About the property
- House1000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
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.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 14, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
This home is wonderful. There was a slight issue with the pool when we first arrived, contacted Shelley and she was right on it. The dockage is incredible for fishing or just hanging out listening to the music from Bert's bar. We saw so much wildlife - different kinds of birds, pelicans, rays, catfish, blue crabs, ladyfish, mullet etc. Dolphins every morning and some evenings, even a manatee and her calf were right in front of the dock one morning. The pool was perfect for cooling off after fishing in the sun (fish, take a dip, and fish some more). The kayaks were another bonus for a peaceful ride through the mangroves. The location is very convenient. Plenty of good restaurants very close by and the Publix grocery store is 5 minutes away. The house is well equipped for cooking and the blender especially got a lot of use for those frosty drinks. We look forward to another trip to Matlacha and definately hope this rental will be available. I would highly recommend to anyone coming to this area to take the Tropic Star ferry to Cayo Costa State Park for the day. It was beautiful. Don't forget the sunscreen. Thank you Shelley!
Beautiful location with stunning sunrises, pool to swim in, kayak rides, and fishing from the dock.
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!
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 visit...it was a pleasure.
Best place on Matlacha!! Dock was amazing, catching Redfish, Flounder, Snook, Trout and more!!
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 !! 🌞🌴🐟🦈🎣😎
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
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
Best place ever
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.
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!
Additional information about rental rates
Will do shorter term rentals if home available one week before arrival date. Easter 2016 (March 26-April 2) $1500