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Hide-A-Way Suite Next to Siesta Key Public Beach - 60 steps only!!

Bedrooms Studio
Space 580 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Hide-A-Way suite both only 60 steps to the BEACH


This enchanting comfortable and updated 1 bedroom / 1 bath ground floor apartment, 550 sq.ft., is a strictly non-smoking unit. This apartment offers a new AC / heat, 1 king and a luxury queen size self inflating air bed for the living room. With a maximum occupancy of 4, this suite has French doors opening up to a sunny patio deck overlooking our black bottom heated waterfall pool for a romantic breakfast or just reading a book. The kitchen is fully equipped and also offers a washer/dryer. The living and bedroom each offers a flat screen cable TV.

Complimentary beach chairs, sun umbrellas and WiFi.

More Details

Property Manager
Virginia Heidersberger
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 16, 2018

About Virginia Heidersberger

Whether you are buying, selling or investing in Sarasota Real Estate, you need an acknowledged expert, by your side and as your guide. Someone who has actually done what you are setting out to do, again and again. That expert is Virginia Heidersberger.

Virginia has been personally involved as a buyer, seller and investor in a wide variety of area Real Estate transactions for over 17 years, from multi-million dollar mansions to small investment properties, amassing a large and diverse portfolio of residential and business properties. As a professional licensed Real Estate Broker, Virginia brings to you the same skills that she utilizes for her own Real Estate investment, from property evaluation to marketing, from strong negotiation skills to equally impressive selling skills.

Having spent much of her life in Europe, Virginia is as comfortable with overseas investors and buyers as she is with their American counterparts, expanding your horizons and your sales opportunities.

As impressive as her Real Estate successes has been, it is only part of Virginia's story. Starting out as a nurse, she turned her love of medicine into a successful medical services and supplies business with nearly 60 employees, which she sold before moving to Siesta Key in 1997.

Virginia received her bachelors degree with honors in psychology and pre-med from the University of South Florida.

Upon arrival in Sarasota, she bought 'Gumbo Limbo', a small vacation resort on Siesta Key, and the rest is history! If you want someone who knows this market; someone who has built a record of consistent success buying, selling and investing in Real Estate; someone with the people skills and decision-making skills that a skilled entrepreneur develops; someone with the level of caring that years in the OR has instilled in her, make Virginia your choice. You won't be disappointed!

Virginia Heidersberger purchased this apartment in 1998

Why Virginia Heidersberger chose Siesta Key

Gumbo Limbo 17 years of excellence: Serenity, peacefulness, comfortable sophistication, in short: paradise! Location, Locaton, Location.

Gumbo Limbo sits across the street from world famous Siesta Key Public Beach (60 steps away.) Also, our little downtown on Siesta Key (Village) is located within a short walking distance from Gumbo Limbo.

Both Gumbo Limbo duplexes offer 2 beautiful complexes with multiple apartments to choose from.

Please call us to find out more.

What makes this apartment unique

The fabulous location to the BEACH and also to the Village.

Our lagoon style pool is romantic and different than most resort pools.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation apartment rental in Siesta Key, Florida

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 580 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please no loud parties
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Rain-forrest shower head.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , The sleeper sofa w memory foam mattress topper / max comfort
  • The Hid-A-Way Suite offers a full size kitchen, washer/dryer, 2 TV's, 1 king size bed plus a luxury 1 queen self inflating airbed.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Gumbo Limbo has different apartments to choose from. Please call us or visit us on our website at:


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

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Hide-A-Way Suite Next to Siesta Key Public Beach - 60 steps only!!
average rating of 4.695652 based on 23 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This condo was one of the cleanest we have ever stayed in and we have vacationed for many years at many different places. It was a perfect size for two people - plus our daughter who spent a few days with us. So close to the beach - only took about two minutes to walk to the beach and everything you need for the beach - chairs, sand toys, beach towels, etc. The pool was very nice, but you need to know it is not a private pool - it is shared with others who are staying at other Gumbo Limbo accommodations. However, for the most part, we were the only ones at the pool and when others were there - it was fun to meet them! This condo is also within walking distance to town - we walked a few times but also drove to town - took about 15 minutes to walk to the downtown area which was great - restaurants and fun shops. If you would rather drive than walk - just know that parking is at a premium. Any questions we had were answered immediately by Virginia - she is so friendly and helpful. We would love to stay here again!!!! This is a great, private, and relaxing place to stay.

  • Submitted: 5-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ms.Michelle, Thank you so much for taking the time to write an excellent review. MUCH APPRECIATED!! We love happy costumers. Please make sure to give me a call for your next stay on Siesta :) Best, Virginia
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Great location, adorable clean unit, A/C can be a problem in summer

  • 4 of 5

We would definitely stay here again. Unit and complex is adorable and clean and well stocked with kitchen, bath and beach necessities. Very clean, bed is comfortable, bathroom updated, cute patio for two. Super location for the beach and the Village. Free trolley’s stop right outside your door if you don’t want to walk the 1/2 mile to the Village. The only issue we had was with the A/C. Warnings not to turn it down below 72 degrees, or the unit may break and you could be charged for repair. Our first night the place never cooled off (and we hadn’t had the doors or windows open at all prior). The second night was better. Was ok for us, in April. I would suggest being prepared for a warm night if you stay in the summer.

We will stay again, we loved this place. And the manager/host was wonderful.

  • Submitted: 6-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review and the nice description of our apartment. I would like to address the AC: The welcome booklet in your apartment addressed "central" air-condition units which prevents settings below F 72 due to freezing over and damaging the AC compressor. However, YOUR AC unit was a brand new hotel wall unit which can cool sqft 1,400 while the Hide-A-Way Suite has only sqft 550.00 in total. There is no setting that would have prevented you from lowering it to your desired temperature. No worries, the AC cools the entire apartment with no problem. I wished you would have given me a call with your concerns....I am available 24/7. Your headline warning guests that the AC may be a problem is absolutely not accurate and may prevent other seeking guests to book the Hide-A-Way suite. Accommodating guests is what I do for a living (20+ years) and I ALWAYS go the extra mile to serve my guests. You will not find any reviews mentioning the AC being a problem, otherwise I would have taken action. I love what I do, but we as owners are always at the mercy of our guests when it comes to reviews.
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Great stay!

  • 4 of 5

The Hibiscus Suite was very clean and nicely decorated. The grounds and pool area are beautiful. Great location close to beach.

  • Submitted: 11-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Ms. Amy, Thank you for your review, much appreciated. Hope to see you again. Virginia
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Too Hot to Sleep

  • 2 of 5

Convenient to the beach, cozy, clean. However the owner restricts the single living room AC unit to a low of 72 degrees. Which means the bedroom and bath stay 75 or hotter. This is unbearably hot. They also don't want you to open windows. This resulted in 5 nights of restless sleep. The owner needs to replace or repair the unit to ensure the confront of the renter. If this issue is resolved I would always stay here when in Siesta Key.

  • Submitted: 2-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I wish you would have contacted us to let us know the temperature was not to your liking. The A/C in this unit is large enough to handle a much larger unit and it is only 2 months old. Also I'm not sure why you did not open the windows as the nightly temperatures during your stay were between 46 degrees and 61 degrees. The windows can be opened and are open quite often during cool weather.
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Great location when attending the Sandcastle Festival

  • 4 of 5

The Hide-A-Way suite was very clean and comfortable. The facilities and furniture are modern and updated. Although it is a one bedroom small unit, there are two outside tables near the pool which offer additional space for morning coffee, afternoon appetizers, and el fresco dining. The king size bed is very comfortable with decorative linen and oversized pillows. The beach is a short walking distance in very close proximity to the very crowded International Sandcastle Sculpture Festival the 2nd weekend in Nov. The town of Siesta Key with all the restaurants is well over a mile, but a trolly provides transportation to and from these locations.

We found Virginia the proterty manager to be very helpful and responsiveness. The only concern we had was the air conditioning. There is a large built in air-conditioning/heat unit in the great room which does not cool the bedroom very well. Therefore at night it is necessary to run the ceiling fan to cool the room and sleep. Although the great room has a queen sized blow matress which is very sturdy, the space gets crowded for 4 adults. However, it's a great bargain for 4 people. We would have preferred at lease 2 bedrooms and bathrooms but they were already reserved. The guests staying in those condos gave us a deluxe guided tour and we were very impressed.

  • Submitted: 17-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ms. Diane, Thank you for your excellent review. The Hide-A-Way suite you rented is a 1 bedroom / 1 bath apartment with a king and a luxury queen air bed. I agree that a 2 bedroom apartment accommodation for 4 adults would have been a better choice, but unfortunately all larger apartments were taken at your time of reservation. The AC wall unit is a hotel grade air condition which cools twice the size of this apartment (about $1,500 sqft). We in Florida know that ceiling fans are necessary to move air around which maximizes the cold air reaching the entire apartment. You mentioned that the Siesta Key Village is "well over a mile" away from our rentals, but we measured the path and it is exactly 0.5 - 0.7 miles of walking depending from where you start walking from the property. Lucky there are free trolley rides and I am happy you took advantage of it. We loved having you and hope to welcome you back again. Best, Virginia (owner)
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Perfect for a Beach Stay at Siesta Key

  • 5 of 5

The Hibiscus Suite was wonderfully decorated, neat, clean, & well supplied for our short stay!

  • Submitted: 8-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Larry for taking the time to write a review. We loved having you and thank you again for being an outstanding guests. Please come back and see us again. Best, Virginia
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Siesta Key Village
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Siesta Key Public Beach
Car: necessary

Sarasota and Siesta Key has so much to offer, please come and find out.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation apartment rental in Siesta Key, Florida

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid Season 2018
May 29 2018 - Jun 28 2018
1 night minimum stay
4th of July weekend 2018
Jun 29 2018 - Jul 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
Mid Season 2018
Jul 5 2018 - Jul 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
Slow Season 2018
Aug 1 2018 - Nov 19 2018
1 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 21 2018 - Nov 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
Slow Season 2018
Nov 26 2018 - Dec 20 2018
1 night minimum stay
Christmas Season 2018
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 1 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$98.88
Damage Deposit C$395.52

Not all apartments are pet friendly. Pet must be approved with Virginia / owner.
This apartment MAY accept a small dog, but please disclose and owner will decide.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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