About the Property
Somethings like privacy you won't find anywhere else. And We are open and ahead of the curve for COVID-19. No problem with distancing or the fact for many years have been using Cleaning Product Mixtures to kill germs and viruses. We now run a Ultra Violet HEPA Air Filter for 24 hours after each guest. Hope all will go back to normal in this New Year for everyone.
Settings that give you a wonderful sense of Joy and Privacy. We are the best kept secret in town being near enough to walk to the Beach and close enough to all of what Florida has to offer. Florida has many areas of everyday needs. We are designed to be pet friendly but sadly we no longer accept large dogs.
Still able to walk to the beach, fishing and a swim. Three Outdoor space and you Share nothing except the Parking area. Owner handles all bookings directly with special offer available. Our Nightly rate is $110.00 US Dollars which we purposefully keep low and have not raised our rates in 18 years to encourage repeat business year round and making wonderful new friendships.
This is part of an easy way to pay using Zelle: /get-started This is a Safe & FREE Service. There will be a list of bank to process your payment here in the US and some associate with Canada. We are excited to have this service. More info just use the Link to see all the banks or How to get started. Out of the Country other discounts can come into play by wiring your funds. Our Discount less $15.00 to wire From your Bank to ours. Discounts are discussed in private emails. For more information just contact us.
Self contained detached guest Cottage. Updated with Elegance ~ Simplicity with the flair of French Chic that is very inviting. Great functional design with everything you need.
Tropical setting on a private dead end street just a 10 minute stroll to the Gulf of Mexico & close to Siesta KEY Beach.. Voted #1 beach again in the US many times and will always be at the top of the list. We want you to know we will treat you like family. You will save money on this unit since you do not have to Eat Out or what about not paying boarding fees for your pets. Being a Pet Friendly location fenced in within in multiply areas.
Travel light to this vacation destination; need nothing more than clothes and toothbrush. Whole house filtered water. Fully equipped kitchen Renovation ~ Updated GE Profile product lines : Cooktop & Advantium Oven ~ cooking with the speed of Light makes getting in & out of Kitchen fast and out having fun (Halogen & Microwave cooking) . Ice maker in Freezer. Drip Coffee maker with filters and paper goods provided and plastic garbage bags.
Large updated bath w/ Spa shower & with 8 massage body jets ~ handheld ~ Rain shower Head (our human car wash :) all with temperature gauge and an ironing center; A hair dryer in unit and a lighted Makeup Mirror to use on the flip up extra counter space.
Efficiency tastefully furnished with KING size bed; ...cozy with memory foam topper. There is a Safe for valuables should you have the need. Super quiet Remote Control AC & Heating unit. (2) New 32 inch LED HD Smart Roku TV with Streaming svc 500/500 internet speed. Free Wi-Fi.
You have your own private Mineral Based Sanitation Spa/Hot tub that is all part of your three private outdoor spaces and an outdoor shower too, see photos. Retractable Screen doors front and back.
This is our home not a hotel/ motel and the guest cottage is on the same lot. Flexible rental time table to allow our family and friends to use our guest cottage. It is very peaceful; NO high traffic noise. I do go offline between 7- 8 PM which can explain a delay in night time requests. Texting is encourage to aid in contacting us if you have any questions. You are getting a lot for the money. Sales tax is 12.0%. Pets stay for Free! Sadly we no longer accept large dogs.
There is a final cleaning fee of $70.00 . A $200.00 REFUNDABLE SECURITY DEPOSIT PAID AT THE TIME OF CHECKING IN WITH EITHER CASH OR TRAVELERS' CHECKS. MUST SET TIME ASIDE FOR CHECKING OUT.
Three Outdoor living areas; Close to restaurants and 5 to 15 minute walk to all major water sports and boat, bike, Kayaking rentals or excursions etc. Free Trolley services that take you up and down Siesta Key. Also Free car services they just look to be tipped. Hot Tub ~ private, Washer & Dryer etc. Ironing Center, hair Dryer, FREE Wi-Fi and (2) 32 Inch HD TV with unlimited internet 500/500 services. Beach Chairs/ umbrella and towels and covers for the lounging chairs. Solar lighting around and umbrella is solar as well. Beautiful garden setting which we are located in a Registered Bird Sanctuary. Screened in garden area with lighting and ceiling fan and a gas grill near seating area.
Walk to all Water Sports and Activities. Free Trolley also goes by all of the 14 Beach Accesses. Only 2 have Facilities. Many things to see and do and usually not far. Siesta Key Village is 4 miles and Gulf Gate Shopping area also has many Shops and Restaurants. Just ask and we will help you find what you are looking for.
Attractions Within Walking Distance
Fishing, Boating, Jet Skiing, parasailing; Kayaking" rentals available for many things like mentioned or bikes, scooter etc.; snorkeling, parasailing and boat rentals and more. Restaurants of all kinds and one on the intercoastal and one 2nd story which you can even watch the Sunsetting while you relax and enjoy drinks and food.
Favorite Places To Eat
You name it and there is something here for everyone.
Just ask and we will help whenever we can. Our Facebook page is not working for a long time and do not seem to be able to log on. But others might be able just can not update at this time.
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
14 beach accesses
Free Car Services & Free Trolley Service
Jacuzzi/ Hot tub is mineral based sanitation
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Mar 30 2021 - Jan 01 2025
Final Cleaning Free: $70
Refundable Security Fee: $200
Tax Rate: 12%
We do handle reservations over the phone to offer a secure way of giving information vs. via internet/email. We do offer some special perks. All is offered to encourage repeat business and help many to save money. This is part of an easy way to pay using Zelle: /get-started There will be a list of bank to process your payment with here in the US. We are excited to have this service. More info just use the Link to see all the banks or How to get started. Out of the Country other discounts can come into play by wiring your funds. From your Bank to ours. For more information just contact us.
Last updated on June 23, 2021
Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: We love making folks happy and assist whenever possible to enable our guest to have a wonderful stay with us. We love Florida and our home is still a work in progress.
Why this property? What we love most about our home/ property is who we share it with! :) Close to all of what Florida is all about.
Calendar last updated: June 23, 2021
Guestbook comments from the owner:
The little cottage was perfect. It was very clean and comfortable. The outdoor space was so lovely. The cottage was decorated so nice with beautiful touches. Cynthia even added a little basket of toys for our little dog. I will stay here every time I get back to the area.
Cynthia , the owner has put a lot of thought to details in this charming cottage. It has everything for a romantic get away. We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived. We chose this because she accepted small dogs. We got so much more.
Me and my fiancé book this cottage for 2 nights.They have reasonable prices and no fee for dogs which is awesome.The cottage has everything what you need,king bed with very comfortable memory foam mattress.Cottage is upgraded with human car wash shower which we loved.The place has full privacy all around.Has a hut tab and small screen enclosure.Atmosphere is like a tropical forest,very cozy and romantic.Cottage is close to beaches ,restaurants and grocery.Cynthia is very amazing,lovely,down to earth person.We didn’t have a chance to meet Bruce,but he did great job with the cottage and all around.We definitely will be back .
Sunrise Holiday Retreat is conveniently located near the Stickney Point Bridge to Siesta Key. Walkable, bikable, or a really quick car ride to Siesta Key Beach. Originally a mother-in-law quarters, the space is small but completely outfitted with everything you need. The very private outdoor areas also greatly expand the usable space. Charmingly decorated yet completely outfitted with all your day to day needs, it is like living in adult-sized, functional doll house. Cynthia is a great hostess and truly concerned that your stay is enjoyable. What a great value!
This small cottage has so much to offer. Our stay was fantastic! The king bed is so sleep ever away from home. Amenities from great shower, comfortable bed, great kitchen, hot tub & private deck, private screened porch area, outside grill, washer/drier & VERY private for renters. My biggest pet piev is a property that is not clean....it was very clean!! Made me very happy. Plus very comfortable beach chairs & umbrella. Cynthia was great to work with and very friendly!! She lives onsite so anything that pops up, shes there in a minute! Seriously!!But respects your privacy.
We will definitely be back!!
Pretty tropical bungalow with a French Quarter feel. Ample studio inside and 3 private relaxing areas outside. Bed was very comfortable, slept great! Red door entering garden is very welcoming. Lanais and garden are lit with little lights at night giving it a magical appearance. Very clean all over and the well-appointed kitchen has everything you need. Central to beach, restaurants, and all coastal activities. Can walk or ride bikes to most places and we did. Close to the “nicest beach in the US” (Siesta Key) as well as Turtle Beach, a naturally beautiful untouched “Old Florida” beach. No Red Tide issues all week, water was clear, sand like pure powder and beach was packed! Less than an hour to Tampa Airport, and a lovely ride. Would definitely book this place again.
This place is very,very nice. I have stayed here twice while in town, And would not hesitate to stay again. You can not beat the price for the location you have. Literally a five minute walk to the beach. You also have every kind of amenities you would need.
A very nice courtyard,screened in gazebo, private patio with hot tub along with washer and dryer and the host Cynthia is one of the nicest and honest person you could ever meet. So remember, After you stay here, Do like I do, And give her a great referral as I know she greatly appreciates it.
Everything was perfect from the time we arrived until we left! The cottage was cute as can be and had absolutely everything one could want. I love that we had beach chairs, shelling net, buckets, cooler and towels to take with us to the beach.....what more do you need!? We enjoyed a lovely stroll to the beach the first day we were there. We could have walked everyday, but decided to drive and explore other close-by beaches. Can we talk about sunsets.....Wow! They are amazing here! The sand is amazing. The water is crystal blue/aqua.....amazing!
Cynthia and her husband we at our disposal pretty much 24/7. Two of the nicest people you will ever met. I can honestly call them friends!
As for the cottage.....B E A U T I F U L!
Completely updated throughout. Everything you need to prepare a meal with and a wonderful patio to eat it on. We spent every night in the hot tub and between that and the big comfy bed; we slept amazing and woke up refreshed and ready for another day in Paradise!
Thank you, Cynthia & Bruce
You Will see us again!
We had a great stay. Very private studio apartment in a neighborhood setting. As others have said, it has everything you need for a great time. Since we flew down, we were happy to have all the beach supplies at our disposal. Cynthia and Bruce are great.
This sweet cottage was so lovely and comfortable. I took my mom on a little vacation. and she has some issues with walking. Everything was handicap friendly and Cynthia and her husband Bruce were so nice and friendly. They work hard to make the cottage beautiful and comfortable. The Siesta Key beaches were only 5 mins away and shopping and grocery stores were 5 mins away in the opposite direction so everything is conveniently located.
Perfect Private Oasis!
I never wanted to leave! From the moment we stepped through the front gate, I was in love! There are not enough accolades in the English language to describe this cottage! From the romantically lit lanai to the private back deck with an awesome outdoor shower and soothing hot tub, Cynthia thought of everything. The inside is superbly decorated! Amenities -- from the in-the-wall ironing board to the high-speed oven (make baked potatoes!), to the most comfortable bed you will sleep in -- I challenge someone to find something they do not love about the Sunrise cottage. The birds singing in the morning added to the ambience! If you are looking for a place to escape the hustle and bustle of life -- look no further! Awesome location just over the bridge to Siesta Beach! Cynthia is super helpful and accommodating, but also respects your privacy. She steers you to the best restaurants and places to visit. Detewiller's Farm Market is a must stop for fresh fruit, veggies, meats, and baked items! We found that we ate in as much as out. My husband loved the outdoor grill and watching TV on the lanai at night was a new experience for us! We simply cannot wait to return! Thank you Cynthia for everything!
Stayed: April 2021Submitted: April 30, 2021
I so enjoyed helping and your review was so wonderful. So wonderful I am short on words. Glad we did not disappoint. Look forward to seeing you again. Blessings to you and yours.
The cutest place in siesta key
This was the very best rental we ever stayed in. Everything was so clean and had everything we could possibly need. We stayed for 2 Nights and wish we could have stayed for 2 weeks. Loved the hot tub and the back deck. We will definitely be back in July. The host goes above and beyond to make sure you have everything you would ever need.
Stayed: April 2021Submitted: April 11, 2021
Dear Julia and Ryan; Thank you for the kind words and so look forward to seeing you both again. Take care and see you soon. Blessings, Cynthia
Lovely Private Cottage
What a great get away place!! This cottage has all the comforts of home, plus some. Exquisitely decorated French influence throughout, cozy, relaxing, totally private outside deck with hot tub & more, gazebo area with TV, table & chairs, and another area at front entrance, all of which expand your living area exponentially. We visited during spring break and it was so nice to have a quiet relaxing place to stay away from the hustle & bustle . The owner is the ‘best’! She makes sure you have all amenities needed and is a great source of “anything Siesta area” information. A true personal touch very rarely found when traveling. Can’t say enough good about this space. We plan to return ! You feel like you are in Hawaii using the outdoor spaces ! Unique & beautiful .
Stayed: March 2021Submitted: April 01, 2021
You all were lovely too! Wonderful to make new friends so easily. Glad you did not mind all the COVID 19 precautions taken and the peace of mind that all your needs were met. Blessings, Cynthia
You’ll not find a better host than Cynthia,
Our stay at Sunrise Holiday Retreat was delightful. We loved the privacy of the cottage and outdoor living spaces. The screened lanai area with a tv and dining table was a daily favorite for us, and the hot tub was a treat following a day boating or at the beach. The cottage has all the amenities we needed and Cynthia provided a friendly welcome with many helpful tips for enjoying our stay.
Stayed: January 2021Submitted: January 07, 2021
Thanks so much and I am pleased to hear you we very happy. Many Blessings to you and yours! Cynthia
Home away from home!
Meeting the hosts and feeling right at home are the highlight of our trip! Everything was clean and sanitized and we had no concerns of safety at all during our stay. (Extra important due to the COVID issues) The cottage has plenty of space to be outside and had complete privacy, to use the screen cabana, hot tub and the front garden. Our dog felt welcomed and enjoyed her time with us as she sensed Cynthia’s love for dogs and all her special pet stations set up ahead of time! We went to three different dog parks and saved the dog beach in Venus for the last outing. My husband’s favorite part was the super comfy bed and the smart tv! Mine was the hospitality of the hostess and the deluxe shower they call the “human car wash”!!
Stayed: July 2020Submitted: July 18, 2020
You folks are so sweet and I think you know how important to me I wish you a glorious stay! Your dog; Sugar was such a sweetie. Enjoyed the photo of your kid at the beach! Take Care New Friends! Cynthia & Bruce
The perfect winter retreat
Location was perfect. We have visited Sarasota for many years and this location was exactly where we wanted to be. It is just across the Stickney Point bridge to Siesta Key and about a mile to Turtle Beach and good restaurants. Only about 3 or so miles to Siesta Key Village. The property is very well maintained with all the required amenities plus some bonus extras like a hot tub, outside shower, complete fenced in privacy, a gas grill and beautiful tropical jungle type plants and trees. Palm trees with lighted trunks, lanai with lighted canopy and a private deck with lighted umbrella, table and chairs and chairs for lying in the sun. The owners, Cynthia and Bruce were extremely nice and willing to do whatever it takes to make our stay pleasant and comfortable.
Stayed: January 2020Submitted: January 21, 2020
Thank you Dan & Karen; We are so happy your first stay with us was a Happy One! Little Daisy sure looked happy too! We are close and covenant to all of what Florida has to offer. We are striving to always make it better. Blessings to you and yours!
Perfect little cottage oasis
This small cottage has so much to offer. Our stay was fantastic! The king bed is so sleep ever away from home. Amenities from great shower, comfortable bed, great kitchen, hot tub & private deck, private screened porch area, outside grill, washer/drier & VERY private for renters. My biggest pet piev is a property that is not clean....it was very clean!! Made me very happy. Plus very comfortable beach chairs & umbrella. Cynthia was great to work with and very friendly!! She lives onsite so anything that pops up, shes there in a minute! Seriously!!But respects your privacy. We will definitely be back!! THANK YOU CYNTHIA FOR A GREAT VACATION!!! Angel's on your pillow!!!
Stayed: March 2019Submitted: October 07, 2019
Your are so kind; Thank you. We so look forward to seeing you and Terry in March 2020. Gosh; I remember you talking about your pet peeve; no one has ever phrased it that way before but we are very happy your happy! We hope you both have even a better time with your up and coming visit. Many Blessings to you and yours; Cynthia
A delightful vacation cottage
My husband and I spent five wonderful weeks at Sunrise Holiday Retreat in January of 2019.It is a pretty place, nicely landscaped with palm trees and flowers and outdoor seating to enjoy the vegetation and songbirds. The weather was warm and we were able to enjoy the very private deck with the spa and the lanai. The cottage is small but so well designed that we did not feel crowded. The kitchen is well equipped (microwave, dishwasher, full fridge) and functional. The GE microwave/convection oven was particularly helpful for making meals quickly. The king size bed is comfortable.The shower system with rain, handheld and jets options, temperature control with good pressure and plenty of warm water is delightful.Cynthia and Bruce were the most attentive, responsive and helpful hosts we have ever encountered (we have rented quite a few places). The location was perfect and we were able to easily access everything that Sarasota has to offer from the nearby Siesta Key beaches, to the parks and the downtown area. We are looking forward to our next visit!
Stayed: January 2019Submitted: October 06, 2019
Thank you so much Michele & Reuben; for you kinds words. We are so looking forward to seeing you both in January and hope you continue to enjoy some of the new maybe small features we have done. But all with one goal to make your stay with us a little better than the last. Blessings to you both my new friends; Cynthia & Bruce