About the Property
Situated in the quiet and welcoming neighborhood of Palm Island, the heart of Siesta Key. This beautifully private bungalow sits back from the street and is set in gorgeously secluded tropical gardens. The fabulous surprise of a two story massive flagstone lanai is awaiting behind the zen gate. This home is comfortable and is made for entertaining from its open floor plan in the main living area to the outside summer kitchen and dining area under the covered porch with leads onto the lanai.
The master bedroom has a walk-in California closet for ample storage. The second bedroom has a custom home office with built-in desk, storage, filing, closet, and a full sized murphy bed for your guests. There is a laundry room with washer and dryer and pantry with plenty of storage. The powder room is located off of the kitchen.
This property has all the amenities; new HVAC, microwave oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, oven with stove top, tub/shower, tile throughout, and ceiling fans. Renovated with new kitchen January 2016.
The home is very secluded from the street. It feels like you're entering a tropical wonderland. The screened in lanai is especially unique to this home because it is so so big and spacious with gorgeous stone floors. It adds an amazing amount of living space.
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 love the massive lanai to play in bug free!
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
Located in quaint Palm Island Neighborhood, Just a 5 min walk to famous white sand Siesta Beach and 10 min walk to Siesta Village
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May 01 2019 - Nov 30 2019
Dec 01 2019 - Dec 31 2019
Jan 01 2020 - Jan 31 2020
Jan 01 2020 - Apr 30 2020
Feb 01 2020 - Mar 31 2020
Apr 01 2020 - Apr 30 2020
May 01 2020 - Nov 30 2020
Dec 01 2020 - Jan 30 2021
Refundable Pet Deposit: $1000
Cleaning Fee: $300
Utilities per month: $400
Tax Rate: 12%
Reservations by the calendar month only.
10% Discount for 3+ month rental January through April.
50% deposit upon booking
balance due 90 days prior to arrival
12% tax (for 6 months or less)
Pets Welcome with a refundable Pet deposit
Last updated on June 10, 2019
Alison and Richard Light
Calendar last updated: June 10, 2019
Phone number: +1 (941) 346-5114
Guestbook comments from the owner:
January, February and March 2018 is my third annual visit at Tropical Hideaway. After owning a seasonal home on Siesta Key for 18 years I sold it 4 years ago to "simplify my life" and eliminate concerns when away for 8+ months. Tropical Hideaway has been a wonderful and easy transition. Rich and Ali have been outstanding landlords/hosts and the house is very comfortable, clean, well appointed and a joy to live in. Located close to the beach and the village is ideal. I recommend their properties without hesitation.
My wife and I spent three months in TROPICAL HIDEAWAY COTTAGE and enjoyed everything about the house and the location. The yard is fenced so our little dog had a wonderful and safe visit also. Rich and Ali Light had remodeled the kitchen and baths just before we arrived and everything was clean, fresh and comfortable. The house is surrounded by lush vegetation, gravel paths and there is even a small waterfall/pond. This is a comfortable, secluded location and only a short walk to the Siesta Key Beach. Siesta Key village is nearby with nightlife, restaurants, grocery, hardware, drug stores and a bank. All the wonderful attractions of Sarasota are 10 - 15 minutes away. We loved our visit and are signed for next winter. Great house, great location and wonderful landlords. Happy restful vacation!
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the property totally fenced in for pets?
Yes, the whole property is totally fenced in so it is perfect for our guests with pets.
Which beach access are you closest to? Do you provide beach chairs?
We are only a five minute walk to beach access 10. It is one of the quietest parts of the beach because there isn't any parking at this access, so only those who can walk there who come to this part of the beach. We have beach chairs and bikes for you.
You can’t go wrong. House is in a quiet and safe neighborhood. The property itself is very zen like. Privacy! Very short walk to the non-crowed section of beautiful Siesta Key beach. The house is very well taken care of. Zero complaints during our 4 month stay. Highly recommend!
Stayed: January 2019Submitted: April 04, 2019
We enjoyed having you and Marsha stay at our TROPICAL HIDEAWAY COTTAGE for the winter and taking care of the cottage like it was your own. Ali & I hope to have you as our guests again. Thanks for posting your review! Ali & Rich
Love Tropical Hideaway
I love the Tropical Hideaway. I have been lucky enough to live here for 6 months! The fenced tropical landscaped property is perfect for my dog to explore outside (chase geckos). The Hideaway is shaded beautifully with Florida flowers and plants that keep it cooler. I thought because of this the house would be dark but inside it is quite the opposite. It is bright and open with a great skylight in the living area and a well lit kitchen. The kitchen has everything you need for long term rental. Dinning area is great for 6 settings. The bed rooms are both very nice. Master bed is comfy with large closet. Guest bedroom is set up with "work from home" modular desk unit with views out the front window into the garden. The back patio is big with a nice spa tub. Palm island is a really cool beach neighborhood away from the craziness but a 5 minute walk to it. Richard has been extremely accommodating for my move in, etc. The place was super clean when I moved in. It really is like home.
Stayed: July 2018Submitted: August 14, 2018
Hi John, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We really appreciate it so much. Glad you are enjoying your stay. We are happy to have you as our guest, and hope to see you again next year! Thanks, Ali and Rich Light