Steps to the beach yet affordable

Apartment - Entire home/apt · South Polk Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236, United States

An affordable way to enjoy an exclusive island location. The unit is cozy but private and has everything you need to enjoy the wonder area. One of the top beach in the US. Is a short walk and well as wonderful shopping/ dining on St. Armands circle

The Space

Delightful guest rooms tucked away on exciting Lido Key, located at 528 South Polk Drive, Sarasota, Fl 34236.All rooms in private units, in a small apartment building, with their own bathroom and shower. The Guest Rooms are our entry level room category. They are cozy and affordable, ideal for the value conscious traveler or short term visits.The Guest Rooms are our entry level room category. The Guest Rooms provide an affordable option to enjoy the tropical island lifestyle. Queen size bed. Cable TV High speed internet access-non smoking Microwave, mini refrigerator, toaster oven wifi.Nestled amid a tropical garden, the units are steps from the beautiful white sands of Lido Beach (one of the top 25 Beaches in the U.S. according to Tripadvisor), with the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico just beyond. Quiet side roads and boulevards are perfect for a morning jog or a casual stroll to nearby St. Armand's Circle, which hosts some of the Worlds most exclusive restaurants and shops. Across the Bay is Sarasota, Florida's cultural center and home to a never-ending variety of indoor and outdoor activities, from fine museums and theaters to world-class golf courses and tennis facilities. The units are completely furnished and fully equipped to make your vacation worry free. There is a washer and dryer on site for your use. If you want to book a larger unit, see our other listing. Rates subject to change.
All rooms are non smoking and sorry no pets. A fully licensed vacation rental, prices include all sales taxes.

Guest Access

Fully furnished apartment, BBQ, beach supplies, washer and dryer, extra sheets and towels

Interaction with Guests

I am always available, but you get to enjoy the space on your own.

The Neighborhood

Lido Key is in the perfect location. Close to it al, the beach, shopping, dining, attractions, downtown, yet quiet.

Getting around

Lido Key is in the perfect location. Close to it al, the beach, shopping, dining, attractions, downtown, yet quiet.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Great place on Lido Key!!! Good value for money. Walking distance to St Armand's Circle and the beach. Don't have to worry about parking or driving after some drinks. Small but really nice decorated room where you just stay for the night anyway. Nothing we would complain about. Some sun chairs under palm trees just in front of the house.
    Overall the perfect place to stay on Lido Key! Thanks Dan. Maybe come back next year!

    April 2014
  • Dan's place is a perfect spot to explore Sarasota and the beaches. It was very reasonable and well-kept. We would definitely stay here again.

    April 2014
  • In a word: Horrible! We booked a single room with bath, based on description and picture of what looked like a decent-sized room. Actual room bore no resemblance to picture: it was unbelievably small at 11' X 10.5' - just barely wide enough to walk around the bed. Only light in the room was overhead in ceiling fan (and not very bright), so no reading in bed. No air conditioning/heat control in room at all (controlled from somewhere else) so if it got hot and your neighbor chose not to turn on the air, you were out of luck (I believe this might even be against Florida building codes). Microwave and fridge were in tiny HVAC closet. Only possible natural ventilation (and exterior light or views) for the room was from french doors to exterior (no screen) so if you left door(s) open for natural air, bugs, mosquito's, the dogs, your neighbors, etc. could enter your room. Curtains had to be drawn for privacy because everyone going upstairs to their room went right past the french doors and had full view of your room. The only nice thing I can possibly say was the room looked clean. Simply unbelievable that anyone could rent out a room this tiny with no air/heat conditioning controls, little light, no natural ventilation, and no privacy. We left after one night (booked for 3), and lost over $400 paid for this closet, and will not be booking via (website hidden) ever again.

    March 2014
  • We were looking for a quiet place in a nice neighborhood, close to the beach and for a reasonable price: This place was exactly that! Communication with Dan was smooth, so was checking in and out, the room was not big but it was neat and clean. We would book again in a heartbeat!

    Wir suchten nach einem ruhigen Platz in einem schönen Quartier, nahe zum Strand und für einen vernünftigen Preis: Dieser Ort war genau das! Kommunikation mit Dan verlief sehr speditiv, auch Ein- und Auschecken war problemlos, das Zimmer war nicht gross, aber gepflegt und sauber. Wir würden ohne zu zögern wieder buchen!

    March 2014
  • Adequate room with bath - terrific location - easy walk to beach and .8 mi to St. Armand's Circle, which has many shops, services and eateries. Somewhat noisy as my room faced the parking lot: children, arrivals and departures, but not loud parties. Pleasant outside balcony and shaded patio area to sit. The Met salon and Spa provided an excellent massage.

    March 2014
  • The Islander Lido Beach was a terrific find and Dan was a good host. We never met him, but he responded to my questions about the area within minutes! Our room was one of the smaller spots, but it was affordable, even in high season, and it was clean and serviceable. It had everything we needed including a mini-fridge, coffeemaker, hairdryer and microwave! The best part was that it was about a 2-block walk to St. Armand's Circle. We never even made it to the pool or beach, as we were too busy site seeing in Lido, Siesta Key, Sarasota, Anna Maria Island, etc. (Great fun!) Hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did. Thanks, Dan!

    March 2014
  • Dan was very responsive and eager to please. The Lido Islander was in a great location and very well maintained. We did end up moving to a larger unit mid-visit, since the one bedroom didn't really have the space or kitchenette facilities we had imagined. Dan was very accommodating.

    February 2014
  • Such a unique, wonderful little gem smack in the middle of a multi-million dollar picturesque neighborhood. Loved that I could just park my car for the full duration of my visit and walk everywhere. I didn't want to leave, and can't wait to visit again. It is indeed a quick five minute walk to a gorgeous beach in one direction and seven minutes to the village of St. Armand's Circle. Lots of great restaurants in various price ranges and then, of course, higher-end shops to explore. Superb range of cultural activities are available as well. The single studio room is perfect for those on a quick solo journey. Very clean, relaxing, comfortable, one-room space. If I journey there as a solo again, I would like to stay longer and rent the next size larger apartment. My room was clean and adorable. Parking was right out front. Easy check-in and nice welcome from housekeeping staff. Dan was an incredibly communicative and friendly host. I hope I have a chance to meet him next time I am there! Thank you for sharing your lovely space and being such a great host!

    January 2014
  • The room I rented was a nice, short walking distance to St. Armands circle and to the beach. Room and bathroom were very clean. Bed was very comfortable and everything was easily accessible. Most importantly, Dan was very easy to communicate with. He always responded to my messages via Airbnb app under an hour or quicker, which made my first reservation with Airbnb a very easy process. I've already told my friends about Dan's property listings and that reserving a room with Dan would be a quick and easy and very enjoyable stay-cation.

    December 2013
  • Good value

    December 2013
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Delightful private Guest Rooms (like a small hotel room, with a small refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker) to 3 bedroom apartments tucked away on exciting Lido Key, located at 528 South Polk Drive, Sarasota, Fl 34236. Nestled amid a tropical garden, the units are steps from the beautiful white sands of Lido beach, with the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico just beyond. Quiet side roads and boulevards are perfect for a morning jog or a casual stroll to nearby St. Armand's Circle, which hosts some of the Worlds most exclusive restaurants and shops. Across the Bay is Sarasota, Florida's cultural center and home to a never-ending variety of indoor and outdoor activities, from fine museums and theaters to world-class golf courses and tennis facilities. The units are completely furnished and fully equipped to make your vacation worry free. The 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units have full kitchens and sleeper sofas in the living rooms. All units have private bathrooms. All units are licensed and approved vacation rentals Rates can vary depending on the night and the time of the year. All units are fully licensed rentals with the State and the City and prices include all sales taxes.
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