Lido Beach House - mid-century gem

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Grant Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236, United States

Stylish one bedroom with retro design, cool terrazzo floors and a private paved patio.. all
minutes from the beach!

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 ( ), a 1 bed ( this one ) and 1 studio apartment ( ). This listing is for the owners' 1 bedroom apartment. It has high speed internet, 47 in flat screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen with door to back yard and private dining area, and a pink tiled bathroom with many original (1960 ) features and a new custom made cabinet by the owner. There are cool terrazzo floors throughout and mid-century style furniture and decor, including a fantastic new blue couch to lounge and watch tv from. We also just installed central air and heat so 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, flippers and snorkels, coolers, beach chairs 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.


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.

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 ), in season the beaches are fairly empty during the weekdays but busy at the weekend with Sunday erupting into a great one man band party at the Pavilion with regulars dancing, eating lobster rolls and drinking beer and wine coolers. Sunsets are always spectacular.

Getting around

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

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1200 /week
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
  • My husband and I stayed at Jenny's place for 7 days and we did NOT want to leave! The location was perfect. We were so close to the beach and walked to dinner every night. We loved Jenny's decor and the space was perfect for 2 people. We especially loved being able to use the bikes, beach chairs and umbrellas. Love the tandem! Jenny and Dale were very accommodating and gave us many great suggestions for dining out. Selva Grill is a must eat at spot. We would definitely stay here again and hope to visit again next year.

    March 2014
  • My husband and I stayed one week. Jenny's place is comfortable and an easy walk to beach and Armand Circle for restaurants and shops. I love to cook and Jenny's kitchen was well suited for me. The bed was very comfortable and shower was great.She provides beach chairs and umbrellas.Her place is 3 connected beach apartments with nice comfortable outdoor lounges and a grill.We had a very nice time with another couple that was vacationing there too. Jenny was very easy to get in touch with,very responsive. We would highly recommend her place.

    March 2014
  • Truly another 5 star rating for Jenny& Dale & airbnb. Bed & linens excellent, TV awesome. Great location for easy beach access . Adorably decorated( no bad 80s beach decor, so modern & tasteful). Everything worked well & we met vey nice people in the other 2 units we hope to see again next year. Jenny's recommended restaurant & activity list was spot on. It felt so much like home, I hated to leave. All kitchen utensils top notch too, we cooked. Thanks.

    March 2014
  • This is an amazing little spot with great mid-century furnishing and a private little outdoor area that was perfect for my wife and i, and great for our little baby daughter as well. a half-block from the beach and really couldn't possibly be any more perfect as a space. great, responsive hosts as well that made sure we had an ideal time.

    February 2014
  • We had a very cozy stay! Great biking , Great food . Wish we had more time to get to know Jenny and Dale .

    February 2014
  • Thanks for a great time. We loved your place.

    January 2014
  • We loved our visit to Florida and the Lido Beach House was the perfect little spot to stay.
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    April 2013
  • This was an absolute gem!!! The place is cozy, fun,and well decorated, in a terrific location. We cooked on the grill, had lovely walks, rode the bikes and tandem provided by our hosts. The outdoor sitting area was perfect for entertaining. It was a very sweet place, great memories. We will stay here again in the future, and we highly recommend this lovely place. Jenny is a very helpful and sweet host too.

    April 2013
  • Very nice and quiet area. Jenny was very friendly and gave us a warm welcome. Thank you Jenny!

    March 2013
  • Our stay at Lido Beach House was fabulous! Jenny and Dale are awesome hosts! We loved the decor and having access to all the extras provided - beach chairs, surf boards, bikes, grill, etc. The property is in a wonderful location - an easy walk to St. Armand's Square to all the shops, restaurants and bars and half a block walk to the beach. We will definitely be back!

    March 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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