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Renovated 1-Bedroom Just Steps To Beautiful Lido Beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

"Cozy Cottage"

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 "Cozy Cottage" unit. Enjoy all of the charm of the original 1930’s structure – with up-to-date amenities - the Cottage features a raised ceiling in the living area and pine board walls in the bedroom. Soothing blues and crisp whites enhance the original detailing. Everything has been fully renovated in this unit, from the new tile floors to the brand new kitchenette and bath. You will absolutely love the large, private rear deck on beautiful Florida evenings. This is a ground-level unit, but does have four steps to the spacious bedroom and bath. Cozy Cottage sleeps up to 4 with a king bed in the master and a pullout queen sleeper sofa in the living area. Cozy Cottage is pet friendly. Please call for details and restrictions.

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 in the living room and bedroom, 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!

More Details

Julie Chambers
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

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 Lido Key

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.


Lido Key Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...


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(16 traveler reviews)

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Renovated 1-Bedroom Just Steps To Beautiful Lido Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

A nice little cottage that provides all you need for a relaxing stay on Lido

  • 5 of 5

Booking was very easy, and Julie was a wonderful facilitator in terms of communication.

I liked the older beach style property, and appreciate all the work that is put into the details here. It is well taken care of and very peaceful. The beach is right at the end of the block with a huge public parking lot that has a community pool and snack bar style restaurant. It’s also a two minute drive the other way to St Armands circle where all the food and shopping is. An ideal location for those looking for a peaceful retreat.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this place has that cozy feeling to it! Perfect for a couples getaway, my husband & I decided to stay another day! Julie is very nice & made sure we had everything we needed for our stay. Thanks so much, we will be back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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St Petersburg

THIS is my so happy place...

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay and we so enjoy this perfect setting for our beach getaway! Very clean, maintained and has the vibe of being our own beach cottage. The beach is literally a half block walk!! If you want to relax - don't miss this little gem! We have stayed in 2 of the 4 units and they are charming...

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean, quiet and great location

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, quiet and great location

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this stay was perfect, including the weather!

The cottage was immaculate. Access was easy, the code lock system

simple and time saving. Location ideal...short five minute walk to the beach,

easy drive or bit of a longer walk to the Circle for restaurants and shopping.

More than ample space for two adults or small family. Availability of washer and

dryer a real plus.

Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lincolnshire Illinois

Great location for the 2 of us

  • 5 of 5

This was a great unit 1/2 block from the beach and an easy walk to St Armand's Circle shops and restaurants. I walked to the Circle daily to get my Starbucks coffee and enjoyed our daily walks on the beach. The unit was clean and comfortable for my wife and myself and would highly recommend for some extended stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $60 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $100

Reservations only require a $100 hold fee ($200-$500 for monthly or high season stays). The hold fee is non-refundable, and the full balance is due 60 days prior to check-in (or immediately if the reservation is made within 60 days). Reservations can be cancelled at any point prior to final payment, after which no refunds are possible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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