Reviews ~ here is what our guests are saying:

Anne J. said... 

Fern Haven met our expectations and then some! Apr 20, 2019
First of all, the bungalow itself- Exactly as pictured on the webpages and clean and for such a small space, well equipped except for a two burner cooktop and a portable oven stored in a cupboard under the counter which as a cook I found to be a bit of a challenge so we had to eat out more...such a hardship!!! We loved our little sitting area in the secluded garden shared with the main cottage (also owned by Ali and Rich). The garden is well-lit with hanging fairy lights (which we turned off at night), motion lights at the entrance and plenty of solar garden lights. We were pleasantly surprised that it was so quiet. We had avoided renting “in town” in the past but we loved walking to town for an ice-cream at Big Olaf’s or to grab something from the grocery (try the locally made orange marmalade) and best perk of all: the beach is 1600 Fitbit steps away! Rich was helpful without being intrusive)a true talent) and we will certainly return.

Tim and Carlarae D. said...

The Winter stretch “up North” is broken with our pleasant break at Fern Haven
We enjoyed our FL visits to Hollywood; Winter Haven and Venice seeing family and friends BUT our home base at Fern Haven at Siesta Key was, for us, a vacation. It is a short walk from the bungalow to the Beach or to Siesta Key stores and restaurants. Staying at the bungalow for the evening was no problem because everything inside was thought of and there is a grill and a deck for enjoying the evening. The proprietor thought of everything! My wife agrees! 

Roger I. said...
Our stay at the Fern Haven cottage was simply wonderful in every respect.
This was a wonderful experience at Fern Haven cottage. It is cozy, clean, and very well equipped. The deck and backyard are a treasure both to the eyes and to the years. In the evening and morning, all we could hear were wonderful bird sounds. The property is in a great location a few blocks from the center of Siesta Key. But you do not hear a single sound from the festivities in “downtown” Siesta Key. And In a few more blocks you are at a beautiful white sand beach that never seems to get crowded. One of the very special treats of this property is the access directly across the street to a beautiful Canal. There is a little dock there where we sat and enjoyed both the view and the peacefulness. Rich and Ali are splendid hosts; they just try to make you comfortable, satisfied in all respects, and respond almost immediately to any requests. Our month in Siesta Key at Fern Haven cottage was one of the most memorable of our lives and we will cherish these memories forever!

Susan S. said...
The personification of Comfort and Relaxation
Fern Haven personifies comfort and relaxation. It’s perfectly located along the canal in a quiet neighborhood 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 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!

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

Greg P. said...
Cottage, beach, restaurants and the good life
I spent 6 months here and could stay forever. Perfect location for a walk to the beach or dinner. Very private and quiet. Great place to relax and enjoy life.

Coralyn M. said...
Fern Haven Cottage
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 was friendly and helpful.

Christy E. said...
Fern Haven Cottage
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.

Timothy D. said...
Needed a break and found it!
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.

A very private studio bungalow with 
Siesta Key love, Fern Haven

Fern Haven is a Key West style studio efficiency. It is 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 for ample storage.  It is situated in a quiet neighborhood with only a short walk to the famous Siesta Key beach and village.


    January and April $3900.00
February and March $4500.00
December $2500.00 


  • 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
  • Plus utilities and final cleaning


**7 Month Lease - May-November
$1495.00 Per month Plus Utilities**

**3 Month Lease - May-November
$1750.00 Per month Plus Utilities**

Ferm Haven

Sleeps 2
1 Queen Bed
WiFi Internet

Large wardrobe closet
Large shared Hot Tub
Microwave & two burner cooktop 

Large countertop oven

Fully equipped with kitchenware and linens
Outdoor Washer/Dryer shared
Heat/ Air conditioning
Marble tile stall shower & pedestal sink
TV, DVD, Stereo

400 sq ft interior living space
250 sq ft of outdoor living space

Co-located on the property with Canal Place main house


Monthly Rates:



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