About the Property
*Calendar month rentals only*
May - November (seven-month lease) - $1695 per month plus utilities
May - November (three-month lease) - $1995 per month plus utilities
December - $2900 per month plus utilities
January - $3900 per month plus utilities
February and March - $4900 per month plus utilities
April - $3900 per month plus utilities
50% deposit upon booking, balance 90 prior for monthly rentals.
Check the calendar for availability.
To make your stay more enjoyable for you and your pets we include bicycles, beach chairs, beach towels, and pet towels.
*12% resort tax (for less than 6-month stays), refundable pet deposit, final cleaning fee, and security deposits will apply.*
Includes pest control and weekly landscaping,
Bungalows are deep cleaned after every stay and impeccably cared for directly by Ali and Rich (owners/landlord) since 2001.
Fern Haven studio bungalow is a Key West style studio efficiency. It is comfy, cozy, bright, and airy with French doors onto a deck overlooking gardens and brick patio and walkway to a shared hot tub. It has a large mirrored doored closet and under-bed drawers for ample storage. It is situated in a quiet neighborhood with only a short walk to the famous Siesta Key beach and village. Across the street, we have a dock that you can launch our kayaks from and enjoy the waterways, or rent a boat and dock it there.
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This lovely studio has a large kitchen for a studio. We have bicycles, beach chairs, and a kayak to use right off of your own dock!
Why Kids Love It
Its a quiet neighborhood so its safe for walking and bike riding. Its super close to the beach. It has an outdoor shower which is especially nice when bringing the little ones home from the beach. Kids can have their own play room since there are two family rooms.
There is a fabulous playground for kids at the main beach. Its new and sand-themed.
Siesta Key has been voted to have the best beach in the USA which you can walk to in five minutes from our Blue Lagoon bungalow! Fun shopping and restaurants are only a ten minute walk away in Siesta Village. Historic downtown Sarasota is teaming with the arts - opera, ballet, performing arts center, dinner theatre, galleries, Ringling museum, Selby botanical gardens - and a multitude of restaurants is only 15 minutes away. For bikers we have an 11 mile bike trail that is close by. Golf courses abound! Fishing charters, diving, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, and a lot more water sports are available right on Siesta Beach.
Attractions Within Walking Distance
The famous Siesta Beach has been voted to have the whitest sand in the USA! Three times in a row!!! Your beach access has no parking so its just you and the neighbors there. It makes is very easy and relaxing to watch the kids since they aren't getting lost in a sea of people.
We have everything we need right in the village: post office, family drug store, market, liquor store, apparel stores, souvenirs, many kinds of restaurants with outdoor dining, bike/moped/kayak/paddle board rentals, farmers market on Sundays, ice cream parlors, donut stop, coffee shops, skateboard shop, shoe shop, jewelers, and a gym. I think the list goes on!
Favorite Places To Eat
We have lots of favorites: The Sun Garden patio for breakfast, The Hub for lunch and Flavio's for dinner. But that's only ONE of our favorites. We have a whole list on our website: /favorites-1.html on our favorites page.
~There is a geocache hidden at the gazebo in the heart of the village. ~The fish that jump in the canals are Mullet. ~There are no alligators in the canals. They are only fresh water and ours is salt water. ~There is kayaking in mangrove tunnels on Lido Key (favorite thing to do!) ~The white beach sand never gets hot! It is made of 90% quarts and cannot retain the heat.~ The manatees love to come into the canals when its cold. Often we can see dolphins sanding right on the beach. ~You've got to watch for the "green flash" as the sun hits the horizon. I've only seen it once! ~There are great Happy Hour specials at The Cottage restaurant in the village. ~You can rent a boat and explore the canals and deserted islands in the intercostal and water ski around skiers island ~ There is a yoga class on the beach.
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Enjoy kayaks off out dock, bikes to explore the island, and a short walk to quaint Siesta village, and famous Siesta beach.
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Apr 01 2021 - Apr 30 2021
May 01 2021 - Nov 30 2021
May 01 2021 - Nov 30 2021
Dec 15 2021 - Jan 16 2022
Dec 16 2021 - Jan 16 2022
Utilities per month: $250
Refundable Pet Depsoit: $500
Refundable Security Dep.: $500
Final Cleaning: $250
Tax Rate: 12%
Last updated on April 16, 2021
Alison and Richard Light
Calendar last updated: April 16, 2021
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Guestbook comments from the owner:
Fern Haven personifies comfort and relaxation. It’s perfectly located along the canal in a quiet neighbor where you can enjoy your private dock and walk to both beautiful Siesta Key beach and the little lively village. This charming bungalow is impeccably clean and fully equipped with everything you’ll need for ‘home away from home’ comfort. It’s surrounded by an abundance of natural beauty made up of palm trees and ferns that makes it perfect for sitting outside to enjoy morning coffee, an evening cocktail or a delicious cook-out. Rich and Ali are lovely hosts who will go out of their way to make sure your stay is a pleasant and will always be available for you, if and when needed. Do yourself a favor and don’t miss the opportunity to stay in Fern Haven bungalow. You’ll certainly be happy that you did!
Very nice and clean place close within walking/biking distance to Siesta Key village and the beach. I highly recommend the studio. Bert
I spent 6 months here and could stay forever. Perfect location for walk to beach or dinner. Very private and quiet. Great place to relax and enjoy life.
Excellent pet-friendly bungalow
This studio was perfect for our 4 week stay in Siesta Key! The neighborhood is beautiful and quiet-and everyone we met was so friendly-to us and to our dog! Every day we walked into the Village-where there are plenty of shops, restaurants and bars-many with live music every day. While the bungalow is small, it was immaculate when we arrived, and there is more than enough storage-there was no wasted space. There is also a great outdoor space. We could walk to the beach-and chairs were provided. Rich is fantastic-always available to answer any questions-about the bungalow and about Siesta Key in general. He leaves a binder with lots of great information-restaurants (with descriptions and phone numbers), available transportation, and activities in Siesta Key and nearby Sarasota. I highly recommend!
Stayed: January 2020Submitted: March 02, 2020
Staci, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review for us. We really appreciate it. We hope to see you next year! Ali and Rich Light
Fern Haven met our expectations and then some!
First of all, the bungalow itself- Exactly as picured on the webpages and clean and for such a small space, well equipped except for a two burner cook top and a portable oven stored in a cupboard under the counter which as a cook I found to be a bit of a challenge so we had to eat out more...such a hardship!!! We loved our little sitting area in the secluded garden shared with the main cottage (also owned by Ali and Rich). The garden is well-lit with hanging fairy lights (which we turned off at night), motion lights at the entrance and plenty of solar garden lights. We were pleasantly surprised that it was so quiet. We had avoided renting “in town” in the past but we loved walking to town for an ice cream at Big Olaf’s or to grab something from the grocery (try the locally made orange marmalade) and best perk of all: the beach is 1600 Fitbit steps away! Rich was helpful without being intrusive)a true talent) and we will certainly return.
Stayed: March 2019Submitted: April 20, 2019
Anne, We enjoyed having you at our FERN HAVEN COTTAGE! Thank you for your review & helpful comments, we hope to have you back next year. Ali & Rich
The Winter stretch “up North” is broken with our pleasant break at Fern Haven
We enjoyed our FL visits to Hollywood; Winter Haven and Venice seeing family and friends BUT our home base at Fern Haven at Siesta Key was, for us, a vacation. It is a short walk from the bungalow to the Beach or to Siesta Key stores and restaurants. Stay at the bungalow for the evening ? No problem because everything inside was thought of and there is a grill and a deck for enjoying the evening. The proprietor thought of everything ! My wife agrees ! Tim D.
Stayed: January 2019Submitted: March 22, 2019
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We will see you next year! Ali and Rich
Needed a break — and found it!
I stayed at the Fern Haven unit during December 2017 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.
Stayed: December 2017Submitted: September 15, 2018
We enjoyed having you stay at our Siesta key FERN HAVEN COTTAGE and hoped you enjoyed the short walk to the beach and village. Thanks for your review! Ali & Rich Light