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Waterfront Gem With Dock And Three Boat Lifts In Matlacha

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 30 nights

About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Waterfront Home With Gulf Access

Welcome to Matlacha where you will be introduced to a bit of local history, experience great Florida seafood, discover a haven for artists, and, of course, find phenomenal fishing. Enjoy the colorful, small village charm with great food and friendly locals. Matlacha is located west of Fort Myers and boasts the “fishingest” bridge in the USA. It is a secluded spot of fishing bungalows and old country cottages. Island time begins here so prepare for a relaxing, unhurried, old fashioned good time.

In addition to the quaint fishing town, Matlacha is located just a few minutes away from convenient shopping, and restaurants. The beaches of Sanibel and Captiva can be accessed by boat or by car. A daily ferry departs from Bokeelia, a fifteen minute drive from Matlacha, and takes you to Caya Costa State Park where you can plan a day trip or camp for the night. For evening entertainment, there are many restaurants on Matlacha with live music and fabulous water views. For a night on the town consider historical downtown Fort Myers with its restaurants and monthly events. There are so many different possibilities based on your vacation needs. Come and experience all that the area has to offer.

The “Bay Breeze” is a waterfront gem, with Gulf access, fully equipped for your short or long term stay. Our 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage comfortably sleeps 6 adults. It is beautifully decorated with casual décor and whimsical details while providing you all you will need for a vacation retreat. Enjoy quiet time in the sunroom overlooking the water, or relax on the patio where you will hear birds chirping and see fish jumping in the bay. Spend time outdoors barbecuing, enjoying the breeze from the bay, and spending time with family and friends. The cottage is also outfitted with a dock and three boat lifts. You can bring your own boat or rent one from one of the local marinas. Kayaks are also available for rent and can be used to explore the scenic waters and local wild life. You can do as much or as little as you would like. So come, enjoy and relax.

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Donald Clause Jr
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 5, 2016

About Donald Clause Jr

We are a professional couple.....Don, owner of a Fort Myers based Real Estate company; and Monica, a nurse practitioner.

Donald Clause Jr purchased this house in 2015

Why Donald Clause Jr chose Florida South West

During a day trip exploring the Pine Island area, we came across this home and decided that we couldn't pass it up. Just having completed our remodel of the home, we are now even more thrilled that we made the choice to buy this property.

What makes this house unique

A casual yet refined décor, and the unique Matlacha location makes Bay Breeze a wonderful place to come visit...whether for a few days....or much longer.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Waterfront Gem With Dock And Three Boat Lifts In Matlacha
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Great House and Great Time in Matlacha!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just returned from Matlacha where we spent a few relaxing days at Donald Clause's wonderful home on the water. In a nutshell, we couldn't have asked for more. House was well appointed, very clean and spacious with a fantastic deck overlooking the canal. Neighborhood was quiet and property location could not have been better for easy access to Matlacha, Pine island and Cape Coral with shopping and restaurants close by. Donald was a gracious host, easy to communicate with and had only one concern in mind ... that being that we enjoyed our stay. We highly recommend this property!!! NC Sarasota, FL

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little place!

  • 5 of 5

Rented as a long term for our relocation from Puerto Rico. Owner Don couldn't have been more hospitable! Everything about the process was very well organized. The house had everything we needed. Enjoyed the restaurants and shopping Matlacha island. Have no problem recommending the rental!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Portland, Maine

Lovely home

  • 5 of 5

This rental is a little slice of heaven. Located in a quiet neighborhood on a canal, it is a bright, clean, well-appointed and well-laid out house. It is close to quiet Matlacha and Pine Island and the amenities, restaurants, galleries and shops located there, but also close to beaches and shopping around the Fort Myers/Sanibel/Cape Coral area.

The furniture is clean and comfortable, and the kitchen is well-equipped. The owners had stocked the house with some basics (such as coffee) that made arrival so much nicer. The lanai is lovely - we used it every day, whether to sit and relax, listen to music, read, or entertain guests. The barbeque area allows for outdoor grilling and eating. The owners are lovely to work with. This is easily one of the nicest rental homes we have had since coming to FL.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Receiving such wonderful reviews like yours sure puts a smile on our faces. Glad you and Carl had such a terrific stay and were able to access so many things that our area has to offer. It was also nice having you join me for the Red Sox game at JetBlue Park. Lastly, thank you for the beautiful gift that you left for us. We enjoyed "all" of the goodies!
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Absolutely wonderful!!!

  • 5 of 5

This house exceeded ourexpectations in every way. The pictures on the web site don't do it justice. It is clean and comfortable and easy to make one's home away from home. The back yard and dock area are wonderful. Spent a lot of time on the dock fishing and caught everything from amber jack to snook. Saw manatees in the canal several times. It is close to Pine Island and trips to the local restaurants were great. We couldn't give it a higher recommendation and hope to be back next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay; and were excited to see that you booked for another month next season already. Great to hear about your success fishing off the dock. It truly is a treat just relaxing out back and seeing the fish jump out of the water. Thanks for your superb review of Bay Breeze...most appreciated.
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The home is beautiful, clean and well-appointed.

  • 5 of 5

This is a very serene setting, with a beautiful outside patio and dock. The home is beautifully decorated and very clean. The bed in the master is so comfortable...didn't want to wake up! This is a very nice place for two couples, and would be also be nice for a family.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate hearing your nice comments about our home. It is our #1 goal to create a beautiful setting for all of our guests and to make sure they have a very memorable stay. Come back to see us again!
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Relax in comfort

  • 5 of 5

I agree with previous review. The house was specious, clean, and comfortable with everything you might need in your vacation home. We loved the relaxing and quiet atmosphere. The back yard deck is simply gorgeous. The owners let us user their 2 bikes and since we had teenagers with us, we also rented 2 additional bikes at the Pine Island bike rental to enjoy local trails (they had a good Groupon bike rental deal).

We also went to Cayo Costa Island to hit the beach and kayak. We liked it so much, that next day we rented kayaks in Matlacha and spend half a day on the water.

If you want to party in the busy spring break type area – this isn’t area for you. For those who enjoy active outdoor life; this place is perfect.

Recommendation: bring your fishing rods; we will definitely do it next time we visit. We bought fresh fish from the local marina, and the fish was simply delicious.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your positive review. We are so glad you and your family chose our home and are we are thrilled you had a great time.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
RSW International Airport


Rates & Availability

Matlacha Isles House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Prime Season 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
Off Season 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee < 14 days $100 + Tax
Cleaning Fee > 14 days $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Cancellation Policy. 80% refund if reservation is cancelled at least 60 days prior to start date of reservation.

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Matlacha Isles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1309 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Master - toilet , shower , en suite
    Bathroom 2 - Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Dual Sinks
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - Guest Room - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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