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Summer Rates Sun and Island Breezes Matlacha Waterfront w/ Hot tub, Boat Lift

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 30 nights


About the property

Spacious 3 bedroom, Hot Tub, Dock, Canal front, Lift available

This spacious 3 bedroom, 4 bath home sits on a quiet street off the beaten path in Matlacha. We have a wide frontage on one of the deepest and widest canals and also are between 2 empty lots which makes the outside space wide open for more privacy and view. The house has just been refurbished with great attention to every detail to make your visit pleasant and relaxing.

The open concept and split floor plan allows for separation of the two master suites, each with its own attached bathroom. There are lots of large windows for an open, airy feel. All rooms have blinds and ceiling fans. All bedding is new. The king bed has a new memory foam mattress. The twins have new pillow top mattresses. There is a washer and dryer, a laundry sink and bathroom just outside the kitchen door in the garage.

The kitchen is large with new French Door stainless refrigerator with ice and filtered water in the door. There are lots of cabinets, immaculately clean and filled with every small appliance for the gourmet chef. The island is 10 1/2 feet long with 8 bar stools and provides a huge counter space for cooking, eating or doing projects. There is a wall oven and glass counter top cooking surface. The window at the sink overlooks the water. It is close to both the large dining table or the round breakfast table. French doors lead to the screened lanai also overlooking the water. Patio furniture is provided for lounging or eating outside. There are 3 different outdoor eating areas.

The large yard has grass and tropical landscaping maintained for you. The hot tub, for use in winter months, is a Warm Springs 'Jetsetter'. It is very pleasant to sit on the deck, either in the hot tub or in the Adirondack chairs and watch the fish jumping in the canal, see the osprey building their nest or see eagles and dolphins go by. There are a changing assortment of fish in the canal that you will be able to catch right from your dock.

The covered, wrap around boat dock is large, has electric and water and provides a great space for fishing or launching kayaks from the drop-down ladder and platform as well as accessing a boat from the 10,000 lb boat lift. There is a fish cleaning table with water and electric available. You can also arrange to be picked up by any of several local guides for fishing at its best in this area. 2 kayaks are provided with more available for rent right in our neighborhood.

Matlacha has the 'Island Time' feel of Pine Island but is more conveniently located near all the activities of Cape Coral and Ft Myers, even Sanibel and Ft Myers Beach. It is closer to the airport, shopping, concerts, theater, golf courses, and water park. You are welcome to call me for more information. It's fun to go to all these activities but when you live in Matlacha the best part is coming home!

Our preference is to rent long term by the month or season with weekly rentals going from Saturday to Saturday when possible.

More Details

Holly Aldrich
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 5, 2018

About Holly Aldrich

My husband and I retired 9 years ago and came from Northern Michigan to visit friends on Pine Island after a winter of heavy snowfall. We loved the sunshine with blue skies, beautiful clouds and water views in every direction.

We were delighted by the quaint village of Matlacha with all the colorful shops, art galleries and restaurants on the main drag and then in seconds we can be off the beaten path on quiet streets where every house is on the waterfront.

Neighbors are friendly and interesting, some from all over the country as well as Canada and England who come to enjoy the wonderful climate of the sub tropics.

You will see osprey nesting close to our deck and bald eagles nearby. Pelicans are attentive to all the fish and dolphins go by in the bay frequently. There are wood peckers, egrets, ibis, herons, cormorants, anhinga and roseate spoonbills in the area.

We can leave our doors open all day, enjoy breezes, very few bugs, walking, bike rides on the flat terrain, friendly neighbors, Aquarobics every morning at the Pine Island Community Pool, boating, fishing, classes at the Matlacha Art Center, craft groups, kayaking or reading a book and taking a nap. There are always more possibilities for activities than we can fit into each day.

The sunshine and pleasant temperatures make us feel we are truly in paradise.

Holly Aldrich purchased this house in 2011

Why Holly Aldrich chose Matlacha

This is a very spacious house with open lots on either side so you can spread out and have privacy and quiet. It has been updated with an open concept and split floor plan with 2 master suites. We use the small third bedroom for an office with a daybed which is a trundle that can be pulled out to provide 2 twin beds suitable for children or occasional guests. There are tile floors for easy maintenance, ceiling fans for a breeze and of course air conditioning. The property has 130' of waterfront to be viewed from the house, the lanai, the deck and the 10,000 lb lift and boat dock.

There is a large 2 car garage with beautiful paver driveway and lots of storage throughout the house. A fourth bathroom in the garage is within easy access from the boat dock and hot tub. There is good space in the screened garage for projects, studio or workshop.

What makes this house unique

This updated and renovated house has 1800 sq ft of living space on one level plus laundry, garage, two screened lanais, one on the front and one on the back, open deck with a Warm Springs hot tub/spa during the winter only, surround boat dock with 10,000 lb lift, landscaped yard with grass and palm trees maintained for you. The house has a large kitchen with a huge island for cooking, entertaining and eating. (It is also my dream space for cutting fabric and sewing.) There are 4 or 5 bikes for you to enjoy during your stay as well as 2 kayaks in the garage. The oversized garage is great for storing and staging sports equipment and projects.


Matlacha House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Ensuite Master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ensuite guest bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Hall bath can be private for office/2nd guest room
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , In garage/laundry and near boat dock and hot tub
  • 4 bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master suite. New memory foam mattress, linens provided.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Second master suite, new twin mattresses or make king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Small Office has daybed w/ pop-up trundle= 2 twins for kids.
  • (1)King size bed. Four poster bed with new memory foam mattress, matching armoire, dressers, and nightstands with 2 nice windows facing the canal is fit for a king. There is an ensuite bathroom with shower.(2) Twin or Single Beds in 2nd master suite can be pulled together to make a king. Linens and 'bridge' are provided for both options., There is an ensuite bathroom with bathtub and shower. (3) 3rd bedroom can be used as an office with a single daybed or it has a trundle that can be pulled out and popped up to make 2 twins. This is a very small room that is suitable for children or an occasional guest. There is not much extra room when the 2 beds are pulled out. There is a large closet and bathroom with shower across the hall.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Summer Rates Sun and Island Breezes Matlacha Waterfront w/ Hot tub, Boat Lift
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Orlando Florida

Perfect Piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Holly's place over a long Easter weekend, and found it just perfect for my husband, son and I. The boat lift worked well for our 19' t-top sailfish and the canal access to the bay made it very easy to head out for fishing and supplies on the boat. We put the boat in at the public boat ramp on Matlacha, which was also very easy. We loved the view from the pretty dock and hot tub, and the neighbors we saw were all very nice. The interior of the house is comfortable, if not completely modern (large formica kitchen, for example - but everything worked great). There was a washer/dryer, kayaks and bikes, and good cable TV for unwinding after a long day on the boat. Master bedroom had a comfortable king bed and spacious master bath. Holly was a great host, and even lent us some tools when we had an issue with our boat! Also, a note that the driveway was large enough to hold our explorer and the boat trailer. We will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home with Beautiful landscaping 🌴�

  • 5 of 5

We had a very good time at Holly's house,Shelley was very sweet and helpful with plenty of information. It is well equipped with everything that you need , there is plenty of room .It is very beautiful and comfortable with awesome views of the water .The boat left worked out great .we really enjoyed our stay . Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. Chris

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your good review. It is very rewarding to know that my efforts are appreciated. It has become my favorite pastime to make sure the house is well equipped. I'm glad to know that Shelley was helpful to you. She is very diligent in her effort to care for everything. She and I work hard at keeping up the garden and the fruit trees. We hope to have you return again.
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week long vacation. The house is very well equipped and feels like home. Holly is wonderful to work with and very helpful! This was our second year staying in this house. We hope to be back next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to have you come back this year and know that you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to your return. I hope you got to enjoy some mangoes while you were there. They must all be getting ripe now since Mango Mania is about to take place. Holly
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Ocala, Florida

Really enjoyed our Matlacha vacation in your lovey home. 😊.

  • 5 of 5

My husband enjoyed using your boat lift and Captain Greg McKee showed him a great day of fishing. Berts is a fun place to unwind anytime!

Highly recommend Tuesday night wing night!

I need to find out what kind of Mattress was in the master bedroom... slept so well!

Holly is a wonderful host, answering our many questions, & even brought us lettuce to feed the mamma & baby manatees we saw ( a highlight). Thank you for the snacks, fruit & chocolate!

I enjoyed using the bike and kayak, & we all used the hot tub . So nice to just sit outside and relax on your deck.

Wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was delightful to have you stay and enjoy everything! You really made good use of your time and filled it with good experiences. The mattress is a new memory foam from Costco. Thanks for good communication. Please come again! Holly
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Great house in a great community

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and 2 other couples spent 2 weeks in October at this property. The house was perfect for all of us. We spent most of the time fishing and it could not have been set up any better. The dock was great for 2 boats. The wives spent a lot of time at the dock fishing but only caught catfish.

The house was very well appointed and clean. Matlache was a nice surprise. Holly was very nice and helpful.

We plan to go back at a future date.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for being wonderful guests! You left everything in excellent condition. We will be happy to see you again! Holly
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Wentzville, Mo

Our stay at Sun and Island Breezes - Matlacha Florida

  • 5 of 5

We knew when we pulled up to the house that we were going to love it - the house is attractive and the grounds are planted beautifully. The interior is spacious, well decorated and extremely clean. The kitchen has everything you need and all utensils look like new. We found everything we needed in the house. We spent a lot of time in the lanai and on the back deck and boat dock(the kids had fun fishing off the dock and catching small snapper. The kayaks and bikes were a bonus - the kids enjoyed them. Even grandma Liz got on a bike and she loved walking the neighborhood. We enjoy the rustic laid back atmosphere of Matlacha. Our big event was a charter for flats fishing, we rented thru "Catch The Action" - they have two local boat captains who are both nice guys who are great with kids. They picked us up from our dock and we had a fun day catching a variety of fish.

We had a great time. A special thanks to Holly (the owner) who was very helpful.)

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am thrilled that you and your family enjoyed the house and your time in Matlacha. Thanks for taking such good care of the property! You were terrific guests and I would be happy to welcome you back.
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Regional Southwest, Ft Myers, Fl
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Bert's Bar and Grill, Live music, docking avail
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Bokeelia, Pine Island, Fl
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Royal Tee Golf Club, Cape Coral 27 holes
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Pine Island Road, Co Rd 78
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Blue Dog, Bert's, Perfect Cup, Sandy Hook, Village
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Splash, Cape Coral Water Park
Car: recommended

Matlacha is a quaint village with historic homes and quirky colorful galleries, shops, restaurants, bars and the 'Fishingest Bridge'. Kayaking in calm, island studded, protected waters...., bird watching/ Little Pine Island Bird Sanctuary, World Class Fishing, opportunities to volunteer at the Randell Calusa Research Center, Pine Island Center offers Aquarobics at the Community Pool, Lighted Tennis Courts, Library, Museum of the Islands. Little Pine Island is a bird sanctuary and the bay is full of countless varieties of fish. Every season has a changing variety of birds and fish.

You will see osprey nesting close to our deck and bald eagles nearby. Pelicans are attentive to all the fish in the canal and fish are often jumping. You can see dolphins and manatees go by. There are wood peckers, egrets, ibis, herons, cormorants, anhinga and roseate spoonbills in the area.

It's only a short walk or bike ride to a variety of interesting art galleries and shops, one of a kind restaurants and bars, many with daily music and entertainment.




Additional information about rental rates

Boat Lift $60
Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

Shorter stay of 4 nights will be considered. Changeover day is Saturday for weekly rate. High priority given to 4-6 month rental in High Season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund