The rates shown are for the Efficency Cottage. Two other larger cottages, a one bedroom and a 2 bedroom, which are part of the same complex are also available. We may be able to rent for less than a week. Please call for rates and availability.
You'll love Fernando's Hideaway's peaceful, artistic, fun island bungalow ambiance. Whether you're a nature lover, boater, fishing afficiando, artist, writer, love to golf or love to shop Fernando's Hideaway provides just what you need.
The charming cottages have sunset views of the bay. Wake up to a peaceful morning watching the birds and fish catching their breakfast.
While relaxing you can watch manatees, dolphins, and fish jumping just for the pure fun of it.
Enjoy fishing from the back dock or exploring the bay and surrounding mangrove islands by kayak.
Within walking distance from the Hideaway you'll find gift shops, ice cream shop with locally made ice cream, coffee shop with coffee roasted fresh on the premises, restaurants with fresh seafood caught off of the local fishing boats. There's even live music for those of you who like to have an evening out without having the worry of driving home.
The colorful art district has some of the areas most talented artists on display.
Neighborhood parks have basketball courts, tennis, heated swimming pool, fishing pier and boat ramp.
Local festivities and activities include Octoberfest, fishing tournaments, Blues Festival, Calusa Blueway Kayak weekend, Mangomania, The Christmas Parade in the park and the Christmas Boat Parade in the canals, Taste of Pine Island, Seafood festival, Mullet Toss, Art Shows and Sales during Valentine's weekend and Calusa Creative Coast Weekend.
Ask for availability of 2 bedroom 2 bath home with den next door.
Additional fee, Call for details (sleeps 5)
Escape to a quaint fishing village on an island that is near and yet off the beaten track. Explore on island time while staying at Fernando's Hideaway!
Keywords: cottages, bayfront, fishing, kayaking, art district,
southwest florida, island, boating
Micheal Gordon moved from Philidelphia to Matlacha to find some tranquility but instead found Anna DeMeo his partner in this property. Both Anna and Michael live in Matlacha, and are available to answer questions about the area and it's many activities.
Anna or Michael purchased this house in 2005
The lovely waterfront location and the friendly small town community. Old Florida at it's best! Quaint, off the beaten path of tourist traps, but still only 10 minutes away from all the ammenities of the town of Cape Coral and Fort Myers.
Cool breezes, Abundant wildlife, beautiful sunsets.
It's like being on a houseboat without getting seasick!
You wake up in the morning to see the pretty bay right
from your bed. The birds fly overhead and the dolpins
come to greet you. A short walk to the coffe shop for
breakfast and conversation with the town folk makes it just perfect!
Thanks for the kind words. We all loved hearing you sing, and playing the guitar and harmonica on the back deck at Fernando's and at Bert's.
This place exceeded our expectations and so did Anna! What was so great? The view of the water and birds from the very comfortable bed, couch, dining table, and kitchen. The deck and dock were wonderful, fishing and kayaking were great (nice kayaks supplied), there is a well-equipped kitchen, beautiful decor outside and in, including the amazing lizard-design in the bedroom floor tile. Very clean (and I am very fussy about this)! Surprisingly quiet for such a convenient location - an easy walk to the wonderful coffee shop although Anna supplies their good coffee if you want to stay in - and it really is hard to pull yourself away from this spot - we wanted to move in permanently! Highly recommend!
My wife and I stayed in the La Casita unit at Fernando's Hideaway and really enjoyed the opportunity to really relax in a private and picturesque location of this property. Every detail from property layout to interior furnishings and decorating made you feel right at home in this beautiful part of Florida. We enjoyed the wonderful morning coffees on the pier while being entertained by the wonderful bird population of the mangrove canals. We enjoyed the use of the kayaks provided and really appreciated all the little things like grilling out and walking to local shopping and eating locations. The facilities were perfectly maintained, well equipped and very clean. The owners could not have been more helpful and made sure we were having a good time but without intruding on privacy...a really class operation.
We spent an unusually cooler month on Matlacha Island this year, but in spite of the weather we were very comfortable in our one bedroom cabin. One highlight of our stay at Fernandos Hideaway, was evening cocktails on the dock watching the sun set and good conversation with other wonderful guests. Our cabin was conveniently located on the island, walking or biking distance to restaurants and shops. Our accommodations were clean, bright and very comfortable for the two of us. Upon arrival everything was ready to go, just unpack and enjoy!!! Thank you Anna for sharing your little bit of paradise.
Waters edge is the most tranquil, peaceful property I've every visited. Great local places to eat, walk to everything. If you love art, fishing, kayaking, enjoy live music at night great local folks, this is the place for you. owners Anna @ Michael are the best. love Matlacha. Can't wait to return.
We traveled a lot all over the world but we never had such a superb place like Fernando's hideaway. As walk-in guests we found the place to stay and relax. We enjoyed the nice location and of course the excellent service of Anna and Mike.
We will come back soon...
I love going to Matlacha each year and here are just a few of the reasons.
I can't wait to go down to the dock to see what's swimming around the underwater light...It's like having your own aquarium...In the morning, I can't wait to get up to see what's out in the bay...when the tides are low, the bay is filled with the most wonderful birds - vibrant pink spoonbills, fabulous storks, blue herons, etc.. Afternoons are perfect to watch for dolphins - All this brings so much peace & quiet to the soul...
Then there's the cottage itself...It is small - made for comfort--spotlessly clean & filled with all the "extras" one would never expect in a rental. Anna & Mike make you feel as though they prepared everything just for you...It's as if you are their family and they want only the best for you..
The friendliness of the island itself----The total package is certainly a perfect experience.
Matlacha has a thriving art district. Tour the art studios or take it to the next level and enroll in an art class!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 1 2014 - Jun 7 2015
1 night minimum stay
Jun 8 2015 - Oct 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
4th of july
Jul 3 2015 - Jul 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
|departure cleaning fee||$45 + Tax|
Discounts available from June through October, excluding holidays.
No Smoking Pets accepted in the La Casita Cottage only
departure clleaning fee $50.00 Pet fee- $5 per acceptable pet per day.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.