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Top Shelf Relaxation on a Laid-Back Island

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,139 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful waterfront 2-bed/2-bath island getaway on Matlacha Island.

The Coqui Palace is a waterfront two bedroom, two bath island getaway in the Historic Matlacha Fishing Village. Fish from the patio, and walk to local art and dining! This unit has been featured on television - and the moment you walk in, you'll see why! This fully equipped vacation rental has gorgeous bathrooms, new kitchen appliances, a full-size washer and dryer, and fold-out queen sleeper sofa. Take it easy in this top-shelf vacation home with a new dishwasher, ice maker, and garbage disposal. This is a great getaway for couples or families to vacation together. A luxury honeymoon villa, seasonal rental, or 'stay-cation' for Southwest Florida residents who need a taste of Island Life.

Scott Menard
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Scott Menard

Vida de la Isla translates Island Life. We feature 3 unique island vacation rental properties located on the world renowned, historic Matlacha Island.

Scott Menard purchased this villa in 2014

Why Scott Menard chose Matlacha

The pictures alone made us want to buy this unique cottage. We imagined ourselves there before we every saw it! That's what we wanted for our guests.

What makes this villa unique

Matlacha is island life personified! No need to travel outside the USA, we're right here in sunny Florida.


Matlacha Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1139 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom en suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Brand new!
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Confortable and recently updated - see the pictures!
  • A master bathroom en suite, and another large bathroom next to the second master bedroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom (Master-sized) - 1 queen
  • Two Master Bedrooms and a queen sleeper sofa in the living room.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This island is known for it's ability to take you away from the hustle and bustle of life, reconnect you with nature, and provide the kayaking, fishing, and weather you need to recharge your soul. A vibrant and growing art scene, as well as the Historic Matlacha Fishing Village (where this unit is located) make for a fun trip. Even though Matlacha doesn't have beaches the way Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach do, trips to visit nearby beaches make a perfect day trip (an average 45 minutes by car). We look forward to hosting you in our vacation home!


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(16 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

I loved my stay in Matlacha!

  • 5 of 5

The best place we ever stayed! So much character and color. comfortable furniture, great showers. The bedding and towels smelled wonderful. The location was perfect. Within walking distance to so much.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Traverse City, Michigan

Wonderful experience at the Coqui Palace

  • 5 of 5

We just spent three days at the Coqui Palace in Matlacha, FL. We could not have been happier with our accommodations. The cottage was extremely clean and obviously well taken care of. Scott and Iliana have decorated and cared for this cottage as if it were their own home. It had a great island vibe - complete with coquis as decorations, adding to the tropical feel. It was well-equipped with all the amenities...a fully stocked kitchen, washer and dryer, even a high chair and pack-n-play for families with small children. It was in easy walking distance to Matlacha - right across the street from the Blue Dog, one of our favorites. It had outdoor seating so we could enjoy the end of the day sitting on the canal. We would highly recommend this cottage for other travelers. The Menards were easy and professional to work with, and the cottage was awesome. Thanks to Scott and Iliana for a great weekend in Matlacha!

Daniel and Tamara Casciano

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. We hope we get the privilege of being your host again soon.
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St. Louis

Amazing space within walking distance to everything.

  • 5 of 5

The home was wonderful. Great space and energy. Loved watching the wildlife on the canal and kayaking in the area. We could walk to shops, food and sunset. Great experience and Scott was friendly and available to answer any questions. Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Denver, Colorado

Fabulous in every way! Heartbroken to leave

  • 5 of 5

This stay exceeded expectations in every aspect... from ease of booking, to pre-travel communications with the host, to detailed arrival information, to quality and location of accommodations, and provided amenities. The quality of accommodations was luxurious, with charming decor, comfortable beds, high quality sheets and towels, spotless cleanliness, and well planned kitchen supplies. Soap and shampoo were even provided! The kayak and bikes were shared with adjacent rentals, but we had no problem with using them as much and when we wanted. The neighbors in the adjacent rental were also friendly and respectful. The host even provided some fishing poles as we were unable to bring ours on the plane. We didn't use the bikes, but only due to lack of time. The location is ideal...easy walking to the fishing bridge, eateries, shops, and access to the main road, although the unit itself was extermemly quiet and peaceful.

We had also stayed in the Keys this trip and would chose this location and rental for a much longer stay next time. Fishing was great in both but places but the community, location and quality of accommodations for the Matlacha stay was so much superior, we would opt to spend a much longer time here next visit.

Heartbroken to leave!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location is good

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay 5/29-6/1. Pictures reflect the house well. Alot if amenities were there and really needed for nothing. Close to the shops, walking distance to restaurants. Scott was great and stayed in contact. Would highly recommend using the kayak provided. We started our mornings on the water. Very enjoyable and a great place to RELAX.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rhode Island

Open Front Door To A Fantastic Floor Plan......

  • 5 of 5

This place has all the bells and whistle's. The owners were very accommodating. We needed nothing. Enjoyed reading while looking at the water on back porch. The town is close by for shops, restaurants you can walk or ride a bike provided by the owners. There is also a Kayak to wander out in the canal. Next time we come we will stay longer. Enjoyed! Enjoyed!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

While being a world renowned fishing village, the area is also known for excellent kayaking, emerging artists, and excellent eateries and entertainment. In less than an hour you can be scouring the beaches of Sanibel or Captiva searching for the latest shells the tide has left behind. Of course, Vida de le Isla, is all about the relaxed island life, so you'll probably like to do a lot of 'nothing'.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 11.0%

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Monthly and Seasonal guests are always welcome. Contact us to help plan your extended getaway! (Multi-month discounts available.)

Pets allow only under 25 lbs. each. Pet fee per pet. We look forward to seeing you and your furry friends! We know how it feels to have to leave a family member behind! Extended stay pet fees apply for stays over 1 month.

Rates are subject to change until booking is complete.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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