About the property
- Apartment550 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
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, 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!
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 25, 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.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Very clean, quiet and great location
Very clean, quiet and great location
Amazing cozy cottage
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!
Great location for the 2 of us
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.
We really enjoyed our stay. The condo was clean and within walking distance of the beach and St. Armand's. There are plenty of umbrellas and beach accessories for use. The bathroom is nice, has a blow dryer, but don't forget your shampoo, soap, and TP. The outdoor shower was convenient for rinsing feet/shoes/beach toys. Highly recommend a SUP or kayak adventure at Ted Sperling Park (also within a very short [2-5 min] walk). Not having to share a key for entrance (facility uses code locks) was nice for when we split up or wanted to return to the condo at different times. Didn't hear any noise from the other units which made for a peaceful stay. Julie was very nice and able to accommodate a late checkout for us so we could grab a few hours at the beach on our last day. It was a great vacation!
Absolute best value a block from the beach!
We've been visiting Lido Beach/St Armand's area for 30 yrs but usually stay with family. Since they moved, we stayed at this unit in Island Dreams & were not disappointed! The unit was so clean & immaculate! As noted in the listing, everything is fresh & updated. The owner, Julie, is fabulous to work with. She is quick to respond to emails and very professional. She has thought of everything needed in the unit to have a wonderful, relaxing stay. There is even a book in the unit that reviews all the local restaurants! Lido Beach is less than a block walk, and as far as St Armand's, we enjoyed the fun, fabulous restaurants every night! You will NOT be disappointed staying here! Better act quickly, you won't find a better value either!
Perfect for us
We stayed at Cozy Cottage for 3 ½ weeks in March 2016, came back for a month this year and have already booked for next year - which says everything. The cottage is exactly as described. It's attractive, comfortable and functional. What we discovered this year was that both the front and back are quite private and lovely places to sit depending where the sun is. Our other discovery this year was the beach area of South Lido Beach park. it's a great destination for a long morning walk as there are restrooms and a water fountain. The beach is quieter than they main public beach and there are walking trails into the mangroves. As others have said, Cozy Cottage's location is perfect. Minutes from the public beach, close to the access point to the beach in front of the condos and minutes from the circle. It's also not a long drive to the mainland if you time it to avoid the traffic. The owner is responsive and easy to deal with. A great spot at a reasonable price for the high season - and the weather was perfect.
Additional information about rental rates
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.