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Fern Haven studio cottage - walk to Siesta Beach and Village.

Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 14 - 180 nights


About the property

Fern Haven 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.

Pets are welcome with a refundable pet deposit

For additional availability on Siesta Key please see our other listings:

Blue Lagoon VRBO#1043727 (2B/2B)

Canal Place VRBO#1043736 (3B/2B)

Garden Terrace VRBO#1043802 (Studio)

Tropical Hideaway VRBO#1044034 (2B/1.5B)

Lily Patch VRBO#10056 (2B/2B)

More Details

Ali and Rich Light
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 10, 2018

About Ali and Rich Light

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.

Ali and Rich Light purchased this studio in 2000

Why Ali and Rich Light chose Siesta Key

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.

What makes this studio unique

The unique benefit of staying at our properties is the ability to walk right to the beach and village, or we provide bicycles so you can explore the island. We are always available and live just a few doors away from most of our places. We are always excited to share our favorite places and restaurants so even our single guests feel like they have family here. We welcome pets with a REFUNDABLE pet deposit.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Ali and Rich! As usual, we had a great time in Florida thanks in a major part to you. You were always responsive and helpful any time we had a problem and your maps and brochure are always helpful. We found the house open, clean and ready for us when we arrived. You keep the place in great shape and we enjoy spending a cocktail hour with you and your little girl. Looking forward to seeing all of you next winter! Kris and Larry
Feb 2018
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Siesta Key Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Fern Haven studio cottage - walk to Siesta Beach and Village.
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 7 reviews

Great location and private.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and clean place close within walking/biking distance to Siesta Key village and the beach. I highly recommend the studio.


  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bert, We enjoyed having you and Karen stay at our FERN HAVEN STUDIO COTTAGE. We hope to see you again! Thanks for review! Ali & Rich Light
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Personification of Comfort and Relaxation

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan, Thank you for sharing your review of our FERN HAVEN COTTAGE on Siesta Key and all the things that make the cottage a perfect getaway to the White sands if Siesta Key. Rich & Ali
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Cottage, beach, restaurants and the good life

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greg, Thanks for your review on our FERN HAVEN STUDIO COTTAGE. Glad you enjoyed the walkability to Siesta beach & Village. Hope to see you again. Ali & Rich
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Fern Haven Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I stayed at Fern Haven for the first 2 weeks in March. It was exactly as described, clean and comfortable. We particularly loved the seclusion and the lush landscaping. We enjoyed eating breakfast on the deck, grilling out and spending time in the Hot Tub. For us, it was about a 15minute walk to the beach . We were glad to have brought a beach cart with us. 10 minute walk to the Village. Parking at the beach and the Village is at a premium so being able to walk to both was a bonus. Bikes and a Kayak were provided. Owner friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. We really appreciate it! We look forward to having you back as our guests soon!
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Fern Haven Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent a week at the Fern Haven Cottage and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The studio cottage was clean, well-stocked with all you could need, and perfect for a couple, with a beautiful lush patio for grilling or enjoying breakfast to the sounds of the birds chirping. We thought we'd have preferred something closer to the beach but ended up really enjoying this location along the canal, especially since we could jump in the provided kayak in the morning for a row. At the same time, it was still a short walk to the beach, restaurants, and a grocery store. Rich was great. He greeted us to show us around the place, made great restaurant suggestions, and made us feel at home from the start.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Needed a brake and found it !

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the Fern Haven unit during December 2013 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.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Sarasota, Florida
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Many in Siesta Village
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Many in Siesta Village
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Siesta Key Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $1,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund