|Minimum Stay||7 - 30 nights|
This cute non-smoking cottage is located in the heart of the Matlacha Historic district. You can walk to restaurants, bars, art galleries, gift shops, bait shops, the post office and a community park with a boat ramp. Or you can just sit and relax on the back deck and watch the fish jumping and the ospreys nesting. It sits on a canal that is minutes to open water. You can enjoy boating, fishing and kayaking from your own back yard.
I am a retired High school teacher.( 42 years! )I grew up in Buffalo New York and moved to Florida in 1973. I taught Drafting and Wood Shop and coached Cross-Country and Track. Now I am enjoying my retirement by doing lots of traveling and managing my vacation rentals.
Charles Glaser purchased this cottage in 2012
I purchased this property when I was still teaching with the intention of offering it as a vacation rental. It has worked out great! I have met lots of wonderful and interesting people in the process. It gives me a lot of satisfaction to see people enjoy the cottage and have a wonderful experience on our little Island.
I like to give my guests a personal touch. I do all the bookings and management my self, (no service fees ) and am there if you have any questions.
Great stay. Location is pristine. Walk to many restaurants fresh fish and clams nightly . Great bay fishing. Publics grocery 5 min away. Not fancy but exceptionally clean . Local owner retired teacher . Highly rec this cottage
I arrived early afternoon on Nov. 10 and was able to have early access to the cottage. There was a lovely note with a nice bottle of wine awaiting me from Charlie, who is a great host. Neighbors are nice and very friendly. "Gracie", the dog next door is a sweetheart. It was a joy to be able to spend a whole week at this peaceful place. I had a few friends over and the reaction was the same as mine to the place. They were even trying to think of friends who might like to visit and stay. I took walks at sunset several times and was able to get some amazing pictures of the gorgeous sunsets that occur. The cottage is within walking distance to great shops, restaurants and fishing. I would recommend this place in a heartbeat. Would definitely stay again should my house be rented as it was for this stay.
We arrived on Sunday afternoon after a very long two day drive from NJ to a warm welcome note and bottle of wine from the owner!
The cottage is exactly as pictured, clean and maintained.
We enjoyed that we could come back after a day exploring to grill our dinner out on the deck, eat, relax with a glass of wine watching the sun go down. You also do not need to drag a boatload of clothes with you, if flying a carry on will be sufficient as there is a full size washer and dryer.
I would recommend this property to friends or family and if ever I vacation in Matlacha again I would see if this property was available before booking some where else.
After we left received a voicemail from the owner as my cell was off thanking us for leaving the place as we found it, our security deposit was refunded within days after leaving.
As far as attractions it is worth the drive up to Sarasota to the Ringling museum, also the Thomas Edison and Henry Ford museum, right next to each other, in Fort Myers was interesting. Matlacha has a nice little park with fishing pier you can walk to from the cottage.
We went to Berts but Micelli's became our Happy Hour place. Music every night, good food, great staff and reasonable pricing.
Wish I was still there.
A welcomed and restful stay in a very peaceful, quite area with friendly neighbors. The back deck was a wonderful place to relax. Our grand kids had a fun time catching a few fish. It was clean and comfortable. Lots of places to eat and shop with in walking distance. The owner was very caring and went out of the way to make us comfortable. I will miss the back deck. Will recomend to frinds and family.
This island cottage on a canal was perfect for a kayaking and canoeing nature adventure. The home is well furnished and complete even with a back deck BBQ. The owner is very sensitive to his guests having a good time and checked in to make sure all was going well. Neighbors and businesses were quite friendly and helpful and there was plenty of evening entertainment within walking distance of home. I had a great time there and have no hesitations in recommending this place to other travelers to this area.
The owner met and welcomed us with a bottle of wine and provided us with lots of information about the area. He was readily available during our stay to help us and answer questions.
Ideal location short walk from many quaint shops and the Matlacha Inlet. The area is an ideal location because it is quiet yet close to lots of activities. Great seafood restaurants, several with live music provided by local bands and musicians. To take a stroll back in history walk along the main road and duck in and out of the brightly painted little shops that can provide you with every non-essential item. If you do not want to stroll the main street you can kick back and enjoy the peace and quiet sitting on the screened front porch or lounging on the back deck over-looking the canal.
Fresh fish and seafood readily available and can be grilled on the back porch and enjoyed at home, if you prefer to cook for yourself.
Wonderful Vacation which we will repeat next year, if possible.
Matlacha is a quaint little Key West style village. When you arrive in Matlacha you are greeted with a sign that proclaims ' Island time begins here ' You feel like you are in another world, yet you are close to major shoping and the many attractions that Southwest Florida has to offer.
A $300.00 Reservation/ Security deposit plus 50% of the rent is required to book the Cottage. The reservation/security deposit is refundable 3 days after check out if there is no damage or items missing. The remaining 50% of the rent plus 11% sales/tourist tax is due 2 months prior to check in.
I do all my own bookings, so there are no added fees added to the rent.
THE CLEANING FEE IS INCLUDED IN THE RENT.
Payment in personal or cashiers check.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.