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Island Time Bungalow - Welcome to Paradise - SUMMER SALE!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,150 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 14 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom 2 Bath on the water

Island Time is the name of our rental Bungalow and Island Time Zone Begins Here is the first sign you see when crossing the bridge entering this quaint Historic Fishing Island Village. Entering the Island Time Zone sets you back in suspended time and brings you to a level of relaxation you have never experienced.

Matlacha is known as a beautiful island which was originally a fishing village. The main street consists of old fishing houses that have been converted into restaurants and local artist galleries. Island Time is conveniently located within a short walk to all of these shops, restaurants and ice cream shop. Matlacha is also known for the best Snook, Redfish, Sea Trout, Tarpon and many more. Fish in our backyard from the dock, fish from the boat we provide, fish from the local Matlacha Park fishing pier or fish from the Matlacha bridge, known as the fishingest bridge in the world. We are located within a short drive to beaches and theme parks in Tampa and Orlando.

Updated and Fully furnished, sleeps 4 in two bedrooms and a futon in the Florida Room in which one additional person could sleep. Full kitchen, washer, dryer, cable, wifi, lounging and dining area in the backyard.

Boat shown in the photo is not included with the rental, this is the property owners boat. There is a 5 person Pedal Boat with built in cooler and Canopy top that is included for free with the rental.

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More Details

Ron & Tiffany Underwood....and Lisa Underwood when we are not in the area
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, mandarin
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2018

About Ron & Tiffany Underwood....and Lisa Underwood when we are not in the area

The owner has lived in the Cape Coral area for several years and recently moved to their private residence on Matlacha Island as living the island life is peaceful, relaxing and it feels like you are on vacation everyday. Having traveled and visited the area many times while growing up, this was the area of choice to locate to after having lived in China the past 16 years.

Ron & Tiffany Underwood....and Lisa Underwood when we are not in the area purchased this house in 2017

Why Ron & Tiffany Underwood....and Lisa Underwood when we are not in the area chose Matlacha

As we love living on the island so much we wanted to be able to share the experience by having the a rental home for others to visit. My wife and I also like to make feel people feel at home. Having been in the restaurant business for 10 years in China, we know how to treat customers right and we may have some special things to offer now and then, like giving some Chinese cooking lessons and other we can talk about this more when you rent with us.

What makes this house unique

The benefits of being on the island is the peaceful relaxing atmosphere and the fact that it is so easy to catch fish, from a boat, a kayak, off the fishingest bridge in the world just a short walk from our rental home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was our first time to stay in Matlacha and we enjoyed being there so much, it was convenient to walk a short distance for breakfast every morning and also in the evening for dinner at Blue Dog. Island Time Bungalow is very comfortable and located in a peaceful part of the island. We will definitely stay there again as the location and the hosts were wonderful.
Oct 2017
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Matlacha House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Adhere to the rules and regulations of the Rental Agreement for use of all sports equipment and release of any liabilities
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Full Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms with Queen Beds in each
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Island Time Bungalow - Welcome to Paradise - SUMMER SALE!
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Highly recommend this rental home.

  • 5 of 5

The house , which is located on a canal, was quite and pleasant. We sat by the water and watched many different birds frequent the area and , to our surprise, a family of manatees visited us two days in a row. Nicely furnished and decorated, it felt like home after only a few days. The owner Ron, whom we found very friendly and helpful, was there to greet us and see us off. The house was well-equipped and extremely clean , Ron even provided fishing equipment that we used and caught several different types of fish right from the canal that is in back of the house. I would highly recommend this rental , I've given it a 5 star rating.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jean for the nice review and compliments. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed staying with us and we look forward to having you come back again......and again.
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Really nice place

  • 5 of 5

Great Place for the money. Clean, neat, well equipped. Great host - Lisa. Matlacha is a unique place to vacation. Will return.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The house was very clean and neat. The location is great. We used the bikes each day to explore the area.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

very comfortable stay

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute and clean

  • 5 of 5

Owner was very friendly great location the only complaint I have is water pressure in the shower. But I definitely loved it and would like to stay again.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything was wonderful there, was everything which you need, the owner is a great person if you’ve questions he is immediately at your disposal. The neighborhood is beautiful, the mangroves are amazing. Tou will enjoy your stay...

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Fort Myers Regional and Punta Gorda Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Blue Dog
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Coral Oaks
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Blue Dog
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Fort Myers Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $120

Payments not accepted until our Rental Agreement has been approved and signed.
Credit Card Payments are also accepted if you prefer not to pay online with VRBO, via our secure Square credit card service, you will be invoiced from Square. More details for this are within the Rental Agreement.

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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