Find your vacation paradise in our renovated pine paneled cottage that comfortably sleeps 4 (1 king, 1 full and 1 twin bed). There is a full washer/dryer, outside shower, 2 bikes, beach chairs and cart, beach towels, and everything you need to enjoy a worry free vacation in paradise. You will love cooking in the beautifully renovated, fully equipped kitchen with brand new appliances and granite countertops. Air conditioned with a ceiling fan in every room . Tastefully furnished, the cottage is a two minute walk to Lido Beach and public pool, a 5 minute bike ride to famous St. Armand's Circle with its fabulous shopping, bars and restaurants, and 3 blocks to rent kayaks on Sarasota Bay, or take an kayak ecotour at the Ted Sterling Nature Park. Or just enjoy biking or walking around lush and peaceful Lido Key. A 5 minute drive over the Ringling Causeway bridge takes you to lovely Sarasota with its charming Main Street, Ringling Museums and many attractions. Step away from your life and enjoy....
- House1000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay5 nights
2 bdr, 1 ba. home, jalousie porch, outside shower and very close to beach.
Pat and Mark Smith
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 9, 2018
About Pat and Mark Smith
Mark and Pat Smith reside in Osprey, Florida and both graduated from Sarasota High School. Barbara Armstrong (Mark's Sister) graduated from Sarasota High School and moved to Memphis, TN after marrying her husband Bill.
Pat and Mark Smith purchased this House in 2004
Why Pat and Mark Smith chose Lido Key
Tag Smith the Uncle of Mark Smith (wife Patricia Smith) and Barbara Armstrong (husband Bill Armstrong) built the home in 1940 for his wife. It was later sold to their parents in the late 70's. Mark and his wife Patricia now own the property together with Barbara and her husband Bill. Mark and Pat lived in the house in the late 70's and early 80's and cherished the years while living there. Both couples chose to keep the house and have rented it long term for a number of years. Last year we decided to offer it as a vacation rental and we just finished a major renovation of the house. We all love the house and the location so close to the beach. It is a very special place for our family.
What makes this House unique
Our cottage has lots of big bright windows that create a bright, happy interior space. The vintage tongue and groove pine paneling and ceiling in the great room give such charm, as well as the 3 French doors to the comfortable jalousie porch. The location so close to the beach on beautiful Lido Key completes the fun, restful ambience. We look forward to sharing our happy space with travelers.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The cottage was perfect for a family of four get-away. It was clean, and well stocked for both cooking and the beach! We appreciated that we were only a three minute walk from the beach, and went back and forth several times each day. The beach towels, mats, chairs, and umbrella, and wagon were much appreciated! It was too hot to bike, but in a different season, that sure would have been fun also. Eating "in" as a family was a treat with our adult children - and we found everything we needed to make meals. We played the games available, and found the beds to be perfect for sleeping! Pat and Mark were immediately responsive, even though our only communications were to let them know we had arrived, and to thank them at the end of our stay. Communication about directions and access were clear and easy to follow.
Sarasota itself was fun - lots of shopping in walking distance, and the Mote Aquarium a ten minute drive away. We enjoyed everything about our trip, and will certainly stay at the cottage again if our travels take us to Sarasota.
We are so happy that our guests enjoyed staying at our property. We appreciate having such wonderful guests stay with us who enjoyed our cottage as much as we do and take care of it in the same way we would. Having guests as nice as Dee Dee and her family stay with us is what makes renting our house through VRBO so special. Dee
Dee was very thoughtful and I would recommend her as a guest to anyone who would be so lucky as to have her stay at their home. Thank you Dee Dee-for your wonderful review.!
Wonderful beach house! Very clean and all amenities provided! Owners were terrific. We loved staying here - highly recommend!
Thank you for the great review -
You both were terrific guests and left our house in perfect condition!!!
Fantastic house in a fantastic location!
My wife and I were very impressed by this beautiful house. It came equipped with everything we needed for the week (even more than we expected)! The location is just perfect, too! Steps from the beach, a quick walk to shopping or eating at St. Armand's, to Kayaking, and it's a very convenient drive to any of the local attractions. I would absolutely recommend staying here and would consider going back!
Loved it, it was very clean & beautiful inside
Fabulous vacation rental!
We absolutely loved this house!! The property was extremely clean, well stocked with all the necessities, close to beautiful beaches, shops, restaurants and activities. We were even welcomed with mangoes from the tree in the yard. We took full advantage of the beach chairs, umbrella and wagon every day. We explored the neighborhood and the nearby park on the provided bicycles. The neighborhood was quiet, the house and furnishings were comfortable and cozy. We loved every minute of our stay!!!
Very clean comfortable well stocked great location
Wonderful stay at this charming old Florida home. Highly recommend it