Discover a selection of 3,000 vacation rentals in Matlacha, FL that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and kitchens. Prices start at $119 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Matlacha. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

A slice of Old Florida

From sultry tropical weather to shimmering canals, Matlacha is a slice of paradise. The colorful fishing village sits in Pine Island Sound and is brimming with charm. With its laid-back, slightly eccentric vibes, it's easy to see why it lures a constant stream of sun seekers, artists and free spirits. The town is crisscrossed with palm-fringed waterways that give it a colorful Caribbean vibe. They're lined with breezy Matlacha vacation rentals, complete with sun decks, private docks and flamboyant decor. Put simply, it's the kind of lifestyle that will have you crunching your numbers and dreaming of retiring in Florida.

Things to do

Paddling on the Great Calusa Blueway

Matlacha is a gateway to the Great Calusa Blueway, a scenic 190-mile long trail that winds through the coastal waters and mangrove forests of Lee County. Whether you're a first-time kayaker or an experienced paddler, a handful of local outfitters offer rentals and tours. For decades, Pine Island Sound has been a haven for artists. As well as enabling visits to local institutions like the Lovegrove Gallery, Matlacha vacation rentals make it easy to slip into the Old Florida lifestyle. You can take your pick of whimsical waterfront cottages painted in a rainbow of Caribbean colors.

Activities

Good vibes in downtown Matlacha

Matlacha is anchored by a lively downtown strip where you'll find cafes, brunch spots and quirky galleries. It's a great place to stock up on essentials or chat to locals over a cup of freshly brewed coffee. There are also a handful of breezy waterfront bars and restaurants serving cold drinks, seafood and good vibes. On a sunny day, head down to Matlacha Community Park. Popular with locals, it features a boat ramp, fishing pier and plenty of grassy picnic spots.

Weather

Tropical winters in Matlacha

Like the rest of Florida, winter is high season in Matlacha. Long days and lashings of sunshine make it a great time to fish, paddle or simply relax on the deck of your Matlacha vacation rental property. Locals will testify that March and October are definite high points. You'll enjoy warm weather, clear skies and a low key atmosphere. The scene slows down in the summer, when most shops and galleries operate on limited opening hours. It can get a little steamy but, if you don't mind the heat, the summer months can feel wonderfully laidback.

Natural features

Birds and mangroves on the Gulf Coast

Part of Florida's sun-drenched Gulf Coast, Matlacha is surrounded by lush mangrove forests and tropical palm trees. It sits in Pine Island Sound, a subtropical inlet dotted with barrier islands. As well as boasting some of Florida's best tarpon fishing, the waters of Pine Island Sound are a haven for local wildlife. You can also explore Matlacha Pass National Wildlife Refuge, one of Florida's most important wetland habitats. Birders should keep an eye out for ospreys, eagles, herons, egrets and roseate spoonbills.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Matlacha

Fly into Punta Gorda, FL (PGD-Charlotte County), the closest airport, located 20.1 mi (32.3 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Fort Myers, FL (RSW-Southwest Florida Intl.), which is 20.9 mi (33.6 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Matlacha, FL?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 2,858 vacation rentals around Matlacha. From 1,788 house rentals to 27 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a water-view property in Matlacha?

You won't be gazing out the window to views of the walls of your neighbor's house around this area. Charming waterfront vistas and easy breezy days with your family are the only things on your horizon now. Vrbo has 964 vacation rentals with waterfront views in this destination. Want to give something else a go? See if any of our other properties take your fancy. Our options here include:

  • 940 waterfront vacation rentals.
  • 904 seaside vacation rentals.
  • 670 shore-front vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Matlacha?

Forget about standardized, cookie cutter hotel rooms. Our house vacation rentals each have their own unique personalities — as well as all the space you could possibly need! There are 1,821 options currently on Vrbo. Prices begin at $39 a night. If that doesn't suit your crew's style, we've got a number of different property types to select from, such as:

  • Villa: 524 vacation homes. Prices start from $52 per night.
  • Condo: 348 vacation homes. Prices start from $33 per night.
  • Apartment: 84 vacation homes. Prices start from $51 per night.

Can I stay in Matlacha in a large group?

Vacations with family can be tons of fun, particularly when you're under the one roof in an amazing new place! If you'll be visiting with a big group, Vrbo can help you. House vacation homes are the preferred choice for larger sized groups, with 943 listed here. In this area, rental properties that can accommodate bigger groups include:

  • Are you on the hunt for vacation homes that can hold 6 guests? We have 1,414 that will be perfect. The prices start from $35 per night.
  • If you have 8 in your party, you'll be thrilled to learn that there are 663 vacation homes that are suitable. You can get one for as little as $71 a night.
  • Organizing a trip away with 10 guests? We offer 140 vacation homes that will meet your needs. Prices begin at just $99 a night.

You and all your buddies will be in good hands when you book your Matlacha adventure with us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Matlacha?

Reduce those steep accommodation expenses when you organize your stay with Vrbo. You'll find a range of awesome rentals and save loads! Heritage Palms has bargain written all over it. And with 29 Vrbo rentals at an average price of $94 a night, it isn't hard to see why. There are another 70 Vrbo rentals waiting to be booked in or around Burnt Store Marina. The average price in this area is $96 a night.

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