View towards front door and living area.Walking in front door, looking towards sliding door and private patio.
Lido Beach House - 1 bed mid-century gem

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1 bedroom

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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!

The space

A stone's throw from beautiful Lido Beach near downtown Sarasota, our cheery yellow house incorporates 3 entirely separate units - a 2 bed ( https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/751886 ), a 1 bed ( this one ) and 1 studio apartment ( https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/756565 ). This listing is for the luxury 1 bedroom apartment. It has high speed internet, 60 in flat screen TV, a brand new high gloss custom kitchen ( made by Dale, pics to come soon ) fully equipped with Big Chill appliances - gas stove, fridge and dishwasher - and many thoughtful touches. We installed lovely sliding doors from the living room out to a private patio with a dining area and nice sofa, chairs and chaise longues. The bedroom has a custom made king size bed with a brand new top of the line Zenhaven pure talalay latex mattress with fresh crisp sheets. There is a pink tiled bathroom with many original (1960 ) features and a new custom made cabinet by Dale. There are cool, buffed terrazzo floors throughout and mid-century style furniture and decor, including a fantastic blue couch to lounge and watch TV from. Central air and heat ensure you will always be cozy. There is a nice outdoor landscaped garden palm trees, tropical plants, lounge chairs, umbrellas, a shady hammock and different areas to sit and relax. A bbq grill and dining area is available anytime and we offer a washer and dryer free for guests use. We provide bikes ( including a vintage tandem! ), surf boards, coolers, beach chairs, umbrellas and many other things for the beach. 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 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 the perfect place 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 furniture and photography business in town - 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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Guest access

A private 1 bedroom apartment with kitchen and bathroom, as well as semi-private paved space at the back of the apartment. The rest of the large tropical garden is shared with 2 other apartments. This apartment has an interleading door to the studio apartment next door for families or groups of friends. Kept locked otherwise. Each unit is allotted 1 parking space only. Parking can be found at the end of the street by the beach or on the street at your own risk.

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.

Other things to note

The rates charge INCLUDE the 05% tourist tax we have to pay on all short term rentals. Airbnb include the 7% state tax in the booking.


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The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox

Amenities
Kitchen
Free parking on premises

Prices
Extra people $60 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $100
Security Deposit $500
Weekly Discount: 5%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 3PM

As this is our own unit, we trust our guests will respect and enjoy our treasures and carefully picked furniture. 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. Guests need permission to invite more than a handful of guests over to the property and 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!


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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

39 Reviews

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Sammie User Profile
July 2017
Excellent first experience with Airbnb! Thanks so much Jenny!

Bill User Profile
June 2017
This little hideaway is very convenient. It is just 4 houses away from the Lido beach and 3 to 4 blocks from Armand Circle. It is a very quiet neighborhood and although there were other guests staying at the units the end unit is more private and we didn't really hear anybody. We enjoyed having a BBQ and using the grill. The house was equipped with everything needed. We even used the beach "box" stuff to go to the beach with our grandson toddler. I would recommend this place for any couple visiting the area. The only area I rated a little less was the price. I thought the price was a little high for off season inn Florida.

Jen User Profile
May 2017
We enjoyed this unit so much! Jenny was VERY responsive to questions. Awesome location to beach and really short walk to the circle. Great attention to detail here. Loved it!

Katie User Profile
May 2017
This was a beautiful apartment, even better than the pictures show. Its a little oasis one block from the beach, with everything one may need for a beach stay. Both of the owners were easily available yet we needed absolutely nothing. The directions for each thing in the house was clear, the furniture was so comfortable and inviting, I really enjoyed my afternoon read and nap on the chaise in the back. I have been coming to this area for over 30 years and I got to discover a new little back neighborhood of Lido, while staying at the beach house. The only thing I wished was that I brought the rest of my family here to enjoy it.

Jill User Profile
April 2017
Second time staying at this fabulous property! One bedroom end unit was as lovely as the studio but with the added bonus of sliding doors to the back patio. If you are a beach lover, you can not beat this location! As always, Jenny is a responsive and gracious host!

Marshall User Profile
March 2017
This is the perfect beach house! Easy walking distance to a fabulous beach and equally easy walking to St. Armands Circle for meals and shopping. The amenities were all there - beach chairs, bikes, beach towels, water toys for kids and an outdoor shower to rinse off when we returned home. The interior was very clean and wonderfully appointed in an eclectic 1950's motif, topped off with a beautiful, large, HD TV. The kitchen was complete with everything we hoped to find, even laundry detergent. A highlight was the private patio area for our end unit. It was wonderful to sit out every evening and enjoy our memories of a great day. This is a great find for beach and outdoor lovers who want a casual, fun time in the warm Florida sun. Jenny was a responsive, terrific host and we highly recommend the Lido Beach House!

Padma User Profile
October 2016
Perfect, very warm and welcoming.

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Jenny User ProfileJenny is a superhost.

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

Languages: English, Français, Italiano
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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