Cottage, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 2 Sleeps
Lido Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches, not only in Florida, but in the United States. In 2009, the beach was completely re-nourished with its renowned soft, silky white sand. The world famous sunsets off the shores of Lido Beach draw not only our visitors but local residents as well. All there to soak in one of natures most spectacular performances. The view is so surreal that it is not uncommon to see people clap their hands in the joy they receive from this experience.
All of this is just a short stroll from the cottage.
The Perfect Beach Retreat
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(25 traveler reviews)
The Perfect Beach Retreat
This tiny cottage was accurately described as sparkling. Compact, cozy, comfortable, and just a short walk to the beautiful beach. Property manager Vicki is friendly and helpful, and the cottage is perfect for a single or couple looking for a quiet getaway. A basket of brochures to help you choose places to shop, dine, or plan adventures. I loved every minute of my stay and definitely plan to return to this peaceful sunny haven.
Clean cozy unit near beach
This vacation rental is well maintained, clean, and is located in a very desirable area. Lido beach is nearby, about 1 block away. The rental is also very close to nice restaurants, art stores, and other upscale stores. The property manager was in contact with us by phone before we arrived and also met us at the property when we arrived to give us information and a tour of the rental. I would not hesitate to recommend this rental.
Beautiful guest cottage!
This little cottage has been newly renovated, and every detail was thought about. Super comfortable for 2 people, lovely furniture and décor this place feels really clean and very upscale. The kitchenette had everything we needed, and I especially liked the use of a full sized refrigerator in the laundry room to keep extra food and ice, as the mini fridge can get full pretty fast.
Vicki will reach out to you before you even arrive with a really warm & charming attitude, ready to help with anything you need. Vicki remained available to us throughout our stay and was only a phone call away and always really friendly and accommodating! The lush, tropical grounds here are impressive, all of the foliage was extremely well established and the home is surrounded by it.
This home is steps from the beach and a short walk to all of the shops and restaurants on St. Armand's circle, so it is really close to everything but remains quiet and relaxed. I would most definitely stay here again and recommend to anyone that is traveling with just one other person, there isn't room for any more, however we entertained friends on the patio and had ample space for outdoor visiting.
Great place, love it, can't wait to come back!
Aesthetically beautiful accommodations for one or two; short walk to Lido beach.
We just spent five days in George and Vickie's smaller unit. We had lots of privacy in a lush tropical atmosphere. Very comfortable bed and furniture. We shopped at Whole Foods before arriving on Lido Beach, and planned to prepare most of our meals at home. The kitchette is small but there is a full size refrigerator in an accessible laundry room, and we managed well. We brought our bikes and had a lot of fun exploring Lido Key and St. Armand's Circle. The beach is stunning and very friendly to the public. This was one of our best beach experiences, and we will return. Many thanks to our generous hosts.
This was a very pleasant stay
WE had an excellent time in this little cottage and enjoyed every minute of it. Pity the kitchen is a little too small.
We ll be going back next year!
Wonderful 5 days at the beach - best place in Lido we've stayed thus far!
This was a wonderful little mother-in-law suite attached to the main house. The two properties are separated by the garage. We were actually pretty much alone at the property the whole time, except a few nights when the owners were staying in the main house.
The place is very clean and is perfect for two people for a week. There is a small fridge in the unit, which was fine for us since we like experiencing the local eateries rather than cooking meals in on vacations. There is a convection oven as well, which worked well when we wanted cinnamon rolls for breakfast one morning.
We experienced no problems and the Property Manager, Vikki, was extremely friendly and was available if we needed her. We are looking forward to staying here again soon.
Thank you for a great vacation!
Activity and Interests
Beautiful St. Armands Circle, with its collection of restaurants & pubs, daiquiri decks, ice cream parlors, boutiques and specialty shops is a short 5 minute walk from the villa.
The Lido Pavilion, located on the beach is 50 yards from the front door. Grant Drive is one of the quietest streets on Lido Key allowing you to bask in the simple pleasures of island life. At both ends of Lido Key there are Parks that you can bike or walk through, enjoying special 'look-outs' to the beautiful Mangroves surrounding that portion of Lido Key. Kayak rentals are available to get up close and personal with the natural shore lines surrounding Sarasota bay.
Mote Marine, a beautiful Aquarium where you can explore the many beautiful sea animals that live in the Gulf of Mexico is located just off the north end of the key.
Over the Ringling Bridge to mainland Sarasota you can take advantage of many wonderful experiences and a rich cultural community. From the Ringling Museum, to the ballet, opera or concerts at the Van Wezel, to gorgeous downtown Sarasota with its picturesque bay-front. With street names like Lemon, Orange, Pineapple, and Coconut it is a very tropical setting. Downtown Sarasota also boasts a beautiful movie theatre, library, plenty of shopping, and wonderful restaurants.
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional information about rental rates
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
- Air Conditioning
- Dining Area
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- Beach View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Bathroom 1
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
- Bedroom 1
- Outdoor Grill
- Guests provide their own meals
- This beautifully renovated beach cottage, nestled on a little piece of paradise, is just a stones throw from Lido Beach. A fresh and friendly place to relax, unwind and enjoy your private, lush surroundings. By the way, when we say renovated, we mean remodeled to the “studs”, not just a coat of paint. This charming cottage has new, professionally installed hardwood flooring, crown moldings, and ceiling fans. The kitchen has been outfitted with brand new cherry cabinets, new fixtures and topped with an exotic piece of granite. A GE convection oven, microwave and induction cooktop allow you to prepare meals. In addition to the coffee maker and toaster there is also an outside propane barbecue for your use. All living room furniture has been recently purchased including the flat screen LCD television. Cable TV and wireless internet are available for your enjoyment at no charge. The outside temperature is usually perfect but just in case, a new Central A/C & Heat has been installed. The Queen sized bed, with its comfortable mattress and quality pillows will afford you a peaceful nights sleep, leaving you refreshed and ready for a great day. The bathroom, with decorator porcelain tiles throughout has been outfitted with Kohler fixtures, a vessel sink and Tommy Bahama style cabinets. A forceful shower with seemingly endless supplies of hot water will support one shower after another. Bath towels and bed linens are provided for your use. Your front deck, fully fenced and private is a great place to enjoy a morning cup of coffee with a newspaper or an evening beverage with good company and personal conversation. Our villa is smoke free, please refrain from smoking inside the unit.