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" OH  WHAT  A   VIEW "

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Free boat dockage and canoes with stay!


Experience Old Florida on Serene Pine Island, near Sanibel Island, visit the

Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary & J.N. Ding Darling Wildlife Preserve

on the Gulf Coast of Florida.


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Enjoy a panoramic waterfront view of Matlacha Bay, sunrise and sunsets, shrimp boats, river otters, tropical birds soar (ospreys, diving pelicans, bald eagles, woodstorks, kingfishers, snowy egrets, magnificent frigate birds,  burrowing owls, little blue herons,black crown night  herons, white pelicans, flocks of ibis, roseate spoonbills, etc.) while the playful Dolphins and Manatee frolic in the bay, all from your porch!

We are located in Matlacha, Pine Island Florida where the Calusa Indians 1st settled, then we became a fishing village, wintered by circus show folks, now a quaint place including working artists galleries, gift shops, all Mom an Pop restaurants, fresh local seafood and such, yes a small village but very nice, almost no beaches except 2 small local beaches as we are mainly a wild life sanctuary for Manatee/Dolphins/Birds and such, however you can catch a people ferry to Cayo Costa State Park a island in the Gulf of Mexico, GREAT Shelling especially when you catch a low tide but always good shelling and Great Beaches.. or yes hop in the car and drive a short beautiful drive to Sanibel, Captiva, Ft Myers Beach with Gulf beaches.


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IMAGINE THIS.....Waking  up in the morning to a beautiful view from your Deck and the Aroma of Fresh Brewing Coffee, then on to our  Continental Plus Breakfast (combinations that change daily).....A Hot Bread Basket, Hot Coffee, Milk, Tes, Variety of Cereals, Juice, Waffles, Grandma's Secret Toast, Muffins, Pastry, Butter, Jelly and Fresh Fruit and have the Choice of Breakfast in Bed or served to you on our Waterfront Deck, all the While Watching theTropical Birds, Dolphins, Manatee, Crabbers Checking Their Traps, Shrimpers and Boaters  Traveling Out to Sea.


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Local To Do's
Visit local crafts and shell shops, Caloosa Indian Shell Mounds and Museum, boat trips (see link below) to uninhabited Cayo Costa , with soft white sandy Gulf Beaches, (see Loggerhead turtle nesting in season), and stop over for lunch or dinner at Cabbage Key Restaurant (Jimmy Buffet's inspiration for the song Cheeseburger in Paradise). Fish local waters for Snook, Redfish, King Mackeral, Grouper, etc., buy fresh shrimp right off local shrimp boats, charter a boat to Boca Grande Pass (the World Renowned Tarpon Fishing Capitol of the world). Take a kayak tour of the island . Visit Pine Island's free public lighted tennis courts and fishing pier. Miniature Golf, Fun park and Five Championship Golf courses are minutes away....see wildlife up close on the way to manatee beach, at Sirenia Vista Park the 8 acre Environmental Park or in your Complimentary Canoe ...........Kayak friendly, Easy Launch on Premise.

Area To Do's
In Fort Myers, tour Thomas Edison & Henry Ford's Winter Estates, The Burroughs Home & Garden, the Edison Festival of Lights the month of February, see the world's largest shell factory and gift shops, visit the spring training home of the Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox. Take a day trip to Sanibel shelling beaches and Lighthouse, drive the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, tour the Barry-Matthews Shell Museum, then on to Captiva Island for more Exquisite Beaches. On the way to Everglades National Park visit the Audubons' Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, The Fragrance Gardens, drive to Fort Myers Beach for a cruise on a Casino Ship. Shop the Sanibel Island factory outlet discount stores and Edison Mall (over 200 stores ), or catch the Ferry Express to Key West for the Day!

BANANA BAY BOAT COMPANY...................................RIver and Island Cruises.

CLICK ON SPECIAL EVENTS:         The Calusa Blueway            Mango Mania


BAYVIEW, a Florida Bed and Breakfast, you will enjoy large rooms with private bath, decks, queen beds and queen sofa beds, TV, AC, refrigerator and continental plus breakfast and offers a magnificent view of Matlacha Bay and  Bridge with local shrimp and fishing boats, sailboats, dolphin, and manatee viewed from your porch.   As sundown approaches watch the spectacular sunsets over Matlacha Bay, then watch the twinkling night time  lights of the village of Matlacha and  Bridge reflecting upon the water. Yes, a perfect ending to a perfect day in Matlacha.

So, come and relax and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of nature that abounds in Pine Island's protected fish estuaries while enjoying the old, historical fishing village of Matlacha pronounced "MAT-LA-SHAY" Caloosa Indian name meaning   "water to the chin" .




Guest Accommodations

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Located In Manatee Land


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Aren't these Manatee beautiful ?

Its so thrilling to watch a mother with her babies swim by from your porch as they travel from the Gulf of Mexico into the freshwater canals every morning to sleep and play.  And in the afternoon they go out to the Gulf of Mexico to feed, and yes,they make this trip every day. You can walk out onto the dock to get a real close view of the Manatee (often within a few feet of this rare & endangered species) our canoes are available at your convienence! There are only approximately 2000 of these gentle creatures left in all of Florida, with 300 to 400 Manatee in and around Pine Island. So, hurry on down to have your own personal experience with a Manatee.


Visit Our Osprey Family!

Click on Photos for a Closer Look!

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See these Beautiful Birds of Prey, as they Nest 40 feet away.

This is Your Incrediable Chance to Experience Life As the Osprey Live it Right from your Porch.

A Very Rare Opportunity to View Nature up close and at its Best as they Nest.

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See Photos Taken By Our Guests!

ARKive video - Group of Florida manatees swimming together

Read What Guests Have To Say About Their Stay!





View Web Cam Of Nesting Ospreys







See Matlacha On You Tube!

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For Cape Coral Facts, Fun and Deals click here



12251 Shoreview Drive

PO   Box  35

Cape Coral, Pine Island Florida    33993-0035

call .... 239 - 283 - 7510


Rates: $119-$199 per night  FOR TWO.

Check in at 2pm; Check out at 10:30am.



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