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Vintage cottage just steps from beautiful Lido Beach and Pool!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

2 bdr, 1 ba. home, jalousie porch, outside shower and very close to beach.

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....

Pat and Mark Smith
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 8, 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.


Lido Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...


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Vintage cottage just steps from beautiful Lido Beach and Pool!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Very clean comfortable well stocked great location

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay at this charming old Florida home. Highly recommend it

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfy house with everything you need, great beach access, and close to shopping and restaurants

  • 5 of 5

Mark and Pat have made an amazing little place to rent by the beach. It is a quiet neighborhood, but you are still only 1 block from the beach. Being a 5 minute walk from St. Armands circle is great for restaurants and shopping. The house was fully stocked with coffee and other amenities like washer/dryer and detergent. They even had soap and shampoo in the shower. This place was perfect for our family of 4. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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