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Renovated 1-bedroom apartment steps to beautiful Lido Beach

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


About the property

"Gulf Breeze"

Come enjoy these sparkling, renovated 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 "Gulf Breeze" unit. This charming second-floor rental features a coastal theme with beadboard paneling and relaxing blue walls and accents. Enjoy your morning coffee or evening cocktail on the private deck, and retire to the large bedroom with a King bed and plenty of storage space. Gulf Breeze also has a fully renovated kitchen with dishwasher, new tile floors and a renovated bath. 2-guest maximum.

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:,, and We offer a 2-bedroom owner's unit sleeping up to 6 people, and 2 additional one-bedrooms sleeping up to 4 people. 2 units are pet friendly.

More Details

Julie Chambers
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 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 2
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: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist


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(15 traveler reviews)

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Renovated 1-bedroom apartment steps to beautiful Lido Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Nice, clean and convenient location.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. One block from the beach. Short walk to shops and restaurants. Kayaking nearby. It was comfortable and we had everything we needed plus more. I would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location on Lido

  • 5 of 5

Great location. 1 block to the beach and walking distance to St. Armand’s Circle. Julie was very responsive before and during my stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice and clean...highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

Awesome location. Had great neighbors during our stay and had a very enjoyable stay! Looking forward to staying here in the future

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute and clean.

  • 5 of 5

Nice and close to the beach and all desired amenities. There was an issue with the wifi and the owner was highly responsive to get it fixed quickly. Would recommend this to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One Bedroom Apartment, Lido Beach, Sarasota

  • 5 of 5

Although we have visited Lido Beach before, we decided to go self catering on this occasion. Having read various reviews on a number of properties we settled on Gulf Breeze.

What a good choice this was, conveniently located to St Armand's Circle, the beautiful Gulf Beach and the ambience of the property makes this apartment well worth a try.

With ample space in the lounge/dining room , double bedroom and galley kitchen; this unit offers a well laid out design.

On arrival we found the unit well presented and very clean, there was plenty of storage space and a unique coded key system for access/egress.

The bathroom has the addition of a bath tub, for those of us who like one.

On site there is a laundry and plenty of sun beds, chairs for clients to use during their stay.

it was nice to be able to use your own designated parking space at the front of the property.

All in all, a well maintained property enjoying a superb quiet location and yet only over the road to the delights of a white sandy beach.

Enjoy your stay as we did.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spring training getaway!

  • 5 of 5

All the amenities of home but a block from the Gulf! We've stayed with Julie two years and have already booked for next year. Great location. We walk or run every day. It's close to St. Armand's shops and restaurants, the public pool, etc. Short drive over to Sarasota for Orioles games and other fun things to do! The book Julie leaves with tips and suggestions of things to to is a great resource. Her rental is clean and fresh and relaxing!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: March 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
Tax Rate 12.0%

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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