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How a Swiss Flight Attendant Became a Sensational Singer

Of all the international musicians of Florida, Marianne Siegler may be one of the most interesting. Her journey from Swiss flight attendant to a singer to vacation rental company founder is an astounding example of what can happen with a little passion and opportunity. After following her love of music and solidifying herself in the industry, Marianne and her husband Markus started Florida dreams, the premier choice for Holmes Beach vacation rentals. Read on to learn more about Marianne’s incredible story.

Marianne Siegler tours annually with The Europa Band, a collective of two fathers and two sons who specialize in European folk music.

From Humble Beginnings

Marianne Cathomen was born in Switzerland on October 23, 1966. She found a love of music during her younger years and began performing with her father’s band while she attended college. Throughout her college experience, she traveled often and found another passion, leading her to become a flight attendant with Swissair.

Marianne continued to pursue music, and in 1998, all of her hard work was rewarded with an appearance on the Swiss television show Musig Plausch and a recording contract. Three years later, she competed in the 2001 Grand Prix of Folk Music in Vienna and took home the grand prize with her song “Hey Baby, Kiss Me Again.”

Moving to America

The 2000s saw Marianne continue her singing career and find love. She was married on December 24, 2008, to Markus Siegler, former FIFA Head of Communications. Her travels had instilled in her a love for Florida, so in 2012, she and her husband moved to the Anna Maria Island area, where they reside today.

Although she stopped singing in 2012, Marianne resumed her career in 2015. Now, she tours annually with The Europa Band, a collective of two fathers and two sons who specialize in European folk music. In 2018, Marianne and The Europa Band were asked to perform for the U.S. Army troops at Guantanamo Bay.

A New Passion

Upon moving to the United States, Marianne and Markus fell in love with Anna Maria Island and wanted to find a way to help others discover this incredible area. Eventually, Florida Dreams was born, boasting luxurious rental properties perfect for any group visiting the area from anywhere in the world. The international staff can assist in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Swiss German. No matter where you hail from, you’ll be able to receive top-notch customer service.

Florida Dreams takes pride in offering rental options for everyone. Anna Maria pet-friendly rentals like the Sandcastle or Sea Pearl homes make it easy to enjoy your getaway while bringing your furry friend along, or if you’re just traveling with a lot of humans, their large rentals like The Beach House and The Idle House can sleep 8-9 people. Top off the wide property selection with a helpful staff and exciting area, and your vacation couldn’t get any better!

Pet-friendly vacation rental in Anna Maria Island

What to Do Near Florida Dreams Properties

Our properties are all conveniently located near the best attractions of Anna Maria Island, so your entertainment is never far away. Get up close to nature at the Robinson Preserve, or catch a show at the Manatee Performing Arts Center. Three Island Monkeys has some of the most unique souvenirs around, and you won’t want to miss the fresh produce found at the Bridge Street Farmers’ Market. Sports fans will find several great golf courses, or you can shop until you drop on Pine Avenue. From romantic restaurants to breathtaking art and so much more, there’s always something to discover on Anna Maria Island.

Marianne Siegler is one of the most passionate local musicians of Anna Maria Island, and she and her husband strive to spread the love to every guest. Her incredible career has taken her all over the world, but she’s chosen to make her home here in AMI. Once you visit, it won’t be hard to see why! For more information about the one-of-a-kind rental properties available through Florida Dreams, and to learn more about everything to do on Anna Maria Island, contact us today!