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Tropical Garden Beach Cottages

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 14 nights


About the property

One bedroom beach cottage, sleeps four, steps to the sand, pool & Tiki Bar

The Starfish Cottage at the Beach Place is a tropical garden beach cottage located at Siesta Key Beach, 30 seconds to the sand, 10 - 15 minute walk for shopping and dining in Siesta

Village. Well stocked, well maintained, comfortably furnished

housekeeping cottage with full kitchen. Relax in our poolside hammock

amongst our tropical gardens surrounding our heated pool

with tiki cabana wet bar for guests to entertain at. Beachfront and

poolside BBQs. Quiet, quaint cottage. Family friendly. Some pets accepted, please check with us first if you are traveling with a pet.

We are located in a neighborhood called Sarasota Beach. We are at Siesta Key Beach access 11. Just a block north of the Siesta Key Beach Pavilion.

More Details

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2018

About Leslie

Owner and operator of the Beach Place since 1999. I have been on Siesta Key since the early 70's and know Siesta Key and the surrounding areas very well. I am happy to offer dining and site seeing tips depending on our guests interests. I can also offer suggestions for day trips. I am available to help our guests almost any time since I live on site.

Leslie purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Leslie chose Siesta Key

The Beach Place Starfish Cottage been available as a rental since the early 60's, I am interested in preserving Siesta Key's "Old Florida Charm" so that visitors may experience the type of place that made Siesta Key famous. We are one of the few original rentals still operating just steps from our world famous sand.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Loved this place . Just about 30-40 seconds walk to the best beach .It was very comfortable for us . We had 3 year old with us and Pam offered us to use the beach toys for her so that she can enjoy . There were plenty of beach toys , beach chairs and umbrellas which can be used by guest for no cost . Also there were beach blankets and cycles Avalibe if needed for no cost . The pool was heated and we enjoyed relaxing in it after long day at beach . House amenities were perfect . Very clean and comfortable . Location is perfect and would visit again . Leslie and Pam were very friendly and well communicated . They took care of all our need ! Thank you so much
Dec 2017
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Siesta Key Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Pet fee paid on arrival, some breeds restricted, please contact prior to booking to see if we can accept your pet. Pets not OK'd will not be accepted.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bath has stall shower, toilet and sink.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King bed, double closet, high boy dresser, gets morning sun.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Heated pool with tiki cabana wet bar for guest to use. Beach chairs, towels and bikes, beachfront and poolside BBQ and picnic areas, five minute walk to tennis courts, beachfront volleyball courts, and beachfront childrens playground. Free Wireless Internet. Complimentary laundry facilities.


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Tropical Garden Beach Cottages
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 23 reviews

Terrific stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week staying here. It is amazing to walk to the beach from your room. It is clean and has everything you need to feel at home for the week. The pool is great. It was quiet and safe. If we needed anything, Leslie was happy to help! We can't wait to go back soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write about your Beach Place experience. I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. I hope we will see you for a future Siesta Key vacation. Thank you, Leslie
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  • 4 of 5

The Beach Place was a pleasant surprise. We stayed in the "Seahorse". At night we BBQ and made tropical drinks at the Tiki Hut bar next to the pool. It's a very quaint enclave of cottages. The rates are reasonable. Siesta Village is down the road with lots of good restaurants, music and shops.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing the Beach Place for your Siesta Key vacation. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. I hope we will see you for a future vacation next time you are making plans to visit Siesta Key.
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from rochester ny to the beach

  • 5 of 5

My best friend and i found this one of our most relaxing and hospitable vacations. We loved the closeness to the shore.Than you LESLIE, she was very helpful with any recreation we were looking for. We kayaked(beautiful),biked and walked everywhere. I would recommend this to all my friends and family

  • Submitted: May 18, 2010
  • Stayed: April 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Sarasota/Bradenton Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Crescent Club or all bars in Siesta Village
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Amtrak - Tampa
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Tamiami Trail, US 41
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Restaurants in Siesta Village
Nearest Beach
Siesta Key Beach
Car: not necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Soak up the Sun and Swim.

* Boating, Sailing, Kayaking.

* Stroll Siesta and Crescent Villages.

* Walk the 2 Mile Stretch of White Powder Sand.

* Relax Around the Pool.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Snorkel at Point of Rock.

* Myakka State Park.

* Beachfront Volleyball & Tennis.

* Skimboard and Paddleboard.

* Fishing and Shelling at Turtle Beach.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Mote Aquarium - Bay Explorer Boat.

* Ringling Museum.

* Kayak the Mangrove Tunnels.

* Fishing Excursions.

* Jungle Gardens.

Stroll our world famous 2 mile white sand beach, sailing and boating,

fishing, parasailing, every water sport available. Tennis, volleyball,

great golf courses nearby. Shopping and dining at outdoor St.Armonds

Circle. Sarasota cultural activities include John Ringling House and

Museum, Van Wezel Perfoming Arts Hall, Opera House, Theatre for the adults. Jungle Gardens, Save our Seabirds bird sanctuary and Mote Marine Aquarium for children. One hour to Tampa theme parks, two hours to Orlando. Free Siesta Key Trolley picks up at our corner and runs from 8 am to Midnight traveling from North to South Villages and also down to Turtle Beach.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pets under 25lbs $50 + Tax
Cleaning fee $80 + Tax
Pets over 25lbs & cats $70 + Tax

Low Season weekly rates $800 - $1100
Mid Season weekly rates $900 - $1400
High Season weekly rates $1100 - $1700
Call or email for exact pricing.
Daily, weekly and monthly rates available

Holiday Rates may be higher

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.