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Chic Redfish Key West Style Cottage at Yellowdog in Matlacha

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Matlacha - Redfish Cottage at Yellowdog

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

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The Redfish at Yellowdog is a newly redecorated beach chic key west style 1BR/1BA waterfront cottage. It is by far the most stylish waterfront cottage in town.

The Redfish has a queen bedroom, a half bedroom with a modular full size bed, and a pull out full size sleeper couch in the living room. A large HDTV in also in the living room. The cottage has a full kitchen with large refrigerator, gas stove, coffee maker, microwave, and all kitchen utensils. A full bathroom is in the cottage, plus there is an additional shower and half bath are right outside your door.

Please note that since our rentals are pet friendly, we may not recommend staying with us if you have significant, uncontrolled allergies to pet dander. We make every effort to thoroughly clean between guests, but cannot guarantee the cottage will be 100% free of pet dander.

About Yellowdog: Yellowdog is a destination in itself. We have 3 cozy individual cottages intimately tucked away behind a gate off of Pine Island Road. Our tropical landscaping, docks for your boat, fishing, or kayak launch, and the wide open water as your back yard will make you feel like you are miles away from everything. We are right next to Bert's Bar and Grill and across the street from Island Seafood - two of the best places to eat in Matlacha and they are right at your doorstep. Well behaved dogs are welcome to stay with you for an additional cleaning fee.

From Yellowdog you can easily walk to most of Matlacha's art galleries and restaurants.

For larger parties: For larger parties you may want to also rent the Tarpon Cottage at Yellowdog -HomeAway #952204. This is a 2BR/1-1/2BA cottage right next door to the Redfish. We also have our Snook cottage on the property as well.

Keywords: cottage, key west, waterfront, bungalow

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 October, 2016
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About owner/manager

We actively manage this gorgeous property and do whatever it takes to make sure our guests have a fantastic vacation!

owner/manager purchased this cottage in 2011

Why owner/manager chose Pine Island

There are no other properties in the area like ours. We have 3 cottages confined in a gated area, with kayaks and paddle boards, plenty of outdoor seating, boat slips, and views that will take your breath away. We love our 4 legged guests, and with our gated confines, they are free to roam safely.

What makes this cottage unique

Matlacha has many waterfront rental properties, but we have yet to see one that is as clean and tastefully decorated as ours. If you care about that sort of thing, we're your best choice! We are constantly improving the property like it's our home, because it will be someday!


based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

Chic Redfish Key West Style Cottage at Yellowdog in Matlacha
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The Yellow Dog cottages are absolutely perfect! My 2 brothers and I rented all three cottages for a family weekend getaway and had a awesome time. Once you walked through the gate, we were in your own slice of paradise. We used the common ground to sit out and listen to music from Bert's bar, fish and relax. We stayed in the Redfish cottage and it was decorated perfectly. Plenty of room for my wife and I and extremely clean. Would definitely stay here again and would consider bringing our golden retriever next time. All three cottages were clean and tastefully decorated. Restaurants were very close by and all were very good. Very neat place, must stay!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not great for dogs and not worth the price!

  • 2 of 5

When I found this place online, I was SO excited. Unfortunately it did not live up to it's online appearance. I will start with the good things: the inside was decorated adorably, very clean, and I loved the setup. (All very important things!) The problem was that the one of the main reasons I chose this place was because they were dog friendly. I wish I had known that there would be virtually NO WHERE to walk them unless you crossed the very busy highway which the cottage is directly on. Even when you cross the street, it's less than ideal for anyone with dogs. We ended up actually putting the dogs in the car and driving them to a nearby neighborhood everytime they needed to be walked. We were also less than thrilled with the customer service. There was no one there to greet or help us upon our arrival and there was a lot of confusion about how to get in to the actual property. After about half an hour of phone calls and playing with locks, we got in. When we walked into our cottage (The Redfish) it was stifling hot. We were told that the a/c was supposed to be turned on the day, but the cleaning lady had forgotten. It took a little while to cool down, but once it did that aspect of the cottage was fine. They did end up getting the lock on the main gate working, but it was the most complicated lock I've ever used. (Not a standard padlock) And when you get back to your cottage and it's night time, there is not a single light to see your way. Without having someone shine my phone, it would have been impossible for me to get in, not to mention a little creepy because you can't see anything at all.

Main Points:

Good- very cute, clean, and has everything you need if you are staying out of town

Bad- Not great customer service, confusing entrance, no lights and a little creepy at night and MOST IMPORTANTLY: NOT GOOD FOR DOGS!

I only write this because I wish someone would have painted a true picture prior to me booking, especially since it was one of the most expensive places I found when looking. Hope this helps some other pet parents!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This guest had some valid points and we were very apologetic for the issues she experienced. There was some miscommunication we had with getting our gate fixed; I didn't realize the lock itself was being changed until the guest had trouble. I felt very badly for that. It is fixed now and is a regular lock with a lock box. Regarding the dogs, we have our dogs there very frequently and never have any issues. We've had dozens of guests bring dogs and this is the first time we've gotten negative feedback. If you are unsure, just give us a call or email to ask questions before booking. Thanks!!
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New Orleans, LA

Thank you!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! We look forward to doing it again next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 28, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ocean City, MD

Slice of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for sharing your little slice of paradise with us. The Redfish is so adorable, exactly what an island cottage should look like. It doesn’t get any better than this!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome little paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay and will very likely be back. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a fantastic little spot

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is charming and the surroundings are awesome! We have enjoyed being your first foreign visitors and we will definitely recommend the place to our friends back home.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Southwest Florida International Airport
Nearest Beach
23 Miles
Ft. Myers Beach

Matlacha is the perfect spot for fishing, kayaking, and boating. Please note, if you are not familiar with the area, the closest beach by car will be about 45 minutes to either Ft. Myers Beach or Sanibel Island. If you have a boat, you can get to Cayo Costa or Sanibel in about that time or less, depending on your speed.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Matlacha, Pine Island

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
24 Nov 2015 - 20 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
High Season
21 Nov 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £21
Refundable Damage Deposit £205
Tax Rate 11.0%

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Matlacha in Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) There is a pull out couch and a modular full bed available
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • wind-surfing
There are 3 total beds in the cottage. The queen bed in the bedroom, the sleeper sofa in the living room, and a modular double bed in an offset extra room. This room is separate, next to the bedroom, but does not have a door. It may also be used as a large walk-in closet. There is a full bathroom in the cottage, and there is an ourdoor shower and half bath right outside the cottage that may be used.

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