Lido Beach House - cute studio.

Other - Private room · Grant Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236, United States

The Space

A stone's throw from beautiful Lido Beach near downtown Sarasota, our cheery yellow house incorporates 3 entirely separate units - one 2 bedroom, one 1 bedroom and 1 STUDIO apartment. This listing is for the bright and sunny studio. It has high speed internet, 47in flat screen TV with cable ( inc. HBO ), a small brand new custom and fully equipped kitchen with Miele oven, Wolf induction cooktop and undercount fridge. The retro funky blue bathroom has many original (1960 ) features. The bed is a comfy queen size and the bedding new and fresh. There are cool terrazzo floors throughout and mid-century style furniture and decor. We recently installed central air and heat. We have a nice outdoor garden space with tropical plants, a hammock and various lounge chairs and umbrellas where you can relax and read. There is a bbq grill and outdoor dining area for use and a free washer and dryer is round the back. We provide bikes( even a vintage tandem! ) , surf boards, flippers and snorkels, coolers, beach chairs and many other things for the beach. Parking is available in front of the house. Gorgeous sunsets are also free!

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 is the perfect area to run, stroll, bike and explore.

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 ( furniture building and photography ) 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 studio apartment with kitchen and bathroom. Shared tropical garden, bbq, dining/seating areas outside. Laundry. Bikes.

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 is at the end of the block and goes every house to town. Very easy. I do it all the time.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $40 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1000 /week
Monthly Price: $3800 /month
Security Deposit: $500
Cleaning Fee: $100
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We loved our stay at the Lido Beach House. Great location and the place is super comfortable with all of the amenities needed. Appreciated the use of the bikes.
    Would definitely come back if in the area again.

    March 2014
  • I booked this studio in Lido Beach for my parents so they could visit with my family while we were vacationing on Long Boat Key. The studio is clean and lovely. It's well designed and makes good use of the space. My parents said it had everything. Even a hair dryer (as my mom noted). It's a short walk to the beach and a more hearty walk to St. Armand Sq. Jenny was incredibly responsive in the booking process. She also responded readily by text when we had a questions during our stay. My parents would readily stay here again.

    March 2014
  • Jenny was a great host and the apartment was terrific! It was clean and comfortable, and, just as advertised, a half-block to the beach. I'd recommend Jenny and the Lido Beach House to anyone coming to Sarasota!

    March 2014
  • Fun, friendly and funky! Loved our little condo space near the beach. We only stayed 3 nights, but everything is in place for comfortable longer stays as well. Thank you, Jenny!

    March 2014
  • The Lido Beach house studio is not fancy at all but clean pleasant and charmingly funky. It has everything you need including new appliances so you can cook and store food in refrig and freezer. Jenny and her husband Dale are welcoming and warm. They have landscaped the exterior to make it feel like you are in a tropical environment w lounge chairs and a barbecue. They have bikes, beach chairs and umbrellas to use. The best part is that the studio is a block from the beach and a few blocks aware from a circle of restaurants and shops. Sarasota an incredibly beautiful city is a 10 min drive w more diverse restaurants, galleries and shops. We only spent five days there but had a really relaxing fun time. I highly recommend staying at Jenny's beach studio to get the true feeling if lido beach and it's beautiful surroundings.

    March 2014
  • The place was gorgeous and private! Lots of space for a couple looking to get away. Approximately 3 city blocks from the beach and about a 10 minute walk to the Circle with all the dining and shopping you could want. The real treat here is the amazing access to the beach and a chance to get some much needed sunshine and ocean air. Jenny is a great host and this place is definitely worth the price. Definitely check it out!

    March 2014
  • This Lido Beach House studio was a wonderful find!! The studio was more than we expected on our recent stay in Florida. First, the location was absolutely great - a very short walk (and I mean short!) to all the amenities nearby...the beautiful beach, the numerous restaurants and shops, both at St. Armand's Circle and nearby hotels. The studio, though, is located in a quieter, more residential area that was so pleasant to "go home" to. Parking was convenient (right in front), which helped in unloading luggage, etc. The location is also great for a trip into downtown Sarasota.
    Next, the studio was very comfortable and well planned out for a studio space. It was also very clean. There were two of us staying there and we had plenty of room. I think even up to four would work. Everything that we needed to feel at home was there...a fully equipped kitchen that utilized some smaller, very modern appliances that complemented the studio-sized kitchen but still provided all the conveniences you need, and even more!! We usually eat some meals out and like to prepare some meals in the kitchen, so that flexibility is very important to us. Every utensil and dish that we needed was there... and a table and chairs to sit at while eating. The cable TV and internet quality were better than at many hotels we've been to....another welcome plus! Tucked away behind a room divider, almost out of site of the kitchen and living room area, the queen-size bed was very comfortable and the full bathroom had plenty of hot water. (There is a washer/dryer located in a room at the back of the house which we didn't use, but we saw it and wouldn't hesitate to use it if needed.) The studio is decorated nicely, too, with added touches of interesting objects and nice photos. Outside the entry door there are tables and chairs, a grill...plenty of things to make sitting outside comfortable as well. We didn't use the bikes that were mentioned as being available to use, but maybe next time?? Overall, we couldn't think of anything that was missing that would have improved our stay there. We were amazed, in fact, at all that was there to make our stay comfortable.
    From the moment we saw the property on airbnb the whole process was easy and went very smoothly. The communication with the host was excellent from start to finish.We appreciated all the information provided by the host and felt, at all times, that we had contact information in case we had to get in touch with her. Her instructions to us for our arrival worked out perfectly. The communication from both airbnb and the host was impressive and everything worked out as planned. We will definitely try to stay there again!!

    January 2014
  • This is a great location. Just steps to the beach, and bike ride away from St Armands Circle. We stayed here for the Suncoast Super Boat races over the July 4th weekend. While its a bit pricey, the location can't be beat. Jenny and Dale are super cool and are very accommodating, as they let us do a late checkout on Sunday since we were at the beach and the races all day that day. Luckily they didn't have anyone checking in that day, otherwise it may have been a different situation. The bed is comfy, the room was clean, and it was nice having a kitchen. They let us borrow bikes so we could bike to St Armands Circle. You have to go to the Blue Dolphin for breakfast!

    July 2013
  • A surprise to be able to search last minute and have such a perfect place available. After a couple days exploring Siesta Key, north to Anna Maria Island and South to Turtle Cove, we seem to have been in the perfect spot after all. I highly encourage anyone who is interested in the white sands of Siesta Keys to stay at Lido House and get the best of the area.

    June 2013
  • A great place to stay! Close to beach and shopping. Host were very friendly and helpful.

    June 2013
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Wycombe Abbey, University of Exeter
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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