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Next to Siesta Key Public Beach - 60 steps only!!

Bedrooms Studio
Space 580 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Hibiscus Beach Studio / Hide-A-Way suite both only 60 steps to the BEACH

HIDE-AWAY SUITE (sleeps 4, ground level), 1 bedroom / 1 bath apartment with sqft 580, offers 1 king and a luxury self-inflating Queen air bed. This suite has French doors opening up to a sunny patio deck overlooking our black bottom heated waterfall pool.


HIBISCUS SUITE (sleeps 4, ground level) - Spacious 1 bedroom studio apartment(580sq/ft) ground floor, with 1 King size bed, and a luxury self-inflating Queen air bed. Bath features a walk-in rain-forest shower and washer and dryer. This apartment also offers French doors opening onto a shady, comfortable and private patio deck. Fully furnished, fully equipped large kitchen with dishwasher, 2 color/cable flat screen TV’s (basic), one in living room and one in the bedroom, complimentary WiFi and A/C.

Please call to identify what apartment you would like to reserve if available.

During high season (February 4th - April 22nd 2017) we rent from Saturday - Saturday exclusively.

More Details

Property Manager
Virginia Heidersberger
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Virginia Heidersberger

Whether you are buying, selling or investing in Sarasota Real Estate, you need an acknowledged expert, by your side and as your guide. Someone who has actually done what you are setting out to do, again and again. That expert is Virginia Heidersberger.

Virginia has been personally involved as a buyer, seller and investor in a wide variety of area Real Estate transactions for over 17 years, from multi-million dollar mansions to small investment properties, amassing a large and diverse portfolio of residential and business properties. As a professional licensed Real Estate Broker, Virginia brings to you the same skills that she utilizes for her own Real Estate investment, from property evaluation to marketing, from strong negotiation skills to equally impressive selling skills.

Having spent much of her life in Europe, Virginia is as comfortable with overseas investors and buyers as she is with their American counterparts, expanding your horizons and your sales opportunities.

As impressive as her Real Estate successes has been, it is only part of Virginia's story. Starting out as a nurse, she turned her love of medicine into a successful medical services and supplies business with nearly 60 employees, which she sold before moving to Siesta Key in 1997.

Virginia received her bachelors degree with honors in psychology and pre-med from the University of South Florida.

Upon arrival in Sarasota, she bought 'Gumbo Limbo', a small vacation resort on Siesta Key, and the rest is history! If you want someone who knows this market; someone who has built a record of consistent success buying, selling and investing in Real Estate; someone with the people skills and decision-making skills that a skilled entrepreneur develops; someone with the level of caring that years in the OR has instilled in her, make Virginia your choice. You won't be disappointed!

Virginia Heidersberger purchased this studio in 1998

Why Virginia Heidersberger chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Gumbo Limbo 17 years of excellence: Serenity, peacefulness, comfortable sophistication, in short: paradise! Location, Locaton, Location.

Gumbo Limbo sits across the street from world famous Siesta Key Public Beach (60 steps away.) Also, our little downtown on Siesta Key (Village) is located within a short walking distance from Gumbo Limbo.

Both Gumbo Limbo duplexes offer 2 beautiful complexes with multiple apartments to choose from.

Please call us to find out more.

What makes this studio unique

The fabulous location to the BEACH and also to the Village.

Our lagoon style pool is romantic and different than most resort pools.


Siesta Key Beach
"Gumbo Limbo Vacation Rentals sits right across from Siesta Key Public Beach. Great location ..."
Mote Marine Laboratory
"Great place to get hands on experiences. For kids and adults!"
St. Armands Circle
"Fantastic shopping and dining."
Siesta Key Beach
"Gumbo Limbo Vacation Rentals sits right across from Siesta Key Public Beach. Great location ..."
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Siesta Key Village
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Siesta Key Public Beach
Car: necessary

Sarasota and Siesta Key has so much to offer, please come and find out.


Siesta Key Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 580 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please no loud parties
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Rain-forrest shower head.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , The sleeper sofa w memory foam mattress topper / max comfort
  • The brand new elegant studio offers a fully size kitchen, washer/dryer, 2 TV's, DVD, 1 king size bed nestled away, 1 queen sleeper sofa.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Gumbo Limbo has different apartments to choose from. Please call us or visit us on our website at:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Next to Siesta Key Public Beach - 60 steps only!!
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

Perfect for a Beach Stay at Siesta Key

  • 5 of 5

The Hibiscus Suite was wonderfully decorated, neat, clean, & well supplied for our short stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Larry for taking the time to write a review. We loved having you and thank you again for being an outstanding guests. Please come back and see us again. Best, Virginia
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Ideal location

  • 5 of 5

Conveniently located close to the beach. We stayed in two different units and both were tastefully decorated and I had everything we needed. We were very comfortable. Virginia made the checking in and checking out process very easy. It was a nice place for a getaway

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ms. Agnes, It was wonderful having you and we hope to welcome you back as a repeat costumer :) Best, Virginia
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It was great!

  • 5 of 5

Everything on our trip was perfect!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ms. Carmen, It was a pleasure having you as our guests. Please come back soon to stay with us again :) Best, Virginia
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The property is BEAUTIFUL!

  • 5 of 5

I made this reservation for my husband's birthday get-away! What a wonderful choice! The Hibiscus was just as expected - bright, cheery, clean and just darling!!! Completely updated, this ground floor unit feels private and secluded, yet close to the pool and beach, too!!! The closeness to both, the village and the beach makes this a PERFECT location! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your GREAT review. Every excellent review puts a smile onto my face. I love having happy guests :)) We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Your's Virginia
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Great apartment and location!

  • 5 of 5

Great location! Apartment is as lovely as advertised. Virginia was easy to communicate with and very accommodating as we ended up checking in earlier than expected. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being such a great tenant. It was wonderful to have you. Please come back and see you again. Virginia
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience renting the " hide away suite". The suite had everything you need and more, even laundry machine and dryer, which I didn't think I woudo need on the vacation but found it very useful ! Virginia impressed us with responding within second to us , even though she was out of the country.

They suite is very comfortable and literally so close to the most beautiful beach we have ever seen! We loved the pool and the house was pretty peaceful , even when full.

We woudo definitely go back and most likely we will.

Thank you very much Virginia for making our stay exceptional. We loved it !!!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for this excellent review. I am sorry I was unable to welcome you personally, but I think the "text messaging" method did work quiet well :) Thank you again for being wonderful guests. We hope to welcome you back very soon. Virginia
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
onetime cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

A 3% convenience charge applies when using a credit card.
Not all apartments are pet friendly. Pet must be approved with Virginia / owner.
This apartment MAY accept a dog, but please call for making an exception.

Note all holidays have the same rate as the Christmas Holiday.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund