About This Listing
Sarasota Magazine quotes our beach cottage as " fresh and bright with a mid-century vibe that welcomes guests from all over the world and offers a refreshing alternative to the shell and fish decor of so many coastal cottages". That we do!
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 ( https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/756568 ) 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.
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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.
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.
The bus to town is at the end of the street and goes every hour. Easy peasy, I do it all the time.
Other Things to Note
All prices quoted INCLUDE the 12% state and tourist tax we have to pay on short rentals.
We hope you fall in love with Lido Beach like we have and take full advantage of the many options at your disposal whether it be to completely relax or to learn some new water sports! We would expect the unit to be left as you found it, to only smoke outside and to respect our lovely neighbors.
We have fallen in love with Lido and hope our visitors do too. We feel our property is intimate, unique and beautiful and we are so happy to share the experience with like-minded people who will embrace our home, community and neighbors with gusto!
We do not allow smoking or pets in any of our units and encourage you to save water and electricity at all times possible. We ask all guests to be very considerate to other guests staying, taking care to keep noise levels down after hours and not leaving towels and personal belongings about the garden. Many thanks!
Jenny and Dale's house is seriously amazing... not only the mid century modern surf vibe and decor inside the house, but the location couldn't get any better. You are one block away from the beachfront and a ten minute walk or two minute bike ride from St Armand's Circle!
This place is a gem and I absolutely suggest giving it a try!
the apt. was exactly as pictured on the website. plenty of room, clean, great outdoor space! could use more description on ammentites in web site(type of coffee maker, towels/linens provided, will need to bring shampoo, etc.) The location is excellent. very short walk to beach and to St. Armands for dinner,shopping etc. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, relaxing.
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We just spent 9 days at Jenny & Dale's Lido Beach House and it was perfect for us. Jenny is very accessible should something come up and was kind to leave recommendations and helpful information about the surrounding area. We stayed in the two bedroom unit and it was plenty of space for my husband, 6 year old, 4 year old and me. Great layout and beautiful art and furniture created by the owners. We also LOVED the floors - terrazzo with a lot of character. The outdoor space makes you feel like you've escaped and are nestled away in the tropics. It' all very well taken care of with a lot of love. As added bonus, we met a terrific family next door who have a son around our kids' ages and they had a blast playing all together. So grateful we found this gem and for Jenny & Dale's hospitality and kindness. It was just what we all needed - just to be, swim, eat, nap and watch the sunset right at the end of the block on the beautiful beach. We will definitely be back!
Everything was fine, the house is very nice and looks like shown in the pictures. The kitchen is quite convenient and well equipped. The beach is very nice in this area and in the north of Lido beach there are many interesting houses from the 1960s. Don't miss kayaking in the nearby mangrove tunnels and the Ringling Circus Museum. Pricewise the appartment is rather high-end though.
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About the Host, Jenny
Hi there, I am a travel photographer originally from the UK and am now based in Sarasota, Florida where I have set up a studio with my husband who is a furniture designer/fabricator. We love the freedom of coming and going but also love to offer our beautiful beach apartments and funky house in town to others that travel to this area.
Bon voyage! Jenny
Great tiki bar by pool with happy hour and pretty good bar food.
The only place for breakfast. Mention Lido Beach House and if you get the right server ( Brandon or Chuck ) they may give you a discount!
Amazing selection of teas and spices.
Cool mid-century decor and fun atmosphere. Lively, good food.
Good pizza, salads, awesome Argentinian owner.