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Anna or Michael

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, spanish, italian, hungarian

Fernando's Hideaway in Matlacha

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage

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Matlacha Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedrooms 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

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

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Anna or Michael (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish, italian, hungarian

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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based on 17 traveler reviews

Fernando's Hideaway in Matlacha
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 18 reviews

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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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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Seacoast, NH

Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our March stay at La Casita was a delight! We kayaked, biked, fished, zumba'd, birded, read and more! Anna was always available for any questions or local guidance (like the "full moon kayak tour". A pleasure really! The accommodations were just right for the 2 of us. Clean and had everything we needed for a months stay! Grilling and eating on the patio, occasionally entertaining with neighbors was just perfect. The morning birds at low tide right off our very dock was better than any Audubon reserve you might go to. Just the right mix of relaxing and playing. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Racine, Wisconsin

Ultimate Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thoroughly enjoy Fernando's Hideaway and the guests that stay there. There is something enchanting about being in a place that has been loved so much. Thank you for taking the time to show your love and appreciation.
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Clean, bright and enchanting!!!!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always a pleasure having guests who enjoy our Island and Fernando's Hideaway so much! Thank you for writing the review.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
SW Florida Regional
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Bert's Bar
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
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!


Rates & Availability

Matlacha Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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summer rates
May 7 2016 - Oct 14 2016
1 night minimum stay
Oct 15 2016 - Apr 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

departure cleaning fee $45 + 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

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Matlacha Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 3 queen and 2 twin beds available in the other cottages
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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