About this listing
Enjoy the crystal sands of America's # 1 beach while staying at this tranquil home that offers the best of island living. Only a 3 block walk to the beach. Shops, restaurants and rentals are only minutes away.
Seasonal discount offered MAY - DEC.
This elegant home in a quiet neighborhood with its beautiful landscaping will allow you to enjoy true island living. Upon arrival, guests are greeted with a bottle of champagne to take to the beach for a "Welcome to Paradise" sunset experience. Beach chairs, towels, beach bag and cooler are provided.
Your charming room has a new queen size bed, full size closet, dual alarm clock/radio with iphone/ipod docking station and remote controlled candles.
Your private bathroom with shower/tub is right across the hall from your room.
The spacious living room has 2 comfortable couches where you can watch TV or DVDs on a 46" flat screen TV. The loveseat by the window is a nice place to relax while reading.
Guests are welcome to use the kitchen and to dine at the formal dining table or al fresco on the screened lanai. Not in the mood to cook? Siesta Key has many restaurants located in nearby Siesta Village offering a wide variety of cuisine: Seafood, Japanese, Mexican, French, German and several fantastic breakfast places. Off island, Sarasota has many terrific restaurants and I'm happy to make recommendations based on your preferences.
Rentals of all sorts are available nearby: bikes, Segways, jet skis, kayaks.
Seasonal discount MAY - DEC.15
3 night minimum JUNE - AUG
6 night minimum SEPT - MAY 31
Guests share kitchen and living space.
Beach chairs and beach towels as well as a hair dryer are provided for guests.
The only area which is off limits is my bedroom.
Interaction with Guests
I work full time so I am available to interact with guests evenings and weekends depending on their preferences. I can be very unobtrusive or we can share some time together. Either way, I want to make your visit as enjoyable as possible!
This quiet neighborhood is a little gem just steps from the most gorgeous beach and yet close to shops and restaurants.
Bikes, Segways, Free Ride open air vehicles, and walking are great ways to get around the island. Local bus service is also available. Car rentals are plentiful either from the airport or locally.
Other Things to Note
Continental breakfast with fresh pastries, seasonal fruits, yogurt and cereal provided daily. I'm happy to accommodate dietary restrictions if you inform me in advance.
Sarasota is a vibrant arts town. I'm happy to help with reservations for the many performances we have to offer.
Guests have their own cabinet of dishes in the kitchen as well as Cuisinart pans. Coffee and tea are always on hand for guests and they are welcome to use anything in the spice rack.
Colognes and perfumes should be used SPARINGLY. Many people are allergic to fragrances and it is hard to remove from bedding.
NO AXE products
SUN - THURS TV volume low after midnight
No food or beverages in the bedroom except water.
In case of a spill on furniture or carpet blot as best you can with a towel and leave it! Let me know what was spilled and I will take it from there.
Visitors permitted at my discretion.
From Jun 12 - Nov 30, 2015 the minimum stay is 3 nights.
We are so happy we picked Lilian's place! It was a home away from home.... Well better... Only 5 minutes walk to beautiful Siesta Beach!!
Lilian was a perfect host!! Her kitchen has everything you need to make your stay very comfortable; I loved the bottle of champagne when I arrived! Since my husband can't drink it, Lilian was very courteous to toast with me... The house is everything you see in the ad and more! Maria & Vince
Our stay was spectacular .The attention to detail by the host was remarkable and she personally assisted us with planing activities and finding unique food establishments . Overall experience was an A ++ and would definitely return in the future.
Lilian was such a gracious host. She made me feel welcome from the time I booked and throughout my stay. The house was very clean and I had everything I needed to go to the beach. She was very helpful with food reccomendations and very knowledgable of the area. The beach was a very short walk away.
We had the best time at Siesta Key with Lilian! She was very inviting and had everything we could possibly need/want for vacation. She opened her entire house to us. She was kind and very knowledgeable about the area. We would definitely recommend her and look forward to planning a visit back!
Lilian's place was all you need, described just as is and she is very accommodating.
Our stay at Lilian's was wonderful! The room is quite large and her house is immaculate. Lilian is an incredibly gracious host and provides space in her refrigerator, some pastries, fruit, breakfast fixings, and coffee! the house is ideally located within walking distance to Siesta Key beach and near the downtown area. Descriptions of her house and location are completely accurate, as are her photos (yes, it really is that clean). We were out most of the day but had a very nice time chatting in the evening; and, we had privacy when we wanted privacy. Lilian is very accommodating and will be there to chat with you if you'd like, or not, it depends on you. You can definitely tell that she wants you to be on vacation and enjoy your stay. We would most definitely stay again!
Staying with Lilian was like staying with my best friend. She is so kind and generous. Her home is beautiful, comfortable and clean. It is literally a five-minute walk to the most pristine beach in Florida. I live close by in Tampa and booked this trip to get away from it all. Lilian truly helped me accomplish that. Her home is a true Island Oasis, and she is a magical person.
I'm already working on scheduling my next trip with her.
About the Host, Lilian
I am an elementary school teacher and part time actress. I love performing as well as seeing the many performances offered here on Florida's cultural coast. I have lived here for 24 years and am very knowledgeable about all Sarasota has to offer. My family is from Holland and I do speak Dutch and some French. I love to entertain and look forward to making your stay at "Lily's Pad" all that you are hoping for!