Take a little vacation at Tiny House Siesta

The Little House Red Lifeguard Stand. Photo courtesy of DJWC Photo

The idea of ​​staying in a small house usually gives me cold sweats. But these charming little houses in Siesta Key really look super cool.

Rollback: Pennsylvania-based vacation rental investor Jeremy Ricci turned part of a 1940s RV park into a little haven in 2017 after meeting HGTV series host Derek Diedricksen “Extremely small spaces” and “Tiny house builders.”

  • Ricci bought some of the tiny houses second-hand, but now he has them custom-built by Amish carpenters and hauled up from the north.

Details: Tiny House Siesta offers more than ten themed stays, including a margarita-themed retreat and one little sea turtle house featured in Airbnb”OH MY GOD” rest.

  • They rent for $163-230 per night just off Stickney Point Road about three quarters of a mile from the beach.

My favorite: The Red Lifeguard Post with a surfboard breakfast bar.

the interior of the small house red lifeguard stand with the surfboard bar
Interior of the red lifeguards stand. Photo courtesy of Photo DJWC

Nearby hotspots: Siesta Key Oyster Bar and Phillippi Creek.

Best for: People who are interested in tiny homes but may not be ready to purchase one themselves.

  • “We give people the chance to experience it for a week or a weekend,” Ricci said. “You haven’t really experienced a tiny house until you hit your head on the way up to the attic.”

What they say : Their uniqueness helps tiny homes like this trump cozy hotel rooms, reservations manager Megan Schmid told Axios.

  • “If you’re in a hotel room, you might not remember where you stayed,” she said. “The experience is part of creating those memories.”
Interior of the Green lifeguard stand. Photo courtesy of Photo DJWC
bird's eye view of small houses
Photo courtesy of Photo DJWC


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