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CASTAWAY in MATLACHA on deep water canal with BOAT LIFT/DOCK

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,565 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue


About the property

1565 sq.ft. 2BR/2BATH house on deep water canal DOCK/BOAT LIFT

We are opening up our house to let more people like YOU enjoy our Florida PARADISE.

This is truly Florida's Best Kept SECRET!

MATLACHA pronounced (MAT-la-shay)! Located in SW Florida, 30 mins from Fort Myers Beach, 40 mins from Sanibel Island, served by 2 major airports, 30 mins from (RSW)Southwest Florida International Airport, 25 mins from (PGT) Punta Gorda Airport with many non-stop flights on Allegiant Air, 90 min from Venice/Sarasota and 2.5 hrs from Fort Lauderdale.

This home offers the best of both worlds, close to endless shopping, restaurants, beaches, a myriad of outdoor activities and some of the best fishing in SW Florida. A boating oasis and a real fisherman's dream.

Matlacha is Florida's last hidden gem often referred to as 'the Old Key West' that boast unique art galleries, shops, restaurants and bars that provide daily live entertainment.

Come and enjoy our beautifully appointed 2BR/2BA 1565 sq. ft. fully equipped home. The only thing you need to bring is YOU!

We provide a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, oven, cook top, refrigerator, microwave, Cuisinart coffee maker, blender, place settings for 12, all utensils, everything to make a gourmet meal. For the griller in you, we provide an outdoor gas grill too.

Don't worry about the linens, we provide sheets, wash clothes, plush towels and even beach towels.

WiFi internet and cable TV also provided.

We also have a PRIVATE boat lift and dock on a deep water canal with direct access to Matlacha Pass, Charlotte Harbor, Cayo Costa State Park, Cabbage Key, Captiva, Sanibel Island, Boca Grande, and the Gulf of Mexico.

If you have a boat, bring it and tie it up to our dock. It's only a short 10 min ride to Matlacha Pass. If you want your boat out of the water we also provide a #6000 boat lift available upon request. Boat rentals are always an option and can be rented a short distance away. A boat ramp is less than a mile away.

Enjoy the living room as you watch the huge flat screen TV while you lounge on the leather couch or just wind down as you read a book in the Florida room overlooking the canal.

The master bedroom has a queen size bed and also has a full bathroom, and walk in closet.

The second bedroom has two full beds and is also well appointed. It too has a generous closet for your clothes.

If you need to do some laundry, NO WORRIES... there is a washer and dryer located in the laundry room located just off the kitchen.

If you like fishing, boating, beaches,sunshine,shopping, the Old Key West lifestyle, relaxation, or you just want to get away from the cold up north, then this is your PARADISE.

We want to make your experience one that will bring you back for more. Our local managers Kim and Tom will provide that personal touch and should you need anything during your stay are available only a short distance away.


If you think our home is nice now......just wait and see what's next.

Each year we plan on making subtle changes to make your stay more enjoyable.

CHECK-IN TIME is 3PM on day of arrival.

CHECK-OUT TIME is 10AM day of departure.

More Details

Keith E. Sidehamer
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2017

About Keith E. Sidehamer

We currently live to the north in Pennsylvania and enjoy everything about the outdoors, from fishing, hunting, skiing, swimming, cycling, hiking, boating, and just plain ole relaxing!

Keith E. Sidehamer purchased this house in 2013

Why Keith E. Sidehamer chose Cape Coral

We fell in love with the laid back atmosphere and Old Key West lifestyle of Matlacha over 7 years ago. My friends and I began fishing in the north and slowly migrated to warmer waters to escape the bone chilling cold, especially in early spring. My good friends Capt. Terry "the Fish Whisperer" and Capt. Paul from "Team Tarpon" have been instrumental in our decision to chose Matlacha. Matlacha was that hidden gem which was recently featured on HGTV and other TV programs as a great place to own a beach house or second home. Not to mention some of the best fishing in Florida, from fishing the flats for reds, mangrove snapper, snook and trout to fishing the deeper waters for tarpon, grouper, shark and mackerel.

Matlacha is close to everything from fast food, grocery stores, to the local bars and restaurants. This town really has it all. It's a great place to relax and enjoy the local artist with shops and displays throughout the town or to kick back at some of the local pubs.

It truly is a whimsical historic fishing village and the last remaining "Old Florida".


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Matlacha Isles in Cape Coral

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1565 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

CASTAWAY in MATLACHA on deep water canal with BOAT LIFT/DOCK
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews


  • 4 of 5

thanks so much for sharing your perfect location home with us. we enjoyed the quiet surroundings, birds chirping, fish jumping, boats going by. waking up to see water every morning is a good thing ahhh and the beds are so comfy!! my husband and son had a great time fishing from the back dock. catfish is good smoked! we liked that your close to matlache town (fresh seafood) pine island,cape coral,ft. myers,sanibel/captiva beaches. there was plenty of room for us to have are own space , loved the big screen tvs @ down time. we would of loved to stay longer; keith fred said he would never leave if you had a boat docked too!!!!!! we will tell everyone we know what a great place you have!! hope to come back soon. thank you for the very good wine!!!!! many thanks deb, fred, freed w.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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awesome location to visit surrounding areas sanibel/captive ft. myers, pine island cape coral!

  • 4 of 5

awesome place to enjoy the fish jumping off the back dock, watching other boats go by, quiet surroundings to relax, plenty of room inside to spread out. just wish there was a boat at the house to rent as well. maybe on are next visit!! hope to be back soon!!!!! many thanks the wenzels

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Coming from Minnesota, I was looking for a place to thaw out and relax, well, I hit the jack pot. The minute we walked in we were greeted with a pristine home and a bottle of wine to boot! The house is extremely warm, decorated beautifully and located on a canal full of jumping fish to greet you. The Sidehamers and the managers are quick to respond if you have any questions. I loved the location whether you want to go to the mainland or further up the island. We went to other islands, we fished, did some airboating, and it was always nice to come back to the house and unwind. I only hope I have the chance to come back and stay here again. Thank you again - Patti Carlson and family

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Patti for the kind words and staying at our Florida "paradise". We are so happy you and your family could escape the cold weather and enjoy the warmth of southwest Florida. It is our goal to provide guest like you and your family with a pleasant and enjoyable stay each and every time you stay with us. Again, we want to thank you for the very kind words and look forward to having you and your family stay with us again.
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Great Place In Matlache Isles

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our stay in this wonderful home. It is located in a very quiet, friendly neighborhood that we walked every day. We highly recommend this home and would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Pam....It was a pleasure having you and your husband escape the cold weather and stay with us in Matlacha... We look forward to having you come back. Keith
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  • 5 of 5

Best house during our two week tour of South Florida.Clean, updated and situated on a great Canal.Great for bike riding and Fishing...Giant fish from home's rear dock.....many upgrades, best towels ever! three TV's Great service from owner and manager, GREAT HOUSE!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Tony and Patty , it was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us. We are so happy and thrilled that you enjoyed Matlacha and our house. Southwest Florida offers some of the best fishing in the country and we are glad you were able to experience here at Matlacha. Thanks for the kind words.We look forward to having you come back and stay with us.
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Matlacha Isles

  • 5 of 5

Our fourth stay in this delightfully accommodating home. I have family in the area and wish I could attach pictures of a surprise visit from my youngest grandson and his buddies who were out cruising the canals in their kayaks for a day. They came right up to the dock in the back yard and "parked." Lunch with us and off they went again! Casual, relaxing and oh, so comfortable are these accommodations!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Judy for the kind words and staying in our Florida "paradise". It is our goal to provide guest like you and your family with a pleasant and enjoyable stay each and every time you stay with us. Again, we want to thank you for the very kind words and look forward to having you and your family stay with us again.
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Bert's Bar & Grill
Red's Fresh Seafood House -- CLOSED
Miceli's Restaurant
"Italian Food, nightly live bands, fun place to eat and drink"
Sandy Hook Fish and Rib House
Perfect Cup
"BEST breakfast/ lunch Our favorite!"
Pine Island Pool
PIzza Bella
"BEST pizza in Matlacha....another favorite....try the white pizza.....yummy"
German American Social Club
"Awesome.... Octoberfest every year"
Cabbage Key Inn and Restaurant
"Fun place accessible by boat or ferry only You can catch ferry from bokeelia. Leave a dollar..."
Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Fort Myers International or Punta Gorda AirportPGT
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Miceli's, Bert's Bar and Grill
Nearest Ferry
23 Miles
Fort Myers to Key West
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Perfect Cup, Sandy Hook Fish and Ribs,Pizza Bella
Nearest Beach
23 Miles
Fort Myers Beach/ Sanibel Island
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
1 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights

Additional pricing information

CLEANING FEE £77.3 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £45.61
Tax Rate 11.0%

100 % refund if cancelled at least 60 days prior to arrival.
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100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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