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Living the Dream on Lido I, we are open for business no impact from IRMA

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom Condo Close The Beach And Short Walk To St. Armands Circle

Be sure to check out our other property 765760 - Living the Dream on Lido Il


Please read our reviews. We are owner operators and live nearby. It’s our goal to make your time at Living the Dream on Lido memorable. We meet all of our guests on arrival to make sure everything is perfect – we appreciate your business. Any questions just contact us directly at or 941 755-8223


If you’re looking for a quiet beach community and an island lifestyle than you’re at the right place. The unit is decorated in island style with a king size comfortable bed, flat screen TVs in living and bedroom, and a fully equipped kitchen. What’s really nice is at Lido you can park your car and walk (or bike) as everything you need is nearby. It’s not uncommon for our guests to taxi in for the week.

Like the outdoors? Lido has parks on the north and south end and the kayak park is two blocks away. The beach is a block away and we provide beach chairs, umbrella, and cooler.

Hungry? It’s a 5 minute walk to famous St. Armand’s Circle with 15+ restaurants and upscale boutique shopping. Our favorite spots are at Tommy Bahamas restaurant watching the crowds go by while sipping a martini or on the patio at the Columbia with a pitcher of cava sangria made table side.

Night on the town? Enjoy beautiful downtown Sarasota’s fine dining, theater, opera, ballet, art galleries, antique shops, and museums or just pass the time while strolling the shops of downtown Sarasota. Longboat key and Siesta Key are minutes away.

Linens, towels, beach chairs, umbrella, and cooler provided – just bring your toothbrush! If you forgot it – ask! We probably have it.

You name it and its nearby - golf, beach, bike, boat, sailing, some of the best fishing, fishing charters, aquariums, museums, shopping, wind surfing, kite boarding, swimming, great walking areas, theaters, opera, and on and on.

Here is a sampling of what's nearby!

•Ringling Museum (John Ringling was an art collector)

•Segway Rentals (fun way to tour the town)

•Selby Botanical Gardens (amazing display of orchids)

•Mote Marine Aquarium (fish lovers place and great for kids)

•Van Wezel Performing Arts Center

•Marina Jacks (downtown on the water restaurant with a nice outdoor bar)

•Ca’ d’Zan Mansion (John & Mable Ringling house)

•Myakka State Park (gators and airboats)

•Busch Gardens (hour north)

•Sarasota Opera (located in the theatre district)

•Kennedy Space Center (nice day trip)

Two hours to Orlando attractions. Minutes to Sarasota airport and 1 hour to Tampa and St. Petersburg airports, parks, museums, sporting events.

More Details

Jan 941-755 8223
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Jan 941-755 8223

Local couple living the dream on Lido. If you any questions about the property or surrounding area contact me directly at or 941 755-8223

Jan 941-755 8223 purchased this condo in 2014

Why Jan 941-755 8223 chose Florida South West

No place better than Lido. This is a small complex of 10 condos that's quiet and convenient.

What makes this condo unique

Small beach community with easy access to the great beach, restaurants, arts, and sites in Sarasota.


Lido Key Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Only one car permitted
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • 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
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Master bath
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom
    Sleeper Sofa - 1 queen , in the Living Room
  • Completed updated beautiful spacious master bedroom. Island look with king size bed, nightstand, dresser with mirror and adjacent master bath. 40' flat screen TV.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(54 traveler reviews)

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Living the Dream on Lido I, we are open for business no impact from IRMA
average rating of 5.0 based on 54 reviews

Perfect Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend! The unit provided the perfect beach ambiance with enough space for us and our two children. Janice was more than helpful providing recommendations, and toys for the kids to take down to the beach. Close to the beach and St. Armand's, you will not be disappointed staying here.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Summer getaway..

  • 5 of 5

Spent five days on Lido Key recently..Living the Dream provided all we needed for relaxing get away..Close to restaurants, beach, bike riding and kayaking...rental was clean, comfortable, quiet and a good location..second time we have rented from Jan, definitely a positive experience and look forward to another visit..

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jerry and Cindy, hope to see you again. The bathroom turned out great
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Sharing the dream

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have had a better experience. Everything went just as smoothly as one could ask for. The condo was clean and neat. Janice was a pleasure to work with and was spot on with everything she told us. The location is ideal as the beach is within walking distance as well as the circle, which has several eateries and shopping. We would recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice little condo.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kim, glad you and your family had a good time. Hope to see you again
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Beautiful vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

The condo is decorated beautiful with beach theme, everything you need is there. Jan met us the day we arrived and was extremely helpful and friendly. I couldn't be happier with my experience and will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nancy, it was nice to meet you. I'm sure will see you again
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It's really like home away.

  • 5 of 5

Janice is the owner of this perfect getaway retreat. The condo has EVERYTHING you could possibly need. It's a bit of a walk to St. Armand's circle, but you don't really want to be in the midst of all the hustle and bustle. Janice provides all the comforts of home, no need to bring even a needle and thread. Once you stay here, you won't want to stay anywhere else in Sarasota.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Marie, , it's always nice to see you and Paul. See you again soon
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Excellent value - great location, great owner, clean, cute condo

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just finished our stay at the Living the Dream condo. The place has everything you need (chairs, umbrellas, towels, bikes, outdoor shower, private parking, internet, etc.) and is close to the beach and St. Armand's circle. The owner goes out of her way to do all the little things to make you comfortable. We had a great time and would definitely stay there again.

If you get a chance, and like fresh blackened grouper, eat lunch at Tide Tables in Cortez.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Barry and Joan, sorry I was out of town and didn't get a chance to meet you. Maybe next time
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Sarasota Bradenton International
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Ritz Carlton Beach Bar
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Tommy Bahama
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Lido Beach
Car: not necessary

It doesn't get any better than this. Located at the last barrier island and within walking distance to St. Armands Circle one of the re-eminent shopping areas on the west coast of Florida. To the north Longboat Key and Anna Maria islands. To the south Siesta and Manasota keys. Downtown Sarasota is only a few miles away. Walk the bridge! Contact us directly at 941 755-8223 or


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Tax Rate 12.0%

Cleaning Fee $75 in addition
Rates are based on 2 adults, additional adults will be $25 extra per adult per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.