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Fernando's Hideaway in Matlacha

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms 2 Baths (Sleeps 4)

The rates shown are for the 2 bedroom 2 bath plus office, Cottage. Two other cottages, a one bedroom and an efficiency, which are part of the same complex are also available. 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.

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

More Details

Owner
Anna or Michael
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish, italian, hungarian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 10, 2017

About Anna or Michael

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 cottage in 2005

Why Anna or Michael chose Pine Island

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
Mar 2012
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Amenities

Matlacha Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Events Allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Kayaking, fishing, boating, shops, restaurants, live music, art galeries .

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Fernando's Hideaway in Matlacha
average rating of 4.65 based on 21 reviews
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5

Fabulous in every way!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Cottage by the bay.

  • 4 of 5

This cottage overlooks a quiet cove. We especially enjoyed the wading birds that frequent this location during low tide.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for making Fernando's Hideaway your vacation destination. Anna and Michael
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4

Fantastic water view & access

  • 4 of 5

The highlight of this property is it's location right on the water with nice dock and kayaks included. We saw as many or more variety of birds here than our tour in the Everglades. Pelicans, rosette spoonbills, egrets, cranes, herons, osprey ... and more. Water is shallow and very safe for kayaking. Short walk to restaurants and art galleries. On a busy street, but backside waterfront of property very peaceful. Cottage is clean. Fully equipped kitchen. Convenient off-street parking space.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beatiful place great location

  • 4 of 5

Would give it a 5 except for getting there and no idea how to get in. Luckily we found a phone number for the ownet and she was really nice and accomodating. But more communication before we arrived would have been helpful

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Henry and Mary Brown

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in La Casita for a weekend fishing trip June 3rd. the cottage was cozy,clean and well equipped There were fresh mangoes and bananas on the trees and a dock and patio at the back door. Best of all was Anna. She was a delight. She even showed me around town while my husband fished. Really friendly town.We are already making plans to go back before the end of summer.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mary for taking the time to write a review. I enjoyed getting to know you and sharing my love of Matlacha with you. Fernando's has been a place which has brought rest and tranquility to many of our guests. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed it and look forward to seeing you and Henry again. By the way, the mangoes are deliciously ripe now! Anna
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Great weekend stay

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in the Water's Edge cottage over the weekend with my girlfriend. We live up in Tampa and were looking for a nearby weekend getaway to relax. This place proved perfect. Great views of the water from the back deck. They kayaks were a nice addition as well. The town just has a different feel than anything else in the area. Enough places to grab a beer and a fresh meal and the people are friendly. The property was clean and Anna was easily available for any questions.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying at Fernando's Hideaway and for writing a review. Matlacha is a fun place to visit. Small town atmosphere with lots to do on the water and on land. And the fishing is great!
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Rates & Availability

Matlacha Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
winter
Oct 15 2016 - Apr 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$199
$1,250
$3,800
 
 
spring
May 1 2017 - Jul 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$179
$1,150
$2,800
 
 
summer rates
Jul 10 2017 - Oct 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$159
$895
$2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$199
$1,250
$3,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
rental fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Map

Bert's Bar & Grill
Pine Island
Rumrunners
Perfect Cup
Sandy Hook Fish and Rib House
German American Social Club
PIzza Bella
Matlacha Community Park
Matlacha Pass Aquatic Preserve
Museum of the Islands
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
SW Florida Regional
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Bert's Bar
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Bokeelia
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Alden Pines
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
State rd 75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Perfect Cup
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Ft Myers beach
Car: not necessary

Matlacha has a thriving art district. Tour the art studios or take it to the next level and enroll in an art class!

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