Matlacha is a quaint fishing village and artist colony (located 15 minutes from Ft. Myers) that is lost in time.
When you cross Matlacha Pass over 'The Fishingest Bridge In The World' you enter Island Time with out the hustle and bustle of the crowded and high priced island resorts that dot the coast of Florida.
Fish for reds, snook, trout, tarpon, mangrove snapper or what ever is bitting from kayak, ( 2 supplied rigged for fishing),boat,or off the dock and local bridges.
Clean your fish and take them to The Sandy Hook and they will cook em up for you.
Take a leasurly kayak paddle around the many mangrove islands minutes from the dock or if you're more adventurous try the 'Great Calusa Blueway'.
The 2 kayaks included with the house would cost $40 to $50 per day each to rent locally.
Walk or bike to the funky art galleries to see local artists create and sell their wares.
Check out the fish markets for fresh locally caught seafood or if you don't feel like cooking, stop by the many restaurants and bars for good grub and live music in a laid back atmosphere.
Or just relax on the deck with a cocktail and watch the sun set.
House is a 3 story on piles with a dock on one of the widest and deepest canals on the island.
The first level has covered parking for 2 vehicles and open parking with plenty of room for boat trailer and RV.
The second level has an open living, dining and kitchen area with 2 bed rooms (ea. with a queen bed), 1-1/2 baths and a large covered deck over looking the water.
The third level is one room with a queen bed, a futon and a private open sun deck over looking the water.
All rooms have water views.
Ceiling fans in all rooms and deck.
Minutes to Charlotte Harbor.
30 minute boat ride to legendary tarpon hot spot 'Boca Grande Pass' and barrier islands Cayo Costa, Captiva, Useppa and Sanibel.
Be sure to stop for lunch at Cabbage Key, made famous in Jimmy Buffet's song 'Cheeseburger In Paradise'.
Water taxi service from Pine Island (15 minute by car) to all out islands.
Boat rentals, bait shops and fishing guides available on island.
We can arrange for a guide to pick you up from our dock for fishing, kayaking, shelling, nature watching and sightseeing trips.
Keywords: Key West Style Island House
Walk to local art galleries, restaurants and bars
Park with boat ramp,fishing pier, basket ball court and play area across the street.
Fishing bridge just down the street.
Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins spring training.