Your Hosts, Ali & Rich,
** 2bed/2ba COTTAGE June- Dec $1595/mo(7- mo/lease
** 2bed/2ba Cottage June-November $2500 monthly
** Studio Cottage May-December- 2016 $1500 monthly
** 3be/2bath Cottage June to Nov $3000 monthly
** 3bed/2ba cottage May-Dec (6-8mo/lease $1695/mo
*** 2016 RATES
2bed/2bath cottage Jan- April $5900/mo(4mo-lease)
Studio Cottages- April $3500 per month
TROPICAL HIDEAWAY COTTAGE 2 bed/1/1/2 bath
* 6 MONTH LEASE-DEC-MAY - $4500.00 per month
* 4 Month LEASE- Jan-April-$4900.00 per month
Our LILY PATCH BUNGALOW was featured in Sarasota Magazine Living In Paradise, October 2009 Issue, as one of 'Our Cities 10 Most Beautiful Homes'
Siesta Key, Sarasota, Florida is on the Gulf of Mexico. Fly into Tampa and drive a little over one hour south on I-75 to exit 205, or fly into Sarasota and taxi or rent a car and in fifteen minutes you're here!
Come and enjoy our tropical cypress bungalow located in quiet neighborhood in secluded lush settings and access to canals for boating and fishing. In just a short stroll you can be on the famous Siesta white sand beach or in the quaint Siesta village for everything you may need including great restaurants and shops.
And don't forget beautiful downtown Sarasota and bay front is just over the bridge. It is just a short drive for a unique cultural experience from the Ringling Museum, multiple theatres, ballet, orchestra, opera, gorgeous Selby Gardens, and endless dining and shopping options.
The Lilly Patch on Palm Island (2Bed/2Bath - sleeps 4-5)
Situated in the quiet and secluded neighborhood of Palm Island, the Lilly patch is a cozy pecky cypress with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Hardwood floors throughout add to its charm. Double sets of French doors lead from the living and dining rooms onto the large private Mexican tiled screened porch surrounded by lush tropical vegetation. The master bedroom has a stall shower with an outside entrance to an outdoor shower. With only a couple of blocks to the famous Siesta beach and island village - it is a perfect winter getaway.
ADDITIONAL RENTAL INFORMATION:
* Bungalows have washers and dryers and are completely turn-key.
* Bungalows are definitely NO SMOKING - NO EXCEPTIONS.
* WE LOVE PETS! (pet deposit required)
* Rates are subject to 12% local rental tax.
* Minimum Monthly rentals only.
* Multiple month discounts rentals available.
* $1000 refundable security deposit required on all rentals.
* Utilities and final cleaning will be deducted from security deposit.
*CHECK OUT OUR SKI-IN/OUT CONDOS IN STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO AND EXPERIENCE OUR 'FAMOUS CHAMPAGNE POWDER' AT LISTING #11122**
Keywords: House, bungalow, cottage, private home, single family home, Palm Island neighborhood
We are Ali, Rich and Chloe Jane Light. We moved to Siesta Key in 1997 and have never looked back. We absolutely love living here and sharing our paradise with our guests. We have been renting our six cosy bungalows since 1998. Ali is an artist and has drawn inspiration for colors and design of our bungalows from our travels to Hawaii, Ireland, and the British Virgin Islands. Rich was a custom design home builder and landlord for many years in the Philadelphia region, so together we have found the perfect match for having beach rentals.
Ali and Rich Light purchased this cottage in 1998
When we moved to Siesta Key in 1997 we knew that we wanted to be able to share this gorgeous area with others and having rentals seemed to be the perfect way.
The unique benefit of staying at our properties are the ability to walk right to the beach and village, or we provide bicycles so you can explore the island. We are always available and live just a few doors away from most of our places. We are always excited to share our favorite places and restaurants so even our single guests feel like they have family here.
We have stayed in the same cottage for a few years now. We have always found the house clean, comfortable, well-equipped, and convenient to both beach and village. As dog owners, we particularly like the fact that the house is dog-friendly. While the furnishings are not "brand new" and some items show a bit of age and use, the house and furnishings are plenty adequate for a beach house stay on Siesta Key. Owners Rich and Ali are very welcoming and always helpful. All in all a very pleasant sojourn on Siesta Key and our rating for this rental is excellent.
My husband and I just spent a week at the Fern Haven Cottage and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The studio cottage was clean, well-stocked with all you could need, and perfect for a couple, with a beautiful lush patio for grilling or enjoying breakfast to the sounds of the birds chirping. We thought we'd have preferred something closer to the beach but ended up really enjoying this location along the canal, especially since we could jump in the provided kayak in the morning for a row. At the same time, it was still a short walk to the beach, restaurants, and a grocery store. Rich was great. He greeted us to show us around the place, made great restaurant suggestions, and made us feel at home from the start.
I just returned from a 3 week stay at Canal Place. The weather was wonderful, the cottage very comfortable and appointed with everything you could ever imagine. The beautiful Siesta Key Beach is a 7 minute walk although I did drive over sometimes in the 5-7Pm hour just because I was lazy and wanted to maximize the quiet time on the beach to read.
There is a kayak out the front door and 3 bikes in the back. It's a 7 minute walk in a different direction to the hardware store, grocery/wine store, shops and all of the restaurants. It is a very safe and populated neighborhood but you might want a flashlight if you are walking home after dark.
Ali and Rich could not be nicer and more helpful. Book early, these cottage go fast.
"Cold in Buffalo"
We stayed at Siesta Bungalows for 3 months in the Garden Terrace. If our future travel plans include Florida we will certainly rent it again. We stayed in the attractive Garden Terrace studio. For some it might on the small side but having spent many previous lengthy vacations in our Airstream trailer we were quite comfortable. We travel with our dog, a golden-doodle, the garden area around the studio was perfect for her and us for our lounging in the deck chairs provided. We also found that there was the 75 acre Red Bug Slough Preserve a 15 minute drive away for our daily longer walk for our dog.
The Garden Terrace is located in a very quiet and attractive neighborhood with no high rise condos or other buildings. Being situated 5 minutes to the beach or Siesta Key Village is a real plus. The local general store carries all the basics. Then there are the many restaurants and busting activity of the Village itself and 15 minutes away the many offerings of Sarasota.
Rich was a conscientious and helpful host. He would stop by a couple times a month to see if things were okay and for a brief chat. He was not at all intrusive and had various suggestions regarding places to visit in the area. His description of the Terrace and area when we inquired about the rental was accurate.
I stayed at the Fern Haven unit during December 2013 and found it was ideal for myself. The unit was very clean; quiet & fully supplied with dishes; silverware; pots/pans, etc.. Just bring your clothes and personal things and enjoy the sun.
The owner was excellent in answering any questions promptly.
This is a review of "Lily Patch," a charming bungalow where my family and I spent the month of October 2013. The vintage cypress-wood Florida bungalow has been beautifully maintained inside and out. It is located on a large corner lot in a quiet residential neighborhood just a short walk from the white sands of Siesta Beach, or from the shops and dining of Siesta Key village. The outstanding feature of "Lily Patch" is the large screened lanai which runs along one side of the house and is accessed by double French doors from the interior. We spent much of our time here, enjoying the lovely lawn plantings and the song of mockingbirds and doves. The rooms in the bungalow are spacious and the furniture is comfortable. The central air conditioning works really well, and each room has a ceiling fan. An outside shower is useful for washing off beach sand after a swim. The large kitchen is well equipped with all necessary appliances. All in all, we consider "Lily Patch" a gem of a property in a special place, and we definitely will return.
OUR COTTAGES ARE A 5 MIN WALK TO THE FAMOUS SIESTA BEACH & 10MIN WALK TO SIESTA VILLAGE FOR SHOPPING & RESTAURANT'S YOU NEED NOT LEAVE THE ISLAND. PLEASE VISIT OWNERS WEB SITE FOR MORE INFO. THANKS, ALI & RICH