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Lido Key Villas - Studio, 1 Ba, Private Patio Sleeps 4 w/King bed & full sofabed

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights


About the property

Beach Studio - We also have a larger 2BR Villa, see

Charming, air-conditioned and very private Studio Villa across the street from Lido Beach. You will be waking up and walking along the beach in 2 minutes! This is a charming Villa 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 Villa features all the conveniences – compact kitchen, lovely new King Bed and furnishings as well as local artwork. There is a pull out full size modern Sofabed.

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 a big screen television. 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 sugary white sand beach....

More Details

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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2018

About Property Manager/Owner

Jeff (on the right) lives in the 1BR Villa and is available if you need anything during your stay. The property is owned by his folks, Howard (on left) and Jackie, who live in San Diego.

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:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • 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
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • 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
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Lido Key Villas - Studio, 1 Ba, Private Patio Sleeps 4 w/King bed & full sofabed
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Great Experience!

  • 5 of 5

We really loved staying at Lido Key Villas! We went in August and unfortunately it was during red tide but Jeff (the owners son) was very friendly and accommodating. He kept us informed every step of the way and gave us recommendations on what beach to visit.

The villa itself is very clean and spacious. Everything you would need for your stay! Its very close to the beach and only minutes from St. Armands Circle. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing! Cozy!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just stayed a week in the studio and we were very impressed. Perfect for the 2 of us. Loved that we were 2 blocks away from Lido Beach and a short drive or walk to St Armands circle. Jeff was really helpful in the “planning where to go” process. Whenever we come back down, we will definetly stay here again. Thanks again Jeff!!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfection doesn't cover it enough!!

  • 5 of 5

My hosts anticipated my every need. This studio apartment was more than adequate to suit my needs. The kitchen was well stocked with utensils, pots, dishes, silverware, and the rest. The bed was quite comfortable. I loved the screened in patio and the back yard was awesome!! I really felt like I was in paradise!!! However, no matter how beautiful everything was in this lovely villa, my breath was taken away when I walked those 600 feet to the Caribbean I mean our beach!!! Unbelievable!!! Truly magnificent!!! And if you want shells, go at low tide to the public beach. I got the best shells of my life!!! Ten days was not enough!! I could have moved in!!! Love it Love it love it!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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As advertised

  • 5 of 5

Beach is good, bring your kayak and bike to see it all.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very good!

  • 4 of 5

The property was in good condition on the outside. Inside the kitchen area could use an update...refrigerator and stove. Other furnishings (bed, chair, couches) were in fine condition and comfortable. Enclosed porch is wonderful! Very close to beach.

Owners son, Jeffrey was very helpful and a nice young man.

Appreciate being able to bring our dog!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended. Lovely little Villa.

  • 5 of 5

Very private Villa next to the beach. You simply walk outside and turn right! We walked the beach every day and walked to St. Armands Circle every evening. You do not need a car.

We stay here every year and were surprised by all the upgrades this last trip. The bed is now a very comfortable King bed and there is a modern pullout Sofabed as well in the Studio. Fast internet with big screen TV are perfect. The enclosed private outdoor patio now has table/chairs, lounger and a sofa. There is a gas grill just outside the patio as well as several lovely shaded seating areas. This Villa is not huge but so easy and comfortable we could live here!! Seriously, don't hesitate.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Lido Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $125
Property Damage Insurance $59

Vary by season

Owner'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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