Lido Beach House - 2 bedroom

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Grant Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236, United States
Your host, Jenny
20 Reviews
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Response time: within an hour

The Space

A stone's throw from beautiful Lido Beach near downtown Sarasota, our cheery yellow house incorporates 3 entirely separate units - 1 x 2 bedroom, 1 x 1 bedroom ( ) and 1 studio apartment. This listing is for the front unit, a large, bright and private two bedroom apartment with queen beds and a large closet. For the occasional guest there is a sleeper sofa in the living room. The mattresses are comfy and the bedding new and fresh. The apartment has high speed internet, 47 in flat screen TV housed in a bespoke cabinet made by Dale, with HBO and Netflix ( with permission ). There is a fully equipped kitchen with a new Sub Zero fridge and a bathroom with the original pink tile. There are cool terrazzo floors throughout and eclectic, mid-century style furniture and decor. We installed central air and heat so you will be cozy in the winter and cool all summer long! This apartment has it's own outdoor garden space in front with a table and chairs and hammock. The brand new landscaped garden is fabulous to share with other guests.There are palms, tropical plants galore and chairs and umbrellas creating different seating areas to relax and read. There are bbq grills and outdoor dining areas for guests use. It is a wonderful garden to entertain and great for those who want to celebrate an event and rent the whole house for friends and relatives. We can provide bikes, surf boards, flippers and snorkels, coolers, beach chairs and many other things for the beach. There is a free washer/dryer for guests use and parking on site. Gorgeous sunsets are also offered at no extra charge!

Our quiet street is one of the nicest on Lido Key, all low rises, with a quaint "time stood still" feel. Lido Pavilion and pool are 1/2 block away and the beach and Gulf of Mexico just beyond it. Make your coffee in the morning and wander barefoot to drink it at the water's edge. At the other end of Grant Drive are parks and mangroves and we are minutes away from nature trails, kayak rentals and access to the 4 bodies of water that make up the beautiful 100 acre South Lido Beach Park. It's a perfect area to stroll, run, bike and explore. There is also a small, well run public heated pool at the end of our block.

Nearby is the elegant St Armand's Circle where you can shop and dine at wonderful restaurants like Shore and Venezia ( we will give you a long list of places all over Sarasota when you arrive! ). In fact with the bus at the end of our street that goes downtown you don't even need to rent a car during your stay! Downtown Sarasota, just across the gorgeous Ringling Bridge also offers plenty. We love the Sarasota Opera, the Ringling Museum, the Historic Asolo Theatre, the shops on Main Street, the Marina and the hundreds of different places to eat and drink.

We aim to create a calm and friendly guest house with a "boutique" style, filling the units with lovely furniture and decor and art that we have picked up on our travels.

Mostly staying on site, Dale and I will be on hand to welcome you and look after your needs during your stay. We have a business downtown, Wood Street Studio and are a sociable and friendly couple who love to travel and meet people from all over the world. We would be honored to share our space with you.


Guest Access

A whole private apartment with 2 bedrooms, a bathroom and a kitchen.

Interaction with Guests

Because my favorite part of this business is meeting travelers to Sarasota, I am very present during our guests' stay and my husband and I often interact in a social way as well as ensuring a smooth check in and that their needs are met.

The Neighborhood

Ah… Lido… such a paradise. Close to downtown, yet it's own little world by the water. Such a sweet, slow, quiet community of people who live here all year round and then an interesting influx of tourists who visit during high season makes for a perfect balance. Very casual ( barefoot to the beach with morning coffee ), beaches are fairly empty during the weekdays but busy at the weekend with Sunday erupting into a great one man band party with regulars dancing, eating lobster rolls and drinking beer and wine coolers. Sunsets are spectacular.

Getting around

The bus to town is at the end of the street and goes every hour. Easy peasy, I do it all the time.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Monthly Price: $4400 /month
Security Deposit: $500
Cleaning Fee: $100
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Jenny and Dale are wonderful hosts. The lido beach house is so cute and walking or biking distance to everything from the beach to St Atmands circle. We stayed there over the 4th and wanted to bike to the Ringling bridge to see the fireworks. Jenny and Dale picked up two more bikes so that our group of four could bike down there. Very clean house with wonderful yard! We felt instantly
    At home. We would definitely stay here again!

    July 2014
    Response from Jenny:

    Loved having you guys! Thank you!

    July 2014
  • We live locally, but I wanted to spend the weekend on the beach for my 50th birthday. We chose Lido because of it's ease and diversity of beach and mangrove tunnels to kayak and paddle board in. Jenny's place was perfect. Beautiful and spacious it was plenty big enough for the 5 of us. The walk to the beach was short and easy, the street nice and quiet. An easy walk to St. Armands. We enjoyed grilling outside and the lovely garden was a perfect place to hang out with friends and family.

    June 2014
    Response from Jenny:

    So sorry about your welcome Susan. It was not the paddle boards and boats so much as the fact that there seemed to be more people staying than you had made the booking for. Your reservation asked for 4 people and altho I see now that your message does explain you were 5, because you didn't type that in, the rate charged to you was less than it should have been. I'm sure you understand that the more people using the apartment ( even just friends visiting for the day ) the more wear and tear takes place, so to begin with I felt a little nervous. As you say, however, I soon relaxed into the situation and obviously found your family to be charming and friendly. All the best Jen

    June 2014
  • This house is so beautiful and stylish! Jenny and Dale are very excellent and friendly host.
    We have had the pleasure of staying at this place with our two sons.
    It was very clean, well equipped and so cosy with the cool retro-style!
    This location was just amazing. Only 2 minutes from the beach! We definitely recommend it and would stay there again.

    June 2014
    Response from Jenny:

    We loved you guys! Please send all your cool German friends to us! I especially liked our happy hour together on your last night Astrid! All the best!

    June 2014
  • We loved this cottage - charmingly retro, very clean and a great location - to the beach and to St. Armand's Key.

    May 2014
  • The Lido Beach house was the perfect vacation spot for our honeymoon. Such a great proximity to St Armand's Circle and beach. Jenny and Dale treated us like neighbors they had known for years. We will definitely be back! Michele and Tom

    May 2014
    Response from Jenny:

    So sorry I wasn't there to meet you guys! Glad you had a lovely honeymoon! So happy Dale was able to share some fish with you, he's good like that!

    May 2014
  • My husband, five year old son and I stayed in the two bedroom unit at the Lido Beach House. Which is literally half a block from one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen - white sand, warm water. The cottage was fantastic - clean, spacious, with a/c for the nights, and a really nice communal space outside for grilling and having breakfast. Jenny and Dale were wonderful - they gave great advice on where to eat and find things in the area, and were lovely to our son.

    May 2014
  • We had a great time in the 2 bedroom cottage. The rooms were clean and comfortable. Jenny was very friendly and made sure we had everything we needed. We would definitely stay there again.

    April 2014
  • Jenny is friendly and responsive and her place is great. It's not fancy but it's comfortable and decorated in a cool mid-century style. What a relief from Sarasota's McMansions! It's a block from the beach and close to St. Armand's Circle, too.

    We had a great time.

    April 2014
  • Thank you for the last Minute possibility Jenny, very flexibel.

    The Appartement is really large and the 2 Minute Walk for Access to the Beach is brilliant.

    Everything was ok and easy.

    January 2014
  • This place exceeded our expectations . It was so comfortable, had everything we needed. Did not have to run to the store the first night there either. Their attention to detail was so appreciated. We loved the tandem bike and the island has everything!
    Thank you jenny ,
    No worries here

    December 2013
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Hi there, I am a travel photographer originally from the UK and am now based in Florida where I have set up a studio with my fiancé who is a furniture designer/fabricator. We love the freedom of coming and going but also love to offer our beautiful loft to others that travel to this area. Bon voyage! Jenny
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