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CASTAWAY in MATLACHA on deep water canal with BOAT LIFT/DOCK

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,565 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

1565 sq.ft. 2BR/2BATH house on deep water canal DOCK/BOAT LIFT

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We are opening up our house to let more people like YOU enjoy our Florida PARADISE.

This is truly Florida's Best Kept SECRET!

MATLACHA pronounced (MAT-la-shay)! Located in SW Florida, 30 mins from Fort Myers Beach, 40 mins from Sanibel Island, served by 2 major airports, 30 mins from (RSW)Southwest Florida International Airport, 25 mins from (PGT) Punta Gorda Airport with many non-stop flights on Allegiant Air, 90 min from Venice/Sarasota and 2.5 hrs from Fort Lauderdale.

This home offers the best of both worlds, close to endless shopping, restaurants, beaches, a myriad of outdoor activities and some of the best fishing in SW Florida. A boating oasis and a real fisherman's dream.

Matlacha is Florida's last hidden gem often referred to as 'the Old Key West' that boast unique art galleries, shops, restaurants and bars that provide daily live entertainment.

Come and enjoy our beautifully appointed 2BR/2BA 1565 sq. ft. fully equipped home. The only thing you need to bring is YOU!

We provide a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, oven, cook top, refrigerator, microwave, Cuisinart coffee maker, blender, place settings for 12, all utensils, everything to make a gourmet meal. For the griller in you, we provide an outdoor gas grill too.

Don't worry about the linens, we provide sheets, wash clothes, plush towels and even beach towels.

WiFi internet and cable TV also provided.

We also have a PRIVATE boat lift and dock on a deep water canal with direct access to Matlacha Pass, Charlotte Harbor, Cayo Costa State Park, Cabbage Key, Captiva, Sanibel Island, Boca Grande, and the Gulf of Mexico.

If you have a boat, bring it and tie it up to our dock. It's only a short 10 min ride to Matlacha Pass. If you want your boat out of the water we also provide a #6000 boat lift available upon request. Boat rentals are always an option and can be rented a short distance away. A boat ramp is less than a mile away.

Enjoy the living room as you watch the huge flat screen TV while you lounge on the leather couch or just wind down as you read a book in the Florida room overlooking the canal.

The master bedroom has a queen size bed and also has a full bathroom, and walk in closet.

The second bedroom has two full beds and is also well appointed. It too has a generous closet for your clothes.

If you need to do some laundry, NO WORRIES... there is a washer and dryer located in the laundry room located just off the kitchen.

If you like fishing, boating, beaches,sunshine,shopping, the Old Key West lifestyle, relaxation, or you just want to get away from the cold up north, then this is your PARADISE.

We want to make your experience one that will bring you back for more. Our local managers Kim and Tom will provide that personal touch and should you need anything during your stay are available only a short distance away.


If you think our home is nice now......just wait and see what's next.

Each year we plan on making subtle changes to make your stay more enjoyable.

CHECK-IN TIME is 3PM on day of arrival.

CHECK-OUT TIME is 10AM day of departure.

More Details

Keith E. Sidehamer
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Keith E. Sidehamer

We currently live to the north in Pennsylvania and enjoy everything about the outdoors, from fishing, hunting, skiing, swimming, cycling, hiking, boating, and just plain ole relaxing!

Keith E. Sidehamer purchased this house in 2013

Why Keith E. Sidehamer chose Burnt Store

We fell in love with the laid back atmosphere and Old Key West lifestyle of Matlacha over 7 years ago. My friends and I began fishing in the north and slowly migrated to warmer waters to escape the bone chilling cold, especially in early spring. My good friends Capt. Terry "the Fish Whisperer" and Capt. Paul from "Team Tarpon" have been instrumental in our decision to chose Matlacha. Matlacha was that hidden gem which was recently featured on HGTV and other TV programs as a great place to own a beach house or second home. Not to mention some of the best fishing in Florida, from fishing the flats for reds, mangrove snapper, snook and trout to fishing the deeper waters for tarpon, grouper, shark and mackerel.

Matlacha is close to everything from fast food, grocery stores, to the local bars and restaurants. This town really has it all. It's a great place to relax and enjoy the local artist with shops and displays throughout the town or to kick back at some of the local pubs.

It truly is a whimsical historic fishing village and the last remaining "Old Florida".


Burnt Store House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1565 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please respect the neighbors.
  • Must pull grill away from house prior to cooking and replace grill cover after use and has cooled down. Please scrape and clean after use.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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CASTAWAY in MATLACHA on deep water canal with BOAT LIFT/DOCK
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews

Much needed vacay!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property. Lovely location! Property looks exactly like the photos and it is clear that the owners take pride in this property. Cozy and well-stocked. Went to all of the recommended restaurants and they were all great, too! This was our first visit to Matlacha and we plan on returning!


  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

This property is so homey and well maintained! My favorite part of the house is the “sun room” that looks out into the canal. The owners provide wonderful service as well! Our stay was for six days and enjoyed every minute of it! This property allows you to explore so much whether it be to go to the beach for a day, go out to eat, or stay at home and fish off the dock. I would recommend to anyone and will be looking to book again very soon!!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was a last minute fishing getaway and what a pleasant charming place in a great neighborhood. The house was very clean with modern appliances including a washer and dryer and right on a deep water canal on which we tied up our boat to the dock. The neighbors are wonderful and the neighborhood was quaint and peaceful.

We would like to thank Evelyn and Keith for the generous hospitality and for allowing us to stay at their little "paradise".

We would defininetly be back again.

Thanks for a GREAT get away.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Such a wonderful, comfortable home! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend Castaway in Matlacha! The house is located nearby to grocery and other shopping yet is tucked away in a quiet, friendly neighborhood. The house is exactly as pictured with beautiful tasteful decorating and all the things you need for your stay. My favorite room was in back with windows all around and views of the dock and canal! Really hated to leave! I wish I could have this exact home everywhere I travel!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very clean and family friendly! I would most definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Home!

  • 5 of 5

This place was amazing we really enjoyed spending our 4th of July here. We traveled to Fort Myers for fireworks and they were outstanding. Everything is close to this home as far as restaurants, grocery stores, beaches, etc. The dock out back was great for the kids to fish off of. The inside was very welcoming, spacious and relaxing. Will definitely return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bert's Bar & Grill
Miceli's Restaurant
Italian Food, nightly live bands, fun place to eat and drink
Sandy Hook Fish and Rib House
Perfect Cup
BEST breakfast/ lunch Our favorite!
Pine Island Pool
PIzza Bella
BEST pizza in Matlacha....another favorite....try the white pizza.....yummy
German American Social Club
Awesome.... Octoberfest every year
Cabbage Key Inn and Restaurant
Fun place accessible by boat or ferry only You can catch ferry from bokeelia. Leave a dollar...
Blue Dog Bar & Grill
Island Cafe on the Bay
Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Fort Myers International or Punta Gorda AirportPGT
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Miceli's, Bert's Bar and Grill
Nearest Ferry
23 Miles
Fort Myers to Key West
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Perfect Cup, Sandy Hook Fish and Ribs,Pizza Bella
Nearest Beach
23 Miles
Fort Myers Beach/ Sanibel Island
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

100 % refund if cancelled at least 60 days prior to arrival.
The monthly rate published is for a calendar month no matter how many days in that month. Be careful using the instant quote button. It can be misleading. For instance if you enter leaving on the 30th of a month instead of the 31st, it will default to my weekly rate. Ask me for a quote. No obligation.....

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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