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Cutest Cottage Home in Matlacha

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 784 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

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

This historic, cottage style house sits at he end of a no through street. "New" screened in porch off of back door facing canal with new seating, Also "New" 2nd paved extra parking space available. This area is quiet and restful. There is a 20 foot seawall for your boat that has direct canal access to Pine Island Sound and then right out to the Gulf for a day of fishing and relaxing. The perfect bay directly behind the house is perfect for kayaks and canoe. The famous craft and art shops of Matlacha are just a 5 minute walk from the house. The most delicious fresh seafood restaurants and eateries also within a 10 minute walk. If your looking for the perfect vacation cottage this is the place.

Betty Love
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017

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 Matlacha

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.


Matlacha House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 784 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • 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 closets, chest of drawers, 2 night stands with lamps. Window blinds and treatments for privacy. Inflatable air beds and twin size cots iavailable upon request upon approval.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
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
  • photography
  • 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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Cutest Cottage Home in Matlacha
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 17 reviews
Whitehall, Michigan

Cute cottage and great location.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here! The cottage had everything we needed for our stay. Clean and comfortable and was walking distance to many places. The food at Blue Dog is amazing! Breakfast at Perfect Cup is great too. Loved the charm of Matlacha and plan to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little cottage - perfect location in Matlacha.

  • 4 of 5

Betty Love's cottage is a great spot. The location, situated on the canal on a quiet one way street - is really well placed, only a couple of minutes walk to the nearest restaurant, The Blue Dog and the shops of Matlacha. At least four other great bars/restaurants are all within walking distance. (For a great night out, try Bert's!) There are three seafood markets within walking distance. Mostly we stayed in and cooked grouper, triggerfish, mahi mahi, clams, stone crab claws - all fresh from the local waters and reasonably priced.

The local inhabitants of the street are the nicest, most interestingly eccentric people you will come across. Even for a short visit like ours - less than three weeks - we made some new friends and gained lots of local knowledge. So in terms of location - it is a ten!

The cottage itself was really clean upon arrival. No problem getting in - Betty was there to meet us, and our stay was totally carefree - everything worked as advertized. We needed the heat for a night or two early in our stay and it was very cosy inside within a few minutes. Mostly we lived with the window/doors open, but when it did get too hot, the AC worked just as well cooling the little place down. The TV room is set off from the main living area, which was different, but worked fine and had unlimited viewing options. The cottage is not large, but the bedroom is spacious with a comfortable bed and plenty of storage. Bonus second washroom with a washer/dryer - another plus.

It is NOT a fancy place, but it is clean, comfortable, reasonably well equipped for cooking, and spacious enough for a couple. The carport is another plus - we had a little thunder/hailstorm while we were there, and it was nice to know that our vehicle was not out in the elements. A hose right by the carport came in handy to wash the vehicle and to spray ourselves down as well. The outdoor area on the canal is a really great space. There is a big live oak out there (actually on the neighbouring property) which provides nice afternoon shade. However, the furnishings outside are not up to the standard of the rest of the cottage, and there is no table for outdoor dining. The George Foreman grill works well, but I would have preferred a propane bbq or even a charcol grill. Nevertheless, we loved our stay at Betty's cottage, and you won't find a better VRBO host than Betty Love. We highly recommend it, and we hope to return next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great relaxing stay.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a great stay at this property. It was clean, quiet, well stocked and the bed was comfortable. There were plenty of dishes, silverware, a small cooler, and cooking pans. There were a few staples - salt, pepper, tea. Having a washer and dryer was great. Fishing poles were provided. Also an electric grill which we used for cooking the fresh seafood we bought. We walked to restaurants and shops. The neighbors are super nice and the owner is very easy to deal with. If you want quiet and relaxation this is the place to stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun in Matlacha

  • 4 of 5

Great location. Everything you need for a couple to stay in this area. Centrally located to a number of activities and a walk to restaurants and shops. You could fish off the back porch...not any keepers, but fun anyway. Kayaking around the corner. Grocery store a few miles away. Friendly neighbors. Loved our stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A quaint cottage style house on a quaint island

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay at this property. The owner had all the amenities we could have asked for. We spent time relaxing on the deck in back of the house watching the fish jump in the canal and the little lizards scurry around. The neighbor across the ally was super sweet. Found out I had a cold and brought over cold remedies and even offered homemade chicken soup! Matlacha is a colorful little fishing island with numerous little artist shops to visit. Several good restaurants and fish markets are on the island. The Yacht Club beach is about a 20 mim drive and very nice. We would certainly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice, cozy, comfortable, quiet.

  • 5 of 5

My 2nd time at this property. First time as a fishing retreat with a buddy. This time as a couple's getaway with the wife. Matlacha is a friendly, laid back town that operates on slow time. Nice people, relaxing town. Good restaurants are walking distance.

The wife said this was the best vacation she's been on. Total relaxation! There's fishing the bridge or the city park (walking distance) or various piers on Pine Island. She took an art class at one of the local art shops. We spent time just chilling at the canal cottage home as well. All supplies are there to cook at home. Best part is sitting out back watching the canal. Day or night, coffee or beer in hand. We relaxed just watching the fish leap out of the water.

Great place for no-pressure vacation. You can go economical by eating in (Publix or WinDixie couple miles away) , short drive to Fort Myers for "big city" and beaches, then return to your quiet oasis. We will be back again most def.!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Sw Fl. International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Berts Bar
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Security Deposit may be paid along with rental payment. Security Deposit returned upon departure once owner inspects and reviews property for damages and condition of contents. If deposit is paid by credit card it will be refunded to your card with in 14 business days of your departure.

We 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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