We are Ali, Rich, and Chloe Light. We moved to Siesta Key and bought our first home together in 1996, which is where we still live. As neighbors would move away they would ask us to buy their houses first before they ask a realtor because they knew their house would be well taken care of and not knocked down, which was happening a lot. Many of the "old Florida" houses were being replaced with large modern homes at the time. Over the next several years we enjoyed buying our bungalows and restoring their "Old World Charm" on Siesta Key. We have seen many changes, but Siesta Key remains an absolute jewel in the Gulf of Mexico that we call home. We love our guests and love spending time making them feel welcome and at home, no matter how long their stay is. Many of our guests come back year after year and have become like family.
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"I had a very relaxing enjoyable vacation at the Lilly Patch with the greatest people in the greatest village by the greatest beach in the greatest neighborhood. Ali and Rich and the Lilly Patch were a real joy. Comfortable, clean house and they were there for anything I needed including borrowing paper for my computor. They are great host. So open and sharing and they make you feel very comfortable. I felt like I was living in a garden as I sat on the lovely brick porch. Love the out door shower. I am looking forward to coming back next year." - Dottie
"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!" - Bobbi
"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!" - Sam