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Cutest Cottage Home in Matlacha

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
6 nights


Matlacha House Rental Photos and Description

Boat dock, seawall, fishing directly from the back door. Clean and fresh.

This historic, cottage style house had just been fully redecorated with new carpet and fresh paint in 11/15. It sits at he end of a no through street. This area is quiet and restful. There is a 20 foot seawall for your boat that had direct canal access to Pine Island Sound and then right out to the Gulf for a day of fishing and relaxing. The famous craft and art shops of Matlacha are just a 10 minute walk from the house. There are several restaurants and eateries also within a 10 minute walk. If your looking for the perfect vacation cottage this is the one.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed

Betty Love
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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About Betty Love

We have several rental properties in the SouthWest Florida area and are renting this cute Matlacha get-a-way on a monthly or weekly basis.

We like to meet all our guests upon check in. As a courtesy to our neighbors we do not permit "middle of the night" check in. Please give an approximate arrival time when you are booking.

Betty Love purchased this house in 2012

Why Betty Love chose Pine Island

Best price in Matlacha Fl. Dead-end street, very quiet. But just a quick 5 minute walk to 2 restaurants many of Matlacha Art stores.

What makes this house unique

Fully furnished, extra clean and all amenities included.


based on 10 traveler reviews

Cutest Cottage Home in Matlacha
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Small, quaint, clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Clean, quaint cottage home on a canal. Nicely renovated interior. Everything you could need is supplied (laundry, stove, kitchen) though we only used the refrigerator/freezer.

The tv is in a small room on the side, the main focus is the central dining room table. You're on vacation, who needs the tv? Master bedroom is large for the home, second BR small but efficient.

The area out back on the canal is nice to sit and relax, watch a few fish jump. Also great for cleaning any of your catch from the Matlacha bridge, which is a short walk away. Grab your poles and a bucket and head down! Gift/craft shops are a walk away as are restaurants.

Only drawback is the home is on a very narrow street. Takes a little getting used to pulling in or backing in. It's certainly not a dealbreaker and the plus is you are at the end. Quiet! Neighbor across the street is a sweet woman who may come out to greet you.

Very positive experience at this property. Our vacation was primarily fishing the areas around Pine Island. I'm looking forward to leasing again with the wife. Nice honeymoon get away spot if you are laid back type.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and Cozy at a Great Price!

  • 4 of 5

Betty Love was great with answering or questions about the Cozy Cottage in Matlacha. She was even able to let us arrive two days early and we ended up staying 9 nights. Betty and her Husband made sure that they arrived before we did and made sure the cottage was clean and ready for our stay. The cottage has been in Matlacha since the 50's. Nice view of Palm tress and foliage out back across the canal. The many Osprey where beautiful and you can watch them catch fish from the canal. White herons would stop by to hang out and the little lizards are so cute. We enjoyed walking the streets in the morning and evenings. We rented kayaks and kayaked the bay area. Great food and live music at the Blue Dog Bar and Grill, Bert's and the Fish House. At the Fish Market you can stop in and say hi to Andy and get fresh caught fish. We went during off season but many shops where open and we enjoyed looking around the galleries and getting ice cream at the ice cream Shoppe. The Publix is only 2 miles away and is new and very nice. Walk to the draw bridge and fish or watch the Pods of Dolphins that hang out at the bridge. The beaches are about 40 minutes away but you have a large choice of beaches to visit and the are all beautiful. The people and neighbors on Matlacha are very friendly. My husband and I are in our early 50's and enjoyed our stay very much! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great location, great house

  • 4 of 5

The house was clean larger than I thought it would be. Back patio is right on the canal and we could see fish jumping in the water while we sat outside. Great location for being able to walk to almost all the restaurants and shops. Stackable washer and dryer was a huge bonus. I was able to wash all our clothes before we left making unpacking much easier. The house has all dishes, pots and pans, silverware, etc. Would stay again.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Flushing, MI

A Really Great Place To Stay; Amazing Price.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for 11 days at the end of March and loved every minute of it. It's an exceptionally clean & neat cottage, all new carpeting and ceramic tile, and the Loves provided everything necessary for a great vacation. It's right on a canal and whether sitting, reading or cooking outside, we watched good-sized fish literally jumping out of the water all day.

It's an artistic, quiet island neighborhood at the end of the block and the neighbors were all very nice & friendly. All the small arty shops & galleries, fish markets and excellent restaurants were within about a 5 minute walk and we felt Matlacha was the most interesting place of the entire Ft. Myers/Cape Coral/Pine Island area.

Also, the big grocery stores (Publix and/or Winn Dixie) and open-air produce markets were only a 10-minute drive in either direction, very convenient.

We'll definitely be staying there again.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our stay and hope to come again

  • 5 of 5

A+ !!! Our stay exceeded our expectations. We loved sitting outside by the canal in the mornings and evenings and relaxing and unwinding. The house had everything the 2 of us needed. It was furnished nicely and had adequate dishes and cookware. The cookware was in nearly new condition and much better than some other VRBO's I have stayed at. It was close enough to walk to the park or bridge for fishing and we also caught some right in the canal. There are restaurants within walking distance. We loved our stay and would love to come back again.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Holland, MI


  • 5 of 5

Don't look for fancy or touristy stuff here, just enjoy peace and quiet in this quaint place. The house is roomy, clean, comfortable, and has everything you need, for a price that can't be beat. The neighbors are friendly; the restaurants are good for breakfast, lunch and dinner; it's an all-around good place to be for a while.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ron and Elaine..... Hope to see you again soon.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Sw Fl. International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Berts Bar and Grill
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Matlacha Fish House
Car: recommended

Five minute walk to the Matlacha art shops. Short drive to Cape Coral. Thirty minute drive to Punta Gorda.


Rates & Availability

Matlacha House Rental Rates

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6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Security Deposit $500 due upon arrival. Security Deposit returned upon departure once owner inspects and reviews property for damages and condition of contents.

We like to meet all our guests upon their arrival. Please let us know an approximate arrival time when booking. As a courtesy to our neighbors "middle of the night" check-in is not permitted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Matlacha House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 784 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , This half bath includes washer and dryer with laundry area.
  • Directly off master bedroom. All brand new.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
  • Walk in closet, chest of drawers, 2 night stands with lamps, alarm clock and mirror. Window blinds and treatments for privacy. Inflatable air beds available upon request upon approval.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Boat ramp within one mile of the house and then a 20 minute ride around the bay to private docking at the house.

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