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Beautiful, renovated, 1-bedroom apartment steps to Lido Beach

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 27 nights

Overview

About the property

"Sandy Toes"

Come enjoy these sparkling, newly renovated and furnished units just a half-block to beautiful Lido Beach! Island Dreams Vacation Rentals is a 4-unit beach complex. This listing is for my 1-bedroom "Sandy Toes" unit. Step right into this first-floor rental. The soothing green and blue decor will put you in the island mood the moment you walk through the door! It features the largest living area of the one-bedrooms, with plenty of kitchen cabinets and a convenient dishwasher. The bedroom has a queen bed and large closet for all of your storage needs. The living room has a queen pullout sleeper sofa to allow up to 4 guests.

Location, location, location! We are perfectly centered on this intimate island, and you can have it all for a fraction of the price of staying at a pricey resort. The beach, pavilion and concession stand, public pool, and Lido Beach Resort (with its popular tiki bar and restaurant) are all located just a half-block down our quiet residential street. Paddleboarding, kayak rentals, and the trails and picnic areas at South Lido park are also just a quick walk south. Famous St. Armand's circle - with its eclectic shops and delicious restaurants - is a 10-15 minute stroll to the north through the island's charming paths. And!, Lido is the closest island to downtown Sarasota - with all of its cultural attractions and amenities - just a quick drive over the beautiful Ringling bridge. It doesn't get any better than this!

All units at Island Dreams have recently renovated kitchens, updated baths, flat-screen TV's, beautiful beach-themed furnishings and fully stocked kitchens. There is laundry on site, assigned parking, free wifi and satellite TV, and all beach supplies and towels. Simply everything you need for a relaxing beach vacation!

Please see our other listings and great reviews (all on the same property) at: www.vrbo.com/915968, www.vrbo.com/915792, and www.vrbo.com/915624. We offer a 2-bedroom owner's unit sleeping up to 6 people, and 2 additional one-bedrooms sleeping up to 2-4 people. 2 units are pet friendly.

More Details

Owner
Julie Chambers
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Julie Chambers

I purchased this property in 2011, after a roundabout path through several cities and professions. It was long my dream to own property by the beach, hence the name Island Dreams, and I look forward to sharing it all with you! Julie

Julie Chambers purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Julie Chambers chose Florida South West

I visited Sarasota for the first time in 2010, and immediately knew I wanted to make it my home. This charming small city has all of the benefits of a big city - culture, restaurants, events - along with stunning beaches, friendly people and an amazing quality of life. And Lido Key encompasses all of it. It has a quiet and laid-back, yet sophisticated, beach atmosphere, and its proximity to downtown Sarasota can't be beat.

Amenities

Lido Key Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM / Check-out: 3:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Sandy Toes has granite counters in the renovated bath, with a tub/shower combination.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Sandy Toes has a queen bed in the bedroom with a large closet. There is additionally a pullout queen sleeper sofa in the living room, allowing up to 4 guests.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Beautiful, renovated, 1-bedroom apartment steps to Lido Beach
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews
5

Great for two!

  • 5 of 5

Great place! Walking distance to the beach and very clean. Beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, etc. to use which was great! Julie was quick to respond and able to accommodate us at the last minute. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Awesome

  • 4 of 5

It was a great place to stay and Julie was quick to respond to anything we needed. The bed is little broken down but that is being taken care of according to Julie but wasn't bad at all. Would recommend this place to any couples coming to Lido Key!

Nathan

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to do a review, Nathan! As you mentioned, the box spring on one side of the bed was beginning to squeak and did need to be addressed. I purchased a brand new Simmons Beautyrest pillow top mattress and box spring set in July 2017, delivered right after your check-out. Hope to have you back another time to enjoy the new bed!
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5

Great little escape

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with my wife for a short mini vacation on the heels of a work trip to Orlando. It was in a perfect location a block off Lido beach and a few blocks from St. Armand's circle. The place was clean and perfect for what we needed. The AC comes from two window units, one in the main room and one in the bedroom. I only mention that because they can be a bit loud if running full out on hot days but for me the white noise is perfect to sleep. Overall, it was a great experience and we would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Close to the beach

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Location; Clean & Comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here- just wish it had been a little longer.

We appreciated having beach chairs, beach umbrellas and beach towels available for our use as we flew in and were not able to pack these things. There were umbrellas available as well and those came in handy for an evening downpour.

The bed was very comfortable, and the place was very clean when we arrived.

The walk to the Lido Key beach really is literally 2 minutes- and the property is conveniently located.

We liked that this area is slow paced, a bit more quiet and less crowded than Siesta Key Beach- but we recommend visiting that beach for sure- only a 30 minute drive and beautiful. Turtle beach is nice as well (lots of bigger sea shells!) and less crowded than Siesta Key beach.

Mangrove tours were awesome - and a short 5 minute drive. We were able to see starfish and dolphins.

We enjoyed dining at Owen's Fish Camp - worth the wait!

We'd only recommend that the AC be colder upon arrival - it was a little warm when we arrived. And we'd suggest that security locks be added that unlock only from the inside. We definitely felt like we were in a safe area and those weren't deal breakers- we'd definitely come back. But those are a couple things that could have made us feel a little more comfortable.

Still 5 stars! Thanks Julie :)

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Looking forward to returning to Sandy Toes

  • 5 of 5

This past April was my fourth year staying at this wonderful property on Lido Key. It is a perfect location to the beach and close to St. Armand’s Circle with many restaurants and shopping. During my most recent trip, I stayed in the Sandy Toes unit. I found Sandy Toes to be perfect our week long vacation and really well maintained. We loved the lay out of the unit. The large living area was spacious and perfect for relaxing after a day at the beach. The décor throughout the unit has a cute beach theme. The owner takes a lot of care in maintaining Sandy Toes and the overall property. I was so pleased with the bedroom. I slept so well while on vacation. The mattress was very comfortable. I have been home a month now and have not slept as well as I did while at Sandy Toes. I will just have to plan a return trip! :) I was so happy with the accommodations. Also, there is a large closet and plenty of storage space in the bedroom. I look forward to my next visit to Sandy Toes. It is a really special place to me. I feel like it is truly a home away from home. Don’t hesitate to book here.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Lido Key Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$120
From
$135
Fri,Sat
$750
$2,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Jan/Feb 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
27 night minimum stay
$3,300
 
 
March 2018
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,050
$3,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$110
From
$125
Fri,Sat
$700
$2,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Fourth of July has a weekly minimum, and Sandy Toes rents for $900/2 people for the week.

Christmas has a weekly minimum, and Sandy Toes rents for $950/2 people for the week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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