About the property
- Apartment775 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Waterfront! Apt#1 is 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom; Apt#2 is 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
(Apt #2 is on VRBO as well #909220) Apt#1 has 1 bedroom with a queen and a sleeper sofa in the living room. Enjoy a full kitchen with washer and dryer. Walk out your sliding glass doors to your waiting fishing pole anytime of the day or night. Enjoy outstanding views of dolphins, manatees, mangrove preserves, jacks and mullet jumping out of the water, and beautiful sunrises and sunsets. This property can boast about the best fishing in town.
Walk, kayak, or boat to "The Perfect Cup" for a great breakfast, Blue Dog for today's catch, Sandy Hook for a dinner of Ribs, or Bert's Bar and Grill for great music and a beer. Take one of our bikes down to "Hooked" and enjoy the island's best Bloody Mary (say "hi" to Mona) and the fattest chicken wings you'll ever find.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 26, 2018
About Jenipher Johnson
Friends invited us to join them in Matlacha in January of 2016. We immediately fell in love with this quiet fishing village and we were home owners by June.
Jenipher Johnson purchased this Apartment in 2016
Why Jenipher Johnson chose Lee County
The historic district of Matlacha found its roots in the mid to late 1930's when squatters built little shacks along the Pine Island Bridge. Today those little and very colorful shacks stills stand keeping their Old Key West feel. There are very few tiny fishing villages left in Florida and we were lucky enough to find this. This property, "Toby's View," is a beautiful corner lot that can easily boast the best fishing in town. The small bridge that sits next to the lot provides the perfect place for a variety of fish to be found. Locals can often be seen fishing off the bridge or pulling up their boats or kayaks to catch snapper, jacks, snook, mullet, and so much more. Everything is in walking distance (ice cream, coffee, music, beer, and bait). My family are huge fans of Elvis Presley. Matlacha was the inspiration for Richard Powell's novel "Pioneer, Go Home!" This novel was later made into the movie, "Follow that Dream" starring Elvis as Toby Kwimper. Now you know the story behind the name "Toby's View."
What makes this Apartment unique
The unique thing about the tiny island of Matlacha is that it is Olde Key West and it won't change. The historic homes are colorful and endearing, the fishing is unbeatable, and the people are fast friends. When you sit in our back yard with a fishing pole in one hand and gazing at the stunning sunset, the rest of the world melts away.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Best fishing in Florida (shhh)
We loved our break from frigid Michigan at this comfy waterfront apartment. And prime fishing grounds were just outside the door. Kayaking into the back lakes was rewarded with sight of a dozen roosting roseate spoonbills. Lovely. Good local restaurant choices, and though we found little time to shop, there were several unique-looking and artsy stores a short walk from the house.
Islandtime begins here!!! Das steht nicht nur auf dem Schild auf der Matlacha Brücke sondern gilt wirklich für nahezu ganz Matlacha und Pine island. Ihr werdet die Ruhe, die netten Leute hier und die tolle Location lieben. Für alle Interessen und Hobbys ist gesorgt. Passt tagsüber und insbesondere Abends jedoch auf die allseits beliebten No See Ums auf - die haben Euch schneller zerlegt als ihr gucken könnt. Immer vor Verlassen des Hauses freie Körperstellen und bestenfalls angrenzende Kleidungsstücke großzügig einsprühen. Habe bei über 200 Stichen nur an den Beinen das Zählen aufgehört. Toby´s View liegt perfekt und ist umgeben von Wasser was voller Fische jeglicher Kolör und Größe ist. Shrimps an den Haken und rein damit - Fisch ist garantiert! Geht ruhig mit grobem Angelgerät ran - die Fische sind nicht zimperlich beim anbeissen. Das Haus an sich ist zwar nicht mehr das Jüngste aber es ist alles da und vorhanden was man braucht. Alles funktionell und in gutem Gebrauchszustand. Sauberkeit und Hygiene sind gegeben. Hatten unten die kleinere Einheit vollkommen für 2 Personen ausreichend. Eigenversorgung ist absolut empfehlenswert. Alles da bis hin zur Mikrowelle, Kaffeemaschine, Waschmaschine und Trockner, Grill, Gasherd, großer Kühlschrank mit großem Gefrierfach. Vom Topf bis zur Pfanne, Besteck, Tassen, Gläser alles da. Sogar Zucker für den Kaffee als auch die benötigten Kaffeefilter. Also eigentlich alles da was man braucht oder brauchen könnte. Einrichtung, Möbel etc. alles sauber, sinnvoll und zweckmäßig. Wlan und SATfernsehen, Spiele, Zeitschriften etc sind ebenfalls vorhanden. Einziger Wermutstropfen ist vielleicht die doch recht stark befahrene Strasse bzw. Brücke welche nahezu ans Schlafzimmer angrenzt. Also etwas später ins Bett und morgens etwas früher raus dann geht es. Die Gardinen im Schlafzimmer muss man mit ner Decke nachverdunkeln sonst trifft einen jeder Scheinwerfer der vorbeifahrenden Autos. Der Kontakt und die Absprachen mit der Besitzerin Jenipher aber auch mit der Verwalterin Stacy und die Abwicklung der Ankunft und Abfahrt waren unproblematisch und nett. Jederzeit wieder. Geht auf jeden Fall gegenüber im Sandy Hook essen, nett, lecker, viel und günstig. Natürlich auch auf n Bier bei Live Musik in Berts Bar und zum Riesenfrühstück ins Perfect Cup. Enjoy YOUR Island Time!
We Didn't Want to Leave!
We totally fell in love with this little piece of Matlacha. It was just the two of us and we stayed in the lower level .apartment. Beautiful views and everything we needed to just rest and relax. I think we went to every restaurant in Matlacha and one in Bokeelia on Pine Island by the piers.
There is so much to do in the area, but we found we were perfectly content to fish (right outside our door), eat some delicious food, and explore the area. I woke up one morning to dolphins outside the bedroom window. The locals are friendly and I enjoyed the hurricane stories. Thank you Jenipher for your hospitality and suggestions. We met Mona! She's a doll, and she does make a mean Bloody Mary!
We will be back!
We really enjoyed our stay at Toby's View! Its right on the water with great fishing. There are poles and some tackle provided at the house for guest use. The house is very clean. The kitchen and bathroom is stocked with essentials (cutlery, dishes, towels, soap, etc...) Jenipher's respond time is perfect, within minutes! There is a binder on the counter full of ideas on where to go and what to do in the area.
Sometimes after vacations we are ready to get back home but our stay at Toby's View was different, we didn't want to leave!
Thank you so much! I'm so glad you and your husband had a good time. I hope to see you many times in the future.
Peaceful time away
I stayed in the lower 1 bedroom rental of this property. The unit was clean and comfortable. Within walking distance to restaurants, shops, and water activities. Great place to visit! Don't hesitate to rent. Owner super easy to work with and contact.
Thank you, I'm glad you had a nice and peaceful time.
Beautiful waterfront home on Little Pine Island!
A great little gem in Matlacha. Enjoy relaxing in your own little Oasis. Watch the sunrise and sunset while fishing from the backyard. Enjoy the pelicans and dolphins while relaxing on the wrap around patio. This home has everything you need for the perfect vacation.
I'm so glad you enjoyed yourself! Please come back again.
Live on "Island Time" in the quiet fishing village of Matlacha. You will be surrounded by incredible fishing, art galleries, shops and great food. Your stay begins by crossing over the Matlacha Pass on the "fishingest bridge in the U.S.A." Then pull into your driveway and make yourself at home by casting a line into the waters that surround your backyard. These waters are the ideal habitat for fish and this home is the ideal habitat for the anglers who catch them. There are boat/fishing charters as well and boat, kayak, and paddle-board rentals available. Kayakers (and bird-watchers) come here to paddle placid backwaters. You didn't come here to fish? That's okay. There is great food, drinks, and live music just a short walk away. You also have great shops and art galleries to enjoy. If golfing is your thing there are several great places to golf as well just 3-4 miles down the road. Relax and enjoy living on "Island Time."
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Apartment #1 has one parking spot. The is no parking permitted on the road or in the yard