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Lido Key Villas - 2 bed 1 bath lovely Villa at gorgeous Lido Beach!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights


About the property

2BR Villa - also see our smaller Studio Vila

Charming, air-conditioned and very private 2 BR Villa across the street from Lido Beach. You will be waking up and walking along the beach in 2 minutes! This is our largest of 3 units on the property and feels like you are renting your own detached house at the beach. That is because this property was originally a beach guest house on the Ringling Estate! The 2BR Villa features all the conveniences – full kitchen, full bath, King bedroom, Queen bedroom and lovely furnishings and local artwork. There is a pull out sofa in the Living Room as well.

The Villa has a private (digital code) entry and very large tree shaded backyard, Gas BBQ area and Laundry room with free machines (we even include Tide detergent pods). We have 100mbs WiFi and Xfinity HD Cable TV with DVR and two big screen televisions. We provide full kitchen plates, pans and utensils. There are Beach Chairs, Umbrellas, and plenty of Bath and Beach Towels. All the conveniences of home!!


Our rates are extremely competitive when you take into consideration that you basically have your own house! People tell us that they can't wait to come back and that they would never consider a hotel room or condo on the island again. Please check out our reviews. If you rent for 30 days or more, a 20% discount is automatically applied. Shorter term rentals of 7 days minimum are available - try your dates.

About our place

This property couldn’t be in a better location. It is situated across from Lido Beaches and a short walk to St. Armands circle, Ted Sperling Park, boat/kayak launches, Lido Pool and more! You can walk to everything on the island so some guests don't even bother renting a car.

Ample free parking. Driveway fits 8 cars with plenty of street parking.

- Pets are accepted on a case by case basis. Please write.

Interaction with guests

I live in the 1BR Villa, so I am available if you have any issues whatsoever.

Neighborhood overview

The island features numerous sandy beaches facing the Gulf of Mexico, as well as a park called "South Lido (Ted Sperling) Park", which has a beach, kayak rentals, kid's playground and woodland trails. Lido Key Beach is ranked as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. You may have heard of the famous Siesta Key just to our south, but we think of Lido and St. Armands Circle as a beautiful beach area with a more laid back and charming feel. The beach is so spectacular that you just may see a wedding on the beach....

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager/Owner
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2018

About Property Manager/Owner

Howard and his wife Jackie are absentee owners who live in San Diego. Their son Jeff, who works in Sarasota, lives in the 1BR Villa on the property and is available if you need anything during your stay.

Property Manager/Owner purchased this villa in 2017

Why Property Manager/Owner chose Lido Key

In March 2017, a former Ringling Estate Beach Guest House went up for sale across from the beach. It had been lovingly converted into three private Villas with a large front area for parking and an immense backyard shaded by Banyan Trees. This is a real rarity at the beach. The best part was that it was directly across from our favorite beach which we always visited when we came to Sarasota to visit our son Jeff. Fortunately, our family became the new proud owners, Jeff gets to live on site and we get to stay with Jeff often!


Lido Key Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Tub and Shower with mirrored dressing area
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • There is also a Queen pull out sofa bed in the LR if needed.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Lido Key Villas - 2 bed 1 bath lovely Villa at gorgeous Lido Beach!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

I stay here every year

  • 5 of 5

This apartment (a whole house really) is my home away from home. I travel to Florida every year from the UK and have stayed in several beach locations. This one is my absolute favorite. It is comfortable, beautifully decorated, very clean and has terrific beds and pillows. You walk out the front door and are at the gorgeous beach in a minute. The coded pushbutton door lock means I don't even have to take a key to the beach. The have a lovely backyard and laundry on site. My kids are into kayaking and there are Kayak rentals on the bay side just around the corner! For dinner, we all walk along Blvd of Presidents to St Armands circle which is a wonderful shopping and dining location. About a 10 min walk.

So if you are not looking for a Ritz, this place is one of the greatest beach cottage I have seen. Full Wifi and HD Cable TV is also very nice. The manager lives in the small apartment on the property and is available if needed.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John, Thanks for staying in our 2BR Villa and for your kind words.
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Great condo!

  • 5 of 5

The Condo was very nice, it located across the street from the beach. The unit has everything form beach chairs, blender, washer & Dryer and even a gas grill! We where there over the 4th July & the beach still had space. I look forward to my next stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good time at our place. By the way, our 2 available units are not condos but are single level Villas on the historic former Ringling Estate property at the beach. Thats why we have such easy free parking in front and the big beautiful shady backyard. Thanks again for staying. You are welcome back anytime!
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Great location, very clean, well stocked with kitchen supplies, plenty of towels, washer and dryer.

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed for a week in the 2 bedroom villa while enjoying a family reunion with my 6 brothers and 1 sister and their families all of whom were within close proximity of each other. It was a lovely stay with all the amenities of home. The location was perfect....right across the street from the beach, quiet surroundings, and a brisk 10 minute walk from St. Armand’s Circle. Nice secluded patio area with a nice grill for cookouts. There are mangos falling from trees which were delicious ( yes, I ate one every day). I would highly recommend this little home away from home if you are planning a stay in the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Extremely Satisfied

  • 5 of 5

The condo was very charming. It was very clean and stocked with necessary items. The walk to the beach was less than 5 minutes and my wife and kids enjoyed their time playing in the sand and frolicking in the water. The condo is just a stone's throw from the downtown area, full of restaurants and quaint little shops. We would definitely stay here again. Jeff was awesome and available for any of our needs.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice quiet villa

  • 4 of 5

The beds were very comfortable! I especially appreciated the cleanliness of the villa. Our family enjoyed grilling and visiting in the back yard. We were so happy to walk to beach and restaurants in the area. Very pleasant stay. Stayed May 27- June 3, 2018

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic apartment with a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Great little apartment in a cottage (now a triplex) that was once owned by the Ringling Family. Had so much fun here that we hope to come back every year. One bedroom, one bath, fully equipped kitchen and well appointed dining/living area. Tenants have the use of a common laundry room with plenty of machines and a beautiful back yard with chairs and tables for eating out. Love the key less entry locks - one less thing to have to take to the beach.

Everything is within walking distance. All types and styles of restaurants, bars, snack shops, stores, you name it, all within walking distance right on St Armonds Circle and Lido Key. Parks with kayaking and the world famous Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium - a must see. What my wife and I enjoyed the most were our walks along the beach at sunset. Can't place a price on that.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lee, Thank you so much for staying at our place and for the nice review. You stayed in our 1BR Villa and Airbnb posted your review under our 2BR -- I just wanted to comment so that potential guests were not confused. But you rightly point out that all 3 of the Villas - the 1BR, the 2BR and the Studio are fully appointed and share the big back yard, laundry room and have keyless locks so you don't have to take a key to the beach! Thanks again and we look forward to your return in 2018.
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Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Tiki Bar
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Lido Beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $125
Property Damage Insurance $59

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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