Lido Key Cottage -You'll Absolutely Fall in Love with it

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Last updated: 11/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

You will absolutely fall in love with this charming cottage, built in the 1920's by John Ringling for some of his staff, which is one of seven stand-alone homes of White Sands of Lido. This two bedroom, two bath home is within a block of the public beach and swimming pool. Most of the original hardwood floors are intact. Additions made over the years include a large mud room/full laundry room, a second bath, large screened porch, total lot fencing and an outdoor shower. Decorated in a seaside chic design, it retains much of the original charm. You will love the quiet location this retreat offers. The proximity to St. Armand's restaurants and shopping as well as nearby trails and kayaking are a huge draw. A short drive over the Ringling Bridge will put you in the heart of downtown Sarasota, where you can enjoy all of the arts, entertainment and dining the city has to offer. This cottage can be rented by the week.

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Member since: 2002

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/23/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Stereo:

    Music: Sonos you can play it on apple-TV in the TV room, steam it or listen to a radio station. Sonos works both on Apple or Android, just download the app from Sonos (it's free) ...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    2 Parking spots. 1 right in front of cottage and the other behind the cottage....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Lawn / Garden:

    Fenced in yard...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Lido Beach Pool & Pavilion is located at 400 Benjamin Franklin Dr. 10:00am-4:45pm Tues-Sun, Closed on Mon. Admin fees: $2-$4 per day....moreless

  • Heated Pool


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 27 - Dec 16, 2016
7 night min stay

Dec 17 - Jan 1, 2017
7 night min stay

Jan 2 - Jan 20, 2017
7 night min stay

Jan 21 - Apr 21, 2017
7 night min stay

Apr 22 - Nov 21, 2017
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Damage Protection Fee $45
  • Departure Cleaning Fee $140 + tax
  • Processing $75 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12%


35% to 50% advance deposit depending upon length of stay. A signed Reservation Agreement along with your payment will be due within ten days of booking. Balance in full due thirty days prior to your arrival.

FORMS OF PAYMENT: Cash, Personal Checks, Cashiers or Travelers Checks, Visa, Master Card and American Express (US card holders only).

Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking

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Last updated: 11/23/2016
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Lido Key, Sarasota, FL, USA
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Car: Necessary


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2014

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Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/23/2016

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This listing was first published here in 2003.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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