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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bdr. 2Ba On Bay With Boat Lift

Sat to Sat rentals. SHORTER STAYS WELCOME ONE WEEK BEFORE ARRIVAL DATE. This MUST SEE HOME on the bay in Matlacha is gorgeous. Stunning views of the bay and mangroves, dolphin and manatees right in your backyard. one of the largest lots on the island with plenty of parking and a 6 foot privacy fence around the entire property. Set far enough back from the main road with lush landscaping you only hear the boats buzzing and the birds squawking from the private dock with boat lift. Private swimming pool nestled between some of the many coconut palms just behind your very own beach. A great place to relax and enjoy the million dollar view.If we have guests here on the dates you desire, check out Rhinestone Fisherman next door.vrbo594258.

shelley wheeler
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018


Matlacha House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 full baths
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • 1 king bed, 1 queen bed, 2 twin beds & queen sleeper sofa
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(15 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Beautiful location with stunning sunrises, pool to swim in, kayak rides, and fishing from the dock.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay so much! While we have family in Cape Coral and Pine Island this home was THE meeting place with plenty of atmosphere inside and out! We had everything we needed right at our disposal whether it was cookware for making dinner, beach towels for the pool, a quiet place to read , kayaks for exploring the bay and mangroves, the dock for fishing and mooring my brother in laws boat. We caught redfish, two varieties of sea catfish, puffer fish, manta rays, stingrays, sea trout, and sheepshead. We never caught a snook but my husband is convinced that was the “big one” that got away and wants to return to try again! The local crab fisherman came by and sold us crab for our very own crab boil and the family was raving about the meal. We were all thoroughly relaxed and will make it a point to come back.

I also want to add that we were so impressed with Shelley and her willingness to accommodate our schedule and cannot thank her enough! Until next time!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you are returning. We love guests like you. Will try to save "the big one" til you return. Guests have had pretty good luck catching snook off our dock. Thanks for coming to was a pleasure.
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Best place on Matlacha!! Dock was amazing, catching Redfish, Flounder, Snook, Trout and more!!

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful, furnished with all you need and quality kitchen equipment and everything to enjoy the home vacation that we all dream of!! Shelley, Mark and Lisa are the best to work with, making this home a special waterfront fishing haven. We will definitely look forward to coming back !! 🌞🌴🐟🦈🎣😎

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are super glad you will be returning. Our guests next door even said how great y'all are. Thanks for taking the time to write a nice review. We APPRECIATE that. Shelley
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Wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This property is exactly as it's described and you cannot beat the location or the view of the water. And the owners are easy and wonderful to work with. My husband and I along with our 11 year old son and daughter (twins) saw and caught so many different types of fish - trout, mangrove snapper, snook, shark and Jack Crevalle. Blue crabs too! It's like your own personal aquarium in your backyard. My personal favorite are the dolphins and manatees. My daughter froze in place and was rendered speechless for a few seconds after a manatee surfaced within inches of her while on the end of the dock. It is truly the perfect place for those who love nature, the water, and the outdoors in general. And the pool is such a nice bonus. If you're searching for places to stay in this area, this is the one you want. We viewed other properties nearby before deciding, and we are so glad we picked this one. Once we were there and able to gain an 'in person' perspective, we knew we made the right choice. The dock alone was better than the others within eyesight - long and spacious. The seating area (just outside the Master BR) is covered which is also nice when you want to sit outside, rain or shine. The bedrooms are comfortable, the kitchen is amazing, and the appliances and cookware are top notch. Also, Bert's is only footsteps away - which we enjoyed primarily for cold drinks by the water without having to drive. There's calypso style music each day and often live music in the evenings - all of which you can hear from the dock of the home. It is the perfect getaway for those looking for a little bit of it all, all in one place. Thank you for a wonderful vacation!

Casey R. - GA

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best place ever

  • 5 of 5

Had the best trip we have ever took. Such a relaxing place kids fished every day caught unreal amount of fish very close to the bait shop just walked across the road. The house is one of the nicest we have stayed at could of not been more pleased with everything. Such a private place loved the swimming pool so nice to take a dip on the hot August days. Walked down to Berts for some great fish tacos one day next day walked down to Island Café for some of the best shrimp we have had. Would like to say Thank You and we will see you again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Fancy Fish. Caught some nice red fish and trout. Our teenagers had fun catching fish of the dock everyday. The beds were nice and comfortable. Great views and nice location. We are thinking about visiting next year again. Absolutely loved the location. Really looking forward to coming back!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home atmosphere .

  • 5 of 5

Coconut trees , fenced yard..swimming pool..... And water everywhere you look . One short wonderful week here in Matlacha . We fished everyday , bought crabs from a local crabbers.. Enjoyed every single days at the house. Thanks Shelley , you do have a beautiful place.... We really loved the area, local fruit stands....fresh mangoes , lychees, coconut juice. We will come back again. Wonderful vacation .

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cln fee less than week $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Will do shorter term rentals if home available one week before arrival date. Easter 2016 (March 26-April 2) $1500

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.