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Top Shelf Relaxation on a Laid-Back Island

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,139 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful waterfront 2-bed/2-bath island getaway on Matlacha Island.

The Coqui Palace is a waterfront two bedroom, two bath island getaway in the Historic Matlacha Fishing Village. Fish from the patio, and walk to local art and dining! This unit has been featured on television - and the moment you walk in, you'll see why! This fully equipped vacation rental has gorgeous bathrooms, new kitchen appliances, a full-size washer and dryer, and fold-out queen sleeper sofa. Take it easy in this top-shelf vacation home with a new dishwasher, ice maker, and garbage disposal. This is a great getaway for couples or families to vacation together. A luxury honeymoon villa, seasonal rental, or 'stay-cation' for Southwest Florida residents who need a taste of Island Life.

Scott Menard
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 April, 2018

About Scott Menard

Vida de la Isla translates Island Life. We feature 3 unique island vacation rental properties located on the world renowned, historic Matlacha Island.

Scott Menard purchased this villa in 2014

Why Scott Menard chose Matlacha

The pictures alone made us want to buy this unique cottage. We imagined ourselves there before we every saw it! That's what we wanted for our guests.

What makes this villa unique

Matlacha is island life personified! No need to travel outside the USA, we're right here in sunny Florida.


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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1139 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom en suite - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Brand new!
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Confortable and recently updated - see the pictures!
  • A master bathroom en suite, and another large bathroom next to the second master bedroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Guest Bedroom (Master-sized) - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Two Master Bedrooms and a queen sleeper sofa in the living room.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This island is known for it's ability to take you away from the hustle and bustle of life, reconnect you with nature, and provide the kayaking, fishing, and weather you need to recharge your soul. A vibrant and growing art scene, as well as the Historic Matlacha Fishing Village (where this unit is located) make for a fun trip. Even though Matlacha doesn't have beaches the way Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach do, trips to visit nearby beaches make a perfect day trip (an average 45 minutes by car). We look forward to hosting you in our vacation home!


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(19 traveller reviews)

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Top Shelf Relaxation on a Laid-Back Island
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Terrific getaway cottage

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at The Coqui Palace. It was very clean, beautifully decorated, and so conveniently located. Being right along the canal was perfect and we enjoyed taking the kayak out. Scott was very accommodating. We had a great stay and will definitely be back when next visiting.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay in Matlacha

  • 5 of 5

The property is lovely, just as shown in the pictures. Beds are comfortable, large flat screen TV in the living area, plenty of room. Setting area on the channel was nice. Caught catfish! Dining at the local restaurants in the area is good and reasonably priced. Suggestion: cable/dish television and sharp kitchen knives.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place! Furniture and beds very comfy! The location was awesome. Walking distance to everything! Very relaxing week! Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our pleasure to host such nice people.
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I loved my stay in Matlacha!

  • 5 of 5

The best place we ever stayed! So much character and color. comfortable furniture, great showers. The bedding and towels smelled wonderful. The location was perfect. Within walking distance to so much.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Traverse City, Michigan

Wonderful experience at the Coqui Palace

  • 5 of 5

We just spent three days at the Coqui Palace in Matlacha, FL. We could not have been happier with our accommodations. The cottage was extremely clean and obviously well taken care of. Scott and Iliana have decorated and cared for this cottage as if it were their own home. It had a great island vibe - complete with coquis as decorations, adding to the tropical feel. It was well-equipped with all the amenities...a fully stocked kitchen, washer and dryer, even a high chair and pack-n-play for families with small children. It was in easy walking distance to Matlacha - right across the street from the Blue Dog, one of our favorites. It had outdoor seating so we could enjoy the end of the day sitting on the canal. We would highly recommend this cottage for other travelers. The Menards were easy and professional to work with, and the cottage was awesome. Thanks to Scott and Iliana for a great weekend in Matlacha!

Daniel and Tamara Casciano

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. We hope we get the privilege of being your host again soon.
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St. Louis

Amazing space within walking distance to everything.

  • 5 of 5

The home was wonderful. Great space and energy. Loved watching the wildlife on the canal and kayaking in the area. We could walk to shops, food and sunset. Great experience and Scott was friendly and available to answer any questions. Can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended

While being a world renowned fishing village, the area is also known for excellent kayaking, emerging artists, and excellent eateries and entertainment. In less than an hour you can be scouring the beaches of Sanibel or Captiva searching for the latest shells the tide has left behind. Of course, Vida de le Isla, is all about the relaxed island life, so you'll probably like to do a lot of 'nothing'.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Apr 2018 - 28 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Season 2019
1 Dec 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £71.02
Pet Fee £106.53 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £56.11
Tax Rate 11.0%

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Monthly and Seasonal guests are always welcome. Contact us to help plan your extended getaway! (Multi-month discounts available.)

Pets allow only under 25 lbs. each. Pet fee per pet. We look forward to seeing you and your furry friends! We know how it feels to have to leave a family member behind! Extended stay pet fees apply for stays over 1 month.

Rates are subject to change until booking is complete.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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