|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Get away to the Fishin’ Shanty, a waterfront hideaway on beautiful Matlacha Island. This versatile vacation rental has a master bedroom, an open single bed. (Low-key vacationers can even add a few more visitors using the two couches in the great room.) Whether you're escaping the busy world to do some fishing, want to connect to nature, or looking for an artist's retreat; the Fishing Shanty is a comfortable, relaxed place to do just that. Enjoy a fully equipped kitchen, large patio with a gas grill, and a private dock! See the owner's art displayed on the walls, and explore the rising art community in Historic Matlacha a short walk from your doorstep.
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 bungalow in 2014
Matlacha is island life personified! No need to travel outside the USA, we're right here in sunny Florida.
Clean, nicely appointed, peaceful historic hideaway in a great neighborhood in old time Florida. Scott was responsive, helpful, non intrusive and a generally great person to deal with. The cottage is known in the neighborhood as "butterfly house" and locals are friendly and helpful. The town is great and quaint and shuttered by 9pm...unless you need a cocktail at the couple of local bar/restaurants we discovered. Walking, biking,kayaking, bird watching.......best. All starting from a perfect location. Feel like a local and.....if you have freckles....BEWARE.....the no-see-ums will LOVE you!! Start a conversation with a neighbor for their thoughts on best repellant and itch cure....you will have a friend for life!!
Oh!!! And for extra kayak rental or launch or Eco tour or fishing adventure...toddle down to Carmen's ....she is knowledgable kind and loves to share her secret spots!! ❤️
This was the perfect place for our mother/daughter stay. The house is beautifully done and so comfortable we felt right at home. The location was perfect for parking the car and exploring all the shops, galleries and restaurants, not to mention the fishing and bird watching. We can't say enough good things about Scott, he made our stay completely carefree. Thanks for sharing your beautiful spot with us!
We had an excellent stay at "the fishin shanty". Its owner Scott could not have been more accomadating. The house was super clean, well maintained and had lots of Florida charm. We enjoyed the private rear deck, private yet with a great view down the canal and an abundance of osprey activity to watch. I would highly recommend this rental
This was not our first trip to Matlacha but this was our first stay at the "Fishin Shanty". It was everything the website advertised BUT EVEN MORE. We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived and checked in.. The owner was there to greet us. Everything about the "Shanty" was explained to us he went out of his way to make sure all was OK. The "Fishin Shanty" was exactly was what Matlacha is all about.. Relaxing, tranquil, easy walking distance to about every bar, restaurant, art galleries, and shops in the area. The place its self was clean, well equipped, new energy efficient air conditioners, wifi, bicycles at our disposal, comfortable beds, and on and on.. The little back deck over the water was perfect for our morning coffee and our evening cocktail. We traveled with our 14 month old baby girl and the owner made sure that our baby crib and high chair we asked about was there and waiting for us upon arrival.. This really made our family trip perfect!! I could go on and on but the only way to really know is to book "The Fishin Shanty" and enjoy Matlacha and the surrounding area.. You won't regret it!!
The owner has taken great pride and effort to provide a quality vacation destination. All the facilities were in great working order, and the location was ideal. We appreciated the relaxed feel of Matlacha and the surrounding Pine Island area.
My trip to the Matlacha was for a private retreat to refresh and reflect. The Fishin' Shanty was just what the captain ordered! The cottage was so comfortable and met my every need. It was super quaint and decorated with so many personal touches. The private sundeck area was wonderful during the day, I literally couldn't leave it for several hours. As if being on the island, where everything is within walking distance and all the shops are so fun and unique, if that weren't enough, staying in this cottage made it more than I could have expected. Next time I need to just let my hair down and chill for a few days, I know exactly where to go!
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'.
|Pet Fee||£122 + Tax|
|Property Damage Protection||£48|
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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.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.