM WITH QUEEN IS IN SEPERATE AREA OF HOME FULL BATH
    GUEST ROOM 2 - 2 twin/ single , GUEST ROOMS 1 AND 2 HAVE SEPERATE POCKET DOOR & BATH
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 5 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

Perfect for large family!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our family. There was plenty of room and it was in a great location. Loved being able to keep our boat out back.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Seattle, Washington
5

Canal Life

  • 5 of 5

Our group of seven adults had a wonderful time relaxing at this property. We were in town for a family reunion. The location allowed us to take in a few spring training games, do some fishing, beach walks, and bike rides. It is also far from the center of town so it had a much more subdued atmosphere. At the same time, there were wonderful local restaurants with great food.

The owners provided us with very helpful information that allowed us to plan our stay and events with ease.

The property would work extremely well for a large extended family as well.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased to hear that your party enjoyed their stay. We too enjoy the quietness of the location with the close walking distance to all the stores and restaurants in town. We hope to see you again!
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5

..It is ALWAYS a good day in MATLACHA

  • 5 of 5

Matlacha is a great place to relax and get away and this house has wonderful floor plan that allows for privacy between couples Great beds for restful sleep and immaculate ! Oh did I mention great kayaking and they are there to use !

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear that you experienced a relaxing and enjoyable vacation. We look forward to your next visit in 2019!
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5

Our new vacation "Happy Place"

  • 5 of 5

Canal Life is a slice of heaven in the quant, little, eclectic Florida town of Matlatcha. Gorgeous views and relaxing days await you in this well equipped, spacious, vacation home. Canal Life is clean, nicely decorated and a very comfortable home able to accommodate a small or larger group or family. We have already booked a week for 2019. Canal Life was exactly "as advertised" and we can't wait to go back! Your trip to Matlatcha can be as busy or as relaxing as you prefer it to be. Florida fishing is at its best in Matlatcha, or you can choose to kayak, bike, or walk the many natural preserves and parks. There is incredible wildlife watching or just simply relax with a cold drink; canal side. Check out this vacation gem.....you won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Let Your Cares Drift Away Here!

  • 5 of 5

This lovely home is warm & cozy, comfortable and very nicely appointed. It can easily accommodate a group while still affording privacy. Here it doesn't take long to slip into that relaxed and carefree lifestyle called "Canal Life"! It is within walking distance to colorful art galleries and several unique restaurants. You can fish, kayak, take a historical walking tour of Matlacha and even take a cooking class at a nearby fish market. For those interested in nature, you can enjoy watching nesting ospreys right from this home. This area is rich in history and the arts and offers something for everyone.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your week of "Canal Life!" Yes, there is certainly plenty of interesting and fun things to do in the area while others choose to relax the day away canal side while spending the evening enjoying the hot tub. We look forward to having you return.
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Dickson, TN
5

Great

  • 5 of 5

I love staying here it is a nice place. We stayed here in the summer. It is our favorite place to stay. We will be back again.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you have been able to enjoy "Canal Life" during both the summer and winter seasons. We look forward to your return!
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
PUNTA GORDA OR FT MYERS
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
PINE ISLAND
Car: recommended

"The Canal Life home sits in a very quiet and peaceful neighborhood of the eclectic community of Matlacha Florida. It sits on an open water canal with access to the Matlacha pass and Charlotte Harbor that has some of the best fishing in Florida. We brought our boat and that facilitated quick access to the fishing areas or just tooling around to see the dolphins, birds and manatees. We were entertained everyday by the Ospreys that have a nest and one chick on the light pole right across the street at the end of the driveway. The house is very well maintained and has all the amenities one would need, especially the kitchen (pots, pans, utensils, etc.). It even comes with 5 bikes and helmets and 3 canoes and safety gear. I'd definitely go back. Can't say enough about Matlacha!!!"

Review by: Bob D. April 2017

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $165
Damage Deposit $600

Cancellation Fee of $25 per transaction is charged by VRBO
Note: Fees apply to all cancelled reservations.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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