Garden Terrace - Studio Bungalow -WEEKLY/MONTHLY RENTAL

Welcome to The Garden Terrace
Welcome to The Garden Terrace
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Welcome to Garden Terrace - your private patio
Welcome to Garden Terrace - your private patio
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Find us on Instagram #siestabungalows
Find us on Instagram #siestabungalows
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Gorgeous view through 15ft sliding doors to your outdoor living space
Gorgeous view through 15ft sliding doors to your outdoor living space
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Entryway. Off street parking for one car.
Entryway. Off street parking for one car.
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Your private outdoor brick patio living space.
Your private outdoor brick patio living space.
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Fully equipped kichenette
Fully equipped kichenette
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Shared gardens and deck to tidal lagoon
Shared gardens and deck to tidal lagoon
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Personal outdoor shower
Personal outdoor shower
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Beach access 10 - your walkway to the beach. Its a quiet part of the beach.
Beach access 10 - your walkway to the beach. Its a quiet part of the beach.
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Main beach area
Main beach area
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Crystal clear water with soft white sand
Crystal clear water with soft white sand
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Siesta Village - lots of shopping, dining and entertainment
Siesta Village - lots of shopping, dining and entertainment
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Main beach area with volley ball courts
Main beach area with volley ball courts
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The Cottage restaurant
The Cottage restaurant
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Sand fun on the beach - every November we have a sand building competition
Sand fun on the beach - every November we have a sand building competition
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The Hub Grill
The Hub Grill
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Entryway welcoming you back to your private retreat.
Entryway welcoming you back to your private retreat.
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Outdoor shower with hot and cold water - rinse off the beach sand here.
Outdoor shower with hot and cold water - rinse off the beach sand here.
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Fun colors of Florida
Fun colors of Florida
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Your private washer and dryer and additional fridge/freezer in cottage.
Your private washer and dryer and additional fridge/freezer in cottage.
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Welcome to The Garden Terrace
Welcome to Garden Terrace - your private patio
Find us on Instagram #siestabungalows
Gorgeous view through 15ft sliding doors to your outdoor living space
Entryway. Off street parking for one car.
Your private outdoor brick patio living space.
Fully equipped kichenette
Shared gardens and deck to tidal lagoon
Personal outdoor shower
Beach access 10 - your walkway to the beach. Its a quiet part of the beach.
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Main beach area
Crystal clear water with soft white sand
Siesta Village - lots of shopping, dining and entertainment
Main beach area with volley ball courts
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The Cottage restaurant
Sand fun on the beach - every November we have a sand building competition
The Hub Grill
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Entryway welcoming you back to your private retreat.
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Outdoor shower with hot and cold water - rinse off the beach sand here.
Fun colors of Florida
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Your private washer and dryer and additional fridge/freezer in cottage.

About the Property

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: Studio
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Property Type: Studio
  • Minimum Stay: 14 - 180 nights
  • Living Area: 300 sq. ft.

This Tommy Bahama styled studio efficiency has fifteen foot sliding glass doors looking into a private brick courtyard with flowered trellis and wrought iron patio furniture. Wood and tile floors, cypress beamed ceilings, kitchenette, full bath tub/shower, full sized bed, love seat, and dining set. It is situated in the quiet neighborhood of Palm Island. It is a five minute walk to the famous Siesta beach and ten minutes to the Siesta village. It has two bicycles and two beach chairs. All linens and towels and fully equipped kitchen items.

Pets are welcome with a refundable pet deposit.

Unique Benefits

We have bicycles and beach chairs and towels, so you don't need to pack anything! The neighborhood is extremely inviting and friendly. It has its own laundry area with an additional apartment sized fridge and freezer.

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.

There is a fabulous playground for kids at the main beach. Its new and sand-themed.

Area Information

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.

Inside Scoop

~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.

Amenities

  • Beds
  • 1 Double Bed
  • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Beach Chairs
    • Bicycles
    • Deck / Patio
    • Free WiFi
    • Heating
    • Internet
    • Kitchenette
    • Lake View
    • Linens Provided
    • Managed by Owner
    • Non-Smoking
    • Outdoor Shower
    • Parking
    • Pet Friendly
    • Porch
    • Towels Provided
    • Water View
    • Wireless Internet
  • Appliances
    • Cable / Satellite TV
    • Ceiling Fans
    • Coffee Maker
    • Dishes & Utensils
    • DVD Player
    • Freezer
    • Iron & Board
    • Microwave
    • Outdoor Grill
    • Refrigerator
    • Stove
    • Television
    • Toaster
    • Washer / Dryer
  • Nearby Activities
    • Bicycling
      (onsite)
    • Beach
      (< 1 mile)
    • Grocery Store
      (< 1 mile)
    • Live Entertainment
      (< 1 mile)
    • Ocean
      (< 1 mile)
    • Shopping Area
      (< 1 mile)
    • Snorkeling
      (< 1 mile)
    • Surfing
      (< 1 mile)
    • Gym/Fitness Center
      (1 mile)
    • Park
      (1 mile)
    • Playground
      (1 mile)
    • Tennis
      (1 mile)
    • Volleyball Court
      (1 mile)
    • Boating
      (3 miles)
    • Canoeing
      (3 miles)
    • Fishing
      (3 miles)
    • Jet Skiing
      (3 miles)
    • Kayaking
      (3 miles)
    • Parasailing
      (3 miles)
    • Sailing
      (3 miles)
    • Scuba Diving
      (3 miles)
    • Water Skiing
      (3 miles)
    • Bowling
      (5 miles)
    • Golf
      (5 miles)
    • Water Park
      (6 miles)
    • Children's Pool
      (7 miles)
    • Deep Sea Fishing
      (7 miles)
    • Miniature Golf
      (7 miles)
    • Movie Theater
      (7 miles)
    • Aquarium
      (10 miles)
    • Zoo
      (10 miles)
    • Horseback Riding
      (14 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities

Located in quaint Palm Island Neighborhood, just a short walk to famous Siesta Beach and Siesta Village.

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Rates

Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in 
Rate PeriodNightlyWeekend NightWeeklyMonthlyMin Stay
May 01 2019 - Nov 30 2019
$1,500 180 nights
Dec 01 2019 - Dec 31 2019
$125 14 nights
Jan 01 2020 - Jan 31 2020
$119 30 nights
Feb 01 2020 - Feb 28 2020
$4,500 28 nights
Mar 01 2020 - Mar 31 2020
$4,500 30 nights
Apr 01 2020 - Apr 30 2020
$140 14 nights
Apr 01 2020 - Apr 30 2020
$125 29 nights
May 01 2020 - Nov 30 2020
$1,500 180 nights
Dec 01 2020 - Dec 31 2020
$140 14 nights

Fees:

Final Cleaning Fee: $200
Utilities per month: $250
Refundable Security Dep.: $500
Refundable Pet Deposit: $1000

Tax Rate: 12%

Notes:

Utilities are per month and include: water, sewer, electric, cable TV, and wiFi.

Availability

Last updated on June 10, 2019

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Map

Nearest Airport: Sarasota international airport - 12 miles
Nearest Bar: Blase Cafe - 0.8 miles
Nearest Beach: Siesta Key Beach access 10 - 0.3 miles
Nearest Golf: Village Green golf club - 7 miles
Nearest Restaurant: Blase Cafe - 0.8 miles
Nearest Theme Park: Bush Gardens - 60 miles

Owner Info

Alison and Richard Light

Alison and Richard Light

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: 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.

Why this property? 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.We started buying and restoring our Bungalows in 2000.

Calendar last updated: June 10, 2019

Phone number: +1 (941) 346-5114

Links to more information:
CLICK HERE - Link to our website
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Guestbook comments from the owner:

Such an amazing space. Your own private retreat with every convenience. The neighborhood is great and it's sooo close to everything. We had a great time! I highly recommend it and will be booking again :)


Mar 2018

Such an amazing space. Your own private retreat with every convenience. The neighborhood is great and it's sooo close to everything. We had a great time! I highly recommend it and will be booking again :)


Mar 2018

The Garden Terrace cottage is a little slice of Heaven on Siesta Key's perfect paradise: Palm Island. It has an awesome location just a very short walk to the beach and the Village, but is still quiet and peaceful. You can smell the sea air and hear the waves on most days. And the view of the stars is wide and lovely. It is very well equipped and all the space I needed. The large patio just makes the place. Sit outside among the birds and lush plants, and if it's too warm on a summer afternoon, you can still enjoy it through the wall of sliding glass doors. Great neighbors too. I miss it already!


Jan 2018

My daughter and I have never been to the area. The owners were very helpful by providing some excellent key 'must dos' for the short amount of time we were visiting. The bungalow was close to the village and the beach. The unit came furnished with bikes and beach chairs. We had a delightful time and would definitely visit again. When we showed up with a Publix run, Rich helpfully offered a back up fridge to supplement the small fridge in the unit. We had a fabulous time thanks to the owners, the close proximity to everything and the comfort of the bungalow. We would go back!


Jan 2018

Bobbi S.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:

Is there dedicated off street parking for the studio?

A:

Yes, there is one parking space dedicated to the studio. The studio is detached from the main house and has its own dedicated and private outdoor space from the main house.

Q:

How far is the walk to the beach?

A:

The walk is less than five minutes to our beach access 10. There is no parking at this access so its a very quiet part of the beach.

Q:

How far is the closest grocery store?

A:

We have a wonderful grocery store right in the village, which is less than a mile away. The large grocery store, Publix, are over both bridges, so about a 10 minute drive.

Photos

  • Welcome to The Garden Terrace
    Welcome to The Garden Terrace
  • Welcome to Garden Terrace - your private patio
    Welcome to Garden Terrace - your private patio
  • Find us on Instagram #siestabungalows
    Find us on Instagram #siestabungalows
  • Gorgeous view through 15ft sliding doors to your outdoor living space
    Gorgeous view through 15ft sliding doors to your outdoor living space
  • Entryway. Off street parking for one car.
    Entryway. Off street parking for one car.
  • Your private outdoor brick patio living space.
    Your private outdoor brick patio living space.
  • Fully equipped kichenette
    Fully equipped kichenette
  • Shared gardens and deck to tidal lagoon
    Shared gardens and deck to tidal lagoon
  • Personal outdoor shower
    Personal outdoor shower
  • Beach access 10 - your walkway to the beach. Its a quiet part of the beach.
    Beach access 10 - your walkway to the beach. Its a quiet part of the beach.
  • Garden Terrace - Studio Bungalow -WEEKLY/MONTHLY RENTAL #1
  • Garden Terrace - Studio Bungalow -WEEKLY/MONTHLY RENTAL #1
  • Garden Terrace - Studio Bungalow -WEEKLY/MONTHLY RENTAL #1
  • Garden Terrace - Studio Bungalow -WEEKLY/MONTHLY RENTAL #1
  • Garden Terrace - Studio Bungalow -WEEKLY/MONTHLY RENTAL #1
  • Main beach area
    Main beach area
  • Crystal clear water with soft white sand
    Crystal clear water with soft white sand
  • Siesta Village - lots of shopping, dining and entertainment
    Siesta Village - lots of shopping, dining and entertainment
  • Main beach area with volley ball courts
    Main beach area with volley ball courts
  • Garden Terrace - Studio Bungalow -WEEKLY/MONTHLY RENTAL #1
  • Garden Terrace - Studio Bungalow -WEEKLY/MONTHLY RENTAL #1
  • The Cottage restaurant
    The Cottage restaurant
  • Sand fun on the beach - every November we have a sand building competition
    Sand fun on the beach - every November we have a sand building competition
  • The Hub Grill
    The Hub Grill
  • Garden Terrace - Studio Bungalow -WEEKLY/MONTHLY RENTAL #1
  • Entryway welcoming you back to your private retreat.
    Entryway welcoming you back to your private retreat.
  • Garden Terrace - Studio Bungalow -WEEKLY/MONTHLY RENTAL #1
  • Garden Terrace - Studio Bungalow -WEEKLY/MONTHLY RENTAL #1
  • Garden Terrace - Studio Bungalow -WEEKLY/MONTHLY RENTAL #1
  • Garden Terrace - Studio Bungalow -WEEKLY/MONTHLY RENTAL #1
  • Outdoor shower with hot and cold water - rinse off the beach sand here.
    Outdoor shower with hot and cold water - rinse off the beach sand here.
  • Fun colors of Florida
    Fun colors of Florida
  • Garden Terrace - Studio Bungalow -WEEKLY/MONTHLY RENTAL #1
  • Your private washer and dryer and additional fridge/freezer in cottage.
    Your private washer and dryer and additional fridge/freezer in cottage.

Reviews

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review Erica

Excellent location

I stayed in the small, but perfect sized for me, cottage behind one of the other rentals. Rich met me to check in and go over the details of the property. Very nice family of three, easy to reach by any method, they live around the corner.I've been visiting Siesta Key for over 25 years and have lived in Sarasota a few times.Yes I would stay here againPros -location, proximity to beach and village -outside shower -easy maintenance -privacy -laundry -spare bikes -location, the beach is literally a short walk or speedy bike ride of a minute or two -location -location, if that wasn't already clear -and I'll repeat outside shower again -full wall of sliders, almost like you're outside -private courtyard -you're on palm island which is quiet and residentialFacts -kitchen is small, but does have 2 burners, and additional refrigerator/freezer space in laundry room -this is a one room cottage, if you're traveling with another person you should be close (there is a divider/privacy screen, I did not use) -somewhat limited storage space if you tend to have a lot of baggage/stuff, I did not have an issue, there are also two under bed storage containers for use, plus another in the laundry room -if you like to cook and are used to a full kitchen, this has limited cooking area, but this is not a surprise, they've set it up well for the space available, there are also grills outside to use -if you have a dog the back yard is not fenced, was not a challenge for me, also easy to corral in the courtyard area -the guy doing the yard work comes through weekly including blowing off the courtyard, it's a loud surprise if you weren't anticipating, hopefully you're out enjoying the day anyway, for me I was working and on conference calls so had to scramble to close the sliders because of the noise

Stayed: April 2019Submitted: May 14, 2019

Owner response

Erica, Thanks for your review and we enjoyed having you as our guest at the cottage! We hope to have you as our guest again in the future. Ali & Rich Light

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review Elfie

Peace in Siesta Key

Pure happenstance brought me to the Garden Terrace studio of Ali & Rich Light. What a respite it is!! The bungalow itself was cozy inside. Sitting outside on the private patio was serene, spacious and decadent, as I am a city girl existing in limited space. The cottage is close to everything: the beach, Siesta Key Village, downtown Sarasota. Ali & Rich were only a text away, with timely responses to my myriad queries. Yes, I’m coming back again next year. Who wouldn’t with a Garden Terrace like this and a welcome bar none from my hosts Ali & Rich Light? See you there.

Stayed: April 2017Submitted: August 11, 2018

Owner response

Elfie, Thank you so very much for taking the time to write a lovely review. We really appreciate, and we are so happy to know that we will be seeing you again next year!! Yeah!!!Until then! Ali and Rich

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Date last modified: July 30th, 2018

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