1 Full Bath - Tub/Shower
1 Powder Room
Heat/ Air conditioning
Washer/Dryer for your personal use
Large Flagstone Patio
Outdoor summer kitchen
Ceiling Fans throughout
2 smart TVs
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.
Deirdre H. said...
The perfect setup for us for 4 months - September through December 2022
Ali and Rich are great hosts! The bungalow we stayed in was the perfect setup for us for 4 months. It is spacious, clean, comfortable, nicely furnished, and very private. The big lanai in the rear of the house is a wonderful hangout and the walk to the most beautiful beach is very short. You don’t even need a car when you stay here. Bicycles will take you anywhere on the island—stores, restaurants, bars, and post office. If anything comes up with the bungalow, Ali and Rich are very responsive and things are fixed and taken care of immediately. We LOVED our stay in their bungalow and would definitely rent with them again.
Cheri B. said...
It's a dog neighborhood - January & February 2022
My husband Shane and I and our 9 month old Westie just spent the last two month’s at Rich and Ali’s Tropical Hideaway.. The hideaway is fantastic outdoors. The home is in the middle of beautiful tropical foliage. There is a large lanai in back that we spent most waking moments in if we were not at the beach or sleeping! Such a nice space to relax with some wine, have a candlelit dinner and evening hot tub. The home is comfortable and it is a five minute walk to the beach. The neighborhood is very quiet and we met some lovely people who lived there and some others who were also renting. Lots of dogs to meet on the walks thru the neighborhood ! My dog loved it! If you can stay at this beautiful place do not hesitate. You will love it. Rich and Ali Light are wonderful hosts.
Kelly M. said...
Siesta Key Xmas Vacation - December 2021
My family has never been to Siesta Key and we’re pleased beyond expectations with both the area and our hosts! The bungalow was perfect for our family of 3 + dog. Our hosts were awesome, extremely helpful, and friendly. They checked up on us to make sure we had everything we needed. While the beaches weren’t dog friendly (which we knew) the rest of the island was very welcoming. We even found a nightly dog get together in our neighborhood that was a perfect way to tire out the pup and get to know the neighbors. Definitely on our “must return” list. Thank you Rich and Ali for a wonderful Christmas holiday.
Stephanie Marr said...
A Jungle Spot. December 2021.
We were lucky enough to call this place our home for 6 months. Everything about the Tropical Hideaway, the neighborhood, and the sweet neighbors was wonderful. We can’t thank Rich and Ali enough for being such loving landlords and now friends! The spacious lanai was peaceful, the sounds of the birds and the bamboo swaying were relaxing and the amount of space was more than enough especially with kids to play and run around. Our dog loved running throughout the fenced-in “jungle” as we called it. We work from home so having the office was ideal. The beautiful landscaping provides privacy and makes you really feel like you’re on a tropical vacation on the island. It’s a simple 5-minute walk to the beach access on Siesta Key! We already miss living at the Tropical Hideaway and plan to have a staycation in the years to come.
George Y., said...
A Perfect Spot. March 2021.
Did not want to leave! What a fantastic time we had and the Tropical Hideaway bungalow was just perfect for our stay. Rich handled every detail from check-in through the checkout with professional aplomb. Already looking forward to staying there next year. We will be back.
Mark W., said...
Very private place. January 2021.
My wife and I wanted to spend some time away from the Midwest winter. And lucky for us, the Tropical Hideaway was available. The house is very nice and is furnished with everything you need to feel comfortable (plus bicycles for riding into town, and beach chairs, to name a few extras). The trees and foliage around it give it a very private feel. We have enjoyed spending some nights on the lanai, listening to music, and sitting around the fire pit. Rich, the owner, has been very friendly and helpful whenever we have had questions. Siesta Key has been a real delight, too. The magnificent beach is only a short walk away.
Lynn Heinz, said...
Perfect location to enjoy Siesta Key – wonderful hosts – stay here! April 2020.
Choose this home for its fantastic location, hosts, and amenities - easy walk to the beach or downtown Siesta Key, but feels miles away from the crowds in its tropical setting. The home was perfect for the two of us and occasional guests; we appreciated the fenced yard for our dog, and the lanai lent itself to morning coffee in the hot tub and relaxed evening meals. We traveled into Sarasota often and the short commute was seamless; returned home, a quick walk and the beach was practically at our door. Wonderful hosts and setting - thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
Bob M., Michigan said...
Safe and Quiet
You can’t go wrong. House is in a quiet and safe neighborhood. The property itself is very zen-like. Privacy! Very short walk to the non-crowded section of beautiful Siesta Key beach. The house is very well taken care of. Zero complaints during our 4-month stay. Highly recommend!
John L., Florida said...
Love Tropical Hideaway
I love the Tropical Hideaway. I have been lucky enough to live here for 6 months! The fenced tropical landscaped property is perfect for my dog to explore outside (chase geckos). The Hideaway is shaded beautifully with Florida flowers and plants that keep it cooler. I thought because of this the house would be dark but inside it is quite the opposite. It is bright and open with a great skylight in the living area and a well-lit kitchen. The kitchen has everything you need for long term rental. The dining area is great for 6 settings. The bedrooms are both very nice. The master bed is comfy with a large closet. The guest bedroom is set up with a "work from home" modular desk unit with views out the front window into the garden. The back patio is big with a nice spa tub. Palm Island is a really cool beach neighborhood away from the craziness but a 5-minute walk to it. Richard has been extremely accommodating for my move in, etc. The place was super clean when I moved in. It really is like home. Aug 14, 2018
Sam T. said...
Outstanding stay on Siesta Key!!
Date of Stay
Jan 14, 2018
January, February, and March 2018 is my third annual visit to 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.
Sam T. said...
Date of Stay
Jan 31, 2016
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!
Bring your furry friends
November & December $6900.00
January, February, & March $8900.00
** 6 Month Lease - May-October $3900.00 per month plus utilities **
(941) 346-5114 5310 Calle Florida, Sarasota, FL 34242