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Tropical Hideaway Bungalow - Walk to Siesta Beach and Village

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 14 - 180 nights


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.

Pets are welcome with a refundable pet deposit.

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

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

Fern Haven VRBO#1044027 (Studio)

Garden Terrace VRBO#1043802 (Studio)

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

More Details

Ali and Rich Light
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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 house in 2002

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 house unique

The unique benefit of staying at our properties are 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. Pets are welcome with a refundable pet deposit.


Siesta Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 murphy bed , Full Sized Murphy Bed with in office/bedroom.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Tropical Hideaway Bungalow - Walk to Siesta Beach and Village
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Formerly Rochester, NY and now Nantucket, MA.

Outstanding stay on Siesta Key!!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sam, We enjoy having you at our TROPICAL HIDEAWAY BUNGALOW and appreciate how you take care of it like it was your own. We hope to see you back next season! Ali & Rich Light
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Formerly Rochester, NY and now Nantucket, MA.

Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. We really appreciate it! See you next year!
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Sarasota, Florida
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Many in Siesta Key Village
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Lots of choices
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Many in Siesta Key Village
Nearest Beach
0.12 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

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