The Koch Family

Our Story

The Koch Family is passionate about hospitality and invite you to consider spending your vacation or extended stay at the Siesta Palms by the Beach or its sister property, the Siesta Key Inn.  Both properties are located in the same block on Point of Rocks Road on beautiful Siesta Key.

John and Magdalene Koch relocated from Chicago to Siesta Key in 1979, and have personally and passionately been renovating and improving the lodging options on the Island since that time. With their children, Michael and Mary Ann, they have built some of the Island’s most personal and comfortable vacation spots. Should you need something or have a special request during your stay, you will no doubt be helped with a smile by one of the family members.

Let the sweet smell of Plumeria greet you as you step into the charming paradise of their unique island accommodations. Along with the fully-equipped and tastefully decorated condominiums, they offer good olde fashioned hospitality. Siesta Palms by the Beach is an intimate eight unit condominium complex which is operated with the ambiance of a family run Island Inn. It is located a short 4 minute stroll from the sugar white sands of Crescent Beach, recently named the Best Beach in America.

These units have just completed a total renovation including new kitchen cabinetry with stainless steel appliances and quartz counter tops. The bathrooms feature jetted whirlpool tub/shower combinations with fluffy towels and upscale toiletries. The accommodations incorporate 20” porcelain tile throughout with new furniture, flat screen TVs including High Definition DIRECTV and premium channels in living rooms and bedrooms.

Siesta Palms by the Beach offers daily towel exchange, beach chairs, umbrellas, beach towels, a beach cooler, high speed Wi-Fi internet access, gas grills and laundry facilities. For a restful night’s sleep, they use only soft 400 thread count sheets with down pillows and comforters. The Koch’s strive for a higher standard of “Olde Florida” hospitality with a concierge touch. Siesta Palms by the Beach is within walking distance to South Siesta Village shops, restaurants, and night spots yet is very quiet and low-key. Additionally, it is only a short drive to golf courses, theaters, museums, art galleries and numerous other attractions.

Our Guests Are Family

We take great care to ensure our guests feel welcomed & relaxed during their stay.

We can be your helpful guide or slip into the background while you relax & enjoy paradise.

Unparalleled Comfort

Return to a quieter, simpler, more tranquil lifestyle on Siesta Key, Florida.

The Siesta Palms by the Beach is steeped in charm and offers the quiet allure and tropical atmosphere of an Island retreat and the magnificent Gulf of Mexico.

Elegant Beach

Just steps away from the white Gulf Shores

The Siesta Palms by the Beach is a short leisurely stroll to world famous, award-winning Crescent Beach, the Gulf of Mexico, and to Point of Rocks, the best snorkeling on the Key.

Fabulous Amenities

Everything you need for a day of fun in the sun.

Head to the beach with beach chairs, umbrella, cooler & beach towels or relax in our heated pool with therapy jets. Grill some steaks or seafood by the pool to end a perfect day.

Don’t Just Stay on Siesta Key, Experience It!

The Siesta Palms by the Beach is an unspoiled tropical hideaway with your comforts in mind. We provide all the extras to make you feel at home. Let the greenery greet you and step into the charming paradise of our unique island resort, home to lush landscaping, tropical birds and exotic plants. After receiving the warmest welcome, take a short stroll to the Gulf of Mexico or immerse yourself in our sparkling pool with therapy jets.

Since 1979

You will be pleased with our “Olde Florida” ambiance and hospitality. We are owned and managed on site daily by the Koch Family (we are not an investor owned property).  We invite you to join our family on beautiful Siesta Key at the Siesta Palms by the Beach or our Siesta Key Inn.