We really enjoyed Robert's place in Matlacha, especially morning coffee and evening wine with views from the patio and breezeway over the canal. The studio is a converted garage attached to the back of the house, so views are from the shared deck/dock and breezeway facing the canal. Robert was not there when we were so we had the space to ourselves.
The studio is fine for two people, comfortable twin beds, kitchen table, kitchen with stove, refrigerator, semi-functioning microwave, 4 cup french press, electric kettle, limited dish ware, and cookware. Just fine for the two of us. We prepared breakfasts and a few dinners just fine.
There are two comfortable straight chairs at the table, and two slat chairs useful only for piling things on. Unfortunately, no comfortable reading/lounging chairs. But we did OK using the beds for lounging, each had 2 full sized and one small throw pillow.
The air conditioned worked and we didn't have any occasion to try the heater. There is a TV with limited channels but we didn't watch it much as that's certainly not why we were there.
We enjoyed Matlacha! A bit funky, brightly colored buildings, lots of Florida art, good (unassuming) restaurants and a good ice cream shop. A welcome contrast to the acres of strip malls and traffic in the Ft Myers area. And if you are a fisherman or birder the area is heaven! Robert's place is a bit out of the way, and that is a main attraction. We did a fair amount of driving each day to explore the region, but it was worth it to return to the serenity of Robert's place in the evenings.
It's nothing fancy, but we really enjoyed being closer to nature, and hope you will too.
Highlights- JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge (Sanibel)
SIx Mile Cypress Slough, Audubon Corksrew Swamp Sanctuary (Naples), on Pine Island - Randall Research Center and Calusa Heritage Trail and Museum of the Islands.