About the Property
*Calendar month rentals only*
May - November (six month lease) - $3000 per month plus utilities
December - $5900 per month plus utilities
January - $6500 per month plus utilities
February, March, & April - $7500 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.
About the Lily Patch:
Situated in the quiet and secluded neighborhood of Palm Island, the Lily Patch is a cozy pecky cypress bungalow with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Hardwood floors throughout add to its charm. Double sets of double 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. The hall bathroom has a tub/shower. With only a couple of blocks to the famous Siesta Key beach and village, it is a perfect winter getaway.
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This house is really special to us. It has been featured in the Sarasota Magazine and highlighted as one of "100 best homes of Sarasota" as the best historical home. The most favorite part of the house is the large screened in Lanai. Our guests spend most of their time on this lanai. It feels secluded with all the tropical plants around it, yet you feel like you are part of the community while watching the neighbors walking their dogs.
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.
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Feb 01 2021 - Feb 28 2021
Mar 01 2021 - Mar 31 2021
Apr 01 2021 - Apr 30 2021
May 01 2021 - Nov 30 2021
Dec 01 2021 - Dec 31 2021
Refundable Pet Deposit: $1,000
Final cleaning fee: $300
Utilities per month: $400
Refundable Security Dep.: $1,000
Tax Rate: 12%
Reservations by the calendar month only.
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 February 20, 2021
Alison and Richard Light
Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: We are Ali, Rich and Chloe 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 2002.
Calendar last updated: February 20, 2021
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Guestbook comments from the owner:
I have been lucky enough to stay here for the past five years for two months each year. Perfect place to relax. Two blocks from the beach. Owners are lovely and nearby if needed. Lovely porch to relax on. Clean and very happy place. Lots of great restaurants nearby. My daughters also love this place. Nice quite area but if you want activity the village is within walking distant. Lots of friendly happy people. Ali and Rich are the best. Dottie
On the beautiful Siesta Key, Palm Island bungalows are a premium. I could hear the surf from this property, as well as the bells from St. Boniface Church. Just 2 short blocks from the gorgeous beach, and a perfect stroll to the village for dining at any one of many restaurants, the location means much in season when parking is a premium on the island. This bungalow is in a lush setting with exotic tropical landscaping. Cozy outfitting for the interior. The neighborhood is a safe one and is visitor and dog friendly. Owner is most helpful with recommendations and accommodations
This is a review of "Lily Patch," a charming bungalow where my family and I spent a month. 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.
We Keep Coming Back
It's all about The Lily Patch on Palm Island in the village of Siesta Key!!! We've love it so much that we've signed up again for 2021 (Winter #3) and sent in a donation to the neighborhood HOA this time. Bring your dog and join the best pet friendly neighborhood in the area. Search for hours, if you want, but you won't find anything like it for miles around. Walk the community, look up, and cherish the osprey nests busting with young. Next winter, we will take in the Arts that Sarasota is famous for, but this time, we'll focus on the student talent. There's just no letting go.
Stayed: January 2020Submitted: March 02, 2020
Betsy, Bernum, and Suzie, It is always such a pleasure to have you come and stay. We love spending time with you and loving on Suzie. She is has captured our hearts! We can't wait to have you back next year! Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review for us. We really appreciate it. Have a great summer! Ali, Rich and Chloe Jane
The Lily Pad...a piece of paradise to cherish
The location offers you incredible privacy and easy access to the Siesta Key village and Sarasota proper.This is a great family-friendly bungalow that allows you to bring the family dog with added room for guests Groups of fun neighbors are always out walking their pets and will chat easily. You will always remember Rich and Ali who will go out of their way to make your time spent comfortable and full of pleasure. The landscaping is absolutely one to reflect the state of Florida and the coast just the way it was. When you find out the original owner worked with Selby Gardens, the impact of his beautiful touch will impress everyone.
Stayed: January 2019Submitted: February 26, 2019
Thank you, Betsy, for your lovely review. We are looking forward to having you return next year!
Perfect Place in the Perfect location
We have stayed here for 2 months every year for the past 10 years and wouldn’t stay anywhere else. This is the ideal location on Siesta Key. A very short 2 block walk to the beach and easy bike ride or walk to the Village. The cottage is beautifully nestled in palms on a lovely corner lot in a quiet residential neighborhood. This is “old Florida “charm. The owners, Rich and Ali, couldn’t be more accommodating and accessible. The cottage itself has a large secluded lanai and pecky cypress walls reflecting its vintage. Everything you need is here including bikes,beach chairs, outdoor grill and laundry.
Stayed: March 2018Submitted: August 21, 2018
Thank you so very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We really appreciate it! We will see you soon!