Waterfront Vacation Rentals Pine Island Florida - MatlachaTHE BAYFRONT COTTAGE INN & BOATEL is built directly in the water on wood pilings with a water vista that is nothing less than spectacular. We are located in Matlacha (Matt-la-shay) on unspoiled Pine Island, Florida. We are accessible by boat or car and offer FREE BOAT DOCKAGE. When looking for lodging in south east Florida we know you'll prefer our suites over an ordinary hotel.
THE BAYFRONT COTTAGE INN & BOATEL is a family owned and operated resort. Once you stay with us you will never want to go anywhere else. We want to make your vacation the best waterfront vacation you will ever have. Come and enjoy Florida as it was meant to be here at "THE BAYFRONT COTTAGE INN & BOATEL".
The Fishingest Bridge In Florida
The Fishing is Phenomenal! Fish off the “Fishingest Bridge”, just a block away from your front door. During World War II bomber gunners (airmen) stationed at Page and Buckingham Fields discovered the great fishing off of the then wooden bridge and called it the “Fishingest Bridge in Florida”. The name has stuck to this day. The Matlacha bridge was made even more famous by author Richard Powell in his book, Pioneer, Go Home. The book was later made into an Elvis Presley movie, Follow That Dream.
Rent A Boat
Boating is one of the most popular pastimes on the Island. Kayaks, canoes, motorboats and pontoon boats are available within walking distance of THE BAYFRONT COTTAGE INN & BOATEL. You can rent or charter a boat and fish or explore the area. Fishing is at its finest in the surrounding waters of the Matlacha Pass, Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico. You also have your own dock on the waterfront, so fishing is at your doorstep.