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Charming Lido Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Free Standing Cottage With Private Patio Just A Block To The Beach

Relax in this quiet free standing 2 bedroom 2 bath cottage one block to the beach. Sleeps up to 6 in three beds. Full kitchen and outdoor Bar-B-Q grill. Two beach bikes included and kayak rentals within a couple of blocks. Lots to do nearby including restaurants, shopping, sight seeing and theaters. Full TV and internet is included. Walk over to the Ritz Tiki Bar at sunset for Lido libations - it's a local hangout too!

Maureen or Matt Morris
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2017

About Maureen or Matt Morris

We have lived in Sarasota for over 35 years. Love the beach and warm weather but have come to appreciate the cultural attractions that Sarasota has to offer and enjoy the many dining options as well.

Maureen or Matt Morris purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Maureen or Matt Morris chose Florida South West

It's a great get-a-way spot close to the beach and attractions but still has a quiet and residential feeling. Feels like you live here!

What makes this cottage unique

Best location - large cottage for up to 6 - beach bikes - quiet - private.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Charming Lido Cottage
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews

Charming,, pristine cottage close to beach and St. Armands

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cottage for my sisters to stay in while attending a wedding in Sarasota. We found the cottage in pristine condition, comfortable, tastefully decorated, bright and airy. It felt very spacious for 4 people and we also enjoyed sitting outside in the front of the cottage. Every possible amenity was provided and much appreciated. It is located on a quiet residential street, a 5 min walk to the beach, and 15 min into St. Armands Circle. We would would love to come back and spend a month!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well-kept comfortable cottage a block from Lido Beach

  • 4 of 5

This is an historic cottage (one of a number - 7?) built by Ringling for his staff in the 1920s. It has two bedrooms, and two bathrooms with a washer/dryer in the second bathroom. The space could not be more efficiently used, in a good way. The bedrooms are smallish, but the living and dining areas are generous and comfortable. There has clearly been a recent renovation, and the kitchen in particular seems nearly new. I don't want to reiterate information already provided by the owner, but it looks like many new systems, including A/C and major appliances, and again the overall effect is great comfort in a cottage, a tribute to the designer and decorator. We enjoyed the quirkiness of some of the furniture; overall, the effect was comfort and utility. In the kitchen, our only criticism has to do with the cooking utensils (not pots and pans so much as spatulas and stirrers etc) (A thought: there is a new spice store in St Armands Circle, and one wonders if they could assemble a set of common spices and herbs for VRBO landlords to stock for renters' use?) The cottage is an easy walk to Lido Beach to the West, and not much further to St. Armands Circle to the North or the park to the South.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what we were hoping for!

  • 5 of 5

Matt an Maureen's Lido Cottage was everything we were hoping for and more. It was like our very own beach cottage. Everything was clean and well taken care of. The location was within walking distance of the beach and St. Armands Circle. Communication was great from booking through departure. We will definitely stay here again! Thank you Matt and Maureen!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Thanksgiving weekend 2016

  • 5 of 5

Nice comfortable cottage in an excellent location. Really enjoyed our time at this cottage and on Lido Key. Can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was not only moments away from St. Armand's circle, it was nestled very close to the beaches of Lido Key. The owners clearly take good care of the cottage as the home was extremely clean and had all the amenities we could need...and then some! This was the perfect place for our family's weekend get-a-way.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Punta Gorda, Florida

Eat, Pray & Laugh!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this charming little cottage. Pictures in VRBO don't do it any's much prettier! It was a birthday getaway weekend for a group of nurses and therapists in palliative care. We noted every little detail in the home..well done! It has a pull out couch in the living room, 2 full beds in the second bedroom and another in the main. The kitchen was well-stacked with condiments, etc. The only setback was that the second bedroom tended to get warm as the fan needed to run faster, especially for menopausal women! Schwarzenegger was right..we'd be BACK!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Sarasota Bradenton
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
US 41
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Lido Beach
Car: recommended

It's a beach location plus so much more: shopping and fine dining on world famous St Armand's Circle, The Ringling Museum and residence tours, Marie Selby Gardens, many golf courses, downtown Sarasota for shopping and restaurants of every kind, Sarasota Opera, the Asolo Theater, Florida Studio Theater and Kayak rentals just 2 blocks away on the bayside.


Rates & Availability

Lido Key Cottage Rental Rates

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High Season
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Lido Key Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 917 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Laundry is in this bathroom as well
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double , two full size beds and a second TV
    Master - 1 queen
  • Master has queen size bed with new mattress and box springs in early 2016. New mattress and box springs in second bedroom (both beds) in June of 2016.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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