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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bdr. 2Ba On Bay With Boat Lift

Sat to Sat rentals. SHORTER STAYS WELCOME ONE WEEK BEFORE ARRIVAL DATE. This MUST SEE HOME on the bay in Matlacha is gorgeous. Stunning views of the bay and mangroves, dolphin and manatees right in your backyard. one of the largest lots on the island with plenty of parking and a 6 foot privacy fence around the entire property. Set far enough back from the main road with lush landscaping you only hear the boats buzzing and the birds squawking from the private dock with boat lift. Private swimming pool nestled between some of the many coconut palms just behind your very own beach. A great place to relax and enjoy the million dollar view.If we have guests here on the dates you desire, check out Rhinestone Fisherman next door.vrbo594258.

shelley wheeler
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 November, 2017


Car: not necessary


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Matlacha in Lee County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 full baths
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 1 king bed, 1 queen bed, 2 twin beds & queen sleeper sofa
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(13 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This property is exactly as it's described and you cannot beat the location or the view of the water. And the owners are easy and wonderful to work with. My husband and I along with our 11 year old son and daughter (twins) saw and caught so many different types of fish - trout, mangrove snapper, snook, shark and Jack Crevalle. Blue crabs too! It's like your own personal aquarium in your backyard. My personal favorite are the dolphins and manatees. My daughter froze in place and was rendered speechless for a few seconds after a manatee surfaced within inches of her while on the end of the dock. It is truly the perfect place for those who love nature, the water, and the outdoors in general. And the pool is such a nice bonus. If you're searching for places to stay in this area, this is the one you want. We viewed other properties nearby before deciding, and we are so glad we picked this one. Once we were there and able to gain an 'in person' perspective, we knew we made the right choice. The dock alone was better than the others within eyesight - long and spacious. The seating area (just outside the Master BR) is covered which is also nice when you want to sit outside, rain or shine. The bedrooms are comfortable, the kitchen is amazing, and the appliances and cookware are top notch. Also, Bert's is only footsteps away - which we enjoyed primarily for cold drinks by the water without having to drive. There's calypso style music each day and often live music in the evenings - all of which you can hear from the dock of the home. It is the perfect getaway for those looking for a little bit of it all, all in one place. Thank you for a wonderful vacation!

Casey R. - GA

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best place ever

  • 5 of 5

Had the best trip we have ever took. Such a relaxing place kids fished every day caught unreal amount of fish very close to the bait shop just walked across the road. The house is one of the nicest we have stayed at could of not been more pleased with everything. Such a private place loved the swimming pool so nice to take a dip on the hot August days. Walked down to Berts for some great fish tacos one day next day walked down to Island Café for some of the best shrimp we have had. Would like to say Thank You and we will see you again next year.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Fancy Fish. Caught some nice red fish and trout. Our teenagers had fun catching fish of the dock everyday. The beds were nice and comfortable. Great views and nice location. We are thinking about visiting next year again. Absolutely loved the location. Really looking forward to coming back!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home atmosphere .

  • 5 of 5

Coconut trees , fenced yard..swimming pool..... And water everywhere you look . One short wonderful week here in Matlacha . We fished everyday , bought crabs from a local crabbers.. Enjoyed every single days at the house. Thanks Shelley , you do have a beautiful place.... We really loved the area, local fruit stands....fresh mangoes , lychees, coconut juice. We will come back again. Wonderful vacation .

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Florida Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this gem! The house had everything we needed for cooking. The decor was wonderful and classy yet not overdone. Location, location, location is the best thing about this house. The views from any where in the yard were amazing. We loved watching the sunrise over the mangroves. The wildlife was amazing! Manatee, dolphins, eagles, osprey, ladyfish, snook galore, mangrove snapper, caravelle jack, needle fish, mullet, blue crab, stone crab, sting rays, several shark and more. The pool was perfect for cooling off in. We had a ball using the kayaks to explore by the bridge which is not even a five minute leisurely paddle away. At the bridge we had dolphin surfacing within a paddle length from our kayak on multiple occasions. We will be back here in the near future!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter Haven

Winter haven fl

  • 5 of 5

Four of us came down for my 60th birthday. We were very impressed with the place. High end kitchen, fun furniture and Imaginative decor. Enjoyed the pool, perfect for the hot weather we had. Caught a couple dozen non-keeper fish(water too warm). Beautiful dock and boat lift with running water. Lots of crab catching. Will definitely be back when it's cooler. Met owners, wonderful hard working people, address all your needs. Restaurants and music within walking distance. Publix a mile away. We were able to visit the owners next door property "rhinestone fisherman", it's better than Disney. Same high end kitchen, well thought out, my grandchildren would live to stay there! FUN!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Matlacha, Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cln fee less than week £56.64 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Will do shorter term rentals if home available one week before arrival date. Easter 2016 (March 26-April 2) $1500

50 percent when making reservation, last 50 percent 30 days before arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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